Saturday, 20 November 2010

Raven About Christmas!

Morning Bloggers!

I've been busy again with yet another Christmas Card. This little cutie from Sugar Nellie is called 'Raven'. She was one of my pur-chases at the SECC in October. I have been wanting to get her for a while now, isn't she just gorgeous!

The papers are from part of a set from QVC. The gold pearlescent card is from stash, I used some of it to back the papers and another piece I embossed with my Cuttlebug's Snowflake folder.

I used my Promarkers to colour Raven, added some glamourdust to her dress to give it a Christmas sparkle and then cut her out and mounted her on the embossed card with 3-D foam squares. The sentiment is from a little set from Studio G. The poinsettias are from stash, glittered with stickles.

The snowflakes were cut using a Cuttlebug Snowflakes die and covered in glamourdust.

That's her, I think I'm gonna make more of this card as I love her so much!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave.


Friday, 19 November 2010

Naptime at 365 Cards


Just a quick post, with a quick card that I made for my dad for his birthday.

Over at 365 Cards this week one of the days is to make a card incorporating 'Naptime'. This card is just perfect for that challenge don't you think?
The stamped image and sentiments are from Papermania and the papers are from K & Co. Coloured with my Promarkers (the chair is the exact colour of my parent's lounge suite lol). He actually looks like my dad, and the quote is one of my dad's favourtie sayings :o).

I'd like to enter the card in the below challenge:

365 Cards - Imagine This: Naptime

That's all folks! Told you it was a quick one.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

New Home

Hello lovely Crafting folk!

Over at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week the challenge is to make a House Warming card. I don't have any friends moving house at the moment, but these cards do always come in handy and I have made a few of the below card for just such an occasion.

The card is A6 and has been punched with my Martha Stewart punch down one edge. I have used Pepper and Friends paper (which I also punched with my MS punch. and I placed a strip of the paper inside the card (which you can see through the punched detail on the card itself. I then added a little peel off glittery borded down one edge. The New Home sentiment has been stamped freehand using some alphabet stamps in my stash.

The stamp is by Lavinia Stamps (aren't those wee houses sooo cute - I love their stamps) and is coloured with Promarkers, I then went over the whole image with some sparkly chalks and the image is a bit glittery, but you can't really see that from the photo. It was then mounted on some lilac scalloped edge card from Craftwork Cards.

Well - that's me wee card and I'd like to enter it in the challenge below:

Thanks for looking and for any comments you are kind enough to leave!


Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas is only 40 sleeps away!

How scary is that!

I have made some Christmas cards, but no where near all of them. Better get my skates on...

I have made the one below using a Kenny K digistamp. His characters are fabby, and I'm sure hubby will love this card! My mum has asked me to make my dad one also, just hope it doesn't give him a heart-attack.

Isn't she a sex kitten. I have coloured her with my Promarkers and added glamour dust to the white trims on her gloves hat and boots. The papers are from a set that I got from QVC many moons ago, and found in one of my craft drawers the other day, while digging out Christmas stash. Card is also from stash.

This is a wee close up of Xmas Hottie.

And this is a close up of the sentiment. I added glamour dust to the sentiment and put some glossy accents over 'Glisten' to make it stand out a little.

Off to make some more now (I hope). Ross was crafting with me this morning. I gave him my tool-taxi (which I don't really use) and he managed to get the glue stick stuck inside the glue holder (how did he do that - the mind boggles). Have been saved by The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for the moment, but that won't last, coz mummy's craft stuff is soooo much more interesting!

Anyhoo - I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:

Kenny K's Challenge # 19 - Sparkle and Spots
Sir Stampalot November Challenge - Christmas Traditions (a Santa suit is traditional - right?)
Bee Crafty Challenge 42 - Christmas 2
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle

Hope you all have a fun-filled day!


Friday, 12 November 2010

Party Girl!


I've been hibernating today, would have blown you away Mary Poppins style on the West Coast of Scotland.

It did give me a chance to make the following card though - so there is a plus to horrid weather :o)

The colours aren't as vibrant as they are IRL. The stamped image is Robyn from Ladybug Crafts Ink. She's having a wee rake through the dressing up box by the looks of things. She is coloured with Promarkers and I did a wee bit of layering on the image as I wanted to add a frilly underskirt with some organza ribbon that I got a while ago from The Ribbon Box at one of my trips to the SECC in Glasgow. The papers are Pretty Please Spring Papers from MME and card is from stash.

You can see the frilly underskirt better in this picture (or petticoat - for those of you who are wondering what I'm talking about). I used some pearly beads for her necklace and outlined the image with some pink peel-offs that I've had for yonks (I'm not a big peel-off fan, but they have their uses).

I also used the ribbon to trim the card as you can see from the above photos. The shoe brads are from Woodware. I punched the paper with my Martha Stewart punch and added some bling to the wee puched out circles, and also trimmed the bottom of the papers again with the pink peel-offs.

I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:

Lily of the Valley - Challenge and Blog Hop
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Challenge 17 - Easel Card

Any comments are greatly appreciated :o)


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

I Made the Top 3!

Just a quick note to have a wee brag coz I MADE THE TOP 3 at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog. I'm soooo chuffed, my first ever top 3 card - and was for wee Jack card below. He was really fun to make, and am sooo happy he won!

That's it - told you it was just a wee note to brag :oP



Sunday, 7 November 2010

Hop to it!

Hi there.

Just on for a few minutes to post my most recent card. It's a boys card. Probably meant for a little boy, but I think it will be going to my BIL. I usually make him a footy card as he's footy nuts, but I think this wee card will make a change.

Here it is:

The stamp is from Ladybug Crafts Ink - Little Jack chasing a Frog. This wee chap is soooo cute. He reminds me of my boys. Look at his wee cheeks, all puffed out from chasing the frog, do you think he'll catch it - who knows, but he'll be really tired after all that running and be in his bed early, good news for his mum LOL. The sentiment on the card was a Happy Birthday one, but I changed the 'A' in 'Happy' to an 'O'. Well, how could I resist?

I coloured Jack and the frog with my Promarkers and glossy accented the frog to make him look like, well, a frog! I also cut around the stamp to make it look like the frog is trying extra hard to get away by jumping out of the frame, and I also added 3-d squares to the frog part to make him stand out from the papers. 

This wee frog that I have used for an embellishment is from my friend Pat over at Patsy May she has some great embellishments that you can use on cards and then iron them onto clothes afterwards (multi purpose embellishments!)

Part of the challenge that the above card is for had an option to decorate the inside of the card. I've never done this before and I must say it is very effective. This may become a permanent addition to my card making!

Okay - off to post it onto the challenge now at Ladybug Crafts Ink - First Ever Challenge . Why don't you pop on over and have a go. You'll have to be quick though coz the end date is tomorrow!

See ya later-gaters (as my 13 year old would say!)


Friday, 5 November 2010

A Cracker of a Christmas


Not been on for a few days. Was busy with Halloween and a wee jaunt to the SECC for the Craft Fair.

I won a wee stamp over on LadybugCrafts Ink and finished the card I was making with it last night. I wanted to upload then, but my camera decided that its batteries needed charging - so had to wait until this morning for pics!

Here it is in all its glory:

I love it, love it, love it, aren't they a sweet couple. I kinda based the colours on the ones my hubby and I would have worn when we were that age. Hence the reddish hair on Nikki and the Black on Ben (well - my hubby's hair used to be black, it's gone a bit silvery/grey now, and he says it's my fault flamin' cheek, dunno what he means!!!). The base card is a piece of A5 textured card folded in half and a cracker shape cut into it.  The paper on the top and bottom of the Cracker and on the label are a vellum from my stash that I've had for donkey's years - so don't have a clue where I got it.

I coloured Nikki and Ben with my Koh-I-Noors, with Promarkers for their skin and then cut them out so I could mount them on 3-d foam pads. I then used some glamour dust on Nikki's clothes, added a gem to her hat and I don't know if you can really see it, but I glossy accented Ben's hair so that it looked gelled (sp?).

The poinsettias are ones I have had for a couple of years, got them from my good friend Pat from Patsy May. I added some gold stickles to them to make them a bit sparkly.

The sentiment is under the label on the Cracker. In Glasgow (and other parts of Scotland) we refer to hooking up with someone as 'pulling' (as in when you've been out for a night out your friend might say 'so did you pull tonight then?'. I don't know if this applies to other parts of the globe - maybe so. Anyhoo, I used the wee sentiment here for a bit of fun! Designed and printed from my very own PC.

So that's my card - hope you like it, and any comments are much appreciated.

Off now to wrestle a 3 year old into a bath and maybe this afternoon I will get to play a bit more.

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