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 – #611

The sponsor for this challenge is Doctor Digi and the theme is Baby/family. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

Coloured with Chameleon pens, t ty his image made me think of all of the people that have been out nurturing their gardens while lockdown has been going on.

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

CRAFT challenge #601

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is for an easel card and our sponsor this week is ADU.

I chose this cute image and used coloured pencils to colour it. I then decided to frame the image with a CCW die which I’ve not used yet. It’s a really lovely sized die which frames the image well and is shown off well with the deep red card complimenting the red in the flowers.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge blog hop – 13th May 2021

Good Morning All and a Very Happy 12th Birthday to us all here at CRAFT Challenge!!

This year we are 12 years old already and still going strong. Only one team member has been present from the start, Jo. Jo says: I have seen a lot of team members come and go over these 12 years, but all have been fabulous and very talented. I feel honoured to be working with such talented and lovely people. Even though my time is limited these days, I still love being part of this team.

If you feel you would like to join our fabulous team, then just have a look at our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or simply get in touch with us and let us know.

And now it’s time for our birthday celebrations. This week our challenge is

Birthday! (What else could it be?) Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering this challenge.

There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be recent (new) work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limitation exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

Please also turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We will not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Here is an alphabetical list of the fabulous sponsors for our Blog Hop, all loyal supporters of our challenge blog:

The rules this year are very simple:

1. Make a project for this challenge and we will put your entry in the random draw for the prize from Sweet n Sassy.

2. Visit the blogs of our DT and enter their Linky or their comments if no Linky is in place to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.

3. As always, we will choose the Top 3 as we do every week and this week each Top 3 will win a prize too.

     You should have come here from Brenda’s Blog and  your next stop is  Marlene’s Blog  

The prize on this blog is $12 voucher from

Bugaboo stamps

Here is my card, using ‘ Gus Birthday Rocking Chair’

Please enter a link to your card in the comments below to be in with a chance to win this prize.

CRAFT challenge #596

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge our sponsor this week is Morgan’s Art World.

I’ve used this image before and love it so I chose to use it again, this time with pinks! The image was coloured with Chameleon pens and the for the background I’ve used a Santangle stencil, a snow word stamp and some distress oxide inks.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #595

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is Crafty sentiments.

The theme of this weeks challenge is “recycling”.

With recycling in mind there is a whole heap of things you could do on your projects.

For this project I chose to use some old bubble wrap to make a background with distress inks. Plus the ribbon is from the packaging of a orchid I had for my birthday last week.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #594

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede.

The theme of this weeks challenge is “inspired by a book”.

My inspiration was from a childhood book, and I’m guessing you can tell which one – the hungry caterpillar! Such a colourful and memorable book that I wanted to use that theme of colour too. The sentiment also works well I think…. I hope you like it.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #593

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is The Cutting Cafe.

I hope you like the mailbox. This weeks theme was communication and we do occasionally get snail mail as a form of communication in this digital age! It was definitely a fun project to work on.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #588 – Inspired by a movie

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge. The sponsor for this challenge is Eureka.

When my kids were little we watched the High School Musical movies and this imagine bought those memories flooding back! The songs were favourites and gave us hours of pleasure while they were growing up.

The image is “Cheerleader” from Eureka and the music stamp in the background is one from Stamp Addicts.

Let’s see what you can do!