Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Papertake Weekly - We'll Always Be Friends

Good afternoon to all. I hope your Christmas celebrations are going well.
It's Tuesday and time for the last challenge of the year from Papertake Weekly.
This week we have a sketch for you to follow and one lucky person will win a prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.

Here is my card

 I really wanted to use my new digital stamp from Make It Crafty so have had to rotate the sketch to make everything fit.
The image made me smile and is perfect for my parents Anniversary which will be celebrated at the beginning of January.
Materials Used:
Paper: My Minds Eye Lost & Found - Sunshine
Image: Make It Crafty - Flirty Seniors
Medium - Copics
Embellishments: Lace, Flowers, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Papertake Weekly - Grubs Up

Good afternoon .
I have another Christmas card to share with you and this time it is made for this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly. We would like to see your "Last Christmas card for the year" and to encourage you to join in we are sponsored by our very own Ribbon Girls.
Click on the picture to enlarge it

Materials Used:
Papers: Authentique - Wonder
Image: Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley &
Medium: Copics, Distress inks, Stickles glue, Liquid pearl
Embellishments: Lace, Bakers twine, Marianne's die for the flowers, pearls, satin ribbon behind the punched bells.

Thanks for stopping by today.

EAC - A Mad Rush to the Shops

Happy Tuesday people.
Well I've failed on completing all the Christmas cards that I need but as this happens every year I've got used to it.
Today the challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge is "Anything Goes".
Many of us will still be hitting the shops for those last minute gifts this week so I have used the perfect image to reflect that.

I usually go for the traditional colours for Christmas cards but fancied a change and went for mauve.

Materials Used:
Papers: Deck the Halls - 3 bugs in a rug
Image - Penny Johnson - Chic Shopping ( you can get this from Stamps and Memories and its in the sale for £4.80)
Medium - Copics,  walnut distress ink, white pen for faux stitching
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Embellishments: Ribbon, Snowflake ( window sticker, a good find in a £ shop), metal snowflake brad

This is our last challenge until the New Year so hopefully you will have plenty of time to join in.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Papertake Weekly - My Favourite Colours

Good afternoon to all.
I am back again with another card for today and this time its for Papertake Weekly.
This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy. To be in with the chance of winning the prize we would like to see a card/project made using your "favourite colour".
Easy I hear you say, although I found it difficult just choosing one and in the end decided on red and green.

I am trying to make some Christmas cards that do not contain so many embellishments so that I can post them easily but I've got to say I am finding it a little difficult as my cards never look finished (in my eyes). These simple cards are taking me longer to complete compared to usual.
Oh well practice makes perfect...... or not in my case.

Materials Used:
Paper -Basic Grey and something else of which I can't remember the name.
Stamp - Whiff of Joy, LOTV (Sentiment)
Finishing touches - Prima Flower, Brad, Lace, Stickles Glue, White pen (stitching)

The team and I look forward to seeing what you come up with, but remember no backlinking as you will not be eligable to win the prize.


EAC - It's a Blue & White Christmas

Good morning crafters.
It's time for the Everybody Art Challenge and this week we would like to see cards/projects in 
"Blue and White"
Perfect for all those last minute Christmas cards that still need to be made.

Materials Used:
Paper - My Minds Eye
Stamps - Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz Music and LOTV sentiment
Medium - Copics
Finishing touches - Lace, Prima Antique Mistletoe, Flowers, Liquid Pearl, Stickles Glue Frosty
Faux stitching (white pen) and finally scissors to distress the edge of the papers.

I hope you can join us this week in between all those Christmas preparations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Papertake Weekly - Keep Shopping

Good afternoon fellow crafters.
As Christmas gets closer we are all busy trying to get everything done in time. I never manage it and every year I say I am going to be more organised with my crafting and ensure my cards are made through the year. If only!
Today is the Papertake Weekly Challenge
 and today our theme is "Anything Goes".
This week we are very kindly sponsored by Lili of the Valley.
Here is a card I made for a commission.

Materials Used:
Papers - freebies from magazines, I think the pink is MME
Image - Lady Bug Crafts Nikki & Friends Collection - Shopper
Sentiment: LOTV
Medium - Copics
Embellishments: Ribbon. Flowers & a bit of stickles glue for sparkle.

Thanks for dropping by today.

EAC - Let It Snow

Good morning peeps. It's time for our weekly challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge and this week we have an excellent sketch for you to follow. I really enjoyed this sketch and I hope you will to.

The picture quality is not so good. I think .its time tio invest in a new camera!
Materials Used:
Papers - Bo Bunny Midnight Frost
Image - Lili of the Valley
Copics - W1,W2, W3, R17,R29,R59, YG11, E50,E31,E33
Embellishments - Prima Mistletoe & flowers
Finishing touches -  skickles glue, Liquid Pearl

My posts are so short and matter of fact at the moment as I don't seem to have enough hours in the day for everyday life, card making, comments and blogging. Oh well i'm sure it will get better soon.

Thanks for stopping by today