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Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Cutest Critters

Hi all,

Just one more sneaky post just before Christmas, as I left the most important Christmas card a little late, the one for my dear hubby. Last year, I totally forgot to make him a card, so this year I wanted to make him a special card. Not too frilly, he is a guy after all, but cute nonetheless. I was scanning through my digis and this one jumped out at me. I hope he likes it!

* Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter - Winter Bench digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* LeCreaDesign Home & Family Lilac DP
* DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack Brights
* Cart-Us Vintage Postage stamp sentiment
* Black & Green Ink
* Digital Delights Christmas Sentiment Set
* Gems from stash

Well, I'm pretty sure that's it from me until the new year, plenty of baking and cooking to do and not much time in the crafty room I reckon. Anyway, I wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I have been fortunate enough to be at the receiving end of your lovely comments for another year, which have all been very much appreciated. Thank you very much for spending some of your precious time on my little corner is the blogosphere and I hope you will continue to do so for a little while longer :)

* Avadares (Anything with a Digi)
* Natalie & Amy (Winter Wishes)
* Hooked on Craft (Christmas)
* Visible Image (Christmas)
* Cards Galore (Christmas)
* Ladybug Crafts (Christmas/Winter)
* Emerald Fairies (Christmas)
* Fashionista Challenge (Winter theme)
* Dream Valley (Christmas)
* Lexi's Creations (Snow)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Little Boy Blue Birthday

Good morning everyone!

This is my last DT card for 2012! It's Delightful Challenges this time, themed 'Anything Goes'! I used the opportunity to stop making Christmas cards for now and make my dad's birthday card. His birthday is on Boxing Day and he and my mum are coming over to our place to celebrate, but I still wanted to have a nice card to give him in person. I've used the Little Boy Blue set, as it reminded me of him. He must have had quite a number of snoozes against a haystack when he was still a farmer, as he loves sleeping ;) The sentiment says: Wake Up, It's Your Birthday!

* Digital Delights Little Boy Blue set, coloured with Promarkers
* DCWV Photo Stack 2 & First Edition Up Up & Away DPs
* Vintage Photo & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
* Computer-generated sentiments
*  Gems from stash

The challenge is sponsored by 

* Daisy Doodles (Birthdays at Christmas)
* Totally Gorjuss (For Someone Special)
* Polka Doodles (A Birthday at Christmas/Young Adult)
* Card & Scrap (Anything Goes)
* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes)
* Papelitos (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Blogger Network (Anything Goes)
* AnMaCreatief (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* Bunny Zoe (Celebration)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ribbon and Old Lace

Good morning everyone!

A few years back on holiday in Ireland, we went to see a play in Kilkenny called 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. It was hilarious, we were howling with laughter! I later discovered it is actually a movie from the 40s. This great experience came to mind when I saw the theme for this week's Fab 'n Funky challenge "Ribbon & Lace". I'm not much of a ribbon/lace user, so this was actually pretty difficult for me to come up with something fab or funky ;) Let's hope these cupcakes aren't laced with arsenic, that would put quite a dampener on things LOL.

* Meljen's Design Cupcake Treat Trio, coloured with Promarkers
* Create & Craft Pastel CS
* Dovecraft Piece of Cake DP
* Computer-generated Hey Cupcake sentiment, Circle sentiment from the Internet (can't remember where)
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamp (inside)
* Pearls, Ribbon & Lace from my stash

* Cupcake Craft Challenges (Cupcakes)
* Meljen's Design Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Addicted to Stamps (Bingo) I've used Glitter, Pearls, No Flowers
* Really Reasonable Ribbon (Anything Goes with Ribbon)
* Daisy Doodles (Birthdays at Christmas)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Anything Goes)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Celebrate the Occasion (Anything Goes)
* Elke Kaart een Feestje (Anything Goes)
* ATCs with Attitude (Anything Goes)

Monday, 17 December 2012

Anything Goes for Snow Men

Good morning everyone!

This is my last week at work for this year, I'm having a well-deserved (well. I think so anway) break until the next year. I have three cards to share with you this week and then I am assuming it will be a bit quiet on the blog here as I prepare for Christmas festivities and crafty projects for the new year. This is the first of the three, as we are starting a new challenge today @ PCD and you can enter with just about anything as 'ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS ITS TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS'. Are you still working on those last minute cards, why not enter them in our challenge? This is my take on the challenge:

* Platypus Creek Digitals Hannah's Snowman, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* DCWV Pastels Textured CS
* Dovecraft Let It Snow DP and some DP scraps from my scrappy shoebox
* Silver & Black Ink
* Digital Delights Winter Tickets Sentiment Set
* Eline's Winterhuis Sentiment Stamp Set
* Vintage Page Accents
* Lace from my stash

Hoping to see you and your lovely creations @ PCD, I will be back on Wednesday and Thursday with two more cards!

