Sunday, 31 January 2016

The Glory of Christmas challenge 77: fold and cut


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 77: fold and cut. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations by the rest of the team and join in our challenge ... either fold and cut ... or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

I made a folded swing card, using Hunkydory supplies, mounting the two image pieces on to scalloped circles that had been coloured with spectrum noir pens.

The photos were taken from strange angles to avoid flair from the flash.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 15: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 99: anything goes
Fab n funky 289: Christmas
Alphabet: X for Xtra fold
Craftin desert divas: shaped cards
Crafty sentiments 296: anything goes
613 avenue create 161: anything goes + option: use something from stash - I've had the Hunkydory supplies for quite some time
Aud sentients 147: anything goes
Craft your passion 296: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 96: anything goes
Creative card crew 105: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 278: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 56: anything goes
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
Creative moments 85: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 218: anything goes
Crafty girls 13: anything goes
Brown sugar 183: anything goes
Crafting with friends 13: anything goes
Creative fingers 101: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 123: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 58: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 22: anything goes
MFP 5: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 115


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 115:anything goes with a twist ... add an animal. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and join in our challenge.

I'm also sharing this for my CHNC challenge 266 which has started this morning - this week the challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'.

I used The Stamping Boutique Christmas mouse. Background papers are offcuts of DCWV from their Holiday Glitzy Glitter 12 x 12 stack.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 213
12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
ABC Christmas: B for baubles
A snowflakes promise 15: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 99: anything goes
Fab n funky 289: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 121: animal magic
Crafty friends 24: animals/birds
Cardz 4 guyz 104: spots and/or stripes
Di's digi designs: use lots of red
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured
Crafty sentiments 296: anything goes
Aud sentients 147: anything goes
613 avenue create 160: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 26: anything goes
Craft your passion 296: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 96: anything goes
Love to scrap 70: anything goes
Creative card crew 105: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 278: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 56: anything goes
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
Creative moments 85: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 218: anything goes
Crafty girls 13: anything goes
Brown sugar 183: anything goes
Crafting with friends 13: anything goes
Creative fingers 101: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 123: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 58: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 22: anything goes
MFP 5: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 121


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 121: anything goes with a twist ... add some flowers. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I think the background paper  My Mind's Eye on to which I stamped the lovely The Stamping Boutique butterfly colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding the Poundland flowers where the printed flowers are. A piece of DCWV ribbon and the sentiment and the card was finished.


This is also for:

Digi choosday 4: in bloom
Crafty ribbons 142: fabulous flowers
The ribbon girl January: any image challenge
Crafty boots: ribbon or lace
Crazy challenge 214: ribbons
Morgan's ArtWorld 2: add ribbon
613 avenue create 160: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 26: anything goes
Craft your passion 296: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 96: anything goes
Love to scrap 70: anything goes
Crafty sentiments 296: anything goes
Creative card crew 105: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 218: anything goes
Aud sentiments 147: anything goes
Creative fingers 101: anything goes
Crafty friends 23: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 69: anything goes
PDE linky party 107: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 23 January 2016

CHNC challenge 265: use a sentiment


For my CHNC challenge 265: use a sentiment, these are two quick cards that I made just before Christmas and didn't show. I fully intended to make something better this past week, but, because I've been really poorly all week, I haven't been able to do any crafting.

The backgrounds are from a Snowman kit, the toppers are Kanban, with other bits and pieces.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 98: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 69: anything goes
PDE linky party 107: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 114


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 114:anything goes with a twist ... frosty. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and join in our challenge.

For the background I used three papers from Bugaboo Stamps frosty digi papers layering on the Sparkle n Sprinke 'snow goddess', coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint (Sparkle n Sprinkle are the sponsors for the challenge), adding the mats behind the image and also the greeting panel.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 98: anything goes
Scrappy hands 56: winter
Dream factory 28: the ice queen - using snowflakes
Di's digi designs: include snow or snowflakes
Crafty catz 308: girls just want to have fun
Unicorn 5: get your glad rags on
Fussy & fancy 155: fashion
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Inspiration destination 69: anything goes
PDE linky party 107: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Fan-tastic Tuesday 120


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday 120: anything goes with a twist ... make it girly. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Sassy Studio Designs snow queen portrait, coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint, matting on to a piece of silver mirror card. The background card is Hunkydory and the flowers are Craftime.


