Saturday, 15 December 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #383 - KISS



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

Here's my post  for HIMCR #383 - KISS! With a Twist!

Keep is Simple Sweetie!

But of course since it's December, there's a little twist! Let's keep the theme of Christmas! Or December Holiday!

I have made a Christmas card...



The sponsor is MHK Designs!


The giveaway is 3 online products!

I have used a sentiment from


The sentiment is a quote from my favourite Christmas poem

A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement Clarke Moore1779 - 1863
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house  
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;  
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,  
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;  
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads...
The rest of the card just uses cardstock from the Create and Craft Flocked Christmas Set. I die cut three stockings using a Tattered Lace die from last year's Advent Calendar.


Hope you will join the HIMCR challenge!



Happy Crafting!


Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas Challenge #416


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Something with Wings'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!


Here is my card...




Recipe:
1. I started with a rectangular green card blank.
2. I added a layer of green DP from my scraps and three strips of lights paper from my stash.
3. I then added the die cut tree (green card) and the fairy (sparkly blue cardstock) - both dies from The Works.
4. Next I attached the sentiment - Happy Little Stampers stamp - stamped in black Versafine on white card and mounted on a scrap of blue sparkle.



I hope you will join the

I was delighted to receive one of Mrs A's Butterfly Santa Sacks the other day - there are more on offer on the December Challenge!
 The current challenge at the Butterfly Spot Challenge is this:



I will link today's card to Butterfly Spot Challenge #113 Spin the Wheel with the letter X
I will also link it to Outlawz Challenge - Monday Greetings

Happy Crafting!

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

CARDS -
• 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

COINS -
• 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!!


Method:

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...




Recipe:
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!

#20 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2018




This is my final post for The 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 I have used another image from Limited Runs Morning Coffee Cup

I started with a small white square card base and matted it with blue glitter cardstock then DP from a Tonic magazine.



I added the image, coloured with Copics and then cut out.
I added Ho Ho Ho (unbranded die) cut from more of the blue sparkle, and the sentiment trimmed and distressed around the edges with blue.

I will link this to the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Earlier I put another pocket letter up for grabs
 (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

 Coffee Trivia Question

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?

See first winner here


Happy Crafting!



Friday, 7 December 2018

#19 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Fall/Winter 2018




This is another post for The 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



 I have used another freebie image from Limited Runs Facebook Group.





I used a small blue card base and layers of white, blue and DP from a Tonic magazine along with the image which I had foiled in blue. I then added some pearls and snowflakes.





I will link this to the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Earlier I put up another pocket letter up for grabs
 (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

 Coffee Trivia Question

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?

See winner of Coffee Pocket Letter here 


Happy Crafting!