Monday, 24 November 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 100


The cheerful stamp pad challenge 100 is to use digital paper and images.

My design creation was produced digitally using the lovely poinsettia background paper kindly given by Stitchy Bear Coosty Creations, together with other digital images that were cropped and adjusted to mount on to the backing which was then faded at the edges.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Robyn's fetish 239: use a digi
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Card mania 60: use a digi
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The glory of Christmas challenge 47: Mary and Joseph


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas 47: Mary and Joseph. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love it if you were to join in our challenge.

I used the lovely Penny Black 'the manger' stamp, colouring the image with spectrum noir pens and mounting on to gold mirror card. The background paper is a digital print out.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 46
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Oddball: any winter holiday
Hiding in my craft room 175: any holiday
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Scrappers delights 36: anything goes or traditional Christmas
Stamping sensations November: simply Christmas
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
The artistic stamper creative team November: Christmas is coming
Timbro scrap mania 105: Christmas is coming
Cute as a button 3: Christmas/winter
Corrosive 213: happy everything - any holiday
Penny Black November: all wrapped up
As you like it: favourite Christmas style and why - 'traditional nativity picture' - one that depicts the true meaning of Christmas
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Winter wonderland: let's get sentimental
Christmas stampin all year long 38: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 32: anything goes
613 avenue create 99: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Little angels


These are some of the simple cards that I made for my recent sale (those that I sell cheaply), using some LOTV pictures.



These are for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Scrap-cards 69: a Christmas card with an angel on it
The vintage challenge 91: angels
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
The paper shelter 184: a card for a child
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Winter wonderland: let's get sentimental
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

A sweet birthday


I recently made a card using some glittered stickers and a punched out Happy Birthday using a Martha Stewart punch - I was asked by a friend if I could make a similar card for her to give to someone, so here it is. The punched strip is made from bright pink mirror card:


The mirror card and glitter doesn't show up well in the photo - this gives a little idea:


This is for:

In the pink 57: keep it sweet and simple
Polka doodles 47: clean and simple
A little bit crafty November: clean and simple
The speed craft challenge 7: anything goes (took ten minutes)
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Make my Monday: glitter
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 263: sparkly/bling/glittery
4 crafty chicks 221: make it sparkle
Crafting for all seasons 90: birthdays
Fab n funky 237: happy birthday
Craft for the craic 10: birthday
Allsorts 286: no design papers allowed
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes

Woman's way


Not a clue where I got the Woman's Way vintage little card to put on this altered notebook - the card it's matted on to was part of a kit ages ago.


This is for:

Pile it on 46: vintage
Creative inspirations 290: something vintage
Frilly and funkie: a gift from the heart - something vintage
The pink elephant 277: anything but a card
That's crafty: anything vintage
Corrosive 212: girly
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes

Kraft and black notebooks


These are three notebooks that I recently altered for my Tearfund sale. The backing paper is some that I've had for ages and I haven't a clue where I got it from - a few Poundland stickers added. Black notebooks from Tiger (I do love that shop).


These are for:

Pink gem 133: kraft + one other colour
The pink elephant 277: anything but a card
PumpkinSpice 93: brown and/or black
Country view crafts November: bugs bees & butterflies (middle notebook)
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes
DL.ART November linky

Getting ready for Christmas


I really find it hard to believe that December is fast approaching and there is a Christmas buzz in the air! Mind you, I think it starts too early in the shops, but I don't want to sound like Scrooge!

For my CHNC challenge 204 this week I'm asking to see any creation that shows 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the challenge link to join in - I'm sure that most keen crafters are making things in readiness for Christmas, so it should be easy to enter the challenge.

I wonder how much baking you do for Christmas. Do you make or buy a Christmas pudding? Or perhaps you give it a miss. I'm not a lover of Christmas pudding (or Christmas cake, come to that) - don't really like the dried fruit - I can only eat it if it's plastered with come cointreau or brandy butter, enough to take the full flavour of the pudding away - lol! John loves Christmas pudding and as he's a diabetic I've always made ours. In recent years, because of the strain on his poor kidneys, he's had to be on a low potassium diet (as well as watching other things like sugar, salt, fat ... it can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes). Anyway, I digress. There's potassium in mixed fruit, so he rarely has any, but has a treat at Christmas (and a mince pie or two as well). So I will be getting ready for Christmas, making Christmas pudding, mince pies (can't stand those either), cookies, cakes etc.

My card depicts a mixture of a Christmas cupcake and Christmas pudding - now there's an idea ... combine the two!

I used one of the Christmas cupcakes images kindly supplied by Crafts 4 eternity, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 204, coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a piece of deep green velvet paper (lovely to touch, although not much around the edge). The background paper is an offcut piece of Papermania, mounted on to a piece of red mirror card. The holly berries on the paper are red foiled, although most of them look almost black here because of the difficulty of taking a photo of foiled card.

