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The Holy Family

The ABC Christmas Challenge this week is “Q: for Quick Layout. This layout with exactly that. I used a digi stamp from Melonheads depicting a snowmen nativity scene called, “The Holy Family”. I printed it to lay on the bottom right corner of my card. I coloured the image with my Copics markers. Next, using the retired embossing folder by Stampin’ Up folder called Northern Flurries. I embossed the left side of the card to frame the snow people. I layered the card front with a solid mid-blue panel to add a 1/4″ border and for the final touch added some gems to the snowflake centers. This card from start to finish took less than 15 minutes.

baby jesus

I entered my card into the ABC Christmas Challenge – Q is for Quick layout challenge

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas August Challenge – Snowpeople

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 373 – Christmas

DTbadgeThis week’s challenge is Christmas. It is never too early to make Christmas cards. With the nursing home residents I make cards for and my friends I need about 200 cards each year, so I love Christmas challenges as it helps me get my cards ready. For my card I used a digi stamp from Melonheadz called  ”Checking it Twice”. I coloured Santa with Copics markers, then embossed the panel using Stampin Up’s, retired Northern Flurries embossing folder.

santa with list

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 363 – 12th of May – Annual Birthday Bloghop!


Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!
Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 7 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.
We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.
We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.
So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?
Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?
We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.
The sponsor on my blog is Sunsational Stamps
The prize to be won is a $12 gift voucher for Sunsational Stamps by adding your name to the Inlinkz at the end of this post.
How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?
That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 20th of May 2015.
And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:
What can you win on our challenge blog?
The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym’s Digital Stamps and Images.
You should have come here from Marlene‘s blog and as you can see your next stop is Rosina‘s blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.
And here are my projects for this week, hope you like them. I have made three cards using the same card design, but I used three separate digi stamps from three of our sponsors. For all the cards, I used a Happy Birthday Script Embossing folder, then layered the Copic hand-coloured image and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamps.
And now for our Blog Hop route:
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)
And here is the word to be collected on this blog:
Your next stop is Rosina‘s blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don’t forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

Blog Draw is now over!


C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 313 – 28th of May – Fathers’ Day/Male


This week’s challenge is Father’s Day/Male. I used an adorable digi stamp from our Star of the Month Sponsor - Melonheadz Illustrating and Doodles called Bobbleheadz RainForest Animals. This is wonderful stamp set with 12 great critters. I chose the Tiger. Because they are called Bobbleheadz, I designed my little tiger’s head to move using an action wobble. I started with colouring three tiger stamps. I cut out the head separately and attached him to the card using the action wobble. I also cut out the nose and popped it up using foam tape. I created the sentiment with my computer.

Card Front

tiger front

Inside the Card

tiger inside

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I entered my card into the following:

Crafts 4 Eternity - RECIPE #22 HIDDEN ELEMENT – Action wobble behind the head that makes the head bobble!

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #132 Cute + A Sentiment

Cute Card Thursday - #375 Too Cute

Crafty Gals Corner -  #21 Critters

He has the Whole World in his Hands

I had this wonderful image called “Boy with Earth” by Melonheadz and thought it would be perfect for a Earth Day or B-Earth Day card. I coloured and cut on this adorable little guy, all the time humming, “He has the Whole  World in his hands….” I generated the sentiment by computer. I made two versions of the card. I was inspired to make this card by the photo inspiration at If you gave a Crafter a Cookie challenge.


Card 1

b-earth day 2


Card 2

b-earth day 3I entered my cards into the following challenges:

Card 1

Crafting When We Can – Challenge 92 – Sing me a Song (base a project on a song)  He has the whole world in his hands…..

Sweet Stampin’ – Children’s Cards

Come and Get It – Make a card for a Child

Card 2

Catch the bug challenge – Earth Day-Recycle 

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie…Cookie Challenge #16

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #129 Birthday Sentiment