Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Penny's challenge 321


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 321, 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 Sasayaki Glitter Amy gardening image, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir and copic pens and cut with a Spellbinder's marvellous squares die, using my todo. The background paper is some that I got from PDA card and craft a few years ago, the little epoxy animals are klistermaerker stickers from Hema and the wooden butterfly from The Works, with the addition of the peel off greeting.


This is also for:

Eclectic Ellapu March: spring colours and/or Easter
Scrap and craft 1: celebrations
Ooh-la-la 224: spring is in the air
Pinspirational 186: spring
Art impressions 204: spring-y cards
Hanna and friends 269: spring
Fussy & fancy 183: springtime
Cute as a button 32: spring
Noor March: spring
Color inspiration Monday link up 17 (coloured in)
Crafty awesomeness March challenge (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 11: anything goes (coloured in)
Morgan's ArtWorld 5: include a sentiment
Craft rocket 35: make it feminine
Fabrika fantasy 7: for the girls
Dragonfly dreams March: girly with die cut/punch
Creative craft cottage digi creations 69: for the girls
Daisy chain 6: make it feminine
Crafty purple frog 5: make something for a lady
Cute card Thursday 469: celebrations
Cutie pie 109: dies & digis
Mustard seed faith 1: use some yellow
Come and get it: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 231: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 54: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 175: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 151: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1712: anything goes
Digi choosday 12: anything goes
Ike's world 84: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 39: anything goes
Creative fingers 126: anything goes
Crafty catz 162: anything goes + option: touch of pink
Jo's scrap shack funday 180: anything goes
Polka doodles week 11: anything goes
Creative inspirations 271: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

Saturday, 18 March 2017

CHNC challenge 325


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 325 - 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 'no patterned paper'.

I followed the optional theme: no patterned paper. I used a Die'sire edge'ables Christmas only words die from Crafter's Companion at the top of the card blank, lining the card with some lovely deep aqua coloured mirror card so this shows through. I randomly stamped a few times using an Inkadinkadoo snowflakes stamp inked with Brilliance pearlescent jade.

The decoupaged picture raised up with foam tape (part of a kit bought some years ago) is mounted on to mirror card to match the inside of the card - unfortunately, the bright shiny effect doesn't show here, neither does the pearlescent jade Brilliance ink that was used to stamp.



This shows the pearlescent ink a bit better (although still better irl):


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
Seasons greetings Christmas challenge 3: anything goes
ABC Christmas: E for edge
CAS-ual Friday 169: off the edge
International art & soul 3: fancy borders
Christmas at sweet stampin March: anything Christmas goes
CRAFT 407: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 128: die cuts
Scrapy land 62: favourite holiday - Christmas
Jingle belles: bling
Dies r us 69: borders and/or edges
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Making memories crafting 3: add some layers
613 avenue create 195: anything goes + option: stamping
Classic design team open challenge 12: anything goes
One crazy stamper March: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it March: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts March: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 38: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 174: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 150: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1711: anything goes
Ike's world 84: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 37: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 337: anything goes
Crafting with friends 39: anything goes
Creative fingers 126: anything goes
Crafty catz 162: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 180: anything goes
Polka doodles week 11: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 44: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 24: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 3: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 25: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground March: anything goes
Scrappers delights 64: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Corrosive 3: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

Thursday, 16 March 2017

CCAYR March challenge: anything but a card


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round March challenge: anything but a card. 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 March here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there. (Apologies to my teamies that I was late in adding my creation, which is why this is being blogged the day after the challenge reminder went live).

I downloaded the lovely svg freebie from Dreaming tree called Christmas treats gift box, cutting with my Scan n Cut using various papers, mainly from DCWV, some glitter washi tape and a luscious red bow that's been in a box from ages (upcycled from something received).



The top of the box can be opened and the Christmas tree could be written on:


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
The holly and the ivy Christmas challenge: anything goes
Seasons greetings Christmas challenge 3: anything goes
Winter wonderland: use ribbon or lace
CRAFT 407: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 128: die cuts (using Scan n Cut)
A snowflakes promise 38: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 134: anything goes + twist: add washi tape
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

Penny's challenge 320


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 320, 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 Delicious Doodles crocus and butterfly frame kindly supplied by Delicious Doodles as one of the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens, using a spectrum cosmos glitter pen to highlight some of the petals (unfortunately, this doesn't show in the photo). After cutting out by hand, this was mounted on to a piece of card from a Tattered Lace magazine and mounted on to the purple card blank, adding the Happy Easter peel off.



