Thursday, December 8, 2016

Floral Lattice

I am really excited to be joining the 4 Crafty Chicks team again as a Guest Designer, this is my second week and I still have three more to go.

The theme for this weeks challenge is No Patterned Paper chosen by Tina. I decided to use my Die’sire Create-A-Card Floral Lattice Die and some black and white card stock.

I die cut my panels from white card stock and layered them onto black card stock using my Xyron Creative Station Lite.

The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for joining me today, make sure you pop over the the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and join us for our No Patterned Paper challenge.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning, welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, it is in celebration of their 6th Birthday on December 8th.  It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is A Special Birthday theme.  If you have landed here from Audrey then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again,  you'll not want to miss out on this one!  Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing some of the gorgeous images that are available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

This is the card that I have created, it is for a special friend of our family - my eldest son is teaching her to play the guitar so I thought this image called Melody would be perfect.

I have used the Composition and printed it several times so that I could fussy cut some decoupage layers. 

I also used the matching Background Paper to decorate the inside of my card.

From here you will need to hop on over to Colette, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Thank you for joining me today and good luck on the hop.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Contemporary Christmas Wreath

This is one of the projects that I created for the Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition, I was commissioned to create five projects for the magazine using the free 6-in-1 build-a-tree die set and 8 co-ordinating stamps.

I decided to create a contemporary Christmas Wreath using the Christmas tree die and the Christmas tree garland stamp.

The papers are from the docrafts Papermania Capsule Geometric Mocha paper pad, I adhered them to some card stock before die cutting the trees.

It looks much better in real life!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.


Monday, December 5, 2016

The Joy of Christmas

This is another of the cards that was published in last months edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft, I was commissioned to create six projects using the fabulous Fireside Christmas Collection from NitWit Collections.

I love the colours in this collection, there are some wonderful verses and sentiments as well.

I printed the white poinsettias several times so that I could fussy cut them and layer them up.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Aged to Perfection

Have you seen the latest issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft, this is one of the projects that I created for the masculine makes feature.

I used papers from the Echo Park This & That Charming collection to create a wine bottle tag.

Make sure you pick up a copy, there is a fabulous Altenew stamp and die collection free with this issue.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Mistletoe Kiss

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Traditional Christmas Colours.

I chose this cute image called Hedgehogs Mistletoe Kiss, they are so adorable aren't they.

I coloured them with ProMarkers and used papers from The First Edition A Christmas Story Collection.

I inked the edges of the imge and papers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the holly berries.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge 227 - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes Challenge 463 - Romantic Christmas
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 114 - Winter/Christmas Colours
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 222 - Make Your Mark
Pattie's Creations Challenge 129 - Anything Christmas or Winter Related

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Traditional Christmas Colours challenge.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Blue Christmas

It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkdadoodles Challenge blog, the theme for the DT this fortnight is Blue Christmas but you can enter an Anything Goes project. I have used a digi image and papers from the fabulous Winnie in Winterland CD to create my card.

I coloured my fun image with ProMarkers and added some sparkle pen to the ornaments.

The snowflakes were die cut from the papers with a free die that came with a magazine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 36 - Show A Snowman
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 329 - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 216 - Blue and White
Come and Get It Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside!
Christmas Card Challenge 50 - Anything Goes Christmas

Make sure you pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge, you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Blue Christmas theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.