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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Sunday 15 December 2013

ABC B for Blue, Bows and Bling

Our final challenge for ABC is Blue, Bows and Bling and we are sponsored by The Stamp Fairy with $10 gift certificate. Stamp Fairy are having a sale right through to 31st December so it’s an excellent time to pop in over there.

I have used a Stamp Fairy image for my card, which I coloured with copics and promarkers. I frantaged randomly to look like snow. The diecuts are from Memory box, Marianne, and a freebie I got from a magazine, and what a pretty freebie the little tree is too.

B Bows, Blue, Bling

My paper is from Bearly Mine and the sentiment has been in my stash forever! I used the waste from the snowflake border diecut to dot some extra snowflakes around the image. I also glittered the snowman and the snow they are standing on.

B Bows, Blue, Bling Image

I am entering this into the following:-

Brown Sugar – #72 Christmas

Card Makin’ Mamas – #77 Merry Christmas

Color My Heart – #73 Frosted Blue, and Frosted Turquoise Colour Dare

Crafty Calendar Challenge – Cold and Frosty

Crafty Little Fairies – Let it Snow

Digitally Sweet Challenges – #66 Frosty the Snowman

Happy Campers – #25 Christmas

Moving Along with the Times – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Paper Crafting Journey – It’s Christmas Time

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge – #69 It’s Christmas


Dream Valley 72 Christmas

Our final challenge for 2013 over at Dream Valley is a Christmas one.

We are sponsored by a whole string of Sponsors

Robyn’s Fetish with 5 digis, Crafty Ribbons with the new Bev bag selection, Bugaboo with a prize of $21 to use in their store, the Paper Shelter with a $20 gift voucher for their store, Digital Delights by Looby Lou with a $5 gift voucher, and finally Saturated Canary with a $10 gift voucher! Wow, that’s a lot of prizes.

I have used a SWALK image for my card, which I coloured with copics and promarkers.

DV 72 Christmas

My die cuts are from memory box and Marianne, and I cut them from some Kanban mats that I had got a whole stack of and was never going to get through as mats and they had such pretty designs on them I thought they might look a bit different as diecuts. I’ve edged all my layers with purple glitter.

I am entering this into the following:-

A Creative Romance – Sparkle At Christmas

Allsorts – #237 Snowflakes

Creative Knockouts – #15 ‘Tis the Season

Creative Moments – #32 Anything Goes/Winter Wonderland

Digi Designs Challenge Blog – Show us Christmas in non traditional colours

Speedy The Fox and Friends – #190 Use 3 different Christmas papers

Pattie’s Creations – #82 Snowy Scene within the Image

Sassy Studio Designs – #207 It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Christmas Sparkle

Totally Papercrafts – #191 Christmas Using Non Traditional Colours


Wednesday 11 December 2013

On behalf of a Friend!

I am posting this on behalf of a dear friend, Jane, who doesn’t have a blog. This is her first ever attempt at something like this, and indeed will be the first challenge she has ever entered!

This is what she had to say about it

I have had a Sizzix eClips for some time, and finally got round to using it with a kit from SVGcutz - Maple Manor. It was originally designed for Halloween, but my challenge to myself was to make a Christmas house only using my existing stash! I used a co-ordinated pad of paper from Martha Stewart, a winter wonderland tree from Tim Holtz's ideology range that I sprayed with Perfect Pearls and other embellishments from my stash. I loved making it and learned a lot about paper engineering!



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I think it’s pretty darned good for a first attempt and hope you do too!

Jane I salute you!

On behalf of Jane I am entering this into the following:-

7 Kids College Fund – #88 Anything Goes

Anything But a Card Challenge – Anything You Can Dream Up

Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge – Dec/Jan

Crafty Girls Challenge – #7 Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenges – #71 Anything But a Card

Kraftyhands – Dec: Anything Goes

Stampotique Designers Challenge – Dec: Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts – #196 Anything Christmassy But a Card




CCM 106 Winter Fun

This is our final challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for 2013 and it’s a fun one, Winter Fun to be precise. We want to see your creations depicting the sort of fun you might have during the Winter, for example sledding, skating, skiing, building a snowman, but NOT a Christmas card, although what you do with it afterwards is up to you!!

