Christmas is fun don’t you ‘snow’?


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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas Card.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Just look at the delight in Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments¬†Designs‘ face!She’s been coloured with Polychromos Pencils onto Desert Storm Kraft card.I then ran her through a dotty¬†embossing folder (poor girl!) and coloured over each one with a white gel pen to give the impression she’s sitting enjoying a flurry of snow ūüôā Sadly I think this great folder is now discontinued ūüė¶ I’m so glad I managed to track one down.She’s been cut and layered with some Crealies stitched square dies.After cutting the border at the top I sprinkled over some white chunky embossing powder.I did the same to the wooden snowflake at the bottom.I was lucky enough to¬†discover¬†the stitched ribbon on one of my forays to my local craft warehouse whilst looking for stuff to make NEXT¬†years’s Christmas card with – that’s right!It’s a pretty good match for the kraft cardstock don’t you think?The sentiment stamp was another find and a true bargain at just over ¬£1 after discount.This time a circular a Crealies stitched die has been used to¬†cut it out.I had as much fun making this as she appears to be having in the snowfall!

Supplies :

Image : Christmas Fun by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Dovecraft Wooden Christmas Stamp

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Silent Night 6 x 6 Pad,,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card,Blue Cardstock from stash

Tools : X-Cut  Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,Joy!Crafts Christmas Ice Crystal Border,Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Stitched Ribbon and Wooden Snowflake both purchases at my local craft warehouse


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Anything Goes Christmas

Dragonfly Dreams : Holiday Cards

Eclectic Ellapu¬†:¬†Purple Team¬†~Cards to Die For…one or more die

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goe

Great Impressions : December Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Winter

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Winter

That Craft Place : Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges : Merry Christmas

The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  : Outside Scene/Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Card

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Winter Holidays

Just Us Girls : 

Card Mania : Christmas 

Crafty Enjoyments : White Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Lia Stampz Challenge : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

Alphabet Challenge¬†:¬†U is for Under the Weather – I’ve taken this literally!

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Let It Snow

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Any Christmas Creation with an image

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Season’s Greetings

4 Crafty Chicks : Winter

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : December Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons¬†:¬†Brrr It’s Cold Outside

Simon Says Stamp : Let It Snow

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes РHoliday

Crafty Boots : Christmas

Get Creative Challenges : Holidays

Our Crafty Corner : Anything Goes/Winter

Sparkle N Sprinkle : Anything Goes (use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!


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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free ūüėÄ All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added ūüėČ

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with¬†Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume ūüėČ After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying ūüôā The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums :¬†Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold¬†Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton¬†Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells


Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe¬†:¬†Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges : Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge¬†:¬†Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack¬†: Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink¬†:¬†Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬†Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog¬†:¬†Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges : Anything Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x