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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A Country Christmas

As it is the first of the month we have a new challenge starting over at Christmas Cards All Year Round and the theme this month is A Country Christmas - so think gingham, gingerbread patchwork etc.


For my card base and die cuts I have used Kraft card cut with one of the Tattered Lace Midi stepper card dies. The image and papers were freebies with a magazine last. I have coloured the image with Spectrum noir.

Challenges:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - More than one fold
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Girly
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut pattern paper Challenge - Use pattern paper
CHNC Extra - Anything Goes


Monday, 24 August 2015

Crafting from the Heart DT card

We have another challenge starting today over at Crafting from the Heart, and as always the theme is anything goes.  This week we are sponsored by Sami Stamps. And for my card this week I have used Holly Owl.


I have used Spectrum Noir pens for colouring, the backing paper is from a Dovecraft pad that I have had for ages.



Challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Spots and/or Stripes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q Quantum Leap (H - Happy Christmas)
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sami Stamps - Use two different pattern papers

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pink Gem Christmas

There are some gorgeous new images over at Pink Gem Designs and this image is one of them called
Christmas Grace.



The backing papers are from a magazine freebie, I have used Spectrum Noir for colouring, punched snowflakes and die cut banner, plus added glitter.

Challenges ;

A Gem of a Challenge - One for the Girls
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Girly
Ruby's Rainbow - For a Girl
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
CHNC - Something Old (backing papers)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge 72

Good morning, Monday again and time for another challenge at Crafting from the Heart, and as always it is Anything Goes.


We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo and I have used the digi image Butterfly Rose Corner and coloured with Spectrum Noir. Also added glitter and lightly chalked the background,


Challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Handmade Bliss - Anything Goes
Sugar and Betty - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Igloo Bears

Fell in love with this cute little polar bears image from Pink Gem Designs.  So another Christmas card added to the collection.




I have coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens and added lots of glitter to the snow and snowflakes.

Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Animal or Bird
Sparkles Christmas Challenge- No Designer Papers
Creative Card Crew - Sparkles
Fab 'n' Funky - No Pattern Papers
Brown Sugar - Animals

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Christmas Cards All Year Round

Well the first of August already! Just wish we had some summer weather to go with it. As it is the first of the month our new challenge starts today at Christmas Cards All Year Round, and our theme this month is Snowflakes.


I have kept my card fairly simple. Embossed background, die cut, glittered and layered the snowflake.

Challenges:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No designer papers
Always Something Creative - CAS
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
CHNC 2 - Anything Christmas

Monday, 27 July 2015

Crafting From The Heart

What a wet weekend!! Hope our summer soon returns.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart.  As always our challenge is Anything Goes.  We have two sponsors this week, one being Bugaboo and the team got to choose an image to use.



For my card I have used Block Sentiments - Humming Bird available here.  I knew I had some backing paper on one of Joanna Sheen's CD that was similar so I have used that and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir and added a touch of glitter to the flowers.

The winner of challenge #70 will win 7 digital images from 



Our second sponsor is 




Challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - A Flower in you image
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything with Wings
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes




Monday, 13 July 2015

Crafting From The Heart


I am very pleased to say that I have become a member of Crafting From The Heart DT for Team B.
We have a new challenge starting today and it is always Anything Goes. This week we are sponsored by QKR Stamping


For my card I have used the digi image Tah Dah, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, the backing paper is a magazine freebie, punched border and added candy and bow.



Challenges ;

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Girly
In The Pink - Pink and Floral

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Red, White and Blue


My card today is another for Christmas.  We had a lot of rain today so spent most of the morning crafting.


I have used this cute digi image from Pink Gem called Snow Hugs, coloured with Spectrum Noir and added glitter. The background is a round the page punch from Martha Stewart. Also added die cut snowflakes and trees, and computer generated sentiment.

Challenges;

A Gem of a Challenge - Red White and Blue
Crafty Calender - Christmas in July
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Use Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Creations - Red White and Blue
Brown Sugar - Red, White and blue
Winter Wonderland - All That Glitters
CHNC - Add a Sentiment
CHNC 2 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Red White and Blue Christmas in July

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Christmas Cards All Year Round

It has been quite a while since I was part of a design team as some of life's events got in the way and I had to step down from the ones I was part of.  Now life is much more settled and I have been asked to join the design team of Christmas Cards All Year Round and was very pleased to accept.



We have a new challenge starting today and the theme is dots and stripes and I hope you will come and join us and make a start on those Christmas cards. Here is my first DT card.


I have used the Pollyanna Pickering's Snow and Ice DVD Rom for this. Just love all the images.

This a scheduled post as I shall be on my way to Wimbledon, so excited about it as I have never been and thank you to our eldest son who has given us centre court tickets.

Challenges;

Paper Creator's - Christmas in July
Dies R Us - Stars and Stripes
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas in July