Saturday, 8 March 2014

CHNC challenge 167: spread your wings


For CHNC challenge 167 I'm asking for any Christmas cards that feature wings in any way.

This is my card, using a Kanban step card on to which I've matted the  'winter bird 1' image, kindly supplied one of this week's sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with spectrum noir alochol pen and adding a few dots of stickles crystal ice. The spotted papers are some old DCWV papers and the little Merry Christmas tag with brad is from stash.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Pile it on 9: bold/bright
Sweet stamps: fun folds
4 crafty chicks 184: shaped card
DRS 112: for the birds
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 219: make it fly
Ladybug: one for the boys
Divas by design: let's hear it for the boys
The sisterhood of crafters: one for the boys
Paper-crafting journey: make it manly/boyish
Inky impressions 149: 3D projects
Wags n whiskers 124: sports
Allsorts 249: sport
Artistic inspirations 81: sparkles/anything goes
Brown sugar 84: make it sparkle
Glitter n sparkle 74: add a sentiment
Crafty sentiments: spots or dots
Crafty girls 13 anything goes
The paper shelter 148: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Paper makeup 130: anything goes
Jo's scraps shack 40: anything goes
Sister Act 47: anything goes
Left of center 1st anniversary: anything goes
Make it Monday 181

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 19: buttons and bows


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 19: buttons and bows. The beautiful rose image is Crafty Girl Creations Rose Stitchy Bear, supplied by the sponsor the challenge. Please click on the link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and enter the challenge with your creations with buttons and bows.

I've used Raspberry Road Design papers, cutting with image and surrounding papers with Spellbinders Marvellous squares dies run through my eBosser. Buttons were from Poundland long ago and the sentiment and bows are from stash. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens.

Colours for De creatieve zebra 7: colour or photo:




This is also for:

Craft your passion 203: birthday bonanza
Craftin desert divas 26: birthday
The pink elephant 240: birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Sunflowerfield March: birthdays and/or flowers
Crafty creations 258: happy birthday
Fussy & fancy 109: birthdays
Digistamps4Joy 87: add a birthday sentiment
Totally papercrafts 209: female birthday - must have a number on or a birthday sentiment
Handmade harbour 27: celebrate
Alphabet: B for buttons & bows
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of flowers
Bloggers challenge: fabulous florals
Challenges and candies 29: flowers
Scrapping4fun 12: flowers
Paper pretties 300: lots of layers
Left of center 26: die cuts
Card and scrap 71: use dies
LEJ 87: favourite die cuts
Glitter n sparkle 74: add a sentiment
Squigglefly 9: use your two favourite colours - purple/pink
Top tip Tuesday: 3, 5 or 7 - 3 buttons
My time to craft 238: frame it
Allways something creative 70: bright colours
That's crafty: anything goes
Wordplay Saturday March: anything
Hobbyhome: anything goes
Creative fingers 26: anything goes
Crafty girls 13 anything goes
The paper shelter 148: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
One stitch at a time 202: anything goes
Jo's scraps shack 40: anything goes
Eureka 79: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 201: anything goes
Paper makeup 130: anything goes
613 avenue create 61: anything goes + option: use your stash (papers are old)
Challenges 4 everybody 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
DL.ART March
Sister Act 47: anything goes
Make it Monday 181
Just B creative crazy March linky party

Completely Christmas challenge 2


The week has gone by very quickly and it's already time for the second 'anything goes' challenge on Completely Christmas. It was great to see so many people joining in for the first challenge. Please click on the link and see what the rest of the team have made and join in with the challenge - anything goes, as long as it's Christmas (and, of course, you can enter anything Christmas for my own CHNC challenge extra for March at the same time).

Completely Christmas 2 is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and for my design card I have used 'holly berry with ribbon' that they kindly supplied. This image had a white background, so I played around digitally with transparency features until I was able to layer the image on to part of a fairy image that I had found free on the internet, originally using it for the purple creation you can see here, changing the colours and adding the text before printing out and layering on to a card blank.

I coloured the holly berry image with a mix of copics and spectrum noirs and then added glossy accents here and there (and  waited impatiently for the GA to dry!).

I've used at least three of the colours for 52 Christmas card throwdown:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Paper makeup 130: anything goes
Through the purple haze 31: use a digi
Just inspirational March: anything goes
Sister Act 47: anything goes
Left of center 1st anniversary: anything goes
Make it Monday 181