Friday, November 01, 2013

Guest Designer for CHCC Extra.

I felt very honoured when Hazel at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra asked me to be her Guest Designer for November. I have had a hard time keeping it under my hat and not spoiling the surprise.
The challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo stamps which for me was an added bonus as I love using their digi's. Hazel allowed me to select 4 images from their vast range and these are the first two cards that I have made.
It is always Anything goes as long as it is Christmas so do please hop on over and link up your cards. You will be in with a chance to win $21 of Bugaboo digital stamps if you do.
I will be back later in the month to showcase the last two cards that I have made.

1st up though today is this easel card made using  Fancy Sunbonnet - Christmas Stuff.

I have coloured the image using Promarkers and Pearlescent chalks.
Added glossy accents to the baubles and berries.
Both digi  papers are from  Bearly Mine's Christmas Fun and Christmas Sparkle packs.
I have used the Xcut square Parenthesis die but elongated to fit the card and image.
The hard board  baubles are by Tando Creative which I have coloured in with a Promarker pen ,
 added silver peel offs by Woodware and then  covered in Glossy accents.
finally I threaded black embroidery thread through  the loops and added to the card using
3d foam pads to mimic the chain of baubles on the image.
 
Side view of card.

Inside view of card.

 
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Creative Craft World #11: Beat the Christmas rush.
I Love Promarkers #192: Anything goes.
Tammy's Scrappin #86: anything goes.
Lacy Sunshine #20: Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz #5: Anything goes.


My 2nd card uses the bugaboo image Make it Snappy - Reindeer Trio.

I have coloured using Promarkers and used Glossy accents on their eyes.
I coloured in two images and then fussy cut the middle reindeer out along with the hoofs and added to the  other image placing them up on 3D foam pads to give dimension.
I have added coloured gems for the Christmas lights.
Backing paper is by  Raspberry Road and came free with Quick cards Magazine.
I cut the front card aperture free hand and the fabric Reindeer  and ribbon from my stash.
 
I  just love the expression on their faces!!


 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Created With Love #64: Anything goes.
Art Impressions #122: Holly Jolly Christmas.
Crafty Ribbons #68: Anything goes with ribbon.
Jingle Belles: Not a creature was stirring.
Quirky Crafts challenges #22: Make us laugh.
ABC Christmas Challenge: V  is for Vixen.




44 comments:

  1. Fab card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!
    DawnD

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  2. Two great cards! The first is so pretty and intricate...Still have not tried that fold myself but I just love it!

    The second is so you...I smiled when I saw it...something about the image makes me think of you...I think it is about your sense of humour!

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  3. Loving the fun reindeer card
    Thanks from crafty ribbons challenge
    P z

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  4. I am delighted that you have joined me this month as my guest with such beautifully crafted cards xx

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  5. I love your Christmas cards. They both look fun. Congrats on being asked to guest.
    Ali x

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  6. Fantastic cards Mrs A, I particularly like the reindeer one, very funny! You can enter that one at ABC Christmas Challenge this fortnight too.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  7. Congratulations on your GDT spot for November!
    FABulous cards...LOving the images and colours...Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    Chrissyxx

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  8. Congratulations on being guest designer. The easel card is cute and the reindeer card is darling. Those eyes! Looking forward to your next creations.

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  9. Oh two fab cards!! chuckled at the reindeer hahaha congrats on the guest spot over at Hazels blog huggles hun Sue xxx

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  10. BVoth your cards are super, well done. The reindeer did make me smile. :o) Thank you for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush. Hope to see you again in 2014.
    Sue x

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  11. Hi Mrs A......Both cards are totally stunning and l like those baubles especially with them being mounted, gorgeous images, and layouts and congrats on your Dgt you have done yourself and Hazel proud xx

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  12. Hi Mrs A,
    thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog - I have often heard you mentioned in the playground!
    Congrats for you GDT - wow! two fabulous cards. My favourite is the reindeers - so cute! xx

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  13. Great cards. Love them both. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris

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  14. Stunning cards Mrs A, congrats to you - you deserve it huni xx

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  15. Two fab cards! Those reindeer faces are great! love what you did with them. Congratulations on your GDT x

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  16. Valery, I was so pleased to see your name as Guest DT at Hazel's. Perfect choice she's made IMHO. Loved both your cards there, and enjoying 'em again over here. Sunbonnet Sue is just so dainty & girly, but I really had to smile at the goofy reindeer. The expressions are so funny and love the extra touches you did with the popped up guy & his hoof, but the google eyes of the one peeking over the window sill is hilarious. Great image & you did it wonderfully with all the other elements on your cute card. TFS & Hugs

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  17. Valery, I was so pleased to see your name as Guest DT at Hazel's. Perfect choice she's made IMHO. Loved both your cards there, and enjoying 'em again over here. Sunbonnet Sue is just so dainty & girly, but I really had to smile at the goofy reindeer. The expressions are so funny and love the extra touches you did with the popped up guy & his hoof, but the google eyes of the one peeking over the window sill is hilarious. Great image & you did it wonderfully with all the other elements on your cute card. TFS & Hugs

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  18. What sweet little holiday cards ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

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  19. Two fabulous cards Mrs A - LOVE those reindeer :) And you kept that very secret too!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  21. Awesome card! It's fantastic, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT xx

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  22. Gorgeous card, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  23. These reindeer are absolutely adorable! Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. Renee

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  24. Great easel card and fun whimsical reindeers, Mrs. A! Congratulations on the month-long GD spot! So well-deserved!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Congrats on the GDT spot...two fun cards...love those reindeers.

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  26. Two fabulous cards, love the sweetness of the first and the funny feel to the second one, both are superneat! Thanks for your comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  27. Beautiful cards Mrs A, love the easel design on the first card and the little bauble garland. Your reindeer card is such fun and the polka dot papers are perfick :) Donna ♥ x

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  28. what a sweet easel card .love the image
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    tracey x

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  29. Congrats on your GDT post for November! What fun cards! I especially love the littlest reindeer in your second card, because he looks 'vertically challenged' - like me!

    love Mags B x

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  30. oh my gosh, those images are just waaaaaaaaaaaay too cute! thanks for joining our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  31. Gorgeous cards :-) both of them are fabulous ! I love the image and easel design of the first and the 2nd one really made me smile ,, super cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  32. Congrats on the guest dt spot! Such fabulous creations. Love the details in both cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/10/giveaway-celebration-for-450-followers.html

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  33. LOVE this! How cute are these little guys :)
    Congrats to you on you DT spot-and I see a special Playground prize for all that fabulous work on your garden creation-very well deserved :)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

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  34. Congrats on being GDT! Awesome cards...love the image of the reindeers so much!

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  35. Cute cards, thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

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  36. These are great cards Mrs A. Specially love the first one and I have to agree with Mo, the second one looks like you! Tee Hee!
    Congratulations on being a DT!
    Hugs
    xx

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  37. Go you with the Guest Designing! These four cards are great. I really like the reindeer number and I have a soft spot for easel cards xx

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  38. Look at you Miss Guest Designer! And to think I knew you when! Congrats! You always have beautiful projects and this time is no exception. I love the eyes on the reindeer. Your coloring gave them very cute personalities. Good job! Again....Congrats!

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  39. Two gorgeous cards x Thanks for joining us at The Lacy Sunshine challenge x
    Good Luck,
    hugs Nikki x

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  40. I love this digi! (Must get it!) Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts last Challenge, a new ones starts later today!! Hope to see you there!!
    ((Lyn)) DT

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  41. Lovely Christmas cards both of them, cute reindeer image and beautiful papers,
    thanks for joining our 'V for Vixen' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you for our next challenge 'W for......'
    Dorte x

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  42. Both cards are lovely. Those cute reindeer peeking over the edge of the card are adorable.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘V’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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