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Sunday, 14 December 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 226

This time, our 'anything goes with a ... is Glitter! So, this close to Christmas, that's easy, isn't it?

Our sponsor for the challenge:

See the challenge blog for details.

I chose a digi from Sentimental Susan's range at the outlet called Christmas Tree Scene.

I added the sentiment in Photoshop Elements before printing, then coloured with Promarkers. To fulfil the 'glitter' requirement, I got out my Sakura Stardust pens and coloured the baubles and tinsel on the tree, the stars, and highlighted areas of the snow. That doesn't seem to be very clear on the photo. I dotted the sky with highlighter pen, but that wasn't quite bold enough for what I wanted, so I went back over with a Sakura Souffle pen in white.

I added some paper from my stash - something bold and bright like the image, and apart from a little matting, that's it.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Romance where anything goes,
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards where the theme is Christmas,
Crafty Catz where the theme is 'Last Minute Christmas',
Sister Act where anything goes,
Crafty Sentiments where the theme is 'Christmas',

Monday, 8 December 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 129

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More. our challenge is simple! Make a Christmas project!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and my team-mate Kim is providing 'a large box of crafting yumminess'! See the challenge blog, link in my sidebar, for details.

Now, I make a lot of Christmas cards. I generally start at around Easter, so by this time of year, I've finally got a chance to move on to other things, so, this is actually a card I made a little while ago but which I've only just got around to photographing.

When it comes to styles of cards, I have two main favourites. I do like very pretty cards with lots of flowers or similar embellishment, and I also like very simple designs. I'm not very good at very simple designs, but this sort of thing, with die cuts and clean lines is definitely something I enjoy doing. I've used a beautiful gold pearlescent card from Lime Tree Crafts and some gold mirror board and let them have centre-stage. The embossing was done using a Crafter's Companion folder and the die cuts used Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is from pre-inked stamp I've had for many years.

I hope you can join us for this, our last challenge of 2014, and I hope to see you back with us in the new year!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;

A Creative Romance where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Inkspriational where anything goes with gold,
Robyn's Fetish where they want Christmas cards,
That Craft Place where the theme is Christmas,
Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra where anything goes,
Die Cut Divas where the theme is snow/Christmas,
Sisters of Craft where anything goes,
Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is 'snowflakes'.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 225

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is: Anything Goes with Lace! So, look out your frilly laces and see what you come up with.

Our sponsor is:

see the challenge blog for details.


I used an image from Kaz Kraft called Christmas Candle.

I printed the image onto watercolour paper and then coloured with Promarkers. I cut the image and mat using a Spellbinders label die. The poinsettia was cut using a Marianne die set. papers are from Papermania, and I finished with some lace from my stash.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Penny's where anything goes,
Scrappers Delights where they want 'traditional Christmas',
4 Crafty Chicks where they want die cuts,
Crafty Calendar where 'it's all about Christmas',
Brown Sugar where anything goes,
Crafty Catz where anything goes,
Digitally Sweet where anything goes,
Winter Wonderland where they want die cuts,

Sunday, 16 November 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 224

This time at one Stitch at a Time, the challenge is: Anything Goes with Giving. So, lots of scope again, and we're really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Our sponsor is

See the challenge blog for details.

For this challenge, I chose an image from BBKakes called 4 You, so that definitely seemed to fit the bill!

And so you can see the rest of the sentiment, here's the inside:


I added the sentiment in Photoshop Elements before printing and colouring with Promarkers. I added a little shine to the watery areas using a Sakura Stardust pen, and tried to give the impression of a tiled floor by adding a grid using a fine-tipped Promarker. The background paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD - Ivory Cats and I finished with a die cut (die from Joy Crafts, I think.). I used the same digital paper to produce the insert, again using Photoshop Elements.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper where anything goes,
Sisters of Craft where anything goes,
A Crafty Mess where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Milk Coffee where they want a hand-coloured image.

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