Sunday, 28 February 2016

The glory of Christmas 79: Jesus is born


This is my card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 79: Jesus is born. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

This is a very simple card made mainly from Hunkydory and Kanban supplies (quite old), but it is lovely to make and show a card that depicts the real meaning of Christmas.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes
Fab n funky 293: Christmas
ABC Christmas: D for don't overdo it
A snowflakes promise 17: anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas 66: getting sentiment-al - add a sentiment
Winter wonderland: must use a sentiment
Hiding in my craft room 240: any holiday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Craft your passion 300: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 100: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Penny's 266: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 74: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 112: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 27 February 2016

CHNC challenge 270: use a sentiment


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 270, where the challenge this week is to use a sentiment on a Christmas creation. Please click on the link to see the prizes that are generously being given by sponsors and join in the challenge.

For my card I used two similar Anna Griffin papers, cutting some holly from one and sticking on to the other which had been hot foiled with the sentiment using my new Todo. The Anna Griffin papers were then mounted on to red mirror card and then on to the dark green card blank. The red gems are ones that I bought a few years ago at Poundland - they seem to be a funny shape for holly berries, but those that formed part of the paper designs were that shape. You can read about this card here on My Crafty Outlook. Difficult to see the foiling properly because of reflection, but the small piece shows how clearly the sentiment has foiled with the Todo:




This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes
Fab n funky 293: Christmas
Ooh la la 198: CAS
ABC Christmas: D for don't overdo it
A snowflakes promise 17: anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas 66: getting sentiment-al - add a sentiment
Winter wonderland: must use a sentiment
Left of center 119: bling, bling
Hiding in my craft room 240: any holiday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
613 avenue create 164: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 176: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 28: anything goes
Craft your passion 300: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 100: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 60: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Penny's 266: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 220: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 15: anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards 103: anything goes
Crafting with friends 15: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 24: anything goes
Inspiration destination 74: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 112: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 119


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 119: anything goes with a twist ... fantasy. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Fairy image from Nikki Burnette's Fantasy sheet No. 3, kindly supplied by the sponsor of the challenge.

The dark green mirror card background was embossed with a folder, as was the surround of the image. Glittered ribbon, burlap butterflies and flowers and gems from stash.


This is is also for:

Butterfly challenges 49: butterflies + G for glitter
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 133: butterflies
The ribbon girl: use any image
The stamping boutique: ribbon and/or lace
Left of center 119: bling,, bling
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: for the ladies
Tuesday throwdown 282: create your own background
Creative moments 87: anything goes + option: embossing
Card and scrap 112: layers
Sunsational February: anything goes + option: embossing
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 322: your choice
613 avenue create 164: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 176: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 28: anything goes
Craft your passion 300: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 100: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 60: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Penny's 266: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 220: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 15: anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards 103: anything goes
Crafting with friends 15: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 24: anything goes
Inspiration destination 74: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 112: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 125


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 125: anything goes with a twist ... for a child. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I used the lovely Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet Lil Diva digi fun in the jungle, colouring with spectrum noir pense and mounting on to a dark mirror card mat before mounting on to the 'giraffe' paper that I've had for ages. The sentiments are both textured rub ons.


This is also for:

Alphabet: Z for zoo animals
Digi choosday 7: animals & insects
Critters and creatures linky party 1
The paper shelter 236: make it digital
Fab n funky 292: male birthday
Pink gem 163: boy's birthday
Sparkles 77: something for the males
Melonheadz friends: birthdays
Scrapping 4 fun 59: happy birthday + digi or stamps
Allsorts 351: birthday wishes
Di's digi designs: birthday
AnMaCreatief 53: festival
Simon says Monday: inspired by a song: We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
Aud sentiments 149: cute + a sentiment
Penny's 265: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 220: anything goes
Julia Spiri 12: anything goes
Creative fingers 103: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 126: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Inspiration destination 73: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 111: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Monday, 22 February 2016

Crafting in a beautiful mess



The new DT has been announced on Crafting in a beautiful mess and I'm privileged to have been invited to be part of that team. Please click on the link to see who else is on the team and welcome
them.

Our first challenge will be 25 March at 8am GMT time. We hope that you will be joining us. All our challenges will be Anything Goes, any project, any medium, any style, design...

I hope you will be able to come and join us on 25 March.




Saturday, 20 February 2016

CHNC challenge 269: cute


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 269: cute (or anything goes as long as it's Christmas) - I'd love you to click on  the link, hop on over to the challenge and join in the fun ... it really isn't too early to make Christmas creations - you'll be thankful later on in the year if you do.

