Saturday, 31 December 2016

Third card for CHNC challenge 314


Another quick card for CHNC challenge 314 that I made before Christmas using a pre-coloured topper from Elisabeth Bell, mounted on some mirror card and a piece of Kaisercraft background paper, with some washi tape, star, gem and sentiment.


This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Craftaholics R us 16: cards or tags + Christmas theme
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
In the pink 109: Christmas
Robyn's fetish 348: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 31: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative inspirations 265: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 263: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 331: anything goes
CRAFT 396: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 458: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 118: anything goes
Sunny day challenge 29: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Second card for CHNC challenge 314: anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my second card for my CHNC challenge 314 - another quick card that I made before Christmas using a pre-coloured topper from Elisabeth Bell, mounted on some mirror card and a piece of Kaisercraft background paper, with a few little embellishments from The Works.


This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Craftaholics R us 16: cards or tags + Christmas theme
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Robyn's fetish 348: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative inspirations 265: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 263: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 331: anything goes
CRAFT 396: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 458: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 118: anything goes

CHNC challenge 314


This is my first card for my CHNC challenge 314, the last challenge of 2016 that, of course, runs into the beginning of 2017 ... and the theme is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'.

I hope lots of crafters will join me in making a resolution to get some Christmas creations made throughout the year, which is the reason why I started my weekly challenge blog six years ago. There will be some changes in the new year, but with the main emphasis still on getting Christmas designs done throughout the year - more about that next week.

This is another quick card that I made before Christmas using a pre-coloured topper from Elisabeth Bell, mounted on some mirror card and a piece of Kaisercraft background paper, with a few little embellishments from The Works.



This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Craftaholics R us 16: cards or tags + Christmas theme
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Robyn's fetish 348: anything goes
Creative inspirations 265: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 263: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 331: anything goes
CRAFT 396: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 458: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 118: anything goes

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Third card for CHNC challenge 313


This is my third card for my CHNC challenge 313: use a sentiment. The image is another lovely pre-coloured Elisabeth Bell topper. Because I wanted to make quick cards I cut quite a few circles etc on my Scan n cut and used them for matting. The background paper is Basic Grey, with the simple addition of the poinsettia from Hobbycraft and the sentiment.



This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Merry Monday 227: holiday cheer
Fussy & fancy 179: angels/fairies or winter
Cute card Thursday 457: anything goes - keep it super simple at this time of year
Crazy challenge 238: everything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 262: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 117: anything goes

Second card for CHNC challenge 313


This is my second card for my CHNC challenge 313: use a sentiment. The image is another lovely pre-coloured Elisabeth Bell topper. Because I wanted to make quick cards I cut quite a few circles etc on my Scan n cut and used them for matting. The background paper is Basic Grey, the little sparkly presents and festive bowwere from The Works.



This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
The crafty addicts 31: anything goes + option: Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Merry Monday 227: holiday cheer
Die cutting divas 297: Santa or reindeer
QKR stampede 223: Santa
Merry Christmas 12: Santa
Cute card Thursday 457: anything goes - keep it super simple at this time of year
Crazy challenge 238: everything goes
The paper girls 118: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 31: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 102: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 31: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 262: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 117: anything goes

CHNC challenge 313: use a sentiment


It seems impossible that it's now Christmas Eve! I expect there are others, like me, who had to make some simple, quick Christmas cards recently because time was running out ... I make Christmas cards throughout the year, but the problem for me is that I sell to raise money for charity and then I need to quickly make more for us to send. Perhaps you've made cards recently and not had a chance to blog them yet - I'd love to see them entered into my challenges.

So this is one of the cards that I'm showing for my CHNC challenge 313: use a sentiment. The image is a lovely pre-coloured Elisabeth Bell topper. Because I wanted to make quick cards I cut quite a few circles etc on my Scan n cut and used them for matting. The background paper is Basic Grey, the lovely 3D felt bell was from The Works and washi tape from Christmas stash.



This is also for:

Elisabeth Bell's world November/December/January: Christmas creations
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 81: snow day
Cutie pie 106: a day in the snow
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Crafty boots: winter wonderland
Melonheadz friends: time for Christmas
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
The crafty addicts 31: anything goes + option: Christmas
Crafty creations 331: any holiday
Fussy & fancy 179: angels/fairies or winter
Di's digi designs: happy holidays
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Kort o mania 166: Christmas
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Merry Monday 227: holiday cheer
Cute card Thursday 457: anything goes - keep it super simple at this time of year
Crafting from the heart 141: anything goes
Crazy challenge 238: everything goes
The paper girls 118: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 31: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 102: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 25: anything goes
Polka doodles 51: anything goes
Petal Lu 28: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 31: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 262: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 117: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 28: anything goes

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Penny's challenge 309: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 309: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in the challenge. Please note that there will be no challenge next week, but we'll be back on 3 January 2017.

For my card I used the lovely Bugaboo Stamps Raggedy angel - lay on star (Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge). The image was mounted on to an offcut square of mirror card. The background paper is from Kaisercraft twig & berry paper pad - the paper is lovely and touch and feely with flocking. Sentiment tag from The Works and glittered gold poinsettias from Hobbycraft.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Corrosive 12: gold or silver Christmas
Glitter n sparkle 219: Christmas with glitter
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Melonheadz friends: time for Christmas
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
Paperminutes 466: stars
Little red wagon 373: follow the star
The crafty addicts 31: anything goes + option: Christmas
Crafty creations 331: any holiday
Fussy & fancy 179: angels/fairies or winter
QKR stampede 222: Christmas cards
Di's digi designs: happy holidays
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Noor 25: sparkle
Crafty friends 47: sparkle
Simon says Wednesday: make it sparkle
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CCC digi creations 63: Christmas
Kort o mania 166: Christmas
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Merry Monday 227: holiday cheer
One stitch at a time 277: anything goes with lots of sparkle
Crafting from the heart 141: anything goes
Crazy challenge 238: everything goes
The paper girls 118: anything goes
Digi choosday 51: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 31: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 383: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 102: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 169: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 25: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Petal Lu 28: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 31: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 262: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 117: anything goes
DL.ART December linky
Sunny day crafting 28: anything goes

Saturday, 17 December 2016

CHNC challenge 312: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 312 - it seems unreal that the next challenge will start on Christmas Eve! This year has flown by - it doesn't seem long ago that I was saying the same kind of thing a year ago. And I find it quite incredible that at the end of this year I will have been running my weekly CHNC challenges for six years!

Back to the card that I've made for this week's challenge, using the cute Robyn's Fetish chip the penguin kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors.

I coloured the image digitally and then printed and cut out. The backing paper is from The colours of Christmas vintage pad from The Works, which was mounted on to a piece of red sparly card and then on to a glossy red card blank. I added washi tape across the bottom, black and white sentiment strips from an old Making Cards freebie and little penguins from Paperchase.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
AAA cards 79: Christmas
Dragonfly journeys 81: snow day
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Crafty boots: Christmas
Simon says Monday: let there be snow
Use your stuff 245: let it snow
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
Stamp ink paper 78: winter holiday
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Hiding in my craft room 280: masculine
CRAFT 394: Christmas
Craftaholics R us 14: cards for guys + Christmas theme
Cute card Thurssday 456: snowflakes
Fussy & fancy 179: winter
QKR stampede 222: Christmas cards
Scrapping 4 fun 80: Christmas
Crafting with dragonflies 72: get your Christmas on
Lost coast 31: party critters
Crimbo crackers 122: animals
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CCC digi creations 63: Christmas
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Oddball: Christmas time
Cutie pie 106: a day in the snow
Merry Monday 226: winter fun
Di's digi designs: happy holidays
Kort o mania 166: Christmas
Glitter n sparkle 218: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 169: anything goes
Craft your passion 342: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 140: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 50: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 30: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 323: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 101: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 31: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 25: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Petal Lu 28: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 261: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 116: anything goes
DL.ART December linky
Sunny day crafting 27: anything goes

Thursday, 15 December 2016

CCAYR December challenge: anything Christmas/holiday


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round December challenge, from the Christmas Belles group - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles team and also click here to see the designs by the Gingerbread Gals and enter the challenge.

The background paper of my card is from an Elegant Christmas pad from Poundland. The image is Bugaboo Stamps penguin joy (Bugaboo are sponsoring the CCAYR December challenge). The felt and glittered penguins are from stash (think they came from The Works, but not sure).


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 81: snow day
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Crafty boots: Christmas
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
Stamp ink paper 78: winter holiday
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Craftaholics R us 14: cards for guys + Christmas theme
CRAFT 394: Christmas
Moving along with the times 35: Christmas scenes
Scrapping 4 fun 80: Christmas
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Lost coast 31: party critters
Crimbo crackers 122: animals
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Crafty calendar December: Christmas time
Imagine that creative playground: joys of the season
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
A snowflakes promise 35: winter
Merry Monday 226: winter fun
CCC digi creations 63: Christmas
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Oddball: Christmas time
Glitter n sparkle 218: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 169: anything goes
Craft your passion 342: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 140: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 30: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 261: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 116: anything goes
DL.ART December linky
Sunny day crafting 27: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for December mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge extra mid-month inspiration - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of members of my team and we hope you will join in our December challenge here.

The background paper is from a pad from The Works - Colours of Christmas vintage, plus the glittered snowflakes, with the decoupaged image and sentiments from an old Kanban kit.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 81: snow day
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Crafty boots: Christmas
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Simon says Monday: let there be snow
Use your stuff 245: let it snow
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Creative corner: Christmas time
Crafty catz 350: Christmas card non-traditional colours
Fussy & fancy 178: Christmas in tones or pastels
QKR stampede 221: non-traditional Christmas colours
Scrapping 4 fun 80: Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Crafty calendar December: Christmas time
A snowflakes promise 35: winter
Merry Monday 226: winter fun
Craftaholics R us 14: cards for guys + Christmas theme
CRAFT 394: Christmas
Moving along with the times 35: Christmas scenes
Creatalicious 105: anything goes with optional Christmas
A snowflakes promise 35: winter
Merry Monday 226: winter fun
Stamp ink paper 78: winter holiday
Dream factory 39: miracle on 34th street - Christmas
Oddball: Christmas time
Word art Wednesday 261: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 116: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Penny's challenge 308: Christmas


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 308: Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely festive designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will find time to join in our challenge.

The background of my card is a Hunkydory offcut and the image is Lacy Sunshine Reggie - Christmas Bells, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and added some snowflakes, the sentiment circle and the lovely felt dog - and a sprinkle of Art Institute glitter.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 81: snow day
Pile it on 123: any holiday/celebration
Crafty boots: Christmas
Simon says Monday: let there be snow
Use your stuff 245: let it snow
Deep ocean 144: silent night (anything Christmas)
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Creative corner: Christmas time
QKR stampede 221: non-traditional Christmas colours
Scrapping 4 fun 80: Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Crafty calendar December: Christmas time
A snowflakes promise 35: winter
Merry Monday 226: winter fun
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Sweet stampin: two by two (animals)
Lost coast 31: party critters
Pattie's 129: Christmas or winter
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes (with loose glitter)
Noor 25: sparkle
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 91: winter wonderland (digi coloured in)
The pencil cases 34: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland December: Christmas
Colour crazy 28: anything goes
Aurora wings 41: winter wonderland
Fab n funky 331: glitter and sparkle
Unicorn December: add some glitter
Glitter n sparkle 218: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 169: anything goes
Craft your passion 342: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 140: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 50: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 30: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 323: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 101: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 261: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 116: anything goes

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Third card for CHNC challenge 311


For my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the third card, using a background paper from The Snowman pack, with other bits from a magazine freebie.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Another quick card for CHNC challenge 311


For my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the second card, upcycling a card received last year, with a background piece of dark blue mirror card (very shiny irl).




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
DL.ART 194: any winter holiday
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Cardz 4 guyz 149: Christmas animals
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Creative moments 108: anything goes
Brown sugar 228: anything goes
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes

CHNC challenge 311: colour: grey or silver ... a little or a lot


In the last couple of weeks I've had to make lots of Christmas cards. This isn't because I don't make them early enough because I make Christmas cards throughout the year, which is why I started my CHNC weekly challenges six years ago - to encourage me to make cards throughout the year and, hopefully, to encourage others too.

The problem is that, although I make lots and lots of Christmas cards, I end up selling most of them to raise money for charities and then have the job of making quick cards in December for us to send.

So, for my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the first one, using Hunkydory supplies with a silver strip between the two offcuts, with the addition of a chipboard greeting.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 258
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
A snowflakes promise 34: winter
DL.ART 194: any winter holiday
Crafty creations 330: masculine
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Cardz 4 guyz 149: Christmas animals
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Animal friends 45: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Creative moments 108: anything goes
Brown sugar 228: anything goes
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 26: anything go