Friday, 9 December 2016

Stockings



   This week the QKR Stampede challenge would like you to use non traditional Christmas colors, so I have used browns and greys and tried to create a look of the late 40's.
   The image is called Stockings hung (number 9003) and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out and using foam pads matted and layered it onto paper (which I thought looked like old-fashioned wallpaper) from my stash, core'dinations cardstock and white card. I then found some waste from a peel off greeting, matted it onto mirri card and positioned it over the fireplace where perhaps a mirror or picture would have been placed.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - merry Christmas
   ABC - u is for unconventional
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with vintage
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Christmas Cards All the year Round - anything christmas/holiday
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Crafty Boots - Christmas
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - here come the holidays
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - masculine

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Joy



   Here is my second card as a DT member of Dragonfly Dreams for this months challenge entitled Christmas.
   I matted Kaisercraft Paper onto green card and then white card. From white card I cut out the nativity scene using a die from Cottage Cutz and attached this to the bottom left hand corner. I coloured the Christmas wreath from Fred She Said using Promarkers, added glitter to the fur branches and cut it out using a Spellbinders classic scalloped circle die. Before attaching it to the card I matted it onto green card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas and/or birthday
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - anything Christmas
   Dragon's Lair Designs - Christmas wishes
   Digi Designs - traditional Christmas colours
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Glitter n Sparkle - traditional Christmas colours
   Creatalicious - anything goes with traditional Christmas colours
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything Christmas
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Pair of robins



   The theme for this month's challenge at Dragonfly Dreams is Christmas and it is being sponsored by Fred She Said.
   After colouring the image Pair of robins from Fred She Said I embossed the card using Sheena Douglas' festive embossing folder. I then rubbed distress ink gently over the embossed area before matting and layering it onto orange core'dinations cardstock and green card. I then added glitter to the holly leaves, Glossy Accents to the birds eyes, a double bow and a peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - merry Christmas
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Animal Friends - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - Christmas time
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   Sparkle n Sprinkle - anything goes

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Let's go skating

   The challenge this fortnight at Send A Smile 4 Kids has the theme winter fun for kids. As usual there are two generous sponsors:
Dollar Graphics Depot who are offering a$15 gift certificate 
and
Dies R Us who are also offering a $15 gift certificate 



   I have used coloured images from Dollar Graphics Depot's  skating penguins set to print a scene which I then cut out and attached to a white card base. I printed the two penguins again separately, fussy cut them out and decoupaged them to the scene.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
   Animal Friends - anything goes
 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas tag



   For the QKR Stampede challenge this week you are being asked to make a Christmas tag.
   I created my tag by simply using a Tattered Lace half circle die at one end of a rectangle and a hole punch. The image is number 19603 and is called pine cone accent. I coloured it using Promarkers and added glitter to the foliage. I then matted it onto dark green card and stuck a peel off sentiment strip in a half semi-circle around the image. I added two strips of ribbon (one green and one grey) for the tag tie.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Addicted to Stamps - die cuts and/or punches
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - glitter
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
 

All is bright



   MKH is sponsoring this week's challenge at Creative Corner the theme of which is retro/vintage Christmas.
   The background nativity scene was printed using Once Upon A Christmas CD ROM from Creative Crafting World.
   The left hand border was made using the digi image Christmas candle from MHK Designs. I coloured the candles and greenery using Promarkers, the baubles using Sakura gel pens, used liquid pearls for the berries on the foliage and foiled the lines around the flames. After using distress ink on the background I attached it to the nativity scene and wrapped narrow ribbon along the border edge before matting the whole onto cream card. I then attached the sentiment, also from MHK, and outlined the edges using black peel off strips.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas and/or birthday
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - anything goes
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   Ribbon Girl - any image
   Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations Design - Christmas or winter
   Crafty Creations - Christmas
   Open Minded Crafting - Christmas


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Bearing gifts



   I cut the lower edge of the bauble paper by Jennifer Ellory using a Tattered Lace pearl border die and matted it onto a square of paper from We R Memory Keepers. I then attached a strip of narrow ribbon at the lower edge and matted the whole onto white card.
   The digi image is from Art By Barb and is called Bearing gifts. After colouring it using Promarkers and a silver gel pen I cut it out using a Tattered Lace pearl rectangle die. The red and gold crackers which I arranged at the base of the image were cut from another Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything Christmas
   Addicted to Stamps - die cuts and/or punches
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   The Paper Shelter - a Christmas card
   Art By Miran - anything goes
   Pile It On - two patterns
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Open Minded Crafting - Christmas