Saturday, 29 April 2017

CHNC challenge 331


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 331 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'include a star or two or more'.

I followed the optional theme, using a lovely Elisabeth Bell topper. The stars have been punched using odd bits of pearlescent gold card, adding gems.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes + option: vintage
Crafting by designs: Christmas
Fab n funky 348: Christmas
Winter wonderland: add some sparkle and/or bling
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Glitter n sparkle 236: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 156: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 40: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 120: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafting with friends 42: anything goes
Creative fingers 129: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 186: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 8: anything goes
Crafty friends 56: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Penny's challenge 326


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 326, where the theme is 'anything goes'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely coloured image Paper Creator Bella drinks the profits, kindly provided by them as sponsor of the challenge.

The background paper is from a DCWV summer collection I purchased some years ago (there's so much of it that I think I'll be using it forever - lol!). I didn't have a yellow corrugated strip long enough to put down the side, so I used two pieces and covered the join with the crochet flower with a fabric-covered brad in the middle, adding one on the top of the other side of the card.


This is also for:

Sasayaki glitter April: colour yellow
Petal Lu 36: yellow flowers
The sisterhood of crafters: the letter B: brads
Allsorts 412: I spy something beginning with B: brads
Incy wincy: so so cute
Di's digi designs: use something digital
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Glitter n sparkle 236: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 56: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 177: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 156: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 17: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 40: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 340: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 120: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 185: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 8: anything goes
Polka doodles week 16: anything goes
Crafty friends 56: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 22 April 2017

CHNC challenge 330


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 330 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'for a child'.

I followed the optional theme, using a lovely Elisabeth Bell topper. The background paper is an offcut from a 12 x 12 paper, with bits and pieces added, including the lovely felt stocking. This is very similar to the card I showed for CHNC challenge extra for April mid-month inspiration.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
CRAFT 412: Christmas
Winter wonderland: cute Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 298: any holiday

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Penny's challenge 325


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 325, where the theme is 'anything goes'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Bugaboo Stamps Penny Paisley 4 (they are one of the sponsors of this week's challenge). I coloured this digitally and cut out with one of my favourite dies from the X-cut rectangular parenthesis set, using a spectrum noir canary yellow pen around the edges.

Papers are from the Basic Grey June bug paper pad, mixing up cut off pieces to create the background. Flowers were from Hobbycraft.

This is also for:

Ooh-la-la 226: birthday
Creataliious 113: anything goes +  option: birthday
Die cut divas April: birthdays
The bugaboo crafty challenge 4: anything goes with a Bugaboo image
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Petal lu 36: yellow flowers
Simon says Wednesday: showers and/or flowers
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Scrapy land 64: spring blooms
Come and get it: it's a girl thing
Creative inspirations 273: one for the girls
The paper shelter 290: sentimental
Crafty gals corner 119: embellish it
Lil patch of crafty friends 56: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 177: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 155: anything goes
Digi choosday 16: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 279: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Love to craft challenge 9 mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 9 April anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Crafty Girls team  who published mid-month inspiration and also here to see the crafting of team A and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card that I made using some Hunkydory card for the background and letterpressed/embossed on to some centura pearl card using Romantic letterpress & hot foil press set from todo, brushing with distressed ink, then die cutting using the dies in the same set Flowers, sentiments and pearls from stash.


This is also for:

Inky chicks 81: use purple
Sparkles 91: use your favourite colour combo
Kreativ-durcheinander 33: white & your favourite colour
Ooh-la-la 226: birthday
Creataliious 113: anything goes +  option: birthday
Die cut divas April: birthdays
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Bastel-traum 52: mother's day/cards for women or girls
Corrosive 4: anything goes
Crafty creations 339: anything goes
Classic design team 13: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

CHNC challenge 329


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 329 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'include a house or other building'.

I followed the optional theme, using Hunkydory supplies with the addition of a foam snowman from The Works.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 154: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 26: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes

CCAYR April: flowers


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round April challenge: flowers. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of April here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

