Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hot Chocolate Anyone?

Firstly I hope everyone has had a fabulous Christmas & Santa brought lots of crafting goodies. I got a new die cutter X Cut Express & some more Flexmarkers. I also want to wish everyone a very Happy & prosperous New Year!.
Both my DT have come to an end now, so I am DT less & will be making cards as & when, without any deadlines, which for a while will be a good thing lol, but I asm sure I will be looking for a new DT soon.
I recently found Deviantart & Jade Dragonne images, which I love & you can colour them as long as you are not using them for commercial use & as this is going to my sister, there is no problem. Its called Hot Cocoa & is coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers.
The paper is Bo Bunny Ambrosia collection.
The orange die is from the new Magnolia Vol 3 die collection, again coloured with Promarkers.
Both lace & flowers, came from Thailand. The image mount is a Spellbinders die & the sentiment ticket is once again Magnolia. The feather is Spellbinders & the organza ribbon came from Cyprus.
I have been busy recently making Save the Dates for my son & fiance & will be starting the invites soon.
I have also made a calendar based on a project posted on Graphic 45 blog, which I will show you soon.
Entering the following challenges
Thats Crafty Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Hot Chocolate

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last Ever Bearly Mine posting

Well here is my last ever posting for Bearly Mine as its my turn for an inspirational post today. Due to the new EU laws coming into play from 1st Jan, Donna has decided its no longer viable to continue selling her papers & consequently no more challenges or the need for a DT.
The papers I have used are Lacy Vintage Dreams
& Mixed Media 2

Donna currently has a 50% sale going on over on her site, so pop over & grab yourself some bargains before they disappear for good.
The image I have used is by Paper Nest Dolls & is coloured with Flexmarkers & Prismas.
The doves, the heart strip & the heart die are all from Magnolia Vol 3 die set & the flowers are from Thailand.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Last ever Divas By Design Challenge

 Today is the last ever Divas By Design Challenge, it is a sad day as I have been with the Divas since inception & unfortunately life has become too hectic for Rebekah to continue running the blog. The theme is an easy one, its Anything Goes & there will be a surprise for the winner.
I recently went to a class at Sir Stamp A lot (my fav craft shop) & we made this Christmas album. Warning loads of photos lol!!

 The papers are Graphic 45 & are just so gorgeous.

 The punch was a Martha Stewart.

 Every component was from the Graphic 45 papers.

 Apart from the tags inserted into some of the pages.
A Bind It All was used to assemble it all together.
Everything was edged with Walnut Stain DI. A beautiful album to put Christmas photos in.
Please pop over to the Divas blog & leave some love to all my fellow DT members. It has been a blast!
Entering the following challenges
Deep Ocean Challenges Christmas is all Around
Scrap Creations Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Christmas
All Crafts Challenge Anything but a Card
Card Mania Christmas

Friday, 12 December 2014

Stampendous Orange Blossom

I saw this stamp whilst away on my crafting long weekend & loved it, so it dropped into my basket lol. It is called Orange Blossom & is coloured with Flexmarkers & Promarkers.
The papers are Graphic 45. The die that you can just see underneath the stamp (a greeny colour) is Spellbinders Nestabilities Opulent Ovals, as is the yellow die attached to the green ribbon. The actual card shape is a Couture Spring Garden die set from Create & Craft. The organza ribbon I bought in Cyprus & tied a double bow. The flowers all came from Thailand. The feather die is also Spellbinbdres Shapeabilities Feathers, onto which I stamped a Magnolia stamp to match the actual stamp. All the edges were coloured with Mustard Seed DI.
Entering the following challenges
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge Use 2 or more Die Cuts ( 4 used)
Pennys Paper Crafty Anything But Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers Bingo..... I used a diagonal line from top left. Ribbon. Free & Blooms

Monday, 8 December 2014


Not made this into a card yet, but wanted to show it off anyway, as before I started taking the classes over at Kit & Clowder, I would never have had the guts to attempt to colour such an image.
The image is by Jade Dragonne & is on Devianart. She does have a Facebook page too.
I have coloured it with mostly Flexmarkers & some Promarkers. The ice has been covered with Glossy Accents to give a shine to it & the fur has had Glamour Dust treatment. Apart from that, its just my colouring.
Entering the following challenges
Come & Get It Merry Christmas
Opus Gluei Let It Snow
Sir Stamp A Lot Winter Wonderland

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Closing Down Sale

Sadly Donna over at Bearly Mine Design has decided to close her shop, due to the new EU directive that dictates that VAT on digital products must now be charged at the rate of the buyer & not the seller, which is a logistical nightmare & too expensive for small business. I think there will be more people deciding to close in the coming months ( I know of two more).
Anyway she has a sale on as above, so go over & grab her wonderful papers before its too late.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Last Christmas card.................hopefully!

This is hopefully the last Christmas card I make this year!! I have one or two I will show on blog, but they are already made.
On this one I have used Dovecraft Twelve Days of Christmas paper & edged it with Festive Berries DI. The image is Hobby House & is part of a Ready to Colour Art Book & I have coloured with Flexmarkers.
I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two for the mount & smaller versions for the green paper which was from scrap & the little sentiment, which came free with a Making Cards magazine.
I remembered that last year, I bought Molly Blooms Christmas magazine set & there was a set of stamps with it, two of which matched the image perfectly, so I coloured them also with Flexmarkers. I added Glossy Accents to the jar, to look like glass.
The ribbon I bought in Cyprus & the wreath charm came from Hobby House. All the flowers are from my stash, most of which has been brought back from Thailand.
No glitter in sight & certainly a lot of colour lol!.
Entering the following challenges
Noor Design UK Merry Christmas
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes for Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs Christmas Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Christmas/Holidays
ABC Challenge Yuletide

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Feeling Festive

Divas By Design new challenge starting today is Feeling Festive, so anything Christmas & is sponsored by Craft Bag. I have been playing again with my new Spellbinder Nestabilities dies Opulent Ovals. I had some glittered vellum by Papermania Holly Flourish left from last year & covered a 7x5 card with it. I then used 2 of the dies & mounted them onto the vellum. I made the wreath using Martha Stewart Fern punch. The holly & berries I borrowed from a friend ( they were a part of a die set she bought, but I cant remember any details). They were the perfect size for my wreath. The ribbon slider is also part of the Spellbinder set I bought, with a little organza ribbon. Its years since I made a 7x5 card, it seemed so big lol.
Entering the following challenges
City Crafter Challenges A Wreath for this Season & some silver (in vellum)
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Incy Wincy  Non Traditional Xmas Colours (no red & green)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Last Bearly Mine Challenge EVER!

This is the last post I will make on behalf of Bearly Mine Challenges as its the last one sadly. Donna has made the difficult decision to close her shop & therefore her challenges as the new EU directive on digital images has made it non viable to continue.
Anyway this challenge is Anything But A Card or a Christmas Decoration & I chose to make a tag. I have used paper from the Christmas Memories set
I edged it with acrylic paint, the ribbon came from Hobby House & the gold ribbon is from stash. The pointsettia came with the Vol 2 Magnolia Die Club & I added Stampendous Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter & added a pearl in the middle.
I have 1 last inspirational post to make on 21st & after that no more Bearly Mine! So very sad.
Entering the following challenges
Classy Cards n Such Xmas Tag
Crafty Catz Weekly Anything Goes