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

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The second of todays posts, it's time for another challenge over at Gingerloft , This fortnight the challenge has the theme of Bows.  The digi I used was Butterly Iris  which is available from Tami's Gingerloft website. 

I used my Promarkers to colour the image, the backing papers were from  Joanna Sheen's Pam West CD and Beatrix Potter CD by Crafters Companion,  the scrolls were cut using Marianne Designs die on my cuttlebug,  my base card was Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion, and linen mirri from Kanban. 

I've seen and used this style card as a square cut previously and thought I would be clever and match the circle, half way through I wished I hadn't, it is so difficult to get the curves to match up,  believe me it's so much easier to use the square cut , ah well you live and learn, hehehe.

I'm also entering it into:
inktegrity  Anything Goes
i love promarkers - Anything Goes
fab n funky  Go with the flow
Passion for Promarkers old & New (new Image, old card for scrolls)
marks finest papers Bow
Hope you all have a good week. hugs xx

White Christmas

Hello fans !!, Well my internet problems continue, I've had to resort to using internet cafes for the time being, so the next few posts will be time scheduled, as I cannot risk not being able to post on a Sunday morning when the internet cafe is closed.  I haven't been to one for a few days as we've both been unwell, and anyway who wants to venture out in this awful weather, much better to stay home and craft away.  
Enough of that,  this week at CD Sunday the theme is White Chritmas, I decided to use my Beatrix Potter "A Winter's Tale" CD & Stamp Kit that I won from the Crafters Companion competition recently. Sorry the photo is not better, rather a lot of reflection on it.  

In addition to the images and backing paper from the CD and kit I used my fav MS Snowflake punch. linen mirri from Kanban, and Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion.

Don't forget for your entry to qualify for entry into CD Sunday challenge, you only need to use a little something from a CD and follow the theme. So why not give it a go.

Also entering this into:
Integrity Anyhting Goes
fab n funky  Anything goes
craft your days away  Texture
crafty catz  Christmas
christmas stamping Anything Goes
fussy and fancy Christmas , not green or red
Bah Hambug - Shades of Blue (Turq Blues for me)
Keep warm and safe. hugs, xx

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shabby Chic - CD Sunday Challenge

This week the theme at CD Sunday is Shabby Chic, Remember you only have to use a small amount of something from a CD and follow the theme to enter, so why not get busy and have a go. I do hope you like my take on it.
I'm typing this in the hope that I can hold my internet connection long enough to complete it.  I haven't had a connection again for a few days now, it's driving me mad. So if you are reading this then hey ho I was successful at least for a short amount of time.  I've been busy making loads of cards and some jewellery for a local craft fair, held once a year, next week, poor George has been landed with making matching envelopes, I really should try to make my cards a standard size and buy the envelopes it would make life so much easier.

For this card I used Ooh-La-La Creations CD and the image and backing papers are from their Watercolour Memories CD. along with an MS punch and Pearlescent Card for the base and some dark green lightweight card for the layers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lavender & Lace

It's Sunday that means it time for a new challenge over at CD Sunday, this week the theme is Lavender and Lace
Images and papers are from Ooh-La-La Creations, the Lace is made using an MS punch, cardstock was Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion.
Also being entered into:
Sassy StudioThursday  Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  Fav Colours
AI Factory Die cut or punch 
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Fairy Tale  Anthing Goes 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Natural World

It's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday, this week we are so pleased to have Joanna Sheen as our sponsor.  Joanna is giving a £30 Voucher to one lucky person who enters our challenge. The name will be chosen by Random Generator and you have until Saurday 13th November to submit your entries. The winner will be announced on the blog on Sunday 14th November.
The image and papers are from Joanna's Jayne Netley Mayhew Part 2 Cd set,  There are so many fabulous images on this CD set , it was hard to chose which one to use, but I love this majestic Kingfisher, The bronze linen effect mirri is from Kanban and the frame and scroll were cut using a Marianne Creatables die.
I'm also entering this into:
alphabet challenge - b for birds
anything goes challenge   Week 23 letter B
fairytale challenge blog - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fireworks JIC # 19

Over at Just Inspirational this week the challenge is Fireworks/Bonfire,  if you're reading this it means bloggers scheduled post has worked, as I'm absent at the moment.

I used two layers of the window/curtain image which I then stamped with a small leaves stamp using versamark and embossed with a embossing powder, then coloured the rest of the curtains with promarkers, added some ribbon for thr tie backs, this was cut out and and acetate inserted for the window, the little vase was printed on to shrink plastic and shrunk.  Fireworks photo is from many years ago at a firework display.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ghosties BOO!! - It's Spooky

BOO!!  It's time for a Spooky Challenge over at CD Sunday.  It seems to be a popular theme this week at many challenges, cannot possibly imagine why.  So add CD Sunday to your list, we would love to see your cards and projects each week, why not become a follower and keep up to date with our challenges. You only have to include a small amount of something from a CD and follow the theme to qualify for entry into our challenges.

My CD bit for this week is from Sharon Duncans Embossibilites CD, The spooky buildings paper and "Trick or Treat"  was from this months members freebie download from Crafters Companion, the cute little ghosties were from a pack of crafting bits I picked up at Lidl of all places. I knew they would come in useful one day.

Other challenges being entered are:
anything goes challenge  Halloween
crafty catz weekly Halloween
rainbow ladys challenge Spooky and Scary
crafty creations challenges Halloween
paper playtime Halloween
ooh-la-la-creations Scary Stuff
a crafty little place Make it Spooky
thewildflowerpatch. Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins
s2g papercrafting contest Trick or Treat
dutchdare Halloween
ai factory challenges  Halloween
corrosive challenges Halloween
I Did It Challenge  Surprise me, anything goes
little red wagon  Halloween
tree house stamps  things that go bump in the night
paper play challenges  A haunting we will go
Secret Crafter Anything that flies
daringcardmakers.   Trick or Treat
pixie dus tstudio pixie challenge.   Happy Halloween
stampinsanity - its a spookilicious halloween
Keep it Simple - Ooh Spooky

Enjoy your Halloween whatever you are up to.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

JIC Wk 18

I'm not sure where the last week has gone, it's time for another challenge over at Just Inspirational, this is week  18 and the challenge is to make a Shaped Card. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

So have some fun creating your shaped card and enter into the challenge.

I decided to make an easel card and used a Marianne Creatable die for the frame, then used the die to draw around for the shape of the base and backing for the easel.
The base card is from Hunkydory, I inked over the frame whilst the card was still in the die to accentuate the embossed bits, the digi image from Bugaboo is coloured with Promarkers.  I cut the flowers with Marianne Creatable die.

This card is also being entered into:
craftycardmakers - Digi Plus
crazychallenge. - Shaped Card
lotstodocallenges. - Shaped Card
digidoodleshopsbest. Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 24, 2010

No Embellishments

This is my first week as a member of the DT over at CD Sunday Challenge, this weeks challenge is No Embellishments, what a great challenge to start off with, I find it so much easier when you can embellish away. Still we all need to step out of our comfort zone from time to time.  So go on have a go, come and join us over at the blog for this challenge and all the great challenges we have lined up.
The image and backing papers are from My Craft Studio, Countryside Garden. Centura Pearl card, MS corner punch.

I'm entering this into:
The ABC Challenge - F is for flowers
Tuesday throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cutie Snowman

Over at Just Inspirational Challenges it a sketch this week with the added them of Christmas, I thought I would go for Fuschia colours this week, although in this piccy they seem almost purple, this was quite a quick and easy card to do, now that makes a change for me.

I have used image and papers from Debbi Moore's Let it Snow CD, cardstock from Kanban, Nesties for the scalloped circles an MS punch for the corners with a little bit of glitter on snowy's hat.

This is being entered into:
Delightful Challenges - Xmas
Gingerloft Challenge - winter
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
fussy and fancy challenge Winter Wonderland

I hope you like it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wild Cherry - Very Pink !!

It's all or nothing with me, seem to be on  a roll at the moment. This one kept me out of mischief for a while yesterday and made a lovely change from Christmas cards.

The image and backing papers are from Flower fairies CD by Crafters Companion, Mirri from Kanban, Flourishes and petals for flowers are cut using Marrianne Creatable dies.
This my entry into: 
Totally Gorjuss  52 Pink
The CD Sunday Monochrome
Craftilicious    Anything Goes
CYDA  6 A Recipe (I've used faux woven ribbons)
City Crafter   Take Flight
paper take weekly.   3 of a kind

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween BOO!

BOO !!  So many sleepless nights lately and I needed to do something to pass the the time without waking OH so I thought I would have a go at halloween this year and made several ATC's, this was my fav.
Sorry but I can't say much about the stuff  i've used as it's all been in my stash for such a long time now, it has to be over a year as I got this time last year, you know how it is,  the only thing I do know is the backing paper is part of this months members free download at Crafters Companion.
I am entering this into:
cup cake craft challenges  Scary 
everybody-art-challenge  Halloween
polkadoodle  Spooky
moving along with the times  Spooky
fussy and fancy challenge - week-2-challenge
creative cottage challenge -25-halloween
alys sunday challenge - 27-halloween
creative inspirations challenge -45

Monochrome - Black n White

 Over at   CD Sunday Challenge Monochrome is the theme this week, the DT  need our love and support, so go on have a go and enter a project.
The Penguins are from Joanna Sheens Jayne Netley Mayhew collection CD, base is a xmas embossed card, snowflake ribbon was made with an MS punch.
I'm also entering this into:
ginger loft challenge - Winter

Monochrome - Lilacs

 After a few weeks off  for it's time to get back into crafting again.
CD Sunday Challenge has a  Monochrome theme this week, one of my favourite themes.

Given my love of Purple, I thought I'd use puple/lilacs.  I used the CC Flower Fairies CD and obviously picked the Lavender Fairy. 3 x  backing papers from the same CD and one from a Debbi Moore CD. I also used some lovely purple linen effect mirri card for the layering,the butterflies and parts of the flowers. The butterflies, fairy and stars have been highlighted with a clear star gelly roll pen, although it doesn't show much on the piccy.
I am also entering this one into:
craftalicious challenges - anything goes
citycrafter - take flight
southern girls challenge  - 4 layers of DP

Thursday, October 14, 2010

JIC Week 16

It's week 16 over at Just Inspirational Challenge. Well i finally made it, right at the last minute, could not get going this week. So I hope you like it.
I used this digi stamp from crafty sentiments which were given to use if we wished, isn't he a sweet snowman.
I framed him with a Clarity Stamp Frame, and embossed it with sparkly Melt Dust, mr Snowy is coloured with ProMarkers, used some papers from my christmas stash pile, I think they were freebies I got a while back, all mounted onto Centura Pearl Card, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment and finished with a twisty bow.

As I haven't been able to post much these past 3 weeks I had a little hunt around to see what other challenges this would be suitable for and am entering it into:
alphabet challenge blog. x-for-xmas
craftalicious challenges no-10.
a spoonfull of sugar challenge-125-winter-wonderland.
anything challengeweek-20-ribbons
one stitch at a time challenge.-34-october

Many thanks for looking.  Have a good week.

An update to this post, there are copic markers as blog candy at charmedcrafts  go and have a look.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BP #4

Last one for today, yes I am keen to win something on this fab comp from Crafters Companion A winter Tales, in case you hadn't guessed, a big thank you Sara and team for the opportunity to try and win. 

The download was fab to work with I still have enough bits and pieces to make at least one maybe even more cards, I'll see how I feel later on today, if I can fit the time in, as I neglected other things 'cos I was enjoying myself doing these.  and it took my mind off of feeling so yucky.

This was a good excuse to use my new impressabilities snowflake thingumy today, I used it twice, on the outside I ran it through the cuttlebug and then sponged some pale blue chalk ink on it whilst the mask was still in place (my first attempt at doing that), on the inside it is just as it came out of the cuttlebug. The silver snowflakes down the side are visible when the card is closed,which is not very clear from the main piccy .  The front image is from the free download as are the sentiments on inside and outside.    Cardstock is Centura Pearl, from CC.  I do love this card, the snowflakes made using an MS punch. Corners shaped with a chomper thingumy.

Also going to enter this into:
crafty calendar challenge  Blues
daisy doodles creative challenges Keep it Simple
Winter Wonderland christmas blog  Monochromatic
Moving along with the times - Christmas

GOOD LUCK to all who enter.

BP #3

Entry #3,  Having great fun with the free downlaods from Crafter Companion for this A Winters Tale Challenge, as well increasing my Christmas Cards.

Papers from the download and main image from my BP CD's, and sparkled some bits with my Sakura Clear Claze pen, they are such a cute couple aren't they.
OOHps forgot to put in a couple of other links, forget my head one day,:
moving along with the times. - christmas
Totally Gorguss - Wild thing

BP #2

My 2nd entry for this Crafters Companion A Winters Tale competition.  I used the free downloads papers and an image from the BP set I already have and added one of the sledging rabbits from the download to it.

