Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snowmen, Gingerbread Men and more ...

Just catching up on some of my Chrsitmas cards that never made it to my blog. I had no time before Christmas, just managed to scrape through with the important hand made cards and everyone else had shop bought cards - oh the shame! I'll be making Christmas cards every month in 2013 to make sure I don't have the same lack of time problem next Christmas :)
Nitwit digital kit
Ribbon, twine and button from Ribbon Girl

Nitwit digital kit
Ribbon, twine, button and charm from Ribbon Girl

Nitwit Digital kits
Felt and ribbon from Ribbon Girl

Mari Koeglenburg digital kit
Ribbon and bells from Ribbon Girl

Mari Koeglenburg digital kit
Ribbon, twine and bell from Ribbon Girl

Mari Koeglenburg digital kit
Ribbon, lace, bells and twine from Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my friends in blogland and to anyone else who pops in to see what I've been making.  This is our family Christmas card this year, featuring our lovely little westie Haggis, there have been dozens of little westies scamping through the postal service to our friends and family

Monday, December 24, 2012

Presents ...

Happy Christmas Eve!
I tried hard this year to make quite a lot of my smaller gifts and these little gingerbread men were what I made for the children in my class to hang on their tree
Fabric from the Fat Quarters shop, ribbon, twine and felt from Ribbon Girl
 I have been a lousy blogger recently, just too much going on at the day job and then having this horrid cold which put me out of action for a couple of weeks. Hopefully over the next few days though I can share some of the cards I've made recently, there aren't many as I've not felt crafty whilst being poorly

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Christmas Pocket Card ...

I'm sharing the last few of my Christmas cards now, getting to the bottom of the pile. This card is for the Anything Goes challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog, another pocket card, this time featuring Edwin
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Ribbons, twine, jingle bells, polka dot button and snowflake charm from Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders dies

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Winter Wonderland ...

The new challenge over at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge is 'Winter Wonderland'

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Spellbinders dies
LOTV papers
Silver glitter mesh ribbon, Loopy organza ribbon, white glitter organza ribbon, Zva crystal lines, snowflake charm, adhesive pearls, liquid pearls, stickles and white paint all from Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ribbons and Pearls ...

It's a ribbon and pearls challenge at Papertake Weekly this week sponsored by the Ribbon Girl
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Spellbinders and Marianne dies
Nitwit Collections papers
Pink pearl trim, pearl organza rose ribbon, velvet ribbon, pink mermaid ribbon, sparkly button and white paint all from Ribbon Girl

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge ...

There is a new challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog today and it's lavender shades
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Spellbinders and DooHickey dies and the base is a GoKreate die
LOTV/Nitwit papers
Pearl and diamante embellishment, lilac babies breath flower, crystal stems, liquid pearls and stickles all from Ribbon Girl
The alphabet stickers are Making memories and have been coloured with a Copic to coordinate
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Anything goes
Magnolia-Licious - Glitter or Stickles

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Non-Christmas Card

For this weeks Papertake Weekly card I've gone with a non-Christmas card for the Flower Power challenge - I may have over indulged on the flowers :)
Image - Magnolia
Papers - LOTV
Flowers, ribbon, lace, pearl embellishments and liquid pearls from Ribbon Girl

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Jingle Bells ...

Another pocket card! I seem to have a slight addiction to these at the moment :)
I used some gorgeous new papers from Pink Petticoat - the lovely Jingle Bells script - as well as the Signature Christmas sentiments that I turned into a tag
Papers and sentiment from Pink Petticoat
Distress Ink
Stampin Up metal clip, tag and tab punches
Spellbinders label die

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Christmas card ...

I made a lovely little pocket card using one of my newest Magnolia stamps and a few new bits and bobs from the Ribbon Girl shop
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics (and touches of Stickles on her wings)
Rusty bells, red square check ribbon, natural button twine, Stickles and woolfelt all from Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders oval dies
Holly leaf die from Lil Inker designers
Martha Stewart holly leaf punch
Stampin Up tab punch
Papers were free from a magazine
Distress ink and Distress marker
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Fairies and Angels
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PTW Sketchtime ...

It's a sketch challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week and we're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
This is my card, made following the sketch and using the fabulous new kit from Nitwit Collections called Flight School
I used:
Papers and reindeer image from Flight School kit at Nitwit Collections
Acrylic paint, saddlestitch ribbon, twine and jingle bell from Ribbon Girl


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Girls only at Lovely hanglar

It's a girls only challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia this week - so girly Hanglars or Tilda stamps
I used:
Hanglar mermaid stamp coloured with Copics
Panduro Tilda paper
Joy crafts, Magnolia and Go Kreate dies

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

All Creatures Great and Small ...

The latest challenge at PTW is to add a creature to your card. I was away for the weekend with my lovely crafty pals so I pinched Jane's stamps to make this with and as I realised late on Sunday that I hadn't made my card and I needed to pack up ready to drive home it had to be a super quick and very simple card
Did you check the PTW blog to find out who won the prize I had hidden in last weeks Birthday Blog Hop? Someone won the $20 gift certificate from Nitwit Collections - go see if it was you!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Papertake Weekly is 5!

It is our birthday over at the Papertake Weekly challenge blog and we are having a fabulous party which you're all invited to - and there are prizes! Fabulous prizes I have to say from our very special sponsors:
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous prizes is to join in with the challenge which is an Anything Goes challenge with the option to make a card for a celebration then visit all of the DT and Guest DT blogs leaving a comment as the prizes are all hidden around our little community of crafters. You don't know where we have hidden the prizes so the more comments you leave the more chances you'll have to win the prizes!
This is my card - I made a 5th birthday card to celebrate our 5th birthday
I used:
Digital paper, sentiment and owl element from the What A Hoot Collection at Nitwit Collections
Spellbinders and Papertrey Ink dies
Cosmos daisy flower and aqua jewels from the Ribbon Girl

Here is the list of everyone taking part in the party, the time difference between the countries will affect what time people post to their blogs so if their post isn't up straight away then check back in a few hours as they may still be fast asleep in bed!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Birthday Ballerina ...

I'm the Guest Designer over at Sketch Saturday again this week and had a great sketch to play with.
I used:
Beautiful digital papers from Nitwit Collections (Sunshine & Laughter Collection)
Lili of the Valley pre-coloured mini masterpiece - I love these, they're releasing some more next week that will be going straight on my shopping list! I added a little Stickles sparkliness to her tutu
Spellbinders scallop and circle dies
Pale aqua satin ribbon, white Liquid Pearls, Stickles, diamante spacer and a pearl that I coloured with a Copic pen all from the Ribbon Girl
I used half of a sentiment stamp from LOTV to make the little greeting tag


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pink and green ...

It's the start of a new colour challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog and this month it's one of my favourite colour combinations pink and green
I used:
Magnolia image coloured with Copics
Nitwit Collections paper from LOTV
Go Kreate, Spellbinders and Joy Craft dies
Pink concertiner pleat, green saddlestitch and white looped organza ribbons from Ribbon Girl
Pink and white liquid pearls, crystal stems, baby's breath flowers and beady swirly embellishments also from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment stamp from LOTV and paper flowers from stash

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's Sketch Saturday ...

Hello, I'm a guest designer this week over at the Sketch Saturday blog and this is the card I've made for them. They have a fab sketch that I loved using
My card:
I used:
Beautiful digital papers from Nitwit Collections (Sunshine & Laughter Collection)
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics and Distress Markers and with extra sparkly bits on her crown and wand with Stickles
Corrugated card
Making Memories alphabet stickers tinted with a Copic pen
Church window guipure lace, medium pompom trim, Stickles glitter glue and Zva crystal lines all from the Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Things that make you go aww ...

The challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly is 'things that make you go aww' and this is my card.
I used the cutsey little Magnolia bumble bee girl coloured with Copics
I cut the scalloped heart from felt and added cream grosgrain ribbon and a daisy flower from Ribbon Girl. Also cluny lace and satin pleat ribbon, liquid pearls and stickles on her wings to make them super sparkly.
Spellbinders heart and scallop heart dies, Martha Stewart doilie punch and the gorgeous papers are from Nitwit Collections

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Anything Goes ...

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is an anything goes challenge with the option of  'not a square'. We're sponsored by Lili Of The Valley once again so there is a fabulous prize up for grabs.
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Paper from Lili Of The Valley
Spellbinders dies and a Papertrey Ink border die
Velvet lace, pearl string, white carnations, metal butterfly embellishment (painted white), liquid pearls and beaded spiral embellishments (my current fave!!)
The little tag is a Papertrey Ink sentiment and a woodware tag punch

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Flutter ...

The latest challenge at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog is to 'flutter' so butterflies, angels, fairies, bees etc.

I used:
Magnolia image coloured with Copics
Digital papers from Nitwit Collections
Cluny lace, pearl lace, swirly bead embellishments, metal butterfly embellishment (painted with white paint) and self adhesive pearl hearts all from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Spellbinders dies, white paint, feather, distress ink, doilie and mulberry flowers