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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Stamping Chef November challenge

Tamara very kindly gives us free stamps to use in her monthly challenge
This is the one for November and this is the link to her store
http://thestampingchef.com/Store/

I have coloured the digi stamp with twinkling H2Os and markers, added washing tape, punched butterflies and star brad.  Layered onto lime green and then purple card.   I am going to put this up somewhere in my craft room.


Friday, 29 November 2013

Card 34 for Beccy's Place - a month of holiday cards

Day 29 challenge at Beccy's place is use a digi stamp
This is the 34th card I have made for this monthly challenge
Embossed green card with Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars".    Printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Christmas Boo" by Heather Valentine onto white card and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto red oval and then onto green card.  Added ribbon and rhinestones and layered all onto red card.

I would also like to add this card to Lacy Sunshine challenge No 22 anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 152 for a child

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge.anything goes

Thank you to everyone who runs these challenges.

And a special thank you to Beccy for running the month of holiday cards, all the ideas were very helpful.  My computer died last Friday and I only received it back tonight. They had to replace the power supply which was damaged in the storm.
I have been ringing my daughter each day to find out what the challenge was for Beccy's cards.    Luckily I had some digi stamps printed out before my computer died.

Unfortunately I won't be home tomorrow so I won't be able to do tomorrow's challenge as the link closes tomorrow I think.  Anyway I now have 34 extra cards to add to my box of cards ready to send this year.



Card 33 for Beccy's Place a Month of holiday cards.

Day 28 was create a card with the sentiment as the focal point
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

This is my 33rd card for this monthly challenge

Embossed green card with Crafts Too "Holly Frame" embossing folder. and sanded.  Coloured the berries with red glitter pen and added ribbon.   Stamped Stampendous Stamp "Christmas Wish", sponged with red distress ink, added rhinestones and layered onto red card and then onto green card.
Layered all onto red card.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes


Beccy's Place - my card number 32 for A Month of Holiday cards

Day No 25 is all that glitters at
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
This is my 32nd card for the monthly challenge
I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars embossing folder .  Added glitter to the to stars and when this didn't go too well added glitter glue to side and bottom stars though it doesn't show up in the scan.  Printed digi Angel and coloured part with markers.  Added glitter glue to wings and layered her onto green card.  Stamped Penny Black stamp Christmas Wishes.  Layered all onto red card.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazel Nut's weekly Christmas challenge No 152 for a child
and Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge anything goes


Lollipop Ladies challenge No 81 and Beccy's Place card no 31

Challenge No 81 at Lollipop Ladies is Reindeer cupcakes with grids.
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
This is the inspiration photo 
 This is my card

I also want to add this as my 31st card on Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

I have used the colours pink, brown and white and reindeers as my inspiration.
I have made a grid on a brown card with my Stampin Up scoring board.  This is the first time I have used it.  Layered Papers from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper pad.  Stamped Stamp It Self Adhesive rubber stamp "Reindeer Text" and layered it onto top of papers.  Layered all onto pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's challenge 152 for a child
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - my card No 30

Day 24 at Beccy's Place a Month of Holiday cards was embossing
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
This is the 30th card I have made this month for the continuous challenge
Embossed green card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars embossing folder.  Embossed red card with Crafts Too Christmas Greetings embossing folder.  Cut in half and layered over green card.  Stamped PSX Manger scene onto white card and layered it onto green card.  Added red star washi tape.  Layered all onto navy card.

I would also like to enter this into Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas Challenge anything goes


Month of holiday cards - card number 29

Challenge for day 22 on Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards is snowflakes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
This is my 29th card for this month's challenges
Have punched top and bottom of Imagine That Snowflake papers with Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.  Layered Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Snowflake quality control" on top of paper and colorued with markers.  Added snowflake washi tape and layered all onto red card.

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge No 22 - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 152 - for a child
and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes

Monday, 25 November 2013

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 25 November - Things with wings.

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is Things with wings.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
Have printed out digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs "Spring Flight" twice (There are bees with wings).  Layered the first piece onto purple card.  Printed Whoopsi Daisy digi from sheet No 490 and layered onto paper.  (lovely fairy with wings).  Cut out flowers from the second sheet of paper and layered on top.

I hope you will go over and have a look at the lovely cards made by the rest of the design team and join in our challenge.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Archi Scraps November challenge.

The challenge for this month at Archi Scraps is a picture and with the criteria of the sea
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/


I was going to make a new card but  I was working on my computer on Friday inserting some digis to use on my cards and I heard the rumble of thunder a long way away. Just before I finished there was a loud bang and my computer crashed. Now it won't start. My husband can't understand it as he had put in a power board with a surge protector. Everything else is okay just the computer won't turn on, so I won't be able to go on the internet again until it is fixed. Thankfully I have already done some of my design team cards and scheduled them to go onto my blog for future dates.
I am going to take my computer tomorrow and hope they can fix it.  I really don’t want to have to buy a new one.

  

I came down to Lynda's today to use her computer to send some messages and a friend has sent me a scan of the card I sent to her for her birthday today.

The mermaid is a Lacy Sunshine digi stamp by Heather Valentin.  The sentiment may be from Create with TLC  but I can't look up in my computer to check.  I have added fish brads and stamped sea gulls.



Friday, 22 November 2013

Creative Fingers No 12 - Anthing Goes/Christmas card with metal

Creative Fingers challenge No 12 for 22 November is anything goes/Christmas card with metal
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The sponsor for this week is Imagine That
https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/

I have layered pieces of digi paper from Imagine That "Merry and Bright" digi paper set onto green card.  Added washi tape.  Printed out Imagine That precoloured "Candy Cane Teddy" digi stamp and layered on top.  Cute Merry Christmas from Christmas Basics paper pad  and layered on top.  Added star brads for the metal.

I hope you will go over and look at the other lovely cards by the design team and join in our challenge.

I would also like to add this card to Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards

and Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes


Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 22 Nov 2013 - Lots of Texture

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight is Lots of Texture
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
Splattered white card with distress stains, painted clear crackle paint over and left to dry overnight.  Embossed green card with Cuttlebug "Winter Trees" embossing folder, sanded and added different coloured rhinestones, layered onto painted card.  Printed Sweet Pea stamp "Merry" by Regan Kubecek onto white and coloured with markers.  Added different coloured rhinestones and layered onto green card.
The rhinestones are all different colours but the scanner hasn't picked up some of the colours and they look white.

I hope you will go over an look at the lovely cards by the others in the design team and join in our challenge.  You don't have to use a Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you will have two chances to win.

I would also like to enter this card into Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - this will be my 27th card
and
Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Card 26 for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - Day 21 use ribbon

This is my 26th card for Beccy's Place - a month of holiday cards.  Today's challenge is use ribbon.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

Embossed green card with Craft Concepts "Funky Poinsettia" embossing folder.
Printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Penelope Peppermint flower pot pretty" by Heather Valentin onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto green card.  Added Christmas ribbons.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Card No 25 for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards

This is my 25th card for Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards. - Day 20 is use punches.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


Embossed green card with Sissix "Christmas" embossing folder.  Printed Kenny K stamp "Happy Holidays" and coloured part with markers.  (The rest left white for snow).  Attached with gold thread and red brad.  Stamped 2 baubles from Stampin Up stamps "Delightful Decorations" and punched out with Stampin Up bauble punch and layered onto green card with gold thread.
Layered all onto red card.

