Thursday, 28 November 2013

Flower Basket

On my crafting weekend last week, I managed to make 10 cards as well as a Christmas decoration & have several other projects not yet started, but I thought Id show you one of the cards I did complete. The stamp is Stampendous & is called Holly Basket, coloured with Prismas & mounted onto a Nestie. I am rubbish with my papers, as they are all in a Christmas box & I have no idea whose they are. They are edged with Pumice Stone TH DI. A little organza ribbon & stripey ribbon from Hobby House whom we visited on our crafting shopping trip, along with Lets Create at Tattershall & Cloud Nine in Horncastle & of course Sir Stamp A lot on the way, our favourite & local shop. The heart banner die is Doohickey & the sentiment is a blog freebie. Ooh & the charm also came from Hobby House.
Entering the following challenges
Little Red Wagon Off the Edge
Stampavie Christmas
Stampotique Designers Christmas
Deep Ocean Fav colour combo (mine is red & green at Christmas)
4 Crafty Chicks Christmas
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Snowy Postbox at Divas

This weeks challenge over at Divas By Design is ''Use Something Red'' & is sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
The DT were very kindly given some images to choose from & as you will see from the challenge blog, one of them was very popular amongst us lol.
I chose Snowy Postbox which can be purchased here & the only colouring is the postbox, which was coloured with Prisma pencils.I added a little Aleenes Snow & Crystal Glamour Dust to give some dimension & mounted it onto red card. I ran the card blank through the Cuttlebug using a snowflake embossing folder.Added ribbon, charm & sentiment which was an internet freebie. Simple & effective.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Bloggers Network Christmas
Lexis Creations Christmas
Paper Playtime Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room Christmas is Coming
The Crazy Challenge Snowy Winter
Glitter & Sparkle Show Us Some Snow

Friday, 22 November 2013

Winter Gift

Its time for another challenge over at Stamp & Create with Magnolia
 This time the theme is Winter Gifts. There is of course always the seasonal theme too & whilst this is a Christmas gift, the colours are not really traditional Christmas colours, but I wanted the pot to be used all year round, hence the choice of colours & papers.
I recently won top prize over at Whimsy Stamps & got to choose some scrummy papers as part of my prize, so these are what I have used.

I have altered an old glass candle holder & thought it would make a great pen or utensil holder on a craft desk. I covered it inside & out with the above papers. The corners are a Doohickey die, coloured with Spun Sugar TH DI. The top has pink lace around the edge with a little rose in each corner. It is of course filled with Lindt Coconut chocolates which just happen to be a friends favourite chocolates, so perfect for part of her Christmas present. (She doesn't do computers, so no chance of her seeing this lol).
The label I have stamped with Tilda holding 2 little gifts from Christmas Story 2012 collection & coloured with Prismas to match the papers.
Around the edge I have stamped in Pumice Stone TH DI with the Postcard stamps, again Magnolia & tied it with more pink ribbon & pink & white striped twine.
Entering the following challenges
Challenges & Candies Chocolate
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Charisma Cards Christmas
Crimbo Crackers  Anything But A Card
Delightful Challenges Anything But A Card
Eclectic Paperie Recycling
Inspired By Stamping Card or Project using Ribbon or Crochet Trim

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Exciting News

Today I can finally announce I have been chosen to be on the DT for Hobbycutz & will be on their Team 1. There is also a store where there are fab laser cut embellishments & items to purchase which are perfect for cardmaking & altering. I cant wait to get started & working with the fab design team already in place. You can look forward to seeing some of these on future cards from me & I hope some of you will join in the challenges. Watch this space lol.

Owl Togetherness

I saw this image over at Mo Mannings Digital Pencil Too & immediately wanted it for hubbys Christmas card. Its called Owl Moon & can be bought here. I have coloured them with Prismas & added a little Liquid pearl to give the snow dimension & also dotted all over to like its snowing. I added Marine Frantage around the edges of both the mount & paper & the paper is a Craft Creations from a magazine. Added a few stars, some Christmas ribbon & a Magnolia tag die onto which I have printed my own sentiment. I just think they are so cute.
Entering into the following challenges
Mos Digital Challenge Winter/Christmas Holiday
Cards Und More Baby Its Cold Outside
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
Timeless Tuesday Winter Scene
Cards For Men Christmas
C is for Challenge Winter is Coming

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Walter the Moose

Another Christmas card I'm afraid, its that time of year when thats what we are all doing. I am slowly getting there but still loads to make. Mind you next week I go away on my annual long weekend crafting with friends, so hopefully I will gets quite a few done then. We have hired a cottage in Lincolnshire & have 5 days, visiting craft shops & playing with our new goodies with no men around. Its great!!!! lol.
I chose to use Walter the Moose, a Magnolia stamp from Turning Leaves collection & coloured him with Prismas. The paper is from my stash, its in my Christmas box & I have no idea where it came from. The mount is plain card embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Onto which I have placed another Magnolia stamp Winter Forest from Christmas 2008. These are coloured with Prismas & a little Aleenes Glitter Snow on top. I then placed Walter in front of them & then used 3 Marianne tree dies placed around him to give the effect he is amongst the trees. These trees are liberally covered with the same snow.
The pointsettia which is a Tim Holtz die has had the same treatment & covered in snow & Glamour Dust, as has everything else.
The sentiment is Molly Bloom.
Entering into these challenges
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Monochromatic
Creative Corner Let It Snow
Stempelsonnen Its Snowing
Creative Knockouts Make It Sparkle
Happy Campers Glitter It
ABC Christmas Challenge Winter Wishes
Magnolia-licious Winter Themed
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas (3rd entry)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Snowy Wall Hanging

Divas By Design has a new challenge today & its sponsored by Bunny Zoes & the theme is Something Snowy. On a recent visit to Sir Stamp A lot, I saw something similar that someone else had made & fell in love with it. I thought I could make that, so here is my attempt at recreating it, using mostly things I already owned. I started out with a piece of board & covered it in the green paper from my stash.I then used Aleene's Glitter Snow all around the edge.
Before adding the beige paper, I cut out several Marianne Pine Needle dies & added Aged Hunter Frantage & glitter snow to them & placed them around the corners of the board & stuck them down. On the side I used a Joy Craft snowflake die & added Stampendous Crushed Gold Glass Glitter & more snow, with a red dew drop in the middle of each.
 I then added Craft Creations paper & again added copious amounts of the glitter snow all around the edges again. The black die is a TH Hanging Sign & one is turned on its side to form a stand. Once again, loads of Glitter Snow has been added.
The Sentiment is an old wooden stamp, embossed with red embossing powder. The robin & reindeer are both Pink Gem digi stamps, which see the light of day every year as I love them both. Both of them have Crystal Glamour Dust added to them.

Lastly a little Christmas ribbon completed the wall hanging.
Entering into the following challenges.
Deep Ocean Winter
LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings
C is for Challenge  Winter is Coming
Creative Creations Sparkle & Shine
Through the Purple Haze Winter Scenes & optional animals
Hobbycutz Winter Wonderland or Glitter & Sparkle (both I think)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Spritz at Saturated Canary

This is one of my quick Xmas cards. I used Spritz at Saturated Canary which I have coloured with Prisma pencils. The papers are a mixture, but they all come from old editions of card making magazines. I have edged some with glitter using very thin DST. The sentiment is stamped using Festive Berries TH DI & is a Molly Bloom stamp. he has a little bell on the end of his hat & the banner die is La La Land. Simple & effective.
Entering into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash  (stash is all of it, nothing new there)
2 Sisters Christmas Sparkle
Sweet Stampin Christmas is Coming
Totally Papercrafts Use Glitter
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas

Friday, 8 November 2013

Not a Card!

Stamp & Create with Magnolia have a challenge starting today & its ''Not a card & with a winter theme'', So your creation needs to have a winter image, and of course to use winter colours, as all the challenges have a seasonal theme as well.
I chose to decorate a tag. The papers are from a Making Cards magazine & edged with Festive Berries DI. I used a Magnolia stamp from 2008 I think. Christmas Present with Bow & coloured with Prismas. Added a poinsettia, gold berries from my Christmas stash box & a SU tag. Some red organza ribbon completes the embellies. The sentiment stamp was from last years Molly Blooms magazine.
Entering into the following challenges
Pink Gem Christmas is Coming
Sir Stamp A Lot Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks Anything but a Card
Fab N Funky Christmas Colours
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Traditional Christmas Colours

Monday, 4 November 2013

Tilda & Telephone Booth

I was lying in bed on Saturday & this idea popped into my head to combine the Scooter Tilda with the Telephone Booth, together with the Papermania Portobello Road papers, so I set to & created this card. Now I must say, I think, this has to be one of my all time favourites, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I masked the two stamps together & coloured with Prisma pencils. I have edged the mount with  Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The papers are Papermania Portobello Road & all the stamps are also Portobello Road. Added a little lace from stash, a bow & flowers, also from stash. The pinwheels are made from a Memory Box die.
Entering into the following challenges
Bunny Zoes Ribbon
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes
Tildas Town Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Tic Tac Toe (Right hand line reading downwards)  2nd entry
Midweek Magnolias Lots of Layers

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Molly Bloom at Xmas

Well I am busy making my Christmas cards & this year, I am trying to do more that will not need large letter stamps to keep the cost down & also to reduce the need to make boxes to send them in. I am not that successful to be honest, but this one at least can go in an envelope & not a box.
I used a Molly Bloom stamp that came with last years Christmas magazine & coloured him with Prismas. I have fallen in love with my Prismas all over again). I think the blue paper came from the same source but the beige one is a Craft Creations one. The ribbon is also from the same magazine set. The snowflake has bronze embossing powder on it & was cut out on my Robo. A few bronze pearls, a shape cut from a magazine & a sentiment complete the card.
Entering into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge Christmas
Crafty Girls Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Xmas Sentiment
Bunny Zoes Ribbon
Pink Gem Christmas is Coming