Penguin Pals

A week ago it was 18 degrees but for the past dew days we’ve had a frosty start and very low temps – down to minus 2 –  quite bizarre really..!!      So I’ve been staying in the warmth and making more Christmas cards.                                                                                                                    My latest card uses this adorable image – Penguin Pals – from Sheepski Designs, which I was lucky enough to win a few weeks ago.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and encased it with an embossing folder.  I ran my glue pen over the embossing and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust.  The flower, fir branches and stars are all die cut, sprayed with Spray and Sparkle and then distressed with grey ink.  The ribbon and gem are from my stash and the small sentiment tags from LOTV are embossed.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

SheepSki Designs Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes                                                 https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-20-anything-christmas.html

Passion for Promarkers – Use 3 of Something (3 penguins)                                                    http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/week-471use-3-of-something.html

Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colours                                                                                                 https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-557-festive-colours.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                                             https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Creative Inspirations Challenge – November Chill                                                                     http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-challenge-november-chill.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                       https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Creative Fingers Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                              http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-154-winners-challenge-152.html

 

Festive Bears

James Bear has always been one of my favourites, and when I saw these new cute little bears from LOTV I had to add them to my collection.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, added Alleene’s Glitter Snow to their hats, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels for the snow and liquid pearls for drops of snow.  The die cut snowflakes are glittered with Glamour Dust and the sentiment, from LOTV, is embossed.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Cutie Pie Challenge – Winter Layers                                                                                         http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-129-winter-layers.html

Passion for Promarkers – Use 3 of Something (3 papers)                                                 http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/week-471use-3-of-something.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                               https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Cute Card Thursday – Festive Colours                                                                                      https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-557-festive-colours.html

Creative Knockouts Challenge  – Snow Much Fun                                                              http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2018/11/273-snow-much-fun-fabrika-fantasy.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

A Gem of a Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                                  https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-231-anything-goes-craft.html

 

 

Winter Christmas Deer

I have another Christmas card to share this afternoon – this one uses Christmas Deer from All Dressed Up.  I coloured the deer with Promarkers and fussy cut around it.  I cut a circle out of the background paper and placed white card, embossed with small dots, behind it.  The trees, stars, star semi circle, poinsettia, foliage and Winter word are all die cut and glittered, or sprayed with Spray and sparkle.  The twine is from my stash and the small sentiment tags, from LOTV, are embossed with silver embossing powder.

                               

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge – Christmas is Coming                                                 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1836272126471016&type=3

All Dressed Up Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                              http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-challenge-87.html

Cute Card Thursday – Stars                                                                                                           https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-556-stars.html

Catch the Bug Challenge – Bingo (sentiment, embossing, sparkle)                                    http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                         https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                         http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-406.html

Passion for Promarkers – Let’s Celebrate                                                                                http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/week-470lets-celebrate.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                   https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-46-polkadoodles-crafting-anything.html

 

The Magic of Christmas

Hi everyone – come and join in the new challenge at Di’s Digis where the theme is

INCLUDE A SENTIMENT

The fabulous prize for one random winner is one digi of choice from Di’s Digi Stamps.

                                                             

My card uses the adorable image – The Magic of Christmas – available here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Alene’s Glitter Snow and Glamour Dust to the fur on the hat, Stickles Frosted Lace on the chimney pot and Imagination Crafts Cracked Ice below the chimney pot.  The image is die cut with a stitched circle die and embossed with silver embossing powder around the edge.  The die cut fir branch and stars are glittered with Glamour Dust, and the gems and ribbon are from my stash.  The small sentiment tags are from LOTV and the snowball trim is from Ribbon Girl.

We hope you will join in our challenge and if you use an image from Di’s Digi Stamps, or any CandiBean image, you have the chance to win 2 images from Di’s Digi Stamps in addition to the Random winner prize.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                    https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-46-polkadoodles-crafting-anything.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes                                         https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html 

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                                            https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-46-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Christmas                                                                                             http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/11/christmas-challenge.html

Cute Card Thursday – Stars                                                                                                                https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-556-stars.html

The Paper Shelter Challenge – Christmas is Coming                                                                   https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-362-christmas-is-coming.html

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                          http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-406.html

Passion for Promarkers – Let’s Celebrate                                                                                                      http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/week-470lets-celebrate.html

 

Window Card

It must be about a year since I first decided to make a card with a window die.  I eventually got the die but then I struggled to get a brick embossing folder – for various reasons – out of stock, we don’t ship to France etc.  The makings of a card have been sitting in my craft room for months, but on Saturday I decided I really had to do something with them, and this is how it came together.

                               

The window die is from Marianne Designs, but I’m afraid can’t remember who makes the brick embossing folder.  After I embossed the brick background I distressed it with grey and brown ink.  I stamped a Christmas tree, embossed it with gold embossing powder and rubbed a Tim Holtz mustard seed Distress Pen over it.  I stuck this behind the window and placed that on the brick card.  The foliage is from Jeanine’s Frosty Ornaments collection and is embossed with gold embossing powder.  The stamped sentiment is also embossed with gold embossing powder and the punched snowflakes are glittered with Glamour Dust.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Ribbon Girl Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                           http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-ribbon-girl-anything-goes.html

Cute Card Thursday – Snowflakes                                                                                                      https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-555-snowflakes.html

Dream Valley Challenges – Use Dies and Punches                                                                     http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-190-use-dies-and-punches.html

ABC Christmas Challenge – W and X are for (W is for Wishes)                                                    http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/w-x-are-for-and-design-team-call.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes                                                 https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                   https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-46-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Love to Craft Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                       https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/ltccb-28-november-anything-goes.html