Saturday 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

To all my lovely blogging friends and followers -
I wish you all a  wonderful Christmas and I hope that the coming year will be a happy and healthy one for you and the ones you love.
Thank you for all your support and the lovely comments you leave, it's much appreciated!

See you in the New Year!

Saturday 16 December 2017

Last minute Christmas

Good morning...only 9 more sleeps to go! Well done to all of you who have all their presents wrapped, cards made, written and posted and are just sitting smugly waiting for the big day to arrive...and good luck to all the rest of us!!! Don't get stressed, go with the flow and if all else fails there's always gin! (only joking, don't even like the stuff...give me a (huge) glass of wine any day :)))
I've just worked out that this is my last DT post for 2017,  it's my inspiration card for Sweet Stampin' the theme is 'Last Minute Christmas/ CAS'
I used a cute Stampendous stamp, which has lain untouched since I bought it a year ago. Stamped and embossed the image and sentiment with gold EP onto black card, then added the die cut stars. It looked a bit boring so I stamped the image again onto white card, coloured it quickly, fussy cut and stuck over the first image. Much happier with this and it was still quick to make as the image is small, simple and quick to colour and cut out! In fact I like it so much I made cutting out this time!
Thanks for stopping by at this very busy time of year, it would be great if you had time to pop over and see what my teamies have created...some fabulous ideas for quick and easy last minute cards if you're looking for inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend

Challenges entered:
cutiepie  #118
cagichallenge. Christmas

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Noel I am again with another Christmas card! The last challenge of 2017 starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', so a great chance to join in and show off your last minute Christmas creations for this year...or your first Christmas creations for this year if you're a 'leave it to the last minute' kind of person :))
I used my all-time favourite Christmas stamp to make this card, I think it's such a beautiful image. Simply stamped onto white card, cut an aperture in the gold card and then used gold glimmer paste through a MB stencil. The die cut star is covered with the same paste. I rounded the corners of the card to echo the aperture.
Thanks for looking!

Please scroll down if you want to look at two snowmen!

Challenges entered:
sisterhoodofcrafters  -All about Christmas
merrychristmas #47
words2craftby #48
hollyandivy #21
TIOT Twinkle twinkle
dreamvalley #169
fashionablestamping #130

Two Snowmen

Good morning...well Christmas is almost upon us, in two weeks time it'll all be over and we'll be finishing up the leftovers :)) Hope everyone is enjoying the preparations and not getting too busy and rushed to enjoy it! After all it's a holiday and a celebration.
It's our last challenge of the year at Creative Moments, with an optional Christmas theme. Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo.  I used one of their cute images to make this card, 'Two Snowmen' available here. Bugaboo images are great for creating quick cards, they need minimal colouring and always look great! I kept the design very simple, matting and layering the image and papers, just adding a bow and brad and a stamped sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today...hope you find the time to join us...just click here for the challenge blog.

Challenges entered:
cardsundmore #199
pinspirational #205
glitternsparkle #269
sparkleschristmas  #83
cardz4galz. #62

Friday 8 December 2017

jolly Christmas

Good evening, it's the last day of the Holiday Chaos challenges over at Catch the Bug. I'm so pleased that I've managed to enter all 7 of them, really didn't think I'd have time to do it at the beginning of the week. Today it's a photo inspiration challenge...and they are even kind enough to provide a freebie to play along with if you want to use it. So here's my card, using the cute freebie!
Thaks for visiting
Happy weekend!

Challenges entered:
Catch The Bug Holiday chaos Day 7


I'm catching up!Here's my card for day 6 of Holiday Chaos challenge at Catch the Bug. I've learnt a lot this week, sometimes you just have to go for it and not over -think what you're doing! These  Bugaboo images are really quick and easy to colour which obviously helps a lot when time is an issue! This time I used Winter penguin trio... I haven't chopped this one up :))
Thanks for looking. Hopefully I'll be back later with the 7th and final card!

Challenges entered:
catchthebug Day 6 colour challenge

Thursday 7 December 2017

Santa...I've been naughty

Back again with my 5th card for the Catch the Bug holiday chaos challenges. This is for the 'Humour me' challenge. This time I've used one of my old favourites - JJ Christmas Cheers- she tends to come out every year, this girl sure knows how to party!!  JJ is coloured with copics and a gold sparkle pen...which doesn't show up but all the gold bits do sparkle! I've covered the glass and her specs with glossy accents. The sentiment is stamped.
Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments!
Have a great evening

Challenges entered:
catchthebug day 5 holiday chaos-  humour me

A big red nose...

Hi, I'm still making my cards for the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge. I'm not lagging quite so far behind now, so I might even complete the whole week of challenges!  I've two to share today so here's my entry for the bingo board challenge...plaid, Bugaboo image, ribbon.
I used another one of the  images from the Christmas Trio Blocks digi. This cutie is coloured with copics and a gold gel pen. Glossy accents on his eyes and red glitter on his nose. This card was super-quick to make!
I'll be back shortly with the next one!

Challenges entered:
catchthebug day 4 holiday-chaos bingo

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Another late night post...

This is getting to be a habit! I'm trying to complete the holiday Chaos challenge over at Catch the Bug, which is proving to be real challenge for me! There's a new theme every day this week and I'm lagging behind! It's day 5 and this is only my 3rd card!!! I've two more half completed though so I might catch up! Anyway this is my entry for the sketch challenge. Once again I used just part of a digi -Christmas Trio Blocks- for me this is huge part of the charm of digi stamps, you can crop them and 'go large' making them so versatile and such excellent value...3 for the price of one! Thanks for looking, and good night!

Challenges entered:
catchthebug day-two-holiday-chaos

All tied up at Fab N Funky

Good morning. there's a new challenge starting today at Fab N Funky, it's my turn to host so I picked the theme 'all tied up' anything you can tie...ribbon, bow, string etc...easy huh! Our lovely sponsor this time is Crafts and Me. I used a pretty image by Jeremiah Ketner, The great Bow, available here. I coloured her up with my copics. I printed her quite large so I kept my design simple just adding some die cut stars (love this die) a ribbon and some doodled stitches. Sentiment is stamped and embossed with white EP.  It would make me very happy if you play along this challenge...just click here to visit Fab N Funky challenge blog, and add your beautiful creation. You'll love the fabulous cards my lovely teamies have created this week so it's worth a visit even if you don't have time to play!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.
Challenges entered:
/thepapershelter # birthday/celebration
watercooler #148
craftysentiments  atg
TIOT  Twinkle twinkle
classicdesignteam #20
crazy4challenges  #414

Tuesday 5 December 2017


Good evening, it's a very late post from me today, it's been one of those days where I rushed around but didn't get a lot done. I've been trying to finish wrapping presents and making/writing cards, trying so hard not to leave it all until the last minute! I needed some holders for money gifts for family and friends' children...made some quick little envelopes using an idea I saw on Pinterest (didn't pin it so sorry can't add a link), after I made a template they were very easy to make, looked a bit dull though  so I used this cute  little Bugaboo snowman to jolly them up. He's available here, I just used one of the snowmen from the block.
I kept this very simple, for speed but there are all kinds of ways you could decorate this! A gift card fits inside it too! 
Thanks for looking
Good night!

Challenges entered:
catchthebug  Holiday Chaos-day 3 

Saturday 2 December 2017

It's Christmas at Crafty Calendar

Good morning! It's time for our last challenge of 2017 at Crafty Calendar and the theme is 'Christmas'! We have two fabulous sponsors this time...Crafty Ribbons and Bugaboo Stamps.. The DT were given some brilliant digis to play with from Bugaboo and I chose to use Reindeer Peeker...isn't he gorgeous! Just coloured him up with my copics and added some glitter to his nose, I die cut the 'merry' into the white card and then matted it onto the red spotty DP. I stamped the 'Christmas' beneath and added the green ric-rac. I was really happy with how this came out so I made some more...
                                                        using Snowman Peeker

                                                              Elf Peeker

                                                          Santa Peeker

all using Bugaboo digis, and variations on the theme! 
There's loads of inspiration from my teamies to be seen by clicking here to visit the challenge blog. We'd love it if you shared your Christmas makes with us too!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I know it's a busy time for everyone right now.
Have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
cardz4guyz #183
fairytale  #181
catchthebug -Merry and Bright