The Challenge For Every Crafter

It’s the start of a new month, a new year and a new challenge at Love to Craft. As always it is an anything goes in the widest sense of the term. So whatever your craft is this challenge is for you.

Because I am primarily a card maker, this time I want to share with you the Christmas card I made for my husband. I usually go for a more traditional religious image but saw this one and knew I had to use it. When we moved into our retirement home one of the first things we did was to replace the condemned gas fire with a log burning stove. We share the log fetching duties but not equally, Tim gets the lions share of the work!


Materials used:
Mo’s Digital Pencil – Carrying the Wood
Docrafts – Christmas Greeting (not sure if it is still available)
X-Press It card
green glitter card
A5 card blank
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels – Diamond Sprinkles
Copic pens
black archival ink pad

The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. The snow is made using Collall Tacky Glue quite thickly then sprinkled with Dimond Sprinkles. The glue kept it’s dimension adding to the snow effect.

The image is trimmed to size, matted onto green sparkly card and attached to the card front. The greeting is stamped on in black.

The challenge at Love to Craft runs for the month so you have plenty of time to join in the fun. Remember we are an all-crafts challenge blog and welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations – from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts – to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects – and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Your Scrapbook Place – Anything Goes January
That’s Crafty – Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner #155 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge – Celebrations
Hiding In My Craft Room #333 – Freestyle
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #01 – Anything Goes January
A Bit More Time To Craft #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – January Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #140 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #72 – Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #209 – Anything Christmas Goes
613 Avenue Create #204 – Anything Goes/ optional twist Christmas/Winter
4 Crafty Chicks #383 – Glitter


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to The Challenge For Every Crafter

  1. Becca says:

    Thanks for linking to #333 HIMCR’s 5th Saturday freestyle challenge! Becca~DT

  2. Gorgeous card Pippa xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Dianne DT for

  3. Tamie Camp says:

    I adore this image and how you used the glitter for the snow. The clean and simple layout is fabby. Thank you so much for inspiring me for my last challenge as DT with 4 Crafty Chicks. You rocked the glitter challenge.

    Tamie DT

  4. Annette says:

    Oh my, absolutely fabulous image and colouring. I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT for

  5. Tracey says:

    What a fabulous image and coloured in so magnificently. Thank you so much for sharing over at That’s Crafty.
    Best wishes for 2018. Tracey DT

  6. Natalie Kuhl says:

    Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie

  7. Wendy F says:

    Gorgeous card, super cute! … Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge 🙂
    Wendy xx

  8. Shell says:

    Lovely card and beautifully colored!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

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