Friday, 29 April 2011

Christmas Card #16

Just a quick post this evening, I am taking Emily to a party in Hollingworth and I need to search for the address on Google maps before I go.

Tonight's card is my weekly Christmas Card for Bah Humbug which this week is pleats and ruffles.

I have paper pleated the paper which is a download from Zoe Pearn 'Happy Holidays' added a bit of ribbon from my stash, a poinsetta, a couple of gems and a simple sentiment.  Right got to go Emily is shouting me from upstairs.  She's probably lost something.  -x-

Monday, 25 April 2011

Christine's Birthday

Good morning, another lovely day here in Manchester, hope it is as good where you are.  Mum's just phoned me to ask me to make a birthday card for her sister, well she actually asked me to go to a card shop and buy one but I can't bring myself to go in one, can't remember the last time lol.  She still can't go out after the op, she gets out of breath very quickly and asked dad to get her a card last week, he came back with one of those cheapy 2 for a pound cards and mum would be ashamed to send it, she likes cards with a lovely verse inside so I'll go around later and give her a selection of verses so she can choose a nice one.

I have used this gorgeous stamp 'Precious Moments' (Auntie Chris has chickens) and coloured it with Promarkers.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Willow Sketchie Challenge - The Sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Let's Celebrate
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Colour Create - Pink, Blue and Brown
Stamp Something - Flowers, Buttons and Sparkle
One Stop Crafts - Chocolate

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Christmas Card #15

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY - and isn't it a beautiful one.

My card today is my weekly Christmas Card for the Bah Humbug Challenge which this week is to use the man himself  'Santa'.

I've used one of my favourite Sugar Nellies 'Santa with Tree' and coloured with Promarkers and added the usual glamour dust.  I don't think I could make a Christmas card without adding it lol.  I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, isn't it fab!!  The large circle and snowflakes have been embossed to give them a bit more texture.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - No Text
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge

Right Chris has just finished washing the cars so we are going to have a cup of tea and then have a stroll up the canal to the fish farm.  Our fish haven't got any food left so we'll have to stock up and then if my feet can hold out we'll carry on up the canal to Daisy Nook country park and have a wander around the garden centre, it's such a shame Craft Central aren't there any more but they do a lovely Choc Fudge cake in the cafe, yummy!!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Mo Manning Wonderful Day

This is my second card today so please scroll down to see my other.  This one is another birthday card for a work colleague.

The image was a freebie from the fab Mo Manning called 'Wonderful Day' and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from Zoe Pearn and Birdsong from Papermania.  Ribbon is a piece of Organza from Home Bargains which I have cut up.  The sentiment came with the image and I have hand sewn around the edge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - All Creatures Great and Small
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Stitching
Mo's Digital Challenge - Start of Something New (A New Year)
I Love Promarkers - Sketch
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Freebie
DYSU Challenge - Scallops

Christmas Card #14

Good morning everyone, had an early start this morning so thought I would get cracking on this week's Christmas Card.  We were up at 5.30 as Chris is doing a 20k run today 'Offa's 'Orror' down in  Tintern near Chepstow.  It's a multi terrain race so running on footpaths and forest trails and up and down hills.  I think he's mad but he loves it.  Anyway it leaves me in peace to craft.  Not going down to watch, it's about 3 hours away but my sister and brother in law live down there and are going to cheer him on and let him use their shower afterwards!!

Anyway onto my card.  I tend to shy away from black and white challenges 'cos I am rubbish at colouring in with greys and blacks but the DT on Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge have used colour on their images so thought it would be okay if I did too!!

