Thursday, 12 January 2017

Happy Birthday plain and simple

Here we are with the first challenge at As You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your favourite Hair colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use...

For my card I have used a Digi stamp Boutique from my collection and
as I love brown highlighted hair Because it's my own colour and its the one I find
easiest to do I used Spectrum Noir pens for this one - EB1 & 2 GB8, GB9 & 10.

I am trying to keep a lot of my cards this year fairly flat so this is why I also chose paper piecing as it adds a nice effect to the image without embellishments.

Some challenges I would like to play are:

Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Feminine

Have a great rest of the week
hugs me x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

YAY!!!!!!!!!! ABC Christmas Challenge - January 2017...A & B are for?

Well the fun begins here....

we're starting our eighth trip through the alphabet
From today we will be a monthly challenge
and have great prizes too!

Sooooo the challenge themes for January are:

'A is for Anything Goes'


'B is for.... Things Beginning with B'

We have two amazing sponsors this month:

Sami Stamps and Wild Orchid Crafts

and if thats not enough our lovely Helen who is hosting this challenge is offering a fabulous prize too! yay!! 2 Docrafts Christmas stamps!

As we have 2 challenges I am sharing 2 cards

A is for Anything Goes

B is for - Things Beginning with B'
Blue, Brown, Black & Branches

I have used my new Accents for the card I am loving these

Stamping the tree in black and using the Blue and Yellow accent
 I think I am going to be using a lot of these!

I am playing a few challenges

Allsorts - Something New - 2nd card - Accents

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp (Mondays) - Start Afresh - Something new - Accents
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays)New Something
Crafty Gals Corner - Use Something New - Accents
Sparkle N Sprinkle - January - Anything Goes: use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking - Loose glitter on first card

Happy Crafting xx

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Since we've no place to go..........

Not long now.. 10days to the big day
are you ready?
Well we have time for our last challenge of 2016 atAs You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
Crafty Ribbons

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Christmas Carol or Christmas Song (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

My favourite Christmas/ Seasonal song is 'Let it Snow'

Oh the weather outside is frightfulBut the fire is so delightfulAnd since we've no place to goLet It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I LOVE snow when I first get up in the morning after it's snowed and there are no footprints or marks in the snow that first few minutes and then think
OH NO I have to go to work in that! DOH!

So for my card I have created a watercolour background on watercolour card
 with distress inks I saw a card like this somewhere a while ago and loved it but do you think I can find it again to show you and give the person the correct credit
so if its you please say and I can link back to you!

anyway I also then splattered with inky liquid pearls and then added beads of glossy accents. added a Sizzix snowflake die cut and the text let it snow is from a woodware Snow text stamp.

I made a few of these and what was really nice was that they were all different too :)

I am entering my card into a few challenges :)

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Let There be Snow
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 
Inspired by song or singing image

Snowflakes Promise  - Anything Goes - optional theme : Winter
Use Your Stuff - Let It Snow - Stash - watercolour paper and die from last year, also the stamp text is a stamp that is 2 years old
Jingle Belles - Holiday Card Link Up till Dec 24

Have a great week
hugs me x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The last challenge at ABC for 2016! WHAT??????????????

Hi All it's the last challenge of the year at

YES you read that right it's the last Challenge! 

 But before I get to the challenge info I want to share some sad news

It was with a heavy heart that Lorraine C has decided to step down from the design team from the end of the year, she's been an awesome teamie and we will miss her!
Lorraine thank you for all your lovely makes and good luck!

We are making a change to the challenge

From this post onwards
I have thought long and hard about this challenge blog and with the support of my Fabulous 
I have decided that this challenge blog is too good to let go!

We will have 1 post a month but still have the alphabets for the challenges..
NO that doesn't mean fewer prizes - in most months there will be more! YAY!
You will NEED to make sure you make a note
of the closing dates and start dates

so you wont miss challenge deadlines...  

Sooooo to kick the fun off and get you into the swing we are running the next 
challenge in this way and this is how the challenges will be from now onwards...

The challenges will start the 1st Wednesday of the month!


And will end on the last day of the month (at 1pm GMT).

This Month's themes are:

Y for Yikes
 Z for Zoooooom!

The theme can in interpreted anyway you like as long as its Christmas...


Yikes only a few weeks left so I am gonna make 10 cards the same!


Zoooooom! Zooming around on skis or Skates or in a car/truck to buy your Christmas tree...and you can still enter the challenge as many times as you like within reason

Our fabulous sponsor is

Sooo then for my creation I have made a Crochet toy as apart of our Granddaughters
Christmas present.
For those of you that don't recognise this character its Olaf from Frozen...

Heres a sort of side view

I am so happy with how he has turned out
Here is the link to the pattern I used: Olaf free Pattern

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes with optional theme : Winter
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -Christmas Gifts
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Anything but a card

Have a great rest of the day, week, month and year!

hugs me x

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