Sunday, 15 October 2017

CHNC challenge extra for October mid-month inspiration


It's time for some mid-month inspiration from some of the DT on my CHNC challenge extra blog - you can see the lovely designs here and please join in the challenge here.

For my card I used an unknown piece of backing paper to which I added some small sparkly gems here and there, adding a decoupaged picture and matching sentiment oval from a Kanban kit bought long ago.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
The merry Chrtistmas 38: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
A snowflakes promise 45: anything goes
613 avenue create 202: anything goes + option: masculine
Make my Monday 56: animal antics
2 crafty critter crazies 7: must be a critter
Crafty animals 7: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 499: circles
Always fun 27: lots of layers (decoupage)
Koala T crafts October: green or fantasy creatures

CCAYR October challenge: monochromatic browns


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round October challenge: monochromatic browns. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of October here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

For my card I used the lovely Stampendous snowy postcard stamp, inked with memento, with torn edges inked with distress inks. Papers are from Kaisercraft merry & bright pad, on to a dark brown card blank, some with torn edges from offcuts.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
The merry Chrtistmas 38: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
One crazy stamper October: Christmas/winter
Christmas at sweet stampin October: anything Christmas goes
A snowflakes promise 45: anything goes
Di's digi designs: add a sentiment
Cardz4galz 58: monochromatic
Hiding in my craft room 322: super scraps Saturday
Pixie's snippets 303
A gem of a challenge 205: spots and or stripes or Halloween
Monochrome magic 6
Crafting from the heart 178: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 52: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 173: anything goes
Crafting with friends 52: anything goes
Creative fingers 138: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 304: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 210: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 20: anything goes
Polka doodles 41: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 51: anything goes
Crafty friends 68: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 10: anything goes
Classic design team 17: anything goes
Crafts galore encore October: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 40: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 30: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 202: anything goes + option: masculine
The paper nest dolls 10: anything goes
Emerald city crafts 4: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground October: anything goes
Scrappers delights 71: anything goes
Create and inspire 67: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Corrosive 10: anything goes

Saturday, 14 October 2017

CHNC challenge 355


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 355 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of stripes.

For my card I used some offcuts of papers that I've had for ages and a upcycled black deer taken from a card received a couple of Christmases ago.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 34: anything goes
Christmas with the cuties 10: Christmas animals
The merry Chrtistmas 38: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Hiding in my craft room 322: super scraps Saturday
Scrap and craft inspiration 8: upcycle (the deer)
Make my Monday 56: animal antics
2 crafty critter crazies 7: must be a critter
Crafty animals 7: anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas: anything goes + option: silhouette
A gem of a challenge 205: spots and or stripes or Halloween
Use your stuff 283: pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
The sisterhood of crafters: pink October
Fussy & fancy 198: pretty in pink
Allsorts 437: think pink
Crafting wiith dragonflies 91: pinktober
Fabrika fantasy 14: pink or Halloween
Creative craft cottage: pink
The cutie pie 116: think pink
Simply create too 132: favourite colour combo - I love hot pink and black together
Crafting from the heart 178: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 52: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 352: anything goes
Crafting with friends 52: anything goes
Creative fingers 138: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 304: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 210: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 20: anything goes
Polka doodles 41: anything goes
Crafty friends 68: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Penny's challenge 350


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 350, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used one of Bugaboo Stamps images called baby stroller, which I coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint. Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring the challenge.

The background paper and the little flowers were from K & Co, other bits and pieces from stash.



This is also for:

Aloha Friday 105: kiddy cards
The Bugaboo crafty challenge 9: anything with a Bugaboo image
Catch the bug: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 40: cute
Di's digi designs: add a sentiment
Crafting from the heart 178: anything goes
Digi choosday 41: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 52: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 352: anything goes
Crafting with friends 52: anything goes
Creative fingers 138: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 304: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 498: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 209: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 20: anything goes
Polka doodles 40: anything goes
Crafty friends 68: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes

Saturday, 7 October 2017

CHNC challenge 354


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 354 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme to use purple.

For my card I used some unknown pieces of purple paper on to a purple card blank with toppers from an old Hunkydory kit .


This is also for:

The merry Christmas 37: anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Simon says Wednesday: Christmas
Crazy 4 challenges 406: make a card
Paru 17: a touch of gold
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
Word art Wednesday 303: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 498:: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 209: anything goes

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 130


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 130: anything goes or option autumn, Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I made this using different digital images, merging and fading in parts to make the scene.I was asked to make some halloween birthday cards, so this is one of them - they are going to be for grown up twin granddaughter and grandson, also cards for the same twins from other family members ... all with a halloween theme because the birthday is on 31 October.

I'm struggling to make suitable cards for the commissions because I don't usually 'do' halloween.

This is also for:

Simon says Monday: a walk on the dark side
Double D: fright night
Ching-Chou Kuik October: halloween/fright night
Paper creators 62: simply spooky
Hobby horse 88: halloween
Angie's 14: anything goes + option: spooky scare
Dragonfly journeys 102: pumpkin spice
Eclectic Ellapu October: dark/dramatic colours and/or scary
Sasyaki glitter October: colour orange
Digi choosday 40: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 187: anything goes + option: cool colours
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
Word art Wednesday 303: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 498:: anything goes

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Penny's challenge 349


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 349, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Sparkle n sprinkle brighten the holidays penguins, which was a pre-coloured image - Sparkle n sprinkle are sponsoring Penny's challenge 349.

