Friday 8 December 2023

A Christmas fairy

 Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz, our last one before the Christmas break. 
There's no twist this week, and no sponsor- it's an Anything Goes Just For Fun week! 

I made a joy fold card featuring a sweet little fairy digi from Funky Kits, another company which sadly no longer exists. The image is coloured with Copics, lots of glitter on her wings. Various papers from stash. To keep the card closed I covered a chipboard circle with a piece of the robin paper and added some die cut leaves and berries to the back of it.
Please be sure to hop over and see the beautiful creations from  the rest of the DT, it would be great to have you join us for this last challenge of 2023.
thanks for visiting 
thecraftingchallenge December Challenge
dragonflydreams December
TFATU December Challenge


Sunday 3 December 2023

Favourite colour...

 Good morning,  my card today is my DT make for our December challenge at 
the optional theme for this month is Favourite Colours
Our sponsor for this challenge is 
2 lucky winners will receive 2 sets each

There aren't many colours that I don't like but my favourite is green, so green it is! I used mainly Lavinia stamps ( everything except the sentiment) and various shades of green ink to create my card, green Elements and Distress inks for the wreath and dark green Versafine Clair for the fairies and sentiment. The wings are covered in Wink of Stella for some lovely festive sparkle.

There is plenty of inspiration to enjoy over at Stamping Sensations so please do hop over for a visit.
Thanks for stopping by
have a lovely day

Challenge entries:
welovestamping December Challenge
thefairyandtheunicorn December Challenge
abcchristmas W for Wreath

Saturday 2 December 2023

December Challenge at Crafty Calendar

 Good morning, our last challenge for this year starts today at Crafty Calendar
We are sponsored by ALL DRESSED UP stamps-
 the theme is Christmas.
I made a card for one of my granddaughter using a cute sponsor image given to the team, it's called Christmas Skate and is available here. These lovely digis are so good to colour, which I did using my trusty Copics. The background is coloured with pastels and I added some glitter to the 'ice'. The DP is from the works , I stamped and embossed the sentiment  to the top right corner
Emily loves glitter and sparkle, like most little girls, so glittery die cut trees and snowflakes were a must! 
Some lovely Christmas cards, made by my super teamies, to be enjoyed over at the challenge blog, so if you're still making your Christmas cards and need some inspiration head on over for a look. 

I'm feeling pleased with myself today as yesterday I wrote and addressed all my Christmas cards- they're ready to post next week. I usually end up putting it off until mid December then it's a terrible rush to get them done. Just a couple more to make....they will be hand delivered and I'm all done for this year.
Thanks for stopping by,
hope you have a happy weekend

Challenge entries:
allsorts #757 
alldressedup November Challenge
worldwidecrafters November Challenge

Friday 1 December 2023

More snowmen...

 Good morning, well December has arrived! Not long to go now before Christmas is here- I can't believe how busy the shops have got already- so many people in our local shopping mall yesterday! I'm definitely not going anywhere near shops this weekend and I'm going to do my best to finish my present shopping next week before things get even more manic!

Today's card is my DT make for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored by the fabulous


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The optional theme chosen by our lovely Ginny is 'Make them Smile'

The DT were given some of Andrea's lovely digis to play with but I chose to use one I already had, Snowman Selfie, this one always makes me smile! I've coloured the snowmen with my markers, papers from stash, just added a few die cut snowflakes and a die cut sentiment banner.

There's plenty more inspiration from the rest of my teamies over on the challenge blog so do pop over for a visit, remember the theme is always optional so please do join the fun with one of your own lovely creations.

Thanks for visiting

have a great weekend (best wrap up warm if you live in the UK!)



Challenge entries:

CRAFT #700

creativeknockouts #509

ilovepromarkers #548

PFM #718

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Believe in the Magic...

 Good morning, it's a chilly one today! Have to say I prefer cold and sunny to wet and miserable, I hate it when it's dark all day, I can understand why so many people struggle during the winter months.

There's a new challenge starting today over at Fab'n' Funky, Pat  has chosen the lovely theme of Snowmen, perfect for this time of year! 

Back in the summer I treated myself to this beautiful bauble stencil from Sweet Poppy, it was on my wish list for ages and I saw it at the only craft fair I've managed to get to this year. The snowman is a tiny wooden stamp, I've had him for years and he makes an appearance every Christmas, he's so cute and happy and he fits perfectly inside the bauble! I stamped and white embossed the tiny snowflakes above him. The sentiment is also embossed. 

Please pop over to Fab'n' Funky to see the lovely creations from my teamies, then why not dig out your own favourite snowfolk  digis,  stamps and dies and create something fabulous to share with us.

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries :

stencilfun. November (atg option)

hollyandivy #153

craftingfromtheheart #8

peaceonearthchristmas #52

inkspirational #303

christmasbingo #4 B- Free/Stamped Image/Ink Blending

Beccy' s 11th Annual Christmas Challenge- S for Snowman

Saturday 25 November 2023

You're invited... Sweet Stampin's 14th Birthday Celebrations! Yes, Sweet Stampin' Challenge is 14 years old today! You're all invited to join in with the celebrations- just create something with a birthday theme, make sure there is stamping included and click here to join the party!

This is the card I made for my 17 year old niece- who loves pink and girly...and chocolate cake! The image is a Krista Smith digi, coloured with markers. I masked strips of the panel  and applied Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink  to create the pink triangles, then added the dots through a stencil.

Thanks for visiting- hope to see you at the party!



Challenge entries:

polkadoodle #47

kraftychicks #691

alohafriday #4

craftygalscorner #249

Double D- stripes or dots

crafterscafe #303

creationsinpink #64

Friday 24 November 2023

Celebrate the season

 Good morning- once again Friday is upon us so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz.
 the days are just flying by now - in just 4 weeks time it will be Christmas Eve so the optional theme I chose for this week is Christmas or Winter.
Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

Prize 2 images from store

Who kindly gave the DT some sweet images to use.
My circle card features an adorable mouse couple who are celebrating in style with a glass or two of bubbly, they're mega excited as it's a white Christmas and they haven't seen one of those for a while! 
Image coloured with copics, DP is from The Works, die cut foliage  and a bow. I bought a bag of fake snow from Ebay, this was the first time I used it on a card, has a nice snowy texture...and a mind of it's own (a little goes a long way!)

Lots of lovely inspiration from the rest of the Crafty Catz ladies to be seen here, so please pop over for a visit. I know it's a busy time of year but if you can find the time to join in we'd be delighted to see you.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope your day is a happy one.

Challenge entries:
cutiepie #188