Friday, 15 July 2016

Love to craft - new challenge blog





I feel privileged and excited to have been chosen to join the Design Team for Love to Craft, a new challenge blog starting on 1 August.

Come play with us! We are an all-crafts challenge blog and welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you're working on, we want to see it! :)

Our challenges are monthly - they go live at 6:00 AM EST on the first day of every month and run until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month - and are always Anything Goes!

More information on the blog - please visit to meet the team and to find out more about how to play in the challenges.

Christmas cards all year round July challenge: anything goes


I am so glad that the Christmas cards all year round challenge blog has started up again and I am in the group that posts mid-month. So this is my design card using the Imagine That by Kris 'hanging kitty' image (supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge). This was pre-coloured. Please click on the challenge link here to see the lovely designs by the rest of the Christmas Belles and click here to see the designs by the Gingerbread Gals and join in the challenge - the theme is 'anything goes' as long as it is Christmas or festive related.
Prize: $10 gift certificate

I die cut the image using the outline die from the Todo henna frame set, distressing around the image with squeezed lemonade ink, using spiced marmalade distress ink on the edges. The background paper and the cutting across the bottom are from the Bo Bunny silver and gold collection papers. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the sentiment tag from an old Anna Griffin set and the two burlap flowers from Poundland.


This is also for:

Crafty ribbons 160: Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Beat the Christmas rush
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Stamp ink paper 56: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
Sparkles 82: Christmas in July
Aloha Friday 76: Christmas in July
Ribbon girl: July card challenge
Creative moments 97: anything goes + optional twist ribbons
Animal friends 40: animal with dies/punches
Crafty calendar July: punches and/or dies
Digistamps4Joy 126: anything goes + option dies and/or punches
Cute as a button 24: anything goes
Craft your passion 320: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 120: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 286: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 23: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for July mid-month inspiration


This is my card for CHNC challenge extra for mid-month - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of some of the lovely DT ladies and we hope that you will join in our challenge here.

I used the lovely Stampendous 'snowy postcard rubber stamp inked with memento rich cocoa. I tore round the edges and brushed with vintage photo distress ink.

The background paper is from DCWV, which was also brushed around the edges, with the addition of the flower and greeting.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Beat the Christmas rush
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Cardz 4 guyz 128: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Stamp ink paper 56: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
Sparkles 82: Christmas in July
Broken fairy designs 6: anything goes with a twist Christmas in July
Di's digi designs: Christmas in July
One crazy stamper July: Christmas in July
Holly jolly Christmas 76: inspired by a song - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Stamps & fun - creativity 282: anything goes
Sweet stamps July: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: anything goes with a stamp
A vintage journey July: monochromatic (inspired by Tim Holtz - using distress inks)
Craft your passion 320: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 120: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 286: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 23: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes