CRAFT Challenge #444 – Christmas present

I chose the Vertical Let It Snow from DRS Designs for this challenge.

This was a digi stamp which I’ve turned into a door hanger which could be given as a Christmas present. I printed this out, coloured it with my Chameleon pens, mounted this onto grey board which I painted white to give it a base. I then used one of my fiskars hole punches do punch holes into the top of the board so that I could tie my coordinating ribbon through the board as a hanger. I also added some Sakura clear star to the snowflakes and some small gems around the board and in the centre of the snowflakes to add sparkle and texture. To finish off I’ve also added a sparkly bow onto the ribbon hanger.



I made this Christmas card with texture in mind. So I found out some white card, embossing folders, some dies, distress inks, a sentiment stamp, some ribbon and a blue square card blank.

Firstly I die cut the heart twice, then I die cut 5 snowflakes, all out of white card. I stuck the two hearts together as a base and then glued the snowflakes on top. I inked the snowflake heart up with various distress inks until I was happy with the end product. I then embossed a music folder and a snowflake folder inked those and tore them to give a textured edge too. I then grabbed a piece of ribbon from my ribbon bag which coordinated. I cut out a plaque for the sentiment, inked the background and stamped on the sentiment. I layered all of this up and added a string of snowflakes I had left over from another project as some dome stickers and that’s my card.

I love the layers and textures an playing with inks. I hope you like my card.

I’m entering this into the following challenges: Challenge #141 – Anything goes. Challenge 168 – Add texture. #16 – Anything Goes


Not a card – CRAFT challenge #443

This challenge gave me the chance to try out a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe. The SVG file I chose was the Umbrella Treat Box. I thought that this looked like a cute project to try out.

I hope you’ll agree that it is super cute. I chose pinks and purples as my colour palette here.

The cutting file also comes with some flowers which I decided to colour and layer up onto the umbrella itself.

You can hopefully see these more clearly on this photo.

The treat box would be fabulous for a gift at the end of a little girls birthday party or or wedding/baby shower if decorated appropriately. The SVG file was easy to use.

CRAFT challenge #442 – Christmas

Christmas….. a most wonderful time of the year! Well it would be if there was some snow, but we rarely get a sprinkle now a days.

I made this for my second challenge for the DT. It’s made using things from my stash.

The ingredients were:

  • Trimcraft me to you Christmas 6×6 paper pack
  • The girls stamps designed by Christy Croll
  • Distress inks – fired brick, mowed lawn, ground espresso, vintage photo, tattered rose
  • Tuxedo black momento ink
  • Paper lace
  • A circle die
  • A scalloped circle die
  • A 6×6 kraft card blank
  • White card
  • Gold card
  • Tacky glue

Firstly I stamped the two images of the girls onto white card and watercoloured them with my distress inks. Once these were dry I cut them out using my scan n cut machine with a slight border around them. I then trimmed down my 6×6 paper so that there was a small border of kraft card showing. I stuck down the backing paper to the card base. Added the black paper lace across the centre of the card and stuck this down. Then I cut the gold scalloped circle and the white circle to sit just inside it. The white circle I inked around the edges with tattered rose distress ink. Both of these circles were then stuck down and the girls placed on top. I then found an appropriate sentiment and set that onto a gold base too.

First design team challenge!

So here goes for my first posting to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #441 – Winter.

I’ve used things I had in my own stash since I’m new to the team, so these two cards are my interpretation of Winter.

The first card I created for this challenge was a simple moody sky with some shadow trees. I think the atmosphere in the sky is huge!

The second is a much more contemporary card with Teddy Bo and Co stamps and distress inks. There was also a gorjuss stamp used to add depth to the ground. The distress inks were Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Weathered Wood.

X Cut – Cut and emboss butterfly folder

I picked up this X Cut cut and embossing folder earlier as I’ve seen them and wanted to try them but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

It’s a folder that I thought had lots of design possibilities. My first cut has been out of black and I hope you’ll agree that just by putting a pretty paper behind it looks stunning.

I’ve now mounted this up and am really pleased with the result.

I can’t wait to try it out in other ways. Plus you get the bits you’ve cut out to play with too. I love this concept!

I’d like to enter this into:

Crafting with an Attitude challenge 33 Anything goes –

LTCCB #16 – November Anything Goes –

Creative Fingers challenge #140 Anything goes –