Friday, 15 December 2017

CCAYR December challenge: ANYTHING GOES as long as it's Holiday-related


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round December challenge: ANYTHING GOES as long as it's Holiday-related. 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 December here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

This was a commissioned card, using a background paper from a Craftwork Cards Christmas past kit and various other elements from The Works, including the lovely wooden heart. I printed the sentiment on Centura pearl card and managed to sprinkle silver detail powder quickly to heat emboss. I then cut with a todo die, mounted on the doily, adding the little pearls.


CHNC challenge extra for December 2017 mid-month inspiration


It's time for some mid-month inspiration from some of the DT on my CHNC challenge extra blog - you can see the lovely designs here and please join in the challenge here.

I used a shaped card base and glittered die cuts from a kit that I bought a long time ago, plus a couple of glittered 3D snowflakes from The Works.



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Penny's challenge 359


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 359, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Bugaboo Stamps snowflake penguin, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge.I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint before printing and mounting on to an offcut of back card, using a couple of other offcuts and greetings from my Christmas stash.




Saturday, 9 December 2017

CHNC challenge 363


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 363 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of "a touch of sparkle".

For my card I used part of a kit that I bought ages ago with some sparkly 3D snowflakes from The Works - more sparkle on the tree that doesn't show up here.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Penny's challenge 358


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 358, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Little blue button strawberry cupcake colored image, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I digitally added the sentiment before printing, using sentiment background papers, gold strips and some padded fabric strawberries.



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 132


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 132: anything goes or option of anything Christmas, Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I admit that this is one of the quite quick cards that I've made in the last few days, trying desperately to have enough ready to send out, as well as cope with orders that I've received for more. The paper etc is from a kit bought long ago.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

CHNC challenge 362


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 362 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'quick and easy'.

For my card I used a piece of background card that I've had for ages and everything else is from a Christmas past collection by Craftwork cards, bought especially so that I can make some more quick and easy cards.



Friday, 1 December 2017

Love to craft 17 December challenge


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 17 December anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card, using an old Jolly Nation decoupaged gardening man, a decorated oval, an offcut of yellow gingham card on to a piece of JN gardening man paper, with the addition of lots of 3D little toppers and the sentiment pieces.




A bit more time to craft EXTRA December challenge


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

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

The main topper with the robins and holly was from an Anna Griffin kit from long ago and the 3D Christmas rose and the lovely glittery painted wooden Noel from The Works.


A bit more time to craft challenge 57


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 57: anything goes. Please click
on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used two of Lozzy's Christmas papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge. I added the embroidered grosgrain ribbon and various elements from The Works, including the lovely wooden glittery gold painted Noel greeting.


CHNC challenge extra for December 2017


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

Bugaboo Stamps always generously sponsor my CHNC challenge extra and provide images for the team to use and showcase. The image I've used is Peace love joy angel. This was backed with a piece of Craftwork Cards Christmas past paper on to a piece of Anna Griffin from a kit a few years ago.


Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper December 2017 challenge


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

I used papers from a Blue print design pad from The Works, cutting some pictures out from one piece and layering with foam pads to lift from the background paper, with the lovely dress form, heart and vases from a kit bought some time ago from Craftwork cards.. I then used a lovely little unknown stamp that I bought when I first started making cards (probably about the year 2000), inking with memento Paris dusk, stamping on two or three times on the tops of the vases.



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Penny's challenge 357


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 357, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries. 

I used some elements from Paper Creator gone fishing, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. I printed out the given image a few times and decoupaged, on to the background paper from Just for men signature collection by Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion.


Saturday, 25 November 2017

CHNC challenge 361


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 361 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of use a doily.

For my cards I used a couple of offcut pieces as backgrounds on the white card blanks, adding paper and sentiment circles from a very recently purchased Craftwork cards Christmas past collection, as well as Dovecraft Glad Tidings doilies


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 44: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 146: anything goes
Winter wonderland: traditional Christmas - red and green
Crazy 4 challenges 413: Christmas or winter card
Happy little stampers November CAS: Christmas
Daisy chain 14: Christmas/winter
The paper shelter 319: a Christmas card
Kraftin Kimmie's Saturday 409: Christmas
Crafty friends 71: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 193: anything goes + a sentiment
Crafting from the heart 184: anything goes
Everybody art 413: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 55: anything goes
Crafting with friends 55: anything goes
Creative fingers 141: anything goes
Polka doodles week 47: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 310: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie's wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Penny's challenge 356


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

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

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


This is also for:


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

Saturday, 18 November 2017

CHNC challenge 360


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

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


This is also for:

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

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Penny's challenge 355


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

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


This is also for:

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

CCAYR November challenge: candies, cookies or gingerbread


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

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


This is also for:

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

Saturday, 11 November 2017

CHNC challenge 359


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

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


This is also for:

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

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Penny's challenge 354


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

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




This is also for:

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

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

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 131


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

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


This is also for:

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

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