This is also for:

Aud sentiments 175: Easter or spring sentiment
Ching-Chou Kuid March: Easter/spring
Eclectic Ellapu March: spring colours and/or Easter
Great impressions March: spring and/or Easter
Scrap and craft 1: celebrations
Ooh-la-la 224: spring is in the air
City crafter 353: spring is around the corner
Pinspirational 186: spring
Cute as a button 32: spring
Noor March: spring
Sasayaki glitter March: colour purple
Fairytale challenge 164: favourite colour combo: purple with anything!
Get creative 56: favourite colour combo: purple with anything!
Inky chicks 80: flowers
DL.ART thankful Thursday 200: flowers
Pearly sparkles 14: flowers
Scrap n challenge March: flower power
Color inspiration Monday link up 16 (coloured in)
Crafty awesomeness March challenge (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 10: anything goes (coloured in)
Crafty awesomeness March (coloured in)
Crazy 4 challenges 376: include a butterfly and bonus for flower
Morgan's ArtWorld 5: include a sentiment
PDE linky party 163: cards
Lil patch of crafty friends 53: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 174: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 150: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1711: anything goes
Digi choosday 11: anything goes
Ike's world 84: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 37: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 337: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 158: anything goes
Polka doodles week 10: anything goes
QKR stampede 234: thank you or anything goes
Simply papercrafts 44: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 24: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 3: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 25: anything goes
Scrappers delights 64: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Create and inspire 60: anything goes + option: Easter gift
Corrosive 3: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Love to craft challenge 8 March mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 8 March anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and also here to see the crafting of team A and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned anniversary card. I printed, cut and embossed the greeting using a label die with my todo. I used up old stock for the background sentiments paper and the other die cuts and Hobbycraft flowers.


This is also for:

Card mania 90: pastel colours
Classic design team open challenge 12: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 174: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 150: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1711: anything goes
Ike's world 84: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 37: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 44: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 25: anything goes
Scrappers delights 64: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Corrosive 3: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for March mid-month inspiration


We are now already halfway through March ... nearly a quarter of the year gone! It's time for some mid-month inspiration on my CHNC challenge extra for March - 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.

This is a commissioned card that I made for Christmas 2016, but didn't get around to blogging. Supplies are from Hunkydory and The Works, with a raised rub on sentiment.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
The holly and the ivy Christmas challenge: anything goes
Seasons greetings Christmas challenge 3: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 3: no man like a snowman
Scribbles designs 50: baby it's cold out there
Dream factory 42: Bambi
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes

Saturday, 11 March 2017

CHNC challenge 324


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 324 - 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 Santa Claus/Father Christmas.

The background paper is from a vintage Christmas pad from The Works - the decoupage etc is Hunkydory.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
The holly and the ivy Christmas challenge: anything goes
Dream valley 151: lots of layers
Making memories crafting 3: add some layers
Dare 2 B artzy March: lots of layers
Southern girls 155: popping good time
Word art Wednesday 273: anything goes

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Penny's challenge 319


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 319, 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.

The image is one kindly supplied by Conie Fong as a sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens, fussy cutting around it. The sentiment background and label were from Kanban. The blue mesh was achieved with an embossing folder, with the raised parts swiped over with stormy sky distress ink. Corrugated pieces from stash.


This is also for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday 199: thank you
Incy wincy: thank you cards
Ooh-la-la 223: embossing
Create and inspire 59: anything goes + option: love hearts
Scrap n challenge February: hearts
Color inspiration Monday link up 15 (coloured in)
Lacy sunshine: anything goes coloured in
Crafty awesomeness March challenge (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 9: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 95: anything goes (coloured in)
Word art Wednesday 273: anything goes

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Let's craft and create 123: enTWINEd


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 123: enTWINEd - using twine. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

At the end of 2016 I was asked if I would like to try some chalk markers, free of charge - such a generous offer ... and I said that I would write a review on Amazon.co.uk and also on my blog. It so happened that John was taken ill and ended up in St Thomas hospital in the new year and life has been quite difficult since, with other things happening as well ... so this has been my first opportunity to 'play' with the markers.

You can read all about the Chalkola markers on their website here. You can buy them here and here on Amazon.

