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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope all is well and you are all managing to stay warm.  There is talk of us possibly having some snow today.  It certainly feels cold enough but I have no interest in seeing snow.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Anything Goes

We have two great sponsors this week:
Karleigh Sue - prize of $10 store credit
Dianes Daydream Designs - prize of $15 gift code to their store

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Dianes Daydream Designs.  It is from a set called Tea and Roses.


I used the precoloured version of the image which makes for a quick card. I used blue cardstock for all the matting and the backing paper was in my scraps box. Some old papers I got free in a magazine many months ago.  For embellishments I added some ribbon, punched corners, a rosette and some buttons.  The sentiment is part of a stamp set that I have.  I thought it suited the image perfectly. Glossy accents were added to the tea part of the image.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries to the challenge.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - January blues
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Corrosive - Winter blues
Dream Valley - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Golden Tones

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good weekend.  I was working on Saturday and have spent today finalising wedding invites for my daughter.  I can now make a start as we need them done by the end of February.

Today I want to share a card with you that I made quite a while ago but never got round to blogging.  I discovered a folder on my computer that has loads of cards in it that have not been blogged yet.  So expect to see more of these in the coming weeks.


I took some gold card and used Imagination Crafts sparkle medium in gold through one of their border stencils - Leaf Swirl border.  When it was dry I cut an aperture out of the centre and mounted onto some lighter gold card.  For the flowers I used the Daisy decoupage stamp from Imagination Crafts and stamped several times onto vellum using versamark and white embossing powder.  I cut the flowers out and mounted them around the aperture.  The sentiment stamp is also from Imagination Crafts.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Will definitely be doing this one again but using different colours and sentiment stamps.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Imagination Crafts - Anything goes
Lisa B - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - Stencils, masks, embossing folders
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Lots of Layers at the Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Today I am popping by to share some inspiration for our current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is 
Lots of Layers
and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

Here is my inspiration project using a cute friend sign image from Bugaboo.


I coloured the friends sign with promarkers using a selection of soft blues and pinks.  I also added some stickles to some of the elements but this doesn't show up very well in the photo.  Some faux stitching was added around the edge before matting onto some light brown card.  The background is made up of three layers (brown card, pink card and the striped paper).  For finishing touches I added some flowers, ric rac ribbon, a butterfly and some punched corners.

Thanks for popping by and hope you will check out the challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cosmic Strawberry - Colour challenge

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Sister Act - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your mark
HIMCR - Colour it
Simply Create Too - For a female

Friday, 16 January 2015

Hats or Valentine at Crafting Musketeers

Hi Folks
Welcome back for my second post of the day.

I am popping by to share some inspiration for our current challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is:
Hats and/or Valentines

Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine with a prize of some digis for the winner.

Here is my inspiration project using an image from Lacy Sunshine called Cupid Sugi.


I went for both the hat and valentine theme.  I coloured the image using my promarkers and cut out using one of my oval dies.  The backing paper is from First Edition (Love Letters).  The card blank was made using my Martha Stewart punch around the page.  I used some of the hearts that came out of the punch as embellishments.  I just added some colour and glitter to them.  The final embellishments were a rose, some feathers and a sentiment from my stash.

Thanks for popping by and hope you will join in with the challenge.  Just pop over to Crafting Musketeers for full challenge details.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Jellypark - Bling it up
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
In The Pink - Anything goes
Wags N Whiskers - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Girly
TTCRD - Anything goes
MAWTT - Dies and/or punches
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Cupid

Show Us Your Metal at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Hope you are all managing to stay safe and warm with this very cold weather we seem to be having at the moment.  When that wind blows at the moment it feels so cold.  Unfortunately, my office is not the warmest so having to sit there with a heater next to me.  Roll on summer is what I say.  I am working tomorrow as well so not much crafty time this weekend.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Metal
You can enter with any project you like and it doesn't have to be a christmas project.

Here is my inspiration project.


I received some chocolates in a lovely little gold box for christmas.  I decided to recycle the box and alter it.  I went around the edges of the box with some gilding flakes for a more aged look before adding some papers from my scraps box.  Around the top of the box I added some lace.  As you can see I used a metal flower and some metal leaves as embellishments on top of the box.  A couple of punched butterflies and some pearls finished the project.  

Our sponsor for the challenge at Winter Wonderland is:


with a prize of a £10 voucher for the winner.

Thanks for popping by and I am looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland to check out the full challenge details.  Don't forget to take a peek at the lovely creations from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Our Creative Corner - Christmas Leftovers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Welcome back for my second post for today.  Typical really, no posts for a week and then two on the same day lol.

