Monday, 31 October 2016

Santa's Sack of Happiness

Another productive weekend over..... not craft wise but spending! Well I just had to take advantage of some free postage and sales to add to my crafty stash!

Here's another christmas card using an image from a Joanna Sheen cd 'Giordano Christmas Creations'. I printed the image several times so that I could decoupage it and matted it onto some gold mirricard. The paper is Berry Merry by Jennifer Ellory (a very old magazine giveaway) and after I added a recycled sentiment I decided no more embellishing was needed.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts 'let's make a start on christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 'anything goes as long as it's christmas'
CD Sunday 'father christmas'
Words 2 Craft By 'happiness is a warm puppy' my 2nd entry

Well it's turned into a lovely and quite warm afternoon here so I think I may pop out into the garden for a while and soak up some of this autumn sunshine while it lasts. Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a great week.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

A Mice Day For Walkies

Well it's definitely autumnal weather and that sets the theme for my card today.

I've used a decoupage sheet from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Decoupage cd which I printed onto normal cardstock so that I could shape the edges of the pieces better and give a more rounded effect to the dog and mice. I used some cream pearlescent card for matting and I'm not sure of the background paper as it was a loose sheet. The sentiment is LOTV cut with a nesting die and the ribbon, flowers and pearls are from my stash. I do love House Mouse images as these cheeky little mice are guaranteed to break out a smile and brighten even the chilliest autumn day,

and here's a view of the layers

I shall enter this in the following challenges

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'shape it up or anything goes'
Words 2 Craft By challenge 'happiness is a warm puppy'
Crafty Ribbons challenge 'animal magic'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'autumn'
CD Sunday challenge 'paws'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'any image'
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'shades of autumn'

So that's it from me for today. Hope you all have a great weekend and for those in the UK enjoy the extra hour lie in tomorrow.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Rudolph Day Reminder

Thanks for all your best wishes and I'm glad to say my hand is working much better again now. That has definitely taught me that the meaning of all things in moderation applies to crafting as well ! Just wish I knew where my Mojo has disappeared to.

Anyway here's a christmas card using an old Nellie Snellen stamp called 'sharing a biscuit' and coloured with Promarkers. The paper is BoBunny and all the dies are Tattered Lace coloured with the same Promarkers as I used on the image. I used gold mirricard for matting, a recycled sentiment, pearls for the mistletoe berrries and a sprinkling of Stickles glitter to the image.

 I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts 'sparkle and shine'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 'use a sentiment'
Winter Wonderland 'frosty or well wrapped up'
The Paper Shelter 'pearls and/or gemstones'

Thanks for popping by today and don't forget the October Rudolph Days challenge is on until the end of October so if you have a christmas make then why don't you head over and join in the fun.

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Well what a mad week or so.... my Mojo decided it's had enough of this colder weather and has deserted me completely so to amuse myself I cut out rather a lot of decoupage sheets and of course I'm now in pain and have a hand that does not want to work as it should -  hence my disappearance from Blogland.

Anyway as I missed the Playground last week I was determined to get a snippets card made yesterday and I found this LOTV image I'd got already stamped and coloured with Promarkers. This is a quick CAS design I've used quite a few times in the past and is great for using up paper snippets. I used nesting dies to cut the image and brown card, and the paper is a snippet of Prima Doodle Deux. The leaves are a Uniko stamp (very roughly) cut by hand and the peel-off sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
Passion for Promarkers 'autumn colours'
Penny Black and More 'autumn'
Stamping Sensations 'autumn'
Creative Inspirations 'halloween / fall'
AAA cards 'CAS + masculine'
Fussy and Fancy Friday 'shades of autumn'
Addicted to Stamps and More 'anything goes'
Craft Stamper 'autumnal creations'
Mod Squad 'the way we were - case yourself' (here is my old card)

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Pink and Flowers

Well, autumn has definitely arrived and it'll soon be christmas and I really need to get a move on with some cards, but before that I have some birthday cards I need to get made and I finally got one done yesterday.

This was a pretty quick and easy make as I used a Hunkydory desoupage topper and paper (a magazine freebie from ages ago) along with ribbon, lace, pearls and a peel-off sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

In The Pink challenge 'flower power'
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'bingo' flowers/lace/pearls
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'traditional pink'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'card'
Craft Heaven Shop challenge 'mood board'

Sunday, 9 October 2016

250th Week of Snippets

I wasn't there at the start of it all but I have tried to enter each week since I came across this super challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. It's the same perfect challenge theme each week which is to use snippets on your creation (so anyone can enter as I know every crafter in Blogland owns at least one box of leftover snippets) and you also get to hang out with a lovely fun bunch of playmates. Miss Di is in charge of us all and she also has the lovely little Parsnip to help her - although he can be bribed to turn a blind eye to some of the shenanigans. As it's a celebration week I'm sure there'll be a few bottles of hooch to be found hidden in the Treehouse and I think I may have heard rumours of Mrs A organizing a 'who can find the best use for a plastic carrier bag' contest !

So here is my snippet card using a piece of leftover hammered card which I used for the base, a leftover snippet from a previously embossed 8x8 inch kraft card (a Die'Sire Embossalicious folder), a TH Crazy Bird stamped and die-cut from a snippet of card then coloured with Promarkers and googly eyes added and to finish off I stamped a sentiment from the HLS 'Mix Mash' set.

As well as heading over to Pixie's Snippets Playground I'm also entering the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'add texture'
Mod Squad challenge 'for the birds'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'thank you' (embossed and die-cut using Grand Calibur)
Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'clean and simple'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'anything goes'
Colour Crazy Craft challenge 'anything goes colouring'
Happy Little Stampers challenge 'anything goes with dies'

Enjoy what's left of the weekend and thanks for popping by today

Saturday, 8 October 2016

B's and C's with a Different Edge

I'm here today with a creation to combine four challenges and also to try my hand at something new (for me at any rate). The B's  are for The Craft Barn Two Weekly challenge with the theme of 'books', Creative Inspirations challenge where it's 'buttons, blooms and bows' and over at Mrs A's Butterfly challenge it's another B for the butterfly along with 'C for checkered and/or cyan' (I managed both after a rummage through my old stash). UnstampaBelles challenge is to go 'ouside your comfort zone and twist: a different edge'..... definitely outside my comfort zone and even though I did make a couple of booboo's with the cutting and measuring I'm pleased to say that I managed to fudge it together okay in the end, and hopefully the faux pages should count as a 'different edge'

I'm still on a mission to use up old stash and found some quite heavy checkered card for the book and some old papers for inside. I distressed all the edges with Memento ink and before sticking it all I added some ribbon on the inside so that I could fasten it shut with a bow.  I added strips of Basic Grey ribbon doiley down the side and the spine, a Memory Box 'fresh foliage' die, some flowers with buttons in the centres (these were the only two buttons I could find) and finally a metal butterfly (which was in the fabulous bag of goodies Mrs A sent me) with some little pearls for the body.

That's it from me for today but I'll be back tomorrow with my snippet make for a trip over to Pixie's Playground so I'll see you then. Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Snippets and Snowmen

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I spent some more wonderful moments with my little Miss Cutie Pie before she left yesterday afternoon for the long journey home with her Mommy and Daddy. They're just about to start the next leg from Singapore to Brisbane and will be home early hours of tomorrow.

I must admit that I'm already missing my cuddles so I decided to make a CAS card to occupy myself this morning. I've used a Bugaboo image coloured with Promarkers and some pieces of spotty papers from my snippets box. Then I just added some gems and a sentiment. To the naked eye the green of the paper is more like the green in the image but the camera doesn't seem to agree.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Passion for Promarkers challenge 'spots and/or stripes'
Catch The Bug challenge 'anything goes'
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'show me a snowman'
Noor! Design UK challenge 'CAS or fully loaded'

Thanks for popping by today and for taking the time to leave a comment. I should be getting myself organised over the next few days and be spending more time in Blogland again and getting around  to return your visits.