Friday, 23 September 2016

Sketch or Tic Tac Toe - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 23rd of September

I am trying not to be late this week!!
This week at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Christine, who has decided to shake it up a little and have a sketch:



Or the alternative is a Tic Tac Toe - this means that you pick one of the lines of options, for example patterned paper, sparkle or shine and tree.

We have two sponsors this week:
Beccy's Place, who is offering three digi images or one digi set to the winner.

and Crafty Ribbons, who are offering $10 to spend in their store.

Please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize that it is Christmas Projects only.

So on to my card!
I started following the tic tac toe right down the middle - so tree, sparkle or shine and patterned paper. But then I had a really hard time trying to find a patterned paper that went with my colouring. So I decided on the other middle - blue, sparkle or shine and embossing.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a circle of X-Press It paper, then I stamped the snowbound country church from O Holy Night from Power Poppy using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
I then coloured the image with the following Copics pens:
  • sky: B39, B29, B28, B18, B16, BG01, Y11 (around the moon) 
  • moon: Y11, C1, C3
  • trees: G17, G82, YG11
  • wreath: G17, YG11, R29
  • house: E39, E35, E31
  • snow: BV20, clear Wink of Stella
Here is a close up of the colouring:
You can see all the Wink of Stella on the snow and trees!

The idea for the sky came from the Kit and Clowder Easy Night Sky from Alyce's Background Handbook Part I and the colours were from Create and Learn April 2015.

I have then embossed a piece of green Core Essentials glitter cardstock with an Ultimate Crafts Winter Chill embossing folder. I scored and cut it on an angle to fit with the Sketch Saturday sketch #430 from the 17th of September:

I adhered the embossed green glitter card stock to a square Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
I stamped the sentiment "Peace on Earth" from O Holy Night by Power Poppy in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
I adhered the coloured piece over the top of the embossed piece and then for the two embellishments, I used stickles to adhere two pearl dew drops underneath the coloured piece.

Here is the finished card:


Hopefully you can see some of the glitter on the snow and trees. 



There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lots of Layers/Wish Upon a Star - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 9th of September

I am really really late this week.....it has been a crazy few months.

This week at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Cindy, who has chosen the themes:
"Lots of Layers"
or
"Wish Upon a Star"

This means that you need to create a card with at least 4 layers, or have a star somewhere on your card or use both themes.

I decided that I should try to use a stamp that I have not used before - Shining Star Marci from La-La Land Crafts. She is the January 2015 Club La-La Land image, but is now available as a rubber stamp and digital stamp, plus the Shooting Star Set and there are some dies of a star borderfiligree stars and moon.



I stamped Marci and the fence on to X-Press It paper, then fussy cut them (pretty much the first time I have fussy cut anything! I don't really like fussy cutting! Much prefer my Silhouette Cameo!) and coloured them with the following Copics markers:
  • skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, red lipstick Spica pen
  • hair: E43, E44, E47, E49 (I followed Alyce's August 2016 Create and Learn from Kit and Clowder)
  • top: C00, C02, C03, silver Wink of Stella
  • skirt and headband: YG61, YG63, YG67
  • star: gold Wink of Stella
  • fence: E11, E13, E15, E18
I ran round the edge of each image with my Copics marker 100.

To make the card, I adhered a 6x6 piece of paper from Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories (which I just noticed is retired) to a square Kraft card from Envelope Solutions. I then have stamped some stars using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I originally also stamped the sentiment "Wish upon a shooting star" in the same ink, then when I was writing this, I realised it is not that Christmasy. So I have covered some scrap X-Press It paper with some X-Press It Glitter Deco Tape (Miss Aby picked it up at Paperific last month) and die cut the star border, made it into a sticker using my Xyron, then adhered the main border behind Marci and the three inset stars over the words "shooting star". Then I adhered some gold sequins using gold Glitzin' glamour (glitter glue).

As I have used a few things that have been in my stash for a while, I was going to enter this card into the NBUS Challenge, but I notice it has finished for now. I'll have to wait for the next one. But I will enter this card into the Anything goes challenge at A Snowflakes Promise.

At Winter Wonderland we have two wonderful sponsors this week:

Michele at Michele R Designs who is offering a 10 pound voucher to the lucky winner


and by Live and Love Crafts who are giving the winner a 10 pound voucher to spend in their store


Please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize that it is Christmas Projects only.

As usual there is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Use White and one other colour or A little bird told me - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 26th of August

So today it is my turn to host the challenge at Winter Wonderland.
The theme I have chosen is:
"White with one other colour"
or
"a little birdie told me"

This means that you can make a Christmas project with white and one other colour, or something with a little birdie, or both.
I have used a digital stamp that I have used before that has a snowman and a little birdie and I have coloured this with a few other colours, as it is hard to stick to one colour!
So my card fits the "A little birdie told me" theme.
Here it is:



I printed the stamp "Joy of Christmas" by Crafty Sentiments Designs on to X-Press It paper, cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo, then coloured it using the following Copics pens:
  • hat: C3, C5, C7, C10, black Wink of Stella, clear Wink of Stella
  • snowman: C00, C0, C1, C2
  • snowman's cheeks: R20
  • snowman's nose: YR09
  • snowman's mouth: RV17
  • snowman's stick arms: E37
  • snowman's scarf: R35, R37, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • little bird: R27, R37, E74, YR09
  • tree: YG06, YG09, G05, G17, G29
  • star: Y28, gold Wink of Stella
  • snow: C00, C0, C1, BV0000
  • background: B000
I then adhered a piece of paper from Holly Bright by Kaisercraft to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions. I also adhered a red snowflake ribbon and "merry christmas" ribbon, both from American Crafts "Father Christmas" double-sided ribbon.
The snowman and little birdie were adhered using pop dots.

