Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #16 Christmas Card

Hello crafters, time for a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and we would like to see your Christmas cards.

Our sponsors are Meljens Designs and The Stamping Boutique who gave the DT some images to play with.

Here is my card using Jingle Bell from Meljens Designs

The image was coloured with promarkers, glittered and die cut. The papers were me to you bear freebies and the holly and leaves were  from my stash.

My second card is using  the Father Christmas image from the Stamp Boutique.

The image was die cut and coloured with promarkers, Father Christmas' fur was covered in flower soft and the snowflakes were glittered. The papers were more me to you bear freebies and I added some corners, ribbon, thread and a Christmas stocking embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Bingo - ribbon, flowers die cuts last minute Christmas card(s) Don't look at the light, sparkle, glitter etc Christmas images and colours

Monday, 12 December 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Sparkle and Shine Challenge

This is the last Whoopsi Daisy Challenge for this year! Wow were does the time go? This week we want to see lots of Sparkle and Shine.

This card was a request from my daughter for her nephew, my grandson. She chose the image from one of Linnie's sheets and left the rest of the design to me.

I am still on my mision of using up the freebie backing papers in my stash and this one with the white random spots looking like snow complimented the image. As they were chopping down a tree it seemed appropriate to have a forest in the backgound! These were stamped using the masking technique and then embossed with glittery embossing powder.

The image was coloured with promarkers, the snow with watery china blue distress ink and dabbed with icicles stickles. Some tiny coloured gems were used on the tree image and clear star gems in the sky. 

I have had these bells in my crafty stash forever and I have sewn them to crafters rope and wrapped it around the bottom. A sentiment finishes the card. Yeah! another card to cross off the list!.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Tic Tack Toe, Snow Tree Bauble Christmas with lots of embellishments

Monday, 5 December 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Snowflakes Challenge

This week our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is Use Your Snowflakes. There are snow many ways to do a card for this challenge and Linnie has lots of images to that can be used.

The Daisy Divas have made some brilliant cards, do pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy blog to see them.

My daughter asked me to make a Christmas card for my granddaughter (her niece) and she chose this image. It's so cute but then all Linnie's images are!

I coloured the snow and snowman with watered down china blue distress ink then some icicles stickles dabbed on. The rest of the image was coloured with promarkers, The dp was a magazine freebie and fitted the challenge perfectly. This was one of those cards that just seemed to fall into place, it's quite a simple design but the dp is so strong that it didn't need a lot of embellishment. To break up the dp a little I used a chiffon ribbon which had a purple edge but the centre was pale lilac and was lost but I overlaid it with the sparkly ribbon and added gems and was pleased with the effect. The snowflakes in the corners were dabbed with purple stickles, a die cut flourish, a greeting and job done!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Punches and/or Die cuts Christmas card non traditional colours All about Christmas