Saturday, 22 November 2014

Little angels


These are some of the simple cards that I made for my recent sale (those that I sell cheaply), using some LOTV pictures.



These are for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Scrap-cards 69: a Christmas card with an angel on it
The vintage challenge 91: angels
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
The paper shelter 184: a card for a child
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Winter wonderland: let's get sentimental
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

A sweet birthday


I recently made a card using some glittered stickers and a punched out Happy Birthday using a Martha Stewart punch - I was asked by a friend if I could make a similar card for her to give to someone, so here it is. The punched strip is made from bright pink mirror card:


The mirror card and glitter doesn't show up well in the photo - this gives a little idea:


This is for:

In the pink 57: keep it sweet and simple
Polka doodles 47: clean and simple
A little bit crafty November: clean and simple
The speed craft challenge 7: anything goes (took ten minutes)
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Make my Monday: glitter
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 263: sparkly/bling/glittery
4 crafty chicks 221: make it sparkle
Crafting for all seasons 90: birthdays
Fab n funky 237: happy birthday
Craft for the craic 10: birthday
Allsorts 286: no design papers allowed
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes

Woman's way


Not a clue where I got the Woman's Way vintage little card to put on this altered notebook - the card it's matted on to was part of a kit ages ago.


This is for:

Pile it on 46: vintage
Creative inspirations 290: something vintage
Frilly and funkie: a gift from the heart - something vintage
The pink elephant 277: anything but a card
That's crafty: anything vintage
Corrosive 212: girly
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes

Kraft and black notebooks


These are three notebooks that I recently altered for my Tearfund sale. The backing paper is some that I've had for ages and I haven't a clue where I got it from - a few Poundland stickers added. Black notebooks from Tiger (I do love that shop).


These are for:

Pink gem 133: kraft + one other colour
The pink elephant 277: anything but a card
PumpkinSpice 93: brown and/or black
Country view crafts November: bugs bees & butterflies (middle notebook)
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
Sister act 84: anything goes
DL.ART November linky

Getting ready for Christmas


I really find it hard to believe that December is fast approaching and there is a Christmas buzz in the air! Mind you, I think it starts too early in the shops, but I don't want to sound like Scrooge!

For my CHNC challenge 204 this week I'm asking to see any creation that shows 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the challenge link to join in - I'm sure that most keen crafters are making things in readiness for Christmas, so it should be easy to enter the challenge.

I wonder how much baking you do for Christmas. Do you make or buy a Christmas pudding? Or perhaps you give it a miss. I'm not a lover of Christmas pudding (or Christmas cake, come to that) - don't really like the dried fruit - I can only eat it if it's plastered with come cointreau or brandy butter, enough to take the full flavour of the pudding away - lol! John loves Christmas pudding and as he's a diabetic I've always made ours. In recent years, because of the strain on his poor kidneys, he's had to be on a low potassium diet (as well as watching other things like sugar, salt, fat ... it can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes). Anyway, I digress. There's potassium in mixed fruit, so he rarely has any, but has a treat at Christmas (and a mince pie or two as well). So I will be getting ready for Christmas, making Christmas pudding, mince pies (can't stand those either), cookies, cakes etc.

My card depicts a mixture of a Christmas cupcake and Christmas pudding - now there's an idea ... combine the two!

I used one of the Christmas cupcakes images kindly supplied by Crafts 4 eternity, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 204, coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a piece of deep green velvet paper (lovely to touch, although not much around the edge). The background paper is an offcut piece of Papermania, mounted on to a piece of red mirror card. The holly berries on the paper are red foiled, although most of them look almost black here because of the difficulty of taking a photo of foiled card.

I based the card on the sketch given for Atlantic hearts 82:

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Digi sketch: food
Jingle belles: Christmas feast
Stamp and create  November: ribbons or bows
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays
Scrappers delights 36: anything goes or traditional Christmas
Delicious doodles 111: traditional Christmas
Without words November: preparing for Christmas
Oddball: any winter holiday
Hiding in my craft room 175: any holiday
3 girl jam November: Christmas/holidays
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
Clear it out: anything goes (had the papers for ages)
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Creative fingers 57: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
613 avenue create 98: anything goes
Dream valley 95: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 91: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 56


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 56: anything goes with a twist ... new home. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

I thought it might be nice to make a new home card that could be used around Christmas time, so I chose The Stamping Boutique 'gingerbreadman with buttons' (kindly supplied by them, sponsor of the challenge). I coloured with spectrum noir. The background paper is an offcut piece from a magazine freebie.


This is also for:

Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
Digi sketch: food
Jingle belles: Christmas feast
Vandicrafts artistry 17: home sweet home
Glitter n sparkle 111: cute
Treasured time 29: anything goes
Creative fingers 57: anything goes
Penny's 204: anything goes
Fitztown 62: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes

Completely Christmas 39


It's time for a new challenge on Completely Christmas and for challenge 39 we're asking for 'anything goes with a twist ... let's see some embossing'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in the fun.

For my design card I used the Sparkle n Sprinkle 'a winter wonderland' image kindly supplied by the sponsors of Completely Christmas 39. I coloured with spectrum noir pens. I used two scrap pieces of copper mirror card which I embossed using a polka dot folder. The snowflake panel was created using a Sheena Douglass ornamental snowflakes embossing folder, using a snippet piece of card that I'd sprayed with Spray and sparkle iridescent glitter. The embossing was then brushed with salty ocean distress ink. The gold foiled panel was bought ready embossed.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 151
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafter's companion November: Christmas/winter
Spectrum noir November: Christmas/winter
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays
Oddball: any winter holiday
Hiding in my craft room 175: any holiday
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Aud sentiments 120: use a sentiment for any December holiday
Winter wonderland: let's get sentimental
Perfectly rustics 36: embossing
A song in your He{ART} 20: let it go from Disney's frozen
Divas by design: let it snow
Simply create too 75: snow! snow! snow!
The east wind 19: baby it's cold outside
Craft a scene November: trees
Crafty catz 256: winter theme
The cutie pie 81: festive furry friends
Crafts4eternity R203: furry friends
Fairytale 105: Christmas with animals
Glitter n sparkle 111: cute
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Hobbyhome 16: winter
Time out 19: embossing with the optional twist of sparkle
Creative moments 56: anything goes/make it sparkle
4 crafty chicks 221: make it sparkle
Allsorts 286: no design papers allowed
Scrappy hands 26: textures
Fitztown 62: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 84: anything goes