Sunday, 26 September 2010

Baby's first xmas

This little cutie is from Lilly of the Valley, Baby's First Christmas and was another pressie from Hubby that he got me at Ally Pally and just to make you all jealous he even picked them all which is just as well cause I would have been there all day trying to choose which ones I want. Jacqui from Cats Whiskers was on the stand doing her usual magic with copics and making them all look wonderful.
I got to say hello to Lesley too, who was helping out a very harrassed Barbara Gray, it was totally manic on that stand and I bet they are both glad this evening has come. Now I just dont like to boast too much but Im going to anyway cause hubby bought me loads of Clarity stamps too. So hopefully after the brayering lessons Lesley gave us at the retreat I will be able to make good use of them.

I also met up with Elaine one of the DT members for Graphicus for a quick chat, I love the fact that everyone connected to Graphicus is so friendly and approachable.

Totally Gorgeous Wild Thing Not sure if a hobby horse counts but having seen my grandson with his pretend horse I think it should lol!
Lily of the Valley Untraditional Christmas

Christmas Crackers 2

Same image this time coloured with Copics.
Followed the sketch from Create 4 Fun
Papertake Weekly Animals
Lily of the Valley Untraditional Christmas

Christmas Cracker

this is one of the Lily of the Valley stamps my Hubby bought me yesterday from Ally Pally. I coloured this with Derwent pencils and Gamsol. Papers are from the Seraphina disc by Crafters Companion and the MCS Christmas Disc. Sissix folder for the sentiment and Snowflake Die. Flat pearls are Swarovski.
Just Cute Bears Swirls and Bling
Lily of the Valley Untraditional Christmas

CowGirl Challenge - Flowers Galore

Hi all its Sunday again so time for a new challenge at CSSC

Prarie Fairy
Town Scrapper A little birdie told me that it is Phebe's (the owner of Town Scrappers) Birthday today, so pop on other and give her a bit of love, whilst checking what images you want should you win!

So what you gotta do to be in with a chance to win some of these goodies?

It's a recipe challenge for Flowers Galore

We want you to use 3 Dp's (Designer Papers) and 3 different types of Flowers on your creations this week.
For my card I have used Roseanne which you can get   at the Ranch with loads of other cute images. I have coloured her with copics and tripled embossed the image. The papers are from Paper Cellar and flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid with added stickles. I put some Viva pearl dots around the edges but will admit they are not as even as I would like.

But that said I really like how this card came out.

Anyways enough from me, I have new goodies to play with that I got from Ally Pally yesterday, so little time soo much stuff lol.

Take care one and all.


Copic Creations Shading

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Cowgirl Up DT

Hey Peeps, just a quick reminder there is still time to enter the Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge over at The Cowgirl Stampin Challenge , which is for such a good cause. If you haven't got any xmas images yet why dont you pop on over to the Store where you can get some real fun images like this one.

And dont forget to check out the challenge tomorrow afternoon for those in the UK when a new challenge will be up with another fab sponsor Delicious Doodles


The Secret Crafter Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Wild Things

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Christmas Cards For Soldiers

We have a new challenge starting today at the Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge" This week we would love for you to make a Christmas or Holiday  Card for the Soldiers that are away from home over the festive period. The cards will be sent to them so they can fill them in and send them home to their loved ones.
You can find the address to send them too on the challenge site.
And if you need some instant xmas piccies pop over to the Ranch and look at some of the fun xmas digi's there.

As this is such a special challenge we have some special Sponsorsfor you lucky peeps Whimsey Stamps and Whiff of Joy"

For my card I have used this great image from Whimsey Stamps
Those sharp eyed among you may have noticed that I havent used any glitter on my card, this is because it is too dangerous for the soldiers if it comes of onto them it can be seen in infra red light.
As soon as I recieved this image I knew that I wanted to keep it monochrome so have only used, Weathered Wood Distress Inks. The Snowflakes were cut in my cuttlebug and embossed whilst still in the dies and the background paper was using a Spellbinders embossing sheet and distressed.
The ribbon I had in my stash.

To win an extra prize this week the cowgirls are going to be hopping around your blogs and if you help spread the word about this special event and have the announcement piccie on your sidebar you may just win an extra prize.


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Tweet Street, Nana Vic DT

Wow it seems like forever since I have made a card and blogged.
The past few weeks have been a bit up and down, we got infested with Moths that decided my axminster was real tasty!!!!!! Of course they had to eat the area near my craft cupboard, which even I will admit is huge and very very full! So after having the Grandson for the weekend and really neeeeeding to recover we spent Bank Holiday Monday emptying my craft stuff so we could get to the carpet underneath to throw it away.

But things looked up and I went to the Graphicus Paradise Retreat met up with some really great people and had an absolute blast - its amazing how 6 complete strangers can get together and have such a great time. We didnt stop talking and laughing the whole weekend. But what goes up must come down and whilst I was there, the house got burgaled!!!!!!!!!!

Then this week my youngest Son who had only just started a new job after being made redundant months ago, his new company went into administration, hopefully though it looks like theya re going to be taken over and will possibly keep him on so keep your fingers crossed.

But oh so much worse than anything else, I have a cold but Hubby has MAN FLU. Not too sure if he will survive or whether I will put him out of his misery lol.

Anyways to my card. This image is called Tweet Street and is by the uber talented Nana Vic which you can get Here
I coloured the image three times in Copics and decoupaged it and made the background papers using a new resistance technique for me. some of the leaves came out real well others not so good, but in all honesty is probably the wrong type of stamp for this technique.
I'm going to enter this into the following challenges
Truly Scrumptious Sketch and Get Knotted
Charisma Cardz Try something new
Delightful Sketches Ribbons and colour recipe
Simon Says Halloween

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Pile On The Flowers - Whoopis Daisy DT

Wow where has this year gone too, I cant believe thats it is the 1st September already!

But hey you know what that means - it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and have we got a great challenge for you this month or what?

We want you to Pile On The Flowers - now how easy is that?

So what are you waiting for?

Here is the front of my card for this month sorry you will have to bear with me to get the full effect of this card.

(I am going to say straight away that I cant take credit for the design of the card - this came from tutorials by Marianne who makes the most amazing drool over cards and projects.

The heart is made in two pieces of DP and then woven together. The papers are all from the Paper Cellar Wedding Pad.
This little cutie is obviously one of the great little images from Whoopsi Daisy and comes from sheet 28 which you can get Here.

Last picture of the complete inside.

I have made this card for my DIL to give to her mum who is going to be renewing her wedding vows next month. DIL loves it so I her mum does to!

Corners were cut with Friskars Scissors and Flourish is a Clarity Stamp.

And of course not forgetting the flowers the spray being from Craft Creations and the rest from Wild Orchid.

Creative Cottage Celebrations
Fab n Funky Recipe 3 papers 2 embellishments 1 image
Stamp and Create