Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Card of 2011 :)

Hi everyone......hope you all had a lovely Christmas :)
I have finally managed to make it up to my craft room for a bit of crafting!! It seems ages ago since I last made a card!
I spotted these freebie stamps whilst shopping this week and they were too cute to resist! They are from this months issue of PaperCraft Inspirations.......there's a gorgeous hedgehog too and lots of mini stamps and sentiments.

I have stamped the shy little mouse and coloured with promarkers and prismas.......the t-shirt is paper pieced to coordinate with the patterned paper! The border all the way round is stamped with the mini stamps and the sentiment is from the set too :)
I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
I Love Promarkers #97 - Anything Goes...
Charisma Cardz #50 - Anything Goes...
Stampin' for the Weekend #23 - Anything Goes...
I'm spotting a theme here :)
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes....
and finally..........
Totally Gorjuss #112 - Happy!! I think this little mouse is HaPpY :)

Finally.....I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited my little blog this year :)
 I truly appreciate all your visits and lovely comments......thank you xx


See you all in 2012 xx

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas :)
 Have a wonderful time xx

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #182 - Make a Tag...

Morning!! It's Penny Black Saturday :) and today's challenge is.....
'Make a Tag'....
A great challenge to make some wonderful tags for your loved ones presents :) 

This will be the last challenge of 2011 and will run right through till the 6th Jan and the DT will be back.....refreshed and ready to go for the 1st challenge of 2012 on the 7th January :)

The prize for this challenge from the PBSC DT team are these lovely goodies ~
Caroling Trio and some gorgeous Stickeroos :)

I enjoyed making my tag, it's not something I have made before and once I decided which image to use I had fun adding all the little elements to finish the tag, this is going to be for my hubby's present :)
All the papers and elements are from Craftwork Cards and the cute PB hedgie is from the transparent set 'Best Day Ever'.

I am entering ~
'Christmas Animals' over at Oldie but a Goodie....
'I'm dreaming of a (your fave colour) Christmas at PaperTakeWeekly.....I love traditional red/green :)
Challenge #49 over at Charisma Cardz ~ Last Minute Christmas Makes....

I hope you can find the time to join in with the challenge :) The tag can be for any occasion so maybe you could get a head start on next years birthday present tags!!!

Thanks ever so much for looking xx

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #181 - Sketch....

Morning :) Sorry for the absence again this week!!!! Just sooo busy at the moment :)
I was really looking forward to getting in my craft room and making my card for this week's
Penny Black Saturday challenge which is.........
a wonderful sketch by teamie Domi....
Perfect for when you've not much time and I do love a good sketch :)

I have used a gorgeous PB ted for my card.....coloured with promarkers and prismas. The papers are Craftwork Cards.

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
PaperTakeWeekly - Anything Goes...
MMCS #35 - Traditional Christmas....
Cute Card Thursday #194 - Anything Goes....
Ready Teddy Go! #5 - Anything Goes....

Thanks ever so much for looking and hopefully I wont leave it too long till I'm back again :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #180 ~ All White...

Morning!! Sorry it's been a bit quiet around here this week.....just seem to have been busy busy!!
I did find the time to make my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday challenge though :)
This week's challenge is......
A favourite technique of mine as it really makes the image 'pop' and the layout is also a favourite :)

I have used a PB Slapstick stamp called 'Sweet Snowman' and it certainly is sweet!!
I have coloured with promarkers and prismas and used my cuttlebug embossing folders to create lots of texture.....with lots of glitter for sparkle :)
I am entering my card into the following challenges.....
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge ~ Christmas NO Red or Green!!
Simon Says Stamps ~ 'Anything Goes'....
I Love Promarkers #94 ~ Snowmen & Snowflakes...
Fab n Funky Challenges #101 ~ Anything Goes...
Joanna Sheen Challenge #1 ~ It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

There are 2 fabulous prizes for one lucky winner joining in the Penny Black challenge.....
from Penny Black.....
and from the Ribbon Girl....
5M of White Cotton and Cluny Lace

Do check out the blog to see all the beautiful DT creations :)

Thanks ever so much for looking xx

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #179....

