Monday, 29 November 2010

Monday, Monday, looks good to me

Hello hello hello , it's bitterly cold again here today, but I have two fab challenges to tell you about, so grab a cuppa and feel the warming glow ;)
First up is the new sketch at Fairymoon Crafts, and this week has a MYSTERY PRIZE! This is my last GDT challenge over there, and I'd like to thank everyone for putting up with me for the past month :D

My card will also be entered in the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - black white and one other colour, plus use punches. I'm the guest DT for this one, so not really an entry, but I had fun using the recipe
Pile It On - feathers and/or fur
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me (I was actually working towards last week's Wings challenge, but forgot it would be over :P)
Ooh La La Creations - inspired by a Christmas song. Hmmm, mine isn't inspired by one song in particular, but rather by all of them at once ;)
Cards for Men - Christmas (Yes, it has an angel on it, but she's not at all girly and the male in question is going to get it with the rather edgy Santa sentiment below)
Creative Cottage - untraditional Christmas colours
Crafts and Me - snowflakes (my brads)
Stampin' B's - make a holiday card
My Partner in Crafting Crime - black, white plus one
No Time to Stamp - use black
Totally Papercrafts - untraditional Christmas
2 Sisters - untraditional Christmas colours
Crazy 4 Challenges - use scrpt paper or embossing
Simply Betty 12 Days of Christmas - Day 2, create a Grinch-mas project. The digi I used is Angelika from Simply Betty Stamps, and the first half of the verse comes from the Grinch film, the second part I made up. There were actually a couple of alternatives for the second half, but I settled for the one that used the word Grinchful because it amused me, and frankly, the one that makes me laugh the most is probably not suitable for public viewing. So, be warned, don't read the next bit if you're easily offended. Option 2 - "Blast this Christmas music; it's so joyful and triumphant. Does wishing it was over really make me so aberrant?" Option 3 - "Blast this Christmas music; it's so joyful and triumphant. I hate the festive season, and Santa's a complete . . ."

And this is my piece for the brand new Macabre Monday challenge at Haunted Design House. I'm sponsoring this week's challenge, so the winners will get some goodies from my store, and this week all we'd like to see is you using at least two different patterned papers. And I know the challenges here are designed towards the creepy and macabre, but I actually find this one strangely comforting, lol, if it's already too late, then there's no point stressing. I'm going to have to display this one somewhere prominent ;) I've used papers from the Gothic Bruise set at Crafty Chaos Designs, and the digi is from Smeared Ink

These are the challenges for this one:
Create 4 Fun - sketch
Karber's Weekly Challenge - use two or more DPs and a digi
Craft Your Passion - monochrome
Allsorts - monochrome
And the following all have Anything Goes challenges this week, thanks so much ladies for allowing me free rein and to get away from Christmas cards ;)
Paper Cutz, Hodge Podge Shop, Inktegrity Hump Day, Fab n Funky, For Fun Challenges, Totally Stampalicious A Spoon Full of Sugar,


Rose Petal said...

Hello Susan. WOW, you have been busy. Both of these cards are just amazing. Fab designs, images and sentiments. Wonderful job. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Andrea C said...

both are absolutely brill, love the second one there is something about it that just tickles my fancy x

Dawn said...

Great job on the monochrome- boy you are fast!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Both of these cards would also work at Top Tip Tuesday -this week is layers.

Benzi said...

Love the combo of red, black, and white. And, the second one with the idea of not stressing is a very good idea. LOL So glad you joined the Stampin B's again this week.

heidy said...

Both cards are stunning!!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely untraditional Christmas card, thanks for joining in our challenge over at TPC, Heidi x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Hon, thanks for sponsoring the challenge this week! LOVE your papers! I agree on the comfort factor. That's pretty much the way I feel the whole (Christmas) holiday season. Love it! Your first card is super too and ALL of the sentiments are a hoot! Amazing how you squeeze in so many challenges! xxD

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous cards Susan! I am loving the papers and your ability to color so well digitally just blows my mind.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both gorgeous hun! Love the image & colour of the second one!
thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Gurkiss said...

Lovely card :)

Thank you for joining us at IDID this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow two fabulous cards, luv the black/red striking card,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are both amazing the images,the papers gosh so so effective hugs cheryl xxx

Jeanette said...

Fabulous cards Susan. I'm so glad that you had a chance to send in your card for wings for this challenge. I sure would have hated to miss this cutie. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Spyder said...

Love the Red/black/white card, very striking! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's this week! AND I just luv those spider papers on your other card!!


Jasmine Wilmany said...

Love the color schemes. You do great work!
★ Jasmine Wilmany


KC said...

Angelika is amazing! you are so cleaver! and the card for the HDH is so fun I love it!

Monique said...

Both are wonderful cards...Love the color combo and awesome image on the first one..Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious :)

Anonymous said...

Great cards.Love your monochrome card - nice and spooky!Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Wendi said...

Wow what fabulous cards and so original love the fairy
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Alison said...

What a great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this challenge.
Hugs, Alison x

gina g said...

Blimey you've been busy hun! love the cards you've made. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

joey said...

Hi Susan

fantastic cards, so striking you have totally rocked the theme! thanks for joining us at tpc


Shelly said...

Very unusual, original christmas card! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Jennie said...

WOw what an awesome card!
And two IDIC challenges for the price of one hehe!

Thanks so much for joining us this week

bosenberries said...

This is wicked! Love the black snowflake corners!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Mummylade said...

wow, such a cool card! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

scotspanda said...

two fabulous card, the images are great

thanks for joining in the monochrome fun at allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx

Stephanie said...

Great christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our Monochromatic challenge.

Spyder said...

Hi Susan! Just thought I'd pop in, to let you know, the voting over on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog has started for this Colour challenge!! Now's the time to get all your buddies to pop over and vote! Good Luck!

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

Virgo5 said...

Wow, great cards! Thanks for joining the Totally Stampalicious challenge!