Monday 31 December 2012

New Year candy

Time for a little stamp candy. I would like to give one stamp each to four of my lovely followers. They are:
SWALK love you
Stamposaurus Ellie no 3
Elisabeth Bell Dragonfly
Mulberry Wood Gone Fishing

Rules are simple.
Be a follower
Post a pic with a link in your sidebar
Enter via the link below
Leave a comment telling me which stamp you would like.

Only people who follow the rules will be entered into the draw. No candy only blogs please.

Candy will close 31 December so that 4 people will get a New Year pressie from me.

Around the world

Here I am back with my second post today. I was so pleased with the free gift with the latest Docrafts magazine. I stamped the globe and mounted it onto some hessian. The paper is from the new matching Chronology pack. The postcard stamp is from a new Tim Holtz set I bought on eBay and the bicylce die is a new Marianne one I bought on Facebook. I've added some baker's twine and Tim Holtz mini gears. Lots of DI Vintage Photo, distressing and scrunching on this card.
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Paperplay Out with the old, in with the new

Check out Crafty Ribbons tomorrow where they have a fabulous sale starting. Lots of lovely bargains to be bought, don't miss out, some are limited stocks.

New dress

Here's a Christmas card with a difference. This was an ordered card and I really liked the way it turned out. I used the beautiful Papermania Home for Christmas papers. I bought some kraft dress froms from Craftwork cards at Ally Pally and this is the first time I have used one. I used the form as a template to cut the dress shape. The sentiment was printed from my PC and then diecut with a Spellbinders label. The flowers were made with Marianne poinsettia dies and pearls and the leaves made with a MB die.
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Charisma Anything Goes 
Craftyhazlenut Anything goes

Sunday 30 December 2012

Art Deco

I love art deco style and these images from Papermania are really beautiful. I find that decoupage is very popular at craft fairs and as I need to build up my stock made this 8 x 8 card using paper, border, sentiment  and decoupage from a pack I had for Christmas. I added some flowers and pearl sprays from Wild Orchid.
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes 
Charisma Anything Goes 
Paperplay Out with the old, in with the new 
Delicious Doodles Out with the old

Welcome to my new followers. Candy ends soon folks.

Saturday 29 December 2012

New baby

At Totally Gorjuss we have a nice easy challenge of new this week. I decided to go with new baby but you could choose a new home, job etc or you could use some new crafty stash. I love this sweet LOTV stamp which has been delicately coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The paper is Tim Holtz and as it is a patchwork pattern decided to just use the one paper. The seam binding and lace are from Crafty Ribbons, pearls sprays and flowers from Wild Orchid.
Lili's little fairies Something New
Simon Says Anything Goes

Friday 28 December 2012

No stamping again

I do love playing around with bits and pieces sometimes just for a change and recently ordered some ice skate diecuts from eBay. I really like the Marianne ice skates die but don't think I would use it enough to justify the expenditure so buying diecuts instead is a good idea I think. You are probably wondering what that has to do with this card, not an ice skate in sight! Well the lady kindly sent me a white diecut horse as well and I thought it would be perfect for my friends Birthday card. 

We are going to a Christmas show at the Cromer pier theatre this afternoon so hope the weather is nice and we can go for a walk along the prom. Then back to Norwich for a pub meal this evening.

My friend is the one who come for a cardmaking lesson once a month and doesn't like cute so I put together a card which represents her working in an office and her love of horses and visiting county shows etc. The papers are MME Dilly Dally. I added some hessian, string, bulldog clip, the horse which I coloured with DIs, and a Tim Holtz stamped sentiment. I made the notepaper with a single hole punch and scissors.

Thursday 27 December 2012

Everything stops for tea (or coffee)

It's time for a midway reminder of our blue and green challenge at Crafty Ribbons and much as I love making Christmas cards it was a real change to make a Birthday card. I've used a lovely Sugar Nellie image and some oddments of paper. the fabulous ribbon is from the Crafty Ribbons shop of course. I thought it was so aporpriate with this image which has ben coloured with Promarkers. I've used a MB cherry blossom die with sanded kraft core Core'dinations and a Crealie die with kraft for the leaves. The sentiment is from a LOTV set. Here is this week's lovely summery prize.

