Monday, 29 November 2010

Going crackers.....

Hi Folks! I'm going crackers today - quite literally, I almost forgot to write this post - what am I like! Better late than never, here's my offering for the latest challenge over at Lexi's Creations. For this week's Challenge, to celebrate being the exact date of our very first Challenge, we thought we would repeat the original Challenge. So for this week we would love to see your creations in…...

Blue & Silver

Joanna Sheen is this week's Sponsor and she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.

Now, I have to admit that I am beginning to get a tad fed up with making Christmas cards, so inspired by you tube videos and armed with a stack of loo rolls, I decided to have an attempt at making a Christmas cracker. It was good fun, although I did feel that you needed more than 2 paws for the rolling up and taping down. I managed to get some cracker snaps for the inside from ebay, the blue pearlescent paper is wrapping paper, & the tinsel string is by papermania. I had to use a bear on my first cracker (of course!) so I've used Paulo, who you can find at Lexi's store here. He's on sale at the moment, along with all Lexi's images, so grab yourself some bargains. He's coloured with promarkers and glitter pen and mounted on nesties.

The white pearlescent paper strips on the end are from my scrap box and have been embossed with a Snowman border brass stencil that I picked up in Hobbycrafts sale last year for 9p!!

Hope you can join us over at Lexi's this time!

I'd also like to give a BIG friendly wave to all the new members of the design team:

I'd also like to enter my cracker in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas gifts
(can't tell you what's inside I'm afraid in case the recipient reads this!)
Creative card crew: Not another card
Simon Says: Let it snow
Thanks for looking!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Season's Bleetings !

Hi All! I'm so pleased I have managed to get this card finished this afternoon in time for the Wild Rose studio blog hop. I've just done the hop and added lots of WRS stamps to my wish list, they are so cute! Dawny's sketch was great fun to follow and in the absence of a Wild Rose stamp in my collection, I have dug deep and used this cute Penny Black sheep that has been in my drawer forever!! I've coloured the sheep with promarkers (what else!) and layered up his face to give some more depth. I added glamour dust, Doodlebug white crushed velvet and a pom pom to his hat (picked these pom poms up in Tesco this week!) . The bold stripey paper is from my stash too, I've just checked it is made by Sweetwater - not sure when/where i bought it! The background pearlescent card has been embossed with a swiss dots embossing folder. The ribbon is from last years xmas chocs !
Hope ewe like him (get it!!) !
I'd also like to enter him into the following challenges:

Sketchy colours : Red & White
Whoopsi Daisy: Holiday
Pear Tree designs: Colourful (hope this is OK)
Lollipop Crafts : Christmas
Cards for Men: Christmas
Paperminutes: Animals in the snow
Passion for promarkers: Old (sheep stamp & paper)
& New (pom poms & pearlescent paper)
A spoonful of sugar: Anything goes
Papertake Weekly: Cut it out (Nesties used on label & image)
Crafty Creations: Christmas is coming
I love promarkers: Anything goes with a bit of sparkle
Fab n Funky: Going with the flow
Creative Belli: R (red ribbon from my stash, recycled from xmas chocs last year!)
Paper Pretties: Clean & Simple
Simon Says: Let it snow ( Hope a snowy sheep counts)
Crafty Sentiments: Christmas
Paper Cutz : Anything goes
Crafty Catz: christmas
Daring Cardmakers: Spotty stripey Xmas
(stripey paper and embossed dots background)
Let's ink it up: Recycled ( red ribbon recycled from xmas chocs last year)
Penny Black at Allsorts: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
& finally
Cute card Thursday: Blast from the past (#129 - Play on words)
Phew, I'm off for a lay down!!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Snowglobe bottle label

Morning everyone - hope you are all bright eyed and bushy tailed!!

It's Thursday again already - I know where do the weeks go, I swear at this time of year the time just goes faster and faster. Anyhow, time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. , where this week our challenge is :


We are sponsored by

You could winner a polymer stamp of the snowglobe I have used to make my wine bottle label. Here's a close up:

Have a great day!


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Cute Christmas Robin

Happy Sunday everyone - I do hope Mr Blogger behaves himself and posts this for me! Just wanted to show you my card for the new challenge over at OSAAT which is
Pick a season (winter, summer..)
or an event (I choose xmas but you could do birthday, wedding...)
This week I got to play with this super cute Robin image which comes as a set from The Crafty Pad, you can find it here. I've coloured him with promarkers and added some Doodlebug crushed velvet to his hat brim and a pom pom on the end of his hat. The paper is from a Forever Friends set, punched holly leaves from mulberry paper and bright red clear gems for the berries.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to visit OSAAT, we have two fab prizes on offer to our lucky winners.
I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paperminutes : Great Sketch
Digital Tuesday : Anything with wings
Sir Stampalot : Christmas traditions - I think robins & holly are quite traditional on cards!
The Crafty Pad : Red & Green
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Vellum challenge

I'm trying to get in the mood for Christmas, I've added a countdown clock to my blog which I'm hoping will spur me into action!! I did get into the Christmas mood a bit with my card for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T., which is to use


We are sponsored this week by

who are offering our winner their choice of 5 digi stamps from the shop.

I've used the cute PJ penguin on my card . I don't tend to use vellum much but I've embossed some through my cuttlebug for the background circle and also used some to make the snowflake embellishments.

I'd also like to enter PJ into the following challenges:
Sweet stampin' challenge - It's all about Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar - Winter Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes - Choose your topping - I've used embossing , punches and blue!
Wags N Whiskers - use acetate, tissue or vellum
& Sew Many Challenges - blue & white
Thanks for looking !!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Gingerbread House

Woo hoo, it's Monday folks!! OK who am I trying to fool, it's Monday and the start of another week at work - Boo Hoo!! Still looking on the bright side we have a fab new challenge over at Lexi's Creations which is very seasonal:


This should help you to get another Christmas card made! No one tell me how many days it is to go please, I'll go into a panic!!

We have a fabulous prize on offer from our sponsors Letraset!!

Here's my easel card, using one of Lexi's newer Christmas images, Gingerbread house.

I've coloured it with a combination of gel pens, promarkers and a touch of chalk. I've glittered it up a bit with a sprinkle of glamour dust, after all it is Christmas!

The paper is by papermania and the fab ribbon is by American crafts (I think?). The chipboard gingerbread man is from a packet of stickers from Poundland!!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join in at Lexi's!!

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Stamp Something : Use a digi

Totally Gorjuss : Traditional christmas Colours

Crazy4challenges : Christmas card or item

Creative Inspirations : Anything Chritmassy / Winter

Keep it Simple : Wonderland (hope this is OK??)

The Crafty Pad : Christmas Sparkle

Fairytale challenges : Anything goes

Sarah Hurley Challenges : Easel cards

Whoopsi daisy : Easel card

Delightful Challenges : Glitter it up

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Twinkle toes

Hi everyone! Hope you are all OK? Today I wanted to share my card for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. My card very nearly didn't happen, I've had one of those frustrating lack of mojo phases where I just push pieces of paper around and nothing looks right! I'm hoping that it doesn't last much longer!

The challenge this week was to use the following colour inspiration, you can use individual colours or a combination if you like!

We are sponsored this week by:

I've used the fabulous precoloured Twinkle toes image on my card - isn't it fun! One lucky winner of our challenge will win 2 images from Glitterbabes store!

I'm hoping that we will get lots of entries this week so I can drop by and visit you and be inspired!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Anniversary Heart

Hi Folks, well can you believe it, I had some time this afternoon to craft and then Mr Mojo has gone and left the building. All the design team stuff I needed to get done seemed to be cursed, I've coloured over lines, lost my glamour dust and can't seem to cut straight to save my life!!

Anyways, determined not to be beaten I had a cuppa and then decided to do something else and I ended up making this Anniversary card for the fab challenge over at Creative Craft, who are celebrating their 1st blogoversary with a challenge to make an Anniversary / celebration card.

I've heat embossed the heart image, one of my fav stamps of all time by Prima, using cosmic shimmer glittery red embossing powder . I've added an eyelet and suspended the heart on some ribbon so that it can swing!! Sorry for the poor pictures, I hate this time of year for taking piccys!! In real life the embossing and ribbon are quite sparkly and the little gems show up a bit better!

I'd also like to enter this into the challenges at:

Thanks for looking!

Nutcracker candle

Happy Sunday everyone! Just a quick post today to tell you there is another fab challenge over at O.S.A.A.T this week. The theme is Winter Wonderland and we are looking forward to seeing all your Christmas projects! We have a fab sponsor:

You could win 5 images!!

This week I decided to decorate a candle using The Nutcracker by Stitchy!

Thanks for looking!

I'd also like to enter my candle into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday : Gently does it (used tissue to print the image on!)

Crafty Sentiments : make a gift

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Racing Car

Afternoon All, not quite sure what has happened this week, I've been even further behind than usual!! Anyway, at least it's Thursday, closer to the weekend and also time for another C.R.A.F.T. challenge! It's a great theme this week:


and we have a fab sponsor:

You could win 3 digi stamps!
(click the picture above to check out all the other fab images)

So here's my card, using Racing 1, coloured as usual with promarkers and white gel pen. The white and silver embossed papers are just single sheets from a local craft shop and the dark blue embossing has been done using a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for looking!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lollipop Crafts - Embossing

Papertake - Penny for the guy

Incy Wincy - Anything goes

Digital Tuesday - I've been framed

Paper Sundaes - For the boys

One Stop Craft - Anything goes

Monday, 1 November 2010


Sorry !! That's the name of my card and also sorry for being a bit late posting this today!

It's time for another fab challenge over at Lexi's Creations, it's a nice easy one for you…
"Anything Goes"

Joanna Sheen is this week's Sponsor and she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.

For my card, I have used the super cute 'Scruffles Sorry' image and the 'How do you' sentiment. Who could resist those big sad eyes.....

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join us at Lexi's this time!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Meljens: It's a 2fer

Crafty Sentiments : Male card / project

Cards for Men : Anthing goes (as long as it's for a male!!)