Saturday 29 December 2012

A beary happy birthday!

Well , hello again! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that no-one's gained too much weight from all the lovely festive goodies! Still, it's only a couple of days until the new year and then we can all resolve to eat healthily again!!! -well for a few days anyway!
It's my lovely friend's birthday tomorrow, so I made this card for her. The cute bear is a Mo Manning digi, part of a set (tiny dancer elements) which I treated myself to just before Christmas when there was a sale on, well it would've been rude not to!!
I think she will like the card as she loves teddy bears, still a little girl at heart, although she is now in her seventies (you'd never guess it if you knew her!), she is a wonderful lady and she's been a very special friend to me for a lot of years.

Just a quick catch up to show you how much Mathilda has grown over the last couple of weeks!
She really looks like a Great Dane now! She had a wonderful Christmas, was thoroughly spoilt with loads of presents (she has eaten quite a lot of them already- unfortunately that includes the toys as well as the treats!! Ah, well what else can you expect from a very large puppy, and she enjoyed them at the time!)
Thanks for looking!
Challenges entered:
cardcrafterscircle. anything goes
charismacardz anything goes
cutecardthursday anything goes
pixiedust any celebration
fabnfunky add ribbon or lace
digitaltuesday layers
totallygorjuss new (image!)
whoopsiedaisy celebration

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Not a Christmas card!...hooray!

Good evening my lovely friends! Today I finished making and writing my Christmas cards, hooray!!
I've put all my christmas stamps and papers away! I can see my desk! I can see the floor!- it's amazing!! (well the floor isn't amazing, just being able to see it is!)
Anyway, it's my daughter's wedding anniversary this week, 7 years ago we were in Mauritius, lapping up the sunshine and anticipating the big day!
I made this card for her using the beautiful 'Love is' stamp by Indigo Blu (seemed appropriate for the occasion!). I kept the design of the card simple, just inking the stamp with 2 colours of distress ink, doesn't really show in the photo, as light is not good, but it's a nice effect.
Entering the card in this week's Less is More challenge, the theme this week is 'anniversary'- how fortuitous!
Enjoy the rest of the evening

Saturday 15 December 2012

...just believe...

It's Saturday and time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' . this week the challenge is Santa Claus is coming to town.There are lovely prizes to be won, courtesy of our generous sponsors,  Joanna Sheen and A Day for Daisies, so hop on over to check out the rest of the design teams fabulous projects- and join the fun!
My card is a fairly simple design, the image is by Bugaboo (images are half price at the moment!!) and I paper pieced the word. The Santa is coloured with copics.
Enjoy the weekend!
Challenges entered:Anything Goes - Christmas
deepocean Christmas
toptiptuesday Christmas
craftyboots Christmas
lollipopcrafts Happy Holidays
kraftjournal. Anything goes
songbird merry Christmas
crazychallenge Christmas
eclecticellapu jolly and bright
 robynsfetish Christmas cards

Sunday 9 December 2012

... just one more sleep...

Hi, back again!
First of all, forgot to mention earlier, that the lovely Louise at Punknscrap is giving away candy so if you want the chance to win an extra little Christmas pressie for yourself, just check out her blog here -it's a really good prize- you'll be glad you did!
 My little grandaughters are already counting the sleeps until Christmas, which inspired me to make this card. The image is by Mo Manning, I love this one, she's just so appealing!
The little stockings are stamped, coloured and mounted on sticky pads and the papers were free with a magazine and check out my lovely new corner bow die!

Thanks for looking!
Challenges entered:mosdigitalchallenge anything goes
cardcrafterscircle December celebrations
guylousinimitability Christmas -non traditional colours
fussyandfancy I love Christmas
C.R.A.F.T Christmas
cceestampers favourite new die (bow corner)
delightfulsketches all about Christmas
dutchdare-cardchallenges Non traditional christmas colours

Seeing stars!

Good afternoon fellow bloggers! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, just where has this week gone!!!?  Christmas is just galloping towards us and I haven't even finished making my cards yet, let alone writing or posting them!!! The challenge this week at LIM is to make a one layer card with the theme 'in a row', this is my third attempt at making a card the first 2 ended up in the bin!

For Mathilda fans, a few more piccies of my rapidly growing baby, who is now venturing outside in the big wide world (one of us is on a lead - not quite sure which one...).

Beautiful baby!

So comfy!!!
Tiny little paw!!

What's all this white stuff?
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Challenges entered: LIM week 97
Just Us Girls embossing
rogueredhead one layer, winter holiday
thesisterhoodofcrafters embossing

Monday 3 December 2012

Santa, I've been good...

...well, most of the time! This little elf reminds me of Grandaughter No 1 - she IS good most of the time (and likes me to know it...!) so I just had to make her this card! Again photo not too good, the colours are completely different IRL, the green is a more olive green and the background is not green at all!
Thanks for looking!
Challenges entered:
saturatedcanary sketch challenge
lovetocreate Christmas cheer
craftysentiments red white and green (2nd entry)
scrap-creations: Merry Christmas
thepapershelter. Christmas is coming
pixiedust winter holiday
sketchycolors red white green
whoopsiedaisy christmas card

Saturday 1 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree..

Hello, I'm back again with the card I made for this week's LIM challenge : red and green! The photo is not great due to the fact it was taken at a very peculiar angle whilst attempting to stop a very determined Mathilda from eating it!!(Also very poor light makes it look a funny colour!)
I think that this year our Christmas tree will have to  be a very small one, balanced on a very high shelf!!!  The Marauder gained over 3 kilos in weight in 2 weeks, she can now reach the kitchen worktops (not condoned!) if she stands on her tippytoes! Her paws are huge! I think she may be part goat or monkey as she loves to climb! Her teeth are sharp! She steals my stuff - but I really love her!
How can I resist her!?

Have a good evening!
Challenges entered:LIM :96 Red and green
craftysentiments red white and green
creative inspirations traditional colours