Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Three Kings & A Camel

Hi everyone! Not long now for Christmas! After today there's only 3 days to go... YIKES! I got my presents wrapped last night (well the ones I've got... I still haven't finished present shopping... yes I know I've left it a bit late but I'm just stuck for ideas).  I hope you're all better organised than I am... all this preparation and it's over in a day! No I'm not turning all Scrooge on you, but Christmas Day just goes by so quickly ;(

I'm sharing a little card I made a few weeks ago, I just never got round to putting it on my blog! The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique, they are the cutest three kings ever! Coloured with Promarkers, papers are Anna Griffin from A Scrap Affair and the border is done with wool fibres. The little sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly, coloured with Promarkers. 

I'm entering my card for the challenges at:
Digi Stamp Boutique - December Competition

Good luck with all the preparations!

Shelly x

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fabby Faye Sketcheroony at Cupcake

Good morning! Well it's a dull and foggy day here... not very Christmassy at all, just grey :( But not to worry... I can play my Christmas CDs and pretend... 

I got my Christmas cake made... and it's looking (and smelling) pretty good... even though I'm not a big fan of stuff with currants/raisins etc (nope I don't like Christmas pud, or sweet mince pies). I really made it for everyone else, and my hubby LOVES Christmas cake!

Enough of me rattling on about food, anyone'd think I was Nigella or something (ahem not quite)... but I do make a mean cupcake lol ;) Speaking of cupcakes, our challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges has been chosen by the super talented Faye, who has made a lovely sketch for us all to follow... 
For my card (above) I've used a cute Penny Black clear stamp from Mimi's Christmas selection, coloured with pencils on kraft. The paper is Doodlebug (I think) from my scrap box.This is our last challenge at Cupcake for 2011, and Faye has very kindly gave us some time off over Christmas and New Year to eat lots of chocolates and drink lots of alcohol, urm I mean to refresh our creatives juices lol ;) I have to say though, I totally LOVE being part of this fab Design Team, all the girls are so friendly and Faye is such a fab mummy! So if you want to join us for the last time this year you have until Christmas Eve at 8pm. This week we have prizes from three fab sponsors!!! Yes three... here they are... Crafty Emma's Store - £10 Gift Voucher, Digital Delights - 3 Images and finally Tickled Pink Stamps - one rubber stamp or 2 digi stamps! So loads of lovely goodies, and that's before Santa does his rounds! And don't forget to pop by and check out what all the other DT girls have made, you'll get some inspiration I'm sure! 

Thanks so much for popping by, it's lovely to read all your comments and visit your blogs too! Hopefully I'll be back with another post before the big day! Good luck with all your preparations!

Shelly x

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Only one week to go!!!

Uh oh... can you believe there's only one week to go until Christmas? Oh flip... I thought I was a little better organised this year... seems NOT! I still have some presents to buy, and ALL my presents to wrap, but at least I've sent out my cards AND my tree is up! I'll have to take a piccy of my tree to show you all, it's such a cutie! This afternoon I'm off to have a look around the Christmas market in our little town, and drink hot chocolate, and tomorrow I'm making my Christmas cake!

This fortnight at Digi Designs Challenge Blog the theme is CHRISTMAS... easy huh?! My card is done using a super cute digi image from Di's Digi Downloads called Dressing Snowman. I've coloured with a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers, and added a touch of sparkle ;) The papers are from an old Daisy & Dandelion paper pad... it's surprising what we overlook!

I'm entering my card into the challenge at:
ABC Challenge - F is for Frosty
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Snowflakes & Sparkle

Our sponsor this fortnight is There She Goes Clear Stamps, and also Di will be kindly giving away two digi stamps from Di's Digi Downloads to one lucky person who uses one of her images on their project. The other DT girls have come up with some fabulous inspiration for you, so pop by the blog to check it all out!

Have a fab weekend... and spread lots of Christmas Cheer!

Shelly x

Monday, December 12, 2011

Love a bit of Sparkle?

