The new theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges for the next 3 weeks is Nativity. For my DT card I used a lovely image I found amongst my stash and just added some glitter glue and peel offs! It was hard to get a decent photo what with the bad light lately and the glare off the paper!
To celebrate the 2nd birthday of Sparkles Monthly Challenges, the theme this month is Anything Goes! I have made another page for my calendar which I have been making all year and have finally finished! We are sponsored by Digital Delights this month so pop on over and take part for a chance of winning!
The new theme on the Alphabet Challenge Blog for the next 3 weeks, is W for Winter White. I chose this theme this time as I thought it would be nice to see some all white work! I cut the large snowflake on my Cricut. It's hard to get decent photos these days with the bad light!
I've gone back to my old love of sewing, knitting and crocheting lately and I decided to tackle a tree skirt kit I had bought many years ago from QVC. I didn't manage to finish it all in time for putting up the tree, but here is a big part of it! It's been great fun even though the sequins and beads kept pinging all over the place! I will finish the rest before next Christmas hopefully!
The theme for our 6th challenge on The Cupboard Trilogy is Frosty Winter. I decided to make a LO with a photo of Holly and some papers I have had for a while but use often for these wintery LOs! There is some hidden journalling to the right of the photo.
The new challenge on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges for the next 2 weeks is Shaped Cards. I had no idea what I was going to do for my DT work as I didn't think I had any shaped cards, then I remembered I had an old Dawn Bibby kit from many many years ago and luckily there were one or two left!
Over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog the new theme for the next two weeks is U for Under the Weather, a Get Well theme. Very appropriate for the time of year! I made a little card for my DT work using a Penny Black Stickeroo and kept it quite CAS.
A very appropriate theme for the next month on Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Christmas is Coming - and it's coming very quick! I've made my DT card using scraps of papers on my desk and a cute little snowman image, Personal Impressions I think, with some punched snowflakes to finish. Our prize this month is a fab £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley - so go on over and enter for a chance to win!
Our new theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenge for the next two week is Birds, plus we also have a DT call. If you are interested pop over to the blog to see how to apply.
For my DT work I made a Christmas card using an image from an old card that was so lovely I didn't want to throw it away!
The new theme on The Happy Scrappers challenge blog was chosen by me this time, and it is Autumn - either photos or colours. I made my LO using some photos I took of some of the beautiful trees in the countryside near where I live. The leaves are cut using my Tim Holtz die.
The new theme on The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges for the month of November is Halloween/Autumn. As I am on the scrapbook team, my DT work is a LO using photos of my daughter quite a few years ago now when she dressed as a witch one year! There is a prize of a £5 Paper Arts voucher to be won so go on over and take part! You can make cards, scrapbook pages or 'anything else' for this challenge!
The new theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges for the next 2 weeks is to Use a Doily. For my DT work I made a journal page and used Distress Ink on my doily and Dylusion spray for the background (which is still staining my hand 24 hours later!).
The new theme on Show Us Your Twinchie Challenge Blog this time is Spooky Stuff, so I have made my little twinchie using a piece of a Tim Holtz sticker image, inky background, stamped and Stickled! It's come out a little dark, will try and get a better pic if the light picks up!
The new challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog for the next 2 weeks is Spiders, Skeletons and Anything Spooky! For my DT card I used a digi image I acquired a few years ago so can't remember where it is from now!
The new theme for the next 2 weeks on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is Cute and Cuddly. I decided to think outside the box and made a LO of my cute granddaughter and her cuddly toy! It matches the one I blogged a few days ago as I wanted a DLO of her day out.
I used to love making twinchies (2" x 2"), and inchies and fat pages and all sorts but haven't got round to it much lately and when I discovered the Show us Your Twinchies Challenge Blog I thought it would be a good chance to make one again! Their theme this time is Anything Goes so here is mine and I thoroughly enjoyed making it!
Our 6th challenge already on The Happy Scrappers, and for the next month the theme is Pets/Animals. Although I have many pets, I decided to do my LO using photos of my granddaughter visiting Paradise Wildlife Park and feeding some animals. I used a DCWV paper stack and embellishments I have had for a while and they matched perfectly!
The new theme chosen by Roxx on the Alphabet Challenge Blog for the next 2 weeks is R for Recycle, Repurpose. I have been making a calendar throughout the year, and I have recycled the backing card from packs of cards and envelopes to make my calendar pages, gessoing them before decorating them.
Goodness we are up to our 4th challenge already now on The Cupboard Trilogy challenge blog, and for this month the theme is Things With Wings. I decided to make my DT LO using photos I have taken in the garden of butterflies and insects. I used some pretty K & Co bp which didn't need a great deal adding to it really so just popped a few bits here and there!
A new theme for the month of October on Sparkles Christmas Challenge, and this time it is Traditional. We are sponsored for this challenge by Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher and Robyn's Fetish with a $10 voucher, so go on over and take part for a chance to win. Christmas isn't far away now we are in October!
For my DT work I used a traditional Santa image on my card and used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes and a Tim Holtz die for the swirl.
The new theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges for the next two weeks, set by me this time, is Trees. For my DT work I have made another page for my calendar using a photo I took of the sunrise from the front of our house.
The new challenge on Alphabet Challenge Blog was chosen by Mari, and is Q for Queen (Jewels fit for a Queen). For my DT work I decided to make another journal page using a lovely Queen's Dresser Drawers stamp I found in my stash that I forgot I had! I used sprays and inks for the background and paper pieced some of the parts of the stamp.
For this challenge on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges, Shaz has chosen to do a Bingo theme - pick a line going in any direction from the grid and use the items named. For my DT work I made a card using the Lace, Flowers and Buttons diagonal line. The image is one of my old favourite Hero Arts stamps, and I used a MS lace punch for the lace.
The new challenge on theAlphabet Challenge Blogfor the next two week's is P for Pocket. For my DT work I made another journal page incorporating a pocket with a tag. I had great fun getting quite inky and messy with this one, using Dylusions ink sprays and stencil, Distress Inks and various stamps etc.
My last post for today! The new challenge on The Cupboard Trilogy for the month is Tic Tac Toe. Choose a line from the grid going in any direction and use those 3 elements on your work. I went for Bright Colours, Ribbons and Flowers for my DT work and used some beautiful K & Co Mira paper that I have hoarded for a long time! You can make cards, LO's or digi LOs for this challenge so go on over and have a go!
I can't get the Tic Tac Toe grid to copy at present, so please visit the challenge blog to see it!!
Another new challenge on Sparkles Christmas Challenges, and this month the theme is Sparkle and Bling. I have rather a lot of Chrismas cards in my box, so I decided to do a DLO in my Smash* Book of Christmas and have added some bling and also glitter glued around a couple of the photos which doesn't show up too well but it's there!
We are sponsored this month by Joanna Sheen with a fab £10 prize and Di's Digis with a $10 prize, so go on over and make a start on those Christmas cards!
Time for a new challenge for the month of September on The Happy Scrappers, and this time the theme is Buttons and Bows. For my DT work I have made a LO of one of our dogs, Bella, after she has had a bath! Please pop over and take part this month, we didn't get many entries for our last challenge but hopefully now the children will be back at school there will be more scrapping time!
The new theme on the Alphabet Challenge Blog this week is O for Only One Colour Plus White. For my DT work I made a little Christmas card using one of my favourite snowman stamps and coloured him in blues. I did use a little bit of orange for his nose, but you can't have a snowman without one!
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!