Sunday, 4 December 2016

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Holiday Happiness

Hi Crafters,

It is a sad post today as this is my last inspirational project for 613 Avenue Create.
I have been a part of this fabulous design team for almost three years now so this was a very difficult decision to make as I have enjoyed every minute of my time there. Everyone has been so friendly and kind and although I shall miss being part of this fabulous team I shall still be in contact with them in Blogland.
I had spread myself too thin, trying to keep all the plates spinning at once and finding it a struggle so some things had to change.
Over the next couple of weeks you will see my posts where I will be stepping down from three teams.

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Now for this months challenge at 613 Avenue Create we are wanting to see your cards and projects depicting
'Holiday Happiness'


Recipe
Image - Christmas Trio Blocks - Bugaboo Stamps
Medium - Promarkers
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
Apple Blossom Letter Dies
Britannia Merry Christmas Die
Kanban Ho Ho Ho Paper
Glitter

I printed the images twice, coloured and cut them out to layer them up from the frame.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Dies R Us - #62 Christmas
Deep Ocean - #143 Santa is Coming to Town
Try It on Tuesday - Layer It Up
Holly Jolly Christmas - #86 Two Part Challenge
I Love Promarkers - #323 Snowman
Fab n Funky - #329 Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #169 ATG + Sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Frame It
Brown Sugar - #227 ATG
Christmas Cards All Year Round - ATG Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas Time
Christmas with the Cuties - #1 Anything Cute and Christmassy
CHNC Every Saturday - #310 ATG Christmas
CHNC Extra - December Challenge

Phew! There's a lot of Christmas challenges about and many more besides these too.
Hope you can join in with us.


For a full list of all the sponsors please head over to the challenge blog here.


Thanks for joining me today.

Lorraine 
xXx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

As You Like It Challenge #94 Favourite Gold/Silver and WHY

Hi Crafters,

It's the first of December!
Not long to go now until the Big Day so I'm continuing to get my Christmas cards made and this one is for the new challenge at As You Like It.

We'd like to see your favourite choice of Gold or Silver in a project.

I love both but when creating frosty Christmas card scenes I like to use silver, it certainly adds to the Wintry feel of a project or card.
It is notoriously difficult to photograph though and always seems to turn out looking black...I can assure you though in real life it is both shiny and silvery :o)


Recipe
Decoupage Image - Craft Creations Sheet
Silver Mirri Card
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Memory Box Grand Christmas Sentiment Die
Memory Box Tall Birch Die
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettia/Snow is Falling
Allsorts - #391 Anything Christmas
Crafting From the Heart - #138 ATG
Holly Jolly Christmas - #86 Two Part Challenge
Fab 'n' Funky - #329 Christmas
Creative Moments - #107 ATG
Crafty Creations - #329 Christmas
Creative Inspirations - #263 Christmas Creations
Moving Along with the Times - #34 ATG/Christmas


Our sponsor is Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
..who are offering a $10 voucher to the winner.

Thank you for joining me today.
I'm sorry that I haven't been to visit you all very much recently but life has taken a rather hectic turn but I will hopefully get a grip on it soon.

Lorraine 
xXx

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge X for Criss-Cross

Hi Crafters,

A fun challenge this week at ABC Christmas Challenge where it is up to you to interpret the meaning of 'X' is for Criss-Cross. 
It could be a cross-over card like I have created here or criss-cross papers such as the check pattern below or even criss crossing strips of papers in a woven pattern, it's up to you.

This is the first time that I have created a cross-over card. I have always admired them on others blogs so this was the perfect challenge to have a go at one.
Mine has a gusset to allow for the insert to slip in and out more easily.


...and here's a pic of the insert.
There's room to write your message on the back of the insert.


Recipe
Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Wood Grain Paper
Nellie Snellen Christmas Star Pattern Frame Die
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Poinsettias & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tag - My Minds Eye
Stampin' Up Tab Punch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Layer It Up
Holly Jolly Christmas - #85 Ribbons & lace
Creative Inspirations - #262 Frosted Florals
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias/Snow is Falling
Crafty Catz - #347 ATG + Use Red
Fussy & Fancy - #177 Different Folds and Shaped Cards
Noor Design - #24 Winter
Craft-Dee BowZ - November Challenge
CHNC Extra - November Challenge


Our sponsor this time is
Photobucket
Who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to the winner.

We'd love to see how you interpret the 'X' is for Criss-Cross theme. Take a peek at the marvelous makes from the rest of the Design Team HERE.

Lorraine 
xXx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #373 - Three Favourite Colours

Hi Crafters,

How is everyone?
I hope you are all well and thank you for visiting.

It's Tuesday so that must mean a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers

3 Favourite Colours

Now I have many favourite colour combos but BLUE - BROWN - WHITE are at the top of my list so here is my inspiration card using these colours.


