Saturday 18 December 2010

final DT card for 2010

Today is the final challenges for 2010 for both Sketch Saturday and Sweet Stampin because next Saturday is Christmas Day so there won't be a challenge set.
Obviously the layout uses this weeks sketch for Sketch Saturday, and the theme for Sweet Stampin is 'celebrations!'

I have combined both challenges to make this card...

actually I have made 2 identical cards, as I still haven't sent out all my cards yet!
I will need to find time to finish them this weekend between work shifts so that I can post them on Monday, Tuesday at the latest.

I used a snowflake cuttlebug folder to emboss the acetate card blank, then used card stock and paper from my sizzix 'little sizzles' pad for the layout.
The image is from SU's fun & fast notes set.

I'd like to thank all the sponsors, DT members, Guest Designers and of course, the challengers for their support and kind comments throughout 2010.

Merry Christmas to you all! xx

Friday 17 December 2010


I have a warm house again :)
about time too.
I will be able to make my last few christmas cards now before it's too late,
and I still haven't posted out my cards yet....yikes!

thank you for your messages of support, they were much warmer than my house has been recently xx

Tuesday 14 December 2010


an EON engineer came today to fix my boiler
only to be told that the part that the previous engineer ordered last week is the wrong part!
I am NOT a happy bunny right now!!
we have no heating and no hot water and the weather men say we have more snow on the way later this week.
EON say that they can't get back to repair it now until next monday
It's not my fault that the previous engineer was incompetent.
I have complained, watch this space


Saturday 11 December 2010

be back soon

sorry to all my DT friends, it's too cold to sit and craft at the mo, my central heating boiler has broken, hopefully it will be fixed on tuesday afternoon so that my fingers will thaw out enough to hold my stamps and I can take part next week

Saturday 4 December 2010

HoHoHo!...'s Terry's DT week over at Sketch Saturday, and we are sponsored by Your Zoap! :)

Terry has given us a lovely sketch to work with this week

here's my take on it...

first of all I need to tell you that the stars and the scalloped oval around the sentiment are infact gold mirri card and not black cardstock, but it is difficult to get a photo showing the gold while using a flash.

I started this card by cutting strips out of the front of it so that I could add acetate instead.
The acetate was stamped with stazon using snowflake stamps taken from this set, bought from the The Craft Barn.
The red striped paper is by SU.
The image is by Dustin Pike and I coloured it with my promarkers, he's such a cute santa eh?

Please go visit the other SSDT blogs to see their fab cards this week, we also welcome the mega talented Bev this week too, Bev will be our guest designer throughout December! :)

No sweet stampin card from me this week, it's the turn of Team Fluff to delight and inspire you, to go to this weeks challenge please click here

Have a fab weekend, whether it be crimbo shopping, fun in the snow, or staying in the warm getting ink on your fingers ;)

Wednesday 1 December 2010

challenge card

This card is for 2 challenges, CES challenges and Wild Orchid Challenges, who both have the theme 'vintage christmas' or 'old fashioned/victorian christmas'

I recalled that I had downloaded a lovely santa image from HERE along with some fab tickets and some beautiful papers too, I used one of these papers before on this card.

The scalloped strip across the card isn't a freebie, I stamped a piece of cream cardstock, stamped it with a snowflake stamp, coloured in parts of the pattern with a gold gel pen and used my eyelet border punch from SU to pretty up the edges.

The flower is handmade too, I stamped out the 'love' text onto a piece of paper, used my 5 petal SU punch and punched out 2 flowers, sponged the edges (to hopefully make them look vintage!) then thread some beads onto a piece of nylon thread for the centre of the flower, then attached them all together with a brad, and glued some leaves underneath.

thanks for stopping by today, wrap up warm if you have to go out in the snow!