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!


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Snowflakes - Winter Wonderland Challenge for 3rd of June, 2016 - again, better late than never!

Well, I am late agin this week - work has been so busy and I have been coming home and just falling asleep, so no time for even thinking about a card!

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland chosen by Cindy is SNOWFLAKES

I love snow, you can probably tell that by my signature! Also I did not grow up around snow, being from Adelaide, South Australia, I have just experienced the magic of snow when I lived in the States and Germany for about 12 years. So this challenge is right up my alley. 

I have had this "Winter Snowflake Lace" designer stencil from Memory Box for ages so I have used that on the background of my card from Envelope Solutions, dabbing Summer Sky Memento ink.

I then coloured one of my favourite La-La Land Craft stamps - Snowflake Garland Marci - I love her hair and dress! I have the digi stamp which was printed on to X-Press It card and then cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I used the following Copics pens:

  • skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • hair: E53, E35, E47
  • dress, boots and hair ribbons: BV0000, BV02, BV04, BV08
  • background: B000, B00
I coloured her lips with dark pink Wink of Stella and highlighted the frills of her boots and dress with clear Wink of Stella. The snowflake garland is coloured with silver Wink of Stella.

The background of the "Merry Christmas" sentiment is also coloured with B000 and B00.

Here is my card:


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

This week our wonderful sponsors are:
Little Claire, who are offering the winner their choice of 6 images




and Drawn with Character, who have a prize of a 10 pound voucher



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! :) Also you can find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you ideas......something that I need to find time to do!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Non-Traditional Colours - Winter Wonderland Challenge for 20th of May 2016 - better late than never!


I'm a little late this week as I have been travelling quite a bit for work the last few weeks, plus a little boy's seventh birthday and party, so I have not been able to concentrate on colouring and making cards.

But the challenge this week at Winter Wonderland chosen by Christine is
"Non-Traditional Christmas Colours".

This means that you must create a card that is not red and green.

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

We are sponsored by the fabulous Crafts and Me this week.


Here are my two gift cards, using the trees from Bottlebrush Holiday from Power Poppy:

I stamped the image on to water colour paper and coloured with the following Distress Markers:
  • picked raspberry
  • worn lipstick
  • spun sugar
  • dusty concord
  • seedless preserves
  • shaded lilac
  • chipped sapphire
  • blueprint sketch
  • tumbled glass
  • faded jeans
  • salty ocean
  • peacock feathers
  • spiced marmalade

The image has been die-cut using a decorative die called nesting frames by Kaisercraft. I have stamped the sentiment "be merry" from the same Bottlebrush Holiday by Power Poppy in Memento Bahama Blue ink on to a smaller die-cut. Both the image and sentiment are adhered to a Kraft card 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! :) Also you can find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you ideas.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 6 May 2016

Anything but a card - Winter Wonderland Challenge for 6th of May 2016


The challenge this week at Winter Wonderland chosen by Eileen is 
"Anything but a card".

This means that you must create or alter anything you like. Examples are tags, bags, boxes, sleeves for wine bottles, the choice is yours.

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

We again have two fabulous sponsors this week:
Di's Digi Stamps who is giving a voucher for $12 to spend in store


and Marianne Designs who will send the winner a super surprise.



 Here is my creation using Santa Marci and Sunny Christmas Luka from La-La Land Crafts:


Here is a close up of Santa Marci:


Here is a close up of Sunny Christmas Luka:


I printed the images on to X-Press It paper and coloured with the following Copics pens:
  • Reds: R32, R35, R37
  • Greens: YG00, YG03, YG17
  • Blues: B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Skin: E000, E00, E02 (both these were coloured before I started Kit and Clowder classes!)
  • Hair for Santa Marci: Y11, Y15
  • Hair for Sunny Christmas Luka: E31, E33, E35, E37
  • Panda: C03, C05, C07, R20
  • Santa's sack: E41, E43, E47, E49
  • background: V000 or B000
  • Glitter: clear Spica pen

I have fussy cut both images and adhered them to green tags from my stash. The red ribbon is also from my stash.

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! :) Also you can find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you ideas.

Thanks for looking!