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Monday, 16 November 2015

#152 Winter Birthday

I am sure we all know some poor soul who has a Winter, or even worse a Christmas Birthday, mine is 27th December! So for our challenge this time we want to see your Winter Birthday creations.

Josephine is hosting this one and will get to choose our Winner/Top 5

Here is how the team interpreted the theme

For this challenge, I've made a card for a friend who's got a December birthday. She loves Josephine Wall images, and so I framed one in Photoshop Elements and added a sentiment. I designed the paper using tones from the image, and finished the card with some lace and glitter.

I used a pre coloured digi set from Doodle Pantry for my Winter Birthday Card.

I used the "Cool Day" stamp set from My Favorite Things for my Winter Birthday Card! The inside says "Have a cool day" to tie it all in together! 

I used a Lacy Sunshine digital stamp and using a Spellbinders die, a Darice embossing folder and Tatted Lace dies created an archway through which it can be seen. 
Here are the close up Photos

I have used a Square Concertina Die from Crafter's Companion with Border Die - Candy Canes and Freebie Stamps from Craft Magazine

I have used a Woodware stamp, white embossing and some cool blues
for my Winter Birthday card. 

152 Winter Birthday
My Winter Birthday card has a spellbinders embossing folder for the background, a couple of wintry diecuts and an image from a free stamp.


 I made this card for my daughter who was born during one of the worst winter's in Ohio history.  This cute image is Valerie in Winter by Mo Manning.

I have used Hunkydory Festive Birds Of Britain.

I have used these cute little snowmen to make a winter birthday card complete with snowflakes.

For my Winter themed Birthday card I used some stamps, dies and stencils from my stash, a cool colour scheme and lots of snowflakes.

I made a shaker card for my wintery birthday card this time, using cooler tones in the distress inks to make my background and a simple silhouette stamp for my winter trees. 

#151 Thank You, Winner and Top 5

Julie hosted our Thank You Challenge and she has chosen her winner and top 5, as follows:-

18  Louise

and her Top 5 are:

Congratulations to you all, please take our Winner's or Top 5 badge for your blogs.

We hope to see you back at 12 noon for our new challenge.


Monday, 2 November 2015

#151 Thank You

Julie is hosting today and she would like to see your Thank You creations. You might want to make a remembrance card as it's Armistice Day on 11th November, or just an old fashioned thank you card. Whatever inspires you we want to see it.

Here is how the team have interpreted the theme



A fairly simple card from me - using a stamp set from a recent magazine and some Sizzix Susan's Garden dies.

I used the Poppy Die from Memory Box for Remembrance Day and in memory of a friend who served in Vietnam.

I used a Tatty Twinkle stamp called Just for you and added a thank you peel off to the tag.

This adorable little image is "Fore You" by Di's Digistamps. This is a very special thank you to the owners of a golf course that my mom and dad were members of for many years.

I made this card using a Pink Gem Image. I made this as it is Remembrance Sunday next weekend coloured it with Promarkers
I created using kraft cardstock and colored Kaisercraft papers and added a house mouse stamp hand water colored by me and fussy cut

Bold and bright with this Shine Bright range from Kaisercraft.

I have used a cutting file from the Silhouette store, Distress Inks, Acrylic paint, a stencil, paper flowers and Hobby Art Butterfly stamps to create my Thank You card.

I made my Thank You card using a couple of lovely Hero Arts background stamps and the 'Resist with a Twist' technique.
I love the critters from Purple Onion Designs and wanted to create a simple card with Cedar the fox that lets the sentiment shine.

#150 Autumn Colours, Winner and Top 5

Jackie hosted our Autumn Colours Challenge and she has chosen her winner and top 5, as follows:-

26 Deepti

and her Top 5 are:

 33 Andrea Norris

43 Kuni

61 Stampartpapel

84 DebiB

Congratulations to you all, please take our Winner's or Top 5 badge for your blogs.

We hope to see you back at 12 noon for our new challenge.


Monday, 19 October 2015

#150 Autumn Colours

Jackie is hosting our challenge today and she would love to see anything with warm Autumn colours.

Here is the team’s interpretation of the theme

For my "man's card" I used a Sheena Douglas embossing folder, distress inks, gilding wax, a swirl die and some Hunkydory toppers from my stash.
I bought some gilding flakes at a Craft Show recently and this was the perfect Challenge to use them. 

I decided to make a Christmas card in autumn shades - red, brown and gold. I die cut the snowflake panel and 'Noel' and mounted them onto red card. The snowflakes are heavy cardboard which I triple-embossed using some Cosmic Shimmer UTE powder.


I like to create cards in brown colours and I made this one with big pleasure.
I used lace and some flowers in sunny colours .

I love the many colours of Autumn and have really enjoyed making this card. I used a "Peek-a-boo" window and a very cute image by Tiddly Inks.

I have used a Lili of the Valley Stamp, coloured with promarkers and added Ribbon and Pearls

I have used Hunkydory Santa Paws

I chose this cute little image from Pink Gem Designs and stitched leaves dies from Lawn Fawn to create my Autumn Colours card.

I love the Autumn, with all it's glorious colours so this was an easy challenge for me.
My card has been made using a Kaleidacolor ink pad, Woodware grasses and LOTV sentiment.

I used a Tatty Twinkle stamp coloured using Promarkers

For my card I used some papers from Joy Crafts, and a mixture of Creative Expressions stamps for the leaves and sentiment and the pumpkins and lamp post are old stamps by Sheena Douglass.

I used old Bo Bunny papers and a TPS image to make my card in a mix of browns and oranges, and kept the design relatively simple (for me!)