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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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#196 Autumn, Winner and Top 5

Kim hosted our Autumn challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-





I loved the simplicity of this card. To me this is what autumn is about....leaves.

and her top 5 are




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, 18 September 2017

#196 Autumn

Kim is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Autumn.

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

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Kim

I love the Autumn with all the fabulous colours and falling leaves. I have chosen a card made using a background created with Distress Oxides along with a Sue Wilson die and some Penny Black leaf stamps.
 
Josephine

The tree stamps and leaves are from Clarity, while the wording is from CardCraft UK (I think). The background is Pan Pastel, with some help from a cloud shape cut using a Sizzix die. The leaves at the bottom were cut using a Sheena Douglass die, and the paper is from Papermania.

Mary

I have used a decoupage sheet from Jayne Netley Mayhew's autumn collection.

Judy

I used a digital harvest image from DZ Doodles Digital Stamps for my card. I loved their harvest scene. The image was coloured with pencil crayon, Copics and gel pen. To complete the card I added a ribbon and a sentiment using an old Hero Arts Stamp.

Glenda

I used fall colours, an apple tree and falling leaves to represent my autumn theme for the challenge. It will be used for a autumn Birthday card for a step grandson.

Angela

I started by making a masterboard for the background using Seth Apter paints and a brayer. The dies are all by Tim Holtz and the stamp by Woodware. I completed the card by adding the ribbon bow and pearls.

Peggy

The Harvest Blessings is a file from Cricut Design Space. Cut at 5.5 in., I added Stickles glitter to it. The card base is embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder. Details on my blog.

Margaret

Hello everyone. For this card I used Maja and Kaisercraft papers. The leaves were cut with Tim Holz' Mini Tattered Leaves Set and I coloured the flowers with sprays made from Distress Re-inkers. Added a piece of gauze under the cluster, a few berries and lots of prills.


Maike
Heya crafters ;o) For this Autum card in non traditional colours I used images from MFT (Happy Hedgehogs & Happy Hippos) as well as some of their dies. The background was made using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse which I am totally in love with at the moment! Happy crafting ;o)

Agnieszka chanya13:

Hello everyone. For this card I used oranges colors combo and leaves.


Jackie
My card was made using a topper from an old hunkydory collection, some diecuts and distress inks over an embossed background.

June

I embossed the leaf die onto watercolour card and used several distress inks to colour it. Once dried I coloured the outline in red and used the 'Wink Of Stella', glitter pen, over the entire leaf. The sentiment, also on watercolour card, was typed and die cut

Aren’t they all gorgeous! I am so proud of my team

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