Saturday, 26 December 2015

I'll drink to that!

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas break! Yesterday was a fabulous day for me...spent with my husband, children and granddaughters (not forgetting Mathilda of course....she made sure she wasn't forgotten, she loves presents and wrapping paper...anyone's present will do!)
Just popping in today with my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'...theme 'food and drink'....think I've had enough of both to last for a while now!  
Our sponsor this week is Flat Friends Boutique, we'd be delighted if you played along.
Enjoy the festivities!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

To all my lovely friends, followers and visitors 
thank you for visiting and for all of your  kind and encouraging comments!                                             

                                       MERRY CHRISTMAS

and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2016

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Last minute card... and DT call at Fab 'n' Funky

I wasn't intending to make any more Christmas cards this year, but needed a couple of extras....time is short, life is busy so I opted for the CAS route! This card took literally 10 minutes to make :) I printed this beautiful angel with the background black. I love the way she looks uncoloured so I simply added a tiny bit of shading with a v pale grey copic, some glitter to her hair with a sparkly gel pen and covered her wings with Wink of Stella, wish you could see the lovely sparkle in the photo! I then die cut the stars and 'noel' from the background, stuck on 4 tiny gems and mounted the whole thing onto a piece of white glitter card! So quick, I think it's taken me longer to write this post!
I hope everyone is enjoying the run-up to Christmas and not getting too stressed....maybe we should take a leaf from Mathilda's book on how to approach the festivities.....

Bless her, she looks so peaceful and comfy on my newly cleaned and polished cream sofa....that brown fleece is just not big enough to cover all of it!

Before I go I'd just like to tell you that there's a DT call at FAB 'N' FUNKY, just click HERE if you're interested in joining our very friendly team!

Thanks for calling by!

theeastwind  CAS
classycardsnsuch Silent Night
mytimetocraft last minute Christmas makes
christmascardsallyearround keep it simple
happylittlestampers Christmas challenge -star

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Christmas presents

Good morning! Here I am  with my last DT make for 2015! The theme for  this week's  challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'Christmas Presents' sponsored by The Ribbon Girl. I took the opportunity to ink up this adorable Tiny Townie stamp which I just happened to acquire recently (shopping again!).I coloured her with my trusty copics and paper pieced the parcels, loads of stickles on her hat. The papers are Shabby Christmas from Joy Crafts. I coloured the ribbon with copics too, despite having a huge amount of ribbon, I didn't have anything that matched (why does that happen so often ???!) Some die cuts and a gem, a scrap of lace and stamped sentiment to finish.
Thanks for taking the time to look, I know how busy everyone is at the moment! If you have a few more minutes to spare please pop over to Sweet Stampin' by clicking here, There are some fabulous cards from my so-talented teamies and of course we'd be delighted to share your Christmas Presents too!
Have a great weekend, try to take some time for yourselves apart from all the Christmas rushing about!
Challenges entered:
craftycatz #305 sparkle and shine
alohafriday #62 Christmas
morgansartworld #13 Non-traditional Christmas colours
thatscrafty Seasons Greetings
emerald faeries #74 Merry christmas
onecrazystamper Christmas
4craftychicks #276 non-trad Christmas Colours
cardz4galz #11 Cute Christmas
hanna and friends Christmas in unusual colours

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Hi, I'm back again with my second card today, this time it's for the last challenge of 2015 at Fab N Funky, it's Wendy's turn to host this week and she's picked the theme of 'snowflakes' - brilliant theme for this time of year! We're sponsored this week by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps this week, and the DT were each allowed to choose one of their images to play with. Eventually ( there are so many wonderful images to choose from) I chose to use Scene it -Snowman Fun featuring these cute and happy snowmen. The beauty of this cute image is that it takes very little colouring, and printed at the right size, very little else to make a Christmas card! So a quick and easy make, perfect for someone who is desperately trying to finish making her Christmas cards! I was pleased with how it turned out -so I made three! (the same...but different!)

We're hoping you will be inspired to join in with our last challenge before the Christmas break, just click here  to be transported to the Challenge Blog, there are some wonderful creations from my talented teamies to inspire you....then it's your turn!
Thanks for visiting today!

Festive fairy!

Good morning, my first card today is for our new challenge at Creative Moments, the last one this year, and what could be a more appropriate theme than 'traditional Christmas'! In our family it's traditional to have a fairy perched on top of our here's Phyllis! she's on her way to take pride of place on the treetop, scattering golden stars and festive wishes as she flies! You can find this dainty charmer here at Dr Digi's House of Stamps. Phyllis has been coloured with copics and her dress is paper pieced, gold stickles on her wings. She's fussy-cut and placed on a starry embossed background, a few of the stars coloured with a gold metallic pen. The sentiment die cuts are Tim Holtz.
We'd love for you to join in with our final challenge for this year...there are fab prizes to be won from our two generous sponsors this time Dr Digi and A & T Digital Designs (Emerald Faeries) and as always the theme is optional. Just click here to view the DT makes and to add your own lovely creation. Thanks for calling by...I'll be back!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas sweater!

I came across this cute and quirky image the other day and just had to buy it! It's so perfect for my son's lovely fiancee, who is obsessed with Christmas sweaters, she's desperate to make the whole family wear them over Christmas but is meeting with a lot of resistance, particularly from the menfolk! The image is from Bloobel Stamps, there are some fabulous images on this site, just click here to have a look. I used my copics for colouring and a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, a quick and easy card to make!

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered
HIMCR #228 Christmas colours
die-cut-divas warm and cosy
cutecardthursday festive colours

Saturday, 5 December 2015

December Challenge at Crafty Calendar....Let it snow!

It's time for our December Challenge at Crafty Calendar and I hope we're not tempting fate with this one...'Let it Snow!' It's lovely to look at (when it's fresh fallen and sparkly- not when it's turned to dirty slush and hard packed ice!) but for me the novelty soon wears off! I do have a lovely memory from 2 years ago though when I looked out at my neighbour's little lad ...the delight on his face was a picture and I could hear him singing right down the road....and he was on his way to school! We only had about an inch of snow too!
Anyway, back to the challenge. We have 2 fabulous sponsors
                                                                  Di's Digistamps
  Easier to use NEW WEBSITE

          and Fabrika Fantasy
-about Fabrika Fantasy:
 We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!  

The DT were given some sweet images to play with, I chose to use the Young Deer image which comes in colour or outline. The coloured version is gorgeous but was too bright for the card I wanted to make so  I printed the outline version onto kraft and coloured it with polychromos for a softer look. I fussy cut him and placed him on a 'snowbank' in front of the aperture which is part filled with diecut silver birches.

 I added a lovely MB holly and pine branch  cut from glitter card.

The DT have made some beautiful cards to inspire you this month , just click here to take a look, and of course we're all looking forward to see what you make of this challenge, so don't miss the chance to join us for the last time this year!
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
countryview create a scene
crafterscafe die cuts or punches
natalieandamy Christmas
craftycatz let it snow
4craftychicks winter
craftingforallseasons #115 Brrr it's cold outside
creativecardcrew #101 cold outside

Thursday, 3 December 2015

A little of what you fancy....

Good morning...The Southern Girls are back with a great new challenge ....'a little of what you fancy.' .. basically you can do what you like best to your creation! Me, I love to colour, so I was delighted to choose this beautiful image from one of our lovely sponsors this week Lemon Shortbread and colour her with my copics. I knew straight away that I wanted to make an 'art nouveau' style card as she has the look of one of Mucha's ladies! Once coloured, I masked the image to create the stamped background n the inner circle, then cut around the edge of her hair to let it spill over the double circle frame. I didn't have quite the right swirly die to fit the corners so compromised by using part of a larger die cut...not quite symmetrical, but never mind! The black background is embossed, but you can't see it! Wink of Stella added to her headband (you can't see that either! I added a few tiny gems, and some larger black ones to the frame, the sentiment is computer generated.
They say that great minds think alike...imagine my surprise when  I saw that Alethea and Wendy had both chosen the same image as I did...we had the whole store to chose from!!!...not only that but we all gave her a blue dress! Their cards are stunning, just click on their names to take a look at what they did with this image!
We'd love to have you join us at Southern Girls this fortnight, so why add 'a little of what you fancy' to your creation and share it with us, there are some lovely prizes on offer from Lemon Shortbread and A Random Fan, so if you'd like to win some gorgeous digis for your collection now's your chance!
Thanks for visiting, hope you have good day!

Some Challenges....
inspirationdestination #62
modsquad Fave colour (green), bling, die cut,
craftingfromtheheart #88
craftyourpassion #290
craftyfriends #19 for the girls