Thursday, 1 January 2015

CCAYR January challenge


This is my first design for Christmas Cards All Year Round January challenge which is 'anything goes' (Christmas, of course!). Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

I wanted to make my mum's Christmas present look a little bit special for her, so I altered a gold box by covering top and bottom with some sparkly wrapping paper. I made a simple matching tag, using some of the paper and also some poinsettias from Hobbycraft, adding a couple to the corner of the present, securing the box with some red stretch cord and a pull bow.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Jingle belles: no time like the presents
Eclectic ellapu December/January: Christmas but not a card
Christmas card challenges 4: anything goes
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Dream valley 97: Christmas
Ooh la la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Baffies 39: gift packaging
Tag along 70: anything goes
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Crafting for all seasons 92: anything Christmas but a card
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87

Buckwells craft challenge January


This is my design card for this month's challenge on Buckwell's Crafty Challenge blog, using the lovely Fru fru by ALilDigiHeaven, kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

This is what Lozzy has written for the 'anything goes' January challenge at Buckwell's:

First Challenge for the New Year is "Anything Goes", we getting you all going again nice and easy.
What a great way to start using your new crafty Christmas presents as bet lots of you all receive some in your stocking.

For January's Challenge we have the lovely Joanne from A Lil Digi Heaven who is one of our Sponsors and Buckwell Craft Supplies.

Joanne is kindly offering one of the winners 3 of her lovely images (winners choice) plus each of the DT's Top 3 a image of their choice. Hope you pop over and take a look at all of Joanne's images, beautiful. 


Also the 2nd winner will receive some beautiful Ribbon from Buckwell Craft Supplies



Sale on at Buckwell Craft Supplies 10% Off everything in store. Enter code JAN15 at checkout to receive 10% Off. Sale on until the 5th January...hurry while stocks last.

So this is my card, not only using the image from Joanne, coloured with spectrum noir pens, but Veletta textured ivory 25 mm kindly supplied by Buckwell's- you seriously need some of this and it's only £1 for a 3m length! I kept the card simple with just the addition of some Bazill Basics pleated card and the sentiment banner - and I couldn't resist adding a little bow to baby's head.


This is also for:

Crafter's cafe 97: new
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 262: ring in the new year - something new
Natalie and Amy 28: all things new
Allways something creative: what's new
De creatieve Zebra 17: new
Creatalicious 70: new beginning
Jellypark friends: ribbons and/or bows
Hiding in my craft room 180: freestyle - with one exception: Christmas
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty catz 250: anything goes
QKR stampede 120: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 34: anything goes
Crazy challenge 187: everything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Sisters of craft January: anything goes
Mema's crafts January: anything goes
613 avenue create 104: anything goes
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 244: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 94: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87
DL.ART January linky

Classy & fabulous


This is my second design card for my Patterned Paper January 2015 challenge using a couple of pieces of paper that I found in one of my offcuts box - yes, I left a border around the pale pink patterned paper, as a bit of a border is permitted. Flowers are from Hobbycraft, the kraft bows with tiny buttons were from Poundland and I've had the oval topper and sentiment panel for years (it's about time they were used!).



If you haven't yet discovered my Patterned Paper challenge blog yet, please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will enter this month's challenge and spread the word so that others know about it. As far as I know it's the only challenge blog that focuses on using up Patterned Paper. There is always a prize for a randomly chosen winner - you've got to be in it to win it. This month I'm giving away a pack of 'Fun Fair' papers:


My card is also for:

Seize the birthday
Hobbyhome Cards 2 create 17: birthday
Pause dream enjoy: any celebration
4 crafty chicks 227: celebration
Dragonfly dreams 12: vintage
Hiding in my craft room 180: freestyle - with one exception: Christmas
Crazy challenge 187: everything goes
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87

Birthday shopping spree


This is my first design card for my Patterned Paper January 2015 challenge, using a very old piece of DCWV 6 x 6 background paper on to which I've simply put a tag that I made ages ago and never used. The image is from the 'girl about town' digital set by Charmed cards and crafts.


If you haven't yet discovered my Patterned Paper challenge blog yet, please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will enter this month's challenge and spread the word so that others know about it. As far as I know it's the only challenge blog that focuses on using up Patterned Paper. There is always a prize for a randomly chosen winner - you've got to be in it to win it. This month I'm giving away a pack of 'Fun Fair' papers:


My card is also for:

Tag along 70: anything goes
Seize the birthday
Hobbyhome Cards 2 create 17: birthday
Pause dream enjoy: any celebration
4 crafty chicks 227: celebration
Jellypark friends: ribbons and/or bows
Hiding in my craft room 180: freestyle - with one exception: Christmas
Robyn's fetish 244: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 34: anything goes
Crazy challenge 187: everything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Sisters of craft January: anything goes
Mema's crafts January: anything goes
613 avenue create 104: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87

CHNC challenge extra for January 2015


This is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for January 2015. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For my design card for CHNC challenge extra for January, I used Bugaboo Stamps Christmas words - Noel, kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding some gold Art Institute glitter to the snowflake. The delightful little characters along with bottom are part of a set that I've had for ages. Papers are from a Wild Rose Studio pack.

Please click on the challenge link and feast your eyes on the designs of the rest of the team - I now have some additional members of the team, making 12 of us altogether now. I am truly blessed to have so many talented ladies on my DT. Please don't put your Christmas stash away - start making those cards now ... you'll be grateful when it gets towards the end of the year. Perhaps make it a New Year's Resolution!


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Christmas card challenges 4: anything goes
ABC Christmas: Z for zebra (use stripes)
Addicted to stamps 94: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Lacy sunshine 48: holiday joy
Hanna and friends 212: Christmas
Dream valley 97: Christmas
Ooh la la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Di's digi designs: any winter holiday
Stamp and create: Christmas
Robyn's fetish 224: anything goes
Crazy challenge 187: everything goes
A girl who crafts January: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Sisters of craft January: anything goes
Mema's crafts January: anything goes
613 avenue create 104: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 117: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87