Saturday, 23 May 2015

CHNC challenge 230: use something die cut or punched


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 230: use something die cut or punched.

For my card I've used a lovely coloured image from Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place called  'family reunion' (Beccy is one of our sponsors this week). I die cut the image using a Nelli Snellen die and used the same die to create a negative one in the mirror card, cutting it to make a frame. The background card is Hunkydory and I punched three stars from the mirror card adding 3 pearl button stars on to them. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards, originally cream, coloured with a spectrum noir pen.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Jingle belles: let is snow, let it snow, let it snow
Little red wagon 290: to die for
Mod squad: positively negative - used the negative of a die cut
Robyn's fetish 264: stars, stars, stars
Aud sentiments 132: cute plus a sentiment
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 107: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 81


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 81: anything goes with a twist ... make it girly. Please click on the link to see the other lovely girly designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge. I produced this card digitally using free downloads of background and ballet shoes (I fades these into the background), adding Stitchy Bear's digi outlet silhouettes 'ballerina', kindly supplied by the sponsor and also the text.


This is also for:

Collage obsession: shades of pink
Left of center 79: black and white plus one colour
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 107: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 64


This is my design card for Completely Christmas challenge 64: anything goes with a twist ... include a candle or a lantern. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Stitchy Bear's digi outlet Christmas candles, kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, colouring with spectrum noir pens and die cutting with a Spellbinders nestie, colouring through the edges of the die before removing, also using another from the same set to feature the 'A very merry Christmas' sentiment. The background card is Hunkydory and poinsettias from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Little red wagon 290: to die for
Pile it on 69: not cute
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 107: anything goes

Friday, 22 May 2015

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 112 and Lunagirl: black and white


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 112: black and white, which is being sponsored by Lunagirl who are joining with us for this fortnight. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the Cheerful stamp pad team, but please also click here to see those of the Lunagirl team.

I used one of the images from Lunagirl's civil war ladies-gents, kindly supplied by Lunagirl as sponsor of the challenge, printed out and matted on to black card with some lace at the side. The background paper is some that I got some time ago from PDA card and craft, flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

As you like it: favourite period and why - anything 'vintage' - such an elegance
Vintage stamping (Flonz) 32: shabby chic
Crafty boots: ribbon or lace
Stamp and create May: flowers
Fab n funky 260: flora and fauna
Pile it on 69: not cute
613 avenue 124: anything goes
Penny's 228: anything goes
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 107: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Thursday, 21 May 2015

You're in my prayers


This is another card made with a background designed by Lavinia Stamps for Imagination Stamps on to which I stamped the lovely Penny Black 'sparklers', the Whipper Snapper Designs sentiment stamp , both inked with Stazon pumpkin and the lovely Penny Black butterfly edge stamp inked up with Stazon saddle brown.


This is for:

4 crafty chicks 247: sympathy
Penny Black May: trees or nature
Fashionable stamping 98: old favourites - forgotten, but favourite stamp (all three stamps)
Little tangles 56: clean and simple
Scrappy hands 38: clean and simple
Pile it on 69: not cute
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 184: anything goes
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes

With sympathy


I have a couple of boxes of cards as church and it's a sad fact of life that sympathy cards and 'thinking of you' type cards tend to sell quite quickly, so I need to make a few to improve stocks.

The background is designed by Lavinia Stamps for Imagination Stamps. I stamped on to this using one of my favourite stamps, Penny Black's 'sparklers', inked with memento grape jelly, also stamping the corner and the Dovecraft sentiment inked the same. Because the background has a sheen to it, I had to dry the ink with my heat gun and the corner had almost smudged a bit, but I decided I quite liked it as it blended in with the ethereal look of the whole picture.


This is for:

4 crafty chicks 247: sympathy
Penny Black May: trees or nature
Fashionable stamping 98: old favourites - forgotten, but favourite stamp
Sweet stamps 222: favourite colour (purple)
Little tangles 56: clean and simple
Scrappy hands 38: clean and simple
Pile it on 69: not cute
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 4: anything goes or CAS
Word art Wednesday 184: anything goes
Penny's 228: anything goes
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Inspiration for Buckwells challenge 8


This is my design inspiration card for Buckwells challenge 8, using the lovely Olivia kindly given by the sponsor,  A Lil Digi Heaven, colouring lightly with spectrum noir pencils (the pastel colours don't show up too well here though). I tore around the edges to add to the vintage look. The background paper is from a book, 'Vintage style grahics' by Angela Patchell - a bargain from Poundland, which also includes a CD-rom with all the patterns, textures and more.