The background paper is from a K & Co 12 x 12 Christmas pad and the border strips are Kanban.

This is also for:


The merry Christmas 37: anything goes Christmas
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas: U for unlimited
Kraftin Kimmie 401: holiday card
Simon says Wednesday: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas 81: Christmas is for kids
Crafty animals 7: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 7: anything goes (with a critter)
Crazy challenge 258: add an animal
Make my Monday 56: animal antics
Scrapping 4 fun 100: animals
Digi choosday 40: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 187: anything goes + option: cool colours
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
Creative moments 128: anything goes + option: smile
Word art Wednesday 303: anything goes

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Love to craft October inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 15 October anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge.

The roses were foiled and die cut using todo foiling and die cutting. The background card with hearts is an old piece from a Kanban kit long ago, as is the congratulations square. A padded heart, silver ribbons and the Anna Griffin sentiment finish off the card.


This is also for:

The sisterhood of crafters: use your dies
Just us girls wild card week 413: die cuts
My time to craft 355: die cuts only
Dies r us 82: life's events
Sparkles 96: die cuts and or punches
Paru 17: a touch of gold
The ribbon girl October card challenge
Crafty friends 67: ribbon and/or lace
Really reasonable ribbon 172: anything goes with ribbon
QKR stampede 263: anything goes + twist: cut it up
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes

A bit more time to craft extra October challenge


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft EXTRA October challenge: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used some of Lozzy's lovely fall papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - so many delightful papers - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge.

The colours went so ell with the lovely Elisabeth Bell topper. The sentiment was added digitally to a piece of one of the papers. 3D flowers and ribbins from stash.


This is also for:

The ribbon girl October card challenge
Crafty friends 67: ribbon and/or lace
Really reasonable ribbon 172: anything goes with ribbon
Hiding in my craft room 320: freestyle
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 53


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 53: anything goes. Please click
on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used one of Lozzy's lovely dark wonder papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge. I added a randomly printed profile silhouette (from a Daphne's Diary magazine) altered from ivory by brushing with various distress inks. The 3D glittered butterflies were from The Works.


This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 204: birthday card
International art & soul 18: monochromatic
2 crafty critter crazies 7
A inky mess 14: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 141: anything goes + option: happy birthday
Monochrome magic 5: anything goes monochrome or with a twist add gems pearls
Hiding in my craft room 320: freestyle
A perfect time to craft October: anything goes
Classic design team 17: anything goes
Crafts galore encore October: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 40: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 30: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 21: anything goes
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes

Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 10 for October


This is my card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 10 for October: Halloween - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you join in our challenge.

Regular visitors who know me well will understand that I don't normally 'do' halloween, but, as a DT member, I made an exception for this.

I played around with a few digital images (free from a good search), including a dark hallow digital paper by Lozzy, here, fading, shading etc and then printed and added the decoupaged shiny owl with glittered wings mounted on the circle.


This is also for:

Cute card Thursday 497: trick or treat
DL.ART thankful Thursday 213: halloween
Animal friends 55: autumn/halloween
Ching-Chou Kuik October: halloween/fright night
Delicious doodles October: halloween
Eclectic Ellapu October: dark/dramatic colours and/or scary
Fabrika fantasy 14: pink or halloween
Everybody art 409: black orange
Dragonfly journeys 102: pumpkin spice
Angie's 14: anything goes + option: spooky scare
2 crafty critter crazies 7
Creatalicious 124: anything goes + option: make your own background
Digi choosday 39: anything goes
Crafty animals 7: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 208: anything goes
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2017 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2017 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

This was a commissioned card for which I used some My Paper Stash background paper (October prize is My Paper Stash flower sheets) as well as some Kanban sentiments card and other bits and pieces from stash, including some ribbon used either side of the 'with love' greeting panel.


This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 204: birthday card
In the pink 125: flower power
The ribbon girl October card challenge
Crafty friends 67: ribbon and/or lace
Really reasonable ribbon 172: anything goes with ribbon
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Always  fun 25: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 176: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 51: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 38: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Creative fingers 137: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 208: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 19: anything goes
Polka doodles week 39: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 320: freestyle
Work it Wednesday: anything goes
Create and makes 15: anything goes
Day dreamer 3: anything goes
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 302: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for October 2017


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge extra for October 2017 - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

Now that we are beginning October, it's time to be a bit more serious about Christmas designs - I hope you will be able to join in our October challenge. ... it can be any creation as long as it's for Christmas and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The background card is from a Hunkydory kit bought long ago and the other elements are from an unknown kit that I'm still dipping into sometimes.

Bugaboo Stamps always generously sponsor my CHNC challenge extra and provide images for the team to use and showcase. The image I've used is Christmas jar, a pre-coloured one. I used papers from my Christmas offcuts box, a couple of felt stockings and the sentiments.The background paper has lovely sparkly snowflakes.


This is also for:

Bugaboo crafty challenge 9: anything goes with a Bugaboo image
12 months of Christmas link up 33: anything goes
The merry Christmas 36: anything goes Christmas
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
A snowflakes promise 44: anything goes
Incy wincy: unconventional Christmas (I used non traditional colours)
Crafting by designs: let's get ready for Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie 401: holiday card
Sparkles Christmas 81: Christmas is for kids
Ike's world 98: anything goes + option: food
Digi choosday 39: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 38: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Creative inspirations 281: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 302: anything goes
Inspiration destination 134: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Just keep on creating October: anything goes