Friday, 30 September 2011

Winter - Christmas Decoration

This is the second in my little series of hanging Christmas decorations. I have used the same little wooden heart - this time with Picket Fence crackle paint. I distressed the edges with some fab sparkly embossing powder. The script was stamped in blue and then a couple of swirls stamped in graphite and embossed with the sparkly embossing powder. I added some blue gems, a snowflake made from Sizzix die and a couple of punched snowflakes all liberally embossed and sponged with blue ink. I then added a bit of stickles glitter glue in waterfall and a few ribbons tied in a bow. This one's my favourite so far lol.

I am entering this into the following challenges
4CraftyChicks -Anything goes
Justforfun- Anything but a card
PalsPaperArts - Heat embossing
Creativestampfriends -Anything but a card
MakeitMonday- Anything goes


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Whoo hoo.......

I got a Top 3 at Crafty Sentiments for the card I made for my husbands birthday. You can see the card here
Thank you very much Crafty Sentiments I'm delighted.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Card Classes under way again!

I started my classes again this week and would like to welcome our three new members- I hope you'll enjoy yourself! This week we made a couple of cards for general use - everyone  layout was basically the same just a variation of paper, sentiment and embellishment.
Here are my samples of the cards we made -

Just one person missing from the photos - the elusive Joanne lol
Hope to see you all again next week.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sneaky Peek Time Again!

Hi Ladies
Cardmaking classes start again tomorrow night - as usual we will make two cards - here's a little taster of what we will be making then. Hope to see you there!


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Christmas has finally started!

Went out to my craft room this morning intending to get on with my class prep for Tuesday night but I started fiddling around instead. I found these wooden hearts I had bought at one time intending to decorate them but I'd forgot about them. They are about 6 inches high and 3 inches at the widest point. Right I thought I'll have a go at this Tim Holtz crackle paint that I hadn't used before. The colour - Antique linen - I didn't much like it when I put it on but it's great stuff - and I think it suits the vintagey look of this little plaque. I then embossed around the edges with gold embossing powder - stamped in gold swirl which is actually a Personal Impressions Christmas tree stamp - embossed it with gold as well - then stamped a script in red  and another little swirl in gold. The ribbons are from my stash - a fab red gingham - goldy fibres and a great holly ribbon that I have let fall down the card and added some red gems for berries. The sentiment is stamped and gold embossed and then cut out in a banner shape and then inked around the edges. Sorry about the long post - can you tell I'm excited about my Christmas projects? lol

Need to get a bit oo wire on the back to hang them up with - I have 4 of these hearts so I think I'll make a little series of them  - maybe Winter Wonderland next so watch out for them!

I am entering this into the following challenges

Two Sisters - Gingham or plaid
Sweetstampinchallengeblog - Anything goes with optional sketch
FussyandFancy- Try a new technique - crackle paint
InspiremeFridays - Anything goes
CraftyRibbons - Anything goes
Sweetstamps - Anything but a card


Saturday, 24 September 2011

What a Cutie!

Digistamp Boutique image - printed out several times on coloured paper and paper pieced and decoupaged
Stickles glitter glue
Papers from my stash
Bunting made using a triangle punch out shape
Sentiment made on the computer
Lines embossed on the scorepal

I am entering this into the following challenges
Clearlyinspired - glitter
Simply create - Let's eat cake
Stampin for the weekend - What a cutie!
Craftsandme- Stripes


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Happy Birthday!

My hubby's birthday yesterday so had to make a card quickly before he arrived home from work - image kindly donated my docrafts buddy Lynsey coloured with promarkers - papers from my stash - a few pieces of card candy - some nestie circles and a sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Digistamp4joy - anything goes
Thepapershelter - anything goes
Craftysentiments - Happy birthday
Papertakeweekly - Creature comforts


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Blingy Best Wishes

Girly pink birthday card with some added bling!- stamp inked up in pink and then embossed with holographic powder - gives a lovely sparkle - echo park papers - gems- marianne butterfly die -stickles glitter glue -sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
MakeitMonday- anything goes
Outlineschallenge - lots of layers
Stampwithfun - anything goes
The craftypad- Diamonds - sparkly gems


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Golden Anniversary Wishes

A Golden Anniversary - the sentiment was made on the computer - papers from my stash - no name on them - flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers - Border punch - gems and ribbon -gold mirri card - Stickles glitter glue in gold .

I am entering this into the following challenges
Fabulous Friday - punches


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Girly Birthday

A cute 8x8 card for a very girly girl! Digi image coloured with promarkers and some sakura stardust for a bit of bling. Papers are Pink Petticoat , Martha Stewart border, stickles glitter glue coloured with promarkers for the "gems" as the flower centres. Sentiments made on the computer.  I made the little handbag and the shopper using scraps of the paper, some gems and ribbon and twine for the handles.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Little red wagon- use twine
Papercraftstar - anything goes
Ruby'sRainbow - for a girl
TopTipTuesday- Birthday


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fizzy Moon First Birthday!

A first birthday card for wee Oli .

Papers from my stash
Fizzy Moon image
Button and Ribbon
Nestie diecuts
Computer generated letters and sentiment

I am entering this into the following challenges
MakeitMonday - anything goes
Ididitcreations - anything goes


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Moshi Monsters

Not a lot you can do for a Moshi Monsters card so here it is - images courtesy of Mr Google.


Friday, 9 September 2011

Willow Keepsake Card

I bought this beautiful Whiff of Joy stamp the other day and as soon as it arrived I just had to ink her up. I have made a keepsake wedding card using the fabulous Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers - these are my absolute fave at the moment.

Melissa Frances Papers
Whiff of Joy Willow Bride
Stickles Glitter Glue
Wild Orchid Flowers
Punched leaves and hearts
Lace and Ribbon

I am entering this into the following challenges

TrulyScrumptious- decorate the inside
Creativecardcrew - anything goes
Papertakeweekly- anything goes
SweetStamps- use lace
MakeitMonday- anything goes