Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sugar Nellie Christmas

Good Afternoon Everyone.  Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.  Did any of you manage to sleep in with the extra hour.  My body clock didn't know the clocks had gone back so I was wide awake at 4.30 am.  Hopefully it will sort itself out or I'll be going to bed at 9 tonight lol.

Here's this week's Christmas card:

Sugar Nellie Stamp - Wrapped Up Boy
Memory Box Die - Snowflake Corner
Liquid pearls
Glitter card from Wilkinsons
Glamour Dust

I am entering it into quite a few challenges:

Bah Humbug Challenge - Use Die Cuts
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Anns Challenge - Clean and Simple
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Bonfire Party!!

Good Morning. My project today is my DT project for Nutcrafters Challenge 4.  The challenge is to make a card or project with a Bonfire Theme.  As usual Katie and Colette have provided you with a freebie digi image so there is no excuse not to join in but if you do have any Nutcrafters images you can use any of them too.  There is a fab prize as usual.  A £10 voucher to spend in the shop.

My project is this goody bag for the little boy next door.  For the last 2 years we have been invited to their Bonfire Party, probably because they got fed up of seeing us watching the fireworks from Emily's bedroom window lol.  Hopefully we will get an invite this year too.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. Simply leave your details in the Inlinkz before 5pm Tuesday 8th November.

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and am entering it into;

Passion for Promarkers - For a Child

Monday, 24 October 2011

All I Want For Christmas

Good Morning Everyone, sorry I've not been around much lately.  I've just been mega busy at work and home.  I've got the day off today and don't have much planned.  I am hoping to try and sort out Emily's bedroom.  I thought I would do it as soon as she went to Uni but 5 weeks later I don't think I have set foot in there more than twice lol.

My card today is another Christmas card.  I have been doing one a week since January with the Bah Humbug Challenge Blog but I think I need to up it now to 2 a week or I won't have enough.

I have used this cute image from Pollycrafts - Maurice with Christmas Socks.  Isn't he a darling.  I've coloured with Promarkers and Prismas.

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - With Men in Mind
A Gem of a Challenge - The Sketch
One Stop Crafts - No Designer Paper
I Love Promarkers - Aint it Cute
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer it up

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Good Afternoon everyone, it's been lovely here today, sun shining and lovely blue skies but blooming freezing.  Did a load of the dreaded H*******k this morning and then had a crafty session.  Then went into Stockport with my mum to get my new Promarkers.  They were £1.49 each at Hobbycraft but I used the online voucher which gave you £5 off a £25 spend.  I bought 17 which came to £20.33 so each pen only cost me £1.19 each.  What a bargain.  I also bought a coat from H&M and some bits for the house from Dunelm Mill so had quite a nice afternoon.

Here's my card.

Image - Pollycraft - Precious
Backing Paper - First Edition - Christmas Joy
Memory Box Dies - Charlotte Border and Snowflake Corner
Marianne Die - Poinsetta
Gems from stash
Glamour Dust

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Pollycraft Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer it up
I love Promarkers - Aint it cute
Simon Says Stamp - Inspired by Fairy Tale (Snow Queen)

Hope you like.

Before I go I just want to remind you that you still have another week to enter
 Nutcrafters Challenge 3 - Happy Halloween.  Katie and Colette have provided a lovely freebie digi so everybody can join in.  There is a fab prize on offer.  Please go and nab the freebie and join in with the challenge.

Take Care.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Best Seat in the House

Good Afternoon everyone, a bit late this week with my Christmas Card.  As the weather has been so nice, we've been clearing the garden ready for Winter.  We went to Bridgemere Garden Centre yesterday and got some bulbs so have been planting them out.  Should have a nice selection in the Spring if they all come up.  Oh since when has Bridgemere had a Hobbycraft?  I had no idea.  I printed off a voucher yesterday morning 'cos I am going to Stockport on Wednesday and thought I would pick up some Promarkers while they are on offer at the Hobbycraft there.  So had a wander around to see what was in stock but I'll get what I want from Stockport with my money off voucher.  I don't usually shop at Hobbycraft because it is used to be so dear but I was pleasantly surprised yesterday, most of the prices seem on a par with other shops.

Anyway stop the waffle.  Here's my weekly Christmas card.

Image - La Pashe - Best Seat in the House (Christmas)
coloured with Promarkers and paper piecing
Papers - First Edition, Christmas Joy and My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Free Download (I'll update when I find it again)
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Christmas Food
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unused Stash (My unused stash is the Digi, I've had it ages but been too scared to colour it in, I'm usually rubbish at colouring in animals, but quite like this now)

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.  Take Care.

Edit:  Ignore the bits of wet glue on the kraft card,  I was too eager to take a photo before the light went.  They have dried now and the glue doesn't show.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge 3 Halloween

Good morning everyone
This weeks challenge over on Nutcrafters  is Happy Halloween . We would love to see a card or project with a Halloween theme. Remember you card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. To help you along with this there is a freebie digi for everyone.

Here is the card that I made with the freebie

Image - Nutcrafters Digi coloured with Promarkers
BOO - Paper Pieced
Black, purple and cream card - The Paper Mill Shop
Trick or Treat printed on computer
Braid - Crafts 4 You
Bat - Handcut from black card and glittered with black glitter
Gems from stash
This weeks fabulous prize for the winner of Challenge 3 is a £10 gift voucher to spend at Nutcrafters.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. Simply leave your details in the Inlinkz before 5pm Tuesday 25th October.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
My Time to Craft - Orange and Black
Ribbon Carousel - Sparkle and Bling
Cupcake Crafts - Halloween
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween/Goth
Sparkles Forum - Halloween

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Glittery Christmas

Good Afternoon everyone, what a dull and dismal day it is today and hey the rain has just started coming down again, lovely!!

Here's my weekly Christmas Card.

Image - Pink Gem - Mimi and Snowman
Backing Papers - Zoe Pearn - Happy Holidays download.
Sentiment - Paula Pascual stamps
Martha Stewart Punch - Arched Lattice
Snowflakes - Sizzix die and punch
Glamour Dust

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Glitz and Glitter
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - With Love at Christmas, use hearts.
Little Claire's - Christmas
My Sheri Crafts - Think Pink
One Stop Crafts - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes as long as it sparkles

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nutcrafters Friends

Good Morning Everyone. 

I have an early start today so this is a card I made last night but it was too dark to take a photo

Image - Nutcrafters Huddle Together coloured with Promarkers
Backing papers - Dovecraft Sugar and Spice
Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Punched Flowers
Die Cut Swirls
Gems from stash
Raindrops have been 3D glossed

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoes - Sketch
Jens Digistamps - Lets Hear it for the girls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Friendship

Don't forget you still have a week to enter the Nutcrafters 2nd Challenge 'Think Pink'.  We would love to see a card or project with a pink theme. Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.  There is a cute freebie Digi Stamp so everyone can join in.

The Nutcrafters girls Katie, Colette and Linda will be at the Happy Stampers North West Show, Port Sunlight on Saturday 8th October.  Linda will be demonstrating all the fabulous new stamp releases, they would love it if you stopped by for a chat.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Christine's Birthday

Good Afternoon everyone,  the weather is not as nice as it has been but at least it is dry and blowing my washing nicely on the line.

My card today is a birthday card for Christine at work.  You may remember me doing a retirement card for her last week.

Backing Papers - Dovecraft Tea House
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Button and ribbon from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

LOTV Challenge - Button It
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Mojo Monday - Fab Sketch
LOTV - World Cardmaking Day Challenge
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Nativity Card

Good Afternoon everyone, isn't it another gorgeous day. 

My card today is my weekly Christmas Card.

Image and sentiment - Digisparkle Nativity Jesus coloured with Prisma
color and Kars White Spirit
Gems and ribbons from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Nativity
Less is More - Eye Colour (mine are blue)
Cardmad Fairy - Too Early for Christmas?
Cuddly Buddly - Babies/kids
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Going to have a bit of lunch now and then get out in the garden again.  There's a lot of tidying up to do.