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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Something Old, Something New

Hi folks,
Oh my, I can't actually believe Christmas is only two weeks away!! Eeeeeeekkkk.
Are you all ready? Presents bought and wrapped?
Dinner all planned?
No - me neither. Hey ho!!
So what better way to chill and forget the Christmas stress than with the last challenge for this year from Creatlicious.
This month our theme is:
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW!
Our fabulous sponsors are:
and

So for this challenge I used a NEW image from Sparkle & Sprinkle called:
Brighten the Holidays - Digital Stamp Set 663
As you can see, it comes with that two part sentiment too.
So here is my card:
I do love this fun image - reminds me of hubby when we reach our lights out of the loft! Lol
A close up of the image which is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils.

And a close up of the two part sentiment.
I actually added glitter to their mitten cuffs but I don't really think it shows up does it?
Never mind, it is there, honest it is! lol
So, I know you are all busy but I really hope you can find five minutes to enter the last challenge of 2016.
There are some changes coming next year so please remember to stop by and see what they are.
Have a lovely Christmas, and a Happy Health New Year.
Challenges:

Monday, 14 December 2015

A Christmas Story.

Hi all,
Just popping in to show you my entry into the Clarity Stamp Challenge.
The challenge this month is:
Now, when I saw it I thought, pffft, another challenge I shan't be entering.
I don't know about you but sometimes I struggle to get the initial idea and then when I do it doesn't always work out exactly as I had seen it in my mind's eye!
Such was the case with this challenge.
I racked my brains to come up with something fitting.
No luck! So I decided to give my craft room a bit of a tidy.
During the chaos I came across a pack of 4 mini canvases I had bought ages ago.
Then it hit me!! Light bulb moment!!
So off I went to look through my Clarity stamps (and there are a few to go through I can tell you!) and found what I was looking for.
Some time ago Barbara produced a set of stamps depicting the poem,
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
Perfect!
So, here is what I made with them.
I think you will agree that this is a Christmas Story alright!
I stamped them all in Black Archival ink and then coloured them in with my Distress Ink Pens.
Added a bit of glitter here and there.
A fancy sparkly ribbon and
Bob's your Uncle!
I have used Blue's on these as I am giving them to my daughter to hang in her house for my two gorgeous, adorable grandsons, Carter and Leighton.
I hope she likes it!
I shall also enter this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Iiiiiiiiiiit's Christmas!!

Hi there everyone.
Now go on, admit it, you all sang the title of my blog post like Slade didn't you?
I know you did! Lol
Anyway, time for our next challenge over at Through the Purple Haze.
This month, as you may have guessed our theme is 
CHRISTMAS!
Our sponsor for this month is:

http://www.aspirecrafts.co.uk/
and the prize is:
£10 voucher to spend in shop.

So some of us got to use some gorgeous Kanban sheets and here is what I made with mine.
The blue cards are made from a sheet called Blue Christmas and the backing card is Winter Scrolls.
Here is a close up of the two blue ones:


and the Gold cards are made using:
Golden Christmas Trees Toppers and Sparkling Christmas Trees backing card.
And the close up:

There is no better product on the market for making stunning quick and easy Christmas cards.
I have never made this many so quickly.
So I do hope you get chance to play along this month.
I know it is a busy time of the year but it's good for the soul to take a bit of "me" time - so why not make a few Christmas cards and enter the challenge.
What a lovely way to start the New Year with a £10 spending spree.
Challenges:
("Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!)