Well I guess there is no time like the present to make a start on next years Christmas cards! This is one I made today (OK I have a lot of images printed out for Christmas and so am trying to use them up and so there may be a few more cards in the near future until they are used up) using a Stampfairy image. I will also enter this card into this weeks Willow Sketchie (sketch and red and green), this months CCAYR (anything goes) and the Passion for Promarkers mega challenges.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
This is a card I made for Dad's Aunt (my Great Aunt) for New Year. The image is a super cute one from the original Lucy collection from DigiStamp Boutique. I have teamed it with PinkPetticoat papers which came free with a magazine. The Nellie Snellen nestie was a very nice Christmas pressie from Clare- thanks sooooooo much! I have used the nestie to cut out the image and also to make the paper flower embellishment in the right bottom corner. I will enter the card into the Passion for Promarkers mega challenge (celebrations) and this months DigiStamp Boutique customer competition.
Monday, 26 December 2011
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas yesterday. This is actually a card I made on Christmas Eve for the current ABC Christmas challenge- I guess it will be the start of my stash for 2012 Christmas cards! Thankyou so, soooo much to Lauren for sending me this super cute LOTV stamp for Christmas (I was naughty and opened the present early since it came in with the card and fell out). For a children's card I have teamed the image with bright coloured papers and will also enter the card into the Passion for Promarkers Mega challenge and this months CCAYR challenge (anything goes).
Saturday, 24 December 2011
And yet another 'blue thankyou card'! This time featuring Jasper with Flower from Digistamp Boutique. I will enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers (anything goes) and Cute Card Thursday (sketch) challenges.
This time a Lucy image from the original Lucy Smith collection at DigiStamp Boutique. I have followed the sketch from this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge and will also enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers (anything goes) and DigiDoodle Shops Best (anything goes) challenges.
I'm well in the swing of making Thankyou cards now! This one has a fairly simple layout and features one of the images from the Christmas Lucy collection at Digistamp Boutique. I think I might have gone a bit 'blue' recently looking at the cards I have made and more to follow in the the blue colour scheme!).
Friday, 23 December 2011
Another cutie Louie card, this time teamed with Pink Petticoat papers which came free with Quick and Easy Cards a while ago. I will enter this card into this weeks I love Promarkers (anything goes), Digidoodle Shops Best (anything goes), Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch) and Digistamp Boutique challenges.
Monday, 19 December 2011
This is another super Digistamp Bourique image which I won in Novembers customer competition. I just couldn't wait to colour this one in after seeing what the DT did with it- mine is nowhere in comparison, but I stull think the image is cute! I will enter the card into this weeks I love Promakers (blue and white) and Cute Card Thursday (stripes) challenges.
This weeks I love Promarkers challenge is the colour combo blue and white. I thought I'd try and get ahead and make a few Christmas thankyou cards (maybe I'm making too many assumptions though that I will need to say thankyou this time next week?? ;-)). This is a super image from the Lucy collection from Digistamp boutique. I will also enter the card into this weeks Cute Card Thursday (stripes), Pollycraft (punch- the little snowflakes are punched out) and ABC Christmas (anything Christmas-y) challenges.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
This is one of the images I chose from Digistampp Boutique after winning last months customer competition. I think Jasper is just so cute. Here I have coloured him with PMs and decoupaged the image. The photo doesn't show this very well but the image is slightly shaped. I have used my latest craft purchase (present to myself for getting my work in print for the first time) of oval nesties (combined with the scallopped nesties I already had) to frame the image. The card follows this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch and I will also enter it into this months Digistamp Boutique challenge.
Sunday, 11 December 2011
In the past I have always said I would not make tags for Christmas presents as they are the first things to straight in the bin and never get looked at. This year I have relented for some silly reason. I think it is because I made some tags earlier in the year for the ABC Christmas challenge and now don't want some people to have home made tags on their presents and others not to and feel left out (how silly am I??). Anyway, I set to it today and made 5 tags- now every one will have a special tag on their present.
These two use images from the Lucy Christmas collection from Digistamp Boutique, which is on offer this month. I won these images in last months Customer competition- thanks so much Sally-Ann, they are super to work with and I plan to use them again very soon!
I will enter these into this weeks Pollycraft (Christmas fun), I love Promarkers (shaped) and ABC Christmas (anything Christmass-y) challenges and this months Digistamp Boutique competition.
This started off being a card for this weeks Willow Sketchie challenge, but then not all the layers fitted right and so I decided just to go with what looked better rather than add the extra layers for the sake of it. A shame since I wanted to enter the challenge this week... Any way I have used Sweet Chester image from Pollycraft to make this card, teamed with Papermania Hugs and Honey papers from last year. The stitching is faux this time.
I will enter the card into this weeks Pollycraft (Christmas fun), Cute Card Thursday (anything goes) and ABC Christmas (Yippee its nearly Christmas- anything Christmass-y) challenges and this months CCAYR (anything goes) challenge.
After a bit of a mammoth calendar making session the last few weeks this is my 6th and final 2012 calendar, which is a Christmas present for one of my friends. This time I have used my LOTV stamp 'Emma's shoes' since my friend loves clothes shopping! I have made the calendar quite girly and added hand stitching round the edges of the papers and the image.
I will enter this into this weeks DCD (make a date) and Cute Card Thursday (anything goes) challenges.
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Another calendar (only one more to go now- to make next weekend I think!). This time, the calendar is for my parents who are always doing DIY and so this Chester image from Pollycraft is just perfect. I will enter this into this weeks Cute Card Thursday (numbers), DCD (calendars) and Willow Sketchie (anything goes) challenges.
My fourth calendar done! This time I have used this Luna Science image from Pollycraft for a friend who is doing a PhD in microbiology (I really hope she isn't reading this, but I know she is on holiday at the moment!). The papers are glitter embossed and I have added extra gems for more sparkle. I will enter this into this weeks Digidoodle shops best (sparkle), DCD (calendar and dates) and Cute Card Thursday (number- calendars are all numbers) challenges.
Well, it has taken me a while to make a card for this weeks ABC Christmas challenge (X is for xerox), but I knew I had to do it this weekend. I have completed all the other challenges this year and so couldn't let one go so close to the end of the year. The idea behind the challenge is to 'xerox' one of the DT cards from a previous challenge. Here I have 'xeroxed' Lacey's tag from the P is for Photo inspiration challenge (I have used a George the snowman Stampfairy image (specially bought for the challenge in the fab 50% off sale to celebrate Stampfairy's birthday!) and taken the green, red and white colour scheme along with the cord across the bottom).
For my card I have followed the sketch of this weeks Stampfairy challenge (which had the extra twist of finishing off the inside of the card, which I have done). I will also enter the card into this weeks Willow Sketchie (anything goes) and I love Promarkers (snowmen and snowflakes- both on the image) and this months CCAYR (anything goes) and Pollycraft (Christmas fun) challenges.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Well, better late than never. Last Saturday, Rosie set the challenge on CMLI to make a card inspired by a very fun Christmas poem and with the colours blue and white. I made this card very slowly during the week. The papers I have used are from the PP big spot collection I recently downloaded and the image is a Meljen's Designs image that I won the other week on the Cute Card Thursday challenge.
I will enter this card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (sketch), Digidoodle Shops Best (sparkle) and Willow Sketchie (anything goes) challenges and this months CCAYR (anything goes) and Pollycraft (Christmas fun) challenges.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Another 2012 calendar I'm afraid (only 3 more to make now!). This time I have used a Wild Rose Studio stamp that I only bought the other day from CES. It is a stamp I have been admiring for a while and I do like cute dragon images. I will enter this card into this weeks I love Promarkers (anything goes) and Passion for Promarkers (swirls and sparkle) challenges.
This is the second calendar for 2012 that I made this weekend. This time I have used a cute Pollycraft Swings and Slides image that I have had for a while and not yet used. Isn't it cute?? The papers are from a 'First Edition' range and they are so nice it is hard to cut into them- lol! I will enter this into this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch) and I love Promarkers (anything goes) challenges.
Apologises to anyone who has been having problems leaving me a comment recently. I have been having problems accessing blogger some days too- not sure what is going on other than blogger is playing up a bit. Fingers crossed that this week it behaves itself!
Saturday, 26 November 2011
I bought a packet of 2012 calendars to make my own ages and ages ago now but haven't got round to actually making any. With Christmas fast approaching I had better get a move on since I wanted to give some home made calendars as Christmas presents. (Last year I didn't do this and then my grandparents asked me at New year where their calendar was!) This is one I have made for my brother. He probably won't appreciate it (probably be left at Mum and Dad's house in a cupboard all year) but I enjoyed making it! Now I have made a start I hope I can keep up the motivation for the other 5 I have planned! Maybe I have even inspired you to have a go??
I will enter this into this weeks I love Promarkers challenge (anything goes) and this months Digistamp Boutique competition.
Sunday, 20 November 2011
This weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge is the colour combo grey and green which is a little different and so I thought I'd give it a go. This is quite a small card. The sentiment is from Digi doodle shop and the image from Pink petticoat. I have followed the sketch from this months CCAYR challenge (my 5th card of the month and there are 10 more days left!). I will also enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers challenge (Christmas trees).
It's been a while since I have made a true white on white card and today I felt like a challenge and so have given it a go again. This time I have not added so many layers since the base card has a quite nice hammered texture. The image is this months freebie from Digistamp Boutique and I just love it!
I will enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (white on white), CES (snowflakes) and Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch) challenges.
This weeks Digi Doodle Shops Best challenge is the colour combo red and green. I wanted to use my PP big spotty papers again and so this time I have printed out the crimson ones. The sentiment is from the PP download and the image is a Santa Chimney from Stampfairy.
I will enter this card into this weeks Stampfairy challenge (glitter) and this months CCAYR challenge (sketch).
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
I have been eyeing up these Pink Petticoat papers since they were released and decided to give in and buy them on Sunday. I think I probably have enough cards for this Christmas, but after writing a list of who to send cards to (and it was much longer than I expected!) I thought that a few 'flatter' cards which would be a little cheaper to post were needed else I'd spend a fortune on postage stamps! Having said that, I couldn't resist mounting the penguin pictures on foam pads like normal- when will I learn!
I will enter the cards into this months CCAYR (sketch) and this weeks ABC Christmas (winter sports- the middle card perhaps doesn't count but the other two do!) challenges.
Saturday, 12 November 2011
This weeks I love Promarkers challenge is a sketch. I decided to use a Robyn's fetish image for this card that I got a while ago and not yet used. I wasn't sure whether to make another Christmas card, or a more anytime card and opted for the latter in the end. The roses are hand made- it's been a while since I made those roses but it felt like the right thing to add for this card. I will also enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (kraft + one other colour (red)) and CES (roses and ribbon) challenges.