Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sweet Baby ...

The challenge for Just Magnolia and Hanglar challenge is to create a card using white plus one colour and I chose Lilac for my accent colour.

Papers are Melissa Francis, seam binding, lace and crystal swirl are from Ribbon Girl, tag die and sentiment stamp is from Papertrey and I attached the tag with a tiny safety pin that I've had in my supplies for years and years. Little Hanglar is coloured with Copics and extra sparkle on her wings is stickles.

Hopefully my post published when it was meant to as I am out celebrating my birthday with my crafty friends :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Birthday Card ...

The final challenge of the year for Papertake Weekly is a sketch and this is my interpretation

I used my newest paper flower die from MFT to make the roses and the leaves are punched from my Mam's MS punch.  Lace, button twine and pompom trim are all from the Ribbon Girl and the sentiment and number stamps are Papertrey. I added a few Kaiser pearls to the centres of the roses and that sparkly/fibery paper stuff was something I picked up from the florists wholesalers last week (not sure what a florist would do with it but I liked it behind the paper roses)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge ...

The new colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog is red, black and cream as chosen by Vicky.

This is the card and box that I made, it's another tiny 4 inch card

I used:
Digital Papers - Joy To The World by Kristin Cronin Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs
German Glass Glitter - 3DJean
Sentiment, kraft cardstock and tag die - Papertrey Ink
Distress Ink - Ranger

The challenge is sponsored by Lili Of The Valley and Ribbon Girl so well worth entering

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Little Angels ...

A few weeks ago a lovely friend gave me the link to this blog post and I was smitten :)  So last week me, my Mum and my Auntie spent a happy evening cutting, knotting, gluing and drawing faces onto wooden beads and hey presto! this is what we made ~

16 smiling, happy Angels with super sparkly wings (gold lame ribbon from the Ribbon Girl) which I took to work yesterday to sell as part of my fundraising to buy a bubble tube for my classroom at the special school where I teach (the one we want costs £900 so we need to do a lot of fundraising!!). 

All the Angels sold within 15 minutes so last night Mum and I made another 20 which I took to school today, they've been really popular and so quick and easy to make - always a bonus :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sparkle, bling and even more sparkle ...

I am entering this super sparkly card into the Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to creat e asparkly card - I think I got that one spot on :)

Papers - Glorious digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs
German glass glitter (oh my goodness this stuff is divine!) 3D Jean
Pins, lace, seam binding, twine, sparkly button and a Zva crystal swirl all from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment and tag die from Papertrey Ink
Star die by Sizzix

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another little card ...

Following on from the pink baby card that I made the other day I've got another little 4 inch card to share today. I'm really loving using the smaller size and using softer colours - and sparkle and bling of course :o)

All the papers are from my newest Nitwit Collections digital kit , Holiday Charm and the ribbons, lace, felt, Zva crystal swirls, buttons, twine and pins are from Ribbon Girl

Today I spent a happy afternoon listening to Christmas songs, crafting with my Mum under the lights of our lovely Christmas tree and making more cards!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Baby ...

This week our lovely friend had a sweet baby girl and this is the card that I made for her to celebrate the new arrival.  Those gorgeous papers are from a Krystal Hartley digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs that I totally love (I've already made another two cards using the same papers!)

All of the ribbon, buttons, pompom, pins, lace and the crystal swirl are from Ribbon Girl
The dinky little tag dies are from Papertrey

Monday, December 05, 2011

A lot to catch up on ...

Goodness, it is almost a month since I last blogged! Life has been pretty busy here, lots of decisions to be made about my new house but in the 4 weeks since we got the key we've had a new heating system installed throughout, the windows have all been replaced, a few walls have been knocked down, moved and rebuilt to make the kitchen a little larger, the kitchen has been ordered and 3 rooms have been plastered and painted throughout. This weekend my brother put down the flooring in one of the bedrooms and he's there at the moment laying the floor in the other bedroom. Phew, lots of hard work :)

I've had a little time to spend making cards but I gave up on the idea of making all my Christmas cards and have bought some for the regular people and I'm keeping my hand crafted cards for the extra special people.

Amongst all the busy-ness of making the house look fabulous I squeezed in a weekend away with 7 other crafty friends. We completed several projects and this is the card that I taught to the group on the Friday night, it had a coordinating box to go with it but I forgot to take a photograph of that

Paper, sentiment and reindeer image - Pink Petticoat
Star die - Spellbinders

Whilst at the cottage we had a bit of a Molly Bloom fest - I love Molly Bloom stamps which is handy because so does Jane, Gail and Jean so we played swaps with our stamps for a little while and I cane home with several stamped images all ready to colour in

Stamp - Molly Blooms
Papers - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Ribbons and twine - Ribbon Girl

I've made a few of these little giftbags too, the die is a Papertrey Ink die and they are perfect for adding a giftcard or small items such as earrings and jewellery

Papers and font - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Die - Papertrey Ink

The kit I used for the gift bag and this card is Fa-La-La by Dani Mogstad at Sweet Shoppe Designs and whilst I was creating these projects I thought I would use it to make a festive header for my blog, I'm hoping we get some snow this holiday time!