The Sugar Bowl Fiona's fab sketch which I rotated to suit the image 
Willow Sketchie Let's celebrate 
Divas by Design Anything Goes 
Delightful Anything Goes

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Santa tag

This is one of the tags I made for one of hubby's pressies. I cut the tag from kraft and added some Crafty Ribbons ribbon, keep calm and carry on It's Christmas. The Sugar Nellie image has been coloured with Promarkers and I added glitter to the fur. I used a Marianne tree die, MB snowflake ornament die and washi tape. I didn't have a matching plain ornament so just cut around the die cut one.
That Craft Place Christmas 
Crafts and me Winter Wonderland 
I love Promarkers Anything but square 
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Ladybug Crafts Ink Anything Goes 
Charisma Santa Claus is coming to town
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas, holiday or New Year

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone xxx

Hope you are opening some lovely pressies today. Here's a picture from a few years ago in Florida I thought was appropriate for my post today.

Monday 24 December 2012

My 5 Favourite Christmas cards of 2012

As some of you will know every year Debby sets us the almost impossible task of choosing our five 5 Christmas cards of the year. Now I make a lot of Christmas cards as I make all the ones we send and also a lot to sell. Anyway here are my 5 in no particular order.

My hubby's Christmas card. I wanted this stamp for a while and was delighted to win it on eBay. I really wanted to make several cards with it but resisted as I wanted to save it to use on his card. Expect to see it a lot next year. Love the distressing and vintage look too.

I chose this one as it is my favourite Whiff of Joy stamp and it is a real challenge to colour. Every year I get better though. It also feature my fave Christmas sentiments this year, the Grunge sentiments from LOTV, gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and the bird and cage which I love.

Sugar Nellie stamps are some of my favourites and I loved using blue and brown this Christmas.

I chose this as it is a very different card for me and I plan to make some more of these next year.

I had to choose a LOTV card and as I love making boys cards decided to choose this one instead of the girly images which I was tempted to choose.

I just had to have a 6th as I couldn't leave out Krista's wonderful images. I could have chosen any of them but I really like my colouring on this one and the distressed Core'dinations, ribbon and bells. 

Whew, that was a difficult choice and I could easily have chosen 10 but I limited myself to 5 6 and no purple in sight! Hope you will play along too as I would love to see what everyone else chooses.

Hope you are having a lovely Christmas Eve.

Mum's Christmas card

I just had to use this beautiful stamp again and this is my Mum's Christmas card. I've stamped it with DI Vintage photo and added loads of glitter. The gorgeous reindeer paper and the the brown are from the Deja Vu Fair Isle pack, the others are bits from the oddments pile. The lovely vintage ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I remembered I had the Memory Box snowflake corner so used that with glitter card from The Range. The sentiment is from a pack I bought at a show.
Christmas challenges with sketches Choose your favourite sketch (Sketch 20) 
Sparkles Anything Goes 
Loves Rubberstamps Merry Christmas 
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes 
Fab n Funky Add ribbon and/or lace 
Card Making Mamas Happy Holidays 
Craftyhazelnuts Anything goes for Christmas
One stop craft A Christmas carol (In the bleak midwinter, one of my favourite carols)

I absolutely love Christmas Eve and will be having a lovely day indoors today. A quick whizz round to make sure everything is clean, a bit of ironing and then the day is ours to do as we please. Enjoy your day and hope Santa brings you lots of lovely goodies tonight.

Thanks so much for all your support and lovely comments throughout the year. There is still a few days left to enter my candy.
Merry Christmas everyone xx

Sunday 23 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar Day 23

Up bright and early this morning. Going out for breakfast in Norwich then going to do battle in M&S food hall to get the last of the Christmas food.

Well I hope you have been playing along every day with us at the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog for chances to win some fabulous prizes. Today we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they are giving away

The Dt were lucky enough to be given some images to play with and I chose to use this pre coloured image as the colouring is great. I added lots of glitter of course. I've used some old MME papers, gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, K&Co embellishment, Woodware punched holly and some card candi. A nice easy card today.
Simon Says Merry Christmas 
Paper Shelter Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesday Green and red

Saturday 22 December 2012

Flying high

Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is Easy does it and this card was a very easy one. I bought these Memory Box hot air balloon and cloud dies this week and had the idea for this card. Sometimes it makes a change to make a card just using die cuts. I already had the larger clouds and these small ones are quite hard to find so I am delighted with them especially as when I bought them from Oyster Stamps they had 20% off. I cut the balloons from kraft and then from papers. The backing paper is perfect with them. Papers are Prima Craftsman. That's it, nice and simple. Just the challenge you need at this busy time of the year. We are sponsored by Craftwork Cards.
Hotshot Crafts Clean and simple 
Papertake Pick of the Year (I chose Get Krafty)

Friday 21 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons meets Winter Wonderland

This is a first for me combining something for 2 Design Teams. Firstly it is Day 21 of the Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar where our sponsor is 
and the DT were lucky enough to choose one of Krista's gorgeous images. You can play along with the Advent Calendar at the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog. All you have to do is link your blog so get over there now, after leaving me a comment of course.

It's also Lynsey's turn as host at Winter Wonderland and out challenge this week is Wish Upon a Star. Now before you think you won;t be playing as you have finished all your Christmas make think again as for a few weeks we offer you the choice of making anything you like, Christmas or non Christmas as long as it fits the theme. So no excuse not to play along especially as you could win 4 digis from Delicious Doodles or Sassy Studios.

I've coloured my image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used DI Weathered Wood around the edges.  The lush velvet ribbon and the ric rac are from Crafty Ribbons of course. More old Papermania papers and tag along with some Woodware punched glitter stars and a Memory Box die cut, party lanterns.
Chrsitmas Crafting Christmas Cracker (I think she is a cracker) 
ABC D for Deck the Halls
Simon Says Merry Christmas
Crafts and Me Winter Wonderland
Divas by Design Anything Goes
I love Promarkers Anything but Square

Thursday 20 December 2012

A tag for a change

I wanted to make a large tag for my Mum's Christmas pressy. I've used Echo Park Winter Wishes papers, Tim Holtz diecut I bought from eBay, Marianne tree with glitter card, MS punched snowflake, lace, ric rac from Crafty Ribbons and wooden decoration free with mag. I've also used Di Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans. I bought the die cuts as I wasn't sure how much use I would get out of the die but I have used several of them so this or the Memory Box one are on the wishlist.

Had a lovely Christmas lunch out with friends yesterday. Off to visit another friend this afternoon. Just one more Christmas card to make and hubby's pressies to wrap. Can't believe I make Christmas cards all year round but still have one to make for my Mum. Not had much time for crafting this week unfortunately. Hope you are all getting there with your preparations.
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Stamping Sensations Treemendous 
Songbird Merry Christmas everybody 
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas 
Crafts and Me Winter Wonderland 
Crafty Creations Seasonal tags 
Fab n Funky Add ribbon and/or lace 
Simon Says Merry Christmas 
Fussy and Fancy Tags and banners

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Day 20 of the Advent Calendar

Day 20 of the Crafty Ribbon Advent Calendar and I've used a cute Humphrey's Corner stamp, coloured with Promarkers with lashings of glitter. I've used DI Worn Lipstick around the edges. I treated myself to some new papers, Bo Bunny Rejoice. Isn't that holly paper lush. I've added some lovely ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, green pearls and some K&Co embellishments.

Today at the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog we are sponsored by the lovely Teresa at My Crafty Heart

Wish I could win this as there are so many wonderful things in this shop, including stamp, papers and dies.

Delightful Very blingy 
Little Miss Muffet It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas 
Card making Mamas Happy Holidays 
Dream Valley Christmas

Have you entered my candy yet?

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar Day 18

Well here we are at day 18 of the Advent Calendar and today's sponsor is
are you playing along every day? Just go to the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog to enter. You can enter once every day. I made this bag for my friend Lisa's Christmas pressy using some old Papermania papers and a digi and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I love the black and white image and just coloured a few pieces with Promarkers. I used MS snowflake punches and glitter card and added a snowflake charm.

I have been asked where I bought these bags. I got them in America and they are the best ones I have found they are kraft inside and so much stronger than the ones I have found over here. 
Crafting for all Seasons Green and red with glitter/sparkle 
Divas by Design Use some red 
Simon Says Favourite (Bags, ribbon, MS snowflake punches, glitter card) 
Cute Card Thursday So charming 
Delicious Doodles Anything but a card

Hello to my new followers, Thanks for following.

Have you entered my candy yet?

Monday 17 December 2012

A very special stamp

You may be intrigued by my post title today. The reason this is such a special stamp is that my good friend Lynsey used it on the first Christmas card she ever gave me a few years ago. So that's one reason it is so special but the reason I remember it is that I had never seen stamped images using Promarkers before. This was some time before I began blogging. It started my love affair with stamping, Promarkers, Sugar Nellie and Elisabeth Bell stamps. Previously I had been making cards with peeloffs (urgh), stickers etc. Unfortunately it was an image somebody gave to her so she couldn't stamp it for me. The stamp hasn't been available for many years but I often look on eBay for SN stamp and when I saw this just had to bid for it and I won it for just £3.50, brand new as well. 

I have used some lovely new papers I treated myself to, Echo Park Winter Wishes. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, wooden embellie darkened with Di Vintage Photo and the tree is a Marianne die, another new purchase. This is the card I gave to Lynsey on Sunday.
I have used this great sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Sparkles Christmas Button or bow 
Stamping Sensations Treemendous 
Songbird Merry Christmas Everybody 
Creative Inspiration Contemporary Christmas colours 
Charisma Christmas makes

Sunday 16 December 2012

Hubby's Christmas Card

We gave each other our cads yesterday so I can share this with you today. I am often blogging on the iPad and he is sitting next to me so I would have hated him to see it before he opened it. I wanted this Stampendous stamp for a while and when I saw it being used on Create and Craft one day and then on a few blogs wanted it even more. However it was either out of stock or available in America with ridiculous postage costs. I kept searching eBay and was so pleased when it turned up on there and even more pleased when I won the bid. I have been longing to use it but kept it to use on hubby's card. Expect to see it used more next year as I LOVE it.

I wanted to go for a distressed vintage look as a change from the cute images I normally use for his cards so I started by heat embossing the image with Wow Copper. Hopefully you can see that more clearly here.

The paper is Deja Views Fair Isle Christmas with Kaisercraft Dear Santa for the poinsettias which I made with Marianne dies. The grunge letter is LOTV. I inked and distressed everything in sight and added lashings of glitter for snow. Hubby loves it.
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Stamping Sensations Treemendous 
Papertake Snow white 
Allsorts Oh Christmas Tree 
Craftymess Vintage Christmas 
One Stop Distressing - Christmas theme 
Fab n Funky Vintage Christmas 
CRAFT Winter

I may have to link these up later as later as we are off to Lynsey's this morning and meeting up with Lisa and her family and we are all off out for lunch. Only more Christmas card left to make this week but I have a few more to share with you as well as a couple more bags. Enjoy your Sunday xx

Saturday 15 December 2012

It's a Birthday Card!

Well here's a change from all those Christmas creations. At Totally Gorjuss this week we are sponosred by, Milk & Coffee who have given the DT one of their fab images to use, and Heather's Hobbie Haven so 2 reasons to enter this week's challenge which is For Someone Special. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and added a ouch of Sakura golden star to her dress. The lush papers are MME Blush and I've added some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and some pearls. I've used MB dies and and an LOTV sentiment stamped on one of the clouds.
Bunny Zoe Celebration 
Crafts and Me Why so blue? (no blue) 
Simon Says Favourite (Promarkers, MB dies, kraft) 
Everybody Art Anything goes

Friday 14 December 2012

Yes, another gift bag

I've another gift bag to share with you today. I love this colour scheme of purple and aqua and doesn't it match my Craftroom wall beautifully. I've used one of my favouite Sugar Nellie images, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and then sprayed with gold Spray and Sparkle. The papers are old Papermania ones again and I've used glitter card and MS snowflake punches with a LOTV sentiment. 

I've scheduled this post as I was at a craft fair yesterday afternoon and evening and am out today. Looking forward to a facial and back massage. Sorry I haven't had as much time for blogging the last few days, will try and catch up in the next couple of days.

Incy Wincy Christmas with snowflakes 
Crafty Sentiments Snowflakes
  Loves RubberStamps Let it snow 
ABC Christmas Y is for your favourite punch or die (Has to be the MS snowflake punches which I have used almost every day when making Christmas cards) 
Simon Says Favourite (SN stamp, Promarkers, MS snowflake punches, LOTV grunge sentiment, colour combo and kraft) 
Dutch Dare Snowflakes

Have you entered my candy? See post at top of page.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Three little Dancers

Time for a mid challenge reminder at Crafty Ribbons where the challenge is to make a tag or to use a tag on your card or project. This card was part of an order and as there are 3 daughters, all of whom dance, this LOTV image was perfect. They have been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with Sakura goldstar pen on the stars and dots. More old Papermania papers, which seem never ending. I've teamed them witha tag from The Works, Dovecraft doily, Marianne poinsettia and leaf dies, snowflake brad, and of course gorgeous ric rac and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. Here's the gorgeous prize

