Wednesday, 26 December 2012

All Over for Another Year!

Well hello everyone, how was your Christmas Day? I hope you had plenty of good food, drink and good company - you can't ask for more than that can you?
Today see's the start of a new stamp chllenge over at Lady Annes and our sposnor for this challenge is Stamp and Doodle, my card uses one of the sponsors images:

I think it's such a cute image - I coloured it with Promarkers, the papers are from my stash can't remember who from, some ribbons and pearl finish it off.

I hope we'll see you over at Lady Annes for this challenge; there are plenty of other challenges for you to join in with so I hope to see you there soon!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visit and love to read your comments - see you again soon!!!!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day with plenty of magic!

It's the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz so if the festivities get too much for you drop into your favourite challenge site and join us!

This week's inspirational picture was chosen by Margaret, aren't these colours just so sophisticated and scrummy!
Such a simple twist for Christmas as well!

Well here's what I came up with:

I embossed the Christmas tree onto some oval  black card with silver embossing powder and added a scalloped frame in silver. I slotted some silver ribbon through the card and added some lovely black bling, a Memory box corner flourish and some extra bling and there it is - so as the card says have a Wonderful Christmas and thank you for supporting my blog this year I have really appreciated your visits and hope they will continue!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A Sweet Treat!

I thought I'd post this little sweetie for you, its a Sugar Nellie digital and I fell in love when I saw it so without further ado:

How cute is that! I won't bore you with the details. coloured with Promarkers and pencils, some Marianne snowflakes, some glitter and some bling!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate you taking the time!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Are You Ready?

Well I most certainly am not! I have a chest infection that is hanging on in there and as I've been out of action for a few days it has put me behind about three weeks, yikes I'm going to be busy!!!
For the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz this week we have a very bright happy colour pick from Teresa

What a magnificent bird, the Hyacinth Macaw absolutely stunning; I remember a friend buying one many years ago, it took forever to locate one and get the Cites paperwork for it and the cost, wow you could buy a house for what that fella cost! But the most beautiful parrot I have ever seen - I digress, so no wonder Teresa's twist was to add wings.

As it's Christmas card season in my house I set about to make a Christmas card with these colours. I used our sponsors image; isn't it cute!

The background is made up of some gloss blue card and some paper from my stash that just happened to fit the bill perfectly. I stamped and embossed with a marquasite embossing powder the sentiment and cut the letters out with a circle punch. Snowflakes are some table glitter (you get hundreds in a packet). I thought it looked quite cute in these colours and was just about to photograph it to post and remembered the twist! Some  serious head scratching took place I can tell you, then I remembered some Clarity stamps that I have and there was my little robin, I think he looks right at home there don't you? The Santa sleigh stamp is from the same set, sweet!

Well that's my offering this week and I do hope we will get to see your project, if you're not a member of the Outlawz why not come over and check us out and join us, its free and fun! If you are a member - what are you waiting for!

Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate you taking the time and I really hope to see you over at the Color Challenge this week!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Christmas Challenge for Eclectic Ellapu!

Hello everyone! We weren't supposed to have a challenge over Christmas but Elaine (Ellapu) had a brainwave and decided we would have a combined challenge with both teams submitting projects if they wanted.
Well just at the time that this was decided I had been playing!
Elaine has this wonderful technique using duct tape that ends up looking like metal (details are on her blog here!) I checked out the amazing projects that she has made and started thinking about what I could make. I remembered some cigar boxes that I liberated from a friend years ago and raked them out of hiding. So I had a box and a technique,  I just needed an idea! The idea formulated on a visit to Bury Market where I found some bling on a string on one of the haberdashery stalls!

I used a brocade embossing folder on the duct tape, the centre is a Spellbinders die cut form marquasite glitter card, the flower lace was white and I painted it black, the box has been painted with some pewter paint. I found a chipboard letter and painted that with pewter paint and then blinged it up! The black gems are from Docraft.

I used the bling on a string to finish all around the box as well as the lid, the handle is made from some beads.


I then lined it with some lovely pewter handmade paper and that was my first box!

Second box is slightly different.

On this one I have used my friends initials, I covered some chipboard letters with marquasite glitter then sprayed with clear vanish to set. I used a different lace that I painted black again and I also used some different bling through the centre of the top. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are foundation flowers that have just been streaked with some black paint.

The inside has been finished with some stitched black paper and the edges are finished with the same bling that looks rather like rivets.

Well thats my boxes - I have made a couple of different ones that I will post sometime.

The teams have really put on some stunning projects that have so much Wow factor you really have to go see them!

I hope you will find time over the Christmas period to pay us a visit and hopefully join in - I look forward to seeing you over at Eclectic Ellapu!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by I do really appreciate it!

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

New Challenge from Nana Vic!

Well this is the second post of the day for me!

Nana Vic has started a new challenge over at Lady Annes Challenges and I have the honoour to be on the Design Team, Woo! Hoo!

The first challenge started today and will run for a month and lucky us got to play with one of Nana Vic's new digi's!

I used a gloss grey spotted card and layered it with some delish pansy paper that I found in my stash. The lovely digi I coloured with Promarkers and popped it up with a few dots of stickles. This bicycle reminds me of one I had many years ago that was old and reliable with a basket on the front!
The sentiment is from Nana Vic as well and so apt for this image!
I do hope you will call in and check out the fabulous work from the other DT members and please join us in the challenge, it's lovely to see Nana Vic back in blogland with her wonderful digi's - don't forget to check out her shop for all the beautiful digi's she has!

Thanks for stopping by and  I hope you will join us over at Lady Annes for this wonderful new challenge - see you there!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Two Weeks to Go.................

Yay, its Tuesday and that means its the Colour Challenge over at the Outlawz - Tuesday after next it's the Big Day and I am so not ready!
This week's inspirational picture was chosen by Roxann -

and the twist is very appropriate for all of us at this time of year - Add Glitter!

Oh my goodness - how much glitter have I used this last month or so! I eat it, sleep with it even shower with it! Well onto my card for this challenge:

I used some Centura Pearl for my base card and stamped it up using a peg stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry using Memento rich cocoa ink. My Christmas tree is made from a Sheena Douglass paint fusion stamp. I stamped up the layers and coloured with Promarkers and then added some lime glitter to all the edges. The lime green spotted paper is from a Nit Wits Collection, Time for Tea. I added some iron grey satin ribbon and stamped and heat embossed the greeting with some chocolate embossing powder. The little cones are I believe from a Yew bush that I collected a couple of years ago, dried them out and sprayed them silver (I think I was using them for something at the time and these were a few leftovers,lol).
Well that's it - I hope you like it; now why not pop over to the Outlawz and check out what the other girls have made, there are some fab cards for your inspiration and I hope you will join us!

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate you taking the time and I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A Different Christmas Card

Hello everyone, it's time for challenge #9 over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week's host is Sheena from the pink team.
Sheena's challenge is - Jolly and Bright!
Now that can be interpreted in many ways! As it's that time of year my first thought was Christmas and I love cheery and bright!

This is what I came up with

I used a digi from Darcy's Diaries which is not really a Christmas image but I do think she makes a lovely Christmas angel! I coloured her with Promarkers then glittered the stars, and layered it up on some pink card then some metallic blue card. The background paper I discovered in my stash and was so pleased but I don't know where they're from! The silver ribbon is from Costco and the snowflakes are from a Christmas garland that I cut up and have been using the snowflakes ever since!
The sentiment is from Docraft and has been heat embossed with some lovely glitzy embossing powder that I got from the US.

This shows the glitter slightly more and what a cutie Christmas angel she is!

I do hope you find time to call over to the challenge and join us this week for this great theme and I will look forward to seeing you all there!

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate your time and I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Jingle Bells!

Oh my, another week closer and still not got much done!

Well as it's Tuesday it has to be the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz and this weeks colours were chosen by............Me!

I picked these colours as they are very traditional and I always that red and gold go beautifully together and the touch of white can make all the difference!
So on to my card for this challenge:

I covered my card with some wide twill ribbon with white Christmas trees on. Then added the gold embsooed Noel, I used one of this month's sponsors images coloured with Promarkers - he's so cute isn't he and to add the twist I added a jingle bell to his hat and another to the centre of the O.
I hope you'll find time to pop over to the Outlawz and join in our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate you taking the time and I hope you enjoyed your visit!


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Warm Wishes

Happy Saturday! Yey it's the weekend and time off to relax (if only!).....

I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for my Grandaughter, she loves penguins and who couldn't just love this image.

The image is a cute digi from Funky Kits and isn't it just adorable. I coloured the image with Promarkers and some Prisma pencils and used Flowersoft for the fur trim. The snowflakes are cut with a Marianne die set, the bling is from my stash and the paper is from Docraft (I think!).

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate your visit!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: