Saturday 31 December 2011

All Thing's New

This fortnight's Di's Digi Challenge is (as the title suggests) "All Things New".  I chose Di's gorgeous "Cute Slumber" & coloured it with ProMarkers.  As you can see I've been playing with my new trimmer as all the edges are cut with the Victorian blade.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat & the paper (not digi!) is from a stack called "Up, Up & Away" from First Edition.  I finished the card with gems, flowers, ribbon & Glamour Dust.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is Joanna Sheen & there is the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend on some (more) crafty goodies :D

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - My Favorite Things (Di's Images, Glitter, Gems)
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
For Fun - New (thanks for the heads up Helen)

Have a great weekend everyone :D

Friday 30 December 2011

Old Year/New Year...

The Jellypark Friends new challenge that starts today is "Old Year/New Year" - to use your old stash together with the any new goodies you may have got for Christmas (or have just recently acquired :D) .  I used 2 of today's new Jellypark digital image releases "Cute Wedding Couple" & "Wedding Cake" & coloured them with ProMarkers, I used my new trimmer to cut the mats, the papers I've had ages (Papermania I think).  I finished off with a punched heart, gems, Glamour Dust & 2 flowers.  The Greeting is from Pink Petticoat.  I decorated the inside to match, I do think it looks nice to have a matching inside but more often than not I don't have enough time.  I hope you will check out the other DT members gorgeous creations & Claire's fabulous images too :D

Here's the inside (sorry the photo's not very clear)
The challenges:
Crafter's Companion - New Beginnings
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Celebration
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything Goes

I can't wait for the weekend especially as we have our son, DIL & 3 wonderful grandchildren staying with us for a few days :D  Hope your week has been a good one.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Last Christmas Card of 2011 :o)

This is the last card I've made for 2011 (but seeing as how I didn't make enough Christmas cards this year I'm going to be starting for 2012 again in January lol).  This is the card I made for my In-Laws & The Paper Shelter challenge which this week is "Tie a Bow".  I used TPS fab image called "Getting Ready for Christmas", added some Glamour Dust & used a Stardust pen to do some highlighting.  I finished off with the ribbon, gems & stamped greeting.  There's lots of scope with this challenge so I hope you will be able to join us & if you use an image from The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate & even if you don't & you are picked you can chose 3 images of your choice from the shop :D 

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Happy Christmas
Crafty Catz - Santa's Hat
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special
Little Claire's - Family Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Bling It Up

Thanks for looking & I hope you are having a great week :)

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Just a Quickie...

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas :D  Mine has been very busy but absolutely wonderful.  I've got to be quick cos some of us are lucky enough to have an extra day off & so hubby is home & we're off out in a bit (not sure if we're gonna brave the sales or not lol).  But I wanted to tell you about the Thank You challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe which is sponsored by Jellypark Friends & there is a fabulous free image to use (the challenge is to make a thank you card but I've made a bookmark so I'm hoping that's ok - if not it will have to be stuck to a card :D ) 

The Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Bookmarks
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -  A Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks

Hopefully you'll have time to join in & I'm sure you will love using the fabulous free image :)  Have a great Tuesday!

Friday 23 December 2011

Last Challenge of the Year at Stampin' for the Weekend

Today is the start of SFTW's last challenge of 2011 which is a nice easy (in fact the easiest) one: "Anything Goes".  We have 3 wonderful sponsors - The Little Pretty Ribbon Shop, Love to Stamp & Bugaboo & I used a Bugaboo image on my card which is the last Christmas card of the year (but I'm gonna have to start again in January as I was so behind this year).  Poor hubby had to wait til last to get his card but at least I got it done with a few days to spare.  I coloured my "Little Penguin Winter" image with ProMarkers, the papers were from my stash, I added a pompom to his hat & finished off with some stamped bunting, greeting, glitter & a bell.  There are some fabulous creations from the other DT members so why not check them out & get lots of inspiration too :)

The Challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Celebrations
Papertake - Last Christmas Card of the Year
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Critter - Let It Snow

I am trying to visit your blogs to send you all Season's Greetings but I am running out of time lol (silly work) & we're away tonight for the holiday weekend so I would like to wish you all a...VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & let's hope 2012 is a happy, healthy & crafty one!!!! xxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 21 December 2011

My Winner From The Paper Shelter Blog Hop...

is {Drum Roll} Marika!  Well done Marika and if you would like to email The Paper Shelter directly, you will find the email elf on the Challenge blog on the left handside, they will sort out your image for you.  Thank you to everyone who joined in The Paper Shelter blog hop, it was great fun. 

Sunday 18 December 2011

Exciting Things Happening at Sentimental Sundays...

Sentimental Sundays have been having a little break but we are back on 1st January with a some new DT members & a party Blog Hop!

Saturday 17 December 2011

It's Christmas at Di's Digi Challenge

I am slightly late with my DT card this week, but have amazed myself that I'm not later & the fact that I got it done at all with all the stuff I've got still to do :) (I LOVE this time of the year & being busy - I just wish there were more hours in the day... or even better I didn't have to go to work lol).   This week Di's Digi challenge is "Christmas", perfect for those last minute Christmas cards.  The image I used is called "Penguin Love" & I coloured it with ProMarkers adding rainbow glitter & Glamour Dust, the papers were free with a mag & I finished off with a flower, brad, charm, greeting & gems.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is: There She Goes Clear Rubber Stamps.  I hope you can find time to join us :)

The challenges:
Bling It On - Christmas!!!
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle & Bling
PaperPlay - Christmas
One Stop - Christmas Sparkle
Incy Wincy - Christmas & Brads
Cupcake - Don't Look at the Light
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas Card
Heidi's Hobbystuggu - Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - It's Cold Outside

 Thanks for looking & have a fab weekend :)

Friday 16 December 2011

Anything But a Card...

I know you will find this hard to believe but this creation has nothing to do with Christmas! (apart from the fact that it could be a Christmas pressie that is).  The challenge at Jellypark Friends this week is "ABC- Anything But a Card".  I have been so short of time lately that I had to try & make something that didn't take too long so I used my Ultimate Pro to make a box using Basic Grey card stock & the "Clothes, Shoes, Handbag Shop" digital stamp, which is one of today's new releases.  I paper pieced the shop & dress & coloured the rest with ProMarkers.  The finishing touches were Glamour Dust (almost obligatory lol), a circle flower, ribbon & brad.  The box is filled with some childrens jewellery that I made.  The DT have absolutely excelled themselves for this challenge so I hope you will check their designs out & that you can find time to join us (& perhaps make some last minute Christmas gifts).

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes (with ribbon)
Delightful - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Send Someone a Smile... No Christmas or Birthday Cards
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything But a Card

I'm sorry I haven't had much time for commenting lately but work has been very busy & I've (still) got lots of stuff to sort out for Christmas (I love this time of year!).  Hopefully I will soon be organised & be able to visit all your fabulous blogs :o)

Friday 9 December 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Just in case you didn't notice we are well into the festive season lol.  So this time the challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is just that - "Christmas".  This is great for me as I still have quite a few cards to make (the ones for special family & friends).  I kept this card quite clean & simple (mainly cos I didn't have much time).  The papers & flowers were from a Craftwork Cards Christmas goody bag & the snowman is a digital image from DigiStamp Boutique.  I finished the card off with some glitter & pearls.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is Simon Says Stamp & have the chance to win a $20 to spend in their online store - no excuses not to join us ;)

The challenges:
Bunny Zoe - Anything Christmas With Pearls
PaperPlay - Snowman
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season 
DigiStamp Boutique - December Competition
Bearly Mine - Un-Traditional Christmas
The Paper Variety - Inspired by a Christmas Song (Frosty the Snowman)
ABC - Yipeee Anything Christmassy

I hope you're having a wonderful week.  It's been a bit strange since our youngest son moved out just over a week ago but he has been to tea twice & we've been to visit him once so it's not been so bad (& there is LOT's less washing & ironing lol). Thanks for looking & if you have time to fit in the challenge - good luck :)

Wednesday 7 December 2011

The Paper Shelter Celebration Blog Hop :)

Today's the day for The Paper Shelter Celebration Blog Hop!  Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from LINDA then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter challenge blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter challenge blog.

For my card I used the backing paper & image from a kit called Patisserie from The Paper Shelter & I 3d some of the images.  I did some machine stitching & added a border with my Martha Stewart cupcake border punch.  I finished the card off with some bunting, stamped flower, ribbon, brad & Glamour Dust.  Anyone who knows me will know I am very partial to cakes of all description so this card is perfect for me lol :D

I would like to enter this card for these challenges:
Scappy Frogs - Stitching
Creative Craft - Faux or Real Stitching 
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Pile It On - Bling It Up
Papertake - Anything Goes

From here you will need to hop on over to JUDITH & don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and I hope you're enjoying it so far.

Saturday 3 December 2011

Out Of My Comfort Zone...

This week Di's Digi Challenge is "All White (except the image)" & I must admit I really struggled with this challenge as I love pretty papers & colour. Luckily the finished card is better than I expected (though the other DT creations are absolutely stunning so you really should check them out if you have the time).  My cute image is called "Cuddle Christmas" & I coloured  it with ProMarkers & added some Glamour Dust & Rainbow Stripe glitter.  I used lots of die cuts trying to add interest lol & finished of with 2 gems, some pearls & a bauble greeting.  I hope you can join us especially as we our sponsored by the fabulous Cheery Lynn so there is the chance to win a $15 voucher :)

The challenges:
Bling It On - It's Christmas
Bee Crafty - It's Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Let It Snow
Crafts & Me - Pearls & Swirls
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to.  I'm putting the Christmas tree up today & tomorrow we're visiting friends & then going to see our youngest son's new flat, he moved in Monday with his girlfriend & I'm missing him already lol ( I'm not missing the washing & ironing though ;)  ).

Friday 2 December 2011

Fa La La Felt!

The Jellypark Friends challenge this time is "Fa La La Felt" so we would like to see felt somewhere on your project.  I'm still plodding on with my Christmas cards lol but now it's December I'm starting to feel Christmasy so that makes it slightly easier (I wish I could make them a bit quicker though, I spend ages moving bits & pieces around the card lol).  I used one of this week's fabulous new releases on my card aptly called "Couple Kissing Under The Mistletoe". I used chalks again for a softer feel, the papers are digi & I finished off with a handmade flower, including a felt flower (added at the last minute cos I forgot what the challenge was this time - Doh!).  I finished off with a giant brad, some beads, greeting & lots of Glamour Dust.  Whether you're still making or your Christmas cards or they're all done & dusted I hope you will be able to join us & why not check out the other DT members for lots more inspiration :)

The challenges:
For Fun - Christmas 
Bling It On - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Go Green
Digi Doodle - Lots of Sparkle
Charisma - Seeing Spots
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Merry Christmas (no animals)

Thursday 1 December 2011

Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter on 7th Dec!

It is The Paper Shelter's first birthday on 7th December so we're having a celebratory Blog Hop & there are lots of prizes to be won along the way (as well & the main prize EVERY DT member is offering 1 lucky commentator a fabulous digital image).  I hope you will be able to join us for lots of fun & celebrations :D

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Everyone's Favourite... Anything Goes

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes" (perhaps a chance to catch up on those Christmas cards if you're unorganised like me lol).  I love this cute Father Christmas image & as I've got so much on at the moment I opted for the coloured version for quickness :D (I love the fact that you get black & white outline or already coloured images from TPS).  The papers are digi & distressed & I finished the card off with ribbons, beads, doily, flower, sentiment & lots of gold Glamour Dust.

If you use an image from The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate & even if you don't & you are picked you can chose 3 images of your choice from the shop :D

The challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Vintage &/or Distressed
Sparkle Creations - Christmas (optional Vellum)
City Crafter - Santa Claus is Coming...
Totally PaperCrafts - Christmas 
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Everybody Art - Santa Claus
Digi Doodle - Animals
Daring Cardmakers - Moustaches, Tashes, Mustaches & Furry Facial Hair
Critter - Digi Day
The Cheerful Stamper - Who's Wearing Santa's Hat
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Santa
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
PanPastel - Animals

Oopsie I forgot to put beaded charm straight
I hope you're all having a fabulous week, I'm hoping to catch up with my card making & blog visiting this week as the last few weeks have been manic getting ready for the craft fayre which I did on Sunday (it was my first so it was a bit of a learning curve).  It was quite small (only about 10 stalls) but  I really enjoyed it & made a bit of cash too :o) - I want to do more now (it's just finding them that's the problem).

Not a great photo but you get the idea :)

Sunday 27 November 2011

Wanna Join Sentimental Sundays DT?

Sentimental Sundays Design Team Call:

We'd like to invite a few of you talented crafters out there to join the Sentimental Sundays team.
Here are the guidelines:
-Create a new project (card, scrapbook, digital layout, alter item, anything) using any sentiment an incorporating the challenge theme at least TWICE A MONTH. You do not have to create weekly, though we (the team and those who visit the blog) love to see your creations!
-Comment on participant entries (we divvy it up to decrease the load) - this is very important! Everyone loves comments.
-Join the Sentimental Sundays Yahoo group for DT communication and to chit-chat and share your creations:
Interested? Then email with the following information:
***Your name and blog address (yes you must have a blog in order to be considered).
**Why would you like to be chosen to be on the Sentimental Sundays Design Team.
*3-4 blog post links showing with work with sentiments. (ONLY blog links, NOT actual pictures)

We are looking forward to seeing you DT applications.
Deadline for submission is December 18th, 2011.

Thank You & Good Luck :-)

Sentimental Sundays is taking a break for a month while we get reorganized and  hold the design team call. We will be back with our challenges on January 1st, 2012, so be sure to check back and see what (and who) is new!

Friday 25 November 2011

Fairies & Friends

The Stampin' For The Weekend challenge this week is "Friends" & I used this stamp which I have had for absolutely ages (in fact I think it was one of the very first ones I bought) & I it is still one of my favourites, I got it from Willow Designs & I doubt they stock it any more.  I coloured the image with chalks for a change & I like the soft feel they give so I think I will be using them more.  I used glitter on the fairies wings, on the leaves & around the edge of the image.  The papers are "Pocket Full of Posies" from DCWV (not digi!) & finished off with some stitching, a flower, punched heart & butterfly, ribbon, lace & gems.  I hope you will join us if you have time in between your Christmas crafting & this time we have 2 fabulous sponsors: LOTV & In2Stamps so that's double the incentive to enter ;)

The challenges:
Stamps R Us - Bling It On
Dutch Dare - Recipe
Creative Craft - Free For All
Bearly Mine - All My Favourite Things (Fairies, Friends, Sparkle, Butterflies)
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Things With Wings
Flutter By - Open (with an Angel, Fairy or Butterfly)
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Boots - Fantasy
Stamps & Fun - Stitching

I hope you've all had a great week, luckily we have been on holiday this week & have been doing a bit of Christmas shopping & we went to the theatre to see "It's a Wonderful Life" which was lovely.  In between all this fun I have been manically trying to get ready for my first craft fayre on Sunday that I'm doing with my friend Duang :)

Saturday 19 November 2011

A Present For You!

The new challenge starting today at Di's Digi Downloads is to use "Fall (Autumn) Colours".  This cute image that I used is called "Found It" & I coloured it with ProMarkers.  The papers are from Hot off the Press & I finished off with a bunched border, ticket sentiment, crocheted & felt flowers & a leaf bead.We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen so you can win a voucher to spend on lots of crafty goodies...tempted?  I hope so cos we would love to see you & don't forget you can use any images you like (of course it's always nice to see Di's gorgeous images).

The challenges:
Paperminutes - Childrens Birthday
City Crafter - Four Legged Friend
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft - Something Punched
Sparkles Forum - Autumn
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays -Anything Fall
I Brake for challenges - Four Seasons

 Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday 18 November 2011

Give Thanks at Jellypark Friends

This time the challenge at Jellypark Friends is to make a "Thank You, Thankful or Thanksgiving" project.  There are 2 of Claire's fab new releases today & I used "Girl in Winter Coat".  I did some paper piecing (again) & the rest is coloured with ProMarkers.  I added some puffy stuff (don't know what it's called & there's no label on the bottle which I've had for ages) for snow & snowballs, the papers are Mistletoe Kisses from Papermania (a bargain form the NEC) & I finished off with sparkly twine, pompoms, gems & a charm.  The team have come up trumps as always & I hope you can join in the fun (you can use any images)  :)

The challenges:
Fab 'n Funky - Baby It's Cold Outside
Freshly Brewed - I Am Thankful
Tiffany Doodles - Glitter & Sparkle
The Paper Variety - Being Thankful
Papercraft Star - Thank You
Inky Impressions - Give Thanks

Thanks for looking & if you get chance to join in the challenge Good Luck!

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Frosty the Snowman

The Paper Shelter challenge this week is "Snowflakes" & I used this cute Snowman image from them (I used the coloured image which is fabulous when time is short - you get a black & white image too for when you have more time).  The papers are digital again from the Sweet Shoppe & I finished off with some sparkly twine, die cut snowflakes, a gem, bell & stamped greeting ooh & not forgetting lots of Glamour Dust :) 

If you use an image from The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate & even if you don't & you are picked you can chose 3 images of your choice from the shop.  Looking for more inspiration? then look no further than the other DT members gorgeous creations.  

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut - Whatever Lights Your Candle
Sparkle Creations - (optional) Holly or Wreathes
Ellephantastic - Weather Related
Creatalicious - For Christmas & Make Sure It Sparkles
Stamps R Us - Bling It On
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Shabby Tea Room - Shabby Pastel Christmas
Glitter Fairies - No Red, Green or Gold
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Time
Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Delightful - Snowflakes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas Themed

I hope you're all having a lovely week I'm spending every spare moment (in between work & housework) trying to get things ready for the up & coming Craft Fayre.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Thanksgiving or Thank You at Sentimental Sundays

As the title suggests the challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is "Thanksgiving or Thank You" & as in the UK we don't celebrate thanksgiving I've made a Thank You card.  Our sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio & I used their cute "Lily Baked a Pie" digital image which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers have been in my stash for ages & are from Hot of the Press. I finished off with some pearls, flowers, stamped greeting & punched border.  I hope you can join us & if you need more inspiration why not check out the other DT members gorgeous creations.

The challenges:
City Crafter - Thanks*Giving
Secret Crafter - Spots & Stripes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sugar & Spice
Creative Card Crew - Thankful
Charisma Cardz - Cutesy 
C.R.A.F.T. - Cute
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Thank You
My Sheri - Thanks
The Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks
Paper Sundaes - Digital Images

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  I've been trying to catch up with my cards & get some jewellery made for the upcoming craft fair (but it is hard when you have to fit all the fun stuff around work lol).  Today we're out for Sunday lunch with some friends so no cooking for me!

Thursday 10 November 2011

Cute Christmas Angel

I hope you're all having a great week, I've just about recovered from busy weekend at the Hobby Crafts show at the NEC, it was absolutely fab & I managed to get some crafty goodies & do some Make & Takes too.

Today Jellypark is sponsoring the Crimbo Crackers challenge which is "Sparkle" & who doesn't love a bit of sparkle (well maybe my hubby when it is covering most of the house including him! lol).  I used this gorgeous image by Claire at Jellypark called "Angel Girl Nativity".  I coloured her with ProMarkers, paper pieced her dress & added lots of glitter to her wings.  I finished off with a sequin border, tinsel halo, gem star, flower, button, bow, brad & greeting. If you're anything like me you're way behind with your Christmas cards so joining this challenge will get another one done!  

The challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Bright Colours &/or Sparkle
Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card (optional sketch)
Winter Wonderland - Make Your Card Sparkle
Little Claire - Christmas
Creative Craft - Minimalistic
The Crazy Challenge - Something With Wings
The Crafty Pad - Paper Piecing
Papertake - First Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sugar & Spice
Digi Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Young at Heart
Fetch A Sketch - Sketch!
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas
Wacky Wednesday - Buttons, Bling or Brads
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (Brads, Flowers Buttons)

I would also just like to mention in case anyone is interested Jellypark have a little group on the Crafter's Cafe & it is a great place to meet new friends, have a chat, get inspiration & pick a freebie or two along the way (there is a fabulous free Christmas fairy image available at the moment).

Saturday 5 November 2011

Ribbons & Bows at Di's

Another excuse to made a Christmas card as this week Di's Digi Challenge is "Ribbons & Bows".  I love this cute image called "Fairy Wand" which I coloured with ProMarkers & added some crystal & gold Glamour Dust.  The papers are digi & I finished off with a bauble greeting, some flowers (also covered in Glamour Dust) & of course some pink ribbon & a big bow.  There is so much scope with this challenge obviously not just Christmas but as some of you know I am really behind with my Christmas cards it's handy to get another one made :D  This week our wonderful sponsor is Crafts 4 You

Hopefully you can see this post as I'm scheduling it as I'm at the NEC Hobby Crafts show for the weekend so I can't check it lol (That's also why I've not entered it in any challenges).  Have a fabulous weekend whatever you're doing & if you're at the NEC I hope you have fun & get lots of crafty goodies!

Friday 4 November 2011

Stampin' for the Weekend Sketch

The challenge this time at SFTW is a sketch, I love sketches & find they are always a good starting point for a card :)  The image is from Heather Ellis & coloured with ProMarkers, with some Polar White Flower soft & pearls added. I used a Christmas tree embossing folder fro the back ground & finished off with some gems, Glamour Dust, die cut flower & swirl & a greeting.  Yes, hooray another Christmas card!  I hope you'll find time to join us & as a little incentive we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp & you can win a $20 voucher.

Thanks for looking :D

Jellypark Friends Challenge

This time the challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Non Traditional Christmas Colours".  I used one of this week's fab new releases called "Boy in Reindeer Costume".  I paper pieced his costume & added some gems, the edges were inked & Glamour Dust added.  I finished off with a punched border with glitter foam, stamped greeting & some Card Candy. There are some gorgeous designs from the rest of the DT for more inspiration :)

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Masculine Theme
Delightful - A VERY Sparkly Christmas
Creative Craft - Fancy Edges
Pixie Dust - Paper Piecing
Crafting for all Seasons - Texture