Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Many Things Beginning With B

Hello.  Welcome.  I have decided to join the Craft Barn's Alphabet/Dictionary challenge.  Jane will be posting one letter every two weeks.  I tried this a few years ago and crashed and burned fairly early on.  I hope to do better this time.  The first thing to choose was my format.   I decided I would use a pack of giant playing cards.  I thought an ATC was a bit small.  These cards are 9 x 14 cm, so it gives a bit of space to work.  I have just completed on pack of these and am really pleased with them.  They were really nice to work with.  Will be trying to find some more of these next time I am in England.  I might try and do two for each letter, but will settle for getting one done.  So let's get going with the letter B



I chose the word BLOOM.  Definition courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary.  I've been wanting to use these lovely metal sunflower charms from Korthobby so this seemed like a great opportunity.  The little girl is a Panduro stamp.  She actually is usually holding a BROOM but I adjusted the BROOMHANDLE to be a flower stalk.  Ooh look, BOOTS and a BERET.  The word bloom is a PaperArtsy stamp.  The background was coloured with BRUSHO's.  Only just realised that was a B as well.  What fun.  Small things make me happy.......

So, there's a start.  I actually have an idea for another B so I hope to get that finished soon.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Still a couple of days to enter my giveawayHugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 - B
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Hats
Korthobby Januar Utfordringen - Alt Er Lov 
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 1 - Alt Er Lov 
Twofers Challenge 12 - Metal, Heavy or Not 


19 comments:

  1. Lovely vibrant colours. The giant cards sound like a great surface to play on.

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  2. A Lovely bright and fun project and great idea to use giant cards, love the Bloom hope you don't crash and burn early....hope I mange to the end too lol.

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  3. B is easy... I remember the last time having some serious issues with certain letters! Love your card, your girl is blooming marvellous!

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  4. Fargerikt og flott kort :) Du er så flink å lage ikke typiske kort, og bruke metall på mange utrolig artige måter. Takk for at du deltar hos Korthobby.no's Utfordringsblogg . Hilsen fra DT May Grethe

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  5. I think you have more B's that the dictionary, Gail! Well done. Love the conversion of broom to bloom! Clever!

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  6. A great card and creative use of metal!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Kreativ Scrapping, wish you luck in the draw! Hugs Kjersti:)

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  7. What a cute image! Lovely card! xx

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  8. What a good idea to use giant cards. That image is just so cute on your "B" card. Lovely work.

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  9. I would have been here sooner, but I was out of touch with the internet for four days. The worst four days of my life (grin). This is an awesome first entry for the Craft Barn challenge. I like the substrate you chose, because those cards are bigger and nicer than playing card size. THis is really adorable, too. You did a great job with the word, and that sunflower is incredible. Personally, I think the OED is the best in the world, even though I bought a different one.

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  10. Så herlig og morsomt kort, Ionabunny. Fantasifull bruk av metallet. Takk for deltagelsen.
    DT- Kjersti, Korthobby.no.

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  11. A great substrate to work on, I see the Works have these giant playing cards! Love that very pretty Bloom and a super hat too :)

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  12. Oh what a cutie! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge.
    Jane x

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  13. that's a lot of b's on your page, that flower charm is gorgeous, no wonder you wanted to use that as soon as possible, great thinking of changing the broom.

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  14. That is so sweet! I love the idea of turning the broom into a giant sunflower. Thanks for joining us at Twofers
    Jane

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  15. A great start to the Alpha Challenge. Love the Brusho background and the use of the metal charm to give texture.

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  16. Hello there, you will have a great time with your alphabet cards and off to a great start. Love the metal bloom very pretty. So pleased you have joined us at Twofers hope to see you again soon. XOXO Zoe

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  17. So creative!! Love that you turned your broom into a bloom!! Thank you SO much for joining us at TWOFERS!! ~ Christi DT (PS I have a bit of blog candy to give away on my blog, I'd love for you to join in! http://art-without-anxiety.blogspot.com/)

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  18. Great use for the metal charm. A really cute card.

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