I was given a set of premium wet wipe markers and also a set of earthy colors.

I used them to colour on to acetate - I had a 12 x 12 piece of printed 'down by the seaside' acetate by Creative Imaginations for a long time and thought it was about time to use it, cutting it down to fit an 8 x 8 card.

The background with the bunting and the beach huts is a piece of kitchen towel that I carefully ran through my Xyron to stick to the card blank, sticking the acetate on to this and then adding the chipboard pieces and the twine, having used a piece of patterned paper behind the chipboard frame.

This is a lengthy introduction to this card because I wanted to give the information about the markers and to say how grateful I am to have the opportunity to try them - I would thoroughly recommend them - they are easy to apply - best used on non porous surfaces, which is why I chose to colour on to acetate. I did have to be careful to give them enough time to dry. If I had been certain that the acetate was heat proof I would have dried with my heat gun, but I wasn't sure.

Chalkola are offering 20% off their markers, applicable on their website here and on Amazon here and here.with the code 20OFFSTR. I would recommend my readers to take advantage of this generous offer and try them for yourselves - you won't be disappointed.

So here is my card:


This is also for:

We love 2 create 5: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectrics March: anything goes mixed media or altered art or recycling
Art journal journey March: out and about
Creative artiste 24: anything goes mixed media
Mixed media world 22: anything mixed media goes
Cards und more 9: anything goes with flowers
Open minded 14: flowering in February
When I am inspired 56: openings or negative recess (frame)
Craft rocket 34: no patterned papers
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 9: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 95: anything goes (coloured in)
Digistamps4Joy 134: anything goes + twist: add washi tape or bunting
Jo's scrap shack funday 178: anything goes
PDE linky party 162: anything goes
QKR stampede 233: anything goes
Crafting with friends 38: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 182: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

More mixed media March challenge


This is my design project for More mixed media March challenge where the option this month is to use green, so I used plenty of it (and not much else!).

I covered the front of a plain beige coloured scrapbook (the finish was a bit like canvas so I took a chance to see if gesso/paint would 'take'). I added white gesso, slightly watered down and then brushed with a mix of three different acrylic paints, using a fourth one to stencil through the woodland flower stencil, adding white opal liquid pearls and dabbing around the bottom with the stencil brush. The 'remember' and the corner stamps are from a Teresa Collins set inked with memento cottage ivy (more prominent irl than in the photo).

Update: I notice that, in the comments, quite a few people have referred to this as a card - it isn't a card, it's the front of an 8 x 8 scrapbook which was originally plain beige.

Colour for Curtain call: green:



And for Allsorts 405: spring inspiration:







This is also for:

We love 2 create 5: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectrics March: anything goes mixed media or altered art or recycling
Art journal journey March: out and about
Creative artiste 24: anything goes mixed media
Mixed media world 22: anything mixed media goes
Stamplorations March: mixed media with stencil
Cards und more 9: anything goes with flowers
Art at Stampz by Star: make it monochrome
Kort o mania 171: monochromatic
4 crafty chicks 340: green
Craftaholics R us March: shades of green
DL.ART thankful Thursday 199: green
Delicious doodles March: add something green
Simply create too 125: lots of green
Creatalicious 110: anything goes + option: lots of green
Eclectic Ellapu March: spring colours and/or Easter
Double D: think spring
Paperminutes 476: spring
Noor March: spring
Not just cards 41: spring
Stamping sensations March: close to nature
Craft rocket 34: no patterned papers
Sweet stampin: no designer paper
Stamp ink paper 88: anything but a card
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes
One crazy stamper March: anything goes
The artistic stamper March: springtime
Craft stamper take it make it March: anything goes with stamping
Penny Black and more at Allsorts March: anything goes
Paradise of stamps 54: spring
Hiding in my craft room 291: spring colours
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twist: use a sentiment
Brown sugar 240: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 178: anything goes
PDE linky party 162: anything goes
Polka doodles week 9: anything goes
QKR stampede 233: anything goes
Crafting with friends 38: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 182: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Saturday, 4 March 2017

CHNC challenge 323


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 323 - 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 vintage.


