Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My top twelve creations of 2013



Wishing all my visitors a

Happy New Year

While blog-hopping a few years ago I found that some crafters had shown their Top Ten makes for the year and so, at the beginning of January each year, I've done the same, except I changed my choices to twelve, one for each month of the year and that's what I'm doing again this year.

Update: Catered crop are asking us to show our favourites from 2013, so this post is now being linked there:


If you click on the links, you can go to the original posts and read more about each item. The items shown aren't just my favourites, but are reminders of various techniques and things I enjoy doing. It was so difficult to choose just twelve, but here goes:

My top twelve of 2013

January 2013: Pink inspiration - I love tinkering around on the computer with pictures, so this was digitally created:


February 2013: Doily easel card - I love crafting with purple and lilac colours and I love making easel cards, hence this choice:



March 2013: Orange script - I've chosen this card to remind myself that I ought to use orange more often - a colour that I don't usually use very much. And I like the texture created by the script embossing folder as well as the simple layering of the flowers - the kind of card that is useful for any occasion:


April 2013: Congratulations - I love the simplicity of this card - it's suitable for a wedding, an anniversary, even a special one, such as a golden:


May 2013: Card for our anniversary - this has been chosen because it was for a special person on our anniversary, but I like the design too:



June 2013: Burgundy and ivory - this is a reminder to use some of the simple elements of the past that tend to get forgotten, like corrugated card. It makes a nice backdrop for the flowers with the simple striped brads and the stamp is a perfect one for saying just the right thing at a difficult time:


July 2013: Folded Christmas tree card - I belong to a Christmas card club where a group of us take it in turns to challenge everyone with a different theme every fortnight. Karen set us the challenge to make a card that included a tea bag/origami folded topper - something I didn't usually do, so it was a challenge indeed! I found this Youtube link and created this card. This is a reminder to use similar techniques again:



August 2013: the Sweet Pea stampers fantasy challenge - I was delighted to be asked to join the Sweet Pea stampers Design Team earlier in the year. This card was for their 'fantasy' challenge. I love it because of the colours, the textures and, of course, the lovely Jasmine mermaid digi by Elaine Cox:


September 2013: Vintage hat - I've chosen this card because I love the textures, the colours, the papers ... and the super image - this was a Design Team card for the Cheerful Stamp Pad:


October 2013: Let's stencil  - this is another design card for the Cheerful Stamp Pad, using stencils and my gelli plate with acrylic paints and then stamping:


November 2013: Just a note -  I've chosen this card because I love the colour combo - and I used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, 'sparklers' 


December 2013: Snow - no review of the year would be complete without a Christmas card - regular visitors will know that I make a lot of Christmas cards and have two of my own challenge blogs CHNC challenge blog   and CHNC challenge extra blog - and I'm also on Design Teams for other Christmas challenges, including the Glory of Christmas, where this card was shown. I've chosen it because I love the landscape design and also the use of dry and wet embossing with the lovely IndigoBlue stamp:




I have found it quite helpful doing this review of 2013 - it has brought back many memories, but has also reminded me of some techniques etc that I haven't tried for a while, not just in the items that I've chosen to show here, but in many other items that have been blogged over the months.

Hobbyhome and Everybody art 259 are asking us to share our favourite card of 2013 - so I think that would have to be the one I've shown for September.


It's over to you


Perhaps you would like to do your own 'top twelve of 2013' - if you do I'd love you to add to the linky at the bottom ,and perhaps leave me a comment, so that I can come and look at your choices.


And then please encourage others to do the same.







Good old Kanban comes to the rescue


It was John's birthday yesterday and I have to confess that I wish I'd made a card before Christmas - it always seems to be the way that the 'important' cards are left to the last minute. I suppose it's a bit like the decorator who goes everywhere else and doesn't get round to decorating the room at home that needs to be done.

Anyway, having had the Christmas break, I just didn't seem to get going with enthusiasm for cardmaking. This was partly because I have a big box to the left of me in which I dumped lots of various items before Christmas. The whole lot ... and my cupboards, drawers, boxes etc ... need sorting. The trouble is that if I'd waited until it's all sorted, John's birthday would have been here and ... no card. I've got stamps that I love using, gelli plates, masks/stencils ... but I couldn't get the enthusiasm to get going with them - perhaps this is because I left it so late to make the card.

For inspiration I looked through a box of Hunkydory and Kanban toppers and card and came across the items I used for this card. The thing with making cards year after year for loved ones is that in the end you run out of ideas. There's only so many variations of certain themes that can be represented.

So here it is.  I folded a card that already had the wine bottles and glasses in the corner, adding the larger bottle and glass on the front, both of which have a holographic look with colours varyng according to the light. My own message was printed on to a different piece of Kanban card to put in the middle of the card with the little message at the bottom that says: 'Just like wine you improve with age'.

The little warning plaque at the top on the right hand says: 'The consumption of wine may cause you to think you can dance' - no danger of that!!

From the card I've made you'd probably wrongly think that we're both a boozy pair! Although we do enjoy the occasional glass of wine - John prefers white and I prefer red.


This is for the following challenges:

Facebook A card a day
The male room: celebration
It's all about the vintage and beauty 59: man or men
Whoopsi Daisy: show us celebrations
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Blogges challenge: celebrations
Sentimental Sundays 187: pick from favourite challenge - I've chosen 170: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthdays
Seize the birthday: birthday
Polka doodles 51: anything goes or Christmas birthday
PumpkinSpire 52: anything goes
Kaboodle 204: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative craft 26: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172

Monday, 30 December 2013

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 76: anything goes


This is my design card for the second inspiration post for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 76. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Design Team. You can see the original challenge here. I hope you will take part. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

A quick and simple card made with some Hunkydory card and a Lili of the Valley art pad picture edged with a red copic. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork cards and says 'From our house to yours'.


This is also for:

Top tip Tuesday 117: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
MilkCoffee: any Christmas creation
Left of center 21: Christmas
Happy campers 25: Christmas
Creative moments 33: anything goes - Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Creative craft challenges 26: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 52: anything goes
Kaboodle 204: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
Make it Monday 172

Saturday, 28 December 2013

CHNC challenge 157: starting all over again?


I wonder if you were in a bit of a panic towards the end of the year, realising that you needed to get on and quickly make Christmas cards? Why not make the resolution this coming year to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease the panic later on. I'd love you to join in my Christmas challenge blogs - CHNC challenge 157 starts today (click on the link to find out about it) and there is still the December challenge on CHNC challenge extra blog - and the January challenge will obviously be going up soon - this is always  'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas.

Back to today's CHNC challenge 157 - this week I'd like to see any Christmas cards that you've made at the last minute or made earlier, but didn't have a chance to blog - or new cards that you have made to get ahead for next Christmas - it is never too early!!

Here are two cards that I made almost at the last minute using various elements from Hunkydory kits:



These are also for:

Lexi 105: snow
Parade your crafts 11: Christmas/winter
Top tip Tuesday 117: Christmas
Aud sentiments 96: Christmas
Creative Belli 185: Christmas (using Hunkydory kits I've had for some time)
Little red wagon 217: merry Christmas - anything Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
MilkCoffee: any Christmas creation
Southern girls: Christmas wishes
Left of center 21: Christmas
Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Happy campers 25: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Bearly mine 117: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 152: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 9: Vintage glitter and sparkle


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 9: vintage glitter and sparkle. I've used the 1920's Winter Abbey image kindly supplied by Lacy Sunshine, who are sponsoring the challenge. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the design team - and please join in with your own vintage glitter and sparkle.

The background is some Hunkydory foiled mirror card mounted on to some gold mirror card, then on to a kraft card blank. The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and fired brick distress stickles was added to the fluffy collar and cuffs - sadly, it doesn't really show here. I tore round an oval perspex template and brushed the torn edges with fired brick distress ink, doing the same with the larger torn oval of embossed paisley (this was from an Embossalicious folder run through the eBosser on a piece of pearlescent pink card). Flowers are prima, with two spotted here and there with the fired brick stickles. The band of glittered netting on the left is an offcut that has been lurking in a ribbon box for some time (still have a small cutting that I'll try and use at some point).


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Creative finger 17: anything goes with Lacy Sunshine (I've used the sponsor's image)
Digitally sweet 68: anything goes with Lacy Sunshine
Brown sugar 74: winter
Graph it 27: anything goes
Polka doodles digi choosday 10: anything goes
Stempelsonne 105: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network December: girly
My heart pieces: can you digi it
Creative craft cottage 12: digital stamp
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
One stitch at a time 194: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
Melonheadz friends: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Bearly mine 117: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 152: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 82: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Kreativeinkauf 10: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172

Friday, 27 December 2013

The Cheerful stamp pad challenge 76: Anything goes


The Cheerful stamp pad challenge 76 is asking for 'anything goes' for this fortnight. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the design team and join in the challenge.

This is a quick and easy tri-fold card using Hunkydory supplies.



The square in the right hand corner is the first verse from the carol 'We three kings of Orient are ...'


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Tuesday throwdown 176: what Christmas means to you
Stamp-n-doodle 18: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 112: anything goes
Christmas card challenges 4: make it masculine
Use your stuff 115: celebrate
Creative inspirations 245: anything goes
Parade your crafts11: Christmas/winter

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas


Happy Christmas

A card simply depicting one of the wise men bearing a gift for Jesus.

In less than an hour in the UK (and I know that in some parts of the world Christmas began much earlier) it will be Christmas morning, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Among all the festivities, less us not forget that we are celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ, who came to be Saviour.

Happy Christmas to all who happen to come and look at my blog. Thanks for the tremendous support during another year.

The card was made with Hunkydory supplies.


Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Glory of Christmas challenge 23: Jesus


It's time for another challenge for the Glory of Christmas and what better theme now that we are so near to Christmas than 'Jesus' for challenge 23.

My cards are simply made using card and elements from Hunkydory kits:



These are also for:

Facebook A card a day
Twist of faith 68: nativity
Tuesday throwdown 176: what Christmas means to you
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Stamp-n-doodle 18: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 111: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 186: anything X-mas goes
That craft place: anything goes

Saturday, 21 December 2013

CHNC challenge 156: Last minute Christmas cards or any not shown already


Well, would you believe that by the time CHNC challenge 156 finished, Christmas will be over?!?! I don't know about you, but I found myself having to make some last minute cards despite making Christmas cards throughout the year. Please click on the challenge link and show any Christmas cards you've just made or perhaps some that you made a while ago, but didn't have a chance to show earlier.

This is a set of cards that I made a while ago and hadn't got round to blogging - LOTV art pad pictures, matted on to offcuts and then on to small square embossed card blanks - quick and easy.


These are also for:

Pixie's snippets playground 103 (snippets of backing used)
Papertake: last Christmas card of the year
Aud sentiments 96: Christmas
Creative Belli 185: Christmas
MilkCoffee: any Christmas creation
Left of center 21: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Cute card Thursday 300: celebrations
The paper shelter: Christmas challenge - anything goes
PumpkinSpice 51: anything holiday
Totally gorjuss 215: quick Christmas
Deep ocean 67: something old (the card blanks)
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
Brown sugar 73: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R155: anything goes
Crafty little fairies: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Crafty creations 253: anything goes
Sister act 38: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge : white Christmas


Oh dear ... just before I made my design card for today's new Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 8. When I started my card I remembered (so I thought!) that the theme was 'white on white' ... there was no doubt in my mind really ... so I got out lots of white stuff to play around and see what I wanted to create, using a Lacy Sunshine image that had kindly been supplied (they are the sponsors of this challenge), 'Emily - winter wonderland, and I thought that for a change I would make a birthday card rather than a Christmas card. Well, when the card was finished and the photo taken, I prepared to send it ready for the challenge and discovered that the actual theme was 'white Christmas' - oh dear! So, big apologies that it isn't exactly 'white Christmas', but it's a white on white Christmas birthday card.

