Saturday, 5 September 2009

We are sailing....to a challenge card..!!



Morning all

The weather here is scortching - just went to the bin and wowzers. Wonder how long it will take to get used to the weather?

Well, we have finally settled into the house, will post pics of it as soon as I tidy it all. The most important bit of info is that I HAVE A CRAFT ROOM!! YAY!! I am so happy as previously back in the UK, I used to have to sit on the edge of my bed to make cards so couldn't really get to anything as I had no storage. Today's task is to get it organised so I can take a pic to show you all!

I want to start participating on challenge blogs, so if anyone can advise me which ones I could do, that don't require stamping, please could you let me know? I have got some cute little stamps that I have never used, so can give it a go, but not sure I want to yet lol!

Right, I made this card for my brother in law who loves to go sailing. I saw a card similar to this either on a blog or a mag, if I remember which, I will let you know.




Recipe:

  • white card from Dovecraft
  • Blue ribbon from Ebay
  • Bazzill card from craft shop
  • Eyeletts free with something
Just seen that I can enter this card into the Allsorts Challenge blog challenge no #17
- fab!! Ooooh here's hoping I can start doing more challenges soon!!

Take care xxx

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32 comments:

yvonne said...

it's nice here too .. but I think I would rather be where you are, lol

Lovely card, love the details with the ribbons. fab idea.
There are so many Blog Challenges. if you pop onto my blog, there is a few listed on my sidebar. Project tuesday is a simple layout .. or a template you can follow, so you can use what you like.
And Midnight Madness is a fab one. Just say I sent you, lol

Kim Y. said...

Hi, Leanne! So glad you are able to craft again and got a room! I need a room too.

Hmmm...you can try Card Pattern. You don't really need to stamp with their sketches. Have fun!

Marley said...

Great card Leanne.. really love the simplicity but just so nice! xx Marley

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Leanne,
What a fab idea for a card. So simple yet so effective. I'm sure your BIL will love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Louise said...

Hi Leanne,
Great card, love the ribbon sea!
If you pop over to my blog, I have a few challenge sites listed in my sidebar.
Have you tried digi-stamps? They are a great way of achieving the effect of stamping without the effort. I download from Pink Petticoat, Charmed Cards & Crafts, The Cutting Cafe, Funky Fairys, Funky Hand . . . There are loads of possibilities!!!
Have fun
Louise x

PS. it's grey and cold here ;(

Lesley said...

Hi LEanne,
This is a lovely card! Nice way of using ribbon.
I've only been stamping for a year or so - it's addictive once you get started. Go on have a go!!
I'm new to the 'challenges' thing too and the only one I've had a go at is Allsorts at Floral Fantasies. This card would fit it this week as it's to make a card for the boys. No stamping necessary!
Lesley x

Lesley said...

Hi LEanne,
This is a lovely card! Nice way of using ribbon.
I've only been stamping for a year or so - it's addictive once you get started. Go on have a go!!
I'm new to the 'challenges' thing too and the only one I've had a go at is Allsorts at Floral Fantasies. This card would fit it this week as it's to make a card for the boys. No stamping necessary!
Lesley x

Lesley said...

Hi LEanne,
This is a lovely card! Nice way of using ribbon.
I've only been stamping for a year or so - it's addictive once you get started. Go on have a go!!
I'm new to the 'challenges' thing too and the only one I've had a go at is Allsorts at Floral Fantasies. This card would fit it this week as it's to make a card for the boys. No stamping necessary!
Lesley x

Lesley said...

Hi LEanne,
This is a lovely card! Nice way of using ribbon.
I've only been stamping for a year or so - it's addictive once you get started. Go on have a go!!
I'm new to the 'challenges' thing too and the only one I've had a go at is Allsorts at Floral Fantasies. This card would fit it this week as it's to make a card for the boys. No stamping necessary!
Lesley x

Bubbles said...

Hi Leann, hope you adjust to the weather soon babe, not sure I could do it!!
Fab card, love the boat and how you've done the waves is just great!
I thik you can enter a lot of the challenges whether you stamp or not, except for ones like Just Magnolia and WOJ where you must use one of their images. I know A Spoon Full of Sugar who I design for are ok (I've used stickers and toppers before), Papertake Weekly, Sketch and Stash, Daring Cardmakers, Cute Card Thursday, to name but a few are all ok to use anything (I think!). All links are on my sidebar! I'm sure Carly could help you with more to as she enters loads of different challenges!
Take care in that heat!!
Joanne x

Bee said...

Really nicely designed card. I spent a few days in Dubai on my way back from India years ago and I recall the heat stepping out of the airport was incredible (and a stange kind of heat, really dry) It's certainly joing to take some getting used to!
I would suggets joining in my Bee Crafty Challenges which involve using digi (ideal as you can shop, buy and use from your computer!)

