Christmas Is Just Around The Corner….!

As if you need reminding, Christmas is literally just around the corner now!! ¬†I’m pleased to say I think I’ve pretty much finished my shopping, time to start wrapping ūüôā

I’m here to share my card for the new challenge at Sentimental Sundays – we’ve got a nice and easy “Anything Goes” theme for you this week, so you really have no excuse not to join along!! ¬†Not only that, but we’re sponsored by A Random Fan this week, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to win some really cute digis!

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I’ve used Christmas Decor for my card this week – cute Christmassy penguins are definitely a soft spot for me!! ¬†The image was coloured with ProMarkers and mounted on co-ordinating mats, with a simple Christmas sentiment.

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Thanks for looking – make sure you stop by Sentimental Sundays and show us what you’ve been crafting this week.

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New Challenge at Crafting From The Heart

This week’s Anything Goes challenge over at Crafting From The Heart launches today! ¬†We’re delighted to be sponsored by A Random Fan – I’ve had a lot of fun with my card for this challenge, which features the Daisy and Dexter Bunting image!

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The image was coloured with Pro-Markers (really not happy with the way the hair looks, definitely over-blended!). ¬†Oddly, Daisy’s hair seems to fade from the fringe to the back…! ¬†She also ended up having a hair colour similar to my own, totally unintentionally! ¬†OK, that’s it for¬†moans about the hair colouring, promise! ¬†All the papers are from the American Crafts¬†Hip Hip Hooray stack, which is still a firm favourite, but is now looking very depleted ūüė¶

I followed the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2:

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I found it a little tricky to get out of my CAS comfort zone and add all the elements, especially the two in the bottom corners, but I think I managed it OK in the end! ¬†Making the bunting was lots of fun – even if I did end up glued to it at one point….

That’s if from me today; hope you’ll find time to pop over to Crafting From The Heart!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – See sketch above

Incy Wincy – Birthdays

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes

Stamp And Create – Spring Colours

Papernest Dolls Norway – Summer Colours

Show Us Something New At Kitty Bee

Today I am pleased to share my first DT card for Kitty Bee Designs, which features Little Miss Sassy! ¬†The theme for this challenge is “Something New” and we were really lucky to be sponsored by A Random Fan.
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I tried out a couple of new techniques on this card. ¬†I am still struggling to colour hair and give it some texture. ¬†So, while I was having a hunt around looking for a tutorial to give me some tips, I came across this card by Kevin McCrafty¬†– I loved the colour Kevin used to colour Little Miss Sassy’s hair, not to mention the lovely texture he’s managed to portray! ¬†So I figured that I would see if I could get anywhere close to emulating Kevin’s technique….and I don’t think I did too bad a job!!

Despite having just finshed a truckload of Christmas cards, I am still hooked on the red and white colour combo – I think it looks so crisp and fresh. ¬†So, I coloured Little Miss Sassy’s outfit in red (using Pro-Markers), plced her on a red background and then added some banners beneath the image….which is where my second new thing comes in!

I love washi tape….but up til now I haven’t figured out how or what to do with it on cards. ¬†However, I appear to have got carried away in the craft store sales, as I now a have lovely, (not so) little collection of tapes in my stash!! ¬†So I figured that I should try adding them to the card as another something new! ¬†The middle banner was cut from white cardstock and then two strips of washi tape added to cover it entirely – can’t believe I haven’t done something this simple before!! ¬†The other two banners were cut on the Silhouette, using a design by Loni Stevens. ¬†The little red spots in the bottom corner are just coated with Glossy Accents to give them a lovely shine.
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So, what will your something new be? ¬†I bet there’s something you’ve wanted to try for a while but keep putting off? ¬†Have a go today, and make sure you enter the challenge at Kitty Bee to show us what you’ve been up to!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act – Challenge 40

Brown Sugar – Challenge 77: Anything Goes

Jellypark – Buttons Or Bows

MilkCoffee – Monochromatic

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Favourite Colours (red and white)

Thanks for reading x