Saturday, 16 June 2018

BROWN CHRISTMAS ANYONE?


Good Afternoon Blogland!
Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Non-traditional Christmas Colours"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used some snowflake embossed brown card which was given to me by my big sis,layered onto kraft card, and added a die cut sentiment in gold mirri card. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona x


Saturday, 9 June 2018

WINTER FUN


Good Afternoon Blogland!
Hope you are all well. I'm late again! 
So, it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Winter Fun"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used various dies to make my simple card, adding a stamped and embossed sentiment.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona x



Sunday, 3 June 2018

COOL POLAR BEAR



Good Afternoon Blogland!
Hope you are all well. Look at me, a whole day late with my card. Big thanks to Hazel for being so understanding!
So, it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a bear"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have cut this cute polar bear on my Cricut (Joys of the Season) and used some stitched die-cuts to make the background. No glitter, YET! 
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 26 May 2018

HOLLY HOLLY HOLLY



Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some silver"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have raided my stash again and found this gorgeous holly print paper (silver on black) which I think my big sister gave me. I've layered it up on silver mirri card and stuck the two triangles on a Kraft card. Simple sentiment and a few gems finish the card off.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 19 May 2018

CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS







Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a candy cane"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used my Cricut to make a layered candy cane, decorated with holly leaves and flowers.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 12 May 2018

OH CHRISTMAS TREE


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a tree or trees"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have made my card using simple triangular shaped trees, folded in the middle to add dimension, finished off with stars and bows.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 5 May 2018

WITH BELLS ON


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Add some bells"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have made my card using die-cuts and jingly bells, finished off with a bow and sentiment tag.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 28 April 2018

SNOWY PENGUIN


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"For a child"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have made my card with a snowy-man-penguin print  and sentiment from my stash.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

SILHOUETTE CHRISTMAS CHURCH



Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a house or other building"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used a die-cut church set on a white background, adding some Stickles for a bit of glittery snow.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Monday, 16 April 2018

STEAMPUNK ACRYLIC PAINT POUR


Good morning Blogland! Hope you are all well. I am here today (a little late!) with my project for the new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe. It's an interesting challenge for this fortnight! Here are the details: 

Celebrating World Art Day
"Create a Work of Art"

Suggestions 
Make a card with a scene
Create a picture you can frame
How about a page in an Art Journal 
Have a look at a favourite piece of art and use those colours
Diorama
Maybe use some Zentangles on an image
Instead of using plain or patterned cardstock , create your own background with paints/inks/glitter etc.
hope these help. 

Here are our sponsors:



 





I have created a canvas. My kids and I are really addicted to acrylic paint pouring! It is so much fun. This canvas was made using golds, reds and black. I've added some die-cuts....I couldn't find the gilding wax I wanted to use so improvised and used gold Pebeo Metal Touch Paint which I blobbed on then rubbed in with my finger. It's given the die-cuts a lovely sheen. The image I have used is from Mari's Digis, she is called Laura Steampunk. I've coloured her in Sepia tones using my Copics.
Here's a close-up.


Looking forward to seeing your makes. Don't be scared...let those creative juices flow!
Hugs
Fiona x
PS. I know there are many different "recipes" for paint pouring. Here is mine.

2tsp PVA Glue
1tsp Acrylic Paint
1-2tsp Water
Mix these together well then added just a couple of drops of WD-40 and give it a very gentle mix. And your ready to go.

This is my daughter getting messy!
And here are a few of our creations:
We've made about forty so far. And I'm also making jewellery from the leftover "skins"!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

SNOW PEOPLE


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Snowman or Snow-woman or Snow-family!"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have made this cute little chap on my Cricut, adding googly eyes and a padded snowflake.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 7 April 2018

NIBBLED GINGERBREAD


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Something funny"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have made two gingerbread men with my Cricut, cutting off a "leg" and an "ear" with a scallop circle die. I printed out the speech bubbles on my pc. This card was inspired by my favourite funny Easter pictures, which is basically chocolate bunnies in the same situation!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

YOUR CHOICE CHALLENGE





Good Morning!
Happy Easter to one and all.
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe. Here are the details:

1. Use the Sketch provided
or
2. Use the colours "Blue Green and Yellow"
or
3 Use the Sketch with the colours Blue Green and Yellow.

Here is the sketch:

So this is a "YOUR CHOICE" challenge. You may enter as many times as you like, using any of the choices listed above.
Here are our sponsors:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LiaStampzShop 
 Prize is the same as the Team used


Prize: 3 images

I have used Besties Big Eyed Squeek for my card, twisting the sketch around. I will add a sentiment at some point, keeping the card open for now!
Looking forward to seeing your makes, have fun!
Hugs
Fiona xx




Saturday, 31 March 2018

MAKE A WISH


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a star or two, or more"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used three layered stars, cut on my Cricut, and some sparkly ribbon to make my card. The sentiment is a magazine freebie.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 24 March 2018

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Inspired by a Christmas song"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used lots of die cuts, all white, to make my card, adding flat-backed pearls and some snowflake trim. My inspiration? A bit of Bing! I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...... 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 17 March 2018

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"No patterned paper"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used die cuts to make my card, adding flat-backed pearls and a simple sentiment. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Thursday, 15 March 2018

HEARTS & FLOWERS


Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe and this time our theme is "HAND MADE FLOWERS". So, you can make flowers for your project from scratch OR alter some flowers you already have. Which is what I've done....I have used "Avery-in-heart" from Paper Nest Dolls which I've coloured in with Copics. I felt a little "dotty" so went dotty around the frame, then dotted up some plain white flowers to match.
Here are our sponsors:

Prize: $10 voucher for Stamps

 Prize: 3 images

Prize $15 worth of images

So now it's over to you. Can't wait to see your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 10 March 2018

SAY HELLO SANTA



Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Santa Claus / Father Christmas"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used a magazine freebies from my stash to make my card.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 3 March 2018

SHABBY CHRISTMAS


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Vintage or Shabby Chic"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used a poinsettia die, snowflake print paper and some pretty lace to make my card.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Thursday, 1 March 2018

MEMORIES


Good Morning Blogland!
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe. As 2nd March is OLD STUFF DAY, we are in the mood for a little RECYCLING!
Here are our sponsors:


Prize: $15 voucher  to store (maybe used for any products found in their online store)


I have used "Memories" digistamp. I've recycled a little jar to make a tea-light holder for a very special friend. The image has been applied and coated with Mod Podge (antique) and I have used hessian, ribbon and flowers to decorate.
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Fiona x



Saturday, 24 February 2018

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some GOLD"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used a selection of dies to make this card, with little dabs of gold Stickles.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 17 February 2018

HAVE A GREEN CHRISTMAS


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some GREEN"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used a gorgeous die and coordinating ribbon to make my card. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Thursday, 15 February 2018

DAFFODIL FAIRY


Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe and for the next fortnight, the theme is "3 2 1 Recipe". We want you to use 3 papers, 2 butterflies and 1 flower. Here are our sponsors:

 

 


I have used "Daffodil Fairy" from Rick St Dennis, just colouring the "flower" part of the image for impact. Everything else is from my stash.
Can't wait to see your projects!
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

STAR GAZING



Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Cute"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used some freebie paper from a magazine; cute bears! Simply layered up and I've added a star gem. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x

Saturday, 3 February 2018

PENGUIN LOVE


Good Morning Blogland!
Hope you are all well.
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Quick and Easy"
Winners are chosen at random.

I have used these cute penguin die-cuts and snowflake punchies to make my card. Very quick.....and I will be making more of these!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x