I based the card on the sketch given for Atlantic hearts 82:

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Digi sketch: food
Jingle belles: Christmas feast
Stamp and create  November: ribbons or bows
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays
Scrappers delights 36: anything goes or traditional Christmas
Delicious doodles 111: traditional Christmas
Without words November: preparing for Christmas
Oddball: any winter holiday
Hiding in my craft room 175: any holiday
3 girl jam November: Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
Clear it out: anything goes (had the papers for ages)
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Creative fingers 57: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
613 avenue create 98: anything goes
Dream valley 95: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 91: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 56


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 56: anything goes with a twist ... new home. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

I thought it might be nice to make a new home card that could be used around Christmas time, so I chose The Stamping Boutique 'gingerbreadman with buttons' (kindly supplied by them, sponsor of the challenge). I coloured with spectrum noir. The background paper is an offcut piece from a magazine freebie.


This is also for:

Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Digi sketch: food
Jingle belles: Christmas feast
Vandicrafts artistry 17: home sweet home
Glitter n sparkle 111: cute
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Creative fingers 57: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Completely Christmas 39


It's time for a new challenge on Completely Christmas and for challenge 39 we're asking for 'anything goes with a twist ... let's see some embossing'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in the fun.

For my design card I used the Sparkle n Sprinkle 'a winter wonderland' image kindly supplied by the sponsors of Completely Christmas 39. I coloured with spectrum noir pens. I used two scrap pieces of copper mirror card which I embossed using a polka dot folder. The snowflake panel was created using a Sheena Douglass ornamental snowflakes embossing folder, using a snippet piece of card that I'd sprayed with Spray and sparkle iridescent glitter. The embossing was then brushed with salty ocean distress ink. The gold foiled panel was bought ready embossed.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 151
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafter's companion November: Christmas/winter
Spectrum noir November: Christmas/winter
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays
Oddball: any winter holiday
Hiding in my craft room 175: any holiday
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Winter wonderland: let's get sentimental
Perfectly rustics 36: embossing
A song in your He{ART} 20: let it go from Disney's frozen
Divas by design: let it snow
Simply create too 75: snow! snow! snow!
The east wind 19: baby it's cold outside
Craft a scene November: trees
Crafty catz 256: winter theme
The cutie pie 81: festive furry friends
Crafts4eternity R203: furry friends
Fairytale 105: Christmas with animals
Glitter n sparkle 111: cute
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Time out 19: embossing with the optional twist of sparkle
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
4 crafty chicks 221: make it sparkle
Allsorts 286: no design papers allowed
Scrappy hands 26: textures
Fitztown 62: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Friday, 21 November 2014

A 'thank you' for thanksgiving


This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stampers challenge: thanksgiving. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge which, as usual, will last for two weeks. After that the Sweet pea stampers will be taking a break and will be back in February 2015.

I used a Sweet Pea Stamp by Ching-chou kuik, although I can't remember the name of it and it seems to be retired now as I can't find it on the Sweet Pea Stamps website. I'd love to know if any of my visitors know what it's called. This was stamped on to a lightly coloured piece of card, sort of a cloudy look to it, and coloured with spectrum noir pens.

The background was created with Spectrum noir aqua tints using a mixture of autumnal colours, reds, orange and yellow, brushing and then spritzing with water. When dry I stamped twigs lots of times at different angles using stazon black with Rockin' Renaissance tattered textures stamp.

Colours for the color sisters November color palette 14:



This is also for:

Lacy sunshine 46: harvest/thanksgiving
One stitch at a time 224: anything goes with giving thanks
Going grey with Scrap-creations: give thanks
Sweet stamps 196: thanks
Paper pretties 337: thanksgiving/be thankful
Simon says Wednesday: thanks/thanksgiving
The sisterhood of crafters: thank-ful
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: alternative thank you
Great impressions November: thankful thoughts
Little tangles 49: giving thanks
Meljen's 237: thank you
Fresh brewed November 2: give thanks
Eureka 115: give thanks
Jo's scrap shack funday 67: happy thanksgiving
Aloha Friday 37: thanks/thank you
Brown sugar 121: use 2 or more colours
Di's digi designs: colours of autumn
Hiding in my craft room 174: think fall
Craft and smash November: autumn
Scrappy hands 25: autumn colours
Corrosive 212: girly
Papertake weekly: sooo girlie
Red rubber inspirationals 147: repeat yourself - I used the same stamp again and again - at least ten times
Crazy challenge 184: your favourite technique - playing with inks (including my new aqua tints) and stamping
Clear it out: anything goes (have had all the stamps for some time)
A creative romance: something old (the stamps)
Daring cardmakers: something old, something new (old stamps, new aqua tints)
Aurora wings 9: anything goes
Use your stuff 162: stamps
Dream valley 95: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
613 avenue create 98: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Stampavie and more 225: anything goes
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Fairies in time November: anything goes
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 159: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 91: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 62


This is my design card for Fan-tastic challenge 62: anything goes with a twist ... for a male. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used part of Sparkle n Sprinkle 'digital camera set' kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, adding some filmstrips, Crafty Individuals 'by the sea' in the background.


This is also for:

Clear it out: anything goes (have had the CI film strips for some time)
Fitztown 62: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 159: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 91: anything goes
Dream valley 95: anything goes
613 avenue create 98: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes

Monday, 17 November 2014

Little tiggy tiger


This is my design card for Cheerful stamp pad challenge 99 second week - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love it if you would join in our challenge here.

For my card I've used Stitchy Bear's 'little tiggy tiger' kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, coloured in copics and mounted on to an offcut of copper mirror card. The paw print twill ribbon and the computer printed sentiment were also mounted on to other snippets of copper mirror card and everything matted on to some animal print card that I've had for a long time ... just waiting for a 'tiggy tiger' to come along!

What a pity the copper mirror card doesn't show up in its full glory!


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 151 - all pieces of copper mirror card were snippets
Inky impressions 185: animals
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Stamp and create November: ribbons or bows
Glitter n sparkle 111: cute
Card mania 60: use a digi
Fitztown 62: anything goes

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Crafting musketeers challenge 19: anything but a card


This is my design project for team B's mid-month design inspiration for Crafting musketeers challenge 19. You can see the lovely designs by the rest of team B here and can join in with your entries here - we would love to see you there.

The challenge is being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and I have used their 'penguin family' for my project.

Recently I bought a box of Belgian chocolate sticks and was taken with the fact that there was an inner box within the main packaging and I thought this would be good if altered and decorated to be used for housing a Christmas gift.

This is the original packaging:


And this is the altered project. I split the original image in two to create two panels (the back two panels are the same). I punched out a lot  of silver snowflakes from scrap pieces of silver mirror card, dotting them around above the images and also putting some on the gold fold down pieces of the inner box.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 151
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Nutcrafters 81: anything but a card
Allsorts 285: anything but a card
The crafting cafe November: not a card
The paper shelter 182: snowflakes
A song in your He{ART} 20: let it go from Disney's frozen - snow
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays (Christmas)
Ruby's rainbow 92: non traditional Christmas
Emerald faeries 61: Christmas non-traditional colours
Crafty calendar November: it's all about Christmas
DL.ART 144: anything Christmas
Baffie's creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Animal friends 20: it's cold
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Polka doodles 45: recycle it
Scribbles designs 23: penguin paradise

Hope you have a yummy Christmas


A year or two back I had a pack of Webster's Pages 'Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season', but most of them got used. I liked them so much that I've bought another pack of them this week and couldn't wait to use one of the papers. They are all double sided, so this enabled me to cut diagonally across the middle and reverse that piece when sticking to the card blank. It's a simple card with just the printed sentiment strip and three accordion sticker flowers from Helz Cuppleditch's Santa's workshop. The reason I chose to use these is a bit of a cheat because Karen chose the theme for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge: teabag fold/origami. I hang my head in shame because it really isn't either and I didn't even make the accordion flowers, but they do have lots of folds, so I hope I will be forgiven.

It's difficult to see here, but the larger accordion flower has some yummy goodies on it, that fit in with the theme of the card.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 45
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
CRAFT 285: Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
A creative need November: button up
Sentimental Sundays 233: brads, buttons and/or bows
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CHNC challenge 203: go green


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 203: go green - use the colour green (a little or a lot) and/or upcycling.

This card is also my second one for CCAYR mid-month inspiration - you can see it here and all the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in - so, if you don't use any patterned paper, then please link as well for CCAYR November challenge.

I've used lots of the colour green and have also upcycled the four squares featuring mistletoe (rescued from a card a few years ago!), also using some glittered squares that have been in my Christmas stash for years.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
Crafty calender November: it's all about Christmas
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Alphabet: T for traditional Christmas (can't get more traditional than some sprigs of mistletoe!)
Make my Monday: berries and foliage
Seema crafts November: monochrome
We do doobadoo 19: Christmas
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Melonheadz: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83

Christmas cards all year round mid-month inspiration


This is my first design card for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR November challenge. You can see the lovely designs of the rest of the team here and join in here with your entries.

