Wednesday, 6 March 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - E, F & G

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge over at the ABC Christmas ChallengeCarol's our host and we have three themes this month, which are -

'E for Embellishments' 
'F for Fabric'
  and 
'G for Glitz' 

Carol's offering prizes for two lucky winners


I've combined all three themes on this card.  The gems are the embellishments, the lace is the fabric and I've added glitter to the snow for the glitz part, as well as there being glittery snowflakes on the paper.  The snow isn't obvious in this photo so I've added another photo, which hopefully shows it up a bit better

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Mice' Art Sheet  
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - First Edition 'Merry Little Christmas'

Friday, 22 February 2019

A card, hurrah!

This card has taken me over a month to complete.  I attached the papers to the card base, stamped the image and that's as far as I got for ages.  I'm starting to wonder if my mojo was packed away with the Christmas tree.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Papercraft Challenges - All the critters
Stampin' Sensations - All things bright and beautiful
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Love your pet
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image stamp -  Penny Black 'Butterfly Wishes'
Sentiment stamp - Paula Pascual 'Everyday Sentiments'
Papers - Craft Sensations 'Vintage Dreams'
Extras - I used a Sizzix Bigz Die 'Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz' to cut the flowers, then popped a pearl in the centre of each of them and also added two pearls in two of the corners

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - C & D

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means a new ABC Christmas ChallengeWilma's our host, and the themes are -

'C for Candy'
  and 
'D for Decorations' 

Wilma's offering two prizes for two lucky winners


I've combined both challenges with my card.  I found quite a few candy images on my House-Mouse CD and finally went with this cutie.  I have a confession to make.  I love House-Mouse images and I'm mainly a stamper, but I really don't enjoy colouring House-Mouse stamps so this CD is just perfect for me.  I just thought I'd better point that out in case someone believed I'd done an amazing job at colouring this in ;)
House-Mouse & Friends - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Add a sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image - From 'The House-Mouse Triple CD Collection'
Sentiment - Printed 
Extras - Card Candi and a wee bit of glitter on the lights

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B

Happy New Year!  It's our first challenge of 2019 over at the ABC Christmas Challenge and the winners from our DT call, Lynda, Julie, Wei and Lindsay, are joining us from this month.  Helen's our host, and the themes are -

'A for Anything Christmas Goes'
  and 
'B for Berries' 

Helen's offering prizes for two lucky winners


My 'A for Anything Christmas Goes' card
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As You Like It - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Image - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Mice' Art Sheet
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - Craft Sensations 'Vintage Dreams'

My 'B for Berries' card
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Sweet Stampers - Anything goes *Favourite*
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Winter or Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas 
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'A Thorny Affair'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses'
Extras - Dew drops for berries

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 *Top 3*
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 stamp - 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 *Top 3*
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 stamp - 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