Sunday, 30 November 2014

Natalie & Amy's 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas' Challenge

 Good morning everyone, thank you for stopping by. 

I am here today with my card for the new challenge over at Natalie & Amy's and our challenge to you this month is 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas'. I used this adorable Humphrey's Corner image called 'First Christmas' to make a first Christmas card for a little one who was born in July and named Mason. I got this idea from another blog sometime a go but I cannot find it now so if anyone knows who it was please let me know so I can give credit.

I started with a 6" scalloped square card blank and used a really old snowflake stamp and distress ink's in frayed burlap and tumbles glass to create the background, then cut the large 'M' on my Silhouette along with the sentiment. I used the out of frame cut to cut this super cute little ellie out, coloured with promarkes and flexmarkers before I added glamour dust to his hat trim for a bit of sparkle. Finished off by mounting the image and mat on foam tape for some dimension. All supplies are listed below with those available from Natalie & Amy in RED.

I love how this turned out so may have to try it again but with a difference.

6" Scalloped Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Image - Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner '1st Christmas' & Dawn Bibby Snowflake (Retired)
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Double Sided Tape - Stix 2 12mm Ultra Sticky
Glue Pen For Glitter - Stix 2 Night Glow Glue Pen

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Humphrey - Blue Grey 1 - 3
Nappy - Linen
Hat - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Glacier Blue

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Creative Romance - Old Stash (Snowflake Stamp) 05/12
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes + Twist (Snowflake) 06/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 03/12
Bunny Zoe - Snow 08/12
Animal Friends - It's Cold Ice & Snow 01/12

Saturday, 29 November 2014

My Time To Craft 'Snowmen' Challenge

Good morning lovely ladies, I hope you are all keeping warm after that temperature drop yesterday and those of you on the other side had a wonderful Thanks Giving.

I am here today with my card for this week's My Time To Craft challenge which is 'Snowmen'. A few week's back my local craft shop Let's Create which is owned by Jo Channon (A regular on create and craft) had a whole day of Little Claire workshop's, which were great fun especially as I won everything I used to create this card! I have a whole host of products all of which I love. 

The image is from The Hobby House art pad called 'Warmest Wishes', the designer paper is from First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' and then the ribbon, twine and embellies were all hand picked for the kit by The Hobby House. I added Stampendous Fran-tage (also in the kit) after colouring but my heat gun wouldn't melt it to start and then went made all of a sudden and because I was heating from the back didn't notice until the damage was done whoops. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Die Cuts - Spellbinders 'Classic Square'
Ribbon, Twine & Charm - The Hobby House Kit

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Snowman - Blue Grey 1, 2 & 3
Carrot - Orange & Bright Orange
Candy Cane - Chilli Red
Holly & Berries - Holly, Pine & Berry Red
Bell - Gold & Sleigh Bell
Green Sweet - Lime & Lime Zest
Trees - Cocoa & Tan
Jacket & Gloves - Verdigris, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Mustard, Vanilla & Buttercup
Scarf - Chilli Red, Heatwave & Lipstick Red
Ski's - Dove Grey & Sleigh Bell

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Fussy & Fancy - Happy Holidays 12/12
Simply Create Too - Snow, Snow, Snow 02/01
Moving Along With The Times - Inspired By A Song 'Frosty The Snowman' by Gene Autry 03/12
I Love Promarkers - Frosty The Snowman 02/12
Simon Says - Anything Goes 03/12
Bunny Zoe's - Snow 07/12

That's all from me but just before I go I have to tell you about my little grandson Harley who is now 2 and a half. I was away last week for a few days and left a couple of cards on my desk ready to photograph when home except they were missing. I searched everywhere and found one behind his toy box but could not locate the other until he was here this week and asked. Where was it, in the bin of course because it was YUCK and his reasoning for it was it was BLACK and gold lol. Remind me never to ask his opinion on my cards in future lol.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Guest DT For Elisabeth Bell's World

Good morning, afternoon or evening I hope you are all enjoying your day. 

I am here today to share a card I have made as my part of being the Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bell's Collection guest. I made my card using the adorable 'Rachel Little Angel' and she really could be a little angel looking at that face.

I teamed my image with My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 'Dolled Up' papers and a frame and butterfly flourish from the Silhouette store. I am not sue why my sentiment looks bitty but really isn't, I used black holographic embossing powder so it could be where the light has caught the glitter in it. I added stickles to her wings and glossy accents to her hearts on the hair band. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Unknown cam in a grab bag
Die Cuts - Butterlfy Little Swirl #62859 by Carina Gardner & Mesh Frame #13908 by Alaa K

 Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - E00, E000, E21 & R20
Hair - Mustard, Buttercup, Eggnog & Lemon Chiffon
T-Shirt - Turquoise, Island Lagoon, Frosted Jade, Aquamarine, 61, 62 & 63
Shorts - Tea Rose, Budding Rose, Pale Pink, Muted Pink & 34
Buckle - Blue Grey 5
Hair Band - As Shorts + Chilli Red

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elphine House - Favourite Colours 18/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 03/12
Crafty Creations - Embossing 09/12
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Make It Sparkle 01/12
Double Click - Happy Birthday 11/12
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes 03/12

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World 'Christmas Creations' Challenge

Good morning, afternoon or evening to you all. I hope you are well, it is turning colder here in the UK by the day and I just hope we don't get quite as much snow as some countries have.

So today I am here with a card as part of my guest term for Elisabeth Bell's team. The challenge this month at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge is 'Christmas Creations', you can use any image from Elisabeth no matter who it is retailed by. I have used 'Gingerbread Love' which was originally retailed by the now closed Belles 'n' Whistles and is currently in retirement but who knows, it may return once Lissy Bee Stamps start producing from December 15th 2014.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment -Merry Christmas Sentiment #14490 by Loni Leah Designs 
Die Cuts - Christmas Gingerbread Man Corner #69272 by Studio Illustrado & Holiday Borders #68916 by Scribbles Inc

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Both Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Him Cappuchino, Caramel, Sandstone, 84 & 87. Her Umber, Firewood, Tawny Owl, 95 & 97
Holly - Olive & Pesto
Gingerbread - Saddle Brown & Terracotta
Bench - Henna, Cocoa & Cinnamon
Her Top & His Trousers - Khaki, Olive & Pesto
Her Trousers, Hair Band & Candy Cane - Berry Red, Lipstick Red & 33
His Tank, Shoes - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, 65, 84 & 86

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas 03/12
That Crafty Place - Anything Goes 06/12
Fantasy Stampers - Cute Christmas 06/12
Cards Galore - Anything Goes 01/12
Die Cut Divas - Any Holiday 01/12

That's all from me.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Guest DT For Elisabeth Bells Digi World Blog

Good evening I am here to share another make for my time on the Digi Bell's Design Team.

Today I have a Christmas card I made using Eden's Second Christmas from Elisabeth Bell's Digi Collection and I used it to make a card for a young child. I added a couple of embellishments cut on my Silhouette Cameo to finish it off.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Silhouette (See Below)

A closer view of the image & colours used:-

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafter's Companion - Christmas 30/11
Bearly Mine - Christmas Cards 01/12
Crafty Hazelnut - Getting Ready For Christmas 01/12
Hiding In My Craftroom - Any Holiday 30/11
Die Cut Diva's - Any Holiday 01/12
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes 01/12

Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the wrong AM/PM post time.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Guest DT for Elisabeth Bell Digi World Blog.

Good morning all, it is my pleasure today to share with you a card I made as a very honoured guest designer for Elisabeth Bell's World

I have admired this image for ages but never felt I had an occasion to use it until now! My gorgeous granddaughter Mia will be the grand old age of 1 on Thursday and this card has been made for my mum aka her great grandmother to give her. 

I used the adorable Bell Horses - Li'l Princess Tu-Tu and coloured her with a mixture of Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils. All the die cutting was done on my Silhouette Cameo. 

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Prima 'Rondelle'

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hair, 109, 110 & 111
Dress & Hair Bow - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Putty, 007, 008 & 009
Blouse, Boots & Horse - Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 114 & 118
Reins - Black
Wand - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Ice Grey 3 & Black.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes 06/12
Pattie's Creations - Birthday's 05/12
Simon Says Stamp - Stars 20/11
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes 18/11
Crafting For All Seasons - Birthdays 27/11

Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Time To Craft 'Farmyard Animals' Challenge

Good morning to you. What happened to our mild Autumn it has suddenly become freezing overnight and I don't like that especially as we are having fireworks and a bbq today for our two grandchildren's birthday which were yesterday and tomorrow. Not that we particularly feel like it as both David and I have been ill all week with man flu/swollen glands and no voice, can you guess who has what lol. I am still also struggling with the fallout from my methadone being stopped and the morphine being started.

Anyhow I am here today with my post for this weeks challenge at My Time To Craft which is 'Farmyard Animals' not an easy one and I confess I struggled as I didn't have a single image that suited the challenge so I had to put my Silhouette Cameo to work. I found this little lamb while searching the store and thought it was quite cute with it's sentiment so here it is. 

I have had these embossed cards in my stash forever and rarely get to use them but decided this little ewe looked better as a clean and simple card rather than layers. I gave her a little edging with some Old Paper Distress Ink just to make her stand out from the white background. I was trying to work out how best I could bring the embossing out without making my lamb fade into the background. I added a little Mod Podge to the hearts just because I had it out but they actually look quite nice.

5" Square Embossed Card Blank - Dovecraft I think but as I said I have had them forever
Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cut - Ewe Are Special #55417 by Sarah Bailey
Gloss - Mod Podge

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes 05/12
Art Impressions - Zoo or Animal 20/11

That's all from me, see you soon.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Crafty Calendar 'It's All About Christmas' & My Time To Craft 'Charmed I'm Sure' Challenge

This is my second post today, if you came here looking for my Silhouette Challenges post you will find it HERE.
Good morning. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenges and at My Time To Craft, so we want to see 'Christmas' at Crafty Calendar and 'Charms' at My Time To Craft
As the two challenges go hand in hand I decided to go with one card using the two elements. Remember my card from a couple of days ago well here is another one of the three I made. I used those gorgeous First Edition 'Silent Night' papers again, that bottom piece is silver but I think my top must have reflected in it as I took the photo. I used this lovely Elisabeth Bell image which isn't really a Christmas image but think it works just the same, what do you think?

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Stash
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night'
Image - Elphine House 'The Gift That Keeps On Giving'
Dies - Spellbinders 'Labels 2' & 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals
Snowflake Brads - Dovecraft
Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Charm - Stash

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Earth Yellow, Champagne & Ivory
Present - Fresh Meadow, Honeydew, 24 & 27
Blue's - Powder Blue, 67 & 69
Grey's - April Showers, Pebble Blue, Sea Mist, 114, 116 & 118

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Divas By Design - Anything Goes 05/11
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas 05/11
The Paper Shelter - Christmas 05/11
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes 05/11
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 05/11

Silhouette Challenges Ch# 19 "Advent Calendar"

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges. This month is
(Advent Calendar).

Oh dear this had to be a quick make for me as I got my months around the wrong way, not hard for me I know, hence next month's projects is now all ready and waiting! Anyhow this month is all about advent making and I made this lovely large snowman, he is about 18" tall and 9" wide. I made him for the older grandchildren to countdown the days until Christmas but at the same time to help young Harley who is just learning his numbers. 

Isn't he adorable? I used a snowflake brad to hold his carrot nose on, then added some googley eyes and some enamel dots for holly berries. I also change the wording on his hat so that it fit in with the children. And there you go super quick and easy.

A close up of the wording. 
Card Stock - Bazzill
Berries - Enamel Dots
Eyes & Brad - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 19 "Advent Calendar" (no cards)
Begins: Saturday, November 1
Ends: Sunday, October 30

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