Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Third card for CCAYR April


This is my third design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

I've kept this one very simple,, using the front of a scalloped card blank on to which I've layered the doily and a Hobbycraft flower (which I hope looks enough like a poinsettia!). These were mounted on to a kraft card blank with the corners rounded with a punch.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Winter wonderland: get krafty
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Just keep on creating April

Second card for CCAYR April


This is my second design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

My card is based on the sketch for Sketch Saturday 303  which was to choose any sketch between 215 and 302 - I chose sketch 250:


I used an 8 x 8 card blank, brushing the edges with fired brick distress ink. The background card is an offcut of a piece of Kanban card left over from a card long ago. The down strip was from my offcuts and the strip of poinsettias across the bottom was from a Kanban kit a long while ago. The scalloped shape behind the doily is the front of a card blank (seems a waste to use it just as a card blank because I now have another one the same to use on another card). The poinsettia in the middle is a stamped image coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out, adding some little red gems. The stamp I used is a very old Anita's one - it also has a couple of swirls, but I cut those off. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Fan-tastic Tuesday 29: use a patterned paper
Christmas card challenges 18: favourite colouring medium (alcohol pens, particularly spectrum noir)
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April

Christmas cards all year round April


This is my first design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

My card is based on the sketch for Cardabilities 96:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Our creative corner: with a song in  your heart - We wish you a merry Christmas
Papertake: anything goes
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Creative fingers 29: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Just keep on creating April

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge extra for April


It's hard to believe that three months of the year have gone already. I know that some crafters think it's far too early to think about making Christmas cards, but there are others that feel that it does make perfect sense - so much so that there were 278 entries for my CHNC challenge extra for March. So, if you haven't yet joined in, now is perhaps the time to do so - CHNC challenge extra for April - just click on the link to participate and also see the wonderful creations by the rest of the team.

For my design card for CHNC challenge extra for April I used Chubby Snowman Scarf kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, sponsor of the challenge. I coloured the image digitially in Paint and used card from my Christmas offcuts box, a stray sentiment circle (there is gold foiling on this, not black as it looks in the photo), some prima spacers and three little gems.

I followed the sketch given for Sketch and Stash 136:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Fab n funky 209: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Crazy challenge 168: bling it up
Little red wagon 230: bling it up
Stampin with the dragon: bling it up
Fan-tastic Tuesday 29: use a patterned paper
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge


I was so overwhelmed by the number of entries for my Patterned Paper March challenge - over 600 - no, that isn't an April fool! If you haven't yet discovered this challenge blog that I started at the beginning of the year, please click here for the April challenge and join in. The monthly challenge will always be 'anything goes' as long as you cover your card blank or other creation with patterned paper or card, using any size or shape that you wish - there are no other rules! You can add embellishments if you wish, stamp, emboss etc - but you must cover your card blank with patterned paper or card. The creation can be for any occasion.

You can leave a small border around your paper when you adhere it to the card blank if you wish, but only a small border! And your creation doesn't have to be a card, it can be any project as long as it is covered with patterned paper.

For the beginning of the April challenge I've made two quick cards using Hunkydory patterned card and Kanban bottles and glasses.

The bottles and glasses stickers have a holographic look with colours that change according to the light. It was difficult to get photos, so I had to tilt the camera:


This is the second card - there is hardly any light shining on the bottle and glass here:


But here you can see the holographic bling look of the bottle:


These are also for:

A song in your He{ART} 3: celebration
Make my Monday: one for the boys - think either card would be OK to give to a man
Clear it out: boys/men + stash: stickers
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Just keep on creating April