Tuesday 29 December 2009

Christmas is over but the snow goes on!

Yesterday was the only day for about a week that the sun shone and it didn't snow here in South East Scotland. Our outlook has been white for around 10 days and there is no sign of a real thaw yet. One one hand when we don't have to go anywhere it's lovely to look at but it unfortunately it meant half the family had to stay home at the other end of the country and weren't able to join us for Christmas, we did manage to have 9 for Christmas dinner which was very enjoyable if quieter than usual!

I have been suffering a bit from a nasty cold, my first for a long time, so I have been living very quietly for the past few days and not much crafting or blogging has been going on, however today I did manage to make a couple of cards one of which is a DT card for later in the week so I'll keep that under wraps for now but have this one to show.

I used my new Nellie Snellen dies for the oval and the ribbon slider (thanks Lyns!) and Basic Grey backing papers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I'm entering this for the following challenges:
Magical Crafts Challenge - Thank You
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Thank You
Roses on Paper Challenge - Colour with Favourite Medium (Promarkers)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Saturday 19 December 2009

Holiday Somethings

I'm so late publishing this post - apologies all round! Had to work all day yesterday at short notice then just had time for a bath before our staff Christmas night out and was slightly the worse for wear by the time I got home in the early hours so was not up to the task I'm afraid.

Anyway today's card is my last DT card for Stamp Something, I've really enjoyed being part of the team for the last six months and will miss working with all my very talented team mates. No doubt I will continue taking part in the challenges though!

This week's challenge is Holiday Somethings and we were lucky enough to be given images to work with from the Digital Ink Co who are our sponsors for this challenge. I chose to use the Snow in Love image, coloured as usual with Promarkers. My backing papers are by Basic Grey.

I am also entering the card in the challenges at:
Basic Grey - Colour combo - cream, pink and blue
Dare U2 Digi - Last minute Christmas Cards

Sunday 13 December 2009

Creative Inspirations Challenge 23

The Creative Inspirations challenge this week is - Anything but a card - so I have made a couple of gift boxes for handmade jewellery presents. They are made from one sheet of A4 cardstock and you will find a great tutorial over here. I used my new Stampin Up Set Pocket Silhouettes and some fab organza ribbon from my stash.

Our sponsor this time is Ooh -La -La -Creations who have very generously donated a £20 voucher for one lucky winner. Don't forget we are still looking for a Design Team member to replace our lovely Louise who has recently announced she is stepping down from her DT place. If you would like to be considered please enter the challenge and add the letters DT after your name on Mr Linky.

Thanks so much for visiting today and please leave a comment so that I can visit you too!

Friday 11 December 2009

Winter Wonderland somethings

This week's challenge at Stamp Something is Winter Wonderland and the Design Team were given a choice of a couple of really cute Digital Images from our sponsor for this week: In Style Stamps and I chose to use the gorgeous anime style Sandy.

As usual I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and I used Nesties to cut the lables shapes. The ribbon was a piece I've had in my stash for a while.

I'm also entering the card for the following challenges:
Everybody's Art Challenge : Red/Green
Charisma Cardz : Red, Green and White
Cute Card Thursday : Sew Beady
Dare U 2 DigiStamp : Red, Green and neutral

Thanks so much for popping by today, please leave me a comment :o)

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Another easel card

Today's card is my entry for the Sugar Bowl challenge which is a sketch by Lilian which also should include my favourite colour which (at the moment) is green. I have used Honey's Snowman for my image and the backing papers are from Kars and Tim Coffey. The snowfake embellishments have been around for a couple of years and I don't remember where they came from :o), the sentiment is by DeNami Designs and the holly leaves are Sizzix die cuts.

Hope you like my card, thanks for looking!

Monday 7 December 2009

For someone special

I haven't quite decided who this card is for yet - I have 2 special sons and 1 very special husband to make cards for, so who do you think I should give it to?

I have used a Magnolia image which was very kindly given to me as part of an image swap last Christmas so I'm afraid I don't know what it is called, the backing paper is from Tim Coffey, the glitter card from Southfield Stationers and the flowers are Prima Hydrangeas. The snowflake stamp is by Funstamps and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Card for someone special
Allsorts Challenge - Purple
Crafty Calendar - Winter Sparkle
Sketch Saturday - Sketch (obviously!)

Thanks for visiting - hope you all have a great week!

Friday 4 December 2009

Glitzy Somethings

Sorry to be so late posting my Design Team card today, but it's been non-stop all day! I had to work until 1pm and since then I've been trying to organise all my crafty stuff for two craft fairs tomorrow - have had to do everything twice - dividing all my cards, stained glass and jewellery so I can manage two stalls at the same time - nearly all done now, just have to make a few price signs and make up 2 floats before I collapse into my bed!

The new challenge at Stamp Something is Glitzy Somethings, I wanted to use this Mo Manning Skater image again so I thought I could glitz it up a bit for this week's DT card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added glitter on her muffler and hat, I also used a clear Sakura Glitter pen on some of the details. The backing paper is from a Trimcraft Victorian Christmas pack and I added some glittery ribbon, a glittery brad and a Snowflake cut from white glitter card - hope that makes it Glitzy enough!

The sponsor for this week is Paper Maniac who have an online craft store selling all kinds of papercrafting goodies for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Our winner will receive the following -

Some of us are coming to the end of our Design Team stint this month so there is a DT call out for new members - why not pop over to Stamp Something for more details!

Wednesday 2 December 2009

2 Christmas challenges and a sketch

Today's card has been done with three challenges in mind, first off I followed Marga's sketch from the Whiff of Joy challenge - a really lovely sketch and great fun to do!

I used Charlie with Snowballs, coloured him with Promarkers, used backing papers and brads from Kars Christmas collection and finished off with felt snowflakes from The Pier and once again, a computer generated sentiment.

The card also qualifies for this week's challenges at Stamp With Fun (Xmas) and Creative Card Crew (Christmas).