BP #1

Now I can't let my JIC teamie Karen have all the entries for the fab little competition by Crafters Companion in conjunction with the launch of the Beatrix Potter A Winters Tale Collection this week. So here are some of mine, now I'm not coughing and spluttering quite so much as I was, I do still have quite a high temperature and am really aching and quite shakey, I had devil of a job cutting out because of this,  so I hope it all clears up very soon as we are off on a short holiday this weekend.

The free download from CC was great thanks, you will see i've been using them in the cards and I still have enough to do some more cards.

For this one I had a rummage through my BP CD's to see what little creatures I could find in an appropriate size, to put on this snowy scene background, some of those tiny rabbits and squirrels were so fiddly to cut out, it' great for an easel card, all cardstock is Centura Pearl, available from C, . snowflake using an MS punch
I'm also going to enter this into:
Christmas cards all year round  a non standard size
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas
Polka Doodles    - Easel
the secret crafter saturday   Anything goes
Totally Gorguss - Wild thing

Good luck to everyone who enters

Thursday, September 16, 2010

JIC #12 A Christmas Card

Wow, Wow, Wow.  An interesting week, firstly I got selected onto the DT over at Just Inspirational Challenges and then I won another challenge yesterday with my entry Diamond/Star Shaped Easel Card, my first win, woohooo.

Anyway, this is my first DT card for Just Inspirational Challenges  I think I must have "stage fright" or something as I don't think it's one of my best, sorry, will do better next time.   I've had these Penguins from Joanna Sheens' Jane Netley Mayhew CD in mind for a Christmas card for ages, I didn't feel I wanted to put any other colours with them, so stuck with the black/white/silver theme. The embossed base card I bought from Create and Craft a while back.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Holly christmas card

Just for a change this is not an easel card, bet that surprised you.  Made using T bag papers in a style I was shown by my friend Ellen on the CC forum Live Crafting. Since she showed us all I've used this style a couple of times for birthdays and thought it was good for Christmas too.

T bag papers from Crafters Companion Popcorn range, cardstock is Centura Pearl also from CC, MS Holly punch, other bits and bobs from Stash.

I'm entering this into:
fussy and fancy challenge - christmas colours
Bah humbug - favourite mediums  I've several fav's , this one is T bag folds
christmas cards all year round.- not 4.5 x 5.5
crafty catz weekly challenge - paper piercing
our creative corner -fun-with-folds
fab n funky challenges - whateva
ginger snap creations - punches
christmas card challenges

Diamond/Star Shaped Christmas Easel

I do like easel cards, and have been working on coming up with some new shapes, this is my latest shape, quite different to the shape I came up with last week, at least I have an obvious name for this one unlike the one I did last week, which I'm not sure what to call. Once I  had finished playing about with scraps of paper for the shape and made a template it was actually a quick and easy card to make.
Star shapes made using pinflair stepper set, papers from MCS, Blue mirri from Kanban and base card Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion,  oohps took the piccy before I put "merry christmas" on to the tab I made for it.
I'm entering this into:
ces challenges - #3 easel christmas card
fab n funky challenges #39 whateva
polly craft challenge. #60 christmas with no red or green
southern girls challenge. #1  Anything Goes
our creative corner - fun with folds
bah-humbug-christmas.  favourite, too many, cutting shapes, mirri, my own easel shape.
christmas cards all year round.  Sept, non standard shape

Andy's Bike

My son bought a new bike a little while ago, so for his birthday I've made him this card from a photo of it, which will also fit into a few challenges.
Background paper, sentiment made in MCS, cardstock from stash. Main image personal photo.
I'm entering this into:
craftycreationschallenges  - Transport
citycrafter  - one for the boys
fabnfunky  - Whateva
Little Red Wagon   - Use a photo

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Let it Snow

A very snowy card with a different snowman this time. On a different Easel shape

Again I have used the new Christmas Creations CD from Joanna Sheen. This time the snowman has been cut out twice and layered for a little extra dimension I used a Sakura Clear Sparkle to accent some areas of his clothing, although it doesn't show up well I'm afraid. White with Silver cardstock from Hunky Dory, plus some red mirri and some christmas silver mirri.

I'm entering this into:
charisma cardz - Inspired by a song - Let it Snow
creative inspirations #42 - a different shape, not square or rectangle
bah-humbug-christmas  - Inspired by a Christmas Song
christmas cards all year round - Sept - Non standard size / shape
craftycardmakers   - Glitter and Sparkle

Frosty the Snowman

I am still frantically trying to get my Christmas cards finished,  only a few left to do now, because of other committments I have to finish them in the next two weeks.

The cute Snowman image is from Joanna Sheens' latest CD Christmas Creations, and is sprayed with Irridescent Spray from Crafters Companion.  The two pale turq papers are also from the CD, the two maroon papers are from Hunky Dory, and base card is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion.  MS snowflake punches were used for the various snowflakes

I'm also entering this into:
christmas cards all year round. Sept
Bah Humbug # 34 - Frosty the Snowman
charisma cardz - Inspired by a Song  Frosty the Snowman
Winter Wonderland Recipe

Friday, September 3, 2010

A stitch in time - DT

It's time for challenge No. 10 over at Just Inspirational I've used this weeks freebie digi downloads from Bugaboo Stamps , coloured with promarkers, and added glitter for the threads, mounted her on to a cuttlebug embossed background, and a frame and the butterflies were cut on my robo. The base of the easel has an embossed button strip, ribbon with pins in it to continue the sewing theme. Lastly I made a sentiment on my PC using a safety pin font.

DT Call
I would love to be selected onto the DT, I like entering challenges and it would be great to be able to contribute and inspire people into this up and coming newer challenge. I like to try and create with different shapes, folds and depth to my cards, preferring clean lines as opposed to distressed edges.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Popcorn in the Garden

I'm keeping Popcorn very busy at the moment in all sorts of situations, such a useful little fella, now he's in the garden with Souffle and a lovely basket of flowers.  Made as a tri - fold Octagon for a change

Popcorn images, papers, Centura pearl card from Crafters Companion. all other bits from my stash.

I am entering this into the following:
Pollycraft Monday - Nature theme
Allsorts - Garden or Park inspiration
My Time to Craft - In the garden
Cute & Girly - Indian Summer

Tuesday morning sketch

Over at Tuesday Morning Sketch there is a this sketch to follow
 I have chosen to make my card and then mount as an easel card

I used Crafters Companion Platinum Collection and coloured the Popcorns' football strip in Berry Red Promarker as he is going to be playing for Liverpool, I am told red are their colours, no idea really, it's for my son's birthday. There are 3 different papers in this card as well as the layers of gold and red. and several embellishments.

This card also qualifies to be entered for:
Promarkers Challenge - Teddy Bears
Fab ' n'Funky - 3,2,1 challenge -  3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My 1st Blog Award - whoopie

I'm so pleased I have been given this blog award from Wendy at wendyscraftingtimes
So as part of this award I must tell you why I started my Blog and why I keep it going.

I started my blog for me to keep a record of my completed cards & projects, and to show my friends and family, who are spread all over the world.

Then I found out about challenges, another great reason to make things,  there is so inspiration and information out there for when my mojo deserts me, it's so addictive,

Why I keep it going,  I'm learning so many new techniques from my new online friends, and I'm just plain nosey,  I love to see what people have been up to.  It's good to share

Now I have to give this award to 10 of my fav blogs, Now that is a difficult choice to make, there are so many good ones out there:

Christine - christine-ladylacecraftingblog
Cynthia - rainbowladyscraftyblog
Doreen - doreensdream
Elaina - moulinrougedesigns
Katie - katies-crafts
Linda - linda-linjancreations
Nicky - smurfscraft
Sarah - sarah-craftycreations
Jenny - starcylcrackers
Wendy - craftblog.craftybutterfly

To you and everyone else who visits my blog, a big thank you for being a part of my life.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Elegant Lady

The challenge at OLLCB this week  is Elegant Ladies, so here's mine, as it has butterflies on it, I am also entering it into Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge , & craftyourdaysaway # 2 with wings

Images and background papers from MCS, butterflies were cut on my Robo, and glittered, pearlescent card from crafters companion (such fabulous card), any other bits and bobs from my stash

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last one today

Last card for today: tried to keep it simple

Christmas cards all year round

Images from Joanna Sheen  latest CD Christmas creations, there are some great images on here.
lots of glitter, embossed base card.