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Monday, 31 December 2012

9 Months on the Inside



I came across the stamp and sentiment recently while tootling about on Bugaboo and I just had to get it! I've coloured it with promarkers: vanilla, blush, cornflower, denim blue, china blue, lipstick red and pastel pink.

The paper is from a craft magazine (I think crafts beautiful...) and it's layered on textured card from papermania. I used ribbon, an embellishment I've had laying around in a drawer for aaaaaaages and a few gems, to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Winter Wonderland - New Beginnings
- Mojo Monday #274 - Sketch
- Little Miss Muffet #51 - Anything Goes
- Paper Makeup Stamps: Digi Makeover #69 - Anything Goes



Have Yours-Elf A Merry Little Christmas



I used freebie papers from a magazine for this, I think it was quick cards - and a digi from Birds Cards, coloured with promarkers: lipstick red, ruby, poppy, pear green, marsh green, olive green and I finished with a few pearls.

I'm submitting for:
- Freshly Made Sketches #66 - Sketch by tui
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #105 - Anything Goes



Sunday, 30 December 2012

Let It Snow



For this card I used an adorable freebie from Beyond the Fringe coloured with promarkers: sanstone, yellow, lipstick red, honeycomb, amber, lilac, lavendar amethyst, pale pink, pastel pink, soft peach, duck egg, cool aqua and cool grey 4, with some glitter glue for the snow.

The papers are from quick cards magazine, the sentiment is from papermania and I used punched snowflakes and gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this to:
- Seems a Little Sketchy #29 - Sketch
- Tuesday Alchemy #46 - Anything Goes
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #29 - Snowmen
- CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge #105 - Anything Goes
- Hiding in my Craft Room #78 - Freestyle





Saturday, 29 December 2012

Black and White Typewriter



I used the typewriter stamp from Stampendous and a sentiment from the same set. The papers are all from Papermania's bookprint paper pack, layered on black card. I cut a swirl with my sizzix dies, added flowers from petaloo and papermania and ribbon and pearls from my stash to complete it.

I'm submitting this card too:
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #186/7 - It's as Plain as Black and White
- Try Stampin' on Tuesday #98 - Sketch
- Party Time Tuesdays #100 - Anything Goes



Friday, 28 December 2012

7th Birthday



My friends little boy is 7 at the end of January, so today I sat down with the intention of making his card and this is what I came up with.

I used free papers from crafts beautiful magazine and and image from Bugaboo, coloured with promarkers: pear green, marsh green, olive green, honeycomb, amber, bright orange, spice, terracotta, gold, mustard, blush, sky blue, denim blue and slate.

Ribbon, gems, stickers and buttons from my stash and a sentiment from papermania finished it of.

I'm submitting this to:
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday #186 - Sketch
- Card Crafters Circle #55 - Anything Goes
- Charisma Cardz Challenges #51 - Anything Goes



Robin in the Snow



I used forever friends papers and an image from pollycraft on this card, coloured with promarkers: caramel, shale, chestnut, henna, cocoa, ruby, poppy, pear green, marsh green and olive green, adding glitter glue for the snow (it doesn't show up very well on this picture :( but it shows up nicely irl).

The ribbon is from my stash, the sentiment from Smirk and I punched a couple of holly leaves and added some gems for berries.

I'm submitting this for:
- Crafting for All Seasons #42 - Green and Red plus glitter/sparkle
- Crafyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #104 - Anything Goes for Christmas
- Mojo Monday #273 - Sketch
- My Time To Craft #202 - Animals in the Snow



Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Less Is More: Week 99-100



This weeks/fortnights challenge on "Less Is More" was 'drinks' - well my favourite drink is coffee, so I pulled out an image from the cutting cafe and made this quick card. The paper is a freebie from crafts beautiful magazine a few months ago and I layered on black card, adding a few gems to finish.

Monday, 24 December 2012

With Thanks



I used papers I got in cardmaking and papercraft magazine and an image from pollycraft. Most of it I coloured using pencils, except her skin, which I used promarkers for: almond, blush and soft peach.

The sentiment was a freebie a while ago and I've since forgotten which magazine it came from and I embellished with a few pearls.

I'm submitting this for:
- FlutterBy Wednesday's #219 - Open Challenge
- Moving Along With the Times - Thank You
- Paper Pal Arts #149 - sketch
- Paper Make Up Stamps: Digi Makeover Challenge #68 - Anything Goes



Sunday, 23 December 2012

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC83



This week CAS-ual Fridays is teaming up with the 10 Minute Craft Dash for a holiday themed card made in just 10 minutes!

I was mildly alarmed when I saw this, only 10 minutes to make a card?! Erk! But it turned out to be both harder and easier than I thought. In the end, I managed to do it with only about 15 seconds to spare on my countdown *but* about 3 mins was just placing the gems (lost my regular tweezers had to use others *head desk*).

It was incredibly easy to make. I sponged in a circle of goldy-yellow, stamped the image from Hot of the Press and sentiment from papermania, finishing with gems. I rushed a bit on the sentiment so 'greetings' isn't perfectly placed, but otherwise, I rather like it. I might have tied a bit of twine around the top but I've used a lot lately so need to buy some more!

White Christmas



I used an image from cornish heritage farms for this card and kept it extremely basic. I mounted the image on some card, sponged in a very light sky, then coloured only the clothes, christmas tree and a bit of yellow in some of the windows with pencils before adding the glitter on all the roofs, trees and road and finished it with a sentiment from papermania.

I'm submitting this to:
- Craft A Scene - winter scene
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #104 - Anything Goes for Christmas
- Crafty Calender Challenge - White Christmas
- One Stop Craft Challenge #210 - A Christmas Carol (White Christmas)

Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum 60. Geburtstag



This card was a request from a friend whose Uncle turns 60 soon.

I used printed papers from crafts on the net, that I had left over from a previous project.

The truck digi is from Digi Darla and the westie is a freebie from Birds Cards. I coloured them with promarkers: cornflower, denim blue, slate, mustard, poppy, ruby, cool grey 3, cool grey 4, warm grey 3, black, cocoa and pale pink.

The sentiment is computer generated and I added some black pearls to finish it off.

I'm submitting this to:
- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #137 - Sketch (free-choice, I used #72 for this card and flipped it.)
- Hiding in My Craft Room #77 - Anything But Christmas
- Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use Any Sentiment



Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Wishes



I used papers from raspberry road for this card, and an image from pollycraft coloured with promarkers: ruby, poppy, lipstick red, burgandy, blush, warm grey 3, slate and black and used a metalic gold marker for the belt buckle.

I sponged some ink around the santa image and used ribbon, twine and pearls from my stash and the sentiment embellishment from a set of vintage embellishments I got from poundland, finished it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- LEJ Designs #24 - Santa's Coming to Town
- Try it On Tuesday - Lucky Dip (Die cuts, Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls, Distressing, Stamped Image)
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday#185 - Sketch
- Party Time Tuesrday #99 - Colour/Photo Inspiration
- Charisma Cards Challenges #50 Santa Claus is Coming To Town
- Card Crafters Circle #54 - It's Christmas
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #104 - Anything Goes for Christmas





Happy 5th Birthday - Cupcakes



My friends daughter turns 5 in January, so this card is for her. I've used an image from pollycraft, coloured with promarkers: Marine, honeycomb, soft peach, sandstone, caramel, vanilla, rose pink, dusky rose, warm grey 3 and ruby.

The papers are from crafts beautiful magazine and I used a sentiment from me to you. The button, gems, twine and ribbon all came from my stash and I cut some cupcakes from the DP to use as embellishments too.

I'm submitting this to:
- Cupcake Craft Challenge #223 - Cupcakes
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #186 - Sketch
- Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge #85 - Favourite Colour (my favourite colour is teal and my friends daughter loves pink so I've used both)



Friday, 21 December 2012

Friend to Friend



I used some new papers from Crafts Beautiful Magazine for this card, along with an adorable image from pollycraft, coloured with promarkers: tea green, soft green, pear green, marsh green, sandstone, caramel, blush, soft peach, rose pink, dusky rose, duck egg, cornflower and liptick red. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I embellished with a button and some pearls.

I'm submitting this for:
- The Crafty Pad #201 - Friendship/Keep In Touch/Goodbye
- Sketch N' Stash #103 - Sketch
- PaperPlay Challenges '12 Wk 51/52 - Out with the Old, in with the new



Thursday, 20 December 2012

Warm Wishes



I used another pollycraft image on this card (I really do use them a lot!) colouring it with promarkers: pear green, marsh green, rose pink, dusky rose, vanilla, soft peach, blush, mustard and spice.

The design paper was from Quick Cards magazine and I layered on green card. Added the ribbon from my stash, punching some holly leaves and adding pink gems as berries along with some more at the top, before adding the sentiment (can't remember where it came from...)

I'm submiting this for:
- Just Us Girls #167 - Pink, White and Green
- Digital Tuesday Challenge #191 - Layers
- Stamp With Fun #192 - Sketch
- Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #152 - Add ribbon and/or lace
- Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes



Chester's Christmas Pudding



I hummed and haa'd about this weeks Daring Cardmakers Monkeying Around challenge, wondering if I even *had* any monkey images, until I remembered the adorable Chester from Pollycraft! I coloured him using promarkers, sandstone, caramel, shale, pear green, marsh green, olive green, forest green, lipstick red, poppy, ruby and vaillia.

I used papers from raspberry road layered on dark green card and some green twine and red gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this to:
- Daring Cardmakers - Monkeying Around
- Craft Your Passion #141 - Recipe (3 Different Design Papers, Ribbon or twine, Something Circle Shaped)
- Cute Card Thursday #248 - Eat, Drink & Be Merry
- Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use Any Sentiment
- Creative Inspirations #194 - Anything Goes
- Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or Winter Holiday

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

"Less is More" Week 98 - Anniversary



I was going to do the card for this weeks Less is More anniversary challenge, on a white card base, but I'd never tried inking directly onto kraft before so I thought, what the heck, lets give it a go and I'm reasonably pleased with how it turned out.

I used nesties to emboss the two squares and sponged in the middle one with blue and yellow inks, before stamping the sentiment (from stampin' up) and the image (freebie from some magazine or another) in brown ink and adding three small clear gems to finish. Very easy to do, took far more time thinking about than making! lol!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Vintage Christmas Tree



I used Kaiser Craft design papers and a stamp from Hot of the Press that I got free with Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine a few months ago. I embellished the tree with gems and used a sentiment from the same set as the tree, sponging a little ink around the main image and adding a few more gems in the top right corner to finish it off.

I'm submitting this to:
- Fab 'n Funky Challenges #151 - A Vintage Christmas
- Totally Paper Crafts #147 - Sketch
- Winter Wonderland - Oh Christmas Tree!
- Allsorts Challenge #185 - Oh Christmas Tree
- Come and Get it Challenges - Anything Christmas
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #194 - Christmas time!
- Anything Goes Challenge #82 - Traditional Colours
- Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes At Christmas
- Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #103 - Anything Goes for Christmas