Monday, 11 December 2017

Surprise!


Well we never got any snow yesterday apart from a few flakes. It just poured with rain and was very dark with a bit of sleet thrown in too. Thankfully it was a mainly dry evening. We have a nice easy challenge for the LOTV Facebook challenge this month, anything LOTV goes. I used one of the new simply prints for my inspiration card. These coloured toppers are great for quicker cards. The papers are Basic Grey and Tilda. I am trying to use up bits and pieces of older pads.  The lace is from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from he Hobby House, cotton ribbon and charm from my stash and I used a MFT stitched scalloped border die.

Challenges
As you like it favourite animal (mine has always been bears. I have taken several to charity shops over the years but still have several around the house. My favourite bear is Winnie the Pooh, just love those stories.)

I have been very busy sorting out my stash as I transferred it to the new boxes in my new storage unit. I will be sharing pics of my updated craft room tomorrow so do stop by.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Snowmen fall from heaven


The last of three cards made for Making Cards using Whimsy stamps. Not much colouring required on these snowmen but they are fab snowmen aren't they. The papers are MFT, star burlap from The Range. stars from Hobbycraft.  I also used a stitched scalloped border die from MFT.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK anything goes 
Creative Inspirations Winter/Christmas

Another busy day today. Meeting my Mum in Norwich for breakfast at Bella Italia then showing her the lights and decorations. She wants to buy a new vacuum cleaner which we will take home for her and get to hers next time we are over there on Christmas Eve. Then we are going to some friends for their outside light switch on and some food. Change of plan since I scheduled this post as heavy snow forecast so meeting Mum on Wednesday instead.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Head over heels


Our last challenge of the year today at A Gem of a Challenge is anything Christmas. This challenge lasts until early January and the DT won't be commenting on entries this time.  I used one of the new snowmen images coloured with Copics. The papers are a mix. ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.  I used an old favourite tree die I haven't used for a while from Doohickey.

Challenges
Crafty Calendar It's Christmas 
Creative Inspirations Winter/Christmas 
Di's Digis Winter holidays

Friday, 8 December 2017

Hat Shop


This is a lovely Stampendous stamp I bought reduced ages ago and it looks great inked in different colours and no l=colouring needed. I used DI Peacock Feathers and a MFT wonky stitched oval die. The papers are from various packs, lace from Crafty Ribbons. The flowers were punched with a MS cosmos punch and roses added to the centres.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK anything goes

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Traditional colours


Traditional red and green for my card today. How are you doing with your Christmas cards? I just have two special ones left to make. I still have new stamps to use so they will have to be used for next year's cards now. I was so pleased I just kept the Christmas cards going and haven't ended up still needing to make more. I can make some if I please and they will be ready for next year.

Sentiment - Inkylicious
Papers - old LOTV
Dies - Memory box stitched holly, Marianne poinsettia, Joanna Sheen star border
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

Challenges
Stamping Sensations Winter trees and flowers 
Crafty Calendar It's Christmas 
Creative Inspirations Winter/Christmas

We are going into Norwich today as I am having a haircut and colour. Have a few things to buy and will be enjoying nice lunch out too.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Snowmen fall from heaven


Today's card is another of the three cards I made for Making Cards magazine using Whimsy digi stamps and sentiments. The papers are MFT as are the Winter tree dies. Coloured with Copics of course. I love mixing spots and stripes and red and blue is one of my fave colour combos especially for snowmen.

I have my last craft stall tonight at a school's shopping evening. The first time I have done one of these so I hope it goes well. My last shop for this year at the hospital last Friday went really well. The school is a local one so not far to travel and if I don't sell much well never mind. There is a choir coming so should be a nice Christmasssy evening.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Deer deer deer


Another Card-io card today. I do love making these, creating a wreath using some of the foliage stamps. I used a MFT stencil for the hill adding a touch of colour with small ink pads and a dry baby wipe. Stamped the trees and deer and added some silver glitter acrylic paint and red liquid pearl dots for berries.

Challenges
Stamping Sensations Winter trees and flowers

Monday, 4 December 2017

Bluebirds


My Mum asked me to make a card for her friend who loves to watch the birds in her garden so this topper from Little Claire was just what I needed. The pretty papers are Bo Bunny Secret Garden. I made the layered flowers with Nellie Snellen dies and added some enamel dots.  The sentiment is LOTV.

We stayed at a Premier Inn at Lowestoft last night as 10 of us went to a 60's concert there. It is only about a 50 minute drive but it makes a nice break going for a meal before the show and staying overnight.  We shall be off for breakfast this morning before heading home. We want to get a Christmas tree and need to do some food shopping too.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Changing storage


Whew what a tiring day yesterday.  This is my new storage unit which came in lots of boxes with lots of polystyrene amongst the wooden panels. Very well packaged and hubby was most impressed with the build quality and how easy it was to put together. So this is the storage unit it replaced and this one has now moved into the space in the spare room which previously held a chest of drawers.


As you can see there is a lot of wasted space and there are boxes on top of boxes which is annoying. Every time I want to use the box on the bottom right I move the stamping platform to the left, then I want that box and move it back again.


This is the new unit assembled without the shelves. Look at the floor behind Graham! The beauty of these units is they are purpose built for crafting and it comes with enough shelves to fit 4 litre really useful boxes all the way up each side.  As I already had some boxes which I hoped would fit I bought it without the boxes and without doors as my room is narrow and doors would just be annoying to open all the time. I need quick access to things.


So this is a work in progress. I need to buy some more boxes and sort out some of the things which are stored on the other side of the room but I am so pleased by how much space there is in it. I didn't think my coloured box drawers would fit but they do perfectly. As you can place the shelves where you like we were able to fit my stamping platform into a narrow space on the right.  Once it is finished I will take some more photos.  I am so pleased with it and can really recommend Storage 4 Crafts for quality and service.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Do you want to build a snowman?


This is the first of three cards I made for Making Cards magazine last month. There are three snowmen and sentiments on the digital sheet and when I saw them on Facebook I just had to buy them. The papers are MFT as are the Winter tree and scalloped basic edge dies.  I was asked to make cards suitable for men so not too much embellishing, just some twine and a snowflake charm. 
Challenges
Simon Says anything goes

Friday, 1 December 2017

Diecut tags


As this scheduled post is published I shall be on my way to the hospital shop for the last time this year. I am hoping for good sales as December was my best month there last year. I wanted to try something different with some Christmas tags this year as I like the idea of two layers with the di cut out of the top layer. This of course then gave me some diecuts to use as well. I used an old tag die, Spellbinders I think, MFT layered snowflakes, Dovecraft reindeer and Craft emotions trees.  I added some white wink of Stella to the trees and white gel spots on the kraft deer.  I would like to enter these into the anything goes challenge at Simon Says.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Another white cottage


Lots of Inkylicious stamps on this one, he cottage, branches and sentiment. Simply stamped with white, some branches in brown and added red liquid pearls. White stamping on kraft always looks effecitve.

Challenges
ABC Christmas W for white 
Noor! Design UK Winter
Simon Says anything goes

I'm excited as I am expecting a delivery from Storage 4 Crafts today. When we went to the craft show at Peterborough we were looking at the storage units as I want a new one for my craft room so that we can move a dresser I currently have in there into the spare room.  The unit comes flat pack and as we are at the hospital shop tomorrow I am hoping it will be put together on Saturday. I bought the unit without the really useful boxes as I have a lot of boxes already and want to sort out what is going into it. I can always buy more boxes once I have it sorted. For now I am likely to put everything into it as best I can and then have a proper sort out as my craft room also needs decorating after Christmas, something I am not looking forward to as it is so much upheaval.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Hi


More of the new bears from LOTV.  I hope you got yours ordered. I sent this card as a thank you. The alpha-bears are coloured with Copics and the papers are MFT. I added some ribbon and used a MFT wonky stitched oval and Joy bunting dies.

Challenges
The Cutie Pie bear hugs
The Ribbon Girl any image

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Anyone for cake?


Non Christmas cards for the next two days starting with this cute card which is one of the new LOTV bears precoloured simply prints. This is Greg cupcake and he is the perfect shape for my MFT stitched dome dies. I used a mix of Basic Grey Sugared and Anna Marie Blissful pink papers. The ribbon which was very hard to photograph is an old one from Crafty Ribbons. I also used a Bebunni cupcake die with pearls and a MFT stitched scalloped basic edge die.  I would like to enter this into the any image challenge at The Ribbon Girland the food and/or drink challenge at Simon Says.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Ppppink Pppppenguin


Yesterday’s craft fair was a great success. Such a lovely Christmas atmosphere and great footfall. This is the second stamp my friend bought me for my Birthday knowing that I also love penguins as well as snowmen. I haven't made a pink Christmas card for a while so here we have a pink penguin. The penguin stamps black which is why there isn't any shading. The rest is coloured with Copics.  The paper is MFT and yes I used my new MFT layered snowflakes again with some new pink glitter card I bought at Peterborough show. I added some doodling and silver glitter acrylic paint.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
In the pink spots and/or stripes
The Ribbon Girl any image
The Paper Shelter a Christmas card

Looking forward to another theatre visit tonight, this time just with hubby, to see an Alan Ackbourn play.   Should be a good laugh.  Going to Pizza Express first using some of our Tesco vouchers.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Imagine


I love the Inkylicious quote stamps and here I combined them with the lovely Maja Denim and friends papers and a shabby chic look. I used some patterned burlap from The Range, Hobbycraft and Dovecraft star punches and a Fiskars tag punch.  Lots of distressing using DI vintage photo and a distressing tool.

Today is the third of my three craft fairs this week. It is a really lovely Christmassy one we went to check out last year. Inside and outside stalls (I am inside!), band, children's choir and the best refreshments I have ever seen as the lady who runs it does outside catering.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Ella and snowman


Today is our penultimate challenge of the year at A Gem of a Challenge and we want to see animals in the snow. I have used one of my favourite colour combos for my card. Although I love the traditional red and green for Christmas green isn't one of my favourite colours unlike blue. I have coloured Ella and snowman with Copics. The papers and dies are MFT, apart from the snowflakes which are  cut from silver glitter card using a Marianne die. The sentiment is LOTV. I added some silver glitter acrylic paint to the image.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Noor! Design UK Winter 
As you like it favourite Christmas colour combo (see above for why) 

Friday, 24 November 2017

Launch Day


Launch day at Lili of the Valley of the alpha-bears, num-bears and 16 other bear stamps. This one is Dragonfly and if you love James you will love this one I'm sure. I coloured him golden for a chnge from my usual bear colours. The paper is Basic Grey nook and pantry. I diecut the image usign a MFT die but also used some of my older dies for a change, Doohickey fence, Memory Box dragonfly and Crafts too butterflies. 

Challenges
The Cutie Pie bear hugs 
The Ribbon Girl any image

It's the second of my craft fairs this afternoon at the local school. I have been told it is well supported so hope they are right as it is the first time I have done this one. Still only 2.5 hours and 1 mile down the road. Yesterday’s fair was brilliant, my best sales so far this year.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

More snowflakes

It's those new MFT snowflakes again but this time on patterned paper. I used aqua glitter and white card and used a MFT sentiment die too. Not much more to say about this card really other than how much I love these layering snowflakes.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
Dies R Us snow 
ABC Christmas W for white

Today I am at the hospital craft fair, the first of three craft fairs over four days, just the way it worked out.  Good job I have plenty of stock. A very early start as we usually get to the hospital about 7.20 so we can get unloaded and get the car parked well before 8.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A new snowman!


Absolutely fun evening yesterday, the show was hilarious, haven’t laughed so much for a long time. A friend bought me some Christmas stamps for my Birthday and as she know how much I love snowmen one of the sets was a Hero Arts set of snowmen. There are 2 snowmen, 4 hats and 3 sentiments as well as snowflakes. It was so easy to stamp the different elements using my stamping platform. So the snowman, hat, snowflakes and sentiment are all part of the set. Not much colouring as the hat and part of the scarf are already black. I kept it simple adding some doodling, pearl dots and my new MFT diecut snowflakes. The paper is an old LOTV one.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
ABC Christmas W for white
Dies R Us snow 
The Ribbon Girl any image

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Birthday Bear


A change from Christmas today with another of the cute new LOTV alpha bears launching on Friday.  I added the part word which is another set of stamps launching on the same day. I kept the layout simple on this one making a fun bright card using Copics,  MFT papers, MFT pierced rectangle die and my Fiskars tag punch.

Challenges
Simon Says furry friends 
The Cutie Pie bear hugs
The Ribbon Girl any image

Off to the theatre again tonight with friends. A meal at ASK Italian first then we are going to see Slava's snow show. We saw this several years ago and it was one of the funniest shows we have ever seen. Really hard to describe, a very visual comedy and a very messy theatre by the time everyone leaves,

Monday, 20 November 2017

Deer oh Deer


Now did this card make you smile? These are another new MFT die I couldn't resist. I did resist buying any of the new stamps as I have so many still waiting to be used and so many older stamps I really want to use too. I created a scene using Bo Bunny Altitude papers, various dies, MFT mountains, Lawn Fawn Let it Snow and various trees.  I just added some white dots and tiny red pearls to the deer.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Enjoying the snow


Have you got your copy of the latest Making Cards magazine yet? i am delighted to have three snowman cards in there which I will share with you next month but in the meantime here is a card I made using the free papers and one of the sentiment stamps with this month's edition. These are worth the price of the magazine alone. I love these fun penguin toppers which are part of the free papers. I used a new Elizabeth craft tree die I bought at Peterborough. It is a 5 part die but some of the pieces can also be used as smaller trees as you can see.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
Dies R Us Snow
As you like it favourite Christmas colour (this is a hard choice as I do love using a range of Christmas colours but having to choose just one combo I would say red and blue are my favourite. I particularly love this combination for snowmen cards.)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Guest designer


The DT at Pink Gem were asked if we would like to be guest designers a The Crafty Friends challenge where Pink Gem are sponsors. The challenge is add a sentiment. I had this card which I made for Papercrafter magazine sitting in my file waiting to blog. These penguins are so cute. I used one of the digi kits which of course are precoloured. I added some fun flock to the hats. The papers are First Edition Merry Little Christmas and I used a icicle and Memory Box stitched snowflake dies.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl a card 

Well tonight is the first of three theatre trips over the next 10 days. We are going to a high school production of We Will Rock You. It is at one of the Norwich theatres and a friend's youngest daughter is in it. The three girls are are all very talented, singing dancing and acting so this should be good.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Introducing Greg


As if the alphabet and number bears weren't enough cuteness there are 16 more bears being released by Lili of the Valley on 24th November. They will be rubber, digis and precoloured so something for everyone. So let me introduce you to Greg. This image is called just a note. There are also some new sentiments and I have used one on my card. I really like the font being a mix of capitals and lower case. Coloured with Copics of course. I wanted some cloud paper and remembered I still had some of the old LOTV Nitwits up, up and away papers and they were just what I needed. I fussy cut the image, used Lawn Fawn puffy cloud dies and All Occasions bird dies.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

White and gold


White on white must be the hardest to photograph but hopefully you can see how pretty this card turned out. I was lucky enough to have a voucher for Dies to Die For as part of my Birthday present from Lynsey and I saved it until the new release from MFT, I love snowflake dies and although I have several just had to buy the layered set. They are my current favourite snowflakes so you will be seeing a lot of them. They can be layered in various ways or used alone of course. I used an embossing folder and white and white glitter card with the dies. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz die and I added just a touch of gold with tiny pearls and some star ribbon I found in Tiger. I don't know if you have Tiger where you live but they sell all kinds of things including stationery and what crafter can resist a stationery shop. You never know what you will find. I also bought some wooden heart tags which I made into Christmas decorations.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
The Ribbon Girl a card 
ABC Christmas W for white 

We are out for a carvery with friends tonight so looking forward to that. This has been a quiet week for a change which has meant plenty of crafting time. Just as well as the next two weeks are full of craft fairs and theatre visits.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Baby hammock


That was a surprise wasn't it, a non Christmas card on my blog today. I like a little change and do need to keep my stock up of other cards too. This must be one of my most used baby stamps. I kept the colours neutral so it can be used for a boy or girl. Coloured of course with Copics, the papers are from The Works, such pretty colours and a bargain at £2.  I added some flowers from Wild Orchid, lace from Crafty Ribbons and coloured a wooden heart with white Wink of Stella

Challenges

Hubby has an osteopath appointment this morning so I am going into Norwich with him to finish my Christmas shopping for his presents. How is your Christmas shopping going?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Carolsingers


I have been making more Card-io cards. I could play with these all day experimenting with different scenes. I used some of my newest stamps on this one along with some from last year. The branch is an Inkylicious stamp as it is a lot bigger than the Card-io branches I have. I added a little colour behind the houses using small ink pads and a Copic pen on the lamp. I coloured the Christmas tree decorations with glitter pens for more sparkle and used silver acrylic paint on the snow. Last year I used a hill I cut from card but this year I am using the MFT drifts and hills stencil which is great as it has different shaped sides and as it is acrylic the ink can easily be wiped off.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Winter 
Stamping Sensations one layer Christmas card 
The Ribbon Girl a card
Simon Says snow white

Monday, 13 November 2017

Away in a manger


I made this card for Crafts Beautiful magazine. They wanted a Christmas card for their last Christmas issue of the year so I thought this sweet image from LOTV was most appropriate. I used some lovely Kaisercraft papers. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Dies are Memory Box star, Lawn Fawn stitched circle, Tim Holtz on the edge star and MFT snow doily.  I added some Viva white pearl dots.

Challenges
As you like it Christmas or non Christmas (Definitely Christmas, such a magical time and I love making Christmas cards the best) 
  The Ribbon Girl a card

Sunday, 12 November 2017

White cottage


Had a great time at Crafting Live, bought lots of MDF to paint and decorate, lots of staples like card blanks and tape and some other lovely things too. Best of all ordered a craft cupboard from Storage 4 Crafts to replace a dresser in my craft room. So excited to have better storage but it will take some time reorganising everything. I have been debating getting one for some time and hubby said I needed it so who am I to argue. I haven't made a white on kraft card for Christmas so far this year so here is the first one I made. I often seem to use Inkylicious and Card-io stamps together and today is another of those times. The Winter Lodge is Inkylicious and the foliage stamps are Card-io. I love using white ink and it is much quicker than heat embossing but gives a similar effect. It would be quite a job to heat emboss the circle as I stamped the foliage a few times. I added some Dovecraft 3D pearl effects in blue and coral.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas W for white
Stamping Sensations one layer Christmas card
Simon Says snow white

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Footballer


A change from Christmas today with my DT card for the new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge which is buttons and/or ribbon. I used one of the precoloured digis for a change, fussy cutting him and mounting him onto a MFT wonky stitched oval.  I found the football button in my Crafty Ribbons box and remembered I had the football ribbon which I cut into banners. The football paper is from a Forever Friends pad.

Challenges

We stayed overnight in a Premier Inn at Peterborough as we are going to Crafting Live today and coming home later this afternoon. Looking forward to caching up with some crafting friends and making a few purchases.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Christmas geese


Another Card-io card today this time using the geese from one of the new sets I bought recently. I just love making these cards and they look so effective. I added some red liquid pearl drops for berries on the foliage this time. Not much more to say about this card really.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl a card 
Noor! Design UK Winter
Simon Says snow white

We are off to Springfields in Spalding today. Haven't been there for a long time so looking forward to seeing the Christmas decorations and some retail therapy.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Friend


I have another inspiration for the Facebook LOTV challenge of something beginning with B and it is another sneak peek of the cute alpha bears launching later this month. As well as the bears there will also be a rubber set of part words to use with the bears. I created this little plaque adding some tiny wooden hearts with clear Wink of Stella for sparkle and some tiny pink flowers. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Snowfall


This card is based on an idea I pinned which I think was a Card-io sample card. They used a large tree stamp but as I don't have one of those and I wanted to make the design my own I used a Inkylicious twiggy branch stamp.  I added some Card-io snowflakes and stamped the Card-io deer. The colouring around the deer was done with Copics and I heat embossed white chunky enamel embossing powder. The sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die with aqua glitter card.  I love the way this turned out and may make a few more similar ones.

Challenges
As you like it Christmas or non Christmas (Christmas for me definitely, just love making Christmas cards all year round, so many gorgeous images)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Carolsinging Mice


The new issue of Making Cards is in the shops now so I am sharing one of four cards I made for them last month. I used the Carol Singing Mice ultimate kit from Paper Creator and at just £2 for the kit a real bargain. The papers and tag are all part of the kit. I used a MFT fringed scalloped border die which is one of my latest dies and is going to be used a lot. I also used a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die and some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges
The Paper Shelter digital delight 

Monday, 6 November 2017

LOTV Sneak peek


I am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of the next launch from LOTV, Alpha bears. Yes a whole alphabet of bears and all as cute as these ones. They will be launched later this month, rubber, digi and precoloured. They will be useful for so many occasions. I am well into Christmas card making so I decided to combine four of them to make this card. Coloured with Copics and teamed with some older Dovecraft papers. I added a Memory Box stocking banner and some stars from Hobbycraft.

We also have a new Facebook LOTV challenge, anything beginning with B, so this is my first DT inspiration card.  I would like to enter this into the card challenge at The Ribbon Girl.
As you like it Christmas or non Christmas (I love making Christmas cards more than any other card and make them all year.)

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Crafting Live ticket winner

Karen Brown please email me your address so I can post your tickets to you. I can't find any details for you from the comment you left using Google+ so can't post them until you contact me.

Lots of love


This is another of the cards I made for Papercraft Inspirations and I must admit I was really pleased with the way this turned out. The leaves and dies are Stampin' Up and I decided to heat emboss them with white embossing powder. The papers they sent me are Kaisercraft. As you ca imagine I was delighted to have purple papers to use. I added some flowers from Hobbycraft, purple doily and some lace from Crafty Ribbons and baker's twine.  The sentiment is LOTV.

A trip out today to visit a craft fair. It is a venue I have enquired about for next year as they only do 3 a year and it is in a good location. I want to check it out for myself and also see what other people are making,

Saturday, 4 November 2017

More deer


We had a great day at the hospital yesterday, really pleased with my sales and my new gifts went down well. This is the first of two Winter cards I made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine using Stampin'Up stamps. I created a scene adding a sunset using small ink pads. The papers are Kaisercraft Letters to Santa. Dies are MFT wonky stitched rectangle, MFT stitched dome stax, Lawn Fawn forest border and IO trees.  The wooden leaves are from Hobbycraft.

Challenges

We are off to a quiz and chips night tonight. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Star of David



I am delighted to have four cards featured in this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Two are Winter and two are Hanukkah. This card was one of the most challenging I have ever made. Construction isn't my strongest point but luckily there are tutorials on how to fold the card. The biggest challenge was the fact that it was so thick with papers either side of the card and the measurements and folds have to be absolutely accurate in order for the design to work.


This shows the way the card opens and the sentiment hidden inside. The papers and embellishments are Kaisercraft and I just added some flowers from Hobbycraft and typed the sentiment.

It's my day for the hospital shop today so I am hoping my new gifts will sell well.


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Christmas door and a giveaway


I have been thinking of making a Christmas door like the fairy doors and when a friend suggested I should make one I decide to give it a go. Is it an Elf Door or a Santa Door? The sentiment is Scrapinec and the snowflakes are from Creative Embellishments which I coloured with white Wink of Stella. The stockings are a Memory Box die and I added a sparkly wooden tree, wooden sleigh coloured with a Copic sparkle pen and some gold pine cones. I found the pine cones last Christmas amongst the decorations and thought I could use those for my crafting. They have sat there for a year and luckily I remembered them as I wanted something to add to the ends of the decoration.

And now for a giveaway. I have 2 sets of 2 tickets for Crafting Live Peterborough to give away courtesy of Jayne at Stamposaurus. I am looking forward to going on the Saturday. If you would like 2 tickets please let me know in your comment and I will draw for them if more than 2 people want them.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Winter


Sometimes I like making a card centred around a large sentiment stamp especially when the papers are as delicious as these Bo Bunny Altitude ones, so good I bought two pads. The sentiment is a new one I bought at Thetford from Inkylicious. I used two ribbons from Crafty Ribbons and the MFT pierced banner die.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Wheeeeeeeeee!


Today's cards is another made fro Papercrafter magazine using Ella from Pink Gem. The papers are MFT, dies are  MFT stitched mountains and Frantic Stamper tall pine trees.  Coloured with Copics and a LOV sentiment along with some pearl pen dots.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes 
Allsorts Christmas creatures 
ABC Christmas U for unlimited, V for vibrant

Last day of October, can you believe it. Time to really crack on with those Christmas cards.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Christmas delivery


This has to be one of my favourite Christmas cards I have made so far this year. I love these cute LOTV reindeer and I have used my fave papers, Bo Bunny Altitude. I used DI Vintage Phot on the edges and got out my much neglected chunky embossing enamel. I love the effect it gives when heated and you may well be seeing a bit more of it. The lace is from Crafty Ribbons, sentiment from LOTV. I used an old MS large snowflake punch and added some white Wink of Stella to the kraft card along with a heart button and string.  

Challenges
Allsorts Christmas creatures 
Simon Says anything goes 
ABC Christmas U for unlimited 
As you like it People or animals (I discovered with this challenge that I make far more animal cards than people and I do love these deer.)

Sunday, 29 October 2017

All dressed up


Sometimes I feel an image really needs a clean and simple style to the card.  This All Dressed Up image is from the triple rubber stamp called All Dressed Up! She has been coloured with Copics and I simply added some paper, lace from Crafty Ribbons, Sentiment from LOTV teenage girls and some black enamel dots.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes 
All Dressed Up anything ADU goes

It has certainly turned a lot cooler this weekend. At least we have been saving on the heating bill recently. Today we are going into Norwich for a while and may even do a bit more Christmas shopping.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

What a star


I am hosting this fortnight's challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and I have chosen ribbon and pearls as the theme. I have used one of the new Pink Gem images, Barclay with star and coloured him with Copics. The papers are Bo Bunny Altitude, love the colours of these. I used a MFT pierced banner die and added some tiny wooden stars coloured with a violet Wink of Stella pen.

Challenges
As you like it People or animals (I thought it was people as I love colouring the hair and clothes but I have concluded that as I make far more animal cards than people my favourite must be animals. I particularly love colouring the fur on bears.) 
ABC Christmas V for vibrant 
The Ribbon Girl any image
Simon Says anything goes