As it is Wednesday today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Anything Goes

We have two fab sponsors this week:
Sparkle N Sprinkle - choice of 3 digi sets from SNS exclusive stamps for the winner
DeeDees Digis - prize of a $15 certificate to the winner

Here is my inspiration project using a cute set from DeeDees digis called Wish Big.


I found these cute little bags in my local craft shop when I was spending my christmas money. They are from Docrafts.  I used the precoloured version of the images.  These were matted onto a die cut circle and I added some glamour dust to the images for added sparkle.  This doesn't show up very well in the photo.  The sentiment was also from the digi stamp set.  Some ribbon, punched corners and gems finished the little gift bags.  Super cute for small presents I thought.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Something new (bags, images)
The Paper Shelter - Punches and or dies
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes with something new (bags, images)
Pile It On - Something edible
Allsorts - New and cute (bags, images)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Lets celebrate
Country View - Use something new

Anything Goes at Little Claires Digi Challenge

Hi Folks
An exciting day today as the first digi challenge goes live over at Little Claires.  I am so honoured to be a member of such a talented design team.  We will be running a monthly digi challenge and hope that you will join us.
Our first challenge is a nice easy one for you:
Anything Goes

The prize for the winner is a choice of ten free digi images from Little Claire.  What a fab prize and the winner will be spoilt for choice.

Here is my inspiration project using a super cute image called Elephants in Squares available here.


I printed out the image and resized to fit my card blank which is 7 x 7.  I coloured the image with promarkers before adding some distress ink around the edges and matting onto kraft card.  The sentiment is also a peel off from Little Claire.  The backing papers were all in my scraps box.  Some resin flowers, a bow and some punched butterflies finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Little Claires for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super projects from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Not just cards - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
HIMCR - Super scraps Saturday
Wags N Whiskers - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Anything Goes with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Back again with my second post of the day.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme this week is a nice easy one for you:
Anything Goes

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps - prize of 7 digi images to the winner
The Stamping Boutique - prize of 2 digi images to the winner
Di's Digi Stamps - prize of a $12 voucher to the winner

Here is my inspiration project using a super image from The Stamping Boutique called Max.


I coloured the image with promarkers and cut out using a circle die.  I also added some distress ink to soften the edges.  The backing paper is from my scraps box.  I used my starburst die from Signature dies along with some twine and a button for embellishments.  I also die cut the sentiment.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Tic/Tac/Toe (sentiment/image/diecut)
Simply Create Too - Lets celebrate
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - For a child
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes

Winter Blues with Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Back to normality this week but today is my day off so going to be in my crafty room for most of it.  I don't know about you but I think it has been really cold this week.  My office is quite cold and I have had to sit there with a portable heater next to me.  Hope I am not coming down with something.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Kraftyhands.  Our theme for this month is:
Winter Blues

Here is my inspiration project using elements from the Picnic Time CD which can be found here.


The pyramid topper and all the backing papers are from the CD including the little word banner.  I used a doily, buttons and roses from my stash to finish the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to see you join in the challenge.  Just pop over to Kraftyhands to check out full challenge details.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Buttons
Crafty Creations - The blues
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
CHNC Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Bears
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Thats Crafty - Blue is the colour
Allsorts - Cold and frosty colours
Love to Create - Anything goes

Monday, 5 January 2015

A CAS card and some exciting news

Hi Folks
Hope you are all okay and it is now back to normality for me after the christmas and new year festivities.  2015 is set to be a good year for us.  Our eldest daughter is getting married in June to a wonderful bloke.  We are so looking forward to it and I have already started doing her wedding stationery.  I am only working four days a week now and am able to spend more time in my crafty room.  Good times indeed.

Anyway, I have some exciting news to share with you today.  I have been invited to join the new digi stamp team over at Little Claire's.  I love working with digi stamps as I find them so versatile.  We will be running montly challenges and the first monthly challenge will be on January 14th.  Make sure you check it out.

To celebrate my news I decided to make a CAS new home card using a Little Claire's stamp set called At Home which can be found here.


