Sunday, 28 November 2010

White Christmas


The CD Sunday Challenge this week is White Christmas.

The little tiny image is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas and depicts a snowy scene and it is small because I didn't want to cover too much of the BP which  is one of  Jak's freebies  

The edges of the BP and image are embossed with silver EP and the punched snowflakes have been liberally glittered as is the large snowflake on the BP

Thanks for stopping by..............and many thanks for recent comments.......I really appreciate every one

Cheers me dears :-)


Sunday, 21 November 2010

CD Sunday Challenge

 The CD Sunday challenge is Shabby Chic

Oooo , .....nice one....I hope this qualifies, this lovely lady is definitely chic.

Drunken Stampers #43 - No stamps for you - no stamps or even digi's
A Spoon Full of Sugar #130  - Distressing
Simon Says - Sparkle

Image - Debbi Moore Designs - 100 Art Nouveau & Art Deco Images CD
Paper - K&Co
Marianne loopy square edged with gold Glamour Dust*
Handmade stick pin
Seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party
Flowers from stash and punched leaves

Apologies for the rubbish pic :-(

*I love this stuff but my word, it gets everywhere and having glamour dust highlighted wrinkles is not a good look for someone of my mature years, LOL

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

November Birthday - Update


This is something a bit different for me and I think it turned out well. I have used 3 different stamps on this, must be a record....for me.... lol.
The music is a Penny Black stamp, another is part of a large Docrafts stamp from the bargain bin at Colemans,  and the blue corner stamp from one of those small stamp collections.

I created the November calendar page in PPx2 and printed it on to BP.....I have done one for December too.....tore round the edges, sponged with chalk ink pad and highlighted the date of the birthday. I thought this was a nice touch :-)

Edit: Oooops, I have just noticed that I left in the 31 copied from the Dec calendar - everyone knows there are 30 days in November, lol. I will change it ASAP

Take 2 - mistake rectified!! I had to do the whole lot again as I had merged all  the layers on the first attempt and couldn't undo. Anyway, I think this one is much neater

Greeting printed and then cut with Nestie label and sponged with chalk ink pad. I cut 3 circles with my 1/4" hole punch, coloured them with the same ink pad, and shaped them to look like brads, then coated them with clear gloss finish. I had to add a bit of raffia

Colour Create challenge #58  - Inspiration pic - Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream
Daring Cardmakers - We three........3 stamps, 3 'brads'
Hodge Podge Shop #4 - Anything Goes

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Cheers me dears :-)


Friday, 19 November 2010

CACB - #28

It was so good to see all the lovely entries for CACB first birthday challenge. Ann kindly offered extra prizes for everyone who left a comment on all the DT blogs and without further ado.......the winner on my blog  
Congratulations Cely. Please pop over to  the challenge blog and email Ann with your choice of a digi or pre-coloured sheet of your choice from Crafty Ann's digi shop

This fortnight we have a photo for inspiration.You don't have to use a scene - maybe the colours will be your inspiration.

I chose Ann's 'Bridge over Stream' digi coloured with watercolour pencils.  The BP's are from embossed flowers collection 3. I used the script embossing folder on the light colour and distressed every edge in sight :-)

This is actually an easel card

I hope you will join in the challenge again this time and nip over to the challenge blog and see the fabbily excellent designs the team has produced for this challenge

Remember: you don't have to use Crafty Ann's products to enter but you'll get two entries into the draw if you do.

Thank you for stopping by :-)


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Mainly digital


I am really pleased with myself - I learned something new today - I found out how to fill a letter with DP.
A bit of trial and error but not much, it was quite easy really, and the bonus is that there is no need to print off different squares of the paper of choice.
I usually make hard work of doing letters like this by printing a mirror image on the back of some card, glueing DP on the front then cutting out. Time consuming and fiddly.
I did these on the card below using Serif PhotoPlusx2 and Word Art.  I made a frame using the same technique to save cutting out.
Maybe this can be done with PSP but I have to make do with PPx2.
Next time I will take out the black line around the words - I found out how to do this after I'd finished printing

I changed the colour of the swirl and digitally added  it to the BP. Some glitter was added randomly for a bit of sparkle. Two of the tiles are fixed with foam pads.

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Monday, 15 November 2010

New Baby


I was asked for a new baby card on Saturday and as luck has it the theme at

Raise the Bar #44 is Oh! Baby

BP and image from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD. I did a little bit of altering to produce the matching hearts.
For added interest I have used two doilies under the main image and a satin ribbon and flower.
Quite easy apart from cutting around the scallops - I wish I had a scalloped heart nestie :-))

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Lavender & Lace


This card has been made around four lovely challenges

The CD Sunday challenge - Lavender & Lace
The Shabby Tea Room #35 - Lavender & Lace
PaperPlay #45 - Ribbon, lace & flowers
One Stitch at a Time #39 - Favourite colour

The BP and tag are from MCS Lavender and Lace. I added the greeting on MCS, printed it off and have fixed it with foam pads at the top but just DST at the bottom.
The lace at the bottom corner is a quarter of a lace circle
Flowers with a little bit of sparkle, ribbon and pearls from stash

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears :-)


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Vintage Lady


I  enjoyed making this card and am pleased with the result.
The inspiration for this came from these challenges

CLP #31 - November sketch challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge #105 -Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers  - Dry embossing
OLLCB #66 - Remember, remember
Totally Paper Crafts #41 - Tag it!

Papers - CB embossing folder and old lace
Stamped tag 
Hand made pearl pin
Feather from stash
and my favourite seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party

Thank you for stopping by, all your comments are be greatly appreciated :-)


Saturday, 6 November 2010

A Flower and a Butterfly


So much for well laid plans of the challenges I made this for was  a photo inspiration challenge...and guess what ...I .missed it!! This is the second one I've been late with..

Luckily I am still in time for  ...

ASFOS #128 - Relish to embellish
Creatalicious Challenge #15 - All white
CCC - Lets punch it!
Flutter by Wednesday #129 - Anything goes

The background is white paper embossed with one of my new CB folders, lightly sponged around the edges.
I made a large scrunched flower, added glitter, a big gem brad centre and gold embossed leaves.
Sentiment panel is two sizes of nestie label, PC generated greeting,  two gold  'brads' made with a 1/4" hole punch,  and then fixed with foam tape.
Double layered butterfly - antennae and edge of wings gold embossed  and body made of gems.
Lace from my stash

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Friday, 5 November 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #27


This challenge is a special one and marks the first anniversary of
and in celebration of this milestone Ann has extra prizes to give away.

I will be drawing a winner for a free digi or pre-coloured sheet (winners choice) from comments left on this post .
There are prizes to be won on all  the Design Team blogs so be sure to visit and leave a comment
Over on the challenge blog you can find out from Ann about the extra prizes you can win.

The theme for  this fortnights challenge... 

A Christmas card or project
in non traditional Christmas colours

A clean and simple style from me this time. I have used  the new poinsettia image from Ann's shop, coloured with copics and simply mounted on to a snowflake embossed background. The centre of the flower is some gold glitter and the gold spots are waste from a peel-off sheet - ever practical, that's me, lol.
Just some seam binding ribbon, the sentiment printed on to a nestie label and ....voila!

I'd like to enter

Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 - With love @ Christmas
Dutch Dare Challenge #90 - Clean and simple
One Stop Craft Challenge #104 - Anything goes

Please pop over to Ann's Challenge Blog and see the beautiful cards the DT have made for us this week.
I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing your  Christmas card or project in non traditional Christmas colours.

Don't forget to leave a comment and be in with a chance to win a prize from Crafty Ann

Remember: you don't have to use Crafty Ann's products to enter but you'll get two entries into the draw if you do.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are, greatly appreciated and may win a prize this time... :-)


Thursday, 4 November 2010

18th Birthday


A card for my cousins daughter - glittery, handcut #18,  on a mat embossed with a CB texture folder.
The fancy  trim is cushion trimming and the flowers are from a pretty hydrangea Christmas deco from Homebase with a large 'diamond' brad

Made with these challenges in mind

Mojo Monday - Sketch
The ABC challenge - G is for Glitter
CRAFT Challenge #75 - Dry embossing
Totally Papercrafts - 40 - Bling it on - oops missed it!

Thank you for stopping by - your comments are truly appreciated - Cheers me dears :-)


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Get Well


Another card today....yipeeeee....I hope my days in the crafting doldrums are at an end lol.
 I was asked for a get well card a couple of weeks ago for someone who has had a hip replacement and it has taken me this long to get it done. Sometimes humourous cards come easy and then sometimes they don't.

I used the sketch at

Sketch Saturday #127 and the challenge at
Cards for Men  #22 - Anything as long as it is male
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Penny for the guy - a card for a man

There are two layers of this groovy ole geezer :-) I don't think he looks anything like the man who going to receive this and I hope he doesn't mind. I have been told he has a wicked sense of humour.

Thank you for stopping by and if you feel like leaving a comment it will be much appreciated -
Cheers me dears :-)


Monday, 1 November 2010

Vintage Birthday


I am still finding it hard to get back to cardmaking but I found this lovely lady and think she is perfect to go with these new  papers I bought on Saturday.

Challenges I'd like to enter

Kaboodle Doodles #43 - Make it Vintage
Lexi's Creations #26 - Anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #104 - Anything goes and blog hop

I had to join 2 together as the card blank is 8x6 and the papers are 6x6

The two ovals are matted on to my good old favourite silver mirri card and the one with the image fixed with foam pads.

Papers - K&Co
Flower - made from a truffle wrapper
Seam binding ribbon - My Wedding Party
MS border punch 
Sentiment - computer generated

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