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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love to craft February 7: anything goes


This is my design card for Love to craft February challenge 7 - 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.

I was commissioned to make this card for a brother-in-law who plays bowls. The background is Hunkydory card across which I added the picture of bowls. I used a well loved bowls stamp coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut with a fancy surround die cut. The gold cup is a die cut I've had for ages, waiting for the right moment, and the circle says 'you're the best'.


This is also for:

Fashionable stampig 120: it's just a number
Sweet stampin: masculine
Crafter's cafe 167: no red or pink
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 154: cheers to you
Ooh la la 222: die cuts
Simon says Monday: use your favourite tool: todo machine (used with dies)
Little red wagon 381: season of love: I love my todo machine and the dies
Art by miran 77: anything goes
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
One crazy stamper February: birthday
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 270: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 175: anything goes
Crafty friends 51: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes

CCAYR February challenge


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round February challenge: add red and/or pink and a heart. 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 February here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

Background paper is Basic Grey from one of their Christmas ranges and the gorgeous topper is an Elisabeth Bell one that I purchased from Hobby House to which I added the heart. The mirror card mat was cut on my Scan n Cut. The sentiment panel is an old Anna Griffin one and the poinsettia from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Seasons greetings 1: anything goes + option: love
Little red wagon 381: season of love: I love Elisabeth Bell images and also Basic Grey Christmas papers
Smon says Wednesday: fantastic florals
Allsorts 402: hearts and/or flowers
Dragonfly dreams February: hearts and flowers
Pile it on 126: hearts on fire
The paper girls 121: with heart
Deep ocean 148: hearts
That's crafty: I heart you
Just us girls 380: hearts
Noor February: have a heart
Daisy chain 5: have a heart
Create and inspire 59: anything goes + option: love hearts
The sisterhood of crafters: red
Julia Spiri 29: anything goes + option: I love red
Die cut divas February: red or pink
Sunny day crafting 36: die cuts
Ooh la la 222: die cuts
PDE linky party 159: cards
Creative inspirations 268: 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

Penny's challenge 316


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 316, 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 card I used the lovely Fred she said nuthatch coloured image, kindly supplied by them as sponsor. I cut the image with a todo timeless bauble outline die, colouring the top and ribbon with spectrum noir pens, going around the edge of the bauble as well. A snippet of ribbon, some little gems and an Anna Griffin sentiment and the card was finished with everything mounted on to a piece of Hunkydory decorated card.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Seasons greetings 1: anything goes
Little red wagon 381: season of love: I love my todo machine and the dies
Sunny day crafting 36: die cuts
Ooh la la 222: die cuts
Ribbon girl February card challenge
Brown sugar 237: rhinestones and/or ribbon
Creatalicious 109: anything goes + option: ribbon or twine
Colour crazy week 6: anything goes
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 270: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for February mid-month inspiraton


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

For my card I used some glitter card, mirror card and scallops image, mat and sentiment, all of which were from a set bought long ago. This is a card I made for a commission before Christmas, but didn't have time to blog then.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Seasons greetings 1: anything goes + option: love
Crafter's cafe 167: no red or pink
PDE linky party 159: cards
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 270: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 175: anything goes
Crafty friends 51: anything goes
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Saturday, 11 February 2017

CHNC challenge 320


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 320: anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'cute'. Please click on the link to find out what it's about and I hope to see your entries.

I used another of the gorgeous Elisabeth Bell toppers that I bought from Hobby House a while back. This was matted on to a piece of matt gold pearlescent card having been cut on the Scan n Cut. The background paper is unknown and I've used some washi tape, a sentiment and little glittered presents from The Works.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
PDE linky party 159: cards
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 175: anything goes
Crafty friends 51: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 35: anything goes or regular cards
DL.ART February linky

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Penny's challenge 315


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 315, which, as usual, is 'anything goes' Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope to see your entries for the challenge.

For my card I used Sparkle n Sprinkle image from Stain glass rounds, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors.

I printed out the coloured image and cut out on my Scan n Cut. Papers are from an old pad by Hot off the press (don't know what the pad is called as the front piece is now missing).


This is also for:

Create and makes 8: anything goes + twist: winter blues
Artistic inspirations 172: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 145: anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies 1706: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Angie's 6: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 6: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 51: anything goes
Crafting with friends 36: anything goes
Creative fingers 124: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fundy 174: anything goes
PDE linky party 158: anything goes
Polka doodles week 5: anything goes
613 avenue create 194: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 2: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 33: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 23: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 24: anything goes
Scrappers delights 63: anything goes
The crafty addicts 33: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Petal Lu 31: anything goes
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 269: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 35: anything goes + option: regular cards
DL.ART February linky

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 122: love is in the air


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 122: love is in the air. 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.

I was commissioned to make this and have mainly used supplies from a combination of Kanban kits that I bought some years ago.

