Sunday, 4 December 2016

Black and White plus one colour @ Penny Black & More

Our last challenge of 2016 at the Penny Black & More Challenge. The theme is Black and white plus one colour. I struggle with not colouring in too much on this type of card, so rather pleased with myself after creating my DT card. Although white glitter is on her hat the top of her coat so it is not too plain!
I added some of the houses from the Penny Black die set and little snowflakes.

I do hope to see you over at the challenge blog where as always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and also my wonderful teamies makes to give you more inspiration.

Friday, 2 December 2016

White Christmas at CD Sunday

I've been having another look at the latest free cdrom with Crafters Companion Inspiration mag and used elements from Deck the Halls and Happy holidays to create this card. It's one layer with a mirrir card frame so nice and easy for posting, I hate it when they try and put it through the slot at the post office and it just sticks a little! up goes the postage charge.

I went over the gold bracket with a glitter pen and added some wink of stella to the snowflakes, but I can't capture it on camera.

I'm entering this into White Christmas at CD Sunday challenge.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Landscapes @ The Male Room challenge

I was looking through the images on the latest free cdrom with Crafters Companion Inspiration mag and this landscape paper caught my eye for the Male Room Challenge where they want to see landscapes. I was going to do something completely different - but at least it is another Christmas card done - and for a male!

All of the papers are from the same cd and I re coloured them to co-ordinate, adding the text and embellishments to the main image.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Anything Christmas @ Allsorts challenge

This is the card I designed in Craft artist for one of the older grandchildren - not yet old enough to drink - so I put a pizza over the can! Difficult to find suitable images so I used the Bloke cdrom and recoloured and added a robin and some snowflakes and a recoloured the presents to make them look more manly!

I'm entering this into the Anything Christmas challenge at Allsorts.http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, 25 November 2016

November Rudolph Day

The last Rudolph Day of the 2016! Check out Mo's blog if you are still not sure what this is.
For my card I've used a Sheena Douglass stamp set and coloured with aquatints, the dies are also from Sheena.
Same old story - I bought this set of stamps last year, but never got around to using it and I really do love this image - made a special effort this year!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sparkle and Shine

Feeling pretty pleased as I have managed to meet three challenges with this card.

It began with the challenge at CD Sunday for Sparkle and shine. I had my home made blue glitter paper left over from another project I thought it would look good as a night sky and even more snippets to use for the tree tinsel and present which are dies from Sue Wilson Shadow box.
The tree paper is left over from another card here and is from Ooh la la Shawn Jenkins Christmas collection. The snowflakes sparkle too as they are cut from an offcut of some glitter card. I added some frost dawn embossing to the window frame using Lisa Hortons Christmas stamps.

I used a CC sentiment and the tree is a sticker from Anna Griffin which I have been wanting to use up for ages. Santa is a die from Sue Wilson.

I'm entering into the CD Sunday challenge and the Allsorts challenge Oh Christmas tree. As I have used snippets from my box I'm also off to the snippets playground.

I fell heavily on my back yesterday amongst the space and clutter that is my craft area! Enough is enough - I need to actually dedicate the space and get rid of other things in there. I've been considering it for a while, but yesterday was literally a wake up call as I still ache, and it could have been a lot worse.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

LIM #303 - vintage

Less is more challenges always seem to see me inking up stamps that I have never got around to using! I have wanted this buildings stamp for so long, then when I got it never got around to using it, so I thought it would fit their theme this week of Vintage. I stamped and then used aqua tints to colour the buildings and sky with a splatter brush, adding a free stamp from last year into the sky. Finally I embossed using a snow embossing folder with silver gilding wax.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Birthday celebrations at Ooh la la challenge

It's Wynn's pick for the challenge at Ooh la la this time and as it is her birthday she has chosen Birthday Celebrations - Happy Birthday Wynn x

For my card I have used one of the bonus patterned papers from the Paula Oakley collection cdrom.

I covered my base card with the paper and then cut out a pocket shape and a triangle for the collar. Using a fine liner I did some faux stitching around both and put them onto the card. I printed the buttons from the cdrom and added a thread line to them. Finally I printed a sentiment and popped it into the pocket.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to come over to the blog and join in with our challenge as well as seeing all the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.