I thought I had best make a start on my Thank You cards, and this fits in with several challenges. I used the lovely sketch from Papertake Weekly, and also Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge and Winter Wonderland also want us to make Thank You cards. I used my Penny Black Duckling stamp and coloured him with Copics and used Funky Fairys papers for the background.
The new challenge onMy Time To Craft is to make a card using the Z-Fold technique. I had never made one of these before and the one I did was nice and easy! I cut the large snowflake with my Cricut and the smaller ones are with an MS punch and another smaller one. The papers are DCWV and the greeting is Personal Impressions.
The final banner challenge onReady Steady STAMP this week was to include our chosen colours, a Santa, torn paper, music score and adhesive pearls. I used my Crafty Individuals music stamp and Santa stamp for this one and embellished it in a way I hope matches the other 3! I will put them all together as soon as I can and blog them all together! This was a great challenge over the last few weeks.
Here is my version of Tim's Day 8 tag. I changed the details a bit with the key and lampost embellishments but on the whole I am pleased with how it turned out. The smoking vellum was a bit scary when I heated it but apparently that was what it was meant to do!!
I love these Penny Black Stickeroos - I can't possibly buy all the stamps I would like to and these Stickeroos are a good way to get a lot more images to use for quick cards! I needed a couple for family birthdays and don't have a lot of time at the moment so these were quick to make.
The theme on this week's Christmas Card Challenge on Magical Crafts Forum is Nativity, and it is alsothe theme on Winter Wonderland. I coloured this stamp (not sure who it is by) with Copics and some water colouring, and the backing paper is DCWV.
The new theme on My Time To Craft this week is Yuletide Wishes. I used my Crafty Individuals greetings stamp together with some Dovecraft paper for the background. I used a MS punch for the snowflakes, and gold Nailheads for the centres.
Part 3 of the Christmas Banner Challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP is to use our chosen colours, baubles, cord, organza and dry embossing. I embossed my Snowflake Cuttlebug folder through the Big Shot and cut out some of the snowflakes with a circle punch to make my baubles, I then dabbed them with Gold Dabber and went over them with Gold Krylon. I attached them with gold cord and tied organza ribbon round the cords. I finished it off with embellishments to co-ordinate with my other banners.
Here is my version of Tim's Day 6 tag. I don't have his car stamp or tree stamp so luckily had something fairly similar I could use! These tags seem a lot more involved this year and are taking me a while to catch up on!
Although Tim has now completed his 12 tags, I am slowly working my way through them! Here is my version of Day 5. I had the wrong fragments for this one, I didn't have the charm ones so couldn't make mine look quite like Tim's! Also I didn't have any white rub on greetings and couldn't find my white embossing powder so had to use gold!
Ink. We are up to I on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and this week we have to use Ink on our work. Well I always use ink so this was easy! I used Distress Ink for the background and Adirondack for stamping the ivy on my atc.
Here is my version of Tim Holtz's Day 3 Tag. This one took ages! After several attempts at making the plaid background with alcohol inks, I finally had one I liked. Then after stamping the Santa and whilst splodging Pearl Dabber around to make the snow effect, I managed to drop the brush on it leaving a very large splodge!! I was not going to start all over again, so I improvised and put a grungeboard bauble over the spot and hopefully managed to disguise it. I inked some string with Distress Inks and edged the tag with a bit of silver to pull it all together. It isn't one of my favourite ones but I had a go!
This card follows the sketch on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge blog, plus it is for the weekly Christmas card challenge on theMagical Crafts forum which is to use a Santa. I have also entered it for my Anything Goes Challenge onCraft Swap Forum, which this month is also to use a Santa on our work, and Creative Card Crew Challenge, which is Christmas, and Stampavie which is also Christmas. I used my lovely Tim Holtz Santa stamp and coloured him with Distress Inks and Pearl Dabber for his white bits! The backing papers are HOTP and all edged with Gold Krylon.
Here is my version of Tim Holtz's day 2 tag. I don't have his metal photo corners and flowers so improvised by stamping corners and embossing in gold, and using a gold snowflake instead! Also my frame stamp is an Anna Griffin one but I think it substitutes very well! I loved flicking the Perfect Pearls around the tag - and everywhere surrounding it!!
House! On this week's Alphabet Challenge Blog, Linda is asking us to use a House on our work. I have made another atc for my A - Z book using a Christmas cottage stamp, inks, ripped paper for snow, and all edged with Silver krylon.
Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas again over on his blog, and I am going to be making them again. This is his 3rd year, I made last year's ones but not the first year, I may even go back one day and do those too! Here is my version of Tim's Tag 1. If you click on it you can just about see the effect of the Rock Candy Crackle Paint!
The theme onMy Time To Craftis Winter Pals. I am not sure if I like this card now I have done it! It was quite a big image and I think I should have put it on a bigger card with some pp's but never mind! The image is coloured in with Copics and Marvy Le Plumes.
This card is for 2 challenges. The weekly Christmas Card challenge onMagical Crafts Forumis to use Ribbon on our card, and the new challenge on Something Completely Different is to use Red, Green and a Snowman. I used my cute Patchwork Pals Snowman stamp and DCWV paper for my card.
Green and Gold! We are at G on Linda'sAlphabet Challenge Blog, and the theme this week is to use Green and Gold on our work. I have made another atc for my book, and used an Elusive Images Geranium stamp on mine, coloured with Copics and edged with Gold Krylon.
I made a Matchbox Advent Calendar last year and liked it so much I have made another this year. This year's one is in reds and greens, and I used Cosmo Cricket Christmas papers and some HOTP together with some CC chipboard shapes to decorate. I think I will make one a year and build up a collection!
The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Very Vintage. I used Rustic Gems paper for my background and stamped and gold embossed an Anna Griffin swirl on and another to stamp my LB Crafts lady on, it might have been K & Co but I am not sure!
The next challenge onReady Steady Stamp for our banners, is to use our chosen colours, a Christmas tree, eyelets, Cut' n Dry stamping and Kraft paper. I didn't like doing the Cut 'n Dry stamping and don't think I would use it much again, I tried several objects to press my heated up piece of Cut 'n Dry into and eventually settled on a Christmas tree charm, but I am not keen! I used a Technique Tuesday tree stamp and stamp and embossed it onto some Kraft paper, adding embellishments including the eyelets, and edging everything with gold Krylon.
The new challenge on Something Completely Different this week is to make a Christmas card with Blue, White and Snowflakes. I wanted to try out my new Cricut and so made this quite simple card by cutting 2 snowflakes with it, the backing paper is DCWV and the message is from Personal Impressions. I finished it off with a brad and some Liquid Pearls.
Flowers this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. One of my favourite themes. I used my LB Crafts Secret Garden stamp for this and water coloured the flowers and rubbed chalk ink over the background, and the small flowers are Tapestry stamps.
The current weekly challenge set by Liz on Magical Crafts Forum is to make any sort of Christmas card - so I used my lovely House Mouse Ho! Ho! Ho! stamp and cut some mats with my Slice and embossed snowflakes with a CB folder to make this quite simple but I hope effective card!
I made this card for theMagical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge blog's 2nd challenge, which is to use a Santa or Snowman, something sparkly, ribbon and a Christmas flower (including holly etc). I used my new Lindsay Mason snowman stamp kindly bought for me by She, and I coloured him with Copics. I used DCWV paper and glittery card for the holly cut with a Sizzix die. I sparkled the snowman's hat and scarf and added a little silver ribbon, I think I got it all!
The new challenge onSomething Completely Different this week is to use Pink on our cards and Christmas Trees. I used some DCWV papers, embossed snowflakes with a CB folder, cut out some trees on my Slice and the snowflakes is a QK die.
The weekly Christmas Card challenge on Magical Crafts Forum is to use a favourite sentiment on our card. I love this Penny Black stamp, and cut mats with my Slice and used my Snowflakes embossing folder for the background.
The new challenge onMy Time To Craftis to use a tag somewhere on our work. I used my Stampington stamp again, on a roll with him here! and some HOTP papers, edging with Gold Krylon pen and cut the holly and snowflakes with my Big Shot.
The current challenge on DragonsDream Tag It On, is to use fruit on our tags. I love this Rubber Stampede Christmas stamp with a pear on so used that with Fired Brick Distress Ink, Lettuce Adirondack Ink and Krylon pen, Gold Glimer Mist, together with some ric rac and ribbon to finish.
The project onReady Steady STAMP for the next 4 challenges is to make a Christmas Banner, using a colour theme of our choice throughout but the ingredients given each challenge. For this one we had to use stars, glitter or gems, heat embossing and a stamped and cut out image. I have chosed to use brown/gold/red for my colour theme. I used my Stampington stamp for the image, I seem to be using it a lot lately!
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!