Sleepy bear

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #642 is ADU. The theme this week is “Christmas”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose to do a simple card, but actually feel that it’s gorgeous as it is without the need for dressing it up with any embellishments! I simply used some coloured pencils for the scarf the sled and his ear, and an HB pencil and paper stub to give shade. I then matted this onto red and a pattered background paper on a white card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • HB pencil
  • Paper blending stub
  • Backing papers
  • Paper trimmer

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Way up high

Hi everyone. Things seem to be getting slightly warmer which is a bonus.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #629 is Star Stampz. The theme this week is “Christmas”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

For this one coloured the image with pencils,, and cut the image out from the A4 sheet it was printed on. I edged the rectangle with some creative expressions stamps which are a distressed snowflake border using Weathered Wood distress oxide.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from Star Stampz printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash with snowflakes
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Weathered Wood distress oxide ink
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments. Are you making any Christmas cards in March?

Debbie x

Christmas

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #627 is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Blue 300gsm base card made from an A4 sheet
  • Digital image
  • Stamped and die cut sentiment
  • Backing paper also from TPS
  • Snowflake die cut with pixie powders
  • Sequins
  • High tack glue

I printed the digital images onto some thin card and cut out the topper image. I also had a large doe cut snowflake which toned in with the colour palette so I added this in between the background layer and the topper.

To finish off I also added a few sequins to add some sparkle. It’s a great image and makes stunning quick cards.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Christmas the last stretch!

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #622 is Colour of Love and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The image has been coloured with Chameleon pens. With the tree I wanted some variation in colour so I’ve added glitter to every other layer. In each of the 2 corners I added a snowflake corner stamp and some word stamps to help frame the image. Then I inked with the Iced Spruce and stamped with the snowflake stamp on the base card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • White 5.5×6.5” 300gsm base card
  • Digital image
  • “Iced Spruce” distress oxide ink
  • Chameleon pens (NU2, NU00, GR1, NU3, PK3, BR1, BG3, WG3, NG4, BG4, BL3)
  • Nuvo Glitter drops (Silver Moondust, Spring Frost)
  • Silver Star Gelly Roll pen
  • Crafty Roo snowflake corner stamp and word stamps
  • Stamp Addicts snowflake stamp

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Peggy the Penguin

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #619 is JMC Designs and the theme is winter. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials:

  • White 300gsm A4 sheet cut, scored and folded to make a base card
  • JMC digital image “Peggy” from the Arctic Adventures collection
  • Die cut stamped sentiment
  • Tacky glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paper sheet from the Paper Tree, cut to shorten and overlay
  • ice Spruce ditresss oxide ink
  • Snowflake stamp
  • Chameleon pens (RD2, RD4, YO3, CG9)

I coloured my sweet little penguin “Peggy”with Chameleon pens and cut her out on my scan n cut machine.

I then took the paper sheet from a The Paper Tree paper pad and cut it and then fussy cut around the items at the bottom of the sheet so that it could overlaid.

The stars were a little bit bold so I chose to cover the top part of the paper with a thin coat of white acrylic to knock back the colour slightly.

After layering up the papers I stamped some snowflakes in Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and used this to also ink around the edge before mounting it onto a base card. I added the penguin, a sentiment and a snowflake.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment.

Sparkly penguins!

Christmas isn’t far away now, and I know some of you will be thinking enough already, but actually I feel that after everything everyone has been through it will be nice if we can have a normal Christmas this year.

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #617 is ADU and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

This is more of a contemporary Christmas card with the bright coloured hats and scarves and the dotty base card. I coloured this image with some coloured pencils this time as not everyone has fancy pens or watercolours so now and again it’s nice to show different colouring mediums.

The snow effect was achieved with some fake snow and also some glitter glue so there is some texture as well as sparkle.

So here’s a summary of the materials:

  • Grey and white polka dot 300gsm A4 sheet folded to make a base card and cut to size
  • All Dressed Up (ADU) penguins digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • Iridescent glitter glue
  • Fake snow
  • Tacky glue
  • Black card as a mat, slightly larger than the focal image
  • Christmas Wishes sentiment

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

CRAFT challenge – #615

The sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n Sassy and the theme is Christmas – non traditional colours. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The cute little mouse snuggled up into the hat was coloured with Chameleon pens and then given a bit of glitz and glam by adding glimmer powder. I cut the image out on my scan n cut and then worked on the background. I took my card blank and stamped in a versamark clear and added pink embossing powder. I then added some more glimmer dust into the winter themed background border stamp.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

CRAFT challenge – #610

The sponsor for this challenge is Morgan’s Art World and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I’ve used the circular wreath for this card. Coloured with Chameleon pens and mounted on foam tape and snowflakes added into the gap to make a shaker.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

CRAFT challenge #587 – Christmas

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on for one week and the theme for this challenge is Christmas. The sponsors for this challenge is Ike’s Art.

I chose a quirky snowman bauble this week. The image is coloured with Chameleon pens.

Let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #581 – Christmas

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsors this time are Eureka and The Cutting Cafe.

This digital image is from Rureka and is coloured with Chameleon pens. Every other letter I covered with 2 way glue and glimmer dust to add some sparkle.

This is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe.