Wednesday, 5 December 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z

It's the first Wednesday of December (already?!), so that means it's time for a new challenge over at the ABC Christmas ChallengeCarol's our host this month, and the themes are -

'Y for Your Favourite'
  and 
'Z for Zero Embellishments' 

Our sponsor is -

the prize is a £10 voucher

There's also a prize from Carol

My 'Y for Your Favourite' card.  My favourite, and oldest, Christmas stamp is Penny Black 'Snowy', and my favourite papers are Basic Grey
Cardz 4 Guyz - Snowman
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas time
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - It's Christmas

Image - Penny Black 'Snowy'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Offbeat'
Extras - Gems

My 'Z for Zero Embellishments' card
 
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes (optional theme of winter/Christmas)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Fussy & Fancy - Winter/Christmas
As You Like It - Rubber or digi stamps (I prefer rubber stamps because I find using them much easier than having to resize digi stamps)
Creative Inspirations - Feeling festive
Little Red Wagon - Purrs and wags
The Male Room - Celebrate
That's Crafty - Anything goes

Image - Penny Black 'Xmas Treat!'
Sentiment Stamps - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Oliver'

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - W & X

It's the first Wednesday of November, so that means it's time for a new challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.  I'm the host this month, and the themes are -

'W for Wishes'
  and 
'X for Xmas' 

Our sponsor is -

the prize is a $10 gift certificate

There's also a prize from me for another winner

*We're also having a DT call this month.  If you're interested all you have to do is enter this challenge and put 'DT' after your name.  Good luck!*

My 'W for Wishes' card
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes/sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper 
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is coming

Image - Lili Of The Valley 'Penguins' Art Sheet
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - Basic Grey 'Olivia'
Extras - Card Candi

My 'X for Xmas' card
Shopping Our Stash - It's raining cats and dogs *Top 3*
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas
Pile It On - Pets
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends - Two or more patterned papers

Image - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Pugs' Art Sheet
Sentiment Stamps - Lili Of The Valley 'Merry Christmas Words'
Papers - First Edition 'Merry Little Christmas' and 'Christmas Wishes'
Extras - I cut two kraft snowflakes with a couple of dies from the Marianne D Creatables 'Swedish Ice Star' set, popped a Card Candi in the middle and added twine around the card

Monday, 15 October 2018

Quill's birthday

This is the card I made for my Mum's birthday.  She loves hedgehogs, and it seems she's getting a bit of a reputation as the mad hedgehog lady because only one of her birthday cards didn't feature one this year.
Incy Wincy Designs - Happy birthday
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Whipper Snapper 'Quill's Birthday'
Sentiment - Printed
Papers - First Edition ' Sweet Nothings'
Extras - A bit of lace and some gems

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - U & V

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, and our host this time is Lisa.  This month the themes are -  

'U for Upon'
  and 
'V for Very Quick' 

Our sponsor this month is -

the prize is two digi stamps of the winner's choice

There's also a prize from Lisa for another lucky winner 

I've chosen to do the 'V for Very Quick' theme.  One of the cards I made for our last challenge gave me an idea.  I already had a Core'dinations pad cut into 6x6 sheets, so I took a sheet of each colour (thirty-six of them) embossed half of them with an Apple Blossom 'Merry Christmas' folder and the other half with an Apple Blossom 'Winter Snow' folder, then trimmed, sanded and attached to card blanks.  I fluffed up five of them, but these were so quick and easy it took me around the same time to complete thirty-one cards than it usually takes me to make one using papers and a stamped image





Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes


Monday, 17 September 2018

Merry wishes

I think in all the times I've used this stamp wee piggy's suit has only been red once.  His botty should really be blue (which would go nicely with his purple suit) because he's been sitting in that snow for years! ;)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Sketch
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - All creatures great and small
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Merry Wishes'
Papers - Studio Light #44

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - S & T

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so it's time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas ChallengeHelen's our host and the themes are - 

'S for Snow'
  and 
'T for Teal' 

Our sponsors this month are -

Wild Rose Studio
  
the prize is an A5 clear stamp set, 'Winter Cottages'

 and

Crafty Ribbons
the prize is a £10 voucher

There's also a prize from Helen


My 'S for Snow' card 
Papercraft Challenges - Animals
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Stamp it on
Crafty Cardmakers - All creatures great and small
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Dream Valley - Autumn colours
Crafty Friends - Animals/birds

Image stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Puppy Post'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers -Make & Create 'The Colours Of Christmas'
Extras - I popped some gems in the corners

My 'T for Teal' card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
My Time To Craft - Christmas in August
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snowy'

Extras - I embossed teal coloured card with an Apple Blossom 'Merry Christmas' embossing folder and popped black gems on top of Snowy's buttons

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bear George

A Christmas card this time.  I've had this stamp for a couple of months, so thought it was about time I actually inked it up.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes + a sentiment
Little Red Wagon - Lions and tigers and bears
The Male Room - Wild and free
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Something beginning with B (bear, blue, brown and bobble)
Crafty Calendar - Dots and/or stripes
That's Crafty - Animal magic
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Creative Inspirations - Holidays

Image stamp - Whipper Snapper 'Bear George'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - Jute twine

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Scooter dog

It feels like a while since I last made a masculine card, so I thought I'd remedy that and here's the result.  As soon as I saw the current Penny Black Saturday challenge I knew this wee guy would be making an appearance.
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Dots and/or stripes
Penny Black Saturday - On the move
Moving Along With The Times - For the boys
That's Crafty - Animal magic
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Scooter Dog'
Sentiment stamp - Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Hello Luscious' and 'Oliver'
Extras - I added some jute ribbon and popped some Card Candi in one of the corners


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge- P, Q & R

It's challenge time again, over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, and it's my turn to host for the very first time, eek!  We have three themes this month, and they are -

'P for Plain' 
'Q for Quotes'
  and 
'R for Robins or Rabbits' 

Our sponsor this month is -

and the prize is a $25 gift certificate

There's also a prize from me 
   
I've combined 'P for Plain' and 'Q for Quotes' in this card.  The quote is from one of my favourite Christmas films, 'Elf'.  
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Wild Things
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Hedgehogs'
Sentiment/quote - Printed

My 'R for Robins' card
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
Fussy And Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Holidays

Image stamp - Stampendous 'Snow Bird'
Papers - Studio Light 'Winter Feelings'
Extras - I used a Cuttlebug snowflake die to make the larger snowflake, a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow' to make the smaller one, then popped a pearl in the centre of it, as well as in a couple of the corners.  I then added Flower Soft for the snow.
 
I also decided to make an 'R for Rabbits' card as well
House-Mouse & Friends - Anything goes/Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Anything goes/use something yellow
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Hot/warm colours on a Christmas project

Image - From 'The House-Mouse Triple CD Collection'
Sentiment - As above
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - I popped some pearls in a couple of the corners

Aaaaaand, as if that wasn't enough, I decorated a wee box to match my rabbit card.  I'll have to have a lie down in a dark room to recover from all that effort!

Image - From 'The House-Mouse Triple CD Collection'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - Card Candi 
 

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Bee Costume

I managed to make a card, yay!  It's a simple one (to be fair I don't really make any other kind) because the image is so large that it doesn't really allow for too many different layouts on an almost 6x6 card.  The last time I used it I stamped directly onto the card blank, but I don't think I'm brave enough to try that again with such a large stamp.
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Things with wings
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes *Top Pick*

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Bee Costume'
Sentiment Stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Everyday Grungy Messages'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - I popped a couple of gems in the corners