Friday, 22 July 2011

Bah Humbug Christmas Card

Just a quick one from me tonight. I am off on my jollies tomorrow morning. We are going up to the wilds of Scotland to hunt down 'Nessie'. No seriously we have rented a cute cottage on the banks of the River Oich in Fort Augustus which flows into Loch Ness.   I can't wait, I haven't had a break from work since The Royal Wedding weekend and I'm absolutely shattered.  We are hoping to do lots of walking.  I've told Chris I'm not climbing any mountains this time as the last 2 times we've been he's dragged us up Ben Nevis and a few others.

Anyway the lovely ladies at Humbug Hall have set a nice easy one today, to use beads so as soon as I got in from work I got cracking. 

I found these cute silver embroidery beads that I had left over from sewing on Emily's bridesmaid dress (I won't be doing that again, it took blooming ages but well worth it she looked gorgeous)  and also some red and clear beads from an old felt Christmas ornaments kit.

I embossed straight onto the base card with a label Nestie to use as a frame and stuck  the Forever Friends stickers in the middle and sentiment on the edge.

Right off to have my tea and then get the car packed so we can get an early start tomorrow morning.  I hope the weather stays like this, its been lovely and sunny today but I somehow doubt it.

See you next week!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Pink Gem Christmas Card

Hello All, today's card is my weekly Christmas card.  I think this is the first time I have done a circle easel card and can't believe how easy it was.

The image is a very generous freebie from Janet at Pink Gem coloured with Promarkers
and added glamour dust to his antlers.
Sentiment - See D
Snowflakes - Sizzix die coated in glamour dust
Scalloped circle/circle Nesties
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Shaped card
2 Sister's Challenge - Christmas in July
Wiinter Wonderland - Wet or Dry embossing (I've used both)
ABC Challenge - N for No Nonsense
Jingle Belles - Reindeer Games
A Gem of a Challenge - Let's hear it for the boys

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lili of the Valley

Hello Gals

Just a quick post this evening before I dash off to take Em to a party. She has a better social life than me!!

My card is for several challenges:

Stamp Something - Bugs or Butterflies
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Pink and Brown
Passion for Promarkers - Gingham
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes

Image - LOTV Dandelion Clock coloured with Promarkers and Glamour Dust on wings
Backing Papers Stampin Up and Gingham printed on comp
Peel Off butterfly and dragonfly
Ribbon and Lace from stash
Punched Flowers
Sentiment LOTV

Have a lovely evening. -x-

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Summertime Card

Wandering around Blogland today I found that there are lots of Summery Challenges around.  So thought I'd have a go.  But now looking at it I'm not sure if it is Summery or is it more Autumny.  Oh well the blue sky and fluffy clouds remind me of Summer, not that we've had much of that lately.

Stamped Images - 'Birdsong' Nutcrafters coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers - Birdsong Papermania
Cloud Paper - Free Download
Sentiment Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamps
Birds and Branches Sizzix Die

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Stampin' For the Weekend - Wings and Things
Truly Scrumptious - Things with Wings
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime
Dutch Dare - Summer Fun
2 Sisters - Summertime Fun

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Penny Black Christmas

We were going to go to Mum and Dad's caravan today but with all the rain, gales, thunder, hailstones and upside down rainbows we decided to stay put and have a lazy day instead.

My card today is my weekly Christmas card and as usual I am entering it into a few challenges.

Image - Penny Black 'Welcome Party' coloured with Promarkers
Glitter Card - Wilkinsons
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Sentiment - Clear Art Stamps Impressions Kit
(I thought this was suitable as Dogs, Cats and Mice are supposed to be enemies lol)

Bah Humbug - Mice
Winter Wonderland - No Red or Green
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Nonsense
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas in July
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas in July
I love Promarkers - Clean and Simple
House of Gilli - Lots of Sparkle

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Debby's Birthday

My card tonight is for a work colleague Debby.  It is her 40th Birthday next Thursday so thought I had plenty of time to make my card.  Speaking to another colleague today I found out that she is off work next week so I had to get my card made for Friday instead.

coloured with Promarkers and Whispers
Backing Papers Basic Grey and Stampin' Up
Ribbon and flowers from stash
Martha Stewart Doily punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers - Include Flowers
Passion for Promarkers - Tie a yellow ribbon
Stamp Something - Digi Challenge
Mo's Digital Challenge - Inspired by a book (confessions of a shopaholic)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Have a lovely evening.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Miss Rose

Haven't we had another lovely day, been tidying up the garden again.  Those sneaky weeds get everywhere don't they.

Stewart moved out yesterday.  He is sharing a house with 5 others.  I don't feel too sad, even though I'll miss him.  I'd already got used to him going as he was away at Uni for 3 years and then when he finished there he still stayed away most weekends with the friends he had made at college and Uni.  He's only a 20 minute drive away so I'm sure we'll still see him lots.  He's only been gone one night and Chris is already changing his room all around lol.  We are going to move into his room temporarily whilst we decorate ours and then Chris is putting his exercise stuff in there and we'll just use his wardrobes for extra storage.  Emily was going to move in there as her room is quite small but hopefully she'll be going to Uni in September so there is no point really.

Anyway enough rambling, onto my card.  I have quite a few birthday cards to make this month.

Stamped Image - Miss Rose - Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers - Basic Grey
Sentiments - WhimsyStamps - Mini postage stamps and mini seals 
Large butterfly - Peel Off stuck onto acetate and cut out.  Small butterflies x cut punch.
Flowers from stash.

I am entering this card into the:
I Love Promarkers - Include Flowers
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Paper Creator - Special Occasion
By the Cute and Girly - Things with wings
Secret Crafter - Here comes Summer

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Christmas Box

Sorry I haven't been blogging much this week but I've been mega busy.  Hopefully I should have a bit more time now.  So sorry again but it is another Christmas item today. 

The ladies over at Humbug Hall have challenged us to use my all time favourite crafty item.....................NOT!!!!.  Blooming Acetate.  I didn't think we would get this challenge again after the kerfuffle it caused last year.  Well didn't want to make a card so I got my bag of bargains down from upstairs. 

These are little bits I bought in the January sales which I thought would do for stocking fillers.  The box that these were in was a bit battered and not very Christmassy so I took it to pieces and used it as a template to make a new box.  I then used a nestie to cut an opening in the front (can't remember the proper crafty word at the mo, my brain has turned to mush) (Edit: Aperture, thank you Max) and backed it with a piece of acetate that I cut from the packaging of a new set of glittery christmas tree ornaments (again from the sales!!)

Backing Papers and Baubles - Happy Holidays Zoe Pearn

I am also entering this card into;
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Buffet - Paper, Ribbon, Snowflakes.
Bah Humbug - Acetate
Craft Hazelnuts - Pink and/or Purple