Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stitch it - CD Sunday

Good morning I hope you had a lovely Christmas day and that Santa bought you what you wished for.

It's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday, this week the theme is entitled "Stitch It".  For my little DT creation I took images from Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats. Aren't the family of kittens just so cute. My stitching is faux stitching and of course there is the patchwork effect paper, The frame was hand embossed and cut using my Mandala board, the flowers and scrolls were die cut on my Cuttlebug.and a MS punch was used to edge the bottom layer, all was mounted on to Centura Pearl card available from Crafters Companion.

Also entering the following "Anything Goes" Challenges
crafty anns challenge
digi doodle shops best
sew many challenges.
7 kids College challenge
aud sentiments
creative craft challenges.
crafts and me
crafty sentiments.
crafty catz
one stitch at a time
stamps r us
paper take weekly
simon says stamp
the crafty pad
anything Goes challenge    Letter C (Cats)
cc monthly challenge.   No 7
lady bugs crafts ink   Song title - Whats new pussycat
tuesday morning sketches    Embellish It
craft your days away    Punch it Out
top tip tuesday.    Embellishing
fab n funky   quick and Easy

Have a fab Boxing Day xx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

popcorn birthday card

The challenge this week at Polka Doodles  is a birthday card not any old birthday thoughit needs to be an age related one. I have made this using images/papers  from Popcorn and some playing about in MCS with letters and numbers for the large  "2" and the "E". the base card is Centura Pearl.

I'm also entering this into the following "Anything Goes" challenges:
crafty sentiments
crafty catz weekly
one stitch at a time 
 crafty anns challenge Anything goes
stamps r us   
sugar sweet paper treats  
I Did It Creations 
 and caardvarks. monochromatic
card makin mamas   anything goes

Early start - popcorn skating scene

I can't believe i'm entering a christmas 2011 challenge already, but they've started work for 2011 over at christmas card challenges it's already #3. This is a quick and easy one to assemble, just the cutting out that took the time.  Images are from Crafter Companion, Christmas Popcorn, glittered with Sakura clear glaze pen. I was in the caravan when making this and couldn't  use loose glitter, as I make such a mess with it.
There are lots of Christmas/winter and anything goes themes out there this week so i am also going to enter this into
Fab n funky    quick and easy
fussy and fancy    snow
moving along with the times   Let it Snow
one stitch at a time Anything goes
polly craft      White christmas
sentimental sundays - inspired-by-song
totally papercrafts  time to party
all sorts   anything goes
ceschallenges. anything goes
crafty sentiments anything goes
alys sunday challenge  anything goes
a spoonfull of sugar christmas card
sassy studio designs.   snow
crafty purple frog   christmas
sew many challenges   winter
Lady crafts Ink TLT - Winter Wonderland
corrosive challenge
 the fuzzy wuzzy challenges
top tip tuesday.
creative inspirations
a spoonfull of sugar
the pink elephant
 digis with attitude
paper romance challenges.
glitter babes
stamping with dragon
2 sisters challenge

lastly creative cowgirls who also have a blog hop on and are have candy for some lucky winners

Tag It - CD Sunday

The weeks just seem to fly by just lately, it's Sunday again already, that means a new challenge over at CD Sunday, this week the challenge is entitled "Tag It", so you could make some gift tags, very useful at this time of year, or do as I have done and use some tags on a card. I'm using one of other fav colours apart from purple, left to me everything would be purple, so I really have to make a conscious effort not make a purple project. I do hope you like it.

The base card is my all time favourite Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion, the dotty mirri is a Kanban special from QVC images and papers are from the new MCS Papercraft Library.  The edges and ribbon strip are punched with an MS punch. 
I will be entering this into:
all sorts      Anything Goes
ces challenge    anything goes
patties creations   punches

Monday, December 13, 2010

Under the Misteltoe - House Mouse

Gosh 3 postings in one day, I thought I would do another House Mouse card, I really love this image it's just so cute, because the house mouse images are so great on their own I've chosen to make it as a simple easel card.

There are lot of challenges out there Christmas this week, can't imagine why !!!  So I thought I would enter a few of them .
The first one is a new challenge blog starting this week.
Keep it Simple
I did it Creations
one stitch at a time
creative inspirations
sundays with crissy.
dutch dare
meljens designs
cooking it up with katie
pennys challenges
stampin royalty
a spoonfull of sugar
creative card crew
tuesday throwdown
pear tree designs
the fuzzy wuzzy challenges
sugar sweet paper treats   anthing goes
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, xxx

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Distressed - Gingerloft

It's time for the last challenge of the year over at Gingerloft, this week the challenge is Distressed. Not something I've done much of, I prefer clean cuts, but it made a nice change, and good to  do something different.  I chose to use Gingerloft's  Pierot image for this one.  I added a fancy edge with my MS punch, a couple of scrolls and some flowers die cut with Marianne designs dies. Matted and layered onto a couple of backing papers from CC Popcorn cd's.

ces challenges Anything but Christmas
craft your days away Punch it out
paper pretties Use a Punch
creative card crew. Anything Goes
hodge podge shop Birthday
 Stamp something    anything goes
sew many challenges  flower power
mami doodles anything goes
Little red wagon Die cut
delicious doodles challenge recipe 1,2,3
digis with attitude  anything goes
polly craft challenge pink, blue, brown
Crafters companion sketch
cute card thursday floral frenzy
sugar sweet paper treats   anthing goes

3 of a Kind at CD Sunday Challenge

It's Sunday again, so time for another challenge over at CD Sunday, this week we were given the title of 3 Of A Kind. I chose to use MCS Opulent CD for my images and papers. MS punch for my ribbon backing, Centura Pearl Cards and some matt silver ribbed for base and layers.

A great for my friends birthday and also will be entering this into:

paper pretties Use a Punch
creative card crew. Anything Goes
stampin for the weekend. recipe
hodge podge shop Birthday
abc-challenge J s for jewels
ces challenges Anything but Christmas
craft your days away Punch it out
sugar sweet paper treats   anthing goes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree !!

Wanted to think of a really corny title for this, but nothing sprang into my head.

I'm clebrating having a internet connection again, we got so fed up with all the connection problems and having to go to the awful internet cafe we bought a internet dongle thingummy, it will work out cheaper in the end than using the internet cafe at 20 mins for 1.20, when i typically spend 3 or 4 hours at a time on line it quickly adds up to lots, and it's so much more comfortable semi reclined with my feet up (how I am supposed to be) and the lappy, than trying to sit upright in the wheelchair (not what I'm supposed to do), which knocks me out of action for several hours afterwards, because my back, neck and legs lock up, then go into spasms.  Anyway enough of that. -  Far too boring.

George has been very busy and putting up the Christmas deccies, under my expert supervision, of course hehehe, so it all very festive now.  I made a few more different ones this year and re-vamped a few old ones.

Rainbow Lady's  challenge this week is Christmas Animals, I had a hard time trying to decide what to do for this challenge as I have so many christmas animal images, but decided to have this one as I haven't given House Mouse Designs an outing for a while now.   I just love the thought of those sweet rabbits decorating their tree with carrots like this.

I kept it simple as they are so lovely on their own, it's an easel card, I used an MS Snowflake corner punch and layered on to silver mirri, then cut some MS Snowflakes shapes from glitter paper to put on the base.  

I'm also entering this into:
a crafty little place  Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Christmas
scrap-creations - Anything Goes
dutchdare  - Christmas
stamp-n-doodle  Anything Goes
ooh-la-la-creations Inspired by a christmas song ( Tannenbaum/Oh Christmas Tree or could have Rockin around the christmas tree.)
paper playtime.   Inspired by a Christmas Song
stampwithfun.  Advent
alys sunday challenge.  Christmas movie - The night before Christmas
Hugs xx

Christmas Sparkle

It's the beginning of the month, that means it's time for the monthly sponsor challenge over at CD Sunday, the fab prize for the lucky winner this week will be your choice of a CD from Ooh-La-La Creations fantastic range, now that's got to be worth winning, I already have several of their CD's myself and wish I was eligible to enter this one, as there still a few more I would love to get.
My DT card this week was made using images and papers from the latest  ooh-la-la-creations CD - Christmas Presence, I also used my ever favourite MS snowflake punches, some gold mirri card and Centura Pearl Pearlescent Card, to finish I made a tag and added some ribbon.

So why not enter one of your Christmas cards, it could win you a prize.

Also going to be entering this into: 
christmas cards all year round - Santa
 ABC Christmas Challenge  - Yuletide
Stampavie & More - snow
gingersnap creations  - Snowpeople
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
stamp with fun - Advent
stamps r us -  Holiday
paper playtime  - Inspired by a christmas song -  santa claus is coming to town
ooh-la-la-creations Inspired by a christmas song - Santa claus is coming to town
cardsformen. - Christmas - made for my OH, shhhh don't tell him!!
tuesday taggers  - Santa Claus
scrap-creations  - Anything Goes
moving along with the times   for Someone special  
totally papercrafts Xmas Punches 
dutchdare - Christmas
the secret crafter saturday challenge   Christmas
stamp-n-doodle.  Anything goes
challenge up your life Advent
stamps r us  Holiday
opus-gluei  Get Frosted
2 sisters  Sparkly Christmas
tuesday throwdown  Embellish It

alyssundaychallenge.   Fav Xmas Movie - Santa Claus is coming to Town
sugar sweet paper treats   anthing goes