Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The last challenge at ABC for 2016! WHAT??????????????

Hi All it's the last challenge of the year at

YES you read that right it's the last Challenge! 

 But before I get to the challenge info I want to share some sad news

It was with a heavy heart that Lorraine C has decided to step down from the design team from the end of the year, she's been an awesome teamie and we will miss her!
Lorraine thank you for all your lovely makes and good luck!

We are making a change to the challenge

From this post onwards
I have thought long and hard about this challenge blog and with the support of my Fabulous 
I have decided that this challenge blog is too good to let go!

We will have 1 post a month but still have the alphabets for the challenges..
NO that doesn't mean fewer prizes - in most months there will be more! YAY!
You will NEED to make sure you make a note
of the closing dates and start dates

so you wont miss challenge deadlines...  

Sooooo to kick the fun off and get you into the swing we are running the next 
challenge in this way and this is how the challenges will be from now onwards...

The challenges will start the 1st Wednesday of the month!


And will end on the last day of the month (at 1pm GMT).

This Month's themes are:

Y for Yikes
 Z for Zoooooom!

The theme can in interpreted anyway you like as long as its Christmas...


Yikes only a few weeks left so I am gonna make 10 cards the same!


Zoooooom! Zooming around on skis or Skates or in a car/truck to buy your Christmas tree...and you can still enter the challenge as many times as you like within reason

Our fabulous sponsor is

Sooo then for my creation I have made a Crochet toy as apart of our Granddaughters
Christmas present.
For those of you that don't recognise this character its Olaf from Frozen...

Heres a sort of side view

I am so happy with how he has turned out
Here is the link to the pattern I used: Olaf free Pattern

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes with optional theme : Winter
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -Christmas Gifts
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Anything but a card

Have a great rest of the day, week, month and year!

hugs me x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Crisp and Clean

Hi ya.... where do the weeks go?
Its the 1st of December OMG where has the year gone?

It's time for another new challenge at As You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Gold or Silver (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Easy challenge for me I LOVE Silver and I really don't like gold
Even all my jewelry is white gold which looks like silver
So that is why I choose silver.

I have used embossing paste and then made a vellum wrap
a little jute, cut a snowflake from Mirri card and then the word believe from kraft but added a little depth with some distress ink blending to the word.

Heres a close up as its difficult to see with the reflection
but I love the crisp and clean look this card has..

here are a few challenges I would like to play along with:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Criss Cross

It's time for another ABC Christmas Challenge
We are edging faster and faster to the end of our ABC Christmas challenge for 2016 so hope you can come and join in....

The Lovely Lisa is our host this time and her Challenge theme is

X for Criss Cross

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is ....

For my card I have used weathered wood distress ink to stamp
I have embossed am oval and then stamped into the oval
then criss crossed the ribbon and jute and added a couple of bells to lift the colour.

I would like to join a few challenges with my card:

Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says- Christmas To Die For
The Crazy Challenge - Getting ready for Christmas 
A Snowflakes Promise Christmas/winter - Anything Goes with optional theme : The Seasons

Happy Crafting :0)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Clean and simple Christmas

Did you miss me?

Sorry I have not been around for a while its been a rough month or so and blogging and crafting took a back seat...

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I won't bore you with details as to why I was not around but I am
feeling much better now..

OK so Here I am with this fortnights As You Like It Challenge
your Favourite Christmas Colours (& why).

I am not one for fussy or fancy and the more I craft the more I realise
that C&S is my thing, Also when we decorate our house for Christmas I really
love clean and simple for that too and this holly digi stamp just shouted at me to use traditional colours of Red and Green so I guess this is my favourite.  

here are a few challenges I would like to play along with:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
Double D Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colors
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Holly and or Ivy
Crazy 4 Challenges - add some for of sewing to your card
Digi Stamp Boutique customer competition

Since I have been feeling much better I have also been able to get in the garden and have a tidy and plant a few bulbs I love alliums so when I went to the flower show in harrogate a few months back I just had to buy some more :) 

Cant wait to see if they bloom but in the meantime I can enjoy this dried seed head

Hope you have a fabulous week/weekend hugs me xx

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