I decided to use one of the most common Christmas flowers, poinsettias. The background card is from a Hunkydory kit. I created my poinsettias by using up some offcuts, including some vellum, cutting the larger pieces with a couple of Spellbinders poinsettia dies and cutting the smaller ones using a couple of dies that were magazine freebies some time ago (and I've only just got round to using them).  I embossed the larger pieces using a craft concepts embossing folder called budding vine and the smaller pieces using an embossing folder by Sheena. The larger pieces were swiped with worn lipstick distress ink and the smaller ones with fired brick ink. All the die cutting and embossing were done on my todo. I gently curled some of the petals with my pokey tool (had to be careful though because the embossing was splitting the paper a bit in places). The two sentiment glittered circles were left overs from an unknown kit and I added a few red gems to the flower centres and corners.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 4: red and green
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge: anything goes + option: emboss
Scrap n challenge April: embossing
International art & soul 5: distressing
Tuesday throwdown 338: something clear (vellum)
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Use your stuff 259: flowers
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Crafting by designs: girls or flowers
QKR stampede 239 flowers or anything goes
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Unicorn 20: petal power
Quick quotes 74: flowers
Scrapy land 63: anything goes (Spellbinders dies)
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for April 2017 mid-month inspiration


We are now already halfway through April ... it's time for some mid-month inspiration on my CHNC challenge extra for April - please click on the link to see the lovely Christmas designs of some of the team. We hope you will join in our challenge here.

I love this topper by Elisabeth bell. The background paper is an offcut from a 12 x 12 paper, with bits and pieces added, including the lovely felt stocking.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
Winter wonderland: cute Christmas
Christmas with the cuties 4: red and green
Crafty purple frog: something for children
A snowflakes promise 39: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 184: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 154: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting with friends 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 128: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 26: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Penny's challenge 324


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 324, where the theme is 'anything goes'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Digitstamps4joy head shots - hat and beads (coloured) (they are one of the sponsors of this week's challenge).

Once upon a time I used to use loads of Basic Grey papers, but, for some unknown reason, I've neglected them over the past few months. So I thought I would get out the lovely June bug paper pad for this card as the colours are lovely and bright and zingy, just like the beautiful digi that I've used.

I used three different papers for the background and then cut into one to fussy cut five flowers to add to the design.



This is also for:

Digistamps4Joy 135: anything goes + option: inspired by a song: Sunshine girl
Crafting by designs: girls or flowers
Use your stuff 259: flowers
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Fabrika fantasy 8: flowers galore
Noor April: flowers
Ike's world 86: anything goes + option: Easter/spring flowers
The paper shelter 289: girl power
Double D: neons/bright
Ooh la la 226: birthday
Aud sentiments 177: use a birthday sentiment
Sasayaki glitter April: colour yellow
QKR stampede 238: Easter cards or anything goes
Creatalicious 112: anything goes + option: flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends 55: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 154: anything goes
Digi choosday 15: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 39: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Brown sugar 245: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 183: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
PDE linky 167: anything goes + option: flowers
Polka doodles week 14: anything goes
Crafty creations 339: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 35: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 25: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 15: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 4: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 26: anything goes
Scrappers delights 65: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 278: anything goes
Inspiration destination 126: anything goes

Saturday, 8 April 2017

CHNC challenge 328


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 328 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'snowman'

I followed the optional theme, using an Elisabeth Bell topper matted on to a silver piece of card cut on the Scan n Cut, using a piece of background paper that I think was a magazine freebie long ago.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 28: anything goes
The holly and ivy 3: anything goes Christmas
A snowflakes promise 38: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Brown sugar 245: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 183: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 7: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 35: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 25: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 15: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Penny's challenge 323


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 323, where the theme is 'anything goes'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Little Blue Button Easter crew image kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut using a Spellbinder's nestie die, edging with canary yellow pen. Papers are some from my offcuts box. Feathers, ribbon and little epoxy sticker chicks from stash.


This is also for:

Come and get it: Easter
Mustard seed faith 2: Easter
Scrapping 4 fun 87: Easter
Creative inspirations 272: spring spectacular
My time to craft 342: woodland animals or Easter
Cute as a button 33:  Easter
Creative moments 115: anything goes+ twist: Easter
Deep ocean 152: Easter
Hobby horse 82: Easter
Craftaholics R us April: Easter
Sunny day crafting April: spring
613 avenue create 196: anything goes + option: spring
Crafty calendar April: April showers or spring
Kort o mania 173: spring
Create and makes 10: anything goes + twist: springtime
Angie's 8: anything goes + option: Easter
Daisy chain 7: spring is in the air
Animal friends 49: spring/Easter
Crafty animals 1: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 1: anything goes with a creature
Scribbles designs 51: birds of a feather
Creative craft cottage digi creations 70: include an animal
Cute card Thursday 271: warm colours/tones
Hanna and friends 270: life is colourful
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Color inspiration Monday link up 19 (coloured in)
Aussie digital artists 3: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy week 13: anything goes (coloured in)
The ribbon girl: April card
The paper shelter 288: make it digital
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Ike's world 85: anything goes + optional twist: in the garden
The crafty addicts 34: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 176: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 153: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes
Crafts galore encore April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 277: anything goes

Let's craft and create challenge 124


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 124: Easter and/or April showers. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I made a CAS Easter card, using a piece of printed paper that I think came from a magazine freebie - I scanned and created the sentiment digitally before printing and then added some stickers.


