Saturday, 23 March 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas Challenge #430

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Inspired by a song'.

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

Here's my card...

1. Pre-printed patterned card blank.
2. Rectangles of red and green card.
3. I printed the first verse of The Holly and the Ivy on white card and then stamped the images alongside. These are Woodware stamps. I added colour with some Copics and trimmed this to size.
4. Embellishments. shiny white leaves.

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 430

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 March 2019

Oddball Art Friday Freebie!!

I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps
These are available when you subscribe to the Oddball Newsletter.

Oddball Art Stamps

This week the image is CCC45 Geeky Ghouls - and I had real fun with it!!

Not only did I use the image, I used papers from Oddball Art Designs too...

I made a card and a set of ATCs...

I added a little colour with Copics, googly eyes, a button and some glossy accents.

The card is another bi-fold.

Happy Crafting!

Let's celebrate your Birthday...

This is my second card for Outlawz Challenges 8th Birthday!!

I was delighted to receive a free pack of papers from We are 3 Digi Shop for entering the Outlawz Blog Hop and Challenge yesterday... I decided to make a card using two of these papers.

I have made a bifold card using a 5.25 inch strip from a grey 12 by 12 page from a 'Neutrals' paper pack. I folded this at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches and sliced off the two top corners to make the fold as shown.
I then added sections of the papers to each side.

I then added my image and sentiment - from Vera Lane's Unicorn and Pegasus Set, coloured with Copics.

I added a rosette and some glittery buttons.

I will link this to the Outlawz Birthday Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Let's celebrate your Birthday!!

So many Birthdays this month!
But the one I am celebrating today is Outlawz Challenges 8th!!

I have made a twisted easel card -
 find details of how to construct a twisted easel card in my video below.

I made my card base using a 12 by 12 page from The Works paper pack
 'Wonderful Sweetness'.
I used a 6 inch strip to make a normal square card blank.
 I cut another 6 by 6 square to form the easel.

I used another paper from the paper pack to form the next layers behind the flamingo paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I used the same paper behind the pre-coloured image and the sentiment - both from 
Imagine That Digistamps

Flamingo Birthday

Finally I added the flamingo embellishment.

I will link this to the Outlawz Birthday Challenge


Imagine That Digistamp Creative Challenge #3

For details of how to make a twisted easel card take a look at this video

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 333 Holiday

Here's my make for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Do pop over and see my teamies' makes!!

I was dreaming of a holiday in the sunshine...

1. Basically I used the Sizzix Thinlits Pineapple Fold-a-Long die set and papers from a Summer Fruits paper pad from the Works.
2. I stamped the sentiment on yellow and mounted it on a darker yellow. I attached this to the yellow oval which clips into the middle pineapple. The sentiment is a Little Claire stamp.
3. The card folds flat  with the two outside pineapple halves sitting together.

Hope to see your make in the Challenge!!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Ike's World Challenges #118

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#118) is C is for CAS

and this is my midway post...I have made a card...

If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up...

Chikkin in a Basket

You might like to use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!

I have used   Easter Catbunny


1. Card base of blue card - hand made in Mumbai, India.

2. Image printed, coloured with Copics and cut out.
3. Sentiment from Craftstash 'March Daffodil' stamp set, stamped directly on the card blank.

Hope you will pop over to Ike's World Challenges and see the DT's inspiration for the current challenge - and join in!

Happy Crafting!

Oddball Art Stamps Friday Freebie

I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps! These are available when you subscribe to the Oddball Newsletter.

Oddball Art Stamps

In particular, I really liked the one this week  as I could make a spooky version of the cards I made a week or so ago...

I used the same technique to make the background - by smearing distress ink across an embossing folder, inserting some white card and rolling it through my Big Shot. 

I used different colours this time though. Again I used a white card blank, matted with a paper from my stash and then the background, distressed around the edges with 'shabby shutters'.

I coloured the image with Copics and cut it out. I punched the sentiment with a small square scalloped punch and distressed that around the edges too.

Using much the same idea I also made an ATC, printing the image smaller.

Happy Crafting!