Thursday, 7 December 2017

60. T'was The Challenge Before Christmas

T'was the challenge before Christmas, when all through craft room,
Everything was frantic, as Christmas was coming too soon!

Hello dear crafty chums, I hope you are well and not too frantic! I thought it would be fun to take any element from the poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas. It is a story that my mum would read to me at the run up to Christmas and I could probably recite from memory! I was slightly concerned  that the original poem would be too long so, with great pains, I cut some of the verses. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; 
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; 

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, 
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below, 
When what to my wondering eyes did appear, 
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer, 

With a little old driver so lively and quick, 
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick. 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, 
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; 
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, 
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack. 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, 
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, 
And laying his finger aside of his nose, 
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose; 

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight— 
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”"

Miniature  sleigh 

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer

The first verse

Diane Louise
(A bundle of toys he had flung on his back)

(Dressed all in fur....went straight to his work)

Jackie Reader


(Hang the stockings by the chimney with care)

Mrs Duck
(St Nick, sleigh & 8 reindeer)


Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)
The Title - Twas The Night Before Christmas

3 entries each.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 20th December.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Hi and welcome we have had such a lot of really lovely creations entered in the this challenge.
So thank you to everyone that has entered.
I have really enjoyed looking at them all, and found it very hard to decide as the entries were so excellent, and I just wish I could pick you all.

 So I chose a Top 5 as there were so many wonderful entries. 
These are in number order.

No 20 Rosina
 Isn't this just the cutest image

No 45 Lisa
 Super cute Polar Bear and Penguin

No 49 Lorraine

Lots of Christmas Animals here
No 55 Emma
Oh isn't he so sweet 

No 98 Andrea
 Love this image and sentiment

Please take a top 3 badge from the sidebar.

Team A will be back tomorrow with another Challenge.

I do hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and very Healthy New Year.
Lots of love and best wishes to you all.  JENNY.

Thursday, 23 November 2017


Hi and welcome to this fortnights challenge.
Jenny here, as your host for this challenge, and I would like to see Christmas Animals on your super entries please.
Here are the lovely DT creations made by my wonderful friends on Team B.


Janis Lewis

Jan S 
Sorry Unable to enter this month due to commitments



On a Break


Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)

3 Entries each.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 6th December.

Top 3 Trees

Here are the Top 3 for Trees Challenge.
You are welcome to take a badge from the sidebar.

Join us later for a new challenge with Team B

Wendy L

Thursday, 9 November 2017

58. - Trees

Thanks to everyone who joined in our last challenge and well done to the Top 3 chosen by Hazel.
You are welcome to take a badge from the sidebar.
This fortnights challenge is TREES.

Team A have made some wonderful cards and please welcome Jodie to the team.

On a Break


Diane Louise
On a Break

Jackie Reader
On a Break


Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)

Only 3 Entries each please.

Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 22nd November.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Top Three Charm/Tag

Thank you all so much for joining in with our theme of Add a Tag or Charm. We had some wonderful entries which made it very difficult for me to choose a top three.After some deliberation these are the three I've chosen  - in numerical order:

Number 1

I love the texture on this tag, lots to look at and enjoy

Number 8

The cute owl is swooping right at me and the charm addition is superb.

Number 25

Fantastic job of layering, beautiful.

Thank you all once again but please come along tomorrow and check out what Team A has in store for you.


Thursday, 26 October 2017

57. Add a Charm or Tag

Hello, Hazel here with my theme for the challenge and I've chosen 'Add a charm or tag'.
I hope that you'll join in with us and let us see what you come up with this time.
Check out Team B's cards below.


Janis Lewis

Jan S 
Sorry Unable to enter this month.



Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)

Only 3 Entries each please.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 8th November.
We are looking  for a couple of Design Team members, only need to create once per month and comment for 2 weeks out of 4.
Leave a comment or email Wendy L if you are interested in joining our fab teams.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Top 4 Autumn/Fall

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in this challenge.  The cards are all stunning and we appreciate you taking the time to join us.  I've had a bigger challenge choosing my favourites out of so many wonderful creations, but here they are

Angie Cimbalo no 17

Eure Kuni no 22

Laurie no 31

Christine Craig no 66

Congratulations to our 4 winners. 

Please come back for the next challenge with Team B tomorrow. 

Thanks again to everyone for joining in.

Have a great week. 

Zoe xx