Sunday, 28 November 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge 47 - One for the Girls


The theme on the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog is 'One for the Girls' so I immediately thought of this little cutie from Pink Gem Designs! She's been coloured with Promarkers and then layered on to lilac and white Kanban card. I've added some paper flowers and a greeting from Craftwork Cards.

Christmas Cuties


Here's another Christmas card I've made using one of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamps. As always, it's been coloured with Promarkers and then layered on to red card and another patterned paper from the Papermania Silent Night pack. I've added red nailhead gems to each corner of the stamped image to finish it off. I'm entering this in two challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas cuties
Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming

Opening Presents


I couldn't resist this cute little stamp when I spotted it a couple of months back! It's from Nellie Snellen and has been coloured with Promarkers and then die cut into a circle. I've added a peel off greeting from Little Claire Designs and backing paper from Kars. I'm entering this in three challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - untraditional Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - untraditional Christmas

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Week 26


This week's theme on the Anything Goes Challenge Blog is animals. I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called called 'Warmest Wishes' which is available here on their website. The image has been coloured with Promarkers, layered on to red card and then on to patterned paper from the Papermania Silent Night pack. The circular greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Winter Anya


My final card for this evening! This one was made using one of Greeting Farm Anya stamps, coloured as always with Promarkers. The striped background paper is from K&Co and I've added some punched snowflakes, nail head gems, crystal gems and ribbon to finish it off. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pear Tree Designs - where the theme is 'colourful'
Anyone for Anya - girlie fun

Winter Birthday


The current theme on Just Cute Bears is winter birthdays so I immediately thought of this cute Elzybells stamp of a bear posting a letter. I know that it's really a Christmas stamp but I thought it would fit for the winter birthday theme too. The image has been coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from Dovecraft and the little circular greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

Thank You Card


I've made this card using a stamp from Wild Rose Studio - coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto silver card. I made my base card into a fold back card (I'm told it's called a 'kick card) and then layered Kanban card onto the base. The little circular sentiment is also a stamp from a Personal Impressions set. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Raise the Bar - this week's theme is 'thankful'
Stamp Somthing - something with thanks

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Fun in the Snow


This card was made with the "Christmas Pals" stamp from Little Claire Designs which is available here. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto a circular scallop, navy snowflake paper and then silver card. I've used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch to create the border down the side. The circular greeting is from Craftwork Cards. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - snow and snowflakes

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Blog Award from Maria


It's been a mad busy and stressful week at work (and I've had to bring a pile of work home with me too) so it was a lovely surprise to find that Maria had left this lovely award for me on her blog. And what's even better is that this award comes with a free gift - the full details are on the Digis With Attitude Challenge Blog. To qualify, I need to say three things about myself that make me different from everyone else (only 3?!) and then pass this award on to three other blogs. So here goes -
1. In the 'real world' I'm a solicitor specialising in divorce and childcare work
2. I'm a Soroptimist
3. I love ironing!
And here are my five blogs -

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Calendar Card - Part 1


This is the first of two calendar cards I've made today using an easel card as my base. For this one I used a Penny Black stamp coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto a scalloped circle and Craft Creations pink gingham paper.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - your favourite colour
Cute Card Thursday - challenge 138, anything goes
Lili of the Valley - anything goes (using any stamp range)

Calendar Card - Part 2


This is my second calendar card - this one is made with an image from one of the Crafty Individuals pad. I've also used a piece of Black Magic card which I've put through my Cuttlebug with one of the embossing folders and then sanded the surface off to reveal the purple underneath. I've finished it off with some purple and black card.
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - challenge 42, black and purple

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

WOYWW - Week 75


Here's a photo of my desk for this week's WOYWW. You can see the sheet of LOTV stamps that I've finally got round to using and the card in progress is the one that I've just posted a photo of today. You can also see my trusty cassette hole punch, my punch collection and some snowflake brads (I used three of these on the card I posted yesterday). My black Versafine pad is there too - I use this on every card I make embossed with the detail fine powder that you can also see. Will try and leave as many comments as I can for everyone else but it may be tomorrow before I get round very many blogs!

Christmas Shopping


This is the first card that I've made with my new LOTV stamps - I bought a sheet of four designs a little while back and have been meaning to use them ever since! I've made an easel card using papers from Do Crafts. a white snowflake and a paper flower coloured to match my image.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Keep it Simple - shape up
Raise the Bar - let's see those curves

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Snowflakes


This is a card I've made today for several different challenges using an image from Pink Gem Designs. I coloured the image with Promarkers and a silver gel pen and then stamped the central star again on silver pearl paper, cute it out and placed it over the main image. The background was made from Whitewash cardstock which I ran through my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and then sanded. I've added three snowflake brads and a greeting from Craftwork Cards. I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - snow or snowflakes
One Stitch at a Time - winter wonderland
I Love Promarkers - snowflakes

Monday, 1 November 2010

A Little Bird Told Me - New from Little Claire Designs


November's club stamp from Little Claire Designs is now on their website here - a very cute little girl and tiny bird and also the words 'a little bird told me .... it's your birthday" which you can see on the second and third cards I've made. For this first card I've used the stamp to make a Christmas card - my background paper is from Craft Creations and the peel off greeting is from Little Claire Designs. I've punched some silver snowflakes for the four corners and used an oval and scalloped oval die to cut out the main image. I'm entering this card in two challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Christmas, traditional or modern
One Stop Craft - anything goes

A Little Bird Told Me - Part 2


This is the second card that I've made from the new "A Little Bird Told Me" stamp set - it's an easel card made using papers from Dovecraft and I made it as a winter birthday card. I've also used green Nailhead gems at the corner of the image panel to finish it and backed this and the greeting panel onto green card.
I'm entering this card in the current challenge on Moving Along With the Times which is to make a card for a child.

A Little Bird Told Me - Part 3


This is the third card that I made using the new "A Little Bird Told Me" stamp set - both the main image and the words are from the set. I have paper pieced the little girl's coat and hat using the same paper as I used on my base card (from Dovecraft). The base card is an easel card which I cut away at one side to make a slightly different shape. I've added some punched flowers and some black peel off lines on the base.
I'm entering this card in this week's Stamp Something blog challenge which is to stamp something with some pink.

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