For my card I've used the cute Robyn's Fetish chip the penguin image kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish as one of the challenge sponsors. I coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint and cut out the image on my Scan n Cut, also cutting the sentiment panel. The grosgrain Merry Christmas ribbon was from Hobbycraft. The background paper is an unknown piece which I think came as part of a magazine freebie. Everything was mounted on to a black card blank.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes + option: winter wonderland
CRAFT 351: Christmas
ABC Christmas: D for don't overdo it
Jingle Belles: text me
Winter wonderland: clean and simple
Ooh la la 198: CAS
Crafty catz 312: CAS
Digi choosday 7: animals & insects
The ribbon girl: February card challenge
Aud sentiments 149: cute + a sentiment
Crafty sentiments 299: let's get sentimental
Oddball art: add a sentiment
Cardz 4 galz 16: get ahead - get a hat
Creative moments 87: anything goes
Penny's 265: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 220: anything goes
Julia Spiri 12: anything goes
Brown sugar 186: anything goes
Creative fingers 103: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 126: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Inspiration destination 73: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 111: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 118


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 118: anything goes with a twist ... Mothering Sunday. Please click on the link to see lovely designs by others in the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For my card I've used the Star Stampz English lady image (Star Stampz are sponsoring the challenge), coloured with spectrum noir pens, tearing the image using a perspex oval template and inking the edge. The background was cut from a sample piece of wallpaper that I've had for ages with a  scrap strip of unknown paper. Other items from stash (Hobbycraft flower).


This is also for:

Art by Stampz by Star: monochromatic
Pixie's snippets 216
The ribbon girl: February card challenge
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: for the ladies
Crafty friends 25: girly
The east wind 49: all dressed up
Dream factory 29: pretty woman
Craft rocket 9: mother's day/female
Really reasonable ribbon 135: celebrate theme with ribbon or trim
Great impressions February: let's celebrate
613 avenue create 163: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Craft your passion 299: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 99: anything goes
Love to scrap 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 9: anything goes
Creative moments 87: anything goes
Kort o mania 147: anything goes
Petal Lu 10: anything goes
Penny's 265: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 220: anything goes
Julia Spiri 12: anything goes
Brown sugar 186: anything goes
Creative fingers 103: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 126: anything goes
Creative inspirations 345: anything goes
Inspiration destination 73: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 111: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Crafting musketeers challenge 34: monochrome


This is my design card for team B for Crafting musketeers challenge 34: monochrome - please click on the link to see the other lovely designs by the rest of team B and also click here to see the designs of team A and to link up your entry.

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge and kindly gave the blue ribbon digital stamp to be used for this card. The background was achieved with a piece of matt silver card embossed with an embossalicious folder (using my new Todo). The papers are from my offcuts box.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 216
Hiding in my craft room 238: super scraps Saturday
The male room 29: colours - monochromatic
Sparkles 77: something for the males
Great impressions February: let's celebrate
Crafty sentiments 299: let's get sentimental
Oddball: add a sentiment
Everybody art 356: use a technique - embossing
613 avenue create 163: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Craft your passion 299: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 99: anything goes
Love to scrap 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 9: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 102: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 2: anything goes
Kort o mania 147: anything goes
Petal Lu 10: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 124


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 124: anything goes with a twist ... make it cut. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

I used Crafty Sentiments Charles bear just relax, colouring with specturm noir pens. Background papers are from my offcuts box, pieced together with three different sparkly washi tapes. The sentiment was generated with my dymo letratag.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 216
Hiding in my craft room 238: super scraps Saturday
Dragonfly journeys 44: wish washi
Melonheadz  friends: birthdays
Seize the birthday (no topping)
Di's digi designs: birthdays
AnMaCreatief 53: festival
Great impressions February: let's celebrate
Bastel-traum 38: birthday
Crafty sentiments 299: let's get sentimental
Oddball: add a sentiment
Crafts galore February: use a digi or stamps
613 avenue create 163: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Craft your passion 299: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 99: anything goes
Love to scrap 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 9: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 14: anything goes
Crafting with friends 14: anything goes
Creative fingers 102: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 23: anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies 50:anything goes
Doodle pantry Ants in my pantry 14: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 2: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 12: anything goes
Kort o mania 147: anything goes
Petal Lu 10: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Monday, 15 February 2016

CHNC challenge extra for February mid-month


It's time for some mid-month inspiration from my DT on CHNC challenge extra for February and my contribution is a couple of very quickly made cards using some 'Snowman' backgrounds and toppers from a Kanban little book with sentiments added. Please click here to see the lovely designs of the team and here to join in the February challenge.


