Saturday 31 January 2015

Sketch challenge 1st-28th February

sketchwe are family
Welcome to February’s sketch challenge. I seem to have a thing for circles at the moment so you won’t be surprised to see that my sketch features a big one! I will enjoy seeing how you do it – mine is a small circle of card then larger stitched circles, you could use patterned papers or plain cardstock,  you could stitch it or draw it … whatever takes your fancy!
My challenge for you is to use the sketch as  your starting point and see where your creativity takes you. I’ll choose my favourite to win one of my kits you can see them on the page tab at the top.

Of last month’s super entries I have chosen this page by Karen as my kit winner – I am a great fan of Karen’s work and this one is just lovely!

Karen - please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one for your prize then email your address to sue at suehr dot fsnet dot co dot uk
The small print … please only link new layouts. You must mention my blog in your post(s) and link to the challenge.  It’s not necessary, but I’ll be delighted if you join my blog as a follower. If you are linking from your gallery on UKS, please copy and paste the URL address at the top of the page which starts … it won’t work with any of the links below the text box

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Beat the Christmas Rush Jan 25th–Feb 24th

2015 Christmas Card Tally 1
1 Jan

Two days late, I know, but welcome to the first  Beat the Christmas Rush for 2015. If the truth be told, I wasn’t going to start BtCR for a fourth year, but as two people have already asked me where it is I have changed my mind!  The card I am sharing with you this month is the one I made for Michael for Christmas using Cricut cut penguins and mistletoe and some punched hearts – simple but perfect for a pair of penguin lovers, as we are.

What’s Beat the Christmas Rush all about? Our aim is to make up to 5 Christmas cards a month so that, by November 25th you will have a nice stock of cards that only need you to write in them – simples! No last minute rush making it a chore instead of an enjoyable crafting activity. If you miss a month, or only manage one card like me this month! that’s just fine. Dip in and out as you choose. Just link us to your blog post, gallery page or photo hosting site. I will choose my favourite to feature in the next month’s BtCR blog post.

1 Jan Karen

Thank you to all those who linked up their fab cards last month. I picked these cuties by Krafty Karen as my favourite.

So, why not join us for our first link in 2015?

The small print … please only link new cards. Up to 5 links allowed per person per month. Mention my blog in your post(s).  It’s not necessary, but I’ll be thrilled, if you join my blog as a follower. If you miss a month or two it doesn't matter, come back next month … or the month after.

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Blue Brads’ Winter Scavenger Hunt

photoLast summer we had great fun with Rinda’s Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt so we have blatantly stolen the idea and set up our own winter themed photo challenge on UK Scrappers. Please feel free to join in here even if you aren’t a member of UKs and link us up to your photos on your FB page, your photo host or your blog via the comments here  – the real fun is seeing all the different interpretations of the prompts …

… so get clicking!


Here’s your list – the challenge is to get as many photos using the prompts as possible by March 20th.

1 Frozen   
2 a clock at 12, striking
3 our garden in winter 
4 a fir cone
5 a dog in a winter jacket, woofing
6 ladies dancing
7 a squirrel, hopping
8 a warm hat and a scarf or mittens, warming
9 your craft space, bulging
10 the holly and the ivy (one or both) singing                

11 a robin, a-bobbin'
12 anything icy, glistening
13 sunset, glowing
14 a craft shop, tempting
15 a chimney, smoking
16 lambs, gambolling
17 frosty breath or rosy cheeks, or both, glowing
18 a warm hearth, crackling
19 winter berries


20 foot prints, crunching  
21 a winter pudding or drink
22 party balloons, floating
23 jimjams
24 a hand-addressed letter
25 a house number the same as your birthday
26 fallen leaves, rustling    
27 snowdrops or daffodils, peeping  
28 a cobweb
29 a street busker, playing
30 swans a-swimming