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!
There are 2 new challenge blogs this week, Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge Blog and Susie's Sassy Challenge. There might be more too lol! So many these days! Magical Crafts challenge is to make a Christmas card, and an ornament, using Green, Red and Gold. I made my card and little frame thingy using HOTP papers, a Stampington & Co. stamp, Distress Ink, and grungeboard and grungepaper embellishments painted gold with Adirondack Gold Dabber. Susie's challenge is to make a Christmas Card, so I am entering mine for this too. And the challenge on Something Completely Different is Holly and the Ivy - use Red, Green and Gold so I am entering these for this one as well.
well actually, on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, D is for Decoupage this week. You might wonder where my decoupage is on my atc! I am making mine into a book, and I really really don't like doing decoupage! So I cheated a little this week, I made my atc and stamped and cut out some pieces and assembled them on the atc to photograph it for the challenge, then took them off again so my atc in my book will be what I wanted!!
So here is the 'decoupaged' version before I took the bits off again!!
I was lucky enough to picked as the winner of last week's Christmas Card Challenge on Magical Crafts Forum and it is therefore my turn to choose the theme for this week's challenge. I chose Trees for Christmas and have made my card with a snowy woodland trees stamp. I am also entering this for the Anything Goes Challenge on Craft Swap Forum which this month is Chilly.
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!