Saturday, 1 February 2014

CHNC challenge 162: stripes and/or spots


I've used stripes and spots for my card for CHNC challenge 162 (please hope on over there and take part if you can - don't put those Christmas supplies away!)  The background papers are DCWV and I've used some snippets of striped Kanban card, sticking a peel off greeting on to one piece. The Santa image is a favourite Hero Arts stamp with a bit of copic colouring. The lovely felt reindeer with gems were from Poundland.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 9: anything goes
Pile it on 4: animals
Artistic inspirations 76: anything goes/animals
Stempelsonne 107: pets/animals
Animal friends 11: dots
Penny's 162: spots and dots
Card and scrap 69: use stamps
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your passion 198: spots and stripes
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Sister act 42
Make it Monday 176

Another card for CCAYR February


This is my third design card for Christmas cards all year round February. You can see details of the challenge by clicking the link or by looking at my previous post here.

I used a ready shaped card blank on to which I put an offcut of text paper from Echo Park winter wishes paper pad, matting the Kanban glittered topper and frame (these have been in my Christmas box for ages and ages), adding a couple of silver sentiments and the little silver heart.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 9: anything goes
Jingle belles: text me
Clear it out: we're singing the blues (cleared out all supplies from ages ago)
Hiding in my craftroom 135: I'm blue without you
Challenges and candies 26: monochromatic
Kaboodle 208: baby it's cold outside
Crafting by designs: think warm thoughts
Sparkle n sprinkle February: anything goes - used glitter
Cards galore 2: add bling - glitter
Robyn's fetish 196: lots of glitter
Whoopsi Daisy: bring on the bling and sparkle
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Sister act 42
Make it Monday 176

With love and Christmas kisses


This is my second design card for Christmas cards all year round February challenge. You can see details of the challenge by clicking the link or by looking at my previous post here.

For this card I've used an offcut of Hunkydory card to cover the card blank. The image inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver is one that I received in a swap long ago. I matted this on to an old Kanban frame and added the ribbled snowflakes from Hobbycraft, the Kanban sentiment and a couple of little padded hearts.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 9: anything goes
Cupcake inspirations 245: snowflakes
Paper make up 125: shades of blue
Cutie pie 61: cute January blues
Clear it out: we're singing the blues (cleared out all supplies from ages ago)
Hiding in my craftroom 135: I'm blue without you
Stamp and create: winter wonderland
Pile it on 4: animals
Squigglefly 4: have a heart please
Everybody art 263: heart
Tok bobok 9: hearts
Kreativeinkauf 11: hearts
Crafts and me 144: use a heart
Artistic inspirations 76: anything goes/animals
Inky impressions 144: monochromatic
Challenges and candies 26: monochromatic
Nightshift stamping: winter potpourri
Hanna and friendss 189: hearts
Card and scrap 69: use stamps
The rubber buggy 15: anything goes
Stempelsonne 107: pets/animals
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
One crazy stamper February: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Crafty catz 216: anything goes
QKR stampede 73: anything goes
Sister act 42
Make it Monday 176

CCAYR February


It's the first day of the month and that means there's a new challenge on Christmas cards all year round. The February challenge is all about blue and white - no other colours, with the exceptions of skin, hair, fur, feathers, but try to keep everything else to blue and white only. Optional: add a heart - this would be an embellishment, charm etc. Please click on the link and see the inspirational crafting of the rest of the team.

The challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs, who kindly supplied the digital image, 'Little Honey's Tinkerbell', that I've used for my first card. I coloured Tinkerbell with spectrum noir pens and dotted her wings with quicky glue, put a few glue streaks in her hair and then added some Art Institute ultra fine glitter. I die cut the image with a Nellie Snellen die, brushing the edges with stormy sky distress ink. The sentiment was computer generated and printed. The ribbled snowflakes were from Hobbycraft and I added a little padded heart. The background paper is a  piece from a magazine freebie.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 9: anything goes
Frosted designs: winter blues
Hiding in my craftroom 135: I'm blue without you
Cupcake inspirations 245: snowflakes
The sisterhood of crafters: winter snowflakes
Jingle belles: text me
Card mania 39 angels and/or fairies
Crazy challenge 163: fairytale
Deep ocean 70: fantasy
Paper make up 125: shades of blue
Cutie pie 61: cute January blues
Clear it out: we're singing the blues (cleared out the background paper that I'd had for ages)
Inky impressions 144: monochromatic
Challenges and candies 26: monochromatic
Feeling crafty 25: dies and/or punhces
Graphi it markers: anything goes/different coloured hair
Sparkle n sprinkle February: anything goes - used glitter
Cards galore 2: add bling - glitter
Robyn's fetish 196: lots of glitter
Whoopsi Daisy: bring on the bling and sparkle
Winter wonderland: digi days
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Creative moments 35: anything goes/add some sparkle
Papercreators crafts 19: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 37: anything goes
Polka doodled digi choosday: anything goes
Dazzling divas 10: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 25: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Crafty catz 216: anything goes
QKR stampede 73: anything goes
Digitally sweet 73: anything goes
Sister act 42
Inky linky 42
Make it Monday 176

CHNC challenge extra for February


This is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for February (apologies for being late). Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the design team and of the guest for this month.

I used 'AKV Nativity - wise men' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, the sponsor for CHNC challenge extra for February, combining the three digital images into one picture and adding the words. The image was coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens. This was then matted and layered on to some Hunkydory card with the addition of an old Kanban sentiment.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas)
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
AnMaCreatief February: 3 of something
Stamp-n-doodle 4: anything goes
Dazzling divas 10: anything goes
Catch the bug: February anything goes
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Sister act 42

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 14: add some flowers


This is my design cad for Suzy Bee's Blooming' challenge 14: add some flowers. This is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who kindly supplied the 'live laugh love rose block' that I've used, colouring promarkers and flexmarkers.

I used a mix of papers and Hunkydory card pieces from my scraps boxes, die cutting the image and surrounding papers using Spellbinders marvellous squares.

I was all set to add some shop-bought flowers, when I thought I'd had an inky play and make my own. I found some pink paper that had some light script on it which was perfect for using some of my favourite Hero Arts stamps, inking them with memento tuxedo black and then using promarkers/flexmarkers to decorate, curling the edges and mounting the inner flowers with silicone to stand out a big. Finally I added some gem flowers.The card blank that I've used is a bit of cheat (but I don't like to waste anything) as it was originally a gatefold card, but the edges of one side got dog-eared, so I cut it off to make a different kind of card.


I used two pieces of Hunkydory offcuts inside linking with a piece of sticky stitched ribbon from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Nadia 74:3D homemade flowers
Addicted to stamps 74: flowers
Going grey with Scrap-creations: favourite embellishment - flowers and ribbons
The squirrel and the fox 62: use embellishments
The ribbon girl: anything goes
Creative card crew 53: recipe: 1 ribbon, 2 designer papers and 3 gems/pearls
Crafter's cafe 48: use ribbon and/or lace
Digistamps4Joy 84: add real ribbon
Creative inspirations 250: stamping

My first card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge February


This is a very simple Christmas card covering my card blank with Hunkydory card, on to which I've matted a Lili of the valley art pad picture and a Craftwork cards sentiment circle. This is my first card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge - if you haven't yet discovered this challenge blog please click on the link and join in.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 201: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 9: anything goes
ABC Christmas: B for bare essentials - minimum embellishments
Crimbo crackers 57: Christmas happiness
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Little red wagon 222: child's play
Totally papercrafts 204: clean and simple
Stamp-n-doodle 4: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 179: anything goes
Sister act 42