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Monday, 11 December 2017

#202 Christmas

June is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Christmas. This is our last challenge for 2017.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, a gift, or gift bag or tag, as long as it's Christmas themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Please note this challenge runs until Friday December 22nd, instead of the usual Sunday finish. We will re-open in the new year on January 15th.

Happy Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!

Kim has provided a prize for this challenge, so one lucky person will receive this box of goodies.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

June

Embossing folder/Crafter's Companion, Die cuts, bling/Creative Expressions
Merry Christmas everyone!

Josephine

The background for this was done with acrylic paint on my Gelli Plate, then edged with Imagination Crafts bronze Alchemy wax. The baubles were die cut using, I think, dies from Joanna Sheen, and the sentiment using a die from Tonic.

Judy

I made this Christmas card for a friends little new born daughter's first Christmas. The image is by Mo's Digital pencil. The image is coloured with Copics, diamond glaze, and a glitter pen. I added stars, trees and a sentiment to finish the card.

Angela

Background paper was decorated with Jofy Christmas stamps and Stickles glitter glue added. The sentiment and main images are Elena Zinski stamps from Paper Artsy. Red gems complete the card. Happy crafty Christmas, Angela xXx

Glenda

I used a Penny Black stamp, various dies and punches, a doily and a Stampin Up embossing folder to make this fun Christmas card. Hope you have a Merry Christmas season!

Mary

I used a traditional decoupage sheet from Craft Creations Ltd called Snowman with bear and matted it onto brown mirri and green card, adding a ribbon to link the two colours together.

Margaret


My card was made with papers from Craft Smiths. The border die is the Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch by Martha Stewart and the chippies are by Scrapmatts. Under the flower cluster is a small doily cut with a Dienamics Die and the pine branch die is by Impression Obsession.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Jackie

My card was made using the waste from some card I used to cut out a large snowflake, and some ribbon from my stash. The background was made using distress inks and the stamped images were (I believe) Card-io. The sentiment was a stamp from my stash.

Kimx

My card was one of several I made using Magnolia background paper and poinsettias stamped and embossed onto vellum.

Agnieszka chanya13
Hello, today I created a christmas scene with lots of trees and nativity scene. I also added a handmade flower.

Marlene

I have made this card with a LOTV Stamp, embossed it with Red Embossing Powder, ribbon and Pearls

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#201 Animal Magic, Winner and Top 5

There were some truly gorgeous entries into our Animal Magic challenge, which was hosted by Kim who has chosen her Winner and Top 5 as follows:-



37 Sew, Paper, Paint

This is an amazing Mini Album, a truly worthy winner.

and her top 5 are



1 Creative Smiles


52 Bridget C


62 Craft Princess


76 Julie Reed


87 Kylie


Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new
challenge.

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Monday, 27 November 2017

#201 Animal Magic

Kim is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Animal Magic.

If you are in the UK are you singing the theme song and picturing Johnny Morris??? LOL 


We would love to see your creations based on an animal theme. Please make sure that your project has an animal large enough for us to see, we are excluding insects in this one, so no bugs, butterflies, bees etc. will count as animals. Your project may still have them, but not as the animal, so you will need to add something other than an insect to meet the challenge theme.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's matches our Animal theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Kim

I chose to stamp a dazzle (yes, that is what you call a group of zebras according to Google!!) of zebras for my Animal themed card.

Josephine

A variety of inks; Distress, Memento and Versafine, masks and stamps from various manufacturers and a wintry landscape is the result.

Judy

I used an old rubber stamp from my collection of a Moose by a company called Earth Art. I used Copics, Pitt pens and a gelli pen to colour my image then added a few gems, glitter and sentiment to complete the card.

Mary


I have used a Bugaboo digi called winter penguin trio and coloured it using Promarkers, adding Liquid Pearls to the falling snow.

Glenda

I created this card to show the magic sight of a mother and her young on a peaceful lake. The swan and the lower foliage were ink stamped and the sky and water is hand sponged..

Angela

Oxide inks and Tim Holtz stamps and dies created the kitties. Stickles glue and coloured gems completed the card. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Marlene

I have used a Stampendous Stamp and an X-Cut Die for the Trees  lots of White Glitter and a LOTV Sentiment

Maike

I have used these cute mice from a rather new Gerda Steiner Designs set. I love their content little faces. For the background scene I created some hills with Distress Inks and added a wooden house free hand using Copics.

Margaret

My card was made with layers of paper, lace, tulle and string. The little reindeer is a chippie from 2Crafty Chipboard and to this I have added a bauble sentiment from Scrapmatts and a cluster which includes a handmade poinsettia, a tiny pine cone and some die cut branches.

Have a lovely day!! xx

Agnieszka chanya13

Hello, today I want to show you a winter scenery card with lots of layers and snow. I added lots of trees and lovely deer and doe. Sentence: warm family Christmas. Hugs.

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#200 Anything But a Card, Winner and Top 5

Angela hosted our 'Anything But A Card' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



33 Barbara Bruder

and her top 5 are



11 Marjeta


14 Tanvi

26 KalySto

36 Plony


44 Adrijana Knez

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

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Monday, 13 November 2017

#200 Anything But a Card

Angela is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Anything But a Card.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, but NOT a card.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Angela




Hi all. For this project I've made a Star Book. Started with a Masterboard, no surprise there! A variety of different stamps and Tim Holtz dies then completed the front covers with some brass embellishments. You are going to love the designs my team mates have come up with and I look forward to visiting you all to see what you've made too.

Happy creating, Angela xXx

Josephine

Crafty gift personalisation! A friend really wants one of these cream jugs for her kitchen, and Amazon obliged. But it looks quite plain, so I added some tissue paper and stuck to that, some hand-made paper flowers. Nothing permanent - it'll just lift out so she can put real flowers in it when she gets it home.

Jackie

My project is a decorated gift box. It is hexagonal in shape, and I bought the plain box from The Works for a couple of pounds. I painted and stencilled the outside and decorated the top with paper flowers and a nice big bow!

Judy



My project is a Christmas Tealight Holder although I think I may use it as a hostess gift at Christmas filled with candies. I used an old pattern I had for the Tealight holder but modernized the process by using cutting dies to make the box windows. The images are by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Glenda

A simple creation using a fold out blank white box which I covered with Christmas paper and decorated with a die cut border and left over Christmas decorations.

Mary

I have made a gift box using Tattered Lace's handbag die and decorated it using the lavish poinsettia die and the Charisma ivy die and CD ROM also from Tattered Lace.

Margaret

Hello everyone. For this Challenge I chose to create an Art Journal page. I applied texture paste through a stencil and then used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals for the colour. Added some stamping, a doily and a strip of lace along with a chipboard frame, a re-coloured flower and some prills. The quote was one I found on the net and simply printed out. Haven't the rest of the team come up with some fabulous creations! Looking forward to seeing yours. Have a fabulous day!

Maike


Agnieszka chanya13







Today I made flowers from white foam. I coloured them with oil pastels. I added texture to the leaves with a mould.

Kimx

I chose to make some picture frames as presents, and to show off the littlest Grandchildren of course.

Marlene

I chose to make a gift bag with my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board

and a Dis Digi Designs Candibean Stamp and a Spellbinders Die

June

Something completely different and another hobby of mine. I made this cake for a friend's granddaughter's first birthday/christening day. It is covered in a very pale lemon sugar paste and, apart from the ribbon, was all edible

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