Saturday, 30 November 2013

Hello fellow crafters. It's a quick post using a cute mousey stamp, House Mouse Christmas Singing Angels. Love how they're wrapped up and singin their hearts out.. it was a joy to colour with Promarkers, papers are off cuts from another card. No faux stitiching here, I wanted to keep it quite simple as it's for a male. I just wanted to say 'thankyou America for my package of HM woodbacked stamps from over the pond, they're gratefully received as it was a design team prize from their fab blog hop and they will be well used'.

Challenges entered... HM 'favourite things...silver white winters that melt into springs', Simon says 2nd, Lexis Creations 2nd, Sentimental Sundays 2nd, Crazy 2nd, I Love Promarkers 2nd, Promarker 'in the family', Papertake sketch except my top embellishments are on the opposite side, Winter Wonderland 'a christmas mouse', Inkspirational 2nd, CRAFT 'metal', CCT, Crafty Hazelnut 'lighht it up....could a halo pass?', CH Extra, Crafty Ribbons, Fab n Funky 'cute critters' and finally Natalie & Amy 'cute & cuddly christmas'. There we have it, have a brilliant weekend all!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Hi, another cas card from me. This time a freebie that came with a magazine many years ago from Quick cards and says Dulcie Jackson which I think now is Wild Rose Studio...anyway I simply adore them, tiny but just fab with plenty of embossing behind. The sentiment was from another freebie which I've used the chisel tip from Promarker to stamp, images are with Promarkers. Finished with Glamour Dust.

A few challenges...LIm 'use a bird', Creative Knockouts 'tic, tac, toe...went diagonally..embossing, sentiment, twine', Crafty cardmakers 'cas', Crafty Little Fairies 'red, green, gold' and I Love Promarkers 'anything'. Have a fab evening!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hi and welcome all! Today my card is a cas one. Used this fab santa stamp from Sarah Kay stamped with Stazon and used colouring pencils with sansador to blend. Cut round the image and popped on foam pads, I've also given him a mound of snow to stand on...used a button die cut to thread a little twine through, glamour dust to finish.

Altogether a very simple card, came together very quickly too! So onto challenges which are sooooo many and mainly christmas themed. Crazy, Sentimental Sundays, Nutcrafters, Inky Impressions, Stampin for the weekend, Winter Wonderland, Crafty Hazelnuts, Crafty hazelnuts extra 4th, Glitter n sparkle, Dream Valley 2nd, Challenges 4 everybody, MIM, Incy Wincy, Kaboodle Doodles 2nd, Simon Says, Lexis Creations and used the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday. Now that's a lot there, hope to back soon with another cas one.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Another day, another creation. Hi to all, hope you're in the warmth...what a chilly frosty start this morning. I didn't think this card would work as the papers are all left overs. I've used my fab win from Digi Darla (many thanks), called 'sweeping fall leaves' and so perfect to thank nature for the wonderful seasons. Back dotty paper is from Nikky's cd, some leaf die cuts and a button one I sneaked in. Coloured with Promarkers, added a bit of glamour dust.

So onto the challenges which are many and mainly themed along thanksgiving...Simon Says sketch, Loves Rubberstamps, Come and get it, Crafty Creations, Fab n Funky 3rd, Paper pretties 'brown & pink', Penny's 3rd, Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Totally papercrafts 2nd, Allsorts 2nd, Sweet Stampin 2nd, Crazy 4, Kaboodle Doodles 'buttons & twine', Bearly Mine and Crafty Sentiments. Have a great day all!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Happy Monday! Wow..another week has begun and I've just finished a 'work in progress' creation. Can you believe I've had to make this practical gift bag in dribs and drabs as there was too much happening in the house that it couldn't be made in one go! So here it is...I've used a sheet from Janet's freebie paper, marked out the bag template on reverse, cut out and put it together...I did want to stamp something directly on it but it was too late, it was assembled and firmly inplace with pva. Flower die is CC Designs Phlox flowers, gorgeous one to work with, MS doily lace punch to mimic lace detail, old shiny pink braid for strap.

Other side is a fab LOTV stamp 'emma's shoes', coloured with Promarkers, mini pearls for her necklace, glamour dust added too.

The inside is lined with some paper used for the tag, bit of velcro for fastening but I'll have to think of another method as it pulled up the card it was attached to. Bit of money to go out shopping and celebrating. Hope you like my gift which is a present for a little madam's birthday in the new year. I like to be prepared although I think christmas comes first! 
Onto challenges which are many... Ideas to inspire 3rd, Crafty Little fairies 'lace n pearls', Allsorts 'bling', CCT 'anything but a card', Crafty Ribbons 'stitiching..on the image', Fab n Funky 'anything' as are Challenges 4 Everybody, MIM, Inkspirational, Penny's. Love to create '3 fave things...punches, pearls, pink', Crafty Hands 'sparkle & bling', Crafty Catz 'bags n tags', Totally Papercrafts 'bows', Sweet Stampin are celebrating their 4th birthday 'happy birthday!' Papercreators 2nd and last but not least Pink Gem 'sparkles'. Bye.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Hi and welcome to another post...I've been posting every day can you believe it so I'm making the most of my free time while it lasts! Today it's an all white card, no sentiment because it would have to be in black and that would ruin it...fab little tree embossing folder used with the swiss dots folder, X Cut snowflake punch, ribbon and pearls to embellish, slight dusting of glamour dust.

Challenges are 8...Ribbon Girls, Christmas at sweet stampin, Inkspirational, Penny's, Fab n Funky, ABC Christmas 3rd, Creative Knockouts,  and Charisma. Have a great day, it's too chilly here and we may even see more of those hailstones like yesterday. Bye for now.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Welcome to my latest follower, I'm so glad you're liking my little blog so 'thankyou'. As everyone around blogland is busy making all those 'thanksgiving' cards I thought I might as well make a small collection for myself too. This is so simple...there's not much to see is there....digi paper from Pink Petticoat 'Marshmallows', bought it when Liz had her special offer on. Gorgeous papers on there. Distressed using my unpicker sewing machine tool and finished with a lovely stamped sentiment from American Crafts. I seem to use this one alot. I could have heat embossed and gone further but then it wouldn't be cas. Some challenges entered...LIM 'use designer paper in a cas way', ABC 'z for zebra', Dream Valley 'cas' as is Totally Papercrafts, Created with love 'anything goes'. Have a good day.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Hi again. Today my creation is using my new digi win from Paper Shelter (many thanks) image  is 'are you ready my friend'....poor santa can't deliver all those presents by himself so he has to enroll his special reindeer Rudolph. I'm afraid the red on their noses has bled a little but on the other hand it looks like it's radiating heat..oh well. As usual coloured with Promarkers, papers from Sizzix website, corners die cut from Spellbinders, x Cut punch for snowflake and an old Personal Impressions sentiment for tag.

A little closer look...onto challenges which are mainly christmas themed. Paper Shelter 2nd, Bearly Mine, Inky Impressions, CCC 2nd, Crafty Calendar 3rd final, ABC Christmas 2nd, Crafty Little Fairies 'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose etc', Crafty Creations 2nd, Creative Knockouts, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Sweet Stampin 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts extra 3rd, Crafty Sentiments and used the fab sketch from Sketch & Stash. Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Hi to all, hope that Monday is a good day for you. My thoughts are going out to many people over the world who are experiencing natural disasters, I do hope there is light at the end, for some kind of normality and support to continue with the community who've lost loved ones. So onto my card which is using a fab Sassy Cheryl stamp from the sheet 'true friendship, absolutely gorgeous impressions ( I got two sheets for only £7.50 in their stamp sale at Papercreator...yes what a bargain). Coloured with Promarkers, used some old dotty ribbon, colourised the tag to match. Hope you like this one as much as I do!

The challenges I'm entering are...Sassy Cheryls 'fave holiday colours...mine is white & red', Papercreators 'birthdays', Glitter n sparkle 'tag' as is Sweet Stampin, MAWTT 2nd, MIM , Crafty Ribbons, Penny's 2nd and Challenges 4 Everybody 3rd. Many thanks for all the fab comments, have a great day!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Hi to all, yesterday life got in the way of me posting my second creation so here it is today! I absolutely adore this 'thinking of you' LOTV stamp, comes complete with a fab sentiment too, stamped and cut round it, just look at that bears angelic face....soooo cute, subtle colouring with Promarkers, backing paper from Nikky's Polka Doodle Sugar Birdies cd...gorgeous and use these alot. Sentiment under is from Nutcrafters with the scroll, finished with pearl in Marianne Dies flower and a thin ribbon bow which matches the backing paper centre flowers but for some reason the pic's not done it justice.

challenges are 10....used sketch from Sketch saturday, Love to create, Paper Pretties, Simon says are all 'thankyou', CCC 'pearls', Ideas to inspire 2nd, CCT 'so angelic', Crafty Ribbons, Crafty Little Fairies 'inspire by song....'please mr. postman by The Beatles', Challenges 4 evrybody. Have a great day!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Morning to all! It's so cold here that they're saying snow is expected Tuesday....I hope not. I do hope everyone is snug and warm and crafting away. My creation is a bookmark which I'll be sending to a PostPals's been a fair while since I sent something but because it's flat it won't cost much. Lovely Bugaboo image, coloured with Promarkers, some old digi paper, top 2 grunge sentiments from LOTV. Absolutely adore these...I may have said that before!!!

Onto some challenges...Catch the bug 'western round up', CYP 2nd, MIM 2nd, Challenges 4 everybody 2nd, Fab n Funky 2nd, Crafty Catz 'anything but square', Natalie & Amy 3rd, and Paper Shelter 'someone special'...I won their last challenge and will be making something from my chosen prize, so many thanks to them. Hoping to be back again today.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Hi, I've got this cute gift set to show. Stamp used is from HM 'singing angels', papers from Donna, image coloured with Promarkers. As you can see I've made one of those boxes Dawny demonstrated so well on C&C plus a mini easy..just use a square, plenty of folds and no glue required.

I thought it would be ideal for a pair of cufflinks as the square was only 13cm, perfect for this pair! Onto some challenges....HM 'anything but a card....made a matching mini card too', Crafty Sentiments 'blues', Papertake 'snow & ice', CYP 'add some doodling....does faux stitching count?', Sir Stampalot 2nd, Crafty Calendar 2nd Sweet Stampin 2nd, ABC Christmas 'winter wishes', Penny's 'add a sentiment', Crafty Hazelnuts 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts Monthly, Nutcrafters 'recipe..1 image, 2 papers..base and top box, 3 different embellishments....braid, string, bell', Crafty Creations 'dies/punches...snowflake', CRAFT 'gift box/bag', MAWTT 'furry friends', MIM, Challenges 4 everybody 'anything goes',and last but not least Fab N FUnky is celebrating their 4th birhtday 'yipppeeeee'! Have a super day all.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hi, a quick post today...I made a gift card holder for a christmas season birthday, fab Bugaboo freebie image, coloured with Promarkers, brown tones and red. Backing paper is from the Sizzix website, stamped some snowflakes with walnut stain inkpad.

The other side to reveal the opening....looks somewhat like a mobile phone case.

Inside...the brown card I've used is what I saved from some mens pyjama packaging...very sturdy and too good to throw away. 

Side view. Challenges entered are 10...Paper Shelter 'winter fun..skiing', Come and get it 'gift card holder', Crafting when we can 'neapolitan', Sentimental Sundays 'warm & cozy', Charisma 'anything goes', Sweet Stampin 'christmas' as are Cards for men, Winter Wonderland 2nd, Ladybugs Ink Crafts 'kraft' and Crafty Hazelnuts 'outdoors'. Bye!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Hi, I'm back again..2nd post for today to honour and pay tribute to some very special people. Tomorrow in the UK all the men, women who have sacrificed their lives in the 2 world wars and also in the more recent conflicts will be commemorated at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. I take time out to spare my private thoughts to all those families who've lost loved ones... they will never be forgotten...those who gave their last breath so bravely so that we can have the freedom we have today. This card is for all those left behind.

The top panel is the left over cutout of a circular image, too good to throw away the remaining card so I stamped some stems and leaves from an Elzybells floral stamp sheet, drew around a poppy stamp, hand cut 3, stamped the middle of it using another stamp, embossed all of them, added a little ribbon bow. The bottom panel has a sentiment from Holly Hobbie 'nature walk' stamp set which came free with a mag and the tiny butterflies were from there too!  Challenges ...Creative Inspirations 'red flower/poppies', Simon Says 'keep it simple', Loves Rubberstamps, Creative Crafts 'only words', Bunny zoes 'ribbon' as is Incy Wincy, Flutterby Wednesdays ' brown butterflies...tiny ones', and Papertake 3rd. Bye for now.

Hi and welcome to another one of my creations.  This is the latest freebie image from Bugaboo called 'A Kids View, Elf Ornament'...simply a joy to colour with my Promarkers, backing paper is from the Sizzix website, lots of X Cut snowflakes with my punch as a frame and some glamour dust to finish!

Challenges entered are primarily christmas themed...Winter Wonderland 'for a child', Totally Papercrafts 'glitter' as is I Love Promarkers, Crazy 4 'let's frame it', Papertake 2nd, Inky Impressions 'dies/punches', Crafty Hazelnuts Extra, CRAFT, Crafty Little Fairies, Christmas at sweet stampin, Fab n Funky, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Calendar. Hope you're all having a fab sunday.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Hi, today my card is featuring one of Faith's many digi's I've collected whilst taking part in her fab challenges. I'd forgotten about some of them so took time clearing my files and general tidy up. He's called 'autumn bear' I believe...coloured with Promarkers, digi freebie paper from Donna, one layer is cut using one of my Go Kreate dies, stamped a few leaves all over the edges using one of my promarkers as an inkpad, ticket stamp and sentiment from American Crafts. Bit of raffia to finish!

So onto several challenges which are Autumn themed or colours. Crafty Creations, Cuttlebug....used Go Kreate dies in Cuttlebug, Paper Pretties, Ladybugs Crafts Ink, Bearly Mine, Love to create, Cards for men 2nd, Crafty Sentiments 'for all the guys' as is Natalie & Amy, Ladybugcrafts, Digi Darla, Stampin for the weekend, MIM, Challenges 4 everybody, Penny's 'lot of layers', CCT 'animal Magic', My Mums Craft shop. Have a fab friday!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Afternoon all. Many thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comments, they're always appreciated. Today I've got a fab shaped card...I don't have this die but traced round one, actually it was a QVC prompt card through the post reminding me of their craft shows as I used to buy a lot from them. That was some time ago and they longer have them hours on there to watch so I tend to stick with C&C shows now. I printed off some paper and have forgotten to put on the back where I got it from..could be cd from Polka Doodles. Anyway gorgeous fairy and rather large cake stack from LOTV 'cake glorious cake'...absolutely love this image just like all  the others. Coloured with Promarkers and glistened the cake bits and her wings with Glamour Dust. Sentiment and scroll from Nutcrafters.

Paper pieced dress.

Now onto challenges some of them new to me...Crazy 4 'black, white, splash of', Sweet Stampin 'shaped card', Crafty Catz 'paper piecing', Dream Valley 'humour', Crafty Little Fairies 'the one you love', Ideas to inspire monthly 'pink & white', Papercraetors 'pink or blue', Incy Wincy 'twine, ribbon, fibres', I Love Promarkers 'all that glistens', Papertake 'anything goes option of christmas', Bearly Mine 'anything' as are Card Mania, Loves Rubber Stamps, Crafty Hands 3rd, MIM and Challenges 4 Everybody. Have a great day,bye.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Hi and a Happy Monday! Hope that everyone stayed safe and had a good weekend. Slight warning there's alot of pics in this post...I don't think I've ever put this many up on one post! I've mastered those little carts with gift boxes/presents that Dawny demonstrated on C&C some time ago and they're on her fab blog too. Paper used are freebie from Far Far Hill blog, gorgeous...I don't think I'd chance going wrong on bought paper pads as they're too luscious. Used fiskars Sunburst punch for my lacey detail, it is on my desk so it's getting maximum use!

EK Success layering butterfly punch and Phlox flower dies used. Pearls and posh ribbon from Meiflower.

Stamped tag (freebie with an old mag)

Onto the boxes which I have made before (years ago) so easy!!! I made each one 1cm increments, I could've stretched it to 2cm so that the sizes really stood out...maybe next time. The base box on each is obviously slightly smaller or otherwise they wouldn't fit into each other.

Wheels made from 'Baby Face' Cuttlebug Dies.

The pulling bit is just a sliver of left over brown card.

Dressed the inside base too!
Onto some challenges which are 10...Flutter by wednesdays, CYP 'more than one fold', Totally papercrafts 'button it up', Bunny Zoes 'ribbon' as is Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Charisma 2nd, Crafty Creations 2nd, Craft my life 2nd, Crafty Hands 2nd and Simon says 3rd. Hope you've enjoyed the inspiration, I can see how I may have made it imagination is running away with me! Bye.