Thursday, 20 December 2012

Winter Friends

I have yet another Christmas card to show, but first I just wanted to share some news that I have been bursting to tell - from the challenge starting on 13th January I will be joining the Joanna Sheen DT, I'm very excited & honoured to have been invited to join their talented team and can't wait to get started!

Today's card has been made using a very cute stamp from Crafter's Companion, I have made some 'grown up' cards this year, but I'm such a sucker for cute images! I wasn't sure if I'd made these cute chappies too orange, but I think it works with the Kraft card.

Image - 'Giving' - Crafter's Companion coloured with Promarkers
Papers - 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper pack - Wild Rose Studio
'Snow' done using my 'Ice White' Viva pearl pen
Ribbon, Kraft card & candi from stash
Dies used: SB 'Circles' & 'Scalloped Circles', Marianne Designs 'Swedish Ice Star' and border cut using Martha Stewart's PATP 'Layered Arches'

’Anything Goes’ – Divas By Design 
’Christmas’ – Dream Valley 
’Anything Christmas’ – Come & Get It 
’Anything Goes’ – Tammys Scrapin Corner 
It’s Your Choice’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 
Anything Goes That’s Festive’  – Whimsy Stamps Inspirations 
'Winter Friends' - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Mistletoe Kids

Well, it's a gloomy old day here in Kent, hope it's better where you are! I have another Christmas card today, but firstly I wanted to remind everyone that the Mega Christmas Challenge over at Passion For Promarkers is only half way through and will end January 1st.  
Team 1 are showing their cards today, so please pop over for some inspiration.  There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs and with 2 weeks still to go you have plenty of time to get your entry in! 

There are several challenges this week asking us to make Christmas cards with traditional images or colours and seeing as my last few Christmas cards have all been pink or blue or brown, I thought it was time to make one using good old red and green, this one is for my Mum and Dad. I had a very lucky run of winning prizes back in the Autumn and bought this lovely stamp with an LOTV voucher won at Divas By Design. It's been sitting on my desk for ages waiting to be used! I tend to be inspired by the wonderful creations made using these stamps, but am a bit afraid of using them myself as I'm not sure I can do them justice, lol! But I'm glad I took the plunge with this one, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Image - 'Under The Mistletoe' - LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Fizzy Moon 'Traditional Christmas' decoupage & paper pad
Kraft card, candi, peel offs & ribbon from stash
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Gems - Anita's
Dies used: SB 'Circles' & 'Scalloped Circles', Marianne Designs 'Christmas Tree' & 'Swedish Ice Star'
'Star Dust' Stickles
'Bundled Sage' & 'Walnut Stain' distress inks - Tim Holtz (for the edges)

’Use Some Red’ – Divas By Design 
’Oh Christmas Tree’ – Allsorts 
’Christmas’ – Dream Valley 
’Anything Christmas’ – Come & Get It 
’Traditional Christmas Cards’ – Whoopsi Daisy 
’Holly Or Mistletoe’ – Incy Wincy Designs 
’Traditional Colours’ – Anything Goes 
’Anything Goes’ – Tammy's Scrapin Corner 
’Anything Goes’ – Crafty Bloggers Network 
It’s Your Choice’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 
Anything Goes That’s Festive’  – Whimsy Stamps Inspirations
'Anything Goes' - Christmas At Sweet Stampin 

Thanks For Looking

Friday, 14 December 2012

Sledging Fun

Gosh, Christmas is really getting in the way of my crafting! Thank goodness I will have some time off soon to sit and make some cards, perhaps I'll make next year's Christmas cards and get in front of myself for a change, lol! I made this card using one of the stamps I was so lucky to win at the Crafter's Companion Challenge recently. It's a really fun image, oh that I were a bit younger to enjoy sledging, I'd be too afraid of breaking something these days!!!


Image - ‘Winter Wonderland’ – Crafter’s Companion coloured with Promarkers
Papers – from ‘Humphrey’s Corner’ decoupage & paper pad –
Crafter’s Companion 
– Papermania Capsule Collection
Candi, glitter & Kraft card from stash
Dies used: Martha Stewart’s PATP ‘Layered Arches’, Marianne Designs ‘Swedish Ice Star’, SB’s ‘Circles’ & ‘Scalloped Circles’

’Anything Goes’ –
Crafty Bloggers Network
’Winter Friends’ – Crafter’s Companion
’It’s Your Choice’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts
’Festive Anything Goes’ – Whimsy Stamps Inspirations 
’Dies & Punches’ –
Sweet Stampin
’Christmas’ – Dream Valley
’Anything Goes’ – Christmas At Sweet Stampin
’Christmas With Snowflakes’ – Incy Wincy Designs
’Winter’ – C.R.A.F.T
’It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas’ – Little Miss Muffet

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers

This week at PFP we are launching our very special Mega Christmas Challenge which runs for a whole month and ends on January 1st 2013.  The design team has been given a little holiday,  however to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is a nice easy one include the word HAPPY in your sentiment, so basically we want to see your creations for any type of occasion that include the word “happy”, i.e. Happy Christmas, Happy birthday, Happy anniversary etc.  We are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge. Team 2 are showing their cards this week, so please pop over to their Blogs to see what they've been up to and then on 18th December we will be giving you more inspiration with cards from Team 1. So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
are generously offering 3 x Season’s Gift Sets – so that means 3 winners!
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Joanna Sheen is generously offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.
joanna sheen
DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 6 digi images of their choice from her store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Bugaboo stamps are generously offering a prize of 7 digis (which we are going to split into 2 prizes)
Bugaboo stamps badge
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $15.00 worth of digi papers, which are available at Whimsy Designs.
Michele R designs logo
and a brand new sponsor for us - Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering a prize of 1 stamp set of the winner's choice.

WOW! What fantastic prizes, what are you waiting for, get those Promarkers out and start creating, we can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

So, onto my DT card. I have chosen to use an image from DSB called ‘Skating Hattie’, she is just adorable and so easy to colour.
Image – ‘Skating Hattie’ – DigiStamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment printed on my pc
Kraft card from my teamie Jen 
Fiskars Snowflake embossing plate
Dies used: Martha Stewart Punch Around The Edge ‘Layered Arches’, Marianne Designs Creatables ‘Swedish Ice Star’ & Christmas Tree, Memory Box ‘Frostyville Border’
Clear dewdrops on snowflakes – The Ribbon Girl
’Frosted Lace’ Stickles for tree, coat & hat trim &  I used a Viva ‘Ice White’ pearl pen for the snow
Ribbon & glitter card from stash

’Snowflakes’ – Cute Card Thursday
’Anything Goes’ – Crafty Bloggers Network
’Christmas Cards’ – Whoopsi Daisy
’Non-Traditional Christmas Colours’ – Incy Wincy Designs
’Anything Christmas’ – Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
’Anything Goes’ – I ♥ Promarkers
’Glitter & Sparkle’ – Divas By Design
’Advent’ – Allsorts
’Ribbons & Snowflakes’ – Sweet Stampin
’Non-Traditional Christmas’ – Dream Valley
’Color Challenge Blue Christmas’ – Come & Get It

Don't forget to check back on the PFP Challenge Blog on the 18th for more inspiration!

Thanks for looking!