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Sunday, 27 December 2009

GDT Spot Over On Anyone for Anya?

I got an email from Dawny earlier in the week asking if I'd like to be GDT over on Anyone for Anya for the next 2 weeks, well I couldn't turn this opportunity down could I? This weeks challenge is to follow a sketch, which I love.
Here's my card.I quite like the crispness of this card, and notice no backing paper!.... lol sometimes cards just don't need it do they, I may just do this on a few future cards, it's a change too.
I coloured my image with the usual ProMarkers, the sentiment is from a stamp set from Stampin Up.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Lets Get Stamping on Craftbubble 26th December

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and that Santa brought everything you wanted.
This week over on LGS on Craftbubble we're having the lovely Wynneth as our GDT this week. She provided us with a lovely sketch and a twist of using stars and stripes.
Here's my card
I used an image kindly sent to me by Katie
I coloured the image with ProMarkers and I tried machine stitching on card for the first time, here's a close up of the stitching.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Die Cut Dreams # 28

This weeks challenge over on Die Cut Dreams has been set my Vikki and the challenge is Snowflake Surprise. You've got to make a card with either a hidden snowflake or a detatchable gift with a snowflake on it. Well I've got to admit, I did find this one a real challenge, but don't you think it's good to have something to get the old grey matter working...... lol
Here's mine and it's my Christmas card for my DD Becky, she loves it, and the snowflake is now hanging on the Christmas Tree.
The snowflake is a medallion stamp which I heat embossed, then added a little irridescent glitter to some parts of it.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

WSC on Craftbubble December 19th

There's a bit of a change this week for the sketchie challenge over on Lets Get Stamping on Craftbubble. It's Laurens turn to host this week and the challenge is to make a bauble or tree or both...... lol. I made both, but not happy with the bauble but I love the tree.I used the inverted circle nestie 3 times, and then ran them through the big shot in an embossing folder. Then finished of with a little bell at the bottom and some glitter.I found some patterned acetate amongst my stash, so thought it was perfect for this three, the snow flake is cut with a cuttlebug die. I added strips of paper round the bottom then added glitter.I couldn't get the acetate to stick together, so ended up punching holes though it and fastening it with some silver cord, I think it looks ok, don't you?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Card for an Expectant Mother

I was asked last week by a friend, if I could make a card for a first time expectant mother. Well I searched all over for a suitable image and came across this one from Pink Petticoat. The papers are also from PP and I coloured the image with ProMarkers.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

I've never entered the challenge on Sunday Sketch & Stamp before, even though I found it quite a while So here's my first card for their challenge, I just love following a sketch, can you tell?

Friday Sketchers

There's a great sketch to follow for this weeks challenge over on Friday Sketchers.
I'm just about finished my Christmas cards now, so thought I'd use this weeks
sketch for one of them.
Here it is.

Sketch Saturday

There's another great sketch to follow over on Sketch Saturday why not pop on over and have a look and take part in the challenge.
Here's my card.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Kellie's Got Candy!

Kellie's got some lovely candy up for grabs, why not pop over and try your luck. Click HERE to go straight over.

Die Cut Dreams #27

For this weeks challenge on Die Cut Dreams the DT were sent a mini kit from Susie, we all got exactly the same bits and bobs to make a card or project of our choice. You can win the exact same kit if you enter and win this weeks challenge.
Here's the kit we got to work with and which you have the chance of winning.And here's what I did with mine.
Why not pop over and have a go with this weeks challenge.

WSC on Craftbubble December 12th

It's my turn to host this weeks challenge over on Let's Get Stamping on Craftbubble and along with my sketch there's a small twist and that is to use the colours Orange and Brown.
Here's my card.The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, the embossing was done using a cuttlebug embossing folder, the big snowflake is done using spellbinders snowflake dies. The smaller ones were cut with a punch.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Die Cut Dreams #26

I'm a day late posting this one, sorryyyyyyy. Anyway this week over on Die Cut Dreams, we've got a colour combo for you, Sage & Onion Stuffing...... lol, thats green, cream and beige. I decided to have a change from a card this time so I made a Luminaria. I came across the instructions HERE while flitting about on the net a couple of weeks ago.I'm not very happy with the pictures but the light has been really bad lately and this is the best I could get. Inside is a flameless candle which you'll find in £ shops. I did, after I'd paid £3 for 4! I coloured Tilda with ProMarkers and added a bit of sparkle to her fur trims. The flowers were made using the spellbinders Poinsettia die.

