Wednesday, July 5, 2017

N is for New & O is for Old

Good Morning. 
It's the first Wednesday of the month which means a new challenge is starting over on the 
ABC Christmas Challenge Blog
We have two fantastic themes to choose from...or combine...this month:

'N is for New'

'O is for Old'

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)

For my card I have dug through my stamp collection and pulled out a few old favorites. 

The background of my card was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp that was embossed and I then rubbed some Distress Inks softly over it to bring out the image. 

I have coloured the LOTV image to suit the background and then added just a few flowers to finish it all off. 

I hope that you have been inspired to join us. 
 We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Fred She Said

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

Fred She Said offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too. Digis, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even Digital Cutting Files.

Have some fun with Fred!


Sweet Stamp Store

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

Sweet Stamps manufacture artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting and embossing dies (our very own Sweet Cuts dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! & Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum, along with supplies for parchment crafting.


There's also a little prize from Helen too...a Lili of the Valley unmounted Christmas stamp 'The Perfect Snowman':

Now it is time for you to have a go. I look forward to seeing your creations. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What are H and I for?

Good morning!
It's Carissa here and I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

 Over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog we
have two wonderful new themes to choose from...or combine...this month:

'H is for Home'
'I is for Informal'
(But don't forget the Christmas theme!)

As you can see below, I went for the Informal theme. I opted to use this sweet image from LOTV, coloured it up and simply matted it before placing it atop a store purchased card blank with a bold pattern.  How easy is that?
 We have some generous sponsors for this challenge

One lucky entrant will win this lovely Snowman Family Stamp Set and a Birds and Berries 6x6 Paper Pack

Thanks so much Dulcie and Matthew, owners of the Wild Rose Studio

Now its your turn. I hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

E is for Edge - F is for Family - G is for Girls

Good Evening, I hope that you are all having a wonderful week.
It is the start of a new month over on the ABC Christmas Challenge.  
We have three fantastic themes to choose from...or combine...

'E is for Edge'

'F is for Family'


'G is for Girls'

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)

For my card, I have opted to play with some of my larger dies to create a card with a fancy scalloped edge. I coloured up James Bear again to match some remnants of an old Basic Grey Christmas collection and matted the image with a diecut that had another fancy edging.


 Our sponsor for this challenge is:

One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects. We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices. All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty. You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website

There's also a little prize from Helen too...a set of Sizzix Christmas Dies:

Be sure to pop over to the main blog for some more inspiration from the rest of the DT.
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Anything Goes with a Bear!

Good Evening!
 I am running a little late today due to technical difficulties. Apparently one needs to remember to recharge their camera battery every now and again, who'd have thought it?
Over on the ABC Christmas Challenge we are kicking off the start of the new year with a new challenge for you.
For the month of January our themes will be
A for Anything Goes
B for Things that begin with B
I have a card featuring the adorable James 'B'ear from LOTV. He has been coloured with Copics and accented with a generous dose of Twinkle Dust for some sparkle. The image has been matted  and then added to a card base that I created from some scraps of paper remaining from some previous projects.
We hope that you will join us for our first challenge of 2017.
Our sponsors for this challenge are:
 Sami Stamps

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With a great prize of a  $12 gift card to the shop at
One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

There's also a little prize from Helen who is offering a couple of Docrafts Christmas stamps for another lucky winner.