Sunday, 27 November 2016

A Christmas Star

No prizes for guessing what type of card I have to show you today... yes it's christmas. Next week is December so I guess it's time to officially start to panic and 4 weeks today I'll be telling myself that I need to be more organised in future!

When starting this card I really didn't have any design plan in my head due to Mojo still hiding away somewhere (probably off in search of christmas pressies) so it was just a case of trying different things until I came up with the finished card.

I used a new stamp I got from Penny Black called 'little elf kit' which I coloured with Promarkers and added Stickles on the 'fur' parts of the elf's outfit and paper pieced the star with glitter paper. The red spotty paper is a leftover bit from my oddments box so no idea where from but guessing it may have been a magazine freebie ages ago. I used twine to tie some little sleigh bells before adding some stars die-cut from snippets and the sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Country View challenge 'stars'
Penny Black and More challenge 'anything christmas'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'christmas greetings'
Uniko challenge 'christmas'
Passion for Promarkers challenge '3 favourite colours' red, green, white
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'use a sentiment'
Allsorts challenge 'anything christmas'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Addicted to Stamps challenge 'die cuts +/or punches'
DP2 challenge 'anything Mo goes'
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'christmas is coming' 2nd entry
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'christmas to die for' 2nd entry
Time Out challenge 'christmas with optional twist of glitter/shimmer' 2nd entry

So that's it from me for today. Thanks for popping by and remember the Rudolph Days November challenge is open until 30th November so we'd love you to head over and link up your christmas creations.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Rudolph Day November

Gosh I can't believe how quickly the time has gone and this is my last card as DT over at the Rudolph Days challenge.

I have used one of the fabulous decoupage images from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse triple cd collection and LOTV papers. The dies are all Tattered Lace cut from snippets, the pearls and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is recycled from one of last years shop bought cards.

I shall enter this in the following competitions

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'colour challenge / anything goes'
CD Sunday challenge 'sparkle and shine'
Just Keep on Creating challenge 'anything goes' my 2nd entry
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'christmas is coming'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'christmas to die for'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'use any image'
Time Out challenge 'christmas + optional twist of glitter / shimmer'
Crafty Ribbons challenge 'christmas with ribbon'

Thanks for popping by and I hope you will pop over to the Rudolph Days challenge to see what the others have made and also join in the fun with all your christmas creations.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Birthday Trio

Well that certainly was a wet day yesterday... it was my birthday but I decided to spend it at home and stay dry and warm! I'm popping by with a quick post today to show you a card I made using some wonderful little dogs cut with an All Occasion Dies which was one of 3 sets of dies which I won in a challenge over at CD Sunday (thanks so much for this fabulous win). I used a snippet of black card to cut the dogs and placed three of them (there are 6 in total) on a piece of card which I'd cut with a Memory Box 'piestra tile' die, then added a leftover snippet of DP behind that before sticking to the base card. To finish I stamped a Happy Little Stamper sentiment from the 'mix mash' stamp set.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

The ABC challenge 'T is for three'

CAS on Sunday challenge 'pets'

Simon Says Monday challenge 'trio-tastic'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by at such a busy time. I'm chasing round trying to get on top of things to be ready for christmas this year.... but that would be a first for me! It's the overseas posting date I'm in a panic over and it doesn't help that my Mojo keeps playing hide and seek.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Another Christmas Card

Well it's Tuesday already and I'm still trying to get through that mountain of jobs and I really have to find my Mojo (I've looked everywhere) as I've got a special card to get made for my little Miss Cutie Pie's first christmas.

But today I'm here with another of those quick and CAS cards using up snippets which I'm making to take to the RSPCA re-homing charity shop that's just opened up where I live.... hopefully it will raise a few pennies for them and also reduce my ever growing pile of crafty stash. I found this unused TPS 'christmas elf' digi image the other day when backing up my files and thought I should give it an outing, so printed it off and coloured it with Promarkers with the addition of Stickles and also a Sakura glitter pen. I used a Uniko stamp set 'background builders christmas' which I was lucky enough to win - huge thanks to Uniko and Passion for Promarkers - to print the sentiment across the top and bottom before adding the snippet of LOTV paper and the image which I matted onto mirricard. To finish I added a Tattered Lace die-cut snowflake.

It's a bit of a dull day here and the card actually glistens a lot more than the photo shows.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

The Paper Shelter 'christmas is coming'
Allsorts 'feature a creature'
Passion For Promarkers 'christmas is coming'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 'anything christmas goes'
Crafty Creations 'animals' 2nd entry

Thanks for your visit today and I hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Well it's lovely and sunny here so hopefully it will motivate me to get lots done today.... and I really do have to get a move on with so many jobs. But before that I thought I'd pop in with my very quick and CAS snippets card which uses a leftover piece of LOTV paper, Memory box die 'prim poppies' and Poppystamps die 'general store tag', Clearly Besotted 'thank you' stamp and a bow.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground ' use snippets'
Mod Squad 'thankful'
Memory Box 'giving thanks'
Poppystamps 'plaid is rad'
AAA Cards 'thanks / thanksgiving'
Words 2 Craft By 'small hearts large gratitude'

So now I'm off to do some excercises the physio set me and then make a start on those jobs. Thanks for popping by today.... I really do appreciate your visits.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Winter Wishes

Hi everyone, I'm here with another christmas card and hopefully I will get all done in time for christmas this year! I can't take any of the credit for the design of this as my hubby picked everything out from an assortment of crafty stash that was on the table and he also told me where to place everything.... I was just his assistant and did the sticking.

The fabulous image of the pets looking at the snowman is from the LOTV art pad 'christmas eve' and was matted onto a piece of gold mirricard which had accidentally been debossed in the embossing folder. The background paper is Bo Bunny, the snowflakes are a Memory box die with card candi centres, the gems are from my stash and to finish just added a recycled sentiment (saved from last years shop bought cards).

Unfortunately the photo doesn't show it too well but IRL the card really gives the impression of a lovely golden sparkle and shine just like you get from the winter sun on snow.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy Friday 'ice / snow with texture and sparkles'
ABC Christmas 'W for wishes'
Crafty Creations 'animals'
Noor Design UK 'winter'
HLS November 'anything goes with dies'

Thanks for popping by and I hope you all have a great weekend.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Fluttering By

Good evening everyone and I hope you've all had a great weekend. I really should have spent my day doing some housework but instead I've been very lazy apart from having a little crafty play.

I missed out on joining in the fun with the Playmates last week so I was determined to get there early this week and I also wanted to have a play with a new die that I'd bought. I've had several butterfly dies but when I saw this Penny Black (set of 2 dies) in the sale and with free shipping I just had to buy it.

This card was one of those that just came about with no real planning apart from a few elements needed for challenge themes. The silver mirricard was a snippet and the embossed card I'd got leftover from another project was trimmed to fit, Then began my search for a butterfly sentiment and the only stamp I could find was a Clearly Besotted 'flutterby' which I stamped 3 times. I stuck the panel to a card base and then added the Penny Black butterfly die with a couple of silver gems added and made a bow with some silvery ribbon I found in my stash.

Of course it was a nightmare to photograph with the silver and white and this is the best I got

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixies' Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
Butterfly 'butterflies + Q is for quotes and/or quicksilver'
Cuttlebug Mania 'tic tac toe' (ribbon / die cuts / rhinestones using grand calibur and baby blue machines)
Crafty Ribbons 'anything goes with ribbon or lace'
The Ribbon Girl 'anything goes card'
Deep Ocean 'use die cuts or punches'

I also linked up to Just Keep On Creating where the theme is 'anything goes'

Saturday, 5 November 2016


Hi everyone, well after a lovely start to the day it's definitely turned a lot colder and bleaker but then we have arrived at November and bonfire night. I was listening to all the whooshes and bangs last night and suddenly remembered the challenge over at The Craft Barn which I'd intended to join in with. The theme is fireworks so out came my Clearly Besotted 'dandelion dreams' stamps as to my eyes they so resemble the 'ooh and aah' explosions you see for several nights running at this time of year. I got an assortment of Memento inks and stamped (fairly randomly) onto linen weave card and then stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment. At this point I decided I wasn't too keen on the all white base so trimmed and added it to a base card cut from a sheet of Shades cardstock and to finish I glued on some sequins.

Thanks for popping by today and to those of you participating in the 'oohs and aahs' I hope the weather stays dry for you. We're off to my Dad's now....... he phoned to say he had a creaky floorboard which he decided to take up but can't get back down!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

House Mice

Morning everyone, I'm here with a very quick post as I have so many jobs to do today. At least the weather is being kind to us.....  a frosty start this morning but glorious sunshine and I've got the washing out on the line - I do love the freshness of outdoor dried bedding.

Anyways here's another christmas card and it's another decoupaged image. This one is from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Decoupage cd and the paper and sentiment are Hunkydory (a recent magazine freebie). I think it needs some embellishment but not sure what, so at the moment this is the finished thing unless I have one of those eureka moments.

I know this is from the christmas section of the cd but the more I look at the image I think (given the right design) it would also work for a new home card.

and here's another showing the layers

I shall enter this in the following challenges

House Mouse & Friends Monday 'christmas'
Allsorts 'let's make a start on christmas' 2nd entry
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 'anything goes as long as it's christmas' 2nd entry
Creative Inspirations 'anything goes + option of a sketch'

Thanks for your visit today and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really do appreciate it.