Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last card of 2010.

Hope you have all survived Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. Father Christmas managed to get the right presents for my two little ones and even Mummy got it right too!!! Phew!!!

So I have not had much time to play but did ink up a new acquisition - the Be Neighbourly stamp set from Polka Doodles. I find I watch Nikky on Create and Craft and wonder just how she manages it. My scene is coloured with promarkers but I didn't use the same method as Nikky. I do however, like the result - lucky ehh!!!! The papers are from another Polka Doodles product - All Around & Everywhere, teamed up with a bright pink matting layer - yummy - distressed nicely too. The buttons are paper with some ribbon which actually came off one of my daughters presents!!

I am entering a few challenges:-

Dutch Dare - New Beginnings,

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes,

My Time To Craft - Brand Spanking New, and,

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

It just remains for me to say that I hope you all have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you to everyone who leaves me comments, it is really appreciated and honestly keeps me going.


Friday, 24 December 2010

Winter layout

Please scroll down for the Christmas Message I made!!!

This is a layout I made using Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and some pictures I took on 18th December - hence the title! The pictures were taken on the hill just behind our house. The children were a little disappointed because the snow was so powdery they couldn't make a big snowman just little ones!
This is the layout I used on some of the Christmas cards I sent to family this year - perfect.

I am entering the layout in the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

The Crazy Challenge - Let It Snow,

Rainbow Ladys Challenge - Your choice of last years challenges - I chose #129 Christmas Animals,

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes,

Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - Winter themed layout,

Critter Challenge - Anything Christmas, and,

Craft Your Passion Challenge - Christmas Theme.


Merry Christmas everyone

Hugs to you all everywhere.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

My favourite five Christmas cards for 2010

Another post today please scroll down for my Aud Sentiments DT card. Now one of my favourite crafters is having a little challenge. Debby over at A Scrapjourney has asked you to show off your favourite five Christmas cards of 2010. So here are my favourites .................

As Magnolia are my very favourite stamps and I also like lots of glitter this is my no1 favourite - the rest are in no order.



..................and finally....................

It would be lovely to hear what you think.


Aud Sentiments Challenge # 18 Anything Goes

Another fortnight has flown by and I hope you have everything you need for Christmas. Thank you for all your gorgeous Happy Holidays creations - please check out the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog to find out the winner and top 3.

Now for this fortnights challenge it is Anything Goes so let yourself go and show us some more fantastic work. One other important thing for this challenge - it is a DT call. If you would like to be considered all you have to do is put DT after your name when you join in with the challenge - simple.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Karber Digital Images.

Here is my DT creation - something a little bit different.

(Click on th eimage for a larger version)

I have been playing with Digital Scrapbook Artist (DSA2) and a stamped image of Fir Tree Tilda I was given recently. She was coloured with watercolour crayons and glittered. I then took a photo of her on a black background. She has been modified in DSA2 - removing the background - to produce a PNG image and flipped on the left. She can now be any size - how great is that. I have used two digikits from Daisytrail called Winter Wonderland and Paper Forest to create the scene.

Please check out my talented team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care everyone.

Just a few challenges to enter:-

Sentimental Sundays - Inspired by a song (Walking in a Winter Wonderland),

The Corrosive Challenge - non traditional Christmas colours,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

My Time To Craft - Santa Baby (Well she is dressed like Santa and is female - not sure this fits?),

Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes,

Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes.

All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Winter where you are.

Hugs to you all

Monday, 20 December 2010

Taking it easel!

Did you like the title!!! Firstly, I must apologise for the photo, the light is terrible at the moment so it really doesn't look good at all. This card is specifically for the challenge at Totally Tilda because I love easel cards and of course the gorgeous Tilda - I have my bestest crafting buddy Dawn to thank for this image - thanks hun. She has been coloured with Inktense water colour crayons and glittered up!!!

The close up is just as bad!! The papers are left overs and have been in my stash forever as has the ribbon. The sentiment is from a Fairy Doodles stamp set. My ever present nesties and a borderability have finished the card off.

We have been sort of snowed in for a few days. I say sort of because it is just our cul de sac - the rest of the roads are fairly clear except for the main roads to work - but I didn't have to go in today. I don't have to tomorrow but I need to make up some time. At least if it is really bad I can stay at home and not loose annual leave. By the way - did anyone in the South West hear the thunder last night??? I thought our next door neighbour had been blown up it was so loud!!!

Anyway back to business - here are the challenges I am entering:-

All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Winter where you live,

Stamptacular Sunday - Treeemendous,

Alphabet Challenge - H is for Hats,

Move Along With the Times - Let it snow,

The Crafty Pad, Allsorts Challenge, Aly's Sunday Challenge, Creative Friday and Crafty Sentiments all have an Anything Goes theme.

Let me know you have stopped by - I love reading your comments.


Sunday, 19 December 2010

LIIU Swaps

Suzanne organised a swap over at LIIU and as it proved so popular, she has started a Let's Ink It Up Swap group and our first swap is going to be a a mini flip book!!
Check out Let's Ink It Up for the links and join in the fun.


Magnolia Candy at Mindy's

Yep, you saw right Mindy has some fantastic Magnolia candy. Check it out and you may just be lucky.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Three of a kind

Hello everyone, I don't have enough time!!!! Too much to do not enough Christmas cards .......aaargh!
So here are three I put together, not particularly quick but certainly easy -hope you like them.

Here are some closeups...........



The Clarity lovers amongst you will recognise the Noel stamp - I got that when I went to the NEC. I haven't been as creative as Barbara Gray but I did want it to be quick and I haven't got all the stamps she uses. Isn't she a genius.
The little mouse is from Penny Black and is coloured with watercolour crayons. I have embossed the Noel in sparkle embossing powder and the die cut is in glitter card. The Holly in the corners is from another stamp set - which I will check out and add in when I have more time (never then!!)

   Lastly for a few challenges:-

The Crafty Pad - Embossing,

Totally Stampalicious - Clean and Simple,

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Last Minute Christmas,

Craft Your Days Away - Die Cuts,

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Christmas Carol (The first Noel)

Shirley 2 Girls - Holidays and Glitter,

Pixie Dust Studio - Let It Snow (not sure if this fits?),

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Clean and Simple Christmas,

Gingersnap Creations - Glitter,

Penny Black Saturday - Christmas foliage, and

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed your visit please let me know.


Monday, 13 December 2010

Yellow/Gold Christmas

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well.

This is a quick Christmas card - in a rush again - as with every Christmas!!!

The image is from Kay Carley - embossed in gold sparkle embossing powder.

The backing paper is from the Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD Rom. I have distressed the edges and used Wild Honey distress ink to edge the paper and around the die cuts. I hope this is enough of a technique to enter the challenge!!! The final touch is some Christmas gold ribbon at the bottom - simplezzzzz!!!!

These are the challenges I am entering:-

Stampavie and More - Christmas

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Christmas but no red or green,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - use a Tim Holtz technique

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturday - Monochrome,

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas,

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes,

The Crafty Pad - Embossing,

Pear Tree Designs - Christmas,

Stamp with Fun - Christmas,

Kaboodle Doodles - Clean and Simple Christmas.

Hugs to you all

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #17 Holidays!

Oh my what a week I have had - best not talk about it as something else might happen!!!!

Can you believe we are on to our 17th challenge at Aud Sentiments - please check out the blog to see who won.

Our challenge this fortnight is to use the word Holidays in your sentiment - ideal for this time of year. We are lucky to have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps sponsoring us.

Yes you can win seven of their unique digis. I have just checked out their cute snowmen range - I want them!!!! The team were lucky enough to have our choice of the Bobblehead Christmas range - I used the reindeer.

I am so pleased with how this card turned out. I have coloured my reindeer with Promarkers and layered him on to some paper I have had for years.

The border is from a Polka Doodles CD called Jingle Jangle - note to self use this again!!! I made my own sentiment using a free font called Frosty. The snowflakes were made using silver miri card and silver glitter card and an Xcut punch.

I hope you will check out my team mates creations for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

Finally, I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Totally Gorjuss - Sketch,

Delicious Doodles - Use a digi,

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes,

My Time To Craft - Reindeer,

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card,

Stampavie and More - Christmas,

Little Red Wagon - Use a die cut

Creative Belli Blog - Christmas papers and embellishments,

Saturday Challenge - Christmas,

The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes

One Stitch at a Time - Old stash (papers) and new stash (the digi) and

Bugaboo Challenge - Anything Goes.

Hugs to you all.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #7 Christmas with a glitter twist!

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you are all surviving the cold weather.
What a creative and resourceful group of crafters joined us with our Recycle challenge - I have picked up some fantastic tips. Please check out the Let's Ink It Up blog to see who won the fantastic prizes and the teams top 3.

Challenge #7 is Christmas with a twist - Glitter and bling

Please remember that you must use rubber or clear stamps for our challenges - we don't do digis!!!

We again have two amazing sponsors for this challenge which runs from 5th December to 19th December Sydney time because we are having a Christmas break. We will be back on the 9th January 2011.

Sponsor number one is Crafty Ribbons

  and the luscious prize is

Sponsor number two is Outline Rubber Stamps

and you can win

which is worth $20.
You are so lucky - I wish I could join in!!!

Here is my DT card

I have used my Magnolia Flying Fary Tilda embossed with Wow Gold Glitter powder and coloured with Gold Stardust Sakura gel pen and the colour was brushed out with water. The sentiment is from a Papermania set called Deck The Halls and cut out using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments. This has been edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wild Honey

The glittery snowflakes were a candy win about a year ago. The lace at the bottom was from Quixotic Paperie. I have used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes on a gold glittery card. Finally the paper is from an Artilycious CD Rom Seasons Greetings.

Please visit my team mates - their links are on my keft sidebar - they have some stunning inspiration for you.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:-

Simon Says Challenge - Sketch,

Paperplay Challenge - Monochrome,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open with a butterfly, angel or fairy,

A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes,

Magical Monday Challenge - Wings,

Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes, and

One Stitch at a Time - Glitz.