Sunday, November 29, 2009

Creative inspiration on a wet weekend!

Today's card is one I made for the challenge over on "creative inspirations" challenge blog. I really enjoyed using Nat's fab sketch. I love making special cards for family & friends so I enjoyed making this one for 1 month old Baby Joshua! recipe:
  • Papermill card
  • K & co paper
  • Magnolia Santa coloured with promarkers
  • CB embossed & die cut snowflakes
  • snowflake charm
  • silver ribbon
  • computer generated greeting
  • lashings of glitter & snowtex!

Hope everyone has had a nice weekend. We went to the Preschool fair yesterday and Zack loved visiting Santa. Today we went to the Christmas tree festival & craft fayre at the parish church, and I cooked a nice warming Sunday roast! I love wet Sundays when you are cosy & warm inside lol!!!!

Happy Crafting


Monday, November 23, 2009

3 Challenges!

Today's card is my Christmas card for Mum & Dad and is my entry for 3 challenges. I think that's a record for me!
  1. Just Magnoilia: Masking technique
  2. Creative Inspirations: sparkle on your card
  3. Sweet Sketch wednesday: the fab layout

I used:

  • Papermill card
  • Edwin stamp & Daisy & Dandelion tree stamp
  • promarkers
  • handmade paper
  • K & Co papers
  • Star brads
  • Ribbon
  • Computer & CB greeting
  • Distress ink

Hope you had a nice weekend, I was busy working so today is my first chance at crafting for a few days. I am enjoying making the personalised Christmas cards now that my general ones are completed.

Hope to have a blog hop soon!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas for the guys!

Today's card is my entry for this weeks Penny black challenge "Christmas for the men". I decided to make a card for my brother using one of the images from my clear stamp set. Thought I would emboss the lines on the card & keep the embellishments minimal for a masculine feel card. Recipe:
  • Pb image coloured with promarkers
  • Papermill card
  • Nesties dies
  • Embossed lines using crafters companion embossing board.
  • Ribbon & pearls from stash
  • Computer generated greeting

Hope you are having a good week. I will not be around much at the end of the week as I am working over time at work this weekend. I've got to get the pennies in for Christmas!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Productive weekend!

Today's card is my entry for the "Just Christmas & Birthdays" challenge blog. This great sketch was clean & simple and a pleasure to work with. I am on a roll with my Christmas cards this weekend, Ive made about five, that's lots for me in one go! Ive just got personalised cards for family & special friends to make now, yippee!!!! I have seen a lot of charms on cards at the moment so have got some snowflake charms from eBay. I am hoping they will be a luxurious finishing touch to my cards. Recipe:
  • Free back round paper
  • FF stamp from "Creativity" (another freebie)
  • Papermill card
  • Felt die cut flowers
  • Papermania jewels & pearls
  • Cuddly Buddly circle greeting

Hope you are having a nice weekend. We went out for a nice family lunch at our favourite Italian, Carbonara's all round, yum!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Magnolia Challenge

Today's card is my entry for the "just Magnolia" challenge blog,its the first time I've entered this challenge. Think I am going to be a regular now as Tilda & Edwin are my favourite characters,they are so nice to colour. I really enjoyed this great sketch & will use it again. Recipe:
  • Papermill card stock
  • Tilda coloured with promarkers
  • DCWV snowflake paper
  • CB die cut & embossed snowflakes
  • silver glitter dots
  • snowtex
  • silver ribbon
  • Daisy & Dandelion stamped greeting

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. As strange as it may seem I am loving the wet & windy weather, we have had a lovely day tucked up in the warm at home ;) Hope to put are wellie boots on and go for a nice Autumanal stroll tomorrow!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bear Hug

Today's card is another for the Christmas box as I've got some catching up to do! I had a sudden need to do a bit of crafting tonight & I enjoyed making this one. This card is also my entry for two challenges this week. The theme was something new or neglected on your card this week on "Creative inspirations". My border punch is my neglected item as I love it but don't use it as much as I should. My new item is the FF stamp which was free with the new issue of "Creativity" magazine. On the promarkers blog the challenge this week was to use this fab sketch with any of your promarkers. My FF image has been coloured with saffron & sandstone.

Recipe: Papermill card, FF stamped image coloured with promarkers, Fiskars lace edged border punch, Green bow from stash, Die cut greeting .

Hope you are all well in blog land. I had a good catch up with your blogs this afternoon & enjoyed every minute! I think you've inspired me to do a bit more crafting again! xxx

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Baby Blues.....

Today's card for friends to celebrate their new arrival, baby Joshua! The card is also my entry for the "jc&bc" challenge blog, I loved this clean & simple sketch this week, just my style.
  • Sandylion papers
  • Coredinations card stock
  • Cuttlebug die cut baby
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossed card
  • Cuttlebug die cut name
  • Ribbon from stash

Hope you are all well, sorry I've not had the time or inclination to post much ;) I have just returned from a fab weekend away with Hubby in Stratford upon Avon. A lovely place, even managed to find a craft shop & treated myself to a few 12x12 papers to inspire me & try to get my mojo back!!!