Monday, 28 November 2011

A very lucky Birthday girl.......

Well its my birthday today and I have been thoroughly spoilt.....the flowers above arrived from my lovely Brother and SIL.....gorgeous colours and the flowers smell wonderful. I've had some fabulous handcrafted cards so thank you to all my friends for those...
Andy really spoilt me not only did I have an iPAD2 but also and iPOD touch and I didn't have a clue that I was getting either, so now I can sit listening to music while using my sad it that????
I had wanted also to go to IKEA....well what an experience that was!  Not sure I want to go back in a hurry but I need to get some new furniture so that I can re-arrange my craft room when I've had my big 'sort out'.
Had some lovely presents from family and friends....
Off now to check your lovely blogs...hopefully tomorrow I will have a card to post at some point...

thanks for popping by...


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....week179

Another great challenge from the Penny Black team and this week its 'Christmas + Red + Embossing'.  When I ordered this stamp Stapstick stamp called 'Sweet Snowman' I didn't realize just how big it would be but you know what they say 'Big is Beautiful' and he certainly is a lovely snowman.
Stamped and coloured with Copics, I've used a Crafts Too dotty embossing folder to mount him on. I've also embossed the sentiment. Backing paper is from SU and also added a few Card Candy...
I am now waiting the arrival of 2 grandchildren plus a dog as we are babysitting until tomorrow...might do some crafting with the children this afternoon if they want to make some Christmas cards...


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Beside the seaside.....

Its a bit nippy this moring and we woke up to the first frost but I don't mind the cold its the rain and wind I hate...
This image is one of Faye Whittaker's which is gorgeous and I have made a  very simple card with it.  The image was stamped onto watercolour paper and painted using  markers pens I actually cut the image down a little bit and also cut off the bucket and spade to use as a separate stamp.
Backing papers are all from Stampin Up, SU corner punches also used along with SU lattice square embossing folder and then two buttons added to finish the card off.

Thanks for lookings


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Less Is More challenge...

Once again the ladies over at Less is More have come up with another great challenge for us and this week its Silhouettes. 
The stamp I have used on my card is an old one from Personal Impressions, for the background I've used a Crafts Too embossing folder and at the bottom of the card but you cant see it very well I have used my Hougie board to score lines on the sentiment is a Stampendous rubber stamp.
We have friends coming over today to I expect by the end of the day my sides will be hurting as we always laugh a lot...


Monday, 21 November 2011

Penny Black Saturday challenge...week 178

Penny Blacks challenge for us this week is called 'Green + Trees'.
This little stamp is from the Penny Black 'Jolly friends' sheet and has been coloured with pencils and mounted onto Nesties.
 Backing papers are from Stampin Up. I've also used the Mariaane branch die and a Marianne small poinsettia. Just a quick post today as I need to do some dreaded H...wrk!!
Thanks for looking


Saturday, 19 November 2011

St Lukes mid month post.....

Ok I know it gone past mid month but better late than never.  Our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge is called Deck the Halls so any Christmas card you like.
This image is one which my friend Margaret gave me so I cant tell who's stamp it is.  Coloured with Copic pens, backing paper is from stash, image mounted onto nesties....and a simple bow added.

Its a great prize this month over at St Lukes and you still have just over a week to make your challenge card..
Pop over to St Lukes blogspot. ti see what you could win.


Friday, 18 November 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge...45

Well its been almost another week since my last post but now I have finally finished all my commission cards so my time is my own once again.....until the next one!
This week the girls over at Bah Humbug have set us another lovely challenge, this week is a box or a bag..
Last year I made lots of these little boxes which are so easy and quick to make then I filled them with chocolates and sold lots of them at  my craft fair so thought I would make one for this challenge.
The red card has a lovely bauble pattern on it but its so hard to photograph especially as the light is starting to go..  I've used another one of my new Memory Box dies and also I have used the large Marianne poinsettia die which I love, its so quick and easy to do.
Hopefully I will have another card to post tomorrow...

thanks for looking

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bah Humbug challenge...

No I haven't left the country just had a really busy week, poorly grandchildren, commission cards to make plus everyday chores!  I have missed so many challenges recently but hopefully after Wednesday this week life should be less hetic!
Yesterday we had a Stampin Up Extravaganza day with Jenny from Stamping Moments just pop over to her blog and see what we made....It was a fabulous day everyone went home with so many projects and a fantastic stamp set....I am trying to organize another day in February so keep a look out on my blog for details.
Another lovely challenge from the girls over at Bah Humbug this week and our challenge is 'Baby's first Christmas'.
I've used a couple of the stamps from P.B. Jolly Friends sheet, you cant see the pale pink snowflakes on the white paper but they are there!  Image coloured with Copics, paper is from a Freebie pack that I had, I've also used one of my new Memory Box dies and a SU punch along the bottom.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 7 November 2011

Penny Black challenge...week 176

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week but we had 3 days away down in Devon which was lovely...when we got back I needed to make cards and little gifts for my craft fair which was yesterday so just had no time at all to blog....
Back to the Penny Black challenge which this week is 'Christmas/Snowflakes snow and Silver' I am not very happy with my card as it looks dirty!! I edged the glittered snowflake vellum with a Brilliance Silver pad and for some reason it looks a bit vintage around the edge...but also the light is so bad today, my image is one of my favourite snowmen from the Penny Black 'Jolly Friends' stamp sheet, he's coloured with copics.  Dies used are Nestie and Cuttlebug Snowflake.  S.U. Punches also used and I added 3 little pearls for the mistletoe berries.
This is also another busy week for me but hopefully I shall be back with another card tomorrow....fingers crossed.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge...

Well another month has passed by and its time for another Challenge over at St Lukes Charity Card challenge and our challenge for you this month is called 'DECK THE HALLS'....this means any kind of Christmas card, any design and any theme.
For my card I have used a Penny Black stamp called 'Xmas Light'.  The candle actually looks crooked but I have checked the stamp and thats how it is!!
Stamped my image with S.U. Real Red ink and them just drawn the colour down into the image and then sponged lightly around the edge of the image.
 Cuttlebugs Mistletoe embossing folder has been used to mount the image. Punches used are Nellie Snellin fower punch, S.U. oval, label, window punch and the leaves from a MaGill punch.
Lili of the Valley  have very kindly sponsored us this month and all you have to do to be in with a chance to these two fabulous stamps is to join in our challenge.... 

I shall look forward to seeing all your wonderful cards.