Saturday 24 December 2016

Here comes Santa!

Merry Christmas! Only one more sleep to go!
This week's theme at Sweet Stampin' Challenges is totally appropriate it's 'Santa' . This is the card I made for my Mum to give to one of my brothers, the fabulous Santa image is from Make it Crafty, I just love his grin ! Coloured with copics and matted onto black cardstock, very simple card design, the message on the tag is computer generated. The Ho Ho Ho was a freebie stamp with Craft Stamper Magazine possibly last Christmas!
Well I'm sure everyone will be super busy for a few days but when all the fuss has died down and you have time to chill you might just want play along! Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Funky Kits another great company which is sadly closing it's doors.

Anyway, my friends, thanks for stopping by and I'd like to take the opportunity to wish all of you a fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year.


alphabet Use something red
qkrstampede Santa
Winter Wonderland Someone special (my brother is definitely 'special' !!)
themaleroom #50

Tuesday 20 December 2016

A tag

Phew, I've finally managed to finish my Christmas cards, all written and posted at last! Presents all wrapped too, so beginning to feel that I'm on top of things. So, today I rewarded myself with a little 'just for me' play! I made this mixed media tag, using all kinds of lovely messy stuff! This is actually 2 kraft tags glued together, the top one has been painted with gesso,  distressed, inked and stencilled with blue distress ink (the stencilling doesn't really show much as I went a bit wild with the frontage!) I also used white sand texture paste through a diamond patterned stencil, then coloured it brown with distress ink. The image is from The East Wind, available here, I've just used a part of it. Flowers from stash, die cuts, lace ribbon and twine....I've thrown the lot on! So much fun ...and NOT a Christmas card!
Thanks for popping in...hope you're all looking forward to the big day!

theeastwind - tag
sparklensprinkle atg
love2create #25
allsorts Blue & brown/ stencilling/ distress the edges

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Glitter and Sparkle

Back again already with my DT card for this week's challenge at Fab N Funky, sponsored by the fabulous AuroraWings the theme is glitter and sparkle. Time being precious right now, I used a gorgeous image (Spirit of Hibiscus) I was lucky enough to win some time ago and had already coloured.  My design is very simple, matted red and black cardstock , the black has a lovely shimmer, a circular aperture die cut through all the layers with the image peeking out. I added a couple of stamped hibiscus flowers, also coloured with copics and fussy cut. The die cut bow ( I'll always love this die!) is Memory Box. I went over the flowers very liberally with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen (I know it doesn't show in the photo! :( gold stickles to the flower stamens.

you can see the sparkle a bit in this photo if you try hard!

This is the last Fab N Funky Challenge before Christmas, it would be lovely if you find the time to join us!
Thanks for visiting

PS .Please scroll down to see my previous post today :).

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Good morning! Hope everyone is well organised and looking forward to Christmas...wish I was - well organised that is! Ah well' I'll get there eventually! My first card today is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas, the last  one of 2016! Sponsored by The wonderful All Dressed Up our theme for this challenge is 'Inspired by a song or a singing image'.  I used this adorable Snowman courtesy of our sponsor (thank you!) and again made a very quick card There is a layer of snowy acetate over the top. I'm pleased how this turned out!
I think you might be able to guess what the song inspiration is!
Thank you for taking the time to visit, just click here to see what delights my teamies have created to inspire you, then we'd like to see what you make of this challenge!
I'll be back later with another card!

Challenges entered:
asnowflakespromise #35
cardsundmore #173
christmaswiththecuties #1
simonsaysstamp mondaychallenge Let there be snow
thepapergirls #117 snowmen
useyourstuff #245 let it snow
dragonflyjourneys #81 snow day

Saturday 10 December 2016

Tra la la la....

Good morning....a rushed post from me as I'm expecting my youngest Granddaughter to arrive any minute....won't get time to do anything else while I'm looking after her...a 2 year old livewire!
My card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' , sponsored this week by All Dressed Up the theme is 'Animals'. Again I've made a Christmas card. I've used this sweet image coloured with copics. The design is very simple as time seems to be very short lately...probably all the child minding :))
My lovely teamies have made some fabulous cards to inspire you this week, just click here to take a peek! It'd be great if you chose to play along with us too!
Thanks for visiting
Have a very fabulous weekend

Challenges entered:

craftycatz  #350 non traditional Christmas colours
throughthepurplehaze#114 winter/christmas colours
unicornchallenge #16 add glitter
alldressedup #63

Thursday 8 December 2016

Anything goes with the Southern Girls

Good morning, back with another Christmas card. This time it's for our new challenge over at Southern Girls, again I've used a Lacy Sunshine image, Camille, Victorian Christmas Melancholy Moppet and again I've used copics to colour. This one is popped behind a 'window' of snowy acetate, quite difficult to photograph! Embossed and die cut snowflakes and a stamped sentiment. Thanks for visiting my blog today. There's some beautiful inspiration for you from my lovely and talented teamies over at Southern Girls Challenges, so pop over and take a look. It'd be great to have you join us this time and you could be the lucky winner of a some gorgeous digis from one of our fab sponsors Lacy Sunshine or StarStampz.

Challenges entered:
Double D White Christmas
asnowflakespromise. #34
lacysunshine Nov 20 Challenge
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge #310

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Anything goes at Creative Moments

It's the last challenge of 2016 at Creative Moments...and anything goes! Again I've made a Christmas card....still slogging away at them! I've used a sweet image from Lacy Sunshine one of our lovely sponsors this fortnight . I coloured with copics, cut her out and placed her in an oval frame which is mounted onto a tent fold card. I added a die cut Tim Holtz lamp post, some die cut poinsettias and a gold ribbon.
Very rushed post as I've had a frantic couple of days and am just waiting for my granddaughters arrive, they have no school tomorrow as it's a staff training day...unfortunately their Mum teaches in a different school so they're staying with me tonight!
Please click here to visit the main challenge blog for the details of this challenge.
Thanks for calling by and have a lovel,y evening.

Saturday 3 December 2016

Crafty's Christmas time!

Well, December has arrived...3 days into the Advent calendar already! Christmas will very soon be upon us...and then gone in a flash! My son is getting married on the 29th so there'll be much excitement in our household...even more than usual!
Our new challenge, starting today at Crafty Calendar has the theme of 'Christmas Time' and is sponsored by SamiStamps, who very generously allowed the DT to choose an image each. I picked Candy Cane Elf, such a cute image and a delight to colour. I thought the sentiment matched the card perfectly...(rocking...Candy cane...get it?:))
There's some wonderful inspiration from my lovely teamies over on the Challenge Blog, we'd love it if you stop by and take a look..and add some inspiration of your own for us to enjoy!
Thank you for visiting, have a fabulous weekend

Challenges entered:
audsentiments #169
cceestampers #1648 red
craftyribbons #178
creativeknockouts #170 festive fun
craftyfriends #46
hidinginmycraftroom #278 Christmas colours