Thursday, December 23, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello peeps! This will be my last blog post until after the New Year so I'd like to wish you all a very
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2011!!!

I'd also like to thank all the people who have visited my blog during 2010, I always look forward to hearing from you so thank you so much for taking the time to pop by and leave a comment! I will leave you with two Christmas cards that I made this week (better late than never)... the first one was an experiment using real stitching (I don't do REAL stitching, but gave it a go). The cute robin image was a freebie from Imag-e-nation, I coloured it with Promarkers and the ticket was a kind freebie from HERE...

I'm entering my robin card into the Mega Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' at Passion For Promarkers.
Wags n Whiskers 'Snowflakes'.

The second card is a recipe card using this really cute Bugaboo snowman, again coloured with Promarkers. I found the recipe on the internet, I have included the preparartion method for the recipe inside the card, but my camera died on me before I could photograph it. The little ticket was a freebie from Jami, you can find them HERE ...

I'm entering my card into the challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge 'It's time to make cookies'.
Totally Gorjuss 'for Someone Special).
Simon Says Stamp 'Anything Goes'.

Best Wishes, back in 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge 122 - Thank You

Good morning blogging buddies! Well, what a weekend we had here with the bad weather... Saturday came the snow and quite a bit for us, then Sunday the rain and sleet which turned the snow to a yucky mush! And there was me thinking it looked all festive outside! Then this morning the snow started again, and it looked like a winter wonderland, until the temperature went above freezing and started melting the snow again! So... will it be a White Christmas?

Onto our Cupcake Craft Challenge this week, which has been chosen by Victoria... and the theme is Thank You! Lets face it, we'll be needing a few Thank You cards to sent out over the next couple of weeks! This challenge will run for TWO weeks instead of the usual one, and is sponsored by two craft companies... The Creative Cottage & Tickled Pink Stamps who are each offering a prize! Not forgetting our Cupcake Madness sponsor this month which is Wild Rose Studio, and of course our Top 5!

For my card I have used this cute digi called Mollie Mittens (coloured with Promarkers), kindly supplied by Tickled Pink Stamps. The papers are digi ones from The Creative Cottage (Little Monkeys Pirate Adventure kit), my border is done using my Martha Stewart punch, and my flowers are from Prima. The little ticket was a freebie I found HERE (thank you)! I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz 'Your Choice'

Please pop over to the Cupcake blog to take a peek at the other DT creations, they're all gorgeous as always! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

While Shepherds Watched...

Hooray I'm on holiday now for Christmas!!! Phew, it's been a pretty hectic week but today I can relax (well I'm allowing myself today as I still have cards to send, presents to buy and wrap... basically everything to do)! I thought I'd share this little C & S card I did a while back but never got round to putting on my blog... my blog posts are a little thin on the ground at the moment! Anyway, it's a little image from Di's Digi Downloads... and such a cute image at that! I've coloured it with Promarkers as usual. No DP here, just the navy card cut with my Martha Stewart punch, and the ribbon and hessian to finish... voila!

This is for the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas Card

I'd better go as I can hear the Christmas tree jingling... that'll be 'Spidercat' again... more pine needles to sweep up!!! Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge 121 - Non-Traditional Christmas

Good morning peeps! Cupcake time again! Before I get onto this week's challenge I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in my Robin themed challenge last week! There were some really lovely creations... and so so cute! I had a hard time choosing my Top 5!!!

Ok, this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge our lovely Liza has chosen 'Non-traditional Christmas' as the theme! Well, I went with untraditional colours... and the image is not so traditional either (no santas or snowmen in sight). It's called Night Time Bear and is one of the lovely digi stamps from Mejen's Designs who is a fabulous sponsor this week! I've coloured him with Promarkers and added lots of glitter... shame it doesn't show in the photograph Hmmmpphhhh! The papers are from Dovecraft (Christmas Fancy), decorative corner is from Sissix and the sentiment is a fab freebie which can be found here (thank you). I shall be entering my card into the following challenges...

Friday Sketchers - Sketch by Beatrix
Passion For Promarkers - Mega Christmas Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels/Gems
Stamp Something - December Digi Day

We're sponsored this week by Meljen's Designs (my image was kindly supplied by them too) who are offering 4 digi stamps to one lucky winner! Don't forget we also have Cupcake Madness (you have to join in with at least two challenges in the month) which is sponsored by Wild Rose Studio... they're offering two stamps to the lucky random winner! Don't forget to check out the other DT creations too!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Creative Cottage Challenge 29 - Christmas Card & Gift Bag

Good morning! Today we have a new challenge at The Creative Cottage, and this time my teamie Lindyloo has challenged us to make a christmas card and matching gift bag! This challenge will last 4 weeks instead of the usual fortnight, giving you plenty of time to join in with our challenge at this very busy time of the year! You could win yourself a FAB £10 Gift Voucher from The Creative Cottage! Pop over to the challenge blog for more details and to see the other fab DT creations!

