Tuesday, 6 December 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - The Tree is Up

Stella has chosen this week's challenge at City Crafter , and she wants us to feature a Christmas tree.

My tree is by Stampendous, and I coloured it with markers and gel pens, The sentiment stamps are by Mama Elephant.
I hope you will join us this week at City Crafter - please come over and see what the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own Christmas tree project. 

I'd like to enter:
Creative with Stamps  Christmas stamps
Always Use Rubber  festival 
Just us Girls  Christmas tree

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Another Bear Christmas Card

Here I used a stamp from Wplus9, coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced with a Bo Bunny paper. I masked and stamped the trees (from My Favourite Things Chill Wishes )  and stamped the sentiment (from a different MFT set). The snow is a MFT stencil.

My design was based on a sketch from 52CCT - I had it in my head rather than in front of me and I have 'made it my own'! I also used a 52CCT colour combo.

I'd also like to enter:
Kylie's 12 days of christmas 
Little Red Wagon Chilly Friends
Craft Rocket winter time
Fab n Funky Christmas

Belated Birthday Bear

I hadn't turned my calendar over from November to December...so this card had to be a quickie.....

All the stamps are from W plus 9 Friends for All Seasons- Fall - and I stamped directly onto a card base.

I'd like to enter:

4 Crafty Chicks  bears
Ge Creative  birthday
Ooh La La  birthday
Addicted to stamps  make your mark
Stamping Royalty  cas

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Inkspirational Challenges - CAS with Sparkle

Our challenge at Inkspirational has been chosen by Sandie and she wants to see CAS cards with sparkle.
For my DT card I made a penny slider card - it's the first I've ever made. For the track I used a Silhouette cut-file kindly shared freely by JJ Bolton . I coloured the Santa (Gerda Steiner) with alcohol markers,  cut him out and attached him to two coins. I added lots of Stickles to his beard etc. The sentiment is Avery Elle.
I love the way Santa spins right round. Next time though, if I'm going to use real coins I'll use a thicker base card, as they are quite heavy.
This time, our Guest Designer is Tracy , so I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational, see what she and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own sparkly CAS creation.

I'd like to enter
Stampin royalty cas
Deep Ocean Santa
Merry Monday masculine
Use Your Stuff Christmas
Cute card Thursday toys or transport - I think a snowboard may be both

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Garden Bilss

This week at City Crafter , Kirsty wants us to be inspired by things we see in the garden. For my DT card I used three stamps from a Woodware set and stamped them along the length of the card base. ( there was a bit of a gap on the left-hand side , so I stamped the edge of one o the stamps again). I coloured with alcohol markers and added some gltter and shine - gel pen on the falling snow, stickles on the snow and enamel accents on the snowdrops. The sentiment is by Crafty Impressions.

Our Guest Designer this week is Nicolette, and if you enter a project this week you could win a small gift (see below), and become our Special Guest Star for January.

I'd like to enter:
Creative with Stamps  use a bird stamp
Come and Get it  baby it's cold outside
Always Use Rubber things with wings
My Time to Craft  no layers
Holly Jolly  Christmas card

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Silly Christmas

Here's a silly Christmas card I made because I really wanted to use the Beast Friends set from My Favorite Things. I wanted this set as soon as I saw it but then, before I'd had chance to use it,I saw so many wonderful cards using it that I just couldn't think of anything original to do.

So, I decided to team the yeti up with this skiing Santa from Gerda Steiner Designs. The banner is from another GSD set and the sentiment , not very convincingly stamped on the banner, is from MFT unicorn set. I added clear glitter to the fur and hair.

I'd like to enter:
CAS on Sunday  Christmas
Christmas Cards all Year Round  santa
Allsorts Christmas

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Bear Went Over the Mountain .....

... to deliver his Christmas presents.

Here I used a set by Reverse Confetti and sentiments by Avery Elle. I coloured with shimmery watercolours : Twinkling H2Os and Pearl Ex paints.

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday  cas Christmas
Dream Valley  winter animals
Deep Ocean inspired by a song (bear went over the mountain)
Water Cooler masculine

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Gold Finger

I chose this week's challenge at City Crafter  and it is to use a gold medium - something that could stain your fingers gold - not just gold card.

For my DT card I die-cut a poinsettia and then rubbed it over with very pale gold gilding wax - I know it's hard to see on the photo. The flower middle  and the sentiment were coloured with a gold marker pen. I stamped the background words (a Darkroom Door stamp) in clear ink and then covered it in gold PearlX powder. I crimped some gold mirror card and added gold ribbbon and a bell.

Our Guest Designer this week is the talented Lenet Mos , so I hope you will come over to City Crafter and see what she and the rest of the DT have made and enter your own project . 

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland poinsettias
52CCT old-fashioned Christmas 
Crafty Friends  use flowers 

Monday, 21 November 2016


Here's a scrapbook page I made for these challenges:
Picture This 

Scrap Our Stash 

I used the space background and the red and white on the hat inspired my choice of paper for the stars.

Sunday, 20 November 2016


I had a rummage through my bag of leftovers and scraps to see if I could make something for the challenge at Shopping our Stash. I found a die-cut (Silhouette) bauble with the middle missing and a scrap of card with a background I made with metallic marker pens and water, Also some sentiments - I chose the Joy one because it went with the challenge at Fusion .

I stamped a reindeer ( old magazine freebie) onto the background, put it behind the bauble and trimmed it. I used patterned paper from an Authentique pad and smudged white ink and embosing powder on the edges. I added twine and a bell.

As well as Shopping our Stash and Fusion, I'd like to enter:
Just Add Ink   die cut and designer paper
Crafters Cafe Christmas