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Monday, 30 November 2009

Blue Angel

When I bought this Sugar Nellie stamp I had no idea I would use it so much. Here it is again for the Pollycraft christmas challenge on my daughter's card. Her dress was going to be blue as well but I didn't have the right colour (santa are you listening!) so I used my favourite amethyst one.
Paper is Dreamstreet

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Mrs Tilly Claus

For someone who doesn't do pink I really love anything purpley so Papermania Contemporary Christmas suits me down to the ground.
The current challenge on Digital Doodling is to use the wonderful free Mrs Tilly Claus image, a current sketch from another challenge (Friday Sketchers) and something glittery (Sizzix die cut buttons). Buttons are also conveniently the current challenge on Allsorts :c)

Check out this fab candy!

Check out this candy on Wiccababes blog - fantastic for all you promarker addicts.
You need to act fast though coz it ends at noon tomorrow!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Bearly Xmas


Another xmas card to add to my list - which seems to be getting longer and longer

Image is from Doodle Palace

Bauble Tilly


This free image is from Wendy's Digital doodles and the challenge over at Charisma is anything Christmas so I used this lovely sketch from Moving Along With the Times.

Only XXX more to do now :c)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Another Sprinkle!


Friday Sketchers had a lovely sketch this week and as my daughter has yet another party to go to this weekend I needed some inspiration for a card.

Image is Thoughtful Sprinkles from Pink Gem Designs and papers are Papermania Basics - the strip of card across the middle is actually white hammer card coloured with Aubergine Promarker as I didn't have any scraps to match and couldn't be bothered to troll up the stairs to rummage in my stash :c)

Sooo Piiiiiink


I so don't do pink but my daughter wanted a card for her best friend who is the girliest girl I've ever met.

I know this is really an xmas stamp but was told what stamp I was using (who says 9 year olds don't know their own mind!) as her friend loves angels and wants a dog.

Papers are papermania basics and ribbon was in a bargain bag from Crafty Ribbons. The layout is the current challenge on Sketch & Stash

Fairy Hug


I so love this card.

I found this tutorial on Scrap Paper Scissors which was supposed to be an Xmas card and made it in purple for the Lily-Boo Too challenge this month.

Image and sentiment are both Pink Gem designs and paper is papermania. The frame is acutally raised on foam tape but you can't see it in the pic and think next time I'll use a double thickness to make it stand out better

Crafty Place ATC swap


Thought I'd give an easel ATC a go and love it - have used Wifey's ribbon tying method to add the ribbon - by punching a hole laying the ribbon across the front and pulling the ends through to tie and hold it in place.

As the theme was My Favourite Things just had to use my fave bear stamp which I got for 99p off eBay years ago.

Papers are Funky Fairies :c)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Stash Swap Card


Quick make to put in with my stash swap this month - forgot to take a picture of it opened out as it's made from a sheet of 8x8 paper folded into four - an idea I saw on Create and Craft the other morning.

Paper is My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus or maybe Bloom and Grow - I get them mixed up :c)

Padster Towers Today!



Whoop whoop whoop!
The only thing whistling in this house now is me lol!

We had the french doors done when we moved in as there was an inch gap in the patio doors but now their days are numbered. Just need to save a few pennies :c)

Padster Towers Before


As you can see we were definitely in need of new windows - so much so that whenever it rained lots with the wind blowing the wrong way I had to mop the bedroom floor :c(
I could tell how windy it was by how much the bedroom blind was swinging lol!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Music Teacher's Pressie

These are for DD's keyboard teacher. I've been stroking these papers but as I found another set in the Great Padster Towers clear up I bit the bullet and finally cut one sheet up.

I'm really pleased with how the pattern fitted onto the diary. The paper is Blonde Moments Sugar Dumpling

Teacher's xmas pressies

Having struggles with DD's literacy homework for an hour this morning (how do you explain metaphors to a 9 year old) I wasn't really keen to make these but am pleased with how they turned out especially as they only took minutes to do.

Paper is My Mind's Eye Signature Suite, Post it notes from Tesco and Diaries 50p each from £1 shop. The date was stamped with a clever cuts set and embossed.

Alter a Diary Challenge

This months challenge over on Crafty Place is to alter a diary.

I did a matching calendar as well and even finally found my magnets so I can be stuck on the fridge :c)

Paper is My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow and the image is Buddy with Honey from Nutcrafters



I decorated the inside with random images from these Whispers stamps which I had forgotten all about - the page shown is xmas which has stars on it but you can't see them very well.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

{S}Tash


This fortnights challenge over at Nutcrafters challenge blog Nutshells is shaped cards so have used Tash on this easel card made from Nesties labels 8.

The papers are My Mind's Eye wild asparagus and I used diamond glaze on her bags but you can't see it in the photo.

I think she should be renamed "Stash" if she's sent to another crafter :c))

Survival kit

It's my friend's silver wedding anniversary next and they're going on a round the world trip for 6 weeks so I put this together from things that I had lurking round the house - most of them have been wombled by OH on his overnight stays.

She's asked for walking socks for Xmas as part of the trip is a trek in Nepal so thought this might make her smile - there's a box of matches and some plasters in there that you can't see :c)

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Crafts for Alicia

In a vain attempt to hide the amount of stash that I actually have I emptied a pizza box that I decided to fill with Crafts for Alicia (please check out the blog to find out more about this little girl).
As I have the attention span of a gnat my daughter put these cards together made from cut down £1 shop gift tags and nesties labels 1. Note to self: get your small child to attach peel offs in future!
I also found a couple of bag lady bags and the wool to knit this sparkly scarf squirrelled away.

A couple of £1 shop diaries decorated with Sweet Nothings Papers by Papermania and Kuma Cuddles bears from Ildico

Rusty sent me these noseless images ages ago but they had got caught up in the middle of my papers and I thought I'd lost them forever- great excuse to get out my new promarkers that arrived yesterday :c) Paper is from the Flowery Pack by Papermania notebooks were in a pack of 8 from the £1 shop.


Finally butterfly bears on calendars this time from Clip Clop Crafts with paper from Craftwork Cards. I couldn't find the right colour card so coloured the edge of my coaster and the edges of a white bit with Orchid Promarker - just need to add the hangers then I can seal the box and send it off!

Why do I seem to make things in pairs? lol! (Yes there were originally 2 scarves but the Birthday Fairy pinched one)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Rabbit was Cold


This is rabbit - despite having a blanket he still claimed he was cold so he now has a hat and scarf (it's actually sparkly but you can't see it too well).

DD made him pose for the camera as he was shy lol!

Now you know what I spent a good bit of my precious day off doing...................

My Printer...................


Is sooooo not my friend - I had a lovely office document with 4 lovely cupcake girls on it so what did my printer do? Printed a tiny image in the corner of 2 of the bigger ones.

Anyhoo with a bit of cropping they fit into these keyring blanks that I found lurking so used my new promarkers to colour them in.

The one on the right has been coloured using red (dress) gold (hair) and green (hearts) so fits the current crafty pad challenge.
Image is a freebie from Wendy's Digital Doodling

Another Xmas Bear!


This week's challenge at One Stop is script or text and as I needed yet another Xmas card for my box I dug out my script embossing folder to use.

The image is Big Ole Bear from Clip Clop Crafts

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Beary Merry Christmas

My Christmas card box is still a little empty so put these together using images from Clip Clop Crafts. They have some really cute bears so expect to see them again ;c)

Snowflakes


This gorgeous freebie image is available from Wendy's Digital Doodling so I added some snowflakes to it to fit the Creative Card Crew challenge

Cute Cupcake

This gorgeous freebi digi image is from Wendy's Digital Doodling which I coloured using my promarkers the layout is the current challenge over at Pollycraft.

The papers are Papermania Sweet Nothings.
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