Monday, 23 December 2013

Nearly Cream on Cream!

Good Evening,
Thought I'd pop by to share the card I made my Mum for Christmas. I've been meaning to make a white on white card for a while now as I really like the effect. I think they can look very classy but I have struggled putting one together and have always given up.
I was given a good amount of pearlescent cream paper some time ago & recently came across it when looking for something else. I then used this to make a layered bauble using spellbinders Heirloom 2011 dies.

 I decided to use the same paper embossed with dainty dots A4 folder as my card base & matted this onto gold card. To match this I cut off the outer border or the larger bauble, cut another out in the gold card & used this to mount the layered bauble on. I then used the same two papers to cut out a Spellbinders Poinsettia & Crafters Companion ivy.
Nearly cream on cream! If only I had resisted the touch of gold.

Friday, 20 December 2013

FSC #59

 Good Morning,
Hope you are all well and keeping warm.
Quickie post from me today to let you know there's a new challenge starting today over @ Friday Sketch Challenge with a super sketch by Christine.
This is what I came up with:
Image - pre coloured printed from crafters companion CD
Papers - Nit wits
Embossed paper - Cuttlebug folder
Sentiment - Computer generated
Sponsoring the challenge this week is:
who is offering the winner 2 digis
Hop on over to the challenge blog for more examples using this sketch.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

A Little Colour Inspiration @ MAWTT

 Good Morning my crafty friends,
Hope you are all well and big hugs to those that are not.
Are we all ready for the Big Man's visit?
I still need to get everything wrapped, so much for wrapping as I buy!!!!!!
There's a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times with Team A
Hosting the challenge is The Boss Hazel who has chosen a colour inspired theme
antiqued bouquet
I took this opportunity to make my first cross card.
I wanted something special for my dear Sister who has been with me every step of the way through my hospital visits/treatments. She even cleaned my house for me before my first treatment so that I did not have to worry if I was unwell.
I have used Heidi, a digi from Wee Stamps that I coloured with markers, chalks and a touch of glamour dust

The papers are from Raspberry Road, the pinky one has had distressed with TH's distress inks
All been matted onto kraft card and the triangle mats were punched with 'Diamond Swing' punch from Tonic
The flowers are a mixture of brought and handmade.
The small roses are brought, I coloured them with markers to match the image, the wire stem I left attached and wound it round a pokey tool to add a bit of interest to the foliage.
The larger rose is made using a circle of paper that I tore and rolled after colouring with a marker. The smaller flowers are a double layer of a punched flower with a viva pearl centre.
The leaves were cut out using a Tattered Lace Die from the foliage collection.

The insert had a verse printed onto it using Photoshop. The corners were rounded and tabs were cut out on the silhouette and attached using brads. A glamour dusted butterfly. vintage ribbon bow and a sentiment were added to finish off the design.
I really enjoyed making this card and my Sister loved it.
This challenge runs for 2 weeks so maybe you can make your entry with some new stash The Man in Red brings you!!!!!!!!
Hop on over to the challenge blog for more wonderful samples using this colour combo.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Punches & Dies
Crafty Bloggers Network - Girly
Cute card Thursday - Celebrations
Delightful Challenge - Celebrate
Lets craft & create - celebrate
The Cutie Pie Challenge - a card for someone special

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #187

Good Morning,
Something a bit different from me today.
I've been playing with my gilding flakes, not sure what I think.
I love the look when I see other peeps creations but never happy with what I produce!
I've used sketch #165 from Sunday Sketch & Stamp
As it's a free week this week you can choose any past sketch for your entry for this challenge which runs to the New Year 

I have used Black card, a panel of which I have embossed. I used the Chronology stamp set that was free with a mag earlier this year. Gilding flakes were added to the images and the card used as mats.
Hop on over to the challenge blog to see what sketches the rest of the DT have chosen to use.
Happy Sunday!

Friday, 13 December 2013


Good morning my crafty friends,
I can't believe how quick the week's come round.
Friday already which means a new challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts with team B
The lovely Lisa is hosting the challenge this week and has chosen a super theme:
'Christmas/non traditional colours'

I went with rust, beige and kraft with a touch of gold.
The image is 'Snowman Chorus' from Ladybug Ink who is sponsoring the challenge this week.
The image was coloured with a mixture of markers, distress inks & stickles.
This was then mounted behind a frame cut out using 2 sizes of bauble dies from Spellbinders as was the computer generated sentiment.

This was mounted onto HOTP papers using foam pads along with a poinsettia cut out & embossed using a spellbinder die.
It's worth hopping on over to the main challenge blog to see what other colour combos my teamies have used.
Also there is a DT call which is well worth a look! A New Year a new challenge, go on try out!!!!!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Good Afternoon,
I can't believe it, this is the first time I have been late posting a DT card.
This should have been posted yesterday but I was in bed all day & night after my 3rd treatment, the side effects seem to be getting worse!
Anyway enough of that I'm here now with my last DT post for Songbird Challenge before the Man in Red arrives.
Guess what the theme is!
Merry Christmas Everybody
So we would like to see your Christmas themed creations.
Our Christmas challenge is sponsored by Kenny K, who is offering 5 digis to our lucky winner, who will be chosen at random from all our entries.

 The DT were given some images to use
I chose Mistletoe
The image was coloured with markers with sparkle added with glamour dust & a little glitter gel pen. The papers were some I had printed off from last year, I think they were Nit Wits, (my scrap box is one sheet lighter!!!!!!!) The sentiment is also one I had printed off I think that was from a Do Crafts CD. All was matted onto red card, a little bakers twine and card candy was used embellish and I even managed a bit of faux stitching.
Don't forget this challenge runs until the New Year so plenty of time to get your entries in. Why not hop on over here for more inspiration.
Better late than never!!!!

Friday, 6 December 2013

FSC #58

Good Morning blog buddies,
It was my turn to design a sketch this week for the challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge, I hope you like it and will join in as I would love to see how you use the sketch.

This week we are sponsored by 2 Cute 2 Ink,

They are offering a prize of 2 digis to one lucky winner!!

I have used Little Reindeer, isn't he a sweetie!

I have teamed him up with some HOTP papers that I have been stroking for many years now so thought I had better start using!
The image was coloured with Copics, chalks & glamour dust.
The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using a tag die.
Why not hop across to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have created!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

It's a Little Sketchy @ MAWTT

 Morning everyone!
I have an awful toothache which I need to get sorted ASAP as my next cycle of treatment is due on Monday. I also have to see the doctor today to get another sick note. So a busy day for me!
Hazel the boss is the hostess this week over @ Moving along with the times.
She has designed us this super sketch to work with 
 You can rotate the sketch  & add embellies and a sentient if you wish.
This is what I created using the sketch & an image from this week's sponsor Scrappers Delight:
Image - Winter Elf
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Polka Doodles CD & Spellbinders embossed dainty dots
Sentiment - Do crafts CD
Enbellies - punched snowflakes & papermania pearls
This week we have a prize on offer from:
The winner can choose 3 Images of their Choice.
Hop on over to the challenge blog for some wonderful examples of how the DT used the sketch.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #185

Morning my crafty friends,
How chilly is it at the moment? I was so cold on Friday afternoon the only way I could get warm was to lay under the duvet. The only trouble is, I then fell  asleep.
The reason I'm here today is to tell you there is a new challenge starting over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. Kim has given us a great sketch to play with & here it is:
What a great sketch Kim!
You can embellish and add a sentiment as you wish.
Here's what I did with sketch:
Did you notice that I rotated the sketch?
Reason being I stuck the lines on not realising the birds were laying on their sides. I was going to try and remove them but thought it would be easier to rotate.
Image - Saturated Canary 'Thank You'
Colouring medium - Copics & Chalks
Papers - First Edition, New Leaf
Hearts - MB die
Flowers - punches & dies
Leaves - Tattered Lace 'foliage die set'
For more inspiration hop on over to the main challenge blog to see what my teamies have done with the sketch
OMG, just realised it's December & only 23 sleeps to go!!!!!!!!
Happy Sunday!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Ho Ho Ho @ Totally PaperCrafts

 Good Morning everyone,
Hope you are all well & wishing those that are not a speedy recovery.
I've not been a very good commenter of late but just to let you know I do come and visit you all.
I am hoping that I will soon be feeling better and will have the motivation to leave you all comments.
There's a new challenge starting today over @ Totally PaperCrafts
'Ho Ho Holidays'
is the theme that the lovely Lisa has chosen for us
We are sponsored this challenge by the fabby DigiStamp Boutique
I have used Christmas Arthur Mouse which I have coloured with Copics & a little chalk
The papers are from my scrap box, the dotty on is from a Polka Doodles CD the other is a nit wit paper download. All layers have been matted onto gold mirri and the stars on the image were cut out so that the gold mirri showed through. The sentiment was computer generated, the hanging stars are cut from a MB die & glamour dust has been added to Arthurs hat.
Why not visit all my teamies, their blog links can be found on the main challenge blog site here.Can't wait to see your festive creations.
 Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Die Another Day @ Songbird

 Good Morning all,
Welcome to my blog this Tuesday morning and a big hello and thank you to my new follower Tracy.
Hope you like what you see!
 Today over at Songbird Challenge there is a great new musical challenge starting:
'Die Another Day'
so we would like to see you creations using dies.
We are sponsored this fortnight by the fabby:
I have used one of their images 'Caroling snowmen', aren't they just so sweet!
I decided to make a shaker card and used Glamour dust & Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels behind the acetate to create a snowy scene, ideal for a little one don't you think?
Dies I have used are:
Spellbinders - Circle, scalloped circle, inverted scalloped circle
Image - 'Caroling Snowmen' from Meljens
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Polka Doodles Jingle Jangle CD
Card - Silver mirri, Green coordinations
Glamour dust & Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Hop on over to the challenge blog for some great ideas from the talented DT