Saturday, 24 November 2018

CHNC challenge 413


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 413 -  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 'make your own background'.

I didn't say anything on here last Saturday, but my dear husband died in hospital on 11 November. I'm trying to get done the things that need to be done, but not sure whether I'll be able to make enough Christmas cards to be sent this year. I've got some commissions that I need to get on with (although people aren't pressing me at all), not all of them Christmas. At the moment, I'm just getting through each day.

I made the background by randomly inking an Inkadinkado snowflakes stamp with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver powder. The centre was heat foiled with holographic silver on my todo using one of their doily letterpress/foiling stamps. This was raised up with a couple of layers of 3D foam, as was the 3D snowflake in the middle (from The Works).

This isn't a good photo because I didn't make the card till last night and either got too much glare from the flash or too little of the silver showing up. 



This is also for:


Merry little Christmas 4: anything Christmas goes
Sparkles Christmas 95: embossing (heat)
Christmas at sweet stamping: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 172: anything goes
Fabrika fantasy 26: Christmas or winter

613 avenue create 215: anything goes +  option: Christmas/winter

Ellielle's crafty Wednesday November: Christmas and seasonal holidays

That's crafty November: winter wonderland

Craft rocket 54: Christmas is coming
Daisy chain 25: Christmas/winter
Creative craft cottage 113: Christmas is coming

Simon says Monday: let it snow
Fab n funky 417: Christmas
The paper shelter 383: a Christmas card
Cute card Thursday 273: festive colours
Stamping sensations November: get ready for Christmas
The cat's pajamas 352: winter holidays
Hiding in my craft room 380: any holiday
Bastel-traum 71: winter/Christmas
The cutie pie 129: winter layers
Sweet stampin: whatever the weather
Creatalicious 151: anything goes + option: layer it up
Kraftin Kimmie 458: embossing
As you like it: rubber stamp or digis - I like digis (quick and can re-size), but still love the feel of a wooden stamp
Craft stamper take it/make it November: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 94: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 209: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 229: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 81: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 378: anything goes
Penny's 407: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 362: anything goes
Cardz TV 74: anything goes
Colour crazy 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 76: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 261: anything goes
Polka doodles 47: anything goes
QKR stampede 323: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 232: anything goes
Not just cards November: anything goes
The creative crafters 10: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 80: anything goes
Corrosive 11: anything goes November
Creative fingers 154: anything goes
Classic design team 11: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 57: anything goes
Love to craft 28: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
Your scrapbook place November: anything goes
The paper nest dolls November: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 8: anything goes
Let's craft and create 143: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams November: anything goes
Just keep on crafting November anything goes link up
DL.ART November linky

Saturday, 17 November 2018

CHNC challenge 412


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 412 -  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 'something beginning with the letter H'.

A set of five cards with plenty of holly for the letter H, taken from card blanks from The Words, with foiled stickers and felt stitched dogs from Hobbycraft.



Saturday, 10 November 2018

CHNC challenge 411


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 411 -  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 'use a button or two or more'.

This is a card using Hunkydory supplies and four lovely buttons from one or my button boxes. The middle circle is popped up with foam pads.




This is also for:

Merry little Christmas 4: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 171: anything goes
Double trouble 14: Christmas/holiday
Incy wincy: Christmas
Fabrika fantasy 26: Christmas or winter
613 avenue create 215: anything goes +  option: Christmas/winter
Ellielle's crafty Wednesday November: Christmas and seasonal holidays
That's crafty November: winter wonderland
Craft rocket 54: Christmas is coming
Daisy chain 25: Christmas/winter
Creative craft cottage 113: Christmas is coming
Scribbles designs 70: winter is coming
Winter wonderland: what you love to do at Christmas - make and send cards
ABC Christmas: W for wishes

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Commissioned card for a brother


This is a commissioned A5 card for a brother who loves cars, using some PDA card and craft paper for the background with left over snippets of Papermania Mister papers with a large Kanban sentiment, a smaller birthday one and a photo topper

Inspired by Pinspirational 228 (the car):



This is for:

Double D: wishes are possible - birthday wishes
Sognando scrap 61: special moments
Do-Al(l) kreatives 23: man's world
Crafter's cafe 207: male
Retarte the cutting cafe: 131: anything goes
Sasayaki glitter November: travel theme
Crafty friends 92: 2 or more patterned papers
Jo's scrap shack funday 258: anything goes
Polka doodles 44: anything goes

Commissioned sympathy card


This is a commissioned sympathy card using an 8 x 8 card blank which I randomly stamped using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, sparklers, inked with stazon gothic purple.I also inked the edges and lightly brushed the card.. I used a piece of Love to Craft Papillon paper from Poundland. This was stamped with the 'With Sympathy' Hobbycraft stamped inked with the stazon gothic purple, embossed using a Todo Henna letterpress die, brushed with the stazon, cut with a todo die, inked round the edges. Butterflies were added from the Papillon range, decorated with purple pearls, which were also added to the corners of the card.