This is also for:

Aloha Friday 91: spring cleaning - I used paper and stickers I've had for ages and had forgotten about
Come and get it: Easter
Mustard seed faith 2: Easter
Scrapping 4 fun 87: Easter
Creative inspirations 272: spring spectacular
My time to craft 342: woodland animals or Easter
AnMaCreatief 67: spring/Easter
Cute as a button 33:  Easter
Craftaholics R us April: Easter
Creative moments 115: anything goes+ twist: Easter
Deep ocean 152: Easter
Hobby horse 82: Easter
Kreaive-durcheinander 32: Easter
Sunny day crafting April: spring
PDE linky party 166: spring
613 avenue create 196: anything goes + option: spring
Crafty calendar April: April showers or spring
Kort o mania 173: spring
Create and makes 10: anything goes + twist: springtime
Daisy chain 7: spring is in the air
Unicorn 20: petal power
Noor April: flowers
Petal lu 35: yellow flowers
Cute card Thursday 271: warm colours/tones
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Ike's world 85: anything goes + optional twist: in the garden
The crafty addicts 34: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Creatalcious 112: anything goes + option: add flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 176: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 153: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Brown sugar 244: anything goes
Polka doodles week 13: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes
Crafts galore encore April: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 277: anything goes

More mixed media April challenge


This is my design project for More mixed media April challenge where the option this month is to use yellow, so I used plenty of it (and not much else!). Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team. We hope you will join in our challenge - you don't have to use yellow, that's optional ... just create a mixed media design.

I created two backgrounds using my A4 gelli plate with two different Clarity stencils, large shapes and small dots, using both the positive and the negative 'prints' from the gelli plate, using a couple of different acrylic paints. I randomly stamped the Dawn Billy flower stamp using mustard seed distress ink. The Easter stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder. I used a piece of card that had been brayered to get the yellow paint off, die cutting the cross with a Spellbinder's die and backing with a piece of matt gold card. Flowers added from Hobbycraft. The inner background and the cross were raised up with foam to give a bit of dimension.

The card is 8 x 8.



This is also for:

We love 2 create 7: anything goes mixed media
A inky mess 9: mixed media anything goes
Lost coast 35: favourite background technique: gelli plate, stencils, paint, stamping
As you like it: favourite colouring medium and why: gelli plate, stencils, paint ... different results every time ... good time experimenting
Dies R us 70: Easter
Scrapy land 63: anything goes (using a Spellbinders die)
The house that stamps built DCC45: add a die cut
Aloha Friday 91: spring cleaning - used my much neglected gelli plate and stencils and stamps that had been forgotten about
Penny Black and more at Allsorts April: spring
Paradise of stamps 55: Easter
Come and get it: Easter
Mustard seed faith 2: Easter
Scrapping 4 fun 87: Easter
Hobby horse 82: Easter
Kreaive-durcheinander 32: Easter
Craftaholics R us April: Easter
Creative inspirations 272: spring spectacular
My time to craft 342: woodland animals or Easter
AnMaCreatief 67: spring/Easter
Creative moments 115: anything goes+ twist: Easter
Deep ocean 152: Easter
Angie's 8: anything goes + option: Easter
Sunny day crafting April: spring
PDE linky party 166: spring
613 avenue create 196: anything goes + option: spring
Crafty calendar April: April showers or spring
Kort o mania 173: spring
Create and makes 10: anything goes + twist: springtime
Daisy chain 7: spring is in the air
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): botanical
Unicorn 20: petal power
Noor April: flowers
Petal lu 35: yellow flowers
Sasayaki glitter April: colour yellow
Stinkin' inkers 1: shower of flowers
Double D: neons/bright
Cute card Thursday 271: warm colours/tones
Hiding in my craft room 295: monochromatic
Not just cards 42: monochrome
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Ike's world 85: anything goes + optional twist: in the garden
Addicted to stamps 144: stamped image and stamped sentiment
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes
Stamping sensations April: anything goes
The crafty addicts 34: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Creatalcious 112: anything goes + option: add flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 176: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 153: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1714: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Little  Miss Muffet 159: anything goes
Brown sugar 244: anything goes
Polka doodles week 13: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes
Classic design team 13: anything goes
Crafts galore encore April: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 35: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 25: anything goes
Paru's card making April: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 15: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams April: anything goes
The paper nest dolls: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground April: anything goes
Scrappers delights 65: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 277: anything goes

