Thursday, 8 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #203

The last CAS Colours & Sketches challenge for 2016 begins today and we'd like you to choose a previously used sketch from this year and make it seasonal.

I had in mind a stamp I wanted to use so went looking for a sketch that would showcase it and came up with this one from way back in February.

And here's my card:

Such a fun and gorgeous stamp, don't you think? I love its whimsical look. And added with a couple of strips of washi it was possibly one of the easiest cards I've made recently. Nice and flat to go into the mail too.

Stamps: Wonky Tonk, Joy To The World
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Promarkers: crimson, dusky rose, cinnamon, tan
Washi: SU, Candy Cane Lane

So which sketch from 2016 will you pick? Can't wait to see. We're also introducing the other three of new Design Team this week - they're bound to have brilliant inspiration for you! Go check it all out at CC&S here.

Huge apprecaition goes to you for visiting my blog when I know you're all so busy. And I'm sending Christmas sparkle!

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Male Room - #50 December Celebrations

Hello and welcome. Today I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge at The Male Room. No prizes for guessing the theme!

And I went with a fairly traditional Christmas theme, but more modern colours.

The star is stamped and heat embossed onto black card stock with three different metallic colours. I love how this looks, so I also did the sentiment the same way.

I die cut the black card and some holographic golden card with stitched dies - a real sparkly shiny feast for the eyes!

Stamps: Star - unknown, think it was a mag freebie; Inky Doodles, sentiment from Christmas Jumpers
Inks: Versamark
Embossing: Honey Doo Crafts, silver sparkle, golden glamour, copper classic
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

I'm wondering what your chosen celebration is for December and so looking forward to seeing what you create. Pop on over to The Male Room to check out the rest of the DT's wonderful inspiration and then it's over to you.

I rally appreciate your visit to my blog at this busy time of year, huge gratitude. And I'm sending you Christmas sparkle!

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Let's December Daily - Pages 2-5
Today at Let's December Daily I'm sharing my album pages for the 2nd - 5th December. Here's a few peeks at what you can see, but for the full deal you'll need to pop over to LDD - here.

Thanks for dropping by today, I do appreciate your time as you prepare for Christmas. So I'm sending you Christmas sparkle!

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Monday, 5 December 2016

The Memory Nest - Make It Monday Challenge #77

Today I'm sharing my DT page for the new challenge that just starting over at The Memory Nest.

And how long ago does Halloween seem now I'm in the midst of Christmas preparations and my Let's December Daily album!

This was my youngest grandson's first real taste of trick or treating and he got really excited about all the children coming to knock at his door.

I'm really pleased that I put my Halloween stamps to good use on this page - using stamps on pages more often is something I intend to address next year.

I chose to put the TREAT part of the title in larger alphas as he melted my heart in this pic and does look an absolute cute treat himself!

Stamps: SU, gorgeous grunge; Clearly Besotted, Halloween Spirit
Inks: Ranger distress, wilted violet
Alphas: Simple Stories, So Rad
Stickers: Simple Stories, So Rad

So how will you use this sketch? I'm guessing we may seem some thanksgiving or even Christmas pages popping up in The Memory Nest's gallery. Looking forward to seeing them.

Thanks for your time today and your visit is especially appreciated at this super busy time of year. So I'm sending you Christmas sparkle!

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Happy Little Stampers - December Christmas Challenge

The Decemebr Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers begins today and this month we'd like to see a wreath on your cards.

I was lucky enough to buy this Clearly Besotted wreath stamp set before they shut up shop - hopefully only temporarily -  so of course it's getting its first airing here today.

I chose two shades of green and that all important Christmas red and made a simple one layer card.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Layered Wreath
Inks: SU, pear pizzazz, old olive, garden green, real red
Embellishments: Wink of Stella, cleat; Doodlebug Sprinkles, ladybug asst.

Well it's your turn now. I'm sure you've all got exciting ideas to share and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you've created. Do go check out the rest of the HLS DT cards - here - and then get crafting.

Thanks for visiting today, your time is really appreciated.  And I'm sending you Christmas sparkle so keep crafting!

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AAA Cards - #79 Christmas

The new AAA Cards Challenge begins today and of course the theme is Christmas.

Here's my fun card:

I used a circle stencil to make a little bubble of sky and then stamped the whimsical reindeer on top of it. A strip of washi just grounded his hooves and placed my stamped sentiment.

A trio of enamel dots finished my card a treat.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Let's Prance
Inks: SU, soft sky; Memento, tuxedo black
Promarkers: tan, cinnamon, poppy
Embellishments: Doodlebug Sprinkles, blue jean asst.; Wink of Stella, clear; washi from my stash 

We're all looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards pop up in the AAA Cards gallery, should be a fantastic collection!

I'm linking this card up with Kylie's Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge:

Thanks for visiting today. And I'm sending you Christmas sparkle to keep you crafting!

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Let's December Daily - Title Pages & Day 1
And so it's all begun - that magical month of December and the start of my daily record!

Today I'm sharing my title pages and the first two days of my album over at Let's December Daily where you'll get the full low down, but here's some pics to whet your appetite:

And I'm also sharing the idea of an Advent photo challenge. I'm intending to take a photo and share it on instagram throughout Advent. Want to join me? I'll be using #janesadventchallenge and here's the photo themes:

Thanks for joining me today, it's been great having your company. And I'm sending you Christmas sparkle to keep you crafting!

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