Saturday, 31 January 2015

CHNC challenge 214: something beginning with B ...


No, we're not exactly playing I-spy, but for my CHNC challlenge 214 I'd like to see Christmas creations featuring something beginning with B. Please click on the link to find out more about the challenge and the super prizes that will be won by randomly chosen winners.

I prepared the blogpost for my CHNC challenge 214 a while ago, but I hadn't actually made anything to show and, with John in hospital this week, time for crafting has been very limited. So I decided to dig out some cards that I'd received and kept with the intention of recycling some of the bits - the idea was to make a quick card, but in the end I made three quick cards, all featuring things beginning with the letter B.

For the first one I mounted the cut off from an old card on to a piece of snowflake paper left over from a previous make and added the tartan bow so I have used bear, bows, box, bobble:


For the next card I used a piece of Anna Griffin card with lovely sparkling glittery snowflakes, using the lovely robin image recycled - this, as well, is very glittered - and I added the silver bow and sentiment. So this card has brown, bird, bow, berries, boughs, branches - this one is also for Catch the bug photo inspiration:






And then I used an offcut of checked paper for the background and simply mounted the lovely recycled picture, adding the ribbon and bow down the side. So this card has bicycle (not very common on Christmas cards) and bow.


These are also for:

Fab n funky 244: Christmas
ABC Christmas: B for bows, bunting or baking
The sisterhood of crafters: let it snow
Allways something creative 91: snow
Inspiration Avenue: January winter challenge
Paper sweeties 27: winter wishes
Creatalicious 71: winter
Left of center 63: one for the kids (the first card)
Crafting for all seasons 94: things with wings (second card)
Fussy & fancy 131: things with wings (second card)
Just inspirational January: bling & a bow (particularly the second card)
The speed craft challenge 11: sparkle and shine (the second card is particularly sparkly and only took a few minutes to make - about 6 minutes)
Connie can crop 30: all that sparkles (particularly the second card)
Oddball art: add some sparkle (particularly the second card)
Holly jolly Christmas: lots of sparkle (particularly the second card)
Craft-Dee BowZ January: anything goes and include a handmade bow (the third card)
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy: kids (the first card)
613 avenue create 108: anything goes
Sentimental Sunday 243: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Craft your passion 246: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 212: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 44: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
Not just cards 11: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy January: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 65


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 65: anything goes with a twist ... stitching, real or faux. Please click the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and get stitching and join in!

I used Deedee's Designs Happy brrr-Day, pre-coloured images and sentiments, setting them digitally on to a lovely stitched background I found here. I changed the colour.


This is also for:

CASology 131: birthday
Ruby's rainbow 96: masculine birthday
Crazy 4 challenges 271: birthday card - twist: make it masculine
Seize the birthday: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 96: winter
Inspiration Avenue: January winter challenge
Paper sweeties 27: winter wishes
Animal friends 22: winter sports
Creatalicious 71: winter
One stitch at a time 229: anything goes with the colour purple
Robyn's fetish 248: animals
That's crafty: animal magic
Crafty catz 264: stitching real or faux
Left of center 63: one for the kids
Digitally sweet 125: anything goes (created totally digitally)
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Craft your passion 246: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 212: anything goes
Creative fingers 65: anything goes
613 avenue create 108: anything goes
Sentimental Sunday 243: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
Not just cards 11: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy January: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes

Completely Christmas 48: anything goes with a twist ... with a square or rectangle


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 48 using the lovely Lacy Sunshine 1920s winter Abbey, coloured with spectrum noir pens and then scanned in digitally and added to the lovely bauble background, fading around the edges and adding the sentiment.

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


This is also for:

January 2015 Rudolph Day
Addicted to stamps 96: winter
Lacy sunshine 50: winter bliss
Inspiration Avenue: January winter challenge
Paper sweeties 27: winter wishes
Creatalicious 71: winter
Kreativeinkauf 23: cold days
Digitally sweet 125: anything goes (created totally digitally)
Stempelsonne 133: anything goes