Friday, 31 December 2010

CACB #31

Happy New Year
to all you lovely people. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Time again for a new challenge over on the CACB Blog,  and the very last Challenge of 2010 is...
Same but Different

 Ann is giving away a free digi for you to use on your card/project for this challenge. 
Any colour scheme, any layout and any embellishments of choice can be used 
as long as the digi stamp is there too. 
Sooooo....pop over to Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and 
pick up your free image and let us see lots of 
Same but Different creations

I chose to use a black card blank and  the scene is coloured with a mix of copics and watercolour pencils and spritzed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist - gives it a nice shine.
I printed the base of the egg on to gold mirri card and embossed with gold EP and fixed it over the complete image. The nestie label is polished stone.
Ribbon, feathers and peel-offs and the result is quite striking

You can see on the challenge blog all the gorgeous interpretations the DT have come up with using this image

Digital Tuesday  - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Brand spanking new - Ann's new digi!
Daring Cardmakers - At the beach

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us for the challenge this fortnight
Cheers me dears :-)


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Take That.....

Quick make this morning - I'd forgotten I'd been asked for this and it is for tomorrow.

My DIL's sister is a massive Take That fan so her birthday card has to include a pic of these lovely lads. You might wonder why Robbie is peeking over the pic....weeeellllll, DIL said Sis was not too keen on him... sorry Robbie :-)) and that they were doing OK without him........and now she tells me she is warming to him so I have let him have a look in.

DIL and g/son are happy with it although I don't think any challenges will want it... rofl...

BP's - MCS collection  from Dec edition of Making Cards mag
Images - courtesy of google
PC generated greeting

Told you it was a quick card lol

Thanks for stopping by
Cheers me dears


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Last Minute and the Last

 Last minute and definitely the last Christmas card for this year.

Allsorts #83 - Free & easy - anything goes
CYDA #10 - Punch it out
AiFactory - Anything goes
ASFOS #133 - Christmas cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Get embellishing

BP - Green & gold fromlast years Making cards mag, stripe unknown
Seam binding ribbon
Flower from Wild Orchid
Glittery punched snowflake

Thanks for stoppping by - cheers me dears :-)


Friday, 17 December 2010

CACB #30


It is  Anything Goes  at

and as this is the last challenge before Christmas I would like to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and happy, healthy and peaceful New Year

My card this time is very simple.......I printed the sentiment and Ann's garland image on to polished stone BP and coloured with copics and gold pentouch. This is matted on to gold mirri and then on to plain white paper embossed with CB snowflake embossing folder.
 Simply embellished with seam binding ribbon and a glittery punched snowflake

I'd like to enter this for
OSAAT #43 - also Anything goes
Allsorts #83- Free and easy - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Stamps R Us #11 - Anything goes
I hope you are not too busy to join in this challenge and  have time to pop over to CACB to see the gorgeous designs from the DT

Thank you, as always,  for stopping by....... have a wonderful Christmas :-)


Thursday, 16 December 2010

White Christmas


A card for a dear friend and for the following challenges......

ASFOS #133 - Christmas card
Alphabet - G is for glitter
Allsorts #82 - Last minute Christmas
CD Sunday  - 3 of a kind - 3 'diamonds' :-)
OSAAT #43 - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - J is for jewels
TPE #90 - Winter wonderland

This shows the sparkle a bit better......but not a lot, lol

Main BP - plain white paper embossed with the CB snowflake folder.
The sentiment is edged with gold glamour dust .
Image -  Debbi Moore's '100 art nouveau & art deco images' CD - with stickles glitter
Punched glamour glittered snowflakes
Flower -  wild orchid
Leaf, gold ribbon and gems from stash.

Thanks for stopping by
Cheers me dears :-)


Friday, 10 December 2010

New Baby #3

Caardvarks  - sadly their Final Challenge - Monochromatic

Image - Baby Love, Joanna Sheen
Papers - Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe
Seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party  and flowers

Thank you for stopping by and recent lovely comments - every one is totally appreciated
Cheers me dears :-)


New Baby #2


Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Congratulations

Image - Pink Petticoat
Spotty paper from the Sprout collection at Shabby Shoppe
Handmade stripe paper
Handmade circle sentiment layered on to silver mirri card
Lace, flowers,  punched leaves and silky thread bow

Thank you for stopping by and lovely recent comments - each and every one truly appreciated
Cheers me dears :-)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Truly Scrumptious.....New Baby #1


The last challenge for 2010 at Truly Scrumptious is challenge #47 - a sketch with the option of 'Frame it' by adding a decorative frame around the image.
Anything Goes Challenge Blog is Congratulations
By the Cute & Girly  December challenge- Children
CCC  - Anything goes

This is a commission to congratulate a couple who have just become Great Grandparents.
My bit of decoration is lace but only at the top of the image so hardly a 'frame'.

I've had this image for so long I can't say where  it is from.....matted on to gold mirri card and fixed with foam tape. I don't know the BP's either, just that the folder they are in says 'vintage baby papers and embellishments, project 299'.
Vintage seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party, with rose.
One of Nellie's multi frames cut from gold mirri with handmade sentiment took me ages to do this sentiment cos I kept changing my mind about which font to use

Thank you for stopping by and recent comments - I really appreciate each and every one.


Friday, 3 December 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #29


The theme of the new challenge at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog this time is a sketch and/or Christmas card. You can do the sketch and theme or just the sketch or just a Christmas card.

I have used Ann's new pre-coloured Holly Wreath and poinsettia  images.
The BP's are from the tartan collection 2 and the dark green from the poinsettia set. The bows are also from the pre-coloured holly wreath sheet.

I added some glitter to the edges of both BP's and also to the centres of the flowers.

The DT have  produced some wonderful samples for inspiration over on the challenge blog - pop over and have a look-see :-)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this new challenge and look forward to seeing what you come up with.