I am also entering it into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Stockings
ABC Christmas Challenge - Hotspot or Spotlight Technique

I really enjoyed making this card, it took me out of my comfort zone but I think that's a good thing sometimes, isn't it.  I haven't tried this spotlight technique before but think it is very effective and will definitely try it again.  I've used this lovely Mo Manning image 'Pammy's Stocking' and coloured the spotlight bit with Promarkers and added a bit of glamour dust to the top of the stocking.  The backing papers are from Summer Driggs 'Year to Shine' kit and the stripey paper is Charcoal Prints from Dovecraft.  The large snowflake is a Cuttlebug die and the little one a Sizzix die cut.  The ribbon and gems are from my stash and the sentiment is from The Clear Art Stamps Impressions kit.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Pink, Black and White Birthday Card

Good afternoon, another lovely morning but starting to cloud over now.  I realised yesterday that there are 3 birthdays at work soon and with the Bank Holidays and time I've got off  it means I've got to get them done by Wednesday eek!!  Here is the first one:

I have used this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp 'It's My Party' coloured with Promarkers and added a bit of glamour dust.  I have used papers from My Minds Eye and matted onto black card.  The sentiment I have made myself on the computer.  The swirl was cut from glitter card with a Marianne die.  The flower was made by punching 2 daisies from glitter card and then I used some cosmic shimmer on a paper rose which promptly fell to pieces, so I just used 2 layers from the rose and added the pink pearl gem in the middle.  The organza across the middle of the card was in a pack from Home Bargains.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Colour Create Challenge - Pink, Black and White
Passion for Promarkers - Make your own embellishments

Right I am going to get ready to go to Mum and Dad's this afternoon.  Think of me please we are going to watch the match on the telly and mum, dad and Emily are true blues and Chris and Stewart are die hard reds.  I am piggy in the middle and just hope it is a good match!!  Secretly I'd love City to win, think United win too much and Chris is getting too cocky lol!!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Christmas Card #13

Isn't it a lovely sunny day.  Mum is finally home from hospital, hurrah!!.  She came home late Friday, still feeling a bit down but it is amazing what a night in your own bed can do.  Went round to see her yesterday and apart from being a bit tired she looked great.  Not been today yet as my sister is up from Cheltenham so I'll go around a bit later on.
I have made 2 cards today.  The first is my weekly Christmas Card.  I am entering it into a few Christmas challenges.  The first is Bah Humbug which this week is Candy Canes.  The second is DieCut Dreams Christmas Challenge which is to use 2 images, one of which has to be a Tilda and the third challenge is Winter Wonderland which has a photo for inspiration.

I have used this cute Tilda with Candy Cane and coloured with Promarkers.  The window image was a gifted image so sorry I don't know where from.

My second card today is for a couple of Sugar Nellie Challenges.  The first is a sketch by Maria Therese on The Sugar Bowl Challenge and you have to use the colours Green and Purple and the second challenge is the Sugar Nellie Facebook Challenge White on White.

I have used one of my favourite Sugar Nellies 'Post Box' and coloured it with Promarkers. 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dawn's Birthday

Another quick card today.  With all the toing and froing to the hospital I forgot all about my sister's birthday, well I didn't forget I just didn't realise it was so soon lol.  It's her birthday on Tuesday so I'll have to get this card in the post tomorrow.

I have used this cute house mouse stamp and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from a Cricut pad.  Sentiment is Paula Pascual.  Gems, flower, button and ribbon from stash.  Faux stitching with white gel pen.

I have followed the sketch on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and am also entering it into the new Addicted to Stamps Challenge which for their first week is a nice and easy one Happy Birthday

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Christmas Card #12 - Miss December 2011

I am making amends for last week's very late entry into the Bah Humbug Challenge.  I have got a bit of time to myself this morning as Chris is up a mountain somewhere, Emily hasn't surfaced yet and Stewart is away at his weekend home (well it might as well be he is always there lol).  I am not going visiting until this evening so thought I'd get cracking on a card, the h*******k can bloomin' wait.

This week's challenge  is to make a card that makes you giggle.  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I was going to use this image from Just Inklined Maude's Merry Christmas.  I am going to send it to a work colleague of Chris' who I think will love it.

I followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday and am also entering it into the
 One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Ribbon and gems
I Love Promarkers - Emboss It

Right off to get some jobs done, then catch up on some of the telly I've missed this week and have a wander around blogland.