Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Top 5 Christmas Cards of 2011

Evening all, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa was kind to you, he certainly was to me, lots of perfume, smellies new jama's, books and DVDs and the most beautiful pair of Diamond earrings from my Leon to match my engagement ring. Three diamonds in one year a very very lucky girl :)

Anyway I'm joining in with Debby's challenge:

My very first "Octopode Factory Stamp", love it and will be seen alot more next year.

"Lili Of The Valley" stamp, I like the golds and browns in this card.

Another "Lili Of The Valley Stamp" combined with white and silver colour scheme on a Twisted Easel card. Always looks extra special.

Super Cute "Lili Of The Valley Stamp", I love the paper piecing on this card, reminds me of school when your nativity costume consisted of bed sheets and tea towels lol.

Sometimes less is more, this stamp is a "Sugar Nellie" one.

Thanks for looking, check out the other entries or join in yourself.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Anyone would think it was Christmas!

My word it's creeping up on us, but I can sit here with a smug grin and safely say my Christmas is in the bag, presents bought and wrapped (in January). Cards made, written out and delivered, Food bought, Drink bought and opened (medicinal) and sky plus set.  My craft desk has been cleared and all my tools, Christmas stamps, ribbons, markers etc etc have been safely stored away for 2012. I am now having a break from crafting until January and looking forward to it too.

Below you will find some of the last few cards I've made this year, not for any particular challenges:

I like the papers on this one, they remind me of a Scandinavian patchwork, this card has been glittered but left quite plain.

Same image again fairly simple, using "Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses" papers.

All I have to do now is try and shift the rest of this cold before Saturday, it's lingering on my chest and I've no voice to speak of lol.


Monday, 19 December 2011

Evening all,
thought I'd share this card with you a twisted easel card inspired by this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge. It's for my Mam and Dad, I've been sat all smug thinking I'd finished my cards, then it dawned on me i'd totally forgotten theirs OOOOPS,  I have tried to maintain a white and silver theme throughout.

I coloured the gorgeous "Lili Of The Valley" stamp with my promarkers: cool grey 1-5, satin, blush and Dusky Pink. They were highlighted with my white gel pen and dusted with sparkle. I have used my "Swiss Dots" and "Snowflakes" embossing folders to add texture . The ribbon, lace and twine are from the "Ribbon Girl" and gems from my stash.

The sentiment stamp is also from "Lili Of The Valley" and the buttons were in my stash.
Well I could just fancy a glass of Bailey's but not getting Christmas food shop til Friday...so will settle for hot chocolate and a couple of white chocolate chip and cranberry cookies :).


Alphabet Challenge Blog - W ~White Christmas.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #49 last minute Christmas makes.

For A Special Great Grandaughter At Christmas

Morning all and hello and thank you to my new follower :).
Quick share this morning, this card was requested by a work colleague last week. I opted for a different fold and used my "Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses" papers, snowflakes embossing folder and gorgeous aqua card from "Paper Mill".

I used this super cute "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured it with my cool grey promarker pens, and added some clear stardust and white glitter. I matted and layered the image onto a bed of white "Murano Feathers" before layering onto the card with foam pads.

Anyway Thanks for looking, my cold is improving, it's my head is less fuzzy but it's moving onto my chest, appetite slowly recovering too.

Million and one things to do today, catch you later :).

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sketch Saturday

This card was requested by a work colleague, I followed this weeks "Sketch Saturday" layout and used the Lovely "Tilda" stamp.

Tilda was coloured with promarkers: Carmel, Cinnamon, Dusky Pink, Blush and Satin and paper pieced with scraps of paper. She was highlighted with my white and clear stardust sakura gel pens.

The design papers are all scraps from my stash and the Dusky Pink ribbon is from "The Ribbon Girl". The embossed panel was made with my snowflakes embossing folder and the gems and star charm are also from my stash. The make a wish sentiment stamp is from "The OCtopode Factory".


Monday, 12 December 2011

Welcome Baby Christian

Evening from a wet and windy Whitehaven,
Just thought I'd share this card with you, it was requested by a work collegue and not made for any particular challenges.

The washing line stamp is a "Forever Friends" and the Bunting stamp is by "Magnolia". They were coloured with my promarkers: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg and Powder Blue. They were highlighted with my clear stardust pen and the name was hand written.

The design papers I have used are "First Edition - Animal Antics" and the card is from "Paper Mill" I have also added some pearls which I found neglected in my stash. I wanted to keep the embellishments quite light as I know the card is being posted.

Thanks For looking.
Hope everyone stays safe in this stormy weather.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Morning Everyone,

I'm having a rare lie in before heading back to work this afternoon, so thought I'd share this card. It wasn't made for any particular challenge (as I've not had time to look at any lol).

I used the gorgeous "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured it with my promarkers using brown tones: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Sienna, shale, apricot, satin, blush and Dusky pink. I used my white gel pen to create the snowflakes on the background.

The design papers are by "My Minds Eye" and the ribbon trim came from "The Ribbon Girl", I also added a Little golden bell to the bow.
The sentiment stamp is "Penny Black".
So thanks for looking only 4 more sleeps until the end of term :).