Monday, 25 November 2013

Ooh La La Challenge - Happy Birthday

This week's card is a welcome diversion away from Christmas cards - Ooh La La's Challenge this week is Happy Birthday.  I have chosen an image from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, just love all the images on this one.  The pyramage Tulips image sets the colourscheme of pink and green, the 2 co-ordinating DPs also come from the CD and I've added a butterfly sentiment and some sheer ribbon.

I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - Heather's sketch
CD Sunday - F is for Flowers

Sunday, 24 November 2013

White Christmas

There are a few white on white challenges around at present, so I'm blogging this diecut and embossed card which may look familiar if you are a regular reader of my blog!  The difference with this one is that I haven't added any sparkle or shine with Glamour Dust or Stickles, so you can see the detail better on the houses.  Sleigh is a Cheery Lynn die and the village is Memory Box.

My card is for:
Simply Create - snow or only white
Charisma Cards - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - white on white
Sisterhood of Crafters - embossing
Try it on Tuesdays - white on white

Snow Geese

For once I have managed to combine my two favourite challenges, which usually call for very different styles:  Less is More and CD Sunday.  I think it works ok, what do you think?

Less is More want Christmas cards with birds and I've used these gorgeous geese from Inky Doodles' Warm Winter Wishes set.  CD Sunday's challenge is something beginning with F - Frost in this case.  Dotty paper is Anna-Marie designs and the heavily Stickled snow is torn white card.  So where is the CD element?  The snowflake shape of the card is from a cutting file that is on Creative Crafting World's Winter Walk in the Countryside, which I bought at the NEC last month.

I'm also entering my card for Tuesday Throwdown's Snowbird challenge

Friday, 22 November 2013

CDs can be square...

... well not really but here is my card for CD Sunday's Square Challenge.  I've not had a chance to play along with their challenges for a few weeks and was determined not to miss another one!  My card is from Cupcake Crafting's Magical Christmas moments.  I used CC Spray & Sparkle on the image, love the smell of this stuff :), doesn't really show up on the photo.  It's matted onto green and then gold and then I've added a Memory Box diecut and some tiny gems to the Christmas tree.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
ABC Christmas - winter wishes
Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas

Thursday, 21 November 2013

May all your dreams come true

This week's Less is More Challenge is to use Designer Paper in a CAS way.  I love 6x6 pads of paper, but I am using them less and less these  days. I had lots of ideas for this challenge but, as so often happens these days, life got in the way!  So here's my finished card, which uses an Authentique pad called Renew, which I think is the most recent paper I've bought.   This card would have been really quick if I'd had a butterfly punch of the right size, however mine is tiny so I cut these out on the Silhouette which was a bit more time consuming, but still beats cutting out by hand LOL! Sentiment is Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

White Christmas

This card uses dies that I bought at the NEC last week, teamed with some dot embossed card, Christmas ribbon and a bit of Glamour Dust to add sparkle.  Very simple, just like me lol!
I'm entering my card for:
Allsorts - white Christmas
Papertake - snow and ice
Hobbycutz - winter wonderland, sparkle
One Stitch at a Time - holidays
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
2 Sisters - Christmas sparkle
Speedy Fox - white Christmas

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Beary Chilly

Today's card is a Joanna Sheen decoupage offering, with Jayne Netley Mayhew artwork.  I've embossed blue card for the background and added festive silver ribbon, some punched snowflakes and lots of glitter on the image. Love this image!
My card is for the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - animal magic
Through the Purple Haze - winter scene, optional animals/ people
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Creative Creations - sparkle and shine
Paper Playtime - sparkle

Monday, 11 November 2013

Stitching, Real or Faux - Ooh La La Challenge

It was my turn to choose the them this week at the Ooh La La Challenge Blog, as you can see I opted for real stitching on both my background papers.  The stunning image is from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD as are the background papers.  Leaves are cut with a JS die that I treated myself to at the NEC.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

One layer Thank You

This week' is One Layer week at Less is More.  Having had a wonderful day at the NEC with Chrissie, Lady LIMette herself,  I decided to play with some new stamps I got yesterday and came up with this Thank You card.  As ever, I love my tree stamps and I found a brilliant new (to me) stamp company called Inky Doodles with some amazing stamps that create patterns.  Along with the patterns, I ended up with some solid topiary shapes which work really well for kiss stamping.

 I used a WOW dotty stamp to kiss stamp onto the tree and added a Hero Arts sentiment.  The green inks are Olympia Green Versafine, with some Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough around the edges.  There was just too much white space (sorry LIM!) so I added a double embossed line along 2 sides.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
 CAS-ual Friday - embossing
Challenges and Candies - clean and simple
Simple Create Too - give thanks
Simon Says - clean and simple

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Merry Christmouse

Here's a decoupage card I have just finished up, a Joanna Sheen House Mouse design.  The DP was a giveaway with a magazine, I added some sparkly dots to my bow with Stickles.
I'm entering my card for:
Papertake - anything goes
Joanna Sheen - food for thought
Pile it On - animals with character
Squirrel and the Fox - animal antics
Sparkle & Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter/embossing powder/flocking