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Saturday 7 November 2015

Kraftyhands November 2015 Challenge

Happy weekend everyone. Today is the start of the November challenge at Kraftyhands. This month's theme is
"Need for Speed"
This challenge is just for fun. You don't need to use Kraftyhands products on your creation but it would be nice if you did. A full set of the rules are on the blog.
I have made this 6"x 6" card for your inspiration.

I used one of the Card Making Sets on the Equestrian Events CD Collection for the background and gorgeous image on this card. It takes me back to the days when I was fit enough to gallop along beaches on my horse. There is nothing like the sense of speed and freedom.
I used blue card for the matting layers and added a strip of lace. The image was printed twice and overlapped. The sentiment is also from the CD.

I embellished the card with Marianne starfish and shell die-cuts to match the background paper.
Please visit the  Kraftyhands Challenge Blog for a full set of the challenge rules and to view the inspirational creations from my talented team mates. Remember to be a follower of the challenge blog to qualify for entry.
I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday 6 November 2015

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #8

It's the first Friday of November and the start of a new challenge at Creative Artiste We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. As long as you use more than one media on your project we'd love to see you enter the challenge. This is a month long challenge so you have time to create projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. Thank you to everyone who entered Challenge #7 for October. The winner has been announced  on the blog.
Our theme this month is
"Anything Goes"
with an option of
"Traditional Christmas Colours"
(Red, Green and Gold)
We are sponsored this month by Lacy Sunshine
who are offering three digis to the winner.
The design team were given a choice of images to work with for this challenge and I made this hanging Christmas decoration with my choice.

I used the Sheena Douglass Holly Stamp from her Paint Fusion range on two different green cards and cut sections and individual leaves out. I die-cut a ring in gold card using scalloped dies and used that as a base for the wreath. The banner was printed on the computer.

The digi image I used is called Joy to the World and I coloured her in with Copics and then cut her out.

I added clear embossing powder and gold frantage to some of the holly leaves.

I finished the wreath with a gold bow and some red gems as berries. I attached thick twine to the back of the wreath to hang it with.
Now please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful projects created by my talented team mates for more inspiration.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Goes-Traditional Christmas Colours" creations in the challenge.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-9.html Top 3
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-8.html x
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2015.html x
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-59-christmas-decorations.html x
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/angels.html x

Sunday 1 November 2015

Crafts Galore Encore November 2015 Challenge

It's now the first of November and time for a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.
Our theme this month is
"Use a Stamp or Digi Image"
somewhere on your project.
This month we are being sponsored by
Art By Miran
Our design team were given a choice of some of Miran's lovely images to work with. This is the card I made with my choice.

I used Kraft card for the matting layers on an 8"x 8" card base. The papers are from LOTV's Frosty Christmas art pad. I tucked a doily and a strip of lace in between a couple of layers and added lots of snowflake die-cuts that I'd sprinkled with Shabby Blue Frantage.

The image from Art by Miran that I chose is called Suzie Snowflakes. I used Copics to colour her.

The tree die-cuts are from Sue Wilson's Winter Tree Festive Collection and were cut from plain white card then dipped in white embossing powder to give them an enameled look.

I finished the card by sprinkling plenty of Frantage around, adding some blue gems and a seam binding bow.
Now please visit the Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the fabulous cards from my wonderfully talented team mates. We look forward to seeing your projects this November using a stamped or digi image. And, if you fancy joining our lovely team you are in luck....

We also have a DT CALL for a number of places on our DT to begin with the first challenge of 2016 on January 1st!
To join our DT please add DT to your entry for this challenge. If you have tried before please try again, our requirements are:-

1. You need to have a blog and also a Facebook account (we run the group from a private FB group)
2. You will be required to produce one project each month. The themes aren't difficult and usually the sponsor will provide you with a digi image to work with (usually you get a choice as to which image you choose!) The project will need to be ready by the 28th of each month.
3. You will need to comment on challenge entries.
4. Every other month you will be asked to pick your choice of a winner and write a sentence or two about why you picked it (please click on the winners tab above if you want to see what is needed !)
5. You need to enjoy colouring as we work with digi stamps (we chose to do this so that we could work with people worldwide!)
We are a friendly group and as flexible as we can be (understanding that life gets in the way of craft !)

I've entered this card into the following challenges: