Thursday, 31 December 2015

Another Baby Card

Hello everyone and first of all let me take this chance to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year

 I have another baby card to show you today and this time I used a digi image called 'enchanted dream' from The Paper Shelter which I coloured with Promarkers. I cut the image with an Xcut nesting die and matted onto a circle of pearlescent card. The embossed background is a Die'sire Embossalicius folder called 'florabunda' which I like because it has large and small flowers with a blank strip in between that you can wrap ribbon around and the letters are Memory Box 'classic lower case' dies. I wasn't happy with the image as I'd made a bit of a mess of a tiny butterfly so I added the little pink flowers to cover things up and finished it all off with the row of flowery pearls.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

The Paper Shelter challenge 'anything goes'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' my 2nd entry... snippets of pearlescent card + ribbon

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'let's celebrate' my 3rd entry

Mod Squad challenge 'one die-cut'

Tuesday Morning Sketches 'anything goes'

Thanks for all your continued visits and support over the past year and for being such wonderful blogging friends. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Baby Girl

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful christmas.

I had a bit of a play yesterday and made a baby card. The image is Whimsy Sylvia Zet 'wee one' stamp coloured with Promarkers and the patchwork paper was a freebie digital from Bearly Mine Designs. I used a Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp and cut the tags with a Poppystamps die. The flower is a magazine freebie die and the pearl and ribbon from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' snippets used for the die-cuts

Allsorts challenge 'anything but christmas'

Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes with a stamp'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything goes with a stamp and ribbon'

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'let's celebrate' my 2nd entry

Papertake Weekly Final challenge 'fave Papertake Weekly challenge ever' anthing goes

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Not long to go now and I've made a dent in next years christmas cards! After seeing that LOTV had an offer on the art pads I just had to buy some - 2 christmas and 1 general - but seeing as I hadn't kept my 2015 new years resolution to use all my LOTV toppers I thought I would crack on with some CAS cards before I put my crafty stuff away.

So this one is for all you of wonderful blogging buddies.

Wishing you all a very merry christmas 
and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A couple of freebies

Hi all. Just a quick post to let you know about a couple of freebies you may like to check out.

The first is a christmas freebie from The Paper Shelter called 'Autumn Enchantment'  (I think this may be for 24 hours only) and can be found here 

The second freebie is from Sylvia Zet which she posted back on October 9th but I forgot to say. Also it tells you how you can buy her images in digital form again

Friday, 18 December 2015

Making a List

Well only one more week to go and here's the last christmas card I'm going to show you which is the one I made for my Dad to give his sister.

The wonderful Santa is a decoupage image printed from the Joanna Sheen 'Giordano Christmas' cd. There are a few layers but I was in a rush to take the photo and get this card in the post that I didn't realise they didn't show up so well. I die cut a computer generated sentiment and matted this along with the paper and image onto gold mirri-card. I layered it all up, adding red ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges -

Creative Inspirations challenge 'merry christmas'
Winter Wonderland chalenge 'christmas bingo'  I went for the end row - ribbon / santa / pearls
The Ribbon Girl Card challenge 'anything goes'
Words 2 Scrap By challenge 'twas the night before christmas'
That's Crafty challenge 'anything goes'
Natalie and Amy's challenge 'christmas'

and I shall pop a third entry into each of these two challenges -

Through the Purple Haze challenge 'christmas'
Card Mania challenge 'christmas'

I must admit to having struggled a bit with christmas cards this year.... inspiration was sadly lacking and I'm glad to be putting christmas crafty stuff away so I can have a play with the new goodies I've treated myself to. Well I'm pretty certain I'll be on Santa's naughty list and I always say that if something's worth doing then do it buy it yourself.... and it doesn't matter if a few extra bits fall in the virtual shopping trolley now does it !!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Poinsettia Star

A couple of christmasses ago I got my Dad a decopatch kit hoping to give him a new interest but after seeing it sitting on his cupboard for so long I realised it hadn't taken his fancy so last week the said kit came home with me. After managing to open the glue pot I duly had my first go at ripping up the bits of paper and sticking to the paper mache dog.

The finished creation looked pretty good and there was plenty of paper and glue left over so I decided to play some more.... this time using an Xcut die to cut a star from an old corrugated cardboard box. After leaving the decopatched star to dry I added some Stickles along the edge before decorating it with Poinsettias and Holly leaves cut with Tattered Lace dies. I added some pearls to the Poinsettia centres and more Stickles to the petals. Finally I made a hole with a needle and threaded some baker's twine to make a hanging loop.

It's so dull here today weatherwise so I shone the lamp on the star so that you could see the sparkle a bit better

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Our Creative Corner challenge 'wish upon a star'

Mod Squad challenge 'all that glitters'

Creative Artiste challenge 'mixed media anything goes'

and as I used snippets of card for the die-cuts I shall head over for another play at Pixie's Snippets Playground

Also adding in

Sparkles Christmas challenge 'die cuts for christmas'

Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Birds

I've finished my last christmas card for this year and there are still 11 days to the big day, how good do I feel....  said with a smug look on my face !

This is for my son and I've used a Bugaboo digi called 'winter bird  trio' which I coloured with Promarkers. I used Sakura glitter and clear glaze pens and some Stickles on the image and then layered onto gold Mirri-card. The paper is LOTV and I used Memory Box Lindeman snowflake and Classic alphabet to die-cut from leftover snippets of the gold card. Finally I added a sentiment on sticky pads.

I'm going to skip over and join in the fun over at Pixie's Snippets Playgound where you are challenged to use up your snippets. Word is the nativity rehearsals are in full swing and there are also some tasty goodies to be found behind the bike sheds.

I'll also join in with these challenges ~

Allsorts challenge 'golden days'

Creative Inspirations challenge 'all wrapped up'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'anything goes as long as it's christmas'

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'let's celebrate'

Memory Box challenge 'season's greetings'

CAS-ual Chic challenge 'snowflakes'

I'll also join a second entry to these challenges ~

Digi Designs challenge 'winter holiday'

Through the Purple Haze challenge 'christmas '

Card Mania challenge 'christmas'

Thanks for popping by at this busy time and also for taking the time to leave a comment. I really do appreciate it.

Friday, 11 December 2015


Hi everyone, hope you're all prepared for the festivities, or maybe you're like me... each year saying I'll do better the next but never do!

My dad needed some last minute quick cards making so here's one of them. When I was making tags the other week I had some stamped up images left over so made this one into a card. The reindeer and sentiment stamps are Clearly Besotted and I embossed the bottom with a Die'sire 'petite dots' folder before layering onto a snippet of gold mirri-card and adding a couple of 'googly eyes'.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' Feel better soon Miss Di xx

Allsorts challenge 'clean and simple'

Digi Designs challenge 'winter holidays'

Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'christmas animals' used an embossing folder.. hope that's okay

Through the Purple Haze challenge 'christmas'

Card Mania challenge 'christmas'

Thanks for popping by at this very busy time and I'll be popping round to visit over the weekend.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Bluebell Snippets

Evening to you all. I'm just popping over to the Playground with some of my snippet makes and to check up on the christmas nativity rehearsals mayhem!

These three cards were made with a magazine freebie of Wild Rose Studio decoupage images and paper. I only added one layer of the decoupage and kept to a very quick and CAS style with snippets of paper and some peel-offs and sentiments from my stash.

I shall enter these in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Papertake Weekly challenge 'anything goes'

Digi Designs challenge 'cute and cuddly'

I'm off to start writing my christmas cards now. I still have a couple left to make but inspiration has completely deserted me so hopefully a break will help. Hope you are all a lot more organised than I am.