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Monday, 30 December 2013

Favourite Five Creations of 2013

After challenging us to our "five favourite Christmas creations" Debby over at A Scrap Journey is challenging us to choose our "favourite five creations for 2013".  It's certainly been a hard task.  

I have religiously stuck to the five.  Here is what I have picked:
 My first card picked was for a very special friend's birthday last January.  She's good at needlework so I thought this Sweet Pea Stamps image was perfect.  
 
 I love poppies so this card made using a Stamp Addicts poppy image is definitely going to be a favourite.
 My mum died suddenly in June 2011 and it's not been easy making Mother's Day cards as part of Design Teams but she would have loved this one using a Delicious Doodles image as it has her favourite colour green in it.
 I so wish to live by the sea so this card has to be a favourite using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Melissa Dawn.
 This card is using stamps from a company I have come across in 2013.  Lots of companies tailor most of their images to females but as I have two sons I have always struggled for male images.  Visible Image have various sets for Males (and lots for females I hasten to add!) and I was so pleased how this card turned out.

Well that is my 5 and only 5!!!  Certainly not an easy task.  Good job it only happens once a year Debby!!

Delicious Doodles End of Year Sale

Teri over at Delicious Doodles is having an End of Year Sale.  There is 25% of everything as long as you use the code at checkout:  7912Y903

Hurry the sale starts now and ends on Saturday 4 January 2014.

Delicious Doodles - New Release

Teri over at Delicious Doodles has been busy creating.  This little beauty called "Deadly Nightshade" will be available in the store on Wednesday.
This is a newly released image that is available in the store called "Romantic Clock Face".

If you hadn't seen there are some freebies available in the store at the moment:



Sunday, 29 December 2013

Karen Middleton - New Year Mouse

Here is the first card I have made since my operation.  I was hoping that 10 days post surgery I'd be in less pain now and have more movement.  Maybe I wanting it to be better too soon.  I am off to see the Physio on 3 January 2014, back to see the Consultant on 8 January 2014 and then I start some private physio sessions on 10 January 2014 as it is a 60 mile round trip to the hospital where I had my surgery and my husband needs to take time off work to take me whereas the local one I can get a taxi to.

Onto my card.  No laughing with my colouring.  It's the best I can do at the moment.  I also did a colour scheme I steer clear of normally or yellow and orange.  Not sure why I don't like using these colours.

The image I have used is from Sweet Pea Stamps and is by the artist Karen Middleton.  It is called "New Year Mouse" and is available as a digital stamp.  I think this image could be used for other occasions than just for New Year ie birthdays, anniversaries etc.  

I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  Maybe using the colour scheme of yellow and orange was excuse to try out two of my new yellow Graph'it pens I got for Christmas.

The backing papers are from my stash.  On the bottom paper I have embossed it using a clock mask and then inked with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge distress ink.  I have used a Visible Image clock stamp around the image.  The card has been finished off with some fibres, peel-off sentiment and some flowers punched out of the left-over backing papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity - Something new - New Year
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - New beginnings
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the year ie revisit a previous challenge topic (I have chosen the challenge on 13 August 2013 of "Occasion-ally" as I thought that celebrating the arrival of the New Year is an occasion worth celebrating!!)
Stamping Sensations - Free and easy
The Crafter's Cafe - Happy New Year
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - 2014 wishes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - New - New Year
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Pick from our favourite challenge - Challenge 140 - Celebrating the "New" - hope New Year is OK

Helena Reis - I Put a Spell on You

Here is a card I have made using an image from one of the newer designers to join Sweet Pea Stamps, Helena Reis.  I fell in love with this image and also the shape of the image.  It is called "I put a spell on you" and it is available as a digital stamp and single rubber stamp.

I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I have fallen in love with the reds I got.  They seem to have so much more colour than my Promarkers.
    
The backing papers I have used are from Bearly Mine Designs.  I have used Christmas Traditions, Damask Delight and Just Plaids.  I have finished the card off with some raffia ribbon, gems, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiments and tissue paper flowers with brad centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Blogger's Network - Girly
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year (I have chosen the BINGO board from the Papertake Weekly Challenge on 9/4/13.  I have gone for the bottom horizontal row of blooms - ribbons- gems)

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Pick from our favourite challenge - Challenge 160 - For the girls 

Valerie Wade - Christmas Angel

 Sunday is here and Christmas is over with for yet another year.  I hope you all had a good time celebrating with your friends and family.  It is time for me to show you some Sweet Pea Stamps creations.

Here is another ornament.  I have made it for a friend to put on their tree.  I have used Valerie Wade's digital stamp but she is also available as a single rubber stamp and is called "Christmas Angel".  Isn't she a beauty??  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and highlighted her wings with my clear Wink of Stella pen.
I have covered an MDF tree with gesso and then a green acrylic paint.  I have then used an Aged Beautifully stamp by Sheena Douglass to add some dimension to the tree.  I have then added decorative bells, gems, pearls, glitter scrolls and twine to the tree.  This is an ornament that can come out year after year.

I am entering this ornament into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Wings
Crafty Blogger's Network - Girly
Parade Your Crafts - Christmas/winter projects
Songbird Challenge - Merry Christmas everyone
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year (I have chosen the BINGO board from the Papertake Weekly Challenge on 9/4/13.  I have gone for the diagonal line of glitter - free - gems)

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Something old (the bells I have had for maybe 5+ years when I did cross-stitch work)
Tuesday Throwdown - What Christmas means to you (making a Christmas gift for a friend to bring out year after year)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Until 31 December 2013 there is 20% off digital stamps so why don't you pop on over and grab a bargain!!

If you prefer rubber stamps there is the discontinued stamps that start from as little as $1.05 but these are ONLY available whilst stocks last.

There is also an overstock rubber stamp sale.  Stamps here are starting at $1.75 each and are available for a limited period.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  There is still some days to go before the current challenge of "Christmas/New Year" ends.  Why not make a creation and enter the challenge.  Our new challenge starts on Friday 3 January 2014.  You'll have to wait and see what the topic is.  The only hint I'll give it is an easy one to start off the New Year!!

Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge

Just a reminder that you still have a week to enter the current challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.

The topic is "Christmas/New Year".

It would be lovely for you to pop on over to the Blog and take part in the challenge.  There are two prizes each fortnight.  

Prize No 1 is a digital stamp of your choice from Sweet Pea Stamps and this is picked by Random.org.

Prize No 2 is a digital stamp of your choice from Sweet Pea Stamps.  The winner of this prize is picked by the Design Team from entrants that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image on their card/creation.

This is what I made:
 Using an image by Elaine Cox called "Moon of Wintertime".  
It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp set (the set comes with the larger image and a small image which you could use as a background stamp, for inserts or envelopes).

Original post can be found here.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

My Favourite Five Christmas Creations


Debby from A Scrap Journey, is doing her usual challenge to us crafters to show our favourite five Christmas Creations.  Well that's certainly a challenge just picking five!!
 Sweet Pea Stamps - "Mr and Mrs Christmas Sweets" by Concetta Kilmer.  Original post here.
 Sweet Pea Stamps - "Pale Moon" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  This card was made for the Graph'it challenge that week of darker skintones.  The original post can be found here.
 The Paper Shelter - "Candy Ski".  The original post can be found here.
 Sweet Pea Stamps - "Holly Fairy" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Original post can be found here.
Delicious Doodles - "On a Winter's Day".  Original post can be found here.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps Sale

Just a reminder:

there is an overstock sale at Sweet Pea Stamps where you can grab some wonderful bargains on rubber stamps

there is a discontinued stamps sale at Sweet Pea Stamps - be warned - once they are gone they are gone!!

grab bags with 25 rubber stamps in them for $20.00.  Only 4 of these grab bags are available.  These will be shipped out between Christmas and New Year.  Shipping for the grab bags are $4.95 per grab bag for USA customers and $23.95 per grab bag for international customers.  Please note:  these grab bags are already pre-packaged so if you order more than one you may get duplicates

for those that prefer digital stamps there is still 25% off digital stamps up to/including Christmas Day

Monday, 23 December 2013

DELICIOUS DOODLES - EVIL SNOWMAN

HERE IS A CHRISTMAS CARD I MADE FOR OUR YOUNGEST SON BEFORE MY SURGERY.  HE'S 17 AND THEREFORE THIS SNOWMAN WITH ATTITUDE WAS PERFECT.  THE IMAGE IS FROM DELICIOUS DOODLES AND IS CALLED "EVIL SNOWMAN".  I COLOURED THE IMAGE IN WITH MY GRAPH'IT PENS.  I THEN USED MY SHEENA DOUGLASS AGED BEAUTIFULLY STAMP SET TO STAMP BUBBLES AROUND THE IMAGE AND ON THE BACKING PAPER AS I THOUGHT THE BUBBLES LOOKED LIKE SNOW BALLS.  I HAVE THEN INKED AROUND THE IMAGE WITH TIM HOLTZ'S ANTIQUE LINEN AND OLD PAPER DISTRESS INK.  THE BACKING PAPERS ARE FROM MY PERFECT COMPANIONS ESSENTIAL CD AND THE SENTIMENT IS FROM THE PERFECT COMPANIONS CHRISTMAS CD.  

I HAVE FINISHED THE CARD OFF WITH SOME CHIPBOARD SHAPES THAT I HAVE COLOURED WITH MY BLACK PROMARKER, PAPERMANIA GLITTERATIONS AND WASHI TAPE.

I AM ENTERING THIS CARD INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - ANY CHRISTMAS CARD/PROJECT
SIMON SAYS - BLING IT ON (PAPERMANIA GLITTERATIONS)
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - DISTRESSING
MILK COFFEE CHALLENGE - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
QKR STAMPEDE - HAPPY HOLIDAYS
TOTALLY GORJUSS - QUICK CHRISTMAS
CRAFTY HAZELNUT CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS OR THOSE NOT SHOWN ON BLOG
CRAFTY HAZELNUT EXTRA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE - MAKE IT MASCULINE
2 CREATIVE CHICKS - CHRISTMAS/WINTER
SCRIBBLE AND SCRAP - ANYTHING GOES
KABOODLE DOODLE - CHRISTMAS AND THE UPCOMING YEAR
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART - ANYTHING GOES
PAPER MAKEUP - ANYTHING GOES
THE PINK ELEPHANT - ANYTHING GOES

KENNY K - STUD SANTA

HERE IS A CARD I MADE USING A KENNY K IMAGE CALLED "STUD SANTA" PRIOR TO MY OPERATION - JUST WISH I HAD TAKEN THE TIME TO POST ON MY BLOG AS ONE FINGERED TYPING IS SO SLOW!!!!

I HAVE COLOURED THE IMAGE IN WITH MY GRAPH'IT PENS AND USED MY CLEAR WINK OF STELLA PEN ON THE FLUFFY CUFFS/COLLAR AND HAT.  THE BACKING PAPERS WERE FROM MY PERFECT COMPANIONS ESSENTIALS CD.  

I HAVE FINISHED THE CARD OFF WITH A JOY DIE-CUT UNDERNEATH THE IMAGE, PAPERMANIA GLITTERATIONS, WASHI TAPE AND A CRAFTWORK CARDS DIE-CUT SENTIMENT (WHICH DOES IN FACT SAY "WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS" BUT AS I CAN'T LIFT MY RIGHT ARM YET I CAN'T TRY TAKING MORE PHOTOS!!)

I AM ENTERING THIS CARD INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

KENNY K CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - ANY CHRISTMAS CARD/PROJECT
SIMON SAYS - BLING IT ON (PAPERMANIA GLITTERATIONS)
QKR STAMPEDE - HAPPY HOLIDAYS
TOTALLY GORJUSS - QUICK CHRISTMAS
CRAFTY HAZELNUT CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS OR THOSE NOT SHOWN ON BLOG
CRAFTY HAZELNUT EXTRA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE - MAKE IT MASCULINE
2 CREATIVE CHICKS - CHRISTMAS/WINTER
SCRIBBLE AND SCRAP - ANYTHING GOES
KABOODLE DOODLE - CHRISTMAS AND THE UPCOMING YEAR
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART - ANYTHING GOES
PAPER MAKEUP - ANYTHING GOES
THE PINK ELEPHANT - ANYTHING GOES

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Katerina Koukiotis - Home for the Holidays

 This is certainly a very green card.  If my mum was still alive she'd have loved this one.  I have used an image by Katerina Koukiotis called "Home for the Holidays".  It is available as a digital stamp and a single rubber stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.  The backing papers are from my stash.  I have finished the card off with some washi tape, gems, die-cut flower, die-cut holly and a sentiment off my Perfect Companions Christmas CD.

PLEASE EXCUSE THESE CHALLENGE ENTRIES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  I'VE HAD SURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEREFORE TYPING ONE FINGERED FOR A FEW DAYS WITH MY LEFT HAND:

SIMON SAYS - BLING IT ON
WORD ART WEDNESDAY - ANYTHING GOES
INKY IMPRESSIONS - MERRY CHRISTMAS
SISTER ACT CARD CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
CRAFTY HAZELNUT CHRISTMAS - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS
DI'S DIGI DESIGNS - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
CRAFTY HAZELNUT EXTRA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
613 AVENUE CREATE - ANYTHING GOES
CHALLENGES 4 EVERYBODY - ANYTHING GOES
WHOOPSI DAISY - ANYTHING GOES

Ching-Chou Kuik - Iris Grace

Here is a card I have made as part of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team.  I have used a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Iris Grace".  This image is available as a digital stamp and single rubber stamp.

I have coloured the image in with my Flexmarkers/Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white gel pen, purple Sakura Stardust pen and some chalks.
  
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots and Happy Hauntings.  I have finished the card off with some wide lace, gingham ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, flowers, Marianne Designs leaves die inked with purple inks, gems, Marianne Designs corner die with Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium spread over it and some card candi.

PLEASE EXCUSE THESE CHALLENGE ENTRIES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  I'VE HAD SURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEREFORE TYPING ONE FINGERED FOR A FEW DAYS WITH MY LEFT HAND:

PENNY'S PAPER CHALLENGE - FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE OR FAVOURITE COLOUR - MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS PURPLE
THE CRAFTER'S CAFE - MAKE IT SPARKLE
CRAFTY CREATIONS - ANYTHING GOES
SISTER ACT CARD CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
SWEET STAMPIN - WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR
PAN PASTEL - ANYTHING GOES
613 AVENUE CREATE - ANYTHING GOES
CHALLENGES 4 EVERYBODY - ANYTHING GOES
PILE IT ON - P IS FOR ............ PURPLE AND PROMARKERS
WHOOPSI DAISY - ANYTHING GOES
BUNNY ZOE'S - THINGS WITH WINGS (BIRDS)
SCRIBBLE AND SCRAP - ANYTHING GOES

Marlon Teunissen - Cold

 Here is a non-traditional colour Christmas card using the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Marlon Teunissen called "Cold".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The backing papers are from my stash.  I have finished the card off with a die-cut poinsettia, card candi, Papermania Glitterations and Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

PLEASE EXCUSE THESE CHALLENGE ENTRIES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  I'VE HAD SURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEREFORE TYPING ONE FINGERED FOR A FEW DAYS WITH MY LEFT HAND:

WORD ART WEDNESDAY - ANYTHING GOES
INKY IMPRESSIONS - MERRY CHRISTMAS
CRAFTY CREATIONS - ANYTHING GOES
SISTER ACT CARD CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
CRAFTY HAZELNUT CHRISTMAS - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS
DI'S DIGI DESIGNS - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
CRAFTY HAZELNUT EXTRA CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
613 AVENUE CREATE - ANYTHING GOES
CHALLENGES 4 EVERYBODY - ANYTHING GOES
WHOOPSI DAISY - ANYTHING GOES

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  

Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some of the images that have been released this week:

©Regan Kubecek's Fine Things- DIGI
"Fine Things" by Regan Kubecek.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Regan Kubecek's Sylvia's View- DIGI
"Sylvia's view" by Regan Kubecek.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Helena Reis's Alice- DIGI
"Alice" by Helena Reis.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Helena Reis's Amelia- DIGI
"Amelia" by Helena Reis.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Helena Reis's Olivia- DIGI
"Olivia" by Helena Reis.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Helena Reis's All I Want For Christmas- DIGI
"All I want for Christmas" by Helena Reis.  Available as a digital stamp.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 20 December 2013 - A White Christmas

 It is time for the last challenge of 2013 for Team B over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  

If you want to take part the topic of the challenge this week is "A White Christmas".
 For my Christmas card I have used the Delicious Doodles image called "On a Winter's Day".  It is a stunning and very detailed image by Teri so I have to just highlighted a few areas with Promarkers.  
I have added some Polar White Flowersoft for snow and added some Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium for lots of sparkle and shine.

I decided I would make a white-on-white card with just the image coloured so I have done a lot of embossing/die-cutting shapes/flowers, all from the same card stock that I used for the card blank.  All areas have been edged with the Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium.  I have finished the card off with some buttons, card candi, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, seam binding ribbon bow and pearl embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration - Let it snow
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra Challenge - Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - Winter/Christmas

PLEASE EXCUSE THESE CHALLENGE ENTRIES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  I'VE HAD SURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEREFORE TYPING ONE FINGERED FOR A FEW DAYS WITH MY LEFT HAND:

STAMPIN WITH THE DRAGON - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY - ANYTHING GOES
SISTER ACT CARD CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
GRAPH'IT MARKERS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
POLKADOODLES - ANYTHING GOES
ALPHABET CHALLENGE - "W" FOR WHATEVER YOU WISH
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - CELEBRATIONS
MILK COFFEE CHALLENGE - ANY CHRISTMAS CREATION
BROWN SUGAR - ANYTHING GOES

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Friday 20 December 2013 - Christmas/New Year

 Today sees the start of the last challenge of 2013 for Sweet Pea Stampers.  The challenge for this fortnight is "Christmas/New Year".  That's a nice and easy one to end the year off with isn't it?
 For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Elaine Cox called "Moon of Wintertime".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp set (the set comes with the larger image and a small image which you could use as a background stamp, for inserts or envelopes).
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added highlights with my clear Wink of Stella pen.  
The backing papers I have used are from the Bearly Mine Designs "Winter Swirls" Set.  I have finished the card off with some die-cut snowflakes, gems, handmade flowers made out of tissue paper and held together with brads, die-cut Christmas trees with Stickles added for some Christmas sparkle and a sentiment from my Perfect Christmas Companions CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Last minute Christmas
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Pan Pastel - Snowflakes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist of CAS
Cupcake Inspiration - Let it snow
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra Challenge - Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - Winter/Christmas

PLEASE EXCUSE THESE CHALLENGE ENTRIES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  I'VE HAD SURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEREFORE TYPING ONE FINGERED FOR A FEW DAYS WITH MY LEFT HAND:

STAMPIN WITH THE DRAGON - LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY - ANYTHING GOES
SISTER ACT CARD CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
GRAPH'IT MARKERS CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEK-END - ANYTHING GOES
POLKADOODLES - ANYTHING GOES
ALPHABET CHALLENGE - "W" FOR WHATEVER YOU WISH
CRAFTY LITTLE FAIRIES - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - CELEBRATIONS
MILK COFFEE CHALLENGE - ANY CHRISTMAS CREATION
BROWN SUGAR - ANYTHING GOES