Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Gecko Galz December Challenge

 This month our Challenge theme is 

 "Holly & Ivy"
December 1st to the 29th.
Feel free to grab the badge, and share on your blogs.


There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

My make for  "Holly & Ivy" is a Christmas gift box - I have upcycled a wine box.
I painted this with green acrylic and then stencilled trees on it with brown paint.


I then printed gnomes from last month's Gecko Galz ATC swap and cut them out, adding vintage photo Distress Ink around the edges.
I also added mushroom diecuts.





Happy Crafting!



What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? #652

   WOYWW       

Wednesday again, so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #652

This is my desk picture for this week:


Actually my desk is the same as last week - nothing has changed! We have been over to stay with our youngest son and granddaughters in East Gippsland for a few days and very little crafting has been done! This is a picture of Matt's cactus garden.


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Well, I have made a few more sock monkeys...


Remember the beautifully wrapped parcels of craft items that I received from Natalie May?


Inside one was an Art by Marlene Advent calendar - today I opened it up and opened number 1! My daughter also gave me the Crafter's Companion one.


I was delighted to receive a prize from that 10 day virtual retreat with



Kevin has made me this year's outside tree from scrap timber. (The picture shows our Advent calendar behind - this was made for our boys about 40 years ago...)


My final picture is the start of our build!



Hope you are all well - stay safe...

Happy WOYWW !! Hope to call on all of you this week...

Patterned Paper Challenge December 2021

 

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Here is my make as part of the Design Team of
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!!

a monthly challenge to encourage crafters to use their patterned paper

Do take part as you may win a prize...

This time I have made a fun fold card with closure. Once again this was an idea from
 UK Stampers Network Craft and Chat Zoom. This is the second version of this card - you might have seen the first a couple of weeks ago...


Recipe:
  1. This started with a white card blank with a slice cut from the front edge.
  2. I added a layer of black card and then patterned paper (BoBunny Timepiece) to this front piece. I added vintage photo Distress Ink to the edges of the patterned paper.
  3. I die cut a piece of white card to form the closure. This had a small flap folded across the back end which was glued to the back fold of the card. I added a piece of white card the size of the card base to cover this flap.
  4. I added matching die cut pieces of black card and patterned paper (with Distress Ink) to this closure.
  5. Finally I added the enjoy chipboard made from three die cuts and the embellishments.




Hope you will join in with the Patterned Paper challenge!



Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Butterfly Challenge #164 W is for Windmill Style Card Version 1


The current theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #164 is W is for Windmill Style Card

 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

This is Version 1.

This is the wheel - I have used all the colours in the card blank and patterned and sparkly pale purple paper from my stash (it actually looks more pink in the photographs). The patterned papers both include words.




I will link this to Challenge #164


Happy Crafting!

Butterfly Challenge #164 W is for Windmill Style Card Version 11

 


The current theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #164 is W is for Windmill Style Card

 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

This is Version 11.

This is the wheel - I have used all the colours in the card blank and patterned and sparkly pale purple paper from my stash (it actually looks more pink in the photographs). The butterfly paper includes words.




I will link this to Challenge #164


Happy Crafting!