Sunday, 21 December 2014

SDC 176 Week 3 Anything Goes

Over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog the theme is still anything goes, for week three i am entering these ATB’s i made instead of traditional cards.


To add even more sparkle to the snow (Glass Seed Bead Texture Paste from Galleria) i used silver Glamour Dust and Twilight Sparkle glitter from Crafty Notions on the tops of the boxes. Added some little figures i have had in my stash for many years as i thought they would be perfect for this snowy scene.


This is my OH’s ATB it is the largest shape. Went round the edges with Walnut Stain DI and coloured the rest of the box with Iced Spruce DI.

The black panels have been stamped with a very old Christmas stamp set from Elusive Images (now chocolate Baroque) using white Artiste pigment ink pad then applied the Coarse White Pan Pastel over the top to add subtle shimmer and to pop the script stamp even more.



This is the first outing for the Smitten Moustache Monsters from Stampotique, have added wings (Ingrid Bolme stamps) and turned them into Angels.

Used Spectrum Noir Pencils and Derwent Graphik Link Painters to colour them in.



The words are from Dyan Reaveley red rubber stamp set for Ranger.


Base of the ATB.


This is my ATB, used the middle sized box from the Eileen Hull Sizzix die and the same lovely Smitten Moustache Monsters so didn’t show you all the sides.


These words are from the same Dyan Reaveley set as above.


Both of the boxes together. Enjoyed making these very much.

I am also entering the boxes into the Pan Pastel Challenge, Christmas.

That’s Crafty challenge Blog.

Country View Crafts Challenge – Nostalgia.

Craft Stamper – White Stamping.

Hope you are getting excited,it’s only 3 night’s until the big day!


Thank you for dropping by.



  1. What fun! These are fabulous! You used wonderful images and in my most humble opinion you can rarely go wrong with a Dyan Reavely sentiment. :) Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Fantastic, really love your festive box xxx

  3. Fabulous ATB love their wings
    Amanda x

  4. Brilliant boxes Mo,I see you are enjoying your new stampotique stamps :) yes I'm excited about Christmas as I know I have more crafting supplies coming...of course I don't have enough already....

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. These are just amazing Mo! Wow, so much detail you have included and I just love the little scenes you put together! Well done my friend! Just dropping in to say A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS, big holiday hugs Pamellia :)

  6. Oh mo! What great ideas you've had! These ATBs are a terrific alternative to cards and the sentiments and images are such fun too - they're alternative in every sense of the word! I love how non-traditional they are and yet they dare to sparkle! Sorry I've been out of sight for a while. I've been a bit poorly, but I'm feeling much better today. Hope you're doing OK. Have a lovely Christmas. xxxx

  7. What a smashing idea! These are totally fab! xxx

  8. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Adorable! I love Stampotique. This turned out very fun and festive.

  9. Wowzer MoH, these are superb!! I do hope you've got them set out as decorations, I bet the light just bounces of the sparkles making them seem alive.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my T post. I too recently got a new set of birthday sentiments from Rubber Dance, I think I need the other one as well, hehe. Have you seen Helen Allen's videos? She's on the DT for Rubber Dance and I always end up wanting the exact stamps she uses, hehe.
    Have a wonderfully festive time, however you celebrate the passing year, and may 2015 bring you many things to make you smile :o)) xx

  10. Wow love both you ATBs, the black sides with white script ( a fav of mine right now) provides a beautiful stage for your smitten moustache monsters debut appearance. I also really love the little Christmas scenes you have created on top. Stunning xxxx

  11. I enjoyed both boxes, but I especially like both sentiments. Really funny, too.

  12. Gorgeous art boxes, Christmas calories don't count here either ;) big Christmassy hugs from Poppy and me xx
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  13. These are fabulous boxes MoH, I love that you and Mr MoH craft together, my OH just doesn't get it at all, but at least he doesn't complain when the new stash keeps coming through the post. I'm so glad that Christmas Calories don't count , I just wish that I could extend that into the New Year too! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenges at Stampotique and Country View Crafts, and I hope you both have a very Happy New Year. Sue xx

  14. They're great with wings!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  15. What a fun, fun, fun project, Mo! You're a ATB project is more fun than a barrel of monkeys with the mustache monsters trio! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique designers challenge for December!

  16. Oh this is so cool :) Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper this month. xx

  17. Love your ATB it's so fun, thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

  18. These are so much fun ..... love them!! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .. good luck! Linda xx

  19. Missed these in the pre-Christmas Rush, but oh how I love their monochrome look, and brilliant Stampotique humour, the perfect match for the DR words. So much care and creativity has gone into these... they're a card and a gift rolled into one!
    Alison xx

  20. Great stampotique slant to the ATB. Lovely snow scenes created on top. Ruth x

  21. Wow! So inventive and great! Thank you for joining the Take It Make It challenge!

  22. Wow .... stunning. much care to detail. .love it! Thank you for joining the TIMI challenge xxx