Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Whooo!!! I'm in Creative cardmaking

Just received an email from Creative cardmaking to say that I have won some goodies from them. I sent them some cards via email and they have published them on the letters page. I haven't seen it yet but I will be waiting outside the craft shop first thing after work tomorrow to get a copy! lol
I'll upload the page when I get the magazine.

A big thank you to my new pal Linda from the docrafts forum for forwarding the page on to me so I dont have to wait till tomorrow!


Male Birthday card

A Male birthday card using a fab dragonfly and music script stamp that I bought on ebay. I love this stamp and have used it here with black ink which I have embossed. I also inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink. The papers are from my stash and I added a button threaded with some twine and a sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Corrosive challenges - something that moves
Woodware usa - anything goes


Monday, 29 November 2010

18th birthday card

An 18th birthday card using fab and funky free download papers. I can't remember where I got them from  but the colours are gorgeous. The image is from Pink Petticoat and I coloured her with Promarkers. The sentiments were made on the computer and I added  some pink organza ribbon to the border.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Charisma cards- one for the girls


Sunday, 28 November 2010

Bo Bunny Gatefold Christmas

I love this fab traditional Bo Bunny paper the reverse of which I have used on the inside of the card.  I cut some panels of gold mirri card and layered on some of the gorgeous paper. I made a border for the middle and a sentiment on the computer. I cut the sentiment out with an oval nestie and added a fab two tone red and green organza ribbon and some red gems. I used the reverse of the paper to cover the inside of the card.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Gingersnap Creations - vintage hues
HodgePodge challenge - anything goes


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Notepads and Noteboards

These are a few of the little notepads and noteboards I have been making for stocking fillers. The little note
pads are made using post it notes from asda and some scrap papers. I used a large paper clip with a couple of nestie circles stuck to either side of it to fasten them closed. This can also be used as a book mark. The boards are made using 4x6 chipboard rectangles covered with papers and inked around the edges. The tiny post it notes are from Tescos and the little calendars from the local craft shop. The spring back clips used to hang them are from a stationery shop and I have covered them in paper and tied some ribbons around them.

I am entering these into the following challenges
Mamidoodles - make a gift
Die cut dreams - anything but a card
Our creative corner - anything but a card


Friday, 26 November 2010

Z for Zigzag

The final card in the Daily Christmas Challenge over on the docrafts site. I have really enjoyed taking part in this and hope I have given you some inspirational ideas for making your Christmas cards this year.
My final card is a Zigzag card, I have used the lovely Bo Bunny papers along with some turqoise and green cardstock . The little teddy is froma pack of diecuts and the sentiments were made on the computer. I made a small flower using a punch and some pearls.

I am entering this into the following challenge
The Creative cottage - untraditional Christmas


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Y for Yule Log

Another Christmas apron , this time with a recipe for Yule Log - yummmmmm for my Daily Christmas Challenge on the docrafts forum. I have used fab Echo Park papers, I love the colours, some lace, red ribon and a button threaded with some baker's twine. The sentiment and recipe card where made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming
Freshbrewed Challenge Blog- Winter or Christmas
Belli Challenges- anything beginning with a R
Papertake weekly - cut it out dies etc


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

X is for Xmas

X is for Xmas so I guess anything goes! This is a card using a stamp which I have paper pieced with some of the backing papers. The colours I have used are not the traditional Christmas ones but I think it works. I have added a few punched snowflakes and red gems. The red paper is Cosmo Cricket and the turquoise blue is Bo Bunny. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Kaboodle Doodles - 1 solid,2 PP and 3 embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday - paper piecing and layers
Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

W for Winter

Another easel card using a frame that was sent to me in a swap. I have added a large diecut sparkly snowflake and blinged up a circular sentiment with some Stickles and added a button threaded with some ribbon. The paper is a piece I had left from last year, it is embossed and glittered but its not visible in the photo.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Anything Goes - Let it Snow
Stampavie and More - Monochromatic
IncyWincy Designs- Blue and White


V for Verse

Whoops forgot to post this yesterday - V for verse in the daily Christmas Challenge on the docrafts forum. I have used glorious Bo Bunny papers, some green and red cardstock and my nesties to cut the circles. This is an easel card and I made the verse and sentiment on the computer and the banner free hand. It is raised up on foam pads so it sits as if it is wavy which is hard to see in the pic - a traditional Christmas card.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Scrappy Frog - Christmas
Freshly brewed designs - show off your style


Monday, 22 November 2010

Apron Shaped Christmas card

Saw something similar on one of my trawls through the net and thought it was a great idea so this is my version. I cut out the apron shape freehand and then used these fab Echo Park papers to cover leaving a gap along the middle to slot in the recipe card. I then cut a white strip which I covered with the lace and ribbon and added that to the front making sure I didn't cover the slit. I added some ribbon and a button with some twine. The sentiment was a freebie and I added the Christmas recipe wording to the middle and layered it onto some nestie shapes. I also inked around most of the edges with distress inks.  Punch two holes for the neck ribbon and knot each end of the ribbon once you have pushed it through the holes. Print out a recipe  and back it onto some coloured paper and there you are Your Christmas Apron.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crafty Pad - red and green
Crafty Emma - lovely lace
Fairy Fun friday - ribbons and bows


Sunday, 21 November 2010

U for Underneath the Mistletoe!

