Saturday, 10 December 2016

Third card for CHNC challenge 311


For my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the third card, using a background paper from The Snowman pack, with other bits from a magazine freebie.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Another quick card for CHNC challenge 311


For my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the second card, upcycling a card received last year, with a background piece of dark blue mirror card (very shiny irl).




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
DL.ART 194: any winter holiday
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Cardz 4 guyz 149: Christmas animals
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Creative moments 108: anything goes
Brown sugar 228: anything goes
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes

CHNC challenge 311: colour: grey or silver ... a little or a lot


In the last couple of weeks I've had to make lots of Christmas cards. This isn't because I don't make them early enough because I make Christmas cards throughout the year, which is why I started my CHNC weekly challenges six years ago - to encourage me to make cards throughout the year and, hopefully, to encourage others too.

The problem is that, although I make lots and lots of Christmas cards, I end up selling most of them to raise money for charities and then have the job of making quick cards in December for us to send.

So, for my CHNC challenge 311, I'm showing three quick cards that I made that all feature some silver.

This is the first one, using Hunkydory supplies with a silver strip between the two offcuts, with the addition of a chipboard greeting.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 258
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
CRAFT 393: winter
A snowflakes promise 34: winter
DL.ART 194: any winter holiday
Crafty creations 330: masculine
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Cardz 4 guyz 149: Christmas animals
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Animal friends 45: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Creative moments 108: anything goes
Brown sugar 228: anything goes
PDE 150: all cards
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 26: anything go

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Penny's challenge 307: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 307: 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 our challenge.

I used Lemon shortbread penguin umbrella, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors.  I coloured with spectrum noir pens, adding some Art Institute glitter using a quickie glue pen and die cutting and embossing with a todo die. Papers are from  Wild Rose traditional Christmas pack. The red and white snowflake circles are from Hema (unfortunately, in the photo they look almost black because of looking dark, but irl they are shiny red).



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafting by designs: here come the holidays
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Melonheadz friends: winter is here
Come and get it: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Crafty friends 46: merry Christmas
Connie can crop 53: baby it's cold outside
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
A snowflakes promise 34: winter
DL.ART 194: any winter holiday
Pattie's 129: Christmas or winter
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes (with loose glitter)
Noor 25: sparkle
Kort o mania 165: let it shine and bling
Digistamps4Joy 131: anything goes + option: make it sparkle
The crafty addicts 30: anything goes + option: Christmas colours
Fab n funky 330: make someone smile
Crafty creations 330: masculine
The male room 50: Christmas/December celebrations/winter wishes
Cardz 4 guyz 149: Christmas animals
My time to craft 335: Christmas animals
Animal friends 45: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 137: Christmas
Crafty enjoyments: all about Christmas
Di's digi designs: traditional Christmas colours
Delicious doodles December: traditional Christmas colours
Hiding in my craft room 278: Christmas colours
Creatalicious 104: anything goes + option: traditional Christmas colours
Dies r us 62: Christmas
Die cut divas December: layers or layer it
Creative craft cottage 77: use die cuts
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
The pencil cases 34: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland December: Christmas
Colour crazy 27: anything goes
Aurora wings 41: winter wonderland
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Art at stampz by star: winter holidays
Creative moments 108: anything goes
613 avenue create 192: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 47: anything goes
Craft your passion 341: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 139: anything goes
Crafting with friends 33: anything goes
PDE 149: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 42: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 260: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 115: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 26: anything goes

Monday, 5 December 2016

More mixed media challenge - option: white


This is my design card for More mixed media challenge with the option of using white. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by others in the team and we hope you will join in the challenge.

I used pearl alcohol ink on blue mirror card, stamping snowflakes and sentiment inked with Elzybell's sugar candy and heat embossing with detail white powder, with snowflakes and pearls added.

I'm showing two photos, neither of which give the design justice - it's obviously difficult because of the shine on the mirror card, but disappointing that the pearl alcohol ink doesn't show up here as well as irl.



This is also for:

Craft stamper take it make it December: snow and ice
We love 2 create 25: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectics December: anything goes mixed media
Creative artiste 21: anything goes mixed media
A inky mess 6: anything goes mixed media
A vintage journey December: winter magic (Tim Holtz inspired - alcohol inks)
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Crafts and me December: cool winter challenge
Crazy challenge 237: ice cold
Melonheadz friends: winter is here
Merry Christmas 10: create a snowy scene
Christmas at sweet stampin November: anything (Christmas) goes
Crimbo crackers 121: non-traditional Christmas (colours)
Addicted to stamps 137: Christmas
heARTfelt stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes
Come and get it: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Time out 71: Christmas + option: glitter/shimmer
Aloha Friday 86: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 178: Christmas in tones or pastels
The stamping boutique: non-traditional Christmas
Crafty friends 46: merry Christmas
Connie can crop 53: baby it's cold outside
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
The artistic stamper December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
A snowflakes promise 34: winter
Crafty enjoyments: all about Christmas
Sweet stampin: let it snow
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes (with embossing powder)
The sisterhood of crafters: use some pearls
Noor 25: sparkle
Kort o mania 165: let it shine and bling
Digistamps4Joy 131: anything goes + option: make it sparkle
Crop stop linky 22: anything goes (used Adirondack alcohol inks)
Great impressions Dec: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 192: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 47: anything goes
Craft your passion 341: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 139: anything goes
Little miss muffet 152: anything goes
Brown sugar 227: anything goes
Crafting with friends 33: anything goes
PDE 149: anything goes
Polka doodles 48: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 42: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 63: anything goes
Classic design team 9: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
DL.ART December linky
Sunny day crafting 26: anything goes

Let's craft and create challenge 120: Christmas &/or new year


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 120: Christmas &/or new year. Please click on the link to see the designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will be able to join in the challenge.

I was commissioned to make this card for someone who loves art deco - I hope she likes it.

Supplies are mainly from Hunkydory with gold glittered poinsettias and various bits and pieces from The Works.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Melonheadz friends: winter is here
Creative corner: vintage/retro Christmas
Come and get it: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Time out 71: Christmas + option: glitter/shimmer
Crafty friends 46: merry Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Craft and smash: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Angie's 4: anything goes + option: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams December: Christmas
Craftaholics R us 12: cards for girls + Christmas theme
Really reasonable ribbon 154: winter holliday
Crafty enjoyments: all about Christmas
Ribbon girl December card challenge
Simon says Monday: Christmas gifts
Use your stuff 244: layers
The paper nest dolls 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 192: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 47: anything goes
Craft your passion 341: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 139: anything goes
Brown sugar 227: anything goes
Crafting with friends 33: anything goes
PDE 149: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 42: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Friday, 2 December 2016

Crafting musketeers challenge 44: anything goes


This is my design card for Crafting musketeers challenge 44: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting by the rest of the team ... and we hope to see your entries for the challenge.

I used The paper shelter's Christmas candy fairy, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. The reindeer, poinsettias, ribbon etc added from stash.

This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 50: anything goes
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Sasayaki glitter December: Christmas
Aloha Friday 86: Christmas
My crafting stories 12: Christmas
Perfectly created chaos 7: Christmas anything goes
Sunsational December: anything goes + option: winter/Christmas
Crealicious 104: anything goes + option: traditional Christmas colours
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Crazy challenge 236: getting ready for Christmas
Use your stuff 243: make a Christmas card
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Fab n funky 329: Christmas
The paper shelter 275: a Christmas card
Scrapping 4 fun 79: Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Delicious doodles December: traditional Christmas colours
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Pearly sparkles 11: merry Christmas
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 151: Christmas and new year
Paper creator 54: Christmas
Animal friends 45: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Love to craft challenge 5: anything goes


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 5: anything goes. Please click the link to see the lovely crafting by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in the challenge.

The card was for my brother and sister-in-law's golden wedding anniversary in October. I used Teresa Collins papers, foiling using a todo plate, a Martha Stewart punch, flowers from Hobbycraft and various other bits and pieces, as you can see.



This is also for:

Crafty sentiments: glitter
Aud sentiments 169: anything goes
613 avenue create 191: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 168: anything goes
Craft your passion 340: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 138: anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 100: anything goes
Create and inspire 57: anything goes
Creative moments 107: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 259: anything goes
Creative fingers 121: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 63: anything goes
Card mania 87: anything goes
Crafts galore encore December: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 22: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 22: anything goes
Create and makes 6: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 33: anything goes


These are my design cards for A bit more time to craft challenge 33: 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 Lozzy's Anika and Birthday dream papers for both cards, using different colours - I only intended to make one card, but ended up making both. I added die cut and embossed butterflies on the first card and some beautiful flowers I got quite a while ago from Lozzy, adding the hearts and bows.


On the second card I used a large acetate butterfly that has been in a box with other bits and pieces for longer than I can remember. Once again I used some beautiful flowers from Lozzy and hearts from stash.


These are also for:

Get creative 53: birthday
Ooh-la-la 218: birthday celebration
Crafter's cafe 162: Christmas and/or birthday
613 avenue create 191: anything goes
Lil patch of craffty friends 46: anything goes
Craft your passion 340: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 138: anything goes
Love to scrap 90: anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Create and inspire 57: anything goes
Creative moments 107: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 259: anything goes
Creative fingers 121: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 63: anything goes
Card mania 87: anything goes
Crafts galore encore December: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 22: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 22: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 62: anything goes
Create and makes 6: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

CHNC challenge extra for December 2016


This is my card for my CHNC challenge extra for December 2016 - please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of my team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Autumn critter stack, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I used offcuts from my Christmas papers for the background adding some gold glittered tape and backing the pre-coloured image with another offcut piece. Words generated on computer and printed.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 257
Christmas card challenges 50: anything goes
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Sasayaki glitter December: Christmas
My crafting stories 12: Christmas
Merry Monday 224: masculine Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 86: anything goes
Perfectly created chaos 7: Christmas anything goes
The crafty addicts 29: anything goes + option: Christmas paper
Moving along with the times 34: anything goes with Christmas
Sunsational December: anything goes + option: winter/Christmas
Crealicious 104: anything goes + option: traditional Christmas colours
Dragonfly journeys 80: Christmas critters
Crazy challenge 236: getting ready for Christmas
Incy wincy: use a non traditional image to create a Christmas creation
Use your stuff 243: make a Christmas card
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Fab n funky 329: Christmas
The paper shelter 275: a Christmas card
Scrapping 4 fun 79: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 277: any holiday - Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Delicious doodles December: traditional Christmas colours
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Pearly sparkles 11: merry Christmas
Crafter's cafe 162: Christmas and/or birthday
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 151: Christmas and new year
Paper creator 54: Christmas
Crafty sentiments: glitter
Aud sentiments 169: anything goes
Animal friends 45: anything goes
Create and inspire 57: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 259: anything goes
Card mania 87: anything goes
Crafts galore encore December: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 22: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 62: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December 2016 challenge


These are my cards for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December 2016 challenge - please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of my team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

Both of my cards were made using papers from the Elegant Christmas pad from Poundland (there is one of these to be won on the challenge) and using Elisabeth Bell designs purchased from Hobby House. Scraps of matt pearlescent gold card were used to punch stars and some gems added. These were quick cards as I still have a lot of Christmas cards to make (despite making them all through the year ... sell lots to raise money for charity and end up not having enough for us to send).



These are also for:

Christmas card challenges 50: anything goes
The 12 months of Christmas link up 24: anything goes
Sasayaki glitter December: Christmas
My crafting stories 12: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 86: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 121: non-traditional Christmas
CAS on Sunday 97: Christmas
Make my Monday 35: CAS Christmas
Perfectly created chaos 7: Christmas anything goes
The crafty addicts 29: anything goes + option: Christmas paper
Moving along with the times 34: anything goes with Christmas
Sunsational December: anything goes + option: winter/Christmas
Crazy challenge 236: getting ready for Christmas
Use your stuff 243: make a Christmas card
Creative inspirations 263: Christmas creations
Fab n funky 329: Christmas
The paper shelter 275: a Christmas card
Scrapping 4 fun 79: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 277: any holiday - Christmas
Country view December: Christmas
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
Paru's card making December: Christmas
Pearly sparkles 11: merry Christmas
Crafter's cafe 162: Christmas and/or birthday
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 151: Christmas and new year
Paper creator 54: Christmas
Aud sentiments 169: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 100: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 259: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 22: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 62: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Penny's challenge 306: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 306: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope to see your entries for the challenge.

I used Nikki Burnette's mask butterfuly green faerie - Arden (pre-coloured) (Nikki Burnette is one of the sponsors of Penny's challenge. Papers are Basic Grey papers Periphery vineyard, Syrah and port. I found the picture for Capricorn here.

This was a commissioned card for someone who has a Capricorn birthday.



This is also for:

Get creative 53: birthday
Ooh-la-la 218: birthday celebration
Oddball: like dreamers do (fantasy element)
Aud sentiments 169: anything goes
613 avenue create 191: anything goes
Craft your passion 340: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 138: anything goes
Digi choosday 47: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 25: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 259: anything goes
Create and makes 6: anything goes
Not just cards 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 114: anything goes

Saturday, 26 November 2016

CHNC challenge 309: use a sentiment


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 309: use a sentiment - please click on the link and join in the challenge with any Christmas design ... as long as you use a sentiment somewhere.

I used one of Lozzy's Christmas digital papers that she kindly supplied (Lozzy is one of the five sponsors for the challenge.

I stamped the bauble image and coloured with spectrum noir, adding some gold ribbon, sentiment fabric piece and some holly from The Works. I added some glossy accent to the baubles to add a bit of shine, but I'm disappointed that the photo makes them look like accidental splodges - better irl!)



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 23: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 120: anything goes
Allsorts 391: anything Christmas
Aurora wings 40: Christmas (hand coloured)
Crazy challenge 236: getting ready for Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
The crafty addicts 29: anything goes + option: Christmas paper
Crafty creations 329: Christmas
Double D: tradtional Christmas colours
Crafty ribbons 177: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 277: any holiday
Cute card Thursday 453: tag, ornament or bauble
Moving along with the times 34: anything goes with Christmas
Time out 71: Christmas + option: glitter/shimmer
Scrapping 4 fun 79: Christmas
Spectrum noir (facebook) November: anything goes + bonus: Christmas/winter
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: anything Christmas
Stamping sensations November: Christmas greetings
Sparkles 86: Christmas is coming
The merry Christmas 8: add ribbon or lace
Holly jolly Christmas 85: ribbons and lace
Sparkles Christmas 70: holly and ivy
Ching-Chou Kuik November: Christmas
The ribbon girl: November use any image
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 169: anything goes
Creatalicious 103: anything goes + option: use a sentiment
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Art by Miran 72: anything goes (stamped and coloured in)
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy 27: anything goes (coloured in)
The pencil cases 33: anything goes (coloured in)
Lil patch of crafty friends 46: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 168: anything goes
Craft your passions 339: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 137: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 29: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Create and inspire 56: anything goes
Creative moments 107: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 258: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 30: anything goes
Brown sugar 226: anything goes
Crafting with friends 32: anything goes
Creative fingers 121: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 41: anything goes
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 150: anything goes
Paradise of stamps 50: anything goes