Friday, 27 May 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 21 - Bells

This is my last week as Guest Designer over at Humbug Hall and so I decided to make two cards for the challenge.

The first one uses a digistamp, which was a free download from DoCrafts, and all I've done to it was added "snow" to the trees, roofs and ground as I wanted a monochrome card just using white, red and black.  I have cut the layers, and also the base 8x8" card, using my large nestabilities Labels 1 set.  The sentiment was computer generated using text boxes in Windows and I've finished off the card with a red ribbon bow and gems.

The second card came about whilst I was playing with CraftArtist and was totally generated within that programme.  After I'd printed out the front page of the card I used my circle and scalloped circle nesties to cut out the sentiment and central bells so I could decoupage them using silicone glue.  The only things I have added was some rikrak ribbon, gems and two red bells that my friend Jan gave me last year.  I must say CraftArtist is a brilliant piece of software which allows you to do all kinds of things and I'm especially pleased that I can now make up my own circle sentiments rather than buying them on the internet.

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Ann and Max at Humbug Hall for asking me to be guest designer for the month of May.  I've really enjoyed it and look forward to continuing meeting their challenges for the rest of the year.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting.


  1. I can't believe your stint as design team member is over already - you are certainly going out with a peal of bells!! These two cards are terrific and I agree about CAP (all I need is time to play).

  2. oh Karen I'm another one that can't believe the month is up. You've provided such fabulous cards and we've so enjoyed having you on the team. I know that we'll still see you each week as you've also joined in so that will be good.
    Have a superb weekend and thank you so much for all you've done.
    Ann xxx

  3. These are both beautiful cards! I love the images and color combinations.

  4. Hi Karen,
    I know the last month has flown past unbelievably quickly but every week has been a delight seeing the fabulous DT projects and ideas you have shared in our challenges. Your final submissions certainly don't disappoint either! Love how you have used a combination of digital image and your own text in the first one, and in the 2nd card used your graphics programme to produce your own decoupage. Fabulous! Thank you for your continuing loyalty and support and I can't wait to see what you come up with for our future challenges.
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. Lovely cards Karen, well done on your DT month they were all inspiring:)
    Val xx


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