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

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Sweet Christ-mouse Wishes

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Deedee‚Äôs Digis¬†¬†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.

Once I spotted the adorable Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis¬†I just knew I had to make another card for Christmas….2016!He’s been printed onto¬†Neenah Desert Storm¬†card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils and highlighted with a white Souffl√© pen.Some Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel has been melted around the edges.The same treatment has been given to the sentiment which is one of a few also included in the set.The candy cane embellishment started out as a plain wooden one.I applied a coat of Gesso over it then coloured the red stripes in with a permanent marker.What has managed to elude the camera is the added shine of ¬†a couple of layers of clear embossing powder…never mind,I know it’s there ūüôā To complete the rustic feel given by the kraft and checks I tied a little jute button twine into a bow around it.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment :¬†Merry-Christmouse by Deedee’s Digis

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Sakura White Soufflé Pen,Maimeri White Gesso,Sakura Red Permapaque Marker,Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

Paper & Card : DP Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL & Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Big Shot

To Embellish : Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Jute Button Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine : Tic, Tac, Toe (Top line : Hand Coloured Image,Die Cuts,Use a Digi)

That Craft Place : Challenges for all Crafts-Kraft

The Corrosive Challenges : Add a Sentiment

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Critters

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Tic Tac Toe (Diagonally L-R : Bow(s),Digi Image,Sentiment)

Scrappers Delights : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Winter

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Sweets for my Sweet

Jingle Belles : Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Kraft or Buttons or Both

Cute Card Thursday : Food/Drink

ABC Christmas Challenge¬†:¬†‘V’ is for Very Cute

Little Red Wagon : Mix It Up (3 patterned papers are backing,top & bottom zigzags)

Whimsy Inspiration : Fall Colors or Christmas

A Snowflakes Promise : Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme 

City Crafter Challenge : Getting Ready For Christmas

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

An early gift for Christmas :)

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At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Doodle Pantry¬†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.

Having already made all my 2015 Christmas cards I thought I’d make a start on NEXT year’s ones!!Unusual for me. Normally I’m finishing them and writing them on¬†the last posting date¬†ūüėȬ†Can you see my halo shining?Anyway…on to this beautiful little angel instead…she’s called Little Winged Friends – Christmas Gift by Bildmalarna.I’m so sad they’e stopped making these little cuties but I’ve managed to source a few here and there.I’ve stamped then¬†coloured onto¬†Neenah Desert Storm card with my¬†Crafter‚Äôs Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils.A sprinkling of Frantage around the edges to create some interest.The patterned papers are Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes that I managed to find in a sale at my local craft warehouse¬†and I’ve used various dies to decorate along with a couple of flat backed pearls.Can you spot them ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Little Winged Friends РChristmas Gift by Bildmalarna

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Sepia Archival Ink, Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Papers & Card : Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes 6 x 6 Pad,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools :¬†Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 XXL¬†&¬†Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23 XXL,La-La Land Stitched Zigzags Die,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Only Words Dies Season’s Greetings,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot

To Embellish : Flat Backed Pearls from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Christmas Card Challenges : Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : Gems and/or Pearls

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz : Embossing

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Polkadoodles¬†:¬†Use a Die Cut (I’ve used quite a few!)

Simply Papercraft : Always Anything Goes

Wags ‘n Whiskers¬†:¬†Use A Die Cut¬† (I’ve used quite a few!)

Winter Wonderland : Christmas Flowers

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Add A Sentiment

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

AuroraWings Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

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

Stamp and Create : Brown or Kraft Colour Challenge

Whoopsi Daisy : Hand Coloured Image

Thanks for looking

Lisa x