Saturday, 15 December 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Photo

At Inkspirational , our new challenge is to be inspired by the photo (below).

For my DT card I was inspired by the colours of the grapes and the gold in the photo.

I hope you'll join in the challenge. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Reindeer from Bits

I've pretty much finished making Christmas cards now and I'm trying to get them written and sent. I sent my international ones this evening - a day after the last posting date! Never mind, they may still get there on time.

I do , however, still have some cards I haven't blogged, This one was made from bits I had hanging around. The two back panels were in a pack of things I was sent ages ago by my dear teammie , Shauna - I think everything's used up now!  The reindeer, cut out of glitter paper, was for another project but it wasn't the right size, The sentiment was a duplicate.

I'd like to enter:
Hiding in My Craft Room  scraps
A You Like It  I like reindeer images as you can get them in almost any style - cute, elegant, detailed or silhouette, in snowy forest or pulling a sleigh....

City Crafter - Snowflakes

This week at City Crafter, Lucille wants to see snowflakes.

In fact I just used one big snowflake! It's cut from a file I created when I did an pnline course in designing cutting files for the Silhouette.  I used white and white here, but with lots of glitter and texture.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.
I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers Christmas
Stinkin Inkers winter wonderland
Just Add Ink   iridescent - from glitter glue and shimmer pen

Sunday, 9 December 2018

The Library - The Snowman

At The Library, the book is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. 

It's the perfect book for reluctant readers - it has no words! You might also know the film, with the song 'Walking in the Air'. 

By coincidence, while I was making cards for this challenge, I discovered that Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine had free The Snowman images available to download. I printed this one off, coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out and stuck it over a stamped night sky (Avery Elle) . 

I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers  Christmas
Cardz4Guyz snowman
The Male Room 
CAS Christmas 

For my second card I used a very old and well-loved stamp by Funstamps. I coloured him with Zigs, cut him out and stuck him to some dry embossed pearlised card. 
I'd like to enter:
Retro Rubber stamp is over 13 years old 
Sweet Stampin  snowman
52CCT pick a previous - Aug 2017 - embossed impressions 

RRCB 101

The 30 Best Christmas Books of All Time – The Mission – Medium

Please do join in the challenge at The Library . 

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Trees in a Row

If I was going to make multiple Christmas cards of the same design (which I never do) , this would be a good one. The trees are just one stamp. I coloured them with Zig Markers in two shades of green.  I really love those wooden stars . This'd be quick and easy to make again. But I won't.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys  handmade holiday magic
Stamp Ink Paper 
Papercraft Challenges  wintertime
Moving Along with the Times Christmas

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Santa Claus

I really struggled to get a decent of this card. It's a simple stepper card and Santa has got glitter highlights. It's my DT card for City Crafter Challenge Blog  where Amy has chosen the theme 'Santa Claus'. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Reminder from The Library - From Time to Time

I've made another card for the current challenge at The Library  in the hope of persuading you to take part.

The book is called From Time to Time and you can use any ideas from the story (time travel with a New York setting), cover or title.

For my card I've taken inspiration from the cover and the title and used some of my well-worn Christmas favourites : red glitter and kraft (check) , white gel pen on kraft (check), silhouetted skyline with Santa flying over (check).

I know everyone's uploading their Christmas cards right now, so if yours has buildings on it, or the word 'time' , why not link it up at The Library? 

From Time to Time

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas character - Santa 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Inkspirational - Anything Christmas Goes

At Inkspirational , Carol wants to see our Christmas creations.

For my DT card I used stamps by Lil Inkers (all except for the longer sentiment) to make a non-traditional Christmas card. The circle was coloured with Distress inks, the images were coloured with spray mists and I added a doodled frame. Don't even ask what the bear has to do with the true spirit of Christmas - unless the spirit is gin!

I hope you'll join in our challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Calendar   Christmas
Make My Monday  non trad colours
Cardz4Guyz Christmas critters