Saturday, 28 December 2013

CHNC challenge 157: starting all over again?


I wonder if you were in a bit of a panic towards the end of the year, realising that you needed to get on and quickly make Christmas cards? Why not make the resolution this coming year to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease the panic later on. I'd love you to join in my Christmas challenge blogs - CHNC challenge 157 starts today (click on the link to find out about it) and there is still the December challenge on CHNC challenge extra blog - and the January challenge will obviously be going up soon - this is always  'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas.

Back to today's CHNC challenge 157 - this week I'd like to see any Christmas cards that you've made at the last minute or made earlier, but didn't have a chance to blog - or new cards that you have made to get ahead for next Christmas - it is never too early!!

Here are two cards that I made almost at the last minute using various elements from Hunkydory kits:



These are also for:

Lexi 105: snow
Parade your crafts 11: Christmas/winter
Top tip Tuesday 117: Christmas
Aud sentiments 96: Christmas
Creative Belli 185: Christmas (using Hunkydory kits I've had for some time)
Little red wagon 217: merry Christmas - anything Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
MilkCoffee: any Christmas creation
Southern girls: Christmas wishes
Left of center 21: Christmas
Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Happy campers 25: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Bearly mine 117: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 152: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 9: Vintage glitter and sparkle


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 9: vintage glitter and sparkle. I've used the 1920's Winter Abbey image kindly supplied by Lacy Sunshine, who are sponsoring the challenge. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the design team - and please join in with your own vintage glitter and sparkle.

The background is some Hunkydory foiled mirror card mounted on to some gold mirror card, then on to a kraft card blank. The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and fired brick distress stickles was added to the fluffy collar and cuffs - sadly, it doesn't really show here. I tore round an oval perspex template and brushed the torn edges with fired brick distress ink, doing the same with the larger torn oval of embossed paisley (this was from an Embossalicious folder run through the eBosser on a piece of pearlescent pink card). Flowers are prima, with two spotted here and there with the fired brick stickles. The band of glittered netting on the left is an offcut that has been lurking in a ribbon box for some time (still have a small cutting that I'll try and use at some point).


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Creative finger 17: anything goes with Lacy Sunshine (I've used the sponsor's image)
Digitally sweet 68: anything goes with Lacy Sunshine
Brown sugar 74: winter
Graph it 27: anything goes
Polka doodles digi choosday 10: anything goes
Stempelsonne 105: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network December: girly
My heart pieces: can you digi it
Creative craft cottage 12: digital stamp
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
One stitch at a time 194: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
Melonheadz friends: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Bearly mine 117: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 152: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 82: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Kreativeinkauf 10: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172