Thursday, 29 November 2012

A Pause from the Christmas Makes

Every year I tell myself to be more organised and every year I ignore myself lol, I have lots of BIG birthdays in December this year and even though I decided on the images and even the papers I was going to use I still haven't made all of the cards I need. I really need to get a wriggle on as it is my Mum's birthday soon and all the cards need to be made before then so I can deliver them.

So onto the first card, this one is for my godson's girlfriend, she is such a lovely person and she makes him so happy too. I loved this image when I saw it on Mary's blog so when I was in the shop I just had to get it.

Image and Senriment : "Picture Perfect" A la Mode at MFT Stamps
Papers: "Blush" MME
Cardstock: Black-Snippet folder, Papertrey ink-Lavender Moon
Dies: "Squiggle" and "Mini tab" MFT Stamps

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

More Christmas Baubles

The most difficult part of making these cards has been deciding on the colour combo, I have suddenly realised that I don't have many coloured ink pad and may have to buy some more.....I really don't have a red except the scarlet jewel which is more of a burgundy so I think that should be my first buy.

So here follows a few unusual colour combos:

Ink: Memento: London Fog & Paris Dusk

Inks: Memento: Toffee Crunch & Papertrey Ink : Scarlett Jewel

Inks: Memento: Gray Flannel & Studio G : Purple

I have loved making these cards and nearly have enough for my neighbours so need to get started on work ones, oh and friends, and of course family.....there are not enough days left, why do I leave it so late.....

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas Tree

I love Christmas and I am hoping this year I will be a little more organised and not have to resort to buying my cards...I know shock horror disbelief...I have been known to buy cards as I have left it too late to make any.

I have so enjoyed making these one layer cards I find myself reaching for the stamp set as soon as I sit in my craft room even when I have birthday cards to anyway onto the cards again a variation on a theme all using the same tree stamp and sentiments from AmyR. Tried different colours not sure all of them worked but hey ho they are still going to get sent out.

Image: Papermania "Home for Christmas"
Sentiment: Amy R from All that
Inks: Memento - Teal Zeal, Toffee Crunch
Papertrey Ink - Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse

Challenges: Rudolph Day

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Candy Cane Christmas

I stamped and coloured both of these images whilst in Florida, they were coloured with my prisma pencils and I really enjoyed spending a bit of time colouring them. I forget the other colouring stuff I have and just reach for my copics but as I didn't have them with me there was no other choice.

Last week Jessica Sprague had the Santa Sleigh full collection for a $1 so I had to get it and both of these papers are from that collection, it is so versatile and I can see me using lots of it.

I made the same card but with different colours for two of my friends, one loves pink and anything girly and the other is more traditional so their cards and colours reflected this.

Image: "Candy Cane A la Mode" Mft Stamps
Cardstock: "real red" Stampin up
Brad: Studio G
Sentiment: " Big Christmas Wishes" Amy R 

Image: "Candy Cane A la Mode" Mft Stamps
Paper: "Santa Sleigh" Carina Gardiner at Jessica Sprague
Cardstock: "pool party" Stampin up
Brad: Stash
Sentiment: " Big Christmas Wishes" Amy R

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Digistamp Boutique always seem to be able to produce really cute images and never fail to impress with both their style and ease of colouring. I bought this stamp when it was on special offer and I knew exactly who I was going to use it for. My friends little boy will be nearly 2 at Christmas and I wanted to make a card that reminded me of him. I hope he likes it.

Image: "Dan Xmas Frame" Digistamp Boutique
Papers: "All I want for Christmas" Echo Park at Jessica Sprague (snippets)
Cardstock: "real red" Stampin up (snippets)
Snow: Polar White Flowersoft
Embossing: "Snow" Cuttlebug folder
Die: "Notched Border" MFT Stamps
Brad: Stash

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Friday, 16 November 2012

Gingerbread Lane

Just wanted to say hello to my new followers and also to let everyone know I am still alive, this Christmas malarky is seriously eating into my commenting time lol.

