Sunday, 21 December 2014

The glory of Christmas challenge 49


The theme for today's Glory of Christmas challenge 49 is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas' - this challenge will be open until 23:55 on 10 January. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

I've shown three quick cards I made using LOTV art pad pictures - children depicting part of the nativity scene:


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CAS on Sunday 49: Christmas
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Deep ocean 93: Christmas is all around
Tuesday throwdown 225: Christmas
Papertake: last Christmas ... card of the year
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Little red wagon 268: anything Christmas themeds
613 avenue create 103: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Saturday, 20 December 2014

CHNC challenge 208


For my CHNC challenge 208 I'm asking to see whatever is still urgently need for Christmas.

This is a quick card that I made using a picture that was rescued from an advertising leaflet, mounted on to a tent opening A5 card.

This fortnight's Top tip Tuesday challenge it 'inspiration from something in your home' - my inspiration is our tree, which is quite minimalistic and reminds me of the one on this card. This is my tree:

And here is the card:


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Deep ocean 93: Christmas is all around
Tuesday throwdown 225: Christmas
Papertake: last Christmas ... card of the year
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Little red wagon 268: anything Christmas themed
Di's digi designs: any winter holiday
Brown sugar 125: Christmas
Craft for the craic December: favourite Christmas colours - I love Christmas cards with black to create a contrast
Sweet 7: 8: winter
Perfectly rustics 38: tree
My time to craft 272: Christmas trees
Animal friends 21: anything goes with an animal
Alphabet: W for whiskers
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 179: freestyle
613 avenue create 102: anything goes
Scrappers delights 37: anything goes
Penny's 208: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Pansies and pearls for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 60


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 60: anything goes with a twist ... pearls. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your creations with pearls.

I used the lovely Sparkle n sprinkle pansy ring, kindly given by the sponsor, colouring with Spectrum noir pens and adding some 3D glittered Poundland posies over the top of three of those in the image. I then added the pearls into the centres of all of the pansies, colouring the white pearls with spectrum pens to match the pansies.

The sentiment is a textured Creata rub on.


This is also for:

Aurora wings 10: all that glitters
Cute card Thursday 352: sparkles
Spectrum noir December: clean & simple
Speedy fox and friends 242: round those corners
Hiding in my craft room 179: freestyle
613 avenue create 102: anything goes
Penny's 208: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 43


For Completely Christmas challenge 43 we are asking for you to add your own twist and tell us what it is.

Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For my design card my twist is CAS with glossy accents (using the Stamping Boutique holly berry with ribbon), coloured with copics and simply mounted on to red mirror card before matting on to the white card blank. 




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafty little fairies December: Holly and/or ivy
Inspiration avenue: colours of Christmas
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Deep ocean 93: Christmas is all around
Tuesday throwdown 225: Christmas
Papertake: last Christmas ... card of the year
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Digi choosday 50#: last minute Xmas
Little red wagon 268: anything Christmas themed
Di's digi designs: any winter holiday
Brown sugar 125: Christmas
Stamp and create December: Christmas
Without words December: Christmas (modern look)
Craft for the craic December: favourite Christmas colours - can't go wrong with traditional red and green
Graph it week 51: festive wishes
Fitztown 66: winter
Sweet 7: 8: winter
Emerald faeries 62: Christmas red & green
Vandicrafts artistry 22: CAS
Hiding in my craft room 179: freestyle
613 avenue create 102: anything goes
Scrappers delights 37: anything goes
Penny's 208: anything goes
The paper shelter 187: anything goes
Creative card crew 77: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 66


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 66: anything goes with a twist ... anniversary. Please click on the link to see the designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Sparkle n Sprinkle's love image (S n S are the sponsors of the challenge). The background card has Happy Anniversary lightly embossed diagonally across. I tore the edges of the sentiment vellum. Flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The paper shelter 186: special celebration
Penny's 207: anything other than Christmas
Use your stuff 166: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Clear it out: anything goes
Creative card crew 77: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Crafting musketeers challenge 20


Team B always show their designs mid month, so this is my design card for Crafting musketeers challenge 20: use bling. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge here.

