Monday, 28 December 2009

Blog Candy & Some Fab News!

Pink Gem Designs are giving away some lucky crafter 6 fab stamps of their choice & you have until 18th January to enter.

My FAB news is that I've been chosen to be one of the Stampin' for the Weekend's Design Team, how cool is that! I can't wait to get creating for them & it means I get to use all my new crafty stuff too :)

Lexi's Creations 4th Challenge :)

I hope you all had a fab Christmas & that Santa brought you all you wished for. I got lots of lovely crafty goodies :)

It is the 4th Challenge at Lexi's Creations (how quickly the time goes, scary) & this time the theme is "Pastels & Joanna Sheen is the sponsor :) The DT have used Lexi's gorgeous image "Hot Choc Scruffles". I coloured him with Prismas & chalks, added some Glamour Dust to the marshmallows, the papers are various from my stash & I used my new foliage & flower punches from Cuddly Buddly (c/o Santa lol).

The sketch is from Crafting Life's Pieces & I'm entering my card for these challenges too:
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Celebrate Food or Drink
Rosie-D's - You Chose
Crafty Creations - No Rules

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

1 Card = 10 Challenges :)

What an incredibly busy day I've had trying to get everything sorted ready for Christmas, I'm getting there, which is lucky cos I have to work all day tomorrow 9 - 6.30 (it shouldn't be allowed on Christmas Eve lol).

This is the card I made for my son Craig & his partner Zoe. I made another Easel card & used the Christmas Meerkat image from Sandra Dry. The papers are various from my stash & I added a padded star, some sticker parcels, puffy stuff & lots of glitter.

Here are the 10 Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Free For All
Crafty Creations - Happy Holidays!
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Last Minute Christmas Cards
Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow!
Kaboodle Doodles - Sparkling Winter
Magical Crafts - Special Birthday or Christmas Card
Our Creative Corner - Let it Snow!
SophistiCat - Christmas Theme, Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Holiday Somethings

Monday, 14 December 2009

Challenge 3 at Lexi's Creations :)

Wow the weeks are flying by. Challenge 3 at Lexi's Creations is to use purple (or shades of), bling & ribbon. My card is made with Lexi's Biker Brooke image. Our sponsor this week is Toucan Scraps & the papers are from them (with added glitter). The flowers are punched, inked & glittered & I finished off with a greeting, gems & organza ribbon. Lexi's images are all 99p now so why not check them out :)

I'm entering this card for 3 Challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Sparkle
Papertake - Red & Green Must Not be Seen (I don't think it has to be Christmas card)
Die Cut Dreams - Glitter Me Silly

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend

Stampin for the Weekend are having a DT call & as I would love to be part of their team I thought I'd give it a go. This is my first easel card & I think I shall be making many more as they are very simple but look really cool :) I used papers from Designer Digitals, the Anya image is coloured in with Prismacolors & I added glitter & puffy stuff (can't remember what it is called but it's by Woodware lol). The finishing touches are some shiny cord, bauble greeting & festive flowers with gem.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
2Redbananas - Stay Warm
All That Scraps - Snowflakes
Cute Daisy May - Twinkle

Monday, 7 December 2009

Candy Alert :-)

But you will have to be quick - I'm hoping I made it in time. Karen has some fab candy to give away here & she has some fab images to purchase on her other blog, check them out!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Stamp with Us Recipe

I must admit I often find recipe challenges a little bit tricky (& I think some other people do too) that is why the Stamp With Us team are dropping them from their challenges, so this is their last recipe challenge which is to use 2 patterned papers, 3 brads & 1 stamp. The papers are from Designer Digitals, the gorgeous stamp is from Lil of the Valley & is called "Fairies - Bouquet" & is coloured in with Prismas & I sprayed her with Crafter's Companion silver spray & glitter which gives her a gorgeous twinkle (but I don't think you can see this very well in the photo). I punched some flowers out of white paper, inked & glittered them & added some brads to the centres.

This card fits 2 other challenges too:
Charisma Cardz - I'm Dreaming of Summertime!
Creative Inspirations - Sketch

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

A Different Card

I've had a lovely day off today my friend came round this afternoon & we watched It's a Wonderful Life (we watch it every year now, it's become a tradition) & drank tea & ate mince pies. The trouble is as I've said (many times) before there just aren't enough hours in days off or weekends so I haven't done half of what I wanted to do but I have had a great day none-the-less :)

Anyway onto the card which different from my usual style but I do like to diversify now & again lol. This was made for my Aunty who is going through a rough time at the moment. The papers are from Designs by Krista, I used another flower design from Mel & the flowers have been coloured, glazed & glamour dusted. I finished off with a flourish stamp, ribbon & computer generated greeting.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Sketch Saturday - (can you guess lol) Sketch
ABC - Indigo Blue
Etsy Inspired - Triangle Scarf
Pile It On - Flowers & Flourishes

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Hubby's Christmas Card (**V**)

This is the card I made for my hubby Mark for Christmas the gorgeous image is by Sally-Ann from her Digi Stamp Boutique. The paper is Designer Digital & I added extra snowflake stickers & die cuts, the card is finished off with a festive ribbon, flower, computer generated greeting & some gems.

This card was made for 6 challenges:
Bee Crafty - Add Some Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Snowflakes
My Time to Craft - Winter Pals
SophistiCat - Snowflakes & Sparkle
Cutie Sunday - Sketch

NB. Oopsie, it's just been pointed out that I did the mistletoe red lol I have now changed the gems to pearls ;)

Monday, 30 November 2009

Lexi's Creations 2nd Challenge

I can't believe how quickly 2 weeks has gone & now it's time for the 2nd challenge over at Lexi's Creations. This time the theme is "Odd Shaped Cards" & is sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen :) I had to get my thinking cap on for this one lol.I really wanted to make a snow globe card but didn't have any acetate so I made this diamond fold card instead. The image is Pengy & I coloured him & added some Flower Soft for the snow. The card is finished off with flowers, brad, star, stamped greeting & gems.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Christmas Trees
2RedBananas - Christmas/Winter

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend!

I thought as I missed the deadline for last week's Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge I would get in early this week lol. Their challenge is a colour combination of "Lilac & Silver". I used a fab digi image from Pink Cat Studio (coloured in with Prismacolors), the papers are from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies, I used matt silver card, gems, greeting from Craftwork Cards & the flower is a free download for Mel's fab blog, which I inked, added Crystal Lacquer & sprinkled Glamour Dust on.

I'm also entering this card for 2 other challenges:
Caardvarks - Color It!
PaperPlay - Sketch

I can't believe our week off has gone sooo quickly but it's been great & I've got lots of Christmas shopping. Luckily I had a few hours holiday left so I have tomorrow off too :) I'm putting the Christmas tree up (I know it's early & I usually wait til the first weekend in December but this will be my only chance & the grandchildren are coming next weekend so it needs to be nice & festive :) ).

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Pink Petticoat Pillow Box for 6 Challenges :)

I love Pink Petticoat images/papers & Liz has a challenge at the mo (but you've gotta be quick it finishes at the end of November, I've left it to the last minute as usual lol) to make a pillow box. I made mine (which is filled with some choccies) using Christmas papers which I've had ages & I use every year & Pink Petticoat's new images called "Have an Ice Christmas! which I adore!

The image is coloured with Prisacolor pencils & more Glamour Dust added. I finished off using my Martha Stewart border punch & some glitter paper.

The 5 other challenges are:
Pollycraft - Wonderful Christmas Time
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas Gifts
Charisma Cardz - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas Theme
Creatalicious - Christmas with Snowflakes & Sparkle

Friday, 27 November 2009

Happy Shopping!

I made this card with the Stamping for the Weekend sketch but it was too dark last night to get a photo & the challenge has finished now lol oh well... I used my sewing machine again & it was very difficult getting the ribbon to stay down at the corners despite the use of glue, sellotape & ds tape but I think it's secure now (hopefully). The image is from Charmed Cards & Crafts, the papers are from Designer Digitals, the sentiment is free from Pink Cat Studio, the flower is made with a Cuttlebug die & the finishing touches are ribbon, gems & a brad. I'm entering this card into the Creative Card Crew challenge which is "Favourite Things" (handbags).

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Another one Penguin!

