Monday, 29 November 2010

Art Deco Christmas Card

Its all go on the card making from at the moment. I have my last craft stall of the year on Saturday and then I can concentrate on finishing family Christmas cards. Here is a quick card I made using the Festive Follies Package from my craft studio and Papermania paper flowers.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

New Challenge Blog

Time is whizzing by at the moment - I have been lucky to have found a florist who has agreed to sell my cards so Im busy making more and more Christmas cards which explains the absence of my blogs! The florist does the most beautiful wedding flowers, see her creations at

Anyway enough self publication! There is a new challenge blog starting soon - Crazyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog 2011 (!) Challenges will begin 1 January 2011. She is giving away some gorgeous Mind's Eye Papers for those who publicise the blog so do go over and have a look and spread the word.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

New Stash!

I was so excited this week when a whole lot of new crafty stash arrived! I am lucky to be receiving the Craft Stamper as a subscription for Christmas and the free gift was this lovely set of Crafty Individuals stamps and papers - so I am looking forward to playing with them this weekend and sharing the results with you.

I also watched the US Artquest Show on QVC last week which was fatal as they had some gorgeous products. I now have the decofibres and mica tiles. I have also ordered the napkin decoupage kit direct from the US. The lady there is so helpful and it is cheaper than here in the UK!

Look out for my new work!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas House - SCD Challenge

Two posts in one day - must be a record for me! This card is for the Something Completely Different challenge this week which is houses. This cute Gingerbread House stamp is by Dawn Bibby. I used Promarkers to colour it in and added snow effect paint and glitter to embellish. A simple card, but sweet!

Autumn Colours

This time of year is my favourite time of year, the colours, the cosy evenings so I had to enter this weeks' Lots to Do Challenge which is Autumn colours. I made the panel by covering watercolour card with Big N Juicy Inks and stamping a wet scroll stamp on top to give a batik look. Then I stamped the leaves and outlined them with a gold pen. The faux leaves are from a gorgeous new set I bought recently.

I was also very lucky to receive a Pocket Pack from Kim at Paper Digital Forum for my little altered box I entered into one of their challenges. It contained a great selection of ephemera which will prove very useful I'm sure.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Alphabet Challenge - Birds

At last I have had a bit of time to get down to some serious crafting and take part in some of the blog challenges this week. The theme this week at Alphabet Challenge is birds, so I thought I would get started on my Christmas tags and use the Robin stamp from the Creative Expressions Vintage Christmas set.

I distressed the tag with distress inks and then stamped the robin image onto the tag. I then used a waterbrush to blend in the inks. I stamped the snowflakes along the bottom and the postcard and postmark stamps on the top. To finish I added the ribbon and red gems as the holly berries.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Mouse

At last I've found time to post! Its my Grandmother's 90th! Birthday on Sunday so I have been so busy making cards and keepsakes for her.

Winter Wonderland's Challenge this week is to make a card featuring a mouse or mice. So House Mouse was a perfect choice!

I stamped the image using one of the House Mouse Christmas stamp sets and my new rock - a- blocks (which Im warming to) onto a diecut circle. I then coloured the image with Promarkers. I used some beautiful paper which I've never used as its too nice to give away! I added ribbon, greetings and sentiments to finish.

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!