Friday, 28 October 2011

MORE cards

Well after a definite hiatus, I have been back making cards again.  I think it's basically down to terror of not having enough for the few Christmas Fairs I'm booked in at!!

Here's a few more to be going on with, let's all guess at how many are going to be the wrong way up

(incidentally anyone who can recommend a decent photo program to use that doesn't pop up all the time like Picasa does, do feel free to tell me about it!)

LOTV cute square matted onto a Nestability label
Poinsettias from Wild Orchid and the sentiment was bought from QVC and I can't remember who makes them!!!

Backing paper from Fizzy Moon and the reindeer was cut on my cricut using the Create A Critter cartridge

Magnolia Tilda stamp, coloured with Promarkers.
Mounted onto backing card and then sprinkled with a bit of fake snow (eBay!!)
Dovecraft dome stuck over the top with glossy accents to try to minimise any 'show through'
Pink satin ribbon folded back and stuck onto itself with DST and the sentiment just stuck in the  middle
A snow shaker card!!

Made as per the one above.  I think the snowman stamp is from sugar nellie....?
Clearly the photo is playing up again and the snow is not actually defying gravity

Digi image from a disk I bought off the artist on eBay a year or two ago.
Coloured, matted and layered for an emergency 'male' get well soon card

Thursday, 27 October 2011

New Challenge at Creative Craft Challenge

FANCY EDGES my friends, fancy edges.

Please go over and have a look at the Creative Craft Challenges blog to get some inspiration and upload your entries!

This challenge is sponsored by Whiff of Joy and there's also a Guest Spot available on the DT!!

Here's my card for the challenge, it's using a Whiff of Joy digi image.

I drew a web onto a 15cm x 15cm square card and cut away some of the pieces to make a fancy edge.  I left the central parts in to give the card a bit more strength and then coloured the digi image with Promarkers and added googly eyes!
  I put in an insert to hide where the Promarkers had bled through a bit and to make it easier to write inside the card.

As you will see from the challenge blog, there are a lot of fancy edges out there so please pop over and add yours to the collection!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Playgroup Fundraising

I made some leaflets up the other week to put on my stalls at Craft Fairs but have distributed them at Playgroup today to see if anyone wants any cards, gifts or jewellery made up.

I'm going to keep a note of any orders I get through Playgroup and will make a donation at the end of the year depending on how successful this avenue is.

If you're one of the Playgroup mums having a look at my blog - HELLO!!  Please have a look through the tabs and let me know if anything takes your fancy.  Remember I can make anything to order and am happy to add names or whatnot to any designs you already see.  Thank you on behalf of Playgroup!!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Trimcraft alphabet challenge

Trimcraft runs it's own challenges throughout the month but there are also unofficial ones run by the forum members. These do still have prizes which are provided by donations from stash from generous Trimmies.

The official unofficial challenges include a themed challenge, sketch challenge, colour challenge and now an alphabet challenge which I have taken responsibility for.

Pop over and have a look and please feel free to join in.  This month's alphabet challenge is A is for Angels.  Here is my project:

Oh look, that one's wonky too.

It's Christmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

Well not at all really but the pub has put its lights on the front and they were twinkling away merrily last night.
Maybe that was what I needed to finally finish off my first few Christmas cards that have been knocking around half done for about a week.

All were made with Lili of the Valley cute squares from this year's release.

Oh look now seriously, I have GOT to get myself some different photo editing software.  I hated Picasa and deleted it but now half my cards come out 90 degrees out.  I promise I haven't made them that way ;o)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Well this has been the very crappiest week for a long time.  A very close friend of mine is having a torrid time and this is neither the time nor the place to discuss it.

I've been occupying my spare evenings cardulating so have a few to upload tonight.

A Little Claire peel off, coloured with promarkers

I think this decoupage range is called 'Boozy Adults'.  I got  mine from CardCraftplusuk

Free digi from Torico (blog plugged previously on this site)
Backing paper by Summer Driggs

My first card from the Wine Buffs CD

Just stuck a few bits and bobs together and thought it came out OK!!

Another peel off, coloured with Sakura pens and stuck on with 3D pads

Some Dufex decoupage with a sentiment from QVC so probably Kanban!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Recycled Candy

Me oh my just look at the candy over at Stamping Fantasies!

Such a massive pile of goodies to be shared out!  Go on over and have a good look at the blog.

New Challenge at Creative Craft Challenge

Pop on over to Creative Craft Challenges for our new challenge: CONGRATULATIONS!

This ties in beyootifully with CCC's second anniversary and as such there are loads of fab prizes including THREE stamp sets from Joanna Sheen, a K&Co paper pad from SJ Crafts, Meljen's digi stamps, a £10 Lili of the Valley voucher (I want that one please) and Stampin Boutique digis.

It's a great challenge with splendiferous prizes so what are you waiting for?!

Here is my DT card using one of Meljen's images:

Friday, 7 October 2011


Where on earth has the time gone this week?

As it's month end I've been busy doing all my normal paperwork but I've got not a lot else done.  I'm watching the calendar, VERY aware that Christmas card making time is well and truly upon us but I'm just not managing it.  My next three weeks are chockablock with non crafty duties too.  Boooo.

But I have been called out on an emergency babysitting favour and have used the time to try and sort out a few bits and bobs on the other pages of the blog.  Now all I need to do is sort out my photos and work out these confounded paypal buttons.  Wish me luck.....