Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Papertake Challenge - Let It Snow

This week at Papertake the theme is 'Let It Snow'. Here's my card:

Only a little snowy unfortunately but the patterned paper does have snowflakes on.

Image: Tilda with hood, coloured with ProMarkers, gel pen and stickles. The background is DCWV (I think). The trees were part of a RAK from a stamping buddy, which I've added stickles to for tinsel (looks much better IRL). Sentiment is also from Magnolia. All backed onto red bazzill. Quite simple but I think I like it!

Thanks for looking.

Blog Candy!!!

Wow I came across two lots of amazing blog candy today!!
First there's Denise, who's started her own stamp company and the first three designs are goooooooooooorgeous! Check them out here

Secondly Debbie is having the most amazing blog candy giveaway on her blog to celebrate 10,000 hits. I'm a regular visitor to Debbie's blog and I have to say everything she makes is fab!! Be sure to check out the heart wreath she posted today.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Penny Black

Over at Cute Card Thursday this week, the challenge is to use red and green. Well of course that immediately brings to mind.....Christmas!
This is my favourite Christmas card to date. I went right out of my comfort zone with the tearing of paper....but I love it! This sentiment stamp goes brilliantly with the image. Went a bit mad with my olive ink pad too....! For some reason the sticky ribbon looks wonky in the picture but not in real life - not sure why, perhaps my picture taking skills, or lack of.


The image is Penny Black 'Joy Filled Stockings' and the sentiment is Stampendous I think. The image is coloured with ProMarkers and gel pens. There is stickles on their hats. I've inked the edges of the image, sentiment and paper with an olive green Ink It Up ink pad. The image and sentiment are mounted on to silver cs - now inked to look shiny olive green. The paper is from a DCWV stack - I forget the name. And I added a few sparkly peels offs - a tree in the bottom right and some stars, plus a sticky ribbon to finish.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Magnolia v Stampavie Challenge

This week at Magnolia v Stampavie (only the 2nd week of the new combined challenges!), the theme is 'Keep it simple', nice clean lines and no more than 3 colours to be used.

I hope my card below qualifies!! Its certainly simple and I've stuck to 3 colours (red, brown and green.....although I've used several different shades of them).


I can't believe I've actually managed to capture the sparkle round her hood!

Image: Tilda with hood, coloured with Promarkers, gel pen and stickles, mounted onto green bazzill and inked with a gold ink pad. The paper is from a Crafters Christmas Resource book I bought. Then added a sticky ribbon and stamped a starry snowflake border in green. Finally added three buttons from my Woodware 'coffee and cream' pack.

Thanks for looking

An Award

I've received a fab award from my lovely blogging friend Paula (or Polly to some of us!).

Now I have to pass it on to five friends! So I nominate:
1. Jo
2. Zoe
3. Joey
4. Anne
5. Sue

I love the stuff all five of these ladies create so go check out their blogs now!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Windswept Tilda

The theme this week at Papertake was 'Simply Sparkling', well I decided to make....yet another Christmas card! I went a bit mad with the sparkle and I'm not really sure about the end result. Anyway its one of the new Tilda's - I think she's called windswept, but not sure!


Image - Tilda, coloured with Promarkers and gel pen. The ground under her feet is stardust pen and crystal lacquer - doesn't show so well in the picture. The papers are from a DCWV stack, I think! Merry Christmas is a diecut given to me by a friend. There's also a piece of snowflake embossed card, which I've covered in stickles for extra sparkle!! Added some sticky ribbon (which is also sparkly) and some adhesive gems to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 7 November 2008

More Christmas Cards!

Well once again its been a while since I posted....so much going on in my life right now!! But I've just received my Christmas Tilda's so I will be posting some cards with them soon - they're all sitting here next to me, coloured in and ready to go!
But in the meantime, here's another Christmas card I made:


The images are Penny Black stickeroos, with Papermania adhesive gems in the middle, mounted on to silver cs. Then a sparkly adhesive ribbon (Dovecraft I think!) and a Merry Christmas peel off. Very simple really.

Thanks for looking!