* City Crafter (Snowman Fun)
* There's Magic in the Air (Snow Man or Anything Goes Christmas)
* QKR Stampede (Snowmen, Snow Angels, Snowballs, Snow Fun)
* Do You Stack Up (Christmas)
* Happy Campers (Winter's Here)
* Charisma Cards (Christmas Makes)
* Shelley's Images (Christmas is in the Air)
* Gem of a Challenge (Lavender & Lace)
* Can You Digi It (Baby It's Cold Outside)
* Challenge Up Your Life (Colour Challenge)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Blingy Bride

Hi all!

I've got a non-Christmas card to share with you today, it was great fun spending some time away from Christmas trees, snow flakes and reindeer! I think I'm almost done with the Christmas crafting for this year, it's just two more cards and then I'm done! The challenge theme at Delightful Challenges this week is Very Blingy, which is a great theme for Christmas and non-Christmas makes alike. I've used this challenge to bling up a wedding card, using some of the glitter spray I bought ages ago. Really great stuff, I just need to take care and not spray so much on myself next time, I'm very blingy now too! I hope the glitter shows up a little on the photos:

* Scalloped base card
* Digital Delights Bride & Groom
* Digital Delights Wedding & Anniversary Sentiment set
* Kars Wedding & K&Co Earth Tones Solid Mat Pad DPs
* Crafter's Companion Iredescent Glitter Spray
* Brown ink & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Prima E Line Flowers Brown
* Sew Easy Quick Stand Floss
* Gold paper, button, brads, gold thread, ribbon & pearls from stash

We are sponsored by
this week, offering a 15 dollar gift certificate to their store!

* Card Mania (Wedding/Anniversary)
* Eureka Stamps (Sparkle & Shine)
* Whoopsi Daisy (Use Up Your Stash) I've had the Kars DP since I got married more than 2 years ago!
* Sweet Stamps (Sparkle & Bling)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Use some Metal) Gold paper & brads
* Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Glitter, Button, Favourite colours) I love vintage browns!
* Avadares (Anything with a Digi)
* Bunny Zoe (Celebration)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Sparkle)
* Stamps & Fun = Creativity (No Christmas Cards)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ye Olde Christmas

Hi everyone!

I just realised, only 5 more DT cards to make before Christmas! It really is coming fast now, have to switch over from making Christmas cards to actually writing and mailing them now. We still need to take the tree down from the attic and make the house Crimbo-proof, I need to buy all the presents, I still need to think what to serve for Christmas dinner short, I am not prepared!

Anyway, thankfully I am prepared for this week's Fab 'n Funky Challenge. Lovely Anne-Marie has set the challenge of making a Vintage Christmas project. Oh, I love vintage, but I find it bloody hard work to make it work! Perhaps I like being too neat and tidy. Here's my vintage attempt:

* Floppy Latte Santa Sleigh Silhouette, coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Dovecraft Noel, Basic Grey Jovial & Marianne Design Old-Fashioned Christmas DPs
* MS Presents Border punch
* Sakura Stardus Silver Glitter Gel pen
* Red & Green Ink
* Pearls, black squares & peel off sentiment from stash

Our sponsor this week are Crimson Cloud & Floppy Latte, come and join the fun @ Fab 'n Funky!

* Card Crafter's Circle (December Celebrations)
* QKR Stampede (Holiday Cheer)
* Fussy & Fancy (I Love Christmas)
* Crafty Hazelnut (Deer, deer me)
* Lollipop Crafts (Happy Holidays)
* Deep Ocean (So This is Christmas)
* Top Tip Tuesday (Christmas)
* Aud Sentiments (Anything Goes with a sentiment related to the holidays)
* Shelly's Images TTT Challenge (Christmas is in the Air)
* Craft Us Crazy (It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

It's All About Christmas

Good morning everyone!

Another month means another new release over @ Digital Delights, have a look in the DD shop to get an overview of the new digis out this month! Our challenge this week is themed "All about Christmas", a very broad theme as you can enter any paper crafty make you are working on, I'd love to be inspired by all the gorgeous things you guys are making! Here's my card for this week, using new release Gifted George:

* Scalloped base card
* Digital Delights Gifted George, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Noel DPs
* Eline's Winterhuis sentiment stamp
* Brown, red & black ink
* Gems, star brads & ribbon from stash

Our sponsored prize this week is a 10 pound shop voucher for 

Come and join us if you can!

* One Stop Craft (Christmas for the Boys)
* Sparkles Forum (Christmas is Coming)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Christmas)
* Addicted to Stamps (Christmas)
* Lexi's Creations (Christmas)
* My Sheri Crafts (T'is the Season)
* De Creatieve Zebra (Christmas cards)
* Critter Sketch Challenge (Christmas)
* Little Miss Muffet (Tags or Gifts) George is holding some prezzies!
* Love to Create (Holiday Cheer)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Non-Traditional Christmas

Good morning all!

This week I'm hosting my first challenge at Fab 'n Funky, so exciting! I've chosen a theme that I am sure will appeal to you: "A Non-Traditional Christmas"! So use either an image or colour scheme that we don't traditionally associate with Christmas. Easy peasy right? We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy this week and I got to pick a couple of images for the DT girls to work with. I am using Santa's World 1 for my project, what a wonderful image to colour in! I think the colouring came out particularly well this time.

* Stamp Fairy Santa's World 1, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Create & Craft CS
* DCWV Brights Glitter CS
* First Edition Spring Feast DP
* Digital Delights Winter Tickets sentiment, coloured with Promarkers & Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* MS Snow Men Border Punch
* Joy Craft Flower punch
* cArt-Us present charm
* Sew Easy Quick Sand Floss
* Ribbon & pearl from my stash

Hope you can make it to our challenge!

* Sparkles Christmas (Button or Bow)
* QKR Stampede (It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas)
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Christmas Chaos)
* 2 Sisters (Christmas Sparkle)
* Color Me Creative Classroom (Non-Traditional Holiday Colours)
* Sentimental Sundays (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
* Dream Valley (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
* Forever Friends (Glitter & Sparkle)
* Incy Wincy (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
* Ladybug Crafts (Sparklicious)

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Pointsettia

Happy Monday all!

Did you enjoy your weekend? I went to see my parents, due to teaching commitments I hadn't been able to go for quite a while so it was great to catch up and spend some time together.

Today I'm back in crafty mode. It seems all I am making these days are Christmas cards, I am amazed that I still have some new ideas for cards! This time I went with a more vintage-like style, using some Distress Ink and my trusty Distress Tool. The card came together pretty quickly in my head, I had already coloured and glittered the Poinsettia and the rest just came together naturally. Such a shame you can't make out the sparkle in the photo, but it ultrasparkly in real life! I made this card hoping to inspire you to participate in the new challenge over at PCD, themed "Christmas Flowers".

* Scalloped base card
* Platypus Creek Digitals Poinsettia, coloured with Promarkers
* Crafter's Companion Iridescent Glitter Spray
* Basic Grey Jovial DP, distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Distressing Tool
* K&Co Christmas Cheer Tag Pad, distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Eline's Winterhuis Stamp Set
* Ribbon & Gems from Stash

As usual, you have two weeks to play along, hope to see you there!

* There She Goes (Tag You're It)
* Crimbo Crackers (Anything Goes)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Christmas)
* Addicted to Stamps (Christmas)
* Forever Friends (Glitter & Sparkle)
* Lexi's Creations (Christmas)
* My Sheri Crafts (Christmas)
* There's Magic in the Air (Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle)
* Sparkles Forum (Christmas is Coming)
* Passion for Promarkers (Distressing)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Happy Saturday my fellow crafters!

Yes, it's December, Christmas is coming soon! Do you have all your Christmas projects finished or are you still working on some? If so, perhaps you'd like to participate in our monthly challenge @ CCAYR, themed "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". I've taken a contemporary take on this theme, using up some of my SMIRK decoupage.

* Create & Craft CS
* SMIRK Christmas Decoupage pad & mini topper from SMIRK Christmas Paper Pack
* Studio Light Christmas tree
* Numbers from local store (HEMA)
* Letters from my stash
* Eline's Winterhuis stamp set, stamped in silver and black ink

Where will you take this theme, will you also take it in a more modern direction or more traditional and vintage? There's plenty of options with the main man in red!

* Crimbo Crackers (Anything Goes)
* Dream Valley (Non-Traditional Christmas)
* My Sheri's Crafts (T'is the Season)
* Little Claire's (Christmas)
* SJ Paper Crafts (Christmas, optional Mix those Alphas)
* Sparkles Forum (Christmas is Coming)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Christmas)
* Love to Create (Non-Traditional Holiday Colours)
* Lexi's Creations (Christmas)
* The Scrapbooking Queen (Christmas)