Friday, 31 December 2010

Wow I won some blog candy

Just received an email from the lovely Aud at My Little Corner blog to say that I have won these fab Hanglar stamps in her blog candy draw - How lucky am I!!! Thank you very much Aud.

I can't wait to receive them and get them inked up!


My Favourite Five of 2010

The wonderful Debby of ScrapJourney has more blog candy to offer for your favourite 5 of 2010. It was difficult enough to get 5 Christmas cards for the last blog candy entry but anyway I have had a go and managed to whittle it down to these five.


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Fave Five Christmas cards

Just came across Debby's fab blog -A ScrapJourney- where she is offering fab blog candy for your fave 5 Christmas cards. This is actually tomorrows post but the blog candy entries need to be in today as its the closing date.( have updated this to show todays date)
Here are my Favourites of 2010

I love the Bo Bunny papers I used on this one.

Beautiful Whiff of Joy Stamp

I think this one is my absolute favourite!

I didn't think it would be as hard to pick just 5 but I had to leave out another 5 of my faves, maybe I'll show them in the New Year.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Monochromatic Birthday

Just a quickie birthday card in monochromatic colours for you today. I used a Pink Petticoat image coloured with promarkers and some free download papers I have had for ages.

I am entering this into the following challenges
PartyTimeTuesday - anything goes birthday
Aly's Sunday challenge - anything goes


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Still nothing to show! lol

Afraid I have nothing to show you today either. I am back at work today but I hope to get out in my craft room this afternoon to make a start on something. My fingers are itching to go now that all the festivities are over till the weekend. I had a bit of a clear up out there yesterday so hopefully if you call back tomorrow I'll have something on the go!

Sunday, 26 December 2010

What next?

Well Christmas is over for another year, Hope you all had a fabulous day and got loads of nice crafty goodies. Among my presents were some Promarkers so I was very pleased about that.  I am going to watch all the tuts on colouring with them and hope to improve my technique - now that I have time and haven't any more Chhristmas cards to make. I must make a mental note to START EARLIER next year as I was snowed under with orders during December this year,lol

Happy A Happy Boxing Day


Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Very Merry Christmas!!

A very Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends, hope you have a happy one.
Have a very Happy Christmas Day - I hope you enjoy it, I know it's hard but try not to eat tooooo much!!
Hope to see you all after the festive break.
Happy Crafting

My Mind's Eye Papers
Hunky Dory die cut
Blue Bazzil cardstock
Organza ribbon


Friday, 24 December 2010

Birthday Wishes

A lovely pastel coloured card using papers from my stash and my old fav rubber stamp. I have paper pieced the flower and the pot as well as decoupaging the flower head. I added some stickles for a bit of glitz along with a gem in the centre of the flower head.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Hollie Hobbie Birthday card

I made this card last month for a girl who absolutely loves Hollie Hobbie. The papers are from my stash and the flowers were sent to me in a swap. I added a border punched with a Martha Stewart punch and an organza ribbon. The image I found on google.

I am entering this into the following challenge


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

18th Birthday

Just a quickie post today as I've not been well for the last few days and need to get caught up on the Christmas preparations today.
I have used a fab Pink Petticoat download image for this card and some free papers I found on the net. The gingham ribbon is from my stash . I made the sentiment on the computer. I also added some sparkle to the bodice of the dress with sakura stardust pens.


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Birthday

A Christmas Birthday card using the fab Winter Beau digistamp from Digistamp Boutique  - 20% off Christmas over there at the minute-  and some papers from my stash. I don't know the make of the flowery paper but the other is Bo Bunny. I added some red and black cardstock. The image is coloured using promarkers and I added some stickles glitter glue to her coat for a bit of sparkle.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Papertake weekly - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - anything goes


Monday, 20 December 2010

Another Top5!!

Just got a message to say I'd come in the Top 5 at Meljens design Blog. Woohoo!! I'm on a roll now lol
Here's the link to the card

Butterfly Birthday

A birthday card using this beautiful paper I got from the local craft shop.  I love the colours in it. I have cut out a large nestie circle from the paper and other different sized ones from cardstock. I layered them up and added a couple of butterflies punched from the reverse of the paper. I gliltzed them up with some glitter glue and added some pearls.


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Ribbon Christmas tree

Bit late today but had my grandson staying last night and then I had to negotiate the snow to my Parents house to deliver Christmas presents. Hope you aren't snowed in wherever you are and are keeping snug and warm.
My card today is a ribbon Christmas tree. I saw this idea on The Ribbon Girl Blogsite and I think it was Kathy of The Cubbyhole fame who made it. This is my version, I used a cocktail stick and tied various ribbons onto it. I topped with a button and some baker's twine and made a pot from some of the backing paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Allsorts Challenge blog - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas cards


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Whoo hoo!

I have made the top 5 over at Allsorts Challenge blog with this card

The orginal posting is here

Winter Beau

This is a card for a Teacher who always arrives at school immactulately dressed complete with full makeup, hair done, the works everyday. I have used this fab image from Digistamp boutique  - Winter Beau and coloured her with promarkers. The papers are from Bo Bunny the dotty one is the reverse of the snowflakes. I added some bling with stickles glitter glue to her coat.

I am entering this into the following challenge
 Allsorts Challenge blog- Anything goes

Friday, 17 December 2010

Set of cards using Kraft Cardstock

My daughter works in a nursery and asked me to make some cards for her friends there. I used some kraft cardstock, these fab woodware stamps, stamped and embossed in white winter wonderland embossing powder, some red cardstock and this fab baker's twine in red and white. I also added some faux stitching and snowflakes using a sakura white gel pen.

I am entering this into the following challenge
Allsorts Challenge blog - last minute christmas


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Another Origami Tree

Another origami tree card this time using these glorious papers, Christmas Magic by Nancy Rowe-Janitz. I love the muted colours in this range. I have added lots of sparkle with stickles glitter glue around all the edges of the matting and the tree itself. I also added a gorgeous pale organza ribbon bow.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Freshly Brewed - Merry Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - christmas inspired


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

O Christmas tree!

An easel card using fab Bo Bunny papers to make an origami tree. I added some red and cream cardstock, a red organza bow and lots of gold stickles glitter glue. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Alphabet challenge blog - G for Glitter
Meljens Designs - red green and gold


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sympathy card

A sympathy card using my fav flower stamp stamped in brown ink and some papers from my scrap box. I love the soft sutble colours of these papers - I think they might have been by Melissa Frances. I added some pale turquoise cardstock, pale irganza ribbon and some lovely baker's twine in blue and white. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crafty Emma - anything but a Christmas card
Tuesday Throwdown - clean and simple