Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Naughty or Nice! A special Guest DT posting for a NEW Challenge blog..

Hello Again,

Yes, I have another Guest Design Team make to share with you today!  Amanda Evans is a talented crafter I met through Kit and Clowder (where you can take many wonderful colouring classes) and as she is launching her new challenge blog!

She asked if I would help out and Guest DT on the first ever challenge so of course I said yes, so here I am again :D

Amanda is the owner of Lolli Lulu Crafts and her new challenge blog launches today, so you can pop over by clicking HERE

WOW - and check out the awesome prizes on offer for the first ever challenge!
Lollilulu Crafts Challenge

The sponsor for the first challenge is Kenny K and the theme is Naughty of Nice! a great theme for December :D

Here is what I came up with:

oooh Naughty or Nice!

Here's what I used:
Image: Mrs Claus Digital Stamp by Kenny K Downloads
Colour and card: Coloured with Graph'it Marker pens (my fav red combo of 5210, 5255, 5270, 5280  and a little 6150) and I used 300gsm Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place to colour on
Backing: papers from my stash by HOTP (told you I was using up my old stuff lol)
Embellies: red and white glittered voile; bling ribbon; flat backed gems - check out the embellishments at That Craft Place
Sentiment: http: Scrabble Stye Christmas Sentiments from That Craft Place

Here's How:
I love off-set layering and that is what I used for this one.  The main design is on a 7x7 inch card base and I covered it with the base backing paper.  I then added another layer at 5x5 inch in a coordinating colour so that it was hanging over the top by approx 2 cms.  The image itself was then layered onto coordinating paper and again raised to hang over again by approx 2 cms.  This brings the eye up and I love the effect as its so simple.
The glitter voile is added by using the hot glue gun (no sewing because I'm way to lazy! lol)  I start on the right and add a blob of glue, lay the folded voile onto it and then using the end of my embossing tool I push more of the voile into the glue to create an easy pleat!  Continue this along the width of the card taking it slightly over the edge.  To hide any glue add a pearl string or in this case I used a bling ribbon strip...Voila!
The sentiment tiles are glossed over using glossy accents to add to the shine and that is it!
No special tricks, just a simple layout that gives a bling effect :D

Here's the close ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by and please pop over to Lolli Lulu Crafts challenge blog and also check out the shop HERE (some pre Christmas crafty pressies to yourself).

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

The Pink Elephant - photo inspiration - main focus red, 279
Use Your Stuff - 165 red and green
A Random Fan - 20 Christmas
Buckwells Challenge - Dec, Red
Delightful Sketched - 3/12 add sparkle
Hiding in my craft room - 177 Christmas colours
Pink Gem of a challenge - 134 Christmas (ends 3rdjan)
Scribble and Scrap - 33 AG
A Creative Romance - Dec AG
The Ribbon Girls - Dec, AG


  1. Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

  2. this is naughty and very, very nice Sandie it's gorgeous
    Gr Karin

  3. Fab! love the colouring and layering xx

  4. Fabulous card. Love the image and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card that is an interesting Christmas image to use. Hugs Jackie

  6. What a fab image Sandie. Fab card x

  7. Sandie, she certainly is a Naughty Sassy Mrs S. Great colouring and love your card design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Excellent embellies! Love the bling and the textured bottom of the card! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  9. Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 3 with your delightful crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  10. oh WOW, how did I miss this card? totally STUNNING, now you know I want this image. Love the sexy Christmas images for the hubby. Great work.

  11. Stunning Kenny K image Sandie with fabulous detail.

  12. I love this fabulous card xx Jan

  13. What a GREAT Card! I have this image too and I just LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
    Designs by Sammy

  14. Gorgeous card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  15. Great card, love the Christmas colours you have used!! Fun image too!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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