Saturday, 15 December 2012

Let's play Christmas Bingo!

Thank-you so much to everybody who entered the Papercraft Junkies Challenge that I hosted. We had 34 entries which is a record for us. I have commented on every one and will now begin the very difficult decision of choosing a winner and the top 3!

This fortnight's theme is Bingo Board, simply choose a line from the board below (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) and create a project using the items in your line. Of course if you are feeling adventurous you can go for a full house and include them all!

All the usual rules apply and the winner will receive their choice of the gorgeous digi stamps in the papercraft Junkies shop. Don't forget there are Freebies which can be found HERE and the snowman stamp I used is HERE. There is also a sale on so hurry over!

So here is the board...

Here is my creation,

I started by cutting three tags on my Cameo (one pink winter paper and two kraftboard ones). I then glued the pink paper tag to a thicker craft card. I put artists spackle on the second kraft card one and, sprinkled glitter on, I put it on the radiator to dry. I cut out the snowman and decoupaged the nose , hat and scarf, which I then glossed, having coloured them with my copics. I covered the snowman with frosted lace stickles and then added Copic opaque white. I used black glossy accents for the coal. By this time the spackle tag had dried enough for me to rip it in half and then I put it back on the radiator. I cut the tiny letters on to vinyl using my cameo, and I used pearl drops for the centres of the snowflakes. The pink tag was edged with pink distress ink and the dried "Snow" tag edged with blue. The snow was stuck on the tag and three flat backed pearls added. finally I cut some netting, coloured with my copics and threaded it through the top of the tag. I didn't get a full house as I missed out on the flowers and the buttons lol!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Away in a manger

As I have probably mentioned before I have a bit of a "Thing", about nativity cards! I entered the Jellypark Challenge, "Stars shining brightly", with another nativity themed card and saw their GORGEOUS digi image which I just had to buy and use!

I cut the star on my cameo and swirled artist's spackle on it to create texture. I then embossed with WOW glitter embossing powder. I backed it on to Hessian and coloured the digi image using my trusted Copics. I tried to show the difference between the poor and the rich visitors to the manger with the colours I used! I put raffia in to create a "straw" effect. 
The card is textured but looks plain in the photo, it looks better if you click on it!

Stay warm, Denyse x

I would like to enter this one also in the Jellypark Challenge, "Stars Shining Brightly"

Monday, 10 December 2012

14 days to Christmas!

Well I can't quite believe it is only 14 days until Christmas!( For me Christmas starts on Christmas Eve!) Over at Cards Galore Challenges our theme for the month is, "Christmas",and we have two weeks left to run.


The prize for the winner is 4 Digi stamps from our sponsor, the fabulous MeLJen designs

I really enjoyed working with their gorgeous pixie Christmas digi stamps hope you do too!
I don't know if I am allowed but i would like to enter the cards in the challenge at MelJens!
Here are my 3 cards:-

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Be a V.I.P & Win Visible Image Stamps with D CC & friends!

WOW! WOW! and treble WOW!!!
This month at Dawn's Crafty Cards and Friends Challenge Blogspot the theme is the fabulous CHRISTMAS!!!! and the prize is breathtaking!

The winner will receive £35 worth of Visible Image stamps!

Stamps included are:
Live Well
Calligraphy Corner
Blow Out the Candles
Happy Birthday
However you spend it
Bronte Border
Good Luck Cat Set
Live Your Dreams
Large Butterfly

If you use a Visible Image Stamp you will also get the chance to win an extra prize courtsey of DCC & Friends, just put V.I. by your entry.

I didn't have a Visible Image stamp to work with this time so I used a nativity stamp , which I coloured with my copic pens, matted on to Hessian, and backing paper. I foiled the sentiment and made the snowflake by pouring melted embossing powders into a silicone mould.

I do like to work with at least one nativity design each Christmas as that's what it is all about isn't it?

So here is my, not very well photographed, card

I would like to enter this for the Jellypark challenge "Stars Shining Brightly" 

Embellish It! & Win a Prize!

I am very excited to say that I am hosting a blog for the first time over at Papercraft Junkies! I got to choose the theme and will also pick the winners( which may be a problem, as those of you who know me are aware, decisions are not my strong point! I shall enlist the help of my talented and artist daughter, Bethany to help me!)

The theme that  I have chosen is, "Embellish It!"

You can choose any subject that you like but your project must have at least one embellishment and you have to make the embellishment yourself! (You can use punches, die cuttters, paper etc whatever you like to make your embellishment but there must be one embellishment on the card which was not bought!)

All the usual rules apply and you have until 09.59 am December 15th to get your entries in. We would be delighted to see any type of project provided it complies with the rules :)

There are prizes and badges on offer but the prize is BIGGER if you use a Papercraft Junkie  Digital stamp! 

I will also let you into a secret ... there are FREE digi stamps waiting for you in the PCJ online shop and there is also a SALE on, so I can't think better reasons to click HERE and fill up your shopping baskets!!

For my card I decided that I really wanted to work with the Layla digi stamp- I just love the attitude that girl has! I decided to colour her in with my copics using BV's and V's . I cut a black silhouette background of cogs and wheels using my Cameo. 

To fulfill the "Embellish It", part of the challenge I poured melted embossing powders into a silicone mould to create the button, in exactly the colour that I wanted, which I put on top of some recycled ribbon and a strip of netting.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join in the challenge and give me something lovely to comment on!

Anyhoo here is my offering...

I would like to enter this for the GOTH V PRETTY Challenge at Delicious Doodles
Also the anything but Christmas Challenge at Fun With Shapes and More