Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Baaaag -a - lope

Afternoon Folks!
Hope you're all OK and keeping warm and dry!

Just wanted to share another Christmas project I have managed to complete this week, it's an idea from Split Coast stampers to make a gift bag from an envelope, you can follow the tutorial here. I made one of these at Easter and it was really quick and easy, so I decided to make a Christmas version! I'm intending to give it to my sister who loves sheep, so I've used this very appropriate Penny Black stamp!!

Here's a closer look, hope you can see the bling gems in the corner, the light is rubbish for taking pics with today ;-(

For the main part of the bag I've followed the sketch over at Midnight madness

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - tis the season
Pollycraft Mondays - Christmas Fun
Lollipop Crafts - B is for ... Baa, bag-o-lope...
The Ribbon Girl - Jingle all the way to Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Xmas
Penny Black Saturday - Xmas, red & Embossing
CYDA - Buttons or bows
Simply Create too - All about xmas
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Anything but a card
MAWTT - Ribbons & Bows
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - peppermint twist (red & white colours)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Maggie with Dottie Scarf

Afternoon Folks!

Hope everyone is OK and keeping warm and cosy - it certainly seems a bit nippy here!
I managed to get this card finished yesterday but the camera batteries were dead when I came to photograph it :-(

I've made this card for my cousin who has a birthday near Christmas. I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl and used a Sugar Nellie stamp that has only been inked up once before - slapped wrists!! It's called Maggie with Dottie Scarf . Have to say it made a nice change not to be doing a Christmas card!

Here's a closer look, doesn't she look warm and cosy:

As usual I can't resist a few challenges:

Fab N Funky - Birthday cards
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card
Crafting when we can - Use a sketch (from The sugar bowl)
Dutch Dare Challenges - Recipe (patterned paper, image, gems)
Kaboodle Doodles - Bundle up for Winter

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Rudolph Skating

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK and enjoying the weekend?

It's time for another challenge over at Here Come the Boys and this time it's very simple, we'd like to see something for


I found these plain red gift bags in Tesco last week and decided they were a bit of a bargain - I think they were 40p each and on a 3 for 2 offer - and they just shouted out to be altered!!

So I have given one a bit of a makeover and I am planning to use it for Lewis' main present at Christmas! I was good and used up the leftovers that were on my desk from making my Santa Bunny card so he will be getting the matching card and bag set!!

The super cute image is a freebie from Digi Stamp Boutique, it's called Rudi and it makes me smile - that would be me on ice skates for sure - sat on my bum in a helpless state - LOL!!

I've coloured him with promarkers and added some glittery ric rac which I think was an old magazine freebie and mounted him on double scalloped circle nesties. Simples but I'm pleased with how it came out!!

I hope you can join us over at HCTB this time, check out the main blog for the prize details and some great inspiration from the rest of the girls!!

As usual I can resist entering a few challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique - November Customer Competition
Papertake Weekly - Xmas crackers
I love promarkers Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Animals

Polka Doodles - Italian xmas
Stampin with the Dragon _ Anything goes xmas
Totally papercrafts - Christmas

Edited to add:


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Snowball anyone ??

Morning Folks!
How are your preparations for Christmas going??
I'm getting there with the shopping but not the wrapping etc!! If you have time we'd love you to join us at C.R.A.F.T. this week for our new challenge:


Now I have to admit to being a bit stumped by this challenge at first but after a bit of blog hopping for inspiration I came across the idea of sweetie bags, so here's my attempt:

Mint Imperial anyone??

The Snowman sign is from The Stamping Boutique one of our sponsors this week and is coloured with promarkers.

The Stamping Boutique

We are also being sponsored by Craft Obsessions (one of my favourite online suppliers) so you could get your hands on a little shopping spree!!

Craft Obsessions
Hope you can join us!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Christmas bag / box (hope this is suitable?)
Winter Wonderland - Awwww cute
Squiggle Saturday - Anything but a card
OSAAT - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - Winter blues
I love promarkers - Anything goes

Monday, 21 November 2011

Santa Bunny

Afternoon Folks!

I'm not quite sure what has happened to my original post - I think Mr Blogger has eaten it!!

Anyway today I want to share my card which is the midway reminder for the


I've inked up a sadly neglected Messy rabbit stamp, coloured him with promarkers and added a touch of liquid pearls and glamour dust to his fur trimmed coat.

As it's a masculine card I didn't really want to add flowers so I've added a few sprigs of holly instead:

My favourite ribbon this year has to be this tartan and I've gathered it together with a charm from Ewe2cancraft - love the antique gold colour!

The Christmas Wishes sentiment is from LOTV.

Thanks for looking today and don't forget to rush over to HCTB to be in with a chance of winning this lovely prize:

As usual I'd like to enter a few challenges too:

Forever Friends - Christmas is coming
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
JUGS - Red, green and white
2 sisters -let it sparkle
The Crafty Pad - Festive cheer
Crimbo Crackers - Make it sparkle
Samuel Taylors _ Christmas crads
Penny Black & More - All creatures great & Small

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Stars in your eyes

Morning Folks!!

