Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Parcel Mountain

Morning everyone, I'm here with a quick post and another christmas card.

I've used a sweet Nellie Snellen stamp called 'parcel mountain' which I coloured with Promarkers and matted onto a piece of gold mirri-card which I cut on one edge with a Marianne Design CR1273 die. The paper was a magazine freebie and the mistletoe die is also Marianne Design with 3 pearls added for the berries. To finish I added a sentiment and gold peel-off numbers from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges -

I Love Promarkers challenge 'include a nimber'
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge ' bingo' (designer paper / die-cut / sentiment)
The Cutie Pie challenge 'all the threes' (3 pearls)

I told you it was a quick post so that's it from me today - I'm off to try and get myself motivated to do something useful!! Thanks for popping by and take care of yourselves.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Christmas Box

Evening all, hope you've had a great weekend.

I was looking through some magazine freebie christmas papers that I've had for ages and got the idea for some pretty simple cards. I made some some 6 inch card blanks from a4 card, trimmed the papers to fit, and I used Memory Box 'grand merry christmas' and Tattered Lace snowflake to die-cut from the leftover bits of white card. A few gems to finish and hey presto - 5 christmas cards and I also made a matching box to put them in.

Here's a closer look at the box....

... and one of the cards

I shall enter these in the following challenges -

Rudolph Day challenge '2 christmas makes'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'make it colourful'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'dies and/or punches'
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 'dies or punches' (3rd entry)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Wee Cutie

Well I'm back with a post for the third day in a row, although I must admit that I made this card a little while ago but didn't feel up to blogging it at the time.

I used one of the adorable Sylvia Zet images in the form of a topper from the Hobby House which I find are very useful to have for those times when I don't want to be stamping. The papers are Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' and the sentiment is LOTV. I added leftover snippets of ribbons and lace and the flowers and pearls are from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'pastel colours'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'oh how cute'
The ABC challenge 't is for tic tac toe' (ribbon/sentiment/pearls)
Bunny Zoe Crafts challenge 'lace'
Crafty Cardmakers and More challenge 'ribbon/lace and pearls'
Deep Ocean challenge 'at least one flower'
Dream Valley challenge 'lace and ribbon'

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Clearly Besotted with Autumn

Gosh, I can't believe I've managed to make a card this morning along the lines of autumn. It was a case of digging through my stash and finding some papers (no idea where from) and then when I came to ink up my new Clearly Besotted stamps I realised I had no orange or yellow inks so my 'sunflower' is a bit softer than I intended. The sentiment is also Clearly Besotted as are the butterflies which were cut with the matching die.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Clearly Besotted challenge 'autrumn / halloween'
Bearly Mine Designs challenge ' autumn colours'
Penny Black and More challenge 'autumn colours'
Butterfly challenge 'butterfly in autumn colours'
Creative Inspirations challenge 'autumn clours'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'things with wings' (2nd entry)
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 'dies or punches' (2nd entry)
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'things with wings' (2nd entry)
Simon Says wednesday challenge 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create challenge 'autumn'

Tuesday, 23 September 2014


I'm back again with a second post today this time with a christmas card.

The image is Stampendous 'winter birds' which I coloured up with Promarkers some time ago but never got around to using. This is one of my favourite stamps as it is such a traditional christmas image but with the robins wearing the woollen hats it gives it that little bit of 'fun' as well. I teamed it up with a Memory Box 'grand merry christmas' die-cut to make a very CAS card.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Stamping Sensations challenge 'things with wings'
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'things with wings'
Natalie and Amy's challenge ' things with wings'
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'things with wings'
As You Like It challenge 'favourite rubber stamp'
Time Out challenge 'double the joy'
ABC Christmas challenge 'S... for something festive'
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 'dies or punches'
Without Words challenge 'it's a celebration'

So that's it from me today. Thanks for taking the time to drop by.

Dandelion Dreams

Hi all, hope you're having a good week so far. I'm still lacking inspiration but when I saw Darnell was having another NBUS challenge it spurred me on to dig out some of my unused crafty stuff. As I was one of the very lucky winners of her last challenge I'm only playing for fun this time, but there are still a couple of days left for you to join in and used your previously unused crafty stuff.

I bought this canvas last year and had no idea what to do with it so thought it time to either use it or bin it. I've never stamped or coloured canvas before so decided to play safe using chalks to colour the background and Memento black ink for the (also NBUS) Clearly Besotted stamps called 'Dandelion dreams'

I shall also enter this in the following challenges

My Craft Creations challenge 'anything goes'
Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge 'altered art'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'stamps & stencils'

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Just popping by with a bit of LOTV

Hi everyone, hope all is okay with you all and you're having a good weekend. I'm still not up to fighting fit and have not been in the mood for blogging although I am trying to do a bit of crafty stuff if the mood takes me and actually have a card to show you.

This is a very simple make using LOTV papers, topper and sentiment with some Ribbon Girl cherry blossom flowers and gems from my stash.

I shall enter this in the follwing challenges

Lili of the Valley Monthly challenge 'pretty papers'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'Lili of the Valley + flowers'
Crafty Little Fairies challenge 'sparkle + bling'

Thanks to all of you who take the time to pop by and leave a very greatly appreciated comment.