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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Crafts Galore Encore December 2015

It's been ages since I've blogged. I hope you are all keeping well. I can't believe it's the first of December already!! Being away from home completely changed my routine and my regular life had to be put on hold. I've been back home for a few days now and I'm frantically trying to catch up with Christmas cards and present shopping. Who needs sleep anyway?

 It's 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 everyone's favourite
"Anything Goes"
Our fabulous sponsor for this month is Beccy's Place.

Some of the team were allowed to choose an image from Beccy's shop and I was one of the lucky ones. This is the card I made.

I scruffed the edges of a piece of plain card and coloured it with blue Pan Pastels before matting it onto an 8"x 8"  card blank. The sky paper is from the Wellington at Christmas range by Docrafts and the snowflake paper is by LOTV from the Frosty Christmas paper pad.

I couldn't resist this super sweet image - pun intended. It's called Gingerbread House and I coloured it with Copics before cutting it out and adding glitter to the snow. It's mounted on the card with foam pads.

The little gingerbread man is a Docrafts stamp. He was also coloured with my Copics. The trees were created with Sue Wilson's Winter Tree Festive Collection dies. The fences are a Marianne die to which I added some white acrylic paint.
I finished the card with some gems.
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 December.
I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmastime.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.es/2015/11/challenge-07-altered-art.html x
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-88.html DT Favourite
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/AG-NO-61.html x
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-46-anything-goes.html x
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-146.html x
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/christmas-card-challenges-52-anything.html x
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2015.html x


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Andree beautiful detail.
    Hope you manage to catch up with everything.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Welcome back Andree! Wonderful holiday card, that gingerbread man is just fabulous!! hugs :)

  3. Welcome back Andree, I have missed you. A gorgeous Christmas card and love the images.
    Linda xxx

  4. Glad to see you back Andree and will a super card, love the images and colouring great background design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Great card Andree. Love the sweet house and cheery little chap. Stunning festive creation.

  6. Hello Andree, what a fabulous card, love the the house and the little trees and of course the little ginger bread man.

    Jade xx

  7. A wonderful card Andree, love the gingerbread theme.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  8. this is very sweet Andree, gorgeous image and lovely colours.xx

  9. What a sweet little card! I love the scene you've created Andree!
    Dawn xx

  10. That is just adorable, lovely to have you back in Blog land x

  11. Great card. I love the scene and your coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination.Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

  12. Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for December!
    Monica - GDT

  13. Glad you are back home Sis, don't stress too much about Christmas, it comes around every year, quicker and quicker, LOL...I love, love, love this card, just amazing, love and hugs, from your wee Sis xxx

  14. Gorgeous card Andree, great detail, Px

  15. Love this sweet little scene! Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #46.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  16. Andree, I'm so happy to be joining you at the CGE team! Your card is fabulously colored and the card design is beautiful! I've pinned it, and joined your Google Friend Follower, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  17. This is fab Andree, love everything about it!!
    Hugs Donna xxx

  18. Such an adorable house and cute gingerbread man. Lovely project today

  19. Love this, your colouring is lovely and the die cuts look fab. Thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog. Helen DT

  20. Lovely little scene, the gingerbread man is super cute. Creative Blessings, Tracy x P.S Would love to see you join in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, it's anything goes every month. x

  21. Great design Andree. Fabulous card x

  22. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

  23. Just as cute as can be, Another great card, Andree

  24. Love this! Thanks for playing along at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you next time xx Jan DT

  25. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x


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