Monday, 7 January 2019

Winter birthdays

As I was wrapping my presents this year, 
I fell in love with the pattern on one of my wrapping papers..
ferns, pinecones, mistletoe: winter foliage.

I have a few birthdays to make cards for, in January,
and thought this would make the perfect backing for those cards.

First up: Hubby's Aunt's card...
A lovely friend of mine bought me the
 'happy' and 'birthday' as a present.
I matted the paper and embossed a clean line around the edge.
I cut a few fancy corners out with my cuttlebug dies
A couple of punched butterflies and some glossy accents on the berries, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty sentiments - atg - 16 Jan
Try it on Tuesday - something old, something new, 23 Jan (new word dies)

This next card was made for my sister-in-law. 

Made in the same way as the first, but using a different happy birthday die 
 and a different cuttlebug corner die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Get creative - atg - 3 Feb

Friday, 4 January 2019


For our first challenge of the year
at Patties Creations, we are asking you to fit our colouring theme of :
"Snowy nights / days."

I have used one of Patties amazing digi-stamps, called "Snowman 1".

The little houses background, is actually from a piece of wrapping paper!
I found it in Home Bargains, for the measely sum of 59p for a whole roll! Bargain!
(and... I'm not going to use it to wrap presents! Lol.) 
Teamed with the cute digi in the foreground, I think this makes a lovely card.
I coloured the snowman with my promarkers and 
ran the swiss dots embossing folder though my bigshot. 
The snowflakes are from a cuttlebug die, which I also cut on my bigshot.
The sentiment is one I have had for yonks on my pc. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it - atg - 17 Jan
Craft rocket - winter - 28 Jan
Creative knockouts - celebrations - 10 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 9 Jan
Crafty gals corner - snow much fun - 15 Jan
Crafty addicts - atg - 5 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment - 8 Jan

Monday, 31 December 2018

2 Christmas cards I forgot to post.

Here are 2 more Christmas cards which I forgot to share with you...

The first is a card which I made for my Husband -
We have lots of birds who visit our garden, and one of our favourites is the robin.

This is a "just ink-lined" image which I have.
I coloured it with my promarkers and fussy cut around the image.
I embossed the background with snowflakes 
and added a computer generated sentiment - with a
 few die-cut snowflakes here n there. 
The brown snowflake paper came from a dovecrafts pack.

This second card, I made for my Grandma...

The brown snowflake paper came from the same dovecrafts pack. 
The christingle image was again, from "Just ink-lined"
and coloured with my alcohol markers, 
 I also used the same snowflake embossing folder.
The sentiment was a peel off...I havent used them in years,
 but as I came across it,
 I thought it was really traditional and in a lovely font 
and my Grandma would like it.... 
She loved it! 

Friday, 7 December 2018

A snow-covered lampost

Patties Creations is challenging us to make a card for 
"Winter / Christmas" this month,
so I used the image : snow covered lampost.

I coloured the image with my alcohol markers and fussy cut around it.
I added 2 little bird diecuts, on which I coloured 
 a little red breast - to become robins.
I added some holly / berry diecuts, stamped the sentiment and the final diecuts were
a church, some stars and a snowy skyline silhouette.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 30 November 2018

My first Christmas card this year!

I was so thrilled to receive this cute Christmas image:
"Welcome Christmas" from Crafty Sentiments,
for our challenge at the Colour Crazy challenge.

Before colouring the image, I selected the backing paper. 
That helped me to decide on the  colours of the snowman's scarf and earmuffs.
I coloured him with my alcohol markers, made an embossed 'snowy hill',
stamped the sentiment and die-cut an icicle border, to hang from the top of the card. 
A few twinkly bits here n there, finished off this card.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A card for a 13 year old girl, please!

A friend asked me to make a card for her daughter,
Millie, who was turning 13 and into make-up! 

I chose to try and make it girly, without being too young.
(If you know what I mean!)
I used 2 patterned papers, makeup images, (which I fussy cut!)
diecuts (numbers, letters and the flourish in the corner)
and punches (the butterflies). 
A bit of bling here n there, and some glossy accents finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards galore encore - atg - 29 Nov
Die cut divas- atg - 1 Dec
Challenge up your life - celebrate - 23 Nov
Fussy n fancy - atg - 

Friday, 2 November 2018

Girly card

This week, over at the Crazy Colour Challenge blog, I got the delightful image:
"T-shirt soda girl" from Lemon Shortbread...

This is a lovely summery, fresh image, so thought I would keep the papers
in the same theme....fresh, fun, summery colours. 
I cut some little pieces of bunting 
punched a few butterflies
and inked the edges of all the papers.
I coloured the cute image with my alcohol markers. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Cardz 4 galz - go digital - 8 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
Lemon shortbread - atg - 6 Nov
Cutie pie - going girly - 6 Nov

Birthday ice-cream

This month., over at Patties Creations, the challenge this time is...

I loved using "Ice Cream Sundae"
and decided to colour it with my promarkers 
and make it look like it was a favourite ice cream - neopolitan - 
(vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream) 
with a squirt or two of cream, some raspberry sauce, some sprinkles and a cherry!

Such a fun image needed fun birthday backing papers, which I found in my stash.
A diecut fancy square, a couple of die-cut stars, and a stamped sentiment, finished the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
I love promarkers - atg - 14 Nov