Thursday, 31 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Our challenge today for you is GREEN and GOLD over at Cute Daisy May hopefully if you are still behind like me it will get you a little closer to finishing your xmas cards.
Ok course I have used one of Linnies great CDM's, I love the expression on the deers face.
These papers I have had for ages and this is the last of it :-( but they worked so well for this theme. The flowers are from Wild Orchid they are cream and I have sprayed them with gold glitter spray sorry the photo is not too great cos they look a bit yellow.
For this card I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday
Sunday, 13 December 2009
The challenge for By the Cute and Girlyis Lets go to the movies. I have chosen this cute Bildlamarna image which puts me in mind of The Golden Compass. I am also entering the card into the Kraftin Kimmies Challenge which is bling.
Same theme different colour this time I have mainly used Tea Dye Distress Inks and just love the effect you get.
I followed the sketch from Friday sketchers this time to add to my collection of calender easel cards for work only 4 more to go.
Thois is my entry for Stamptacular Sunaday Xmas with a twist a christmas card with no red or green.
I have kept the monochromatic theme and only used Weathered Wood Distress Ink with this cute image from Bidlamarna.
Those eagle eyed amongst you will probably see a bit of a theme going on here - I am loving the monochromatic look at the moment and have probably got a bit carried away with the distress inks.
I am entering this one into the The Secret Crafter Challenge which is Snow.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Another calender card made - only another 10 to go :-(
For this one I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and only used Blue Jeans Distress Inks on this cute snowman by Sugar Nellie.
The background was also done with the same distress inks and embossed with clear embossing powder to give a bit of sheen. The swirls are by Sheena Douglas.
This fits in with a few challenges
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Simon Says Let it Snow
Whimsy Stamps die Cuts
A Spoonful of Sugar Monochromatic
Paqpertake Weekly Red and Green Must NOT be Seen
Cupcake Craft Challenge A Christmas Carol
Instyle Stamps Snow
Umm well I think thats all of them lol
Hope you like cos this has definetely been my favourite to make.
For every 10.00 dollars you spend at the Rusty Pickle Digital Delights you will be put in the draw for this fab set of Copics. For a second chance to be in the draw you need to link the candy to your blog there is even a third chance when someone posts on the blog and links back to their blog then adds you on as a referal thats three entries!
So if your reading this pop ovre and dont forget to add my name as referral.
The drawing will be held on Christmas Eve 11:00 PM MST.
Monday, 7 December 2009
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The Wags and Whiskers 2nd release is taking place on Friday 11th December!!!! That's right this coming Friday!!!!
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December they will start sneak peeks on the Wags and Whiskers Blog and on the Design Team blogs. Then on Friday the blog hop will begin at 5am GMT/12am EST!!!! Their new release will be available to purchase Friday at 12pm GMT/7am EST!!!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to join us on our First Blog Hop, I hope many of you will join in with our challenges.
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
The papers I have used are all Basic Grey ~Eskimo Kisses~
The flowers are made with my Nellies Choice punches the white flowers I sprayed with Crafters Companion silver Glitter Spray.
The cute little fairy is of course from the lovely Linnie, which you can purchase from Here and there is a freebie digi on the blog at the moment.
The tree is from a digi image by the Greeting Farm.
I follwed the sketch from Friday Sketchers and added plenty of glitter and Swavorski Stars for the twinkle.
Hope you like - cant wait to see what you come up with.
Dont forget to pop back later to see who won my Blog hop Candy.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
the image is from Bidlamarna.
I made this as an easel card cos I want to do some calenders on the cards for the girls at work - working for a typical council that are trying to save money everywhere we are all now Hotdesking - snobby way of saying if you dont get in early you dont get to sit down - this means we cant leave anything on desks so no-one ever has a calender, hopefully as these are quite small they can be moved and stored easily.
this card also fits into the Spoonful of
Sugar Challenge Non traditional christmas colours and Cute
Card Thursday Swirly Girly.
Thanks for looking
I used these cute Sugar Nellie Snowman for the Delightful Sketches Challenge which is a really great sketch this week.
This card also fits into the Simon Says Challenge Oh So Charming,the Lots To Do Challenge Snow and the The Play Date Cafe Challenge which is a colour challenge of Forest Green, White and Burgundy and Quixotic Paperie" which is also Charms. Oh and forgot the Copic Creations which is snow people.
BY THE WAY YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ENTER THE CUTE DAISY MAY BLOG HOP, where you will find prizes on all the DT blogs.