This is my card following the optional theme: vintage. Supplies are from Hunkydory and the bottom of the card has been embossed using a 'softly falling' embossing folder by Leonie Pujol (like the one in this week's prize) This is an 8 x 8 card. The image within the octagonal shape is decoupaged to give depth to the card.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 36: anything goes
ABC Christmas: G for girls
Creative corner: girly fun
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: for the ladies
Just us girls 283: geometric
Ooh-la-la 223: embossing
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twist: use a sentiment
Brown sugar 240: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 178: anything goes
PDE linky party 162: anything goes
Polka doodles week 9: anything goes
QKR stampede 233: anything goes
Crafting with friends 38: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 182: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Penny's challenge 318


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 318, 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 Sparkle n Sprinkle Vivian hat lady image (Sparkle n Sprinkle are one of the sponsors of the challenge). Papers are offcuts from GDC studios Paris nights - the main background paper has a raised velvety pattern - lovely touchy feely! Other bits and bobs from stash including black lace from The Works. I played around with the hue of the image digitally before printing and cutting around, finishing off with adding pink with a spectrum noir pen, which was also used to add a bit of colour to the inner flower.


This is also for:

Create and makes 9: anything goes + twist: make it vintage
Creative craft cottage digi creations 68: ribbon and/or lace
Morgan's ArtWorld 4: for the ladies
QKR stampede 232: anything goes or birthday
Inky chicks 79: happy birthday
Word art Wednesday 272: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 24: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 39


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 39: 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.

I used one of Lozzy's lovely mixed media digital papers - you can see Lozzy's range of papers here. I used a snippet of the chicks paper that I've had for ages, added some Kanban trims, Hobbycraft flowers, lovely picture and peel off greeting.



This is also for:

Paperminutes 476: spring
Not just cards 41: spring
Ching-Chou Kuik March: Easter/spring
Eclectic Ellapu March: spring colours and/or Easter
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twist: use a sentiment
Lemon shortbread 36: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 272: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Do-al(l) Kreatives challenge 3

This is my design card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 3: everything goes with spring sentiments - let us awaken nature. Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

For my card I combined two digital images from Digital Delights from their birds and houses value set (they are sponsoring the challenge) - printed out and die cut on my Scan n Cut - adding on to four different layers of patterned paper.


This is also for:

Di's digi designs: die cuts and/or punches
Ching-Chou Kuik March: Easter/spring
Eclectic Ellapu March: spring colours and/or Easter
Crafts and me March: springtime
Double D: think spring
Paperminutes 476: spring
Noor March: spring
Not just cards 41: spring
Cute as a button 32: spring
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twist: use a sentiment
Glitter n sparkle 228: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 148: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty creations 336: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 272: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2017 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2017 challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely inspirational designs by my team and we hope that you will use some of your patterned paper and join in our challenge ...all you have to do is make sure that you've used some patterned paper in your creation ... and you can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month.

Papers are offcuts of Basic Grey from the cupcake collection (I've had these papers a long time - about time some were used again). The picture was one that I got as a freebie from the internet a few years ago - I added the sentiment and printed. An offcut of Kanban Happy Birthday sentiment card as also used and a piece of corrugated trim.



This is also for:

Creative moments 112: anything goes + twist: keep it masculine
My time to craft 340: travel
QKR stampede 232: anything goes or birthday
Lemon shortbread 36: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 111: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twist: use a sentiment
Glitter n sparkle 228: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 52: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 173: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 148: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty creations 336: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 272: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 177: anything goes
Polka doodles week 8: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 84: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for March 2017


This is my card for my CHNC challenge extra for March 2017. Please click on the link to see the lovely festive designs by my team and we hope to see your Christmas creations entered there during the month.

I used Bugaboo Stamps AKV Nativity - wiseman 1, 2 and 3 (retired), colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding the sentiment on computer and printed.

The background card is an offcut of Hunkydory, with strips of argyle washi tape top and bottom and some trim with gems.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 36: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 290: any holiday
Crafting with dragonflies 75: purple
Digistamps4Joy 134: anything goes + twist: add washi tape
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Aurora wings 44: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 8: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 95: anything goes (coloured in)
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Ike's world 83: anything goes + twiszt: use a sentiment
Creative moments 112: anything goes + twist: keep it masculine
Glitter n sparkle 228: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 52: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 173: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 148: anything goes
Digi choosday 9: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 36: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty creations 336: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 111: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 272: anything goes
Creative fingers 125: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 177: anything goes
Polka doodles week 8: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 84: anything goes
Inspiration destination 123: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes

Saturday, 25 February 2017

CHNC challenge 322


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 322 - 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 recycling/upcycling.

