Saturday 28 December 2013

Debby's challenge - top 5

I found Debby's challenge today, she has asked us to choose our 5 favourite christmas makes of 2013.
What fun! so i've decided to join in too.
Here are mine, there's a link to each original post beneath the piccy...

January Rudolph Challenge (Gillian Roberts, Kitten Christmas Nap)

and another from the same post...

January Rudolph Challenge (LOTV, Deck the Halls)

Rudolph Day - July (LMM/Pollycraft, Spencer Loves Christmas)

Meowy Christmas (TPS, Happy Meow Year)

Owl I want for christmas is you (LMM, Winter Owls)

Hope you will join in too, what a lovely way to share christmas that little bit more. Great idea Debby, Thanks! xx

Thursday 26 December 2013

Dexter in Love

Happy Boxing Day!
I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday, and I hope it continues today and throughout the holidays :)
Me? i'm in work today from 9.30am until around 6 - 6.30pm this evening. So achy back and feet later me thinks, will have to soothe them with a Baileys or 2 when I get home tonight ;)

The Little Misses have more inspirational work to share with you today, here is my card, which was the card given to my parents from my son...

This adorable image is Dexter in Love, and is from the recent new release, cute eh?

The sentiment is from DigiStamp Boutigue, and nan & grandad were cut using my Die-namics By the Letter dies. The patterned papers used are by Dovecraft from the Merry Magic collection.
All that it needed to finish were 2 SU eyelet border punch borders and some punched hearts.

Have a great day!  xx

Wednesday 25 December 2013

OWL I want for Christmas is you

Merry Christmas everyone!
Hope you've had some lovely gifts delivered by the big man in red ;)

This fabulous image is called Winter Owls from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and I think it SO deserves to be the star of the show of this card, it's an amazing image don't you agree?
This was so much fun to colour up with my promarkers, to start with though, I sponged in the sky and then added white flock to the snow after i'd finished colouring.
All that was need to finish was the sentiment which is computer generated.

Do you want to treat yourself to some new images? and the chance to get an exclusive FREE image too, then remember, LMM's holiday special is available right up until the 31st December ;)
Have a wonderful Christmas Day! xx

Thursday 19 December 2013


There's no challenge this week from Little Miss Muffet,
 instead, the Little Misses will be sharing some inspirational cards with you.
You may recognise this little cutie from our Challenge Blog and Facebook group. Neva is an exclusive Polka Dot Pals image that Barbara will send to you for free if you place an order over $10, isn't she lovely? thanks Barbara, a HUGE Merry Chistmas to you and your family xx
Here's what i've done with Neva...

I printed and coloured her a few times so that I could layer her up a little.

She is sitting on a belly band that goes around this serviette fold card that I have made using a tutorial I saw at Beccy's Place (thanks Beccy!)
The papers used are all 'Merry Magic' by Dovecraft, and the frame that Neva is sitting on is by cArt-Us.

I put some money inside my card, before sliding over the belly band, then because I wanted this card to hang on the tree, I added ribbon to one corner...

A different way to give money (or a gift card) this Christmas.

Challenges entered:
ABC challenge - B for blue, bows and bling
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - last christmas
Crafting By Designs - challenge 1 : wrap it up
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Inky Impressions - merry christmas
Simon Says Stamp - bling it on

Would you like to colour up this little beauty too? Click on the logo below and Neva can be yours with orders over $10

Thanks for stopping by today.......oooooh only 6 more sleeps to go..... ;)

Tuesday 17 December 2013

An assembly line

My husband needed 10 christmas cards asap!
So I printed out some Cute Santa images from DigiStamp Boutique (there's also a recent facebook freebie in there too), then I got my craft on, and so, a little over an hour later, I emerge with these...

To speed things up, I had to keep to a simple design, but then I think that the simple design showcases the images really well.
They were coloured simply with promarkers, and layered using a kraft shimmer paper and patterned papers from Dovecraft's back to basics vintage christmas paper stack.
The sentiments were computer generated and then punched out using my word window punch from Stampin Up.
I got an assembly line going, which is such a quick way to make cards. I did all the colouring first, then cut and layered my papers, punched out my greetings, and then finally, I glued everything into place one step at a time. Job done. Except now he wants ME to write them out because my handwriting is neater than his! well ok, but HE can lick the envelopes ;)

I'd like to enter these cards at:
DigiStamp Boutique - December challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - last minute christmas

Hope you have a great day xx

Saturday 14 December 2013

Cute Robins again

Here's another card using an image from DigiStamp Boutique...

This image is from their Cute Robin Collection 2, and i've teamed it up with a sentiment from their Christmas Greetings set 3.
This card is for my daughter and her fiance, she loves leopard print and he is a Wolverhampton Wanderers football fan.
The patterned paper is from Nordic Christmas collection (First Edition).
I've added extra mistletoe using my Marianne Creatables die.

I'd like to enter this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - December challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - include a sentiment
Papertake Weekly - christmas creatures 
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - last minute christmas

No Super Saturday card from me this week, but please remember to stop by the LMM blog to see what the Little Misses have created and to drop by Little Miss Muffet Stamps to get your special offer stamps, $1 digi, and your freebie.
And don't forget, Barbara has a Holiday Special Offer at the moment too!

Enjoy your weekend xx

Friday 13 December 2013

Edwin and Hetty

A friend at work is getting married on the 28th December, and asked if i'd make a card for his fiancee, but wanted 'wife to be' on it as their wedding is so close.
Brief : she loves elephants!

I needed help in finding the right image, thankfully Lisa (thanks Lisa!) knew where i'd find such an image, so off I went to buy Christmas Edwin & Hetty set from DigiStamp Boutique. Perfect image me thinks.
Now last week I ordered myself some new grey promarkers, well they still haven't arrived *stamps foot* even though I should have received them by Wednesday. Not a happy bunny, RM should realise I have elephants to colour!
*sigh* so I had no option but to use the dregs of ink left in the promarkers I do have.
I've framed the image and sentiment with silver mirror card although it looks black in this photo.
The patterned paper is by Dovecraft (merry magic).
The mistletoe dies are by Marianne Creatables.
The sentiment is also from DSB, Christmas Greetings set 3.
'wife to be' has been die cut, using die-namics By the Letter dies.

I'd like to enter this card at:
DigiStamp Boutique - December challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - include a sentiment
Papertake Weekly - christmas creatures
Pennys Paper Crafty - feminine with sentiment
Crafty Catz - anything goes

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday 12 December 2013

'Dex' the halls with boughs of holly...

...Fa la la la laa...lala la laaa.
Are you all ready for Christmas? or are you a last minute Christmas shopper?
Well let's show you something to add to your Christmas wish list, or indeed something you may want to buy yourself as a little treat, well,  you have been working very hard with your festive preparations that you deserve it don't you? ;)
There's a new release from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, that i'm sure you'll want to get your crafty hands on...

I just had to colour up this cutie straight away, this is Dexter Caroling.
I know, he's so adorable isn't he?
He's a Pollycraft image, which are now available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
I've coloured Dexter with Promarkers.
The paper is from Carta Bella's 'Winter Fun' pack.
I used my Cart-Us frame dies behind the image, the white piece of this has been embossed with a snowflake folder.
The flowers were made from gold vellum using my SU boho blossoms punch.

I'd like to enter this card at:
That Craft Place - christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - include a sentiment

But there's more... I couldn't resist colouring up another Dexter to show you today.
This is Dexter Lantern...

He looks so cool in his antler hat don't you think?
The papers are by Dovecraft (back to basics vintage christmas).
The leaves are punched from gold paper, I hope it's ok to extend them further up the side than the sketch given by Sketch Saturday.
'son' was die cut using my By the Letters dies, and I found a gold greeting in my stash which fit perfectly at the bottom.

I'm entering this card at:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Here Come The Boys - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - christmas creatures

Before you go shopping to grab your favourites from this fab release, please stop by the LMM blog to see what gorgeousness the other little misses have created.
Happy shopping/crafting ;)

Sunday 8 December 2013

Cute Robin Couple

Just a quickie, this is my parents Christmas card this year...

Both the image and the sentiment come from DigiStamp Boutique.
I've used dotty paper from My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist - Life of the Party paper pad.
The lettering was die cut from Die-namics By the Letter dies.

I'm entering this card in the challenges at:
DigiStamp Boutique - December challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas

Have a great Sunday xx

Saturday 7 December 2013

Super Saturday

It's Super Saturday day over at Little Miss Muffet, so that means you can get some rubber at a special price, a freebie and a $1 digi too :)
This week i''ve used a stamp from Hatter - Hat Stands ...

I've teamed it up with some Stella & Rose 'Gertie' papers, and some red punched flowers.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up (bring on the cake stamp set).
A simply made card.
To see the $1 digi and grab your freebie, go to the LMM blog, where you'll also find more lovely inspirational cards from my fellow Misses.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafty Creations - anything except christmas
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - use some red

Thanks for looking, hope you all have a great weekend xx

Thursday 5 December 2013

You've Been Framed!

Oooooh, There's a challenge and a release today over at Little Miss Muffet :)
Our challenge is to use a frame somewhere on your project, or to frame something in someway, you can even alter a picture frame if you want to! To be in with a chance of winning some LMM images for yourself, please use any image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, but of course if you want to join in just for fun instead, then that would be great too, we love to see your take on our challenges.

This image is Polka Dot Pals Chrissie, i've added one of the ready faces and framed her using the shoelace border which has been released today to coincide with our challenge.
After colouring everything with promarkers, I punched out a circle from some scrap paper and placed the 'hole' over the lantern so that I could sponge over top with yellow ink to create the candle glow.
I kept the design simple with a kraft card blank and paper by Basic Grey (life of the party).
'sister' was die cut using Die-namics By The Letter dies.

I'd like to enter this card at:
My Mums Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Winter theme
The Pink Elephant - Winter
Crafty Cardmakers - Clean and Simple
Top Tip Tuesday - Be Krafty
Shopping Our Stash - Holiday or Winter
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - light it up
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes

Please visit the blog to see the fabulous cards made by my fellow Misses, you're sure to love them all.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Meowy Christmas

The image is taken from Happy Meow Year from The Paper Shelter. I was lucky enough to have won a whopping $20 prize earlier in the year, and this set was one that I chose, I'm using one of the cats from this set for my Sister's christmas card from my son.
My grey promarkers seriously need replacing, they are very dry, but on this occasion it helped with the fur a little bit!
The papers are both by Dovecraft, Back to Basics Modern Christmas, and Merry Magic.
The greeting is a Stamps Away stamp, and 'auntie' has been cut using my Die-namics By The Letter dies.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Passion for Promarkers - sketch
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - traditional christmas colours