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Monday, 16 November 2015

CCM 152 Winter Birthday

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is to create something for a Winter birthday.

152 Winter Birthday

My background was made with a Spellbinder Embossing folder

I have used a freebie image from a magazine gift, and coloured her with copics. The tree is a Marianne die and the snowflake a Magnolia Doohickey. The peel off has been in my stash for a very long time and I coloured it with the darker of the colours I used on her coat.

152 Winter Birthday inside

I created a sentiment on the computer and printed it onto safmat and then just stuck it down inside.

I am entering this into:-

A Snowflake’s Promise – #9 Christmas or Winter Themed
Country View Challenges – #33 Nov: The Colour Blue
Cute As A Button – #16 Winter
Fantasy Stampers – #49 Winter Wonderland
Lacy Sunshine – #71 Tic, Tac, Toe Centre Top to Bottom, Die Cuts, Sparkle, Sentiment
One Crazy Stamper – Nov: Christmas/Winter (my image is stamped, not digital)
The Corrosive Challenge – #237 Add A Sentiment
Through The Purple Haze – Nov: Baby It’s Cold Outside but Hot Inside
Where The Heart Is – #3 Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Without Words – Nov: Winter Birthday


Sunday, 15 November 2015

ABC V for Violet

Our challenge this time at ABC is V for Violet and we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter. I have used a Paper Shelter image for my card called Time For Tea.

V for Violet

I used an XCut embossing folder to create a clock background to tie in with the Time theme in the image, and also a Marianne Clock die, both of which I inked up with the same DIs. I coloured my image with copic markers, and glazed the large pocket watch face and small pocket watches in her hair, plus her glasses/goggles around her hat band.

I am entering this into:-

Brown Sugar – #172 No Patterned Paper
Crafting Musketeers – #31 Anything But Square
Crafts Galore Encore – Use a Stamp or Digi somewhere on your project
Digi Designs Challenge – Tic, Tac, Toe Three in a Line Centre top to bottom
Stempelgarten – #43 Anything But Square
The Crafty Addicts – #4 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts


Monday, 9 November 2015

DV 119 Shaped Cards

Our challenge today is Shaped Cards, so basically anything that is neither a square, nor a rectangle.

We are sponsored by Di’s Digistamps.

119 Shaped Card2

I used Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles, in the second and third sizes down to create my card. The larger one obviously made the base and front of my easel card and the smaller of the two the lovely engraved vellum mat.

I have a couple of friends who have December birthdays so this design would be perfect for either of them. The sentiment is a combination of Simon Says stamps dies and a Britannia die for the word Birthday. I cut this from a gorgeous K&Co pad that has been in my stash for absolutely ever, and then I used the same paper to cut some of the poinsettias, the others were from another sheet from that pad.

The boots are a Marianne die and were cut from what looked like an A4 sheet of actual metal card! The centres of the flowers were cut from the same metal sheet. Finally the stopper for the Easel was created by binding together, the leaves from a pick I bought from Hobbycraft last year, with the same glittery thread I used in the Ice Skates as it is sooooooo glittery there is no way it was gluing together, luckily this also gave an area that I could glue to adhere it to the card, with a larger poinsettia atop it. It’s designed to go in those very tall vases as a Christmas decoration, but as soon as I saw it I could see all sorts of other possibilities for it.

Poinsettia Pick

I am entering this into:-

Aud Sentiments – #144 Bingo, Bottom Line, Fav Colour, Glitter or Bling, Die Cut
CCEE Stampers – Nov 1545 Circles
Come and Get It – #94 Lots of Sparkle
Craft For the Craic – Nov: Something Glittery
Crafty Calendar – Nov: Sparkle, Bling and Embellish
Crafty Catz – #300 Winter
Fab ‘n’ Funky – #280 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Julia Spiri – #05 Use Something Old
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – Birthday
Pile It On – #94 Leaves
Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes
Suzy Bees Blooming Challenge – #105 Anything Goes with a Twist, Blue and White
The Corrosive Challenge – #237 Add a Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts – #4 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts
Wags N Whiskers – #165 Not a Square


Sunday, 1 November 2015

ABC U Unlimited

Our challenge for ABC today is U for Unlimited, or Anything Goes. We are sponsored by Magnolia-licious and my lovely butterfly die is one of the ones that they stock in the Magnolia Doohickey range. I just love the shape of it and it’s also quite a nice large die.

U Unlimited main2

I embossed a stencil (sorry for the life of me cannot remember which one) onto white cardstock and then using twisted citron and spiced marmalade and squeezed lemonade I used distress inks through the stencil. I then diecut from this piece twice to make a base for my butterfly and a top layer so he could fly. I glittered around the edge of the top layer of the butterfly.


The embossed background is from Crafters Companion’s Downton Abbey range. The ribbon and citrus coloured gems are from my stash as is the lime patterned glitter card I used as a matt for my embossed area and sentiment, which I made on my pc. The ribbon also comes from my stash.

I am entering this into:-

Craft Your Passion – #285 Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals – #43 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – #297 Sparkles
Hiding in my Craft Room – #222 Freestyle
Inspiration Destination – #56 Anything Goes
Julia Spiri – #05 Use Something Old (Everything apart from the embossing folder is old!)
Kraftin’ Kimmie
– #304 Nature
Polkadoodles – #44 Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter
Scrapy Land – #28 Embossing plus any brand of die they sell (Doohickey)
Shopping Our Stash – #225 Go Paperless (no patt papers)



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