Thursday, 30 December 2010

PARTY...CELEBRATE!

Well hope you've all had a fab Christmas...i've had a quite one but nice....and after the New year celebrations we will all be getting back to normal (is there a normal...lol) :0).
First card after Christmas is for the weekly Thursday release over at WHIMSY STAMPS for Meljen Designs....Melissa's come up with another five fab digital images this week it was so hard for me to decide which one i wanted to play with :0)...in the finish i went with the "Birthday cupcake",this could also be used to celebrate the New year....hence the sentiment i've used which is also available from WHIMSY STAMPS from the "Circle Postmark Sentiments"...the inside of the card can then read either "it's your Birthday" or "it's New year".
I've used Copic markers and Prisma's as my colouring medium and added lots of glamour dust for plenty of sparkle.....i've also added tiny self adhesive pearls to the topping on the cupcake.
The stars have been cut using a Spellbinders star die set and have also been glamour dusted around the edge before layering with 3d foam pads for alittle dimension.
The shaped base card was cut using a Go Kreate die and the image was cut using a Spellbinders labels die.

I'm also entering this card into SIMON SAY'S STAMP CHALLENGE....where this week the theme is "Time to party/Celebrate.

Well that's about it for now...hope you all have a lovely day,
Take care


Friday, 24 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Align CentreMERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hope you all have a good one!

Take care

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

HAPPY CHRISTMAS.....EVERYONE!

Well not long to wait now for the big day.....hope you're all ready and waiting :0).
Today see's a new challenge at STAMPAVIE and MORE....the theme this week is "RED".
For my card i went with this gorgeous LOTV stamp "Christmas Candle"...coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's...i've added some glamour dust to the trim of her hood and to her scarf and some stickles round her feet for the snow....lots of lovely sparkle.
The papers are DCWV "Christmas stack"
The sentiment is a metallic foil rub-on by Royal & Langnickel and the lovely gem organzer ribbon my hubby came back with from Hobbycraft he say's they're half price....he came back with a lovely bundle of goodies for me :0).
The selk adhesive gems are from stash.

The challenge this week over at SKETCH & STASH is "Your Choice"....you can decide which sketch you would like to follow...i went with Challenge 24 sketch...just perfect for my image!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY....."Anything goes"
PASSION FOR PROMARKERS....Mega Christmas Challenge.."Anything goes"
I LOVE PROMARKERS..."Anything goes"
SIMON SAYS STAMP..."Anything goes"
Well that's about it for now....
Take care


Saturday, 18 December 2010

FOR YOU.....AND SOME NEWS!

Well today see's our last sketch of 2010 over at SKETCH SATURDAY....and must say a fabby sketch to end the year with Jo :0).
It's also Catherine's last week with us...she's decided to step down from her DT post,we are all sad to see this lovely lady go....all the best Catherine.
Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink Stamps and the lucky winner will get to pick 3 stamps of their own choice....don't forget you've got to be in it to win it!
Now on to my little bit of exciting news :0)...well it is for me anyway!....i had an email from Janet (Pink Gem Designs) asking if i would like to be GDT for her for 3 months...well as you can see from my card what the answer was...and it didn't take me that long to make my mind up....lol
This gorgeous stamp i've used is "Ollie and Gingerbread man" (Pink Gem Designs),coloured using Copic markers and Prisma's...i've added alittle glamour dust but only on the stars around him.
All patterned and plain cardstock is from the Martha Stewart "Frosty Gingerbread"pad....just perfect with this image...well i think so :0).
The sentiment is Elzybells....no longer available :0(,i've added alittle glamour dust to this too.
Brads are Basic Grey.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-
CUTE CARD THURSDAY....."One for the kids"
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND...."Christmas"
2 SISTERS CHALLENGE....."Christmas"
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE...."Free and Easy-Anything Goes"
CES CHALLENGE...."Anything Goes"

Well that's about it for now...a big thank you to all that took up the challenge with us last week and hope you can squeeze alittle time to join us this week...
Have a lovely day
Take care


Thursday, 16 December 2010

BUNDLED LITTLE SNOWBOY.....

Well today see's another release day from Melissa (Meljen Designs)...another 5 gorgeous images which can be flipped,rotated and sized to suit your needs...these along with so many more lovely images can be purchased from WHIMSY STAMPS.
I went for "Bundled Little Snowboy" for my card,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and lots of glamour dust and stickles :0)....plenty of sparkle!
The cardstock is Martha Stewart from the "Frosty Gingerbread" pad.
The snowflakes have been cut using a Marianne Design snowflakes die set...and the snowflake button from stash as is the waxed thread.
The three pom poms which i wanted to look like snowballs are those you use to apply chalks.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....Thank you are Arlana for another fabby sketch this week :0).
DIGITAL TUESDAY...."Sparkling Christmas"

Well that's about it folks....i'm off out today to meet up with a friend...so whatever you're doing "Enjoy" your day...
Take care

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

HAPPY CHRISTMAS....

It's time for another challenge over at STAMPAVIE AND MORE and this week we would like you to make a gift....
I'd never had a go at decorating a candle before with a stamped image so decided it was about time i did....for my image i used one of Melissa's (Meljen designs) coloured digital images "Caroling Snowmen",available to purchase from WHIMSY STAMPS....i printed it out onto tissue paper like you would stamp an image onto the tissue...the beauty with this image was it was already coloured and i could also print it to the exact size i wanted...(i secured the tissue to a sheet of printer paper).
Everythings the same cut around the image as close as possible hold secure with wax paper?greaseproof paper and heat with a heat gun.
I've added loads of stickles to the image and some pearls for buttons.
The bottom of the candle i've trimmed with glittery ribbon and a ribbon slider.


I cut an aperture out of the box i made and put some acetate in it so that you could see the candle....on the box around the aperture i've put some more stickles for even more sparkle.
The large tag closing the box together was created with a Spellbinders "Heirloom Ornaments" die and exactly the same caroling snowmen image that i used on the candle only a tiny version.
The silver foiled "Happy Christmas" sentiment is a Royal & Langnickel rub-on.
Patterned organza ribbon from stash.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
CHARISMA CARDZ (Thurs)....."A Christmas Gift"
PEAR TREE DESIGNS....."Christmas"
FUSSY AND FANCY (Fri)...."Anything but a card"
CES CHALLENGE (Sat)....."Anything but a Christmas card".

Well that's about it for today....just to say a big thank you to all who took up the challenge with us last week and hope you can come and join in this week :0)

Take care and have a lovely day



Monday, 13 December 2010

BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS...

Well it's the beginning of a new week again....and it being Monday means it's time for a new challenge over at POLLYCRAFT.....this week the theme's been picked by Jane and she would like a "WHITE CHRISTMAS"....all white card(colour only the image)or snowy/winter scenes....
To be honest i'm alittle sick of making Christmas cards now so went for a hanging ornament....i love this image from Pollycraft "Willie" so decided to go with "Baby's first Christmas",the image i've coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's...i printed the image twice so that i could 3d the top and hat which i did using glue gel.
For the ornament i used a Spellbinders "Snowflake frame" die...cut this out 3 times and mounted each layer using 3d dimensional foam pads,the image as been cut using the inner die of the frame and also raised using the foam pads.
While the frames were still in the die i went over the top with a Versamark ink pad and then brushed over with a silver mica powder...this then catches just the embossed parts...giving it a lovely sheen but not captured very good in the photo.
I've added alittle glamour dust to the stars and around the base of the image...again not showing too good in photo :0(.
I made the tassel using embroidery thread...i had every colour tassel except white
Ribbon,button and self adhesive pearls from stash.

The above photo shows the reverse side to which i added a small verse which i found on the internet....the font i used is "Chocolate Box".again the verse panel's been raised and some self adhesive pearls added.

I would like to thank all who joined us last week on the challenge and hope you can all join in this time too....this challenge will run for 4 weeks so plenty of time....our next challenge will be 10 January....we are also looking for some GD so if you're interested when you enter your card/project just add GD to your name in the inlinkz.
Almost forgot there's a fabby prize up for grabs too :0)...
Well that's about it for today.....
Take care


Saturday, 11 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS....

Morning everyone.....well with just two weeks now untill the big day,hope you are all ready!....
Todays card is my DT card for SKETCH SATURDAY....fabby sketch once again this week from JO.....thanks hun,and we are sponsored this week by SIMON SAYS STAMP....great prize up for grabs for one lucky winner :0).
No colouring on my card today,decided to do alittle heat embossing...well i wanted to use this stamp and thought it was the perfect technique for it.The stamp is by La Blanche and i got it in a set from QVC many moons ago but i hadn't got round to using it...like so many other stamps in my draw!
The script cardstock is Kanban,the gold cardstock is DCWV and the deep red leather look is from stash.
The sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs...i love the font on this stamp,i've also heat embossed this with the same Hampton Art embossing powder as i've used on the image.
The corners around the image which i've used to form a frame are from a Marianne Designs die.
I've used some Petaloo "Sweet Petites"flowers and punched out some leaves using a L-Em punch.
The tassel,ribbon and self adhesive pearls are from stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
WILD ORCHID CHALLENGE (Mon)...."Old fashioned Christmas"
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE....Last minute Christmas.

Well that's about it for today....just to say thank you to all who took up the challenge with us last week and hope you can all join us again this week....
Have a great day and all the best if you're heading out Christmas shopping today :0)
Take care


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

LET IT SNOW!

Hi everyone....we have a new challenge for you today over at STAMPAVIE and MORE...the theme this week is "Christmas"...hope you will come and join in and a big thank you to all who took up the challenge last week :0).
For my card this week i've used a freebie image and paper from CUDDLY BUDDLY....such a cute snowman,i've coloured him using Promarkers and Prisma's and added the all important glamour dust...you can't have Christmas without some sparkle...lol.
The sentiment is from a Daisy and Dandelion clear stamp set.
The button brads are HOTP and all other embellishments from bit box.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
CUDDLY BUDDLY.....Use the free papers...i've also used a free CB image.
SKETCH and STASH....lovely sketch again this week girls....thank you.New image and paper.
I LOVE PROMARKERS....Christmas Carol..."Let It Snow".
DIGITAL TUESDAY...."Baby,It's Cold Outside"

Well that's about it for now...
Take care


Monday, 6 December 2010

IT'S CHRISTMAS!

I'm alittle late posting today...you know how it is sometimes life and stuff just as a habit of getting in the way!...never mind lets get down to the card :0).
Today we have a new challenge over at POLLYCRAFT,and the theme this week's been choosen by LYNSEY,she would like you to use the colours PINK/BLUE and BROWN.....gorgeous colour combo i'm sure you'll agree!
MY image obviously is a POLLYCRAFT one....Bronson and Beaker "Gifts Galore"...coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and a touch of glamour dust...just to add a little sparkle!This image plus loads of other Christmas images are on special at 1/2 price...so go grab some bargains :0).I printed the image off twice because as you can see from the photo i've added some extra presents as embellishments.
The paper was printed from a Colour My World CD "Winter Wonderland" and the textured cardstock is DCWV.
The sentiment is from a Daisy and Dandelion Christmas clear stamp set.
Ribbon,button,cord and self adhesive pearls all from stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....great sketch again this week Arlana :0).
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE...."Little Red Robin".....you can just about see him on top of the presents.

Well that's me again for today....have a good one!
Take care


Sunday, 5 December 2010

ANYTHING BUT A CARD....

Anything but a card is this weeks challenge for you over at JUST CUTE BEARS and FRIENDS....this challenge will untill Jan 2nd so you've plenty of time to join in....look forward to seeing what you come up with.
I decided to make a snow globe....well not actually the snow globe but to decorate the inside,these are photo snow globes readily available and cheap to buy on the high street...i got mine from Home Bargains £1.29.
I've used one of the new Meljen images "Penguins Little Letter",coloured with Copic markers and Prisma's and a little glamour dust for extra sparkle.
This image along with so many other gorgeous ones can be purchased from WHIMSY STAMPS...digi images are just perfect,they can be rotated,flipped,resized...so many options.

The other side of the snow globe i've added a sentiment from the "Season's Greetings" set by Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs)....again perfect for resizing to suit your needs,and can also be purchased from WHIMSY STAMPS.
I'm entering this into the following challenges :-
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS (Wed)......Christmas decorations...no cards.
DUTCH DARE CARD CHALLENGE (Thurs).....Christmas card/tag or ornament.
FUSSY AND FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE.....Anything but a card.
STAMP SOMETHING (Fri).....Christmas colour combo somethings.
WINTER WONDERLAND....Penguins and Polar Bears.
Well that's about it for now....thank you to all who took up the challenge with us last week and hope you can come join in the fun this week.
Have a lovely Sunday
Take care


Saturday, 4 December 2010

SEASON'S GREETINGS....

Well it's that time of the week again....Saturday,which mean's we have another fabby sketch for you over at SKETCH SATURDAY...i'ts been created by one of the DT Terry...lovely sketch i so loved working with it...thank-you Terry :0).
I've used another of the pre-coloured digital images "Touched By Love" by the very talented Chrissy Armstrong,you can purchase this image along with many others at WHIMSY STAMPS.The sentiment is also a digital stamp from WHIMSY by Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs) from one of the new releases "Seasons Greetings",these are just perfect...resize to suit your needs.
I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the background...the tree strips of paper were out of my scrap box not sure were from.
The dies i've used are Spellbinders "Heirloom Ornaments" and Marianne Designs corner die.....everything as been edged with Old Paper Distress Ink.
Ribbon,gems and pearls all from stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges :-
SECRET CRAFTER....."Christmas"
MAGICAL MONDAY...."Wings"
CUTE CARD THURSDAY..."The Blue's"
DELICIOUS DOODLES..."Use a Digi"
SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE...Make your own backing paper.

Well all that's left to say is....hope you will come and join us this week,we are sponsored by YOUR ZOAP and there's a fabby prize up for grabs for one lucky winner...don't forget you've got to be in it to win it!

Have a lovely day
Take care and stay warm


Thursday, 2 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS.....

Hi....today i'd like to share a card with you i've made with one of Melissa's (Meljen Designs) new images "North Pole Critters",as always on a Thursday Melissa adds more gorgeous digi stamps to her collection and todays images along with many more can be purchased at WHIMSY STAMPS....I decided i wanted to size the image to fill my card....the card was cut using one of my new XL Go Kreate dies i purchased at the NEC...i love the shape of this card.
I've used Copic markers and Prisma's as my colouring medium and added lots of stickles so there's lot's of sparkle :0)...i've added glossy accents to the bears nose.
The snowflakes were cut using Marianne Design dies...i'm loving these too!....i've edged the tips with Old paper Distress Ink before adding lots of glamour dust,i've also edged the image with the same Distress Ink.
Button and adhesive pearls from stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
DIGITAL TUESDAY ....."Animals at Christmas time"
ABC CHALLENGE....I is for Ice and Snow.

Well that's it again for today.
Take care and keep warm


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

WHIMSY DECEMBER DIGI RELEASE BLOG HOP......

Hi and welcome to the WHIMSY DECEMBER DIGI RELEASE BLOG HOP.....if you have arrived from the lovely ANNEKE'S blog then you are in the right place if not them you may want to start at the WHIMSY INSPIRATIONS BLOG so that you don't miss anything along the way....

For my card i wanted to showcase one of the pre-coloured digi images by the very talented Chrissy Armstrong "Teddy's First Christmas"....these images are just perfect for a quick card or if you are batch making.
I decided to go for a shaped card....the image enlarged perfectly,to give you an idea of size the card it fits into a 6in square envelope.
I printed the image off four times,before cutting out the base image i adhered it to some sturdy cardstock then cut around the image to form the shape,the hinge of the card is behind the bird.
I then cut the parts i needed from the other images giving lots of dimension to the card.....i added lots of glitter to his hat and the pom pom on the birds hat....and alittle glossy accents to the teddy's nose.
The sentiment is also a new release today from the Whimsy Christmas Sentiments set by Ann,Raindrop Echo Designs.The teddy was holding a sugar cane but i cut this off and made a slit in the image around his thumb so that he could hold the sentiment instead :0).
Hope you will go check out all the fab releases over at WHIMSY.....don't forget the beauty of a digi image is you can resize,rotate,flip and many other things you can't do with a stamp.
Well that's enough waffle....just to say before moving on to your next and last port of call which is CHRISSY'S blog please don't forget to leave a comment there will be two random blogs who will pick a winner from their comments and they will get to pick a digital image.
The grand prize winner will get to pick 5 digital images and a chance to use them as a GDT for WHIMSY for the entire month of December.....that winner will be picked at CHRISSY'S blog.
The hop will remain open from 1st December 12 noon EST untill 7th December 12 noon EST.Hope you've all enjoyed the hope so far and good luck :0)

Take care

LET IT SNOW!!!!!!....

Well todays card is very appropriate for the weather we're having here at the moment in the UK.....as i'm typing up this post it's beginning to snow again here....another day i'll not be venturing out.
Back onto the card...today over at STAMPAVIE and MORE we have a new challenge for you "Snow/Snowflakes"...like i say very appropriate....i've used one of todays new releases from POLLYCRAFT....Paula's released 5 today,you must go check them out...this is Jerry "Snowman",from the new Jerry Kisses.... now Cherry's got a friend :0).
I've coloured the image using Promarkers and Prisma's,i've then cut it out and 3d'd it using glue gel to give the card some dimension,i've also 3d'd two of the tree's which i cut out using a Marianne Design tree die.....i've used stickles on the tree's and around the base of the image.
The glittered cardstock(which you can hardly see) and the textured cardstock are both DCWV.
The "let it snow" was made using Doodlbug "all mixed up" rub-ons,and for the snowflakes i used a Xcut punch.

Just a close up of the lovely image and i must add a dream to colour.....just two Jerry Kisses at the moment but i'm sure Paula's got some more up her sleeve :0).

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
SKETCH AND STASH....i followed the sketch and my image is my new stash.
I LOVE PROMARKERS..."Christmas Tree's"
Well that's about it for now....i will be back with another post later on today....we have a digi release day at WHIMSY and so there's a BLOG HOP with some prizes up for grabs...so be sure to check back.
Take care