This stamp set from Papertrey Ink is perfect for all lovers of anything gingerbread. I have long since been addicted to gingerbread men and have quite a collection, the non edible ones of course the edible ones were lucky to make it into the house lol.

I bought some gorgeous scented candles in Bath and Body works in Florida and wanted a way to box them as gifts for my friends when I realised that the gingerbread house would be perfect. I measured and scored both boxes from one sheet of card and used left over scraps from the last lot of cards for the houses, sometimes not putting everything away has its advantages lol.

Image: "Gingerbread Lane" Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft card, left over from some christmas cards
Candles: "Frosted Cupcake and Salted Caramel" Bath and Bodyworks

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Art Deco anyone

Do crafts had another fab freebie on the new magazine and she stamps like a dream, I do think she is a tad big for my normal card size though. I have also used the sentiment from the same set.

When I cut the gold cardstock with the retro squares die I thought the left over cardstock would make perfect embellishments. I have used last weeks "sketch Saturday" sketch as it is so easy and effective.

Image & Sentiment: Do crafts "art deco" freebie
Papers: "Antique" Sassy Designs Inc
Cardstock: Snippet draw, gold is DCWV(also in the snippet draw)
Candy: Off cuts from "retro squares" die
Dies: "Retro Squares" MFT & "Elegant Edges" Cricut

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Friday, 9 November 2012

Polished to Perfection

Some cards just seem to make themselves and this is certainly true of this card. I wanted to use the Sketch Saturday sketch as it is clean and simple just like me, I normally struggle with sketches but this one is so easy to use and I can see it being a regular from now on.

I coloured the image with my copics and am quite pleased with how it worked, wish I could have gotten more definition with the hair.  The colours were determined by the snippets I had on my desk and I must admit I do like this colour combo, I was originally going to use "fine linen" from papertrey but I couldn't bear to cut into a new sheet so I used the left over kraft instead.

Image: "Polished to Perfection" A La Mode from MFT
Papers: "heirloom" & "christy" Sassy Designs Inc
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft
Dies: "Sentiment Strip" & "Squiggle" MFT
Nailhead: Joanns $1 bin

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Silver Wedding Anniversary

So this is a total step in another direction for me, no coloured image in fact no colouring or stamping of any kind. I love the white on white cards but I haven't quite created one, it did start in my head as a white on white with a silver border but it looked too plain so I added the patterned paper and I like it a whole lot more.

Once I started adding the silver nail heads I couldn't stop, this embossing folder is really brought to life by adding them too. I loved the tied together folder but by the time I decided I wanted it they were out of my price range so when I saw this one in Joanns in May I thought it was perfect....and this is the second time it has been out of the packet....not sure if anyone else does this but I sure do and a lot too lol.

Hearts & Letters: George & Basic cricut cart
Embossing: "Geometric Circles" & "Script" Cuttlebug embossing folders
Paper: "Forever in our Heart" Raspberry Road
Cardstock: "Metallic Stack" DCWV
Nail Heads: Josy Rose

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Smashy Bob

I love the eyes on these images, Krista really captures the wide eyed look of innocence. I made this card for a Docraft buddy who celebrates her birthday and silver wedding anniversary today and I wanted to say happy birthday and congratulations.

Hopefully my cards arrived in time, I haven't posted the anniversary card here but will show that at a later date.

I used a new paper pad from MME called Blush, I know no printed paper in sight lol. I thought I really should use some of the mountains of paper before it takes over the whole house. I wonder if I have enough to paper the bathroom.....

Image: "Smashy Bob" Saturated Canary
Papers: "Blush" MME
Cardstock: Snippet Folder
Candy: "Glitterations" Papermania
Sentiment: "Happy Hexagons" Papertrey Ink
Dies: "Jumbo Squiggle" & "Sentiment Strip" MFT Stamps

Challenges: Snippet Playground