Saturday, 31 December 2011

Around The World

Just managed to get my entry finished for Fashionable Stamping's Challenge - Travelling Around The World.  I used a mixture of Debbi Moore's stamps and Creative Expressions to stamp the card and layered tag. I used Distress Ink to age the piece.

I want to say hello to my new followers I have gained over the Festive season - Anesha and Georgie (Nostalgic Cottage / PuddinPie). Welcome to you both!

Other Challenges:
Samuel Taylors - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady - Your Choice

Friday, 30 December 2011

An Xtra Special Occasion and DT Call

Hello all. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.It goes far too quickly! I am stuck in a bit of a creative rut at the moment having spent the last few months working on nothing but Christmas. I was lucky enough to get a melt pot and kit for Christmas so hopefully that will get the creative juices flowing!

Anyway on to the last challenge for 2011 at The Alphabet Challenge blog. We want to see cards for an Xtra Special occasion - special wedding anniversaries, births, weddings. My parents are celebrating their Ruby Wedding (40 years) next year so I've made a card for that occasion.  I made individual toppers with felt, buttons, beads and wire. I was lucky enough to get a Martha Stewart border punch for £7.99 instead of £18 in my local Hobbycraft sale so I used that to punch the edge of the card.

There is also a DT call at the blog  - open until Friday 13th January. So why not come and join us for 2012!

I'm taking my son to his first Pantomime today, so until later! Happy New Year!

Other challenges I am entering
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

I hope you like this image, it is one from my collection of vintage postcards. I want to wish all of you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and especially to all my followers who have supported me over the year.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Angels

With all the preparations for Christmas and an excited five year old, I have little time for anything else at the moment. However, the moment this stamp set from Debbi Moore arrived, I had to use it. I stamped the image with versamark ink and embossed it with WoW's dark blue embossing powder. I then coloured the image with mica paints to add shine.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Three Muses - Angels
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Make it Monday- Anything Goes

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Tag

It was really nice to make something just for myself, now that all my Christmas card orders are done! I made this tag using Artistic Outpost stamps. I coloured a white tag with Distress Ink and then stamped the snowman. I rubbed Stickles over the image and highlighted areas with Promarkers. Finally I added snow paste to the bottom and miniature cookie cutters and twine to decorate.

Challenges I am entering are:
Happy Daze - Gifts, cards and Tags
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Tags
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything

Monday, 12 December 2011

A new DT Position for me!

Well, I mentioned I had some exciting news and it is that I have been chosen as a new DT member for Its Crafting Time blog. I look forward to sharing new projects with you in the coming weeks.

The other members of the team are :

Friday, 9 December 2011

White Christmas and 100 followers!

Well what a week its been, unfortunately I have been laid up for most of it with a stomach bug. Just what you need at this time of year! Anyway I managed to get to my son's first school nativity play today and also get my Alphabet Challenge DT piece finished! For the next three weeks the challenge is White Christmas, so interpret how you will!

I made my card using Crafty Individuals stamps, Distress Ink and Embossing Powder. I used a sort of resist technique to make the tree stand out and added bling to finish.

On another note I have to say a BIG thank you to Daniella Hayes who became my 100 Follower! I will be offering some blog candy to celebrate but it will be after Christmas as the queues in my post office are mad at the moment so I only go if I really have to! So watch this space......

I also have some other exciting news but more of that to follow!

Other Challenges I am entering:
Glitter Geeks - Let it Snow
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Crafty Calender Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Sugar Creek Hollow - Non Traditional Colours
Delightful Challenges - Blue Christmas

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Beginning to feel like Christmas!

I had to share this picture with you. While I was working on the computer in the study this morning, this friendly little robin popped onto the windowsill! He often visits us most days and he is so tame!

The project I am sharing with you today is this one. I used House Mouse Decoupage to create the card which made a change from stamping! I added glitter to the fire and ribbon to decorate.

Challenges I am entering are :
Bah Humbug - Cute Critters
Glitter Geeks - Decoupage

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!