Saturday, 17 February 2018

Xmouse ornament

Another stamp that I haven't used for ages.  I should really put myself on a stamp buying ban until I've made cards with all my neglected stamps, but we all know that won't happen ;)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas *Top Pick*
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Xmouse Ornament!'
Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night'
Extras - Lace and pearl

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - C & D

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge and Wilma is the host this month.  The themes are -

'C for Clean' 
  and 
'D for Distress' 

You can choose to do one or both themes, or even combine them.  It's up to you.

Our sponsor this month is -

and the prize is a £25 gift certificate


My 'C for Clean' card
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and simple *Top 5*
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Anything but a birthday 
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes

Image stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Party Pup'

Sentiment stamp - Elzybells


My 'D for Distress' card 
As You Like It - Favourite way to add stitching (with a pen - either a black fineliner or white gel pen - as it's so much easier, and quicker, than using a sewing machine)
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Calendar - Two or more layers

Image stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Ho Ho Ho!'

Papers - Basic Grey 'Marjolaine'
Extras - The sentiment was cut using a Poppy Crafts 'Ho Ho Ho' word die and the edges were inked with Tim Holtz 'Weathered Wood' distress ink

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Party march

This card feels like a bit of a blast from the past.  I've used a stamp that I've had for a very long time, but not used for ages, and papers that were my favourite brand years ago.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar- Two or more layers
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite way to add stitching (faux with a pen as it's much neater than my 'real' stitching, and there's also a lot less swearing doing it that way)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
Cardz 4 Guyz - Music
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Something new (the papers) *Top 3*
Pile It On - 3D embellishments (the pearls)

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Party March'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Offbeat' and 'Oliver'
Extras - Pearls.  The blue paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Allegro' embossing folder.