Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rip it Up

Where oh where has the summer gone. I can't believe that it is the last day of August already which means that we are now less than 4 months to Christmas.
Over on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog we have another new challenge starting today. The theme this time around is
R for Rip it Up
For my  card, I decided to dig into the inks and play.
I started by embossing the snowflake design and then rubbing on Distress inks in various shades of teal and purple. After tearing off the edge of the matted piece I played around with some embellishment and finally came across these old acrylic snowflakes so I pulled out the alcohol inks and dabbed them up to match with the background.
A few simple gems and a sentiment finish the whole thing off nicely.
I hope that you will join in on the fun.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

and they have provided a £10.00 Voucher for one lucky participant.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Q for Quick Layout

Good Morning, is has been a long hot summer but before you know it fall will be here and then Christmas will be sneaking up around the corner. Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, we want to help you get ahead of the game this year. We have a new challenge starting today, the theme this time around is
Q for Quick Layout
For my card I have coloured up James Bear again. He is getting pretty quick and easy to do because I have used him so much. The layout is really simple, just some scraps from previous cards layered on red cardstock for matting with no embellishments. Quick layouts like this really let the image steal the show.
Be sure to join in on the fun, we have been generously sponsored by


who have offered one lucky participant a chance to win a $10 gift certificate.