We are sponsored for our final challenge by The Paper Shelter with a $20 gift certificate for their store and also by Sir Stampalot with a fabulous Magnolia stamp.

I have used an image from our first Sponsor called Fantasy on Ice, to create my card.

CCM 106 Winter Fun

I coloured her with copics and there are a few little touches of both glamour dust and a silver pigment ink roller ball pen for her blades and the metal parts of her boots. I have used what is rapidly becoming my favourite die, the elegant labels 25 die from Spellbindrs. The boots are a Marianne die, which I cut twice in toning pale turquoise card and silver mirri for the blades. A tiny bit of embroidery thread made the laces. In the opposite corner is a metal filigree corner which I frantaged. I have been hanging onto these metal corners as I love them so much, but as I have managed to find another supply I used it here!


I am entering this into the following:-

Artistic Inspirations – Anything Goes/Favourite colours

Crafting from the Heart – #2 Anything Goes

Crafty Hands – #4 Seasons Greetings/Winter

Created with Love – #70 Anything Goes

Paper Makeup Stamps – Digi Makeover Challenge #118 Sparkle

Paper Playtime – #25 Winter Fun

Sparkle N Sprinkle – Dec: Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

The Crafty Bloggers Network – Dec: Girly

The Squirrel and The Fox – #58 Summer or Winter

Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Use It Tuesday – #69 The Finale, Winter/Holidays (Metal Corner)


Tuesday 10 December 2013

Lexi’s Creations 105 Snow

It’s our final challenge of the year at Lexis Creations and it will run through until January 2014. Our theme is Snow and we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen with a fabulous £10 voucher for her store, stuffed to the gunnels with crafting delights!

Lexi 105 SnowMy card was created with the a SWALK stamp, coloured with my copics. The background paper has been in my stash a long time! The dies are from Spellbinders, for the mat, and Britannia dies for the sentiment. A bit of glamour dust completes this card which is nice and flat for postage. I realised after I had stuck it all down that if I had cut two of the Spellie’s mat and put them together at an angle it would have looked like a giant snowflake behind the image! So my tip would be think before you glue….

I am entering this into the following:-

Come and Get It Challenges – Christmas

Craft Your Passion – #192 Let It Snow

Crafty Boots Challenge – Christmas

Digi Darla’s Challenges – #92 ‘Tis the Season – Use Santa or Snowman

Incy Wincy Designs – Let it Snow

Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge – #14 Christmas

Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge – #81 Christmas

Sentimental Sundays – #184 Snowman

Top Tip Tuesday – #116 Snowflakes

Wordplay Saturday – Nov Challenge – Snowman


Monday 2 December 2013

ABC A Almost Christmas

Well it’s almost Christmas and that’s the title of our A challenge at ABC this next fortnight. We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter with a fabulous prize of a $20 Gift Certificate for their store.

I have used one of their images, Yep I have my Methods, for my card, which I coloured with copics.

ABC A Almost Christmas

I drew over his hat, and coat fur areas with a versamark pen and then used Wow white Puff embossing powder to give a dimensional feel to those areas, I also did the same on the robin’s hat. I used glamour dust for the snowy chimney top and roof, and white frantage embossing enamel for the falling snow. The papers were from a magazine free pad of paper and I finished it off with card candi and a reindeer diecut, both from Craftwork Cards, and a greeting stamped onto Santa’s balloon.

I am entering this into the following:-

4 Crafty Chicks – #170 Christmas

Allsorts – #235 Inspired by a Christmas Song/Carol……… mine is Santa Claus is coming to Town

Charisma Cardz – #46 Christmas

Crafting By Designs – Christmas/Winter

Crafty Catz – #209 Santa Claus is coming to Town

Happy Campers – #24 Glitter It

Nutcrafters – #57 Santa

QKR – #66 It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

Robyn’s Fetish – #188 Christmas Cards



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