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

Saturday, 29 September 2018

CHNC challenge 405


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 405 -  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 S'.

This is one of the packs of five cards I made for the Macmillan coffee morning last Friday - I made 25 different packs of cards and sold more than half of them. The backgrounds are holographic mirror card with stars, the striped pieces were cut from some large Christmas tags left over from last Christmas. The felt Santa 3D stickers were from The Works and the sentiments from Christmas stash.

So, my things for 'something beginning with S: shine, stars, stripes, sentiments, Santa, stickers.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 45
Merry little Christmas 2: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 20: for a child
Crimbo crackers 168: anything goes
The merry Christmas: anything Christmas
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Just us girls 460: stripes
Get  creative 73: lots of bling & sparkle
Crafting with dragonflies 114: CAS
613 avenue create 213: anything goes + option: CAS
Little C's creations September day 13: sparkle
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
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
DL.ART Sept linky

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Happy halloween birthday, son


This is the final commissioned halloween birthday card that I made last year and never blogged at the time ... and then the opportunity went till recently.

This one was made with various bits and pieces from Poundland and also Paperhouse 3D stickers ... and one of those little glass bottles again.

And now I need to put my thinking cap on to make commissioned halloween birthday cards for the same recipients for this year. For someone who just doesn't 'do' halloween, I find this hard.


This is for:

Cute n crafty 10: fall/halloween
Daisy chain 23: birthday
House of cards September: birthday theme
Kraftin Kimmie: black, white and one other colour
Little C's creations September day 18: boy
Di's digi: for the boys
Craft rocket 52: boys/men
Always fun 77: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 221: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Everybody art 432: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 77: anything goes
Penny's 399: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 354: anything goes
Cardz TV 66: anything goes
LeAnn's world 6: anything goes
Not just cards September: anything goes
The creative crafters 8: anything goes
Corrosive 9: anything goes
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 76: anything goes
DL.ART Sept linky

Happy birthday sister


Another halloween card made last year for a commission - once again a large 8 x 8 card. The lady with umbrella is a die cut I had in my stash. The large white head/skull was from Poundland. Other bits and pieces from stash and 3D stickers from Paperhouse.

Even though I don't like halloween and only make for commissions, I love the little glass bottles on the shelf.


This is for:

Cute n crafty 10: fall/halloween
Daisy chain 23: birthday
House of cards September: birthday theme
A gem of a challenge 227: one for the girls/ladies
Sparkles 108: dies or punches
Lil patch of crafty friends 90: anything goes
Always fun 77: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 207: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 221: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Everybody art 432: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 77: anything goes
Crafty creations 375: anything goes
Penny's 399: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 354: anything goes
Cardz TV 66: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 252: anything goes
Love to craft 26: anything goes
LeAnn's world 6: anything goes
Not just cards September: anything goes
The creative crafters 8: anything goes
Corrosive 9: anything goes
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 76: anything goes
DL.ART Sept linky

Another halloween birthday


This was another commissioned 8 x 8 card that I actually made for last year, but didn't blog ... the occasion came and went and I was too late. I was asked to make birthday cards for two twins (grown up) for 31 October. This is the second one I made:

I built up the background scene digitally, adding the sentiment and printing, with other pieces added from stash and Paperhouse production 3D stickers.

I don't celebrate halloween and only make cards when requested. I need to make them again this year for these twins, so I'm having to think of other designs.


Colours for photo for Just us girls 459:

also colours for photo for Time out 118:


This is also for:

