Sunday, 28 October 2018

Happy Christmas


A Christmas card made with Hunkydory supplies lifting up the ovals with 3D foam, adding a peel off greeting.


This is for:

October Rudulph Day challenge
12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 170: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
Fab n funky 413: Christmas
Creative Friday 217: Christmas is coming
Hiding in my craft room 376: any holiday
Crafter's castle 10: anything goes + option: winter/Christmas
Southern girls: critter crazy
Jingle belles: animals

Saturday, 27 October 2018

CHNC challenge 409


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 409 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'for someone special'.

This was made using Kanban supplies - lovely bright gold foiled with rich colours that don't show well enough in the photo. The main topper and the holly pieces and 'wishing you a merry Christmas' are all raised up with 3D foam.

To a special friend at Christmas:



This is also for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 170: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
Papercraft challenges 23: inspired by a song: We wish you a merry Christmas
Fab n funky 413: Christmas
Creative Friday 217: Christmas is coming
Hiding in my craft room 376: any holiday
Cute card Thursday 553: sparkles
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 92: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 225: anything goes
Cute n crafty 12: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 79: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 377: anything goes
Penny's 403: anything goes
PDE October cards challenge
Word art Wednesday 358: anything goes
Cardz TV 71: anything  goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 257: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A very merry holly jolly Christmas


A quick set of 5 Christmas cards made with Kanban supplies and foiled silver snowflakes.


This is for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
The holly and the ivy 39: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Papercraft challenges 23: inspired by a song: A holly jolly Christmas
Scribbles designs 70: winter is coming
Fab n funky 413: Christmas
Mix it up 18: anything goes + monochrome
Monochrome magic 16
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Monday, 22 October 2018

Thinking of you at Christmas


Similar to the previous card, another made with elements from a Hunkydory kit, with the inner circle raised with 3D foam as well as the corner circlets. This Christmas card is for someone who has been bereaved, hence the circle bottom right that says 'thinking of you'.


This is for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
CAS Christmas October: birds
Jingle belles: animals
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: animal antics
Mix it up 18: anything goes + monochrome
Monochrome magic 16
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Christmas blessings


Another card made with Hunkydory supplies - suitable for someone who has been recently bereaved before Christmas.


This is for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
CAS Christmas October: birds
Jingle belles: animals
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: animal antics
Mix it up 18: anything goes + monochrome
Monochrome magic 16
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Wishing you a very merry Christmas


Another quick Christmas card using Hunkydory supplies.


This is for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
The merry Christmas: anything goes
CAS Christmas October: birds
Fussy & fancy 223: things with wings
Jingle belles: animals
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: animal antics
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

It's the most wonderful time of the year


A quick Christmas card using Hunkydory supplies.


This is for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
The merry Christmas: anything goes
Jingle belles: animals
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
2 crafty critters 19
Simon says Wednesday: animal antics
Sunny day: animals
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Cardz TV 70: anything  goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 256: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 375: freestyle
Not just cards: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

The London Palladium


This is a commissioned card for a lady's 70th birthday - she was a Tiller girl at the London Palladium in the 1970s - the person who asked me to make the card thought that the recipient was actually one of the girls in the photo that I'd incorporated digitally on to the 'Sunday night at the London Palladium', adding the birthday greeting.

I inked the card blank with mustard seed distress ink. I was told that the lady was a fan of Jim Dale and Freddie and the dreamers, so I incorporated pictures on the inside of the card.

The inside was decorated with some Papermania lemon sorbet papers, with an overlay of vellum gold foiled with best wishes. Flowers added from stash.





This is for:

Incy wincy: happy birthday
4 crafty chicks 425: finish the inside
Crafty gals corner 176: fancy fold
Cardz 4 galz 82: fancy folds
Make my Monday 82: number games
Lil patch of crafty friends 92: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Cardz TV 70: anything  goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 256: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 375: freestyle
Not just cards: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Pericles


I was commissioned to make a card for a friend's sister who had been in a production of Pericles at the National Theatre. I used the sea picture from the website, finding the picture which included the lady receiving  the card, digitally putting this in a circle and adding to the sea picture, also adding the greeting and wording.

I used an A5 card to make the easel, using some nautical ribbon and a raised up Birthday greeting topper as a stopper, matted on to some spotted paper, with some 3D stickers.

I'm told that the lady was very pleased to receive such a personalised card.




This is for:

Always happy birthday October
Incy wincy: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthday
4 crafty chicks 425: finish the inside
Fab n funky 412: embellished with ribbon or lace
Double D: stripes & dots
Crafty gals corner 176: fancy fold
Cardz 4 galz 82: fancy folds
Creative moments 154: anything goes + option: travel
Lil patch of crafty friends 92: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 224: anything goes
Penny's 402: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Cardz TV 70: anything  goes
Creative fingers 153: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 256: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 375: freestyle
A perfect time to craft 10: anything goes
Classic design team 10: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 56: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 10: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 33: anything goes
Your scrapbook place October: anything goes
Creativ fusion 5: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 44: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 7: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 9: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 20 October 2018

CHNC challenge 408


Big apology: I've only just realised that for some reason this was still in draft and not published thing morning as planned.

These are my cards for my CHNC challenge 408 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'sentiment as the focal point'.

This is a set of cards that I made to sell at the recent Macmillan Coffee morning, using holographic foiled card with stars as backgrounds, matted with Christmas tags that has been cut at the top.



These are also for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
The  holly and the ivy 38: anything goes Christmas
The merry Christmas: anything goes
Simon says Monday: starry night
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Friday, 19 October 2018

Second halloween birthday card


As I said in my previous post, I was commissioned to make Halloween birthday cards for twins born on 31 October - now grown up. This is the 8 x 8 card I made for the granddaughter, using papers and greeting topper from The Paper Boutique Wickedly Wonderful collection. The main topper was on a hairband bought from Primark + shiny copper flowers with pearls.

I don't 'do' halloween, but I've made the effort with the commissioned cards once again this year.


As I said in the previous post, I saw some pumpkin decorations recently and thought they would be perfect to put inside the halloween cards - there were two in the pack - they were meant to be put together to make a hanging decoration, but they were ideal for what I wanted, stuck inside so that the pumpkin opened up with the card:



This is for:

Always happy birthday October
Incy wincy: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthday
4 crafty chicks 425: finish the inside
Cutie pie 128: going girly
Pile it on 147: black, purple & orange
Creatalicious 149: anything goes + option: use purple
Dragonfly journeys 128: happy halloween
Double trouble 12: halloween + linked for The paper girls
The paper girls 162: halloween
City crafter 434: halloween
Paperminutes 559 halloween
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): halloween
Crafting by designs: scare me
The sisterhood of crafters: cute spooks
Aud sentiments 214: halloween/fall
Creative Friday 216: halloween
Fabrika fantasy 25: halloween
Papercraft business 11: anything goes + option halloween or autumn
Unicorn 37: autumn or halloween
Creative inspirations October: autumn glow
That's crafty October: spookalicious
Craft rocket 53: autumn/halloween
Brown sugar 283: halloween and/or autumn
Sasayaki glitter October: halloween/harvest
Creative craft cottage 112: pretty pinks or halloween
Dream factory 61: halloween
Di's digi designs: include a pumpkin
DL.ART 236: fall colours
Cute n crafty 11: fall
Moo mania & more: autumn
If you give a crafter a cookie 105: it's the spookiest time of the year

Scrapping 4 fun 126: autumn
Kreativ-durcheinander 61: autumn
Eclectic ellapu October: fall
Dare 2 B artzy October: fall
Dragonfly dreams October: autumnal colours
Crafty calendar October: autumn
Daisy chain 24: autumn/fall
Love to craft 27: anything goes - autumn, halloween
The crafty addicts 53: anything + option: spook it up
The library challenge 18: Dracula - makes me think of anything spooky/halloween
Powers of Darkness book cover on Wacom Gallery
Lil patch of crafty friends 91: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 224: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 78: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 402: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Cardz TV 69: anything  goes
Creative fingers 153: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Polka doodles 42: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 10: anything goes
Classic design team 10: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 56: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 10: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 33: anything goes
Your scrapbook place October: anything goes
Creativ fusion 5: anything goes
The paper nest dolls October: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 44: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 7: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 9: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Halloween birthday


I was commissioned to make Halloween birthday cards for twins born on 31 October - now grown up. This is the 8 x 8 card I made for the grandson, using papers, greeting topper and insert from The Paper Boutique Wickedly Wonderful collection.The 3D felt owls and leaves have been in my stash for ages - thought it was about time they were used.

I don't 'do' halloween, but I've made the effort with the commissioned cards once again this year.


I saw some pumpkin decorations recently and thought they would be perfect to put inside the halloween cards - there were two in the pack - they were meant to be put together to make a hanging decoration, but they were ideal for what I wanted, stuck on to the insert so that the pumpkin opened up with the card:


This is for:

Always happy birthday October
Incy wincy: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthday
4 crafty chicks 425: finish the inside
Moving along with the times 82: for a man
Little C's creations October: 18: bird
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
2 crafty critters 19
Simon says Wednesday: animal antics
Sunny day: animals
Animal friends 67: autumn/halloween
Alphabet: O is for owls
Dragonfly journeys 128: happy halloween
Double trouble 12: halloween + linked for The paper girls
The paper girls 162: halloween
City crafter 434: halloween
Paperminutes 559 halloween
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): halloween
Crafting by designs: scare me
The sisterhood of crafters: cute spooks
Aud sentiments 214: halloween/fall
Creative Friday 216: halloween
Fabrika fantasy 25: halloween
Papercraft business 11: anything goes + option halloween or autumn
Unicorn 37: autumn or halloween
Creative inspirations October: autumn glow
That's crafty October: spookalicious
Craft rocket 53: autumn/halloween
Brown sugar 283: halloween and/or autumn
Sasayaki glitter October: halloween/harvest
Creative craft cottage 112: pretty pinks or halloween
Bastel-traum 70: autumn/halloween
Dream factory 61: halloween
Di's digi designs: include a pumpkin
DL.ART 236: fall colours
Cute n crafty 11: fall
Moo mania & more: autumn
If you give a crafter a cookie 105: it's the spookiest time of the year

Scrapping 4 fun 126: autumn
Kreativ-durcheinander 61: autumn
Eclectic ellapu October: fall
Dare 2 B artzy October: fall
Dragonfly dreams October: autumnal colours
Crafty calendar October: autumn
Daisy chain 24: autumn/fall
Love to craft 27: anything goes - autumn, halloween
The crafty addicts 53: anything + option: spook it up
The library challenge 18: Dracula - makes me think of anything spooky/halloween
Powers of Darkness book cover on Wacom Gallery
Lil patch of crafty friends 91: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 224: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 78: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty creations 376: anything goes
Penny's 402: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 357: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 200: anything goes
Cardz TV 69: anything  goes
Creative fingers 153: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Polka doodles 42: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 10: anything goes
Classic design team 10: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 56: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 10: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 33: anything goes
Your scrapbook place October: anything goes
Creativ fusion 5: anything goes
The paper nest dolls October: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 44: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 7: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 9: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes
Crazy 4 challlenges 455: any card
A bit more time  to craft 78: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Monday, 15 October 2018

Happy Christmas, deer


Another set of cards made with Kanban supplies from a few years ago with a felt deer from The Works on each card and a Happy Christmas peel off greeting.


These are for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Allsorts 489: Christmas
The  holly and the ivy 38: anything goes Christmas
Sunny day crafting October: always animals
2 crafty critter crazies 19: anything critter
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
Country view crafts October: plant-tastic - trees
Word art Wednesday 356: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Simply Happy Christmas


Another set of five quick cards made recently for Macmillan Coffee morning sale, this time using some toppers from a Christmas book bought some years ago from Lili of the valley, matted on to some silver card, with silver foiled peel off greetings.


These are for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Allsorts 489: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas 93: Christmas is for kids
Christmas with the cuties 20: for a child
The cutie pie 128: going girly
The  holly and the ivy 38: anything goes Christmas
As you like it: clean and simple or fussy and fancy - CAS when there's a lot to make
Word art Wednesday 356: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Kraft Christmas cards


A set of kraft Christmas cards I made for the recent Macmillan coffee morning sale - kraft card blanks with fancy cut edge with Kanban toppers and sentiment from a Christmas book.


These are for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Allsorts 489: Christmas
The  holly and the ivy 38: anything goes Christmas
My time to craft 380: use kraft card
As you like it: clean and simple or fussy and fancy - CAS when there's a lot to make
Mix it up 18: anything goes + monochrome
Monochrome magic 16: monochrome
Word art Wednesday 356: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 13 October 2018

CHNC challenge 407


These are my cards for my  CHNC challenge 407 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a stocking'.

This is a set of cards that I made to sell at the recent Macmillan Coffee morning, using glittered stocking stickers, Rudolph with Santa hat (3D felt sticker), some silver foil snowflakes - all from The Words - and peel off greetings.



These are also for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 169: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
Sparkles Christmas 93: Christmas is for kids
Christmas with the cuties 20: for a child
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Allsorts 489: Christmas
As you like it: clean and simple or fussy and fancy - CAS when there's a lot to make
2 crafty critter crazies 19: anything critter
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
Creatalicious 148: anything goes + option: use texture
Lil patch of crafty friends 91: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 208: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 223: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 78: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty creations 376: anything goes
Penny's 401: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 356: anything goes
Cardz TV 69: anything  goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 255: anything goes
Paperbabe 84: anything goes
Crazy 4 challlenges 455: any card
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 6 October 2018

CHNC challenge 406


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 406 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a flower or two or more'.

The background added to the green card blank is from The Works, the sentiment panel in the middle, raised with  foam, is from Kanban and poinsettias from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

12 months October link up  46: anything goes
Merry little Christmas 3: anything Christmas goes
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
The cat's pajamas 351: holiday
Crafter's castle 10: anything goes + option winter/Christmas
ABC Christmas: V for very quick
Crazy 4 challlenges 455: any card
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up

Monday, 1 October 2018

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2018 challenge


This is my card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October challenge. .If you make anything that includes some patterned paper you can link your entries and you might be the randomly chosen winner of lovely Christopher Robin papers, tiles and 3D stickers that I'm giving away as the prize. Please click on the challenge link to find out more and join in the fun.

So I've used papers from a pack like the one in the challenge prize - from the all new live action movie Disney Christopher Robin Paper Block Embossed, some tiles like those in the prize and also some of the Christopher Robin 3D stickers like those in the challenge prize.

I used three of the papers, cutting into thirds, adding the stickers and tiles, including a circle sticker from a Christopher Robin A4 decoration pack. I'm just loving these Disney papers etc .... and I know I'll be back soon with some more cards.



This is also for:

Double trouble 11: black and white + one other colour
Crafty animals 19: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 19: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 208: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 222: anything goes
Everybody art 432: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 354: anything goes
Cardz TV 67: anything goes
Crafting with friends 74: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 125: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 372: freestyle
Love to craft 27: anything goes
A bit more time  to craft 77: anything goes
Just keep on creating October anything goes link up
DL.ART October linky