Saturday, 24 June 2017

CHNC challenge 339


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 339 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic ... and by the time this challenge is over we will be approaching July ... nearer to Christmas 2017 than 2016.

The optional theme for CHNC challenge 339 is to include a bear ... but anything  goes as long as it's Christmas.

For my card I used a tag that was left over from a kit some years ago, upcycled pieces from a book that I bought in a charity shop and some punched silver mirror snowflakes. The background paper was part of a magazine freebie.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes + option
Sparkles Christmas 77: non-traditional colours
Ike's world 90: anything goes + option: blue Christmas
Crafty gals corner 128: any holiday
Scribbles designs 54: holiday hoopla
Merry Monday 253: bears
ABC Christmas: M for more than one (punched snowflakes)
Crimbo crackers 135: sentiment
A snowflakes promise 41: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 190: punhces & dies
Creatalicious 117: anything goes + option: die cuts and/or punches
Crafty sentiment: add a sentiment
Simon says Wednesday: use patterned paper
Create and inspire 63: anything goes + option: tag
Lil patch of crafty friends 60: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 164: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 44: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 344: anything goes
Crafting with friends 46: anything goes
Creative fingers 133: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 12: anything goes
Polka doodles week 24: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 288: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Penny's challenge 334


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 334, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used Bugaboo Stamps guy golfing image kindly supplied by them as sponsors of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir and copics.

The background paper was bought some years ago from PDA card & craft - other bits and pieces from stash.


This is also for:

The Bugaboo crafty challenge 6: anything goes with a Bugaboo image
Glitter n sparkle 244: father's day/masculine
International art & soul 10: for men
Aloha Friday 97: for the guys
Allsorts 420: birthday boy
Connie can crop 59: it's a guy thing
Cute as a button 35: for the boys
Fabrika fantasy 10: for the men/boys
Love to scrap 98: boyz rule!
Pearly sparkles 17: masculine
Great impressions June: masculine
Unicorn 22: for the guys
Craft rocket 38: for the men/boys
Pattie's 135: for the boys - use a masculine image
Crafty calendar June: boys will be boys
Crafty girlz: anything goes + option: male
Crafty purple frog: make it manly
Fairytale 171: hobby
Everybody art 405: happy birthday
Crafty sentiment: add a sentiment
Simon says Wednesday: use patterned paper
Color inspiration Monday link up 23
Colour crazy week 24: anything goes
Aussie digital artists 5: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 60: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 164: anything goes
Digi choosday 25: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 44: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 12: anything goes
Polka doodles week 24: anything goes
Angie's 10: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 288: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

Saturday, 17 June 2017

CHNC challenge 338


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 338 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic ... and we're halfway towards Christmas 2017 already ... scary!

The optional theme for CHNC challenge 338 is to use some silver ... but anything  goes as long as it's Christmas.

For my card I used an A5 card blank tent style. I used Hunkydory background card and coordinating topper, a 3D sparkly silver and white snowflake from The Works and a sentiment from stash. The strips of blue and white were offcuts from the edge of a previous card that I made for my CHNC challenge extra mid-month June inspiration, which I will show beneath this one.


So, this is the card I made for CHNC challenge extra mid-month inspiration for June, using similar items to the card shown above. You can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook and here on CHNC challenge extra (and, of course, you can enter your Christmas creations there too).

The above two cards were made when the supplies were out to make my card for CCAYR mid-month inspiration for June (I'm on the DT there) - you can read about it here and here - and we hope you will join in our challenge there:




The second and third cards have already been blogged and linked to challenges, so it's only the first card that I'm entering into the following challenges:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 77: non-traditional colours
Winter wonderland: add snowflakes
Dragonfly dreams June: add sparkle
Word art Wednesday 287: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Love to craft June challenge mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 11 June: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Crafty Girls team  who published mid-month inspiration and also here to see the crafting of team A and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card for a daughter to send to her mother - I was asked to include some fasion shoes/handbags. The background paper is The English Paper company and the topper is from a Kanban kit. The shoe is 'high heel glam' from Typically Tattered Lace USB 3 cut on my Scan n Cut with pearlescent silver card and the 'mini handbag' was cut from the same USB  with a piece of purple pearlescent card. Flowers by Hobby house.


