Sunday 29 November 2009
Thursday 26 November 2009
This card covers 4 challenges :
1) One Stop Craft = snowflakes
2) Just Christmas & Birthday = sketch
3) Papertake Weekly = christmas cracker
4) Whiff of Joy = christmas.
I was so lucky to win this WOJ image from Katharina's advent candy last year, and hardly used it, but have used it quite a bit this year. It made a change to colour this image in blues, as I have been colouring it in pinks, green and brown up until now.
I was naughty the other night as when I saw that WOJ have a sale on their winter stamps I just had to go and grab a couple!!
For this weeks challenge I've made some Snowman Soup! Hubby is doing the annual christmas fayre at the garden centre next week, and last year I made some of these snowman soups up and they were quite popular, so I've had a little production line going!! Hubby makes christmas logs with candles, I don't bother with my cards as I tried them a couple of years ago and sold a whopping 3 cards!!
here is a close up of the poem
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Knowing exactly what papers I was going to use I went for the brown and pink option, using my freebie forever friends celebration stamp! Yes I have coloured the bird with a red breast, but I have made this card with mother-in-law in mind and as her birthday is the 19th Dec I thought a little robin would look quite sweet! The stars around the image aren't part of the image but when I was colouring the sentiment with my peel-off pens there were these stars on the same sheet, so I coloured those and dotted them around!We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who have kindly donated one of the new Chrissy Armstrong stamps called Jolly Puppy Kisses for the lucky winner! There is also an added extra for everyone this week and there is a 10% voucher for Whimsy Stamps for all of our readers, just nip to the blog for the code!!
I am also entering this card for the new Sketch and Stash challenge which is obviously the sketch I followed! Still amazed that I won last weeks challenge!
Monday 23 November 2009
Well I've had this little card sitting made on my desk for days now and have left it until the last minute to enter it into the Papertake Weekly challenge which was to use the sketch provided.
Here is another card that has been made for days, originally made for the Friday Sketchers challenge (obviously a sketch) and the Colour Create challenge which is 'red/green/white' with the addition of christmas. Pollycraft have posted their new challenge which is also christmas so how lucky was that, especially as I have once again used the Friday freebie santa.
Friday 20 November 2009
Anyway this post SHOULD have appeared yesterday, so apologies girls. But as they say 'better late than never'!
Here is the sketch that I have designed for this weeks challenge, it can be flipped, rotated, added to, as long as the original sketch is still visible. As I said on the blog it would be great for a scrapbook page which I would've made but I just couldn't find the right picture!here is my card using my oh so favourite christmas stamp, I've sure gotten my moneys worth out of this one!!
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Well it sure is windy here in Norfolk and we had a power cut this morning for 2 hours! I missed an hour of it as I popped into the supermarket and then went to see Lillie's school assembly which her class were doing. As it's anti-bullying week this was their theme and Lillie and her friend Lily were news readers lol!! I tried to take a couple of piccies but I was quite a way back and haven't uploaded them as yet! The power came back on 5 minutes before I had to leave for work, so I managed to get on my cafe on Facebook just in time to serve some food lol it's soooo.... addictive!!
I went for the pre-schooler option and used this fab father christmas image which was sent to me last year (forgive me not sure if it's WOJ of Sugar Nellie!). The papers are a mix of old and new and the gems were a birthday gift which my friend Sally sent with my card, bless her!
Monday 16 November 2009
Well I just loved making this little card so much that I made another!!
this one I am entering for the Cupcake Crafts challenge which is 'digital images' and I've once again used the Pollycraft freebie from the other week! The image would've fitted on the card the other way up, but I kind of like the effect of it being higher than the base! (The card is red, the white is just the background).Hollie (4 nearly 5) saw me making these and decided that she would like to make some to, she made one for Lillie, one for daddy and one for her half sister who was with us for the weekend. I didn't get one :0( lol!! (I'm not sure about the mouths that were drawn ont the images, but she didn't do them Lillie did, would've looked better pink or red me thinks!).
Sunday 15 November 2009
When I was in Morrisons yesterday afternoon buying my newspaper I spotted some cutie father christmas gift tags 2 for £1 so I got 2 packs, not for pressies though, yep for some quick cards!! I simply removed the string, stuck him on the card with 3d foam pads and covered the hole with a gem dah dah.....!!!
Friday 13 November 2009
First up is my entry for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge 'no cards allowed', so I've made a sour cream container out of free papers from a magazine I've just bought, and simply topped it with last weeks father christmas image! This is quite a nice size, I used the whole page, so nearly A4 it will hold quite a nice little pressie or lots of choccies!!!! My mum who likes my cards but isn't keen on the images I use, she says they are too child orientated, has asked me to make 14 of these to give to each of the ladies who go to flower arranging with her, they are having a little christmas party and she is already out with work so will miss it and wanted to give them a little pressie!Then I loved this weeks freebie image so much that I have made 2 cards using it, and will be making many more!!
This one I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers.
Thursday 12 November 2009
I've dug out some 'bright' christmas paper from last year and have used an image which the DT were kindly given by this weeks sponsor! A very quick and simple layout, a bit of ribbon and some gems and heh presto card done!Our fab new sponsor :
and here is the fabby prize for one lucky winner!
Please nip over to the blog to see the rest of the gorgeous examples from the rest of the girls.
Wednesday 11 November 2009
First up is my card for Just Christmas & Birthdays who's sketch I have followed. Next is my card which qualifies for 2 challenges
1) Papertake Weekly - Digi sparkle (my image is a Pollycraft digi freebie! and I've glittered the snow for the sparkle).
2) My Time To Craft - Tags so Much (the tag has Happy Christmas on it which you can't see on the piccie.
Finally, for today anyway, is my card for which I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday but not having anything oval I cut the image out, hope that still counts!
Tuesday 10 November 2009
I have used the Friday Freebie background scene from Pollycraft (a few weeks back) coloured the trees with markers, sponged the sky and added glitter on the snowy bits, then added the Pollycraft image with foam pads so she stood out a bit. I must admit I think this is at the top of my fave christmas card makes so far!!!
Our sponsor this week is Summer from Belles and Whistles and she has kindly donated the oh so cute 'rockin around' rubber stamp which is one of Elisabeth Belles fabulous new releases! Please check out the rest of the girls cards on the blog as they are utterly wonderful (nothing new there then!).