Friday, 12 December 2014

All Bundled Up card (Crafts & Me/Hannah Lynn image)

Hi everyone,

I made a uniquely shaped card today and added just a few embellishments hehe. I used a gorgeous freebie image from Crafts and Me, it is still available so you can click on their name and it will take you to the website to check out all their other beautiful images or to get this freebie click Crafts and Me for their blog. I printed it twice so I could 3D the penguins, I have a close up below.

I have also used a teal pearl flourish from Flourish with a Bling. I added a little bit of white texture paint so they were more "shabby". Everything at FWAB is half price this month (see below for more details or click on the name). These gorgeous papers are from a Bo Bunny range quite some time ago but I was lucky enough to find some more of it at a local craft show and snapped it up. 



Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Art by Miran - Anything goes 
Aud Sentiments - Holiday bingo - Lace, Patterned Paper, Charm
Bunny Zoe - Buttons
Card Mania -  Fave colour combo (using a sponsor's image)
Catch the Bug - Christmas critters
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes (3rd entry)
Crafter's Cafe - Christmas
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes with a twist: Christmas
Crafts and Me - Use the freebie image (thank you so much, I love it!!)
Crafty Catz - Last minute Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper
Deep Ocean - Blue and brown
Die Cuttin' Divas - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Dream Valley - True Blue
Faery Ink Designs - Winter wonderland
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Holidays
Glitter & Sparkle - Modern Christmas colours
Graph 'It Markers - Festive wishes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Snowy days
Just Inspirational - Anything with wings (do penguins have wings or arms??? Please exclude if they have arms, I'm not sure which hehe.
Kit & Clowder - Animals
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Love to Scrap - Shape shift
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Melonheadz - Lots of embellishments
Milk Coffee - Non-traditional Christmas colours
Natalie & Amy - Cute and cuddly Christmas (3rd entry)
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Unusual Christmas
Pile it on - Any Christmas/Holidays
Ribbon Girl -  Anything goes cards
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Bling it on
Sister Act - Anything goes 
Sparkles Christmas - It's a blue, blue Christmas
The Stamping Chef -  Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything goes with a twist: spots or dots 
Word Art Wednesday -  Anything goes 

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Christmas Bear with gift and ladybird (Bugaboo image)

Hi everyone,

I love using Bugaboo images, they really are so sweet and make such great cards. I have used a sketch from the Catch the Bug challenge this week as they have a big celebration on, click on their names to be taken to the store or blog.

I have also used some black rhinestones from Flourish with a Bling who are having a 50% off sale this month, also click on the name to check out our fabulous store and all the bargains you can find this month. 


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Sketch
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes with a twist: Christmas
Crafty Catz - Last minute Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - Bells and/or Bows (big bow on present)
Just Inspirational - One for the boys
Kit & Clowder - Animals
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet -  Anything goes (Bugaboo image used)
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Pile it on - Any Christmas/Holidays
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes cards
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Bling it on 
Sister Act -  Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything goes with a twist: spots or dots
Winter Wonderland - Christmas presents
Word Art Wednesday -  Anything goes 

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Snow Girl shabby chic card (Saturated Canary image)

Hi everyone,

Me again, this time I have used a gorgeous image from Saturated Canary. Isn't she so sweet, I just loved colouring her. I hope you like my shabby chic card, I don't make them often enough, I love the shabby chic look and am always in awe of others who always create in this style. 


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations -  Anything goes or snow
Aud Sentiments - Holiday bingo - Lace, Digi, Ribbon
Card Mania -  Favourite colour combo
Catch the Bug - Sparkle and shine
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the season
Crafter's Cafe - Christmas
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes with a twist: Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Die Cuttin' Divas - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Digitally Sweet - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Seeing red
Dream Valley - True Blue
Faery Ink Designs - Winter Wonderland
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Holidays
Glitter & Sparkle - Modern Christmas colours
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Snowy days
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday joy 
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Melonheadz - Lots of embellishments
Milk Coffee - Non traditional Christmas colours
Natalie & Amy - Cute and cuddly Christmas
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Unusual Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Special celebration plus blog hop
Pile it on -  Anything goes Christmas/Holidays
Ribbon Girl -  Anything goes cards with ribbon
Send a smile 4 kids - Winter fun for kids
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Bling it on
Sister Act -  Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas - It's a blue, blue Christmas
Stamp & Create - Christmas
The Stamping Chef -   Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes 

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa's helper Card (Bugaboo image)

Hi crafty friends,

Just showing you a card I made with a gorgeous Bugaboo image, I absolutely loved colouring this one and love the bright colours, they matched him well I think. 


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Crafty Mess - Anything goes/traditional Christmas Colours (using a sponsor's image) 
Catch the Bug - Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 Ho's
Crafter's Cafe - Christmas
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes with a twist: Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Divas by Design - Seeing Red
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Holidays
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
Just Inspirational - (monthly) - One for the boys
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet -  Anything goes (Bugaboo image)
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Pile it on -  Anything goes Christmas/Holidays
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes cards with ribbon 
Sister Act -  Anything goes
The Stamping Chef -  Anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes  

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Thursday, 11 December 2014

December Snowman card (Heather Ellis image)

Hi crafty friends,

I have created a couple more cards this week, this one is using an image from Heather Ellis. If you wanted to purchase this cute snowman or buy any of her other designs her Etsy shop is only open until the end of December. Click on her name to be taken to her Etsy store.  I love my thick clear glue and fine glitter, it was hard to show in the photo but all the "snow drops and snowman" are glittered.


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Random Fan - Christmas
Catch the Bug - Clean and simple
Cute Card Thursday - Bells and/or Bows (bow)
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Holidays 
Incy Wincy Designs - Snowy days
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Ribbon Girl -  Anything goes cards with ribbon
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Bling it on (glitter)
Sister Act - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes  

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Blonde Girl's Christmas card (Hannah Lynn image)

Hi Crafty friends,

Here's my last card today and this one was created using a lovely image from Crafts and Me (the artist is Hannah Lynn). I have coloured this image quite a few times with different hair/eye combinations but this is the first time I have used her on a Christmas card. 

I have also used some "Berry" pearls, part of a fence and part of a Chloe flourish from Flourish with a Bling who are having a 50% off sale this month. The Chloe flourish comes in 9 gorgeous colours including antique gold which is my personal favourite. 


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout December, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist: create your own challenge
A Crafty Mess - Anything goes/traditional Christmas colours
A Creative Romance - Anything goes 
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or snow
Aud Sentiments - Holiday bingo - Lace, digi, ribbon
Card Mania - Fave colour combo - Red/green/cream (used a sponsor's image)
The Corrosive Challenge -  Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the season
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes with a twist:  Christmas
Crafting Musketeers - Use bling
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly and/or Ivy 
Creative Fingers -  Anything goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Holidays 
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday joy
Let's Craft & Create - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Unusual Christmas (have used a non-Xmas image)
The Paper Shelter - Special celebration
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Use your favourite colour - Red 
Pile it on - Anything goes Christmas/Holidays 
Ribbon Girl -  Anything goes cards 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) -  Christmas/Holidays
Sister Act - Anything goes 
Stamp & Create - Christmas
The Stamping Chef -   Anything goes
Stempelsonne (Stamp Sun) -  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Sketch or colour combo - I chose colour combo

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy