Thursday, 23 November 2017

Shoot For The Moon at Ching-Chou Kuik

Well it's already week three of the inspiration posts for Ching-Chou Kuik and the team have made some awesome creations.  There's still time to enter the CHRISTMAS/WINTER challenge here, so we'd love to see you join in.

It's Anything Goes for the team this week and I have chosen 'Stars Dream' as I fancied something girly. 
Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Silver embossed cardstock
  • Pink cardstock
  • Gems
  • Pink ribbon
  • Kraftin' Kimmie clear stamps - Becky Pearce 'Let Your Light Shine'
  • Whispers Ink - Starry Starry Night
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Sterling Silver & Onyx Black
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Cocoa, Hot Pink, Carmine, Pastel Pink, Shale, Crimson, Cool Grey 1-3, Lavendar & Midnight

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. CCC Digi Creations - #85 Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team - #19 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Awesomeness - November/December AG
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. Star In My Pocket - Add Some Sparkle

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Glow Like Christmas

After joining in with the Make It Crafty Secret Santa, I couldn't resist getting some more images and creating something for the new challenge. I'm on my way to getting all my Christmas cards done, but you can never have too many!
The challenge theme is 'Glow' so I've used 'Front Door Wreath' as it has lanterns, candles and windowpanes which are perfect for the challenge. 
I've made a CAS card, as with larger images I like that to be the focal point. 
Products used:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Black cardstock
  • Clear stamp sentiment
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
  • WOW! Gold embossing powder
  • ProMarkers - Warm Grey 2-5, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Amber, Sunflower, Tulip, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Soft Lime, Shale, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Moss, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Raw Sienna, Walnut & Cocoa

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Make It Crafty - Glow
  2. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards
  3. The Ribbon Girl - November Any Image
  4. Crafty Awesomeness - November/December AG
  5. CRAFT - #442 Christmas
  6. Addicted to CAS - #124 Bows
  7. Star In My Pocket - Use a Digi Image

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Recycled Wreath

I was having a dig around in my Christmas decorations and came across this sad, squashed wreath that I made years ago. Usually I keep using the same decorations year after year, so I thought it was about time to update something.  I completely stripped it and started again to create a whole new wreath.  I've used 'Christmas Lights Sprite' from Aurora Wings as the "centrepiece".
Products used:
  • Wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Wired holly tinsel
  • Burlap braided 'ribbon'
  • ProMarkers - Soft Lime, Leaf Green, Apple, Meadow Green, Cool Grey 1-3, Shale, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Pumpkin, Gold, Tulip, Sunflower, Canary, Black, Cool Grey 5, Lush Green, Holly, Mint Green & Lemon
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White
BEFORE - Original wreath

AFTER - Newly decorated wreath

I am entering my wreath into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - #60 Recycled
  2. Stamps by Aurora Wings (FB) - Anything Goes
  3. Not Just Cards - November Anything Goes
  4. Morgan's ArtWorld - #22 Anything Goes
  5. Let's Craft & Create - #131 Anything Goes
  6. Incy Wincy Designs - Nov 6-19 Not a Card
  7. Double D - Here Comes Santa Claus

Toadstools & Daisies at Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello there, it's time for some more inspiration over at Ching-Chou Kuik.  This week the team were challenged to use orange and/or yellow, but don't forget the main challenge theme is CHRISTMAS/WINTER and you can enter your chilly makes here.

I have used 'Toadstool Head' for my card as I thought this image would be perfect for the DT theme.  Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Yellow & Orange cardstock
  • Orange ribbon
  • Petal Lu flowers
  • Embossalicious embossing folder 'Floral Frenzy'
  • Whispers Ink
  • X-Cut Oval nesting dies
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Satin, Henna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Sunflower, Cardinal, Berry, Holly, Lush Green, Tulip, Buttercup, Tea Green, Blue Pearl, Soft Lime, Tan & Sandstone

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Creatalicious - #127 Anything Goes
  2. Deep Ocean - #168 Things with Wings
  3. A Gem of A Challenge - #207 Buttons and/or Ribbon
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. Allsorts - WK441 Colours of Autumn
  6. World Wide Open Design Team - #28 Anything Goes
  7. Cupcake Inspirations - #431 Autumn Leaf Cupcakes

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Coffee's on Me!

It's that time of year again when I make a lot of gift tags.  Usually they are just Christmas ones, but I have this gorgeous 'Coffee Sprite' from Aurora Wings and an idea popped into my head.... a gift tag with a pocket for a gift card. 

Products used:

  • Kraft card
  • Tag dies
  • X-Cut nesting die - Square Parenthesis
  • Twine
  • Stampendous Fran-táge - Aged Ivory
  • Fiskars clear stamps - Latte Love
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Cinnamon, Tan, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna Magenta, Carmine, Cerise, Cool Grey 1 & 2, China Blue, Cobalt & Blue Pearl

First I stamped all over with the coffee bean stamp and embossed with the Fran-táge

I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings (FB) - November Anything Goes
  2. Deep Ocean - #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (Blur, 'Coffee & TV')
  3. Digi Choosday - WK45 Anything Goes
  4. Dream Valley - #167 Add a Sentiment
  5. Incy Wincy Designs - Nov 6-19 Not a Card
  6. Let's Craft and Create - #131 Anything Goes

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Christmas/Winter at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for a new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik and as it's getting closer to Christmas our theme this time is Christmas/Winter.  We'd love to see your chilly or festive makes over on the blog

I've gone the chilly route and made a monochrome card using 'Snowflake Imprint' and the following products:
  • Cream card blank
  • DoCrafts designer papers
  • Blue cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Snowflake charm
  • ProMarkers - Midnight, Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Aegean, Cyan, French Navy, Indigo, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Cool Grey 1 & 2
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Wednesday - Snow White
  2. Classic Design Team Open - #19 AG
  3. Come and Get It - Winter Girls
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #358 AG
  5. The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
  6. Petal Lu Creations (FB) - November 1st Anything Goes
  7. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Halloween ATC Triptych

I joined in with the Faery Ink Halloween ATC Swap this year, so I want to share my ATC's with you today. These were the first ATC's I made for a while (although I previously shared my Power Poppy ones which I made after, I had to wait to share these).
I've used all Faery Ink images, although we didn't need to - 'Ophelia Vamp Juice', 'Fable Zombie Witch' and 'Jack 'O' Lanterns' that were free in the Facebook Group.  I like to keep them CAS, focusing on the image.

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold & Stormy Sky
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - Sterling Silver, Spun Gold & Onyx Black
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White
  • ProMarkers -
    • Ophelia Vamp Juice - Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Black, Crimson, Berry, Cardinal, Hot Pink, Pine & Forest
    • Fable Zombie Witch - Moss, Pear, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Crimson, Ruby, Lavender, Black, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Aubergine, Slate, Violet, China Blue, Blue Pearl, Raw Sienna, Ginger, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Caramel, Olive, Sunflower, Canary, Spice, Pumpkin & Amber
    • Jack 'O' Lanterns & Moon - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Tulip, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Sunflower, Canary & Lemon

I am entering my ATC's into the following challenges:
  1. Halloween All Year Round - November Anything Goes
  2. Morgans' ArtWorld - #22 Anything Goes
  3. Your Scrapbook Place - November Anything Goes
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. AAA Cards - #102 Ink Blending 

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