Thursday, 30 September 2010

It's a Date!

I can't believe it. I just saw some selection boxes in Tesco! It's only September for Pete's sake!!

That also must mean that New Year is just around the corner too though sooooo.....calendars!!!

I was crafting at the weekend, and have only now had a chance to put the creations on here. I made 4 calendars to give to friends at work {well 1 is mine and 3 others are to give to friends}. I have another couple still to make, but am v.pleased with the results so far. Here they are....

The calendars are made from 6 x 6 cards, scored and folded to make the calendar base.

The first one is a Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky Kits I love this image of the girl with her cat {this one be my calendar}. The image is coloured with my Promarkers, mounted onto lilac cardstock. I have added some Forever Friends backing paper to the card and mounted the image onto it. I made the swirls with a Sizzix die cut 'Scribbles Swirls' out of the same card as the backing on the image. I then added a few flowers from my stash, and voila - there you have it. I'm thinking I might have to add a bit of my 'new best friend' to them {aka Glamour Dust lol}, just to give them a bit of bling!

The above calendar is made the same was as above. This image is from Designs by Leere (from Stampavie) and is coloured with my Koh-i-noor pencils.

The above calendar is made the same way again. This image is from Flower Fairies and was a freebie stamp with a magazine {sorry - can't remember which one}, it is a great stamp and very detailed and is also coloured with my Koh-i-noor pencils.

The last one {also made same way as above - can hear an echoooo in the room} is another Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky Kits, coloured with my Promarkers.

I hope you like my calendars, and thanks for looking. Please leave a comment to let me know you paid a visit!

Thanx - luv n hugs


Thursday, 23 September 2010

First Christmas Cards of 2010!

It's only about 3 months until my favourite time of year! Yes - Christmas is just around the corner and I can't wait. Robert is after an i-pod touch and Ross wants the contents of the Argos catalogue (well - the toy section anyway). I'd just like more Time - anyone know of a good shop that sells some?

I have managed to make 2 Christmas Cards so far, but am quite pleased with them. Guess which one I love the best!

The stamp is by Lily of the Valley - one of their new Teddy James stamps. He's such a cute wee bear, and I love that he's all tangled up in the tinsel.

He's coloured with my Koh-i-noors and Promarkers and there is about a ton of glitter and glamour-dust on him - all sparkly just like Christmas should be.

I added some glamour-dusty snowflakes and wee gems to the centres of them and a bit of snowflake ribbon the same colour as the backing paper.

Finally a wee sentiment from my stash of stamps and that's it! Quite a quick, simple card to make, but I think it looks great.

Next is the same teddy in more traditional Christmas Colours.
Again I have used my Koh-i-noor pencils and Promarkers to colour him.

I was originally going to colour the sentiment, but think it looks great just the way it is. I added a little bit of bling to the left hand side of the card to balance it a little.

Then I die-cut a Christmas Ornament, coloured it with my Promarkers and went a bit daft with the glamour-dust again! The ornament is hanging from the sentiment on silvery beaded thread, just to set it off.

I hope you like my first two Christmas cards, hopefully I will get the chance to make more.

I think I will enter the first card (as it is my favourtie) into two challenges (my first time doing this - ooooohhhh) as he is my favourite card - have I said that already LOL.

LOTV's Challenge Blog - Untraditional Christmas
Keep It Simple - Bling It

Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave.


Thursday, 2 September 2010

My Wee Cousins is now a Mrs

Morning from a beautiful sunny Beith.

My wee cousin got married in Montreal, Canada. I couldn't manage to go to the wedding, as much as I would have loved to as a Scottish/Greek wedding sounds like a fantastic excuse for a party! I used to babysit Nicola when she was ickle and I can't believe she's married, where did those years go (answers on a postcard please :oD)?
This is the card I made for Nic and her new hubby Tim.
The stamp is from Lily of the Valley . I just love these kiddies dressed up in wedding togs. It reminds me of when I was little, trying on my mum's wedding dress and imagining that it was my big day!
I coloured the back ground of the image with Worn Lipstick Distressing ink and coloured the image with my Promarkers. The papers are from My Minds Eye that I got as a freebie with a magazine. I added two wee flowers to the top left and bottom right corners and little pearls to the centres to finish them off.
I love this little sentiment from Elzybells which I cut out freehand and inked up with the distressing ink and mounted to match the background.

I don't know where I got this little bow from, but it's so cute I wish I could remember. I added ribbon in the same colours as the bow and mounted the bow on the bottom left of the card.
Well that's it - the newly married's are in Peru at the moment on Honeymoon. I wish them all the best for their future together and hope they end up old wrinkly married's!
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