The background paper with text is Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas naughty or nice. The glittered papers are My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas. Other pieces from my Christmas stash and the lovely vintage Santa was taken from a free image I found here.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Crafty catz 259: last minute Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Ruby's rainbow 94: a Christmas recipe - 1 animal, 2 patterned papers (one is doubled sided + another), 3 embellishments: reindeer, holly with poinsettia and holly
Animal friends 21: anything goes with an animal
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Deep ocean 93: Christmas is all around
Cardz 4 guyz 49: the big guy (Santa)
DL.ART thankful Thursday 146: Santa Claus
Tuesday throwdown 225: Christmas
Papertake: last Christmas ... card of the year
Pause dream enjoy: north pole
Glitter n sparkle 115: glittery, sparkly Christmas
Simon says Wednesday: bling it on
Robyn's fetish 242: winter cards with glitter
Paperminutes 352: corrugated cardboard
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Clear it out: anything goes
Creative card crew 77: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Monday, 15 December 2014

More signs of Christmas


This is my second card for the Cheerful stamp pad week 2 of challenge 101: signs of Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge here.

This is another quick card using the lovely versatile Gingerloft's Christmas door image kindly supplied by Stitchy Bear Stamps, sponsors of the challenge. I changed the colour to green and simply printed. I used snippets of paper from a Tattered Lace magazine left over from a previous card.


Use of door inspired by the pink elephant 279:




This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 155
Hiding in my craft room 178: super scraps Saturday
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
We do doobadoo 21: festive spirit
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
The male room 25: Christmas
Dream valley 97:  Christmas
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Emerald faeries 62: Christmas red & green
Kort o mania 120: Christmas traditional colours - red, green and white
Take a word: winter
Crafty catz 259: last minute Christmas
Crafts4eternity R206: Christmas
Digi choosday 48: Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Digi sketch challenge: waiting for Christmas
The crazy challenge 186: Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Card mania 62: Christmas
Fitztown 66: winter
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Oddball: winter challenge
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
Sparkles 63: anything goes
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
A song in your He{ART}22: I'll be home for Christmas
Squigglefly 50: happy holidays to you
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Brown sugar 124: red, white and green
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Artistic inspirations 122: anything goes/merry Christmas
Creative fingers 60: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 237: anything goes
Treasured times 31: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Corrosive 214: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Signs of Christmas


This is my first card for the Cheerful stamp pad week 2 of challenge 101: signs of Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge here.

I still needed to make some last minute Christmas cards, so I've made this quick card using the lovely versatile Gingerloft's Christmas door image kindly supplied by Stitchy Bear Stamps, sponsors of the challenge. I changed the colour to green and simply printed. The shaped card and other bits and pieces have been in my Christmas box for far too long.

Use of door inspired by the pink elephant 279:




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
Crafty catz 259: last minute Christmas
The male room 25: Christmas
Take a word: winter
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Fitztown 66: winter
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Digi choosday 48: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
A song in your He{ART}22: I'll be home for Christmas
Squigglefly 50: happy holidays to you
Oddball: winter challenge
Art impressions 149: feeling frosty
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 237: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Creative fingers 60: anything goes
Sparkles 63: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Oh Christmas tree ...


This is my second card for the December mid-month inspiration on CCAYR - please click to see the lovely crafting of others in the team and please join in the challenge here.

Similar to the previous card, the framed picture is one that I've had for ages from a Kanban kit - the picture is repeated on the domed acetate which makes it look a bit 3D in real life. I edged around the frame and the shaped card with a gold pen.


Christmas tree inspired by the pink elephant 279:




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: name that tune - Oh Christmas tree
Dream valley 97:  Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Card mania 62: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Perfectly rustics 38: tree
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Artistic inspirations 122: anything goes/merry Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 237: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

CCAYR mid-month


This is my first card for the December mid-month inspiration on CCAYR - please click to see the lovely crafting of others in the team and please join in the challenge here.

