Monday, 2 November 2015

Frosty Festivities Event! Nov 1st Challenge/Inspiration....

Off and running with Jennifer Grace's
First up, a tag... just to get the juices flowing...
(along with a chance for the Grand Give-away!)
halving the tag with two different papers.. one being 'busy'
and fussy cutting - so I cut out a little 'bauble' and added some sequins to it.
Nothing like a bit of tinsel to tie it up with!


Next comes the first Challenge!

The Challenge To Be Inspired Prize for the Focus Your Craft & Soul event at Jennifer Grace Creates

 Pretty much the inspiration criteria (and we can take it as we like, take a little or a lot...
And I went with  framing and the gold centre....

I carved this lino cut back in 2010
And I still just it (just like a stamp)

 To do the 'framing' part - I used a 'stitch' stamp onto the outside
of the linocut printed image.  I've bought a few 'Smooches' lately and
got to say how much I love them... especially for fine stamp work..
just paint onto the stamp.. and my stitches worked a treat!

Then I couldn't resist the inspiration criteria with little trees in the row..
And went with subtle 'bling' with this one!
It's hard to see where the black cardstock base for the card front stops and
the black background starts!


Again, another little lino cut done in 2011 (I think)  and still use it!

All little trees in a row onto silver shiny paper (hard to see here)

You can join in
Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I've just got to give this reminder....
is open!
Its woken up from its 9 month slumber and ready
to jumpstart our December Daily journeys...
If you'd like to join in on a little Christmas preparation.....

Click here....
Love to see you there too!


Deb said...

Oooo! These are all sooooo lovely. Your little tag is just gorgeous and then your lino prints- well they are amazing. I can feel the creative juices flowing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love the dove!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Look at you go! I'm still busy with everything BUT crafting....grrrr! Maybe on the weekend...... LOVE your Very Much Gold inspiration, & that line of red trees.....gorgeous:):)

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely projects!! What a talented lady you are cutting out those stamps!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such gorgeous projects, Mandy! Love the gold and sparkle for the holidays and LOVE your handmade lino cut stamps! Wow, wow, WOW!

Julene Matthews said...

Mandy you rock! I'm hoping to get some of Jennifer's challenges done soon. I always find inspiration here.

Jennifer Grace said...

These are all so gorgeous! I love the fussy cut bauble on the first, the gold smooches on the second, and that bling 'ho ho ho' on the third is fantastic! I'm so happy to see you joined in lots again! x