Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Penny's challenge 356


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 356, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely pre-coloured Cute as a Button tangled lights image (Cute as a Button is one of the challenge sponsors this week).

The background paper on to a dark brown card base is unknown - thanks to Nicola I now know that the paper is 'a krafty Christmas' by  Dovecraft - the banner on the left was among some bought recently from TK Maxx - foiled and very shiny. I cut the image with a todo cross hatch die, brushing within the die very lightly with brown corduroy distress ink, although this doesn't show in the photo.


This is also for:


The merry Christmas 44: anything Christmas goes
Ching-Chou Kuik November: Christmas/winter
Happy little stampers November CAS: Christmas
Angie's 15: anything goes + option: holiday
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
The paper shelter 319: a Christmas card
Paperminutes 513: copper
Crafty gals corner 150: to die for
Digi choosday 45: anything goes
Crafty friends 71: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 193: anything goes + a sentiment
Artistic inspirations 190: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 184: anything goes
Everybody art 413: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 55: anything goes
Crafting with friends 55: anything goes
Creative fingers 141: anything goes
Polka doodles week 46: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 310: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie's wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Saturday, 18 November 2017

CHNC challenge 360


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 360 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of use some blue.

For my card I used a background from a Snowman kit purchased a couple of years ago, with the large sentiment piece from an old Kanban kit, with a couple of 3D snowflakes from The Works.


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 43: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 145: anything goes
CRAFT 442: Christmas
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
Noor November: winter
Dragonfly dreams November: winter
Crafty girlz: anything goes + option: Christmas
Make my Monday 59: snow fun
Ike's world 101: anything goes + option: let it snow
Crafty sentiments: winter
Scrapping 4 fun 103: winter wonderland
AnMaCreatief 74: winter
Fabrika fantasy 15: winter time
The paper shelter 318: add some snowflakes
Crafting with dragonflies 94: Christmas card with non traditional colours
Crazy challenge 261: monochrome
Monochromatic magic 7: monochrome with a twist: shades of blue
Crafty friends 71: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 193: anything goes + a sentiment
Glitter n sparkle 265: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 190: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 183: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 54: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 55: anything goes
Creative fingers 141: anything goes
Polka doodles week 46: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 309: anything goes

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Penny's challenge 355


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 355, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the Oddball Kawaii snowman - silly chilly Stan, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. Papers and fussy cut pieces are all from DCWV candy cane lane 12 x 12 stack - some pieces glittered (doesn't show up too well on here). The snowman was coloured in one or two places with spectrum noir pens.


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 43: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 145: anything goes
Get creative 64: holidays
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
Crafty girlz: anything goes + option: Christmas
Make my Monday 59: snow fun
Ike's world 101: anything goes + option: let it snow
Crafty sentiments: winter
Scrapping 4 fun 103: winter wonderland
AnMaCreatief 74: winter
Fabrika fantasy 15: winter time
The sisterhood of crafters: let the sparkle fly
Angie's 15: anything goes + option: holidays
The paper shelter 318: add some snowflakes
Digi choosday week 46: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 265: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 69: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 190: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 183: anything goes
Crafty creations 354: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 309: anything goes

CCAYR November challenge: candies, cookies or gingerbread


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round November challenge: candies, cookies or gingerbread. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of November here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

I used various papers, including offcuts from a K & Co pad and the lovely flittered card that I cut from a DCWV 12 x 12. Other elements were from The Works.


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 43: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 145: anything goes
Craft rocket 43: Christmas is coming
Crafty friends 70: Christmas
Crafty girlz: anything goes + option: Christmas
Get creative 64: holidays
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
Double D: here comes Santa Claus
Mod squad: merry and bright
Glitter n sparkle 265: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 69: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 190: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 183: anything goes
Crafty creations 354: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 309: anything goes

Saturday, 11 November 2017

CHNC challenge 359


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 359 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of reindeer.

My card is very similar to one that I made and showed here a few weeks ago, using an unknown piece of backing paper, adding a glittered decoupaged picture and matching sentiment oval from a Kanban kit bought long ago.


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 42: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 145: anything goes
Craft rocket 43: Christmas is coming
Crafty friends 70: Christmas
As you like it: Christmas or non-Christmas and why? I love making all kinds of cards, but love, love making Christmas cards all through the year
Get creative 64: holidays
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
Animal friends 56: Christmas
Crafty animals 8: anything goes with an animal
Hanna and friends 286: animals
2 crafty critter crazies 8

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Penny's challenge 354


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 354, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Sasayaki glitter Lucy's flowers image, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. The background paper and the spotted one were in my offcuts box. The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut with a todo crosshatch die. The balloon etc were from Poundland.




