Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My Favorite Things Santa's Elves Christmas card




Hello there, and welcome to another Addicted to Stamps and More challenge. This time we are asking to see your holiday cards.




Well, the clock is really ticking now and I'm trying to get my Christmas cards finished off before the beginning of December so that I can enjoy all the pre-Christmas festivities to the full, knowing that my cards are all sorted. 


I bought the My Favorite Things Santa's Elves set at the end of last year after seeing so many gorgeous cards made with it. This cutie was stamped, coloured, and fussy cut before I discovered that I had also bought the matching dies - duh!


The sentiment is from the same set and the white background Cover Up is also from My Favorite Things.



I've now die cut several of Santa's Elves so I can whip up some last minute cards in no time. As always, you can find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and if you are going to join in with us this time, you can link up your card in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Christmas and seasonal holidays.

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge- Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40 - anything Christmas



Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Chloe's Filigree Snowflake Wreath Christmas card




Hello everyone and welcome to a special post where I am excited to be joining in again with my friend Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas celebration. Every day for 12 days, Kylie and a crafty friend are sharing a Christmas make, and you can join us to be in with a chance of winning a prize. 


Kylie is amazing and I'm convinced that in her world there are more than 24 hours in a day because of everything she manages to pack in. She is responsible for all the Happy Little Stampers Challenges, The Addicted to Stamping and Addicted to CAS Challenges as well as creating stamps, working and running craft retreats! 

I came up with this card



I used the Filigree Snowflake Wreath stamp from Stamps by Chloe embossed in white E/P,
and die cut some little snowflakes which I glittered. This is a really quick design that would be suitable for mass producing if you are behind with your Christmas cards.



Thanks so much, Kylie for inviting me to be part of your cards series again. If you have missed the series so far, you can catch up at Kylie is Addicted to Stamps.

I'd like to play along at

That's Crafty Challenge - winter wonderland

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40 - anything Christmas goes

Stamping Sensations Challenge November - Get ready for Christmas

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #95 - embossing heat or dry

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x







Wednesday, 7 November 2018

John Next Door and Clearly Besotted deer Christmas card








Good morning everyone, and welcome back to the new challenge over at  ABC Christmas Challenges.




We have two lovely themes for you this month:


W for Wishes

and

X for Xmas



Our sponsor this month is





Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.

Have some fun with Fred!


and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate.
There will also be a prize from Sharon.



I went with the wishes theme and came up with this card







I used a Cut and Emboss folder from John Next Door and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink after curving it to fit the banner. The background was stamped with the Birch Background 11 stamp from Clearly Besotted, and I added snow with some texture paste and the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. The deer from Mama Elephant Winter Wonderland stamp set were stamped and fussy cut.




This challenge closes on Friday 30th November.
So now it's over to you...We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

I'd like to play along at 





Thanks for stopping by


Hugs

Carol x


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Altenew Joy to the World Unisex Christmas card using the Peace on Earth stamp set


Hello and welcome to the November challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. As you know we are an anything Christmas goes challenge, but each month we have a fun twist that you can play along with if you wish. I can't believe we only have one more challenge left before Christmas, and I have to admit that I'm really short on Christmas cards this year. I had great intentions of making multiples of designs as I went through the year but I fell short and need to get my skates on now. CAS designs are great for mass producing though, so I made a few of these to add to my pile. I think the design is particularly useful for sending to my male friends but is generally unisex.



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!



I made the background with Imagination Crafts Starlight paint.


The ornament, from the Altenew Peace on Earth set, was stamped and embossed with white sparkle embossing powder and cut out with the accompanying die. The pictures don't show the pretty sparkle but you can see it a little in the small photo at the top.


The sentiment is from the same set.

I do hope you can join us this time and if you pop over to our blog, you will find lots to inspire you.

I'd like to play along at

613 Avenue Create Challenge #215 - optional twist Christmas

Cut it Up Challenge #160 - clean and simple with a die cut

Less is More Challenge #383 - dimension

Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x


Friday, 2 November 2018

Lawn Fawn Pop-up box birthday card



Hello everyone and welcome to the November Challenge at Simply Create Too. Would you believe that we have come to the end of the 2018 SCT challenges? That's right - we don't have a challenge in December, so after this one, we will see you in 20019!!! Yikes, it isn't very far away now!



Simply Create Too Challenge Blog

For this challenge, we are wanting to see more than one fold in your project and I can't wait to see all your creative designs.

I got some Lawn Fawn pop up box dies last Christmas and I was a bit daunted by them so this was the perfect opportunity for me to pull them out and get to know them. I came up with this card:-



I used some Sara's Signature paper for the box itself.



The letter banner pieces on the back of the box were from My Favorite things.



The goodies in the box were either stamped, coloured and fussy cut or small die cuts from my stash. The pop-up box die set has lots of extra dies for matting and the clothesline die and tiny hearts were also included.



The whole thing folds flat to go in an envelope and has surprisingly little bulk! I'm not going to lie - this little box took quite a long time to put together but it was fun and I'm already thinking of other occasions to make one for.

How many folds are you going to come up with? Why not pop over to the SCT blog for some great inspiration from the team, and you can link up your entry there.


I'd like to play along at

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge #101 - interactive or fun fold card.

Art Impressions Challenge #244 - lots of layers

Dies R Us Challenge #108 - use stitched dies


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Picket Fence Studio Part of the Pack watercolour get well card






Hello everyone and I hope you have a good Halloween celebration. We've had a succession of witches and wizards at our door and some tiny little cuties in gorgeous costumes in spite of the very cold weather. 

I'm actually here to announce the start of the November Watercolour Challenge at Happy Little Stampers, and this time our optional twist is Get Well.



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!



I stamped this cute image from Picket Fence Studios called Part of the Pack and coloured the dogs with my Ziggies and Arteza watercolour brush pens. It is heading to a dog-loving friend of mine who isn't so well at present and I hope it will bring a smile. The big dog on the back row is just like her golden-haired cutie.



When the ink was dry, I painted in the sky and grass. I didn't have a suitable sentiment so I turned to the computer to write one, and fixed it to a black banner die cut.

We have some lovely cards for you to see over on the HLS Blog, and if you decide to join us this time, you can link up your card in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - we could all use some humour

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - humour

Aud Sentiments Challenge #215 - use a funny sentiment



Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x







Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Neat and Tangled Bloom Thank You card






Hello everyone, and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, where we have our ever popular Anything Goes challenge.




I was very tempted to make another Christmas card for my pile but I needed a thank you card to send to a friend, so I came up with this one.




I took the cute flower spray from the Neat and Tangled Bloom set and stamped and die cut it twice before colouring them both with Copics.



I used a die from MFT Blueprints 31 to cut the stitched mat and stamped the sentiment from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks set in the centre before framing it with the die cuts and adding some Wink of Stella to the flowers. A couple of enamel pearls finished it off.

As usual, our talented DT members have some fabulous inspiration over on the blog, and if you decide to join us this time, you can link your card up there.

I'd like to go an play at

Cutie Pie Challenge #128 - going girly

Allsorts Challenge #491 - pearls and gems





Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x 



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