Morning!! It's the last of our Christmas Month challenges today over at Penny Black Saturday :)
For this week's challenge we would love to see your......
'Christmas Creations inc. red & embossing'

I have used a favourite Christmas PB stamp called 'Royal Mail' and coloured as always with promarkers and prismas.
The layout follows the 'simple sketch' challenge over at Penny Black Inc.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges ~
The Crafty Pad #148 - Festive Cheer!
PaperTakeWeekly - 'Christmas Crackers'....
I Love Promarkers #93 - 'Anything Goes'...
Charisma Cardz #46 - 'Snowflakes' - I have used my snow dots embossing folder for snowflakes!

Check out all the fabulous 'Christmas' cards from the DT {HERE} for inspiration and I'm looking forward to seeing all your festive creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Canvas Class....

I've not had much time for crafting this week as the schools have been off for training but I did have a lovely day at the weekend trying something different :)

I went to a craft class at my local craft shop with the lovely Kate and made these 2 canvases for my craft area :)
I've not done anything like this before and when I saw the samples for the class I knew they would be perfect in my crafty time really does fly when I get up there :)

Close-ups of the canvases.....

I got some supplies before I left so I hope to make a couple more in a different theme for presents or maybe just to keep myself!!!

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #178.....

Morning!! Cant believe we are up to 'Week 3' of our Christmas month already!! November is flying by :)
This week the challenge is ~
 Christmas with............Green & Trees!

I have used this cute ted from Penny Black who's just been to pick up his Christmas tree in the snow :)
The image is coloured as always with promarkers and prismas and I have chalked in the snow clouds!!
We have 2 fabulous stamps up for grabs this can check out all the details and the wonderful DT cards {HERE}......

I am entering my card into the following challenges.....there are lots of Christmas challenges around at the moment!!

Oldie but a Goodie  - Let it Snow....
Fab n Funky #99 - Baby it's Cold Outside....
I Love Promarkers #92 - Christmas Trees....
Moving Along with the Times #125 - Let it Snow...
& finally
Winter Wonderland - 'Aww what a Cutie'....

Looking forward to seeing all your PB Christmas creations :)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Butterfly wishes....

Here is the last of my cards I made for the demo :)
I really loved this set from Hero Arts/Sizzix called 'Antique Flowers and Butterflies' and bought one to come home with me!!!

I love this layout for the butterflies......I stamped and coloured the butterflies and added lots of stickles for shiny wings and then added them to the card in rows.....lifting the wings for dimension.
I scored lines between the rows and stamped the 'best wishes' sentiment to finish :)
The kraft panel is raised on foam pads on the polka dot paper.
I am entering my card into.......'Flutterby Wednesdays'  #180 Open Challenge.

I will be back on Saturday with my 'Christmas Month' Penny Black Saturday card :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All White.....

Another 'penguin' card today :) I DO love these penguins.......
they are my favourite Christmas stamp this year :)

I have coloured the cuties with promarkers and prismas and made an all white card.......another favourite thing to do :) adding lots of stickles to the edges for some sparkle! Unfortunately it's such a dull day here today in Scotland it has'nt captured the full effect of sparkle! You'll have to take my word for it ;)
The white panels have been embossed with 2 different embossing folders and I have used a cuttlebug snowflake die too.

I am entering my card into ~
SugarBowl Challenge #71 - Erika's sketch with an option of 'Patchwork'
Penny Black & More at Allsorts Nov. Challenge - 'All creatures great & small'
The Crafty Pad #147 - 'White on White'
Passion for Promarkers #126 - 'White on White'

Before I go I just want to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone for the lovely comments on my last post :) I really appreciate them all xx.......
 and 'Hello' to my new followers too :)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sugar Nellie Showcase!!!

