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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge 95 - Christmas

A nice easy challenge this week so hopefully we will see lots of you joining us over at Crafty Creations.

I've gone for another card using my beloved Ornament stamp & punch from Stampin Up. I have a customer who wants 12 of these personalised & liked the Tempting Turquoise colour scheme so I've gone with a larger (A5) version of an earlier card.

The snowflake embossing folder is from Cuttlebug & the ribbon & bling are from my stash.

Please pop over & have a look at the amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT & our sponsor this week is Black Leaf Studio.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge 94 - Beautiful Insides

A great challenge over at Crafty Creations this week . . . . . Beautiful Insides!

As soon as I saw the challenge I thought . . . . .Exploding Box!! Now I haven't made one of these for a couple of years & couldn't find the instructions for the A4 card size!! Total STRESS until I remembered my external hard drive & there, stored under my very old documents were the instructions I needed.

A customer who already had 3 boxes for her existing Grandchildren asked me to make one for the latest addition to her daughters family so I put this together yesterday (better late than never!! the baby was born in October!!)

The outer layer of the box is decorated using a baby verse called Ten Tiny Fingers which is a sweet little verse & the inside is decorated with various baby bits from my stash & the newborn's details.


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Another Christmas card

I absolutely love this new stamp set from SU & as they've brought out a bauble punch as well it means lots of easy to make Christmas cards.

This is another design I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.

I've stamped the bauble using Tempting Turquoise ink & the cardstock is also Tempting Turquoise. I've added plenty of bling to the bauble & finished it off with a sheer ribbon bow.

The white cardstock has been run through the cuttlebug using the snowflakes folder & the button is a Sizzlits die.

I've customised my ink colour to match the cardstock & ink to print the sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Snow/Snowflakes

ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays (Christmas)

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

For Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Buttons - Real or Handmade

Our challenge over at Crafty Creations this week is to use buttons, either real or handmade.


After I bought this new stamp set from Stampin Up I had a browse through the Splitcoast Stampers website as they have a complete section dedicated to SU & each stamp set you can buy has it's own gallery of yummy inspiration!

I found this card & couldn't wait to get the set inked up!.

I opted for the handmade option of the button & have used a Sizzlits die & Old Olive cardstock from SU. I've scored across the button to give it a textured look.

The papers are Papermania & the red carstock is the yummy new Cherry Cobbler from SU as is the ink for the red bauble. I've edged the red cardstock with the SU Eyelet Border punch.

The bauble has been doubled up to create a 3D effect & has been blinged with crystals from my stash.

The baubles have been mounted on mats cut with labels 3 nesties & the white mat has been embossed with the snowflake folder.

Pop across & see the inspiration from the rest of the DT & try & join us in this weeks challenge, after all we all love to use buttons.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges this week

Craft Your Passion - Double something on your card (I've doubled the baubles)

One Stop Craft Challenge - Embossing

Wild Orchid Challenges - Classic Christmas ( Red & Green )

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Jacqui's (Cats Whiskers) Blog Candy

Jacqui is offering 3 lots of fab blog candy for reaching 250,000 hits on her blog counter . . . WOW!! that's alot of visitors!!

This is just one part of the candy


Pop across to her blog to see the other 2 prizes. Candy ends 8th November.


80th Birthday Card

This is a card I made for an order for an 80th Birthday card.

The papers, cardstock, image & ribbon are all Stampin Up. I've also used my new SU Scalloped Trim border & corner punches for the first time. These have taken a bit of practice to use but make a lovely border decoration once you've got the knack!!

The little Raspberry flat back pearls & the clear crystals are from my stash.

I've made ore of the lovely vellum flowers I like to make so that I can enter this card in to this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge!


I just love this thick vellum which is also from SU as it is so easy to emboss without fear of the embossing tool going through the vellum. I finished the flowers off with the Boho Blossoms punch & some tiny pearl beads.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Gently Does It (to use vellum or tissue paper)

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Relish to Embellish


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Fables & Fairytales

We have a fab challenge this week at Crafty Creations set by the lovely Deena & here is what she has to say

Hi everyone! We are into November already...can you believe it? I can't!! I just can't face the reality of the cold winter months ahead (hey, I'm in Canada, it gets darn cold up here)!!

So, I thought it might be fun to indulge in a little fantasy... a suspension of reality of sorts, by playing our FABLES AND FAIRY TALES challenge! By the way, the best thing about the cold weather is having a good excuse to stay in and CRAFT!! Do you have a favorite fairy tale or fable that comes to mind from your childhood? Or from reading to your own children? Indulge yourselves in some fantasy play and create a whimsical card that warms your heart!

We have a fabulous sponsor back with us this week...MELJEN'S DESIGNS!!!

MelJen's Designs will be offering the winner of this week's challenge a choice of 4 images from these incredible images found here.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.


I've chosen a cute image from Meljens which is Gruffy Little Gnome who reminded me of Grumpy from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs hence the sentiment!!

Now I think I've boobed when I've coloured him in & given him seven chins lol!! instead of a high neck sweater but never mind, I like it!!

The image is coloured with copics. The cardstock & paper is Stampin Up. I've made a little pin wheel from a scrap of SU paper & the ribbon & pearls are from my stash.

The rest of the DT have some fab projects for your inspiration so pop aross & have a look & hopfully you'll join us this week.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion - Anything goes

Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes

Wee Memories - Anything goes