Friday, 30 November 2012

Ooh La La!!

The current Craftroom challenge is
 le Chic Francais
I have followed this theme by using 2 stamps from CHF - key elements,  and the Eiffel  tower is from a different set that I have lost the label from. The background paper is from a lilybee pad called victoria park, and then layered on to a black card base.
Other challenges entered
Polkadoodles   -  any die will do  (The blue circle is cut with a spellbinders circle die)
Joanna Sheen   - anything goes (not Christmas)

Sunday, 25 November 2012


This weeks challenge at the Cuttlebug spot is to use a feather.
I have added one here to highlight the lovely hat on the model.
The stamp is from Kanban and I embossed it with gold.

I will also enter this in the anything goes challenge at Emergency Crafters

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Cute Christmas

The challenge this month at Penny Black Saturday is for Cute Christmas.
I have used a PB stamp and coloured it with Promarkers and copics. I have added dimensional magic to the baubles to make them lovely and shiny. I layered on to dark blue, then a blue stripe paper, and then on to white card. Finished off with a peeloff and some stars

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Cool and Festive Sparkles

I am afraid my scan does not show the beautiful gold 'sparkliness' of this card. It looks so much nicer in real life!!
I stamped the music background (CI 194) with Encore gold and then spritzed with Glimmer Mist iridescent gold.
The lovely girl was stamped with Brilliance lightning black and then trimmed. I added some wings which were printed on velum, and the circular message was layed on a scalloped circle, edged with gold glitter glue.

I would like to enter in this month's challenge at Crafty Individuals for festive sparkles
and also at Charisma Cards for cool colours

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Cold and Frosty

The challenge at Joanna Sheen is for 'Cold and Frosty'
I printed the image and attached it to the blue card, which I enhanced with DI 'broken china' and stamped snowflakes in silver. The message is embossed in silver ep, cut out with a die, and edged in silver pen.
I would also like to enter the challenges at
Sweet Stamps  -  silver or gold
Fashionista  -  Blue Christmas
House of Gilli   -   celebrations

Another one to add to the Christmas box

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Christmas is Coming ----

The current challenge at Crafts and Me is 'red'
I have gone with this colour and combined it with a pale cream to make this Christmas card. The embossing folder is from Sizzix, the santa stamp is by Tim Holtz, cut out with scalloped oblongs die, the Noel ticket I have printed from my gingerbread twist cd, and the flower is a Spellbinders Pointsettia die. I added a little Kindy Glitz on to the flower centre.

I can also enter at Craftroom, for punches and diecuts
House of Gilli for Celebrations

Friday, 9 November 2012

Christmas Sparkles

The present challenge over at Polkadoodles is for sparkles.
Unfortunately my lovely sparkly EP does not show up very well in this scan. The cute wee gingerbread man is from the 'Gingerbread Twist' CD which I was lucky enough to win recently.

I am also entering at Sweet Stamps - their challenge is for Christmas

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


The challenge this week at One Stop Craft Challenges is to use a fireworks theme or colours.
I have used an embossing folder on my handmade backing paper, which I coloured with Dylusions and and Moon Glow's Glitz Spritz. I added some extra sparkle with a Twinklette pen, but it doesn't show up too well in the scan. The orange flower is a peeloff from Starform Stickers, and the best wishes peeloff has been in my craft stash for a long time (I coloured it with a black marker.
The embossed folder looks like an exploding firework to me!.
Additional challenges
Everybody Art  -  Embossing
Lawnscaping  -  Dust em Off

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Time of my Life

I had fun making this one today - orange background edged with DI Walnut Stain, and stamped with images from Cornish Heritage Farm. The pocket watch stamp is unknown. I have embellished with an old clock face, clock parts and a Memory Box die.
I am entering in
Craftroom Challenge - use clock or time
Cornish Heritage Farms - Autumn colours

"Owls" for you!

I have been such a bad blogger - over a month since I have had anything to show. Today I spent most of my time in my craft room and managed to make a few cards.
Here is the first one, fairly simple, but quite cute!

The green background was embossed in my cuttlebug, and then rubbed over lightly with a green ink pad to highlight. The 3 owls (Stamping Up) were stamped in orange and then clear embossed. The message is computer generated, and all layered on to a flecked card

I will enter this in the Cuttlebug Spot challenge for owls.