Monday, 30 December 2013

Natalie & Amy's 'One For The Girls' Challenge

Good morning how are we all? Full of turkey, all the trimmings plus lots of sweet treats too and now waiting for the new year to wash it all down with a drink or two before starting the major diet the very next day lol.

This month at Natalie & Amy's we are challenged to 'For The Girls' so that means it can be any occasion as long as it is for a girl. 

I have made a Christmas card which was for one of my granddaughter's. It is a large 8" x 8" card and I used both sides of a 12" x 12" sheet of backing paper from S.E.I called Holiday Cheer, I love this paper and wish I had brought more. My image is a Wee Stamp called 'Winter Fairy' that was a joy to colour. Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then I added some Woodware Fluffy Stuff to her cuffs and coat band, some Diamond Stickles to her wings, Glossy Accents to the berries and White Opal Liquid Pearls for snowdrops. The vellum is a piece of Papermania Polka Dot Glitter Vellum. Most of the items used are available in the store and I will link them in the supplies list below the photo.

8" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Let's Create
Sentiment - Computer generated
Die Cuts - Snowflake Frame #23460 by Sophie Gallo Designs, Holly #5900 Rivka Wilkins & Snowflake #51000 by Sweet Elsie.

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Saddle Brown, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan & March Hare
Coat - Cyan, Sky Blue & Glacier Blue
Ear Muffs - Lime Green, Lime Zest & Aniseed
Holly & Berries - Pine, Lush Green, Berry Red & Lipstick Red
Robin - Cinnamon, Tan, Berry Red & Lipstick Red

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
To be edited.

Well that is all from me for this year, looking forward to meal out with some of the children on New Year's Eve as that is my hubbies birthday. It was supposed to be all the children & grandchildren but unfortunately my youngest son collapsed on the 23rd December whilst at work and has been in hospital with a chest infection, then on Christmas Day my new granddaughter ended up in hospital with RSV which means Respiratory Syncytial Virus and has been really poorly but is much better now. Hence neither of those families will be travelling.  

Here is hoping that 2014 is a much happier, healthier new year for everyone. So whatever you are doing have lots of fun & laughter but stay safe. 
Happy New Year to you all and see you in 2014.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

My Time To Craft 'White On White Christmas Card' Challenge

Good morning all, wow it is windy here at the moment but no rain so that is a plus point lol. I hope the weather is better where you are although I know some of you have snow appearing so keep safe. 

This week at My Time To Craft we are challenging you to a 'White On White Christmas Card', you can colour your image but the main parts of it must be white and as it is Christmas we are giving you two weeks to make your card!! 

For my card I used a cutting file from the Silhouette Store by Elizabeth Mayne, then embossed some of the different layers and inked some others to give some definition to it. I then added some glamour dust to various parts for some sparkle. When I made this card I wasn't sure I liked it but the more I look at it I do lol.

Card Stock - Lidl
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' & 'Tiny Bubbles'
Inks - Ranger Distress Inks 'Evergreen Bough' & 'Broken China'
Sparkle - Decoart 'Glamour Dust'

This will be my last post before Christmas so I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a fabulous time.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

My Time To Craft 'Christmas Birds' Challenge

Good afternoon sorry this post should of been up this morning but schedule didn't work.

This is a quick post from me today with the new challenge at My Time To Craft where we want to see 'Christmas Birds'

For my card I made a 5"x7" card for a change using a cutting file from the Silhouette Store by Snapdragon Snippets. I brought this file awhile a go and loved it immediately but this is the first time I have cut it. I used card stock that I brought from Lidl's some time ago as it cuts beautifully in the cameo.

Card Stock - Lidl
Die Cuts - Noel Cardinal Birdhouse 5x7 Card #51934 by Snapdragon Snippets
Gloss on berry - Ranger Glossy Accents
Gem for eye - Anita's Gem Wheel.

I am sorry for this short post but I have had a really bad headache since Wednesday and struggling every time I move my head the pain is awful. I cannot take anything for it due to my other medication. 