I also want to add this card to Kenny K's Krafty Krew No 160 Anything Goes
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


Beccy's Place A month of Holiday cards - My card No 24

Day No 19 at Beccy's Place is use coloured pencils and I have used these on my 24th card for this month
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

I have printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Little Peanut Sticky Wings" which was the free stamp this month at Lacy Sunshine challenge.  Each month if you use a Lacy Sunshine stamp to make a card for the challenge you get the next month's digi free.  If you don't have any Lacy Sunshine stamps you can buy the stamp of the month for $2 to join in and then you can request the next one for free.  Heather is very generous with her images.

I have coloured her with my prismacolor pencils.  I have a few that I bought years ago.  I haven't used them for a long time as markers are much easier for my sore hands.  Also drawn a border with the red pencil.  Stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes".  Added Stampin Up punched baubles and rhinestones for the bling.

I also want to add this card into Lacy Sunshine Challenge 21 "Its a bling thing"
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Crazy Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge "Anything goes"
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

and Fab ;n; Funky 194 - Anything goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards challenge - my card no 23

The challenge for day 18 is wreaths and this is my 23rd card for this month's challenge
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


My wreath is a little different.  I have layered punched leaves around Kenny K digi stamp "Cozy Cocoa" which I have coloured with markers and layered onto red card.  Added red rhinestones for the berries and a sticker bow which I stuck on red card and then cut out.  Stamped Stampalot "Happy Christmas" onto green card and layered onto red card.   Layered all onto green card.

I would also like to add this card to Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge 160 - Anything goes
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 151 - Indoors (The girl is drinking cocoa next to the fire place)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 18 November 2013

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 18 November - Give Thanks

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is Give Thanks
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


Printed out fairy writing letter from Whoopsi daisy sheet number 431.  Coloured her with markers and chalks and layered onto light pink card.  Embossed dark pink card with Sissix Thank you embossing folder, cut out oval and layered on top.
I haven't added any embellishments as I wanted you to be able to see all the embossed words.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Card 22 for Becky's Place a Month of Holiday cards to challenge day 17 shaped cards.

This is my card 22 for Becky's Place a Month of Holiday cards to challenge day 17- shaped cards
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

Beccy has a tutorial on her site for circle cards which I tried to follow.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/technique-class-circle-cards.html

I drew a circle on the computer and cut out to make the card.  Cut another circle from Alison Ellis Design paper that I have had for a while and pasted onto circle card.  Printed Eureka stamp 11403, cut out and layered onto paper.  Coloured star with silver glitter pen. (The glitter doesn't show up in the scan)

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazel Nut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/



Beccy's Place - A month of Holiday cards - Card No 21 to challenge for day 16 Kraft card

This is my card No 21 for Beccy's Place a month of holiday cards to challenge for day 16 - use kraft card
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


Embossed kraft card with Crafts Too "Christmas Greetings" embossing folder and layered onto pink card.
Added pink star washi tape and pink rhinestones.  (Unfortunately the scanner doesn't scan the pink of the rhinestones.)  Printed "Santa Pin Up" and coloured her with markers, cut out and layered onto kraft card.

Sassy Studio Designs stamp "Santa Pin Up" is the free stamp on Papercraft Planet Sassy Studio Designs monthly progressive challenge this month so I will also add this card into their challenge at:
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sassystudiodesigns/forum/topics/monthly-progressive-challenge-6-nov-15th-dec-14th

I will also add this card to Dare to Be Sassy Thursdays challenge No 203 - Christmas card with no red or green
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazel Nut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Winners Feeling Sketchy Christmas Blog Hop

Don't forget to go over to Feeling Sketchy today and see who has won the Feeling Sketchy prize for the Feeling Sketchy Blog Hop.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

The two winners from those who commented on my blog are:
Amy A
Dingodudette

Have a look at Whoopsi Daisy
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
and chose either 1 digi sheet  (4 images or there is one with 6 images) or 2 topper sheets (multiples of one image)
Then email the number of your pick to me on margaretannashby@yahoo.com and put CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP Prize in the subject line.
Please also comment in the comments on this post that you have sent the email so I can look for it.  

