Saturday 24 March 2012

Swirls and pearls for Christmas

It was my turn to choose the challenge for the Christmas Card Club for this fortnight and I chose 'swirls and pearls'. I originally had in mind to use some of my swirly snowflake stamps, but changed my mind and instead I used swirly card from Hunkydory. The panel in the middle of the gate fold card has been recycled from a card received, mounting it on to layers of mirror card.

The paperclip is just to keep the gate fold closed for the photo - one of those very difficult to photo cards because of all the foiling, but I sort of got there in the end.

If you'd like to join in with the Christmas Card Club and get ahead with your Christmas cards just get in touch with one of us - the list is on my side bar.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

It's all about the vintage and beauty 15: swirls and pearls
Crop stop 64: flourishes
ABC Christmas: F for furry and/or feathered friends
Polka doodles 11: animal or a bird
Incy wincy 137: things with wings
Paper creations ink 21: things with wings
Hooked on craft 18: more than one fold
Chocolate, coffee & cards 9: fancy folds
Aud sentiments 50 :song title inspiration - Joy to the world
Facebook Sunday's with Santa: shiny sparkles

Easter bunnie

I've had a bit of a break from making Easter cards - made a lot before my sale last Saturday, but none since then. Now I realise that I need quite a few more, so here is a fun one to begin with.

It's for this sketch on CPS 257:

 And colours are for these on Amusing challenges:

The background card is Kanban spring Easter eggs, the decorative 3D strip is from Hobbycraft and the two little strips behind the chipboard Easter bunnie are paperchains, both from Poundland.

This is also for:

Stamp, scrap & doodle: bunnies
Dream valley 28: Easter
Crafty boots: Easter
Lexi 61: Easter
There she goes 148: Easter and animals
Anything goes 63: get ready for Easter
Riley and company: spring/Easter or polka dots
Scrap-cards 24: Easter
The pixie cottage 113: Easter or spring
Craft us crazy 23: religious/Easter and/or something sweet (Easter eggs)
Delightful: Easter treats
Moving along with the times: Easter wishes
Bloggers challenge: Happy Easter
Crafty Ann 61: spring into spring
My Sheri 81: Easter
Little Claire 19: spring/Easter
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
House of Gilli 28: the colours of spring
Woodware UK 43: colours of spring
Celebrate the occasion 55: welcome spring
Crazy amigo: spring
Sassy Cheryl 107: think spring
Crafts and me 76: light airy spring colours
Little darlings 19: colours of spring
Papercraft star 89: spring
Whimsical: celebrate spring
PaperPlay 12: spring colours
Crafty catz 125: spring is in the air
Our craft lounge 110: spring things
Prairie fairy Fridays 75: spring fling
Simply create too 9: it's spring
2 sisters 84: spring is in the air
Sparkles 30: mother's day or spring
Allways something creative 26: spring awakening
Crafters companion 22: spring
Phindy's Friday 98: animal planet
Kaboodle 111: how cute is that?
Scrappy frogs: seeing spots
Totally Gorjuss 124: spots and stripes
Freshly brewed 88: lots and lots of dots
Scrapbook sisters 76: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 209: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 51
52 cardpick up week 12

Cute Christmas

A quick CAS card with a cute reindeer for Crimbo crackers 11: cute. It's also another entry for ABC Christmas: F for furry and/or feathered friends.

It's also for:

Phindy's Friday 98: animal planet
Polka doodles 11: animal or a bird
Kaboodle 111: how cute is that?
Dutch dare 157: cute & cuddly
Little red wagon 125: clean & simple
One stop craft 175: clean and simple
Dutch dare 157: cute & cuddly

Wishing you a glorious holiday season

A clean and simple Christmas card using Anna Griffin supplies (yes, I've still got some!).

This photo is given for inspiration for the current Winter wonderland challenge - I've gone with the red and green colour combo:

The sentiment panel is for Craft your passion 102: just sentiment - sentiment is the main focus, also for Lollipop crafts 72: sentimentally yours - sentiment is the focus and CCEE 1212: focusing on the sentiment.

This is also for:

There's magic in the air magical Monday: less is more
Little red wagon 125: clean & simple
One stop craft 175: clean and simple
Wags n whiskers 75: luck of the Irish - use green
Scrapbook sisters 76: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 209: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 51
52 cardpick up week 12

CHNC challenge 65: home for Christmas

Saturday comes round so quickly ... it doesn't seem a week since the last challenge was launched on my CHNC blog and here we are with another new one. Today's challenge 65 is 'home for Christmas' - to feature a house or part of a home - you might want to show a fireside scene, a window scene ... anything that relates to house or home.

I've based my card on the sketch for Sunday sketch & stamp 98:

I used an offcut of Bo Bunny 'tis the season fa la la for the background, a piece of recycled card from a Christmas cracker from the year before last (yes, I've still got some - lol!) and a circle of card that was originally cut on my cricut for another card, but I didn't use it at the time because it was the wrong size.  I have used an image I bought from The Crafty Pad (this week's sponsors) called 'snowglobe', which was ready coloured and I just added the text digitally before printing out, adding some crystal ice stickles to the snow, some habico gems and a sentiment. No new papers were cut for this card, so it's another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 12.

This is also for:
Craft room: bling and glitter/sparkle
Cupcake 184: going round in circles
Blog a doodle: let's see some circles and/or ovals
Aud sentiments 50 song title: home for Christmas
Cardmadfairy's digi days 29: add a sentiment
Rainbow lady 197: house and home
Jingle belles: happy hybrid holiday - incorporate a digital image
My mum's craft shop 49: let's get digital
Hotshot craft 6: red
Stampin' for the weekend 6: anything goes
Pattie's creations 40: anything goes