This is also for:

Pink gem 160: female birthday
In the pink 85: anything goes
Southern girls: one for the girls
613 avenue 159: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 23: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Glory of Christmas challenge 76


This is my design card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 76: silver or gold ... or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and join in our Christmas challenge.

It was my turn to choose the theme for this fortnight - I think silver or gold on a Christmas card is lovely and bright and shiny. I chose to make a CAS card, using two stamps, inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder. I stamped the 'scene' Personal impressions stamp by Sue Dix on to a piece of matt silver - now I wish I had stamped it directly on to the black card blank as I did with the Inkadinkado stamp on the left - but, hey ho!

This is also for Stamplorations January CAS card challenge: + option: silver:




This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 98: anything goes
AAA cards 56: winter wonderland
CAS on Sunday 74: winter
The house that stamps built DCC113: winter wonderland
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Paradise of stamps 34: winter
Scrappy hands 56: winter
Timbro scrap mania 116: winter
Dream factory 28: the ice queen - using snowflakes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): let it snow
Clear it out: winter - add a snowflake
Creatalicious 83: snowflakes
Di's digi designs: include snow or snowflakes
Art impressions 175: winter wonderland
Order of the opus gluei 219: sparkling and shimmering
Glitter n sparkle 171: monochrome
Crafting for all seasons 117: monochrome
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
Come and get it: embossing
Hiding in my craft room 234: embossing
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it January: anything goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle January: anything goes - with embossing powder
Inky chicks 61: anything goes
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
Fresh  brewed: anything goes
Penny's 260: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 12: anything goes
Crafting with friends 12: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Simply papercrafts 21: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 68: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Crafting musketeers challenge 33


This is my design card for Crafting musketeers challenge 33 (I am on team B, we publish mid-month) - please click the link to the see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and join in our challenge here.

The theme for our challenge is 'new beginnings' so I have made a card to be given to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

The background is actually an embossed vellum which I adhered to the card blank by gluing beneath the various added embellishments from my stash.



This is also for:

Great impressions January: lovey dovey (Valentine or bird)
Little Claire designs 65: just add bunting
Get creative 30: something new (new baby)
Deep ocean 120: something new
Going grey with Scrap-creations: new
Creative moments 84: anything goes + option: new beginnings
Open-minded 1: something new
Scrap & craft inspiration 17: new beginnings
Crafty calendar January: something new
613 avenue 158: anything goes
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
Fresh  brewed: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 68: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

CHNC challenge 264: cute


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 264: cute (or anything goes as long as it's Christmas).

I've used Robyn's Fetish Christmas ginger cutie kindly supplied by them as one of this week's sponsors, colouring with spectrum noir pens, cutting out and mounting on to a couple of die cut mats using some lovely foiled papers I've had for a long time, finally on to a piece of of gingerbread people paper from a Cosy Christmas collection, mounting on to the background paper with the gingerbread houses, again from the Cosy Christmas collection. The die cuts were made using X cut parenthesis rectangle dies. The ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons and felt buttons from Poundland. The chipboard candy cane is one that's been in my Christmas box for ages.

I based the card on the sketch given for Tuesday morning sketches 334:



This is also for:

Robyn's fetish 298: square cards
12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas 63: use designer paper
Little Claire digi stamp monthly 13: 3,2,1 - 3 buttons, 2 die cuts, 1 image
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 98: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 14: anything goes
Fab n funky 287: for a child
Spectrum noir fb January challenge: anything goes
613 avenue 158: anything goes
Inky chicks 61: anything goes
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
Fresh  brewed: anything goes
Penny's 260: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 12: anything goes
Crafting with friends 12: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Simply papercrafts 21: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 68: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 113


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 113: anything goes with a twist ... get well soon. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Sassy Studio get well soon image - Sassy Studio are sponsoring the challenge. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens. I've had the background paper for ages - just added the ribbon and the Hobbycraft flowers.


This is also for:

Dare to be sassy Thursdays 316: shabby chic or vintage
In the pink 85: anything goes
AnMa Creatief 52: flowers
Imagine that: a colouring contest
Craft-Dee BowZ January: anything goes with a handmade bow
Peal Lu 9: anything goes
Spectrum noir fb January challenge: anything goes
613 avenue 158: anything goes
Craft your passion 294: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 94: anything goes
Inky chicks 61: anything goes
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
Fresh  brewed: anything goes
Penny's 260: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 12: anything goes
Crafting with friends 12: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Simply papercrafts 21: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 169: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 68: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Friday, 15 January 2016

CHNC challenge extra for January mid-month


I'm wondering how it can possibly already be nearly halfway though January, but it is time for our mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for January 2016. If you click on the link you will see the wonderland designs by ladies on the DT which are indeed an inspiration - I hope that you will want to join us by making Christmas creations - yes, I know it's early in the year, but it saves the panic towards the end of the year. And besides that ... I love making Christmas cards!

If you have been inspired to come and join us with your entries ... and many thanks to all you wonderful crafters who have already joined in ... please click here for the January post with the linky for your entries .

For my card I used Charmed cards and crafts Dottie and George Christmas downloads (I bought a set of these - and many more besides - but I haven't used any of these for a long time ... I do love them). I decided to keep the background quite clean apart from the offcut of blue card and the silver glitter strip. The image has been matted on to a Kanban topper and three Hobbycraft snowflakes added - these are rippled, which doesn't show up here.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 211
Hiding in my craft room 233: super scraps Saturday
12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Christmas card challenges 6: anything goes
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Paradise of stamps 34: winter
Scrappy hands 56: winter
Little red wagon 324: build a snowman
My Sheri crafts 172: let's build a snowman
Craftin desert divas: let it snow
Clear it out: winter - add a snowflake
Creatalicious 83: snowflakes
Card mania 76: winter fun
Digi choosday 2: cool blues
The paper shelter 231: shades of blue
Craft for the craic January: January blues
Card and scrap 110: white and blue
Sparkles 76:January blues
Fab n funky 287: for a child
Dragonfly journey 39: you crack me up
Cute card Thursday 408: a bit of fun
Pattie's 118: fun in the snow with snow in the image
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 98: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: baby it's cold outside
Art impressions 175: winter wonderland
Artistic inspirations 147: anything goes/twist of winter blues
A snowflakes promise 14: anything goes
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 1: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 298: square cards
Creative craft cottage 55: release the glitter
Winter wonderland: glitter and shine
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Craft your passion 294: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 94: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 57: anything goes + Christmas digi
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 68: anything goes
PDE linky party 106: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Fan-tastic Tuesday 119


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday 119: anything goes with a twist ... warm and cosy. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and we would love to see your entries for the challenge.

The image is Star Stampz winter kiss - Star Stampz are sponsoring Fan-tastic Tuesday 119 - I thought these two looked warm and cosy. I coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to an offcut of deep pink mirror card. The background and the piece of card down the side were from my Christmas offcuts box and the glittered strips were left over pieces (another occasion of not using a full strip beneath the image).


This is also for:

Art at Stampz by Star: new to you - the image is new to me, as is Star Stampz challenge
Pixie's snippets 211
Hiding in my craft room 233: super scraps Saturday
12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Christmas card challenges 6: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Cute as a button 18: love
Imagine that: a colouring contest
Holly jolly Christmas 63: use designer paper
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: baby it's cold outside
Art impressions 175: winter wonderland
Aurora wings 21: warm & fuzzy
A snowflakes promise 14: anything goes
Spectrum noir fb January challenge: anything goes
ABC challenge: Y is your choice
Dare to be sassy Thursday 315: your choice
Paperminutes 417: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 1: anything goes
Creative fingers 100: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 298: square cards
Creative craft cottage 55: release the glitter
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Craft your passion 294: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 94: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Julia Spiri 9: anything goes + option: monotone
Scrapping4fun 57: anything goes + Christmas digi
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 11: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 1: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 67: anything goes
PDE linky party 105: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 9 January 2016

CHNC challenge 263: another red card


The challenge for CHNC 263 this week is to use the colour red ... a little or a lot (every second Saturday in the month is going to be a colour challenge this year).

For my second card I have used Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet Kaz Kraftz Christmas stocking, coloured with spectrum noir pens, kindly supplied by another of our sponsors this week (I tried and tried to get a betterphoto, but couldn't - it looks as if the card is crooked, but it isn't).  I used offcut pieces that I found in my Christmas box, including the paper piecing on the stocking imag - the glittered silver strips were also snippets, not having a full length to go all the way across. The 'fur' on the top of the stocking has been glittered with stickles crystal ice:


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 210
Hiding in my craft room 233: super scraps Saturday
12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Oddball art: Christmas or winter
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
One stitch at a time 252: anything goes with red
Brown sugar 180: anything goes
Creative fingers 100: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 120: anything goes
Polka doodles 51: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 297: anything goes
Craft your passion 293: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 93: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: January anything goes
Crafty gals corner 53: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Julia Spiri 9: anything goes + option: monotone
Scrapping4fun 57: anything goes + Christmas digi
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 11: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 1: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 67: anything goes
PDE linky party 105: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

CHNC challenge 263: red


The challenge for CHNC 263 this week is to use the colour red ... a little or a lot (every second Saturday in the month is going to be a colour challenge this year).

For my first card I've used digital paper, image and sentiments from Doodle Pantry's Bitty Christmas kindly supplied by them as one of this week's sponsors, with a ribbon added down the side:


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
The stamping boutique: winter theme
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
One stitch at a time 252: anything goes with red
Jo's scrap shack funday 120: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 297: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Crafting by designs: January anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Julia Spiri 9: anything goes + option: monotone
Scrapping4fun 57: anything goes + Christmas digi
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Inspiration destination 67: anything goes
PDE linky party 105: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 112


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's  Bloomin' challenge 112: anything goes with a twist ... it's bloomin' cold out there - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge - it doesn't have to be for Christmas ... just depicting 'cold'!

The background picture is one that I rescued from a magazine or advertising leaflet (can't really remember, but I kept it because I thought it was too good to put in the paper recycling bin). I stamped the lovely Stampotique snowman by Jo Capper-Sandon, colouring with spectrum noir pens and cutting out carefully, spraying with stick and stay to place it on the main picture. The sentiment is one I've had for ages. I mounted everything on to a shiny black piece of card - unfortunately, you can't see any of the shine here.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Craftin desert divas: let it snow
Card mania 76: winter fun
Pattie's 118: fun in the snow with snow in the image (stamped snowman)
Oddball art: Christmas or winter
Creative corner: do you want to build a snowman?
My Sheri 172: let's build a snowman
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
Kort o mania 144: anything goes
Brown sugar 180: anything goes
Creative fingers 100: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 120: anything goes
Polka doodles 51: anything goes
QKR stampede 173: CAS
Robyn's fetish 297: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: January anything goes
Crafty gals corner 53: anything goes
The male room 26: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 1: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
PDE linky party 105: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Let's craft and create challenge 109: layer it up


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 109: layer it up - please click on the link to see the beautiful designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in the challenge.

I embossed a piece of Core'dinations card using an Embossalicious music embossing folder, sanding the embossing to reveal the core colour. The striped paper is an old piece of The English Paper Company Airy Fairy on to which I stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps inked with ColorBox purple and then heat embossed with clear detail powder. The two strips of washi tape were from The Works, the flowers from Poundland and a Hunkydory sentiment label.



This is also for:

Sparkle n sprinkle January: anything goes - used embossing powder
Penny Black Saturday challenge January: anything goes
The house that stamps built WIW December: anything goes
Card and scrap 109: stamps
Little Miss Muffet 128: your favourite stamp
Little Claire digi stamp monthly 13: 3,2,1 - 3 flowers, 2 washi tapes, 1 stamped image
Kort o mania 144: anything goes
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Doodle pantry ants in my pantry 13: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 52: flowers
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 406: anything goes
The stamping boutique: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Inspiration destination 66: anything goes
PDE linky party 104: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 118


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday 118: anything goes with a twist ... it's cold out there. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Kanban and Hunkydory supplies and an A5 tent style card blank.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
613 avenue 157: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 169: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 25: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Craft your passion 293: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 93: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 406: anything goes
Pink gem 159: anything Christmas goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Inspiration destination 66: anything goes
PDE linky party 104: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

More Mixed Media challenge: blue


I feel really privileged to be on the design team for More Mixed Media challenges, although I feel very inadequate for the task.

Well its finally here the start of this new challenge blog and our very 1st challenge for you is any shades of "Blue".

We would like to see some where on your project a shade of Blue for this challenge so it could be the main focal colour or just a hint of the colour some where on your creation.


We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can enter with your traditional paper/card layouts so long as we can see the colour for each challenge.

This is my canvas for More Mixed Media challenge: blue, using Spectrum Noir Aqua tints inks and various stencils and stamps, as well as some Pebeo silver gilding wax and white opal liquid pearls. Stencils are Creative Expressions Birch Trees and Sheena Douglass Deer. Snowflake stamps are Inkadinkado

I was really out of my comfort zone doing this (and it shows in the result), but I'm still very glad to have this opportunity. I will try hard to produce something better for next months' More Mixed Media challenge.


This is also for:

Stamplorations mixed media January challenge:


We love 2 create 27: anything creative/mixed media goes
Scrappymoms terrific Tuesday: new year, new you - to try and get to grips with canvas mixed media creations
Card and scrap 109: stamps
Tuesday throwdown: winter wonderland
Art journal journey January: winter wonderland
Kort o mania 144: anything goes
Sweet stamps January: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Artistic inspirations 147: anything goes/twist of winter blues
Bastel-traum 36: winter
Oddball art:Christmas or winter
Craftin desert divas: let it snow
Creative artiste 10: mixed media with anything goes
The pencil cases 9: J = January colours
Paper sweeties 39
Animal friends 34: snow
Melonheadz friends: snow/snowflakes
Anything but cute mixed media challenges 9: ring out the old, bring in the nbew (the stencils were new and never used before)
Order of the opus gluei 218: stretch yourselves
Everybody art 350: anything goes
The house that stamps built WIW December: anything goes
613 avenue 157: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 169: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 25: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Craft your passion 293: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 93: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Creative inspirations 341: anything goes
Inspiration destination 66: anything goes
PDE linky party 104: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Easel card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 75


This is my design card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 75: easel card - or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and we would love to see you entries.

I used papers from the DCWV Christmas glitter pad (these are absolutely lovely and the beauty is that the glitter doesn't shed). I decided to make a twisted easel, using some silver rhinestones and some corrugated card for the 'stopper' across the middle - a row of larger rhinestones beneath the corrugated card.The image is The Stamping Boutique Christmas mouse (I love this). A few Hobbycraft poinsettias and the Happy Christmas banner on the corrugated card and the card was done.

Colours for Christmas card challenges 5:



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
Winter wonderland Christmas bingo: middle column: animal, glitter, flowers
Creative craft cottage 54: add some sparkle
AnMaCreatief 52: flowers
QKR stampede 172: feathers & fur
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
613 avenue 157: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 169: anything goes
Lil path of crafty friends 25: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 297: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Crafts and me January: anything goes
Catch the bug January anything goes challenge
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 406: anything goes
Pink gem 159: anything Christmas goes
The stamping boutique: anything goes (used their image)
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 332: anything goes
Creative inspirations 341: anything goes
Inspiration destination 66: anything goes
PDE linky party 104: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes