Thursday 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Dear all

Just a short post as it is NY Eve. We had a fabulous Xmas with my parents, Brother and Nephew and received loads of lovely presents some crafty some not. The parents had to rush back up north yesterday so as to miss the forecast snow and I'm currently having a very laid back New Years Eve with Champers, a chinese and a few girlie friends. No card today,but will be back soon with some of the last items I made in the year.

Finally thank you to everyone who reads my blog and I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year


Thursday 10 December 2009

The end is nigh

Hi all

Not quiet a big finale, but here is the last of my Xmas cards.These are just some little ones I made for the kids.

From now on it is the countdown to Xmas and strictly a Xmas card free zone! So I might not be posting every day now as it is starting to get a little hectic.............

These cards were really simple to make and from start to finish only took 30 mins to put together. Which is great when you are rapidly running out of time.

Recipe: 247-251/365 Stamps: Inkadinkado - Christmas characters coloured with copics. Papers and ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking


Wednesday 9 December 2009

Oh Christmas tree......

Hi all

I'm finally getting my Xmas Mojo!! In the last 24 hours I have put up my tree, finished off my Xmas shopping (albeit I now have to find gifts for my family from my hopeless brother and father- men eh!!) and started writing all my Christmas cards.

I have been so busy that I haven't made a card today, but thought I would show you another of my mass produced cards.
This card is just for fun, but incorporates this lovely Hero Arts Poinsettia Circle and I have used a twister card to fully show it off as each side of the circle part of the card is decorated indentically.

The normal close up......

Recipe: 246/365 Stamps: Poinsettia Circle from Hero Arts stamped in Brilliance Poppy Red. Other: Anita's Glitterations - Circle Frames - Black, Poinsettia flowers from Craftwork cards. Diamante from stash, but no stickles!!!!

Thanks for looking



Tuesday 8 December 2009

Let it snow

Hi all

I promise you I really don't want it too snow!
Although I love looking at everything blanketed in white from my window, life doesn't work that way and at some point you always have to venture out into the frozen ice or slushy paths and roads.

Todays card is for the yummy sketch over at Truely Scrumptious and I have also included it in Cute card Thursday which was Girly Swirly and Just magnolia to make a card for someone special.

 I tweaked the swirl to fit the layout, but apart from that everything else was very simple. I can't tell you who the special person is as they read this blog! A closer view below.

Recipe: 245/365 Stamps: Magnolia - Wrapped Tilda, Hero Arts - Clings snowflake circle coloured with copics and brilliance inks. Papers: From stash. Punches - Martha Stewart Lever Border Punch - Icicles.  Die cut Nesties - Circles,  Bigz - Decorative Accent w/Flower. Cuttlebug embossing folder - Snowflakes. Loads of Stardust stickles.

Thanks for looking


Monday 7 December 2009

Paper Take Weekly - 29

Hi all

What a lovely day I have had today. The weather was rubbish, but I had my great friend Hilary staying with us and as it was too wet/cold to go Xmas shopping we spent the day crafting  utter bliss....... She has a completely different style to me so its always fun swapping ideas and tips.

I managed to add to my production line of the Xmas cards I needed to finish by tomorrow, but also managed to finish this card using the sketch over at Paper take weekly.

The card uses the lovely Tilda unwrapping an present from the so snowy range.

A close up below.

Recipe 244/365 Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda unwrapping a present, Christmas text background stamped in Sepia Versafine and coloured with distressed inks. Papers: Ladybug and - Foruenttningen, God Jul, Juleglede. Punch - Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Punch Set - Scallop 3-Dot. Loads stickles.

Thanks for looking


Sunday 6 December 2009

Indigo Blue

Hi all

Todays cards are for the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday using the theme colour of Indigo Blue on the ABC challenge. As the sketch was so yummy I used it 3 times. Plus as I am now in over drive to get all my cards completed in bulk is order of the day!! Not that I am panicing or anything!

All the cards use the very yummy Inkadinkdo christmas Silhouette and winter birds and are embossed on pearl white card.

A couple of close ups

Recipe 240-243/365 Stamps: Inkadinkado - Christmas silhouette and Winter Birds. Sentiments: Inkadinkado - Christmas Characters, Magnolia - Santa is coming, Stamping Up - Circle of friends all embosssed in Moon Glow two-toned embossing powder - Midnight Sapphire Obsidian. Papers: Craftwork cards - Jackfrost. Plus lashings of Stickles

Thanks for looking

Saturday 5 December 2009

Saturday Night In............

Hi all

Just a couple of previously made cards as I was due to be out tonight, but unfortunately our friends couldn't make it, so here we are at home suffering X factor !! yuch

These are a couple of cards we did with Gaynor White. One quite complicated with 9 layers of decoupage and the other realtively simple as it all made with die cut pieces.

A close up there really are 9 layers !

Recipe: 238/365 Stamps: Gillian Roberts - Mistletoe & Mice. Papers: Bazzill Basics. Punch - Martha Stewart - Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Punch Set - Aspen Snowflake. Card Candy from Craftwork cards, Jelly roll pen in clear & Glossy accents

Recipe: 239/365 Papers: My Mind's Eye Double Sided Paper - Be Loved - Lovely Loops,Beautiful Branches Punch: Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Punch Set - Scallop 3-Dot. Die Cuts - Bigz - Decorative Accent w/Flower, Flower, Build A Flower #3

Thanks for looking


Friday 4 December 2009

Penny Black - 77

Hi all

Well its now less than 3 weeks to christmas and I still have loads to do. However did I manage before when I was working!! LOL I suppose for the last few years we have mainly been away,whilst this year we have the family around and they are all decending on Boxing day chez moi along with quite a few friends and neighbours. OMG !

The weather is still freezing and so todays card was all about cozy comfort - Penny Black stamp - always faithful and fabulous sketch, Red and Green traditional colours therefore little thought required for the Cupcake Craft challenge. Add a bit of gold to the red and green and its all go for Stampin for the weekend

Recipe: 237/365 Stamps: Penny Black - ... in a pear tree, sentiment from Christmas critters stamped in Pearlescent Ivy brilliance. Papers: Bazzill Bling and Mirri card. Liquid pearls -red. Glossy accents on balls.

Thanks for looking


Thursday 3 December 2009

Silver & lilac

Hi all

Today is all mammoth multi challenge card covering no less than five challenges:

Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Stampin for the weekend - Lilac and silver with additional request of a gift Card and tag
Colour Create - Lilac, Aqua Blackand white
A spoonful of Sugar - Non traditional christmas colours
Creative inspirations - Christmas card and tag set.

The image is from the fabulous Inkadinkado Christmas silhouette set embossed in silver and the snowflakes filled with aqua and diamond stickles.

A close up shows the image in more detail. Inside I have created a pocket to hold an I-Tunes voucher or similar gift card, but have slipped a co-ordinating tag in the slot for now. The tag has a snowflake sponged in silver ink using the negative from the punched snowflake embellies and is finished off with a little lilac and silver ribbon.

Recipe: 236:365 Stamps: Inkadinkado christmas silhouette. Papers: DCWV- Rose tinted christmas. Punch - Martha Stewart - Punch around the page - Aspen snowflake & glacial snowflake. Ribbon from stash & lashings of stickles.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday 2 December 2009

Sugar Bowl - Challenge 24

Hi all
I'm back from my little trip to Lille and have been a busy bee today catching up with all of my chores. So I will post some of my photo's later in the week.

Well some of my attempts at scheduling my posts ended up on the wrong days, but that was more the author than the system!  whoops!.

So today we are back to real time and I have just got time to load this card for the my first time playing in the Sugar Bowl with a sketch designed by the uber talented Marlene and a requirement for some Zig-zag.

I used the adorable Pip with presents and coloured him with  copics. The presents were Glamour dusted  and the hat was trimmed with white flock, which I was introduced to by Jane Gill at the weekend (where we made a futher 3 Xmas cards). 
A close up above really shows off the fur trimmed hat

Recipe: 235:365 Stamps: Pip with Presents from Funky Kits, Papers from Craftwork cards and some glamour dust, white flocking and some glossy accents.

Thanks for looking