Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow Days....

Just a little something to share today :)
I have been busy enjoying the winter wonderland that is Scotland!!
The schools are off tomorrow again too, so that's the 4th day off for DS! He's not complaining though!
I have made these quick tags for my nieces & nephews Christmas presents....
 I have used cute Daisy & Oscar images from Squiggle Stamps, colouring them with promarkers.
All the papers are from my scrap box, a great way to use up your scraps!
I will make more tags for all my presents if I have time!
I am entering these into the Anything Goes..with a bit of Sparkle Challenge at I Love Promarkers...

I'll leave you with a couple of my favourite photos from this weekend :)

Keep warm and thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #129 - Monochrome Christmas...

A new challenge today from Penny Black Saturday :)
{Monochrome Christmas}
Another handy challenge to get all your Christmas cards made!!
I have used the lovely 'Snow Dust' stamp from Penny Black - a very versatile stamp which can be used all year round really.
No colouring for this card!! I got out my white sparkly embossing powder and heat gun for this creation....not used them in a long time!!
The dry embossing with snowflake detail on the card is inspired by the wonderful Kathy from the Daily Marker :)
I saw this gorgeous embossing folder used by Kathy on her blog and had to have it!!
I have embossed the snowflakes too and added clear gems to the trees and snow.

There's a bumper prize giveaway this week and another fabulous tutorial by the lovely Debbi....
Check out the {BLOG} for all the details and to see all the gorgeous DT creations :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
A Spoonfull of Sugar #131 - Anything Goes...
Fab n Funky Challenges #50 - 'going with the flow!'
Simon Says Stamps  - Let it Snow...
Cute Card Thursday #140 - Blast from the Past - I have chosen #125 Tree-mendous!

We have LOTS of snow here today!! so my card is very apt!
Enjoy the snow if you any too :)  A good excuse to stay indoors and keep warm & craft!!

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jolly Santa....

Another Christmas card today :)
I have used this fab LOTV Father Christmas stamp and coloured with my promarkers.... adding some glitter to the snow and his hat!
We have lots of snow here today!! and my son has had his 1st snow day off school! We dont usually have snow days until after Christmas! but he has enjoyed sledging this morning and messing about in the snow!
We will see what tomorrow brings!

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
PaperTakeWeekly - Cut it Out....Use a punched element, nesties etc.
Passion for Promarkers #79 - Old & New + Blog Hop - I have used a new stamp and old papers!
I love Promarkers #42 - Anything Goes with a bit of sparkle...if you like
Lili Of the Valley Challenge #75 - Bev's Sketch

I'll leave you with a couple of photos of the snow :)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WOYWW #77....

A little peek at what I've been up to these last few days :)
I have been busy making a Christmas card order :) A simple design but still takes a lot of time when you are making 45 of them!!! Especially the ribbon fiddly!
My cuttlebug certainly got a workout and a little crafty parcel arrived yesterday, more folders for the cuttlebug! Cant wait to use them :)
This is what my desk looks like this morning.....Do check out all the desks over at Julia's Stamping Ground :)
It's a great resource for getting ideas for crafty storage!
I am a tidy crafter most of the time!! and like to tidy up after each project :) One day I'll share the mess I make mid way through!!

It has been snowing here since early this morning so the velux window is half covered with snow!!
After sharing my little craft area last week #76, I mentioned my craft wardrobe...
So here is the view of the crafty wardrobe from my desk :)

Hope you enjoyed a little look around my craft space :)
Off to make some more Christmas cards, need to make some for me now!

Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just Cute Bears & Friends #40 - Winter Birthday...

My card for the new challenge from Just Cute Bears & Friends :)
This fortnight we would love to see cards/projects for a winter birthday.....remember you can use any animal image now as well as all your 'cute' bears!
I have used this adorable LOTV bear doing plenty of birthday shopping!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers to match the papers which are Christmas papers from Dovecraft but there are lots of patterns which are suitable for all year round :) Great value for money!

Do pop across to the Just Cute Bears & Friends blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards,
there are some stunning cards for inspiration....

Looking forward to seeing all your creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #128 - Sketch by Pauline...

A new challenge today from Penny Black Saturday :)
A sketch to follow from the lovely Pauline...great sketch Pauline, thanks!
Here's the sketch...
I have used a favourite but neglected Christmas hedgie stamp and coloured the image with my promarkers. The papers are some old ones from Stampin Up.
The red felt star I found in my stash, it's amazing what you forget you have!!

We have another fabulous tutorial from promarker queen Debbi {HERE}
& a fantastic prize too!!
A gorgeous Slapstick stamp from DT Carole
A set of Promarkers from Letraset - the colours which Debbi has used in her tutorial :)
Check out the blog for full details....

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
An Oldie but a Goodie #6 - Glitter, my Penny Black stamp is from 2008...
Fab n Funky Challenge #49 - Forget me not.... use a neglected stamp, I dont think I used this stamp last Christmas!!
Stampin for the Weekend #51 - Winter..

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WOYWW #76 and Candy :)

No card today! I have been crafting... making my DT cards for later in the week but cant share just yet :)
So for a change I thought I would share my workdesk/crafting area and enter the WOYWW challenge!!
I often browse through all the entries on Julia's regular Wednesday post {HERE} but have'nt taken part so far :)
So here is my craft area :)

 My desk :) You can just see one of the cards I made today on the right!
I did tidy up a little after making my cards so it's quite tidy :)
The other side of my craft area, I craft in the little alcove of the spare bedroom!! It's just big enough and there's usually good light from the 2 velux windows :) Not today though, it's pouring down!
The rest of my craft stash is under the bed and I have converted one side of the sliding wardrobe into craft storage, I will share that another time :)
Hope you like my little space!!

Oh and candy!! My blog buddy Yenni has some fabulous candy on offer {HERE} to celebrate her birthday!
I highly recommend a visit to Yenni's blog, Yenni creates beautiful could be there a while!!
Yenni is sharing her fabulous craft space today too :)

Thanks for the chance to win Yenni :)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Daisy Window Card...

Afternoon!! Here is the card I made for my regular spot on the Squiggle Stamps blog :)
I wanted to try something different for a change and found this tutorial for a tent card over at SplitCoastStampers {HERE}
Daisy with Flowers is one of my favourite Squiggle Stamps and I have coloured her with promarkers, creating a little garden scene in the window using my Martha Stewart pansy punch and some butterflies!
I enjoyed trying something *new* and will make one of these cards again, it was quicker than I thought to make!!
I am entering my card into Flutterby Wednesdays Window Card Challenge.....

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #127 - All my Favourite Things....

Time for a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday :)
This week we would love you to use your Favourite Things to create your card/project!
I really enjoyed making my card and actually found it quite hard to decide on my favourite things.... there are so many lol!!
I have gone for one of my favourite PB stamps - this cute hedgie called 'Buzz in the Air' was the 1st PB stamp I ever bought!
A fav. colour combo of pink and brown and polka dots :)
Of course I love my punches and ribbon and pearls too!!!!
This week's prize is a fabulous $20 voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch

A set of Promarkers from Letraset....

The colours which the lovely GD Debbi has used this week for another wonderful tutorial {HERE}...

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
Fab n Funky Challenges #48 - Going around in circles...
Cute Card Thursday #138 - Anything Goes...
Patties Creations #4 - Create a birthday card...

Do pop on over to the Penny Black Saturday blog to see everyone's favourites :)
There are some gorgeous cards for inspiration x

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweet Snowman...

A card using one of my favourite snowman stamps from Penny Black :)
I love this 'cute' cuddly snowman!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers in icy colours, the shading is done with icy greys, I think I may go over some of it with glitter to add a little more sparkle!!
The aqua dotty paper is very glittery IRL and there are shimmer dots in the centre of the snowflakes.
The layout is this week's fab sketch #50 from PaperTakeWeekly and I am also entering my card into the following challenges -
Penny Black at Allsorts November Challenge - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Sir Stampalot November Challenge - Christmas Traditions, we love to make a snowman in our garden, and we get plenty of snow here in Scotland, sometimes it's too deep to get out and make a snowman!!
I Love Promarkers - Icy Colours...

I will be back tomorrow with my Penny Black Saturday card :)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hanglar Christmas...

