ABC Christmas Challenge – Ho Ho Ho, or Inky

We have started a new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. H is for ‘Ho Ho Ho’ and I is for ‘Inky‘. As long as they are Christmas/Festive related – then you’re good. Here is my card:

I attached the patterned paper onto a white card base. The words are from an MFT die, die cut out of white glitter card, and layered several times with plain white card to create some dimension.

Santa was stamped coloured with Copics, die cut with the matching die, and some white gel pen added.

I wanted him to overlap the letters, so he has been raised with 3D foam squares.

I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas/Festive makes – following the themes – and increase the stash ready for the end of the year. I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Peace On earth Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge week 14 – anything goes with colouring

Cards Galore Challenge anything goes

Hay There – You Goat This…..

The Alphabet Challenge has started at the beginning of the alphabet, and this time Meg has chosen the theme of ‘A for Animal Antics‘. Here is my card:

I used the Lawn Fawn circle stitching dies to create circular frame in the patterned paper. Into this I adhered another circle – going for bright and fun colours.

I then stamped, coloured and die cut all the images – playing around with placement for quiet a while, then settled on what you see here.

Once these were stick down, I added the grass and flowers, layering and snipping as needed.

The sentiment was and adhered in a crooked manner to add a little more whimsy.

I’ve already sent this to my sister-in-law who is going through some stuff at the moment – hopefully it will brighten her day a little.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Animal Antics‘ creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps make your mark

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 13

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Cardz 4 Galz – Fun Fold

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time we want to see your ‘fun folds’. It doesn’t have to be a card, but it does have to be papercraft related – a card, tag, layout – I decided to go with something a little different to my usual makes, and created a gift card holder:

I virtually attended the recent ‘Maker Mania 5’ and this was one of the projects on that intensive few days – a ‘Craft Along’ projects by the only UK company to be part of this event – Sir Stampalot, based in Peterborough.

I made the project using some different papers and embellishments, but the instructions and video were so easy to follow – I can see that I’ll make for little pressies in the future. It could be for any kind of gift card, so I’ll have to stock up on them

Following the written instructions – and watching the video yet again – I added all the paper layers to the base project.

The flowers are from left-overs from a previous card ‘Hey There’ snipped and added as you see.

The shabby ribbon is from my stash, bought ages and ages ago and used to tie the gift card holder together.

The gold embellishments were also part of the Maker Mania 5 kit – to add a little bling.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘fancy fold’ creations – I look forward to seeing wat you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challengeanything goes

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge add a flower

Arty Divasanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Cardz 4 Galz – Zoo or Safari Animals

Dawn S has chosen the theme for the new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge – Zoo or Safari Animals. Here is my card:

For this card I chose to use patterned paper for the sky and grass – no idea where the paper came from other than in my stash! The grass pattern I cut with scissors to create hills, and used Distress Ink to blend on the edges. I also used the same patterned paper to create some grassy clumps.

The animals from Lawn Fawn ‘Wild For You’ were stamped, Copic coloured, and die cut with matching dies.

I also used some party hats – and of course the lion had to have a crown.

I decided to create the sentiment in a wild manner – haphazard and a weird shape for the word ‘wild’ – I think the craziness works……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 8

Creatalicious Challenge anything goes with option of green

Craft Rocket Challenge – use an animal

Crafty Animals Challengeanything goes with an animal

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Die Cut Divasbirthday include die cuts

Cardz 4 Galz – Things With Wings

Hello there I am hosting the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I have chosen the theme ‘Things With Wings’. I chose this theme as I know there are lots and lots of choices here – from birds, to dragons, to fairies – it can be real of fantasy – the choice is yours as long as there are wings.

Here is my card:

I wanted to use this cute duck stamp set from Time For Tea Designs, as I thought they were quirky and fun to use for the valentine’s day card for hubby.

Once the duck images were stamped, coloured, then die cut, I worked on the scene. The additional lily pads and pond grass are from a Sunny Studio stamp set.

The grass was cut from green card stock, and the edges blended with a green Distress Ink, the brown is supposed to represent the ground – die cut using a cloud die – and the edges of the brown card stock slightly inked with another Distress Ink.

The water is a patterned paper from my stash, and cut free-hand.

I used a small off-cut of the pond/water paper to put behind the sentiment to make it stand out a little more.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Things With Wings’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing what you come up with. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes with an animal

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with an animal as the focus

Moving Along With The Times love/anniversary/wedding

Crafts Galore anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge use a love sentiment

Cardz 4 Galz – Make It Sparkle

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘Make It Sparkle’. Here is my glittery card:

I used a few sparkly glittery papers to create this card. The background leaves has glitter on it, and so does the main flower image – probably best seen in my second photo.

The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp, and die cut several time, including the top layer out of a matching paper, and stacked and glued as you see.

The whole card has quite a lot of glitter on the images – so very sparkly.

I hope you can come and join us – I am looking forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Creatalicious Challenge – anything goes (option winter not taken)

Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes with a sentiment

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

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Santa Merry Christmas

Hello. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge. The theme is always ‘anything goes Christmas‘. Here is my card:

On a white card base I added some patterned paper – still going to try and use more patterned paper in my makes – and then topped that with a white piece which had been embossed with a Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folder.

I looked at my Christmas ephemera – another stash of craft items I want to use more of – and found this cute and layered Santa, which I added as you see.

The sentiment is also a layered ephemera piece, but it had been layered wonky – so I removed that piece of foam and glued the layers directly together, and added to the bottom of the card.

I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafting Happiness challenge anything goes

Watercooler Challengeoccasions

My Time To Craft Christmas – Christmas and something beginning with ‘S’

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Merry And Bright

Hello. I’m a little late posting for the new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. We have started a new challenge and – as usual – the theme is ‘anything goes Christmas’.

Here is my card:

During the holiday season I took time to sort out some patterned papers and ephemera I have, and decided to try and use them more. Here is my first attempt at that.

I took a 5×7 inch card base, cut down two patching patterned papers. The papers were 6×6 inches, so to keep the sentiment and poinsettia from one piece of paper, I added a strip of another piece to one side. Along the join, I added a strip of gold.

There are three ephemera pieces on here – the poinsettia to the top left, the little heart, and some extra little leaves to the bottom left.

I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challengeanything goes – option CAS

Allsorts Challenge – anything goes – option something new

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

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Penguin Cozy Christmas

Hello once again. There is a new challenge started at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is always – anything goes Christmas. Here is my card:

The card base layers representing the ground and floor I kept quite muted, to enable the images to stand out more. I found some chintzy paper which made me smile – so I put that on for the walls.

The window is from Mama Elephant, with patterned paper behind the glass to suggest a snowy blizzard outside, and the penguins even have some Christmas curtains hanging for the season…..

The images are from Time For Tea Designs – using a couple of stamp sets, and cut out using my scan-n-cut, coloured with Copics, and arranged as you see. I love the slippers on the right penguin on the right side – and it appears he/she is running to give an extra candy cane to the penguin who seems to be enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. Their big fur baby is just sat there, watching, bemused – who put this hat on me?

I even put a Christmas hat on the top of the clock on the mantel piece – in my story here, it is after the meal, they are trying to relax in front of the fire, and those darned Christmas hats from the crackers just get taken off and put anywhere, don’t they? 🙂

I hope you can come and join us – I love to see what other people create ready for the Christmas Season. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challengeanything goes with patterned paper

12 Months Of Christmas Link UpChristmas with option of red and gold (not taken)

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas – option for a child

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Scruffy Cat Christmas

Hello there. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge for the next couple of weeks. The theme is always anything goes Christmas/festive. Here is my card:

I bought this digital image from Whimsy Stamps quite a while ago, but as with most of the digital images I buy – I forget I have them. I was sorting out my files and folders – cos what else am I going to do to keep busy at the moment – and ‘found’ lots of images I had completely forgotten about…….there will be more of these in the future, I’m afraid. 🙂

Once printed , and coloured with Copics, I die-cut with MFT wonky rectangles for a little more interest, and then used some patterned card-stock – I forget where from, and found a sentiment stamp from a previous Simon Says Stamp card kit which matched perfectly the colours and the gingham effect.

So this Christmas Scruffy cat turned out to be quite dramatic in the end.

I hope you can come and join us and increase your Christmas stash – I look forward to seeing what you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challenge Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Cup Cake Inspirations Cats

Colour Crazy Challenge atg colouring

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