Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Merry Christmas, Owls

After a crap few days with my gallbladder and idiot surgeons who want a 'second opinion' before they decide whether to remove it - don't even get me started - I decided a few hours of crafting was in order, to try and distract myself. It only half worked, but hey-ho!

This card uses an image from Little Miss Muffet coloured with my promarkers and a bit of glitter glue. The Paper is Dovecraft from the modern back to basics range. I embossed the white card with a cuttlebug embossing file and cut the sentiment with my silhouette, adding a few little gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Creative Inspirations #290 - Take Your Pick (Brown/White Colour Scheme)
- Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
- Winter Wonderland - Lets get Sentimental
- Seems A Little Sketchy #78 - Sketch

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy Holidays, Chester

I just love this little guy - Chester from Pollycraft/Little Miss Muffet. He's been coloured with my Promarkers and I used some glitter glue on the icing to give it a bit of sparkle.

The papers are Dovecraft's back to basics, modern. I love the bold patterns from this pack! The sentiment was cut on my cameo and backed with another little bit of paper and I finished with a few little gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Digi Sketch Challenge - Food/Sketch
- Dream Valley Challenges #95 - Anything Goes
- Clear it Out - Anything Goes
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - 2 or more design papers
- Creative Card Crew #75 - Stripes
- As You Like It - Favourite x-mas style (Modern)
- Love to Scrap #42 - Say It In Colour!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Happy Holidays!


Crafting a bit today, after two days of painting my neighbours bathroom - you wouldn't think a bathroom could take two days, but she'd had some problems with damp that made the whole process more awkward!

A quick CAS card today, with snowflakes! No snow here yet, but I'm hoping! And this weeks sketch from Retro Sketches seemed perfect for snowflakes!

The papers are dovecraft's back to basics modern pack. I cut some snowflakes on the papers, with my silhouette and stamped a couple - not sure where from - with stampin' up more mustard and memento tuxedo black. Icut the sentiment in red to match the base card and added some gems and (although it's hard to see on the image) some glitter glue to a couple of the flakes.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Delightful Sketches, You're a Gem!

Late, late, late, so late. I was helping my neighbour paint her bathroom and completely forgot about this post, this morning! oops!

The Challenge at Delightful Challenges this week is You're A Gem, Add Bling! And we're sponsered by Magnolia-licious!

I got to play with the brilliant, Wunderland Queen! And a sentiment from the Wunderland Sentiments and Accessories set!

I went all black and red for this card, with papers from the j'adore paper pack, from First Edition and colouring the image with my promarkers in mostly greys/blacks/reds. The swirls, key and potion bottle were cut on my silhouette and I added some paper flowers and of course, the required bling (such a hardship for me, lol!) to finish it off.

Don't forget to go over to the Digital Delights Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done this week and enter your own card!

And check out the website for more fabulous Digital Delights by loobyloo.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Pinecone Christmas

Two christmas cards and it didn't (quite) kill me!

A man's card this afternoon, there are a couple of men in my life this could work for, but I've a half mind, who it'll be for already.

I used Dovecraft paper, from the Back to Basics Modern pack. I love this paper, but this if the first time I've had to use it! The image is from The Digi Chick and I added the sentiment, coloured with my promarkers. I cut the wreath on my cameo and added a flower, with a little button brad and pearls (all of which a friend sent me for Christmas *last year*)

I'm submitting this for:
- Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes + Optional Sketch
- I Love ProMarkers #245 - A Male Christmas
- Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #37 - Anything Goes
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #203 - Go Green
- Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes w/Patterned Paper
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas Goes

Light a Candle

Edit: OMG I just realised this is my 500th post on this blog! I should totally do something to celebrate... I shall have to ponder that!

Ugg, I feel so sick today. I just hope it's not the bug that's been going around, I no has time!

Still, I am in desperate need of getting some christmas cards done, so I decided I was going to do at least two today if it killed me - and it might, since it's already half past two and I've only managed one!

I used an image from Just Ink Lined, coloured with my promarkers and some glitter glue added, along with a computer generated sentiment. The papers are from the gorgeous gilded winter paper back from first edition and I distressed the edges and scrunched them up. I cut the swirls on my cameo, in more first edition paper and added lace, pearls and a couple of flowers to complete the look.

I'm submitting this too:
- Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
- Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #385 - Christmas
- Crafty Catz #255 - Christmas is Coming
- Daring Cardmakers - Light a Candle
- Passion for Promarkers #273 - Lace
- Tuesday Throwdown #221 - Swirls and Pearls
- Crafthazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Party 'til the cows come home!

It feels like ages since I've posted anything to this blog, that isn't for a DT, but with being in rather a lot of pain (stupid gallbladder!) I've been crafting less and a few cards I've made lately couldn't go up for one reason or another!

This one is safe though, as it's recipient is unlikely to find her way here! This is for my next door neighbours granddaughter, who turns 13 in a couple of weeks. She likes cows - not entirely sure why, lol! - but since I already used her other love (horses) on the card I made from her grandmother, I decided to go with a cow on my own for her.

It's basically made entirely of scraps, with the papers coming from the last of my jillibean soup 'Homemade 6 Bean Soup' pack. The image is from Crissy's Digi's for Whimsy Stamps and I coloured it with my promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated, except the '13' which was cut on my silhouette. I added a banner also cut with my silhouette and a few gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs
- Party Time Tuesdays #189 - Anything Goes
- Top Tip Tuesday - 3 or More Papers
- Crafting for All Seasons #90 - Birthdays
- Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #237 - Happy Birthday!