Thursday, 20 December 2012

Craft Us Crazy Christmas challenge

Our challenge theme we have for you is CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR and/or ALTERED/3D PROJECT!!

We don't have a sponsor this challenge, so we'll have a TOP 5 at the end of this challenge. Who knows, Santa might even bring a little goodie for a random winner :)

Everyone here at Craft Us Crazy Challenges, wishes all our followers and supporters a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! May you find all your crafty wishes under the tree Christmas morning, and the best of health and family going into the New Year!!!

Thanks for making 2012 so special!! We'll see you in 2013!! 

I have done a Christmas card (I wanted to do a 3D project or something altered but I was so behind with my Christmas cards that I had to incorporate that into my DT project LOL).
Anyway I used the fab Mulberry Wood Christmas stamps from Crafter's Companion

I coloured the image with Copic markers and added some snow with a white pen and then some glitter too.  I think the papers are Raspberry Road matted onto Core'dinations and a Kraft card base.  I glitter embossed the sentiment onto a little bauble.  I added some gems and some velvet ribbon to finish.  I did the inside of  the card to match.  I don't know if it shows in the photo but the small piece of beige/green card at the bottom was fed through my paper ribbler which I found under the mountain of stuff in my craft room, and I just had to play with it LOL


Winner of the Inky Doodles stamp plate

Running late as usual LOL!!  Thought I had better pop on and let you know the winner of the Inky Doodles stamp plate ;o)  So the winner is;

Sparkling Black Rose !!

If you email me HERE I'll pop it in the post asap and hopefully it will make it for Christmas day ;o) 
Back shortly with the Craft Us Crazy challenge


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas card

Well only another week and a bit until Christmas and I still have Christmas cards to make!!  Not sure they'll all get done now LOL.  However, I thought I would share one I have made with you here;

I have used the Mulberry wood range from Crafter's Companion and coloured in with Copic markers.  I used the Christmas Remembered papers from Raspberry Road, inked the edges and matted onto Coredinations and a Kraft card base - I love this rustic type look teamed with traditional Christmas colours.  I added pins, gems and some crinkle edge ribbon.  Fairly simple but quite cute I think ;o)

Don't forget that you could win a lovely stamp plate by Inky Doodles if you just leave a comment HERE - they'll make a nice little Christmas present to yourself LOL.  (If you comment on this post too I'll add you nito the pot for the chance to win, so if you comment on both you have double the chance ;o))  

Finally I haven't blogged as much as I would have liked this year due to health reasons mainly - BUT I am going to make my New Year's Resolution to blog regularly and maybe even try to do a blog a day so some nagging may be necessary LOL.  I will be back with a few more Christmas cards later


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Merry Christmas ;o)

Hello everyone - has everyone got their Christmas shopping done?  I have done practically all of mine - all over the internet as I just don't feel well enough to be trawling around town!  Anyway, I don't have a card to share at the moment (I have a few to download from the camera but time just wizzes by and I keep getting distracted by things that need doing!), however, I thought I would do a little giveaway to say Merry Christmas.  I have a beautiful stamp sheet by Inky Doodles, which are the best quality polymer.  This set is called Birdie Heart;

All you need to do to have a chance to win this set is to leave a comment after this post.  I will pull a winner next weekend so you will have this as a little Christmas gift ;o)

There is also a chance to win another stamp over on my store blog HERE so go and leave a comment there too ;o)
I will be back soon with a card but don't forget to comment ;o)


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Craft US Crazy - Challenge 32

Hello everyone, well it is time for the Craft Us Crazy challenge

It seems ages since I have done one as I missed the last one due to being unwell - anyway I'm feeling a little better now so am glad to back crafting again ;o)

So, this fortnights challenge is;  
Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite embellishment.

You can enter any crafty project on this theme but please make sure to mention what your favourite embellishment is if that is the challenge you are following!
Our sponsor this week is The Stamp Fairy

Stamp Fairy

I have used a fab digi from The Stamp Fairy called George and Friends 2 - he is soo cute ;o)  

This is a really simple card as I didn't want to cover up the lovely background paper which is from the Winter Wonderland range by Raspberry Road.  This was harder than it sounds as I love embellishments and lots of layers so it took a lot of restraint LOL.  The snowman and his friend are coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and I added a dot of Glossy accents to his buttons and eyes.  On the snow at the bottom I added some stickles crystal glitter glue and then layered some white webbing over the top to add a little texture (ok I had to get one layer in somewhere didn't I ??)  The sentiment I printed out from Craft Artist by Serif using one of their digikit alphasand then added some more stickles to that too.  I layered it onto a Kraft card then finally added some punched glittery snowflakes.  Finally I added my favourite embellishment of the moment which is some beautiful crinkle edged ribbon.  
I hope you like George and his friend ;o)
So, get into the festive spirit and join in our challenge ;o)