Monday 17 December 2018

Anything But A card At Catch the Bug

Anything But a Card!

Hi, this is going to be a really short post, feeling ill again, can't stop coughing and yes that festive red nose is back with a vengeance! If Rudolph isn't available, I'd definitely be able to stand in for him!
This was a last-minute make as I forgot it was my turn to make an 'Anything But A Card' project for Catch the Bug. I recycled a container by covering it with red and green paper, adding a black belt and a little star button. The face is Elf 004, printed large...and sorry Jodie...I cut his head off! The finished container is the perfect size for the 'posh' hair products I bought as part of my daughter's Christmas gift! 
The original container!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a good week.

Saturday 15 December 2018

Last minute Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning, it's our last challenge this year at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'last minute Christmas' so basically anything Christmas goes as long as there is something stamped on your project.
I made some quick and easy little tags, die cut shapes from dark green pearlised card and tied on a couple of baubles and some little stamped sentiment tags, very quick to do and dress up a hastily wrapped gift! Can easily be colour coordinated to match your wrapping paper!Hope all your festive preparations are going well, not long to go now!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the weekend
challenges entered:

Friday 14 December 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #442

Good morning, it's the last challenge of the year over at Crafty Catz, this week our host is Auntie Sue, standing in for Janette who's feeling poorly (hope you feel better soon Janette:). Janette  picked the optional twist of 'just do what you love'. Have to say it's a refreshing break from making Christmas cards, so thanks Janette!.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Bugaboo
so I'm well into my comfort zone here.!

I love to colour so I coloured up the beautiful Flower Butterfly Vase using my copics. I printed the image quite large so kept to simple design, flicking a few ink splats on my background panel and adding a die cut sentiment. 
There's plenty of fabulous makes from my lovely teamies to be seen on the Challenge Blog, so when you get a minute between your Christmas preps, just come on over and take a look! Hope you find a little time to play along too!
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #322
digichoosday #50
craftingfromtheheart #232

Wednesday 12 December 2018

December challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

I'm back, as  threatened  promised with my DT card for our December challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. As always the theme is 'anything goes as long it's Christmas' ! 
To make my card I cut a piece out of my tent fold cold blank and filled the gap with snow embossed acetate. I covered the remaining card with panels of snowy embossed white car matted onto red cardstock. The die cut trees are Paper Patch dies from Leane Creatief . Stamped sentiment from a set by Paper Smooches. I 'm pleased with how this turned out, wasn't sure if it would stand up but it does! 
Loads of lovely creations from my teamies to be enjoyed by clicking here, hope you find the time to pop over and take a look, and of course, it would be great if you chose to join us this month! 
Thanks for stopping by today

Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner #180
craftyaddicts #55
watercooler #200
ikesworld #115
shoppingourstash #384
craftycardmakers #224

Cute Christmas at Fab'n' Funky

Good morning! I'm back (and recovered!) from my weekend in Bruges - what a beautiful city to visit! Couldn't say what I loved the most...the architecture and history,  the atmosphere, the wonderfully decorated shops and much to enjoy in such a short time! Our hotel was lovely and right in the centre so that we could easily walk wherever we wanted to go. The weather was  ...wet....very wet but we were lucky enough to have a dry morning so that we could enjoy the boat trip on the canal, it was magical! Added to this I had the best lovely girl! A totally magical weekend!

Anyway back to the card... our new challenge at Fab'n' Funky, the last one this year, is to create something cute for Christmas. We do have a sponsor this time - Little Miss Muffet- with a lovely prize for our lucky winner
Little Miss Muffet Stamps
The Dt were given some cute images to play with...I used Cuthbert Skiing, isn't he a cutie! He's coloured with Copics, papers from stash, die cut sentiment (Tim Holtz), ribbon and a snowflake charm.
Thanks for visiting...will be back later with another DT make!

Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #322
cutencrafty #15
craftyfriends #98
disdigidesigns for a child

Saturday 8 December 2018

Anything goes at catch the Bug

Weekly Challenge!

Good morning, it's back to normal at Catch the Bug with our regular programme of challenges...this week it's 'Anything Goes' in case you haven't seen enough Bugaboo Christmas cards this's another one!

It's a very simple design, a black card base , a  glittery, white die cut (Memory Box) sentiment with a row of adorable bears perched on top. The cute bears are coloured with copics and fussy cut, they're available HERE at Bugaboo Stamps.

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend

Friday 7 December 2018

Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug...Day 7

It's Day 7 of our Week of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug... Well done to those who have entered all the challenges so's the last one, a bingo challenge...create a project using the Bingo Board and today's Freebie which you'll find by visiting the challenge blog...Have fun..  and hurry up...not much time left now!

I used Plaid -Bugaboo Image-Star
Papers from stash, little wooden star button, Stella coloured with Copics and paper pieced. The heap of gifts is also a Bugaboo image , Presents, which I've printed in 2 different sizes, coloured and paper pieced to match the main image. It's a really useful little digi and only $1 (about 78p) not sure how much longer it will be available for as it's in the 'retiring' section.

Time to get those entries in now! Only 24 hours to go!

Thanks for visiting today, have a great weekend

Crafty Catz Challenge #441 - Anything goes with an optional twist

Good morning...this is a scheduled post as I'm on my way to Bruges for the weekend! I'm so looking forward to spending a bit of quality time with my lovely daughter as we look around the Christmas Markets, taking time to enjoy the sights and of course the odd mulled wine or two! Well it would be rude not to! Fortunately I've recovered pretty much from the hung around for most of the week but has given in now and I have lost that festive Rudolph know  a bright red glowing nose contrasting  attractively with a whiter than white face!
Anyway, today I'm here (or not here...) to share my inspiration card for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz our lovely host this week is Christine and she's chosen the optional twist of ' Glitter and Shine. We're sponsored this week by the fabulous Digi Doodle Studios

The DT were given some fabulous digis to play with and I made my card using the cute snowman couple, Tinsel Toes and Twinkle Berry
As always there's plenty of beautiful creations to inspire you over at Crafty Catz ...hope you choose to play along this week.

Have a fabulous weekend


Thursday 6 December 2018

Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug ...Day 6

It's day 6...the penultimate day of our Week of Chaos at Catch the Bug...I wonder how many are still with us!
Today it's a colour challenge-
Here's my card featuring Kidz Christmas Elf, isn't she a little sweetie helping out Santa by untangling all those fairy lights!

We've almost reached the end of our week...better get cracking with those entries!


Wednesday 5 December 2018

Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug- Day 5

Today at Catch the Bug we have a photo inspiration challenge for you!
Here's my card featuring the cute Reindeer Trio...I love these guys!
Only 2 more days of our Week of Chaos left now....hope you're enjoying the fun, there's still time to join in if you haven't already!
Challenges entered:
mmmchallenge  #85

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Holiday Chaos at Catch the 4

It's day 4 of our Christmas Chaos Challenge at Catch the Bug, today we have a recipe for you. As Tuesday is New Release day I used today's new image ( check him out at Bugaboo- he comes complete with a sentiment too), and I chose recipe 2.
We're over the half way mark now...only 3 more challenges to go!
Thanks for visiting

Monday 3 December 2018

Awkward Holiday Chaos Day 3

So Day 3 of the Holiday Chaos is upon us at Catch the Bug 
No cards, today we want to see gift packaging!
I made a box they're very useful for packaging those awkward shaped gifts!
It's a simple hexagonal box made by cutting and scoring one sheet of 12x12 cardstock, I used dp from a cheap pad I bought from the Works last year, it's nice and thick, folds easily and it's reversible so I used the reverse for the lid. I added a piece of woven  ribbon and a tag featuring this adorable Christmas Bear

view from above

How are you getting on with the challenges? We're almost half way through the week now..and it's getting tougher!!! You have 4 days to enter this challenge!

Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
christmaswiththecuties #22
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge #414
daringcardmakers bags and boxes
merrylittlechristmas #5

Sunday 2 December 2018

Awkward Holiday Chaos- Day 2

Day 2 of our fun week of Christmas Challenges  at Catch the Bug and we have a sketch for you
here's my card featuring 2 images and a sentiment from Snowman Block Set
another quick and simple make!
Please check out the fabulous DT makes at Catch the Bug..then use the linky to add your own fabulous have 6 days to join in with today's challenge.

Challenges entered:

sendasmile4kids Dec 1 Challenge
craftingbydesigns (Nov Christmas)

Saturday 1 December 2018

'Tis the Season for Awkward holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug

Let the Chaos Begin!
Awkward Holiday  Chaos runs from 1st until 7th December, there's a new challenge every day with lots of winners and lots of prizes
Here's the first challenge-
and here's my card
featuring  a snowman and sentiment from the Goofy Snowmen Set. I cut two apertures from my embossed panel which is matted onto red DP . The coloured and fussy cut snowman was popped into the circle and the sentiment into the rectangle. This fun image is quick and easy to colour making this a very quick card to make!
Now it's time for you to join the fun... get cracking with your awkward (or not!) Christmas makes, add them to the link at Catch the Bug for your chance to win some fabulous have one week to play along with today's challenge!


Challenges entered:
thepapershelter #364
qkrstampede. #324
crafting-with-friends #76

December Challenge at Crafty Calendar

December has arrived...and with it our last challenge of the year at Crafty Calendar, our theme this month is ...guess what...Christmas!... and we're sponsored by Lawn Fawn

There's a very generous $25 voucher for the lucky winner!

To make my card I used a cute Santa stamp from Wild Rose Studios, coloured with copics, there's clear Wink of Stella added to the champagne and glasses, very twinkly IRL!
Embossed background, papers freebie with a magazine, matted onto red glitter card. The sentiment is stamped.
Thanks for taking the time to visit today, there's plenty more inspiration to enjoy over at Crafty might get some ideas for those last minute Christmas makes!
Have a lovely weekend

Challenges entered:

cardsinenvy Santa Baby
52cct - CCT#03 Feb 2017 - Drinks
4craftychicks #431