Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Morning to all on the last day of the year. Tomorrow we're all looking forward to a brand new year so I thought the card I'd made for this little girl was very apt to show you. I was so glad I managed to do these special cards in time as they mark such a milestone and I know I wouldn't want to throw them straight in the bin after the big day! With that in mind I hope it was a surprise for the parents to open and then to figure out how to stand it, not everyone knows what an easel card is. The little girl is a friend's grandaughter and I've never seen such a fast forward moving child who is trying to run before learning to walk, what a delight to see and an adorable precious gift to the parents ! Anyway my digi image is from Bugaboo ( I won in their challenge as my choice so thankyou!), coloured with Promarkers and have used offcuts of digi papers left laying around, lots of LOTV stamps used here, found some inexpensive pink doily hearts in a pound shop which fit perfectly on the bottom panel, some pretty lace and a round stopper.

So onto some challenges...Whimsy Inspires 'party time', I love promarkers 2nd, MIM, Challenges 4 evrybody, Kaboodle Doodles, Loves Rubberstamps 'new year resolution..to declutter and use up', CCC 2nd, Simon says 2nd, Creative Craft, Crazy 2nd, Natalie & Amy, CYP 'new...doily and image', Pink Gem 3rd, Crafty Sentiments, Glitter n sparkel 'fave image..Bugaboo any', Sentimental Sundays 'pick a listed challenge...146 anything goes'. Lastly I'd like to wish each and everyone of you who come over to see what I've been up to 'A Very Happy New Year', wishing peace and happiness for 2014. Stay safe and enjoy!

Friday, 27 December 2013

It will be that time to wish everyone a Happy New Year and as the time is fast approaching, my cards had to be super fast and batch made. I used the 'reindeer silhouette' from Bugaboo, lovely image! The sentiment was done on the computer at the same time as the digi. I love these tall standing cards and I had enough time to make my own envelopes too.

I'm entering into several challenges...Sweet Stampin' white and 1 other', Paper Pretties 'ring in the new year', Simon says 'bling it on', Papertake 'anything with option of cas', Kaboodle Doodles' christmas/new year', Crazy 'new year', Stamping Sensations 3rd final, Stampin for the weekend, CCC, MIM, Love to create. Thanks for visiting today and leaving such wonderful comments!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy Boxing Day! Hope that everyone had a good day yesterday and received lots of love and hugs. I'm afraid I started several cards but never got round to finishing them so I suppose I'll save them for next year. This one is just plain, lovely digi image I won a year ago from Friday Sketch challenge and is from Lady Bugs Crafts Ink, super images! Coloured with Promarkers predominantly purple.

I'm entering for 5... LIM 'any past theme..wk 49 predominatly purple', Ladybugs Crafts Ink 'cas', Totally Papercrafts 'christmas, non-traditional', Crafty Hazelnuts 'last minute' and the Extra challenge too!  Hope that a happy time has been had by all with loved ones, bye for now.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Hello crafty friends, I can't believe I'm still crafting on the eve so close to christmas day, many of you will have packed away but I still have last minute 'special' cards to make. This one was in my head and it's turned out exactly how I wanted it to be. Made from only one sheet of A4 card, d/load paper is from Donna at Bearly Mine, gorgeous teddy image is from Pollycraft, adorable as I was looking for something with balloons that I could actually write the number on so I settled for this one. Hand cut out large numbers onto gold mirri board (was a copy paper draft which I just transferred with a pencil onto the card), the brown wording was a freebie which I individually cut out. The round sentiment and two stars act as stoppers.

Hope you like my fun card, I already have an envelope for it to give in a couple of days time...no rushing to the shops!
So how could I not enter into some challenges while I'm here...10...I love Promarkers, Winter Wonderland, Allsorts, Glitter n sparkle, Crafty Creations 2nd, Creative Inspirations 2nd, Here come the boys 3rd, Penny's 2nd, Bearly Mine 2nd and Promarker 3rd. I do have a girly one to make before saturday so I'll show that one when I've made it. Enjoy a fabulous festive day tomorrow and stay safe all.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Hi to all, a quick post to show another winters birthday card, simple as the shape was already cut out, image is the same one as below, coloured with Promarkers, top sentiment from American Crafts clear stamp, bottom cute tag from LOTV baby companions set with a rhinestone added.

Challenges entering are 10...Creative Inspirations, The Paper Shelter, CCT, Creative Knockouts, Penny's fave technique (I leave white lines when colouring to save adding white gel pen afterwards and also I quite like black with anything), Charisma, Crafty Cardmakers, Crafty Little Fairires, MIM and Cupcake Inspirations. Bye.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hi, I'm still here playing catch up for wintry cards. Hope that everyone isn't getting too stressed out for the big day next week. I try to let my kids take over which they do and do quite a good job. We all deserve a little rest but there are some who need some wintry activities to pass the time such as this little girl skating and if you're lucky to live in a place where you can do this for free I would go for it! This is a stamp from one of the older places I bought from when I first came to blogland all those years ago..a company called Toodles & Binks, I'm not sure if they're still in business though. Coloured with Promarkers, used off cuts of paper strips, vellum punched snowflakes and ribbon is colourised with the same promarker. Hope you like it.

So lots of challenges...Paper pretties, Crafty Catz, Crafty Creations, Natalie & Amy 3rd, Pink Gem 2nd, ABC Christmas (snowflakes), Bearly Mine, Papertake, Cardmania, Allsorts, Love to create, Created with love..they have a hop too! Crafty Little Fairies, MAWTT 2nd, CRAFT 2nd 'ice, ice, baby by Vanilla Ice', Sentimental Sundays, CCT 2nd, Dream valley, Sweet stampin, Totally papercrafts, Winter Wonderland, Crafts & Me 3rd, Crafty Hazelnuts and the extra one too. Again there's a lot, feel free to delete if any do not apply. Many thanks for coming over, bye for now. 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hi, what a rush of last minute fun gifts! I've another cone box to show you made from a d/load paper from Cuddly Buddly, the super christmas image is Bugaboo digi I won from their own challenge blog...so many thanks for that prize. Coloured with Promarkers, I've also added some LOTV grunge messages to my creation.

Challenges entered are several...Catch the bug 'anything goes christmas' and another of their challenge which is 'gift wrapped', CCC 'holly/poinsettia', Crafty Sentiments, ABC Christmas 'own embellishment...I've made image into tag/topper', Promarker, Created with love, Penny's 'feminine & sentiment', Crafts & Me 2nd, Inky Impressions 'christmas ornaments', Inky Chicks, Dream valley 3rd, Crafty Hazelnuts 2nd, extra 3rd, Inkspirational 2nd, CCT 'catch up', Crafty Ribbons, CRAFT 'fave movie/song...cinderella, lost slipper', MAWTT 'walking in W/Wonderland...just about in those heels', Totally Papercrafts 2nd, Stampin for the weekend 'some red', MIM and Challenges 4 Everybody. If you're interested to see how I make these, pics are below, I'm sure these templates are freely available round blogland. Mine came with a freebie kit from Cardmaking Downloads website and I just kept the template for repeat creations. Many thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hi everyone, I'd like to firstly say welcome to my newest follower and thankyou to the many people who've left lovely comments on my latest creations, they're always greatly appreciated. I do hope that preparations for christmas are going well and crafting may well be taking second place for this time of year. Hoping for peace and happiness to all! Also I'm sparing a thought for those that won't be happy as a loved one may not be there for them this year...I'm thinking of you too.
Onto my triangle shaped card which has one of Janet's fab stamps, I do have a collection of them and need to get my use from them....coloured with Promarkers, sentiment was a freebie with a magazine and says 'with love at christmastime'. Phlox flower die and X cut snowflake punch with sequin in centre. Glitter glue on the furry gloves, by the way I ordered 3 bottles of Dovecraft gliiter glue for the price of 2, other little bits from The Glitter Pot yesterday with free delivery and they came this morning...what a fab service, great!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Hello again, just a quick post to show a batch of cards requested by my one and only hubby last night. He asked for no nonsense quick with not much colour...mmmmmm I thought I'd go for monochrome. I dug out some cream square cards with a slight hammered texture. Image is from the 'singing angels' stamp sheet, Walnut stain inkpad for this quick job I thought as I could w/colour the meece, distressed edges, slight dusting of glamour dust on the globe and finished off with a bow.

Inside I've stamped with an old wood backed stamp.

Back. So with a few challenges now...HM 2nd, Joanna Sheen 2nd, MIM 2nd, Challenges 4 everybody 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts extra, Papertake 'christmas creatures, The stamping Chef  2nd and Created with love. That's all for now, many thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Hi and welcome to another posting, I hope you like this as much as I do. This gift carton is handy for those little stocking fillers to give away to the kiddies (young and old). I used some d/load paper which did come with a card kit freebie from Cardmaking Downloads website. It's gorgeously festive and if I go wrong I can print another, so I'm so glad I have my trusted printer. Used my lovely grunge sentiments from the wonderful LOTV...I was one of the blog hop winners recently and I've been sent a massive set of stamps, so I'll be going through them all and I'd like to say a big 'THANKYOU' to them! The image on the large tag is part of my win from HM challenge blog so many thanks for this too! Called 'candy gram' it was a delight to colour with Promarkers and distressed with walnut stain ink.

I've a few birthdays near christmas time so I may use it as an extra gift. Challenges are mainly christmas themed...HM 'anything christmas', Joanna Sheen 'sparkle'..snowflake, Crafty Little Fairies 'candy stripes', CCC 'sweet treats', Craft my life 'no card', Crafts and me inspiration 'anything' as are MIM, Challenges 4 everybody, Cupcake Inspirations, Inkspirational, Sweet Stampin 'ribbons', Crafty Ribbons 'spots/stripes..bakers twine', Ribbon Girls 2nd, PapertakeDream Valley 2nd, I Love Promarkers 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts 'someone special' and their Extra #, Paper Shelter , are having their 3rd birthday and is 'special birthday' so I'll be on the hop after this. Have a great Monday!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Hi, hope all is well with everyone. My creation today is a pinch bag made from Sizzix d/load papers, gorgeous fairy image 'lost fairy' I won from The Stamping Chef at Glitter n sparkle blog. Many thanks I'll be getting through to using the others I chose. Very lightly coloured with Promarkers and guess what this fairy doesn't like lipstick so she's bare lips. Glamour dust in her long locks and  around her dress and wings. this image is printed so large I would've gone through a whole jar of glitter...but I hope I made up for it with those pearls.

The opening of the bag...just punched holes and threaded some green ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, tag stamp from Nutcrafters, sentiment from Sweet n sassy stamps. Charm added.

 So many challenges this is entering...Stamping Chef, Dream Valley 'anything but card' as are Love to create and Totally Papercrafts, CRAFT, Ribbon Girls, Crazy 3rd, Bunny Zoes 'shabby chic', Glitter n sparkle, Sentimental Sundays, Cardmania 'fantasy', Ladybugs Crafts 2nd, Kaboodle Doodle, Created with love, Bearly Mine, Crafty Sentiments 'tag along', Sir Stampalot 'frre & easy', Papertake, Pennys 'ti tac toe ...pearls, glitter, charm', Paper Pretties , I Love Promarkers 'for a child', Flutter by wednesdays, Make it monday and Challenges 4 Everybody. Wishing you all a great weekend, stay safe whatever you're doing.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hi to all, hope that all my friends over the pond had a fab thanksgiving. Today my creation is using this cute santa digi image from Bugaboo coloured with Promarkers and another layer placed on top. Used some scrap papers for snowflake, fence and spotty embossed background. Gorgeous grunge message from LOTV.

Challenges entered... are 10... Catch the bug recipe 'ribbon, 2 layers, 3 papers used in snowflake, fence and background', Sweet Stampin 'black, white, 1 other...red', Allsorts 'inspired by christmas song...santa clause is coming to town', Pink Gem 'winter wonderland', Crafty catz, Cards for men, Here come the boys, Charisma 2nd, Ladybug Crafts, Come and get it are having  a blog hop so I'll be there in a bit. Bye, remember be in it to win it!