Saturday 29 November 2014

Little christmas robins

I got such a cute image, this week!
Hootie Christmas Carol from Crafty sentiments...

Love it! (The challenge is to "use some snow)
The image also has some little musical notes above the birds, but for this card,
I knew I wanted to fussy cut the birds,... but fussy cutting around
the notes would be going a bit too far! lol.  

The challenge, this week, is to "use some snow"
I coloured the cuties with my promarkers
and sat them on a gorgeous snowflake embossed frame, from craftwork cards.
I have had these frames for a few years and this is the first time I have got round to using one!
They are really lovely.
Its hard to see it, but I also used glamour dust on this card...
on the robins hats, making a little sprinkling of glittery snow on the branch and holly leaves
and also on the big snowflake in the bottom corner.
The sentiment came from a little set of stamps I bought cheaply on a car boot sale, during summer.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
A creative romance - something old - 4 Dec
Brown sugar - anything goes - 4 Dec
Crafty Catz - anything goes - 4 Dec
Digitally sweet - anything goes - 25 Dec
Fairy tale  - christmas with animals - 5 Dec
Fussy n fancy - happy holidays - 11 Dec
The stamping boutique - sparkle - 5 Dec
Crafting for all seasons - tis the season - 8 Dec
Crafty creations - embossing - 8 Dec
Creative moments - make it sparkle - 29 Nov
Digistamps 4 joy - christmas 8 Dec
Nutcrafters - all that glitters - 9 Dec
Paper pretties - snow much fun - 3 Dec
Pennys paper crafty - anything goes - 3 Dec
Scrappers delights - anything goes (twist, traditional christmas) -16 Dec
Clear it out - winter wishes - use a snowflake - 2 Dec
Just inspirational - winter - 2 Dec
Part time tuesday - anything goes - 1 Dec
Bunny zoe's crafts - snow - 7 Dec
Cutie pie  - festive furry friends - 1 Dec

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Santa Claus is comin' to town!

For my second and final step-sister appearance over at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters this week, the theme is...
'Santa Claus is coming to town'

This gorgeous stamp is from 'Little Claires' and it's called 'Christmas Eve'.
I love it! It's a new stamp for me and I have made a few cards with it already.
I coloured it with my promarkers and added some icicle stickles.
I matted and layered the image on dark blue, then silver mirror card - which seems
to look lilac on this pic!
A simple embossed line around the image finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Fantastic tuesday - add a tree or trees - 2 Dec
Just inspirational - winter - 1 Dec
Tuesday taggers - christmas is coming - 10 Dec
Craft your passion - baby its cold outside - 1 Dec
Oh la la creations - christmas - 4 Jan
Pink elephant - anything goes - 1 Dec
Part time tuesdays - anything goes - 1 Dec
Come and get it - winter - 30 Nov
Allsorts - no designer papers - 29 Nov
Hiding in my craft room- any holidays - 30 Nov
Christmas cards all year round - no patterned paper - 1 Dec
Oddball stamps - any winter holiday - 15 Dec
One crazy stamper - anything goes - 29 Nov
Paradise of stamps - winter - 1 Dec
Sparkles forum - the big guy (Santa) - 14 Dec
Chocolate coffee and cards - your favourite holiday - 28 Nov
Delicious doodles - traditional christmas - 27 Nov

Sunday 23 November 2014

Tag it!

This weeks challenge at 'Glitter and Sparkle' is to... "tag it!" 

This cute chap is called "Peekaboo" from Scribbles digi stamps.
I handcut the tag shape and punched a hole in the top
with my big-bite. 
I threaded some ribbon through and tied a bow at the front. 
I printed the cheeky fox directly onto the card, but
printed off another set of his claws and decoupaged them on. 
The backing paper is from a dovecrafts paper set.
Finally, I added some thin strips of the backing paper to the tag, and inked all around the edges
and added a short snappy sentiment "surprise!".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges,...

CCC digi designs - digi animal antics -1 Dec
Doodle pantry - any digi goes - 25 Nov
IDIC - use a digi - 29 Nov
That craft place - anything goes - 2 Dec
Crafts for eternity - furry friends - 28 Nov
Wags n Whiskers - add some leaves - 27 Nov
Sister act - anything goes - 28 Nov
City crafter - just a word - 25 Nov
Fantastic Tuesday - anythig goes / masculine - 25 Nov
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 25 Nov
Crafters cafe - anything goes - 26 Nov
The paper shelter - card for a child - 25 Nov
Pennys paper crafty - anything goes - 25 Nov

Sunday 16 November 2014

Just 'cute!'

Well, this weeks challenge over at Glitter and Sparkle, is ...
Cute!  ...
and I definitely think I found a "cute" image at Bugaboo..
'garden cat and droplet'

I already had the sentiment in a pile of digi sentiments I have, on my PC...
and I thought it fitted so well with this image -
that bird has definitely seized the moment!
I used docrafts backing paper - I think it was the first set of craft papers I ever bought!
(The colossal pack)
I added a punched and embossed border. a frilly border at the bottom,some punched flowers
and a butterfly. 
The image was coloured with my promarkers
and as a finishing touch, I embossed a simple line around the image and the backing paper. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Cards Galore encore - anything goes - 30 Nov
Doodle pantry  - any digi goes - 25 Nov
Brown sugar - anything goes - 20 Nov
Crafty sentiments - anything goes - 17 Nov
Papertake weekly - 2 or 4 legs - 18 Nov
Eureka stamps - 4 legged friends - 16 Nov
Love to create - anything goes - 16 Nov
Melonhead friendz - add a sentiment - 23 Nov
Creative moments - anything goes - 17 Nov

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Would I like to...?

What a compliment! 
I have been asked to join the Sisterhood of Crafters
as a step-sister for this month...
Of course, I yelped, "Yes, please!"
The theme for this fortnight is 
"Thank"ful (use the word 'thank' on your card/project ... i.e.  Thanks, Thankful, Giving Thanks, With Thanks, etc.)
Here's my card...

I recently won over at Patties creations, and chose this image as my prize.
I was looking for an excuse to use it...
Anyone who knows me, knows I LUUURVE chocolate,
in just about any form. 
If someone was thanking me, a jar of choccy chip cookies would go down a real treat!
I finally got round to using an embossing folder that I have had for 
(I am ashamed to say) literally YEARS -  I inked over the embossing with gold and brown. 
I coloured the cookies with my promarkers and mirage pens
and the sentiment on the (handcut)tag is from Pink Petticoat, attatched with bakers twine.
Because pf the colour (brown) I used for the backing, I think card could be suitable for either
a female or a male... I know my hubby loves his choccy cookies too! :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Catch the bug - food - 15 Nov
Challenge up your life - anything goes - 12 Nov
A crafty mess - anything goes - 31 Nov
Patties creations - colours of halloween -  13 Nov
Fussy and fancy - thankful - 13 Nov
Simply create too - give thanks / thankyou - 21 Nov
Blog quick quotes - gratitude / thankyou - 25 Nov
Wags n Whiskers - lets be thankful - 13 Nov
Milk coffee challenge - hand colour image - 19 Nov
Fresh brewed designs - fall colours - 19 Nov
Digi sketch  - food -23 Nov
Melonheadz friends - add a sentiment - 23 Nov
Cardz 4 Guys -  thankful - 17 Nov
Crafty sentiments - anything goes - 17 Nov
Digi choosday - CAS - 14 Nov
The pink elephant - CAS - 17 Nov

Saturday 8 November 2014

Toot my Scoot

The challenge this week. over at Glitter n Sparkle, 
is to use "Autumn colours".
This time, I got the "toot my scoot" image from The Stamping Chef...

Such a cute n sassy image from The Stamping Chef!
I added a digi sentiment - girls just wanna have fun -
and coloured it with my promarkers. 
The backing papers are all from an old 6 x 6 paper set
from dovecraft papers... perfect colours for this challenge!
I punched 3 flowers to keep the girly theme, and inked the edges of everything.
Another punched flower in her hair, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
A crafty mess -anything goes - 31 Nov
Sister act - anything goes - 14 Nov
Fresh brewed designs - fall colours - 18 Nov
Divas by design - bonfire colours - 12 Nov
Digistamps4joy - anything goes - 11 Nov
Creative moments - anything goes - 18 Nov
Crafting by designs - anything goes - 25 Nov
Wordart wednesday - anything goes - 12 Nov
Try it on Tuesday - colours of autumn - 12 Nov
PDE linky party - autumn colours - 10 Nov
Whoopsi daisy - add a sentiment - 9 Nov

Sunday 2 November 2014

Very handy...

Spookily so, infact...
This weeks challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle, 
is to make a card "anything but square."
PLUS I got this image....(the door)
PLUS i had to make a card for a family I know who were moving house,
PLUS it's halloween and I thought this had a sweet but maybe spooky halloween look to it....
(which is good as they are moving at this time of year)

I was lucky to get the door border image this week, from Eureka.
I embossed my brick type embossed folder onto grey - slightly textured - card.
I punched the frills for the roof.
I coloured parts of the door, to give some feel of depth, with my promarkers, 
added a little sign I made, with the families name on,
and finished off with a little memory box die cut cat and birds.
I was pleased with the way it came out and it has gone down a treat with my friends :) 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Milk coffee - halloween - 6 Nov
Sassy studio designs - halloween - 6 Nov
Crafting by designs - halloween - 5 Nov
Digistamps for joy - anything goes - 11 Nov
Creative moments - anything goes / halloween - 4 Nov
Divas by design - anything goes - 4 Nov
Pennys paper crafty - anything goes - 4 Nov
Crafty cardmakers - die cutting - 11 No
Brown sugar - anything goes - 6 Nov