Friday, 22 August 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Bingo!

Hello, how are things? Me again! Wow you can just reach out and touch the weekend can’t you, and a bank holiday weekend to boot! Thank goodness!

I’m here today to let you know that there is a new challenge starting over on the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog and our theme this fortnight is Bingo, and here is the bingo card!
                                                    We are sponsored by 

Who are offering a fabby prize!

As Christmas is a coming (yippee, my favourite time of year) I decided I had better get my finger out and make some festive cards! And here is my very first effort of the year! Hoorah!
I chose the middle row of the bingo card, Green, Bow, String, and used one of our sponsor’s images called Snow Capped Tree.  I printed it twice to go either side of my Paltry Paper-Pieced door, a mass of rough measurements and slightly dodgy cutting and embossing! Probably wouldn’t repel burglars methinks! J

I will admit to quite liking my wreath which I made by cutting up the Tattered Lace ‘Ornate Leaves’ dies and sticking them to a circular frame! And my coir (ok string) doormat!

Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Ornate Leaves’
Punches: Tonic snowflake
Paper/Card: Neenah Desert Strom – Bazzill Bling
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir pencils
Others: Beads in a Bottle – Flowersoft – Stickles - string, crystal glitter, ribbon & gems from my stash – sentiment from Hunkydory (I think)
Hopeless Hand drawings & Paltry Paper Piecing: Everything, except the trees (and obviously they are the best thing!!)

I hope you will join us, who doesn’t love a bit of bingo. Look what my clever teamies have done on the blog and play along!

Thanks so much for looking and enjoy your day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS – Challenge #43: Snowflakes
WINTER WONDERLAND - Anything Goes for Christmas
CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND – August Challenge: Sparkle & Shine
SPARKLE N SPRINKLE – August Challenge: Anything Goes with Glitter
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge #173: Anything Goes
CRAFTERS CAFÉ – Challenge #77: Square Cards Only
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Christmas in August
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #113: Favourite Season (Christmas of course!)
POLKADOODLES – Week 34: Christmas


  1. Words fail me Jane!! What a fantabulously imaginative creation (as usual!), just the sort of door I would absolutely love at Christmas time!! xx

  2. Wow, Jane this is awesome!!! Love the idea to use the trees like that! I might copy that in the future!

  3. Wow, it looks like a real door at Christmas time. The depth you have created looks amazing. As always your imagination shows no bounds, you can save this one for me if you want :p have a fab weekend ps. What's a scoreboard lol ;p The exploding box was all done on the silhouette, see how much time it's going to save you and no wonky scored lines because your scorer slipped lol(well that was my problem hehe) hugs xx

  4. You make such fabulous detailed creations Jane. Love all of your fabulous design. Always such clever creations. A joy to visit.

  5. FABulous and cleverly made card, so much to look at and your design, colours and chosen image is it....have a lovely
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  6. Beautiful card, just perfect. Have a lovely bank holiday cheers Sue N x

  7. Wow this turned out pretty Jane... love the snow effects!

  8. Jane, beautiful card! The dimension in your door is fabulous, and all the snowy, festive, vintagy feel of your card with vibrant colors is wonderful! Pinned to my Christmas Card collection! hugs, de

  9. This is gorgeous Jane. Your design is so beautiful and your attention to detail is, as always, wonderful.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  10. Oh wow Jane! This is so brilliant and GORGEOUS!!!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  11. Fabulous card love the textures. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  12. What a delightful holiday creation! You have developed wonderful depth and lovely textures. Very nicely done, indeed! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  13. I love your card! It's really beautiful, very traditional, and you've added so many great details to this entrance scene!

  14. Super card, this is one that will stand out for whoever gets it. Thanks for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles this time.
    Jenny x

  15. This is a fabulous looking Christmas card. It's so festive looking. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month!

  16. Wow Jane this is absolutely beautiful I love, love, love the door, the wreath and wee snowflakes, this is top notch and I love it.
    lorraine x

  17. lovely card,, very well done! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month!!

  18. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  19. Love how you have created a scene on the card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Would love for you to join us again next week :o)

  20. lol, loool, love the snow effects! great card :) Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles :)

  21. What a wonderful Christmas card Jane!! You've designed it perfectly!

  22. A beautiful card, I love the snow! Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope to see you for this week's new challenge :)

  23. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

  24. Wow, what a fantastic Christmas card! I love the traditional colours and your door looks so real!! The ice and snow are just fabulous, I almost wish it was winter now...almost. lol Love it Jane! :)

  25. wow your card is amazing! so much detail!
    Thanks so much for joining us the the Polkadoodles challenge!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  26. Beautiful
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles


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