Cute n crafty 10: fall/halloween
Always happy birthday September: birthday anything goes
Daisy chain 23: birthday
House of cards September: birthday theme
Little C's creations September day 26: masculine
Di's digi: for the boys
Craft rocket 52: boys/men
Dragonfly journeys 127: fall festival of colours
Make my Monday 80: autumn colours
Stamps & fun = creativity 331: autumn
Creative moments 153:  anything goes + option: autumn colours
The paper shelter 355: colours of autumn/fall
Crafty friends 93: autumn colours
Fabrika fantasy 24: autumn
Sunsational September: fall fun
The cat's pajamas 350: fall
Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday September: signs of autumn
That's crafty September: forever autumn
The cutie pie 127: shades of autumn
Crafty gals corner 175: anything fall goes
The sisterhood of crafters: fall is in the air
Lil patch of crafty friends 90: anything goes
Always fun 77: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 207: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 221: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Everybody art 432: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 77: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 375: anything goes
Penny's 399: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 354: anything goes
Cardz TV 66: anything goes
Crafting with friends 73: anything goes
Creative fingers 152: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 252: anything goes
Polka doodles 38: anything goes
QKR stampede 314: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 50: anything goes
Love to craft 26: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 43: anything goes
LeAnn's world 6: anything goes
Not just cards September: anything goes
The creative crafters 8: anything goes
Corrosive 9: anything goes
Classic design team 9: anything goes
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 76: anything goes
DL.ART Sept linky

Monday, 24 September 2018

Halloween birthday


This was a commissioned 8 x 8 card that I actually made for last year, but didn't blog ... the occasion came and went and I was too late. I was asked to make birthday cards for two twins (grown up) for 31 October. This is the first one I made:

The background was created by adhereing some strange gossamer type netting material from Poundland (very difficult to apply to the card blank). Other pieces from stash and Paperhouse production 3D stickers.


This is for:

Dare 2 B artzy September: your favourite colour - love purple
Crafter's castle 9: anything goes + option: fall/halloween
Cute n crafty 10: fall/halloween
Papercraft challenges 20: special occasions
Always happy birthday September: birthday anything goes
House of cards September: birthday
Daisy chain 23: birthday
Classic design team 9: anything goes
Retarte the cutting cafe 128: anything goes
Little C's creations September 17: birthday

Saturday, 22 September 2018

CHNC challenge 404


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 404 -  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 patterned paper'.

I've been quiet on my blog for a while now ... not because I haven't got anything to show, but because I was so busy making cards that I hadn't got any time to blog. We had our Macmillan coffee morning at our flats yesterday instead of next Friday as our manager will be away then.

So I made lots and lots of Christmas cards that sold well and this is one of them made from background card and other elements a Hunkydory kit:



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 45
Merry little Christmas 2: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 167: anything goes
The merry Christmas: anything Christmas
Fab n funky 408: Christmas
Crafty catz 430: anything goes + option: let's do Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 371: any holiday
Create and inspire 77: anything goes + option: inspired by a song: Away in a manger
Little C's creations September 2: make it blue
Lil patch of crafty friends 90: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 207: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 220: anything goes
Everybody art 432: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 76: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: September anything goes
Crafty creations 374: anything goes
Penny's 398: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 353: anything goes
Cardz TV 65: anything goes
Crafting with friends 73: anything goes
Creative fingers 152: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 252: anything goes
Polka doodles 38: anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies 113: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 9: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 55: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 50: anything goes
Love to craft 26: anything goes
Morgans ArtWorld 9: anything goes
Sognando scrap 59: anything goes
Your scrapbook place September: anything goes
The paper nest dolls September: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 43: anything goes
Not just cards September: anything goes
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Paru September: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 76: anything goes

Saturday, 15 September 2018

CHNC challenge 403


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 403 -  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 some plaid, checked or gingham paper'.

Papers and other elements are from Craftwork cards Christmas past collection.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 45
Merry little Christmas 2: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 167: anything goes
The merry Christmas: anything Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: cozy plaids
Scribbles 69: pick a patterned paper
Lemon shortbread 76: anything goes
Crafting by designs: September anything goes
Crafty creations 374: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 174: 3+ layers
Mix it up 17: anything goes + layering
Word art Wednesday 352: anything goes
Cardz TV 65: anything goes
Crafting with friends 73: anything goes
Creative fingers 152: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 50: anything goes
Love to craft 26: anything goes
Sognando scrap 59: anything goes
The paper nest dolls September: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 43: anything goes
Not just cards September: anything goes
Crafteezee: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu September: anything goes
Paru September: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams: anything goes
Creative inspirations September: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 76: anything goes