Thursday, 24 December 2009

Holiday Something

Here are a couple of cards I made for a friend's daughters. They have recently discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking so what better excuse to make a couple more cards!

I am going to enter these into the Stamp Something challenge which is 'Holiday Something'.

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Time to craft.....

I was sooo cold yesterday that after a spot of last minute Christmas shopping at Gunwharf I shut myself in my craft room, its so snug and cosy in there....
I've got a few special cards still to make and this is one of them. The stamp is one I treated myself to recently, I used an old sketch and my favourite DCWV papers, they just go on forever. Image coloured with copics.
I am entering this card into the following challenges, Crafty Creations, which is to use traditional xmas colours, Simon Says Stamp, which is Merry Christmas and Susie's Sassy Challenge which is A Touch of Gold, my touch of gold is a bit of ribbon from some posh crackers we had last year.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

For Sale - Magnolia Winter & Christmas stamp club kit

I finally received my Magnolia Winter & Christmas stamp club kit on Friday and was disappointed to discover there aren't any Christmas stamps in it - one of the reasons I ordered it! The stamps are Valentine themed, not something I make a lot of cards for so I am offering it for sale, these are no longer available as a kit from the company as a kit and would cost considerably more separately.

The stamps included are listed below

5 Tilda images
1 Edwin image
1 mini Edwin image
A grand piano image
1 lacy heart image aprox 2"
2 roses
1 banner
1 key type image with ribbon & hearts on
1 wine bottle
1 glass of bubbly
and 3 text images.
They are not foam mounted, just the grey rubber.

I would like £30 + P&P which should be no more than £1.50 for first class postage.
If you are interested please leave a message here or email me.

Suppose I will have to go in search of the few remaining christmas images available.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Woke up this morning with a start as I realised that I hadn't posted my DT card for Creative Card Crew on my blog this week. I usually do it on a scheduled post but DH wanted to use the laptop on Sunday to do a bit of online shopping which upset my routine!! Lets hope me bought me something nice ;-)

Anyway finally here we are with this week's 'Anything Goes' challenge. I had the perfect card to make having received the news last week that my cousin & his wife in New Zealand had had an early Christmas present, their baby arrived 5 weeks early. Welcome to the world Jessica. Wish we were nearly and could have a cuddle - one day!!!
It also gave me the opportunity to use one of my new stamps that arrived recently and has been waiting to be inked up - Vintage Baby from Funky Kits. Papers are none other than DCWV, image coloured with copics.

Just one more thing, we are losing the very talented Nicola from the Design Team this week, so there is a DT call on, visit Creative Card Crew blog for more deets.
Had better be off to the shower now, another busy day at work, Christmas dinner day.... looking forward to end of term on Friday.

I am entering this card into 2 challenges, I used the sketch at Friday Sketchers and the challenge at Create 4 Fun is to make an easel card.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Finally managed to fit in a spot of crafting today.

The Admin Assistant at the local Infant School is retiring at the end of term and I wanted to make a retirement card for her as she was there when my children went through the school some years ago (they are at secondary school and university now!) and for the last 4 years, at the end of the phone when we need to pick her brains.... Madge what will we do without you?
She cheered me up no end the other day by telling me that I would have to work until I am 68, and there was me thinking it was 65.... never mind, according to my Wii Fit, I am 9 years nearer retirement than I actually am - wonder if the Governement will pay my take that into account when I claim my pension!!

Thought this would be an occasion to use the Summer By The Sea set from Stampin' Up! and the Stampin' Pastels, as they haven't been used for a while!! Broke into a brand new stamp set for the sentiment, not sure how long they have sat on the shelf waiting to be used but have put that right now by using 2 of them today. Look out for my Creative Card Crew DT card tomorrow to see the other sentiment.

Am off to bed now, catch up soon.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Get your skates on.....

I don't know how you ladies are doing with your Christmas preparations, but I still have quite a bit to do. I'm afraid I'm one of those people who don't relax until the shops have shut on Christmas Eve and I know there is nothing else I can buy! So I really need to get my skates on...

