29 Dec 2009

My favourite cards of 2009!

Good Evening

I saw a great idea on Kath's blog where she has posted her favourite cards of 2009 (one for each month) so I thought I would join in the fun!  So here are my favourite cards of 2009!













28 Dec 2009

Our Christmas and Pink Gem Candy

Good Morning

It's been ages since I last posted. Life has been so busy and I just haven't had time to blog. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We have had a wonderful time but it has also been very busy. We spent Christmas Day at home with the children and Chris' Mum came over for the day. Had a bit of a rest on Boxing Day ~ just popped to The Range with Jamie while Chris put together Chloe's desk. Yesterday we went to my Mum's and had another Christmas Day so more food and presents. So today I really need to do some housework!

I was very lucky this year because Chris bought me a new camera. It is a Panasonic G1 Lumix. I will definitely need to read the instruction book but luckily it has an automatic mode because I think I will need it! I didn't get any crafty presents this year but did get some money so think I might visit my favourite online craft shops later to see if I can find a bargain or two!

Now on to the Pink Gem Candy! How would you like to win 6 stamps from Pink Gem Designs? If you would then pop over to Janet's blog to enter.

I also thought I would let you know that Pink Gem Designs has a NEW YEAR SALE. There is a 15% discount off all products (excluding gift vouchers) until the end of January, while stocks last.
19 Dec 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ Anything But a Card

Good Morning

It's certainly a 'Winter Wonderland' here in Norfolk here today. If only it could have waited until next week so we had a 'White Christmas' because no doubt it will have all disappeared by then.

This week at Allsorts Debs has set the challenge 'Anything But a Card'. This week our sponsor is Ruth at A Passion for Stamps. Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were last week's winner or one of Brenda's Top 5.

I decided to make another page for my Christmas 2008 album. The photograph is my daughter on Christmas morning last year. The papers are K&Co and embellishments are from my stash.

12 Dec 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ 'Pearls and Swirls'

Good Morning

I can't believe it's a week since I last posted. Last Sunday my son and I came down with a nasty viral illness and were quite poorly for a few days. Thankfully we are now both on the mend. 

This week at Allsorts Brenda has set the challenge and she has chosen 'Pearls and Swirls'.  We are once again being sponsored by the fabulous Sir Stampalot and one lucky person can win a gorgeous 'swirly pearly' prize.  Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were the winner of the Stretch N' Bubbles digi stamps or one of Gro's Top 5.

I still have quite a few to make so i'm afraid it's yet another Christmas card.  I haven't decided whether to give this card to my Mum or MIL.  Think I might make another one in a different colour and then decide. 

Image ~ Whiff of Joy 'Melinda Christmas Angel'
Papers ~ Craft Creations
Ribbon ~ Local craft shop
Rose ~ Tabby Crafts
Holly ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ Done on PC
Pearls ~ Kanban

Hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.  Chris and I are going Christmas shopping in Norwich today.  Hopefully it won't be too busy because Chris isn't keen on shopping at the best of times lol!
5 Dec 2009

Popcorn the Bear

Good Evening

Hope you have all had a lovely Saturday. My friend Sarah came over for lunch today with her little girl. I haven't seen them for a few months so it was lovely to have a catch up. Anyway later this afternoon I had a spare couple of hours for a little crafting and made this card for Chris' mum to give to her friend so hope she likes it. 

Image and Papers ~ Popcorn the Bear 'Frosty & Bright' CD
Snowflakes ~ Blue (punch - ? make), White (K&Co Swell Noel)
Ribbon ~ American Crafts
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Artificial Snow ~ Poundland

I am entering this card for the following challenges:~

It's a Crafter's Companion ~ Sketch and to include blue, white and silver, shaker element and ribbon

Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Christmas

My Time To Craft ~ Winter Pals

ASFOS ~ Non-traditional Christmas colours

I am now off to watch the rest of the X-Factor.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Allsorts Challenge #30 ~ 'Purple'

Good Morning

It's time for another challenge at Allsorts but  first I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered my 'Buttons' challenge last week.  There were so many gorgeous cards and projects. Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were the winner or one of my Top 5.

This week it's Gro's turn to set the challenge and she would like to see the Colour of Advent ~ PURPLE.  To be honest I didn't know that PURPLE was the Colour of Advent.  They say you learn something new every day lol!

This week we are being sponsored by Alison at Stretch N' Bubbles. The prize for one lucky winner is 4 digi stamps of their choice.

Alison provided the Design Team with images to use on their projects this week.  For my card I have used this cute 'Jillyan with Present' image which has been coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are DCWV Rose-Tinted Christmas.

I am also entering this card for the following challenges:-

PaperPlay Challenge ~ to make a Christmas/festive creation without using red & green.

Sophisticats ~ Snowflakes & Sparkle.

Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend.
4 Dec 2009

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Winter Sparkle'

Good Morning

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time for another challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge. The challenge for December is 'Winter Sparkle' so we would love to see your winter themed cards with the optional extra of sparkle and bling. 

Image ~ Tilda under mistletoe
Papers ~ Forever Friends 'Gift-wrapped'
Flowers ~ Prima (sprayed with glimmer mist and glamour dust)
Holly ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems ~ Stash
Ribbon & Bows ~ Craft Fairy

I hope you will be able to join in the fun this month.  The design team have created some fantastic cards, so if you fancy a peek pop over to the challenge blog.

I am also entering this card for the following challenges:-

Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge which is to make a card for someone special. This card is for my daughter, Chloe.

Creative Card Crew ~ Christmas.
1 Dec 2009

Anyone for Anya

Good Afternoon

I can't believe it's the 1st Dec today ~ this year has gone so quick!  I have done quite a bit of my Christmas shopping but still have quite a few things to get  and lots of cards still to be made! 

I have had a little break from making Christmas cards because I needed a card for Megan's 16th Birthday which is today.  (Megan is Chris' cousin's daughter ~ are you still with me lol!)  I must admit I really enjoyed making this card.  It all came together just how I wanted.  In fact I enjoyed it so much I have also decorated the inside and made a matching box. 

This card is for this week's Anyone for Anya challenge which is a fab sketch.  I was so pleased when I saw the sketch as it was perfect for Megan's card.  It is the first time I have used any of my Miss Anya stamps but this image was an absolute dream to colour.

Image ~ Miss Anya
Papers ~ Doodlebug Paper Potpourri (Lilac boutique)
Flower ~ Craftime Handcrafted Rose (sprayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist)
Brad ~ Papermania
Ribbon ~ Anita's
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Gems ~ Stash