Saturday, 31 December 2011

Zebra notebook

This is a notebook I made before Christmas, using an offcut of zebra card that's been in the scraps box for some time and a few chipboard pieces.

This is for:

Lily pad the craft's meow: chipboard
Fussy & fancy 53: animal print
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Ooh-la-la 95: anything but a card
Jules always with a heart crafty snippet 51
Phindy's Friday 86: scraps
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Glitzy notebooks

A long time ago (when I first started crafting and thought that peel offs were OK) I bought some dress peel offs and they have stayed in the cupboard ... until I decided to alter these notebooks and mount the peel offs on gold mirror card. The background foiled cards are Hunkydory. The butterflies with gems and wiring have been in my stash for ages and ages.As I've had most of these items for ages, I'm entering these into If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 98: use our stash. But the background Hunkydory foiled cards were recently acquired, so I'm also liking for Jellypark friends: old year/new year - use something old and something new, also for Paper creations ink 15: something old, something new.


These are for:

ColourQ 117: basic black, white + any 1 colour (gold) - the first notebook
Create me pink 6: colour splash challenge - black and white with only 1 other colour - the first notebook
Sisterhood of crafters: black, white and one other colour - the first notebook
Pile it on 49: bling it up
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Ooh-la-la 95: anything but a card
Prairie fairy Fridays 69: things with sparkly wings
Flutter by Wednesday 183: open + butteflies
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

A couple of birthday cards (for a change!)

Before Christmas I was asked to make a couple of birthday cards with dogs - these were made from a Kanban kit, using some card blanks with the bottom corners rounded. There is some gold foiling on the patches on the dogs.


These are for:

Totally Gorjuss 112: happy
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 53: happy birthday
Crafty boots: celebrations
Deep ocean 15: warm wishes
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Oh Christmas tree

'Oh Christmas tree' is the topic for Crazy amigo's challenge this week, so I thought I'd share a couple of cards with embossed trees.

The first card has a Websters pages paper as background - anyone who has seen my recent posts will know how much I love these papers - that vintage Santa is so lovely - it's for I brake for challenges 15: vintage, and It's all about the vintage 9: anything goes.

These trees have lots of hearts hanging on them, so this is for Paper cutz 119: all hearts come home for Christmas, also for Some odd girl love inspiration challenge where there is a photo that includes hearts.


The second card has some Basic Grey eskimo kisses paper as background, so I'm also linking this for Basic Grey 59: anything goes.

I'm also linking for:

52 Christmas card throwdown 1: anything goes
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Bizzy becs: Christmas
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

The angels shouted for joy

Two cards made with Papermania Classic Christmas papers and one of my favourite stamps, the lovely Inkadinkado tin can mail stamp, simply inked with memento cocoa bean.


This is for:

Crafts4eternity R52 random recipe: feature a quote
Ruby's rainbow 18: monochrome
Timbro scrap mania 39: kraft + red
Sunday stamper 186: do anything you wanna do
Kaboodle 99: angels or fairies
Stamps R us: angels
Flutter by Wednesday 183: open + angel
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
The artistic stamper creative team December challenge: Christmas
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Bizzy becs: Christmas
52 Christmas cards throwdown 1: anything goes
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Traditional Christmas colours

The photo inspiration for Cupcake inspirations 141 concentrates on the traditional colours of Christmas:


This is a card that I made with some more of the lovely Papermania Classic Christmas papers by Stephanie Dyment, using these colours. The centre piece has foiled leaves that shine in real life:


he colours are also good for the Play date cafe 112:


This is also for:

Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Bizzy becs: Christmas
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Animal print altered notebook

This is an altered notebook I made before Christmas, but didn't get round to blogging. The background paper is an offcut from some animal print card I had long ago. The stickers are textured ones from the 99p store.


This is for:

Fussy & fancy 53: animal print
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Ooh-la-la 95: anything but a card
Jules always with a heart crafty snippet 51
Phindy's Friday 86: scraps
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Christmas bear hugs

Some quick cards using some Kanban toppers and, once again, some lovely Websters pages papers.



These are for:

Forever friends December 12: it's all about Christmas
Crazy challenge 99: bears
Bearly mine 26: anything goes
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
My time to craft 169: winter pals
I brake for challenges 15: vintage
It's all about the vintage 9: anything goes
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 117: it's Santa (2nd and 3rd cards)
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Bizzy becs: Christmas
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes (3rd card)
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!



Winter fun

It's those lovable little characters again, this time sliding down the snowy hill on their sledge. Once again, he background paper is Websters pages - I so love these papers (might have to buy some more because they are almost used up now).


This is for:


Little darlings 14: cold
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Incy wincy 126: winter wonderland
Paper pretties Monday challenge: winter wonderland
My time to craft 169: winter pals
One stop craft 163: winter wishes
I brake for challenges 15: vintage
It's all about the vintage 9: anything goes
Fairytale 31: something simple
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 117: it's Santa
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Allways something creative 20: merry Christmas
Bizzy becs: Christmas
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!


Here they are again ...

... those lovely little characters that you saw here. This time they are layered on to a lovely Websters page paper featuring Santa.


This is for:

Little darlings 14: cold
Paper pretties Monday challenge: winter wonderland
Fairytale 31: something simple
Creative inspirations 143: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Charisma cardz 50: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 117: it's Santa

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!

Another chance for CHNC celebration candy

Over on my CHNC blog today there is another opportunity to link for my celebration candy. I started CHNC a year ago and am so grateful to all those who have supported and entered my challenges and to those who have sponsored and are committed to do so in 2012. You can read all about it here. Don't forget that you need to be in it to win it. You might like to share a Christmas card as well.

I hope to see you there!

And I hope to see you there next Saturday 7 January when there will be a challenge sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy.