Sunday, 8 December 2019

Christmas Prize Challenge at CD Sunday Plus

In a change from our usual Anything Goes challenges, our latest challenge at CD Sunday Plus  is a special Christmas prize challenge with the theme Christmas.


I've used papers and a sentiment from the Katy Sue designs CD "The Christmas Spirit"  and added this fun Snowman digi from Bugaboo which I've coloured to go with the papers, using Promarkers. The finishing touch is a strip of self adhesive felt snowflake trim which was a gift from a non crafting friend.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Happy Birthday Claire

Today it's the birthday of my friend Claire, and I'm sharing the card I made for her.


I've used a pretty agapanthus background paper which was part of a joining gift I received from a craft club about 20 years ago - I just knew it would come in handy one day! The silhouette lady is stamped using a stamp from So Suzy, and I've added some die cuts and gems and a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker,  layered onto a snippet from some magazine freebie papers.

I am sharing this with

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - December 

Stamping Sensations - Anything goes 

Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine anything goes

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Christmas Critters at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this will be our last before Christmas to give the team a festive break. As you may well still have some cards to make, we'd like to see Christmas Critters on your cards this time.


I've used the Woodware "Tweet Birds" stamp set, an old favourite of mine which I  won in the Snippets Playground 4 or 5 years ago. I used a deckle edged ruler to draw the ground and stamped them across the card, coloured them with Promarkers and topped each one with a Santa hat brad.

I am sharing this with

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything goes/Things with wings

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - December challenge

Just Us Girls - Anything Goes 

Monday, 2 December 2019

Sparkling fairy

One of my granddaughters will be 6 years sold next week, and like most 6 year olds is all about fairies and sparkle at the moment, so here is the card I have made for her.


I've used a large stencil to make the card and coloured it in with glitter embossing pastes - I applied them very thickly, partly to make sure as little as possible of the background showed through and partly to give the fairy real depth and texture, especially for her hair.

And there's even a butterfly there to keep Mrs A happy, because I'm sharing this with the Butterfly Challenge where there's the annual month long fairies, elves etc challenge.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Winter Wonderland at Sparkles Christmas

It's time for our December challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this time our theme is Winter Wonderland.


I've used some ice blue card and stamped a winter mountain scene that came in a recent magazine, adding extra trees each side to fill the card, then heat embossed it. I added Stickles to look like sparkling snow and ran a black peel off border around the edge.


Here's a better view of all that sparkle!

I am sharing this with

Fab & Funky - Christmas 

Little Red Wagon - Snow Much Fun 

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #149 - Y is for Yummy

If you are anything like me, your thoughts are probably already turning to all the yummy goodies you are planning to enjoy over whatever festive season you celebrate at this time of year -  right now I'm thinking of mince pies and Christmas pudding but just look at all that yumminess Edna's daydreaming about!



So it seems highly appropriate that the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers have a Y is for Yummy challenge starting right now.


Mmmmm.... luscious strawberries and a cream and jam layered sponge. All the stamps came from a cover mount with Creative Stamping a few months ago and I coloured everything with Promarkers, adding touches of white gel pen to give the icing the appearance of glossiness.

I am sharing this with

Inkspirational - Naughty 
Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterned Paper 
Passion for Promarkers - 3 or more layers

Monday, 25 November 2019

Only a month to go....

... and that mans it's Rudolph Day again.

My Christmas card making is winding down for the year now, although I still have a handful to share, but I can't resist Rudolph Day!


I've used the cover image over at Jingle Belles as my inspiration for the card, copying the layout but using brown and neutral shades and adding natural textures of wood and lace. I die cut reindeer and a pre-made pearly swirl (which was an absolute barsteward to get off the backing without tangling up on itself, I ended up cutting it into segments) complete the layout.

I an sharing this with

Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's

Cardz 4 Galz - Get ready for Christmas 

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - atg/something beginning with R  

Jingle Belles - Header Inspired