Holiday chaos day 7

The final day of the Holiday chaos, or is it just starting now? The photo inspired this little elephant to try and recreate the wonderful tree. The stockings are already hanging.


The digi stamp is from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Seven- Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 358
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #218 Always Anything Goes 
- Polkadoodles - Wk 48 Anything Goes challenge 

Holiday chaos day 6

A color change with a lot of tones that I have in threads, so great for a stitched card.


The cute peeking Elf is from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Six- Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Creative Craft Cottage - Challenge #101 Christmas is Coming
- Cute card Thursday - Challenge 507 - Anything Goes!
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 358

Holiday chaos day 5

Day 5 is the Wednesday, in my case Thursday, and as always Humor me. I think this Stella image from Bugaboo stamps fits that rule, well at least the sentiment.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Five- Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Polkadoodles - Wk 47 Anything Goes  
- Come and Get it  - Christmas Challenge

Holiday chaos day 4

Halfway is time for the bingo. Since I wanted to create something for my colleagues for Christmas this was perfect challenge for it. In the grid I went diagonal pearls - free - ribbon. Now I am pondering what to choose for free...die cut or traditional colors or bugaboo image.... Well at least one thing is sure, the cute penguin is from Bugaboo stamps.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Four - Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Simon Says Wednesday - Gift it
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
 

Holiday chaos day 3

Since I have some very small gifts and money to give for Christmas, I already made 2 gift boxes with my sizzix dies. One owl and one fox are ready to go under the tree. They do not scream Christmas, but they are Christmas gifts.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Three - Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #71

Holiday chaos day 2

For day 2 a sketch is provided. Luckily it is an easy one to make. Problem is that I did not have the right color light blue in a ribbon so I used white... The image is from Bugaboo stamps.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day Two - Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
- Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #151 ~ Anything Goes

Holiday chaos day 1

The first day of the holiday chaos at Catch the bug. Today's theme Merry & Bright. Well enough merry on the card and I do think it's also bright.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Day One - Holiday Chaos the Bugaboo Way!
- Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 357 

Crafty Friends Challenge 72

This fortnight challenge is Baby / Children

Since I had to make a card for a little boy who loves everything from outer space, I made a card with an Astronaut and a cute extraterrestrial.


The cute digi set is from Beccy's Place. The background I made using encaustic art.

This challenge is sponsored by:


Pop over to the Crafty Friends challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - December challenge
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 357
- Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
- Jo's Scrap shack -FFC #217 Always anything goes
 

Z for Z-fold

The last letter of the alphabet, so the last card for the month of holiday cards at Beecy's Place. This  month was a huge challenge as I feel like the snowman on this card.


I thought this digi from Digistamps4Joy was the perfect image to finish the series, especially in combination with the sentiment from Beccy's Place.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (Z for z-fold or zzz... or even zigzag)
- Catch the bug - COLOR challenge
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC 217 "Anything Goes" 
- Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #142 - Anything Goes

Y for yellow

We are nearing the end and this letter was clear from the start, yellow! So a bright yellow birdie who is not very happy and I can relate to that.


The die is from Creative Expressions and the digi is a Birdbrain by From the Heart Stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (Y for yellow)
- Come and Get It - Animals Challenge
- Polkadoodles - Wk 47 Anything Goes  
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

X for Xmas

Do I want to make a big cross on the card, or cross some ribbons....Well let's just use the image I have with Xmas that will work.  The image is from A Random Fan


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (X for Xmas)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 356 
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #70  

W for Winter

Since we live in the Northern half of the world we are going into Winter now, so what else for the W.  Yes it could also be white, but we hardly ever have a white Christmas here.


The stitching pattern is from Ann's PaperArt and the stamp is from Stampendous.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (W for winter)
- Little Miss Muffet - Challenge #176 - Anything goes
- Creative Moments - Challenge 131
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #70 

V for Village

There are so many stamps that I do not use often that I decided to go for a set from Stamp Art for this card.The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (V for village)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 356
- Simply Papercraft - Challenge 53
- Creative Moments - Challenge 131

U for under

Pfffew what can I go for with the U....unique, uniform, united, unwrap, under. Yes that's it under, not the tree but the mistletoe. The digi is from Inky Impressions and the stitching pattern is from Ann's PaperArt.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (U for under the mistletoe)
- Color Crazy Craft - Wk 46 Anything Goes Craft Challeng
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #70

T for Three

Three little mice are the focal point of today's card. The mice are from Lili of the Valley. The die is from ultimate craft.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (T for three)
- If you give a Crafter a Cookie - Cookie Challenge #82
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #70
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #215 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Wednesday - Food and/or drink 

S for Snowmen

A very bright card today, a double z-fold. The bright yellow is very different than what I normally use, but it looks great with the white of the snowflakes.
The snowflake die is from memory box. Of course when you think of winter you must have a snowman, better yet loads  of snowmen. The 3 digis are all from Beccy's Place


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (S for snowmen)
- Catch the bug - B-I-N-G-O Challenge (sentiment-yellow-ribbon)
- Dies R Us - Challenge #85 - Snow
- Polkadoodles - Wk 46 Anything Goes

R for Red

A sliding card where the text card can be taken out. The die for the text is from creative expressions. The poinsettia digi is from Beccy's Place


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (R for red)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge 355 
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #215 Anything Goes

Q for Question

It sure was difficult to think of something with Q. I kept going back to quarters or quilting but I wanted something different. Then I saw this sentiment and the question mark was the answer. The digi and the sentiment are from Beccy's Place


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (Q for question)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge 355 
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
- Cute card Thursday -Challenge 504 - Birds/animals!
 

P for polar bear

Another stitched card with a pattern from Ann's PaperArt, but this time finished with  a cute polar bear made with a die from Marianne Design.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (p for polar bear)
- Fadengrafik - 110. Challenge - Weihnachtskarten  
- Simon Says Wednesday - Furry Friends
- Simon Says Monday - It's a Stitch-up 

O for Owl

For some reason the cottage cutz die festive owls landed on my desk and this made it very clear that I had to use one of these cute owls for this card. The stitching pattern is from Ann's PaperArt


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge
- Fadengrafik - 110. Challenge - Weihnachtskarten  
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

N for navy

For the N I decided to go for a color, Navy blue. Since I use a lot of blue this is a pretty obvious choice.


The die is from Yvonne Creations and the image is from Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge  (n for navy blue)
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
- Simon Says Wednesday - Furry Friends

M for monochromatic

Monochromatic cards are great but most of the time very difficult as you need the right image to pull it of. Well I had that image with the adorable Milton from Beccy's Place and decided to go for all sorts of browns.


The pattern is from  Ann's PaperArt and the die is from StudioLight.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (m for monochromatic)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
- Simon Says Wednesday - Furry Friends

Creatalicious #127

Hi All, it's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious challenges. As always we have anything goes, but this time we have the optional theme Thanks.


Since I love to stitch I used that for the base. The card is completed with the gorgeous digi Autumn Beauty from our sponsor The Paper Shelter

Our sponsor this challenge is:
Prize: $15 gift certificate
 
Pop over to the Creatalicious challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card  into the following challenges:
- Crafting from the heart - Challenge 183 
- Create and Inspire - challenge 68
- Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge 41

L for light

A light in these dark days as I hate it that you are returning from work when it's already dark.


The candle is a die from cottage cutz, the pattern is from Ann's PaperArt.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (l for light)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Crafts Galore Encore -#46 Challenge for November!
 

K for kraft

The first thing I thought of for K was kraft paper. Why not find a nice sketch to make and use kraft paper, so that is what I have done.


The image is from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (k for kraft paper)
- Catch the bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge #518
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

J for Jolly

A time to get jolly, if that does not mark the holidays I do not know what does.


The pattern is from Ann's PaperArt and the little toread from an old 3D sheet. Yes I still have some laying around and very rarely one gets used.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (J for jolly)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 354    

I for Ice skating

It should be so easy the I for ice but it took me a while to think of it. Luckily we get ideas and inspiration each day for the letters so that is a big help.


The pattern is from Ann's PaperArt and Snowman with the skates is a digi from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (I for iceskating)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 354  

H for hexagon

The hexagons on the accordion fold  were the inspiration today. The digi is from Beccy's Place.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (H for hexagon)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Polkadoodles Crafting - Wk 45 Anything Goes Crafting

G for Gold

A stitched card this time. The pattern is from Ann's PaperArt and the die I used for the golden candles is from Memory box.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (G for gold)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Fadengrafik - 110. Challenge - Weihnachtskarten

F for flowers

Another die, this one from Amy Design, that plays a prominent part in this Christmas card. The gorgeous silver bell digi is from Beccy's Place.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (F for flowers)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69
- Polkadoodles crafting -Wk 44 Anything Goes 
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #213 Always Anything Goes

 

E for Egg

Now you probably think what does an egg has to do with Christmas...Well this Egg loves playing in the snow.


The Eggbert digi is from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (E for egg)
- Catch the bug - November Anything Goes!
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 353
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #69

Catching snowflakes

The month of holiday cards started with the A, but I joined in starting with the B, a late start, so today I decided to make it up and make a card for the A as I do want to try and get the whole alphabet.


The die is from Memory box and the cute digi is from Beccy's Place.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (A for animal)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys challenge 353
- Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - CHNC challenge 358

Crafty Friends Challenge 70

This fortnight challenge is Christmas

The idea for my card came from the Stempeleinmaleins blog.


The cute image is Sprucie and Lil Pine Under the Mistletoe from Lacy Sunshine. I used snowflake eyelets to brighten the sides.

This challenge is sponsored by:

http://lacysunshine.weebly.com
 
Pop over to the Crafty Friends challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (D for digi)
- Catch the bug - November Anything Goes!
- Winter Wonderland - 27 October - Fun Folds
- Sweet Stampin Christmas - October - Anything Christmas Goes


SSS #517

A Christmas card with a large circle, okay a cut off circle but still. The cute digi is from Beccy's Place.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge #517
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (c for circle)
- Crafty Animals - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Cottage - Challenge #98 Use a Sentiment

Photo Inspiration

Today I made a Christmas card that was inspired by the Woods. A simple card with a beautiful die from Nellie Snellen.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the bug - October Photo Challenge
- Beccy's Place - November challenge (B for black)
- Color Crazy - WK 43 Anything Goes
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #68

October challenge

It's that time of year again, the last stretch for the Christmas cards. I am still a few short so I can't wait till the Month of Holiday cards at Beccy's Place will start as that is always a great inspiration. To get an early start I already managed to make a stitched Christmas card with a beautiful image from Beccy's Place.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Beccy's Place - October challenge
- Color Crazy - WK 42 Anything Goes 
- Jo's Scap Shack - FFC #212 Anything Goes With a Twist!
- Polkadoodles - Wk 43 Anything Goes 
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 352 
- Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes

Creatalicious #125

Hi All, it's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious challenges. As always we have anything goes, but this time we have the optional theme Halloween.


For this challenge I got to work with the cute Lacy Sunshine digi: Rory's Halloween.

Our sponsor this challenge is:
Prize: 3 digis of winner's choice

Pop over to the Creatalicious challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card  into the following challenges:
- Polkadoodles - Wk 41 - Anything Goes 
- Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #144 ~ Make it Spooktacular
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge 350
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #210 Anything Goes
- A Gem of a challenge - Challenge #205 Spots and OR Stripe OR Halloween

SSS515

Today a quick Christmas card with a lovely sketch from Catch the Bug.


The image is from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge #515
- Catch the Bug - October Anything Goes Challenge!
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #67
- Colour Crazy - WK 39 Anything Goes
- Simon says Wednesday - Christmas
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 349

Crafty Friends Challenge 68

This fortnight challenge is Anything goes

In an old magazine I found this great card fold and decided to use it for this fortnight challenge of Crafty Friends


The image is a combination of #717 Groundhog and 2 freebies Santa's Hat and #F55 Ornaments. The text die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

This challenge is sponsored by:


Pop over to the Crafty Friends challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Simon says Wednesday - Christmas
- Inky Wincy - 2nd OCT - 15th OCT Let's Celebrate
- Polkadoodles Crafting - Wk 40 - Anything Goes
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 349
- Color Crazy - WK 40 Anything Goes 
- Little Miss Muffet - Challenge #173 - Anything goes
- Through the Purple Haze - #135 Anything Goes
- Catch the bug - October Anything Goes Challenge!


SS481

This weekend I wanted to finish my summer holiday with some crafting so I decided to make a card with this weeks sketch of Sketch Saturday.


The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Sketch Saturday - Sketch #481
- Catch the Bug - Bingo! (sentiment-sparkle-bugaboo image)
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #206 Always Anything Goes with Bugaboo!
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - CHALLENGE #66 
- Polkadoodles Crafting - WK36 Anything Goes
- ABC Christmas - S for Sketch, T for Trio
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge 347

Creatalicious #123

Hi All, it's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious challenges. As always we have anything goes, but this time we have the optional theme Leaves.

A great challenge to take out the Crafter's Inspiration Autumn kit from last year. The shape of the card is a two-way-fun-fold that I saw at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts


The paper and the stamps with matching dies are from the Autumn kit.

Our sponsor this challenge is:

 Prize: £15 voucher

Pop over to the Creatalicious challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card  into the following challenges:
- Colour Crazy - WK 36 Anything Goes Craft Challenge
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #205 Always Anything Goes
- Through the purple haze - Challenge #133 in the Woods 
- Crafting with Friends - Challenge 50 EXTRA CHALLENGE
- Penny's Paper-Crafty - Pennys Challenge 346 
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Dies and/or punches challenge

Little Miss Muffet Appreciation day

After I won a place in the spotlight on the Little Miss Muffet challenge blog I was asked to take part in the Appreciation day. This is an honor I could not pass by. My choice fell on the gorgeous Bazabit image from Little Miss Muffet and I started to make a stitched card with it.


The stitching pattern is from Ann's PaperArt and the die I used is from Marianne Design.
After I finished my first card I also wanted to try something different, without stitching, and the next card came out of that.


This time I used the die pressabilities circles.

Have a look at all the beautiful cards  that were made with the lovely new images at the Little Miss Muffet challenge blog



I would like to enter the first card into the following challenges:
- Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #205 Always Anything Goes
- Fadengrafik - 108. challenge - Geburtstagskarten

I would like to enter the second card into the following challenges:
- Crafting with Friends - Challenge 49
- Creative moments - Challenge 126