A 'Hanglar' card today :)
I have a little stash of these images stamped for me by a good blog buddy :) and they dont get used very often!! I tend to save them!!!
So today I decided to use one and this is what I came up with......I have coloured the gorgeous image in with promarkers, cutting it out to sit in the frame.
The little Christmas round sentiment was a freebie from Janet over at Pink Gem, thanks Janet x
The layout is the sketch from the Pear Tree Designs blog - challenge #25
& I am also entering my card into -
Lovely Hanglar Only #11 - Punched Out....
A Spoonfull of Sugar #129 - Snow/snowflakes...
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, November 8, 2010

All White and a Sneaky Peek....

Today's card features a brand *new* image! Available soon from Squiggle Stamps :)
The image is a cute addition to the Fenella & Friends range, I love it especially the wee dog hitching a ride!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers and added some shading with my prisma pencils. I have kept the card all white except the image, a technique I love as it really lets the image shine :)
All the edges are glittered and also Fenella's pompom and trims!
You can see the sparkle a little better below!

I am entering my card into the following challenges -

Simon Says Stamps Challenge  - Are You All White!!....
& a 2nd entry into Patties Creations Challenge #3   - A Christmas card or creation...

Do check out the Squiggle Stamps blog for details of the Craft Stamper Celebration Sale {HERE}
A fabulous 15% off EVERY item in the {STORE}

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just Cute Bears & Friends #39 - Black, White + 1...

A colour combo challenge today from Just Cute Bears & Friends :)
Black, White and 1 other colour.... I went for pink!
I have used a Forever Friends cutie and coloured using my cool grey promarkers. The bear is popped up on 3-d foam pads, as is the black panel so there is quite a lot of dimension :)

I am entering my card into the Birthday Celebrations over at Teddy Stampers!!
Happy 1st Birthday Teddy Stampers :)

Looking forward to seeing all the colour combo's you use, remember you can use any cute animal now :)

Do hop on across to the blog to see everyone's creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #126 - Let it Snow...

A new challenge today from Penny Black Saturday - 'Let it Snow',
a great theme to get ahead with all your Christmas cards!!
I have used a cute Mimi stamp called 'Gift of Giving' and coloured the image with promarkers to match the bright papers from Colorbok.
I have added lots of shimmer dots for snow and also in the centre of all the snowflakes :) The snowflakes and sentiment are from the 'Crystalline' transparent set.
We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs this week for one lucky winner -
This cute hedgie 'Exhilarating' from Penny Black

and this Pack of Promarkers from the team :)

We also have the lovely Debbi  joining us this month as Guest Designer and she has done a wonderful promarker tutorial for colouring in the Penny Black hedgies over on her blog - so do pop across for some fab tips from a pro :)

I am also entering my card into the following Christmassy challenges :)
I love Promarkers #39 - Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz #44 - With love @ Christmas....
Patties Creations #3 - Christmas Card or Creation...

Looking forward to seeing all your Penny Black creations....

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another Sweet Pea creation....

A card today featuring the 2nd Sweet Pea stamp I bought the other week.
I think this is an older one and I had been after it for a while, it was always out of stock!! so had to grab it while I could :)
I have coloured the image with promarkers - I took inspiration from the stamp packet for her lilac hair!!
The butterfly is popped up on 3-d foam pads.
There are quite a few challenges I can enter with this one :) so here goes....

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #107 - Anything that flies....
Stamp with Fun #83 - All that can fly...
Passion for Promarkers #76 - pearls, lavender and lace, I have used my doily lace punch, hope this is ok :)
Flutterby Wednesdays #129 - open theme...
and finally :)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing, wet or dry...

I will be back tomorrow with my Penny Black Saturday card :)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Simply Sassy...

A quick card today featuring one of the new 'Simply Sassy' range from Sugar Nellie.
I had great fun colouring in this image at the weekend! so many colour combo's would look fab with this stamp :)
I did'nt have any challenges in mind whilst colouring but luckily for me today's challenge from -
Fab n Funky Challenges #47 is a Colourific Challenge of Kraft, Lime and Pink! Perfect :)
and I am also entering Incy Wincy Designs #66 - Anything Goes...

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon xx