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Monday, 30 October 2017

#199 Thankful

Maike is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Thankful. This could be a thank you card, or your might want to show us a scrap layout with your child/grandchild. Just anything you are grateful for really.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's Thankful themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Josephine

I used a Gelli Plate and acrylic paint with stencils to create the background. The flower and 'Thanks' were die cut, and colour added using Pan Pastels.

Mary

I used a Holly Hobbie stamp called a bouquet of happiness and coloured it using Promarkers. The dies used were from Tattered Lace's velvet lace mini ruffle square set.

Judy

To make my Many Thanks card I used alcohol inks in autumn colours along with a set of unmounted rubber stamps that the maker of the stamps escapes me at this moment. The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp. I added ribbons and gems to complete the card.

Angela

For this card I applied distress oxide inks direct to the card blank and then stamped onto it. Added the sentiment and Tim Holtz die cut flowers. Finished this with matching coloured pearls. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Jackie

My stepper card was made using elements from a kit I had in my stash, origin unknown, I am afraid! The backing paper was part of a World of Paper set that accompanied a Pollyanna Pickering DVD.

Glenda

I used a MHK digital stamp depicting the friendship of a cat with a cow. I used this specific image for a card to be send to a dear person who lives on a ranch and often shares her harvest with others.

Margaret

Hello everyone! My card is a rather masculine one. Lots of layers with Kaisercraft and Prima papers. As well as the tags, I have added a piece of 2Crafty Chipboard (coloured with VersaColor Stamp Pads), a metal clip, a Spellbinders die cut, two handmade clock flairs and some knotted twine.

Looking forward to seeing all your entries!! Have a lovely day!

Agnieszka chanya13

Today I have a card with green and blue combo with lots of flowers and little angel.

Marlene

I have made this card with Wild Rose Studio Papers and a Cheery Lynn Banner Die. The Image is of Poppies coloured with Promarkers

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#198 Spooky, Winner and Top 5

Glenda hosted our Spooky challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



13 saracloset


and her top 5 are



9 Marlies


20 Kalysto


57 Marylin Web


30 Helen


36 Min hobby verden


Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

#198 Spooky

Glenda is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Halloween.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows the Halloween theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Glenda

A card made using Stampin' Up's 'Best Friends' Halloween stamp set (an old set from many years ago). I used Halloween colours , some die cuts (Spellbinders & Cuttlebug) and a Martha Stuart punch to create the above scene. See my blog for all the details.

Angela

This is a layered card with one of may Masterboards as the base, stamped acetate above and finished with Tim Holtz dies, black brads and a metal embellishment. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Judy




For my spooky project this week I decided to make an altered shoe box to hold my Halloween candies for my special little trick or treaters that appear at my door on Halloween. To alter my box I used some Halloween napkins and scrapbook paper along with a skeleton which was part of an old Halloween project years ago. I added a light in my box so that the eyes of my skeleton glowed.

Mary

I used an image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Autumn and matted and layered it onto navy and white. After outlining it with orange strips of peel off I decoupaged the image.

Jackie

I always struggle with halloween, because it's not my thing and I really don't like spiders! So my offering is a kind of cute monster card made using distress inks for the background and hunkydory stamps and masks.

June

The Halloween paper has done most of the work for my card. I added black card to the card base then 'Stickles' in black to the eyes of the skeleton, one of the bats and the flag/branch under the cobweb. I also inked around the edge of the card with a 'black soot' distress ink pad.

Happy Halloween......

Margaret

Down here in Australia, Halloween is not as big as it is elsewhere. Although it is becoming more and more popular, my family and friends don't participate at all and I don't actually have anything in my stash that could be considered spooky. I did want to contribute to this Challenge though so, I created a tag using the Halloween colours of black, orange and purple.

Not spooky, but still Halloween-ish??!!??

I think you’ll all agree there is a lovely variety of inspiration from the team above!

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#197 Fancy Folds, Winner and Top 5

Margaret hosted our Fancy Folds challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



20. Stephanie
I love the little pop up book in this card.

and her top 5 are


1. Chris

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

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Monday, 2 October 2017

#197 Fancy Folds

Margaret is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Fancy Folds.

This particular challenge is for cards only.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Margaret

Hello sweet visitors! For this Challenge I have chosen to create an upright Z fold card. This is the first time I have ever made one of these and, although it does look a little complicated, it is really very simple.
 

Papers are a mix from Maja and Kaisercraft (am using them a lot lately .. LOL!!) and I have added some altered flowers, die cut leaves, a piece of gauze, some prills and also a piece of lace made with a mould and acrylic gap filler .. another first for me!! I have used a gem brad to anchor the card. Cheers!!

Josephine

Although it's not obvious, I've used the Marianne Carousel die to make the frame of this card. To decorate, I've used images from a CDRom from My Craft Studio called Festive Deco Follies and I've taken some of the supplied backgrounds and added foreground elements. For the floor, I just printed a solid colour to match. And on the front.


another background, although I had to extend the brickwork and I added a suitable greeting.

Judy





I made this wedding card for a dear friend of mine's granddaughter's wedding. I believe the card fold is called a never ending card and is actually 3 cards in one. I have added 3 of my favourite wedding verses. I also made an envelope in the same paper as the card for use for a gift card or to add money.

Angela

Hi all, Angela here with another Masterboard background that I've used on this card. It was made using a Tim Holtz stencil, Paper Artsy flower stamps by Kim Dellow and sentiment by Elenazinski. I finished this with Stickles glitter glue on the flowers and butterfly.

Glenda

Cut out an eight x six inch piece of cardstock, score vertically at 2, 3, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches and fold accordingly. Cut out a 3 3/4 inch square. This is your card base, decorate as you like. So very easy. See my blog for more details.

Mary

This is the front of my card once it is folded up. Below is the open card .


I used Tattered Lace's pop and twist card die to create the framework of the card. The images are taken from Hunkydory's Third Little Book of Flowers. The matting papers are also from Hunkydory and I added a satin ribbon to tie closed the finished card.

Peggy




This type of card is called a flip card. Anna Griffin has dies that cut this card. The embellishments are also Anna Griffin. The center flips to reveal your sentiment.

June

An A5 card with the front folded and cut to give the 'zig zag' fold. The background paper is embossed and gilding wax rubbed over it. Two clock charms added and several other die cut clock faces.... ideal for a male card!

Jackie




My card was made for a friends wedding, and is one of my favourite fancy folds. I used some art deco paper from my stash, plain cream and gold mirri card die cut for the embellishments.

Kimx

My Christmas card was actually made a number of years ago when I was lucky enough to write a book on Teabag Folding.

The Christmas Tree has been created using several specially folded squares of paper.

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