I coloured the image very lightly with some flexmarkers, tearing around a perspex oval and inking the torn edges with one of the flexmarkers. I used some pieces of offcuts taken from embossed pieces of pearlescent card that had originally been run through the eBosser with Embossalicious folders. I cut into the swirls of one of the embossed pieces to house the oval. Flowers are craftime.

As is usual when trying to capture white cards, it was difficult to get an adequate photo - in trying to show the white sufficiently, the flexmarker colouring isn't really showing.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafty sentiments: birthdays
Polka doodles 51: anything goes/Christmas birthday
4 crafty chicks 173: distressing
Polka doodles digi choosday 9: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
LEJ 84: anything goes
Crafty creations 253: anything goes
Charisma cardz 49: anything goes

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Introducing the Design Team for CHNC challenge extra monthly blog


I am thrilled to say that I have seven talented ladies joining me from January as a Design Team for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge blog. Please click here and get to know a bit about these ladies. I'm so looking forward to sharing with them in the New Year. Please give them a big welcome.

Monday, 16 December 2013

More signs of Christmas


For this design team card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 75, week 2, I've used the Vintage Image Craft 'Here we come a-carolling' mounting this on to gold mirror card. Papers are My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas, gold spotted washi tape was from Paperchase and the flowers are prima.

You can see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team here and you can find the original challenge post here to add your entries.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 50: angels
Bunny Zoe December: wings
Robyn's fetish 190: angels
Take a word: angels
Stampavie and more 200: angels
Live laugh stamp wordplay Saturday December: fairy or angel
Eureka 70: it's starting to look a lot like Christmas
Fairies 16: Christmas
Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 12: digital stamp
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Kaboodle 202: Christmas colours
Whoopsi Daisy: anything Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
Love to create 96: anything goes
DRS 100: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37
Make it Monday 171

Sunday, 15 December 2013

More skating fun


This is another card for the CCC challenge for this fortnight chosen by Sue W: Get your skates on - Christmas is coming.

This is another simple card (they need to be at this stage of December with not much time left) using some Authentique 'peaceful' papers and a glittered picture from a load that I bought as a kit some time ago (one of those that seemed a good idea at the time ...) - same picture as the previous card, just a smaller version. The sentiment is from the same kit.


This is also for:

Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Party time 150: winter wonderland
Creative moments 32: anything goes/winter wonderland
Moving along with the times: walking in a winter wonderland
Challenges and candies 23: winter magic
LEJ 83: festive fun
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Fan-tastic Tuesday 12: add some sparkle
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
DRS 100: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37

Get your skates on ... Christmas is coming


This is the theme for the CCC challenge for this fortnight chosen by Sue W.

This is a simple card (they need to be at this stage of December with not much time left) using some Authentique 'peaceful' paper as background and a glittered picture from a load that I bought as a kit some time ago (one of those that seemed a good idea at the time ...) The sentiment is from the same kit and the flower is prima.


This is also for:

Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Dream valley 72: Christmas
Jo's scrap shack funday: winter
Party time 150: winter wonderland
Creative moments 32: anything goes/winter wonderland
Moving along with the times: walking in a winter wonderland
Challenges and candies 23: winter magic
Shelly December: welcome winter
LEJ 83: festive fun
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
The sisterhood of crafters: all that glitters - Christmas sparkle
Lisa B designs December: glitter
Craftitude 55: anything goes/Christmas sparkle
Fan-tastic Tuesday 12: add some sparkle
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
613 avenue create 50: anything goes + option: CAS
DRS 100: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37

More mid-month inspiration for CCAYR


This is my second design for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round 'stockings' challenge - you can find the original challenge here - please click on the links and see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge - the prize this month is two cling mount Christmas images from Platypus Creek Stamps.

