Tuesday, August 31, 2010

House Mouse - Christmas Candy House

I wish I knew what day it is, I missed one of the challenges I made this for by a day Duh !!, But is is actually still in time for some others I planned on, and it's another Christmas Card off the list, so can't be bad, I do really love House Mouse, but they are such whatsits to cut out, much like Popcorn bear another favourite of mine, why do I like ones that are difficult to cut out ?  I wanted to keep this one relatively simple as the decoupage has a lot dimension and does not need too much added to it.
I used House Mouse for this and added some Sakura Clear Star sparkle to the frosting bits on the house roof, windows, door and tube of frosting to make it sparkle, did some matting and layering for the base of the easel, all the card, ribbon and stars are from my stash, you know how it is.

I am entering this into:
Totally Gorguss - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - All I want for Christmas  - is some yummy candy
Wild Orchid - Make it Sparkle
Rainbow lady's - Sparkle & Shine
Creative Inspirations -  Christmas in August
Cute and Girly -  Animal Antics
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter & Sparkle


The Just Inspirational challenge this week is a sketch,  a simple design,  This is my effort.  The main image is made with a Clarity Stamp coloured with pro-markers and Diamond Sparkles for the snow, unfortunately the sparkles don't show up well in the piccy, but they do look lovely, various Card and papers from stash, and a charm made from Debbi Moores' Metal Magic and a Clarity Stamp penguin impressed while the Metal Magic was still hot. First time i've got around to using metal magic, had for ages, was quite pleased with it.

I am also entering this into the following:
Bah Humbug- Charms
Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Wild Orchid Challenge - #4 Make it Sparkle
Keep It Simple - #1 Clean & Simple
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Sparkle & Shine
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Make  start on Christmas
Creative Inspirations -  Christmas in August
Crafty Cardmakers -   Glitter & Sparkle

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.

Christmas 3

On a roll now, love doing  the fold and construction on this card
christmas cards all year round
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August

Images from MCS  Crystal Sparkles, Card - CC Pearlescent, MS punch, and bits and bobs from stash

Christmas 2

Another Christmas card done.  I do love Popcorn, as you may have guessed.

Going to enter this one into:
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August

I used Popcorn products and cardstock  from CC again, and MS punches, oh and just a little bit of glitter, seems to be a bit of theme going on here.

Christmas 1

I'm making good progress with my Christmas cards, over half way now.

Going to enter this one into:
I used Popcorn products and cardstock from Crafters Companion
Linen Mirri is a Kanban card, I love this card.
and another fav of mine MS punches, they are so good

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Let it Snow

Not as happy with this as I would like, it was supposed a quick and simple card, but it  took ages to apply the words,  I cut them with my Robo and wanted them fine, but I went a bit too fine for easy application though, and I'm not happy with the shape of the "n" in snow, so will be editing the words a little, before I use them again, as I liked the effect of the combination.

I used MS punches for both types of snowflake and cut them from glitter paper, embossing board for the front edge from Crafters Companion  and the card is my absolute favourite Centura pearl also from Crafters Companion

I am going to enter this into Winter Wonderland - No Designer Paper Challenge
and christmas cards all year round

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Christmas cards

Christmas cards so far this year.
  Oh dear, better get a wriggle on, or I won't be done in time.

Cross Stitching

 Finally !! - Two cross stitching projects which were ongoing for a couple of years, but are now finally finished, I still have 4 other smaller projects on the go, Motorcycle, Lavender Field scene, Needlecase & Scissors Keep,  in a lavender bouquet  design using loads of french knots for the flowers as well as cross stitch, Dolphins frolicking and One large one, which is similar to the butterfly wall hanging, but with 12 individual flower panels,  so on past experience some of them will be finished in 2 or 3 years or so.  I don't do much Cross-stitching at home, it tends to get done when we are away with the caravan.

I am entering the Advent calender into a crafting challenge - Cute and Girly - Animal Antics

Advent Calender uses a Tatty Teddy pattern at the top, and various small designs that took me a couple of years to find the right ones, they are small pockets, which can have sweet or something small popped into it,  I personally I like Werthers butterscotch candy sweets, they are individually wrapped in gold coloured wrappers and will fit just nicely and most of all they are lovely.  So I'll be able to use it at last this Christmas

The butterfly wallhanging is 80cm  x 50cm, and lined /framed with lemon cotton fabric.

Pocorn's summer picnic

I made this Popcorn one for the Crafters Companion Monthly challenge according to the layout for August.  This one's going into several others as well :

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - August
Just Cute Bears #28
CD Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
crafty creations challenges - Summer Lovin
 ooh-la-la-creations challenges #59
cute and girly - Animal Antics -August

Images and papers - Popcorn bear range, Crafter Companion
Centura Pear Card - Crafters Companion
MS punches 
bits and bobs from stash

Thanks for looking

It's Summer !!

The weather this week is pretty good, not quite as hot as it has been, so a little more bearable for me, as well as birthday cards I have made a three more christmas cards for family and friends to tick off from my list, trouble is the list still keeps getting longer, and I know I have to get them done before mid october.

I promised myself I was not going to make anything using pink or purple this week, well that didn't work out well, despite starting off with thoughts of any other colours, my two latest cards ended up being pinks and purples, although I did make another project recently for a bit of fun, that has very little purple, i might post that later so you can have a laugh.

This pretty fairy is enjoying the summer, lovin her flower and butterfly, now why can't my hair and body be like hers, she has a lovely little dress too, well I can dream !!
I'm entering this into:
Just Inspirational Challenges #5
flutterby wednesdays #115
crafty creations challenges # 78
ooh-la-la-creations challenges #59

I used:

Image & background paper -  Debbi Moore Fairies range
Centura Pearl card - Crafters Companion
Mirri card
MS border/corner punches

Thanks for looking