 As you can see I simply stamped the image and one of the sentiments onto white card.  The only colour I added was some red promarker to the hearts.  This was then matted onto some red cardstock and some polka dot ribbon added to the bottom.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really enjoy reading all your comments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sister Act - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - All things new
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebration
Sassy Studio - Ring in the new
Aud Sentiments - Use the word new
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, ribbon, polka dots)
Simply Create Too - Lets celebrate
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
My Time To Craft - All things new
Sweet Stampin - New
Crazy 4 Challenges - Clean and simple
A Gem of a Challenge - Something new
Crafty Calendar - What's new
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Clean and simple
Lisa B - Anything goes but no christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/new
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Not just cards - Anything goes

Friday, 2 January 2015

Favourite Colour Combo with Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Welcome to my first blog post of 2015.  I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.  I had a lovely time with family and friends on New Years Eve but was nursing a hangover yesterday.  I spent the day in my pyjamas curled up on the sofa watching TV.  Very lazy but nice to have a relaxed day.  Back to work and normality today before a weekend of crafting.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Your Favourite Colour Combo
As it is the start of the year you can enter with any project at all, it does not have to be christmas related.

Here is my inspiration project featuring my favourite colour combo, anything purple related.


This card was made for some special friends of ours for christmas.  The images are from a Lily of the Valley paper pad.  Delightful images and make for really quick cards.  I used mirror card for the matting and layering.  I punched some snowflakes out of glitter card and added some ribbon, a big bow, dazzler and sentiment.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
OLLCB - Christmas
Pile It On - Anything goes christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Snowflakes and ribbon
Dream Valley - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Winter Wonderland
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
Sister Act - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Winter Wonderland
Papertake - Pick a Fav (Anything goes)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything goes
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Cracker Boxes

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good christmas.  We have had a very busy time.  There were 10 of us for the day on Christmas Day and then on Boxing Day my Sister, Brother-in-law and two Nephews came to stay for a couple of days.  We have had a lovely time with family and been totally spoilt with presents.  But back to reality tomorrow as work beckons.   Still, I am only in on Monday and Tuesday and then have Wednesday and Thursday off so can't complain.  

Today I thought I would share the cracker boxes I made everyone for the table on Christmas Day.  Since my two girls have grown up I do find shop bought crackers a bit of a waste of money.  So this year I made everyone their own little cracker box and put a personalised present in them for everyone.  They looked lovely on the table and everyone really enjoyed their little gift.  I even bought some little party hats and printed out some cracker jokes.


I used my hougie board for all the scoring once I had worked out the measurements.  Some christmassy papers from my stash decorated the outside.  I stamped the sentiment and added some faux stitching before mounting onto a die cut circle.  Some pearls around the top, a name tag and ribbon for the bow finished the boxes.
Here is another view:


I liked these so much that I made another 14 and put sweets in them for all of my work colleagues.  It was my way of saying thank you for making me feel so welcome in my new job.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges;
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Pile It On - Anything goes christmas
Lisa B - Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas but no cards
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
Allsorts - Gifts
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Papertake - Pick a Fav (Anything goes)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
CHNC - Anything goes christmas
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes
OSAAT - Stitching

Monday, 22 December 2014

MDF Decorated Tissue Box

Hi Folks
Not long now till the big day.  Just a few last minute bits of food to get on Wednesday and I am all done.  Feeling quite organised for a change lol. I am looking forward to a few days off work and spending quality time with my family.  Might even be able to sneak in a bit of crafty time too.

Today I thought I would share a project I have recently completed for my newly decorated lounge.  I bought an MDF tissue box a few months ago and finally got around to decorating it.


I started by painting the edges of the tissue box with black MDF paint.  I then used papers from Papermania to decorate the sides and the top.  Around the aperture at the top I added a pearl string that was in my stash.  I added some thin black lace around the sides of the box and finished off with some flowers and metal corners.  

Here is another view.


I am really pleased with the way this turned out and really enjoyed doing it.  Will certainly be looking to try more things like this in the future.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Vintage
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes

Friday, 19 December 2014

Fussy and Fancy with Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  So glad it is Friday today.  I have been struggling with a cold for the last couple of days so will be glad to see the weekend.  Don't plan on doing too much apart from the food and drink shopping for Christmas.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Fussy and Fancy
This is our last challenge for 2014 and will last for two weeks.  It is also the start of a couple of months where you don't have to stick to making a christmas based project if you don't want to.

Here is my project which happens to be a birthday card that my daughter asked me to make for a friend of hers.


Lots of layers on this one.  Plain pink card with some glitter card corners.  I embossed a panel of white card and added some stickles around the outside.  For the centre panel I stamped a flourish image all over before stamping with the appy irthday.  I cut out a large H and B using glitter card to finish off the sentiment.  Some cute flowers and punched butterflies finished the card.

With this being our last challenge of the year we have four fab sponsors joining us.


£10 voucher from The Hobby House


£10 voucher from Crafters Companion


Choice of 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments


£10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for popping by and hope you will join in with our challenge.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ALBC - Not christmas
Thats Crafty - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes with glitter
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Embossing
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes

Some of my favourite things from 2014

Hi Folks
Our challenge over at The Crafting Cafe this month is to share some of your favourite things from 2014.  This is a just for fun challenge and we are looking forward to seeing your favourite makes.