I have used a lovely digistamp from Digistamp Boutique to make this card. The papers are Bo Bunny. I coloured the image using promarkers and added some stickles glitter glue for a bit of sparkle along with a fab sparkly fibre ribbon.

I am entering this into the following challenges
PollycraftChallenge blog - a glittery christmas
Hodgepodge challenge - anything goes


Saturday, 20 November 2010

T for Tree

My card today is T for tree and I have made a Christmas tree using punched out snowflakes. I made a tree shape out of card and shaped it over some foam pads to make it 3D. I then added the punched snowflakes in white and aqua glueing them over the shape. I added a fab sparkly tinsel bow to the top and some pearls to the centres of the snowflakes. I cut out the trunk shape from some aqua cardstock and gkued to the bottom of the tree. I made the sentiment on the computer. I love how this card turned out.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Totally papercrafts - snow or snowflakes
Fairytale Challenge - white and another colour
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas tree


Friday, 19 November 2010

S for Snowman

A lovely little die cut snowman image and some Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye Papers make up this simple Christmas card.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Creative cottage - for someone special + Christmas
Caardvarks - die cuts


Thursday, 18 November 2010

R for Rudolph

Christmas won't be the same without Rudolph the red nosed reindeer - I have used this fab little embellishment and some papers that I had left over from last year, I think they are dovecraft. Just added a simple sentiment cut out with a nestie and layered up and a few punched snowflakes.

I have entered this into the following challenge


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Q for Quiet Quaint scene

Bit stuck for a Q so this is the nearest I have - Q for a quiet quaint Christmas scene. The image was a free download from imagenation and the papers are My Mind's Eye. The image is colourted with promarkers and then I used copious amounts of stickles Glitter Glue.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Pollycraft - a glittery Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

P for Poinsettia

A more traditional card today using a poinsettia stamp and some Bo Bunny papers. The image is coloured with promarkers and some gold glitter added to the centre.

I am entering this into the following challenges
The Crafty pad - christmas sparkle
I did it creations  - traditional Christmas colours
Freshly brewed - two or more patterned papers 


Monday, 15 November 2010

O for Origami

O for an Origami Christmas tree made using the fabulous Graphic 45 papers and some gingham paper. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo to give a distressed country look and added a bow of string.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craft your days Away - Christmas Trees
Elephantastic Challenge Blog - christmas or butterfly
wee memories scrappy saturday challenge - dust off that patterned paper


Sunday, 14 November 2010

N for Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Sorry I'm late with this posting today as my grandson arrived unexpectedly this morning at 8 o'clock! so my morning of crafting had to be postponed. This is a Christmas card using non traditional colours of lilac, lime and turquoise. I have used a poinsettia medallion stamp coloured with promarkers and this fab Bo Bunny paper. I finished with an organza ribbon and a sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges


Saturday, 13 November 2010

M for Monochromatic Christmas

 A black and white Christmas card using stamps from Inkadinkado and some black and silver cardstock. The snowman is stamped and then cut out using nesties and layered onto some black and then silver cardstock. The background is another Inkadinkado stamp just randomly stamped over the base card. The round sentiment is also a stamp and it is mounted on a nestie scalloped circle. I added a ribbon and a sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
AiFactoryChallenge -  diecuts or punches
Caardvarks - holiday cards using diecuts


Friday, 12 November 2010

L for Leaping Reindeer

Scraping the bottom of the barrel here but all I had to suit was L for Leaping Reindeer! lol This ia a fab stamp from Inkadinkado just stamped in memento black ink. I just added some mirri card and a lovely black and white gingham ribbon. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenge
Craft your days away - all white except for embellies and image


Thursday, 11 November 2010

K is for Kisses.

K is for Kristmas  Kisses, a card for for the next letter in our Daily Challenge. I have used this fab digi image from DigiStamp Boutique. Pop over there for a peek, they have some fab images. The paper is a free download from Summer Driggs - Winter Wonderland and I have added some punched snowflakes and red gems and a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue..

I am entering this into the following challenges
BeeCrafty - Digi image + Christmas
I Did it Creations - Holiday Mix it Up


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

J for Jingle Bells and Jolly Santa

Another card using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Christmas Santa which is on the back of one of the papers. I have made the Jingle Bells Backing paper by printing out the song and then distressing it with Vintage Photo Distress inks. Isn't the Santa just fab!

I am entering this into the following challenges
PaperPlaytime - You Rock!
Aly's Sunday Challenge - All about Music