Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Creative craft challenges-Anything goes!

Oh boy, I think everyone must have had a really busy last 2 weeks as we didn't have many entries for our last challenge, so this time there are no excuses, as I'm sure Santa will be bringing many of you some crafting goodies to play with and as our challenge is anything goes you will all be able to enter, but no more than 3 projects each of course.

We, Creative craft challenges have a fab sponsor again this time Stischy bear stamps and you could win $10 to spend in their store. We have been given a couple of images to work with and the Dt have come up trumps as well as doing their own thing too, really does deserve a proper look over on the challenge blog and if you visit their sites they will give you more details about the cards they each made.

I made 2 cards with the images we were given, the first is a spare christmas card, as no matter how well I think I am organised and have sent out all my cards there always seems to be that unexpected one that you recieve, so I always like a few spares. This image is called 'bah humbug'. I really think he looks grumpy(but cute in an odd way too) as if there's too much snow or he thought he would have fewer gifts to deliver with the recession. I coloured him with promarkers and added sakura glitter highlights. The papers are a mix from my scraps stash. The card is a plate style and normally I would show you it stood on the stand but, I bought a plate stand and drew around it so I had a template and both the template and the stand are in such a safe place so I know where they are, that at this moment in time I can't find them anywhere.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Fairy knoll-christmas or winter
Ellephantastic-winter or christmas or wish upon a star
Critter sketch challenge-anything christmas
Sentimental sundays-inspired by a song(Santa is coming to town)
Cutie Sunday-christmas(even though he looks grumpy I still think he's cute in a funny kinda way)
Craft your passions -christmas card


The second image we were given is called birthday boy and I keep thinking of all the funnty captions you could put with it, most of them sounded a little sordid, don't know what's wrong with my brain , lol , must be overworked or something, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

I also thought it would make a fun new years card so now I've just got to find where I put my new year sentiments,probably in that safe place with my plate stand and template, which I still haven't found yet.

I coloured this 'oldman' with promarkers and whiter sakura pen for his hair, hat and highlights.The papers are all from my sraps box. The corners I coloured with promarkers again so they all blended as with the candy brads. These I have to say I'm a bit dissappointed in as the colours didn't work well but they are suppose to be royal blue and mustard, the rubbish daylight doesn't help either with the photo as they really aren't that dark.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty sentiments-anything goes
Paper pretties-male card
Paper Sundaes-cut it out
Charisma-happy new year
Crafty card makers-latest or greatest and first

So here is my first card I took a picture of, as the first card I made is long gone and I certainly didn't take any photos of it, in fact I can't even remember what it was like.This one I entered to moving along with the times and at that point I didn't have a blog , I later high-jacked my sons, so glad I did with all the fab bloggy friends I have made and all the wonderful inspiration too.

 I hope you can all see an improvement!

My third card is one I made for a wedding anniversary, this is quite  a simple card with some dry embossing in the corners of a yellow pearlised card , a powder embossed sentiment, layered on lace stamped and embossed paper and roses, ribbon and liquid pearl decorations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

CES-anything goes
Allsorts-anything goes
The crafty pad-anything goes

Hope you all have a fab christmas and get some time to do what you want not just cooking etc, unless that's what you want to do of course and most of all I hope Santa brings you something nice that you wished for. Thanks for popping by and happy holidays , merry christmas or even just happy Tuesday.

Hopefully I'll find that sentiment and that stand or template and have some crafty time too.


Tine said...

Hi Julye. Your santa does look rather grumpy as you say. LOL. Lovely fun card though, with or without your plate-stand. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Julye This is fantasic grumpy Santa, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful card hun! Well Done with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Helen Laurence said...

All really lovely cards. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this time. Good luck & Merry Christmas x x

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

Lisa Jane said...

wow Julye - you have been busy - what fabulous cards.
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Julye. That grumpy Santa is cute, you are right. And I love BIRTHDAY BOY, but I know what you mean about funny captions. Sometimes they just don't seem quite right. As for your 'first' card, it's great and the sentiment says it all. Thank for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response .

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time

B x

Have you entered my candy

My name is Wynneth said...

That's a fun Santa - even if he is very grumpy!!!! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Dawnll said...

I love the grumpy Santa- who wouldn't be a little cross hauling all those toys everywhere? LOL
Adorable cards from early and on.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Happy Holidays

dragonllew said...

fantastic cards Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Jenny x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of the colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Allison said...

what a fab selection
thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

Pauline said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Jill said...

What fun projects! Love those 'grumpies'! Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic this time and hope to see you next time. Jill

Unknown said...

Love what you made with the stichy bear stamps - grumpy rules, thanks for joining Fresh brewed designs two weeks long christmas challenge. Merry christmas!

Marushy said...

a beautiful card you have implemented.

Thank you for your participation in Cutie Sunday.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Floppy Latte Designs said...


All of your cards are simply gorgeous. I love Bah Humbug and birthday boy! You did such a fantastic job with those images!!!
Floppy Latte Designs @ www.stitchybearstamps.com/shop

Martina Rau said...

A cute santa-card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Sunday!


Highland Monkey's said...

What fun cards. I especially like the combat trouser one, so true!

Fiona said...

great card...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


sandra's crafty corner said...

you really did us proud julye all your cards are fabby xxx


Fabulous Christmas card - love the Santa image, and it's a great take on the song title! Thank you for joining in the fun this week at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous card! Perfect use of the colors!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, looks like you have been busy! I especially like the santa card and all the fuss and embellies :-) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Katy said...

Fab card and fab use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

These are all lovely cards!

Thank you for playing in our challenge for Sentimental Sundays this week! I hope to see your creativity again very soon!
♥ Lisa M.

*Arwen* said...

I love your card! Santa looks so funny :)
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen

Nadine said...

a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Sweet card! I like the background. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday.......


Jenni said...

Loving your first and last cards, it is amazing to see how much everyone has improved since starting out on this addictive journey! Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Patsi said...

what great cards, I love your take on my sketch.

Than you for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week.


Heather said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous set of cards, Julye! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES, Juliexx

Gloria Stengel said...

Your cards are great. I am sure those old man sayings were a bit salty! LOL Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes.

kaylou said...

what a fabulous cards and gorgeous images, thanks for playing at CES challenges.
hugs Kaylou XX