Monday, 1 December 2014

3rd card for CCAYR December challenge


This is my third design card for CCAYR December challenge: anything but a square or a rectangle. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries there.

This is another label shaped card which I edged with a gold pen, doing the same with the Kanban frame. In the middle of the frame is the picture of the three wise men which has been covered with a domed acetate with the same picture, so that from certain angles it looks 3D.

This is for Pinspirational 129 which shows a Christmas nativity picture:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
De creatieve zebra 16: special Christmas card form or not traditional colours
Papercreators 33: all about Christmas
Connie can crop 29: Christmas carols - We three kings
Sisters of craft December: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes

Second card for CCAYR December


This is my second design card for CCAYR December challenge: anything but a square or a rectangle. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries there.

The label shaped black card blank was stamped randomly with a couple of snowflake stamps from the Indadinkado set - inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail. Other label shapes matted into the centre with another stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with the silver detail.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 47
Stamping sensations November: simply Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Paradise of stamps 7: Christmas
Fashionable stamping 87: winter wonderland
Gauche alchemy December: wintery mix
Mema's crafts December: anything goes - celebrate the holidays or cold winter days
Papercreators 33: all about Christmas
Lisa B designs November: Christmas sparkle
As you like it: favourite Christmas style and why - I like the contemporary feel of this with the shape and the colour combo as well as the stamping and embossing (one of my favourite techniques)
One crazy stamper December: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Addicted to stamps 92: lots of layers
Sentimental Sundays 235: lots of layers
De creatieve zebra 16: special Christmas card form or not traditional colours
Little Claire designs 51: shaped card
Dies r us 15: winter wonderland
Winter wonderland: dies and punches
4 crafty chicks 222: die cuts
Pile it on 48: sprinkle it (embossing powder
Crafty creations 277: embossing
Time out 19: embossing with the optional twist of sparkle
Sparkle n sprinkle December: anything goes (embossing powder)
Lacy sunshine 47: north pole challenge
Paper Pretties 338: snow much fun
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Order of the opus gluei 197: let it snow
Glitter n sparkle 113: use some snow
Try stampin on Tuesday 195: snow is coming
Sweet stampin: let it snow
Clear it out: winter wishes - use a snowflake (all supplies are old)
The artistic stamper creative team December: anything goes
Sisters of craft December: anything goes
Cards galore December: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 39: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes

CCAYR December challenge


This is my first design card for CCAYR December challenge: anything but a square or a rectangle. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries there.

The centrepiece of this card is a Kanban frame on to which has been matted the snowman picture with a domed acetate with the same picture over the top of it. The punched silver mirror card snowflakes were made with snippets.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Pixie's snippets week 153
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 87: Christmas or New Year
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Mema's crafts December: anything goes - celebrate the holidays or cold winter days
Little Claire designs 51: shaped card
Quirky crafts 24: going round in quirky circles
Winter wonderland: dies and punches
Moving along with the times: inspired by a song - Frosty, the snowman
Paper Pretties 338: snow much fun
My time to craft 269: snowmen
Come and get it: snow people
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Order of the opus gluei 197: let it snow
Glitter n sparkle 113: use some snow
Clear it out: winter wishes - use a snowflake (all supplies are old)
Everybody art 302: snowflake
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes

Cheerful stamp pad 100 second week


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad 2nd week challenge 100 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team - and we would love to see your creations made digitally linked here.

This was produced digitally using the lovely poinsettia background paper kindly given by Stitchy Bear Coosty Creations, together with the sweet image and verse that I found for free download from Vintage Fangirl here.

Colours for Paper sweeties 26: happy holidays:




This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Creative craft cottage digi creations 14: Christmas
Kort o mania 120: Christmas traditional colours
Emerald faeries 62: Christmas red & green
Digitally sweet 116: anything goes - 100% digitally created
Fitztown 64: red/green
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes

Buckwells Crafty challenge December


This is my design card for Buckwells crafty challenge 3: the colour red. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs from the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

I used Lia Stampz Christmas Snowmen digital image, kindly supplied by the sponsor of the challenge and .Buckwell Craft 15 mm red satin ribbon - this ribbon is truly luxurious - I was impressed at how well I managed to tie the bow.

You have the chance of winning the Lia Stampz Christmas Snowmen digital imag and also eBuckwell Craft Supplies are offering some gorgeous Ribbon of your choice to the other lucky winner.




Also at Buckwell Craft Supplies there's a Christmas Sale running until 15 December. 10% off everything by entering code XMAS14, 10% off will be deducted at checkout after entering code....Plus now Buckwells are pleased to be able to offer International Tracked & Signed for Delivery. 


Due to it being only 24 days until Christmas the Challenge will only be running until 15 December and the winner will be announced on 16 December.

The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Creative craft cottage digi creations 14: Christmas
Papercreators 33: all about Christmas
Kort o mania 120: Christmas traditional colours
Mema's crafts December: anything goes - celebrate the holidays or cold winter days
Stamp and create November: ribbons or bows
Jellypark friends December: ribbons and/or bows
Top tip Tuesday: buttons or bows
Craft-Dee BowZ December: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Paper Pretties 338: snow much fun
My time to craft 269: snowmen
Come and get it: snow people
Sisters of craft December: anything goes
Cards galore December: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 39: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December challenge


This is my card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December challenge - if you haven't discovered this yet, please click on the link to read what it is all about and join in the fun.

I bought two packs of A pack of Old Treasures 8 x 8 papers - 12 designs x 2 sheets 160 gsm so that I could use paper from one of them and give the other one as the prize for the challenge.

So this is my 8 x 8 card, using four papers from that pack, the lovely Penny Black 'letters and flowers' stamp inked with memento grape jelly. Flowers are from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

Seema crafts November: monochrome
Crafty cardmakers 128: distress it (torn papers)
Card mania 61: favourite colour combo - neutrals with purple/lilac
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
613 avenue 100: anything goes
The pink elephant 278: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A little bit crafty December: anything goes - but NOT Christmas
Cards galore December: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 39: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART November linky: anything goes
Sister act 85: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for December 2014


I can't quite get my head around the fact that this is 1 December - only just over three weeks to Christmas. I've been making Christmas cards throughout the year, but, apart from that, I've done nothing else in preparation for Christmas. I think I must get organised this week if presents and cards are going to be sent in time, although most of the presents are gift cards, so that does make it simpler.

Anyway, I digress. The main reason for this post is to show the card that I made for today's CHNC challenge extra for December 2014 - I would love to see your Christmas creations there - anything goes, as long as it's for Christmas.

These challenges are always sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I used their Christmas words - angel image, which I coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint. I matted on to an offcut of gold glitter paper and used another piece to back the corrugated strip. The flower was from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Card and scrap 86: Christmas card
Craftin desert divas 45: Christmas
Let's craft and create 99: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 291: season's greetings
Fussy & fancy 128: happy holidays
Simon says Monday challenge: holiday cards
Seema crafts December: Christmas
Allways something creative: Christmas
Creative craft cottage digi creations 14: Christmas
Incy wincy: Christmas - non-traditional colours - no red or green
Moving along with the times: inspired by a song - Angel voices ever singing
Connie can crop 29: Christmas carols - Angel voices ever singing
Digitally sweet 116: anything goes
The pink elephant 278: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 145: any winter holiday
Sister act 85: anything goes