Thursday, September 29, 2011

Furry Friends....

Another Christmas card today :)
 I started a challenge way back in January on the Docrafts forum to make a christmas card a week! Well I have failed miserably!!!! This card is no. #13......I should be on #39 (tut tut)
But I will keep creating in the hope I will catch up a little :)

Well onto this card.....the layout is this week's fab sketch from PaperTakeWeekly....
The image is 'Furry Friends' from Sugar Nellie and I have coloured with promarkers, the cardstock layers have all been embossed and sanded and I have added the gorgeous pom-pom trim to echo the scalloped element of the sketch.
Lots of glitter and some bling to finish :)

I am also entering the following challenges ~
Simon Says Stamps ~ 'Anything Goes'....
Stampin' for the Weekend #17 ~ What a Cutie...

I'll be back on Saturday with my Penny Black Saturday card :)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, September 26, 2011

Penguin Love....

You've got to love these penguins from Sugar Nellie! So cute :)
I love the fair-isle scarf keeping them both warm and cosy!!

I have coloured the penguins with promarkers and prismas and used some gorgeous glittery papers from First Edition called 'Festive Treats'.
The layout is this week's great sketch from Sketch & Stash #71 ~ my new stash is the penguin stamp and the diecut shape behind them is from my new set of Nesting Dies from Do-Crafts.
I am also entering the following challenges ~
Totally Gorjuss #99 - Birds of a Feather....
Winter Wonderland  - Across the Miles....

I'm going to be busy making up samples this week for my demo at Papercrafts Boutique, Elgin on Saturday :) I am demo-ing using embossing folders in a variety of different ways, Sugar Nellie stamps and promarkers for all things Christmas!!
The lovely Erika is demo-ing too.....making lots of gorgeous projects using if you are local we would love to see you all 10 - 4 on Saturday 1st Oct :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #170 ~ Monochrome....

Morning! Penny Black Saturday is here again :) and today's challenge is......
Create a card using shades of one colour :)

I decided to have a go at colouring an image all in browns too as I knew I had these lovely brown papers from Stampin' Up. I have coloured the image with promarkers as always in 4 different shades, adding extra shadow with a prisma pencil.
It was quite tricky to colour using but I did enjoy it!!! 

I am entering the following challenges with my card ~
PaperTakeWeekly - Creature Comforts....
Fab n Funky Challenge #91 - A Hard Theme!!.....I have had a go at colouring in monochrome which is new to me!
Cute Card Thursday #183 - Fabulous sketch!

The prize this week for one lucky winner is 4 rolls of ribbon of their choice from.....

Do check out all the DT cards over on the blog.....a lovely array of colours have been used!

I am looking forward to seeing what colours everyone chooses......thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With Love at Christmas....

A 'girly' Christmas card today....
I have used another stamp from the new release at Sugar Nellie called 'Knitted with Love' sweet!
I have coloured it in non traditional colours of green, pink and blue using my promarkers and prismas :)
The papers are from an 'old' Papermania pad I have had a looong time....I am trying to use up some of my paper mountain :)
Click on the photo for a clearer picture.....not sure why Blogger makes my photos a bit blurry sometimes!

I am entering my card in the following challenges ~
Winter Wonderland  - Girly Christmas....
Magical Mondays  - Christmas in September
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #120 - Another wonderful sketch and I was very lucky to make Top 3 last thank you very much Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)
Flutterby Wednesday #172 - Open challenge...
Simon Says Stamps - Dies to Die for....

Well that's another for the Christmas card pile :) Still quite a few to go though!!

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #169 ~ Friendship....

Morning! It's Penny Black Saturday.....and today we want to see all your gorgeous creations celebrating 'Friendship'......

I have used the cute Mimi & Friend stamp and coloured as always with promarkers and prismas. The papers are from a very old paper pad by Papermania called 'Spring Burst'.....I love the purple/green colour combo :)

The layout is another fabulous sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #119.
I am also entering ~
Flutterby Wednesdays #171 Open Challenge...
Cute Card Thursday #182 - Anything Goes....