I found it very difficult to choose my favourite things but here goes with just a small selection.


I love having a go at 3d projects and these crackers are so sweet.


Gorgeous colours and love all the distressing


A real favourite using lots of different die cuts


Finally, a card using my favourite colour and sparkle medium.

There are lots more I could have chosen but I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple of days and feeling a bit sorry for myself.  Still, better to get it out of the way now and enjoy christmas and the new year. I know a few people who are suffering at the moment.  Sending hugs to anyone who needs one.

Today sees the start of the last challenge for 2014 over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  A nice easy theme for the end of the year too.
Anything Goes
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of 7 digi images to the winner.

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely corner digi from Bugaboo Stamps.


I printed the digi on the corner of the card and coloured using promarkers.  I did add some glamourdust to the centre of the flower.  The sentiment is from Little Claires and I felt that it suited the corner image beautifully.  The gems and punched butterflies finished off the card.  I did add a bit of distress ink around the edge of the card and some faux stitching.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
ALBC - Not christmas
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Thats Crafty - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything with glitter
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Crafting Musketeers Bling It Up

Hi Folks
Well not long to the big day now.  Just got food and drink shopping to do at the weekend and I am all sorted.  Seems that going back to work has made me get super organised lol.  May even be able to spend a bit of time in my crafty room at the weekend just messing around with stuff.  

Anyway, I am here today to share some mid month inspiration for our current challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is:
Use Bling
Quite an easy one for many of us I think.  Our fab sponsor is Jackie Western at Party Nights Creations.  There is a lovely prize on offer for the lucky winner.  Just pop over to Crafting Musketeers and check it out.

Here is my inspiration project using lots of glittery sparkle medium and stencil from Imagination Crafts.


I used the gold sparkle medium through the stencil onto patterned card.  To add some dimension I also glittered through the stencil with red and cut out the stars.  I offset them when I stuck them on.  Some ribbon and gems finished the card.  Quite simple but lots of sparkle and bling.

Thanks for popping by and would love to see you join in with the challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Imagination Crafts - Anything goes
CHNC Extra - Anything goes christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything christmas
Open Minded Crafting - Unusual christmas
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Pile It On - Anything christmas
Corrosive - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Lisa B - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Divas by Design - Seeing red
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Thats Crafty - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Winter with glitter
OSAAT - Anything with glitter
Pan Pastel - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Papertake - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Winter
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope you are all managing to stay warm.  Hard to believe that in two weeks time it will be Christmas Eve.  The last few weeks have just flown by.  I had another visit to the hospital today for a scan on my legs.  Then it will be back to the consultant in January to find out what the problem with my walking is and what can be done.  Hopefully in a few months things will be better.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Anything Goes But No Christmas

We have two sponsors joining us for this challenge:
Robyns Fetish - prize of 3 digi images of the winners choice
Dianes Daydream Designs - prize of a $15 voucher to the store

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely digi image from Robyns Fetish.


I coloured the image using promarkers, cut it out and mounted onto silver mirror card.  The background was created by inking through a stencil with distress ink.  I then went around the edges of the design using silver stickles.  Some ribbon, skeleton leaves, gems and a dazzler completed the card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the lovely inspiration projects from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
ALBC - Not christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Corrosive - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes


Sunday, 7 December 2014

No Squares Allowed at Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I was working yesterday so a short weekend for me but going to make the most of my day off today.  I have finally finished all my christmas cards apart from a couple of special ones.  Just got to write them all now, not a task I look forward to.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Kraftyhands.  Our theme for this month is:
Christmas But No Squares Allowed
So bring out all those shaped cards and creations.  Let your imagination go wild.

Here is my inspiration project using toppers and papers from the Holly and Snowflake collection available from Kraftyhands.


I went for a circular easel card.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the card base using kraft card.  I mounted the topper onto some red card and then kraft card.  I cut out the stars and added some glitter to them for added sparkle.  The ribbon was from my stash and has a bit of sparkle to it.  

Thanks for popping by and just pop over to the Kraftyhands Challenge blog for full challenge details.
Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
OLLCB - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or bows
Crafting for all Seasons - Tis the season
Fussy and Fancy - Happy holidays
Natalie and Amy - Cute christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Feeling festive
Creative Moments - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Sister Act - Anything goes
CHNC - Bright colours
Allsorts - Animal magic
Open Minded Crafting - Unusual christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas
Pile It On - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Christmas cards
Corrosive - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes