THANK YOU for participating in my monthly Christmas challenge and have a wonderful Christmas as well as a glorious Happy New Year ! X The challenge is on hiatus for the time being and will start again last quarter of 2012 or from January 2013 at the latest. I apologise for the inconvenience

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Christmas Challenge, Medallion Christmas Card - Kirigami or Kit Theme


Hello there's only on other month before this challenge closes for the year and I'll see you in 2012 ! Hurray ! This is one of my favourite kit no longer available from Stampin Up.

This month's theme is kirigami/paper cutting or use any Christmas kit you like. Add your card to the inlinkz below making sure you enclose your permalink and that you link back to this blog on your own post. Thanks and have fun !


Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Christmas Challenge Paper Toile Snowflake Card - Operation Write Home Bloghop


I'm so pleased to be part of this bloghop by Operation Write Home. I made this card live during our OWH show a few weeks back with Leslie-Rahye, Amanda Marks, Dawn Taylor and Molly Smith.

I used the HOTP papier toile (3D decoupage), HOTP christmas papers and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Anyone doing this blog hop thanks for visiting and add your Xmas creations using the instructions below. Thanks !

This month's THEME is 'Something Shiny and/or Snowflakes' add your creations using the inlinkz button (blue frog below)


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Kirigami Poinsettia Christmas Card - Poinsettia and/or Holiday Season's bird(s)

Wow I didn't see that one coming Summer is almost over and we have only two more months before this year's challenge is up ! :(

This month's theme is Poinsettia and/or Holiday Season's bird(s), have fun with the challenge and remember you don't have to follow the challenge to the letter and any Christmas cards are welcome to be added to the challenge. Thanks ! :)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Cute Christmas Teddy Card - Theme 'from CD' or Kit

Yep so sorry I know I'm late ! But honestly I made two cards yesterday and they went straight into the bin, my heart wasn't there so I thought instead of creating something I wasn't happy with I better wait tomorrow ...

I've used the super cute Whimsies CD from the Papercraft Collection 8,9 and 10 My Craft Studio

And this is what I made using our August Theme which is ' from a craft CD' or Kit you have laying round.





Friday, 1 July 2011

Oh Christmas Tree Greeting Card - Theme Trees and/or Dark Colours


July, it's hot in London today as I post this and yet we're making Christmas cards ! LOL We're honestly nutters but we love it, and we'll be laughing come November when everybody are starting to panic to make their crimbo cards...we will be done ! Too right ! lol

This month's THEME is put a Christmas tree and/or use Dark Colours, up to you really. Enjoy the challenge and thank you for everyone who participated last month, wow so many entries and some of you where on a roll ! ;)



Friday, 24 June 2011

Stocking Card with Pocket - Festive Blog Hop


It's time for another festive blog hop ! Hurray !

You've arrived from Becky's (N.10) this Fabrizio's blog (N.11) and after visiting and leaving a comment ( I do love comments by the way ) then go and visit my dear friend leslie-rahye (N.12).

This is not the challenge for this blog just look up above this post where it says current challenge for this month (June) and you can add your cards there ! Thanks !




Saturday, 18 June 2011

Creative Edventures First Blog Hop

How exciting Creative Edventures have done their first blog hop which starts at Midnight Eastern June 17th and I'm part of it so if you have arrived unto this blog from Laura Davidson's (N.7) then you're right on track, I'm number 8 Fabrizio Martellucci just proceed to the next blog, number 9 Christine Patton (list below).

I've used Sue Miller's digi (more info on Creative Edventures for purchase and where to get them) and coloured it in with promarkers and matted with some light blue mirri card and a lovely lilac sheet of paper with dots that resemble snow from stash ( I honestly can't remember the make of this one as I inherited it lol ).

Made two snowflakes out of a template and the greeting stamp was from stash too.

Enjoy the blog hop and I can't wait to see what the others will create ?


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Nut Cracker Card - Festive Blog Hop

Please note the current Christmas challenge can be found here :
http://fabsbigchristmascardschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-christmas-card-challenge-ho-ho-ho.html

Another Festive Blog Hop ! Double Hurray for Terri :)

I decided to go all mirri and shiny using a mat paper but some dazzles with a very cute Nutcracker and this lovely mirri paper from Hot Off the Press. Don't you love the snowflakes ? I also added some blings in light blue and black to coordinate with the rest of the card. I hope you like it but notice how you can't see me taking the picture in it ! LOL

You probably arrived on this blog from N. 10 Becky Conley's blog, so you're currently on Fabrizio Martellucci's (N.11)...so next blog to hop unto his my friend's : leslie-rahye (N.12). Have fun guys ! :)


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June Christmas Card Challenge/ Ho Ho Ho Card - Sentiment Theme


June is here ! Hurray !

And what do we do ? Christmas cards.....double hurray.


I always get a strange Facebook look when I mention my challenge but we, dedicated Xmas crafter, don't mind. We love making Season's greeting cards and that's that.

This month Theme is 'Sentiment' just use a fun sentiment like ho ho ho or anything that you have to means Christmas to you. Just add your crimbo card below using the inlinkz link. There's a change this month first of all you need to select a thumbnail of your card but also you need to make you link back to my blog in your own post on your own blog before submitting your card. Most of you already do that. Also please use a permalink (?) to link to your post.

I've just done the draw using Random.org, here's the result:

So Sari I need your deets and the Book PageMaps 2 will find its way to your home in Finland :)


Friday, 27 May 2011

Springy Square Christmas Card - Festive Blog Hop

Wow another two weeks have passed it goes so quickly June at our door...


I used all Hot Off the Press supplies for this card (surprise surprise). Spring things is the template used to make the window/aperture which is attached inside the card giving you that springy effect. It took me the good part of an hour to finish this card as there's so much cutting to do...

You should have arrived to this blog from Becky's (N.10), you're currently on mine Fabrizio Martellucci (N.11) and your next blog to hop to is N.12 : leslie-rahye ! Have fun everyone !

Don't forget that this blog has also a Monthly Challenge and you can find the current May Christmas Card challenge here; don't forget this challenge of mine is 'fortified' with blog candy this month ! ;)


Friday, 13 May 2011

Snow Christmas Card - Xmas Festive Blog Hop


Wayhey ! It's the festive blog hop time.

I've made this card using an old Top Line Creations kit and demoed it during a live craft webcast on Come2Chat last week. I also used as a guide one of the pagemaps cards for card makers on Becky Fleck latest book 'Pagemaps 2' which is this month blog candy for those who participate in my May challenge (more details on that post).

I'm number eleven (11) on this blog hop you should have arrived her from number ten (10) Becky Conley and should carry on hopping your way to the next blog: twelve (12) leslie-rahye



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Sunday, 1 May 2011

May Christmas Challenge with Blog Candy - Pastel Colours and/or Embossing


Hello everyone ! It's May the 1st already so happy May Day ! It also means there's another Christmas greeting card  challenge for this month, hurray!!!

This month I used a Nitwitt pack of toppers I got for free from a craft magazine. Some brads and an embossed recovered greeting from an old Xmas card (it was after all Earth Day last week ).
There's also BLOG CANDY this month. Since I'm going to have my own show (PaperMood.com with Fab) on May the 6th at 9pm Eastern (May the 7th 2am UK) and I'm going to give away a copy of Becky Fleck book Pagemaps 2 during the show, I thought I would give another copy this month among those of you who participate in my Christmas challenge as a way to say 'Thank you' ! :)

As usual just enter your Christmas card using Inlinkz (below) and one person will be picked at random at the end of the month.



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Friday, 22 April 2011

Xmas Parcel Card - Yay another blog hop for Festive Blog Hop ! :)






Wow second Friday of the month already which is incidentally when we our own challenge follow the blog hop from Terri Sproul ! I thought it would be fun to join their blog hop to give me inspiration and extra cards for you to join our own challenge here on this very blog.

