Monday, 28 December 2009

2009 in cards.

The lovely Kath (all that glitters) thought it would be fun to post all her favourite cards for 2009 on her blog and has asked if we could do the same, so here are mine. Go over and check out Kath's cards they are all fabulous.













That was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but it was lovely going back to look at my old work. We should do it more often. Thank you for looking at my cards and if you do the same please leave me a comment and I'll pop over and check out your list.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Bloomin' Snow

Tuesdays are my day off work and I was hoping to go and do a bit of last minute shopping today but don't think I'll bother. It has been snowing steadily now for the past 3 hours and doesn't look like it is going to end anytime soon. I think I will get my walking boots out and wrap up and just walk down to the local shops. I need to go to the post office to get my mother in laws money out for her.

This was taken from my daughter's bedroom window and I couldn't believe what I was seeing, the blooming goldfish in the pond are happily swimming around in this weather!!!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Another Christmas Card

How come when you think you have finished all your Christmas Cards, you suddenly remember another one you need. I hope this is now the last one but I have a horrible feeling it won't be.

I am going to move all my crafty things up to my bedroom today so I can get the dining room back to looking like a dining room, then hopefully will get the tree up at weekend.

Pink Gem stamp coloured with Promarkers and Glamour Dusted. Paper from Lidl Christmas pack. Snowflake die cuts and punches. Sentiment See D.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Whiff of Joy/Promarker Challenge

My card today is an easel card which fits into 2 challenges again. The first is a gorgeous sketch by Marga for The Whiff of Joy Challenge. There is a sale on at Whiff of Joy until 20 December on all their Winter and Christmas stamps so hop on over and get a bargain. Katharina also has an advent Calendar on the go with lots of prizes up for grabs.

The 2nd challenge I am entering is I ♥ Promarkers which this month is to include Spots and Stripes.

Stamp Winter Charlotte with cat coloured with Promarkers and Glamour Dusted. Papers Stamping Up. Sentiment See D. Diecut snowflakes. Ribbon and gems from stash. MS Doily Lace punch.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Another 2 Challenge Card

How come even when you go out for the night and don't get to bed until 2am you still wake up at your usual time of 7 am. I tried to go back to sleep but in the end had to get up as I was wide awake. I will probably collapse about 9 o'clock tonight now. Had a good evening, we went to a Las Vegas night at The Royal Armouries in Leeds for Chris's works Christmas party. There were dancing girls with lots of feathers for Chris, a choccy fountain for me yummy!! Gambling tables (just for fun with pretend money) and a live band 'The Bogus Brothers'. Left there at 1 am and got home for 2 (I was driving so Chris could have a drink!!!) didn't think that was bad, Leeds to Manchester in an hour in the pouring rain.

Anyway as I was up and awake I made this card for my friend at work. It is her birthday 28 Dec. The sketch I have used is from Friday Sketchers and it also fits in with the Just Magnolia Challenge which is to make a card for Someone Special.
Tilda coloured with Promarkers. Papers 'My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow'. Sentiment SeeD. Ribbon from a box of Thorntons.

2 Challenge Card

2 Challenges for this card. The first is Papertake Weekly Challenge which is the fab sketch I have used. The 2nd challenge is Spoonful of Sugar which is to use non-traditional christmas colours.

The stamp is a Magnolia stamp coloured with Promarkers and whispers pens. Don't know why he looks like he has a mucky chin, it doesn't look like that in real life lol.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge

There is a lovely sketch this week at the Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog designed by Lillian. Here's my card and you had to use your favourite colour. Well my favourite Christmas Colour is Red and my other favourite colour is Blue.

The stamp is from Funky Kits and is Manga girl coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Stamping Up and the trees paper is from the christmas pad from Lidl last year. Sentiment is SeeD stamp. Snowflakes are die cuts.