Saturday, 5 April 2014

Holly berries for CHNC challenge 171


This is my second design card for CHNC challenge 171: seeing red ... a little or a lot.  It features a holly image kindly supplied by one of our other sponsors today on CHNC challenge 171QKR Stampede. Background paper is Echo Park /very merry Christmas' - the other papers are offcuts left from previous cards. The background and around the image have been coloured with fired brick distress ink. The image and the paper it's matted on to were torn around perspex ovals. I added red gems as berries to give the card a bit of bling.


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
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Sparkles Christmas 39: inspired by Christmas carol/song - The holly and the ivy
Crazy challenge 168: bling it up
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: 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 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April

Christmas bear for CHNC challenge 171


CHNC 171 is all about red ... I'm asking to see a little or a lot on your Christmas creations - please join me.

My first design card has used  'Christmas bear' kindly supplied by one of today's sponsors, Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, coloured with spectrum noir pens. The background paper is an offcut of some left over from a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye signature Christmas glitter book papers by Jen Wilson. The square behind the image is DCWV, the stocking is  stray one left from a Kanban kit and the sentiment circle from Craftwork cards.

The card is based on the optional sketch given for Digi sketch : bears:


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
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Feeling crafty 27: anything for a child
Cute card Thursday 315: all boy
Make my Monday: one for the boys
2 sisters 175: teddy bears
Creative card crew 58: animals
The sisterhood of crafters: animals
As you like it: favourite animal and why - bear, but only when it's a cute and cuddly teddy bear!
Open-minded crafting 7: animal antics
Polka doodles 14: animal magic
Top tip Tuesday: cute
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Allsorts 253: no flowers
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: 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 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April

Completely Christmas 6


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 6, which, as usual, is anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge - we'd love to see your entries there. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who kindly supplied the steps Christmas image that I've used, colouring it digitally in Paint, with the sentiments added digitally.

The background paper is a print out of snowflakes digital paper from Bugaboo which was originally blue and I changed it digitally to red.  The striped piece is a little snippet left in my Christmas offcuts box. The flower is from Hobbycraft.

I've followed the sketch for Freshly made sketches 130:



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
Sparkles Christmas 39: inspired by Christmas carol/song  - I'll be home for Christmas
Catch the bug: April anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: 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 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes


It's time for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes - please click on the link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the fun. The challenge is being sponsored by Di's Digi download.

For my card I used Di's Digi download 'piano bear', colouring copics and mounted on to silver mirror card and then on to a piece of embossed card that was run through  my eBosser using an Embossalicious folder and brushing lightly with black soot distress ink. Just the addition of the sentiment and this simple card was done, mounted on to a black card blank.

Doesn't the bear look smart and I love the way that his tongue is out as he concentrates on playing - and those little mice are adorable!


This is also for:

Natalie and Amy 19: embossing
DRS 116 who's the (em)Boss - embossing
Digi sketch: bears
Robyn's fetish 205: birthday cards for a young child
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Feeling crafty 27: anything for a child
Cute card Thursday 315: all boy
Make my Monday: one for the boys
The crafting cafe April: one for the boys
Cardz 4 guyz 12: make us laugh
Twisted Tuesday 73: make me laugh
Nutcrafters 65: tots or teens
Ladybug: birthday
Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
2 sisters 175: teddy bears
Creative card crew 58: animals
The sisterhood of crafters: animals
As you like it: favourite animal and why - bear, but only when it's a cute and cuddly teddy bear!
Open-minded crafting 7: animal antics
Polka doodles 14: animal magic
Top tip Tuesday: cute
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Allsorts 253: no flowers
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 30: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 44: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 12: anything goes/cute and cuddly
Divas by design: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: 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 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Inky linky 50
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April