Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #25 - Christmas Gifts

Hi Crafters,

This is our last challenge for 2017, we should have made all our Christmas cards by now, hopefully :)

This week our theme is 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS



Recipe
Craft Creations Decoupage sheets
Joy Crafts Parcels Border Die
Papers - Trimcraft 'The Night Before Christmas'
Stampin' Up Sentiment Stamp

Challenges I'd Like To Enter:
Double D Challenges - It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - #507 ATG


Have a lovely Sunday!

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge #424 - Add A Sentiment

Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in today to tell you about the Mega Christmas Challenge taking place over the next month at Passion For Promarkers.

Team 1 are sharing their projects today and in two weeks time Team 2 will share theirs.
So you have plenty of time to enter this easy Christmas Challenge of...

Add A Sentiment

Here's a list of all the sponsors and their fabulous prizes up for grabs.
So get your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) Markers out and get creating!

Bugaboo
7 Images ($21.00 voucher)


DSB
£10.00 Voucher

All Dressed Up stamps
$12.00 voucher

Dies To Die For
Dies to Die For
£15.00 voucher

Di's Digi Stamps
Di's Digi Stamps
$12.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments
 Crafty Sentiments Designs
3 Digi Images

Sasayaki Glitter
Sasayaki Glitter
1 Digi Image

Alicia Bel
Alicia Bel
€10.00 voucher

Uniko Stamps
Uniko Stamps
1 Stamp Set (must be in stock)

All the inspiration you need and a set of simple rules will be over on the challenge blog here.
I'll be back in two weeks time with my card to inspire you, in the mean time...
Happy Crafting!

Lorraine
xXx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Knock, Knock, Who's There?.....Santa!

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for the lovely comments on my mixed media card that I shared with you a couple of days ago. While I had the paints and messy playtime stuff out on my desk I thought I would finally have a go at decorating one of the wooden fairy doors from The Works that had been sitting waiting patiently on my shelf for months!
I decided to make it in to a Christmas project.



After removing the hinges and latch I set about painting the frame with two tones of  green Pebeo paint and the door with a red DecoArt paint that came free with a magazine recently. The base was painted with white acrylic and then I added snowballs from Anna Marie Designs using 3D Schnee glue, once this was dry I gave the whole thing a spray coat of  Spray & Sparkle - Pearl Diamond from Crafters Companion. It now has a durable top coat and beautiful shimmer all over, I hope you can see this in the photo's. The wooden 'Christmas' word, which I picked up from my trip to the N.E.C. this year, was given a coat of gold paint and also a coating of sparkle spray. Both the wooden snowflakes have been in my stash for some time and these were heat embossed with white and then a silver sparkle embossing powder.
After re-assembling the hinges and latch I set about creating a wreath from a Martha Stewart frond punch, some tiny red pearls, a teeny tiny bell and a new Tonic word die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #444 Christmas Present
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas Colours - Red & Green
Crafty Catz - #395 ATG / Let It Snow
Glitter n Sparkle - #267 Add Metal
Deep Ocean - #169 Santa Is Coming To Town
Fab n Funky - #373 Christmas
Brown Sugar - #273 Anything But A Card
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you are having a fabulous Saturday.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Lorraine

xXx

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Christmas Card Club Catch-Up Post

Hi Crafters,

I missed this weeks Christmas Card Club challenge on Sunday due to being ill but was determined to participate in Mary's challenge of

MIXED MEDIA CHRISTMAS

I really love creating these types of projects but rarely get much time to do so. 
Here is my card, I hope you like it?





I used lots of products on this card - 

Paper - First Edition 'Christmas Wishes'
Music Paper
Corrugated Cardboard
White Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Stencil
Crackle Paste
Sizzix Mittens Die
Sizzix Snow Flurries Edge Die
Sizzix Holly Die
Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags Die
Marianne Designs Fir Tree Branch Die
Wooden Snowflakes
Wooden 'Noel' Word
Berries
Anna Marie Snowballs
Viva Eiskristall
Twine and Net Ribbon
Distress Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Metal Bell

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Colourful
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas Colours - Red & Green
Noor Designs - #36 Winter
613 Avenue Create - #203 ATG/3D Card
Glitter N Sparkle - #267 Add Metal


Thank you Mary for a fabulous theme this week.

Bye for now,

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #423 - Use Your Favourite Colours

Hi Crafters,

I'm here today to share my design team card for Passion For Promarkers.
We have another really easy challenge theme for you this week to help you along with your card making.

USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOURS

Can you guess what my favourite colour is?..... :o)


Recipe
Image - Winter Snow Muff Girl - Lemon Shortbread
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Old Papermania set
Presscut Stepper Card Die
Impression Obsession and Cheery Lynn Snowflake Dies
Stampin' Up Sentiment Stamp
Gingham Ribbon
Brad
Glamour Dust

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #355 ATG
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Colour + Why
'My favourite colour is red and it is the first colour I think of when creating Christmas projects, maybe it has something to so with the red robins that are synonymous with the festive season.'
Crafty Catz - #394 ATG / Winter Colours
Crafty Friends - #71 Add a Sentiment
CHNC Every Saturday - #361 ATG
Creative Inspirations - #283 Sparkle
Noor Design - #36 Winter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #82 More Than One Fold
Sweet Stampers - #13 Christmas
Crafty Girlz - #30 ATG / Christmas
Rudolph Day Challenge - November ATG Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge


Our sponsor this week is

who are offering 3 digis to the lucky winner.

Now it's over to you.....
Any project is allowed, it doesn't have to be a card, you MUST use your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) products somewhere on your project, tell us where you have used them and of course follow the theme.
For more inspiration hop over to the challenge blog and browse the fabulous cards the rest of the design team are sharing.

Bye for now

Lorraine
xXx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #421 - Let It Snow

Hi Crafters,

Another two weeks have flown by and it's time for Team 2 to share our creations for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers

LET IT SNOW


Recipe
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - 'Bugsmblocks'
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Magazine Freebie
Wild Rose Studio Snowflake Corner Die
Creative Expressions Sentiment die
Crealies Stitched Oval Die
Glitter

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #503 - Sparkles
C.R.A.F.T. - #441 - Winter
CHNC Extra - November Challenge
Creative Inspirations - #283 - Sparkle
Sweet Stampers - #13 - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - #265 - ATG


Our sponsor this time is

Bugaboo
with a $12 voucher as the fab prize for the winner.

Now it's over to you.....
Any project is allowed, it doesn't have to be a card, you MUST use your Winsor Newton (formerly Letraset) products somewhere on your project, tell us where you have used them and of course follow the theme.

It's lovely to see you here again,

Lorraine
xXx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 Shimmer & Sparkle

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for visiting, my posts are few and far between but I do read all your comments and appreciate the time taken to pop along and take a look at my creations.
This year has been so so busy I'm hoping for a slower paced 2018!

So on to why I'm here today...
It's time to share my Christmas Card Club make for this fortnight and it was my turn to choose the theme too.

SHIMMER & SPARKLE


Recipe
Wendy Carr Designs Digital Download
Glitter Glass
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Embossing Powder
LOTV Sentiment Stamp - Christmas Wishes - Set 75
Aqua Dazzler

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #130 ATG
Crafty Creations - #354 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #503 Sparkles
Aud Sentiments - #192 Bingo + Sentiment
(Flowers, Pattern Paper, Pink)


C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #441 Winter
Crafty Friends - #70 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #359 ATG opt. Reindeer
CHNC Extra - November Challenge
Creative Inspirations - #283 Sparkle
Noor Design - #36 Winter
Unicorn Challenge - #27 ATG

Well Christmas is fast approaching and I have almost finished my present shopping but I still have a few more special family cards to make but this one will help boost the pile I think.
I hope you are feeling organised and ready for the Big Day, if you would like to join in with our fun challenge each fortnight please contact our fabulous leader HERE for more info. We are a friendly bunch of ladies just trying to get ahead in our card making for Christmas.

Bye for now,

Lorraine
xXx