Friday 30 November 2012

So excited!

I am so pleased to be sharing my news with you! I have been invited to join the design team at Sweet Stampin' !!(Check out my smart new badge!!) 
The challenge this week is snowflakes and ribbon, this is my card using a digi stamp from The Stamp Fairy ,George and friends, it's a lovely image and so quick to colour! The mittens were cut from a piece of DP, no idea of the make and glued to the cord washing line! I added a piece of woven red ribbon and some diecuts! It took longer to cut out the mittens than it did to colour the image!
I am so excited to join this amazing team, hop on over to the sweet stampin' blog, join in the challenge and check out all the gorgeous cards that these talented ladies have created!
PS There is candy to be won!!!
Have a great day!
Also entering these challenges:
cutecardthursday : snowflakes
DRS : 51 snow fun
365cards Day 272 winter/patterned ribbon
oldiebutagoodie : the papers are from last Christmas!
ladybugscrafts :snowflakes
sweetstamps: cold and snowy
papermakeup ; use digi: Christmas/Holiday
dutchdare : winter wonderland

Sunday 25 November 2012

a bit of glamour!

Good afternoon, hope you are all enjoying what isleft of the weekend! Dinner is in the oven, Mathilda is  happily snoozing after her lunch, so all is peaceful here! I'm making the most of it because tomorrow I will be looking after my younger grandaughter and I just know that 1 bouncy three-year-old + 1 bouncy puppy(with teeth and a deep lust for whatever said 3 year old is playing with! ) does not add up to any kind of peace!
Anyway, back to the card, my entry for this weeks LIM challenge : week 94 glamour and glitz. Quite simple, a bit of embossing and matting, the mask was stamped and embossed then cut out and mounted with sticky pads, a small feather and a few gems added. The stick is a cocktail stick painted black and wrapped with ribbon.
That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
Challenges : LIM 95 Glamour and Glitz
Clearly Inspired 64 CAS
thestampman embossing

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Fairy tiptoe...

It's time for another new challenge at Southern Girls and this one couldn't be easier - pink and brown- so what are you waiting for- get creating and join the fun! You could win a fab prize from one of our lovely sponsors!- mariannedesign, dtsart and LOTV. I made this card using the first LOTV stamp I ever bought, and I have to admit she is still my favourite! I just love colouring her! The really versatile sentiment stamp is also by LOTV.  The papers are MME and I've added ribbon,flowers, a die cut swirl and a few flat back pearls. Take a look at the amazing creations the rest of the team have made - you certainly won't be disappointed!
Have a great day!
Using the card for these challenges
artisticinspirations anything goes
cardmania pearls and swirls
whoopsiedaisy diecuts and punches
corrosivechallenges wings
stamptacularsunday recipe, ribbon ,pearls, diecuts
stampingwithdragon cute
papertakeweekly ribbons and pearls
divasbydesign 2 or more patterned papers
inkyimpressions girly

Sunday 18 November 2012

Look what I found!!

I bought this stunning Indigo Blu stamp back at the end of the summer, put it away and forgot about it! Found it yesterday and haven't stopped playing with it since! It's really easy to use and looks great in all colours!
I made this first


and this
then this

There are also 2 more that I haven't quite finished (in green and gold), providing a much needed boost to my stack of Christmas cards!
I'll leave you with Mathilda's advice on spending a Sunday afternoon, after a good lunch!
aaaahhhh bliss!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Entering these challenges
LIM challenge 94
cas-ualfridays  CFC79

Saturday 17 November 2012

Pink Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone! A few minutes peace whilst Mathilda is sleeping off her lunch, she's blissfully snoring in her basket!, so I thought I'd share this  pink Christmas card! Hmm looking at the photo I wish I'd stamped the greeting on the tag the other way up....
Have a good day
Challenges : bearlymine pink christmas
craftsandme Christmas non traditional colours
craftysentiments Christmas
dutchdare diamonds and pearls
lejdesigns Seasons Greetings
hookedoncraft Christmas -no red or green
foreverfriends ribbon/twine
sweetstamping Snow people

Monday 12 November 2012

Yay!!..made a card!!!

Managed to find a bit of time to play today! Mathilda is settling into a routine now (it really is like having a new baby!!)I used this beautiful stamp that I've had for ages but still really love using, can't remember the make. I coloured her with copics using just greytones (apart from the roses) then added lots of distress stickles to her dress. I kept the rest of the card fairly simple with minimum embellishments to keep the focus on the stamped image.
Better hurry up and finish this before baby finishes her nap!!!
challenges entered:
creative inspirations : red
lilredwagon colouring
craftycatz anything
sweetstampin anything
onestopcraftchallenge anything
sketchycolors used sketch
stamps & fun anything
makeitmonday anything

Meet Mathilda!

So beautifully posed (total fluke!!!)
Showing off my new red collar- just like a super model!
Sooooooooooooo who are you looking at!
Here is my new baby! She's an  8 week old Great Dane and totally gorgeous! I am totally besotted already! We brought her home on Thursday, she's settled in so well already, a real joy! (The reason why I haven't had time to make anything!!!!) At the moment she has settled in her pen - absolutely no hollering yet tonight - so I'm off to bed while the goings good!!!

Sunday 4 November 2012


the inside
Happy Sunday, all. Hope you've had a lovely relaxing day. I'm starting to panic about Christmas and the fact that I've made hardly any cards yet, so I thought I'd better get on and remedy the situation! I intended to make mainly CAS style cards this year, they look classy (and they tend to be faster...!) but I felt like colouring (so therapeutic!!!) and this is the result. The image is by Mo Manning, printed onto kraft paper and coloured with pencils, matted onto various papers with added faux stitching and a bow.
Have a good evening!
Challenges entered:
Delightful sketches used sketch
DP2 Anything goes
MAWTT stitching
Creative Inspirations Celebrate!
inkyimpressions lots of layers
onestitchatatime anything
christmasstampin anything
totallygorjuss anything + button
lovetocreate layers

Saturday 3 November 2012

Think pink!

Good afternoon. Here is my entry for this weeks Less is More challenge, week 92-pink. It really is a clean card this week - no inky fingerprints!!!!The stamp I used is an old one (I think it's Technique Tuesday). I stamped  and embossed the petals in black onto pink cardstock, cut them out and mounted them onto textured white card. the centre of the flower is just a piece of black cardstock, again embossed. Easy-peasy!
Thanks for looking!

Friday 2 November 2012

.. a card for Maddie...

Good evening all! Here is a card I made for my little niece's birthday. Maddie will be 6 but she thinks she is at least 16! She still loves anything 'fairy' butI didn't want the card to look too 'babyish' for her. This lovely Sweet Pea stamp seemed to fit the bill -definitely a fairy but a bit more 'grown up' as befits a 6 year old (that's almost an adult you know!!!) Hope she likes it anyway!!
Challenges entered:
LEJ Anything goes
twistedtuesday Anything goes
fabnfunky die cut or punches
thepapershelter. Anyting goes
charismacardz recipe
cutecardthursday fairies or angels
cardcrafterscircle patterned paper
craftycatz add texture
.polkadoodle bright colour, sparkle