Thank you everyone who left comments on my blog for the blog hop.  Please come over and join in this fortnights challenge on Feeling Sketchy.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/




Friday, 15 November 2013

Beccy's Place - a month of holiday cards - card 20

I have made my card number 20 for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday Cads
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

to sketch 284 on Sketch Saturday so that I can enter that challenge as well
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/


I have embossed white card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars and sponged with distress ink.  Layered it onto red card.  Printed out Floppy Lattes "3 wise men" twice and moved the sentiment to fit in with the sketch.
Layered onto red card and then onto the white card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthlyChristmas challenge - Anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

As soon as I add this card to the challenges I am going to have to turn the computer off as there is a bad storm at the moment.

Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - card 19.

Today is day 15 of Beccy's Place - A Month of holiday cards and today Beccy has given us a tutorial on wreath cards.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

This is the 19th card I am putting into the challenge.  I used the tutorial but changed it a bit.


Embossed green card with Craft Concepts "Funky Poinsettia" embossing folder.
I printed Inky Impressions digi stamp "Silent night circle" onto white card and added punched flowers.  I forgot to do the scoring first so cut it into a circle instead of scored square and layered onto green card.  Coloured sticker bow with green marker and attached.  Added pearls and rhinestones.
Stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" on white card and layered onto green card.  Added punched flowers and rhinestones.  I don't know whether it looks like a wreath or not.  Doesn't look anything like Beccy's lovely card.

I will also put this card into Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes



Craftitude Challenge 53 for 15 November - Falling Leaves

Challenge No 53 for 15 November at Craftitude is Falling Leaves
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Milk Coffee
http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MilkCoffee
This is my ATC

I have printed out Milk Coffee Digital Stamp "Girl Cleaning Autumn Leaves" and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto Create With TLC "Fashionable Fall Papers".  Added leaves and leaf beads.

Please go over to Craftitude and see the other lovely projects by the design team and join in our challenge.  You can make any paper project, ATC, Card, scrapbook page, etc. etc.



Feeling Sketchy No 74

Time for another challenge at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor for this month is San's Design
http://shop.sansdesign.se/
Sketch No 74
 My card for the design team

Sissix Embossing Folder "Thin Ice"
Sans Designs digi stamp SN00004 coloured with markers.  
Happy Christmas printed in the banner on computer.
Rick Rack Ribbon and Washi tape.
Martha Stewart Bauble punch and gold thread.

I hope that you will come on over to http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/ and see the lovely cards made by the design team and join in our challenge.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see who has won the blog hop prize on Feeling sketchy and the blog hop prizes on my blog.

I would also like to add this card to Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards this will be my card 18 

and Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes










Lollipop Ladies No 80

Challenge No 80 inspiration photo is a farewell cake and the added challenge is sentiments
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
This is the inspiration photo 
 This is my card
I have used the colours purple black and green with flowers and butterflies.

Embossed mauve card with Cuttlebug daisies and layered onto black card which I layered onto purple card.
Printed Sentiment from Create with TLC digi set "Blessings Doodled", coloured with markers and distress ink, layered onto purple card and then onto the mauve card.  Added punched butterflies and leaves.  Added flowers and brads.

I hope you will come on over and join in the challenge which finishes on Tuesday.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Card number 17 for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - day 14 add buttons

This is my 17th card for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards. - Today is day 14 and the challenge is add buttons
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
Layered papers from Christmas Basics paper pad onto green card.  Added star washi tape.  Threaded gold thread through star buttons and added.  Printed Beccy's Place digi stamp "Gingerbread One", coloured with markers and layered on top.  

I bought the buttons a few years ago at the craft fair.  

I would also like to add this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - card No 16.

This my 16th card for Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards.  The challenge today for day 13 is Jingle Bells - use bells on your card
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

Layered paper from Christmas Basics paper pad onto green card.  Layered piece of red card over pattern paper.  Added Christmas stickers.  

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes.


Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - card No 15.

This is my 15th card for Beccy's Place a month of holiday cards challenge.  Day 12 challenge was to create a holiday landscape
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


I stamped PSX stamp onto black card with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder .  Added 3D Kindy Glitz Slick white.  Left to dry.  When dry layered onto red card, them black card, then white card.  Printed Beccy's Place precoloured digi stamps "Merry Christmas" and "Snowman with Poinsettia" and layered them on top.

Go over to Beccy's Place http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/ and have a look at her lovely cards and join in the challenge.  I am trying to get as many Christmas cards done as I can.  Been very fuzzy headed the last few days so I really appreciate the different ideas each day.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazel Nut's Monthly Christmas challenge - Anything goes





Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards - card 14

My 14th card for Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards is made to the challenge for day 11 - patchwork card
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


I have layered six squares of digi paper from Pink Gem Designs "Christmas Sparkles" onto red card.  Added red star washi tape.  Printed Bizzy Bec's digi stamp, cut out and layered on top.  Added Christmas stickers.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge


Imagine That No 14 - November 2013

This month for challenge Number 14 we received Birthday Sea Horse set to use for the challenge.
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au
Each month we are given a free stamp or set to use for the challenge.  If you aren't already in this challenge you can buy this month's set and make a card for the challenge then you will receive next month's digi for free.
I bought Imagine That's digi paper set "Birthday Bubbles" and used pieces of three of the papers from that set and layered onto green card.  Layered the free pre coloured sea horse digi and sentiment on top of the papers.

The set came with coloured images and black and white for you to colour.  I used the coloured image as my eyes have been fuzzy lately.



Monday, 11 November 2013

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - flowers galore

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is Flowers Galore
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
I have printed one of the stamps from Whoopsi Daisy sheet No 383 and coloured her with markers.  Stamped  two flowers in pots and insect and butterfly from Penny Black clear stamp set Zoo alphabet and  coloured with markers.  Coloured  background with chalks.  Stamped Stampin Up Happiness Always. Punched leaves and attached.  Made flower pot and attached over leaves.  Added flowers and flower brads.  Layered all onto pink card.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Joanna Sheen challenge and card No 13 for Beccy's Place challenge

Challenge at Joanna Sheen is food for thought
http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.ca/

I will also enter this as my 13th card on Becky's Place - A Month of Holiday cards
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

and enter in Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

I was very lucky last month to win the Joanna Sheen blog candy which was the lovely Joanna Sheen Christmas Holly Pond Hill CD


I have layered 2 papers from Kaiser Craft 6" paper pad "Dear Santa collection" onto red card.  Have printed out the image and sentiment from the Christmas Holly Pond Hill CD and layered onto papers.

There are lots of lovely images on the CD which you can buy from Joanna Sheen's online shop.

I made this and the last 3 cards today as I am home on my own.  Tony went to Lynda's to pick up my craft  bag and his tools he couldn't fit in the car coming home yesterday.

We went to Lynda's yesterday to help her put up her Christmas lights.  Sarah and Timmy went to Lynda's in the train but we took them home as I had boxes of my Christmas decorations and Christmas tree to give them.
I don't put them up at home now that everyone has moved out as we go to either Lynda's or Angela's for Christmas.

Angela, Graham, Emily and Brianna and Emily's friends Chloe and Bridget (twins) came down also.  Graham came in the train as there wasn't room for all of them in the car.  Chloe lives with Angela  and Bridget spends a lot of time there.  Their mother is very ill in hospital and not expected to live long.    Bridget lived with Angela for a couple months, but as Angela's house is only small she is now living with a friend of her mothers.

Brianna wanted to make some more Christmas cards so I took some craft supplies with me and she made some more cards.

One of Graham's friends also came to help and he took a family photo for us.  I am the shortest in the family (except for Brianna aged 5)




Becky's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - Card No 12

This is my card No 12 for Becky's Place - A Month of Holiday cards
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html


I have printed out digi stamp "Holiday Fun" by Regan Kubeck available from Sweet Pea stamps and coloured with makers.  Layered onto green card.  Stamped Hero Arts "Celebrate Christmas" onto top of green card.  Layered all onto red card.  I love Regan's drawings.

I would also like to enter this card to Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 150 - outdoors
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Beckys Place - A month of holiday cards - card 11

I have done card No 11 to Beccy's challenge day 2 - layered flowers
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

Stamped Stampendous Stamp, onto white card and added sticker borders.  Cut flowers from decopage page and layered onto white card.  Layered all onto red card.

THE FOLLOWING WERE BECKY'S CARD SAMPLES



I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge

I made this card today.  I have had a good run for me and mad 4 cards today.  2 more posts to go.  
I appreciate these challenges as I am trying to get my Christmas cards made earlier this year instead of rushing at the last minute.




Becky's Place - A Month of Holiday cards - card 10

The challenge card today (day 10) is Gift Giving (make a card that looks like little Christmas packages and add a tag..
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

This card took me a long time to make

I punched 9 squares with Creative Memories 1-1/2" punch out of Kaisercraft 6" paper pad "Bella Collection" and layered them onto paper from same pad.  Punched tag with Stampin Up tag punch from same paper pad. Added Christmas ribbon, flowers and star brad.  Layered all onto red card.
The angel was from Crafty Individuals Miniatures "People and Places"

 This was Becky's lovely sample card for us

Come on over and join in the challenge, it runs until 30 November.

I would also like to add this to Crafty Hazel Nut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Beccy's Place - A month of Holiday cards - card 9

Todays challenge was a card with a Christmas tree
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
Imagine That Digi paper "Trees Red" from Merry and Bright paper pack layered onto green card.
Printed Inky Impressions "Delilah's Ornament" onto white, coloured with markers, edges sponged with distress ink and layered onto paper.  Added 2 washi tapes and Merry Christmas cut from a paper pack.
Layered all onto red card.

I also want to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 8 November 2013

Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - card 8

My card number 8 - white on white - on Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday cards
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

My card is all white though it looks grey in the scan.
Embossed white card with Crafts Too "Sleigh" embossing folder.  Cut out with fancy scissors.  Stamped Penny Black stamp "Christmas Wishes", onto velum,  embossed with white embossing powder, cut out with fancy scissors and attached with star brads.  Attached all to white card.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes



Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cads - card no 7 white on white

Today the challenge at Beccy's place is white on white
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

My card is white but the scan looks grey.  I have cleaned the screen on my printer but I think it is dirty on the inside.
Embossed white card with Cuttlebug "Three Kings" embossing folder and distressed the edges.
Stamped Penny Black stamp "Christmas Wishes" on velum and embossed with white embossing folder, attached to card with white star brads.  Attached all to white card.

I will also enter this card into Crafty Hazel Nut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


Beccy's Place - November Holiday card challenge - card 4 - use non traditional colours

Yesterday's challenge was make Christmas card in non traditional coloures
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card yesterday but had to wait for the glitter to dry before putting on my blog
Light pink card embossed with Cuttlebug "Christmas stars".  Added pink washi tape.  Printed Beccy's Place pre coloured digi " Angel with Present", layered onto dark pink card and then onto light pink card.  Added blue star.  Added glitter to halo and star.  Laayered all onto blue card.

Used coloured digi as I can't see too well.  Having bad pain days this week and fuzzy headed, plus had dentist yesterday and couldn't eat lunch until the numbness wore off after 3.30 pm so that didn't help my headache.

Thankfully I have my craft and internet friends to help take my mind of my pain.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes



From the Heart Stamps November challenge

Each month we receive a free From the Heart Stamp to join in the challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2013/11/01/november-stamp-of-the-month-balloon-ride/
We have to make a card for the challenge to receive the next month's free digi.


Embossed mauve card with K Kindom "balloons" embossing folder and sponged with Milled Lavender distress ink.  Printed digi stamp and sentiment  From the Heart "Balloon Ride" and coloured with markers and sponged with Milled Lavender distress ink.  Cut out layered onto purple card then onto mauve card.  Laayered all onto purple card.

So fuzzy haded again today can't see straight.


Sweet Pea Stampers challenge 8 November 2013 - Remembrance

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight starting Friday 8 November is Remembrance
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
I have used Sweet Pea Stamp "Remembrance" by Katrina Kovkiotis which is available as a digi or rubber stamp
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/catalog.htm
Mauve card embossed with Cuttlebug "Daisies" and layered onto purple card.  Sweet Pea digi stamp "Remberance" by Katrina Kovkiotis stamped onto white and coloured with markers, sponged with distress ink and layered onto mauve card.  Stamped Stampin Up "Thinking of you" punched out with Stampin Up scallop oval punch and sponged with distress ink.  Added butterfly, flowers and rhinestones.





Creative Fingers Challenge 10 - Distress It

Creative Fingers Challenge 10 for 8 November is Distress It
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Our sponsor this week is Rick St Denis
http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/RickStdennis

Rick St Denis digital stamp "Isabella Christmas Shopping" coloured with markers and distress inks, distressed edges.
Paper from Pink Gem Design's "Christmas Sparkles" paper.  Distressed edges.
Added distressed strip of paper and layered washi tape on top.
All layered onto green card.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the other lovely cards by the design team and join the challenge.
  
I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
and Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards



Thursday, 7 November 2013

FEELING SKETCHY DESIGN TEAM CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP


Welcome to the Feeling Sketchy Design Team Christmas blog hop!

Hopefully you've found your way here from Debbie's blog,
But if you've only started here then you might want to start back at Feeling Sketchy for the full list of blogs .
 I'm so excited to share my projects.

My card is made to one of our older sketches No 63 (I have changed the square to a circle).
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Holly with Berries"
Paper from Kaisercraft "Mint Twist" 6x6 pad.  Washi tape.
Pre coloured image from Whoopsi Daisy Sheet No 496.

I was thinking of what to make for my second Christmas project.  On Sunday 27 October I went to my daughter Lynda's house and my other daughter Angela and her girls were there as they had come down for a few days to get away from the fires near Angela's house.  I had bought a 12x12 Christmas paper pad from Spotlight a few weeks before and it was still at Lynda's.  Brianna (age 5) asked what I was going to use it for and I told here I was going to use it for some of my Christmas cards.  She asked if she could make some Christmas cards.   I didn't have any of my craft supplies with me but Lynda had a pack of cards so we borrowed scissors and glue off her daughter Sian and Brianna made 6 Christmas cards.  She picked out the cards, the papers and the shapes and I supervised and help her cut as they were big scissors.  We used drink glasses to make the circles.  Sian printed some images off her computer and made one Christmas card.

This is the first page I made from the photos Angela took, using the paper from the book "Christmas Basics" 120 12x12 papers and 3 different washi tapes.  Printed title and journalling on the computer as my writing is not the best.  Berries coloured with gelly roll pens.
This is the second page using the same papers and washi tapes.
 I was going to add some embellishments but thought it would be a bit much with the bright papers.


The fun doesn't stop here, the next blog to hop to is Morgyn's.

When all is done, be sure and check back with the Feeling Sketchy blog at http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au for a wonderful giveaway.

I am also giving a small prize for two of the comments on my blog.  My prize will be 1 sheet (4 images) of Whoopsie Daisy digital stamps randomly picked for 2 people who comment below.

Have a look at Linnie's lovely images on http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
Some sheets have 2 precoloured and 2 black and white copies for you to colour and some have 4 black and white images for you to colour.

I would also like to enter my card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html