Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Happy Crimbo

Post 100. WOW

I hope you all have a very merry festive period.

Monday, 21 December 2009


Good morning to you all.

Woke up in a really good mood this morning and got a card made before the rest of the house woke up.

I'm trying to use up as much of my Christmas stuff as possible, because I know that next year I will have to buy some of the yummy new stuff that is out. The stamp I have used is from Penny blacks "Jolly Folly" and has been really underused.

The charm and snowflakes were originally silver coloured, but with a bit of magic (other wise known as a Krylon pen) I got them to match. I'm getting better with the stripes now, so hopefully there wont be too much left over at the end of the season.

The sketch that I used for this challenge came from Sketch Saturday. I will also be entering this card for PBSCs Christmas charms challenge and Stamp Somethings Holiday somethings challenge.

Hope you all have a good day.



Saturday, 19 December 2009

Inspired by Mel

Can I just start by saying that this card was totally inspired by a very talented lady called Melissa. You can see her blog here. I have been making making cards using acetate for quite a while, putting all of the design on the top layer. I had never thought of doing the layering using the acetate itself.

The sketch that I used came from this weeks challenge over at A spoonful of Sugar and the colour scheme is inspired by this weeks challenge over at JUGS.
Rather than using a ribbon I have used a line of gems to replace part of the sketch. I have also replaced the buttons on the sketch with Snowman shaped gems. The snowman stamp came from Penny Blacks Jolly Folly stamp set. I have added glitter glue for sparkle and dimension on the snowman. I find the hardest thing about using acetate is getting it to photograph right.
I always take photos of the cards that I make in case I get stuck for ideas. Then I can revisit stuff that I have done in the past.
I'm off to make another card. I love crafting holidays.
Take care ;0)

Mini Holiday

I've given myself a mini one day holiday from everything except relaxing and card making. So having grinned myself silly over the fact that I am doing no house work and that I don't have to go out in all of that ice, I started in on all of the cards that I need to make for family.
This is my first effort for the day.

I had to use one of my ink pads to hold the card closed in order to get a good picture.

Word of advice...... if you are going to cut through five layers of paper and card, be prepared to have a go with a sharp craft knife to get your aperture to pop out cleanly. I think I have now worked out the limits of my nesties.

I got the stamp free with a magazine and he has had quite a few outings all ready. I inked the edges with Tim Holtzs Aged Mahogany distress ink as the white was glaring at me a bit.

The sketch for this card came from this weeks challenge over at MAWTT. They also wanted us to include a bear in the design. I also noticed that the aperture fits the bill for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday

Friday, 18 December 2009

Tree of love

I'm still making Christmas cards to give to family and friends. This one is for my aunt.

My mojo has taken a vacation to warmer climes without letting me know, so I have been blog hopping for inspiration. On my travels I came across a blog called Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration There are so many great ideas to look at on there.

The pink text paper came from a HOTP paper pack that I bought years and years ago. The chocolate shiny paper was bought around the same time. The chocolate ribbon I bought earlier this year on a ribbon buying binge and the snowflake (originally silver, but coloured with a Krylon pen) is an Anitas dimention sticker which I bought in September. I have added dots of glitter glue all over the image to represent snow.

I am going to enter this card for Ohh La La Creations Pink and brown challenge, The Pink Elephants winter challenge, 2 Red Bananas Tree challenge and CRAFT Challenges Free for all challenge.

I really hope she likes it. Took me ages as it was my first time doing this type of card. The ones I have seen made by other people are gorgeous.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Fancy in Blue

This is my first attempt at an easel card. I keep seeing them on peoples blogs, but never had the guts to give it a go. So glad that I did. They are quite easy to make. I used an ordinary card blank, scored an extra fold and added acetate.

I wasn't sure how best to photograph it, so my apologies for putting so many pictures up.

I used whispers brush marker and Sakura Gelly roll pens to colour the image and the mirri board and glitter paper have been in my stash for so long that I don't know where they came from. I've gone a bit overboard on the sparkle, but hey.... every girl has to have some glitz in her life. :0)

I'm entering this card for the "3 snowflakes challenge" over at Dotties World

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Let it snow let it snow let it snow

The kids are happy and occupied, most of the housework is done and Mama needed some play time. So I did the obvious and reached for my cardstock.

I really did think that I would be sick of making Christmas cards by now, but there is so much inspiration out there, in the form of other people blogs and challenge design teams, that I just need to keep making them.

This card ended up completely different from what I had planned when I sat down to make it. The newest item on the card is the stamped image as I only bought the stamps a couple of months ago. The charms I bought back in September (I think). And the ribbon, card and glitter paper are from my old stash from years ago. (I stopped paper crafting for a few years, but couldn't bear the thought of not doing it again and kept a mini stash.)
I've had a look at this weeks challenges and would like to enter this card for:
A spoonful of Sugar Who challenged us to make a monochrome card
Creative Inspirations Who asked for non traditional Christmas colours
InStyle Stamps Who wanted us to do something inspired by snowflakes
Papertake Weekly who said "Red and Green must not be seen"
Saturday Crafter who set a snow theme
Simon Says who said "Let it snow"
Stamp Something who wanted a winter wonderland
I think that is the most challenges that I have ever entered one card for.... phew
Have a good evening. I'm off to play some more.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Simon says..... use charms

And so I did. I love charms on paper crafting projects, so it is really no hardship to use them when asked in a challenge.

I took two pictures so that you could see the card open and closed. This is my last card for today and it is for the Simon Says challenge.
Have a good week everyone. Hopefully it wont take me till next weekend to get crafting again.

Starry Starry Night

When I saw this weeks challenge over at Dotties World I knew exactly which papers I was going to reach for. I have had the starry paper for a little while, but this is the first time it has made it onto a card.

The sketch is my interpretation of this weeks sketch at The Crafty Pad and I think that this one will also fit the "Swirly Girly" challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and "the Glitzy somethings" challenge over at Stamp Something.

I'm surprised that I haven't gotten fed up of making Christmas cards after having started them in June, but there is so much out there to play with and I don't think that I bought even half of what I liked.

I'm off to see if I can get one more card in before I start the ironing.

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Small sweets

I love the image I have used on this card. I think it is so versatile and sweet.

I tend to stay away from stripey paper as I am always scared that the card will look to cluttered. The image I have used is not too complex, so I think I got away with it. I love Gorjuss girl stamps and this one has probably had the most use out of all of the ones that I own.

I made this card in response to the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss

A few of my favourite things

Hi everyone. I've been itching to do some crafting for a whole week now and haven't had the time. I can't tell you how good it feels to finally have some play time.

I've made a number of cards over the last few months for the festive season, but I have only just started making for friends that I work with. This one is only the fourth, so I still have quite a few to make.

I used as many of my favourite things as I could on this card. My favourite colour is purple (you might of noticed from some of my earlier cards lol) I love working with gems, charms and ribbon (I actually have trouble completing a card without some ribbon on it somewhere). I also played with my favourite colour distress ink - Dusty Concord. The only things missing were vellum, nesties and acetate, but I couldn't figure out how to fit them into the design.

The design of this card came from this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly and I will also be entering this card for the following challenges:

A Spoon full of sugar who asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
Allsorts who asked us to use purple (that was easy)
Paperplay who also asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
And Penny Black who asked us for a girly Christmas card. I have used a Christmas tree stamp from their Jolly Follies collection.

Here is to a day of more crafting. I'm off in search of coffee now.


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