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Friday, 28 December 2012

New Years Baby Bella and Bronte Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Miria.  The theme for this week is New Beginnings so we would like to see you create a Christmas project or a Non Christmas project with a theme of New Beginnings I have chosen New Year.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away $15 Voucher.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - New Years Baby Bella and Bronte.
Martha Stewart Design Paper.
Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die - Vintage Market.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #120 Anything Goes.


Love Linda xxx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Holly Jolly Winter Wonderland DT Card

I would like to wish all my very special followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lynsey.  The theme for this week is Wish Upon A Star so we would like to see you create a Christmas project or a Non Christmas project with a star on it.


We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are giving away 4 digis and Sassy Studio Designs who are giving away 4 digis.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Holly Jolly.
Left over scrap of Design Paper.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Star
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Bubble Bath.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #120 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 14 December 2012

Collecting The Tree Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Kate.  The theme for this week is Oh Christmas Tree so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with a Christmas tree on it.

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen who are giving away a £10 voucher and Stampin With The Dragon who are giving away 3 digis.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Collecting The Tree.
Doodlebug Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels One.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #119 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 7 December 2012

Let It Snow Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Marianne.  The theme for this week is Red and Blue so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with the colours red and blue.

We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion who are giving away a £10 voucher and Crafty-Emblies who are giving away a £10 voucher.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 10cm.
Great Impressions Stamp - H159.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Holidays.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #118 Anything Goes.
Crafts and Me Challenge: Challenge #113 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 30 November 2012

Santa Hugs Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Debbie.  The theme for this week is Santa Claus Is Coming To Town so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with Santa on it.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $15 voucher.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Santa Hugs
Trim Craft Design Paper - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Marianne Creatables Die - Christmas Tree.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #117 Anything Goes.
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Challenge #77 I Love Christmas.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

North Pole Employee


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - North Pole Employee.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Christmas Kit.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #163 Favourite Colour Combination (Red/Green).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #117 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Bobble Head Gingerbread


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Karen.   The theme for this week is Food Glorious Food so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with food on it.

We are sponsored by Crafty- Emblies who are giving away a £10 voucher and Pink Gem who are giving away 4 digital images.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 11cm x 14cm.
Bugaboo Digital Image - Bobble Head Gingerbread.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #116 Anything Goes.
Creative Card Crew: Challenge #24 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #197 Christmas Is Coming.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #22 Use Some Texture.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Winter Fairy Halla



Card Recipe
A template for a rectangle cracker box can be found here.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Winter Fairy Halla.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doily Lace.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #162 Don't Be Square.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #116 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lisa.   The theme for this week is Oh Baubles so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with baubles on it.

We are sponsored by Emerald Faerie Garden who are giving away 3 Digis and Ivanova Chest who are giving away a festive goody bag of ribbons and brads.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Oh Christmas Tree.
Echo Park Design Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas.
Spellbinders Nestablities Dies - Labels One, Heirloom Ornament 2010.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #115 Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #79 More Than One Punch and/or Die Cut.
Penny Black and More: November Challenge Any Die Will Do.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Michael


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Michael.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #161 Let's Chill (I think Michael looks very chilled).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #115 Anything Goes.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 9 November 2012

My Little Tree

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Bridget.   The theme for this week is One For The Boys so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with a male as the main image.

We are sponsored by Crafty-Emblies who are giving away a £10 voucher and Crimson Cloud who are giving away 3 packs of die cuts of the winners choice.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - My Little Tree.
Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp - Crystal Pattern.
Papermania Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestablities Dies - Standard Oval Large.
Marianne Designs Creatables - Tree.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #114 Anything Goes.
Cards For Men: Challenge #23 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #195 No Flowers.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Challenge #36 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Who Me?


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Who Me?
Martha Stewart Design Paper.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #160 C Is For ...(cold, children).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #114 Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Challenge #179 For Men Only.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Little Shepherd Boy Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Sally.   The theme for this week is While Shepherds Watched or We Three Kings so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with Shepherds or Kings on it.

We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion who are giving away a £10 voucher.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Little Shepherd Boy.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Star.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
You don't have to use traditional Christmas colours on your Christmas cards.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #113 Anything Goes.
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #141 Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Challenge #35 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Winter Fairy Talva

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - Winter Fairy Talva.
Martha Stewart Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
Memory Box Dies - Frosty Border, Snowflake Corner.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I attached the snowflake corner to the card using mini foam pads to add more dimension to the card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #159 Anything Goes.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #113 Anything Goes.
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge #155 Things With Wings.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #241 Fairies and Angels.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 26 October 2012

Puppy Kiss Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Pam.   The theme for this week is Use At Least 3 Different Punches so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with 3 different punches.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $15 voucher and Tickled Pink who are giving away 2 digital images.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Puppy Kiss.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly, Pine.
Woodware Punch - Rain Drop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I made the mistletoe leaves using a rain drop punch.  I folded the rain drop in half and stuck two of them together then added an adhesive pearl.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #112 Anything Goes.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 201 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More: October Challenge Animal Magic.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Perfect Angel


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Perfect Angel.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Sizzix Decorative Border Die - Candy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I have coloured some self adhesive dew drops gems with permanent marker to make them look like gum balls.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #158 Cute and Cuddly.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #144 Animals.
Moving Along With The Times: Too Cute Too Spook.

Love Linda xxx

Sabrina

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Something Scary.


Card Recipe
Card Blank -  4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Rubber Romance Stamp - Sabrina.
Adornit Carolees Creations Design Paper - Halloween Hoax.
Martha Stewart Border Trim - Spiders Web.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
Remember you don't have to use all of the spider's web border die cut you can just use a small piece of it 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #112 Anything Goes.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #19 Something Spooky.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Design In 3D Winter Wonderland DT Project


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by me.  The theme for this week is Anything But A Card so we would like to see you create a Christmas project that isn't a card.

We are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who are giving away a £10 voucher and Iva Nova Chest who are giving a way a fantastic parcel of festive ribbons and flowers.





Tea Light Holder Recipe
Coloured Card.
Sizzix Bigz Die Extra Long - House 3D.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Tree w/snow.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Battery operated tea light.
Embellishments from own stash.

Hints and Tips
This die was created to be used inside a pop up card but I think it works perfectly well as a tea light holder.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #111 Anything Goes.
Totally Paper Crafts: Challenge #139 Christmas.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #74 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Fall Fairy Jesen


I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Got Glitter.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Fall Fairy Jesen.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fall Foliage.
X-Cut Embossing Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To add extra bling I have used Jones Tones Glitter Diamantina Silver Holo .025 on the fairy wings.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #157 Autumn Fun.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #111 Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #77 Autumn.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

North Pole Workers Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lorraine.   The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I am using the bauble as my inspiration.  Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen who is giving away a £10 gift voucher and Delicious Doodles who are giving away 4 Digital Images.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - North Pole Workers.
Karen Foster Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I have used Copic markers R59 Cardinal, YG63 Pea Green and YG67 Moss to colour the elf's clothes.

Inspiration Photo


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 152 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

For Teacher Girl

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Paper Piecing.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - For Teacher Girl.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Autumn Kit.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To paper piece with a digital image I first printed the image onto a piece of photo copy paper.  I then sprayed my scraps of design paper with a temporary repositional adhesive and stuck them onto the photo copy and ran it through the printer again.  Doing it this way means you get perfect placement of the scraps of design paper and you won't need to use a whole sheet of design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #156 B is For (basket, buttons and a bow).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Daring Cardmakers: Colour Challenge October.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge #213 Autumn.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bugaboo Bobble Head Ghost

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Bugaboo Digital Image - Bobble Head Ghost.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Gallery Of Ghouls.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Small Deckled Rectangles.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Spider #2.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I printed the ghost twice to enable me to decoupage it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges: Challenge #157 Halloween.

Love Linda xxx