After my ring in the last post and my card today I'm in a sparkly mood! And if you like sparkle too then you'll love this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges! The lovely Jane has come up with a corker for you, and just before Christmas! Don't Look At The Light... that's because you'll be dazzle by all the sparkles! Yep , we want to see LOTS of sparkly bits on your creations this week!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Saturated Canary, and Krista has kindly offered a digi to all us DT gals! My little lady is called Frizzy Jinx, and I just LOVE her hair! As you can see I've added loads of sparkle... even in her hair ;) I've coloured her with Promarkers & Flexmarkers. The little sentiment is from Penny Black and is called 'Fun Banner'.

I'm entering my card into the challenges at:
Passion For Promarkers - Celebrations
Totally Papercrafts - Anything but Christmas

So you want to know about prizes... Krista from Saturated Canary is kindly giving away 2 images to one lucky random winner, and our monthly sponsor is Polka Doodles who are offering not one but two Simply Sweet CD's for two lucky winners! Pop by the Cupcake blog to see all the shiny, sparkly creations from my DT buddies! Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate all your comments!

Shelly x

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Some new bling and a bit of Christmas

Evening peeps! Hope you're all well!

Today, I've spent the day with my wonderful hubby, who has only gone and bought me a beautiful diamond eternity ring!!! Oh I can tell you, there's lots of bling and sparkle in our house tonight! I am a happy bunny ;) 

Anyway, onto the crafting... I've made another Christmas card hooray! This one is using the sketch from Totally Gorjuss, which is just so easy to work with (in my opinion). I've used a cute Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with pencils on kraft card (I do like the effect this gives).  The christmassy background paper is from K & Co. Sorry but the photo isn't great, I hate taking pics under artificial light!

I'm entering the challenges at:
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Winter Holiday Sentiments

Have a lovely evening, I will be spending the evening watching my ring sparkle lol ;)

Shelly x

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Bit of DIY

Do you fancy doing a bit of DIY? Well not real DIY silly, crafty DIY of course. Our challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week is Make Your Own Backing Paper... now isn't that better than fighting with the O/H and getting stuck from head to toe in wall paper!?

My card is very girly this week, I have to admit it's not my usual style but I really love the colours! The little kitty image is a Papermania one I got a while back and didn't use until now. My DIY backing paper and border in the middle of the card are done using an Anna Griffin clear stamp from A Scrap Affair, I used Colorbox Pigment Ink (the colour is Mint I think). I finished off with a cute charm, some pearls and Craftwork Cards card candy.

I'm entering the challenge at:
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Pearls

This week our sponsor at Cupcake is Simon Says Stamp, who are giving away a $15 gift voucher to spend in the online store! Our monthly sponsor is Polka Doodles who are offering not one but two Simply Sweet CD's for two lucky winners! For all the details, and a chance to see all the wonderful DIY the other DT girls have been getting up to, pop over to the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog!

Shelly x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A White Christmas

Hi peeps! Ok, it's December so you should all be well on your way to finishing your Christmas cards... Hmm... well in theory anyway ;) If you're not as organised as you should be then we have the perfect challenge for you over at Digi Designs Challenge Blog... All White Except The Image!

For my DT card, I've used an adorable reindeer image from Di's Digi Downloads called Jingle Bells... how cute is he! Doesn't he look so proud... it's Rudolph obviously lol ;) I've coloured him with Promarkers, added some white embellishments and used my Nesties and Martha Stewart punches to add detail. I'm entering my card for the challenges at:
ABC Challenge - Embossing (embossed edge of image frame with Nesties)
By the Cute & Girly - Let it Snow
Card Makin Mamas - Sentiments


Our lovely sponsor this fortnight is Cheery Lynn Designs who are offering a $15 Gift Voucher to our lucky random winner.  And don't forget if you use one of Di's Digi's you could be in with a chance of winning a special prize of  2 free digi stamps from Di's Digi Downloads!

Pop over to the blog to see all the lovely DT creations!

Shelly x