Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Magic Never Ends



A rather last minute card for posting today, sorry about the poor photo but the light is awful here, long dull dreich days.


Challenges


http://daranddiane.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/ltccb-17-december-anything-goes.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-winter-trees-and-flowers.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-361-christmas-time.html
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-202-christmas.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-36-optional-themechristmas.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Christmas Flowers or Foliage





It's my choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, as it's our last challenge before Christmas I would like to see some Christmas Flowers or Foliage on your creations, it could be an image depicting flowers or foliage or using either or both to embellish your card.



Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from me, I look forward to seeing your creations.


Challenges


http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/week-446-cold-and-frosty-colours.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/anything-christmas-goes.html
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-202-christmas.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-361-christmas-time.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-challenge.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-169-christmas.html
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/cch-263-christmas-is-coming.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-47-anything-goes-christmas.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-446-14th-of-december-christmas.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-49-emboss.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Present









Today our challenge at CD Sunday was chosen by Pamela and it gives loads of scope on how you interpret it. You could make a card with an image of a  Christmas present or you could look at what a Present day Christmas means to you, or the changing Christmas traditions, we see far more Christmas Markets in our towns and a Christmas Eve showing of IT's A Wonderful Life or a Christmas Carol is becoming more popular especially in independent cinemas, as a family we have been to showings of both.
We also have the things we like to do in the run up to Christmas, I have Christmas themed novels I like to read and I especially love watching the Christmas films we have purchased over the years.

You can probably guess from my card that a Christmas Carol is a favourite film and reflects one of our Christmas Traditions.It's for my younger son who quite happily watches several of the versions we have. The banner is from The Graphics Fairy and the sentiment from Create with TLC ( Pauline offered to personalise the sentiment when I  purchased her Christmas Club digis a few years ago ) I added the Bah Humbug die cut by Crafter's Companion as a stopper .

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Pamela, I look forward to seeing your creations.


Challenges





Saturday, 2 December 2017

A Pooh Christmas



Another Winnie the Pooh creation, image from  Disney Clipart  these images are free and strictly for non profit use. Embossing folders mostly from Crafters Companion. I have made several cards using this layout and love all the white space.


Challenges


http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-36-optional-themechristmas.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2017.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-168-add-texture.html
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/happy-christmashappy-holidays.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-373-christmas.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-444-30th-of-november.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html


Thank You



Saying a simple thank you and letting others know that you appreciate them is important to me, so I always have a few thank you cards made. This one is very simple a printed image from Lili of the Valley and paper that came with a Creative Crafting World kit.

Those that visit regularly may remember that I was to see an Oncologist after my breast surgery, I saw him yesterday and have declined chemotherapy, the increase in survival rate at 10 years was only 4%, since I had a mastectomy and the cancer wasn't affected by hormones and there was no node involvement I am in as good a position as it's possible to be. Luckily the Oncologist accepted that I totally understood the situation and my reasons for saying no.


Challenges

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/week-444-thank-you.html
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/cch-262-anything-goes.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/give-thanks.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-47-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-53.html

Friday, 1 December 2017

Twinkle and Sparkle




The theme this monthis Christmas and the New Year, it isn't essential to use Paper Creator Products to enter the challenge.

This is the Snowtime 6x6 card kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope.

Pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful Design Team inspiration, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.



Challenges

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/snow-is-for-snow-people.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/crafty-catz-challenge-395-anything-goes.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-141-winners-139.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-53.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-challenge.html
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-128-anything-goes-with.html
http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/december-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-83-snowmanmen.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-185.html
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/happy-christmashappy-holidays.html
https://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-373-christmas.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-45-anything-goes-christmas.html

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tags





I made these tags for Winnie the Pooh Christmas gifts, images from Disney Clipart free and strictly for non profit use. My son's girlfriend is a huge Winnie the Pooh fan so he's bought her some "fun" small presents.


Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/tag-youre-it.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-35-optional-themestar-struck.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/ccc-26-and-farewell.html
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/200-anything-but-card.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-11-tags.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/get-ready-for-christmas-november-edition.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-46.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-442-16th-of-november-christmas.html

Pumpkin Pie




 My final card example for the  challenge at Paper Creator this month, the colours of Autumn, so Reds, Browns and Oranges.

 I combined two images from the  Sassy Cheryl selection Debbie has available in the store.  Maddies  Prized Pumpkin and Max and his Prize Pumpkin. The sentiment is from TLC.

Pop over to the store or the blog where you can see other examples of the single images and  kits available, we would love you to join in with us,  you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Christmas Things with Wings




A fairly elaborate card for Jane's Challenge Things with Wings at CD Sunday today, I chose an image of birds but you could choose fairies or angels as well.
Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Jane, I look forward to seeing your creations.


Challenges



Saturday, 18 November 2017

Jingle Bells




Christmas is fast approaching only 5 weeks until the big day , I hate to leave everything to the last minute especially my cards. The image and backing paper is on the Christmas Presence CD Rom from Ooh-la-la available  here . Embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and both sentiments from TLC.

We have lots of relatives in Canada and Australia and this was sent overseas to one of them, They love all things Scottish, so I hope they like this.


