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Saturday, November 9, 2019

CHNC Christmas #463

Challenge this week is Anything Goes , optional "Use a button or two or More".

I have used a Lillyboo Stamp called " Santa Stop Here" for this week's Christmas card, coloured wit Copic pens and diecut.  I have added red and green buttons down the side to represent neon lights flashing (yes, I do have a strange imagination)
Check out the challenge at:
Crafty Catz - AG optional Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Add Buttons

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Unicorn Challenge Blog #49

Our last challenge at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for 2019,  the team is having a break in December.  We will be back in January.  An the theme for November is Christmas/ Winter

I have used an image from Stamplorations - "Christmas Candle"  Cut with a Stitched Die, I only lighted touched the background with colour, used Little Tipsy to colour the image, adding glitter to the leaves and flame.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A Place to Start November, 2019, Caffeinated

Hi everyone, jumping the gun a bit, but couldn't wait to let you know I have joined the Design Team at A Place to Start.  If you haven't caught up with this challenge, check it out HERE.

Loads of tutorials, techniques and general crafting information on the blog.   I will be a regular from next year, but here is a page for my quote Journal, which is filling up fast.

The paper is one I handmade earlier this year with a coffee wash.  Stamps, inks, water pastels have all been used.  The image is called Friends Forever and came from  Robyn's Fetish Store (sadly now closed,)

Checkout all the Caffeinated Creations
from the Design Team at:

Get Creative, November 2019

This month's challenge is all about holidays. 
Three great sponsors




I chose an image from Drawn By Krista, "Donkey and Star" to create a Christmas card.

Coloured with copic pens, the image has been cut and the edges distressed.  The star was printed a second time, fussy cut and layered onto the base star.

Layered onto to dark brown cardstock, which has had Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish rubbed around the edges.  The pearls were white and I have coated them with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint. Stamped sentiment completes the front of the card, which has been adhered to a brown cardstock card base.

Inside is a stamped Christmas Greeting and a poem I found on the net about the little donkey at Christmas.
 Check out all the other Holiday projects at:

Saturday, November 2, 2019

CHNC Christmas #462

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Something beginning with H"

I've chosen H for Holly.  Using papers from my stash and ivy and holly diecuts. Stamped sentiment completes the card.

Inspired by the Christmas Song. The Holly and the Ivy.

Check out the challenge at:
Entered into:

The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - Red and Green
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas Carol or Song
CHNC Patterned Paper - AG

Friday, November 1, 2019

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, Nov 2019

This is our last challenge for 2019, no December challenge, we are taking a break, but we will be back in January.  This month's theme is "Christmas"

I've made a gift envelope using papers from my stash.

Entered into: 
CHNC Patterned Paper- AG
CHNC - Christmas 
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Rudolph and Friends

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - November

This month of have used paper from my stash, the little frogs are rubber stamps from Stampin -Up.

Cardstock and patterned paper have been used for the frogs, the inside frog is on a spring and wobbles when you open the card.

Check out all the teams projects at: 

Entered into:
Createful Heart - AG
The Creative Crafter - AG
The Outlawz Thursday Twist - Cute or Creepy
MooMania - Circles 

The Crafter's Cafe #230

The themes at  this fortnight at The Crafter's Cafe are:
Travel - land, sea, air  or by foot and/or Insects

The sponsor is 
Dr Digis
and you could win a prize of 2 images

I chose to go down memory lane and requested "Tea Trolley Dolly"  Ladies that I have fond memories of from when I started working in the 60s.

The art journal page has been coloured with water pastels, copics, coloured pencils, inks, gel pens etc.  And to finish it off, one of my poems.

The Tea Lady
Monday to Friday she travelled twice daily
Through the offices pushing her trolley
Smiles and chatting gaily
The Tea Lady, Dolly.
With a Trolley fully laden
Came the sweet Tea Maiden
Serving us workers with treats and good cheer
Oh! she was welcomed, this Tea Lady Dear.


Check out all the great projects from the team at:

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southern Girls - Christmas

Christmas challenge at Southern Girls this fortnight, the sponsors are:


I received "Christmas Sweet Fox" from Oddball Art Co.  The fox image includes 3 Christmas baubles.  I printed, coloured and fussy cut the fox, layering him on to some patterned paper.  For the baubles I made them bigger, printed and coloured with copic pens and metallic ink.  In the end, I only used one of the baubles, added some ribbon and a sentiment to complete the card.

Check out the challenge at:
CHNC - Patterned Paper 
CHNC Christmas - AG
Cutie Pie - AG
Not Just a Card - AG 
Creatalicious - AG

Saturday, October 26, 2019

CHNC Christmas # 461

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Make your own background".

I have used a Gel Press with acrylic paints and die cut on watercolour paper.   Also adding some Shimmer shaker glitter and a stamped sentiment.

The image is from Dreary Dolls and is called Lantern, which has been coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered with 3d dimensions.

Check out the challenge at:
Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG 
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright
Crimbo Crackers - AG 
Christmas Card Throwdown -Smooshing

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Puuurfect Greeting

Little cat card today, found this image in my stash, coloured with copic pens, but the only name I can find is catonpost1, if anyone knows the artist, please leave a comment.

Fussy cut and layered onto Stampin Up paper, Typed and punched sentiment attached with 3d dimensions and a couple of onyx gems.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door - AG 
Mod Squad - Sentiment says it all
Penny's Paper Challenge - AG
Dream Valley Challenge - Add a Sentiment
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Cats 
Ikes World - J is for Jaffa 
Show Us your Pussies - AG Cat related.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bit of Halloween Fun

For the past several years I have kept a yearly Junk Journal, where bits and pieces I come across through the year, film tickets, invitations, cards, newspaper clippings etc get glued into, could also be just something on my desk that is left over, in it goes.  Probably more of a Smash /Gluebook.  Some Mixed media and art finds its way into the pages as well.

This year I over thought the process and used a small children's book,  it has worked but I think I need to rethink the process before I use an old book again, looks like a lot of washi tape about to be used or my go to, the paper bandage you can get from the chemist, either on plain white or decorate with paints, copics etc.  Anyway, book is becoming fragile.

This page has been created with a piece of left over diecut (trellis), I used it as a stencil over and over for other projects as well, finished off on these pages and then glued it onto a small strip of a page that I have left in the book.  When you open the page, the two top bats fly up.

The bats and Teddy came from a store called Robyn;s Fetish Store, now wadly closed.  The images have been coloured with copic pens, the background is Acrylic Chalk Paints and yes a little strip of tape to make sure the pages don't go missing.

Entered into:
Creative Knockout - Halloween
Simon Says Wednesday - Halloween
Little Red Wagon - Bear
Fab N Funky - Feature a Creature
Use your Stuff - Pumpkin
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Halloween

Saturday, October 19, 2019

CHNC Christmas #460

This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Add a flower or two or more".  I have used papers from Kaisercraft and punches for the flowers.   Finished off with a stamped sentiment and some shimmer mist.

Check out the challenge at:
Entered into:
 The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG
CHNC Patterned Paper - AG
Crafters Castle - AG