The prize this week is very apt for this week's theme :) Kindly donated by the lovely Carole!

Chicky Night!

Looking forward to seeing all your friendship cards.....check out all the DT cards for inspiration {HERE}

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Little Apprentice....

Here's another card using one of the images I coloured in yesterday :)
Love the new Christmas range from Sugar many adorable characters to choose from!

Today's card features the cute 'Little Apprentice' stamp....
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas for shading. Lots of glitter added too :) Click on the photo to see the glitter!!
 The layout is the current sketch #67 by Erika over at the Sugar Bowl blog.
I am also entering the following challenges with my card ~
CES Challenges #53 - Make it magical or spooky....
PaperTakeWeekly - Things with Wings...
Fab n Funky Challenges #90 - Eyes down for Bingo.....I have used a diagonal line.....flower, ribbon and stamped image :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bear Bouquet....

A 'cute' bear card to share today :)
I must confess I bought this lovely Fizzy Moon bear back in March and this is the 1st time I've used him!!

I have coloured the bear image with promarkers and decided to go with an autumnal colour combo as it definitely feels like Autumn is here in Scotland :) Not that I mind.....I love Autumn!

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
Allsorts #120 - Flowers & Swirls...
Sketch n Stash #70 - Free choice stash is the unused stamp!! I have used sketch#7
Passion for Promarkers #117  - 'Beary Special'...
Everybody Art Challenge #159 - Flowers...
& finally a *new* challenge I have just found :) Perfect for teddy bear lovers like me.....
Ready-Teddy-Go #2 - Autumn Colours...

I have had a lovely morning colouring in images with a crafty friend {Heidi} *waves* so I will have another card to share soon :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #168 ~ Delicious....

Morning!! Penny Black Saturday has rolled around quickly again.....and today's challenge is......
Create a card/project using your Penny Black stamps featuring something yummy!!
Check out all the gorgeous DT cards for inspiration :)

I have used this sweet image of very cute mice enjoying some lovely strawberry jam :)
I managed to find the perfect papers to go with the image (not sure who by!!) Love the 'sweet as a little strawberry' quote on the papers.
I have used the fabulous sketch #118 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout (I have rotated it) and I am also entering the final 'goodbye' challenge over at Stamp Something.

This week's prize is a wonderful $20 voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch :)

A great shopping spree for one lucky winner!

Looking forward to seeing all your 'Delicious' entries and thanks for looking xx

Friday, September 9, 2011

'Hoppy Halloween' Blog Hop Winner.....

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the 'FrankieBoy' digi image I used on the hop!
Thanks ever so much to everyone who left me a comment and the lucky winner is......

COOPS!!! Congrats Coops :) Look forward to seeing what you create with him!!
Please email Tracy over at Squiggle Stamps who will send out your image at

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Red & White Christmas....

Today's card is something a little different for me :)
 All stamping and no colouring!!
I have made a twisted easel card using no patterned papers and just some embossing for texture :)

The gorgeous stamps are from a Christmas set by Inkadinkado and I have used an all red & white colour scheme which reminds me of a Scandinavian/Folk art look.
The snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch.

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
Simon Says Stamps ~ Multifold cards....
PaperTakeWeekly ~ Anything Goes....

Thanks for looking....I'll be back on Saturday with my Penny Black Saturday card :

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Magical Birthday....

I'm back today with another of the brand *new* Halloween releases from Squiggle Stamps :)
Love this little wizard as he's also perfect for magical birthday cards, great for Harry Potter/Magic fans!

I have coloured the image with promarkers and gone for a star theme.....using a star paper, embossing folder and punch :)

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
CuteCardThursday #180 - A pinch and a punch
Allsorts #119 - Green & Blue
Totally Gorjuss #96 - Sketch
Magical Mondays - 'Anything Goes'

Dont forget there's still time to hop around the 'Hoppy Halloween' blog hop (ends Wed.7th) for lots of chances to win some of these *new* images as well as 5x£10 vouchers to spend in the Squiggle store :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, September 3, 2011

'Hoppy Halloween Blog Hop'....

Welcome to the Squiggle Stamps 'Hoppy Halloween' Blog Hop!!

Hope you are enjoying the hop and all the spooktastic DT creations :)
You should have arrived here from Faye's blog......if not you can always go back to the start over at the
Squiggles Stamps dont want to miss any of the fab new images!!
For my hop card I chose the wonderful 'FrankieBoy' image.....perfect for me to send to my 9 year old son this Halloween.
I have coloured Frankie with promarkers and prismas......really enjoyed colouring his face green!
I am entering my card into Stamp Somethings September 'Digi Day' challenge.

If you love 'FrankieBoy' as much as I do! Just leave me a comment to be in with a chance of winning him :)

There are also 5x£10 vouchers to win and additional random giveaways too so lots of chances to win some of these *new* Halloween images and with Autumn images arriving'll be spoiled for choice!

The hop will run through till Wednesday 7th so we would love you to grab the 'hop' logo for your own blogs and spread the 'Spooky' word :)
Next stop on the hop is .....Wendy

Thanks for looking today and enjoy the rest of the Hop!!

Penny Black Saturday #167 ~ Make a Scene!

Morning! A fun challenge this week at Penny Black Saturday :)
'Make a Scene'....
I really enjoyed making my card this week, once I decided I wanted to create a Christmas scene.....I had great fun masking all the elements together and even did a cloud background with chalk which is a 1st for me and I think it finished it off nicely :)
I have used 5 different stamps to create the winter wonderland.....the little hedgie, sentiment and reindeer/santa flying are from the transparent set - Best Day Ever....
the teddy is Christmas Tree Ted 4015K & the trees are Snow Dust 4102K.       
The images are coloured with promarkers with a little prisma pencil for shading :)

I am entering my card into ~
Passion for Promarkers #115 - Flexible...
I love Promarkers #81 - Anything Goes....
Charisma Cardz #35 - Anything Goes....
Penny Black at Allsorts September Challenge - Get Ahead for Christmas!

Do check out the {BLOG} as all the DT have excelled themselves this week with some beautiful scene cards created for all different occasions :)
Oh and there are 2 fabulous prizes to be won too.........from Penny Black -

Christmas Fairy3905K 

and from the Ribbon Girl.....
Green Mini Ribbon Kit

Thanks ever so much for looking and I'll be back later with my Squiggle Halloween card for the

Friday, September 2, 2011

Embossed Christmas & Squiggle News....

Well it's my 1st post of September :) I really hope to blog more this posts have certainly been dwindling!!! I am always busy, busy at the moment!!

Today's Christmas card is a sample I have made for an 'Embossed Cards' class I will be teaching tomorrow at my local craft shop......Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin ~ home of Sugar Nellie Stamps :)
I have used a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background and for the gorgeous Inkadinkado wreath stamp I have heat embossed onto special mirror card suitable for heat embossing!
It's a lovely on gold and I added little red gems for accents.
I am entering my card into Fab n Funky's #88 ~ Go mad with Embossing challenge!
And now some exciting news from Squiggle HQ  :)
To celebrate the release of some new stunning Halloween images......there will be fun blog hop starting at 12 noon GMT over at the Squiggle Stamps blog tomorrow!

Lots of fun and fab prizes up for grabs and I have seen some of the DT cards and they are spooktastic!!
I will be sharing my Halloween card tomorrow along with the other DT girls from 12 noon onwards so do pop back :)
Here's a sneaky peek of my card!

Well that's September off to a good bloggy start as I will be posting my Penny Black Saturday card tomorrow too!!

So hope to see you all tomorrow and thanks for looking xx