Friday, 1 April 2016

A bit more time to craft 17


Oh how I wish for a bit more time to craft - lol!!

This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 17: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of others in the team and we would love to see your entries ... anything goes.

For my card I used SheepSkiDesigns Annabell, kindly supplied by one of the sponsors of the challenge and Lozzy's Mised Media paper - Lozzy also sponsors with her lovely papers.

I coloured the image with chameleon pens and then die cut using an X cut parenthesis die, brushing with blue china distress ink. The ribbons don't show up too well, but I chose the colours to match with the image and added the piece of corrugated card, the sending circle and the flower from The Works.



This is also for:

Classic design team open challenge 1: anything goes (on A bit more time to craft DT and others) Fresh brewed: yellow
Aud sentiments 152: birthday + sentiment
Seize the birthday: water (distress inks)
Crafting for all seasons 123: die cuts/punches
Crafty creations 312: for a young girl
The paper girls 100: paper girls
Di's digi designs: for the girls
Inky impressions: let's hear it for the girl
Crafty boots: spring is in the air
Eureka 186: spring is in the air
Digi choosday 13: spring colours
Cardz 4 galz 19: springtime
Chocolate, coffee & cards 106: spring is in the air
Card mania 79: spring
Kort o mania 150: celebration of spring
Whimsy 92: spring colours
A snowflakes promise 19: a touch of spring
The ribbon girl: any image
Creative craft cottage 60: anything goes
Lacy sunshine: anything goes
613 avenue create 169: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 224/5: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 62: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 28: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 14: anything goes
Sisters of craft April: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 292: anything goes
Creative inspirations 348: anything goes
Inspiration destination 79:  anything goes
Let's color linky party 6
DL.ART April linky
Not just cards 30

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge


It's no April fool that already a quarter of the year has gone and here we are starting the month of April. That means that there is a new challenge for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - please click on the link to see the wonderful variety of lovely designs by my team, all using patterned paper in their own creative styles. We hope that you will be able to join in our challenge this month - all you have to do is create a design using some patterned paper in some way ... and you can enter as many times as you like ... and, as usual, there is a prize for the randomly chosen winner.

A while ago I bought a box of Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey papers and all sorts of elements - I was able to make quite a few cards for a sale that was held here to raise money for Admiral nurses for people with dementia and their carers. This is one of the cards I made. The only thing that was added was the peacock which was cut out from a paper from Tiger (I wish I had cut out the white bit between the legs, but I didn't ... so it's too late.

Colours for Color throwdown 386:



This is also for:

Ooh-la-la 201: feathered friends
Animal friends 37: birds
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 327: make it shiny
613 avenue create 169: anything goes
That craft place 7: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 153: anything goes
Craft your passion 305: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 105: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs: April anything goes
Crafty gals corner 65: anything goes
Creative moments 90: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 16: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 271: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 224/5: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Julia Spiri 15: anything goes
Crafting with friends 17: anything goes
Creative fingers 106: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 62: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 28: anything goes
Creative ladybirds April 14: anything goes
Sisters of craft April: anything goes
PDE linky party 117
4 crafty chicks 292: anything goes
Creative inspirations 348: anything goes
Inspiration destination 79:  anything goes
Not just cards 30

CHNC challenge extra for April


It seems incredible that a quarter of the year has gone already and we are now starting April. I know that a lot of people think it is odd and unnecessary to make Christmas creations this early in the year,, but there are others, like myself, who think it makes sense to avoid a rush towards the end of the year ... and the days, weeks and months go by so quickly.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for April - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of my super team and we would love to see your Christmas creations - you may enter as many times as you wish with any Christmas designs ... and, as usual, there's a super prize to be won by the randomly chosen winner.

The papers I used are both from my offcuts box - the one with the green, red, white, black stripes is Bohemia Christmas believe and the paper in the foreground is from a DCWV paper pack.

The image is little penguin winter - skate kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps who are sponsoring the challenge, coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut with a Spellbinders nestie scalloped circle. This image is one of the earliest I had from Bugaboo and is still one of my favourites.

The sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag label maker.



This is also for:

Beat the Christmas rush March edition
Fab n funky 298: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 68: use your stash
Christmas at sweet stampin March: cute Christmas
Crafting for all seasons 123: die cuts/punches
Dies R us 46: use scallops
Make my Monday: going round in circles
Crafty time April: for the kids
Lacy sunshine: anything goes
613 avenue create 169: anything goes
That craft place 7: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 153: anything goes
Craft your passion 305: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 105: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs: April anything goes
Crafty gals corner 65: anything goes
Creative moments 90: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 16: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 271: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 224/5: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Julia Spiri 15: anything goes
Crafting with friends 17: anything goes
Creative fingers 106: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 62: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 28: anything goes
Let's color linky party 6: anything goes with something coloured
Creative ladybirds April 14: anything goes
Sisters of craft April: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 292: anything goes
Creative inspirations 348: anything goes
Inspiration destination 79:  anything goes
PDE linky party 117
Not just cards 30