Thursday, 27 December 2012

Penny's Papercrafty challenges- Christmas

Hello sweet craft friends... how was it for you?
 Did the the man in the red suit pay you a visit?? I hope it was wonderful for you, whatever you did.....
Phew, one last day off work to relax before I get back to the madness... then its time to gear up for the new year!!!!
Here is a card I made for my FB  Sugar Nellie group , where we all joined the list to send a SN Xmas card to the next on the list and so on..... this is one  I made for the lovely Jenny.

The image is the sweet Bella Bunting from the Simply Sassy stamp range over @ funky kits.... coloured with my Spectrums , the papers are , of course, Simple stories Handmade holidays.... ( I am hoping there is another pad of this available somewhere) and I will be selecting more from their range..

I just love this cutie, she is one of my all time favs..... I oughta use her more....
on that subject.. Have you made any New year resolutions yet??
I NEED  to go on a craft diet... no more purchases til I use a lot more of my stash... I NEED to get myself to some crafts fairs and get some of my creations sold!! AND I am determined to get myself into some places  I have been anchoring to be for ages... if YKWIM?  Watch this space!!!!!!
anyhoooo.... just to enter this in...
1.Penny's paper Crafty - Christmas.
2.Lady Anne's challenges- anythin goes
3.Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas anything goes
4.Sugar Nellie FB Sugary Sunday- Kraft
5.The Paper Shelter- Anything goes
6.Whimsy Inspiration - festive
 thanks for popping tomorrow...I know it will be busy... but I will try to  get posts back to normal ASAP.. till then enjoy the season!
hugs xxx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Crafting for all seasons - Red, green, glitter & sparkle

Goood morning!!! how excited are you??? Not many sleeps now.... 
just trying to fill in the gaps with an odd card here and there.... here's another I created for a friend...

 I have used another Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky kits ... this one is called "Knitted with Love"... she is sooo cute. coloured with my Spectrums.. and sprinkled with glitter... I love her... another firm favourite....
 The papers are my favourite by far for Christmas 2012, simple stories "Handmade holidays.".. I will definitely be investing in a lot more of their ranges.... 

 I have distressed and inked the edges to give a vintage feel on these....all tied together nicely with kraft cardstock and jute button twine.

I would like to enter this in...
1.Crafting for all seasons- Red,green,glitter & sparkle
2.Inky Impressions - Sparkle
3.Simon says stamp- Christmas
4.Stampavie and more - Christmas
5.Whimsy Inspiration- Festive
6.Elke Kaart Een Feestje - anything goes
thank you for sharing your time with me today... its such a busy time for all of us....

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas at Sweet stampin'- Anything goes

Hello my sweet friends... not long to go now...
 I think I have finished my last card.... I have a few to deliver in person... and then that's me ready!!!!
So, the next few days will be an overload of my last minute cards.. hold on to your hats..... 

The papers are Nitwit papers, a freebie from a mag.... the stamp , which is an old favourite, is Christmas Garland , coloured with my Spectrums, I have added a little glitter & stardust pen for that bit of sparkle.

The sentiment is computer generated, attached with a little button twine.
I would like to enter this in.....
1.Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
2.Crafts and Me - Winter wonderland
3.Creative Belli - Christmas
4.Fresh Brewed - Christmas
5.Paper Pretties- Glitter
6.Penny's Paper crafty- Christmas
thanks for dropping over today... stay warm and dry!
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ladybug crafts- Anything goes for Christmas

Hello my lovelies... how are your preparations coming along?? 
Are you ready and sitting back chilled or running round like a headless chicken!???
I have been busy with cards, so sorry for my sparse posting... I think it has been the same for most of us... 
However, I have a card to share..,

The papers are Kaisercraft. the houses are magnolia, and the cute deer are Birdie Brown. All coloured with my Spectrums..white glitter on the rooftops for snow... and a touch of holly cut with my X-cut punch, and a pearl coloured red with my Spectrum DR5

I just distressed a little.. and finished with a sentiment...
 Hey presto!!
I would like to enter this in..
1.Ladybug crafts-  Anything goes for Christmas
2.Anything goes challenge - traditional Xmas colours.
3.Emerald Faeries- Christmas 
4.Celebrate the occasion- Xmas  anything goes
5.Die Cuttin Divas- More holiday spirit
6. Squigglefly- Anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks for popping by... especially at such a busy time..... Hopefully I will be back before the big day finally arrives..
 hugs xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Spectrum Noir challenge - Winter Blues

Hello my lovelies.....
well the final countdown to the big day has arrived.... this time next week I shall be enjoying my mince pies and mulled wine.. after I get home from  work that is... 
Still , I can just roll out of bed as its PJ's and Onesies for work... "the night before Xmas" attire!
So, todays card is for the Spectrum Noir Challenge  where the theme is "Winter Blues"...

 Here is my card , using the fab Fairy D image called "Ice family"
Here's my card...

I have used scraps of papers for this.. the blues being from "Naughty or Nice " from Raspberry Road, the lined papers from MME Lost & found Breeze.The snowflake is a spellbinder die...,Kraft cardstock, jute twine and lots of distressing.... 

 Love this cute family.. Have added lots of glitter and stardust pen too....
please check out the SN noir challenge, there is fabulous DT inspiration, and lots of hints and tips on the main blog too....

All that's left to do is enter it in...
1.Come and get it challenge - Christmas
2.EclecticEllapu- Anything goes
3.Pan pastel Challenge - Christmas 
4.Robyn's fetish - Snowmen
5.The Hybrid Chick- Holiday
6.The Squirrel & the Fox- Christmas
thanks for popping by... I have a few more Xmas cards to share then its time to relax and get ready for the big day... have a fab week!
Hugs xxx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Designed to Color Creative Crew challenge- Sketch

Hello you...
 I'm sorry....guilty as charged... been to busy with work and Christmas stuff... I am meeting myself coming back....Lol!
 I don't know if you saw the new challenge go live , but over on the Designed to Color challenge, there is a new theme.  Its a sketch, sponsored by Spectrum Noir, with a fabby chance to win some.....
Here is the sketch..

... and here is what I did with it....

Are you fed up of these simple stories  papers yet?? I sure love them!!!! 
I used the cutest Christmas image you can find, Sweet dreams Wryn.. from Tiddly Inks .. Coloured with my Spectrums of course!
You can find out all the colours I used over on the DTC blog here....

 I used buttons and jute twine from stash, and the sentiment was an old stamp.Kraft cardstock and lots of distressing, and its done! 
I would like to enter this in the following..
1.Hiding in my craftroom- Go digital
2.One Stop Crafts- Distressed Christmas
3.Cards Galore - December challenge
4.Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
5.Digi Galore - Christmas
6.Fresh Brewed- Christmas
thanks for popping by... I will be back tomorrow( I hope) with a card for the Spectrum Noir challenge... the theme is "Winter Blues" 
Til then, huggles xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

have you missed me??

Good morning campers!!!
I am back.. feeling refreshed.. and gearing up for Christmas... 
off to work shortly, but I wanted to share a quick one... 
when the lovely Torico had a wee sale over @ Birdie Brown...... I had to get this set :-)
Its a joy to colour in... so I will be sharing plenty.. keep your eyes peeled!

The papers are... you guessed it!!! Simple Stories Handmade holiday... the image is from the Happy Santa set. He is coloured with my Spectrums.

 I think he is sooo cute!!! 
I would just like to enter this in...
1.Outlaws- Gifts/giving
2.Anything goes Challenge - Traditional Christmas colours
3.Emerald Fairies- Christmas
4.Deep Ocean challenge- Christmas
5.Crafty Boots- Christmas
6.Hooked On Crafts - Christmas
 Thanks for popping by... I have lots more to share.. two of which are Dt challenge cards.... Would be lovely to see you then... 
Stay warm!
huggles xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Addicted to stamps and more-Markers

Hello my friend... its the weekend!! Yay! Now, I am here in spirit.. and I am hoping Mr blogger plays nice and posts this whilst I am away...
I just wanted to share this card.....

This is a commissioned card, I have used my fav Papermania pad, its all been matted onto Kraft card, and distressed. the stamp is Little Apprentice from Sugarnellie, and she is coloured with my Spectrums .

I have added lace and ribbon, glittery flowers, and lace ones..kraft snowflakes, mulberry flowers and a LOTV Xmas sentiment tag.
I have dotted a few pearls here and there, and added glitter glass, and glamour dust...
 hope you like her... I would just like to enter her in.....
1.Deep  Ocean challenge- So this is Christmas
2.Flutterby Wednesdays- Open
3.Fresh Brewed - Christmas 
4.Whimsy Inspiration- Christmas anything goes
5.Creative Card Crew- Star
6.Artistic Inspirations- Anything goes
thanks for popping by... I will be back real soon, possibly with pics of my weekend away! Stay warm!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Some Odd Girl December Challenge -Sketch

Hellooooooo, happy Friiiiday!
 Its soooo! brrrr! we are finishing our packing and hopefully heading off to Robin Hoods Bay this morning... so I may go a little quiet!..
 First tho' I wanna share my next SOG project with you... I love this girl!!!!

So, the papers are Simple stories Handmade holidays- I am LOVING this pad! the image is Mistletoe Kaylee from S.O.G.. 
She's coloured with my Spectrums. The layout follows the sketch from the SOG challenge. the sentiment tag is LOTV 

 I have had to take the piccies under my daylight lamp, I think I need practice.....
So, all that is left is for me to enter this in....
1.Some Odd Girl -December sketch
2.Christmas at Sweet stampin- anything goes Christmas
3.Crafts and Me- Anything goes optional Xmas ornanment
4.Fresh brewed -Christmas
5.Paper Pretties -Christmas inspired
6.Whimsy Inspiration- Anything Xmas goes
thanks for popping by... hopefully I will get chance to schedule another post, if not see a Monday!!
have a fab weekend and thanks for visiting..
 hugs xxxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- Use 3 Dies

Hello my sweet crafty friends.. good to see you this morning!
its thursday, and that can only mean one thing , its my turn with the team for Lili's little fairies Challenge- this week we would like to se you use 3 dies... Easy right?? 
I have used "James the bear" , great crafty must think alike as I have see this little fella popping up everywhere in blogland....

I have (once again) used the papers from the Simple Stories Handmade Holidays pad, James with his pile of presents is coloured with my Spectrums. the dies used are Winter wreath, which I have cut up to make a larger circle, Dainty bow from die-namics and a Spellbinders lacey circle die. I have distressed it with white acrylic paint., smotherd with glitter glass, dotted with red liquid pearls, and sprinkled again with glamour dust.

Please pop over and check out the delish creations from the rest of the Dt, and give the challenge a whirl, as always there is a fab prize on offer

I would like to enter this in...
1.My Craft Spot-Merry Christmas 
2.Ooh-la-la creations- Spots & Dots
3.Tammy's scrappingcorner- Anything Christmas
4.Die Cuttin Diva's -Holiday Spirit
5.Ladybug Crafts challenge- Sparklelicious
6.Loves rubber stamps - anything goes
 thanks for joining me today... hopefully I should get a quick post ready for you for tomorrow, before we get off on my weekend away.
 huggles  xxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tiddly inks challenge - Make it like Marlena

Good morning campers.... hope you are feeling in good spirits this morning?
 I have had a little break from my commissioned cards today, and coloured in this delightful image for the Tiddly Inks challenge where they want you to "Make it like Marlena". being a lover of sketches I followed that.. I kinda liked how it turned out.....

The papers are from my Simple Stories pad Handmade Holidays, and I have coloured little "Cocoa wishes Wryn" in with my Spectrums.

 I have finished with a wooden snowflake and a button tied with twine, with a little tag sentiment from LOTV.....
 I would like to enter this in..
1.Tiddly Inks - Make it like Marlena
2.Simon says stamp- Anything goes
3.Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
4.Shopping our stash - Snow/winter holiday
5.Critter sketch challenge- Anything goes Christmas 
6.Paper playttime - Christmas colours
7.Addicted to stamps- Christmastime
Thanks for joining me this morning, I must get ready for my dentist appointment- sheesh! not looking forward to that..  then its off to work. On the upside its my last shift for a week... Yay! 
Robin Hoods bay here we come!!! 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bearly Mine Challenges- Santa's on his way

Hello my lovelies.....
I hope you are well? ... and making preparations for the big day.
I am trying to get my commissioned cards done before my weekend away, and then all I need to think about is mine to send to family and friends.
 here is one of those commissioned cads.. I have used another one of the fab Steampunk Santa's from MIC.. I love these.. perfect for those non cute cards... ideal for the teenager....

I have used the paper pad from LOTV, the Krafty Christmas one, and then a sheet from the Simple Stories Handmade holiday. The image "Hopter Santa" is coloured with my Spectrums .

 I have added lots of texture , jute fabric, corrugated stars brushed with acrylic paint, kraft snowflakes and buttons, then drizzled with glitter glass.. a few old Xmas buttons from stash.. voila!
so, thats another one ticked off the list... yay! 
I would like to enter it in the following challenges...
1.Bearly Mine - Santa's on his way
2.Everybody art challenge- Christmas
3.LEJ challenges- Countdown to Christmas
4.Thro the Craftroom Door- Anything goes
5.Holly Jolly Christmas- Bingo-( free, glitter,red)
6.Lollypop crafts- Happy Holidays

thanks for popping by today,I have a Tiddly Inks card to share with you tomorrow. I hope you can join me then.
 big huggles

Monday, 3 December 2012

Spectrum Noir blog post - Steam Punk Santa

Hello dear crafty friend... 
I bet you wondered where I had gotten to???
I have had such a busy week, so many jobs to catch up with, ad its getting really busy at work. 
 I am trying to get the last of my Christmas cards ordered finished, then I can look forward to next weekend, when we get a short break away in robin hoods Bay. Its time once again for the Victorian Weekend. its such a pretty little seaside village, and everyone there is dressed up in Victorian clothing, its truly a step back in time. 
If this weekend weather is anything to go by it looks like it will be really chilly. We have rented a cottage, and we will be stocking up on logs for the fire... then we can get cosy and enjoy the atmosphere.... carol singing , and mulled wine.. the works! 
So, staying with a vintage feel, my next card is my post over on the Spectrum Noir blog... Its a steampunk Santa from MIC.... and I think he is perfect for a teenager...not so cutesy, but very cool!

I have , once again used my fav papers from Papermania, matted with oodles of kraft card, distressed with a tool then DI's. the image, steampunk Santa is coloured with my Spectrums .The snowflakes are SB snowflake dies 2012. I have attached the buttons with jute twine. For the list of colours I have used pop over to the SN blog.....

 I just need to enter this in ...
1.No matter which challenge- Christmas
2.Pan Pastel challenge- gift time
3.Catch the bug- December anything goes
4.Little Claire's - Christmas
5.Sugarcreek Hollow- Distressing
6.Broken Box- happy holidays
thanks for popping by... hopefully I will get a couple more posts done before I go away.... I will have some pics to share on my return, if you'd like to see??
hugs xxxxxx

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