I used the Die'sire edge'ables Christmas only words 'peace on earth' to die cut on to a piece of blank card, on to which I added the lovely gold manger scene with the embossed black image - this was rescued and upcycled from an old card that had been received a couple of years ago. I stuck the die cut black card on to some matt mirror gold card and used some remaining snippets of this to punch out the stars.



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 269
International art & soul 2: recycling
12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
Fab n funky 339: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 290: any holiday
Ooh la la 222: die cuts
Di's digi designs: die cuts and/or punches (used both)
Unstampabelles 65: anything goes + twist: something new (first time I've used the 'peace on earth' die)
Lil patch of crafty friends 52: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 173: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 147: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 35: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 271: anything goes
Craft rocket 33: anything goes
Brown sugar 239: anything goes
Crafting with friends 37: anything goes
Creative fingers 125: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 177: anything goes
Polka doodles week 8: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 84: anything goes
613 avenue create 194: anything goes
Corrosive February: anything goes
Petal Lu 32: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Penny's challenge 317


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 317, 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.

For my A5 card I used Cute as button's pre-coloured sewing Susan image (Cute as a button are sponsoring the challenge), with a piece of Hunkydory card for the background and various elements and stickers from stash. I used my Scan n Cut to die cut around the image (too much fussy cutting to do it myself - lol!), sticking this on to a Hunkydory topper.

The eyelash ribbon is some that I've had for ages - thought it was about time to use some more of it.

Colours for Crazy challenge 242 colour combination:



This is also for:

City crafter 350: a few stitches
The ribbon girl: use any image
Glitter n sparkle 227: ribbon or lace
Crafting with dragonflies 74: one for the girls
Digi choosday 8: anything goes
Ooh la la 222: die cuts (cut on Scan n Cut)
In the pink 113: dies and/or punches
DL.ART thankful Thursday 198: pink and/or red
Fussy & fancy 181: ribbons and lace
Creatalicious 109: anything goes + option: ribbon or lace
The card concept 67: vintage
Crafty catz 358: anything goes + twist: occupations - seamstress
Classic design team open challenge 11: anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies 1708: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 52: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 173: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 147: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 35: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 335: anything  goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 271: anything goes
Craft rocket 33: anything goes
Little miss muffet 156: anything goes
Crafting with friends 37: anything goes
Creative fingers 125: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 176: anything goes
Polka doodles week 7: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 84: anything goes
Allsorts 403: anything  goes
Angie's 6: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 02: anything goes
Corrosive February: anything goes
Petal Lu 32: anything goes
Crafts and me February: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes

Saturday, 18 February 2017

CHNC challenge 321


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 321 - 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 using something green.

I used Hunkydory background card with a strip added near the top and the sentiment generated on computer. The pieces of holly, glittered snowflakes and lovely felt and glittered snowmen were all from The Works. This is another card that was made for a commission before Christmas, but I didn't have time to blog it then.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Seasons greetings 1: anything goes
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
CRAFT 403: Christmas
Creative corner: winter wonderland
Scribbles designs 50: baby it's cold out there
Christmas with the cuties 2: Christmas carols and songs - Frosty the snowman
Merry Monday 235: snowmen
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 176: anything goes
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Old to new


In June 2015 I made this card - I never really particularly liked it, but kept it, thinking I might use it one day.


One evening, a neighbour requested a retirement card, asking if I would be able to make it quickly that evening. I just really didn't feel like making something from scratch, so I made new from old. I took off the picture, used an offcut piece of card trimmed with lace to add to the right hand side, adding the retirement sentiment and other sentiment, adding some gems and redistributing the flowers, adding the white ones. I was happy with this and liked it much more than the original card.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets 267/268
Hiding in my craft room 288: super scraps Saturday
City crafter 349: old stuff, new look
Morgan's ArtWorld 3: add flowers
Allsorts 402: hearts and/or flowers
Open-minded 14: flowering in February
As you like it: do you prefer ribbon or lace and why - I actually like using either - I think lace gives the feminine touch
Unstampabelles 65: anything goes + twist: something new (new supplies to alter old card)
Artistic inspirations 172: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 146: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 35: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 335: anything goes
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Craft rocket 33: anything goes
Polka doodles week 6: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 2: anything goes
Corrosive 2: anything goes
Petal Lu 32: anything goes
Create and makes 8: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 81: anything goes
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 270: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky