Saturday, 15 April 2017

Love to craft challenge 9 mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 9 April anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Crafty Girls team  who published mid-month inspiration and also here to see the crafting of team A and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card that I made using some Hunkydory card for the background and letterpressed/embossed on to some centura pearl card using Romantic letterpress & hot foil press set from todo, brushing with distressed ink, then die cutting using the dies in the same set Flowers, sentiments and pearls from stash.


This is also for:

Inky chicks 81: use purple
Sparkles 91: use your favourite colour combo
Kreativ-durcheinander 33: white & your favourite colour
Ooh-la-la 226: birthday
Creataliious 113: anything goes +  option: birthday
Die cut divas April: birthdays
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Bastel-traum 52: mother's day/cards for women or girls
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafty creations 339: anything goes
Classic design team 13: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

CHNC challenge 329


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 329 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'include a house or other building'.

I followed the optional theme, using Hunkydory supplies with the addition of a foam snowman from The Works.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 154: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 26: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes

CCAYR April: flowers


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round April challenge: flowers. 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 April here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

I decided to use one of the most common Christmas flowers, poinsettias. The background card is from a Hunkydory kit. I created my poinsettias by using up some offcuts, including some vellum, cutting the larger pieces with a couple of Spellbinders poinsettia dies and cutting the smaller ones using a couple of dies that were magazine freebies some time ago (and I've only just got round to using them).  I embossed the larger pieces using a craft concepts embossing folder called budding vine and the smaller pieces using an embossing folder by Sheena. The larger pieces were swiped with worn lipstick distress ink and the smaller ones with fired brick ink. All the die cutting and embossing were done on my todo. I gently curled some of the petals with my pokey tool (had to be careful though because the embossing was splitting the paper a bit in places). The two sentiment glittered circles were left overs from an unknown kit and I added a few red gems to the flower centres and corners.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 4: red and green
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge: anything goes + option: emboss
Scrap n challenge April: embossing
International art & soul 5: distressing
Tuesday throwdown 338: something clear (vellum)
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Use your stuff 259: flowers
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Crafting by designs: girls or flowers
QKR stampede 239 flowers or anything goes
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Unicorn 20: petal power
Quick quotes 74: flowers
Scrapy land 63: anything goes (Spellbinders dies)
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for April 2017 mid-month inspiration


We are now already halfway through April ... it's time for some mid-month inspiration on my CHNC challenge extra for April - please click on the link to see the lovely Christmas designs of some of the team. We hope you will join in our challenge here.

I love this topper by Elisabeth bell. The background paper is an offcut from a 12 x 12 paper, with bits and pieces added, including the lovely felt stocking.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
Winter wonderland: cute Christmas
Christmas with the cuties 4: red and green
Crafty purple frog: something for children
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 154: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 26: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes