Friday, 9 December 2011

Polka Doodles Week 49 "Quick Christmas Card"

Good morning,

Quick Christmas Cards.  You've suddenly realised that there is only two weeks to the big day and you still need to make a load of Xmas cards, so this week we want to see simple cards, not too many layers or embellishments, easy enough to make lots in a couple of hours.

That's the challenge Collette has set at Polka Doodles this week.

This challenge was ideal for me as I needed lots of quick cards for school. I selected a pre-coloured topper from the Magical Winter 1 CD and added a customised greeting for each child, I printed these four to a page and added glitter to all the snow once they were printed (these are only some of them and, all told, I think I spent less than one hour making them all).

The winner of this challenge will win a £10 gift voucher for the Polka Doodles shop. I hope you can join us!

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

p.s. Granddad's funeral took place yesterday. He was buried in his village churchyard in the same plot as my Grandmother was buried almost 15 years ago. The lovely thing about it was that the day of his funeral was the same date as my Grandmother's birthday. 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Penny Black and More at Allsorts "Happy Birthday" challenge

Good morning!

It's the first Sunday of the month and time for another challenge at Penny Black and More. Thank you to everyone who joined us during November, we were overwhelmed by all the fabulous entries.

This month our theme is "Happy Birthday". I've been so buy making Christmas cards that I found making this card a nice change.

The Penny Black image I have used is called "Crossing Bridges!" 3206J and the sentiment is also by Penny Black from the clear set called "Critter Party" 30-013.

I hope you can join us this month.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

p.s. Thank you for all the kind comments regarding my Grandfather. I truly appreciate them all.

Sir Stampalot Challenge "Let's Play Bingo!"

Good morning,

We're having a game of Bingo at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.

I wasn't satisfied with playing once, I had to have two games:-

Brads, Flowers, Ribbon
Pearls, Flowers, Punch
As always, we have a brilliant prize from Sir Stampalot:-

2 glimmer mists
2 sets of glitter pee wees
Glimmer glass by tattered angels
Kaisercraft tags
Iridescent ribbons
Kaisercraft wooden designs
Kaisercraft brads
Hero Arts self-adhesive gems
Metal tacks
Embossing powder
Junkitz Flat Pinz
Junkitz metal frames
Lasting Impressions Buttons
Little baggies
Heart Crystal
Making Memories big box of buttons and matching flowers
Keepsake Kit of co-ordinating papers, felt pieces, ribbons and other goodies

I hope you can play too!

Hugs and best wishes, Clare x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go December Challenge

Good morning,

It's the first of December and time for a new challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

Our theme this month is:-
"Anything Goes"

I decided to make another Christmas card. I'm still worried that I haven't got enough. I really ought to sit down and make a list so I know EXACTLY how many cards I need!

The image I have used is an old one from Stampin' Up! I love these cute Polar Bears and they are very quick and easy to colour (I've used Letraset markers for the colouring). The scalloped mat has been cut from white card and the edges are coloured with the same purple Promarker that I used on one of the scarves. I've blinged up the card with Glamour Dust and gems. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Very many thanks to everyone who joined our Easel challenge last month, please check the challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

I hope you can join us this month.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx