30 Nov 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge #4 ... Winter Wishes

Good morning

Just a quick post because it's nearly time for the school run!
It's time for our monthly challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month we have the theme of Winter Wishes ... so anything with a Wintery/Christmas feel. 

I decided to use this sweet Nellie Snellen stamp and once again I have gone for my favourite traditional Christmas colours :-)

* Card Recipe *
Image ~ Nellie Snellen Dawn Giving Away coloured with Copics
Papers ~ Dovecraft Vintage Christmas and First Edition Stocking Fillers
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Ribbon/Gold pearls ~ Stash
Dies ~ Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias and Cheery Lynn Holly Corner

* Challenges *

Creative Inspirations ~ Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Use Flowers
The Paper Shelter ~ Christmas is Coming
Copic Marker Europe ~ A Christmas Card
Delightful Challenge ~ Festively Floral

  Hope you all have a great weekend :-)

19 Nov 2012

Snowy Cuddles

Hi everyone

Thank you for all your lovely messages on Saturday :-)  In fact I felt a bit better as the day went on and even made another card whilst watching X-Factor ... 2 cards in one day is unheard of for me lol!

I have another Christmas card ticked off my list ... this one is for my auntie and her partner.

* Card Recipe *
Image ~ Stampavie 'Snowy Cuddles'
Papers ~ Papermania Mistletoe Kisses
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments
Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash
Dies ~ Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias & Cheery Lynn Holly Corner

* Challenges *
Sweet Stampin' ~ Snow People
Crafty Calendar ~ Wrap up Warm for Winter
Crafty Catz ~ Lets have Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers ~ Snowmen
MMCS ~ Winter Wonderland
Bearly Mine ~ Pink Christmas

Right best rustle something up for tea ... hope you have a lovely evening :-)

17 Nov 2012

Plum Pudding ~ LOTV die cut

Good afternoon
I am having one of those days today ... you know the ones where you have loads to do but not achieving much!  I am feeling a bit sad because it would have been my dad's 65th birthday today and to top if off I am coming down with a cold so all in all feeling a bit down in the dumps.  To try and cheer myself up I decided to make a card this morning but even that didn't work out as I had planned it in my head.  Oh well I guess they can't all be masterpieces lol!
Anyway enough of my woes and onto my card! 

* Card Recipe *
Image ~ LOTV die cut
Papers ~ Memory Box 'Spiceberry'
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards die cut
Gems ~ Kars Christmas Collection
Dies ~ Memory Box Corner Bow, Cheery Lynn Holly Corner & Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias (all available from Natalie and Amy's
* Challenges *

Lili's Little Fairies ~ Food Glorious Food
Jingle Belles ~ Christmas Feast
So that's all from me ... now off to make myself a Lemsip!
Hope you all have a great weekend :-)
16 Nov 2012

Christmas Wishes ~ Mulberry Wood

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  It's been a long week ... in fact all day Tuesday I thought it was Thursday so the weekend couldn't come soon enough for me! 
Anyway before I heat up some soup for lunch and then crack on with the housework thought I would quickly blog one of the cards I made this week.  It's another Christmas card in my favourite traditional colours ... I do like non-traditional colours but rich red, green and gold is my fav!

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Mulberry Wood 'Christmas Wishes'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Vintage Christmas'
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn 'Holly Corner' and Marianne D 'Miniature Poinsettias'
Sentiment, Ribbon & Gold pearls ~ Stash

Most of the products used on my card are available at Natalie and Amy's online store
* Challenges *

Penny Black and More ~ Any Die Will Do
Kraftyhands ~ Christmas
Sparkles ~ Christmas is Coming
Crafter's Companion ~ Favourite Colour Combo (traditional Christmas colours)
Hope you have a great weekend :-)

9 Nov 2012

A Christmas Visitor

Good afternoon
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend ... it's been a busy week for me with one thing and another so think i'm just going to take it easy and maybe squeeze some crafting in here and there :-)
As soon as I saw this gorgeous Sheena Douglass robin stamp set a few weeks ago I knew I had to buy it for my Nan's Christmas card ... she loves traditional cards especially with robins.

* Card Recipe *
Image ~ Sheena Douglass 'Christmas Visitors'
Papers ~ Webster's Pages
Poinsettia ~ Kars Christmas Collection
Cheery Lynn Holly Corner die ~ Natalie and Amy's 
* Challenges *
Stamping Sensations ~ Traditional Christmas
Southern Girls ~ Christmas
Whimsy Stamps ~ Traditional Christmas colours
Addicted to Stamps ~ Things with Wings
Cupcake Craft ~ Get Krafty
That's all from me ... now going to have a quick whizz round with the hoover and then it will be time for the school run.
Hope you have a great weekend :-)

2 Nov 2012

Sugar Nellie Macbeth

Good morning
Hope you are all well today.  It's a beautiful sunny day here albeit a bit chilly but I guess that's to be expected seeing as we are now into November!
I had a lovely crafty evening with Chloe on Tuesday ...  she has popped her card on her blog here if you have time to pop over and leave her a comment :-)
When I saw the FAB sketch over at The Sugar Bowl this week I decided it was time I made the adorable Macbeth into a card.  I coloured the image a couple of weeks ago so it was just a matter of putting the card together.
* Card Recipe *
Image ~ Sugar Nellie Macbeth
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Pyrus'
Sentiment ~ Autumn Leaves sentiment circles
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly ~ Cheery Lynn die
Gems ~ Kars Christmas Collection

* Challenges *
Heck of a Challenge ~ 50 Shades of Autumn
Basic Grey ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Recipe
Southern Girls ~ Animal Crackers
The Sugar Bowl ~ Sketch

I have had a lovely few days with Chloe and Jamie and to finish off the week we are going out for lunch with my mum and nan today and also a little wander around the shops :-)
Hope you a have a great weekend!