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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

#225 Winter

Lin is hosting today's challenge, Winter

A simple one to ease us into 2019. I feel sure that many of you have left over cards from the Christmas season that you have not yet blogged. All we would ask please, is that they do not refer specifically to Christmas on them, so no Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings, that sort of thing, and obviously need to depict Winter.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


My card was made with a combination of Card-io Stamps, inking and a Die. See my blog for details


Made this card using an embossing folder for the Snowflakes then coloured one lighter and one darker piece to give the depth then layered them up with the die cut images and completed the card with a Tim Holtz sentiment die and Stickles Glitter Glue. Happy crafting, Angela xXx


My card was made using large letter dies cut from patterned paper onto which I had stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed them.

I used an image from Joanna Sheen's winter collection of House Mouse stamps and after colouring it using Promarkers I matted it onto silver mirri and added glitter to the snow.

The top triangle of background is core'dinations cardstock which I embossed and then coloured using distress ink. The lower triangle is a piece of designer paper. I also added a little stamped mouse.


I've used a digi stamp from Heather Ellis which I coloured with pencils and Tonic dies to prick both the image and mats with stitching added to complete the framing.


I have used a Gemini Dies from Crafter's Companion, paper from Craft Creations and a Season Die from Joy Crafts


I made this card using a card die set called Pop Up Circle Accordion by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Thought the die set went well with my winter birds and Let it Snow sentiment die.


Ice skating, what a perfect sport for the winter, although I have never tried it myself, and don't intend to start either lol. My card was made using a fabulous stamp design from Jane Gill.


I created a little Amigurumi Snowman. To display him, I created a very simple diarama with embossed snowflakes and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. Tissue paper was used for the foreground and some pinecones and berries were added for extra interest. Have fun crafters!!


Hello, I made a winter, birthday card for a child with two penguins. I used a digi from I love digi. Enjoy.

Dr Monika

Hello everyone!! I made this super cute winter card using Tubby Craft stamp set "Penguin Love" and Tim Holtz distress inks. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

Friday, 28 December 2018

#224 Christmas, Winner and Top 5

Mary hosted our Christmas Challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-

3 Kath

and her top 5 are

19 Chantal S

69 Angela

78 Spiral Creativity

137 Carol Gill

145 Crafty Kiwi Mama

Congratulations to you all. Could Kath please contact me at the email address in the sidebar to claim her prize. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon on 14th January for our first challenge of 2019.

Monday, 10 December 2018

#224 Christmas

This is our last challenge for 2018 so that the team can have a well deserved break. We will be back on 14th January, and so we would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019. Thank you for sharing all your fabulous projects with us and we look forward to seeing many more in the New Year.

Mary is hosting today's challenge, Christmas

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Winter Fun theme.
We do, for a change, have a lovely prize on offer to our winner. It's two gorgeous Becky Seddon photopolymer stamps on a Christmas/Winter theme, with two stencils in the same theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


I have used a House Mouse decoupage sheet from Joanna Sheen. After attaching it to red rad I outlined the image using strios of gold peel off and then added more gold peel off items to the left hand side of the card.


I've used a Woodware stamp set, and coloured the tree with Promarkers. The frame uses a die set from Cheery Lynn, and I embossed a panel of the card blank using a folder which was a magazine freebie. I've gently inked the panel with yellow Versacolor ink.


I made this card for one of my grandson's for Christmas. I thought he would love this crazy snowman. I coloured him with copics and pencil crayons then added snow, snowflakes, a sentiment, Nuvo crystal drops, and Wink of Stella.


I made this card with one of my Masterboards which was created using a Paper Artsy stencil and Distress Oxides then added a snowflake die cut topper, sentiment and completed it with a few drops of Stickles Glitter glue. Hope you all have a really lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year xXx


I get all carded out at Christmas - so a quick and easy card is a bonus! My CAS card was made using an embossing folder and one of the new Hunkydory topper deck cards and rainbow mirri card.


I used three layers of paper on my card. A couple were cut to size and the top one was simply torn. A piece of lace was added in between two of the layers. The cluster consists of a piece of gauze, Die cut branches, Berries, two tiny Pine Cones and the flower.

Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas and wishing everyone all the very best for 2019.


I used one the super cute "Polar Pals" by Sunny Studios and the wonderful
cover plate die by Your Next Stamp. Happy crafting, everyone ;o)


A card for a little grand nephew, for all the details, see my blog.


My card is a combination of Sue Wilson dies, lots of glitter and foiling. Please see my blog for more details.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!