Challenges


http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/11-0111-bis-30112017-vorweihnachtszeit.html
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no16.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-35-optional-themestar-struck.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-183.html
http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/group-2-november-challenge-holiday.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-46.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-19-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/masculine-touch.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-43-anything-goes-christmas.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/favourite-christmas-colour-and-why.html traditional colours purely sentimental reasons
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-442-16th-of-november-christmas.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-45-masculine.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/tag-youre-it.html


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Simply Print Penguins





This is only my second non-scheduled post since I came home from hospital at the start of October, slowly finding I have more energy, more than one  day out in a row  leaves me completely wiped out though. Have had several return appointments so far and am still waiting to see the Oncologist on 1st December.

I love these Simply Print Penguins and made these cards for sisters on hubby's school bus run.


Challenges


http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-35-optional-themestar-struck.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2017.html
http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/november-challenge-winter.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-69.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/ccc-25.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-183.html
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/merry-monday-265-outdoor-activities.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/winter-challenge.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-19-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/w-for-white-and-x-for-x-marks-spot.html white
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42-anything-goes-christmas.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/good-morning-from-crafty-catz-challenge.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-207-buttons-and-or-ribbon.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/chnc-challenge-359.html
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/snow-fun-and-dt-call.html

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Pupmkin




Good morning everyone, this is another example for the current Red Browns and Oranges challenge at Paper Creator Debbie creates wonderful kits available here.

 The theme this month is Reds Browns and Oranges , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

 I have used a Sassy Cheryl image Sassy Sally's Fall Pumpkin and teamed her with old Daisy Bucket Papers.

Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Magical Holiday (Take a Stamp)




Take a Stamp is Carol's choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, that should give plenty of scope for your imagination, What type of stamp you use is entirely your choice, sentiment or image.

 Remember you must use something from a Cd and to let us know which Cd you used in order to win a prize or be in the top 3. Please visit the Challenge Blog and take a peek at the team's cards, look forward to seeing your cards there.



Challenges

http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-126-anything-goes-with.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-203-anything-goes-optional.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-69.html
http://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/311.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-45.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/november-anything-goes.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-41-anything-goes-christmas.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/christmas-or-non-christmas-why.html christmas, love the variety of themes and designs
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-140-and-winners-138.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/chnc-challenge-358.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/ltscb-103-anything-goes.html

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mice




Thank you to everyone who sent beast wishes and loving thoughts to me, I truly appreciate them and feel supported by you all.

A card made with a Simply Print image cut in a tag shape from Lili of the Valley, kept it really simple using only a tiny scrap of paper and sentiments from LOTV.


Challenges


http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/october-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-305-and.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-45.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-11-tags.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-18-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/57-add-charm-or-tag.html
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/not-creature-was-stirring.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/27-october-fun-folds.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/week-439-christmas-creatures.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-206-ribbon-and-pearls.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-69-and-winners-of-challenge-68.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-82-more-than-one-fold.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-42.html

Reds Browns and Oranges




The challenge at Paper Creator this month is the colours of Autumn, so Reds, Browns and Oranges. It isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

These images come from the Sassy Cheryl selection that Debbie has available in the store I kept the layout really simple using only the image and papers from Nitwit Collections.


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Christmas Angels




Hi everyone a girlie Christmas card today, my first non scheduled  post in over a month, I love this sweet image and sentiment from Lili of the Valley, teamed it with papers from Craft Creations.

Apologies to all those who I haven't visited during the past 4 weeks I had breast surgery and strict instructions about what I was allowed to do, surgeon delighted with my wound but the biopsy results mean I now have to see an Oncologist to discuss chemotherapy.

I do hope to catch up with you all over the next week.


Challenges

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-501-vintagedistressing.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/57-add-charm-or-tag.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-439-26th-of-october-add.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-40-anything-goes-christmas.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/get-ready-for-christmas-october-edition.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-368-this-weeks-theme-is.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/u-for-unlimited-v-for-vibrant.html u=unlimited
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-179-not-more-than-4-nicht.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-45.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/ccc-24.html
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/october-rudolf-days-challenge.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-81-christmas-is-for-kids.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october-2017.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-34-optional-themeanything-goes.html

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Count Dracula


Good morning everyone, this is another example for the current challenge at Paper Creator Debbie creates wonderful kits available here.

 The theme  this month is Simply Spooky , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is from  the Count Dracula 6x6 card Kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope. I added a die cut bat and part of a spiders web embossing folder which I cut out,.


Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Good Witch



Good morning everyone, this is another example for the current challenge at Paper Creator Debbie creates wonderful kits available here.

 The theme  this month is Simply Spooky , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is an image  from  the  Sassy Cheryl Sassy Sally the Good Witch and the papers free from Summer Driggs.


Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.



Challenges


http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-68-and-winners-of-challenge-67.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/halloween-octobers-challenge.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-265-pumpkins.html
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/p-for-pumpkins.html
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-57-i-put-spell-on-you.html
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/198-spooky.html
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/cch-259-halloween.html
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-no-103-halloween-hoopla.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-68.html
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-125-anything-goes-with.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/cmc97-color-combo.html