You've arrived here, hopefully from Becky's own blog N.10 ...now you're here N.11 Fabrizio Martellucci so the next blog to hop unto is N.12 leslie-rahye...have fun hopping ! ;)

You can add this blog hop to your own blog, should you wish to do so, here's a link to take you to the script code:

get the InLinkz code

Friday, 8 April 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop - Our challenge is boosted by the lovely Terri


I'm so excited this Friday as our own challenge is following a blog hop from now on so you'll get extra cards from myself during the month to inspire you and from the other people in the blog hop.

So please follow those blogs as there are very talented paper crafters out there who are making a Crimbo/Christmas card on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. So you'll get three cards from me during the month : one for my challenge which you still have to, have to, have to participate in, and the the blog hop which you just have fun perusing to give you inspirations ! :)

This card happened on a whim, I just went with it. It must me the weirdest card I've made with so many strange elements on it. Totally different and the little jingle bell really rings ! ;)

You have arrived on this blog from Becky (N.10 on the list) and I'm N.11....so the next blog to visit is Debbie (N. 12) ! Have fun and thank you for visiting all our blogs.






Want to add this blog hop to your own blog to share the fun just add this code in your post (make sure you select the 'edit html' (next to compose) in blogger

get the InLinkz code
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Friday, 1 April 2011

April Christmas Challenge - Baubles and Ribbons



I know I've been naughty and can't leave this kit alone. Gorgeous Stampin Up Christmas papers and toppers (now retired :( ).

THIS MONTH THEME is making 1 or 4 Christmas cards with Baubles or/and Ribbon (any size).

As we get closer to Xmas the quantity will increase as April is month four (4) but you can make also only one card. But for those of you who wants to increase their Crimbo cards stack then here's your chance. You can add 1 or all 4 cards using Inlinkz. You have a whole month to add your creations so no worries. Also if the theme leaves you uninspired then as long as you make a Christmas card you an add it....I'm that flexible ! :)

Thank you for joining my challenge ! :)




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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Challenge Curled Paper Strip Christmas Card - A Curl or/and Picture


Hello everyone ! :) March is here so that means spring time is just 3 weeks away hurray !

I've used a lovely TLC Crimbo kit which has pictures that can be used, I also made a curl with a strip of paper as I thought it would complement the card look.

So this month theme is A Curl or/and Pictures


Have fun adding your creations throughout this month and I'll have a surprise give away to draw from a 'hat' at the end of the month for one of the participants ! ;)

Thanks for joining in the fun of Xmas ! 



Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February - Merry Christmas Dazzles Greeting Card - Peel Off/Outline Sticker Month Theme


THIS MONTH THEME is 'Use peel-offs/outline stickers' 

I have to admit I use to avoid peel-offs like the plague in the past but now I'm a convert. I like how they can gather a style and jazz up a card.

I used some gorgeous Hot Off the Press Papers here and their own line of peel-offs called 'Dazzles'. I blinged the rest of the card as it didn't need much. It's a HUGE card standing tall at 7X10 inches ! :) So I believe I used those 12X12 papers to their full advantage.


So this month theme is use peel-offs and you can make either one (1) card or two (2) !




Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hurray ! The Christmas Challenge is back in February ! :)


I'm back having fun creating Christmas greeting cards and would like to apologise for last year hiccup when the challenge suddenly stopped....I was burnt ! :(

So this year in order to avoid a repetition I decided to return to the monthly format whereas we all create either one card or the amount of card for the 'month number': February being number 2 so two cards etc...

I will leave it up to you to decide if you want to join with one card or the extra amount. I will however post any extra Xmas cards I make during the month.

I hope you'll join me on Tuesday February the 1st showing your Xmas cards and having fun. I will also announce a fun blog candy of a brilliant book which is close to my heart.......because I'm in it ! LOL 

In the meantime I hope you'll enjoy this card using Top Line Creations papers (now gone) and a Hot Off the Press template called Kirigami Paper Art (HOTP 7357), the bling is Kanban 'bling' gems. 

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