Sunday, 1 February 2015

Another red and white card for CCAYR February


For my second design card for CCAYR February challenge, I stamped one of my favourite Christmas stamps, Santa collage by Rubber Stampede, simply inked with versafine onyx black. All papers are from my offcuts boxes, including the piece with the sentiment.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Fab n funky 244: Christmas
Creatalicious 71: winter
Addicted to stamps 97: lots of layers
Card mania 65: add some red
Cards galore February: use a stamp or digi
Penny Black and more at Allsorts February: anything goes except a digi
Stamping sensations February: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 37: anything goes
613 avenue create 109: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 122: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes

CCAYR February challenge


This is my first design team card for Christmas cards all year round February challenge: red and white. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your red and white entries.

I used a large A5 landscape opening card blank, standing tent style. The background paper is from a Docrafts Papermania pad. I wrapped a piece of chipboard with some lovely organza material which is a sheer white with red foiled trees - I've had this for ages and ages (thought it was too good to use, but its silly keeping it in the box - and at least I still have some more of it). The sentiments are from an Anna Griffin kit.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Fab n funky 244: Christmas
Creatalicious 71: winter
Card mania 65: add some red
Scribble and scrap 37: anything goes
613 avenue create 109: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes

Buckwells Crafty challenge 5: love/red


It's time for the February challenge on Buckwells Crafty blog - challenge 5: love/red.

For this Challenge we would like to thank Kenny K for agreeing to be one of our Sponsors and offering 3 of their stunning digi images to one of the lucky winners. Hope you pop over and have a look at their images and the the fabulous new images just released.


Plus for two more lucky Winners who will win each 5 sets of Backing Papers of their choice from Buckwell Craft. There's an offer on now, Buy 4 get get 1 FREE. Hope you take a look as there's lots to choose from and not forgetting all the other crafty goodies.


Please click here to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in the challenge.

For my design card I used the Kenny K love bug image kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, colouring with spectrum noir pens and Buckwell Craft Supplies 15 mm double sided red satin ribbon., kindly supplied by Buckwells as sponsors.

I used a 'postage stamp' shaped card blank, distressing with victorian velvet ink and cut the image with a Spellbinders 'postage stamp' die, brushing with victorian velvet distressing ink before releasing from the die. Hearts were from Hema.


This is also for:

Kenny K's krafty krew 188: love
DRS 159: so shapely
Paper creators 35: love is in the air
Digistamps4Joy 109: Valentine/love
Great impressions February: love, love, love
Kort o mania 123: we will see love
Take a word: hearts
Quirky crafts 3: love is in the air
PanPastel UK 3: love is in the air
Emerald faeries 64: all you need is love
Mema's crafts February: celebrate Valentine's day
Natalie and Amy 29: all about the love
Dragonfly dreams 14: love is in the air
Jellypark friends February: love is in the air
Paper sweeties 28: sweetheart
Squigglefly 0415: put a little love in your heart
Crafty sentiments: love, Valentine's day
Aud sentiments: Valentine or love sentiment
CRAFT 296: Valentine's day/love
Little Miss Muffet 103: all you need is love
Aloha Friday: Valentine's/love
Sweet stampin: love
Cuttin and stampin 5: Valentine
DL.ART thankful Thursday 149: Valentine's day
Time out 23: Valentine's day with optional twist of hearts
Simply create too 78: happy Valentine's day or use hearts
My Sheri 149: Valentine's day - include at least one heart
Eureka 125: hearts
Art impressions 152: have a heart
Fairytale-challenge 110: something with a heart
QKR Stampede 124: hearts
Di's digi designs: include a heart
Bunny Zoe: hearts
Lacy sunshine 51: have a heart
We do doobadoo 2: romance
The ribbon girl: romance is in the air
Really reasonable ribbon 110: hearts and ribbon
3 girl jam February: love with ribbon
Dies r us 19: hearts
Card mania 65: add some red
Paradise of stamps 11: monochromatic
Cards galore February: use a stamp or digi
My time to craft 277: bugs & insects
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 37: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 249: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 122: anything goes
613 avenue create 109: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Craft your passion 246: anything goes
Penny's 212: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Kit & clowder: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge


It's time for another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper blog - I hope to see you there during February with your creations using some of your patterned paper.

Why is it that I have stacks of patterned paper (the reason why I started the challenge blog in the first place ... to try and use more of it) ... and then I still go out and buy more? I recently bought some Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection Parisienne Blue papers ... two packs, one for me and one to give as a prize for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge - you've got to be in it to win it ... the winner will be randomly picked.

For my card I used a variety of papers from the pack of Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection Parisienne Blue with some matching washi tapes, an accordion flower with button and a birthday sentiment. The stamped image is one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'letters and flowers' inked with memento Paris dusk.

I based my card on the sketch given for Papertake 'take your pick' week:





This is also for:

Seize the birthday: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 266: keep it the same - monochromatic
Penny Black January: new (plenty of new papers and washi tape used)
All kinds of cards 121: stamping
Penny Black and more at Allsorts February: anything goes except a digi (I used a Penny Black stamp)
Stamping sensations February: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 122: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for February 2015


This is my design team card for CHNC challenge extra for February 2015. Please click on the link to see the designs by the talented ladies on my team - and we hope that you will join in with your Christmas creations.

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Digi papers - frosty and Snowflake reindeer silhouette kindly supplied by the sponsor of the challenge, with just the addition of a couple of Craftime flowers.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Fab n funky 244: Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: let it snow
Inspiration Avenue: January winter challenge
Creatalicious 71: winter
Cards galore February: use a stamp or digi
Robyn's fetish 249: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Sister act 91: anything goes