Thursday, 1 May 2014

Xmas boy and girl for CCAYR May challenge


This is my third design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge. The challenge this month is to create a card featuring something associated with Santa...so that would be Jolly Old St Nick himself, elves, Santa hats, reindeer etc. This month our sponsor is Chi Chi Memories and the prize is any digi of you choice to the value of $3.99 and a single use 15% discount coupon. Do stop by their online shop and have a look at their designs, there are so many cute images! And please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

The team were given some lovely cute images to use and for my card I've used Xmas girl and Xmas boy, combining them digitally.

The background card is from a recycled gift bag. I coloured the image digital using Microsoft Paint and matted on to a piece of scrap paper. There's a piece of ribbon behind this, but there's very little visible.


This is also for:

Chi Chi Xmas girl for CCAYR May challenge


This is my second design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge. The challenge this month is to create a card featuring something associated with Santa...so that would be Jolly Old St Nick himself, elves, Santa hats, reindeer etc. This month our sponsor is Chi Chi Memories and the prize is any digi of you choice to the value of $3.99 and a single use 15% discount coupon. Do stop by their online shop and have a look at their designs, there are so many cute images! And please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

The team were given some lovely cute images to use and for my card I've used Xmas girl - 'Here is Candace with her Mrs. Santa outfit! Happy Holidays everyone!'

The background card is from a recycled gift bag. I coloured the image digital using Microsoft Paint and matted on to a piece of scrap paper. Glittered ribbon  from Create & Craft.


This is also for:

Christmas cards all year round May challenge


This is my first design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge. The challenge this month is to create a card featuring something associated with Santa...so that would be Jolly Old St Nick himself, elves, Santa hats, reindeer etc. This month our sponsor is Chi Chi Memories and the prize is any digi of you choice to the value of $3.99 and a single use 15% discount coupon. Do stop by their online shop and have a look at their designs, there are so many cute images! And please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

The team were given some lovely cute images to use and for this first card I've used Xmas boy - Jordy is going to be Santa Claus this year! What is he giving out for x'mas presents?

The background paper is some that came with a magazine. I coloured the image digital using Microsoft Paint and matted on to a piece of Echo park very merry Christmas paper. Ribbon was from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge


It's already time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge blog - please click here to enter my May challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your creation with patterned paper (not plain cardstock/paper) - you can leave a bit of a border if you wish.

So this is my first card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge. Some years ago now, I was given a Far East stack of printed textureed paper by DCWV (I had put this on my Christmas list because I loved the look of it) and I used a fair bit of it, but there's quite a lot left and it's been in a box for some time now, so I thought it was about time I got it out and used some.

I found a sketch that I wanted to play along with this week - originally I'd thought it would be a good one for using up scraps, but as I decided to use up some of my Far East stack I actually cut into new sheets for each part of the card.

So this is the sketch I used: Sketch Saturday 307:

The sentiment is a DCWV chipboard piece that I purchased long ago to use with the Far East stack (I still have lots of these chipboard pieces). I decided to stamp some Eastern symbols on to the ends of the strips because it looked too plain without them. In order starting from the left they mean Patience, Dream, Awesome, True and Beautiful (I only know that because the words are on the wooden part of the stamps) - I inked these with memento rich cocoa.

I thought I would show the card on top of the Far East stack:


This is also for:

Allsorts 256: oriental
Sentimental Sundays 204: clean and simple
613 avenue create 69: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Scribble and scrap 17: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 16: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 130: anything goes
Sister Act 54: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
Inky linky 52
DL.ART May

CHNC challenge extra for May


I can't quite believe how quickly the months are going by already this year - it definitely seems true that the older you get the faster the time seems to go. As it's 1 May, it's time for CHNC challenge extra for May - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and our guest designer.

Here is my design card using Bugaboo Stamps snowman bells. As ever, the challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and anything goes as long as it's Christmas. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens.

Background card and the strips are from my offcuts box (Hunkydory) and the large snowflake consisting of die cuts using nesties was rescued from a card received.

I based the card on the sketch given for Through the purple haze 39:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 16
Christmas card challenges 22: anything goes
Fab n funky 214: Christmas
That craft place: anything goes
Sister Act 54: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
Inky linky 52