Saturday, 28 August 2010

Thank You Card

My second card today is a Thank You card. I am sending it to the owners of the cottage we stayed in last week in The Lakes. We have stayed in holiday cottages for the last 4 years and I can honestly say that this time the owners went out of their way to make the holiday as special as possible.

I have used one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps 'Dressing Up Maggie' and coloured her with Promarkers.  The BP are Stamping Up and My Minds Eye.  I have used my doily lace punch.  Sentiment is SeeD.  Large pearls and beads around neck are from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sugar Bowl - Sketch plus added option of pearls
Colour Create - Pastel Lilac, Pastel Mint, Pastel Yellow

Weekly Christmas Card

Today's first card is my weekly Christmas Card.  I am entering this card into quite a few challenges as there are lots of Christmassy Challenges around at the moment.  The first is for Bah Humbug which this week is charms.

I have used this gorgeous LOTV stamped image 'James Bear - Pile of Presents' coloured with Promarkers.  The BP is Stamping Up.  Sentiment is from Impressions Clear Art Stamps.  Ribbon and Santa Hat charm from stash.

I am also entering this into:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday -  The Sketch
Lili of the Valley - Spotty/Dotty
I love Promarkers - Charms
Winter Wonderland - All I want for Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - No Diecuts/Punches
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Make a start on Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Christmas Card

My second card today is my weekly Christmas Card. 

I am entering it into a few Challenges this week: 
Bah Humbug - Winter Wonderland
Sketch Saturday - The Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Walking in a Winter Wonderland
I have used another of my new Sugar Nellies ' Wrapped up Boy' coloured with Promarkers.  The paper is one I have had for ages from Dovecraft.  The snowflakes are various dies and punches.  I have used glamour dust on his fur and the fake snow from B&M on the ground.  The corner pieces are embossed with swiss dots and gems from stash.

Sugar Nellie

Not been around this week, we have been away on holiday in The Lake District. We stayed in a lovely cosy cottage, high up in the hills. Had a gorgeous view of the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man, Muncaster Castle and the mountains and fells behind us. We were so lucky with the weather, it only rained during the night on Thursday and then we had a couple of showers on the Friday, but we were in Coniston so just kept popping in the shops until it cleared. I need a rest now as hubby doesn't believe in relaxing on holiday he kept dragging me up mountains. We had no internet and only got a signal on our phones when we drove down near the coast, it was fab. Back to normal now though, we are all home and glued to our laptops. I must try to spend less time on here but once I come on the time just runs away with me.

My card today is following the sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday and is also being entered into the Sugar Nellie Challenge on Papercraft Planet which this week is to use Autumn Colours.  I have used this gorgeous Sugar Nellie 'Post Box'.  I seem to be using this stamp a lot just lately and as usual I have coloured her with Promarkers.  The papers are from the free pack of Spring Papers in  Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  Punched flowers and leaves.  Ribbon and gems from stash.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Weekly Christmas Card

Just a quick visit this evening to post my weekly Christmas Card for the Bah Humbug Challenge.  This week is week 31 and the challenge is Angels and Fairies.

I have used this 'Monique' digi stamp from Mo Manning and coloured her with Promarkers.  The papers are Stampin' Up and DCWV Christmas Wishes.  The snowflake punch is Martha Stewart and glamour dusted.  Gems and ribbon from stash.  The sketch is from Friday Sketch Challenge and I am also entering my card into the ABC Christmas Challenge Q for Quick and Easy, Christmas Stamping All Year Long, 2 different designer papers and Crafty Ann's Challenge, Christmas in August

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Penny Black Hedgies

My card this evening I am entering into a few challenges.  The first challenge is Sketch Saturday which of course is this fabulous sketch.  I really enjoyed using this one, all my favourite sketches seem to have circles in them.  I am also entering my card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which this week is 'on the beach'.  Now I know you are going to say this isn't very beachy but everytime I see this stamp 'head over heels' it reminds me of when the kids were little and going to Ainsdale beach at the weekends where they spent all the time doing 'rolly polly's' down the sand dunes so I hope it will be accepted as an entry.

I have coloured the cute hedgies with Promarkers.  The papers are Stamping Up.  I have cut the large circle with the X Cut Shape Cutter and embossed with Swiss Dots folder.  The yellow and pink flowers have been recycled from an old birthday card I received.  Swirls are a cuttlebug die cut.  Charm and gem from stash.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stop Crafts - Summer Fun
Fab 'n' Funky - Spotty, Dotty and Stripes
PB at Allsorts Challenge - Glitter and Glitz

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Passion for Promarkers

This is my second card for today so please scroll down and take a look at my Christmas Card.

I have followed the sketch at Passion for Promarkers and entered it into the Sugar Nellie Challenge on Papercraft Planet. I have used the cute 'Blossom' stamp coloured with Promarkers. The papers are a mix of Stamping Up and My Minds Eye.  Flower punch. Martha Stewart edge punch. Ribbon and gems from stash.

I am also entering this into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Whateva

Bah Humbug Challenge 30 - Through the Window

My Weekly Christmas card this week is again for the Bah Humbug Challenge which this week is 'Through the Window'.

I cut 4 circles out of the black card with my nesties and then 4 scallop circles out of the red Stamping Up Paper.  I then stamped through the holes with the 3 French Hens stamp from the Penny Black '12 Days of Christmas' Set.  Coloured with Promarkers.  Finished off with the check ribbon, little black gems and used 3D gloss on the glasses.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Die Cut Dreams - Gingham
Moving Along With the Times - Christmas
Simon Says Challenge - Sing It Baby (I showed this card to hubby and he immediately started singing the 12 days of Christmas)
ABC Christmas Challenge - P for Presents (my true love sent to me 3 French Hens)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Stamping Boutique Freebie Digi Image

My card today is a quick one.  I have got a couple of baby's first birthdays coming up so this is the first one for a little boy.

I  have used this cute digi image which is a free download from The Stamping Boutique.  You can get it free by joining their group on Papercraft Planet.   I have coloured with Promarkers and I have used the sketch from Sketch Staurday.  The gingham paper is a free download from the Craft Table.  Sentiment is Clare Curd.  Buttons and ribbon from stash.  Martha Stewart Edge Punch.

I am also entering this into the Fab'n'Funky Challenge which is Buttons and Bows and Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail.

Well I have had a lovely week off work but back tomorrow, booooooooo!!  so I had better go and get all my workshirts ironed for the week.