Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos... Day 6


Again I am doing two posts in one day, but I really want to play along with all the days in the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Challenge, and I am having a lot of fun playing along

Day 6 is Flashback..

The team want us to use an older image and older papers from our stash.

I chose to use a fave Rudi image, that I have had since approx 2011. It was one of the first things I ever bought from Bugaboo and JT and I have fond / horrific memories of this stamp.
It was one of the ones we used to make Christmas Cards during an afternoon way back in 2011 when we made 242 cards..what the HELL!!!

You will notice that the string is missing from the bottom of the ornament, I never loved it, so I retouched it out. I am sticking with my Promarkers and Stickles colouring for this challenge ;) I die cut the white panel using an MFT oval stitched die, I don't use these enough..note to self.

The snowflake paper is form 2010?! How do I know that you ask..well when I was digging through the paper box, I found a partial note about supplies for a craft fair I did in 2010, written on the back of this scrap! There isn't much left of it, hence the tiny strip used. So I added a bit of red paper to break up the white card a bit more.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Another superb card for my stash..I have sent all my Christmas cards, but it would seem I am getting forgetful in my old age and I keep finding more people to send to LOL.


Moving Along With The Times... Christmas Scenes..


Welcome to another fun Moving Along With The Times Challenge..

This time our Hostess is Jan and she wants us to create a Christmas Scene.

The stamp that I used, came from a freebie stamp set that I have had for ages. I have never actually used this stamp, but thought it was perfect for this challenge.

It is the perfect small Christmas scene, I love the little details, boots, presents, snow covered steps, etc. I dream of having a front door with a proper wreath...

It was a lot of fun to colour too and I used distress inks with an aquabrush, seems like this is my default colouring method right now!

I decided that because it is such a tiny scene it needed something to make it pop a bit, so I die-cut one of my newish MFT scalloped stitched rectangle frames in white and smooshed it in distress inks to get the mottled effect that you see. LOVE THIS!!!

I adhered the frame and the white panel to my card blank and then stamped the sentiment (by Recollections) before adding my little scene, which I popped out using foam tape.

I can't wait to see your small scenes, but first hop on over to MAWTT and see what the rest of the DT have been making.

This will be the last MAWTT challenge before Christmas and my last one as part of the DT.

I have been part of MAWTT for over 3 years and it makes me sad to say goodbye, but it is time.

I hope you and all my wonderful teammates have a lovely Christmas, relaxing with your loved ones.

Challenge ends on December 21st at 1pm GMT. You can enter 3 times.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos..Day 5


Just got home from card making class and realised I didn't post my Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge.

Yes, two posts in one day, but it is a lot of fun to pull out old and new Christmas / Holiday focused Bugaboo stamps and play along with all the days of the challenge.

Day 5 Make it Funny...

I decided to use a great Stella stamp called Happy Now?

I do believe I am one of the only people that doesn't moan about the Summer, no matter how hot it gets, so this stamp always makes me laugh.

I felt that the stamp spoke for it's self, so I coloured it with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. And I added Stickles to make the snow sparkle.

I cut out the panel and mounted it onto a coordinating purple card blank.

Simple fun card. This is one of the things I love about Bugaboo stamps, Jodie gives you sentiments so you can make a card quickly and easily.


Bugaboo Holiday Chaos..Day 4


I am loving the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge, it is giving me a chance to a) make Christmas things again and b) play with all my fave Bugaboo stamps.

Day 4 Clean as Snow..No patterned paper..

Today I am playing with an old fave - Sunbonnet Girl - Christmas Stuff. I love these stamps, as does my Ma, whenever I am making a card for her, she asks me to use one of my collection of Sunbonnet girls :)

It was pretty easy to resist the pull of patterned paper, as the stamp is so detailed.

I coloured her with Promarkers and Stickles - seemingly my default colouring mediums for this challenge!

I die-cut the white panel using a Simon Says Stamp square stitched die and mounted it onto silver paper and a square blue card blank.

I kept the sentiment simple, it's by Trimcraft and I thought it went with the image nicely.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Retro Rubber #53..Merry Christmas a colour challenge...


It's time for another great challenge over at Retro Rubber

This time we have a colour challenge for you, using the photo for inspiration.

I thought it would be fun to create a background, using the holly/berry stamp that I have.

It is by CAS-ual Fridays and I think it was released in 2012 and is discontinued now and I have had it since approx 2014..  The sentiment is from the same set.

I stamped the holly/berry over and over again and coloured them using distress inks and an aquabrush. I added a glittery red washi tape border and die-cut a green glittery border using a Sizzix border die.

I added some's Christmas after all :)

The sentiment I fussy cut to fit ontop of the borders..

I stuck with green and red, for a very traditional Christmas feel.

Your turn to show us your interpretation of the colours, but first go over to Retro Rubber and view the great makes by my teammates.

Challenge ends on December 16th.  Don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us about it that's part of the fun. Also, please limit your entries to 10 challenges including ours.