This is for:

Simon says Monday: make your own background
Allsorts 492: pretty papers
Monochrome magic 16
As you like it: favourite monochrome or rainbow - I like both, but often go for monochromatic of a particular colour as I think it looks stylish
Path of positivity 63: anything encouraging
Die cut divas November: anything goes
Unicorn 38: use a sentiment
Lil patch of crafty friends 93: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 227: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1844: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 405: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 360: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 201: anything goes
Cardz TV 72: anything goes
Crafty catz 436: anything goes + option: must have a sentiment
Creative fingers 154: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 258: anything goes
Polka  doodles 44: anything goes
QKR stampede 320: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 230: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 11: anything goes
Classic design team 11: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 57: anything goes
Love to craft 28: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
Oddball November: anything goes
Your scrapbook place November: anything goes
The paper nest dolls November: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 45: anything goes
Creatalicious 150: anything goes + option: embossing
LeAnn's world 101 8: anything goes
Let's craft and create 143: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams November: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 79: anything goes
Just keep on crafting November anything goes link up
DL.ART November linky

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Window to the heart


I was privileged to be asked by Hunkydory Crafts Ltd to receive some of their lovely craft supplies, make something and write a review. I was delighted to do this as I use quite a lot of their products (some previous posts show the variety of products I've used).

I chose to work with Window to the heart shimmering sentiments ultimate bundle, choosing to start by making one of the pop-up aperture cards. I'm an experienced crafter, but I chose to work with one of the aperture cards because I wanted to show how effective the finished product is and to let you know that even a beginner would be able to have this success with no problems.

There is an instruction sheet with clear guidelines for putting the card together. All I needed in addition to the supplies given were scissors, hi-tack double sided tape and foam pads. The elements sheet and the pop-up aperture card were ready scored and pieces easily came out of the elements/sentiments panel.



The result is very charming ... I can't wait to make another one because, having done the first one, it will be even easier .

The card will fold down flat enough to go into a C5 envelope ... some are provided in the kit.


There's plenty more in the bundle that could be used in many different ways, giving scope for a seasoned crafter to make up elements in any way she wishes, perhaps combining with other Hunkydory products. I have to confess that I have boxes of Adorable Scorable, Marvellous  Mirror pads, little books, card kits etc ... in fact another lovely parcel of goodies was delivered a couple of days ago because I needed some more supplies (when I say 'needed' perhaps that should read 'wanted' because there is so much loveliness to buy that it's hard to resist).

I thoroughly recommend Hunkydory - their products are always of the highest quality.


Saturday, 3 November 2018

CHNC challenge 410


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 410 -  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 'use some glitter'.

A set of five cards made for the recent Macmillan coffee morning sale using backgrounds by Kanban, strips of grey paper with trees meant to be used for paper chains and glittered reindeer with a peel off greeting.



These are also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 47
Merry little Christmas 4: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 170: anything goes
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
4 crafty chicks 427: Christmas
CRAFT 489: winter
Creative Friday 217: Christmas is coming
Animal friends 68: winter
Fabrika fantasy 26: Christmas or winter
Papercraft business 12: anything goes + option: Christmas animal
Craft rocket 54: Christmas is coming
Scribbles designs 70: winter is coming
2 crafty critter crazies 20: anything goes with a critter
Crafty catz 436: anything goes + option: must have a sentiment
Crafty animals 20: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 226: anything goes
Cute n crafty 12: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 79: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 404: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 359: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 554: anything goes
Cardz TV 71: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 258: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 79: anything goes
Just keep on crafting November anything goes link up
DL.ART November linky

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2018 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 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 prize that I'm giving away. Please click on the challenge link to find out more and join in the fun.

For my card I used a piece of patterned paper bought long ago from PDA cards and craft. I was commissioned to make an 18th birthday card for someone who loves horses. She has just recently passed her driving test and has a white car, so I used my old Sizzix car front die using an offcut piece of gloss white card, using snippets of foiled silver for the headlamps, a piece of acetate for the windscreen and added the 'number plate' using my dymo letratag with yellow tape. The torn L plate was created digitally and then I added the silver glittered greetings.


This is also for:

Incy wincy: happy birthday
Always happy birthday November: anything goes
Die cutting divas 383: anything goes
Scrapy land 100: anything goes
Die cut divas November: anything goes
Crafty animals 20: anything goes