This is also for:

Moo-mania November: make it feminine
The paper shelter 317: a card for a child
Pattie's 140: birthdays
Colour crazy week 44: anything goes
Crea chicky's 15: anything goes
Love to scrap 103: anything goes
Createful heart 5: anything goes
Color inspiration link up 28
Creative craft cottage: buttons and/or bows
Digi choosday week 45: anything goes

Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Lil patch of crafty friends 69: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 41: anything goes
Crafty creations 354: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 182: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 54: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 140: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 22: anything goes
Polka doodles 44: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 11: anything goes
Card mania 98: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 31: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 11: anything goes
Unicorn 27: anything goes
Emerald city 5: anything goes
Scrappers delights 72: anything goes
Create and makes 16: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 308: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays: anything goes
DL.ART November linky

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 131


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 131: anything goes or option 'colours of all/autumn or thankful for you, Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

As regular visitors to my blog will know, I don't 'do' halloween, but I was commissioned to make this halloween birthday card (birthday was on 31 October), so here it is, using autumnal colours. The background papers are from Papermania (middle one torn) - the main skull face was from Poundland with Paper House Productions spooktacular and Halloween Hauntings 3D stickers.


This is also for:

Hiding in my craft room 325 fall colours
Quick quotes 81: fall colours
Crafty calendar November: autumn colours
Glitter n sparkle 264: fall colours
Double D: feeling fallish
Pearly sparkles 22: autumnal colours
Sparkles 97: autumn colours
Fussy & fancy 199: so spooky
Pinspirational 202:

Crafter gals corner 147: harvest colours
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Crafty girlz: anything goes + option: spook
Creative fingers 140: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 22: anything goes
Polka doodles 44: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 102: anything goes
Classic design team 18:  anything goes
Creative ladybirds 31: anything goes
Create and makes 16: anything goes
Card mania 98: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 502: anything goes

Saturday, 4 November 2017

CHNC challenge 358


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 358 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of food and/or drink (Christmas, of course!).

For my card I used a ready patterned card blank from The Works, adding a couple of pieces from my Christmas offcuts box wrapped with some lovely textured ribbon. The image is from a Lili of the valley pad, fussy cut, with the addition of the sparkly glittered sentiment stocking which was upcycled from a card received long ago.


This is also for:


The merry Christmas 41: anything Christmas goes
Crafty addicts 42: anything goes/Christmas
Craft rocket 43: Christmas is coming
Crafty friends 70: Christmas
As you like it: Christmas or non-Christmas and why? I love making all kinds of cards, but love, love making Christmas cards all through the year
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Sunny day 59: R is for ribbon
Crazy 4 challenges 410: layer it up
Cute card Thursday 502: anything goes

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Love to craft 16 November challenge


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 16 November anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card, using Hunkydory supplies from a couple of kits and one of their little books, decoupaging  on the front and back.



This is also for:

Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Lemon shortbread 53: anything goes
Crafting by designs: November anything goes
Creative moments 130: anything goes
Polka doodles week 43: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 102: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 307: anything goes

Penny's challenge 353


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 353, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Dr Digi 's bath time Dierdery (a pre-coloured image). Background paper is My Paper Stash Quintessential country garden backgrounds and ribbons and sparkly flower gems from stash. Sentiment produced on computer, printed and mounted on to offcut of gold to match the mat for the image.



This is also for:

Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Crafty catz 390: anything goes + option: girls want to have fun
Really reasonable ribbon 174: anything goes with ribbon
DL.ART thankful Thursday 215: ribbon & sparkle
Sunny day 59: R is for ribbon
The paper shelter 316: digital delight

A bit more time to craft extra November challenge


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft EXTRA November challenge: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used one of Lozzy's dark wonder papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - so many delightful papers - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge. Stickers from stash and ribbon that I dyed from cream with a spectrum noir to match the card.


This is also for:

Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations (new home)
Really reasonable ribbon 174: anything goes with ribbon
In the pink 126: ribbons and/or bows
DL.ART thankful Thursday 215: ribbon & sparkle
Sunny day 59: R is for ribbon
Crazy 4 challenges 409: pink
Artistic inspirations 189: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 55


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 55: anything goes. Please click
on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used one of Lozzy's lovely birthday dream papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge.

Ribbon with gems and flowers from Hobbycraft. The image is a lovely stamp by Denami Design, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with a spectrum noir pen, with gems added for the necklace. This was cut out using a todo crosshatch die, embossed and edged with the spectrum noir pen.


This is also for:

Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Crafty sentiments: use your favourite stamp (just one favourite of many - lol!)
Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Fab n funky 369: fashion
Moo-mania November: make it feminine
Really reasonable ribbon 174: anything goes with ribbon
In the pink 126: ribbons and/or bows
Sunny day 59: R is for ribbon
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Crafty catz 390: anything goes + option: girls want to have fun
Crazy 4 challenges 409: pink
Paradise of stamps 60: vintage
Pammie's inky pinkies 1744anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 68: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 189: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 181: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 53: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: November anything goes
Crafty creations 353: anything goes
Creative moments 130: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 174: anything goes
Colour crazy week 43: anything goes
Creative fingers 139: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 21: anything goes
Polka doodles week 43: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 102: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 52: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 11: anything goes
Classic design team 18:  anything goes
Crafts galore encore November: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 41: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 31: anything goes
Createful heart 5: anything goes
Create and makes 16: anything goes
Card mania 98: anything goes
Crea chicky's 15: anything goes
Love to scrap 103: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 307: anything goes

Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 11 for November


This is my card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 11 for Novemer: Christmas time - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you join in our challenge.

