The challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week is Christmas gifts, which can include any sort of handmade gifts or cards. I've made a card and decorated a candle (sorry the pic isn't that great). The card is made with Anna Griffin papers, with some glitter paper, mirri card and an added sentiment. There is a pop up inside the card, and a stamped sentiment. For the candle, I embossed a Christmas sentiment stamp and some snowflake stamps on tissue paper, then added to the candle.
Eileen from the DT has kindly offered this weeks prize - a choice of sentiments stamps - these are fabulous.
You can choose from Weddings - Christmas or general. They are lovely quality stamps fab for Scrapbooking or cardmaking and contain lots of sentiments. The DT have come up with some fantastic gifts, so please go check out their blogs (in my sidebar). Please have your new project uploaded to Mr Linky by 8p.m.(GMT) on Wednesday 2nd December or e-mail your entry if you don't have a blog! New work only please!
It's time for Sketch #12 at Delightful Sketches. I've used Christmas Pudding Teddy from Digital Delights. Don't forget there's a big sale with 30% off all images till 29th November at Digital Delights, so grab them while you can. The new owner of Riley stamps has generously agreed to sponsor Challenge 12 and the winner will receive 3 wood-mounted Riley stamps of their choice! How fantastic is that!! Onto my card, and I've coloured Christmas Pudding Teddy with pro-markers, then added Flower Soft polar white and glitter to his hat, glossy accents to the pudding, and red stickles to the berries. I think the papers are Dovecraft, ribbon from stash. The holly and berries on the ribbon is chipboard. The red card is corrugated. All on white A5 cardstock.
We have a lovely traditional image for our Friday Freebie this week at Digital Delights. Just go to our pages at Paper Craft Planet or SNR Card Universe to find it, without the watermark, and download for free. While you're there why not join our followers section so you don't miss any of our upcoming events or freebies.
You've still got just under a week to enter the Challenge #11 at Delightful Sketches, where the prize is a fab stamp set from The Greeting Farm. Why not use this week's freebie on your entry?
This week's challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is an inspiration photo. Claire from Doodles by Hope Jacare is sponsoring the prize this week, and if you go check out the challenge, she's also offering a free digi stamp (which I've used on my DT card this week). For my DT card I've used Claire's digi stamp, coloured with pro-markers, and I've also added glossy accents, polar white flower soft and glamour dust to the image. Dps are K & Co and Dovecraft. Circle sentiment is matted onto a scallop silver mirri card circle, with a metal stocking charm attached. Red and silver ribbons and bow from stash. Snowflakes from QVC. All on a red 8x8" card. Please enter new work only, by 8pm Wednesday 25th November.
The new releases from Digital Delights are now available, and they're fantastic! You can check them out here Please go visit the rest of the design team for some fab inspiration. All their blogs are in my sidebar, definately worth a visit.
Meet, Let Your Light Shine Pippin on my card, isn't he sooo cute? I've used him for Sketch #11 We have a fantastic sponsor this week - The Greeting Farm, and the prize is Xmas Sweeties (I so want this prize). For my card I've used red Bazzill CS, cut the mat and ribbon slide with Nellie Snellens Multi frames. Dps, red gems and ribbon from stash. Pippin is coloured with pro-markers, and I've added some Polar White Flowersoft and Glamour dust to his hat. I've also added Glamour Dust to the snowflakes on dp.
Don't forget ourChristmas Party Cookie Exchange and Challenge at SNR Card Universe tonight! Grab the FREE Gingerbread Girl there and create anything you like...just be sure to have your entry in before midnight CST Friday.
Come to the party tonight at 7PM CST (1AM UK), share your favourite recipe for the Holidays and receive a FREE image just for coming!
Tomorrow is release day at Digital Delights. Wendy has produced some really gorgeous digi images that you are just gonna love. Here's a sneak peek of the fabby image I used. Come back tomorrow to see the whole card, and find out about the next challenge at Delightful Sketches.
Thanks for the well wishes about my tooth incident. It's feeling a little better today although still painful and swollen, but I've finished the antibiotics now, so just hoping the infection doesn't flare up again. This has just made me even worse about visiting the dentist. It was bad enough this time, I was shaking from head to toe before she even started doing anything!
We are having a PARTY!!!! A COOKIE EXCHANGE PARTY!!!
Join us Thursday November 12th from 7PM- 8PM (CST) 1AM UK in the Digital Delights Group at SNR. Bring your favorite holiday sweet treat recipes to share during the event. Some members of the DT will be there, and everyone will have lots of fun.
Everyone that comes to the party will receive a FREE image from Digital Delights. I can't tell you what the image is, because that's a secret...but it's fabbylicious.
We also have a challenge for you. Go and get the adorable cookie image I've used on my card FREE here, use it to make anything you like, then upload it to the SNR Gallery and TAG IT cookiedelights09. Make sure your entry is in before midnight (CST) on Friday 13th November and you will be entered into a draw for a fantastic prize comprising of all the new November releases, plus everything in the pic above. For my card, I've coloured the adorable cookie image with pro-markers, then 3D'd the bows, and added pink gems in the middle. For the icing I've coated it with glossy accents. I've added raffia along the centre, and a pink bow with pins. Dp is Scrapworks, Skinny collection. A sentiment will be added at a later date.
Don't forget to grab the Friday Freebie, Cappuccino Pippin, without the watermark from SNR or PCP. I'm going to enter my card into a couple of challenges: 1. Crafty Cardmakers #7 - Stamp Something 2. The Pink Elephant #39 - Brown, Yellow, Neutral and Colour of your choice. (pink)
It's time for our November Challenge, Sketch #5 at I ♥ ProMarkers. We have a fabulous sketch by Sharon to follow, and a wonderful prize of another bespoke collection of ProMarkers and pad from Letraset. For my card I've used Peachy Tilda with the matching Peaches and Peachy Dots papers, all from Tracy at Dies to Die For. I've coloured Tilda with soft peach and peach, pastel green, soft green, cocoa, caramel, tan, almond, blush and sunkissed pink. She's layered on green and orange/peach oval mats. All papers have also been layered on same cs. Added a chipboard sentiment and some beads all on white 6 x 6" DCWV Jewel cs. Please take a look at the stunning cards from the rest of the DT. Could all entries be in for 30th November, the finalist will be announced 1st December and the winner and new challenge will be posted on the 2nd December.
I will be back later with some news of a digi party, as well as our Friday Freebie (a real cutie this week) from Digital Delights.
Time for a new Challenge at C.R.A.F.T. and "Bonfire Night" seems appropriate - but we have been kind and added the options of fireworks and Celebration (which could really cover just about everything!) This weeks winner will recieve a fab selection of quality die-cuts from Susie of Die Cut Dreams. Pop by her shop - she has lots of other crafting goodies aswell. For my card I found a picture of fireworks on one of those colouring in sites (by Elizabeth Dulemba). I've coloured the image, added glossy accents and some gold glitter. Round the outside is black soot distress ink. The background is a mixture of pearly pens and starburst stains, all stamped over the top and mounted on a black 6 x 6" card. This was way out of my comfort zone, but you can just make a celebration card. My card actually looks quite nice in real life with all the shine and glitter, but none of this comes across in the picture I'm afraid. Please enter new work only by 8pm next Wednesday.
Sorry I'm so late with my posts today, I have a sick son at home, and I've just managed to settle him down.
Sorry everyone, I'm a day late with this post, but Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights is there all week, so plenty of time to take a look at this week's fab tutorial by Deanne. She's teaching you how to make a mini pizza box this week. Well worth taking a look at.
We have a new member just joined the Digital Delights Design Team, so welcome to Faith. Please take a look at her blog, as she has some fantastic projects on there, and also takes you through some of the different techniques she uses.
I'm a 44 year old mum of 2, a daughter of 19 and a son of 8. I haven't worked since having my daughter as I became ill and was diagnosed with lupus 14 years ago. I wanted a hobby that would take my mind off everything, so crafting was suggested to me. I started in March/April 2008 and have been having fun learning lots of techniques ever since.