Allison said...

can't wait to see your craft room.
Hope you get settled soon.
Quite a few challenges on my side bar too and at FunkyHand we now do a monthly challenge
lovely card and you are more than welcome to pinch my Frankenstein if you want
AllisonX

Isabelle said...

hi Leanne,

that's a great card! drop by the Mix it Up challenge blog, we're fairly new but have great inspirational challenges that you can use for layouts and adapt for cards. Here's the link: www.mixitupchallenges.blogspot.com
hope to see you there!

Sally said...

Stunning card. I would never have thought to use ribbon for the water. Very clever indeed. I am so glad you can craft again. Will go through my blog list and send you an email...

Andrea said...

Great card - I love the way you have used the ribbon! The weather's horrible here - very grey and showery!!
Love, Andrea xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Great card Leanne, and, lol, it's been raining on and off for the last couple of days here :P

JanJ said...

Hi Leanne, so glad you're settling in & now have a craft room - great stuff!

Lovely card, really simple, yet so clever & eye-catching - love it!

all the best

Jan xx

Lil Sis said...

London weather is ok today the sun is even managing to shine - but I bet it's cold compared to where you are. Do ya wanna Swap!!!!!!!!

There are quite a few sketch challenges out there where you dont need to stamp Friday Sketchers etc you can find a list on my blog sidebar

How great to have a craft room - not that I should complain cause I have almost managed to turn the whole of my living room into one.

Beccy x

Claireabelle said...

Fab card Leanne!

Lucky you with all that lovely weather! Autumns definately arrived back here is good ole blighty!
x

Dawn said...

Hiya

Wheee this is gorgeous - lovely image and love the "sea"!

Dawn

Riet said...

Ohhh Leanne,what beautiful.

Hugs Riet.x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Who needs to stamp when you can make cards as gorgeous as this one? I love it! (Love anything with sails!)

Hugs,
Chris xx

ros said...

gorgeous card leanne. i love what uve done with the ribbon. very cool

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Leanne

thanks for joining us at Allsorts
I love your card the ribbon waves look fantastic great idea


as the title sugests at Allsorts you can use any teqniques you like so we hope you can join us again soon

Emma xxx

Jules said...

Hi Leanne

Loving your card.

Your little sail boat is gorgeous and your ribbon effect sea is fantastic.

Brilliant challenge card.

Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week and I hope you will play again another week - you don't need to stamp to play with us!!!

Love Jules xx

Sweet 'N' Crafty Gal said...

Hiya Hun, right you ready for this lol

Mondays -
Creative Inspirations
Double Dutch
Pink elephant
Polly craft
cupcake challenges
just christmas and birthdays
mojo monday

tues -
a spoon full of sugar
Daring card makers
my time of to craft
Papertake

wed -
*ABC
*Crafty Creations
*Creative inspirations
*Moving along with the times
*simon says stamp (you dont always have to stamp

thurs -
craft challenge
*Colour Create
*Cute card thurs
*lili of the valley

fri -
Friday Sketchers
*Polka doodles

sat -
*Allsorts
*sketch sat
*Basic Grey
*Cinema Sat
*OCC

sun -
*die cut dreams
*high hopes
*stamptacular

hope that helps babe, if you wanna find any of them just pop em in google, or i can give u the links next time im online

hugs xxxx oooo p.s.... i love ya card was it poppicrafts u seen it?? i've seen it somewhere too n can't think where lol xxx

SallyB said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to see some photos of Dubai.
Colourcreate is a nice challenge blog as you can use whatever you have just as long as you use the colour theme that they put up!
Penny Black is a nice one if you have any of their stamps or stickers. Do some blog hopping as there are loads.

Carmen said...

Hi Leanne, I'm a bit of a newbie stamper so have also been looking for challenge blogs without the stamping (I'm not to confident yet - can't seem to get a clear image) but if you take a peep at my blog sidebar, scroll down, there is a big list of challenge blogs I've found - not all cardmaking ones - some are scrapbooking and altered and some allow you to submit anything :) Hope that helps.

Gro said...

Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Zoechaos said...

Hello followed your link from the Allsorts site so don't know where you are yet but it sounds lovely so happy new home have fun there :)

Great card think the ribbon is a really neat idea.

One way of finding challenges btw is to follow links from the ones you do to see where else people are entering - careful it is very addictive.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Great card! fun idea with the ribbons :) I too have tons of challenge blogs listed in my sidebar - just check 'em out! :)

Cazzy said...

Hi Leanne, nice card.

There are lots of challenges where you don't have to stamp, Cute Cart Thursday is one, Quirky Crafts forum is another, there are lots of links on my blog, check a few out.

Cazzy x