Thursday 21 December 2017

61. Anything But A Card

Good Morning All
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for following and playing along with our challenges throughout the year.

I would like to wish you all

For this challenge we would like to see anything BUT a card so let your  imagination run away with you.
A Box, Bag, Frame, Knitting, Crochet, Book etc. etc. etc.
 There are some wonderful prizes on offer  for  randomly chosen entrants providing they fit the theme.
You will have one week to email me once the winners have been announced.

I am giving -this bundle including John Lockwood Season Stamp set, JND stamp set and lots of Embellishments and ribbon.

Hazel  is giving a Crafters Companion Tipsy A6 stamp set.......

Mrs. Duck is giving
Sheena Douglass embossing folder and Crafts Too Snow Time die

June is giving
Tonic 'Large Daisy Gift Tag Die'

Jenny L is giving Paper Boutique Die set

Jackie T is giving 


Sue B is giving village die set as prize

So well worth joining in.

We have got both Teams A and B for this one.

Shadow Box

Tealight Holder

Christmas Gift Tags

Jackie Reader
Small canvas

A Tag

Set of Tags

Mrs Duck
Set of 4 slate coasters stamped & heat embossed
Matching placemat


Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)
An altered Plant Pot

A Box

Jackie T
A Wall Frame

Janis Lewis
A Christmas Box

Jan S 
Christmas Table Decoration.

Xmas Tree Decoration

Distressed Christmas tag set

A Christmas Cracker

Chocolate Shoe & Shoe Box Cake

Sue B
Framed Cross Stitch

As this challenge will run through the holidays,
I'm sure you will forgive us if we dont comment on ALL entries.

3 Entries each only please.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 3rd January 2018.

Wendy L

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Top 3 T'was The Challenge Before Christmas


Thank you so much for joining in our challenge - we have loved seeing your creations. It was difficult to choose a top 3, as all your cards were so lovely, but here they are....

Wishcraft - 18

Tammy A - 19

Emily Shroom - 30

Congratulations, please feel free to take a badge from the sidebar.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas,


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.