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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

BLOG HOP ALERT! BLOG HOP ALERT!

Ok so who is ready for a blog hop?  We are over at Crafty Sentiments and boy oh boy have we got some awesome new stuff coming your way!  You are not going to want to miss this!  Get your diaries out and mark the date, our hop is coming your way on January 6th and I may even have a sneak peak for you later in the week!



and here you are seeing Patches & Blitz but there are more to come!  So dont forget to come and join us.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Just a quick card

Ok well I hope you have all had a wonderful christmas and Santa bought you all lots of lovely gifts and plenty of crafting goodies.  Its nice to get back to crafting as havent had the chance for a few days so here is my card.  I have used DCWV Glitter Stack for the papers and the image is Cuddle Anya which I got from Simon Says Stamp as part of my prize for winning a challenge over at Stamp Something, I also got another TGF stamp and some tiny prima flowers one of which I have used on this card.  Her hat and teddy have been cut out of cream glitter card and then paperpieced and then I decoupaged another arm, card candy, eyelet, ribbon and big bloom all from my stash.  I have also added a watermark to the card which is part of my prize for winning a challenge over at Sentimental Sundays along with the signature on my blog posts. 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch & Stash #51 ~ pick any of their sketches to use I chose #40 which looks like this ~
my new stash is the image and tiny flower

Cupcake Crafts #122 ~ Thank You

Monday, 20 December 2010

And Finally ...

For tonight anyway! lol  A nice quick and simple card.  I have used a 'Bringing Crafts - Too you' embossing folder with some lilac whitewashed coredinations cs which I have then sanded to show some of the lilac thru then added the winter wishes sentiment cut from a piece of plain lilac cs.  Kept this very simple as I really think the embossing speaks for its self.


TFL

Sentimental Sundays #34 ~ Inspired by a song

This week Sentimental Sunday are challenging us to be inspired by a song, well I am still making my christmas cards so the song that inspired this card is 'Oh Christmas Tree' (didnt see that one coming did we! lol) anyway the image was a printed tree on acetate that I got at Creative Stitches along with the glitters and I didnt want to mount it onto white so went with the black and then used some glittered paper from the DCWV glitter pad too.  the Celebrate the season ribbon was also a Creative stitches buy and the charm and flowers are from my stash.


I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:
Paper Sundaes #49 ~ Cut It Out, that tree took me a while to cut out! lol
TFL

Nearly done them!

Yep nearly made all my cards for Christmas only a few left and here is another of them, again a nice simle one but I like the effect this one gives hope you like it too.  I have used white cs and embossed each layer using either snowflakes fiskers texture plate or swiss dots cuttlebug folder, I have added blue and hologrpahic glitter glue to define edges and the centre piece is a sizzix thin cut die.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
The Crazy Challenge #46 ~ Let it Snow

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A very simple Christmas card

Here is a very simple card that I have made today, I have used a cuttlebug embossing folder and a piece of charcoal coloured cs that has a white core so after embossing the card I sanded it then mounted it onto a card blank and added a simple silver peeloff greeting.  I'm having to make quick cards as running out of time and need them for work mates!  mind you if we have the snow they are forecasting for us here in Dorset getting to work may be a bit difficult, possibly 10cms and I'm on the early shift! keep your fingers crossed for me that it don't snow!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Show Us Some Snow
TFL

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Another one done

Well this one would have been finished ages ago if I hadnt decided to have stitching on it and then my sewing machine decided it didnt want to play and after about half an hour of trying to get it sorted to no avail I had to start again but without the stitching!  The image and papers are from the Joanna Sheen Vintage Christmas cd and I added some christmas printed vellum paper too which has lots of words on it to do with Christmas.  Everything else is from my stash.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The Crazy Challenge  #45 ~ use at least 3 DPs
The ABC challenge ~ J is for jewels or gems
TLF

Sentimental Sundays #33 ~ Let It Snow

Well I am still trying to get enough cards made in time, thankfully I think I've posted all the ones that needed posting so it is only hand delivering now but still have quite a few to make! So here is another one and this time I have made it to fit with the Let It Snow theme over at Sentimental Sundays.  Paper is papermania, image is a precoloured one from the Charmed Christmas collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts, then I added a couple of snowflake brads and some peeloff lettering.


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
2 sisters #18 ~ Christmas
TFL

Anyone up for a freebie?

YES?  Well then you need to pay the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog a visit as there is just the cutest bunny in a bag up for grabs, he is called Toby and he looks like this:-


and here is a card I made with him:-


So what are you waiting for pop over to Crafty Sentiments and grab yourself the adorable Toby.




Friday, 17 December 2010

Just a quick card

Well I wasn't going to make a card tonight, my desk had no space on it!, and I was shattered after work today, snow is definately not worth it! lol  Well I have the weekend off and it doesnt look like we will be going anywhere in a hurry so I cleared the desk and found a few bits and pieces that were left over from last year to which I added some flowers, a brad and a charm, got the sewing machine warmed up and hey presto a card.  The image and papers are actually from the Joanna Sheen Vintage Christmas cd.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge
Fab 'n' Funky #53 ~ Quick and easy does it
TFL

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 48 ~ Anything Goes

Hello everyone, so are you all ready for Christmas?  Me? No! LOL  but its Thursday so that means challenge day at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and this time its an easy one for you.  Anyting Goes!  Well I used this as an opportunity to get another christmas card made.  I used the cute snowman pair available at the Crafty Sentiments Store and added some colour, sparkle and shine using copics, sakura stardust and metallics.  Paper is MME Wonderful Winter glitter pad, sentiment is from the fabulous Christmas Circle set available from the Crafty Sentiments Store and then I added some organza ribbon.


So come on over to Crafty Sentiments and play along with us and while you are at it check out the amazing projects by the rest of the uber talented DT.

I would also like to  enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #60 ~ Snow
PaperCutz Challenge #71 ~ snowflake or snowman
Digital Tuesday #89 ~ Sparkling Christmas (including digi)
Sketch & Stash #50 ~ Newest stash is the sentiment circle and my old stash is the paper and ribbon
Pear Tree Designs #30 ~ Christmas
TFL



Friday, 10 December 2010

Fab 'n' Funky #52 ~ Christmas is for the children

Great challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky this week ~ Christmas is for the Children ~ I have used another of my Charmed Christmas images from Charmed Cards & Crafts and I have added a little glamour dust Santa's moustache, the papers are freebies from a magaizine from a long time ago and I think they are Pebbles Inc but not totally sure.  The sentiment is by Crafty Sentiments the ribbon and santa hat brad are from my stash.


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Stamp Something ~ December Digi Day
TFL

MTTC #118 ~ Reindeer Greetings

Couldnt resist using this delightful reindeer image from the Charmed Christmas collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts to meet the challenge requirements this week for MTTC.  Have kept the layout simple, paper is papermania had it for ages, joy sentiment is a sizzix die and I added a white snowflake brad and then glittered the reindeers nose and added a red brad.


TFL


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Cupcake Crafts #120 ~ Little Red Robin

This weeks challenge over at Cupcake Craft is Little Red Robin so I used this fun image from Charmed Cards & Crafts from the Charming Christmas Collection (pre coloured again for speed) have used papers from the MME Wonderful Winter glitter pad and added a little merry & Bright brad from my recent blog candy win.


TFL now I'm off to make some more simple and speedy cards!

Tuesday Throwdown #28 ~ C&S

The challenge this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is Clean & Simple, exactly what I need to do to get some more christmas cards made! lol  So I have used some digi paper which I think is by Raspberry Road Designs (not sure though as it was in my scraps drawers, the image is the Wonderful George all dressed up as a toy soldier from the Charmed Cards & Crafts digi collection of a Bumper Christmas.  In order to be speedy I used a pre coloured image and then added some glitter to his hat, fastenings and eppaulettes (dont know if I've spelt it right but I mean the shoulder thingys! lol) finshed off with a chipboard tag peeloff sentiment and gold star brad.  There are more of this style card to come! ~ well time is running out (rapidly!)



I would also like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Crafty Sentiments # 46 ~ A Sketch & lots of snowflakes

Here we are its Thursday which can only mean its challenge time over at Crafty Sentiments.  This week its a great sketch with the additonal challenge of lots of snowflakes.  For my card I have used papers from the Christmas Surprise Digi papers pack available at Crafty Sentiments Store and also the digi stamp of a snowman in a frame but I omitted the frame, again availabe at the store.  He is coloured using copics and a touch of stardust pens.  My snowflakes are the ones I embossed on to white cs and then gently inked over them and then the little ones punched out of sparkly silver card, the sentiment is also available at Crafty Sentiments.  So what are you waiting for, pop on over to the blog check out the other awesome work that the super talented ladies on the DT have made for your inspiration and then play along with us, 'go on You know You want to!'


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday #88 ~ Baby its cold outside
A Spoon Full Of Sugar #133 ~ A Christmas card
Totally Paper Crafts #45 ~ Christmas punches
OSAAT #42 ~ Old stash New stash  ~ my punch is my old stash as my image, papers and sentiment are all new.
TFL

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Dotties World - Anything Goes ~ Blue

Have you been joining in with the recent challenges over at Dotties World - I have (no surprises there really)  Anyway the rules have been relaxed and now you can use any images you want just follow the theme BUT if you do use a Charmed image then you get a 2nd entry in to the draw.  Well I definately used a charmed image this time it is Dottie dressed as a tree from the Bumper Christmas Collection and the theme this time is 'blue' so I coloured her tree costume blue and added clear and blue sakura stardust for some bling. the blue is glitter cs and the white cs I have embossed and then rubbed with blue ink.  The little trees are some brads I got a couple of years ago.


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #88 ~ Blue blue Christmas
PaperTake Weekly ~ Red & Green MUST NOT be seen
TFL
 

Monday, 6 December 2010

New Ticket Sentiments

Ok I'm back later than anticipated but back all the same and I have made a card and used one of the fabulous new Ticket Sentiments which are available at the Crafty Sentiments Store (and only £5 for the collection of 10! you cant go wrong!)  Well back to my card the image, paper and sentiment (of course) are all from Crafty Sentiments.  I coloured the teddy with copics and omitted his balloon as I wanted to replace with this collection of 3 that I found the other day tucked away, I'm not sure where they are from but the hat that I gave teddy is from the same pack and then I added another 2 balloons.  The ribbon is from my stash and I put a little bit of purple wire behind the sentiment too.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #61 ~ Happy New Year
Totally Gorjuss #59 ~ A Sketch
TFL

LOOK WHATS NEW ...

...at the Crafty Sentiments Store!


These wonderful ticket sentiments are available NOW for the great price of £5.  I've been thinking about investing in some ticket sentimetns for a while after seeing them around blogland and Suzette has come to the rescue she has obviously been reading my mind! 

Right I'm off for a play and hopefully will be back later to show you how I've made use of these fabulous sentiments.

AND ... did you notice the packaging detail, isnt he the cutest, look out for more of him in the New Year!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Papertake Weekly ~ A Sketch

This week the challegne over at PaperTake Weekly is a sketch and I stuck rigidly to the sketch this time and it is a very minimilistic card but the papers are so glittery and I added glitter with sakura pens to the image that I didnt feel it really required anything else, but now its done I'm not so sure! lol  Mum this is one of the ones you wanted.  Papers are scraps from my MME Wonderful Winter glitter pad (I still have loads of this!) ribbon is from my stash and the darling image is Dottie in the Snow from Charmed Cards and Crafts, precoloured with bling added.


I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:
Paper Cutz #70 2 different dps and Christmas
TFL


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Another Charmed image card

Well been going thru all my stamps and digi stamps and have been revisiting the images I have collected from Charmed Cards and Crafts which were the images I started blogging with so its nice to dust them off and put them to good use and the image I have used this time is probably one of my fave christmas ones and it comes from the Bumper Christmas Collection which was the first Christmas collection they did (and yes I do have the other collections too! lol) I have used a precoloured Dottie on Ice and added some sparkle to her using sakura stardust, papers are again MME Wonderful Winter glitter pad and I'm still using up my scraps of this the only other additions are the bows and card candy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #43 ~ On The Go
Simon Says Stamp ~ Its Sketch Time
TFL

One for the Christmas card box

A nice quick and simple card which I have been trying to sit down and do for a while today but others kept wanting my attention so finally got some peace and quiet and here is the end result.  Paper is MME Wonderful Winter glitter pad, sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments, image is Madison in the Mountains from the Holly & Madison World Tour collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts, she is precoloured and I then added some glitter to her coat and boots for some extra sparkle.  The funky fibre, little pale blue glass heart and snaps are all from my stash.   


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life #33 ~ Advent or Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge #16 ~ Sparkly Christmas
TFL

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Digital Tuesday #87 ~Animals at Christmas Time

Whoo hoo another card this must be a record for me!  This card is for the challenge this week over at Digital Tuesday and they want to see Animals At Christmas Time which gave me the chance to use another great image form Charmed Cards and Crafts, Lady Pusskins at Christmas (precoloured image), I added some glamour dust to her hat and scarf.  The paper is from the digital Christmas Surprise Collection available at Crafty Sentiments, everything else I already had in my stash and I added plenty of glamour dust too!


I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #131 ~ I rotated it
Paper Sundaes #46 ~ Adotn those corners
TFL

Sentimental Sundays #31 ~ A Recipe

Gosh another card from me, I think I like being stuck in the snow!lol  Anyway this card is for the recipe challenge this week over at Sentimental Sundays and they have asked for 3 dps, 3 buttons and some ribbon.  My papers are MME Wonderful Winter glitter pack, cs is DCWV Indian Summer (blog candy win).  I have used a pre coloured image from the Santa's Little Helpers available at Chramed Cards and Crafts and the sentiment is a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments, my little buttons are some wooden ones I got at Creative Stitches and I have coloured them with sakura stardust for added bling and my piece of organza ribbon is from some card blanks.



I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #108 ~ Christmas Cuties
OSAAT #41 ~ Celebrate in Style ~ Bling It Up (looks more sparkly irl as all the papers are glittery)
TFL

A bit of a cheats card!

Have just made this really quick card and its a bit of a cheat really as the ribbon and tree are actually off a card we received last year but I liked the simplicity of it and thought the actual design could be used again and again with different images (I made another one lusing the basic layout a few days ago) the paper is a scrap from the MME Wonderful Winter pad and then I just punched the corners and added the little holly and berry embellishements which I made last year and never got round to using!  Right I'm off to make tea not but will be back crafting later.


TFL

Pear Tree Designs #28 ~ Sketch with a twist ~ include gems

Good afternoon from a very cold and snow covered Dorset.  Ria is thrilled it meant no school today and I'm hoping for it to clear as I have to get to work tomorrow on an early shift!  Still it has meant I can craft today!  So without further delay here is my project.  It is for the sketch challenge this week over at Pear Tree Designs and I have to add that I was lucky to win their challenge last week and received 5 digi stamps from the chirstmas collection by Cardmadfairy Creations so how could I not use one of the those fabulous images.  I chose the super cute 'Buttons' snowman who I coloured with copics and a touch of sakura stardust.  My white cs I have embossed and inked the edges of, the ribbon and gems are from my stash and the gorgeous star buttons are from my recent blog candy win.  The sentiment is a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments (these are great as you can have them whatever size you want and there are 6 in the collection.)


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #27 ~ Embellish It
Crafts and Me ~ Dreaming of a white Christmas ~ Snowflakes
Simple Doodles #31 ~ Cute as a Button
TFL

Crafty Sentiments # 46 ~ New Beginings

Well here we are its Thursday again and the Crafty Sentiments DT have some really wonderful creations for you again this week.  Our theme is 'New Beginings' now that could be New Year, New Home, New Job or any other such, so I went with New Baby because I really wanted to use this cute stamp of a Teddy with a basket of Fowers (availble at the Crafty Sentiments store), now isn't he cute?  I coloured with copics then used flower soft for the actual teddy to give it some dimension.  The papers are some digi ones that I printed out quite some time ago and these are some scraps of that which were in the scraps drawers.  Ribbon, flowers and mulberry paper are all from my stash and the sentiment is from Charmed Cards & Crafts from the Once Upon a Time collection.  As I havent made this for anyone in particular I went with a neutral pastel theme as opposed to a pink or blue theme.  Dont forget to check out what the other team members have been up to and then why not join us for the challenge 'Go on You know You want to!' all the details are over at Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog.




I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge (only one as a lot seem to be christmas orientated ~ dont know why! lol)

Incy Winsy Designs #70 ~ receipe 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 image
tfl