Sunday, 25 December 2011

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas

Hi girls,
I just wanted to post a Christmas wish to you all. I have massively appreciated all you comments and good wishes for my health throughout 2011. I will be going down to my son's for a few days after Christmas until after New Year so I will not be posting anything for a few days.
Have a great time with your family and friends and as always I hope you stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday #196


Hi girls. Nice to see you here visiting my blog today. I am so glad you have found some time to drop in. I hope you are rewarded with something you like. I hope you are all well but if not I hope you are back fighting fit soon.
It's time for the Cute Card Thursday challenge again where you have been provided a fabulous


Sketch


to follow designed by Kathrin.
The challenge this week is sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps so there will be a fabulous prize up for grabs so why not drop in on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog and have a look at the fabulous creations made by the Design Team and have a go for yourself.
For my card I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "James Bear - Pile of Presents" and coloured this fine fellow using my Copics. The papers are all from Nitwits Collections and I have used bazzil and mirra card as mounts. The border is cut using an Edgability die and the ribbon and glitter are from my stash.
Please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you like or dislike about this card. I love reading what you are kind enough to say.
Have a great day but above all stay safe and healthy.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Charisma Cards #49


Hi girls. Great to have you here again on my blog. I appreciate your visit. I hope that you find something you like.Please feel free to browse.
I am entering this card into the current Charisma Cards challenge where the theme is "Last Minute Xmas makes". I have used a Tatty Teddy for this one and added some highlights to the topper. The papers Crafthouse Winter Wonderland and some from my Nitwits collections. I used bazzil as a mount. The snowflakes are cut using Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. I used flowersoft for the snow but it didn't work very well so I have tried with German Glitter - I don't know if it's much better. The ribbons and gems are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and that you might feel like leaving a comment to let me know what you think of it.
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and that you get a chance to do some crafting and blogging. Take care and stay safe and healthy.


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - Yipee it's Almost Christmas


Hi girls. With the big day just round the corner I am so pleased that you have found the time to drop in on my wee blog. I only hope that you like what you find on offer and would be thrilled to think you might even get some inspiration from my creations. 
I hope that your preparations for Christmas are well advanced and that you can take it easy over the last few days. 
I have decided to enter this card into the latest ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme this week is "Yipee it's almost Christmas" so anything goes. I have used one of my Magnolia Stamp Club stamps and coloured it using my Copics. the papers are from one of my Nitwit collections with bazzil as a mount. The snowflakes are cut using a selection of various sizes of punches and the ribbon, gems and glitter are from my stash.I have also used glossy accents on the heart on her top.
I hope you like this card and would love to read any comments that you might have time to leave for me. I get so much help and encouragement from them.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season


Hi girls. Thank you for finding time to drop in on my blog for a browse. I hope you feel that it is time well spent. I really appreciate you coming because I know it's a particularly hectic time of year.
I have decided to have a go at the current Creative Card Crew challenge where the theme is "Tis the Season". Well to me that screams Christmas so for this card I have inked up one of the new season Lili of the Valley stamps called "Shine a Light" and I have coloured it with my promarkers. The design paper is from Papermania's "At Christmas Time" collection and I have used Bazzil and mirra card as mounts. The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid and the ribbon, gems and glitter are from my stash.
If you could spare a minute I would be delighted if you could leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this card. I really value your opinions and love to read what you say.
I hope you are all ready for the big day and that you have plenty of time to enjoy crafting and blogging. Above all please stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday #195 - DT Card


Hi girls. Great to have you here on my blog today. I hope you enjoy your visit and find a little inspiration. 
Now I have to apologise for a bit of bad planning. I made this card a few weeks ago for this week's DT gallery over at Cute Card Thursday and I didn't realise that I would be publishing two cards with the same image within three days. Still not to worry.
The theme for the new challenge is

Stripes

We are sponsored this week by Kellie Winnell from Tickled Pink so there will be a wonderful prize up for grabs. So after you have had a look at the wonderful creations from the other DT members why not have a go and join in the fun.
I have inked up Magnolia's "Tilda Hugging Frosty the Snowman" and coloured her using a mix of Copics and Promarkers. The papers are from the My Mind's Eye "Oh Christmas Tree" collection with bazzil as a mount. The punched border is from a Fiskars punch and is mounted on top of an open weave ribbon. The glitter (which does not show well on the photograph) and the snow are from my stash. If anyone has any tips on how to get the glitter to show better on the photos please let me know.
If you have time to leave a comment I would be thrilled to read what you think of this card. Thanks for popping in. Have a great day and enjoy your blogging and crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Delightful Sketches & Challenges Guest DT Card


Hi girls. A very warm welcome to my blog today. I am so pleased that you have been able to drop in and I only hope that you like what is on offer today. The weather has again been horrendous and we have been having gale force winds and heavy rain, Still it's better that having the white stuff although it's forecast for the next few days.
I was thrilled last week to find out that not only had I been chosen in the top three in the Delightful Sketches and Challenges but I was voted by the DT as the best entry. Part of the prize was the opportunity to guest on the DT for this week's challenge where you have the freedom to do what ever you fancy. I have to thank Lisa and her team for the chance.
I have inked up a Delightful Sketches digi image "Myrtle moving House" (chosen as part of my prize) and coloured her using my Copics. The design paper is by Basic Grey and the green side border is made using a Martha Stewart punch. The bottom border is cut on my Grand Calibre using an Edgibitity die. The ribbon and glaze on Myrtle's hat bow and toenails are from my stash and the flowers are from Magnolia and Wild Orchid.
 Well now it's up to you to join in the fun if you wish. Just pop over to Delightful Sketches and Challenges and have a go. 
I would love to read your thoughts on this card so if you have a minute please leave a comment telling me what you think. I value every comment I get.
Please take care and stay safe and healthy.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Simon Says .... Christmas Photomontage Inspiration


Hi girls. Thank you for calling in on me today. I really appreciate you taking the time. I just hope you find something you like. I am afraid I have been a poor blogger recently but I'm afraid Christmas preparations have caught up with me and I have been trying to help out my dear sister in law who is moving house at the end of the year. Her hubby, who is in his seventies, fell down from the loft when trying to move boxes and suffered severe bruising so we have been trying to help keep on schedule with the packing.
I am intending to enter this card into the current Simon Says ..... challenge where they gave us a photo montage to help us with some inspiration. The image is from Magnolia. It's Tilda cuddling Frosty the Snowman.I have coloured her with Copics and the design paper is from the Dovecraft Winter Wonderland 8" x 8" pack with some glitter card and bazzil. The pionsettia is cut using a Marianne Designs die and is heavily glittered on a Glossy Accents base. The leaves are cut with a LEM punch and the ribbon and gems are from my stash. 
I would love to hear what you think of this card so if you have time to leave a comment I would be thrilled.
I hope you have a great day and above all stay safe and healthy.


Friday, 9 December 2011

CES Challenges #64 - Bear Necessities


Hi girls. I hope you are safe in this horrible weather we are having. Yesterday was very windy. The police were warning people not to travel and all the main road bridges in Scotland were closed to all traffic. I hope it passes through soon without too much destruction or injuries. Anyway welcome to my blog - hopefully browsing though it might prove to be a pleasant distraction. I am so pleased you have found a minute to drop in.
I am entering this card into this week's CES Challenges where the theme is "Bear Necessities". There must be a bear on the card. I have inked up a Tatty Teddy by Docrafts and embossed it using the matching embossing folder. I have coloured it using my Copics. The design paper is from a Tatty Teddy CDRom and I used bazzil as a basic mount with a panel of silver mirra card embossed with snowflakes. The snowflakes are made out of glitter card with a combination of Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. The gems and glitter are from my stash. The sentiment is hand made.
I enjoyed making this card so I hope you like it. Any comments you may have time to leave for me will be greatly appreciated. I love reading your views on my cards.
Have a great crafting day and above all stay safe and healthy.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday #194 - DT Card


Hi girls. Glad you found a minute to drop in on me today. It's great to have you here. I hope all is well in your corner of blogland. It's a busy time of year and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. I hope your browsing here turns up something you like.
I'm feeling a wee bit smug today because I have finished all my Christmas cards. Every card we send out this year will be hand made. I'm really chuffed - if a bit tired!! Now we just need to write them, dig deep for the stamps (most will be large letter rate) and get them off in the post.
Another week gone in and time for more fun over at Cute Card Thursday where the theme this week is 


Anything Goes


so there is free licence to produce what you want this week. Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the fabulous creations from the Design Team and who knows you might even get a bit of inspiration and feel like joining in the fun. There is a fabulous prize up for grabs provided by this week's sponsors Simon Says Stamp. We would love to have you involved.
The image on my card is Magnolia's "Tilda Hugging Frosty the Snowman" and I have coloured here using a mix of Polychromos pencils and Copics. The papers are from one of my Nitwits Collections, silver Mirra Board and Bazzil as a mount.The large flower is from a Marianne Designs die and I used a Woodware Mini Snowflake Punch to create silver snowflakes. The border is punched using a Fiskars Holly border punch. The gems, glitter and ribbon are all from my stash.
Any comments you might want to make about this card would be very much appreciated so please feel free to let me know what you think of it. I love reading your views.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Delightful Challenges - Let it Snow


Hi girls. Welcome to my blog. If this is your first time it's great to see you and if you are a regular thanks for keeping coming back. Winter has struck at long last. After days of cold and frost we have had snow for the last few days. Not a lot but enough to remind us what could be round the corner. 
I am entering this card into the current Delightful Challenges contest. I have inked up a stamp from my last Magnolia Club issue. It's Edwin and he is carrying a parcel through the snow and I have coloured it using my Copics. The paper is from a Nitwits Collection. The snowflakes are cut using a Cuttlebug die. The Cosmic Shimmer Glitter, jewels, glitter and ribbon are all from my stash.
I hope you like this card and I woulod really appreciate it if you had a minute to leave a comment for me telling me what you think of it.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.


Monday, 5 December 2011

By the Cute & Girly - Let it Snow


Hi girls. The end of another week and Christmas is nearly upon us. Where has the time gone. Anyway I'm glad you had time to drop in on me. I know that at this time of year there are so many demands on your time. I hope you are all keeping well and raring to go on the crafting front.
My card today is for the new By The Cute and Girly challenge where the theme is "Let it Snow". I have inked up an image I borrowed from a blogging friend. It is Lili of the Valley's "Twinkling Star" and I have coloured her using my Copics. I have used one of my Nitwits papers stamped in deep turquoise with a snowflake design. The mounting panels are mirra board. The punched border across the middle is cut using a Fiskars holly punch and the snowflakes are created with a combination of EK Success and Martha Stewart punches. the gems and glitter are from my stash.
Please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this card. I really value your views and opinions. have a great day and above all stay safe and healthy.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

ABC Challenge - E is for Embossing


Hi girls. Welcome to my wee blog. I am so pleased that you have found time to call in. I trust that you will find something will please the eye and maybe even provide a spark of inspiration.
I am entering this card into the current ABC Challenge where the theme is "E is for Embossing". I embossed white card using a Docrafts Christmas Tree folder. It is mounted on red mirra card on a red cardstock from Paperterie in Aberdeen.I have used small red gems as embellishments. The glitter glue, gems and glitter re all from my stash. This is a very simple card for me but I really enjoyed making it. If you like it I would love it if you could find time to leave a comment for me. I love reading them. 
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I hope that you stay safe and healthy.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Simon Says .... Anything Goes


Hi girls it's great to have you here again. If it's your first time then I bid you a special welcome. I hope you find something here that pleases the eye. I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your crafting and being creative.
Anyway on to today's card. I am entering this card into the new Simon Says ..... Challenge where this week we have the freedom of "Anything Goes".
I have used a Lili of the Valley image called "Twinkling Star" that I borrowed from a blogging friend. I coloured this pretty lady using my Copics. the white card is embossed using a Docrafts Snowflake folder. I used a Nellie Snellans oval die to cut card to stamp the image on to. The snowflakes were cut using a Martha Stewart punch for the large flakes and an EK Success punch for the smaller ones. The ribbon, gems and glitter are all from my stash.
It would be fantastic if you had a chance to leave a comment letting me know what you think of this. Your opinions really mean a lot to me.
I hope you have a great day and above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday #193 - DT Card


Hi girls. I hope you are enjoying better weather than we are here in Kinross. Strong winds, driving rain and sleet and low temperatures are the order of the day here. 
Christmas is creeping up on us. I was at a fantastic concert on Tuesday night in Dunfermline. The twelve Primary Schools in the area all fielded their choirs of eight and nine year olds and they all sang a selection of Christmas songs and carols. We went to see our grandaughter in her choir and had very entertaining evening. 
Anyway it's time again for the next Cute Card Thursday challenge where the theme this time is


It's Just a Number
(include a number on your card)


The challenge is being sponsored by our friends over at The Stamp Shoppe so there will be a fabulous prize up for grabs. Why not hop over to the challenge blog and see the creations the Design Team have come up with. Hopefully that will give you the urge to produce a card of your own and join in the fun.


My card is a 25th Anniversary card. As you can see it's a tri-fold design and the two views show it open and closed. I am afraid I have lost the details of the papers but I liked the sparkly hearts on the silver one and I thought the silver/grey paper was a good contrast. I used my Cricut to cut the turquoise solid and outline hearts and the numbers on the card. The ribbon and the sparkly sliders are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and look forward to reading any comments you are kind enough to leave for me. I love reading your opinions.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all, stay safe and healthy.


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Oldie But A Goodie


Hi girls. welcome to my blog. I am so pleased to have you dropping in. Well winter seems to be arriving. We are having heavy sleet showers and winds. The temperature is dropping and if this lot freezes we are in trouble. 
Anyway onto today's card. I am entering this triangular trifold card into the current Oldie but  a Goodie Challenge where apart from using an old stamp the theme this time is "No Red or Green".


I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Christmas Angels - Praying". I coloured her with Copics. The papers are from a Nitwits Collection and I have also used bazzil as a mount. The deep border punch is by Martha Stewart and the snowflakes are cut with EK Success and Woodware punches. the ribbon with the diamonte sliders and the gems and glitter are from my stash. the cloud was made with a pen which when you heat the ink fluffs up.
I hope you like this card and that you might even have a minute to leave a comment for me. I love reading what you have to say.
I hope you have a great day. enjoy good weather and above all stay safe and healthy.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Creative Inspirations #139


Hi girls. Sorry I have been a bit tardy again. Good days and bad days I'm afraid. I'm so glad you have called in again. I hope you are well and having blogging and crafting fun. I trust that you might like what is on offer today. We are getting awfully close to December now so it's Christmas cards all the way for a while. I hope your preparations are well in hand.
I am entering this card into the Creative Inspirations Challenge where the theme is "Winter Colours". They are looking for creations in "Blue. Grey and White".
I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Moonlight Wishes" and coloured her with Copics, silver ink and gel pens. The design paper is one of my digi papers and I used navy sparkly card and mirra card to mount.. The ribbon is silver grey and I used a Fiskars holly punch for the border. I am a bit disappointed with the photo because the poinsettias because they don't actually look as though they were cut from silver mirra card (but they were, honestly) and the copious amounts of glitter don't show very well. I used pearls for the centres of the poinsettias.
I hope you like (or dislike) this enough to leave a comment. I value your opinions. Have a great day and above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday #192 - DT Card




Hi girls. I am pleased that you have called in on me today. I hope you enjoy your visit here and that you like what you see. It's time again for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week there is a sketch to follow supplied by lil old me. I hope you will have fun with it and join in the challenge. The sponsor this week is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


I have inked up Magnolia's "Christmas Eve Tilda" and coloured her with a mix of Copics and distress inks.The papers are from one of my Nitwits Collections, silver mirra card and Bazzil. The border was created using a Martha Stewart Punch and the flowers are from Wild Orchid. I created the diagonal panel using a sheer ribbon with glittery snowflakes. The other ribbon, stickles and glitter are from my stash.


Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to hear your opinion on this card so if you had a minute to leave a comment for me I would really appreciate it.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.


Monday, 21 November 2011

A Tatty Teddy for Christmas


Hi girls. I hope you all had a great weekend and are fully recharged for the week ahead. I am so pleased that you have dropped in on my blog - you are very welcome to have a good browse about. I hope you find something you like and maybe even find something that gives you a wee bit of inspiration.
Today's card is not being entered into any challenges. I just made it among my selection for sending out at Christmas.
I printed out a "Tatty Teddy" from my CD Rom and Mounted it on red bazzil on top of a red mirra card with snowflakes. The presents are coloured using Copics. The pionsettias are cut from gold mirra card and embossed. I also used glossy accents to top the presents.
I hope you like this card. It's a bit more basic than my usual style but I enjoyed the change. I would love to read your views on it if you have a minute to leave me a comment. I appreciate everything you say.
Well, have a great week and enjoy your crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday #191 - DT Card



Hi girls. Thanks for dropping in, I am so pleased you found the time. I hope you like what is on offer today. I don't know what your weather has been like but here we have had a few dry days and yesterday we actually had sunshine. It was beautiful looking out although when you stuck your nose out the door you were struck with wall of very cold air. At least there is no sign of the white stuff yet.
Anyway it's Cute Card Thursday time again and the challenge this week is a colour combo -


Green and Grey


Our sponsors this week are Alota Rubber Stamps so there will be some great goodies up for grabs. I'm sure that you will find oodles of inspiration from the other DT members if you nip across to the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog so why not have a look and join in the fun.
My card this week has edges cut using Edgibilities on my new Grand Caliber. My first play with it so please forgive any little irregularities. The image is the Docrafts Sleigh heat embossed with silver detail embossing powder. I added some colour with Copics. The paper is a magazine freebieand I used spotted bazzil as a mount. The flowers are home made out of silver mirra board and the flowers, gems, glitter and ribbon are all from my stash.
I am not sure if this card works and I would love to hear your opinions of it if you have a spare minute to leave a comment. I really love to find out what you think of my cards.
Thanks for your visit. have a great day and please stay safe and healthy.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Wild Orchid Wk 36 - Brown and Blue


Hi girls. I hope you are having a good weekend respite. The middle of November already and Christmas just round the corner. Where does the time go? I am so pleased you have managed to drop in on my blog and I hope that you find a little inspiration here. You are more than welcome to have a browse around.
I am trying to get on with my Christmas cards so I am not posting much else at the minute. I am entering this card into the Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is "Brown and Blue".
The image is "Pretty Poinsettia" from Lili of the Valley and I have coloured it using a mix of Copics and Promarkers. I decided to do a white poinsettia this time. The design papers are from the "Oh Christmas Tree" stack by My Mind's Eye, and I have used bazzil as a mount. The borders are cut with a Stampin Up punch. The flowers are from Wild Orchid (where else) and the stickles, glitter and snow are from my stash.
I hope you like this offering today. It would be fantastic if you could find time to leave a comment telling me what you think of it. I value every opinion that is left for me.
Enjoy your day, rest up and above all stay safe and healthy.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Delightful Challenges - Snowflakes


Hi girls. I am so glad you could join me on my blog today - a very warm welcome. I am slowly beginning to get back into the swing of things and this is the first time in a while that I have posted cards two days running. I must try to get back up and running fully. How are things with you - well I hope. Winter is beginning to make itself obvious here with cold wet days. It's getting dark in mid afternoon some days it's so gloomy. Anyway I hope You find some here to bring a little bright spot to your day.


I am entering this card into the latest Delightful Challenges competition where they want us to use snowflakes on our creations.
I have shown two piccies of this card to show how it opens out and give a better idea of the layout I have used. I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Skating Along" and coloured this cutie using my Copics. The design paper is "Winter Wonderland" by Crafts House. I cut the poinsettia with a Marianne Designs die and the snowflakes were created using a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon, gems and glitter are all from my stash and the corner is from Wild Orchid.
I hope you like this card and would be more than grateful if you had a minute to leave a comment letting me know what you think of it. Any constructive criticism is welcomed.
Do have a great day and enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday # 190 - DT Card


Hi girls. A very warm welcome to my wee blog - it's fantastic to have you visiting here. I do hope you find some crafting delights that please the eye. We are getting well into November already so over at Cute Card Thursday the theme for the challenge this week is:


Reds for Remembrance


so we want to see plenty of red on your cards. This time round the sponsor who will be offering a fabulous prize for the lucky winner is Simon Says Stamp so after you have had a gander at the DT creations on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog why not have a go for yourself and be in line to pick up a fantastic prize.


My offering this week is a very traditional Remembrance Day poppy card. I have used one of my favourite digi images created by Teri over at Delicious Doodles (her artwork is stunning - well worth a visit to her site). I have coloured this using a mix of Promarkers and Copics. The design paper is from the "No Worries" paper stack by GCD Studios and a spotted Bazzil (you need to zoom in tight to see the spots) as a mount. The second photo shows that I used a strip of the DP to embellish the inside of the card. The ribbon and "nail heads" are from my stash and the sentiment was created in Microsoft Word on my laptop.
I hope there is enough about this simple card (good or bad) to encourage you to leave a comment telling me what you think of it. I do value everything you say about my creations. I also love to know who has been visiting.
I hope you are having a good week so far, getting ready for the weekend and above all that you are managing to stay safe and healthy.