Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday #188 - DT Card


Hi girls and boys (there must be some boys out there). Glad you have found a minute to drop in on me today. How is the Christmas card making coming on. I reckon by the time that I finish all mine it will be time to start on next year. I hope you are all enjoying your crafting and that the week is going well for you.
Well another week gone past and it's time for the new Cute Card Thursday Challenge where this week we have a 


Sketch by Deb

Our sponsor this week is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps so why not go over to the challenge blog get some inspiration from the Design Team's efforts and have a go yourself to be in with a chance of winning the goodies.
I have used the opportunity to make another Christmas Card and have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Carol Singing"  and coloured it using a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. The design papers were freebies in a magazine and I used Bazzil as mounts. I made the gold poinsettias using gold mirra card in an embossing Sizzlets  and the border was created with a Stampin Up border punch. The pleated ribbon and glitter are from my stash. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Well I hope you like this offering but as always I would love to hear your views so if you have a chance please leave a comment giving me your views. In any case, thanks for calling in and enjoy your crafting. Stay safe and healthy.


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

MAWTT #119 - Vintage


Hi girls. Welcome and thanks for calling in to my wee blog today. I hope all is going well for you and that you are having a great time visiting all your favourite blogs. I hope you like mine enough to come back again. Winter is definitely not far away here because the temperature is dropping and with the change in the clocks just days away I'm looking forward to dark nights in my craftroom. 
Anyway on to today's card that I am entering into the latest Moving Along With the Times Challenge where the theme is "Vintage". I have chosen to go for a traditional vintage style Christmas card for this one and have inked up an old church scene from Stampin Up and combined it with a Stampin Up sentiment. They are both stamped in sepia ink and are stamped on to a vanilla card. I have created snowflakes using a combination os Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. The corner was cut using a Cuttlebug die and the gems, ribbon, glitter and lace are from my stash. I think this card is a bit understated for me but I loved making it.
I hope you like it and would love to read any comments you might have time to leave for me - I love reading your views.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for unused Stash


Hi girls. Nice to have you here on my blog. Hopefully you will find something here that you will find kind on the eye and maybe even some inspiration for your own cardmaking. Is everything going well with you? Are you getting on with the old Christmas cards. I've decided that I had better get on with mine.
I am going to enter this one into the current ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is "U is for Unused Stash".
I have inked up Magnolia's "Edwin with Santa's List" and coloured it using my Polychromos pencils. The papers are from my unused 12"x12" stack of My Mind's Eye Bountiful "Oh Christmas Tree" and I have used a red pearlised card as a mount.The snowflakes are punched with Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. The pearls, glitter and gems are from my stash and the Christmas Tree Charm is an unused stash item. I used Glossy Accents on Edwin's boots.
I hope you like this card and that you might have a minute to leave a comment to tell me what you think of it. I value every comment I get because I value your opinions.
Stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday #187 - DT Card


Hi girls. Welcome to my little blog. I am so happy to have you here and I hope you find something that you like. How is everything in your corner of the crafting world? We have had two days of fabulous sunshine with temperatures just above zero - I wonder how long it will be before we have some white stuff. 
Anyway it's Thursday again and time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday where the theme this week is:-


"Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"


so we are looking for an Apology card.
The challenge this week is sponsored by The Beary Scrap so why not drop over to the challenge site and have a look at the wonderful creations from the other DT members and have a go for yourself and try for the fabulous prize on offer.
I have used Magnolia's "Tilda with Hearts on a String" and coloured her using a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. The papers are from "Summer Breeze" by Mindy Terasows and I have used brown bazzil as a mount. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the ribbons and glitter are from my stash.
I would be thrilled if you had a spare minute to leave me a comment to give me your opinion of this little creation. Your views are so much appreciated.
Have a great day, enjoy your crafting and above all stay safe and healthy.


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Delightful Challenges - Colours of Fall


Hi girls. Thanks for calling in to my little corner of blogland. I hope you enjoy your browse through my creations. Who knows you might even find something to help inspire you in your own card making - now that would really be great. I am so thankful for all the help I get from visiting my favourite blogs. It certainly cheers me up in this dreadful weather we are having here at the minute - heavy winds and thumping rain.
Anyway, on to my card for today. I have made this card for the Delightful Challenges project this week where the is "Colours of Fall".
I inked up Lili of the Valley's "James Bear - Pile of Presents" and coloured this cute guy with my Copics. I have used papers from one of my Nitwit Collections and a base of green card. The ribbon, gems and glitter are all from my stash.
I enjoyed making this card and hope that you like it. It would be great if you had a spare minute to let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment. I love reading what you say and find your input helpful. I hope you are enjoying your crafting and having a great week. Above all whatever you do stay safe and healthy.


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Wild Orchid #34 - Christmas Fun


Hi girls. I hope your weekend is going well and that you have had a bit of quality crafting time. I am so pleased that you have been able to pop in to my blog today and I can only hope you like what you find here. Christmas is fast approaching and it's time I was making more Christmas cards so I have made this one and want to enter it into the current Wild Orchid challenge where the theme is "Christmas Fun".
I have inked up a stamp I borrowed from my crafting pal . It's Lili of the Valley's "Twinkling Star". I coloured it with my copics. The papers are from one of my Nitwits Collections. The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the ribbons, gems and glitter are from my stash.
If you have a spare minute I would love it if you could leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this card.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday #186 - DT Card


Hi girls. I am so pleased you have been able to call in on my blog today. I hope you find something that you like and maybe even get a bit of inspiration for your own crafting. I am beginning to get back into the swing of things and have been enjoying my visits to all my favourite blogs.
The week is marching on and it's time for another Cute Card Thursday DT card. The theme for this week's challenge is:-


Tree - mendous (tree of leaves)


and the sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.


I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Love Grows" and coloured it using my Copics. The papers are from one of my Nitwits Digi Collections and I used silver mirra card as a mount. I heat embossed 2 of Stampin Up's "oak laves with acorns" with silver embossing powder to mount in each corner.The border punch I used is by Fiskars and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.
I hope you like this card and have a spare minute to leave a comment to tell me know what you think. Your comments are a constant encouragement and I value anything you have to say.
Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Papertake Weekly


Hi girls. Another week gone by and Christmas is beginning to loom on the horizon. Thanks for finding the time to call in on my blog. I hope you find your visit worthwhile.
I'm trying something a bit different today. When Sarah was up on holiday I borrowed this stamp from her and heat embossed the image with turquoise embossing powder. I am afraid I've lost the details of the stamp name and the maker but the theme is children paying in the garden. I really think this is a pretty image. The background and mounting card are bazzil linen. The flowers and crystals are from Wild Orchid. The ribbon is actually seam binding fom my stash and the leaves are punched out. I have stickled and glittered the flowers but as usual it doesn't show too well on the photograph. 
I am entering this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with the added option of something punched.
I hope you like this and as always any comments you might leave for me will be appreciated. As you start the new week I hope you have a great time at whatever you do and that you enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all stay safe and healthy.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday #185 - DT Card


Hi girls. Great to have you here. I hope you are enjoying better weather than we are - very high winds for the last few days. It's getting near the weekend again so I hope you have your plans made and have lots of good things in store.
Well it's time again for my DT card for Cute Card Thursday where the challenge this week is


Time for Cake


so we want to see some yummy cake on your creations. The sponsor this week is The Stamp Shoppe so there will be a great prize for our winner. Why not pop over and see what the DT have produced and join in the fun.
I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Hello Cupcake" and coloured this little beauty using Promarkers (a change for me). The papers are summer Breeze and some bazzil as a mount. The flowers are a mix of Magnolia and Wild Orchid and the butterfly is from Wild Orchid as well.
I would love to get your views on this card so if you have a minute I would be thrilled if you left a comment.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting. Stay safe and healthy.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Two for the price of one


Hi girls. Thank you for dropping in on me today. I am very pleased to have you here - not that I deserve it because my blogging lately has been almost non existent. I really must get round you all again. I have so missed seeing your beautiful creations. Health has been a bit mixed lately but I'm not going to bore you with detail because there are so many far worse off than me.


I decided to have a go at a plain and simple style of card and came up with these two. The image on the first one is "Agapanthus" by Stampendous and the second one is "Allegro" by Penny Black. They are both stamped using Versafine sepia ink and glittered to lift the image. The sentiment is by Stampin Up (borrowed from my DIL Sarah). The paper on the top card is from a g.c.d. Studios pad called "No Worries". The script background on the bottom card is stamped with another stamp borrowed from Sarah - don't know it's name.
The ribbon is from my stash.


I hope you like these but I would love to hear you views.


have a great day and enjoy your crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.