Friday, 4 December 2009

WSC on Craftbubble December 5th

This week over on Let's Get Stamping on Craft Bubble, it's Katies turn to design the sketch, it's a lovely sketch to work with, so why not pop over and have a go. Katie's twist this week is to use your stamp more than once to create your topper. I used the stamp 3 times to decoupage the snowmans hat and then the flower. I don't think this stamp needs any colour, so decided to just colour the flower and add a few gems to the flower centre and to the snowflake.

I ♥ ProMarkers #6

It seems like ages since I've uploaded anything to my blog. I've not been feeling too good this week, so I'm just a few day late showing you my DT card for this months challenge over on
I ♥ ProMarkers. There's no sketch for you to follow this month we just want to see you use spots and stripes on your project. How you interpret this is entirely up to you.
The winner from this months challenge will win the pack of ProMarkers and also become our GDT for one month, how good it that!
Here's my card.
I've used the pudding download from Lily Boo again, can't you tell how much I love this one..... lol
So if you'd like the chance to win a pack of PM's and be our GDT for a month, why not pop over and have a go with the challenge.
This is our last challenge before Christmas and we'll start again on January 13th.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sketch Saturday

Another great sketch, as always, over on Sketch Saturday this week. You can also win some lovely stamps for this weeks challenge.
Here's my card.I love this digi image from Lily Boo, I've used it quite alot on my cards this Christmas. I coloured it with ProMarkers.

Penny Black - Sketch

This week over on Penny Black, there's a lovely sketch to follow, by Beth.I coloured the image with the usual ProMarkers.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Die Cut Dreams #24

It's Die Cut Dreams time again and this weeks challenge is Hot Chocolate. There's some great inspiration from the DT, why not go have a peek and join us this week.
Here's my card.I used an image from Whiff of Joy and coloured her with ProMarkersI made the dangly with bits from my stash.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge 26th November

It's Willow Sketchie time again and this weeks sketch was desinged by Katie, who makes great cards with using backing papers! Why not pop over and take part in this challenge.
Here's my card.This is a digi image from Lily Boo. I coloured it with ProMarkers and added some glitter to the tops of the pudding.A couple of close ups.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Christmas is coming..........................................

................................. so I thought I'd dress up my blog a bit. I love this background, what do you think?


4 Challenges, 1 card!

Getting good at combining challenges aren't I..... lol. This card is for Sketch Saturday, Passion for ProMarkers, Papertake and Whiff of Joy.I was stuck on what to do with the background of this card as I don't have any BP that would match this colour, so I got my distress inks and cut n dry foam out and distressed straight onto the card. The image is of course coloured with ProMarkers, the flowers are cut with the retro flower punch, the holly is from a punch too.
Here's the challenges that this card is for -
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Papertake - Christmas Crackers
Whiff of Joy - Christmas
Passion for ProMarkers - Vintage and use any colours you wish.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

3 Challenges 1 Card

This card is for challenges over on C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, Friday Sketchers and Penny Black Saturday.
Here's my card.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - To take inspiration from a picture of a pillar box.
Friday Sketchers - The Sketch.... lol
Penny Black - Winter Wonderland
The image is coloured with ProMarkers and the snowflakes were cut from a cuttlebug die and a spellbinders die.

Sassy Designs by Susie & One Stop Craft Challenges

I've combined 2 challenges with this card. The present challenge over on Sassy Designs by Susie is Pink & Sparkly and on One Stop Craft it's Snowflakes. I made an easel card for these challenges.The snowflakes are cut using a cuttlebug die and a spellbinders die. I also embossed the backing card with a cuttlebug embossing folder.A side viewA close up view.

Whiff of Joy #56

There's a lovely sketch to follow this week over on Whiff of Joy, and some really great cards for inspiration.
Here's my card, sorry the picture isn't too good, but the lightine is terrible at the moment for taking pics.
The image is coloured with the usual ProMarkers and I added flower soft to his had for a change from glitter, I do love glitter on Christmas cards....... lolA close up of the candy cane charm.
And a close up of the flower which is cut from a punch, and sprinkled with Twinklets Diamond Dust.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Die Cut Dreams #24

It's Monday and time for another challenge over on Die Cut Dreams. This weeks theme is Puppy Love. I was a bit stuck for my DT card for this one, but found a lovely digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil.
I went with the colours blue and brown for a change. I think they work well together, don't you? Of course the image is coloured with ProMarkers and a little bit of the essential sparkle for Christmas cards.

5 Challenges, 1 Card

I've combined 5 challenges with this one card. I do like to make a card for each challenge, but at the moment I'm short on time, there's not enough hours in the day for me.
Here's the challenges this card is for:
Digital Tuesday - White, Purple, Silver and or Gold
Spoonful of Sugar - Baby's 1st Christmas/Preschooler
Craft Creations - Metalic Finishes
Kraftin Kimmie - Merry Christmas/Happy Winter