Friday, 22 November 2019

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Natural, Gold and White

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for the week is:

Natural, Gold and White

I've made a simple Christmas Card with a white card blank and a kraft card square that has been layered onto some gold card.  The ribbon is from my stash and I think came from Lidl originally - I buy Christmas stuff in the sales so I get it quite cheap and usually then forget I have it!


The golden snowflake is actually a Christmas tree decoration and again, I bought it in the January sales quite a few years ago (I think from Asda) and I bought three so made three identical cards!  It's not attached to the base card so it hangs free!

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Galz:  Get Ready For Christmas
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 46 - Knitty Kitty Digis

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis this week and got to play with some of their fab images!  I used Holly Poocherson and coloured with Promarkers.  I've used Polkadoodles Ho Ho Ho papers and layered the image onto some silver card from my stash.


I found some red satin ribbon in my stash that matched the backing paper so made a bow and attached a snowflake charm.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Winter
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Arty Diva's:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Christmas

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes or 6 Christmas Gift Tags

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make 6 Christmas Gift tags with ribbon or string, so this is what I came up with!  I've used the largest Posydoodles Basics Oval die as the tag and stamped a sentiment on each, adding burgundy half pearls to the bottom.


I made a pillow box and added a strip of paper from Snowtime Like Christmas 6x6 paper pack.  To finish off the tag, I've added a wooden snowflake and some burgundy waxed cord in a bow.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks:  Anything But A Card
Lavina World:  Anything Goes with Acrylic or Rubber Stamp
Stampotique Designer Challenge:  Gift or Gift Box

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 198 - Animals

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is

Animals

We are sponsored by  the fab Knitty Kitty Digis who are offering the winner three single images of their choice!  I've used two of the images from the Build A Snow Scene set, coloured them with Promarkers and then built up a scene behind with random snowdrifts I cut myself and a little line of fir trees which is a die I found in my stash.




I printed the sentiment on my computer and added bakers twine and a charm to finish.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Gals:  Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Christmas Chris

I was recently asked to make 3 cards for the December issue of Making Cards magazine and here is the first one!  I've used Christmas Chris and added a sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments Sheet 1.  Chris has been coloured with Promarkers and I've added him to a circle of kraft card which I've folded in two to create a wobble card.


I had to carefully balance the sentiment on a cocktail stick so he wasn't lopsided!  Glossy accents added to his nose and the berries on the pud plus some doodling with a black fineliner pen and the card is complete!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy:  Christmas
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas
Colouring In Scrapland:  Shaped Cards
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas

Friday, 15 November 2019

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Songs and Carols

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme this week is

Songs and Carols

I've made two little cards (I have loads of little envelopes from buying Christmas cards in January sales because I want the envelopes!) from off-cuts of card.  The chocolate brown and burgandy layered card is from my stash and I've added papers from Dovcraft Glad Tidings 6x6 paper stack.


The wooden reindeer are a few years old and from Hobbycraft and the half pearls are also from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Christmas
Cute Card Thursday:  Christmas
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  All Occasions

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 45 - Dr Digi

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Dr Digi and I've used Fast Food Frankie to make this 40th Birthday card for a work colleague!  I've coloured him with Promarkers plus used some vintage maps for the large numbers - the sentiments are Clearly Besotted dies.


Fairly quick and easy to make!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket:  Birthday
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday and optional - Off The Edge
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Mod Squad:  Vehicle

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

I Love Promarkers Challenge 397 - The Paper Shelter

It's time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge and the theme this time is

Stitching

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and I got to play with the What A Mess digi.  I've coloured him with Promarkers plus found some rather old papers in my stash which I thought worked really well with the image and theme.  The little glass fairy lights I've had for an age in my stash so added those, using glossy accents to stick them down.


The sentiment has been generated on my computer and I added a faux running stitch around the edge of the card, image and sentiment.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Imagine That:  Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge:  X For fauX (stitching and lights)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Trees
The Paper Shelter:  Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Add an Animal

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Good Luck

I've made this card using Schrodinger from Dr Digi for one of my team who recently left us for pastures new.

I've embossed a panel behind the 10cm tall die cut letter - I've coloured them with inks and Schrodinger has been coloured with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

Arty Diva's:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies:  Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers:  Dire-lierious and Punchy
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Add an Animal

Friday, 8 November 2019

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Baubles and Bows

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme this week is

Baubles and Bows

I've made a pillow box from an A4 sheet of kraft card, and from the off cuts I die cut a tag using one of the Posydoodles Basics Oval dies and used one of the now retired acrylic stamps.  I've added some half pearls to the bottom of the tag and the ribbon is from my stash.


The two baubles I got in a box of 30 from Primark a few years ago for a few pounds and are perfect for projects like this!

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes