Sunday, 3 September 2017

Dots and/or Stripes - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 1st of September, 2017

Well I'm a bit late this week, as I have been travelling for work this week and when I finally arrived home, I could not really get up!

But for this fortnight's challenge we are hosted by Cindy, who chose the theme:
DOTS AND/OR STRIPES!

Pleas remember that it is Christmas Projects only.

So I am following on from a previous post and making easy tags!


This time I have used a stamp from our sponsor - Crafty Sentiments Designs - called the Joy of Christmas.
The image has been digitally printed on to X-Press It paper, fussy cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • hat - C3, C5, C7, C10, black Wink of Stella marker, clear Wink of Stella marker
  • snowman - colourless blender, C00, C0, C1
  • carrot nose - YR09
  • cheeks - R20
  • mouth - RV17
  • scarf - R35, R37, white gel pen
  • stick arms - E74, E37
  • bird - E74, E37, R35
  • star - Y28, gold Wink of Stella marker
  • tree - YG06, YG09, G05, G17, G29, E37
  • snow - colourless blender, C00, C0, C1, BV0000, clear Wink of Stella
  • background sky - B000, B00 (outline)
I have then adhered the coloured image to a green tag from my stash (bought long ago!) using foam squares.
The spotted evergreen ribbon tied in a bow is from Anita's Everyday Ribbons, also from my stash.

We have Crafty Sentiments Designs as our sponsor for this challenge.

I love to shop at:


They are giving a prize of 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

"Crafty Sentiments Designs was started back in 2009 by myself, Suzette, the owner. My artist and I bring you cute, whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and exciting hand made gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive rubber stamps, digital stamps, cutting dies, sentiments and CD roms that are perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs. There is always something new each month as we release new images monthly. Crafty Sentiments Designs is also now hosting live shows on Hochanda, a UK based craft channel."


I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - For Someone Special
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - September - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge CHNC#349 - anything goes as long as its Christmas plus the optional theme of Add some sparkle

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 card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Remember that it is Christmas projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations.
Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 14th of September and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Embossing - Wet or Dry Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Use Ribbon, Twine or Lace - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 4th of August, 2017

Can you believe that it is already August! This year, as usual has flown by - lucky I have been keeping up with my Christmas Cards, although most of the time I find I do not want to give them away, so I have a mad dash to do something else!

Anyway, on to this fortnight's challenge at Winter Wonderland blog.
This time we are hosted by the lovely Christine, who would like us to "use ribbon, twine or lace" on our Christmas projects.

So hopefully this project I will actually give away at the end of the year, as it is so easy to make! Also, I can keep them as tags, or I can add the tags to a card for a more complete look, similar to these two cards here and here.


So here are two tags from a series of my Christmas Tags using Power Poppy stamps:

Here is a close up of the Snowman tag:

 Here is a close of the Tree in a Cup tag:


The Snowman from Let's Chill has been digitally printed on watercolour paper, cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and then coloured with Distress Markers, but I have no idea which colours! (I have a book that I write my colour combinations, but I don't always keep it up-to-date - I'll have to do better!!)

I have stamped the Tree in a Cup from Cozy Cupfuls Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on to X-Press It card, fussy cut it and then coloured it with the following Copic Markers:
  • greens - YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • reds - R22, R24, R27, R29
  • browns - E40, E41, E43, E44
  • greys - W0, W1, W3
  • gold - gold Spica pen
  • glitter - clear Wink of Stella


Finally I have adhered the coloured images to red tags from my stash (bought long ago!) using foam squares and rounds.

The spotted evergreen ribbon tied in a bow is from Anita's Everyday Ribbons, also from my stash.


I am going to do some more tags and so will add another post!


This fortnight, we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.


The winner will receive a 10 pound gift voucher to spend instore.

"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. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration? Have a look at our projects on our blog, or visit our Inspiration blog, or maybe join in with our Ribbon Challenge on Facebook. Go on, have a look... It's worth it!"


I would like to enter both tags into the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges CCC #18 - anything goes as long as its Christmas and/or Snowman

ABC Challenge P Q and R for People, Quick and/or Red
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - August - anything goes as long as its Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #32 - anything goes as long as its Christmas and "traditional Christmas colours"
Love to Craft LTCCB #13 - August Anything Goes!
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk31 - anything goes!

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 card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Remember that it is Christmas projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations.
Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 17th of August and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Use a Digi Image Challenge.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Christmas Penguins - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 7th of July, 2017


For the next two weeks at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by ME!!
I have chosen the theme of "Christmas Penguins"


So we want to see anything that features a penguin or two that would fit right into Christmas!

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only.

So here is my card:


I have used three of the Kitty Bee Designs stamps:

I joined them together in my Silhouette Cameo software (yes it is working now after I upgraded the software!) then I used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut the image after I had printed it on X-Press It card stock.

I have then coloured the image with the following Copics Markers:
  • black - C5, C7, C9
  • white - C00, C0
  • red - R32, R35, R37
  • yellow - Y17, YR16
  • white of Santa hat - C00, clear Wink of Stella
  • gold buckle - Y28, clear Wink of Stella
  • buttons on Santa - Y28
  • reindeer antlers - E44, E47, E49
  • reindeer ears - E51, E55, E57
  • star - Y28, clear Wink of Stella
  • red nose - R32, R35, R37, white gel pen
  • bell - Y28, clear Wink of Stella
  • holly - YG13, YG17, R32, R35, R37, white gel pen
  • background - BG000, BG01

I have adhered the coloured image to a white card from Envelope Solutions.
Then finished with a piece of Washi tape from manzawa across the top for my sentiment.


We are sponsored this fortnight by Kitty Bee Designs, who are offering one non-coloured digi to the lucky winner.

"Aloha! My name is Ruth, and I'm the owner/illustrator of Kitty Bee Designs, out of beautiful Hawaii. After a long day of staring at numbers, doodling at night was my way of relaxing. I have always been a "card maker at heart" and a "paper hoarder" but could never find that "perfect" rubber stamp design. Kitty Bee Designs was created to fill the need for simple and whimsical stamp designs. These stamps were specifically made to bring a smile to the creator and receiver of these cute stamp designs. I hope you enjoy them as much as we (the lovely design team) do here at Kitty Bee Designs.

We offer all of our images in digital format and some even make it to limited-run clear stamps!! You can find our images in our Etsy Store and wonderful inspiration + super fun challenges on our blog!! Come swing by and say hello!!!"

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges CCC #16 - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties # 7 - Clean and Simple
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - July - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #340 - anything goes as long as its Christmas, or use washi tape
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - July - anything Christmassy or Holiday themed

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 card stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 20th of July and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Snowmen Challenge.

Thanks for looking!



Saturday, 1 July 2017

Christmas In July Sale NOW on at JemLou Productions


We are having a Christmas in July Sale - everything in the shop is 20% off!
Shipping is also cheaper.


If you spend a minimum of AUD$20, then you can use the coupon JLPCIJ5OFF to receive an additional 5% off with your order.

All my Christmas stock is in the store: JemLou Productions. Here is a link to Etsy on Sale with all the sale prices.

I will keep adding new products during the month, but if you would like a custom order of something that you see in this blog, please let me know.

Come and visit Etsy and see all the goodies on sale for Christmas in July.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Add Snowflakes - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 9th of June, 2017

For the next two weeks at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Cindy, who has chosen the theme: ADD SNOWFLAKES.

So here is my card:


I used Digi Star of Wonder from our sponsor, Little Claire Designs.
I have digitally printed the digi stamp on to X-Press It card and then coloured it using the following Copics markers:
  • polar bears: C1, colourless blender
  • blue/green scarf: BG53, BG45, BG57, Wink of Stella
  • purple scarf: V22, V25, V28, Wink of Stella
  • star: Y08, Wink of Stella
  • ground: C1, C2, Wink of Stella
  • night sky: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
I then used a decorative nesting frame die from KaiserCraft to cut out the image as my Silhouette Cameo is playing up :(
I have then embossed a piece of glitter core essentials cardstock using an embossing folder called Winter Chill, distributed by ultimate crafts (a freebie from a magazine).
I also die cut the snowflake flurry from November 2016 Club La-La Land Crafts from glitter core essentials cardstock.

The embossed piece was adhered to a white card from Envelope Solutions, then I adhered the coloured piece and the snowflake flurry.

As I mentioned, our sponsor for this challenge is Little Claire Designs, who are giving the winner 3 digital stamps of their choice.
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Little Claire Designs is based on the Wirral in the north west of England and is owned and run by Steve and Gill. They sell a range of great stamps, digis, outline stickers, ready to use images, papers and other goodies. 
You may well have seen Steve at craft shows up and down the country and now he is also a regular on Hochanda!
They also host regular craft classes on the Wirral - take a look at their website if you fancy a fun day out with good company and lots of card making.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #14 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #6 - Snuggly Bears
ABC Christmas Challenge - M is for more than one
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - June - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #336 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas

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 card stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in our blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 22nd of June and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Hats and/or Scarves Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Use Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combination - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 12th of May 2017

For the next two weeks at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Christine, who has chosen the theme: USE YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COLOUR COMBINATION.

So, this is my card:
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I have used an image called Penguin Carols from our sponsor Pink Gem Designs.


Janet, the owner of Pink Gem Designs is offering the winner of the challenge 2 single digi images or 2 card topper kits, or one of each.

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport and began trading in November 2008 designing cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer. As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to product digital stamps, card topper kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.

I have printed Penguin Carols on to X-Press It paper, fussy cut using my Silhouette Cameo and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • black of penguins - C5, C7, C9
  • white of penguins - C0, colourless blender
  • cheeks of penguins - R20
  • nose and feet of penguins - YR12, YR07
  • reds of hats - R32, R35, R37
  • green of hats - G02, G05, G17, Wink of Stella
  • white of hats - Wink of Stella
  • book cover - YG11, YG06, YG09
  • book pages - E41
  • candle - G05
  • flame - Y06
  • light - Y08
  • lamp - E81, E84, E87
  • hook - C3
  • background - BG0000, BG01
I have then followed the latest sketch from CAS(E) this sketch!:


I turned the sketch around and then adhered a piece of gold music paper from Christmas Carol by KaiserCraft using double-sided tape. The coloured image was adhered on top and then the sentiment "wintertime wishes" from Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink using my MISTI.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - May - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #332 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas



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 card stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 25th of May and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please remember to check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Add Some Sparkle or Bling Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Cute Christmas - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 14th of April, 2017

For the next two weeks at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Carol, who has chosen the theme: CUTE CHRISTMAS.

This means that you should make a Christmas project with a cute animal or critter!


We are sponsored these next two weeks by Miss Daisy Stamps, who are giving the winner 4 images, one from each of the four artists that reside at Miss Daisy Stamps!


Jennifer Nilsson Art ♥ Mari Digis ♥ Miss Daisy's Collection ♥ We Are 3© Digital Shop

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, share fun inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

So on to my card!


I chose "Gift of Love Snowman" by Jennifer Nilsson Art for my image.  I digitally printed him on X-Press It paper and then coloured him with the following Copics markers:
  • red: R32, R35, R37
  • green: YG11, YG06, YG09
  • carrot nose: YR09
  • body of snowman: B000, B00
  • bird: BV01, BV13, BV17
  • background: BG0000, BG000, BG01
Then, unfortunately my Silhouette Cameo was not behaving and I had to fussy cut the snowman and bird! :(

I have then made a shaker card using stamps and dies from Ready, Set, SnowReady, Set, Snow - Lawn Cuts and Ready, Set, Snow Shaker Add-On all from Lawn Fawn. It is the first time that I have used this set and I have had it for a while!

I stamped the snowglobe using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to some white card stock from my stash. I die cut the snowglobe and a base snowglobe from the same white card stock. 
I stamped Merry Christmas from Ready, Set, Snow using Cottage Ivy Memento ink, then I coloured the base of the snowglobe with E55, E57 and E59 Copics markers. 
The shaker component was made using my Fuse tool and Waterfall Photo Sleeves both from We R memory keepers. I added foil stars, glitter and seed beads from my stash to the shaker. Foam tape was used to adhere the shaker to the two parts of the snowglobe.

I adhered the snowman to the front of the shaker using double-sided tape.
I have then adhered the shaker to a small square card from Envelope Solutions.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #10 - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties #4 - red and green
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - April - anything goes as long as its Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #328 - snowman

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 card stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 27th of April and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please remember to check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Christmas Animals or Birds Challenge.

Thanks for looking!