Thursday 22 November 2012

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 29 - Anything Goes

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for this fortnight is a nice and easy one:

Anything Goes

As long as its Christmas or Festive related!  I've got a Guest Designer joining me for the challenge who was a previous challenge winner, so please pop over to Crimbo Crackers and then to her blog to say hello!

I've no sponsor for the challenge but I'm offering two lucky entrants the chance to be future Guest Designers and its struck me that I need to design a GD badge for the blog too - will have to coax the boys into the Santa hats again!

I've made a wordbook from the new Funky Hand download - Stylish Tree wordbook which is part of the Oh Come All Ye Crafters collection.  Although it looks a little complicated it really isn't!  Each of the large letters are printed onto A4 card (I print on a base paper on the reverse too) and then cut them out!  The edges of the letters have been glittered with gold glitter glue, I've added Sizzix Roundabout die cut letters (and glittered these) and then the ribbon (to hold the join bits) and some die cuts.

I've used a Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die from Cuddly Buddly, layering it up with silicone glue (I am so rubbish at keeping up with trends as this was the first time I've used silicone glue!!) plus a bit of glitter to the centre and edges of the petals.  I've also added a swirly Marianne Creatables die too behind it.

The ribbons are from my stash - the gold one I bought a few years ago in the January sales from B&Q - Jacob helped me pick out the bargain ribbon bundles!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Room Challenge:  Punches and Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas:  3 R's - Red, Ric Rac and Ribbon (and really glittery!)
Try It On Tuesday:  Christmas Sparkle
The Paper Girls: Christmas
Paper Creator:  All About Christmas

Papers:  Stylish Tree wordbook download from Funky Hand
Dies:  Sizzix Roundabout alphabet, Marianne Creatables Poinsettia and Swirly leaf
Everything else:  My stash 


  1. Beautiful creation, lovely!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Diecuts and punches Challenge,
    good luck;-))m

  2. I love this! Love the fab sparkle you add, the sweet design & papers, & the fab embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Love the Word Book, and such a brilliant idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  4. You did a fabulous job with your Christmas word book, fantastic sparkle! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  5. Great Happy Christmas card. I like the glitter letters and trim. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  6. Oh lovely. You've used lots of my favourite things too, not to mention a January sales bargain hunt. I've just started making my first word book (not Xmas though), but if it turns out any-where near as good as this I will be delighted xx

  7. This is a fab wordbook Ruth. Love all the glitter and ribbon. You're right you make wordbooks look hard, they're not.But, they are hard to make look this good!!
    Anice xx

  8. Fabulous and love the papers and how you added the flower to the opening hinge end too, and thanks for having me as your guest this week! hugs me xx

  9. Oh wow, this is fabulous! I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining in with our Die Cuts & Punches theme.

    Maria, Craft-Room Challenge DT

  10. Brilliant word book Ruth, and loving the Poinsettia. Thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck! Colette xx

  11. Makes me happy even when I just look at it! Gorgeous wordbook!!! Love the colours and details very much!

    Thank you very much for joining us at TIOT this fortnight!

    die amelie x

  12. A lovely project lots of sparkle. Sorry for the delay on commenting there was a problem with the tablet blogger app. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee


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