Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Hi all, just wanted to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas & a Happy New Year. 

Lots of love
Best wishes


Monday, 5 December 2011

Winter Fairy

Hi all, just wanted to share the christmas cards I,ve made for my beautiful little nieces, they love fairies & anything sparkly, so this digi stamp 'the winter fairy' from whimsy is perfect for them, although I think I may have gone a little OTT with the glitter & sparkle, lol.  Once again, apologies for the pic, I'm still struggling with the camera & editing, even after all the advice my lovely fellow crafters have given me :(

I've coloured the gorgeous fairy with docrafts pearlescent paints, promarkers & distress inks, backing papers are from my stash & flourishes are marianne dies, it doesn't show very well but the fairies & the snowflakes have been covered with stickles & twinklets (glass glitter).  Thanks so much for looking today & any comments you leave.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Silver fairy

Morning all, its still bitterly cold here, but at least its dry.  This card is for my sons girlfriends birthday, but I suppose it could be a christmas card because of the image.  I,ve used the beautiful siver fairy from whimsy.

Apologies for my photo (I'm still no better with the camera) the flowers look yellowy cream, but are in fact, white & lilac. 
The backing papers are from a free xmas cd rom I found (and never used).  I,ve used a crafters companion embossing board to create the frame around the fairy & a martha stewart punch to create the layers behind.  Ribbon & gems from stash & flowers from wild orchid crafts.  The corners & flourishes are all marianne dies & I,ve used loads of stickles, snowtex & glamour dust, don't think it shows very well tho :)
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges :-

Papersundaes  -  Winter wonderland
Digi Doodle Shop  -  Lots of Sparkle
Mariannes Design Divas  -  Sparkle & Shine

Thanks for taking the time to look & any comments you may make.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Contemporary Christmas

Hi all, hope eveyones ok and keeping warm, its absolutely freezing here in Wales.  Because of the cold, lol (as if I need an excuse) I intend to have a marathon crafting session:)  So may well have a few cards to show today.
My first card was inspried by the creative inspirations challenge (contemporary colours) using only purple, turquiose &white.  Very different to cards I usually make, but I think I like it :)

The trees are a digi stamp from MCS, I found the stars in an old mag & coloured them to match, snowflakes are from a stencil I,ve had for years & the sentiment was also from a magazine.

Id like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations Challenge  -  Contemporary Colours
Totally Papercrafts  -  Let It Snow
SimplyCreateToo  -  All About Christmas
Divas By Design  -  Anything Goes
Raise The Bar  -  Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky  -  Anything Goes

Thanks soo much for looking today, may speak to you all later, bye for now.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Last one today, I promise, I'm feeling rather bah humbug at the mo, lol.

The image is from a decoupage sheet by flowersoft that I,ve had a while, it was free in a magazine.  I,ve used pearlescent blue paint & pearlescent white for the background.  The 'snowflakes' are actually from a flower die by crealie (can you tell), ribbon is from stash &poinsettias are from woc.

This is just a very quick upcycled card, wrapping paper,  ribbon, holly cut out of gold mirri & embossed and a gold babys breath flower.

I'd really like your feedback, good or bad, hope your all staying warm, have a good night.


Father Christmas

Hello again, christmas cards are still in overdrive, I,m panicking now like you wouldn't believe, I,ve got nowhere near enough cards made & you,ll all know that friends and family aren't v.happy to recieve a bought card when they know you make them, sob.  So I'm getting a little production line going, lol.
My first card combines a penny black stamp with the flowersoft lampost stamp, I'm not sure they work together, be grateful for your feedback.  The corners are a die by Marianne Creatables, background paper is from Joanna Sheens furry friends cd rom, I,ve coloured the images with promarkers and used lashings of flowersoft (bit OTT) and snowtex :)  The sentiment & little robin were from a magazine.
I am hopefully going to enter this into the following challenges

Nellie Snellen

Hi all, has someone fast forwarded the year and not told me, arghhh, I'm so un-organised.  I've actually managed to make some christmas cards, sorry about this, I've gone Nellie Snellen crazy.  I love this little stamp (can you tell, lol) its called Koetie. The little christmas trees are a punch by woodware,  I,ve also used an alota background stamp in two of the cards, background papers are nitwits & the cards stamped into frames are actually inserts (not frames) from a crafters companion cd rom, all the images are coloured with promarkers.  Hope you're all well, as I,m in a productive mood I may have another post today, sorry :)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Lili of the valley

Good afternoon, can't believe it the suns come out, hope the weather wherever you are is good too :)
I finally managed to take a pic, although I,ve managed to make quite a few christmas cards today, I,ve only taken a picture of the one (still practising with the camera, im such a technophobe) :)

The stamp I,ve used for my card is from lili of the valley, absolutely adore their stamps, soo cute, and I,ve coloured them with promarkers.

The main music background paper is from Joanna Sheens furry friends cd rom
Little christmas carols and the sentiment are off a cd rom by La Pasche
My flowers are wild orchid crafts, Bells from Anitas & ribbons & gems from stash.

Im hoping to enter this in LOTVs Challenge 122  -  Anything Goes
                                                2 sisters challenge   -  Holiday     
Good morning, couldn't sleep again, the weather here is atrocious, its absolutely blowing a gale.  Hopefully I can get a few cards posted on here today, its probably going to take the majority of the day to do that tho, lol.
Im sort of getting the hang of things, I think :) If anyone could let me know how I can put links to things on my page tho, Id be grateful, Id eventually like to enter some challenges.  Have to get to grips with the camera first tho, amongst other things :))
Also Im not sure if Iv put the promarker challenge banner correctly, I just copied & pasted?
Sorry, didnt mean this to be a blinking essay, lol.
Forgot to say Ive entered this card in the I love promarkers challenge, if I,ve done it right :)
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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Finally a card

Lets just say I'm as clueless at taking & uploading pics, as I am working out this blog, lol. 
Apologies in advance for the terrible pic.  This is making a start anyway on the mountain of christmas cards I,ve got to do.

The stamp is called Koetie by Nellie Snellen, die cut flourishes by cheery lynn, flowers, lace trim & ribbon are all from woc.  I,ve coloured the image with promarkers and used lots of stickles & snowtex.

My first post

Good morning, Im new to blogland today, cant believe iv actually got as far as this, to say im clueless is an understatement, lol, and I certainly wouldn't have got as far as this without advice from the very kind Pops.
I haven't got any pictures to share yet, thats something else im clueless about, so have to wait for my OH to wake up and help :)  But I'm so impatient I just had to have a little play and see if I could actually write something, fingers crossed.