Thursday, 30 December 2010

Happy New Year and a Challenge

I love how this card turned out - and it actually doesn't photograph too badly either!!!  Bought a lot of new digi stamps over the last few days and one of the companies I supported was the Designed2Delight site.  Faith gives you a freebie the every week you join in one of her challenges on her blog, if you miss the monthly freebie why not buy the current weekly stamp and join in the fun.....

Card Recipe:
  • Red card stock and black gems from stash
  • Cream and black 'newspaper print' is from the current Stampin' Up catalogue
  • Image was purchased from the Designed2Delight store
  • Sentiments are computer generated

Monday, 27 December 2010


Lovely family news over Christmas - my first cousin got engaged on Christmas Day!  I made him a card with a cute digi image on it but I haven't put his name on it yet or his Fiancee's so as not to embarass them both on the World Wide Web - I will leave that up to his big Sis!

I am entering the card into four challenges:
Allsorts week 83 - Free and Easy - Anything Goes challenge
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes (No Christmas Cards allowed!!)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Mojo Monday Sketch - No 171 Round or Square

Card Recipe:
  • Blank white card from stash
  • Backing paper is a download from Pink Petticoat
  • Image is a digi stamp by Tiddly Inks
  • Sentiment is computer-generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up punch

First Card for Next Christmas!!

If I can make life easier for 2011 - I will - that's my goal!!!  Starting with building up my stash of cards for: Birthdays, Babies, Weddings, and Christmas.  I think I am just in by the skin of my teeth for Michelle Perkett's Let it Snow challenge!

I am in plenty of time for the deadlines over at:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes challenge
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas challenge

Card Recipe:

Monday, 20 December 2010

In Love at Christmas

I sincerely recommend retail therapy from the comfort of your computer desk & chair.  I am surfing thro' all the designs of my favourite digi stamp companies and making a list to spoil myself with over the Christmas holidays.  Hubby will be studying towards exams he has coming up in March so he needn't worry - I won't disturb him.  I will be making a list of crafty projects I want to make over the holidays.  

Here is another sample I made over the weekend with one of my new digis (note - I bought the image pre-coloured, sooooo handy!!!!  As handy as a pocket in a shirt!!!!) from Sassy Cheryl's store:

Just about enough time to enter the card into Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week: Challenge 42: Snowmen

Card Recipe:
  • Red card blank from stash
  • Stripe of green backing paper from Dovecraft's 'Let It Snow' paper pad
  • Image from Sassy Cheryl's store - Christmas Sale now on - go grab some digis!!!
  • Ribbon from Meiflower
  • Sentiment is computer generated

Christmas Bling

I was really on a roll at the weekend when I managed to make 6 cards yesterday - had the house to myself, dinner cooked for me, no disturbances!  This card is for a teenage girl so I added plenty of bling around the image and Happy Christmas sentiment.  Although the card appears flat I did raise the image and 'magic' sentiment up using Pinflair glue.

 I am entering this card into two challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • White base card from stash covered with 2 background papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane 'Poinsettia' paper pack
  • Image is pre-coloured and is available to purchase from Sassy Cheryl's store - hurry on over for the Christmas Sale is now on!!!!
  • Ribbon is from a red chiffon roll purchased from Meiflower
  • Both sentiments are computer-generated
Oops...I was just reading one of my comments....and I need to clarify that this is a pre-coloured image by Sassy Cheryl so I cannot claim the credit for the colouring....!!!

HO HO HO - Ready for Christmas

I sat down over the weekend to treat myself to some new digis and took some time to put some cards together with them.  I have a number of freebies collected from Tiddly Inks and thought it was about time I 'purchased' some of their other designs as a 'Thank You'.  This card is for a teenager so hopefully he won't think it too cute - fingers crossed.

I am very slow at colouring and take ages to select the colours as I'm not very confident in my choices.  The colour of the coat is actually a light denim blue and not grey as it looks in the photo - but I may actually colour this image in grey another time as I like the look of it in the photo.

I am just in time to enter this week's Tiddly Inks challenge - Let It Snow.  And it also qualifies for the Cut It Out challenge this week at Paper Sundae's.

Card Recipe:
  • Wine coloured base card from stash
  • Penguin backing paper is from a Dovecraft Christmas paper pad called 'Let It Snow'
  • Image was purchased from Tiddly Inks and coloured with Promarkers and Copics
  • A couple of punched snowflakes were added as well as part of a Stampin Up stamp, ie, the Santa Post postmark stamped onto Kraft.
  • Text is computer-generated


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge - Make your own Background Paper

Loved the challenge this week because I have the background saved to use again sometime.  I created a text background from a freebie provided by Michelle months ago:

The picture was taken at night in very bad light and I had to hold it in one hand under the spotlights that I work with.  I wanted to be able to show the embossing detail of the snowmen.  I used Michelle's sentiment nine times to create a background and then I created a border of text on all four sides.  

Card Recipe:
  • Background paper created using a free digi stamp created my Michelle Perkett.  Thanks Michelle.  I stuck the paper to a navy-coloured base card.
  • I matted an embossed snowman scene onto silver card and attached it to the front of the card with foam pads.
  • The Christmas Tree is a die by Marianne Design - a recent purchase at a craft show in Belfast.
  • The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using a Stampin Up punch.