Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 3

Day 3 of the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos challenge!  Today it is to make a gift tag with red and white stripes.  I've gone for this Circle Sentiments - Ava Fairy Special, coloured it with Promarkers and a little splash of glitter glue.

I've used a Spellbinder die to cut the circle (I line it up on the laptop monitor with the image before I print it to make sure its the right size - it works for me!)

I don't know where the paper is from as I found it in my offcuts box.  I've added a faux running stitch around the edges.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 3:  Tag with Red and White Stripes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes Christmas
Stampin' Royalty:  Holiday Tags
Crafty Cardmakers:  Anything But A Card

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 2

Day 2 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge and today its a sketch to follow.  I've used Friends Don't Let Friends Drink Alone 2 and coloured it with Promarkers.  Ribbon is from Tesco a few years ago and the fancy border die is from Sizzix along with the sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Day 2:  Sketch
Fab n Funky:  Make Someone Smile
Craft-Dee Bowz:  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 1

I've challenged myself to enter all 7 days of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge.  Like I have the time or see daylight!!

Anyway, Day 1 was All That Sparkles, so here is my entry:

I've used Ruby Christmas Ornaments and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've glittered her glorious red hair with glitter glue and added it to the edges of the image.  The fancy frame is a Spellbinders and the silver wooden snowflake is one I found in my stash.  Ribbon is from Wilkos.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 1:  Make It Sparkle
Fairytale Challenge:  Christmas Ornaments
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Add Some Glitter

Blue Mini

Here is a cute shaker card I made especially for a little boy who loves his cars! It had to be coloured with blue Promarkers as his Daddy is a Man City supporter!  You can get the Mini Cooper image from Dr Digi for only £1.

I've used an X Cut die for the oval shape and also the stars.  The snowflake is a Marianne Creatables die.  Sizzix die cut tag has been handwritten and I've added organza blue ribbon from my stash.

And of course, liquid pearl dots around the edges!  I've used a combination of blue seed beads for the 'shaker' stuff and some fake glittery snow which I bought a large bag of a few years ago really cheap because I knew I'd use it one day!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas With The Cuties:  Anything Goes Cute Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Incy Wincy Designs:  Tic Tac Toe - middle column - star / word 'Christmas' / Sparkle
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Create A Scene

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Another Christmas card order ticked off my list. Brief was to use lots of glitter!  I've used Jingle Bell Birdbrain - From The Heart Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue

I've layered it onto some shiny red card from my stash and a Spellbinder cut frame.  The tag is a Sizzix die cut and the ribbon is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

AAA Cards:  Christmas
CAS On Sunday:  Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys:  Christmas Critters
Dies R Us:  Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 121 - Non Traditional Christmas

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is

Non Traditional Christmas

Here is another unusual request for a Christmas card - a 12 year old boy who loves the Skylanders game.  So, I did a little research and found this image as a free colouring page.  It's been coloured with Promarkers and I hand wrote the Sizzix tag and added a punched snowflake.

The embossed pannel across the centre is a Cuttlebug one and I've used one of my new steel dies for the snowflake (total bargain from ebay seller in China and it cuts like a dream!)  Charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.

Needless to say, the receipents Mum was really pleased with it and knows her son will love it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Sketchy Girls:  Sketch followed
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Guitar Hero

From time to time I get asked to make quite personalised cards and here is one of them.  The brief was for a 28 year old male who loves guitars and to add the sentiment as shown.

So, Kenny K Guitar Rocker digi was called upon.  Coloured with Promarkers and a scrap of stripy blue paper I found in my stash, layered onto some very shiny blue card that I've had for an absolute age.

All the snowflakes are Marianne Creatables plus I added a wooden snowflake over the blue one.  Stars are from a cute little X Cut reindeer die and I handwrote the sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Merry Monday:  Masculine Christmas
Crazy Challenge:  Get Ready For Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle:  Blue and White

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


A quick Christmas card rustled up with the help from Dr Digi and the fab Prezzie digi.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a sentiment that is personal to the recipient.

I've added it to a star shaped card - green card from my stash and I've added a faux running stitch around the edge.

Pretty simple really!  Don't know why I've not thought of this combination before!

I'd like to enter the following:

Make My Monday:  CAS Christmas
CAS on Sunday:  CAS Christmas
Allsorts:  Anything Christmas
Fussy and Fancy:  Shaped Card

Monday, 28 November 2016

Two and Cute

My youngest niece turns two at the end of the week and I've made her this cute card with a Lily of the Valley panel - great for quick card making.  Plus I'm virtually guaranteed to have some ribbon to match!

All the pink card is from my stash and I've hand cut the bunting and double glittered a wooden number - I did a pale pink glitter glue base to start with but it wasn't deep enough colour for my liking so out came the cerise!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches:  Sketch followed
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Cute and No Designer Papers
Ooh-La-La:  Birthday Celebrations
Patties Creations:  Birthday

Friday, 25 November 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Christmas Non Card or Anything Goes

The current Polkadoodle challenge still has a week to run and the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT had a theme of Christmas but not to be a card.  I've made a cute tag with kraft card (Sizzix tag die used) plus a swirly bit from a little X Cut holly and berries die.  The red and green papers are printed (double sided) from Winnie Winterland papers and I've used the flowers from the Bubbleicious Frames die, pinched the edges and layered up using foam pads.

The centres are seed beads which have been glued with glossy accents.  Some organza ribbon from my stash and its complete!

Good luck with the challenge - for lots of inspiration pop over to the challenge blog!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Not a Card
Crafty Ribbons:  Christmas with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday:  Tag, Ornament or Bauble
Moving Along With The Times:  Anything Goes Christmas
Card Mania:  Tag - You're It
Dies R Us:  Tags