Morning! Well this is a rare Sunday post from me but today is an exciting day......
 as I am in the Sugar Nellie Showcase {HERE}!!!
I was over the moon when the lovely Elaine asked me to take part.......thank you Elaine x

I love my Sugar Nellie stamps :) especially the new Christmas & Fairy Glen collections and decided to use the adorable 'Knitted With Love' stamp for today's card.
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas to coordinate with the papers......adding lots of stickles to her wings and trims :)
I am thrilled to be in the 'spotlight' today :) and I hope you like my card x

I am entering my card into ~
Magical Mondays - Magical Stripes & Circles...
Totally Gorjuss #106 - Christmas Traditions....
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #160 - Spots & Stripes...

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #177 ~ Gold & Presents.....

Morning! It's Penny Black Saturday and continuing with our Christmas month.....this week's challenge is ~
Christmas with Gold & Presents....

I have used this cute hedgie from the transparent set 'Best Day Ever' and coloured with promarkers and prismas.
I have followed the fab Sketch #127 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout.

I am also entering PaperTakeWeekly's 'First Christmas' challenge & the 'Cutesy' challenge #44 over at Charisma Cardz :)

There is a wonderful $20 voucher to be won from 1-2-3 Stitch for one lucky check out the shop {HERE}
  Do check out the blog to see all the beautiful DT cards too :)

Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous Christmas creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, November 11, 2011

More Demo Cards....

Morning! I'm back with some more demo cards to share :)
The cards all use the new fab Stamp/Dies Sets from Hero Arts/Sizzix.
The dies cut perfectly around the stamped much easier than cutting them out, especially the fiddly antennae's!!
The images are very detailed and look great just stamped simply in coloured ink.

A CAS card, the flower image is looks like an engraving.....

A little mini pizza box with matching notelets.....I really like this colour combo of teal & brown.
I have one more card to share but I will save it for another day :)

I have used this set {HERE} for the cards......

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Demo Cards....

I am back tonight with some cards from the demo @ PaperCrafts Boutique, Elgin :)
Hello to all the lovely ladies who stopped by......I hope you are enjoying your purchases!!

I got to play with the new 'Framelits' from Sizzix/Hero Arts, fabulous sets of cling stamps with matching dies.....also some new embossing folders from Sizzix :)

These cards were created with the 'Floral Set' available {HERE}......the thank-you card I shared last week was also made with the same set :) The sentiments are my own stamps.
I love the bold graphic flowers in this set......and created 2 cards in very contrasting shades to show how versatile they can be!
I created this background using the leafy stamp for a vine effect for the flowers which are stamped in black on magenta coredinations card.
The dies cut beautifully and make it so easy to create quick cards :)

For this next card I stamped the flower design onto Kraft and then using the dies cut out the large flowers.....I then placed them directly under the aperture and raised the top layer with foam pads for a different effect.
Finally I shall leave you with this card......made using a new Sizzix embossing folder.....
you can find it {HERE} along with some Spellbinders Tags and Creatables Rose Dies :)
I hope you like my samples :) I have a few more to share using a gorgeous butterfly set so I will be back soon x

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #176 ~ Silver & Snow/Snowflakes...

It's Penny Black Saturday and for the month of November we are going to be celebrating 'Christmas'.......
Christmas will be the theme every week with a little something extra each time :)
This week's challenge is......
'Christmas inc. silver and snow/snowflakes'

I have used the gorgeous 'Snow Dust' stamp and heat embossed it in silver, adding lots of bling for sparkle.......the sentiment is Penny Black also embossed in silver.

There are lots of prizes to be won this week, check out the {BLOG} for all the details :)

I am entering my card into ~
PaperTakeWeekly's 'Anything Goes' challenge with an option of  'a bit of bling'.....

Well that's all from me today :) Hope you can join us this's a great chance to catch up with your Christmas cards if you are waaaay behind like me!!!

Thanks for looking xx