The title is just how my precious little granddaughter Abigail would say it lol. I've used the Pink Petticoat penguins again, this time with a touch of green. The papers are from Designer Digitals I used my Nesties (again) & my EK Success border punch. I finished off with some gold sort of ribbon/fibre, a tag & the usual Glamour Dust.

This card was made using the Polka Doodles sketch & they want you to use brown too, Everybody Art's challenge is "Christmas" & Papertake's is "Christmas Crackers".

I'm enjoying my week off but I really should be sorting out pressies etc so better get a move on & we're out to lunch later so it's all good :)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Pink Petticoat Penguins

I love this download from Pink Petticoat full of cute little penguins, I am going to be using them lots I'm sure :) I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils & added Glamour Dust. The papers are from my stash & inked around the edges. I finished off with die cut Christmas trees, a round greeting from Designer Digitals, a sticky ribbon & a brad.

We're off work this week so I'm hoping to really get sorted for Christmas & we're going to a Christmas Fayre this evening which I'm really looking forward to (I love Christmas lol).

This card fits 3 challenges:
Clearly iStamp - Sketch
Bee Crafty - Add Some Sparkle
Colour Create - Green, Red & White

Sunday, 22 November 2009

More Snowflakes!

Hooray for weekends! & this one is even better cos we're have the week off 2 - I've really got to get organised for Christmas, I am soo behind this year but at least I've made another card lol.
This image is from a set from Stampendous that I got last year on ebay (& they were a real bargain too). The edges of the pager (Papermania), image & sentiment have been inked with gold, the angles wings & star have been Glamour Dusted& I finished of using my new snowflake die again & some gems. I'm not sure about the bow but I felt the card needed "something" else lol.

This card is for 3 challenges:
Creative Craft - Sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie - Merry Christmas, Happy Winter!!
One Stop - Snowflakes

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Penny Black Snowmen

This Christmas card (hooray another Christmas card but I am soo slow this year lol)was made with a fab PB stamp is called "Cool Company". The papers are a mixture from my stash which have been inked. I die cut some snowflakes & added pearls, used Flower Soft Polar White for the snow & added some Glamour Dust. I finished the card off with some silver ribbon, a greeting & 2 gems.
I made this card for 6 challenges:
Crafty Creations - Metal or Metallic Finishes
Creatalicious - Christmas with Snowflakes & Lots of Sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle
PaperPlay - Read All About It
Penny Black - Christmas for the Guys
Stamp Something - Sketch

Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas Holly Fairy

I love Mo's Digital Pencil images & especially this Holly Fairy. I coloured her in with Distress Ink, glittered around the outline & added a touch of gold ink to the circle (& the greeting). I finished off with some ribbon, gems, holly leaf peel-offs & some crystal lacquer (on the snow globe). The paper is from DCWV.

This card was made for 4 challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil (Bronte & Bella's) - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T - Recipe (1 tag, 1 sentiment & 1 ribbon)
Cupcake - Digital Images
Kraftin' Kimmie - Circles

New Challenge Blog!

There is a new challenge blog (I think there can never be too many as it's great to have such a choice). Lexi's Creations 1st challenge is to make a Christmas card/project using blue & silver - the challenge will run for 2 weeks & the winner gets the digi download for cute Paolo bear & also a £10 voucher for Mad About Cards :)

For my card I coloured Paolo with Prismacolor pencils & chalk & added some Flower Soft Polar White for the snow. I used some silver mirror board, Fiskars snowflake punch (a bargain from the NEC) & finished off with some silver cord, tinsel, tag, greeting & lots of little gems.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Crafty Creations - Snow
Digital Tuesday - Holiday Wishes
Paper Cutz - Stamped or Digital Image
Colour Create - Blue, Silver & White

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Christmas Card for 6 Challenges :)

I made this Christmas card (that brings the total made up to about 10, only another 40ish to go lol) using another Christmas image from Elzybells & coloured in with Sakura glitter pens. I did a bit of stitching & finished the card off with glitter, ribbon, glittered stars, greeting, brad & a Christmas tree charm. One of the papers is from Designer Digitals, not sure about the the main one found that in my stash.

The 6 challenges are:
Create4fun - Sketch
Creative Belli - Christmas
Secret Crafter - Four Seasons
Charisma Cardz - Merry & Bright
Three Clovers - Birds or Bugs
Cute Card Thursday - Glitter me Silly