Tuesday, 15 July 2014

More mid-month inspiration for CCAYR


As we're almost halfway through the month of July it's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team at CCAYR for the July challenge: non-traditional Christmas colours. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of other members of the team and click here to join in with your own creations.

So this is my second design card using a paper background from Echo Park winer wishes, covered with a patterned piece of vellum secured at the corners and covered with felt buttons from Poundland. The image is one of my favourite snowman stamps, Stampotique by Jo Capper-Sandon, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens. The strip of paper and the background of the stamps are from my Christmas scraps.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Robyn's fetish 220: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 33: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in July
Sparkles 58: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - everything used is more than a year old
Shopping our stash: bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
613 avenue create 80: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 93: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

CCAYR mid-month inspiration


As we're almost halfway through the month of July it's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team at CCAYR for the July challenge: non-traditional Christmas colours. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of other members of the team and click here to join in with your own creations.

For my card I've used the same image as I used for my CHNC challenge 184, where I said that I hoped to add one with some zentangle. Well, I didn't manage to show it that week, but here it is now ... my faltering attempt to do some zentangle. The original image is Robyn's Fetish gilded Christmas dove  (click the link to see what it looked like before I did some zentangle). I coloured with spectrum noir pens.

All papers are from the double sided Echo Park winter wishes, all apart from the main background are from scraps and a piece of torn washi tape added. The tag is one left over from last Christmas - much more silvery in real life.

Colours for Colour 250 (using the black and white with the turquoise):



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Robyn's fetish 220: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 33: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in July
Sparkles 58: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Going grey with Scrap Creations: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - everything used is more than a year old
Shopping our stash: bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
613 avenue create 80: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 93: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday 44: anything goes

This is my design card for Fan-tastic 44: anything goes - I used Bugaboo Stamps 'rainy day bears 'rain rain' coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint. (Bugaboo Stamps are the sponsors for this challenge).I tore round an oval perspex and edged with a matching spectrum noir. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the team and we'd love you to join in our challenge.

The background is actually Christmas paper (I'd been using some for a Christmas card that will be shown next Sunday and I had this offcut ready on the work surface and it seemed to go so well with the image that I thought, 'Why not use it?' - it's from a 12 x 12 piece of Graphic 45 Christmas past collection 'glad tidings'.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 133
Allsorts 267: splish, splash, splosh
Open-minded 14:water, water, everywhere
4 crafty chicks 202: inspired by a song - Raindrops keep falling on my head
CRAFT 267: inspired by a book - Once there was a raindrop
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 220: red
Crazy 4 challenges 244: teddy bear
Pink gem 123: animals (teddies included!)
Paperminutes 330: 3 colours - red, orange, yellow
613 avenue create 80: anything goes
Red rubber inspirationals 128: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 100: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 93: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra mid-month inspiration


The seventh month of the year is now almost halfway through ... that means it's time for some more design inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for July - please visit here to see the lovely crafting of some of the team and click here to join in with your own Christmas creations - you've got until 20:00 UK time on 31 July to do so.

This is my card, which uses the sketch given for the Sunday challenge for Catch the bug's Christmas in July week, so I'm entering this there. Why not go over to Catch the bug and take part in the challenges - there are lots of prizes to be won. There's a blog hop as well.


The background paper is from a magazine freebie as is the piece that has been mounted behind the image - both were torn around perspex oval templates. The little ho ho ho have been in my Christmas stash for a long time, as has the sentiment. The card across the bottom is Hunkydory. The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Robyn's fetish 220: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 33: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in July
Sparkles 58: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Going grey with Scrap Creations: Christmas in July
Graph it markers week 28: Christmas colours
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - everything used is more than a year old
Shopping our stash: bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
613 avenue create 80: anything goes
Red rubber inspirationals 128: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 100: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 133: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 93: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July anything goes