Well I think I will just about make morning with this post, running a bit behind today!! Another Thursday has come around, and good news we have another great challenge for you over at C.R.A.F.T.

This week we'd like to see projects with STARS on for our

'STARS IN YOUR EYES' challenge.

We have a new sponsor this week too, Bugaboo Digital stamps :

I love their images and I've used Rudolph stars for my card:

Very simple card as you can see because I wanted the focus to be on the red nosed fella! He's coloured with promarkers and had glossy accents added to his eyes and nose. The embossed star background is a papermania embossing folder, with ribbon and ric rac trim and gold die cut stars, which were a magazine freebie from goodness knows when!!

A few challenges for Rudolph:

Wags n Whiskers - Christmas theme
Totally Gorjuss - Xmas traditions
Paper Sundaes - Digi images
Lollipop - Embossing and no dp
The pink Elephant - Embossing
Digital Tuesday - Christmas time
Digi Doodle Shop - Red & Green

Thanks for looking today!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Baby Bear

Evening Folks!

This is a bit of a tough post to write as, after much thought, I have decided to step down from the design team at Lexi's Creations and so this is my last post for them. It's been so much fun working with you all girls, thanks for having me and I'd like to wish you all the very best for the future!

Our challenge this time is NO STRAIGHT EDGES and here's my card using Baby Bear:

As you can see the nesties and cuttlebug went into overdrive to create this one!!

Isn't he sooo cute??

Sentiment is computer generated and the charm is from Ewe2cancraft.

Hope you can all join in the fun at Lexis this week as there is also a lovely promarkers prize to tempt you!!

As usual I can't resist entering a few challenges:

Crafty Catz - Use a digi
Simply Create - Love you Bearly much
Sweet Stampin - Use gingham
Paper Sundaes - Digital images
OLLCB - Bingo (pearls, diecut & metal)
Hooked on Crafts - Something punched
Tuesday Throwdown - lots of circles
I did it Creations - Everyone loves Teddy
Stampavie & more - Anything but square &
Ready Teddy Go - Easel cards


20th November 2011!!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

A cute little thank you...

Afternoon Folks!
I managed to grab a little bit of time to craft over the weekend and decided to ignore the DT projects and instead enter one of my favourite challenges over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge where the theme is thankful. I didn't have a large stamp that was really suitable so I decided to use this tiny one instead. The whole card is only 12cm square and Muzzy mouse only measures about 3cm!!

The cuttlebug embossing folders and nesties also got a bit of an outing too!! Along with the fine nibs on my promarkers!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Thankful
I love promarkers - Follow that Sketch
Fab N Funky - All white on the Night
Aud Sentiments - Thank you cards
Dutch dare challenges - Punch time
Card Makin Mamas - Be thankful
2 Sisters challenge - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Thank you
Whoopsi daisy - Colours of winter
Lollipop crafts - Embossing and no designer paper
The Pink Elephant - Embossing
Paper pretties - Giving Thanks
OLLCB - Bingo - Flowers (rose and embossed flowers) , diecut and gems
Penny Black and More - All creatures great and small
& Hooked on crafts - Something Punched


Winner's Badge

Thanks for looking and I hope you visit again soon,

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Fabulous Candy!!

Evening Folks!
Just had to give a shout out about this great candy from the CRAFT BARN who are celebrating 600 followers with this amazing lot of goodies.

I've got my fingers crossed that I'm lucky - I'm sure I could give these goodies a lovely home!!

If you must enter - LOL - you can find all the details here

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Cutie Tortoise

Morning Folks!

It's one of my favourite themes over at C.R.A.F.T. this week:


For my card I've used this really sweet image from our sponsor 2 cute rubber stamps - isn't it adorable? I've coloured it using promarkers and then added some little bling gems to the flowers on the shell. The backing papers are from The Shabby Princess - festival collection which I love!!!!

I'd also like to enter a few challenges:

Crafts & Me - Birthdays
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use a freebie (Shabby Princess papers)
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes + Brown
Digital Tuesday - Cute and cuddly
Party Time Tuesdays - Bling it on (gems on shell)
Paper Sundaes - Rectangles (hope this is OK)
Allsorts - Anything but square
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card sentiment

Thanks for visiting today,

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Morning Folks!
Good grief!! I can't believe that it's November already - the weeks are going faster and faster!! Still Thursday means time for another fun challenge over at C.R.A.F.T., this time we'd like to see


I've used a sewing image from our sponsor Bows and Berries for my card. I coloured it with Distress inks - bit of a first for me ;-) - and tried to give it a slightly distressed vintage feel! The gorgeous papers are from Barely Mine Designs.

Here's a closer look:

Couldn't resist using this gorgeous charm and a couple of pins from Ewe2 can Craft as a finishing touch:

Thanks for looking today and I hope you'll find time to join us at CRAFT this week.