Friday, 17 December 2010

Santa is just around the corner....

... I can almost hear his jingling bells :o).

Snow has gone for now, but may not be away for too long. I'm at the 'Oh who have I forgotten' stage, where panic sets in! At least I have 8 days (8 DAYS!!!) left to get the last bits n pieces.

I made my mum a bracelet for part of her Christmas, she can't wear metals as it breaks her out in a rash, but quite liked some glass bead bracelets I had made for myself. So I have made one for her and will pop it in with her pressie.

I needed something to put it in and found a wee gift bag template on Craft Stamper website.

This is the bag I made:
The stamp is by Ladybug Crafts Ink (Ruby). Isn't her Santa suit great! She is coloured with my Promarkers and glitzed up with glamour dust on all her fluffy bits (although they haven't photographed really well :o/ ). I added some tinsely ribbon round the top of the bag just to set it off.

I also added wee pearls to Ruby's coat for buttons and die cut some snowflakes, from blue card, with a cuttlebug die and covered them with glamour dust. There is a Christmas greeting of '...with love at Christmas Time' on the back with more die cut snowflakes.

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winter Wonderland
Moving Along with the Times - Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland - Wrap It Up!

Friday, 3 December 2010

A little bit of sunshine through the snow!

Morning from a v.white West Coast of Scotland!

I dunno what everybody is moaning about - I love the stuff, all white and fluffy and irresistable. Dontcha just love putting your footprints in the newly fallen stuff??

Here's the 6 foot snowman outside my door, built by my eldest Robert (on the left) and the two kids from down the street. The outside cupboards were raided for arms and hence the two badminton rackets sticking out of the snowman. They had to get Billy (my hubby) to lift the body and head onto him as it was so heavy. Ross (3) isn't in the photo as he was far to busy in the snow to be bothered with all that photo-taking malarky.

Over at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog this week they are using the colourwheel, and you have to choose the colour opposite your favourite colour to make a card! I looovveee BLUE (don't see the point in other colours - well other than to show off how nice blue is LOL). Therefore, I had to use ORANGE to make my card!! Not a colour I use very often I must admit, but I don't hate it. I did struggle a bit looking for orange stash, but then came across a Docrafts Goodiebag from a while ago that had the Capsule Collection inside - and it was all orangey and lemony - just perfect!

Here's my card with the ever so adorable Jack on it!

Doesn't look like he'll be so adored when the rightful owner of those flowers finds out though LOL.  The ribbon, brads and papers are all from the Capsule Collection.

Jack (who you can buy here - and for December get another stamp half price!) was coloured with my Promarkers and I added some ickle flowers I found in my stash to the image with little bits of bling in the middle of them to make it a wee bit more 3-D. I think they work really well.

The sentiment is from a free stamp set with the Docrafts magazine this month, and just suits this image to a T. I also added some more of the ickle flowers to balance things up a bit.

I'm quite chuffed with my orange card, and you never know I may use it more in the future.

Over at MAWTT this week they are looking for cards 'For Someone Special', and this card is just right soooo - I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog - Challenge 5 Caz's Colour Wheel

MAWTT - Challenge 75 - For Someone Special

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