The challenge this week at Creative Card Crew is to use gold or silver on your card. Not something I usually struggle with at anytime of the year but at this time its easy peasy.
I used one of my new stamps from Whiff of Joy which dropped on my mat at the weekend, I just adore this cute lil' mouse, coloured with copics and mounted onto DCWV papers, I know a little bit predictable, but hey they are my favourites :-)

The challenge this week is sponsored by Crafty Addicts and is a fabby prize so why not visit the blog and see what it is - come on you know you want to!

Another busy day today, which sees the final 2 performances of our Christmas concert, always a very busy time, trying to organise the tickets, ensuring we can accommodate as many parents, siblings, grandparents and other relatives as possible. I am going to watch one of the performances, really looking forward to it as I have heard the practices going on for the last couple of weeks but not seen any of it yet.

Just remembered I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, so better get on over there and leave a link before its too late.....

Monday, 7 December 2009

Edwin & Tilda again......

Not had much time to blog lately, I had an open day at home on Thursday and was at a local junior school Christmas fair on Saturday, in between was catching up on housework :-( & Christmas preparations.... oh and a bit of patchwork !!!

After all that hard work I felt I deserved some time in my craft room.....

There are so many great challenges about at the moment I was spoilt for choice but settled on the sketch at Papertake Weekly, the theme at My Time to Craft, which is Winter Pals and making a Christmas card using non-traditional colours at A Spoon Full of Sugar. There really was only one stamp I could use for this card, it has been well inked of late but here goes another card....
Image coloured with copics to match the papers from DCWV Xmas stack, snowflakes made with Punch Bunch stamp and brads from stash. SU! punches got another outing on this card too to make the little stopper that makes the card stand up.

Anyhow had better be off to bed now, work tomorrow, it's silly season at the moment, so much going on, but my favourite time of the year at work. I love listening to the children practising the Christmas concert. There are 2 performances tomorrow and Tuesday so its gonna be busy!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Manga Fairy sends a bit of sparkle your way

Here's a card I made with one of my new stamps that dropped through my letterbox yesterday - no, NOT Magnolias, still waiting for them :-(

After much deliberation I decided I really DID need the Manga Fairy stamp and another 4 jumped into the basket at the same time - well you have to take advantage of free P & P dont you?
Anyhow back to my card, the current challenge at Susie's Sassy Challenge is 'Pink & Sparkly and I used the sketch from One Stop Craft Challenge, so a 2 in 1 on this card.
The image was coloured with copics and a lil' bit of bling added with good old Glamour Dust. Gorgeous ribbon just jumped in my basket when I was at the Range last night and pearlescent card from stash. Sentiment and punched shapes from Stampin' Up!

Day off tomorrow, yippee........ looking forward to not having to go out, the weather has been dreadful here in Gosport today, I had to paddle to get to my car tonight! I'm having an open day tomorrow, got cards, jewellery and some patchwork for sale if you are local and would like to come and browse drop me an email.

Aww just noticed I'm too late for Susie's Sassy Challenge :-(

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Should be sewing but couldn't resist the call of my craft room...

I was going to do some patchwork this evening but felt it really difficult to ignore the call of my craft room - its just so snug and warm out there!!

It a while since this stamp has seen any ink so thought it was about time and it fits in with the challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week of making a card for 'Younger Boys', I used the autumnal colours set at Copic Colour Challenge, which are E29 Burnt Umber, G99 Olive Green & YR16 Apricot, thought I was going to be able to use this card for The Sugar Bowl challenge but just realised that there's no combining challenges if there's a prize up for grabs:-( oh well 2 will have to do, just means I'll have to make another card tomorrow night or maybe tonight - well I did have some new rubbah delivered from Funky Kits today!
Image coloured with copics, papers from MME Magnolia stack.

Posting 2 days in a row....

I don't seem to be getting much crafting done lately so posting 2 days in a row is a rarity these days!

The challenge at Creative Card Crew this week is 'Christmas' and is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps, there are 2 lovely images for one lucky winner this week, so get cracking with those Christmas cards, you can never have too many!
I made another easel card, loving these, and another of my favourite stamps, Miss Snow. The papers are from a DCWV stack, Cuddly Buddly sentiment and Stampin' Up! punches.
I am entering this card for 4 challenges,
Crafty Creations - Christmas theme
Charisma Cards - Anything Christmas
Colour Create - Green, Red & White
Anyone for Anya - sketch

Looking forward to seeing your entries this week.