Love theme for Inspired by all the little things challenge 42:



This is also for:

Dragonfly dreams February: hearts and flowers
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): hearts and flowers
Mod squad: hearts and flowers
Noor February: have a heart
Daisy chain 5: have a heart
Creatalicious 108: anything goes + option: add some hearts
AnMaCreatief 65: celebration
4 crafty chicks 336: anniversary
International art and soul 1: love is in the air
Dragonfly journeys 85: love is in the air
Simon says Wednesday: the color of love
The card concept 66: love & romance
Art impressions 201: lots of love
Cardz 4 galz 40: love is in the air
Craft rocket 32: it's a love thing
Craftaholics R us 21: love/romance
Scrapping4fun 83: friends, love, wedding, Valentine
Paru's card making February: love
Pearly sparkles 13: love is all around
Creative carte blanche February: love is in the air
Simply create too 124: love
Crafty calendar February: love is in the air
The east wind 70: love and romance
Bastel-traum 49: friendship/love
Papercreators crafts 56: love is in the air
Pile it on 126: hearts on fire
Lil patch of crafty friends 51: anything goes
Crafting with friends 36: anything goes
Creative fingers 124: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fundy 174: anything goes
PDE linky party 158: anything goes
Polka doodles week 5: anything goes
613 avenue create 194: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 2: anything goes
Crafts galore encore February: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 33: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 23: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 24: anything goes
Scrappers delights 63: anything goes
The crafty addicts 33: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Petal Lu 31: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 269: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

More mixed media February challenge


This is my design project for More mixed media February challenge where the option this month is to use red.

Having bought the wooden 'home' hanging a few months ago to use for one of the MMM challenges, I couldn't find it until recently, so thought it would be good to use for the red challenge for February.

I painted the plain wooden hanging with acrylic paint, leaving one or two areas without full cover to give a distressed look, using an alcohol pen to ink the 'nooks and crannies'. I stamped randomly with an Anita hearts and script design that I've had for years, inked with memento tuxedo black. I coloured the white ribbon with a darker red alcohol pen, using this to fill in some of the hearts. Flowers are Craftime and the spacers are Prima.



This is also for:

WeLove2create 3: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectics February: anything goes mixed media or altered art or upcycling
Creative artiste 23: anything goes mixed media
A inky mess creative media 7: anything goes
A vintage journey February: words that are special
The house that stamps built: anything but a card
Delicious doodles February: anything but a card
Addicted to stamps 141: love
Dragonfly dreams February: hearts and flowers
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): hearts and flowers
Mod squad: hearts and flowers
Kraftin' Kimmie 367: hearts
Connie can crop 55: stamp your heart out
Noor February: have a heart
Daisy chain 5: have a heart
The artistic stamper February: love hearts
Quick quotes 72: hearts
Creatalicious 108: anything goes + option: add some hearts
Really reasonable ribbon 157: hearts (and ribbon)
Morgan's ArtWorld 2: add ribbon
Pile it on 126: hearts on fire
Sasayaki glitter February: colour red
Simon says Wednesday: the color of love
Craft stamper take it/make it February: anything goes with stamping
Classic design team open challenge 11: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 51: anything goes
Crafting by deigns: anything goes
Crafty creations 334: anything goes
Crafting with friends 36: anything goes
Creative fingers 124: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fundy 174: anything goes
PDE linky party 158: anything goes
Polka doodles week 5: anything goes
613 avenue create 194: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 2: anything goes
Crafts galore encore February: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 33: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 23: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 24: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground February: anything goes
Scrappers delights 63: anything goes
The crafty addicts 33: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Petal Lu 31: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 269: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Saturday, 4 February 2017

CHNC challenge 319


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 319 - please click on the link to see what it's all about, including the prize to be won ... and I hope to see your entries. It's always 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas' with an optional theme, which this week is to add ribbon.

Papers are from my offcuts box, ribbon from Hobbycraft and the image from a set purchased too long ago to remember.

Sorry that I couldn't get a better picture - should have taken it in daytime - the card looks 'bowed', but it isn't - and they say the camera never lies!

I based my card on the sketch given for Cheerful sketches February challenge:



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 2: Christmas carols and songs - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Christmas card challenges 5: snow
The paper shelter 279: winter
Deep ocean 147: winter wonderland
CCEE 1704 snow season
Oddball art: a winter's tale
Morgan's ArtWorld 2: add ribbon
Scrap n challenge January: monochrome
PDE linky party 158: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 174: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Penny's challenge 314


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 314, which, as usual, is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of teamies and we hope you'll join in the challenge.

For my card I used an image kindly supplied by Oddball Stamps, one of the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured digitally in Paint then printed out. Papers are from my offcut box - on the left and the right at old DCWV papers. Other bits and pieces from stash.

She looked such a sad little girl, so I thought she was just right for a get well card.


This is also for:

Pixie snippets 265 - 266
Crafty friends 50: girly
Creative moments 110: anything goes + option: keep it feminine
QKR stampede 228: anything goes or one for the kids
The crafty addicts 33: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 37


As always, our A bit more time to craft challenge 37 is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

For my design card I used a couple of Lozzy's lovely infinity papers - you can see all of Lozzy's beautifully designed papers here. Other bits and pieces are from my craft stash - the lovely chipboard panel celebrating birthday has been in a box with other bits for ages and ages - thought it would be good to use it on this card, backing with a piece of textured paper. The cream crocheted flowers are from The Works.


This is also for:

Art at Stampz by Star: birthdays
Scribbles designs: birthday bonanza
AnMaCreatief 65: celebration
Nordsalten hobbyklubb: birthday
Allsorts 400: let's celebrate
The paper girls 120: patterned paper
Aloha Friday 87: anything goes + option: something new (the crocheted flowers)
Creative craft cottage 80: must use flowers
Crafting from the heart 145:anything goes
Lemon shortbread 34: anything goes
Crafting by designs: February anything goes
Crafty creations 334: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 197: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes

Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 2

This is my design card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 2: everything goes with winter time. Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely SheepSkiDesigns penguin pals image kindly supplied by them as sponsors of the challenge, colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding quickie glue pen and Art Institute glitter. Papers are from my Christmas offcuts box, including those used for the punched snowflakes. The sentiment was computer generated and printed.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
ABC Christmas: C for critters
Merry Monday 233: the magic # is 5 - 5 punched snowflakes
Christmas with the cuties 2: Christmas carols and songs - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Christmas card challenges 5: snow
The paper shelter 279: winter
Create and makes 8: anything goes/twist of the winter blues
Kort o mania 169: using dies/and or punch (the punched snowflakes)
Addicted to stamps 140: baby it's cold outside
Deep ocean 147: winter wonderland
CCEE 1704 snow season
Hanna and friends 265: winter
Oddball art: a winter's tale
Cutie pie 107: winter
Creative inspirations 267: cute critters
The paper girls 120: patterned paper
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes
DL.ART February linky

Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper February 2017 challenge


And it's time for my Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper February 2017 challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by my team and we hope you will use up some of your patterned paper and share your entries with us.

For my card I used some of the Sara Davies signature collection English country garden pad (one of those pads is the prize for February), with some Hunkydory bits and pieces, felt adhesive buttons and a Craftwork cards sentiment label.



This is also for:

Art at Stampz by Star: birthdays
Scribbles designs: birthday bonanza
AnMaCreatief 65: celebration
Nordsalten hobbyklubb: birthday
Allsorts 400: let's celebrate
Aloha Friday 87: anything goes + option: something new (the background paper)
The paper girls 120: patterned paper
Crafting from the heart 145:anything goes
Lemon shortbread 34: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: February anything goes
Crafty creations 334: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 197: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 155: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 173: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 2: anything goes
Crafts galore encore February: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 33: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 23: anything goes
The crafty addicts 33: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Petal Lu 31: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 43: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for February 2017


Here we are at the beginning of February (where did January go to?) and that means it's time for CHNC challenge extra for February 2017. Please click on the link to see the lovely festive designs by members of my team and we hope you will join in the challenge.

The challenge is always sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with the prize of four images of the winner's choice. I used the lovely wee one angel - big star image kindly provided by Bugaboo Stamps.

Papers are from my Christmas offcutss box, along with some felt adhesive buttons.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 26: anything goes
Merry Monday 233: the magic # is 5 - 5 felt buttons
Hiding in my craft room 286: any holiday
Crimbo crackers 125: something cute
Country view crafts February: 30 minutes or under
QKR stampede 228: anything goes or one for the kids
Artistic inspirations 171: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 145:anything goes
Digi choosday 5: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 34: anything goes
Inspiration destination 121: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 268: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 197: anything goes
Brown sugar 235: anything goes
Crafting with friends 35: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 173: anything goes
Polka doodles week 4: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 43: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 34: anything goes

Saturday, 28 January 2017

CHNC challenge 318


It's Saturday morning and that means it's time for a new challenge on my weekly Christmas challenge blog. So here is my card for CHNC challenge 318, which is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas' with the optional theme of 'no sentiment' ... I want to stress that this is purely optional. Please click here to find out about the challenge ... and I hope I'll see your entries there. Oh ... and there is a prize to be won!

