Saturday, 3 January 2015

CHNC challenge 210


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 210, using the lovely 'Away in a manger' digital image, including sentiment, kindly supplied by Deedee's digis, one of the four sponsors of the challenge. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely prizes that can be won and I would love to see you joining in - please don't put your Christmas stash away, but start making your Christmas cards ready for the end of this year ... when it gets towards the end of the year you'll be so thankful that you did so.

I have three guest designers joining my for CHNC challenge 210, so it would be good to see what they have contributed and perhaps visit their blogs with some encouragement.

I used a digital background that I found free on the internet (can't remember where now, had it on my computer for quite some time), printed out and matted on to layers. The banner pieces at the top were made using Die-namics fishtail flag dies, using up pieces of card that matched the card blank. The large star is a piece of chipboard coloured with a spectrum noir, on to which I've matted a silver star and a lilac gem.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
That's crafty: blue is the colour
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Dream valley 97: Christmas
Ooh la la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 164: anything goes
Creative fingers 61: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87

Completely Christmas challenge 1 of 2015


This is my design card for Completely Christmas challenge 1 of 2015: anything goes with a twist ... add a new year resolution. Please click on the link to see the designs by the rest of the team and join in with your entries.

When I thought about new year resolutions, the one thing at the forefront of my mind is that I need to lose weight, but I don't want to give up dark chocolate, so this prompted me to use Bugaboo Stamps 'Mildred exercise - balance diet' (Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring the challenge), hence this card, with the sentiments created digitally to go with the image, printed out and coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a dark brown card blank ( mmm just like dark chocolate).


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Catch the bug January anything goes
Open-minded crafting 27: new years resolutions
Life in details January: new year resolutions
Crazy 4 challenges 267: clean and simple
Pile it on 49: anything goes/Christmas/holidays
Dream valley 97: Christmas
Ooh la la 170: Christmas
Creative inspirations 294: Christmas/new year
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
QKR stampede 120: anything goes
Creative fingers 61: anything goes
Crafty catz 250: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87
DL.ART January linky

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 1 of 2015: anything goes with a twist ... clean and simple


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 1 of 2015: anything goes with a twist ... clean and simple.  Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting designs of the rest of the team - and we would love you to join in our challenge.

I used the ready-coloured digital image Daydream designs 'good thing with ensemble', printing and cutting out with a nestie die, sponging inside the edge of the die and outside with victorian velvet distress ink, using the same distressing for the white card blank.

I was tempted to put flowers or other things on the card, but, as the twist is 'clean and simple' I thought I would leave it as it is.


This is also for:

Sweet stamps 202: food and/or drinks
Crafts 4 eternity R207: hot chocolate (well, it's tea, but it's a drink!)
Digitally sweet 121: what's your favourite shape? I love working with die cut circles - and, of course, the shaped card is a bonus
Polka doodles 1: tic tac toe - I chose top line: sentiment, image, die cut
Crazy 4 challenges 267: clean and simple
Hiding in my craft room 181: pinks
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
QKR stampede 120: anything goes
Crafty catz 250: anything goes
Creative fingers 61: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches 281: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 354: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
Sister act 87