Monday, 15 January 2018

I want to ride my bicycle

The sketch I used on this card was for a Sketch Saturday challenge, but it's taken me so long to get around to taking a photo and uploading it that they're onto a new challenge.  My get-up-and-go always seems to get-up-and-disappear in January.

I've used mainly new crafty stuff on this card.  The stamp (new to me) and papers were bought from a certain auction site - I couldn't believe it when I found someone selling older Basic Grey paper pads, which were my absolute faves in the past, and I might just go back and buy some more ;)  The die used for the flower was a Christmas present
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
My Time To Craft - Something new (the stamp and papers)
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something new (the stamp and papers)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned paper *Top Pick*
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Something new (stamp and papers)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
As You Like It - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Something new (stamp and papers)

Image stamp - Penny Black '...For A Spin'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Olivia'
Extras -  Pearls and twine.  The wee flower was made with a Sizzix Bigz 'Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B

I'm back, have you missed me?  Or even noticed that I'd gone? ;)  I had some time away from blogland because my mum had a bit of a health scare.  Thankfully everything turned out okay.

Anyhoo, it's the first Wednesday of the month (and of 2018, how did that happen?) which means a new challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge and this time Helen is the host.  This month the themes are -   

'A for Antlers' 
'B for Birds' 

We have two sponsors this month, and they are -
the prize is an £20 gift voucher code


Neat & Tangled

the prize is a $25 gift certificate

There's also a prize from Helen

My 'A for Antlers' card
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Sweet Stampers - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
Penny Black Saturday - Winter or Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Reindeer Pup'
Papers - Nitwit Collections 'Ginger Fellas'
Extras - Washi tape

My 'B for Birds' card
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
My Time To Craft - Christmas time
Fussy And Fancy Friday - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Something new (the stamp is a recent purchase and the papers were a Christmas present)
Jingle Belles - Look what Santa brought me (the papers)

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Xmas Wait!'
Papers - First Edition 'Merry Little Christmas'
Extras - Gems, and a wee bit of Glamour Dust sprinkled over Glossy Accents to make the furry bits of the penguin's hat sparkle