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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Sketch Saturday

This is the first time I've taken part in the Sketch Saturday challenge & really enjoyed using this sketch.

I've used one of the adorable Hanglar & Stanglar images that Bernie sent me & coloured her with SU inks.
The flowers are from Cuddly buddly the brads & charm are from my stash.
The card stock & papers are all SU & the sentiment has been stamped with SU Rose Red on to vellum & attached with 2 small Papermania brads.
When I'd finished the card it still looked a little bare so I stamped the corner flourishes (attaching the stamps to an acrylic ruler as I've lost my tiny acrylic block under the mess that's my craft table lol!!) using Stayzon.

ABC Challenge - S is for Snow

Another great challenge from ABC that gave me a chance to add another Christmas card to my collection.

I've used another of my WOJ stamps Charlie & Snowman & coloured Charlie using my SU ink pads & the snowman with Sparkles glitter glue.

The DP is Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, the tag has been made using a tag from the Brenda Pinnick Christmas set & a sticker from the same set. The snowballs & snowman peg are from my stash. The glitter ribbon is from my local haberdasher.

Whiff Of Joy - Challenge 10 - Anything but a card

This weeks challenge at WOJ is to make anything but a card & what goo timing it was for me. I was preparing the Christmas activity for my daughters Brownie group & had decided to make candles with them tonight (if you smell burning coming from the Leeds direction tonight, it's me lol!!)
I've use one of my favorite WOJ stamps coloured using Whispers. I was amazed at how easy the candles are to do & hopefully won't have too much trouble tonight.

My Loveley Win

I entered Bernies blog candy a couple of weeks ago & because she had so many entries she very generously drew out 2 other prize winners to receive a 'little' prize. I was one of them & look what I got. This is Bernies idea of a little prize & BOY was I excited when it arrived.

OK . . . . . I had 3 very confused children & a VERY bewildered husband when I was babbling excitedly about Hanglar & Stanglar (the children were more interested in the chocolate lol!!) but I know most of you will appreciate what these little babies mean to us in the UK. It's always the case that we want what we can't have !!!

Thankyou so much Bernie & as you can see I've already started using them. The images are a lovely size & great to colour.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Nearly Missed It !!!!!!

Debbie is offering this fab candy & yes!!, your eyes do not deceive you, they are copics!!

One lucky person will be drawn at 5pm tonight so you'll have to get your skates on to enter.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The True Spirit Of Christmas

Shaz at Funky Fairy Inspirations is collecting donations to buy Christmas presents for the children on the cancer ward at St James' Hospital in Leeds in memory of her son Daniel who died last year.

Monies from all downloads purchased between now & Sunday will go towards buying these presents or you can just make a donation.

Please pop across & read what she has to say.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge - Pretty Petals

I've just come across this new challenge blog One Stop Craft Challenge which is in it's 4th weeks. This weeks challenge is pretty petals.

All types of crafts and techniques are welcome, the more variation the better as long as somewhere on your creation there are 'pretty petals'.

I've stuck to a card, a wedding card, plain & simple for a change.

The DP is from my stash & I haven't a clue where it's from. The vellum is from Handy Hippo & the lace is from Click-on-Crafts. The stamped image is from a set I won as blog candy from Jennifer back in July & I've stamped it on pink Stardream & embossed with black opaque.

Like I said, plain & simple.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 36 - Green & Red

This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to make a card using Red & Green.

I've used this cute Santa stamp from Cuddly Buddly & the sentiment stamp, which I've embossed, is from there as well. I'd like to think I'm on the 'nice' list, which one are you on lol!!
I've used Papermania Traditional Papers & I've tried to mirror the loop along the top with some silver wire & hung some charms from it. The middle on says 'made with a smile'.

I've kept this card fairly simple, hope you like it.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Whiff Of Joy Challenge 8 - Boys Christmas

The challenge this week at Whiff of Joy is to create a boys Christmas card but don't use the colour BLUE. I only have one boy Whiff of Joy stamp & that's Charlie with his snowman but isn't he the cutest.
I've coloured him using Whispers & the DP is Papermania Traditional Christmas. I've mounted a Brenda Pinnick frame over the top of Charlie & embellished that with some opaque snowflakes & then Quickutz snowflakes cut from glitter card on top with red swarski crystals in the middle.

The white Christmas trees are from Madabout Cards & the words are taken from the cuttlebug embossing folder. I've finished off with a Christmas tree charm tied with embroidery cotton.

I realised afterwards that the frame would have gone through my cuttlebug as the more I look at it the plainer it looks but I wasn't going to start dismantling the card lol!! . . . . . maybe next time.
I've given Charlie some snowballs to throw when he's finished building his snowman.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Angels & Fairies

I was going to use some really cute die cut fairies with fimo heads that I bought from Madabout cards last year but I've put them in a safe place in my craft room & can't find them!! so I've used this really cute image from Cuddly Buddly.

The papers are once again from the Brenda Pinnick Christmas kit & the ribbon is from Click-on-Crafts. I've mounted the image on gold pearlescent card & vellum & the sentiment is from Elzybells.

I've used the layout from Friday Sketchers but I'm going to try & make another card for that challenge.