The pink and white spotted panel is upcycled from a card received and there on stripes on the organza ribbon from Hobbycraft. Please click here to join in this month's challenge 8: spots or stripes or both


This is also for:

Vintage stamping (flonz) 32: shabby chic
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent May: anything goes
Art impressions 159: lovely ladies
Glitter n sparkle 137: use  some ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Crafty boots: ribbon or lace
Left of center 78: distress it
613 avenue 124: anything goes
Craft your passion 262: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 60: anything goes
Penny's 228: anything goes
Creative inspirations 314: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 34: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Together


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 86: anything goes with a twist ... no patterned paper. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Deedee's Digis Daniel's sweetheart image and sentiments, kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor. This is just right for an anniversary card to give to John next Monday (I'm not usually this well prepared ... often make the card the night before ... but, thanks to this challenge, it's done early). I've used a tri-fold card, using some corrugated card and Paper Cellar gold strips top and bottom on the front and for the underneath I've used a couple of the sentiments and a couple of fabric hearts. The 'together' was taken from a sentiment that had other words that I blocked out.

As John has very little vision, this is the kind of card that he appreciates - no fussy patterns.





This is also for:

Inky impressions 209: more than one fold
Penny's 227: more than 1 fold
Pink gem 144: more than one fold
Open-minded 36: wedding or anniversaries
DRS 174: birds & bees
Animal friends 26: spring/feathers
Addicted to stamps 104: spring with birds and/or eggs
Terrific Tuesday: animals
Fairytale 117: corrugated cardboard
Hobbyhome cards 2 create 22: no square cards
CAS on Sunday 58: cheer up buttercup - a card to brighten someone's day
Little tangles 56: clean and simple
Simply papercrafts 4: anything goes or CAS
Sweet stampin: clean and simple
Scrappy hands 38: clean & simple
Papertake: with a heart
613 avenue 124: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 183: anything goes
Craft your passion 262: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 60: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 48: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 18 May 2015

Butterfly blue


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 111 second week. Please click on the link to see the beautiful designs of the rest of the team and join in our fairies challenge here.

I used Karen Middleton's 'butterfly blue' from Sweet Pea Stamps, colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding a few little pearl stars. Background papers were freebies from magazines, corrugated strips, spotty ribbon and lace all from stash.


This is also for:

One sweet challenge May: things with wings
Craft for the craic May: wings
Dream valley 106: things with wings
Make my Monday: things with wings
Fairytale 117: corrugated cardboard
Crafty boots: ribbon or lace
Cute card Thursday 373: lovely lace
Scrap & craft 8: lace and pearls
Kraftyhands May: lace and pearls
Paradise of stamps 18: lace & ribbon
Glitter n sparkle 137: use  some ribbon
Fresh brewed: ribbon or twine
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
The ribbon girl: aqua
Take a word: turquoise
Lacy sunshine 58: monochrome
Creative craft cottage digi 25: monochrome
Little Claire digi 5: mono colours
Crafting for all seasons 101: birthdays with four of something (butterflies)
CRAFT 311: birthday
Seize the birthday
Craft your passion 262: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 60: anything goes
Graph it week 19/20: anything square
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Sunday, 17 May 2015

The glory of Christmas challenge 59


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 59, which is to feature a bird or birds or 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas - we hope you will join in our challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team.

I decided to make a CAS one layer card ... I had to have a few attempts (thankfully, the card blanks won't be wasted because they can be covered with patterned paper). I've ended up with this version and, while I'm not really that happy with it, I decided I couldn't keep making different versions!

I've stamped an old Anita dove image and also the Hampton Art sentiment stamp, as well as six little stamps stamped into rings created with a self inked 7 gypsies stamp. The small stamps within the dotted circles were actually inked with memento grape jelly, a purple colour, but they look black here - it was so difficult to get a picture of the white card. I added some glitter on to just one area of the dove.


This doesn't show the white so well, but you can see the purple a bit better:


This is also for:

One layer Christmas 9: anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas: clean and simple
Addicted to stamps and more 144: CAS
Loves rubber stamps 151: add a sentiment
Sweet stamps 221: things with wings
Mod squad: mix it up - stamps from different sets
2 cute ink 129: bird theme
Dream valley 106: things with wings
Addicted to CAS 63: birds

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Crafting musketeers challenge 25: use a die cut


It's the turn of team B to show their designs for mid-month inspiration for Crafting Musketeers challenge 25. Please have a look at the rest of the team's lovely designs by clicking on the link and you can join in the challenge here.

I used some die cut toppers from The Hobby House (they are sponsoring the challenge) called 'here comes summer'. I matted these on to die cut shapes that I edged with a spectrum noir pen.

For my design card I thought it would make a change to use a twister card, decorating it with pieces of magazine freebie papers and some scrap pieces of spotty card.




This is also for:

Penny's 227: more than 1 fold
Pink gem 144: more than one fold
Hobbyhome cards 2 create 22: no square card
Allsorts 311: no squares allowed
The stamping boutique: die cut or punch
Bloggers challenge: rev it up - things with wheels
Crafts and me 156: circles
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes

CHNC challenge 229: use some of your favourite things


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 229 - this week I'm simply asking you to use some of your favourite things when you make your Christmas creation - easy peasy ... and, like me, you might then be singing, 'These are a few of my favourite things ...' Hope you can join in the challenge.

For my card I've used quite a few of my favourite things - dry embossing (embossing folder run through the eBosser), patterned paper, particularly these offcuts of My Mind's Eye lost and found Christmas, one of my favourite Christmas stamps by Penny Black, 'chill day', stamping with versafine onyx black and heat embossing with detail black powder, flowers, glitter, alcohol pens (spectrum noir) ... these are just a few of my favourite things.

The glitter on Santa's clothes is from Stamps by Chloe (quite a chunky glitter) and I used some dots of glue pen and Art Institute fine glitter for snowflakes. Robins and poinsettias from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 175 and 176
Sunday stamper 356: top of the world - make a topper
Sparkle n sprinkle May: anything goes - embossing powder and two kinds of loose glitter
Creative card crew 87: embossing
Little red wagon 289: make an impression - dry embossing
12 months of Christmas link up + option: animals
The paper girls 79: cute critters
Pile it on 68: cute animal
Digi sketch: animals
Top tip Tuesday: animals
Craft and smash May: animals
Natalie and Amy 32: animals
Cutie pie 87: layer it up + cute
Christmas at sweet stampin May: cute Christmas
Scrapping4fun 42: techniques - stamping/heat embossing (and dry)
Graph it 20: anything square
Ruby's rainbow 104: humour
Eureka 140: flowers
Timbro scrap mania 109: flowers
Loves rubber stamps 151: add a sentiment
Creative craft cottage 39: all that glitters
Papercreators 38: animals
Craft stamper take it make it May: take a stamp
Art by Miran 32: anything goes
Crafting by designs May: anything goes
613 avenue create 123: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 44: anything goes
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 80: anything goes
Craft your passion 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 59: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 198: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 80


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 80: anything goes with a twist ... use some pink.  Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

For my card I used Lacy Sunshine Lizabeth spring music, kindly supplied by the sponsor. The background was printed from one of the lovely free digital scrapbook pages I found here. Flowers were from Poundland and sentiment die cut from Craftwork cards.


This is also for:

Lacy sunshine 58: monochrome
Crafty catz 279: let's feel the music
Alphabet: G for glitz and glamour
Creative craft cottage digi 25: monochrome
Little Claire digi stamp 5: mono colours
Scribbles designs 29: B is for ... birthday
CRAFT 311: birthday
Seize the birthday
Cute as a button 9: girlie card in pink
Sentimental Sundays 258: happy mother's day/really girly
Crafters cafe 116: feminine
Eureka 140: flowers
Deep ocean 103: flowers
Digi choosday 19: flower power
Di's digi: load on those flowers
613 avenue create 123: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 44: anything goes
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 80: anything goes
Craft your passion 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 59: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 198: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 63