For my DT card and gift bag I've used the super cute Snow Much Fun kit from The Creative Cottage, I just ADORE this kit! How cute is that snowman paper? And the little toppers are perfect for quick, last minute cards as there's no colouring! I've also added a few extra details with the punched snowflakes, decorative border (MS punch), hessian, silver cord and charm, not forgetting the sentiment which is from Lili of the Valley. I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 'Christmas but NO red or green', Winter Wonderland Challenge 'Penguins & Polar Bears'.

This month over at The Creative Cottage blog we have a really cute FREE digi kit for you to download called Christmas Hoot... be sure to get yours! There's also a Pre-Christmas sale with 30% off everything in the shop, for more information check out the blog HERE!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Warm Wishes on a Cold Day

The snow has gone only for the rain to arrive, and it's a cold, dull, wet day! I struggled to get a decent picture of my card, which is why it's a little fuzzy (I don't like to use flash). It's the kind of day where you just want to curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and forget everything that's going on outside!

So, my card today... well I coloured this cute Bugaboo image a couple of weeks ago but never got around to making a card with it... I thought it was a shame not to so I've made a fairly clean & simple card using my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punches. The image is done with Promarkers... I love these browns and blues! Finally I stamped the 'Warm Wishes' at each side of the image and added the little buttons. I'm entering it into the Catch The Bug Challenge which is 'Anything Goes', Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge which is also 'Anything Goes', Paper Take Weekly 'Red & Green MUST NOT be seen' and A Spoonfull of Sugar 'Christmas Cards'.

Ok, better get on with some work now... take care!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge 120 - Little Red Robin

Are you feeling hungry? Ready for another cupcake? This one I can guarantee has NO CALORIES!!! Yup because it's time for this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge, and it's lil 'ol me who has come up with the theme... Little Red Robin. I'd like you to incorperate a robin in your project/card. I've used a gorgeous stamp called 'Milton with Sledge' from Wild Rose Studio for my card, which I won not too long ago (thanks ever so much for this Faye)! Here's a close up of the image...

I've used my Promarkers again to colour... I just love the brightness of these pens! The layout of my card is from the fab sketch over at Papertake Weekly Challenge, and I've included 'HO HO HO' as my sentiment to fit in with the challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Christmas, at Stamp Something they'd like to see a Christmas Colour Combo and at Kort O Mania it's 'Christmas'.

This week at Cupcake our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a lucky random winner a $20 gift certificate with free shipping, plus our monthly sponsor for Cupcake Madness is Wild Rose Studio who are giving away two fabulous stamps! Don't forget to pop over to the Cupcake blog to check all the other lovely DT creations!

Now, I have to show you just one of the little birds that have been visiting my garden recently, isn't she such a cutie? I've been feeding the wild birds for a few weeks now and I finally took a few pictures the other day...

I think it's important that we help out the little birds during winter, especially considering the awful weather we're having! But hey, they really can eat! I can't believe the size of some of the nuts etc the littlest of birds fit into their beaks! Poor Mrs Blackbird hardly gets a look-in! Hope you can join in the fun this week! Thanks for dropping by my blog!


Friday, December 3, 2010

A Touch Of Pink

Good evening blogging buddies! Brrrr HOW cold is it?! I was watching the news earlier... it was showing the state of things in the UK... oh dear you definately have had a lot of the white stuff! Hopefully things will get back to normal soon!

I've been using my Lili of the Valley stamp again, but this time for a little girl... this has to be one of the cutest babies ever! Just for a change (not) I've used my Promarkers, the papers were freebies from a magazine ages ago. Little flowers are Prima, sentiment is Artemio, and I've used my nesties to frame the image. The sketch is from Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the theme at Lili of the Valley Challenge is to use 'A few of my favourite things'... well this stamp for one, my Promarkers and buttons (little heart ones on here).

Well, hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend... I'm working boo hoo :(

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bright Little Boy

Hello peeps! Just a very quick post as I'm rushing to do things outside before the light fails me, but I wanted to share this little boy card with you. I've followed Bev's lovely sketch from Lili of the Valley Challenge, using the cute little baby stamp from Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers! The papers are from Papermania, sentiment is from Artemio and the zig zag border is done using my Martha Stewart punch! I'm also entering my card into the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog 'Buttons & Bows' challenge. Have a fab evening, keep safe & warm!

Kraftin Kimmie Tag

A quickly made little tag for a friend's birthday present , I've used a cute Kraftin Kimmie image coloured with Promarkers, my Cuttlebug 'bubbles' embossing folder, paper roses and lots of glitter! It's for the challenges at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps 'Seeing Spots' and Wags n Whiskers 'Wrap It Up' where you have to make a tag, box, gift etc. Thanks for popping by!