Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Countdown to Christmas

Good morning everyone, a chilly one here today.  I've got a couple of days off work now so hoping to get some Christmas shopping finished.  The only problem is I haven't got a clue what everyone wants!!

Last year I saw a few of these countdown cards and the lovely Angie sent me a link to the tutorial

I 'found' the calendar wheel in my stash, don't know when or where I got it but there is a free print on the tutorial if you need it.

Image - LOTV Christmas bunnies - Robin
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing paper - Magazine freebie - My Minds Eye Winter Papers
Poinsettas - Marianne Dies
Martha Stewart Snowflake die

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes

Sunday, 27 November 2011

More Christmas Dec's

Following on from last Sunday's post I thought I would show you some more christmas tree decorations I have been making.  Really enjoying the different type of crafting at the moment.  I bought this felt kit in the sales a couple of years ago from Abakhan fabrics but never got around to making them.

This is just a small selection of them.  There are 4 of each design and 25 different designs.  There are lots of bits of felt and embellishments left over so think I might try and make some Christmas trees and puddings etc using my own design.

The timing is just right again as the lovely ladies over at Bah Humbug have set a challenge of Fabric this week.

I am also entering them into the following challenge
So Artful challenge - Sew Pretty

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge 6 - Card for a friend

Hello everyone, I can't believe 2 weeks have passed since Nutcrafters last challenge.  The challenge this time is to create a Christmas Card or Project for a Friend. Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.

There is no freebie digi this week but there will be random freebies throughout the year so keep looking.

This weeks fabulous prize for the lucky winner of Challenge 6 is a £10 gift voucher to spend at Nutcrafters.

Here is my card

I have used this cute Santa stamp which comes in a pack of 3 with a Christmas Tree and Snowman which you can buy in the Nutcrafters online shop for £3.50.  It is also available as part of Stamp Bundle #2,  4 x £3.50 stamps for £10.00

The image is coloured with Promarkers, with white gel pen for highlights.  The trimmings on his hat and coat are glittered with glamour dust.  The sentiment is a Mini Holiday Postage Stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle
Jingle Belles - Card for someone who doesn't necessarily celebrate Christmas

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. Simply leave your details in the Inlinkz before 5pm Tuesday 6th December.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sugar Nellie - New Grandma

A flying visit from me tonight.  I am just posting this card that I made for Deb at work who has just become a grandma for the first time.  Her son and daughter-in-law have just had a gorgeous baby girl Erica Susan.

I have followed Gayle's sketch on The Sugar Bowl Challenge blog
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Circle of Life' coloured with Promarkers.
Whimsy sentiment stamps

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Pickle's 'Little Dickie Birds'

A few weeks ago Pickle posted some lovely little  birdbox tree decorations on her blog and I fell in love with them so this morning thought I would have a go.  The first one seemed to take ages but once I'd worked out the best way to do them the last 3 came together quite quickly.  Pickle did hers in white but I went a bit more traditional with red and green.

I didn't have the nesties Pickle used so used my Labels 11 die for the roof and for the base used Lacey Squares.
I used Sizzlits bird and branch die and covered it in glamour dust.

I have become a bit of a stalker of Pickle just lately, my next project will be a cushion similar to hers.  I've already started cutting out but have put it to one side for now.

  Pop over to her blog she makes some fabberoonie things.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Bags or Boxes
2 Sisters Challenge - Let it Sparkle 
Squiggles and Giggles - Anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - Anything but a card
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a card
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas Sparkle 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Woo Hoo I'm back again.  Managed to find a bit of time this afternoon to make another card.  Another one ticked off my list.  The h*******k has gone to pot today and you should see the state of my craft table.  Oh well it can wait, I'm on my own tonight so nobody will see it lol.

I have used this gorgeous Lili of the Valley image - Teddy Flower
Coloured with Promarkers
Marianne die butterflies
Ribbon and gems from stash
Backing Papers - Dovecraft Sugar and Spice

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
LOTV challenge - Creature Comforts

Have a lovely evening

Baby's First Christmas

Good morning everyone, just a reminder that you still have one more week to join in with the Nutcrafters Challenge - Card for a Child.
We would love to see a card or project for a child using a Nutcrafters image (use the freebie if you don't have any other images)  There is a fab prize on offer.

My card today is for one of our nurses at work.  Emma left last Friday to go on maternity leave.  Her baby is due on 6 December.

We don't know if it is a boy or girl so I went with Christmassy Colours.

I have used this cute Nutcrafters stamp - Christmas Cuddles

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Baby's First Christmas
Sketch and Stash - Sketch (my new stash is the mini christmas stamp sentiment)
Sweet Stampin' - Gingham


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Good Evening everyone.  It's my Silver Wedding Anniversary today, 25 years or a quarter century.  Where does the time go.  I can remember it like yesterday.  I've been at work all day and just got home.  Chris has just phoned to say he is stuck on The Snake Pass and won't be home before 8.30.  We had planned to go out for something to eat but I am starving now so I'm going to do myself something quick to eat and then will do Chris something when he comes in.  We'll have to go out to celebrate at the weekend instead.  Oh well never mind.

Here's the card I made for him.  Sorry about the quality of the photo.

I have used this gorgeous SWALK stamp 'I Do'
Coloured with Promarkers
Nitwits Papers - Butterfly Kisses Too
LOTV & Paula Pascual sentiments
Plasterers tape with Mica Powder rubbed into sticky side
(very shimmery in real life but can't see on pic)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Hooked On Crafts - Punch or Die Cut
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use a Freebie (SWALK stamp was a candy win)

Have a lovely evening.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge 5 - Christmas Card for a Child

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Nutcrafters. 

Thank you so much to those of you that joined in with the last challenge. Don't forget to check back on Friday for the winner and top 3.

Now onto this week's challenge create a Christmas Card or Project for a Child. Remember you card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. To help you along with this Katie and Colette have provided a freebie digi for everyone. This image is part of the Winter Cutie Pie Digi Stamp Collection which you can find here.

The prize again is a wonderful voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters Online Shop

Here's my card for this weeks challenge

I have used the Nutcrafters stamp - Hanging a Stocking 
and coloured with Promarkers and Prismas
Backing Papers - My Minds Eye Winter Papers
Sentiment from the Humphreys Corner Christmas Joy set.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. Simply leave your details in the Inlinkz before 5pm Tuesday 22nd November.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - The Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Make it Sparkle
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration

Have a lovely day.

I've Been Published

Woo Hoo my blog has been mentioned in this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine. 

You can find it on Page 88 under the What's Out There - Beautiful Blogs section.  They asked me back in July if they could use my card, but I thought they had forgotten about me.  I got quite a shock when I heard it had been published lol. 

My Nutcrafters Team Linda also has her blog mentioned and my other Teamy Gemma has an article printed about Digital Crafting on Page 72.  She has given lots of hints and tips about digi crafting.

Please look out for us if you buy the magazine.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Snow Family

Good Afternoon everyone, sorry I haven't been leaving comments over the last few days, but Emily has been home from Uni, so we have been out and about.  I drove to Lincoln on Friday to bring her back to Manchester, took 2 and half hours.  Had a break and a wander around Lincoln for a couple of hours, had a lovely lunch and then set off back home.  We got home around 5 and picked up a takeaway curry, yummy.   It was her friend Bryony's birthday yesterday so Bry and their other friend Heather were all back from Uni too and they all went out last night to celebrate.

We have just had a lovely dinner of roast chicken and veg and now she is getting all her stuff together to go back to Lincoln.  Its very quiet though, I hope she hasn't nodded off in her bedroom.  Chris is driving her so won't be back until about 10 o'clock.

I managed to get one card made this weekend, whilst Chris took Em food shopping.

Image - Sassy Cheryl coloured with Promarkers and Prismas
Papers - scraps I've had for years
Snowflake - Cuttlebug Die Cut, cut from laminating pouch and then glamour dusted.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Christmas Challenges - Sketch
I love Promarkers - Glitter and Glitz
Bah Humbug - Snowmen
Winter Wonderland - Make your card sparkle
Crafters Companion - Let it snow
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Glitter Fairies - Non Traditional Colours
Jingle Belles - Use something clear, my snowflake was made from a laminating pouch

Enjoy your evening.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

LOTV Challenge

Good Afternoon everyone, a quick post from me today 'cos I've go to dash soon.  Picking my friend up from work and taking her to pick her car up.  It's been in for a service and MOT.

My card today is using one of my new LOTV stamps 'Coffee Break' isn't it fab.

I've coloured with Promarkers and shaded with Prismas
I've used Dovecraft Tea House papers
Gems, sequins, beads and ribbon from stash.

Looking at it now on screen I don't know if it needs a sentiment, what do you think?

I am entering it into the following challenges:
LOTV - sketch
I Love Promarkers - Glitter and Glitz (there's not a lot but it is there!)

Now just a reminder that you still have a week to enter Nutcrafters Challenge - Bonfire Party.  Please make a project using a Nutcrafters Image.  Katie and Colette have provided a fab digi image so you have no excuse lol.  Please take a look at my teammates cards.  They're all fab.