This is my design card for Completely Christmas challenge 63: anything goes with a twist ... for a child. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Sparkle n Sprinkle snow family kindly supplied by the sponsor, printing and colouring, then matting on to matt silver card and then a white card blank.The children's song is one I found on the internet, to be sung to 'You are my sunshine'. This was printed directly on to the card.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Melonheadz friends: all about kids
Holly jolly Christmas: clean and simple
Little tangles 56: clean and simple
Scrappy hands 38: clean & simple
Simply papercrafts 4: anything goes or CAS
Sweet stampin: clean and simple
Creative craft cottage digi 25: monochrome
Lacy sunshine 58: monochrome
Little Claire digi stamp 5: mono colours
Jingle belles: happy hybrid holidays
Little Claire 57: outdoors
Creative fingers 80: anything goes
Craft your passion 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 59: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 198: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes

Friday, 15 May 2015

Second card for CCAYR mid-month


This is my second design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge: vintage. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of others in the team and you can join in our challenge here.

As my theme for this week's CHNC challenge 228 is 'vintage/shabby chic' I'm also showing this there - the challenge is only open until 22:00 UK time tonight, so there's still time to join in.

I'll be back later with the name of the lovely paper that I used for the background (double sided). The black strips are Paper Cellar gllittered strips, although they don't look glittered here. The berries on the lovely vintage scene are also glittered.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent May: anything goes (the image from an old card)
Country view May: simply scenic
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes

CCAYR mid-month inspiration


This is my first design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge: vintage. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of others in the team and you can join in our challenge here.

As my theme for this week's CHNC challenge 228 is 'vintage/shabby chic' I'm also showing this there - the challenge is only open until 22:00 UK time tonight, so there's still time to join in.

The background of the card was made using two Embossalicious folders run through the eBosser and then brushed with stormy sky distress ink. The lovely vintage scene was rescued from an old card.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent May: anything goes
Country view May: simply scenic
Left of center 78: distress it
Glitter n sparkle 136: embossing
Creative card crew 87: embossing
Little red wagon 289: make an impression - dry embossing
V's sweet 34: emboss it
Crafty boots: ribbon or lace
Fresh brewed: ribbon or twine
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Craft-Dee-Bowz May: anything goes with a handmade bow
Scrappy hands 37: blue and white
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 106: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for May


It seems impossible that I'm showing my design card for mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for May ... where does time go it?! Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs by my team and join in the challenge here.

My card was simply made using the lovely glittered picture that was cut off an M & S gift card, matting this on to backgrounds that I'd previously made for another card that I didn't like when it was finished, so I demolished it apart from the background layers - the top one had been embossed with a folder.

The strips and sentiment were from Craftwork cards - the sentiment says 'from our house to yours'.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent May: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 207: then and now or now and then
Country view May: simply scenic
Scrappy hands 37: blue and white
Creative craft cottage 39: all that glitters
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 33: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 85


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 85: anything goes with a twist ... add some flowers. Please click the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge with your floral delights.

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Beautiful blocks - faith, kindly provided by the challenge sponsor. I love this image - suitable for so many occasions, including condolence.

I changed the overall look of the image from blackand white to sepia and coloured the roses in Microsoft Paint before printing and mounting on a piece of pearlescent card and then a dark brown card blank. Just the addition of the 3D rose stickers and the butterflies and the card was done.


This is also for:

Crafts 4 eternity R225: sepia tones
My time to craft 291: sympathy
City crafter 261: focus on flowers
Come and get it: flowers
Deep ocean 103: flowers
Fab n funky 258: May flowers
Bloggers challenge: May flowers
Fussy & fancy 138: lots of flowers
Di's digis designs: load on those flowers
Digi choosday 19: flower power
Digitally sweet 138: April showers bring May flowers
Our creative corner May: April showers bring May flowers
Dragonfly dreams May: how does your garden grow
Stamp and create May: May flowers
Pattie's 110: use a flower image
Simon says Wednesday: let's get sentimental
Artistic inspirations 131: anything goes with a twist of swirls
Crafty catz 278: CAS
Scrappy hands 28: clean and simple
Little tangles 56: clean and simple
Stampartpapel retarte 47: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 32: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 11 May 2015

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 111


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 111: fairies. Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For my card I used the lovely Ching chou kuik's 'magic spread' digi kindly supplied by our sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps. I coloured with spectrum noir pencils and cut the image with a Spellbinders nestie die, brushing with antique linen distress ink before removing from the die. This was then matted on to another Spellbinders nestie die cut using some matt gold card, which was also embossed. The paisley embossed background was created with an embossalicious folder using some cream card with gold glitter, brushing this with the antique linen ink, adding the strip of corrugated card, sentiment, gems and hessian and wood flowers. Everything was then matted on to matt gold card and then a kraft card blank.

