Sunday, 30 November 2008

Kaboodle Doodles Scallops Challenge

I'm glad to be able to do the Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week as I missed it last week. The challenge is "Scallops" & as I'm waiting for Santa to bring me a scallop border punch I had to use a shaped ruler & cut them out by hand & the result is not that fab, the papers are though: from the new Kaboodle Doodles Contemporary Christmas kit. The snowflakes are recycled from an old Christmas card (when I got the decorations down from the loft I couldn't believe how many old cards I had kept so I thought I'd better start recycling lol). I finished off with braid, confetti & a greeting.

Why not check the blog out the other DT cards are gorgeous :o)

NB. I have since the photo was taken added some silver glittery snowflakes which balance the card out better so I like it slightly more than I did lol.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

A Card at Last!

Wow, it seems like ages since I've made/blogged a card. We had a fab time last weekend in Kent visiting my lovely son Craig & his gorgeous family. Then hubby & I both had the week off so did a bit of Christmas shopping etc (still haven't finished though, there's always those awkward ones that are left).

I have just managed to finish my son's Christmas card (Stuart) & I hope he will like it (he doesn't look on here so it's ok). I'm using it for this week's ABC challenge which is "S is for Snow". The papers/decoupage/chipboard are from Trimcraft (I love their stuff). I finished off with plenty of glitter glue.

I'm hoping to get back into some challenges this week (fingers crossed) but there's always soo much to do at this time of year.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Blue Christmas

Today is a new challenge at Kaboodle Doodles & this week it is "Monochrome". I chose to do shades of blue. I used the Kaboodle Doodles "Blue Paper Kit" which I stamped some snowflakes on to. I used one of my fav snowman stamps & paper pieced his scarf & hat band. The ribbon & tag are from Trimcraft & I finished it off with rub-on words & a glittery snowflake (which was free with a magazine).

Saturday, 15 November 2008

1st Christmas Card

I made this Christmas card for my gorgeous lil grand-daughter Abigail.

It is for 2 challenges: Cupcake whose challenge is "Spots & Dots" & A Spoon Full of Sugar's challenge is "A Child's Card". The fairy is a download from Pollycraft & I added glitter glue. The spotty background paper was stamped with snowflakes & I also added a lots of peel offs (yes I actually used some of my hundreds of peel offs that I've had for years lol). The card was finished off with a snowflake attached with a gem brad.

I've got lots of family cards to make before we go visiting next weekend so I better get a move on.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Friday Sketchers

I made this card for my friend Kelly using the Friday Sketchers sketch. The stamp is from Elzybells. The papers are from the lovely Kath & I added glitter glue, sticky ribbon, flowers, brad, gems & a charm.

Kreativ Blogger Award

I received this fab award from Deena (thanks sweetie).

The five very creative people I'd like to pass this award on to are:



(hopefully they haven't already received it)

The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Just Christmas, no Birthday Cards

Hooray day off! Too much to do, too little time lol. Made this card with the Just Christmas & Birthday Cards sketch. Only managed a Christmas card this week, I have lots of Birthday cards & not enough Christmas cards lol.

The stamp I used is "Snow Greeting" from Stampendous! coloured with Twinkling H20s & pearly paints. I'm still using my Dovecraft papers (cos I love them) I finished the card off with glitter glue, snowflakes & gems,

Monday, 10 November 2008

Christmas Decoupage

Hooray managed to fit in another card tonight. Thought this was going to be a quick one as I used the decoupage kit I got with my Dovecraft papers & embellishments but it took ages punching the pieces out, sanding the "pips" & cutting the foam pads lol.

I used the Papertake sketch & just finished the card off with a gorgeous fabric poinsettia which I got from Lakeland last year in the sale.

Wiff of Joy Challenge 7

What a day! I don't like Mondays to coin a phrase from Bob Geldof lol. Luckily I only had to work 4 hours today but I got wet biking to work & on the way home I got the wettest you can get lol, you know when you're soo wet you can't get any wetter.

At least I managed to fit in time to make a card using the Wiff of Joy sketch. I used my fab Dovecraft papers again, I went round the edges with a gold Marvy Metallics pen. The image is WOJ Angel Charlotte coloured with pearly paints. I finished off with a greeting, brad, charm & 3 gems.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

1st Willow Sketchie Challenge

OMG look at the time it's over half way through Sunday afternoon :o( I've got so much to do, not least of all making cards lol.

Well I did manage to make a card for Sharon's first Willow Sketchie Challenge & a fab sketch it is too. I used my gorgeous new Dovecraft papers, an Elzybells stamped image, snowflake & round brads, wire, 2 lil star bead charms, flowers, greeting & a gem.

I need to clear this mess in here before I can do any more crafting as I won't be able to find anything or shall I do the ironing .... (lol no contest but maybe I'll do the ironing quickly if not I'll feel guilty)

Hugs & Kisses Card

This card was made for the Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week which is "Buttons & Bling". The papers are from the Kaboodle Doodles Pirate Skulls Kit. The stamp is "Penelope" by Rachelle Anne Miller coloured in with pearly pains & embellished with lil crocheted flowers, gems, heart button & chipboard greeting.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Happy Birthday Zoe!

The theme on Cute Card Thursday is "Fairies + Angels". I made this card for my son's partner Zoe's birthday (Happy Birthday Sweetie) & as that is today & she has received it I can blog it. I used the gorgeous Wiff of Joy stamped image (from my dear friend Linda) "Melinda Blowing Kisses". The papers are from Funky Hand & Trimcraft & I added flowers, pearl brads & a butterfly charm. (I used my own sketch! lol).

Christmas Shaker Card

At last some time for crafting, it's been such a busy week I've had no time to play.

I got some gorgeous new Dovecraft papers & embellishments & this card was made using the Secret Crafter's sketch for this weeks challenge. I love the gorgeous shaker embellishment in the centre. Hopefully I'll have time to use all my new bits & pieces lots over the weekend, well the weather is pants so don't we'll be going far.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Card Positioning Systems Sketch

Managed to make another card after work using the CPS sketch (I've not used their sketches for a while as I haven't had time to keep up with all the challenges :o( ).

The card was made using the the Rubber Stampede "Christmas Shopping" stamp, Pink Petticoat papers & finished off with gems & ribbon.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Another One!

I've been able to make another Christmas card in between shopping & houseworky stuff that always gets in the way of crafting fun lol.

I used my new Elzybells stamps again (a different one though), I'm really loving these stamps. The sketch is from the Jehkotar Card Challenge & it is the first time I've joined this one. The papers are DCWV & Brenda Pinnock & I added ribbon, glitter glue, tags & brads.

Hooray 2 More Christmas cards

Well I am trying - These cards are both blue snowmen cards (I seem to have lots of snowman stamps which is good cos I like them lol). These cards are for the Our Creative Corner challenge this week which is "It's all in the colouring". My favourite technique for colouring is watercolouring & I usually use a water brush. For these cards I watercoloured with Sakura glitter gel pens.

Kaboodle Doodles Bright Christmas

The Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week is "Christmas Brights". This card was made using their fab new Christmas kit. I treated myself to some new Elzybells Christmas stamps which are gorgeous & added greeting, flowers & a snowflake.

I forgot the add the glitter glue before I scanned the the card but she is all glittery now :o)

I haven't had any time for crafting this week & it's looking like next week will be the same but I am going to try hard to fit some in lol :o)