Thursday, 16 January 2014

Crafting Musketeers challenge 9: grunge


Crafting Musketeers challenge 9 'grunge' started at the beginning of the month, but, as the design team have now been split into team A and team B, I'm in team B and our design creations are being shown here today. The challenge is being sponsored by Invisible Image with a prize worth £16.

On the left is a piece of Tim Holtz grungeboard that was run through my cuttelebug with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder which was then swiped all over with vintage photo distress ink. I had a lovely inky time as it came off on my fingers. I buffed with a piece of kitchen towel, but it was still inky to the touch, so I threw some clear embossing powder on it and heated to seal it. The piece of  brown card on the right was run through the cuttelbug with a 'tri-boss' embossing folder. It was sanded and then Papermania copper precious metals was added (using a piece of kitchen towel, but once more producing stained fingers). I then sanded this again in places. The brass cog wheel was one that I got in Wilkinson's sale (had originally been sold as a decoration for the Christmas tree!). I managed to find some old bits and pieces, including the cork mat and stamped the IndigoBlu 'take the time' image, swiping with in places with tthe vintage photo distress ink.

Inspired by the picture given for Craft room challenge:



This is also for:

Totally gorjuss 218: manly
Crazy challenge 162: cards for men
Let's craft and create 86: masculine
Charisma cardz: 2 it's a boy thing
Incy wincy: add texture
Cuttlebug mania: distressed
Sandee & Amelie's steampunk challenge January: use your new stash (Sheena Douglass embossing folder and brass cog wheel)
Loves rubber stamps 86: use metal
The rubber buggy 15: anything goes

More inspiration for CCAYR January


It's time for mid-month inspiration for CCAYR January and this is my second design card. Please click on the link and see the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team.The challenge is being sponsored by Beccy's Place and I've used images from Beccy's snowman set. Please click here to join in the January challenge at CCAYR - we'd love to see your Christmas crafting there.

All pieces of card are offcuts left from Hunkydory kits. Glittered silver strips are by Paper Cellar and the silver snowflakes added to the image are Anita's.


This is also for:

The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Pixie's snippets 107
Hiding in my craftroom 132: super scraps Saturday
Merry Monday 91: snowman or snow people
Pile it on 2: holidays/celebrations
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Kaboodle 206: winter wonderland
Kreativer Bastel 38: in the snow
Collage obsession: frozen
Everybody art 261: snow
All kinds of cards 95: snow
QKR stampede 70: snowflakes & sparkle
Eureka 72: bundle up it's cold outside
Delightful: brrrr (anything winter)
Going grey at Scrap-creations: snowmen
Digistamps4Joy 83: glitter n sparkle
Scribbles designs 13: sparkle it up
The paper shelter 141: winter blue
Card and scrap 68: use bling
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 98: any sentiment you would like
Little blue button January
613 avenue create 53: anything goes + option: party/celebrate
Card mania 38: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fun-day Friday: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
DL.ART January
Inky linky 40
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 174

Christmas cards all year round January mid-month inspiration


It's time for mid-month inspiration for CCAYR January and this is my first design card. Please click on the link and see the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team.The challenge is being sponsored by Beccy's Place and I've used images from Beccy's gingerbread set (love these) - I mixed them up digitally. Please click here to join in the January challenge at CCAYR - we'd love to see your Christmas crafting there.

I've used a pale lemon A5 card blank. The striped pieces of card are left over pieces from a Kanban kit from long ago - the colours matched perfectly. The snowflakes are some wooden ones that have been in my Christmas box for ages - I was going to ink or paint them, but decided they were best left plain as they matched so well.


This is also for:

The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Pixie's snippets 107
Hiding in my craftroom 132: super scraps Saturday
Pile it on 2: holidays/celebrations
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Kaboodle 206: winter wonderland
Tuesday throwdown 178: stripes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 98: any sentiment you would like
Little blue button January
613 avenue create 53: anything goes + option: party/celebrate
Card mania 38: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fun-day Friday: anything goes
LEJ 85: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 174

CHNC challenge extra for January mid-month inspiration


It is so good to have a supportive design team over on my CHNC challenge extra blog - please go and have a look at the mid-month inspiration there and then scroll down to the original January challenge post and join in.

This is my card, using Hunkydory supplies:


This is also for:

The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Pile it on 2: holidays/celebrations
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Kaboodle 206: winter wonderland
Everybody art 261: snow
Collage obsession: frozen
QKR stampede 70: snowflakes & sparkle
Eureka 72: bungle up it's cold outside
Top tip Tuesday: clean and simple
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 98: any sentiment you would like
Crafty boots: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 174