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A bit more time to craft challenge 41 for April


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 41: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I was commissioned to make a diamond wedding anniversary card so I decided to use one of Lozzy's wonderful On its way papers, combined with a shimmery diamond background from Kanban long ago and a couple of strips of paper from Sara Davies' Together Forever signature collection. Other bits and pieces from stash.


This is also for:

Not just cards 42: monochrome
Hiding in my craft room 295: monochromatic
Ooh-la-la 225: layer it up
Aud sentiments 176: any sentiment except for birthday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Crafting from the heart 152: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 38: anything goes
Creative inspirations 271: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 344: anything goes
Crafting with friends 40: anything goes
Creative fingers 127: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 182: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 6: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 276: anything goes

Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 4: Easter


This is my design card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 4: Easter. Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Di's Digi Downloads eggspecially micey cute (Di's Digi Downloads are sponsoring Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 4. I cut around the image using my Scan n Cut and also cut a mat from a scrap of patterned paper. The main background paper is some that I bought some years ago from PDA card and craft and the striped piece from my offcuts box. The wooden flowers were originally from Poundland a few years ago.


This is also for:

Crafting by designs: happy Easter
The paper shelter 287: Easter time
Scrapping 4 fun 87: Easter
Animal friends 49: spring/Easter
AnMaCreatief 67: spring/Easter
Cute as a button 33:  Easter
Craftaholics R us April: Easter
Create and inspire 60: anything goes + option: create an Easter gift
Sunny day crafting April: spring
Use your stuff 257: spring is in the air (using old papers)
Creative moments 114: anything goes+ twist: spring colours
PDE linky party 166: spring
Create and makes 10: anything goes + twist: springtime
Naughty or nice 38: three of something with option: Easter - three mice + Easter
Aud sentiments 176: any sentiment except for birthday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Artistic inspirations 175: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 152: anything goes
Digi choosday week 13: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 38: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 338: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 116: anything goes
Creative inspirations 271: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 344: anything goes
Crafting with friends 40: anything goes
Creative fingers 127: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 182: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 6: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 45: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 276: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2017 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2017 challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely inspirational designs by my team and we hope that you will use some of your patterned paper and join in our challenge ...all you have to do is make sure that you've used some patterned paper in your creation ... and you can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month.

I was commissioned by a friend to make this card - the background paper is some that I've had for a long time - I think it was part of a scrapbook kit. The paper with the punched borders was part of a magazine freebie. I used some paper to match the background to cut a mat for the sentiment that was printed and die cut using a todo die. Flowers, gems, bows and numerals from stash.


This is also for:

Cute card Thursday 471: warm colours/tones
Hiding in my craft room 295: monochromatic
In the pink 116: flower power
Creative carte blanche March: numbers
Die cuttin divas 310: anything goes using a die cut
City crafter 355: in bloom
Deep ocean 151: flowers everywhere
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): botanical - flowers
Cupcake inspirations: happy birthday
Incy wincy: happy birthday
Not just cards 42: monochrome
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Lil patch of crafty friends 54: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 175: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 152: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 38: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 338: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 116: anything goes
Creative inspirations 271: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 344: anything goes
Crafting with friends 40: anything goes
Creative fingers 127: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 182: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 6: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 45: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 276: anything goes

Be naughty ... save Santa the trip!


This is my card for my CHNC challenge extra for April 2017 - please click on the link to see the lovely inspirational crafting of my team and to find out what it's all about. I hope you will join in with the challenge.

It's also for my CHNC challenge 327 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'something funny'. I chose this theme because this challenge starts on 1 April, which in the UK is April fool's day when folks play jokes on one another, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a bit of fun.

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Crabby Cathy Christmas - be naughty (retired), coloured digitally using Microsoft paint. The papers are from my offcuts box, candy canes, holly and poinsettia from stash.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
Fab n funky 344: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 294: any holiday
Merry Monday 241: red, green & white
The holly and ivy 2: anything goes Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin March: anything Christmas goes
Pile it on 128: humour/puns
Catch the bug: April anything goes
The Bugaboo crafty challenge 3: anything goes with a Bugaboo image