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Monday, 30 November 2009

Sharing a few recent makes

Hi everyone, no challenges from me tonight - I've been busy making Christmas cards in batch lots so thought I'd share them along with a few others that I haven't gotten round to uploading before!!

This is one of a few made using these delightful Whiff of Joy Uru/Wee stamps - I can't tell you how much I love them!  Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey papers, cut out the frame with nesties and the rest from stash.

These are two Miss Santa cards (from Sugar Nellie).   I've had them coloured up for ages  but have only just manage to get round to making the cards.  I'm also loving this Twinklets glitter  which I've used on her furry collars etc- it's so chunky and gives a really retro feel to the card!!

This was a really quick card using this fabulous Penny Black Image - I basically stamped it using a few different Distress Inks and then added some stickles.  The DT paper is MME Glittered Christmas mounted onto Kraft card blanks - seemples!!

This last card was one I made at Alex's house last week, using some of her fab array of stash, including the Stampin Up vase and the sentiment.  The swirly background is a  Cling Stamp from Hero Arts.  Obviously not a Christmas card, but a sympathy card for a work colleague of hubby's.

Phew, that's it for now then!  Made 70 Christmas cards now - another 50 to go!!!
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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Three for one!!

 Well, I've managed to combine three challenges with this little lady.  I love the new Christmas Tildas and this is one of my favourites, Tilda with Vintage Roses!  Which is rather apt, as over on Passion for Promarkers, challenge 27 they're asking for a vintage style.

The challenge on a A Spoonful of Sugar this week gives you the choice of using either pink or blue with the base colour, brown, so I've gone with pink. And finally, I've used this great sketch from Sketch Saturday, no 78.

The papers are from My Minds Eye Laundry line, Nestie die cuts, Leonie Em punch for the leaves and rest from stash! Need I mention that I used Promarkers!!
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Monday, 23 November 2009

Pink and Sparkly - Sassy Sue Challenge No 2

I've had this Sugar Nellie Manga Fairy coloured up for ages but have just got round to making this card and it fits the challenge over on Sassy Sue's new challenge blog perfectly!  The white glittered background paper is wrapping paper and I've also cut the snowflakes from this paper.  Of course she has a glittery wand and wings and there's some stickles round the sentiment for more sparkle!
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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Whiff of Joy Colour Create Challenge 32

Happy Sunday evening all!!  I had the most fabulous day yesterday with two of my most favourite crafty people - Lesley and Alex.  Firstly, we went to the Glitter Pot which was of course, brilliant!!! (Duh!)  Then back to Alex's (how lucky is she to live about 15 minutes away!).  Then we spent the afternoon crafting and chatting in Alex's lovely new card room.  I was so happy that these gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps arrived on Friday - I  love them so much and thought this was perfect for the challenge over on Colour Create which was to use the colours green, red and white inspired by this candy cane picture.

I finally succumbed to the Eskimo Kisses pad from Basic Grey so I used those together with the snow flake and tag embellishments from K & Co.  Oh and Promarkers!! ( Don't look too closely - I've just noticed  where I've gone outside the lines!)
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Quixotic and Kraftin Kimmie challenges

Evening all!! 

Half way through the week and only two more work days - yippee!!  This card is for two challenges this week.  First one is over on Kraftin Kimmie where they want circles.  So I cut the card shape out using my largest scalloped Nestie but not quite the whole circle so you still get the fold in the card.  A couple more circles for the DPs, also the flowers are round as is the card candy in the centres!!  Spots on the ribbons and a round spotty brad on the tag!!  Think that's enough circles!! 

For the challenge on Quixotic Paperie this week, it's to use Kraft card and red - mmmm!!  Lovely combo!!

Coloured with Promarkers and a little Copic Spica glitter on the hat. 
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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Mo's Digital No 6/Xmas card No 41.

So glad that I got round to using this image again, along with many others, this is one of my favs from Mo's wonderful creations.  I used the sketch for this week too over on Mo's Challenge blog.

Very simple with regard to papers but I have coloured her rather brightly so didn't want to overwhelm it!!  Tried a new way of colouring with a combo of prisma pencils and promarkers and I do like the rather vintagy feel this adds. 

Flourishes are from Quickutz and glittered up, and used my Holly CB embossing folder to make the Holly leaves as I didn't have a holly stamp big enough!  Had my eldest daughter, Holly, in  mind when making this card as she loves purple and told me she loves her namesake!  Used Copic Spicas again for the glitter and shine!

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

House Mouse Christmas!!!

Yayyyyy, I've made some bulk Christmas cards!!!  Image is such a cutie from House Mouse and thought it would make an ideal little quick "batch" card as I have so many to make - I'm now at no 40 out of 120!!!

They really are dinky little cards - isn't that a great word, dinky!!!  I used this week's sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog, {no 77} which I'm sure was posted with me in mind for this little image!!!

Coloured with promarkers, glittered with Stickles and Copic Spica pens and that's about all I can tell you!

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Thank you

No card yet this weekend but just wanted to thank Andria for thinking of me with the Over the Top award.  I won't bore you with my answers again - not alot has changed in my little world since last week!  Going to have a Christmas crafting day today and hunker down indoors - it is so wet and miserable here today, thunder and lightening included!!  Hope you're enjoying better weather and have a fab day whatever you're doing!!
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Twilight Mania!!

Aren't these images from The Greeting Farm just fab!!!  They're a take on the Twilight films which we're mad about in my family!  Sadly they were limited availability as digital downloads over the weekend so don't think they will be available again. The beauty of digi stamps is that you can size to fit which I did with the image of "Bella" in his dream bubble. I had such fun making this card for my sister's birthday in a couple of weeks who thinks she is THE Mrs Cullen!! Wasn't going to enter any challenges but can't not support the first challenge over on Quixotic Paperie which was to make a birthday card, nice and simple.  I also used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious which  had to include three brads, three flowers and three pearls or gems.  Papers I used are from DCWV - All Dressed Up, brads from Dove Craft and pearls from Quixotic.  (And promarkers!!!!!!)

You can't really see it here but "Edward's" skin is all glittery which, as of course any Twilight fan will know, it goes glittery in the sunlight!  Used my Spica pens for this - not my idea at all but I can't remember whose fab idea this was -sorry! 
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sketch Saturday No 76

Another great sketch this week from the ladies at Sketch Saturday and as I had to make an engagement card
thought it would be perfect.  Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:

 This image is a beautiful  freebie from Inger.  She uploaded another freebie Christmas girl the other day and this reminded me of this little image which I thought would be fab for a winter engagement card I needed. Coloured with promarkers, papers are a combo of Basic Grey and Papermania.  Ribbon is from stash - I used my new bow-easy which I got from Quixotic Paperie and it really does produce a great shaped bow with as many loops as you'd like!!.
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I got an award!!

I've just received this fabbie award from my great blogging friend and cyber sis, Laura at Faerie World Cards.  Thank you my lovely!!!

For this award, you have to answer each question with one word only- here are mine:

1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair? Long
3. Your mother? Lincoln
4.Your father? Norwich
5. Your favourite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? New Oxford Street Crossing - I know!!!
7. Your favourite drink?  Cappucino
8. Your dream/goal? Cafe Craft shop in the Lake District
9. What room are you in? Living
10. Your hobby? Card making!!
11. Your fear? Confined spaces
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired!!
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't?  Skinny!
15. Muffins?  Nah!
16. Wish list item?  Scor Pal
17. Where did you grow up? Norbury
18. Last thing you did? Washing up
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? On
21. Your Pets? Nope
22. Friends? Close
23. Your life? Settled
24. Your mood? Relaxed
25. Missing Someone? Nope
26. Vehicle? Car
27. Something your not wearing? Make up!!
28. Your favourite store? Glitter Pot
29. Your favourite color? Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Fab
33. One place that I go to over and over? Lake District
34. Facebook? Just
35. Favourite place to eat? Wagamamas

Now I'm going to pass this on to some more lovely people and they are:

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings -my original crafter in crime!!
Elaine at Quixotic Cards for her inspiration and super fast goody delivery!
Dena at Dena's Stamping Corner for her fantastic blog and great comments which always make me feel a million dollars!!
Rica at Rica's Haven for her glorious creations and showing us so much to aspire to!
Julie at Julie's Inkspot my namesake and fellow Londoner for all her beautiful cards - one of my original favourite bloggers!

Could have given this to loads more too!!
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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge no 5

I needed to make a new home card for my SIL and thought this gorgeous freebie image  from Mo's Digital Pencil would fit the bill perfectly.  What a fabulous artist she is!!

The challenge this week is to use three bits of glitter and sparkle - well, I've got the diamente brad, the paper from My Minds Eye is glittered, and I've added purple stickles to the bracelets the girl is wearing.  Made the sentiment with some mini alphabet stamps and SU punches - this seems to fit both the image and the occasion to a T!  Charms are from Quixotic Paperie - they're shiny too!!   Loved using this easel template again as well.  Used the old faithul promarkers and also Old Paper Distress Ink for the edge of the image.

Finally, hydrangea flowers and card candy from Craftwork Cards to finish up!!
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Another KK!!

Just couldn't wait to use this fabbie image when it arrived on my desk this morning!  How fab is the service from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie - I only ordered on Sunday!! And we cocked a snoop to the Royal Mail strikes!!

Anyhoo, this gorgeous little gal is Antoinette from the new release of Moonlight Whispers from Krafting Kimmie.

Used the sketch over on  the Sketch and Stash  Challenge 22 which I like so much as it's fairly straightforward - I may well use this for loads of my christmas cards! Of course, the new thing I used was my stamp but have had the Sentiment from Hot off the Press for eons, as well as the little bells and the ribbon!

Stuff I used:

Kraftin Kimmie Antoinette Stamp
K&Co -Winter Wonderland paper and Recycled paper (embossed with Paisley CB folder)
My Minds Eye - Signature Christmas range
Cuttlebug  Snowflake die
Dovecraft snowflake brad
Deco Art Snowwriter for the furry bits on her dress, pompoms and ear muffs.
Stickles, ribbon and lovely little bells from stash
Sentiment - Hot off the Press.

Should be going to bed  but I've so enjoyed making this card that I feel all hyper so think I'll go and do a bit of blog hopping!!!
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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Kraftin Kimmie - Charlotte

I LOVE the Moonlight Whisper range from Kraftin Kimmie and have already ordered the new release today from Quixotic Paperie!  This card is for KK's challenge this week which had to include a tag.  I also used the layout from Sketch Saturday which I've rotated ( why do I always seem to do that?).

Rachel, here, has a great little tutorial on how to use Nesties so that the image hangs over the edge of the shape which I've attempted to use here for the first time.  I think I still need some practise but it does give a great effect. Papers are K and Co which I've distressed, and flowers are a mixture of punched and ready made.  Promarkers to colour ( just for a change, not!! LOL!).
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