Friday, 23 November 2012

Baubles

Hi - time for another challenge over at CSAYL - http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/. This time the challenge is "To Die For" - so use lots of dies on your creations. This is the last challenge before Christmas so please go along and join in and they will be back with more challenges in the New Year.
For my card I used 2 spellbinders dies -nestabilities Heirloom Ornament. This is my first use of them and thought the image I have used from http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.ca/ fitted in very well.  Fred she said are sponsors of the challenge this week. The backing paper is from an old magazine which went great and I added a double bow with a glittered flower to finish.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges-
wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps/challenge-93-christmas
polkadoodle/week-47-any-die-will-do
crimbo-crackers/challenge-29-anything-goes
delightfulsketches-red-and-green

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Christmas Robins

Hi - this is a very exciting day for me. I have the pleasure of joining the design team over at Ruby's Rainbows http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/. 
The challenge this fortnight is to make a different shaped card. Only last week at the NEC  I bought some birdhouse shaped cards so they just fitted the bill.
This stamp is so festive. It is from WW.circadesign.co.uk  called Bird Box Xmas. I coloured it using copics and my new Atyou glitter pens  - again a new purchase from the NEC! I used my spellbinders circle die to showcase it on.
This is my finished card which I was pleased with as I hadn't been sure how they would turn out. I got 5 cards for £1 as well so what a bargain and as my friend Helen said, I can save one to use a s a template -(why didn't I think of that lol). I used another new die by Cheery Lynn Designs - Holly Flourish and the flowers are made using my tonic punch petal pairs to which I added some ice stickles. I added some gems around the sentiment and a beautiful double bow.
I decorated the inside to complement the front. This card is going to be for my wonderful Mum and Dad. I love them to pieces and as they both support the RSPB I know they will love it.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -

craft-roomchallenge/punches-and-die-cuts
hollyjollychristmas/three-rs-challenge- Robin,Ribbon, Red Rhinestones
cardsformen/challenge-24-merry-christmas
panpastel/challenge-45-red-and-green
drunkenstampers-challenge-106-cut-crop-and-die
jinglebellesrock/christmas-feast - birds and berries (delete if not right)
thecraftypad-its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-Christmas

Friday, 9 November 2012

Winter Warmer

Good morning all. Its Friday again and time for another challenge over at http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk. This week its a great one for all - "Anything Goes" - as long as its Christmas!
For my Dt card I went for a snowy feel as its sure been cold enough for snow this week.
The stamp is one of the oldest I own and I no longer have the packaging so don't know where its from (does anyone else know?) I used a hexagonal card - Craft your Passion are having a challenge to use anything hexagonal this week. I used three of my dies this week - a spellbinders die to stamp the image on and another spellbinders die to create the snowflakes. The gorgeous leafy swirls are a die from Joy crafts - floral flourishes. I added the let it snow sentiment - whoops that's four dies - circle spellbinders die and finished it off with some gems, pearls and a lovely white bow.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
stampingwithdragon/ no red or green
hookedoncraftchallenges-26.
charismacardz/challenge-44-feeling-blue
craftyourpassion/challenge-135-hexagons
quirkycrafts/challenge-23-layer-it-up-let-it-snow
delightfulsketches/let-it-delightfully-snow
crimbo-crackers/challenge-28-snowmen
lejdesignschallenge/lej-design-no-28-use-dies
createdwithlovechallenges-16-christmas-no-redgreen
paperplaychallenges-week-45-snowflakes
joannasheenchallenge/cold-and-frosty


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Gingerbread Man

Hi - was glad to see a decoupage challenge over at Christmas Crafting as I love doing decoupage but don't do enough nowadays.
This cute Gingerbread Man is from Craft Creations - I curled the edges of the d├ęcoupage and added some stickles to the fur on his hat.
The backing paper is from my Christmas stash. I used two of my dies - both by Marianne Creatables - to add some embellishments and finished it off with some red sticky gems.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
christmascrafting/challenge-16decoupage
ooh-la-la-creations/117-cchristmas
divasbydesign/challenge-59-feeling-festive
greatimpressionsstamps/holiday-creativity-and-christmas-carol.html
craftyanns/challenge-77
craftyribbons/challenge-31-Christmas

Friday, 2 November 2012

Waiting for Christmas

Hi Friday sure comes around quickly and so its time for a new challenge over at CSAYL. http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/. This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo.
The winner will receive 7 images of their choice. Hope you can come along and join us.
My card uses one of their digis - Xmas Brat Boy - hes so cute.
The design is quite simple but shows off the digi well. The challenge is to use your favourite colour combo and I just love the blues and greens for this card for a little boy.
Just read the CSAYL post and it now says "Anything Goes" so I guess favourite colour combo or anything goes is just fine lol.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
abcchristmaschallenge/v-for-vibrant-colours
thecraftypad-christmas-is-coming
divasbydesign/challenge-59-feeling-festive
ooh-la-la-creationschallenges-cchristmas