Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Little Christmas Elf

Hi Everyone

Today I would like to show you a nice simple Christmas card I've made using a superb Digi Image from The Stamping Bazaar

The image is called Little Elf with Present - isn't he adorable?!!!

I used Copic Markers to colour his skin and Promarkers for his clothes and the present.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampavie & More - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge -  Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Keep It Clean & Simple
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Use a Christmas Digi


Image: Little Elf with Present from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers and Copic Markers
Paper & Card: From my stash
Ribbon: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it. 


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WOYWW 27.10


I can't believe that it's Wednesday again already - where does the time go? 

Anyway, my workspace is still piled up with stash, so I'm crafting on the dining table.

I will get my space sorted soon, but whenever I think about it I decide to use my stash instead of sort it LOL!!!

For those who missed Thomas and Pablo last week - here's a few piccies to keep you happy. 

Now that winter is upon us, I decided to treat my boys to a new cat bed that hangs on the radiator.  They have both tried it out, and seem very appreciative!!!

As you can see it really is a "one at a time bed" - there is no way they are both going to fit in it together, but I'm sure they will give it a try before long - let's hope the radiator can take the weight!!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, don't forget to pay Julia a visit over at The Stamping Ground for a full list of brave WOYWWers!!!


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What a Huge Present !!!!!


Today I want to show you a Christmas card I've made using Magnolia's Tilda with a Large Christmas Gift stamp.  I really went to town with this card, and enjoyed every minute of it LOL!!!!

I did some distressing to give the card a bit of a vintage feel. I also added some glitter to my roses for an added bit of winter sparkle!!!

I coloured Tilda with my Copic Markers and used some Iridescent Stickles Glitter Glue to make it look like she is walking through frosty snow.  Here's a close up.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

I Did It Creations - Surprise Me
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle 
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Lets Get Punchy
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and Bright
Charisma Cardz - Vintage
Lothian Crafts - Christmas
Stampavie and More - Blue and Brown


Stamps: Tilda with Large Christmas Gift from Magnolia. Sentiment Stamp from Circle of Friendship Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa.  Ranger Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Papers and Card: From my stash
Embellishments: Iridescent Stickles and Silver Stickles Glitter Glue, Flowers, Pins and Crochet Doily from my stash
Tools: Nesties Mega Deckled Rectangles and Large Circles with Sizzix Big Shot.  Scalloped Edger Punch and Bird Punch (used to punch the leaves for my flowers) from Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it !!!!


Monday, 25 October 2010

Hidden Treats !!!


Today I have made a card using Sneaky Tilda - she's so sweet, I adore her. 

  I coloured her with my Copic Markers.  Here's a close up:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Layers and Flowers
Just Magnolia - Think Pink
One Stop Craft Challenge - Photo Inspiration
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers


Stamp: Sneaky Tilda from Magnolia
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels Eleven with Sizzix Big Shot.  Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch
Embellishments: Flowers and beaded ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


It's Challenge Time over at The Stamping Bazaar!!!

Hi Everyone

How exciting - It's time for another challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar !!!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, using this sketch designed by me !!!

Here's the card I made -

I chose to use the newly released Bikkie with Pumpkin, isn't he adorable?!!!
Here's a close up of the image -

Here are the prizes up for grabs this week:

First prize consists of two (2) digis of choice from the TSB store.

One honorable mention will receive a prize of one (1) digi of choice from the TSB store.  The honorable mention will be chosen by Marina Neira. 


Image: Bikkie with Pumpkin, designed by Marina Neira and available from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Large Squares and Large Circles with Sizzix Big Shot
Gems: From my stash

So, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar Blog for all the challenge details and join in the fun, I'm really looking forward to seeing how you interpret my sketch!!!


Friday, 22 October 2010

Spesch Designer Stamps Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spesch Designer Stamps first ever Christmas Release Blog Hop.

Today we have for you an amazing selection of gorgeous Christmas stamps designed by the very talented Christina.We have five stamps in total  available for you to purchase. We have Xmas Elf, Dressy, Big Puffy Jacket, Xmas Present and Reindeer.

If you have come from Kim's Blog then you are in the right place. If not please start at the Spesch Stamps Blog to join in the fun and win some of these cuties.

Today I have used Big Puffy Jacket to make this card, ain't she divine....!!! LOL

Here's a close-up

All the Design Team Members have done an amazing job. Next stop on the hop is Renkata. Enjoy your adventure!!

Make sure you comment on the Spesch Designer Stamp Blog, especially as we are giving away some stamps again.

First prize is three stamps from the release, second prize is two stamps from the release and the third prize is one stamp from the release.

I also made these cards using two of the other stamps from the release

For this one I used Dressy

And for this one I used Elf

Here is the full list our Design Team and the order of the hop in case you get lost: 

Spesch blog

Thanks for stopping by today. 


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW 20.10 and some Birthday Bookmarks


Well, it's Wednesday again and time to show my desk for WOYWW - as you can see it is exactly the same as it was a couple of weeks ago!!!  I still haven't had the time to finish sorting my stash!!!

My eldest son, Edward, is 10 today - I can honestly say that I don't know where the last 10 years has gone, it doesn't seem that long ago that he was a little baby !!!!

I made some bookmarks for him to take to school to give to his friends. 

I'm going to enter these bookmarks into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes Challenge

There are quite a few kids in his class!!!


Stamps: Owl and Rabbit from Stampin' Up Forest Friends Set
Ink: Staz-On in black and red
Red & Black Card: Hobbycraft
Giant Paperclips: Staples Office Supplies

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to hop over to Julia's Blog for a list of other brave WOYWWers.


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Out For A Stroll !!!


Today I would like to show you this card I've made for my Father-in-Law's Birthday !!!!

The image is called Albert the Boy Racer and it was a freebie from Just Inklined Digital Stamps.  They have some fabulous images on their site, if you've never stopped by before then you really must - you won't be disappointed. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Nursery Rhyme/Song.  Mine is "There Was A Crooked Man"
Our Creative Corner - Use at least three embellishments
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Ribbons


Image: Albert The Boy Racer from Just Inklined Digital Stamps
Colouring Medium: Copics, Promarkers and Spica Glitter Pens
Papers: Basic Grey
Tools: Nesties Large Squares with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Button and Ribbon from my stash and Tim Holtz Adage Label

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Louisa The Lioness

Hi Everyone

Today I would like to show you this card I've made using a digi stamp from The Stamping Bazaar called Louisa the Lioness

Isn't she great!  She was designed by the mega talented Marina Neira and is available, along with many other fabulous digi stamps, at The Stamping Bazaar, hop on over and take a look.

I coloured her using my Promarkers. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Craftalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi Stamp
Create 4 Fun - Use a Digi Stamp


Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels 8 and Nesties Peonies with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Flower and brad from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Friday, 8 October 2010

It's Release Day at Spesch Stamps

Hi Everyone

It's time for another release at Spesch Designer Stamps.   There are four stamps in this release, they all feature Penny and have been designed by the talented Christina. 

For my first card I used Penny Shopping.

She looks as if she's had a great day shopping!!!!

I coloured her using my Promarkers.   The papers, ribbon and flowers are from my stash.  I thought the bag charm was a perfect finishing touch.

For my second card I used Powersuit Penny.  She's perfect for those "New Job" cards.

Again, I coloured her with my Promarkers and I think she looks great in her black and red suit!

The papers are from My Minds Eye and the flowers, ribbon and pins are from my stash.

Hop on over to The Spesch Designer Stamps Blog to see the other stamps in this collection and don't forget to stop by the other Design Team Members Blogs for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.