Saturday, 15 November 2014

CHNC challenge 203: go green


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 203: go green - use the colour green (a little or a lot) and/or upcycling.

This card is also my second one for CCAYR mid-month inspiration - you can see it here and all the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in - so, if you don't use any patterned paper, then please link as well for CCAYR November challenge.

I've used lots of the colour green and have also upcycled the four squares featuring mistletoe (rescued from a card a few years ago!), also using some glittered squares that have been in my Christmas stash for years.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
Crafty calender November: it's all about Christmas
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Alphabet: T for traditional Christmas (can't get more traditional than some sprigs of mistletoe!)
Make my Monday: berries and foliage
Seema crafts November: monochrome
We do doobadoo 19: Christmas
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Melonheadz: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83

Christmas cards all year round mid-month inspiration


This is my first design card for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR November challenge. You can see the lovely designs of the rest of the team here and join in here with your entries.

As the theme is 'no patterned paper' I chose to make a one layer simple design, using beautiful 'doodle frames holiday' stamps by Inkadinkado, inking with versamark and heat embossing with kettle copper powder. I rather like the shape of using a DL card sideways.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Crafty calender November: it's all about Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Chocolate, coffee & cards 78: your favourite holiday - Christmas
Stamping sensations November: simply Christmas
The artistic stamper creative team November: Christmas is coming
Stampavie and more 224: monochrome
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Clear it out: anything goes + 3 of the same thing - stamps are old and I used the snowflake one 3 times
A little bit crafty November: CAS
Stamps & fun = creativity 224: CAS
Polka doodles 46: clean and simple
The pink elephant 276: clean & simple
The paper shelter 182: snowflakes
Christmas stampin all year long 37: anything goes
Sparkle n sprinkle November: anything goes - using embossing powder
We do doobadoo 19: Christmas
Bastel-traum 23: special card forms
Little Claire 51: shaped card
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
LiaStampz 77: anything goes
Treasured times 29: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: anything goes
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Melonheadz: add a sentiment
Brown sugar 120: anything goes
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 158: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 55


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 55: anything goes with a twist ... vintage. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

The main background paper is from Country Boutique by Fancypants and the newsprint torn piece is frrom Dovecraft curiosity corner, brushing the edges with rusty hinge distress ink.

The image is Sparkle n Sprinkle Vivian hat lady (kindly supplied by them as sponsors of the challenge) - it was coloured with spectrum noirs. I didn't have enough of the lace I wanted to use, so I used two snippets leaving a gap, so the lady could be mounted with a piece of 3D foam down the centre and until her hat. The burlap flowers were from Poundland and the buttons from Tea house bridge (I won a big bag of them as part of a prize).


This is also for:

Little red wagon 263: 50 shades of ?
Meljen 236: hot chocolate - shades of brown
That's crafty: anything vintage
Graph it 46: monochrome
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Corrosive 212: girly
One stitch at a time 223: anything goes with a distressing
A creative need November: button up
Treasured times 29: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 66: anything goes
Brown sugar 120: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Papercreators 32: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 97: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 31: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 158: anything goes
DL.ART November: anything goes
Sister act 83

Completely Christmas challenge 38: mid month sketch


It's time for the mid month sketch for Completely Christmas challenge 38:


Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I created my card digitally using an image kindly supplied by the sponsors - Stitchy Bear Christmas dove of peace, using favourite crafting colours.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
Seema crafts November: monochrome
Holly jolly Christmas: colour choice - I chose (5) monochromatic
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 83

CHNC challenge extra for November mid-month inspiration


Can you believe that we are already midway through November? Christmas is fast approaching, so it's time to get serious about getting those cards made, so it would be lovely if you could join in my CHNC challenge extra for November. Today the team are showing some mid-month inspiration that you can see here.

I made five very quick and easy cards (they were done for my Tearfund sale last Saturday) using LOTV pictures, mounted on to deckle edged squares, with some gold peel off greetings added.


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
Crimbo crackers 69: clean and simple
CRAFT 285: Christmas
City crafter 237: Christmas CAS
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafty catz 255: Christmas is coming
Chocolate, coffee & cards 78: your favourite holiday - Christmas
A little bit crafty November: CAS
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 83