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

On Tip Toe :)

I love this Lili of the Valley "On Tip Toe" rubber stamp which I bought (amongst other things lol) at the NEC last week. I watercoloured the back ground & coloured the fairy in with Twinkling H2o's. The papers are from Designer Digitals & I inked the edges. The card is finished off with some roses (also inked & glittered), a bow & a stamped greeting (there are a few gems in there too but don't tell anyone ;) ).

I made this card for 5 Challenges:
Creative Inspirations - New or Neglected!
Lili of the Valley - Recipe (3 papers, 2 stamps & 1 type of embellishment)
Whimsy - Watercolors
Inspirational - Sketch
SophistiCat - Wings

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Winter Friend

Hooray, day off today! But boy does the time go quick lol. I made this card for 5 challenges & luckily it is a Christmas card, I am sooo behind with my Christmas cards this year I think I've made about 8 when I've usually made 50 + lol.

The papers are from Designer Digitals & I inked the edges, the image & sentiment are from Elzybells & I've used glitter glue & a tiny bit of Polar White snow soft on his hat (I'm just getting to grips with this lol). The card is finished off with a snowflake & lots of tiny gems.

The 5 challenges are:
Willow Stetchie - Sketch!
Elzybells - Tempting Textures
Cupcake - Snow Much Fun
Papertake - Digi Sparkle
Susie's Sassy Designs - Christmas (1st Challenge)

Oooh I'm so excited (isn't that a song lol) I've been chosen to be on Lexi's Creations DT & she has a new challenge starting on Monday 16th of November so why not check it out :)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Happy Birthday Zoe!

This card was made for my son's girlfriend Zoe's birthday which is today (she must have opened it by now though). We had a fab day at the NEC yesterday & met some great crafters & got some fab goodies. The image is a Greeting Farm "Wild Sprout" image & the papers are from DCWV Pocketful of Posies stack. I inked & glittered the flowers & finished the card with a ribbon & gems.

This card fits 3 challenges:
Everybody-Art - Sketch
Allsorts - Bring Out Your Bling
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons & Gems

I just need more hours in the day so I can do all the crafting I would like to lol

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Christmas Robin

Hooray day off today but why oh why do they always go quicker than any other day (apart from weekends) lol. Soo much to do so little time.

This fab image is from mygrafico & he is coloured with Prismas & I glittered his had the papers are called Christmas Joy, I inked the egdes & finished the card off with some new Christmas embellishments: a padded tree & a bauble greeting. The sketch is from Sketch and Stash.

Better get a move on now ....

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Meet Scruffles

Lexi is having a DT challenge as she is having her designs made into stamps & she has given us this gorgeous doggy image called Scruffles to play with. I coloured him in with Prismas (as usual) & added glitter to his hat. The papers are from my Christmas stash, I added a bit of velum, a tag some holly stickers & a greeting.

I used the sketch from Just Christmas and Birthday Cards & the Papertake Weekly challenge is "Spots n Stripes". I had to scan my card cos it's too late to get a good photo & Lexi's challenge finishes tomorrow so had to get it blogged tonight :)

Surprise Candy!

We all love candy (especially the non-fattening kind) & we all love a surprise (well I do lol) & over at the Crafty Chatter blog they have the chance to win Surprise Blog Candy! You just need to follow a few simple rules & enter before 22nd November & while you're there why not check out the rest of the blog, there's some interesting stuff on there :-)

Cup Cake Tilly

I found a great new blog which has a competition & a free digi image - how fab is that! Wendy's Digital Doodling has this gorgeous "Cup Cake Tilly" Image which I coloured in with my Prismacolor pencils & added a touch of Glamour Dust to the hearts. The flowers & leaves are punched (& also coloured with Prismas to match the colours). The papers are from Designer Digitals & are called "Little Tea House", the card is finished off with a greeting, ribbon & pearls.

The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week is "Getting Punchy With It", A Spoon Full of Sugar's challenge this week is "Kitchen/Cooking" & I used the sketch from The Fresh Batch.

I've got a new camera & I'm still getting to grips with it lol so the photos are a bit hit & miss at the mo but I'm sure I will suss it out & the weather is dark & dire here with torrential rain (poor hubby & son are playing footy so they will be absolutely drenched- I'm definitely in the best place).