Saturday, 19 April 2014

'Chill day'


'Chill day' is the name of the super Penny Black stamp that I've used for my second card for CHNC challenge 173: if you want to get ahead, get a hat! - use a hat on your Christmas creation.

I coloured with spectrum noir pens and added glue with a quickie glue pen to the furry parts of Santa's outfit, sprinkling with Art Institute glitter, adding the foiled ho ho hos and matting on to red mirror card. Background paper is Papermania and the triangular pieces are from my Christmas offcuts box.

I used the sketch for Sunday sketch and stamp 202:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 14
Sparkle n sprinkle April: anything goes - use loose glitter
Simon says Wednesday challenge: animal antics
PumpkinSpice 68: colouring
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 67: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Everybody art 274: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 8: anything goes
Crafty girls 16: anything goes
Craftitude 63: anything goes (or spring/Easter)
Crafty hands 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 53: anything goes
Inky linky 51
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Just keep on creating April

CHNC challenge 173: if you want to get ahead ... get a hat!


It's time for CHNC challenge 173: if you want to get ahead ... get a hat! - use a hat on your Christmas creation.

For my first card I used the 'cat in hat' digital image kindly supplied by Eureka Stamps (one of today's sponsors), colouring with spectrum noirs, tearing around a perspex oval template to give a torn distressed edge. I found some foiled 'ho ho ho' pieces to add and used quickie glue pen with Art Institute glitter on the white parts of Santa's hat. The background paper was from a magazine and the piece across the middle from my Christmas scraps box.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 14
Sparkle n sprinkle April: anything goes - use loose glitter
The male room: man's best friend/pet: cat
Simon says Wednesday challenge: animal antics
Bunny Zoe April: distress
PumpkinSpice 68: colouring
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
613 avenue create 67: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Everybody art 274: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 8: anything goes
Crafty girls 16: anything goes
Craftitude 63: anything goes (or spring/Easter)
Crafty hands 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 53: anything goes
Just keep on creating April

Suzy Bee's bloom' challenge 25: frame it


It's time for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 15: frame it. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in with you entries.

For  my design card I used Bugaboo 'frame it - one day at a time', kindly supplied by the sponsor of the challenge.

I coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint and framed the image with one of the Spellbinder's marvellous squares dies. I printed out a slightly bigger version of the image and cut out clocks to stick top and bottom to give a bit more variety. The backgrounds were created with embossing folders run through my cuttlebug (although I have an eBosser and love it, it's sometimes quick to grab the cuttlebug for smaller items).


This is also for:

Party time Tuesday 168: die cut challenge
Sentimental Sundays 202: embossing
Sweet stamps: anything goes - technique: embossing
Natalie and Amy 19: embossing
Artistic inspirations 87: monochrome/anything goes
Get inky 12: die cuts
Totally Gorjus 232: die cuts/punches
Paper pretties 306: masculine card
Scribble and scrap 16:  anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Everybody art 274: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 8: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 53: anything goes
Just keep on creating April

Completely Christmas challenge 8: sketch


This is the sketch we were given for Completely Christmas challenge 8 - you will see from my card that I turned it to the left.


Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team - and I hope you will be able to join in the challenge.

Completely Christmas challenge 8 is being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and I've used their 'Christmas carols' image, colouring with spectrum noir pens. All card and papers used are from  my Christmas offcuts box. I didn't have a sentiment that matched, so I used a light green one and coloured it with one of he pens. I finished off with some Craftwork cards gingham candi.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 14
Simon says Wednesday challenge: animal antics
PumpkinSpice 68: colouring
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Everybody art 274: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 8: anything goes
Craftitude 63: anything goes (or spring/Easter)
Crafty hands 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 53: anything goes
Just keep on creating April