Friday, 4 December 2009
I followed the sketch from Truly Scrumtious and followed the colours from Stampin for the Weekend of Red Green and Gold this also fits with the Dare U 2 Digi Stamp colours of Red Green and a neutral colour of choice and the Creative Card Crew red and green Christmas.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I made this card following the sketch at Sunday sketch and stamp using my very first Tilda stamp.
I added a handmade flower to the card cos I just know I saw a challenge for Magnolia stamps that included a hand mad flower, but dah I cant find the challenge now to enter it, how daft am I :-(
No matter I loved making the card anyways.
Monday, 30 November 2009
There is going to be some prizes along the way so make sure you don't miss out.
Rules of the Hop.
* Leave a comment on each blog
* Make a note of each 'Letter' and when you have completed the hop you should have a phrase
* Pop back to the Cute Daisy May Blog and leave a comment
* Email the phrase to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now if you have come to me from The Cute Daisy May Challenge Blog, then your on way cause I have the privilege of being first.
Our challenge for the Hop was to make a card and use Gems and this is what I came up with
This little cutie can be found Here and is on sheet 47.
She is coloured with copics and mounted on Spellbinders Nesties which I have used Tattered Rose Distress inks and Crafters Companion Gold Spray on. The papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. The flowers are made with my new punches from Cuddly Buddly and are by Nellies Choice, I love them they emboss too! Oops musn't forget the important bit the 'Gems' are from my stash.
I kinda got a bit carried away with this card and carried on inside where I used this fab image from Sheet 115
I made the card into an Easel Card and cut her off of the swing she was sitting on in the drawing and attached her to a wooden swing (ok a bit of lollypop stick attached with wire), so that she swings when pushed.
A quick side view
I hope this inspires you!
Now onto the important bit your reward for getting through this post is to be entered into the draw for these cute Fairy Doodle Stamps.
Just leave me a comment to say you've been and it would be great if you could pass the word around.
The letter you need for the Cute Daisy May Prize is C
From here you need to go to the super talented Lorraine - Aka Coldwaters2
I forgot to add that I have entered this card into the Saturday spotlight with Hidden Potential Challenge which is Hats. My CDM on the swing has a lovely bonnet.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
I was asked to do another card using the same image and sketch that I used for the Sugar Bowl Challenge for a friend's twins birthday.
The papers are Eskimo kisses. To give a bit of depth I decoupaged the umbrella and bird, which I attached with silicone.
I got this cute digi snowman today from Victoria Case.
I would just love to know what secrets that snowman is telling the moon, although I have a sneaky suspicion their probably talking about the weather!
The challenge over at Victoria Case Stamp Challenge this week is a colour combo of Navy Silver/Grey and White.
I didn't think at first I would be able to fit this image into those colours, but in the end I think it kinda works okay.
I followed the sketch from Moving along with the times as it was a nice simple sketch, which I think fitted the image better. Creatalicious Challenge is Christmas snowflake and sparkle. So this fits for that one as well.
Snowman was coloured with Copics and a really fab Marvy Marker 'Twinklette' which would you believe I have had stuck in a drawer since before dot and never used, now I know how lovely it Im gonna be using it on v€erything.
Monday, 23 November 2009
This is another of the Sugar Nellie stamps I got Friday I couldnt not ink her up too.
I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday although I did run out of room so couldnt add the text :-(
Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey
Perga liners Aquarelle Pencils
Sugar Nellie Santa's Little Helper
Fired Brick Distress Ink
This also fits with the Simon Says Challenge which is Animal Antics.
Thanks for looking
This little beauty from Sugar Nellie arrived on my doorstep on Friday and this has been my first chance to ink it up.
I followed Marlene's sketch at The Sugar Bowl, this week it is to include the added element of Zig Zags. I covered this by using the Pinking blade on my rotacutter. Papers are Eskimo Kisses.
I coloured the image with Perga Liner Water Colour Pencils and Sakura glitter Pens for the flowers and of course Glamour dust for the added sparkle. I mounted the flowers on an icicle from the Range and added some Swavorski cyrstals for bling and Woodware fluffy stuff for the snow.
I'm also entering this into the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge which is
Christmas/Winter and Cute Card Thursday Teens.
Went to France on Saturday for a day trip with my work colleagues and had a four hour lunch - but I think all that food didnt agree with me and to serve me right I had the mother of all migraines yesterday so didnt get to make my DT card for
Cute Daisy May till this morning.
This week we want to encourage you to get well ahead of your christmas card list and make a card with the theme Red Christmas.
Couldnt quite finish it in time for the new challenge post but thought I would share it anyways.
This little poppet can be found on Sheet 115 Here.
I coloured her in Copics and Perga Liner water colour pencils. Added glitter for bling and snowflakes cut with a spellbinders die.
The DP is DCWV which I coloured with Distress Inks.
I am entering this into the Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge which is Glitter.
Thanks for stopping by
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Just wanted to post this one before bed as I made it for the Victoria Case Stamp Challenge and forgot I hadnt posted it.
Image is a VC digi image which I coloured with copics and added glamour dust. DP is from Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme Vol 3 (I think or it could be Vol 1, used my spotty folder in the cuttlebug and added ribbons from stash and loads more of the snowflakes from the range.
Well Goodnite all - sweet dreams to those in the same time zone and have a great day the rest of you.
Just a quick post I made this card following the sketch at Papertake Weekly.
The image is a download from Cuddly Buddly Crafts. DP's are Eskimo Kisses by Basic grey. I added snow Tex round their feet, havent used that before and I have to say am well impressed with the results, I reckon I will be using this loads (should have got two pots lol). Snowflakes are from the xmas decorations section at the Range with a spellbinders die cut one to add a bit of extra bling.
The colours for this weeks challenge are Karen's choice; RV23, YR04, YG06
Once I pulled these colours out I just knew that I needed to use a pixie digi image from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
I just love easel cards and couldnt resist doing just one more, which gave me an excuse to use another pixie and decoupage flower for the inside. The papers, buttons and decoupage flowers are from the Bloom and Grow set, by My Minds Eye. I cant wait to see what you all come up with for these colours.
Monday, 16 November 2009
As I was looking to see which image I wanted I spied this little cutie Sandy and I bought her to enter into the Instyle Stamps Challenge which is Snow themed.
I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers
I coloured Sandy in Copics and added the essential glitter. DP is from Bearly Mine Designs. Matting done with my Nesties and the snowflakes are a mixture of Spellbinders Snowflakes die and Christmas Decorations from the Range.
The Range snowflakes are irridescent and look so cool IRL and they were really cheap. A big thanks to Ju
for the tip. If you havent seen Ju's blog pop over and take a look she has some lovely creations.
But what it does mean is that it's time for another challenge over at Cute Daisy May which this week we're going Touchy Feely with 'Textures' as our theme.
I still need to make loads of Christmas Cards so this my piece this week is helping out the cause.
I have chosen this cute Daisy holding her Poinsetta and coloured her with Copics. You can pick her up from Linnie Here and for those of you who may be a bit strapped for cash with xmas just round the corner, dont worry Linnie has put up the most adorable Elf which you can download for FREE. (I can't believe I didn't see him before he is a def must have lol).
I added fluffy stuff and glitter to her coat and dried it with a heat gun.
The ribbon is felt which I got last year and totally forgot I had Duh! Flower is a mixture of Petaloo and Hero Arts. I used my dot folder in the cuttlebug for a bit of extra texture.
Thanks for looking and I hope you will be taking part this week - I cant wait to see what you come up with. Oh and by the way Linnie is looking for a Guest Designer.
Apologies to anyone I didnt get round to seeing last week was having a bit of a computer meltdown.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
I have followed the sketch over at Mo's Digital Challenge and used one of Mo's drawings. Ijust soo love these cats singing to the moon - I can just imagine what it sounds like lol.
Papers are from Bearly Mines Christmas Fusion CD. Snowflakes are spellbinders. Coloured with copics and glitter added.
This card also fits into Cute Card Thursday which is Glitter me Silly
Charisma Cardz which is Merry and Bright.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
This cute little guy is from Whimsy Stamps. I have coloured him with Distress Inks. I used my distressing tool around al the papers and used Vintage Photo Distress Inks on the edges.
The papers are from the set I got at Costco's. Ribbons are Anita's. The bone and paw prints I stamped and then triple embossed.
Nope you aren't seeing things the sentiment is upside down - I will sign the 'fession' yep it was a bit of a boo boo, but I kinda liked it - it sort of goes with the quizzical look on that dogs face.
Whimsy Stamps = Watercolours
Lots To Do Distressing
InspirationalCard Sketches Sketch
For this card I followed the Sketch at Sketch Saturday by Debbie. This sooo cute image is from The Greeting Farm and he's been coloured in copics and had fluffy stuff and glitter added to his stoking.
I turned the card into an Easel card so am going to enter this into the Secret Crafter Challenge and the Crazy 4 Challenges which are both Easels and Papertake Weekly which is Digi Sparkle and Roses on Paper Christmas - I realy love these cards so expect to see a few more.
The greeting is from Fairy Doodles which I embossed with silver fish Cosmic shimmer embossing powder.
Charms are from Nikki over at BunnyZoes.
Papers are really old no idea where they come from!!!!!