Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Caroling Luka

It seems an age since I sat down & made a card just because I want to, rather than for DT work. I am trying to complete the skin & hair class over at Kit & Clowder & do some dress making as well, so it was nice to sit in my craft room with music & just create.
I used Caroling Luka from La La Land Crafts, but I see from the store, he has now been retired, I did buy him several years ago & not sure if I have even used him before!!
He is coloured with Distress Inks, having completed that class lol.
The papers are Dovecraft 12 Days of Christmas & the top one is edged with Weathered Wood DI. The mount is a Marianne die. The holly leaves, snowflake & snowflake border are all from the Magnolia Die Club Vol 2. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft. Flowers & jewel from Thailand.
Entering the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday Chevrons (bottom paper is a chevron design)
Crafty Cardmakers Die Cuts & Punches
Make It Monday Shabby Chic
Christmas Card Challenges Anything Goes
Allsorts Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room Any Holiday

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Festive Florals

Divas By Design has a new challenge starting today & the theme is Festive Florals & is sponsored by Live & Love Crafts. I have chosen to make an all white card. I started by embossing the card with the Snowflake embossing folder & hide the join by adding white lace from stash. (Bought in Turkey). Then added a Merry Christmas sentiment, which came from the free stamps etc on Quick Cards magazine & is from Tiddly Inks. Lastly I added a Tim Holtz poinsettia die & deliberately kept that plain. All in all, I am pleased with the effect & its a little different from my usual cards.
Entering the following challenges
Craft Room Challenge Make Your Own Background
Crafty Sentiments Use a Sentiment
My Perfect Life Christmas
Allsorts Embossing
Hiding in my Craft Room Embossing
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Anything Goes/Use Your Imagination
Moving Along with the Times Christmas White on White

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tiddly Inks

Its my turn for this months Inspirational Post over at Bearly Mine  & I have chosen to use a Tiddly Ink image, which came with the magazine that everyone has been coveting.  Quick Cards, I thought it had sold out everywhere & just happened to be in Morrison's & there is was, well it just had to go into my trolley lol. The image is coloured with Promarkers & the paper is of course Bearly Mine & was a freebie back in Nov 2012 & can be found here. The lamp post die is Magnolia, the image is mounted onto a Nestie. The ribbon from stash, as are all the flowers, most of which came from Thailand. The scroll is a La La Land die & the sentiment from an old QVC kit.
Entering the following challenges
Inky Chicks Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Snowman by Sugar Nellie

This image was given to us over at Kit and Clowder FB page by Sugar Nellie & I have coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are The Paper Studio. The banner is made from a die which came with Vol 1 of the Magnolia DooHickey die club and I threaded them onto embroidery thread. The snowflake is a Joy Crafts die & the little snowman is from a local garden centre, maker unknown.
I am sunning myself in Cyprus right now, so will look for challenges if I can tear myself away from the sunshine.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Orange & Black

Divas By Design have a new challenge, being sponsored by Craft Bag starting today & the theme is Orange & Black, obviously as its near Halloween, then these colours are perfect. I didnt want to make a Halloween card, as it would never get used, so chose this image which was free from Karens Doodles years ago, I have had a look in her store, but cannot find it, I know it was given out as a freebie.
I have coloured it with Promarkers. The paper is Bo Bunny. The leaf die is Joy Crafts. The flowers came from Thailand & the ribbon from Cyprus. The heart die is Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely. The jewels are from stash & the butterfly is also from Cyprus.  I made this ages ago, so its hard to remember what I used lol.
I am away on holiday when this is published, so will look for challenges as & when I can.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Bearly Mine have a new monthly challenge starting today & the theme is Halloween. Now here in the UK, we don't really do Halloween, like those of you in the States, so to be honest, didnt want to make a card that would quite frankly never be used, so kept this quite simple. Donna over at Bearly Mine has designed a fab set of papers called Halloween Fantasy, which can be bought here
I found a freebie image on my computer of a spiders web from Tiddly Inks. Sadly I cant find it in their store & I know I have had it yonks. All I did was lay the digi stamp over the paper & print out. Simple!!!
I am on holiday as this is published, so will enter challenges as I can.