I used Digital Delights trimming the tree,, a pre-coloured image, with background from a festive paper pad from The Works, with 3D stickers.



This is also for:


The merry Christmas 41: anything Christmas goes
Crafty addicts 42: anything goes/Christmas
Delicious doodles November: Christmas - traditional
House of cards November: holiday
The paper shelter 316: digital delight
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Word art Wednesday 307: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2017 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2017 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

This card was commissioned. I used paper from M & C Boutique design block (November prize is one of the design blocks), glittered, corrugated and scalloped strips fromstash, a recycled picture and flowers from Hobbycraft.




This is also for:

That's crafty: forever floral
Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Really reasonable ribbon 174: anything goes with ribbon
DL.ART thankful Thursday 215: ribbon & sparkle
Artistic inspirations 189: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 181: anything goes
Polka doodles week 43: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 53: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: November anything goes
Crafty creations 353: anything goes
Creative moments 130: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 102: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 52: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 307: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for November 2017


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge extra for November 2017 - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

Now that we are beginning November, it's time to be more serious about Christmas designs - I hope you will be able to join in our November challenge. ... it can be any creation as long as it's for Christmas and you can enter as many times as you wish.

Bugaboo Stamps always generously sponsor my CHNC challenge extra and provide images for the team to use and showcase. The image I've used is cat topper Christmas, a pre-coloured one. I used papers from Dovecraft's The magic of Christmas paper pack, wrapping the torn piece with some sparkly organza ribbon.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
The merry Christmas 41: anything Christmas goes
Jingle belles: not a creature was stirring
Crafty addicts 42: anything goes/Christmas
Animal friends 56: Christmas
Delicious doodles November: Christmas - traditional
House of cards November: holiday
2 crafty critter crazies 8: anything goes with a critter
The paper shelter 316: digital delight
Creative inspirations 283: sparkle
Sunny day 59: R is for ribbon
Papercreators 63: reds, browns and oranges
The Bugaboo crafty challenge 10: anything goes
Really reasonable ribbon 174: anything goes with ribbon
Crafty animals 8: anything goes
Ike's world 99: anything goes + option: celebrations
Digi choosday 44: anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ November: anything goes with a handmade bow

Saturday, 28 October 2017

CHNC challenge 357


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 357 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of things with wings.

For my card I used two parts of a recycled card - can't take any credit for doing any crafting with this one, but it was too good to put in the recycling paper bin. I won't be entering any challenges with it because I did nothing other than stick the pieces together on the card blank.


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Penny's challenge 352


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 352, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Fred she said poinsettia & holly pre-coloured, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. I digitally created a CAS card:




This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
Winter wonderland: Christmas flowers
Christmas card challenges 24:
The merry Chrtistmas 40: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fab n funky 368: Christmas
CRAFT 438: Christmas
CAS on Friday 119: flowers
Sunny day  crafting 58: Q is for quick and easy
Lil patch of crafty friends 68: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 188: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 180: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 43: anything goes
Crafting with friends 53: anything goes
Creative fingers 139: anything goes
Jo's scrap shake funday 211: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 21: anything goes
Polka doodles week 42: anything goes
QKR stampede 266: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 306: anything goes

Saturday, 21 October 2017

CHNC challenge 356


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 356 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of traditional Christmas colours.

The background paper is from Dovecraft's Magic of Christmas paper pad. The  piece across the middle is an offcut from Red Christmas paper from The Works, left over when making the previous card. The striped border pieces are from an old Kanban kit (the edges are gold foiled, although here they look more like black). A Kanban greeting from a kit purchased some years ago was mounted on to a Dovecraft Glad Tidings doiley.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
The merry Chrtistmas 39: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Crafting with dragonflies 92: designer paper plus sentiment only
Glitter n sparkle 261: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 68: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 188: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 179: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 41: anything goes
Crafting with friends 53: anything goes
Creative fingers 139: anything goes
Jo's scrap shake funday 211: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 21: anything goes
Polka doodles week 42: anything goes
QKR stampede 266: anything goes
Emerald city crafts 4: anything goes
Scrappers delights 71: anything goes
Create and inspire 67: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Createful heart 4: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Penny's challenge 351


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 351, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

For my card I used Eureka Stamps cat in hat - Eureka are one of the sponsors of the challenge.

I coloured with spectrum noir pens and glittered with quickie glue pen and Chloe's sparkelicious, cutting out the image to mount on to a Dovecraft Glad Tidings doiley. Papers are from Red Christmas paper pad from The Works with a piece of washi tape across the bottom.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
The merry Chrtistmas 39: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Christmas with the cuties 10: Christmas animals
Sweet stampin: sparkle and shine
A snowflakes promise 45: anything goes
Crafty animals 7: anything goes
Digi choosday 42: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 261: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 68: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 188: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 179: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 41: anything goes
Colour crazy 41: anything goes
Jo's scrap shake funday 210: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 51: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 10: anything goes
Crafts galore encore October: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 40: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 30: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 21: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 10: anything goes
Emerald city crafts 4: anything goes
Scrappers delights 71: anything goes
Create and inspire 67: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Createful heart 4: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes