Category Archives: Challenges/projects

DT: CHNC: Use some red

I decided for this weeks DT contribution for CHNC to use some washi tape to add red on this card as I rarely remember to use it!

I used two strips of washi tape I was gifted across the card and then chose a patterned paper that had a red dot in it.

Next I added the focal image of the little penguin and coloured him with pencils.

Finally some red gems to keep with the red theme!

Entering this into the Christmas in July challenge at Digidoodle studio

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: for a man or boy

This week for CHNC Hazel made us think of masculine cards… or at least cards suitable for men or boys.

I decided clean and simple was the best bet so masked off a square and added some Tumbled Glass ink with a stencil brush.

Then some trees in Iced spruce and a deer using black soot.

I then added the sentiment and a posca pen border. Simple and clean and I think suitable as a card for a man.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: snowflakes


Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !


DT: CHNC: washi tape

I love washi tape… I have a lot of it… but rarely use it in cardmaking.

So this week Hazel is prompting me to get it used for this week’s CHNC challenge.

I grabbed some Christmas themed washi and decided to keep it simple using it to frame the card top and bottom and place the main card topper on an angle.

The main image is from an old Making Cards magazine and I’ve used a few images for my CHNC contributions over the past few months. Love this cute pig!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: non traditional colours

So when we think of Christmas we think of red and green… but Hazel from Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog has challenged the design team to use non traditional colours.

Well I didn’t go completely away from green… but this lime green is not what we normally think of for Christmas right? And certainly not the hot pink!

The main embellishment was one I’ve had in my stash forever! It’s an embossed image. Cute!

I just added the little snowflake embellishment to finish off!

Happy crafting!


#DYICAD2020 – week 1

So I am joining in with the Daisy yellow Index card a day challenge over on Instagram. Here were the first weeks prompts…

Fortunately the prompts are optional as on day 2 I got it into my head the prompt was primrose not marigold! Lol!

Here are my cards..

Loved week 1. Some different ways of interpreting the prompts came out. The one I found most difficult was the final one… the map ended up covering the first attempt that just looked hideous… but hey, got there eventually!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: winter fun

Good morning!

Time to share another design team contribution to Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

Now this week Hazel wanted our card to theme around “winter fun” and I found this digi image I had printed a long time ago so decided to use it.

I coloured the image using my promarkers and created the background from some papers in the stash.

The Noel die cut and the flowers were from a stash swap gift I got last Christmas so it was nice to use them along with the gemstone flower centre.

Happy crafting!