I based my card on the sketch given for Die cuttin' divas challenge 214:



This is also for:

One sweet challenge May: things with wings
Polka doodles 19: things with wings
Craft for the craic May: wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Corrosive 224: every little thing she does is magic
Fairytale 117: corrugated cardboard
Glitter n sparkle 136: embossing
Just us girls 292: embossing
V's sweet 34: emboss it
Creatalicious 74: embossing
Robyn's fetish 263: lots of layers
Little Miss Muffet 111: many layers
Brown sugar 145: layers
The stamping boutique: die cut or punch
Little red wagon 288: distress it
Sentimental Sundays 258: (mother's day)/really girly
Get creative 14: for the ladies (or mother's day)
DRS 173: beautiful backgrounds (make your own)
Little Claire designs 56: use kraft card
Everybody art 323: happy birthday
Creative inspirations 312: birthday
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 280: happy birthday
Seize the birthday
Left of center 77: bling
Creative craft cottage 39: all that glitters
Inky impressions 208: embellishments
Come and get it: flowers
Deep ocean 103: flowers
Tuesday throwdown 243: flowers for her
Fab n funky 258: May flowers
Bloggers challenge: May flowers
Spectrum noir (facebook): use flowers
Whimsy 82: colour an image
613 avenue create 123: anything goes with let's celebrate
Scrapy land 17: anything goes (used Spellbinder dies)
Scribble and scrap 44: anything goes
Crafting by designs May: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Digi choosday 18: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 46: anything goes
Not just cards 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 32: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Another card for CHNC challenge 228


My second card for my CHNC challenge 228 was put together digitally using a digital paper 'baby it's cold outside' from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet (one of our other sponsors), Coosty Creations 'holly girl' paper from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, layering these and fading the edges of the holly girl paper and adding the Crafty Girl creations 'Christmas ornaments 2', once again given by Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, fading the edges to allow the underneath edges to show through.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Jingle belles: happy hybrid holidays
Little Claire digi stamp 5: mono colours
Perfectly rustics 47: use three of something
Word art Wednesday 182: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Digi choosday 18: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 46: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 32: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes

CHNC challenge 228: vintage or shabby chic


This is my first design card for my CHNC challenge 228: vintage or shabby chic. I have to admit that I sometimes find 'vintage/shabby chic' rather daunting, but when you think of Christmas, perhaps you can feature an old fashioned snow scene, or a family gathered around the fire, a vintage looking Father Christmas ... I'm sure you will have lots of ideas. And I think it might be a good opportunity to use some of those cards from last year that you couldn't bear to part with ... a bit of upcycling may be.

I've used a beautiful vintage sheet kindly given to me by Heather at  My Artistic Adventures - Christmas angels peace on earth. I scanned this into my Scan n Cut and used it to cut all the pieces - so much quicker than fussy cutting by hand. I then overlapped and matted these on to a piece of fancy pants design winterland paper. All edges were distressed using victorian velvet distress ink. Everything was then mounted on to a sparkling pink card blank.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Jingle belles: happy hybrid holidays
Quirky crafts 10: angels among us
Crafty boots: things with wings
Polka doodles 19: things with wings
Whoopsi Daisy May: things with wings
Craft for the craic May: wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Allsorts 310: die cuts, more than 2 (all cut on Scan n Cut)
Crimbo crackers 80: die cuts
The stamping boutique: die cut or punch
Little red wagon 288: distress it
Creative corner: pink galore
Perfectly rustics 47: use three of something (3 angels)
Doodle pantry ants in my pantry 5: anything goes
Clear it out: anything goes (the paper and card blank are old)
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 182: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Sugar & Betty's May: anything goes
Mema's crafts May: anything goes
Creative fingers 79: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 87: anything goes
Crafts galore May: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 3: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Digi choosday 18: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 46: anything goes
613 avenue create 122: anything goes
Craft your passion 260: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 58: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 32: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes
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