Sunday, 8 December 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #25 - Humour

Hi Crafters,

Well this is the last Christmas Card Challenge of 2019, we have been through 25 themes and should hopefully have helped our Christmas card stash to grow throughout the year.
This time it was Rachel's turn to choose a theme and she has picked...

HUMOUR


Having looked through my files for something funny to create with I came across this image from CraftsUprint. There is a little shimmer on the holly leaves and the red flaps of his boots but alas the camera is not picking this up.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Moving Along with the Times - #112 Santa =/or His Elves
CHNC Every Saturday - #467 ATG/ Quick & Easy


Take a look at what the other ladies have created, their blog links are HERE.
We will be back on January 5th 2020 with more Christmas inspiration to kick start our Christmas card collection yet again.

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #521 - 3 or More Layers

Hi Crafters,

Don't you just love it when computers go wrong! Mine has decided to throw a wobbly and is in PC hospital so I have borrowed hubby's laptop to post this. Finding my way around another computer is proving time consuming and although I had a back-up drive for my digital papers and images it didn't have everything on it so fingers crossed that they can sort out the problem soon.

Well enough of my woes as it's time for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
We'd like you to use

3 or More Layers
(and your Promarkers of course)


I decided on a DL card this time as it fitted this gorgeous Penny Black snowman stamp beautifully. It's a rather vintage stamp too as it says 1998 on the wooden block but it stamps like a dream.
I have coloured it with my Promarkers.
The papers are digital and come from the Hunkydory download section of their website.
The snowflakes are a Cheery Lynn Die.
The sentiment stamp is from Woodware.

Here's a close up of this fun stamp


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Double D Challenge - What is Your Christmas Style - CUTE
Cute Card Thursday - #609 Winter
Crafty Friends - #123 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #465 ATG Christmas
A Bit More Time To Craft - #104 ATG
Digi Doodle Studios - #22 Christmas/Winter
Country View Challenge - November - Hand-Stamped
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Penny Black & More - Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - #179 ATG (Stamped)


Our sponsor this week is
ADFD
who are offering the lucky winner a £12 voucher for their store.
To be in with a chance at the prize you must follow the theme and use your Winsor Newton markers.
Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by, commenting might be sporadic until my computer returns but I hope to see you all soon.

Lorraine 
xXx

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #24 - Forest Scene with Lots of Snow and Glitter

Hi Crafters,

I hope you've started off your Sunday well.
I'm popping in here today to share my Christmas Card Club creation for the current challenge of...

FOREST SCENE
(with lots of glitter)



I thought I'd create a gatefold card this time, I haven't made one of these for such a long time.
Lots of glitter card and my new-to-me Creative Expressions Sentiment die.
I've used this on a number of my cards this year.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #609 Winter
Crimbo Crackers - #198 Animals
Crafty Friends - #123 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #465 ATG/Something Beginning with the letter R
(Reindeer)
Creative Moments - #181 ATG/Ribbons or Bows
Creative Inspirations - Winter Blues


Thanks for visiting and please take a look at the other ladies creations, a list of their blogs can be found HERE.

Lorraine
xXx

Saturday, 16 November 2019

October ATC Swap

Hi Crafters,

The theme for our swap this month was 'Weather' or ' Something beginning with O'
Can you guess which one I chose? :)


I created a 'smooshed' background using Distress Inks and stenciled the sun ray pattern using texture paste. When it was dry I dabbed Distress Ink Stain in Vintage Photo over the sun ray portion to define the pattern. The edges have been heat embossed with WOW Gold embossing powder. I had some Crafters Companion stamped and die cut leaves from a previous project so I thought I'd use them up here and added the acorn  and oak leaf  element which was a new purchase from my visit to the NEC earlier this month - it's from Carnation Crafts. The October die cut is from a Tonic set and I used Distress Glitter on it. Some white paint splatters to finish.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #402 ATG
Frilly and Funky - Fabulous Fall
Love To Craft - #40 ATG

That's all from me today, hope you have a great weekend.
Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #519 - Ribbon / Bows

Hi Crafters,

It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
I'm here with my design team inspiration for the theme of...

RIBBONS/BOWS


Recipe
Image - Santa's Hat Stamp - Honey Doo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Ho Ho Ho die - Poppy Crafts
WOW Glitter
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - #109 Red, Green and White
Cute Card Thursday - #607 ATG
Crafty Catz - #482 ATG/Christmas
Country View Challenges - Hand Stamped
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other Winter Clothing
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG +Bow
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - #179 ATG
Sweet Stampers - #38 Christmas

I purchased this fabulous stamp set at the Creative Craft show recently at the Birmingham NEC. It has two sizes of the Santa's Hat, (I used the large one for my card) a beautiful sentiment and several snow flurry stamps which I thought would be useful.



We'd love to see what you make for our challenge this week. Please remember to use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Tria, Aqua or Metallic markers on your project to be in with a chance of winning the fab prize of 1 Stamp Set (must be in stock) from Uniko Stamps..
Uniko Stamps


Thanks for visiting today and for all your lovely comments too.

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 ATG

Hi Crafters,

It's our Christmas Card Club challenge today, these weeks certainly come around quicker than ever it seems.
Zoe has chosen an Anything Goes theme this time.

I've created several cards using a Crafters Companion wreath die.






Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments - #239 ATG + Sentiment
Crafty Catz - #482 ATG / Christmas
CHNC on Saturday - #463 ATG Christmas
ABC Christmas - W is for Wreath

Thanks for popping by today,

Lorraine
xXx

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Santa's Helper

Hi Crafters,

I've been playing with this cute fella from Sizzix. 


Recipe
Die - Santa's Helper - Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Santa Brad - My Minds Eye

I decided to go a little grungy this time, hope you like it.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends - #122 ATG
CHNC on Saturday - #462 ATG/Beginning with 'H' (Helper)
Unicorn Challenge - #49 Christmas/Winter

See you again soon,
Lorraine
xXx