Sunday, 15 June 2014

Caroling penguins


This is my card for today's Christmas card club challenge - Carol asked us to feature penguins.

I love this Penny Black 'caroling penguins' stamp - I inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir (not that there was much colouring to do). The background paper is from My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas paper pad. The ribbon  is from Crafty Ribbons, part of a prize I received for winning at the Allsorts Birthday week (a pity that most of it has been covered by the image!

I based the card on the sketch given for Atlantic hearts 59:



This is also for:

Penny Black and more at Allsorts June: use your favourite stamp - definitely one of my favourites
Penny Black Saturday challenge June: boys (suitable for boys of any age, I think)
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crimbo crackers 66: anything goes
CRAFT 263: Christmas
Merry Monday 112: Santa hats
Let's craft and create 93: spots or stripes
City crafter 215: it's for the birds
That's crafty: the birds challenge
Fashionable stamping 75: birds & bees
Sentimental Sundays 211: animals
Red rubber inspirationals 124: music in me
Seema crafts June: make it cute
Sisters of craft June: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 181: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Art by Miran 8: anything goes
Crafty ribbons 93: anything goes with ribbon
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 61: anything goes
Crafting by designs June: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes

Some more angels for CCAYR mid-month inspiration


As I said in the previous post, the June 'anegels' challenge continues on Christmas cards all year round and today there is a mid-month post with some inspiration from team members.  You can link your entries here.

This is a card that I showed previously for the Glory of Christmas challenge 34 (you can see my original blogpost here) and thought it might be worth showing for further inspiration for CCAYR mid-month.



This is for::

Scrappy hands 15: create the background

CCAYR mid-month inspiration


The June 'anegels' challenge continues on Christmas cards all year round and today there is a mid-month post with some inspiration from team members.  You can link your entries here.

This is my design card for the CCAYR mid-month. I've used a favourite Tin Can Mail angel stamp, inked with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder and then mounted on to some gold mirror card. The embossed piece on the side is an offcut from some that was previously run through my eBosser with an Embossalicious folder, with trips of sequins either side.

This is also another card for my CHNC challenge 181: include gold or silver (or both).


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 129
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 23
Crimbo crackers 66: anything goes
CRAFT 263: Christmas
As you like it: favourite embossing technique and why - I love embossing with my eBosser, but also love heat embossing - both shown here - heat embossing never fails to fascinate as I see the dull powder turn to a shine
Sparkle n sprinkle June: anything goes - used embossing powder
Word art Wednesday 136: anything goes
Creative moments 44: anything goes/monochromatic
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 181: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 61: anything goes
Crafting by designs June: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for June mid-month inspiration


This is my card for CHNC challenge extra for June mid-month inspiration - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team - and there's still plenty of time before the end of the month to add your own Christmas creations.

This is also another card for my CHNC challenge 181: include some gold or silver (or both).

The background and the striped card are from an old Kanban kit. The silver foiled panels with the lovely bird and baubles and the strip across the bottom are from My Paper Stash 'frost & feathers'. As is always the case, difficult to get a photo when mirror card is involved.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crimbo crackers 66: anything goes
CRAFT 263: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas: winter birds
City crafter 215: it's for the birds
That's crafty: the birds challenge
Fussy & fancy 116: things with wings
Open-minded crafting 12: something with wings