Another simple card using a piece of Teresa Collins 'Christmas Home' paper for the background, with the addition of a glittered black and white stocking that was left over from a Kanban kit from quite some years ago, with some Hobbycraft ripple sticker snowflakes.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Totally papercrafts 197: Christmas using non traditional colours
Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Dream valley 72: Christmas
Crafts 4 eternity R154: Christmas chaos
Jo's scrap shack funday: winter
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Glitter n sparkle 63: traditional Christmas
Unstampabelles 30: Christmas
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Art impressions 124: merry and bright
The sisterhood of crafters: all that glitters - Christmas sparkle
Lisa B designs December: glitter
Great impressions December: glittery and sparkly
Craftitude 55: anything goes/Christmas sparkle
Fan-tastic Tuesday 12: add some sparkle
A creative romance: sparkle at Christmas
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
613 avenue create 50: anything goes + option: CAS
DRS 100: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37

CCAYR December mid-month inspiration


This is my first design for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round 'stockings' challenge - you can find the original challenge here - please click on the links and see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge - the prize this month is two cling mount Christmas images from Platypus Creek Stamps.

This is a simple card made with some Hunkydory background card and a topper with a snug kitty and puppy in their stockings to which I added some glittered Santa hats and a couple of snowflakes with gems.


This is also for:

Allways something creative 65: merry Christmas
Dream valley 72: Christmas
Crafts 4 eternity R154: Christmas chaos
Jo's scrap shack funday: winter
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Glitter n sparkle 63: traditional Christmas
C is for challenge 12: traditional Christmas
Art impressions 124: merry and bright
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
The sisterhood of crafters: all that glitters - Christmas sparkle
Lisa B designs December: glitter
Great impressions December: glittery and sparkly
Craftitude 55: anything goes/Christmas sparkle
Papertake: Christmas creatures
Natalie and Amy 15: cute & cuddly
613 avenue create 50: anything goes + option: CAS
DRS 100: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 7: gatefold


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 7: gatefold card. This is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish stamps and more and also Lacy Sunshine.

For my card I've used the 'home for the holidays' snowman image kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish. I coloured with spectrum noir pens. and mounted on  to a piece of Echo park 'winter wishes' paper in the centre of the card. I embossed some card for the fronts with a dotty folder run through my eBosser and brushed it with broken china distressed ink and added some punched snowflakes and the 'from our house to yours' sentiment.

This is also for Daring cardmakers: Christmas movie quote: The Snowman: 'I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snows I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day... [brief pause] ...and it was on that day I made the snowman.'



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Sunday's with Santa week 48: anything goes
Brown sugar 72: Christmas
Chocolate, coffee & cards 54: happy holidays
Crafts 4 eternity R154: Christmas chaos
Sweet stampin: last minute Christmas
Digitally sweet 66: frosty the snowman
Simon says Wednesday: let it snow
CRAFT 237: your favourite film/inspired by a movie/tv/song: The Snowman, 'Frostie, the snowman'
Catch the bug: favourite Christmas song: Frosty, the snowman
Crafty little fairies: let it snow
Incy wincy: let it snow
Top tip Tuesday 116: snowflakes
Fab 'n' funky 197: snowflakes
Nutcrafters 58: snow, snow everywhere
Moving along with the times: walking in a winter wonderland
Challenges and candies 23: winter magic
Jo's scrap shack funday: winter
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Pattie's 82: snowy scene within the image
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
Totally papercrafts 197: Christmas using non traditional colours
Di's digi designs: show us Christmas in non-traditional colours
Kaboodle 201: non traditional Christmas colours
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas using nontraditional colours
DL.ART thankful Thursday 123: Christmas
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Digi sketch: Christmas
Fairies 15: Noel - Christmas
Get inky 19: Christmas
Melonheadz friends: Christmas
Scrappers delights 13: Christmas time
Parade your crafts 10: Christmas projects
A little bit crafty December: Christmas cheer
Songbird 30: merry Christmas everybody
Crafty sentiments: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Creatalicious 57: Christmas time
Squigglefly 49: Christmas spirit
Paper playtime 25: winter fun
Party time Tuesday 150: winter wonderland
LEJ 83: festive fun
Creative mmoments 32: anything goes - winter wonderland
Shelly's December: welcome winter - snowflakes
Lexi 105: snow
Order of the opus gluei 171: brrrrring it on
Color my heart 73: frosted blue & frosted turquoise
Allsorts 237: snowflakes
Craft your passion 192: let it snow
Christmas at sweet stampin December: let it snow
Scribbles designs 11: remembrance or fancy folds
Lacy sunshine 23: celebrations
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
613 avenue create 49: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 35: anything goes
Corrosive 189: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 82: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 2: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 7: always anything goes
Artistic inspirations 71: always anything goes
4 krafty girlz 8: anything goes
DRS 100: anything goes
Crafty catz 211: anything goes
Creative fingers 15: anything goes
Graph it 25: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Stempelsonne 103: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 119: Christmas
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37

More cards for CHNC challenge 155: whatever is urgent to make


Here is another set of quick cards using LOTV art pad pictures, mounted on to offcuts of card with small textured square card blanks.

 If you haven't finished making your Christmas cards yet ... or perhaps, like us, you have lots of family and friends with birthdays around Christmas ... then, hopefully, my CHNC challenge 155 will spur you on to get everything finished. Please click on the link and join in - and, of course, anything you make for Christmas can also be linked for CHNC challenge extra for December.


These are also for:

City crafter 189: Christmas colours: red, kraft, white
Chocolate, coffee & cards 54: happy holidays
Challenges and candies 23: winter magic
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
DL.ART thankful Thursday 123: Christmas
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
A little bit crafty December: Christmas cheer
Crafty sentiments: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Creatalicious 57: Christmas time
Challenges 4 everybody 35: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 8: anything goes
DRS 100: anything goes
Crafty catz 211: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37
Make it Monday 170

CHNC challenge 155: whatever is urgent to make


Can you believe that we are rapidly getting nearer and nearer to the Big Day?!?! If you haven't finished making your Christmas cards yet ... or perhaps, like us, you have lots of family and friends with birthdays around Christmas ... then, hopefully, my CHNC challenge 155 will spur you on to get everything finished. Please click on the link and join in - and, of course, anything you make for Christmas can also be linked for CHNC challenge extra for December.

So here is my first set of CAS cards, using LOTV art pad pictures mounted on to offcuts of green mirror card and on to some gold 7 x 5 card blanks (and still trying to use up the ancient peel off greetings):


These are also for:

Facebook Sunday's with Santa for next week's: presents
Brown sugar 72: Christmas
Chocolate, coffee & cards 54: happy holidays
Challenges and candies 23: winter magic
Dare to be sassy Thursday 207: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute card Thursday 299: Christmas catch up
DL.ART thankful Thursday 123: Christmas
Craftin desert divas 21: Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Scrappers delights 13: Christmas time
A little bit crafty December: Christmas cheer
Songbird 30: merry Christmas everybody
Crafty sentiments: Christmas
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Cards galore December: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Creatalicious 57: Christmas time
Challenges 4 everybody 35: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 82: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 2: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 71: always anything goes
4 krafty girlz 8: anything goes
DRS 100: anything goes
Crafty catz 211: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 119: Christmas
Pink gem 109: anything goes
Sister act 37
Make it Monday 170