Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rudolph September

Hi everyone, it's time for another Rudolph Days challenge and I have my second DT card for you. The challenge is open until the 30th September and there is a fabulous prize to be won so I hope you will pop over and join in the fun.
I've used a fabulous Penny Black Mo Manning image called 'Ragged Angel' (also available as a digital stamp) which I coloured with Promarkers. The nesting dies are from QuicKutz and the snowflakes are Tattered Lace dies. The background papers are LOTV and I added pearls and a sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

DP2 challenge 'anything goes with a Mo image'
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'my favourite things' - just has to be those blue christmas LOTV papers
Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'
Sweet Stampin' Christmas challenge 'christmas die cuts'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'use a sentiment'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'sketch or bingo' - snowflake, patterned paper, white
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' - LOTV paper and snowflakes
The ABC challenge 'P is for pearls'

Thanks for popping by and for taking tthe time to leave a comment.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Snippets and Colours

Hi everyone, hope you're looking forward to the weekend. We've just had another wonderful afternoon with little Miss Cutie Pie and her Mommy and Daddy and I'd forgotten just how entertaining saucepans and wooden spoons can be for little fingers. But the most fun was watching her being bathed in the kitchen sink and splashing the water everywhere - she was really enjoying herself.

I'm running very late this week but I have managed to make a snippets card / gift card to take over to Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge. This is made entirely of bits of card from the snippets box and is an image from Digi Stamps Boutique coloured with Tonic Studios Nuvo pens. I used the inspiration colours from Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the strip of card is a dark green and the butterflies are purple.

Edited to add I'm also joining in with DigiStamp Boutique September Customer challenge - thanks for telling me Lorraine

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a great weekend. I'll be around to catch up with you all soon.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

..... Or in this case it's decoupaged little angel mice from the Joanna Sheen 'Christmas in Holly Pond Hill' cd. I used an Embossalicious folder to emboss the music background which I matted onto some shiny blue card. The dies are Memory Box 'snowflake sprig' and Poppystamps 'general store tags' and the ribbon, bells and pearl are from my stash. The sentiment is one I've had for a while and I think may be from 'The Artful Stamper' but not certain as the packaging has gone walkabouts.

I shall enter this on the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'music'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'use any image'
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'angels or fairies'
Come and Get It challenge 'lots of layers'
Creatalicious challenge 'anything goes + optional pick a tune - inpsired by a song'
That's Crafty challenge 'christmas in September'
Poppystamps challenge 'so boss'
Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge 'song'
Happy Little Stampers Dies challenge 'anything goes'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'inspired by music'

Apologies for my continued absence but I'm not visiting Blogland too much at the moment as there are less than two weeks left before my little Miss Cutie Pie heads back to Australia with her Mommy and Daddy.... and then no more Granny cuddles for a looong time. Thanks for visiting today and take care of yourselves.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Out For A Drive

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend. I've had a super week so far meeting my little Miss Cutie Pie and having lots of granny cuddles with the sweetest tempered little baby I've ever met. Even though it was a long journey for her - over 24 hours travel including to and from the airports - along with that the fact that she is teething and also managed to catch a nasty virus en route she still managed some lovely smiles and giggles. Mommy and Daddy also got this virus but happily they are all much better now.

Anyway I'm just popping by today with a very quick CAS male card using a LOTV stamp called 'toot toot' which I coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'mix mash' set, the star is cut from a bit of corrugated cardboard packaging using a Xcut die and I just had to dig in my stash for a length of bakers twine.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
AAA Cards challenge 'upcycling'
Creative Inspirations challenge 'anything goes + option of sketch'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'anything goes with die-cuts'
Country View challenge 'travel'
Stamping Sensations challenge one for the boys'
Penny Black and More challenge 'add a sentiment' (2nd entry)
The Craft Barn challenge 'what men like to do on a bank holiday'
That's Crafty challenge 'all square'
Coloury Crazy challenge 'anything goes'

At the risk of boring you I'll leave you with a photo taken when they arrived at my Dad's house (where they are staying) of Granpa and Granny having the first ever cuddle. I know it's an awful photo of me but I shall treasure that moment.

and here's another with her great granddad Doug

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely and greatly appreciated comments. I'm off to do some housework now and hopefully a bit of crafting as I have some cards which need to be made. I'll do my best to catch up with you all but blogging will be taking a bit of a backseat this month so please don't think I'm ignoring you.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Kaleidoscope Rainbow

There's still a few hours left to join in with Darnell's NBUS challenge and I've already been along with my 3 entries (says me feeling very smug to have actually made a tiny dent in Mt NBUS) but I have been very good today and had a play with another of my NBUS stamps while they are out on the kitchen table.

The stamp is Designs By Ryn 'patio stone' which I coloured with Aquamarkers using the colours of the rainbow and spritzed with water before stamping onto hammered card - I love the different effects you get depending on how much water you spritz. Then I used a sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers 'mix mash' set which I curved when putting on the acrylic block and stamped it a couple of times in Memento ink before attaching the hammered card to a kraft card base. The butterflies are cut from snippets of kraft card using an All Ocasions Die and finished off with some gems from my stash.

I started off making this card singing 'Somewhere over the rainbow' but by the time it was finished I was singing 'Butterfly, my butterfly'. I wonder what cards I'll be making next week after singing all the nursery rhymes I can remember?

I shall enter this in the following challenges ~

Butterfly challenge ' K for kraft and kaleidoscope'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

HLS CAS challenge 'watercolour spritz'

Uniko challenge 'inspired by a song title'

Creatalicious challenge 'anything goes with option anniversary'

The ABC challenge 'O is for open'

Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge 'take a stamp anything goes'

Designs By Ryn challenge 'September customer creations'

Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. Hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

NBUS Trees and Birds

Well the weekend is nearly over and just because I want the days to pass quicker time seems to be going so slow. I know it's rather naughty of me to want to speed up time but I'm counting down the hours until my granddaughter arrives in England in a couple of days and I can have my first ever granny cudddle. 

Anyways, I'm here with my third card for Darnell's NBUS challenge and this time I've managed to use up two more unused items. I decided to try to make a simple autumnal scene using Memento inks with a Designs By Ryn stencil 'flowing branches' for the tree (my first NBUS item) on hammered card and then I carried on with the Memento inks and some cheap make-up foam pads to colour in the sky and the ground - I tried to give the impression of all those fabulous colours of fallen leaves but not sure I achieved it. I used a Penny Black bird stamp from the 'spread cheer' set (my second NBUS item) but only inked up half the birds, and for the sentiment I used a Clearly Besotted stamp which I twisted when putting on the acrylic block so that it would follow the line of the branch. I had a rummage through the craft cupboard and found an old patterned A4 sheet of card (not sure where from) which I folded and used as a base card (it just didn't work with a white card blank) and attached the image with some sticky pads.

I must say it does look better IRL than in the photo

I shall also enter this in the following challenges

Designs By Ryn 'September customer creation' challenge

Penny Black and More challenge 'add a sentiment'

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'let's fly away'

Time Out challenge 'inspired by words'