Thursday 6 December 2012

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Christmas

Hi Everyone

Well we've finally reached December and we even had snow yesterday morning! Needless to say the trains were up the creek and I was late for work, but it didn't last long luckily. Plus for the last two nights we have had power cuts at home - far too cold for that and it really plays havoc with my Crafting (and dinner)!

Now back to the new challenge at Forever Friends and as we are now approaching the festive season  the theme is of course Christmas. We have two sponsors for this challenge:-

Meljen's Designs :: Digital Stamps by Melissa Jenkins
For more details for the prizes for the winners of the challenge and to enter pop over to the Forever Friends challenge blog.
I've made two cards for this challenge - one using an image from Meljens and also a Forever Friends card and here they are:-

I hope you like them both  - all comments and suggestions are welcome! Don't forget to enter the Christmas card challenge at Forever Friends.

Lisa xx

ps Fingers crossed I don't get home to find the power off again today I need to get in Crafty Corner!!

Card Ingredients:-

Forever Friends card
Square car blank - front folded in half
papers from the Forever Friends Santa's on his way paperpad
Red embossed bazzill card and Red paper from DCWV
White card from stash
Ribbon from a Thorntons chocolate box (that I got for my 40th birthday - always save ribbons!!)
Gems from stash
Dies - Sizzix and Whimsy corner
Decoupage Forever Friends image freebie from Papercraft Essentials magazine pimped with a bit of red stickles!

Meljens card
Square card blank
Blue papers from DCWV and The Works
Blue and White papers from the Forever Friends Santa's on His Way paperpad
Ribbon from local cake decorating shop
Dies from Spellbinders and the icicle die kindly lent to me by Karen (my own personal craft store!!)
Snowflake foiletti and pearls from stash
Image - singing snowmen from Meljens coloured with Spectrum Noir pens (sorry I don't have the list of colours I put it in a safe place!!) plus added glitter glue and glossy accents on their noses and the holly.

Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at

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  1. I'm in love with your snowman card! The layers are amazing and the icicles are the perfect addition!

    Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

  2. Amazing cards! Love all the fabulous layers on F.F. one!

  3. Hi Lisa, Both your cards are stunning another great challenge and hopefully you had power when you got home......take care x

  4. adorable card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie

  5. Both adorable cards, I love the soft gentle colouring with your snowmen and stunning details.

    Heather xx
    Thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  6. Both cards are lovely, what great snowmen you have coloured in the first card. Great decoupage you have made in the second card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  7. Your snowman card is super sweet! Love it! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

  8. What adorable snowmen singing! I adore blue for winter cards and this card catches my eye! Very very nice! Thanks for participating in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge! Hugs, Gail

  9. The snowmen are soooo cute! I love the icicle border punch. Too cute!
    Thanks for making a "snowmen" project with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when a new challenge is posted!

  10. fab card...i can't resist a snowman!!

    Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


  11. Great cards! The snowmen are irresistible, but I also like the hidden oval behind the cute FF image(s).
    Hugs, Petra

  12. They are both adorable. I love the snowmen. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  13. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  14. Both lovely cards, I love those snowmen! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, hope to see you next time.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  15. Gorgeous cards Lisa :-) both are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  16. Two darling holiday cards! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! :)

  17. They are both gorgeous cards Lisa, love the singing snowmen!! Thanks for joining in with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge, hope to see you throughout the year xx

  18. Not one but two wonderful cards. TFS your snowman card at Digi Haven this past week. Love the winter blues, makes me feel chilly. And wherever did you find that icicle border? Love it!

  19. Great card – I hope you’ll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!