I randomly stamped the shaped card with inked a couple of snowflake stamps from an Inkadinkado set with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder. The framed picture is one that I've had for ages from a Kanban kit - the picture is repeated on the domed acetate which makes it look a bit 3D in real life.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: name that tune - When Santa got stuck in the chimney
Vintage stamping (flonz craft) 27: a Christmas song  - When Santa got stuck in the chimney
Red carpet studio 85: Elf - inspired by the movie and the holiday season
Loves rubber stamps 130: winter or Christmas theme
We do doobadoo 21: festive spirit
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
Lisa B December: Christmas
One crazy stamper December: anything goes
Stamping sensations December: winter wonderland
Merry Monday 139: winter wonderland
Paradise of stamps 8: Christmas
Take a word: winter
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Dream valley 97:  Christmas
Stamp and create December: anything Christmas
The artistic stamper creative team December: anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards 80: Christmas
Crafts4eternity R206: Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas anything goes
Card mania 62: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
V's sweet 29: holiday theme
Crafty boots: Christmas
The crazy challenge 186: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Inky chicks 44: winter wonderland
Glitter n sparkle 115: glittery, sparkly Christmas
Jo's scrap shake funday 69: happy holidays
Red rubber inspirationals 150: stamping sparkly holiday greetings
Crafter's cafe 94: Christmas/holiday season
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Scrapping4fun 32: winter or summer
Little red wagon 267: so flaky - snowflakes
Oddball: winter challenge
De creatieve zebra 16: special Christmas card form
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes (with embossing powder)
Fashionable stamping 88: turn up the heat - wet embossing
Artistic inspirations 122: anything goes/merry Christmas
Use your stuff 166: anything goes
Treasured times 31: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Corrosive 214: anything goes
Sparkles 63: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
Crafts and me inspiration December: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra December mid-month


It's time for some mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra December and you will find the designs here.

I've shared five simple cards that I made recently using some lovely vintage pictures, matting these on to two layers before mounting on to the pink card blanks.


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Scrappers delights 36: anything goes + option: non-traditional Christmas
Aloha Friday 38: unusual coloured Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: vintage Christmas
The vintage challenge 92: vintage Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative 89: merry Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Country view crafts December: nostalgic Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Use your stuff 166: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Non-traditional colours


For the last challenge for this year, Granmargaret asked the Christmas Card Club to use non-traditional colours. I've used offcuts of DCWV papers and a large snowflake cut on my Scan n Cut, with another underneath, held with the brad, with a strip of turquoise mirror card embossed with the star of wonder embossing folder. The snowmen are lovely and shiny irl, but they don't show to full advantage in the photo.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
The male room 25: Christmas
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
Scrappers delights 36: anything goes + option: non-traditional Christmas
Aloha Friday 38: unusual coloured Christmas
MilkCoffee: Christmas with nontraditional colours
Open-minded 25: unusual Christmas
Wags n whiskers 144: merry Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: name that tune - Frosty, the snowman
Cuttin and stampin 3: Christmas
Order of the opus gluei 198: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Glitter n sparkle 115: glittery, sparkly Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Inky chicks 44: winter wonderland
Jo's scrap shake funday 69: happy holidays
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Crafter's cafe 94: Christmas/holiday season
Little red wagon 267: so flaky - snowflakes
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Crafty creations 278: something to die for (Scan n Cut die cuts)
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Saturday, 13 December 2014

CHNC challenge 207


For CHNC challenge 207 I'm asking to see any urgently needed Christmas creations. I'm cheating a bit because these were made a while ago, but hadn't been shown.

These are five quick cards using some vintage pictures that I've had for ages (the five are all the same) mounted on to some small stardream sparkly card blanks, with the addition of the sentiments that seem to go with the vintage pictures.


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Country view crafts December: nostalgic Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: vintage Christmas
The vintage challenge 92: vintage Christmas
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Crafty catz 259: last minute Christmas
It's all about the vintage and heauty 81: Christmas song - Frosty, the snowman
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 59


This is for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 59: anything goes with a twist ...add a snowflake.

My design card was created completely digitally using Stitchy Bear Kaz Kraftz 'beary happy winter bear' (Stitchy Bear is the sponsor of the challenge), with a large snowflake added, plus the sentimernts


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
The male room 25: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Digi sketch challenge: waiting for Christmas
Fitztown 66: winter
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Digi choosday 48: Christmas
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Seema crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Digitally sweet 118: non-traditional Christmas colours (100% digitally created)
Natalie and Amy 27: cute & cuddly Christmas
Totally gorjuss 266: blue for Christmas
Little red wagon 267: so flaky - snowflakes
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Lacy sunshine 48: holiday joy
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 42


The theme for Completely Christmas challenge 42 is anything goes with a twist ... add some sparkle, but there is also this sketch to follow:


Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I have used one of my favourite digital images from them - Bugaboo Stamps winter bird 1, coloured with spectrum noir and with some stickles crystal ice added for the sparkles of snow. Papers are from the Papermania cranberry & apple capsule collection.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
The male room 25: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Wags n whiskers 144: merry Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Crafts4eternity R206: Christmas
The crazy challenge 186: Christmas
Fab n funky 241: Christmas
Digi sketch challenge: waiting for Christmas
V's sweet 29: holiday theme
Fitztown 66: winter
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Chocolate, coffee & cards 80: Christmas
Come and get it: merry Christmas
Digi choosday 48: Christmas
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Simon says Wednesday challenge: bling it on
Seema crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
Di's digi designs: Christmas
Inky chicks 44: winter wonderland
Crafter's cafe 94: Christmas/holiday season
Delightful: bundle up - winter theme
Graph it markers week 50: festive wishes
Little red wagon 267: so flaky - snowflakes
Art impressions 149: feeling frosty
Jo's scrap shake funday 69: happy holidays
Lacy sunshine 48: holiday joy
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
Christmas at sweet stampin December: winter sports
Red rubber inspirationals 150: stamping sparkly holiday greetings
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas
Divas by design: seeing red
Creative inspirations 293: anything goes
Treasured times 31: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 87: anything goes

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Berry sweet for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 65


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 65: anything goes with a twist ... add a fruit. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with your fruity designs.

I chose to feature strawberries (a now distant memory of summer days) and used Lacy Sunshine Suzy Mae strawberry pot pretties (Lacy Sunshine is the sponsor the challenge), coloured with spectrum noir pens.

The background paper is K & Co Berry Sweet (hence the title of this post) - other bits and pieces from stash, including flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Creative card crew 76: birthday with sentiment
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Scrappy hands 27: birthday
A little bit crafty December: anything goes - but NOT Christmas
613 avenue create 101: anything goes
Corrosive 214: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 33: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Sister act 86: anything goes

Monday, 8 December 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 101: signs of Christmas


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 101: signs of Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

The image is a super one kindly provided by Stitchy Bear Stamps by Gingerloft called 'head first'. I digitally put this on a deep blue background and added the lyrics of the song in white. I then printed this out and coloured the image with spectrum noirs, adding some Art Institute glitter as snow. The snowflakes were punched out using some white pearlescent card and I put some quickie glue here and there to sprinkle some more of the Art Institute glitter.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Craft and smash December: Christmas, winter, ice
A song in your He{ART}21: have yourself a merry little Christmas
As you like it: favourite film or song & why - I love using this song for Santa cards - it's such fun
Crafty boots: Christmas
The crazy challenge 186: Christmas
Digi sketch challenge: waiting for Christmas
Fitztown 65: Christmas theme using digital elements
Robyn's fetish 241: Christmas cards
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Come and get it: merry Christmas
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/holidays
CRAFT 288: Christmas
Meljen's 239: holiday
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Pause dream enjoy: Christmas
A girl who crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas colours
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Fresh brewed December: Christmas anything goes
Digi choosday 48: Christmas
Polka doodle 49: secret Santa
Sparkles 62: the big guy: Santa
Sparkles Christmas 47: it's a blue Christmas
AAA 29: blue blue blue Christmas
Addicted to stamps 93: snowflakes
Everybody art 302: snowflake
Just inspirational: snowflakes
Totally gorjuss 265: snowflakes
Order of the opus gluei 197: let it snow
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 258: all that glitters
DRS 151: glitter
Just us girls 270: word week - sparkle
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes - use glitter (loose Art Institute with quickie glue pen)
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 86: anything goes

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Glory of Christmas challenge 48: candy canes and/or gingerbread


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 48: candy canes and/or gingerbread. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

I managed to feature both candy canes and gingerbread on my card thanks to the Cosy Christmas collection paper that I used, mounted on to mirror card before matting on to the shaped card blank, rounding the corners with a punch.

Simply layered the die cut labels, cut on the left with the lovely little gingerbread, felt button and twine.

I based the card on the sketch given for Atlantic hearts sketch 84:

Photo had to be taken slanted because there was so much reflection on the mirror card that there was either glare or a picture of me with the camera! The sentiment, of course, is also mirror card.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 48
Pile it on 49: anything goes Christmas/holidays
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Come and get it: merry Christmas
Open-minded 25: unusual Christmas
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/holidays
CRAFT 288: Christmas
Meljen's 239: holiday
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Pause dream enjoy: Christmas
A girl who crafts December: Christmas
The craft garden December: Christmas
Pink gem 134: anything Christmas
PumpkinSpice 95: anything holiday
A crafty mess 2: anything goes/traditional Christmas colours
Crafting by designs: anything goes with a twist - all things Christmas
Fresh brewed December: Christmas anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 86: anything goes