Saturday, 1 November 2014

CHNC challenge 201: sparkle


For my CHNC challenge 201 this week I'm asking to see some Christmas sparkle.

For my card I used a topper and frames and a sentiment from a 'road to Bethlehem' Hunkydory kit, a background piece of card that I've had for years and some glitter tape and sparkly ribbon from Marks & Spencer.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Fab n funky 235: Christmas
Moving along with the times: winter themed
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

Completely Christmas 36: anything goes with a twist ... add a robin


It's time for a new challenge for Completely Christmas and challenge 36 is asking for anything goes (Christmas) with a twist ... add a robin. My robin is a felt decoupaged one from Hobbycraft that sits nicely on the printed out Paper Pretties 'deck the boughs' with one of the greetings that came with the digi. Colouring was done with spectrums and art institute glitter added to the bauble.

As is usually the case with a mainly white card, it was difficult to get a photo that showed the card to full advantage - looks much brighter in real life.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Fab n funky 235: Christmas
The paper shelter 180: is it too early for Christmas?
Moving along with the times: winter themed
Cute as a button 3: Christmas/winter
Sparkle n sprinkle November: anything goes - used loose glitter
Crafters cafe 88: things with wings
Time out 17: birds of a feather flock together
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 53


For Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 53 the theme is 'anything goes with a twist ... add layers. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

For my card I used Paper Pretties 'a tail of two hearts', kindly supplied by the sponsors of the challenge, colouring with spectrum noir pens. I die cut this and the other mats using Spellbinder's marvellous squares run through the eBosser. The sentiment was part of the digi download. Everything then layered on to the Congratulations sentiments paper, so that the card would be suitable for engagement, wedding or anniversary.


This is also for:

My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

CCAYR November 2nd card


This is my second design card for CCAYR November challenge: no patterned paper.

The background was created with some stardream card that has a sparkly finish, like a mix of blue with hints of purple. The topper and sentiment are from a Hunkydory kit. Other elements from stash.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Fab n funky 235: Christmas
Moving along with the times: winter themed
Totally Gorjuss 260: non traditional Christmas colours
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

CCAYR November challenge: no patterned paper


This is my first design card for Christmas cards all year round November challenge where the theme is 'no patterned paper'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entries there.

The shimmery pearlescent card was embossed with a Craftwell embossing folder run through the eBosser, then matted on to a piece of copper mirror card and then red mirror, likewise the sentiment panel. The lovely 3D felt robin was from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Fab n funky 235: Christmas
Moving along with the times: winter themed
Time out 17: birds of a feather flock together
Crafters cafe 88: things with wings
Totally Gorjuss 260: non traditional Christmas colours
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

Buckwells crafty challenge 2: use ribbon


It's the beginning of a new month and time for Buckwell crafty challenge 2 for November. This challenge is being sponsored by A Lil Digi Heaven. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and we would love you to use some ribbon and join in.




also at  Buckwell Craft Supplies there has been a price drop on all Cutting Dies plus an extra 10% Off all the Cutting Dies in stock from the 1st to the 8th November.


For my design card I used Buckwell Craft Supplies 10 mm lilac and red ribbons and A Lil Digi Heaven's Olivia image kindly supplied by the sponsor - I coloured this with spectrum noir pens. Papers are some very DCWV ones that I've had for some years. Accordion flowers and sentiment circle from my craft supplies.

I apologise that my card for this November challenge is similar to the one I did for October, using red and purple ... in my defence, I sooooo love those colours together!


This is also for:

City crafters 235: stripes
Just inspirational: occasions
Digi choosday 42: birthdays
Crafty creations 275: brads, buttons or bows
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge


This is a quick card I made for my Patterned Paper November challenge starting today - if you haven't discovered this challenge blog yet, please click on the link and join in the fun, using up some of your hoarded patterned paper ... or new ones if you can bear to cut them!

For this A5 card I used a piece of unknown paper from my offcuts box, a vintage piece of ephemera taken from an old pack and some Hobbycraft flowers.


This is also for:

Take a word: vintage
My craft creations: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Penny's 201: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81

CHNC challenge extra for November


This is my card for CHNC challenge extra for November - please click on the link and have a look at the lovely crafting of my team and join us with your Christmas creations - we'd love to see what you make.

For my card I used Christmas cupcakes - lights kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, sponsors of the challenge. Papers and decorative strips were digitally produced from freebies from Far far hill and flowers, swirls etc from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Paperminutes 345: Christmas and red
Fab n funky 235: Christmas
The paper shelter 180: is it too early for Christmas?
Moving along with the times: winter themed
Paper pretties 334 polka dots
Catch the bug November anything goes
Digitally sweet 112: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 22: anything goes
The pink elephant 274: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 103: anything goes
Penny's 201: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
Sister act 81