For the layout, I used the ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Layout.
Also I'll enter this card into the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

We have two sponsors this week:
Crafty Sentiments, who are offering the winner their choice of 3 digis



and The Craft Barn, who are giving the winner a 10 pound voucher.




Please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize that it is Christmas Projects only.

There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 15 July 2016

Carol Singers - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 15th of July 2016

The two themes this week at Winter Wonderland blog, chosen by Kath are:

CAROL SINGERS
and
MAKE A SCENE

You can use either or both themes, but to be in with a chance of winning a prize, remember that it is Christmas projects only.

This week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's - this really cute store is in the process of closing down and are offering a 10 pound prize for the winner.

We are also being sponsored by A Random Fan who are offering a 10 pound voucher to their store.

So here is the card I created with The Carolers from A Random Fan:


I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Week #420.

The digital stamp was printed on X-Press It paper and then coloured with the following Copics pens:

  • skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • hair: Y35, E53, E35
  • reds: R32, R35, R37
  • green on hat: YG13, G05, YG09, light green and green Wink of Stella
  • green on jackets: G02, G05, G07
  • brown: E23, E25, E27
  • tree: YG67,  E44, clear Wink of Stella
  • book: BG0000
  • dog: C-3, C-5, C-7, black Wink of Stella
  • bowtie: BV02, BV04
  • bird: E23, E25, BG57, YR09
  • earmuff: BV11, clear Wink of Stella
  • background: B00, B91, B14, colourless blender
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the circles of X-Press It paper and the coloured cardstock behind.
The sentiment from Heaven and Nature Sing by Power Poppy Stamps is stamped with Love Letter Memento ink on to the Kraft card by Envelope Solutions
The extra embellishments from the sketch are musical notes hand drawn with Lipstick and Pitch Black Spica pen.



There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!



Friday, 1 July 2016

Snow Much Fun - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 1st of July 2016

The challenge theme this week at Winter Wonderland, chosen by Anet is:
SNOW MUCH FUN!
This is a pretty easy theme as we are doing Christmas cards.

However, we now have an alternative theme each week to make it easier to make all your Christmas cards. So the alternative theme this week is:
Add three different embelishments
(As the kids are away this week, I may have time to make a card using this theme!)

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, remember that it is Christmas projects only.

This week we are sponsored by:

Crafts U Love, who are offering a 10 pound voucher to spend in their store.

So here is the card that I created:

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday:

But I have turned it on it's side.
The part circle of paper in the corner and the banner paper are from Holly Bright by KaiserCraft.
The penguins have been stamped on to X-Press It paper and then coloured with Copics N5, N7 and N9 for the black and YR07 for the beaks and feet. I also added glossy accents to the beaks and black Wink of Stella to the eyes.
I then stamped the toboggan, snow balls and snowflakes from Toboggan Together by Lawn Fawn on to some white card using black Memories Dye (good watercolour ink!)
All paper pieces and the white card have been outlined in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and the sentiment from Let it Snow by The Greeting Farm has also been stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
The Kraft card is from Envelope Solutions.

There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Add Some Sparkle - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 17th of June, 2016

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland, chosen by Anet is
ADD SOME SPARKLE

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, remember that it is Christmas Projects only.

This week our wonderful sponsors are:
Crafty Sentiments Designs, who are offering the winner their choice of 3 digis from their store


and 
The Craft Barn, who are offering a 10 pound voucher to spend in their store




So here is my card this week:

I have printed the digital stamp "Snowman at the Window" by Crafty Sentiments Designs on to X-Press It card. Then I had my Silhouette Cameo cut a curvy tag shape from Love Paper Crafts (although I can't seem to find it on their site any more).
I used the following Copics pens to colour the snowman:

  • hat: C-3, C-7, C-9
  • scarf: R32, R35, R37
  • snowman: C-1, B000, R20, YR07
  • tree: YG13, G07, YG97, Y17
  • background: B000

I also added some sparkle on the hat using black Wink of Stella and on the red hat band, nose and star using clear Wink of Stella.

I added some green ribbon from my stash and adhered the tag to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions. I stamped the "merry christmas" sentiment from Toboggan Together by Lawn Fawn in Bamboo leaves from Memento. 


To add some more sparkle, I stamped two snowflakes randomly across the card from Let it Snow by The Greeting Farm in VersaMark ink, then sprinkled and heat embossed Vanilla Sparkle embossing powder by Alison Ellis Design.

For this card I was inspired by the current Tag You're It challenge.

Also I found another challenge from Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Tag It.


There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Add a ribbon and a bow - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 10th of June, 2016 & 7th Birthday Celebrations!

At Winter Wonderland this week, we are celebrating our 7th Birthday!
The challenge this week, chosen by Iwona is
ADD A RIBBON AND A BOW

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, remember that it is Christmas projects only.

This week our three wonderful sponsors are:

Crafty Ribbons, who are giving a 10 pound voucher to use in their store
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel?  Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

A day for Daisies, who are giving a $12 voucher for images from their online store


Crafter's Companion, who are giving a 10 pound voucher to spend in their store


So on to my card this week!


I have done something different this week - no colouring!
I have put together a paper tole topper from Forever Friends Kraft Notes - I think I bought the pack from a really cool craft store down in Tasmania. I used some 3D adhesive foam squares from my stash. Then I have used a square of paper from the same pack. I highlighted the edges of both using Summer Sky Memento ink.
The Merry Christmas ribbon and the little ribbon bow are from an American Crafts Christmas double-sided ribbon pack that I have in my stash.


There is inspiration from both the Icicles and the Snowflakes DT on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking in their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) Also you can find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you ideas!

Thanks for looking!