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Thursday, December 29, 2016

What Day Is It?

So we're at that strange time of year where all the meals blend into one and nobody knows what day it is! I've started to play with some of the goodies I bought in the sales - I'm very taken with these lovely shiny patterned papers from the Papermania Geometric Mono pack - ideal for New Year cards...

I've added some die cut numbers in gold mirri-card and the greeting used up some very old peel-off letters.

There's not many challenges currently going but I've managed to enter this into:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
C R A F T Challenge - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Time Out Challenges - inspired by words (new)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Last Christmas Card of 2016!

Just a quick share of the last Christmas card of 2016!...

This was a special order for a friend at work - she simply could not find anything suitable in the shops! I used a cute penguin die I bought very cheaply in The Range and used pale blue polka dot patterned paper for the snowy sky.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #395 - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - winter wonderland 
Dream Valley #146 - Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - cute and Christmassy
Brown Sugar #230 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - Use something red
Southern Girls #160 - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - animals

Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to comment on my little creations - it really gives me a boost. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you get loads of crafty pressies from the big man!

Merry Christmas


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Santa on a Scooter!

I've been trying to use up bits left from various kits and colections I've bought over the years and I've managed to create this from the leftovers of a Hunkydory kit.

Not the most complex of designs but I do hate to have waste, especially good quality Hunkydory waste!

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #330 - masculine 
Crafty Gals Corner #101 = anything goes
The Male Room #50 - Christmas
Inspiration Destination #116 - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for 'zoom' (Santa is on a scooter!)

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pink Deer

Just about finished the Christmas cards for this year - I've told my customers at work to expect a huge box arriving on Monday, so I'm busy at the moment doing the inserts.

Today's card is one such order - something pink and girly for a colleague's sister...

I've used that gorgeous deer die again - this time using some pink sparkly patterned paper. The papers are from many years ago - Trimcraft's Xmas Blue collection. I've also used some punched snowflakes and the tiniest red gem for the deer's nose. The greeting was created in Publisher using Hobo font.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Time To Craft - Christmas animals
Crafty Catz - non-traditional Christmas colours 
Creative Corner - Christmas time
Crimbo Crackers - non-traditional Christmas
Paper Creator - Christmas

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Christmas Couple

A quick post tonight - I can almost see the light at the end of the Christmas card tunnel so I must get on! As you can see, the cards are getting simpler!

The digi, coloured with pro-markers, is an old favourite from Digistamp Boutique. The paper is from a pad bought at The Range. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font and I've used a die-cut snowflake and a tiny wooden heart as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dream Valley Challenges  - Christmas
Crafting From The Heart #139 - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - square or rectangle
Come And Get It Challenge - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams  - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December challenge

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Pink and Lilac Christmas

Happy Friday everyone!

There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today...

As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments - a lovely store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...

This is what I have created using a lovely snowman digi kindly supplied by the company:

I've used some seriously ancient patterned papers - they are by the English Paper Company and over 8 years old! I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some punched snowflakes and clear gems as embellishments.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything Christmas 
The Crafty Addicts #29 - anything goes/Christmas paper
Aud Sentiment Challenge #69 - anything goes + sentiment
Moving Along With The Times - anything goes/Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - cute and Christmassy

So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

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