Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge December

This is the last Happy Little Stampers challenge for 2018!

It's the ATC challenge and we really hope you join in.
 We would love to see you creating these gorgeous mini works of art :)

Here are the rules for creating ATCs

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

Don't forget to join in the fun at the ATC trading Facebook Group.
 There is plenty of trading going on!

But to get on with this month's theme...

Do pop over to see the fabulous makes of the whole team

Here's my ATC:

This started with a 2.5 by 3.5 inch rectangle of Designer Paper - an orange-y scrap from my worktable. Next I added a layer - a slightly smaller rectangle of an acrylic 'pour' on photographic paper. Finally I added the image coloured with Copics.

The image is an old one from Odd Ball Art by Lizzy Love.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies - December Challenge

Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes!!


1. I started with a rectangular kraft base
2. This was matted with a BoBunny Double Dot paper.
3. I used a Tim Holtz stamp and die set of a party hat, stamping directly on the Designer Paper, then on kraft , cutting this out with the die. I stamped and cut the numbers using Craftstash dies and stamps. 'happy birthday'and 'PARTY 'came from the Tim Holtz set.

Hope I will see your make in the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Hiding in my Craft Room #382

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my post  for HIMCR #382 - Super Scraps Saturday!
 I have made two Christmas cards...

The sponsor is Pickled Potpourri Designs!

The giveaway is a $7 Gift Certificate
 to Pickled Potpourri Designs!

As it is Super Scraps Saturday, I looked through my stash and found a couple of forgotten card blanks  and then some pieces of DP to mat them with.

The first image I used was  Heart Sings, foiled in blue and then coloured with Copics.

The second image I used was Christmas Window foiled in green (sentiment in red), coloured with Copics and cut out.

Hope you will join the HIMCR challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Pocket Letter Winner

Over the last week I have just been having fun taking part in the
 The 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

During the week I offered up this pocket letter for grabs -
 it consists of 9 ATCs
- with little suprises behind...

To win this pocket letter, I asked you to
 email me (susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com)
with the answer to my
 Coffee Trivia Question #1

Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $600 per pound), is:

A) Processed during a full moon
B) Brewed only with solid gold pots
C) Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat
D) Grown at a higher altitude than any other bean
Is it A, B, C, or D?

The answer is of course C - it is made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat...here is a picture of me 'coffee tasting' in Bali one time. The tasting included kopi luwak - but we didn't buy any!!

Anyway several of you had the correct answer ...
 and having drawn a name out of the hat the winner is ...

Diana Larson

Please email your address and I will pop it in the post

So far I haven't had any correct answers for my 2nd coffee trivia question, so the tea pocket letter is still waiting to be won...

 (9 ATCs with little surprises behind):

If you would like to receive this "tea" pocket letter
email me (susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com)

with the answer to my second question

 Coffee Trivia Question #2

The name cappuccino comes from:

A) The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks
B) The similarity in color to the fur of Capuchin monkeys
C) The Italian puccino, meaning “light brown one”
D) The size of the cup in which it’s commonly served

Is it A, B, C, or D?

I will give this a few more days, until the 12th of December...

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #415

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add a gem or pearl or two'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here is my card...

1. I started with a rectangular 'photograph' type of card blank, with three star shaped apertures.
2. Behind each star I placed a little scrap of alcohol ink background.
3. Next I added another scrap of the background with a small Tonic sentiment die cut above it. Finally I added the pearls.

I hope you will join the

This has been one of my 'go to' designs for cards recently - using up all my snippets of background - but producing a pretty impressive result.
I will link this to Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge #340

Happy Crafting!