It's another card using one of the beautiful Elisabeth Bell toppers, mounted on to matt mirror card, with background paper from a Kaisercraft pad. The fabric tape with stars was from The Works and the gold star punched from a scrap piece of the gold card with a gem added in the middle.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 286: any holiday
Crimbo crackers 125: something cute
Corrosive January: anything goes but happy new year
Crafty catz 355: anything goes + twist: ladies card
Artistic inspirations 171: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 144: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 327: anything goes
Creative moments 110: anything goes + option: keep it feminine
Crafty gals corner 107: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 266: anything goes
Inspiration destination 120: anything goes
Brown sugar 235: anything goes
Crafting with friends 35: anything goes
Creative fingers 123: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 173: anything goes
Polka doodles week 4: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 43: anything goes
Making memories 1: anything goes
Crafty girlz January: anything goes
Petal Lu 30: anything goes
Noor 26: anything goes
Country view crafts January: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 33: anything goes
DL.ART January linky

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Penny's challenge 313


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 313: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope to see your entries for the challenge.

For my card I used Digistamps4Joy two tubes image, kindly supplied by one of the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir markers, rounding the corners and mounting on to a piece of textured card. The background is a card blank from a set from Design Objectives (there's a matching envelope, which is nice).

I can't remember where the die cut, embossed beer mug came from - it's been in a box with other 'male' toppers etc for ages - thought it would be just right for here. The Happy Birthday sentiment piece of blue card from Kanban is an offcut from making an earlier card (for Penny's challenge 312 last week). I thought it was about time that I use some of the little Scrabble-like tiles that I bought years ago.

So, two tubs or one?


This is also for:

Incy wincy: for the men in your life
Ooh la la 220: for a man or boy
Crafty sentiments: dies, dies and more dies
Creative craft cottage digi creations 65: use die cuts and/or punches
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Art at Stampz by Star: birthdays
Scribbles designs: birthday bonanza
Little red wagon 378: happy birthday
Creative corner: very funny
The paper shelter 278: make it digital
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy challenge week 2: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 93: anything goes (coloured in)
Colouring in scrapland January: anything goes
Corrosive January: anything goes but happy new year
Digistamps4Joy 132: anything goes
Quick quotes 71: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 50: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 171: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 144: anything goes
Digi choosday 4: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 33: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 327: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 266: anything goes
Inspiration destination 120: anything goes
Brown sugar 34: anything goes
Crafting with friends 35: anything goes
Creative fingers 123: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 172: anything goes
Polka doodles week 3: anything goes
Noor 26: anything goes
613 avenue 193: anything goes
Angie's 5: anything goes
Little tangles 76: anything goes
Country view crafts January: anything goes
Making memories 1: anything goes
The crafty addicts 32: anything goes
Crafty girlz January: anything goes
Petal Lu 30: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 33: anything goes
DL.ART January linky

Saturday, 21 January 2017

CHNC challenge 317


If you are a 'regular' entrant at my weekly CHNC challenges you'll need to know that from now on I have made some changes that you can read about here. If you haven't taken part in my CHNC challenges before, I'd love to see you there - it makes sense to make Christmas cards throughout the year to avoid panic towards Christmas. That's why I started my CHNC weekly challenges six years ago.

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 317: 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas' with the optional theme of 'use a sentiment'.  This was a commissioned card that I made for Christmas 2016 (not blogged before now), using Hunkydory supplies, plus the printed piece at the bottom.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu December: anything Christmas
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
CRAFT 399: Christmas
Lil patch of crafty friends 50: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Everybody art 394: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 33: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 333: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 266: anything goes
Aud sentiments 171: anything goes
Brown sugar 34: anything goes
Crafting with friends 35: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 172: anything goes
Creative fingers 123: anything goes
Polka doodles week 3: anything goes
Noor 26: anything goes
Inspiration destination 120: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Angie's 5: anything goes
Little tangles 76: anything goes
Country view crafts January: anything goes
Paru's January: anything goes
Making memories 1: anything goes
The crafty addicts 32: anything goes
Crafty girlz January: anything goes
Petal Lu 30: anything goes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Penny's challenge 312


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 312: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the design team and we hope to see your entries.

The lovely image is Little Blue Button's pirate Sam, kindly supplied by Little Blue Button as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens and mounted on to an offcut of gold card. The background is a piece of Kanban sentiment card (sorry that the repeated Happy Birthday doesn't show up too well here). The two other images are cards from a 'snap' game and the wording was generated on computer and printed.


This is also for:

Ooh la la 220: for a man or boy
Dragonfly journeys 83: birthday bash
The paper shelter 277: shades of blue
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy challenge week 2: anything goes (coloured in)
Love to scrap 93: anything goes (coloured in)
Colouring in scrapland January: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 50: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 143: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 3: anything goes
Everybody art 394: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 33: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 333: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 266: anything goes
Aud sentiments 171: anything goes
Crafting with friends 34: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 171: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 1: anything goes
Noor 26: anything goes
Inspiration destination 120: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Angie's 5: anything goes
Little tangles 76: anything goes
Country view crafts January: anything goes
Paru's January: anything goes
Sunny day crafting 32: anything goes
DL.ART January linky