This is also for:

Everybody art 405: happy birthday
Scrap n challenge: happy birthday
Dies R us 75: celebrations
Artistic inspirations 181: anything goes + option: use dies or stencils
Creatalicious 117: anything goes + option: die cuts and/or punches
Deep ocean 157: die cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Crafting from the heart 163: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Crafty creations 343: anything goes
Crafting with friends 45: anything goes
Creative fingers 132: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 192: anything goes
Corrosive 6: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 287: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

CHNC challenge extra June 2017 mid-month inspiration


We are now already halfway through June... it's time for some mid-month inspiration on my CHNC challenge extra for June - please click on the link to see the lovely Christmas designs of some of the team. We hope you will join in our challenge June here.

This is my card using Hunkydory supplies and a die cut banner at the bottom of the A5 tent style card using the lovely Die'sire edge'ables peace on earth die, with a 3D glittery snowflake from The Works.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 77: non-traditional colours
Winter wonderland: add snowflakes
CRAFT 420: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams June: add sparkle
Crafty catz 374: anything goes + option: dies and punches
Artistic inspirations 181: anything goes + option: use dies or stencils
Deep ocean 157: die cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Word art Wednesday 287: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

CCAYR June mid-month challenge


This is my card for Christmas cards all year round June challenge:precipitation. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of June here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

The card blank is A5 sideways opening. I used Hunkydory background card and coordinating topper, sparkly leaves upcycled from a Christmas cracker from a few years ago, a 3D sparkly snowflake from The Works and a sentiment from stash.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 77: non-traditional colours
Winter wonderland: add snowflakes
CRAFT 420: Christmas
Dragonfly dreams June: add sparkle
Crafting from the heart 163: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 343: anything goes
Brown sugar 254: anything goes
Crafting with friends 45: anything goes
Creative fingers 132: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 192: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 6: anything goes
Corrosive 6: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 287: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Penny's challenge 333: quick and easy


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 333, where the theme is 'quick and easy'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely coloured image Delicious Doodles hydrangea and butterfly frame, kindly provided by them as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens, including the light lilac middle which doesn't really show well on the photo.

The double sided background paper with the corners turned down is some that came with a Tattered Lace magazine.

Gems were added and the silver peel off greeting.


This is also for:

City crafter 366: frame it
Addicted to stamps 150: flowers
Creatalicious 116: anything goes + option: using your favourite colour
Eclectic Ellapu June: a touch of pink and/or purple
Butterfly challenges 80: butterflies + B for bingo and/or the colour of heather - I chose 'bling, butterfly, blooms' line
Ching-Chou Kuik June: butterflies
Digistamps4Joy 137: anything goes + option: butterflies
Crafting by designs: things with wings
2 crafty critter crazies 3
Mod squad: make it square
Colour crazy week 23: anything goes
Color inspiration Monday link up 23
Aussie digital artistis 5: anything goes
Use your stuff 267: use warm, summer colours
The crafty addicts 37: anything goes + option: summer colours
Digi choosday 24: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 163: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 43: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 343: anything goes
Brown sugar 254: anything goes
Crafting with friends 45: anything goes
Creative fingers 132: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 192: anything goes
Crafts galore encore June: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 37: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 27: anything goes
Angie's digital stamps 10: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 6: anything goes#
Crafting with an attitude 28: anything goes
Scrappers delights 67: anything goes
Corrosive 6: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 287: anything goes
Inspiration destination 130: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART June linky

Saturday, 10 June 2017

CHNC challenge 337


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 337 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic.

