Wednesday 1 October 2014


Well, today's been a busy day - I intended to do something for WOYWW 278 much earlier today, but this is now my first opportunity.

You can see some Christmas things that need to be sorted and tidied, having had the goodies out when I was making cards for the challenge blog deadlines. You can also see a few things that are out ready for making a few more necessary cards.

A couple of weeks ago I said I would tidy up some of my unmounted stamps, so some progress has been made with the clear acrylic ones:

Earlier today I blogged a few cards for the start of some challenges - if you wish to you can scroll down to see these, including the new Buckwells Crafty Challenge blog - I am privileged to be part of the team for this new venture. I was pleased with the card I created for this, so thought I'd also include it here - I used the Lavinia stamps that you can see in the front of the box above, making a background with gelli plate, masks and acrylic paints:

Off now to have a look at what everyone else has been doing for WOYWW 278, including, of course, Julia, the queen on WOYWW - and if you still don't know what I'm talking about, please click the link, find out and join in the fun and the snooping!!

Oh ... and thanks for all the visits and comments last week - much appreciated.

2nd design card for CCAYR October

This is my second design card for CCAYR October challenge: embellish it! Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

The background paper is from a Papermania set bought a couple of years ago, with some more of that lovely red and white ribbon with trees and reindeer, some buttons and some layered poinsettias from Hobbycraft. Central is the lovely thick felt reindeer (no, I don't mean he is daft - thick - I mean he is quite chunky - lol!).

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 44: anything goes
Take a word: buttons and bows
Crafty ribbons 103: anything goes with buttons n ribbons
Scrapping4fun 26: bows and buttons
Try it on Tuesday: animals
Hobbybook: include an animal
Catered crop: seeing red
Sisters of craft October: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 76
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Christmas cards all year round October challenge

This is my first design card for CCAYR October challenge: embellish it! Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

This is a large A5 card blank opening tent style. I've embellished with the lovely tree and reindeer ribbon, strips of gems, epoxy hearts and those lovely tag robins dressed up as reindeer!

This is also for:

Buckwells Crafty challenge 1 October

What an exciting day this is - the start of monthly challenges on Buckwells Crafty challenge blog. 

Our first challenge for the month of October - please click on the link to see the delightful crafting of the rest of the design team and we would love you to join in (rules are on the right sidebar) - there is a prize of some gorgeous ribbons from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

You could win your self some gorgeous Organza and Satin Ribbon from Buckwell Craft Supplies Shop..

 Ribbons can be found HERE

and check out all the other crafty goodies that's in the Shop. As its the first Challenge over at the Shop from 8am Friday 3 October through to Midnight Sunday 5 October its going to be FREE DELIVERY..

For my 8 x 8 design card I used red, white and purple metallic acrylic paint with three different masks from Clarity Stamps with my gelli plate, having first scrunched some paper and dabbed on a layer of purple first.

The gorgeous ribbons are, of course, from Buckwell Craft Supplies (please go and have a look - you will be spoiled for choice ... and lots of other goodies too). I then stamped using Lavinia stamps inked with stazon black, adding some lavender stickles glitter glue, also dabbing the centres of the flowers from Hobbycraft.

I'm entering this for Create something catchy 8: one card, one stampset (I used 6 difference stamps from the set), which requires the stampset to be shown:

This is also for:

Lavinia stamps September: add some ribbon
The sailing pineapple 18: my favourite things (gelli plate, paints, masks, stamping, ribbons, flowers)
Stamping sensations September: things with wings
Sparkles 60: things with wings
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Fairytale stamper 45: flowers/ribbon
Eclectic ellapu: flowers
Crazy challenge 181: for a special lady
Fantasy stampers 20: here come the girls
Paradise of stamps 3: girly
Di's digi designs: girly
Deep ocean 87: at least one flower
Red rubber inspirationals 139: stay focused on stamping - anything goes
Scrappers delights 32: anything goes or no design paper (made my own background)
Southern girls: girly/shabby chic
Creatalicious 67: flower power
Country view October: sparkle & shine
Incy wincy: something old, something new - masks, gelli plate and acrylics are old - ribbons and stamps are new - and new challenge blog!!
Nutcrafters 78: something new - new stamps not used before and new challenge blog!!
Stamps & fun = creativity 218: favourite colour - purple/lilac with anything!
Craft-Dee Bowz October: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies 36: anything goes
Whimsy 76: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 6: anything goes
613 avenue create 91: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 28: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 38: anything goes
Sisters of craft October: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes