Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sakura Birthday Buttons at Ching-Chou Kuik

We're into our second week of inspiration at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge blog. 
Don't forget the theme this month is BIRDS and you can enter your avian creations here.
We also have a month-long challenge over on our Facebook Group.  The theme is NEW BEGINNINGS and you can enter here.

This week the design team were challenged to use buttons and I chose to use the image 'Kimono Sakura Dollie' to make a birthday card. I've coloured her in monochrome with a pale pink background.

Products used:
  • Pink cardstock
  • Papermania flocked fabric designer paper
  • Buttons
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script word dies
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-5, Black, Coral, Sunkissed Pink & Dusky Pink
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  1. A Perfect Time To Craft - #12 Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team - #20 Anything Goes
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #71 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Creations - #356 Anything Goes


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Holiday Hugs

I'm loving all the different makes for Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas and am trying to do a few at least. I've had a few gift boxes pinned for a while but just not made any yet, so this was the perfect excuse.  I always like to have a little something to hand for Christmas in case of unexpected visits.  
I have used part of the image 'Poinsettia and Pomegranates' to decorate the front panel. The box felt a little plain even after adding the twine and charm, so I used the leftover doily from making my gift card holders to decorate the top of the handle each side. 

Products used:

  • Kraft card
  • Doily
  • Twine
  • Candy Cane charm
  • ProMarkers - Holly, Lush Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Shale, Burgundy, Cardinal & Ruby



I am entering my treat box into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Twelve Days of Christmas
  2. Cupcake Inspirations - #435 Holiday
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - #12 December Anything Goes
  4. Simon Says Monday - Christmas/Winter Holidays
  5. Passion For ProMarkers - WK424 Mega Christmas Challenge
  6. Double D Challenges - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Cheery Snow Globe

I printed this image a while ago but then got caught up with DT work and making other cards, so it got left by the wayside.  I still had a couple more Christmas cards to make though so grabbed it out. 
It's actually a couple of images merged together - Little Miss Muffet Stamps 'Mason Jar Snowglobe' and Make It Crafty 'Lamp' (this was actually given as a freebie in the Facebook group, but you can find the same lamp in the image 'Cold By Light'.
The colouring on this is a bit experimental as I was trying for a glitter globe rather than a snow globe. It doesn't look quite so glittery as I'd like, but I'm still pretty happy for a first attempt. 

Products used:

  • Kraft card blank
  • Dovecraft 'A Krafty Christmas' designer paper
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Snowflake charm
  • MIC Chippies
  • Stitched hill die
  • Anita's 3D gloss
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White
  • Prismacolor pencil - White
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Canary, Lemon, Cool Grey 1-5, Holly, Lush Green, Forest Green, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Warm Grey 1 & 2, Shale, Amber, Cobalt, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue & Soft Lime



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Make It Crafty - Sparkle
  2. Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #177 Anything Goes
  3. A Gem of A Challenge - #209 Anything Christmas Goes
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - December AG
  5. Cute Card Thursday - #507 Anything Goes
  6. Dream Valley - #169 Christmas
  7. Simon Says Monday - Christmas/Winter Holidays


Monday, 11 December 2017

Gingerbread Gifts

Christmas makes always seem never-ending to me.  Just when I think I'm done, something else comes along!! 
This year money for holidays has been requested, so I thought it would be the perfect thing to use my new Power Poppy 'Gingerbread Family' images. I don't often give gift cards or money but when I do, I like to put them in something pretty. 
I've followed the instructions on the blog to make these and kept them simple. I love using Kraft card and thought the doilies were a perfect match to accent the gingerbread girl and boy. 

Product list:

  • Kraft card
  • Doilies
  • Crafter's Companion clear stamp
  • Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
  • Sharpie pen - fine black
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Ginger, Black, Cool Grey 5, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Pine, Forest, Apple, Pumpkin, Gold & Tulip
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White






I am entering my gift card holders into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Twelve Days of Christmas
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Yummy/Z for Zentangle
  3. Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Anything Goes
  4. Passion For ProMarkers - WK424 Mega Christmas Challenge
  5. Simon Says Monday - Christmas/Winter Holidays
  6. Simon Says Wednesday - Gift It
  7. Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Birds at Ching-Chou Kuik

Well we are getting closer to Christmas now, but this month at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge blog we are focusing on Birds.  You can make something with any theme you like, as long as there is a bird somewhere on your creation. Join in with the fun here

I have used 'Scarlet Holly' to make a fun Christmas card. I couldn't resist the pun-ny sentiment!!
Product list:

  • Green & black cardstock
  • Birds on a wire die
  • Embossing folder
  • Whispers Ink
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, Henna, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Walnut, Black, Cardinal, Ruby, Lipstick, Cool Grey 5, Mustard, Tulip, Crimson, Berry, Pine, Forest, Apple, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Pastel Pink, Leaf Green & Meadow Green



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. World Wide Open Design Team - #28 Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team - #20 Anything Goes
  3. Come and Get It - Christmas Challenge
  4. Crafty Creations - #356 Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - #152 Anything Goes



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Krafty Little Tag

I've made a ton of Christmas cards now and I still need to make a few more.  It's never-ending at this time of year! I needed a break from cards and had this gorgeous 'Reindeer Sprite' from Aurora Wings all coloured up, so thought I'd make a tag. 
Usually I would use my tag dies or circular dies for this, but I've got a gorgeous set of fancy dies from Spellbinders and thought they'd make a beautiful tag shape. I've gone pretty simple here to show off the cute image.

Products used:

  • Kraft card
  • Dovecraft 'A Krafty Christmas' designer paper
  • Spellbinders Nestabilites Decorative Labels One
  • Sequins
  • Eyelet
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Oops, I seem to have forgotten to write these down!


I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - #62 Anything But A Card
  2. Power Poppy - Twelve Days of Christmas
  3. Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #362 Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - December Anything Goes
  6. Passion For ProMarkers - WK424 Mega Christmas Challenge
  7. Simon Says Wednesday - Gift It

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Magical New Beginnings at Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello friends! This month I am joining in with the challenge over on the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. The theme is New Beginnings and you have until December 31st to enter your creations. Click here to go to the group page. 
I have used 'Squirrel and Toadstool' to make a New Home card.  This image really reminds me of autumn, so I have used natural and warm colours.
Product list:

  • Kraft card
  • Orange card
  • Amy Tangerine designer paper
  • Wooden heart
  • Metal key
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Umber, Walnut, Cocoa, Henna, Sandstone, Pine, Forest, Raw Sienna, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Gold, Sunflower, Meadow Green, Bright Green, Tan, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Tulip, Buttercup, Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose


I am entering my card into the following challenges
  1. A Perfect Time To Craft - #12 Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team - #20 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Gals Corner - #151 Anything Goes
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #71 Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes





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