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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Saturday, 5 December 2015

DT post for Crafty Calendar

Hi everyone - me again with another challenge this time for Crafty Calendar.

The sponsors this month are Di's Digi Stamps and

We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!  

I decided to use the Dancing Squirrel image from Fabrika Fantasy. I know it looks a bit 'summery' but thought I would be able to make it look a litte more 'wintry'
I took the image into my photo editing suite to make it the size I needed & also add some holly around the head instead of the summer flowers and added a candy cane. I used the coloured image.
I cut out the box card using my cutting machine. 
Found some 'snowy' background paper. Put the box card together, applied some Stickles to the trees for a frosty look. While this was drying I die cut some snowflakes from white & blue card, embossed the let it snow sentiment onto white card & went over it with some Steel Blue InkaGold.
Cut out the image and candy cane, fixed the candy cane into the 'hands'. Placed the image into the box card using foam pads. Added the sentiment along the top & arranged the snowflakes onto that. Hope you like this month's make.
Pop over to the Crafty Calendar blog and have a look at all the other DT's makes. Hope to see you  entry on there!
Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes 
Crafty Catz - let it snow - made top 3!
Creative Corner Challenges - sparkle and shine (9/12)
Digi Design Challenge - winter holidays (18/12)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - words (10/12)
Digitally Sweet Challenge - winter (31/12)
Emerald Creek Dares - bringing a bit of cheer (16/12)
2 Creative Chicks  - anything goes (31/12)
CHNC - anything goes Christmas (31/12)

Friday, 4 December 2015

DT post for Creative Artiste

Hi everyone! Well it's December - I can't believe it - where did the year go??? Hope you are all ok & all your preparations for the festive season are going along nicely.
It's the first Friday of the month so that means a new challenge over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog  - YAY!!
The theme this month is Anything Goes.
The sponsor is Foil Play .
I decided to make an Advent calendar.
I used a die to cut out my matchboxes from card, but you could buy matchboxes to do this.Once I had made the matchboxes I covered the front of each box with some freebie Christmas paper.
Once this was done I arranged the boxes as you can see in the photo's. I ended up with 2 parts, each with 12 boxes. I stuck each part of 12 boxes onto a piece of  card, this holds them together.
I adhered pieces of the freebie paper onto the sides of the matchboxes. I went around the edges using gold Rub 'n' Buff.
I placed brads on each 'drawer' to use as handles.
I stamped a number onto the each 'drawer' using Versa Mark ink pad, then used gold embossing powder.
To make the base & top I cut out pieces of thicker card, a little larger than the boxes. I covered these with some of the papers & edged with the gold Rub 'n' Buff.
Adhered the top section to the bottom section, added the base & top, making sure they were central.
Made a box for the top, covered with the papers. Edged with gold Rub 'n' Buff. Adhered this to the top of my Advent calendar - all that is needed now is to fill each drawer and the top box with some treats!
I enjoyed making this project & hope it inspires you to have a go.
Don't forget to pop over to Creative Artiste Blog to see the other DT members projects and have a go at the challenge - you never know you may win some lovely crafty stuff from Foil Play.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. I hope the season is good to you.
Thanks for stopping by - see you all in 2016!
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - anything goes (17/12)
2 Creative Chicks - anything goes (31/12)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


I seem to be into snowflakes at the moment - card & paper kind not the real ones!
I made this card using my Sillhouette Portrait, some white & blue glitter card & a spotty embossing folder.
Just thought I would share it with you.
I know it's only just December but I have my trees & decorations up! I find lately that I have to get them up early as my Mum died mid December & if I don't get them up early I find it all comes a bit much - so up they go early!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes (7/12)
Shopping Our Stash - no stamping (7/12)
A Snowflake's Promise - winter/Christmas (13/12)
Emerald Creek Dares - bringing bits of cheer (16/12)