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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Peace and love at Christmas

This is a Sizzix Bigz die and embossing folder combination, and I cut and embossed the dove with Cordinations paper, and sanded it to try it out. So it sat in my box of bits until now. The gorgeous paper it is on was some that I think I was given and I don't know who it is by, it has the same colour in it as the bird, and has faux stitching. The sentiments were cut with Xcut dies, and are covered in glue, I hope it eventually dried clear as it should. This was a really quick card to make.

I stamped the envelope with PaperArtsy stamps and coloured the images with Promarkers, getting inky finger prints on the envelope as you can see.

This stamp is from the same set, the envelope got creased when I carried it with me in case I needed one to give on Boxing day, and I nearly gave it away today - but forgot to take it with me!

I used the sentiment block from the same set inside, haven't taken a photo of that.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Gals - anything goes (Wed)
Die Cut Divas - warm and cosy (Dec)
Less is more - Homespun (Sat) Withdrawn as 5 challenge rule exceeded and not enough white space.
My time to craft - Last minute Christmas (Sat)
Crafting from the heart - #92 anything goes (Mon)
Simon Says - make it sparkle (Wed)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Don't eat yellow snow!

 Happy Christmas to you all, I have had a good day with the family over for lunch and family staying and all went to plan I think.
This card was for my hubby, he needs a laugh! The digi is from Dr Digi, it is coloured with Promarkers and die cut with Spellbinders dies. Paper is Dovecraft I think.
The ribbon is exclusive to Crafty Ribbons.
When I showed it to my parents they said it was lovely, I had to get them to look more closely at the image haha!
Inside is decorated too, and I printed off the sentiment.


Challenges entered:
Die Cut Divas - warm and cosy (Dec)
LOC - #109/110 Anything goes (1st Jan)
Papertake Weekly - last ever challenge Let it Snow (Tues)
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge (5th Jan)
Winter Wonderland - bingo, ribbon, animal snowflakes (7th Jan)
Cute Card Thursdays - #405 anything goes 
Creative Card Crew - #103 Anything goes (12th Jan)
Polkadoodles - anything goes (15th Jan)
Digi Chooseday - anything goes (19th Jan)

Awards.
Ike's World - Santa is coming (28th Dec)


Oddball Art - Winter or Christmas (14th Jan)







Oh Christmas tree - not!

This evil snowman had a great idea, to spray Flossie the sheep green and decorate her as a Christmas tree! When I saw Flossie on another blog I had to go straight to Dr Digi and buy her, and I also bought the snowman. The spray can and light bulbs were freebies, and I snagged a few more freebies too. Lights are All Dressed Up, and I used Promarkers to colour my fun scene! Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the layers are cut with Spellbinders, paper is Dovecraft.

It has been commented that Flossie is a strange zoo animal, and I would like to point out that the ABC DT examples included a shepherd holding a lamb! Also there are such things as petting zoos for children over here, I believe there is or was one at Longleat where you could find lambs to pet, then again Flossie could just be the Lion's dinner!

Challenges entered:
Ike's World - Santa is coming (28th Dec)
Crafty Gals - anything goes (Wed)
Crafting by Designs - anything goes (Dec)
Die Cut Divas - warm and cosy (Dec)
LOC - #109/110 Anything goes (1st Jan)
Papertake Weekly - last ever challenge Let it Snow (Tues)
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge (5th Jan)
ABC Christmas - Z is for zoo animal (6th Jan)
Winter Wonderland - bingo, ribbon, animal snowflakes (7th Jan)
Cute Card Thursdays - #405 anything goes 
Creative Card Crew - #103 Anything goes (12th Jan)
Oddball Art - Winter or Christmas (14th Jan)

Sing loud!

Here is the card I made last night for my grandson. The first thing he did when he got to our house was sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas extremely loudly!
The little boy is a Molly Blooms stamp, "We Wish You..." is an Indigo Blu stamp, and "The Best Way...." is a Kaisercraft stamp. The verse is die cut with a Spellbinders speech bubble, the panels of paper are die cut with Spellbinders too, the spotty paper was a freebie and the music paper is from a Craftwork Cards pad. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Stickles Ice Diamond on the fluffy bits, and finally some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Can you tell what it is yet? By the way he said he liked the box best and played inside that for hours!

Challenges entered:
Ike's World - Santa is coming (28th Dec)
Die Cut Divas - warm and cosy (Dec)
LOC - #109/110 Anything goes (1st Jan)
ABC - X for xtreme (Tues)
Papertake Weekly - last ever challenge Let it Snow (Tues)
Love to Scrap - #68 anything goes (3rd Jan)
Cute Card Thursdays - #405 anything goes 
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge (5th Jan)
That's Crafty - anything goes (11th Jan)
Creative Card Crew - #103 Anything goes (12th Jan)
Oddball Art - Winter or Christmas (14th Jan)
Polkadoodles - anything goes (15th Jan)
Digi Chooseday - anything goes (19th Jan)

Monday, 21 December 2015

Catching up - Little Claire geese.

I've tried to stick to bought card blanks for speed, and to use them up. Also they come with envelopes so no scrabbling round to find the right one. I had this shaped card (that I had cut earlier) lurking on my desk and decided to use it. The stamped geese are a Little Claire stamp, and they were coloured with Promarkers and die cut with Spellbinders, as was the card blank and paper layers. Papers are DCWV I think. Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I think this is a special Christmas card, my favourite so far, and I will give it to my best friend for Christmas.

I have entered the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping - Merry Christmas (26th Dec)
Crafting from the heart - #91 anything goes (28th Dec)
Little Claire - Special Christmas card (Dec)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Dec)
Crafting by Designs - anything goes (Dec)
LOC - #109/110 Anything goes (1st Jan)
Papertake Weekly - last ever challenge Let it Snow (Tues)
Simon Says - make it sparkle (Wed)
Love to Scrap - #68 anything goes (3rd Jan)
That's Crafty - anything goes (11th Jan)
Pile it on - Winter/Christmas (9th Jan)
Polkadoodles - anything goes (15th Jan)

Catching up - cuddly snowman

I found these two Penny Black snowmen ready to go, and this Papermania paper seemed just right. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment that comes with the image onto the paper and heat embossed it. One is done with silver pearl embossing powder, the other with gold. The images were coloured with Promarkers. Some of Crafty Ribbons' exclusive ribbon finished off the card.

I've entered the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping - Merry Christmas (26th Dec)
Penny Black Saturdays - Christmas (Dec)
Crafting by Designs - Here comes the Holidays (Dec)
Papertake Weekly - last ever challenge Let it Snow (Tues)
Crafty Cardmakers - #154 Snow (6th Jan)
Pile it on - Winter/Christmas (9th Jan)

Awards:


Cards Galore - anything goes (Dec)

Catching up - Postbox

Yes well, I think I should have posted some cards today - they will be late! This is an image by Terri Sherman who is Delicious Doodles!
I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it with Spellbinders.
I added some Crafty Ribbons ribbon, which looks a bit crooked, but another one done!

I have entered the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Christmas (Dec)
Crafting from the heart - #91 anything goes (28th Dec)
Crafting by Designs - anything goes (Dec)
Crafty Cardmakers - #154 Snow (6th Jan)
Pile it on - Winter/Christmas (9th Jan)

Catching up - Penny Black tree

I had stamped this Penny Black tree and heat embossed it, then die cut it with a Spellbinders oval die a number of times. I found this gorgeous die cut sentiment using a new die I bought earlier this year which is an IO die. Decided they were perfect together - but then I couldn't find the die to cut some more! I spent hours looking until the early hours, resulting in only two complete cards that evening.

I searched for that die again the following night, and gave up and used some Xcut dies instead. Not as pretty but another 6 cards ready!

I have entered the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturdays - Christmas (Dec)
Vintage Stamping - Trees (Dec)
Simon Says - make it sparkle (Wed)
Pile it on - Winter/Christmas (9th Jan)
Polkadoodles - anything goes (15th Jan)

Awards:
Crafting by Designs - Here comes the Holidays (Dec)

Catching up on Christmas - Doodle Dragon robin

I love this Doodle Dragon robin. I haven't been able to get in the mood for Christmas. I had maybe a dozen cards left from last year or made this year, but I need more. So I got out the digis that I had already coloured with Promarkers and die cut last year, or maybe the year before and this is one. It was ready mounted on the fancy Spellbinders Label as well as coloured, I just added some paper and a stamped greeting that was also in the box already (Hero Arts?). The paper is from a Craftwork Cards pad and is designed by Steph Davies. 
Like my Yankee Candle jar top? I can't get it to work with all cards, and there is a trick to getting them to actually stand up on this one, which is to open them so the other half counterbalances the front!

I've entered the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart - #91 anything goes (28th Dec)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Dec)
Crafting by Designs - Here comes the Holidays (Dec)
LOC - #109/110 Anything goes (1st Jan)
Love to Scrap - #68 anything goes (3rd Jan)
Crafty Cardmakers - #154 Snow (6th Jan)
Pile it on - Winter/Christmas (9th Jan)