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Silhouette Challenge '3d' Challenge

It's time for Week 2
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Ends: Saturday, December 31

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You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

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Good morning everyone, it's the 8th of the month and my time to post my project. This month as it says above our challenge is '3d', it doesn't have to be Christmas it can be for any occasion. I have made a Santa and Penguin for my little Harley to put on his Christmas place setting. I used card stock from Lidl's Supermarket which is really good for these types of project. The file I used was from the Silhouette Store by Snapdragon Snippets.

 Here are the two together, arn't they cute. 

Santa measures 6" tall

Penguin is 4.5" tall. 
Card Stock - Lidl's Supermarket
Die Cuts - Santa #51040 & Penguin #51039 both by Snapdragon Snippets.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Crafty Calendar 'Cold & Frosty' Challenge

Hello again, if you called by looking for my My Time To Craft post you will find it below this post. 

Right it's the first Saturday of the month and that means it is time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge. This month we are challenged to 'Cold and Frosty' perfect for this moment in time!

When I came to making this card I was really stuck for what image to use as there are so many possibilities but after I spotted this mitten border by Miss Kate Cuttables in the Silhouette Store I went straight for this snowman image by Stitchy Bear called 'Snowman Trio'. I used pattern paper from the Dovercraft 'Ho Ho Ho' collection. Embossed a panel using the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and then a snowflake die cut from the Tim Holtz Mini Snowflakes die covered in Glamour Dust. 

6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Dovercraft 'Ho Ho Ho'

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Snow Family - Celestial Blue, Sky Blue & Arctic Blue, Heatwave, Molten Red, Sunset, Lipstick Red, Vanilla, Buttercup & Eggnog, Olive Green, Marsh Green & Apple Cider, Cocoa, Caramel & Tan.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

That is all from me for today, have a good weekend and stay safe.

My Time To Craft 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas Animals' Challenge

Good morning all how are you all? I hope you are all safe and not suffered any severe damage from the amount of water that has rose inland along the East coast of England.

So as today is Saturday it is time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are challenging you to 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas Animals', there are hundreds of possible images so please join us.

For my card today I have dug out a really old paper pack from Dovecraft called 'Tis The Season' (in fact it is so old I cannot find a link for it lol) and used just one sheet of it, I added an embossed panel using the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, then the die cut string of lights which I added glossy accents to for some shine and then of course this really adorable image that was a freebie from Whimsy Stamps some time ago. I haven't added a sentiment yet as I am not sure who it will be for. Glamour Dust was added to the hat trim and bobble.

6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Dovercraft 'Tis The Season' 
Die Cut - Christmas Lights Banner/Border #35445 by Sarah Hurley

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Hat & Bow - Celestial Blue, Sky Blue & Arctic Blue
Dog - Caramel, Tan, Light Fawn & Baby Pink

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

I will be back with my Crafty Calendar Challenge Card shortly.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Tis The Season Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to our

We are on Day 2

There are only a few stops on this hop each day, and you are going to love the projects you see.

I am the fifth stop. 

Here is the entire list of stops for day 2:
Lisa @ The Paper Princess
Debbie @ Deb's Paper Palooza
Kim @ Kim's Card Corner
Millie @ Crafting With Creative M
Jessica @ Craftin and Stampin
Karen @ Karen 2005 Craftily Yours
Becky @ Becky's Craft Place
Jennifer @ Creative Cricut Designs & More
Julie @ Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers

In case you missed Day 1, here is the lineup and a direct link to my post HERE.

Today I have something completely different to share with you. I have made a canvas picture for Christmas using vinyl, it is a 10" x 14" canvas. I have used a quote from the Silhouette store by Kolette Hall. This picture will go to my daughter in law who loves all these quotes and vinyled work.

Canvas - Dunelm Mill
Vinyl - Free from a local business
Die Cut Quote - Merry Christmas #52050 by Kolette Hall

Now hop on over to Millie to see what gorgeousness is there for your enjoyment but not before you have left a comment here.

Some of them are offering candy as well. 
Be sure to read their requirements to be eligible as they may all be different.

Thank you for hopping with us!!!!