Tuesday, 24 October 2017

'Tis the season to be jolly...

..fa la la la la, la la la la.  Not long to go now!  Just under nine weeks, or almost exactly two months.  I'm not sure which of those sounds worse, the time's just whizzing by, eek!
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends - Cute
Creative Craft Cottage - Use a sentiment
Through The Purple Haze - Untraditional Christmas colours
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Xmas Treat!'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Papers - Crafter's Companion 'Just For Men - Urban Collection'
Extras - Card Candi

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Not a Christmas card!

Just in case anyone was wondering, here's proof that I do sometimes make non-Christmas cards ;)  This one was for my mum, for her recent birthday.  I think she was happy to get a card I made because for the past few years it's been shop-bought for birthdays, Mother's Days and Christmases and she's really missed getting cards with her beloved Penny Black hedgies on them.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Lace and/or pearls
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Birthday or Pretty Pinks

Image stamp - Penny Black 'For You!!'
Sentiment - Printed
Papers - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Extras - Pearls

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - U & V

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas ChallengeCarol is our host and this month the themes are -

'U for Unlimited' (Anything Christmas)  
and  
'V for Vibrant'.

Our sponsor this month is -


The prize is a $15 gift card

There's also a prize from Carol

My 'U for Unlimited' card.  I bought the stamp with a voucher I recently won on another blog challenge, and of course had to get the die to go with it.  The three wee snowmen would have come in handy for the 'T for Trio' theme of our last challenge but I got them too late.
 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Use your dies
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snow Family'
Papers - Penny Black 'Festive & Frosty'
Extras - The stamp was cut out with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Snow Family Cut Out' and I added white gems in the corners

My 'V for Vibrant' card.  I looked through my (ever growing) stash of papers and couldn't find any that I would really class as vibrant, so I had to get messy with distress inks.  I used the five colours of the drawers on my craft trolley for inspiration.
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - Christmas animals
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Deer In Skates!'
Extras - White card coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries and Peacock Feathers) then embossed with two Cuttlebug folders.  The snowflakes were cut with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow' and I added Glamour Dust to make them shimmer, then popped gems in the centres and added a pearl for Rudolph's nose

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Penny Black And More GDT

I was lucky enough to win both a prize and a GDT spot on the Penny Black And More challenge in August.  The theme this month is 'Close To Nature' and here's my card.
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
The Male Room - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Fish Are Jumpin'
Papers - First Edition 'New Leaf'
Extras - Twine