These are also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes + option: winter wonderland
Crafty boots: no stamps allowed
Ooh la la 198: CAS
Alphabet: Y for your choose
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Sunday, 14 February 2016

The glory of Christmas challenge 78: angel or fairy


This is my design card for The glory of Christmas challenge 78: angel or fairy (or you can submit anything as long as it's Christmas). Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

The background is a piece of matt foiled card embossed with an embossalicious folder - a square from another embossalicious folder was placed on this, with an angel cut from a sheet bought at Tiger adhered to a lovely piece of gold foiled vellum.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes + option: winter wonderland
A snowflakes promise 16: anything goes
Moving along with the times 13: things with wings
4 crrafty chicks 285: bling
Holly jolly Christmas 65: emboss it
Lil patch of crafty friends 27: anything goes
Craft your passion 298: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 98: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 14: anything goes
Crafting with friends 14: anything goes
Creative fingers 102: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 23: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 12: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your choose
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 72: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Saturday, 13 February 2016

CHNC challenge 268: blue


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 268: blue - please click on the link to find out what it's all about - I hope you will be able to join in.

My CAS card features one of the lovely images from Beccy's snowman set. snowman family, Beccy is one of our sponsors this week, This was mounted on to Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet's paper packs winter nights 2, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes + option: winter wonderland
A snowflakes promise 16: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 27: anything goes
Craft your passion 298: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 98: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi creations 42: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your choose
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Inspiration destination 72: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 117


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 117: anything goes with a twist ... sentimental.

I used Crafty Sentiments snowman bird house (they are the sponsor for this week's challenge), mounting on to offcuts of paper and using scrap pieces to punch out the snowflakes.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 215
Hiding in my craft room 238: super scraps Saturday
Crafty sentiments 298: dies and/or punches
12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes + option: winter wonderland
A snowflakes promise 16: anything goes
Dream factory 28: the ice queen - snowflakes
Lemon shortbread 8: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 27: anything goes
Craft your passion 298: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 98: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 14: anything goes
Crafting with friends 14: anything goes
Creative fingers 102: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 23: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 12: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your choose
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 72: anything goes
PDE linky party 110: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 123


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 123: anything goes with a twist ... so in love. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in which our challenge.

I used Lacy Sunshine Rory love letters image, coloured with spectrum noir pens  and mounted on to an offcut of red mirror card. The background paper is some I've had in a box for years - I think it probably came from PDA card and craft, but I'm not sure. The ribbon down the side is DCWV.


This is also for:

Lacy sunshine: anything goes
Crealicious 84: love is in the air
Hanna and friends 241: heart
Art at Stampz by Star: all about love
Creative playground 1: show us your heart
Deep  ocean 122: hearts
Sasayaki glitter 1: Valentine's day/love
Cardz4guyz 106: Valentine or love
Creative card crew 106: love
Digi choosday 6: all you need is love
Everybody art 355: heart(s)
Inky chicks 62: love (letters) and/or hearts
Terrific Tuesday: I 'heart' you
The cutie pie 96: all you need is cutie love
Corrosive 2: love love love
One stitch at a time 255: love is in the air
Pink gem 162: love is in the air
Pattie's creations 119: love is in the air
Crafty calendar February: love is in the air
Sweet stampin: all you need is love
Creative corner: happy Valentine's day/love
Polka doodles 5: love and romance
Simply create too 102: love or Valentine's
That's crafty: first love
Simon says Wednesday: have a heart
Love to scrap 71: have a heart
Dragonfly journeys 43: queen of hearts
Get creative 32: must include hearts
Crafty boots: love is in the air
Incy wincy: love is in the air
Ooh la  la 197: love and romance
Crafting for all seasons 119: love is in the air
Creative moments 86: anything goes + option: romance/love
Craft rocket 8: Valentine/love
Julia Spiri 11: love is in the air
My time to craft 314: love is all around
Eclectic Ellapu February: love actually
The ribbon girl: February card challenge
Really reasonable ribbon 134: anything goes with ribbon or trim
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 263: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 12: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Second card for CHNC challenge 267


This is my second card for my CHNC challenge 267: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

It features a lovely vintage image kindly given by Dazzling Ace Designsanother of this week's sponsors. As for the previous card, this was mounted on to an Anna Griffin paper background with Hobbycraft ribbons and burlap flowers from Poundland.





This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 99: anything goes
Merry Monday 190: Santa
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

CHNC challenge 267: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my first card for my CHNC challenge 267.

It  features one of the lovely tags from the children with flowers digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images, one of our sponsors this week, with the added Christmas greeting, mounted on to an Anna Griffin paper background, with ribbon from Hobbycraft and flowers from Poundland:


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 99: anything goes
Winter wonderland: best friends
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 263: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 12: anything goes
My crafting stories 2: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge 116

This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 116:anything goes with a twist ... love. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and join in our challenge.

I used Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet In the garden just a rose, mounting on to a sentimental background, adding some pink organza ribbon and some glittery silver hearts.



This is also for:

Dragonfly dreams: hearts and flowers
Crealicious 84: love is in the air
Creative playground 1: show us your heart
In the pink 87: with love
Time out 49: love is the flower you've got to let grow
Pink gem 162: love is in the air
Pattie's creations 119: love is in the air
Crafty calendar February: love is in the air
Sweet stampin: all you need is love
Just us girls 329: Valentine
Brown sugar 184: Valentine/love
QKR stampede 177: Valentine cards
Creative corner: happy Valentine's day/love
Fairytale-challenge 136: Valentine's day
Polka doodles 5: love and romance
Simply create too 102: love or Valentine's
That's crafty: first love
Terrific Tuesday: I 'heart' you
Simon says Wednesday: have a heart
Bunny Zoe: hearts
Crafty boots: love is in the air
Incy wincy: love is in the air
Ooh la  la 197: love and romance
Crafting for all seasons 119: love is in the air
Crafty gals corner 57: love is in the air
Creative moments 86: anything goes + option: romance/love
Craft rocket 8: Valentine/love
Julia Spiri 11: love is in the air
My time to craft 314: love is all around
Unicorn 6: lots of love
My Sheri 174: be my Valentine
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Lemon shortbread 8: anything goes
Scrappers delights 52: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 263: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 12: anything goes
My crafting stories 2: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured

Friday, 5 February 2016

Let's craft and create challenge 110


This is my design for Let's craft and create challenge 110: lace and pearls.

The card blank is white (although the photo has made it look as if it is pale pink). The die cut cross is a Spellbinders die cut with a piece of matt silver using my new Todo. The circular stamp was from Hobbycraft, as were the flowers. Black lace from stash, pearls from Poundland.

I didn't have a long enough piece of the lace, so I used two snippets with the flowers added to fill the gap.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 214 - snippets of lace
Pile it on 100: black and white and a pop of colour
The house that stamps built WIW colour: black, white, red
The stamping boutique: use die cuts, punches
Addicted to stamps and more 179: CAS
Crafty cardmakers 156: punches and/or dies

More mixed media 'red' challenge


This is my creation for this month's More mixed media 'red' challenge' - please click on the link to see the marvellous creations by the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

An altered box lid - the original box was red with white spots as you can see at the side. I covered the lid with white gesso and then used mod podge to adhere a piece of the top later of a paper napkin with hearts. I used a Balzer's Design roses stencil with imagination crafts silver sparkle medium, then used a piece of sequin waste dabbing through the holes with red Colorbox ink. Ribbon, hearts etc were then added.

I intend to use this box for a Valentine's present for John ... although I haven't got a clue what I'll put in it!



This is also for:

Creative Carte Blanche February: try something artistic you've never done before - never used a napkin with mod podge before
Altered Eclectics February: anything goes mixed media or altered art
We love 2 create 3: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
Creative artiste 11: anything goes with mixed media
Cute as a button 19: anything but a card
Crealicious 84: love is in the air
Brown sugar 184: Valentine/love
Creative corner: happy Valentine's day/love
Fairytale-challenge 136: Valentine's day
Polka doodles 5: love and romance
Simply create too 102: love or Valentine's
That's crafty: first love
Creative loops February:  anything related to hearts
Inky chicks 62: love (letters) and/or hearts
Terrific Tuesday: I 'heart' you
Simon says Wednesday: have a heart
The sisterhood of crafters: love letters - use word LOVE and/or a heart
Scribbles designs 37: have a heart
Bunny Zoe: hearts
Crafty boots: love is in the air
Incy wincy: love is in the air
Ooh la  la 197: love and romance
The paper girls 97: Valentine/love
Crafting for all seasons 119: love is in the air
Crafty gals corner 57: love is in the air
Creative moments 86: anything goes + option: romance/love
Craft rocket 8: Valentine/love
Julia Spiri 11: love is in the air
My time to craft 314: love is all around
The pencil cases: L = love/romance
Eclectic Ellapu February: decorate or make a gift box/bag
Unicorn 6: lots of love
Kort o mania 146: love is in the air
Oddball: all you need is love
Paper creators 44: must be love
Artistic inspirations 149: anything goes/twist of Valentine
My Sheri 174: be my Valentine
Bastel-traum 37: Valentine
Clear it out: loving you + red ribbon
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Peal Lu 9: anything goes
Left of center: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Craft your passion 297: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 97: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 263: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Little miss muffet 130: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 236: freestyle
Craft-Dee-Bowz February: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Creative ladybirds 12: anything goes
My crafting stories 2: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Scrap-cards 82: anything goes with a bow
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes