Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Definitely on Countdown!

Well all you lucky people that are ready can.......!

I am still at work trying to get ahead of my work so that when I come back in January it won't be a total nightmare! I finish on Friday until 2nd January (unless I win the lottery) and I can't wait!!!

This is the last challenge before Christmas over at Penny's and this week we would like to see your favourite technique!.

For my card I got to use a fantastic image from Stamp Art Design called Santa Mouse it is one of Kathrynes new images and is a must for your collection!

I used a few of my favourite techniques on this one, My all time favourite is colouring, I love colouring it definitely brings the kid out in me! I have also used some heat embossing for the sentiment, some die cuts for the flowers and holly - well even the background. I used some dry embossed gold card for the first matt too.
To that I added a lush bow with a beautiful brad of a Christmas tree!, I know I'm biased but I love this card!

I used some Flowersoft with glitter for the fur on his outfit - he is just so sweet I could eat him, lol!
Please call over to Stamp Art Design and check out the gorgeous images! What's even better is you stand the chance of winning some of these beauties by entering our challenge, woohoo! how good is that!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

8 days to go..............

OMGosh, I can't believe the big day is only next week, yikes I'm so not ready!!!

Well I did get the chance to make another lovely holiday card for today's challenge over at the Outlawz.
This week's Color Challenge picture was chosen by Ursula and it is my turn to post so let's hope I don't do anything silly!

Doesn't that look gorgeous! I would love a wreath like that and I just love these colours!

So for my card I have used another of Gerda Steiners cute, cute images

Now isn't that the cutest kitty ever! I have used a green pearlised card as my base and matted the image with red and glittered white. I cut my gingham using this lovely flourish frame. I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a Snow writer for the snow flakes, the greeting is a good old fashioned peel off!

I do so hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge and to get your chance of winning these gorgeous, cute, cute images!!

Thanks for stopping by and  Ihope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Christmas Angel!

Yes it's Wednesday and this week's challenge over at Penny's is to make a feminine card!
I was lucky enough to be able to use one of Krista's lovely digis for my card - don't you just love Saturated Canary?

I coloured her with my usual Promarker/Flexmarkers. The background paper is from a magazine download and it's matted onto some pearl blue, The image is cut with a Spellbinders label die and matted onto th
e pearly blue. I used a Marianne poinsettia die that I cut in pink glitter card along with the tag. I cut some pretty snowflakes and the lovely bunting and glittered everthing within an inch of its life, lol! I used some turquoise velvet ribbon through the centre and some gorgeous snowflake brads that I got with the wonderful candy I won at Jacques Sunday Sweet stuff blog, I finished off with a couple of pearls and gems. Her wings don't show too well but they are layered up with pink glitter and white flower soft and they look quite feathery IRL.
I hope you will join us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty for this lovely challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - see you again soon!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas is Coming, Christmas is Coming......

and its coming like a steam train now! I hope you're all ready for the big day and not too exhausted to care!

I have done very little shopping yet, we got the tree and parked it in the greenhouse until I'm ready! Well this week we have another exciting challenge over at the Outlawz.

On the Color Challenge we are trying some new variations of the colour theme and this week I got to pick the inspirational picture

This was a very lovely pub we stayed at in the Cotswolds this summer - it certainly inspired me and if you look closely there are lots of colours in this picture! So this week we would like you to use the lovely yellow and two more colours from the picture then add your own twist!
When you post your creation don't forget to tell us which colours you've used and what your twist is - can't wait to see what you come up with!

This month we have the lovely Gerda Steiner sponsoring us and I have used one of Gerda's gorgeous digis - so cute!

For my colours I used the grey from the foreground, red (in top window boxes) and the yellow, for my twist I have added glitter (its mandatory at Christmas, lol!) for the snow. Now isn't he just the most adorable little nellie! I added some flowersoft to the hat for the fur brim, the letters were cut using my Cricut, the image is coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers and the lovely glossy grey spotted card I got on the market years ago - I had a block of about 50 sheets and they cost me the princely sum of £1.50!

I would love to see you join us on the Color Challenge this week and don't forget that one lucky person will win the four images that we were sent to play with - as well as getting to be our Guest Designer, woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back soon!

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Vintage Beauty.....

Tomorrow is my friends birthday and she will be 70 - she'd kill me if she knew I'd told you that! She honestly looks no older than 50 and is as fit as a fiddle and today she has gone home to Ireland to spend her birthday and Christmas with her family so I am safe to blog this card, lol!!

I used one of the line drawings from Scribble and Scrap - I think they are so lovely. I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used some vintagey background paper I got from Jak Heath quite some time ago.
I added some lace, flowers, pearls and bling. The lovely bunting die cut is from Joanna Sheen and I love it, I cut it twice once in glitter card then one in pearlised paper, it gives a lovely effect. I used some flourish die cuts in glitter card and the sentiment came free with a mag last week!

Isn't she lovely!

I would like to enter this into the Scribble and Scrap challenge and Through the Craftroom Door

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Hello people, we have a fun challenge for you over at Penny's this week - Bingo! Here's our bingo board

Now you're spoilt for choice on this one - look at all the lovely combinations you can use and all the yummy cards too!
I have used an image from one of our sponsors, Bugaboo - and they are offering one winner 7 digis!

Here's what I came up with

I used glitter, diecuts and buttons. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then matted it onto some gold mirri board. I used a snowflake paper from Docrafts (I've had it for ever) the ribbon is from Costco. I die cut some snowflakes and smothered them in glitter - I used some iridescent glitter and some crystal flakes - I love that stuff! I added some buttons to the centres of the snowflakes and a cute Christmas tree button that I tied off with some gold twine. The greeting is embossed onto gold mirri board. So call over to Penny's Paper Crafty this week for a game of bingo and let your imagination go wild!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you there!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Cute Christmas!

Our sponsor this month at the Outlawz is Gerda Steiner and boy does she do kewt!
I love, love her digis they are just so adorable and you can have real fun colouring them up and making something with them because you know it will be adorable!

Our colours were chosen by Roxann this week and are such typical Christmas colours

Isn't that a fabulous Christmas image and the twist is just right too!

Gerda gave the design team 4  lovely images to play with and at the end of the month we will be giving our  lucky winner those images as well!

For my card I have used the fox image,

Cute eh?

I coloured him in grey like a proper winter fox and added some glitter for the snow (you have to have glitter don't you), I used a holly frame that I cut from some holly green card and I used some silver holly embossed card for the centre of the frame. I used my usually Centura Pearl white card for my base and added a tag I cut from the green card and doesn't he look soooo cute!

If you want a chance to win these sweeties come on over to the Color Challenge at the Outlawz and join us - one lucky person will get all four of the digis to play with!

If you'd like to see more of Gerda's work stop by her site and check out her digis, if you like cute - what are you waiting for!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!