Monday 28 November 2011

Another Christmas card done and dusted!

Well I don't think everyone will be getting  a handmade card from me this year because I am running out of time to make them. However, here's another I managed last night suing the gorgeous Pippi Longsocks from Sugar Nellie. The sentiment looks a bit blurry in the photo but it isn't in real life! The papers and vellum are Papermania. Pippi is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I added Stickles to her wings for a bit of sparkle. All of the papers are edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Make It Monday  - always anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - anything Christmas
Sketch Saturday - sketch

Here is another card I finished off yesterday. The stamps are Clarity and I followed the Classroom lesson 4.

Do you think I could get away with this as a Christmas card if I stamp a Christmas sentiment inside??

Thanks for visiting

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Meet Pippi!!!

My latest purchase from the House of Sugar is the fabulous Pippi Longsocks and I just LOVE her!!
She is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The ticket die and sentiment are Whimsy and the papers Basic Grey. This card is for the current challenge over at the Sugarbowl. I am also entering it into the following
Simon Says Stamp and Show - tickets
Make It Monday - always anything goes

Thanks for visiting, let me know if you love her as much as I do :-)

Saturday 19 November 2011

New Distress Inks...yum!

I've been playing with the new Winter Distress Inks this week. I love each colour, can't decide which is my favourite of the three, I keep changing my mind.  Anyway, after watching a video over at Simon Says Stamp I was inspired to make a Christmas Garland to enter one of Shimelle's challenges which she set both on her blog and as part of the Pretty Paper Party

The sentiment stamp on the middle of the banner is the latest New Design Club stamp from Clarity Stamps and the other one is the freebie from the current Craft Stamper. Click on the pic for a closer view.
Shimelle also challenged us to share a Christmas mini album we had made. This is one I made in a class a few years ago and yes there are still photos to be put shocking!
This was the first time I had taken a class to make a mini-album. I loved learning how to assemble the pages as I was very much a novice. The MME papers and embellishments used were just fabulous. Also loved the little bell on the front.

Well I must go and get on with some boring old housework. My eldest is not very well this week. Turns out he has a chest infection. The doctor actually made a house call yesterday evening, something I didn't think they did anymore? He has to have a weekend of inactivity so he gets out of cleaning his room, much to his delight. He is parked in front of the X-box with his brother.
Hope you all have a good weekend

Wednesday 16 November 2011

What I've been up to

I have a few things to share today. I was at a crop on Sunday and we had been challenged to make a Christmas card with a 3D element to take along with us. Here is my card
The image is Knitted with Love by Sugar Nellie, papers are Papermania and the rosette I made by pleating a strip of paper and gluing a button on top. You can just see the sparkle on her hat and pom poms which are covered in Stickles.
I am entering my card into
Make it Monday - always anything goes
I also managed to do a couple of scrapbook layouts for Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party. My friend Jo is also doing the class so we were able to help each other with ideas. Shimelle's prompts get you to use papers in a different way and work out of your comfort zone.
This page is Prompt 5 which was a sketch and you had to mess up your papers, either by distressing or tearing them.

The next page is Prompt 4 which was to mix papers with dots and stripes. I found these long forgotten papers, it was the closest I could find to dots and stripes

I am so far behind with the prompts but am loving every minute.

Finally here is this week's page for my He-art Journal. This week you had to do a page themed around food or drink you love.....what can I say, you gotta love cake!!

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like what you see

Friday 11 November 2011

Sugar for the Weekend

Here is my card for the current Sugar Bowl challenge

This image was a Sweet Ebony one from Sugar Nellie ages ago. I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. 
I also made a candle using Titania the other night but must apologise for the por photo, I couldn't get the light right at all and you cannot see the shimmer paint I used for her wings.

I am entering the candle into Simon Says - photo inspiration

Also want to share my journal page for this week, the theme was Heart to Heart

Hope you have a good weekend, I'm off to Zumba!!

Monday 7 November 2011

A very sad day!

Sadly a fellow crafter, Katie Renz lost her battle against cancer this morning. You can read Katie's first post about her diagnosis HERE. I have followed her story since then and was very saddened to read her husband Kevin's  post today. Katie has three young boys and earlier this year Lori Boyd from By Lori Designs designed this digi stamp for her. The image is being sold to raise funds for Katie and her family, you can read about it and purchase the image HERE
Anyway, I actually had coloured the image last night and had this card ready to send to Katie and her boys

My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, the boys and all their family at this very difficult time.
Rest in peace Katie

Saturday 5 November 2011

Countdown to Christmas!

I really need to get some Christmas cards made so here's another one I can score of the list. This beautiful image is Little Christmas Angel from Whimsy Stamps. I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and spent ages trying to get the pleats shaded correctly but without luck - need a lot more practice there.
 The papers are Papermania Festive Frolics and the snowflake is die cut and embossed with Tinsel embossing powder, The brad in the centre is Stampin' up!
I am entering this card into the following
Quixotic Paperie Sketch challenge
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Samuel Taylors - Christmas
Stamp Insanity - chill out (blues)

that's all from me today, I have so much to catch up on with Shimelle's scrapbooking class and a ton more cards to make. Hope you have a good weekend and enjoy Bonfire Night

Wednesday 2 November 2011

I need a Sugar boost!!

Day off today and I am so tired, feel like I've been hit by a truck. I planned to tackle my Christmas shopping but ended up just browsing and only bought one gift. Just a quick post to show you my card for the current Sugar Bowl challenge which was a sketch and a clean and simple theme

Not very keen on this card, think I'm just having an uninspired day as I don't like the journal page I did either! The image is Sugar Nellie Bambino, papers are Prima.
Here's the journal page for this week's He-art Journal, you had to use stickers. Not very exciting I know but I'm sharing it anyways

Early night for me I think
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