This card is also fort Day 13 of the Advent Calendar at the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog where today we are sponsored by CRAFT. If you haven't been playing then hop over and enter every day for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Penny Black and More It's your choice 
The Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho 
One Stop Chrstmas Friends 
Joanna Sheen With love at Christmas 
Whimsy Festive
Kaboodle Doodles Use red

Have you entered my candy? See the top of my blog.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Miss U Janet

Christmas is a time to remember those we have loved and lost and some of you will know that I lost my oldest friend in April this year. Her family have placed a small Christmas tree on her grave and have invited friends to tie a tag on it for her. Janet loved snowmen particularly The Snowman so I immediately knew I had to use this image. There's a very interesting challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show to be inspired by Tim Holtz's tags. Of course I am nowhere near as clever as him with my techniques but nonetheless was determined to give it a go as soon as I saw his tags for December 2012. This was just the inspiration I needed. Here are Tim's wonderful tags.

I blended DI Broken China and faded Jean on the backgrounds, distressing the edges. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've added some seam binding from Crafty Ribbons, a MS punched snowflake, Viva Decor pearl pen drops and wooden letters which I heat embossed with WOW metallic copper embossing powder. I only watch Create and Craft occasionally usually whilst ironing and it must have been fate that I was watching Debbi Moore yesterday as she showed how to use a Versamark pen with embossing powder. I didn't realise you could get a pen so off to Hobbycraft I went and it was just perfect to use with these tiny letters. It was a challenge to hold them still to heat emboss as they tried to fly around the desk. That would have amused Janet who has a great sense of fun. I love the effect of heat embossing and don't do it often enough. I might become addicted now.

I just need to find the right words for the back now, wrap it in plastic so it doesn't get damaged by the weather and go out and attach it to her tree.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Second Saturated Canary Today

Yes, it's my second Saturated Canary today but this time it's a bag. She has been coloured with Promarkers ad Flexmarkers.  I've used various papers, LOTV sentiment, Prima flowers and brads.
Cutie Pie Cute Christmas 
Delightful All about Christmas 
Saturated Canary Hot chocolate and marshmallows 
Stamptacular Anything but a card

I've noticed when I've been leaving DT comments that some people are entering a ridiculous amount of challenges with one card. That just doesn't seem fair to me. It's obvious that there are a lot of Christmas challenges at this time of year but I think 6-8 challenges with one project is enough.

Please scroll down to see my first post today, a very different card for me, and please enter my candy above.

CAS and I love it!!!!!

I decided to have another try at a CAS card and I absolutely love this card. I now some of you would go all the way and wouldn't have added the snowflakes but they finished it off for me. Anything less was just a step too far. This cute image was a freebie digi from the very generous Krista. She is of course a Saturated Canray image and she took me ages to colour wth Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used some Centura pearl card with a snowflake embossing folder and MS punched snowflakes.
Without Words Monochrome 
Simon Says Snowflakes 
Divas by Design Let it snow 
CRAFT Christmas 
MAWTT Clean and simple
Paperplay Christmas is coming

Monday 10 December 2012

Christmas Dancer

How are your Christmas preparations going? I still have a few cards to make to hand deliver but the majority have been posted or written ready for hand delivering. Shopping is done apart from the fresh food. Pressies all bought. I have my last craft fair on Thursday and all my orders are complete.

This card was for an order which I can now share with you. The cute image is LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've also used a Sakura pen for the stars and added glitter on the fur. I've used the fab MB party lanterns die with some added pearls and MS punched snowflakes.
Simon Says Snowflakes 
2 Sisters Snowflakes 
Send a smile 4 kids Winter fun 4 kids 
Sweet Stampin' Dies and punches 
Delicious Doodles Anything Christmas with Blue 
Heck of a Challenge 12 Days of Christmas (9 Ladies Dancing) 
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes

I have a little candy, entry at the top of my blog.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Advent Calendar Day 9

Well here we are at day 9 of the Advent Calendar. You'll find some  members of the DT playing along  every day. I hope you are playing along at Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog. Our sponsor today is 

who is offering a fabulous prize of a  $25 Gift Voucher to the lucky winner.  All you have to do is add your name to the link and this blinkie to your sidebar.

Couldn't be easier. There's a different prize and sponsor every day so come back and play every day.

I've used a gorgeous image from the sponsor coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've added some glossy accents to the bell and used more of those old Papermania papers from a couple of sets. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons of course and I've used a MB banner die with some Core'dinations. Minimal embellishments for me I know but I printed the digi image big as I wanted Floppy and the ribbon to be the main focus of the card.
Whimsy Festive 
The Paper Shelter 2 of anything (banners) 
Aud SentimentsAnything Goes

I have a little candy, entry at the top of my blog.

Forever Friends

Ooh I do struggle to make CAS cards. I don't find them simple at all. I have the idea in my head but when I make it I think it looks too plain. I've used an old Forever Friends stamp along with some old Forever Friends paper. The image has been coloured with Promarkers. I added a glitter frame by using double sided tape. The image has been fussy cut and stuck with glue gel to stand out. The sentiment is an LOTV stamp. I envisaged the card wit no embellishments but I didn't like it at all so I added 2 wooden shapes coloured with DI Wild Honey. Still too simple for my taste but I have another idea for a CAS card so watch this space.
Ready Teddy Go Clean and Simple 
Without Words Monochrome (forgive me the touch of red but you can't have a robin without a red breast!) Forever Friends Christmas card 
Crimbo Crackers Wooden 
MAWTTClean and Simple

Saturday 8 December 2012

No Stamping

It's Saturday and that means time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss and this week is is oh no snow! We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion.

Regular readers will know that my friend visits once a month for a morning cardmaking class. She isn't into colouring and wanted to make a card for her hubby and this is what I came up with. It's an 8 x 8 card and I had the idea of creating a snowy scene. I bought some deer diecuts on eBay and inked the edges using DI Vintage Photo and Forest Mos on the backing paper which is another old Papermania one. I tore some white card, ribbon is a lovely Vintage one from Crafty Ribbons, trees are Sizzix die cuts, snowflakes MS punches and Cuttlebug die, sentiment is from LOTV.
Natalie and Amy Winter wishes
 ABC Challenge C for clear it out (old paper, Cuttlebug die hasn't been used for ages) 
Ribbon Girl Ho ho ho
Everybody Art Christmas
Papertake Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Winter scene
Divas by Design Let it snow
Simon Says Snowflakes

Friday 7 December 2012

I love snowmen

There's something so lovable about snowmen images and this LOTV one is one of my favourites. It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Winter Wonderland and the theme is red and blue. This is another ordered A5 card and I've used some more of those old Papermania papers, Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Sakura goldstar pen, Nestie, Tim Holtz salvage sticker and Marianne icicle die. I hope you'll come and play along as you could win a £10 voucher from Crafty emblies or Crafter's Companion, both are on offer this week.
BTCAG Red. white and blue 
Cards Galore Christmas 
Natalie and Amy Winter Wishes 
No Matter Which Christmas 
The Cupboard Trilogy Frosty Winter
2 Sisters Christmas Sparkle
Crafty Seniments Snowmen or ladies

Thursday 6 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar Day 6

Here we are at Day 6 of the Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar and our wonderful sponsor today is
and the DT were lucky enough to choose a digi to work with. I have been admiring these images and just had to choose the gorgeous pearls in her hair.She has been coloured with Promarkers and I used a Viva pearl pen for the pearls in her hair. I've used Di Victorian Velvet and distressed all the edges.The lush papers are MME Blush. I've added some beautiful lace from Crafty Ribbons, wooden bird also coloured with Di Victorian Velvet, LOTV sentiment, punched leaves and WOC flowers.

Head over to the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog to play along and if you have missed any posts just go back and add your name to the link. How easy is that, no card to make, just add your name and you could be in with a chance of winning some fab prizes. Today's prize is a $12 voucher.
Joanna Sheen Anything goes except Christmas Anything Goes
I love Promarkers Anything Goes
Penny's Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers Happy in the sentiment

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Not a Christmas card!

Yes, a quick break from the Christmas cards with this one. I'm rather short of girly Birthday cards to sell and  these LOTV diecuts are so useful when you need a quick make. I've teamed her with some Papermania capsule Boysenberry papers, Prima flowers, tiny pearls, baker's twine and a charm. I'd like to enter this into the Lili's little fairies challenge of pastel colours.

Apologies my card isn't very exciting today. However tomorrows will make up for it I promise.