As the theme is 'no patterned paper' I chose to make a one layer simple design, using beautiful 'doodle frames holiday' stamps by Inkadinkado, inking with versamark and heat embossing with kettle copper powder. I rather like the shape of using a DL card sideways.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Crafty calender November: it's all about Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Chocolate, coffee & cards 78: your favourite holiday - Christmas
Stamping sensations November: simply Christmas
The artistic stamper creative team November: Christmas is coming
Stampavie and more 224: monochrome
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Clear it out: anything goes + 3 of the same thing - stamps are old and I used the snowflake one 3 times
A little bit crafty November: CAS
Stamps & fun = creativity 224: CAS
Polka doodles 46: clean and simple
The pink elephant 276: clean & simple
The paper shelter 182: snowflakes
Christmas stampin all year long 37: anything goes
Sparkle n sprinkle November: anything goes - using embossing powder
We do doobadoo 19: Christmas
Bastel-traum 23: special card forms
Little Claire 51: shaped card
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
LiaStampz 77: anything goes
Treasured times 29: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: anything goes
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Melonheadz: add a sentiment
Brown sugar 120: anything goes
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 158: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 55


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 55: anything goes with a twist ... vintage. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

The main background paper is from Country Boutique by Fancypants and the newsprint torn piece is frrom Dovecraft curiosity corner, brushing the edges with rusty hinge distress ink.

The image is Sparkle n Sprinkle Vivian hat lady (kindly supplied by them as sponsors of the challenge) - it was coloured with spectrum noirs. I didn't have enough of the lace I wanted to use, so I used two snippets leaving a gap, so the lady could be mounted with a piece of 3D foam down the centre and until her hat. The burlap flowers were from Poundland and the buttons from Tea house bridge (I won a big bag of them as part of a prize).


This is also for:

Little red wagon 263: 50 shades of ?
Meljen 236: hot chocolate - shades of brown
That's crafty: anything vintage
Graph it 46: monochrome
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Corrosive 212: girly
One stitch at a time 223: anything goes with a distressing
A creative need November: button up
Treasured times 29: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
Brown sugar 120: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 158: anything goes
DL.ART November: anything goes
Sister act 83

Completely Christmas challenge 38: mid month sketch


It's time for the mid month sketch for Completely Christmas challenge 38:


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

I created my card digitally using an image kindly supplied by the sponsors - Stitchy Bear Christmas dove of peace, using favourite crafting colours.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Holly jolly Christmas: colour choice - I chose (5) monochromatic
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 83

CHNC challenge extra for November mid-month inspiration


Can you believe that we are already midway through November? Christmas is fast approaching, so it's time to get serious about getting those cards made, so it would be lovely if you could join in my CHNC challenge extra for November. Today the team are showing some mid-month inspiration that you can see here.

I made five very quick and easy cards (they were done for my Tearfund sale last Saturday) using LOTV pictures, mounted on to deckle edged squares, with some gold peel off greetings added.


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Chocolate, coffee & cards 78: your favourite holiday - Christmas
A little bit crafty November: CAS
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 83

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 61


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 61: anything goes with a twist ... add a ribbon. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I have used their 'little penguin winter - skate' image, coloured with spectrum noir. The backing is Hunkydory card and the strip of ribbon across the bottom was from Crafty Ribbons called 'singing penguins'.

Please click here to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries for the challenge.

This is a large A5 card that opens sideways.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafty ribbons 106: Christmas creation
AnMaCreatief 38: Christmas
Dream valley 94: getting ready for Christmas
Creative corner: Christmas
QKR stampede 112: let's talk Christmas
Jellypark friends: Christmas
Woodware UK: Christmas for kids large or small
Animal friends 20: it's cold
Emerald faeries 61: Christmas non traditional colours
Spectrum noir November (facebook): Christmas/winter
3 girl jam November: Christmas/holidays - with ribbon
Really reasonable ribbon 106: winter holiday and ribbon
Crafty calendar November: it's all about Christmas
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 284: winter
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Crafty catz 254: ribbon and/or lace
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
A girl who crafts November: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 82

Monday, 10 November 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 99


Today sees the start of the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 99: here, Kitty, Kitty. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love it if you joined in our challenge.

For my design card I used kitty 1 and kitty 2 kindly supplied by the sponsors, Stitchy Bear Stamps,, flipping kitty 1 horizontally, then coloured with spectrum noir pens. The background paper is some I got a long time ago from PDA card and crafts, twill ribbon from Hobbycraft and the two silver embellishments have been in my stash for ages (yes, they are both silver, although one looks gold in the picture).


This is also for:

Robyn's fetish 237: cats
Red carpet studio 82: Marley and me - animals
Art impressions 148: zoo or animal
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Eureka 114: 4 legged friends
CAS on Sunday 46: ribbon and/or twine
Crafty catz 254: ribbon and/or lace
Stamp and create November: ribbons or bows
Crafty cardmakers 127: a touch of charm
Creative fingers 55: anything goes
A girl who crafts November: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 82