This is very similar to my card for last week's challenge, using a piece of paper  from a magazine freebie, with an Elisabeth Bell topper backed with some silver pearlescent card, some glittered tape and a greeting tag.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes
Dream factory 44: the holiday
Use your stuff 266: patterned papers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 43: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 286: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Penny's challenge 332


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 332, where the theme is 'anything goes'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Dr Digi's Simply Santa coloured image, kindly supplied by Dr Digi as the sponsor of the prize this week.

The background paper is from the Merry and bright Kaisercraft pad. The felt reindeer, stocking and other bits were from The Works (from last year's stock).


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes + option: fur, fluff, feathers or fins
ABC Christmas June: M for more than one (reindeer)
Dream factory 44: the holiday
Allsorts 418: Christmas in June
2 crafty critter crazies 3
Crafty animals 3: anything goes
Use your stuff 266: patterned papers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 59: anything goes
Digi choosday 23: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 43: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 6: anything goes
Angie's 10: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 286: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Monday, 5 June 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 126: girls, girls, girls


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 126: girls, girls, girls. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

This was a commissioned card - I was asked to make something fashionable and girly for a granddaughter. The background paper with the punched borders was part of a magazine freebie and other papers from my offcuts box. The image is from an old Kanban kit and various felt hearts and glittered bags and boots from stash.


This is also for:

Crafty friends 59: make it pink
Ecelctic Ellapu June: a touch of pink and/or purple
4 crafty chicks 353: birthday
Di's digi: birthdays
Creative moments 119: anything goes/birthday
Country view crafts June: hearts
Use your stuff 266: patterned papers
Incy wincy: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 59: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 125: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 191: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
QKR stampede 246: anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies 82: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 6: anything goes
Crafts galore encore June: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 37: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 27: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 28: anything goes
Scrappers delights 67: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

More mixed media June challenge: purple


This is my design project for More mixed media June challenge where the option this month is to use purple - this is my favourite crafting colour, so I loved this challenge. Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team. We hope you will join in our challenge - you don't have to use pink, that's optional ... just create a mixed media design.

This is a journal page with a background more with Caran d'arche Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, softly blended with a baby wipe.I used various distress inks in blues and purples with a stencil with dots and another with flowers, also stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' and the Judy-kins face stamp. The words were generated on computer, printed and coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens.


This is also for:

Stamplorations mixed media anything but a card:
We love 2 create 11: anything creative/mixed media goes
Altered eclectics June: anything goes mixed-media or altered art or upcycling
Creative artiste 27: anything goes mixed media
A inky mess 11: anything mixed media goes
Crafty sentiments: not a card
Kraftin kimmie: anything but a card
Ecelctic Ellapu June: a touch of pink and/or purple
Creatalicious 116: anything goes + option: using your favourite colour - purple
Creative inspirations 276: your favourite things - inks, stamping, stencils, purple
Stamping sensations June: use your favourite stamp - Penny Black 'sparklers'
Penny Black and more at Allsorts June: anything goes
Mix it up 2: anything goes + stamping
One crazy stamper June: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it June: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 59: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1723: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 164: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 191: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
Polka doodles week 22: anything goes
QKR stampede 246: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 6: anything goes
Classic design team open challenge 15: anything goes
Crafts galore encore June: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 37: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 27: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 28: anything goes
Scrappers delights 67: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground June: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Saturday, 3 June 2017

CHNC challenge 336


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 336 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic ... although we've now begun the sixth more of the year ... where is the time going to?!?! The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'winter fun'.

The background paper is a piece that came with a magazine freebie. The lovely Elisabeth Bell topper was matted on to a piece of silver pearlescent card with some glittered tape and a greeting added.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas June 77: non-traditional colours
Dream factory 44: the holiday
Crimbo crackers 133: anything goes
Fab n funky 353: Christmas
Winter wonderland: hats and/or scarves
Allsorts 418: Christmas in June
Kreativ-durcheinander 36: no stamps
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 191: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
Polka doodles week 22: anything goes
QKR stampede 246: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A bit more time to craft challenge 45 for June


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 45: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used Lozzy's scratch and grid - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - so many delightful papers - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge.

The background paper is an offcut of some from Anna Griffin bought long ago. The silver foiled panel was foiled on my todo, using

The flowers were cut with todo dies, having printed Lozzy's papers and then foiled using todo plates.


This is also for:

Mod squad: background stash
4 crafty chicks 353: birthday
Crazy challenge 249: birthday
QKR stampede 245: birthday cards
Creative moments 119: anything goes/birthday
Die cuttin divas 319: anything goes
Ike's world 88: anything goes + option: happy
Create and inspire 62: anything goes + option: add some flowers
Fussy & fancy 188: flowers
Crafty purple frog: fabulously floral
Creative inspirations 276: your favourite things - purple, foiling with todo, die cuts
Kreativ-durcheinander 36: no stamps
Glitter n sparkle 241: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 180: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 161: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: June anything goes
Crafty gals corner 125: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafting with friends 44: anything goes
Creative fingers 131: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 47: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 285: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu June: a touch of pink and/or purple
DL.ART June linky

Do-al(l) challenge 6 for June


This is my design card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 6: the beginning of summer. Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

Papers for my card were from a magazine freebie, together with the die cut toppers. The image, which I cut out, is Digistamps4joy sailboat, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens.


This is also for:

Hobby horse 84: maritime
Kort o mania 177: maritime
Crafter's cafe 174: anything goes + option: travel
The male room 61: stash - die cuts
Connie can crop 59: it's a guy thing
Cute as a button 35: for the boys
Fabrika fantasy 10: for the men/boys
Pearly sparkles 17: masculine
Craft rocket 38: for the men/boys
DL.ART 205: boys and/or men
Open-minded 17: mighty men in May
Not just cards 44: one for the boys
Aud sentiments 181: summer + a sentiment
Use your stuff 266: summer project
Crazy 4  challenges 387: summer destination
Noor June: summer
Digi choosday week 22: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 285: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2017 challenge


It's the 1st of the month and that means that there is a new challenge over on my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge blog.

So this is my card for Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge for June 2017 using lovely pastel papers from Hot off the press (I've had these for a long, long time). This was a commissioned card. I used a couple of delicate butterflies from Hobbycraft and the lovely pink sprig of leaves made up of beads (can't remember where I got it ... ages ago and knew it would come in handy one day). The little bird was from The Works and sentiment circle from Anna Griffin.


This is also for:

Cute card Thursday 480: bugs and butterflies
Buttefly challenge 79: butterflies + L for layers
Fairytale 169: things with wings
Scrapping 4 fun 91: soft colours
Glitter n sparkle 241: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 180: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 161: anything goes
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Crafting by designs: June anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafting with friends 44: anything goes
Creative fingers 131: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 190: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 47: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 285: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

CHNC challenge extra for June


As it's the 1st of the month, it's time for CHNC challenge extra for June 2017. Please click on the link to find out all about it, see the lovely designs of my DT ... and I hope you will get out your Christmas stash and join in the challenge - we are now getting towards halfway through the year, so it makes sense to get on with Christmas designs now before it becomes a panic.

Bugaboo Stamps always generously sponsor my CHNC challenge extra and provide images for the team to use and showcase. The image I've used is cat topper Christmas, which is pre-coloured - I mounted on to a piece of red mirror card. The background card and washi tape were from The Works and the wooden snowflakes from Sainsbury's last Christmas time.

This is also for:

The Bugaboo crafty challenge 5: anything goes with a Bugaboo  image
12 months of Christmas link up 30: anything goes + option: fur, fluff, feathers or fins
Dream factory 44: the holiday
Crimbo crackers 133: anything goes
Hiding in my craft  room 302: any holiday
Fab n funky 353: Christmas
Aloha Friday 95: animals
2 crafty critter crazies 3
Crafty animals 3: anything goes
Pile it on 130: animal
Creative craft cottage 88: include an animal
Everybody art 404: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 190: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 285: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Inspiration destination 129: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes