29 Nov 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Good evening

Hope you are all well and keeping warm in this cold weather.  We have had quite a covering of snow here in Norfolk but luckily not as much as some other parts of the UK. 

Today's card is one of the cards my friend ordered.  This one is for her son.  She said anything cute so I hope she likes it.  I still have cards to make for her daughter and parents and hope to get them finished in the next couple of days.  Apart from making a few cards for my MIL I have never made any cards to order and to be honest they have worried me a little so will be glad when they are finished. 



Image ~ LOTV 'James in the Snow'
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'

Challenges

LOTV ~ Bev's Sketch
ABC ~ I is for Ice and Snow
Cards for Men ~ Christmas
Totally Papercrafts ~ Untraditional Christmas
The Creative Cottage ~ Untraditional Christmas

24 Nov 2010

Milton with Flowers ~ Wild Rose Studio Xmas Blog Hop

Good afternoon

My goodness it's cold here today.  I hope the predicted snow doesn't make it as far as East Anglia until the weekend because I have work tomorrow and Friday so that will make an interesting drive into work :-( 

Yesterday while I was busy with my card order Hazel (my MIL) called and it reminded me that she had asked me if I could make a birthday card for her friend whose birthday is this Thursday.  A few weeks ago I made a card for Hazel for another one of her friends using this cute Milton stamp and she really liked it so I decided to use it again. 

Wild Rose Studio are having a blog hop this week and there are lots of fantastic prizes to be won!  To be in with a change of winning you also have to make a card using a fab sketch by Dawny P.  It isn't essential to use a WRS image but if you have one then that would be great :-)



Sorry for the dark photo but it is so dull here today.


Image ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Milton with Flowers'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' and MME 'Quite Contrary'
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards die cut
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges

Wild Rose Studio ~ Sketch and blog hop
Anything Goes ~ Animals
Papertake Weekly ~ Cut it out
Pear Tree Designs ~ Colourful

I am now off to tidy up my craft table which I am ashamed to say is in a right mess and then it will be time for the school run.

23 Nov 2010

Adorables Triple Step Card

Good morning

Hope you are all well.  It is pretty chilly here today but the sun is coming out now so hopefully it might warm up a little bit.  Sorry for the lack of posts but I am still playing catch up with the housework after being unwell a couple of weeks ago.  Also my friend and her mum have asked me to make some Christmas cards for them so I am also busy with that. 

Today over on the Crafters's Companion News, Views and Inspiration Blog there is a tutorial by me with step by step instructions on how to make a Triple Step Card.  Here is the card I made using papers and images from the Crafter's Companion Adorables Christmas Collection CD.  The images have been printed onto Papermania textured cardstock.  The 'snow' was created by tearing a piece of textured cardstock and Stickles and Glamour Dust added to the edge.  The images have also been Stickled and Glamour Dusted for extra sparkle.  I have added small pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.  The sentiment is from one of the Adorables stamp plates. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts ~ Snow and Snowflakes
2 Sisters ~ Snowflakes
Paper Play ~ Let it Snow
ASFOS ~ Anything goes
Anything Goes ~ Let it Snow
DCD Christmas Club ~ Anything goes

That's all from me because I need to crack on with the card order.

17 Nov 2010

Icy Blue Tilda

Good Evening

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks but I have been unwell and haven't felt like cardmaking.  I am feeling better now ... just in time for work tomorrow :-(  

Whilst checking out the challenge blogs today I was inspired by the icy blue colour combo at Totally Tilda so I had a look through my Tilda stamps and decided to use this sweet Tilda from last year's Christmas collection.  The papers are a digi download available here and I have printed them onto Crafter's Companion Luxury Centura Pearl paper.  IRL this card is really shimmery but unfortunately the photos don't show this.






Image ~ Tilda with Christmas Tree
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You
Inside Sentiment ~ Will add later
Swirl ~ Marianne die cut
Flower ~ Paper Craft Dimensional sticker
Pearls ~ Stash

Challenges

Totally Tilda ~ Icy Christmas Tilda (Blue & Silver)
ABC Christmas ~ X is for Xmas (optional extra flowers)
Craft Your Days Away ~ Christmas Trees
DCD Christmas Club ~ Snowflakes (on backing papers)
Wild Orchid ~ Blue Christmas
Creative Inspirations ~ Winter Woodland
ABC ~ H is for Holidays (Christmas)
Stampavie and more ~ Monochrome
Crafty Creations ~ Beautiful inside
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything Christmassy/Winter

That's all from me because I need to get school bags and lunch boxes sorted for the morning.
6 Nov 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Winter Snowflakes and DT call

Good morning

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge and this month the theme is 'Winter' and the optional extra is 'Snowflakes'.  We are also holding a DT call and are looking for 4 people to join our team. If you would like to be considered for the design team all you need to do is make a card for this month's challenge and add 'DT' after your name.




Image ~ LOTV 'James In the Snow'
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Cats Life Press

Challenges

ABC Christmas ~ Winter Wonderland
Making it with Meslyn ~ Christmas Critters
Pollycraft ~ It's Chill Time!
C.R.A.F.T ~ Dry Embossing
Everybody Art ~ Untraditional Christmas
Paper Play ~ Circles
Anything Goes ~ B is for (Bear and Bow)
Caardvarks ~ Holiday die cuts
One Stop Craft ~ Embossing

We are going to be busy today tidying up the garden and planting up the containers with winter bedding plants so think we deserve a takeaway tonight :o)

Hope you have a great weekend!

2 Nov 2010

Halloween photos

Good afternoon

Just thought I would share a few photos of Chloe and Jamie dressed up for Halloween.
 

Grim Reaper aka Jamie



Red Devil aka Chloe



The Deadly Duo!


I spent most of yesterday catching up with housework so thought I deserved a treat and met up with my friend for a coffee in town this morning lol!  I'm now going to make a start on the mountain of ironing - no rest for the wicked!  Hope to have a card to share with you in the next couple of days.
1 Nov 2010

Crafters Companion 'After the rain'

Good morning

I can't believe it's the beginning of November.  Where has this year gone?  My children will definitely be counting down the weeks to Christmas now!  Anyway as it's the 1st of the month it means a new challenge has been set at Crafters Companion.  This month we have a fabulous sketch by the lovely Jacqui to follow and the theme is 'One for the Girls'.  Please remember the rules have changed and you can use any image you like (if you do use a Crafters Companion image then your name will be entered into the draw twice).



Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts, Mulberry Crafts & Crafty Feeling
Ribbon ~ Little Claire Designs
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

The children are back to school today and I need to catch up with the housework so no crafting for me for the next couple of days :o(