Recipe
Image - Tiddly Inks Reindeer (Newsletter Freebie)
Medium - Promarkers
Memory Box Modern Landscape Border Die
Paper Smooches Wavy Border Die
Glitter card
Waltzingmouse Sentiment Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Addicted To Stamps - #136 Die Cuts / Punches
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Deep Ocean - #142 Inspired by a Song/Movie (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
I Love Promarkers - #322 No Patterned Papers
Cute Card Thursday - #452 Christmas/Holidays
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #390 Christmas
Brown Sugar - #225 ATG
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #105 Cute + No Designer Papers
Crafty Girlz - #21 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #308 Cute/ ATG Christmas
Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas


Our prize this week is a set of 12 Neutral Winsor Newton (Letraset) Markers for the lucky winner.



I'm looking forward to seeing what your favourite 3 colours are, so pop along to the challenge BLOG and join in with us.

Lorraine
xXx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

As You Like It Challenge #93 - Favourite Christmas Colours and WHY

Hi Crafters,

I hope you are getting ahead with your Christmas card making, if not then why not join in with our challenge at As You Like It with our theme of

FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COLOURS
and WHY

This was a difficult choice for me. I love alternative colours for Christmas like Pink and White or Blue and Lilac but the traditional colours of Red Gold and Green just called out to me for this sweet image, so here's Bert's Christmas, isn't he adorable?


Recipe
Image - Bert Christmas - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Trimcraft - Santa's Workshop
Sentiment Stamp - Dreamees Stamp Set
Jus-Cutz Scallop Square Die
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Gold Embossing Powder
White and Sparkle Glitter Mix

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fussy & Fancy - #176 Ice/Snow with lots of texture and sparkle
Allsorts - #389 Feature a Creature
Unicorn Challenge - #15 Snow/Snowflakes
DigiStamp Boutique - November Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything (Christmas) Goes
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - #214 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #327 Digi Girls or Hats
Crafty Creations - #328 Animals
Double 'D' Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours

Phew, that's quite a few challenges, I don't usually enter that many but there are lots of Christmas themed ones about right now of course.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team please take a look at the challenge site HERE.
You could win a £10 voucher from our sponsor if you are the lucky winner.

Good Luck!

See you soon,

Lorraine
xXx

Monday, 14 November 2016

Birthday Selection

Hi Crafters,

As it was Hubby's Birthday yesterday I have a few of his cards to share with you that I had created for family members to give to him.
All are centred around his hobbies and interests.

Firstly I'd like to thank Sylvie for her inspirational card HERE that set the ideas rolling for my card.
As hubby is an avid D.I.Y.er this one seemed appropriate.


...a rear view using a 'Craftfairy' Stamp...


I love how these types of cards fold flat and fit in to a 6 x 6 inch envelope too.


Recipe
Spellbinders Pop-Up Box Card Die
Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Distress Inks
Tattered Lace 'Happy Birthday' Die
Lea'bilities Tools Die Set
Xcut Cogs Dies
Screw Brads

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Deep Ocean - #141 Use Die Cuts/Punches
Cute Card Thursday - #451 Add Something Metallic

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This next card was depicting his tropical fish tank.


This was made as a shaker card and filled with sequins and tiny glass beads.

Recipe
Joy Craft Foliage Dies
Gold speciality papers for the sandy/pebble bed
Computer Generated Sentiment

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments - #168 ATG + Sentiment

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Another one of his hobbies are Motorbikes, preferably classic models.


Recipe
Creative Crafts Topper
Joanna Sheen Motorbike Die
Craft Essentials Corner Die
Embossalicious Embossing Folders

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #177 Embossing Heat/Dry

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...and lastly his interest in gardening...


Recipe
Hunkydory Topper
Lea'bilities Wheel Barrow, Watering Can and Grass Dies
Spellbinders Banner Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Well I hope you liked my selection of cards, Hubby was pleased with them, that's the main thing and he had a lovely Birthday too.

See yo again later in the week.

Lorraine 
xXx


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 - Reindeer

Hi Crafters,

This week it was my turn to choose the theme for our friendly Christmas Card Club challenge and as you can see I went with ...
REINDEER


Recipe
EK Success Reindeer Punch
Mama Elephant Tags-a-lot dies
Xcut Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Paper - Docrafts Christmas Pack
Twine

I made a set of tags with this same design recently and thought one would look good on a card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #326 Get Krafty
Crafty Creations - #328 Animals
Aud Sentiments - #168 ATG +Sentiment
Brown Sugar - #224 ATG
CHNC Challenge Extra - November ATG Christmas
Allsorts - #389 Feature a Creature


Thanks for visiting, please pop over to the other ladies in the team and see their beautiful creations.
A list of their blogs is in the tab at the top of my page.

See you soon,

Lorraine 
xXx