Monday, December 20, 2010

'Merry Christmas'....

Just a quick post to wish everyone who visits :)
A very 'Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year'
Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments you leave, they are much appreciated xx

Have a lovely Christmas break and I'll see you soon :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #132 ~ A Recipe...

A recipe challenge today from Penny Black Saturday...
~ 3 papers, 1 ribbon & 1 charm ~
I decided to use a Penny Black image called 'Gift of Flowers',  it was great to colour using fresh spring shades of promarkers whilst it was snowing outside!!
The papers are all Basic Grey Sultry from a cardmaking kit, love the colours and pattern.
The prize this week is from the lovely Carol...

and it's this fabulous hedgie stamp :)

This is our last challenge of the year and we will be back raring to go after a couple of weeks off....with a brand new challenge on the 8th January :)
Do check out all the DT cards over on the Penny Black Saturday blog for inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you all 'cook' up!!

I would like to enter my card into ~
Penny Black at Allsorts  December Challenge - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder....these are my favourite Spring colours :)
& another entry for...
Passion for Promarkers #80 Mega Christmas Challenge :)
Thanks for looking xx

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jolly Santa...

A favourite Santa image today :)
I love this jolly Santa from Sugar Nellie and I'd not used him this year for my Christmas cards (too busy using my newer stamps!) so he had to come out for at least one card!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers with a little shading done with prismas and the papers are a mix of Bo Bunny and DCWV.....
I would like to enter the following challenges with my card ~
Sugar Bowl Challenge #49 - Maria Therese's fab sketch and snowflakes, I have snowflakes on my paper :) 
Pear Tree Designs #30 - Christmas
I love Promarkers #45 - Santa
& another entry for the Mega Christmas Challenge @ Passion for Promarkers!

I will be back tomorrow with my Penny Black Saturday card :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sugar Nellie 'Simply Sassy ' Competition...Round 2!!

I am thrilled!! to have got through to 'Round Two' of the fabulous
Sugar Nellie 'Simply Sassy' competition.... and for this round the challenge is...
'Do your Thing'
Show your style and what you are most comfortable with :)

Well I'm a 'clean & simple' cardmaker :) I love to create cards with classic layouts focusing on the image....I LOVE  to colour my images to co-ordinate with all the gorgeous papers out there :) and as a crafty friend pointed out I usually keep the embellishments to a minimum...adding just a few gems or buttons to finish.
So that's my style :) and here is the card I created...
I created this icy blue 'Winter' Sassy girl card using a favourite layout of mine and then up popped an idea!!! and I decided to make a card for all 4 seasons....colouring each Sassy girl to coordinate with the papers I chose.
I  have kept the layout the same for all the cards just altering the embossed pattern for each background!
A few individual photos :)
Spring Sassy...
Summer Sassy...

Autumn Sassy...

I love how different you can make the girls look just by changing the hair/eye colour!!
Well I hope you like my 'Simply Sassy' cards...I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's entries and their style :) There have been some amazing cards so far.....Good luck everyone x

I have everything crossed to make it through to the next round lol!

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Christmas card!....and a WooHoo!!

Another Christmas card!! Nearly there :)
This is one for my sister in law who LOVES cats and when I saw this fab freebie from Pollycraft, I knew it would be perfect :)
The cute kitty is coloured with promarkers and the papers are an old Doodlebug collection.....
I would like to enter the following challenges with my card ~
Sketch & Stash #50 - new digi image, old papers :)
Passion for Promarkers #80 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Baubles
Allsorts #82 - Last minute Christmas!
Stamp With Fun #89 - Christmas

And now for my exciting news!!!!! I made it through to Round Two in the fabulous Sugar Nellie
'Simply Sassy' competition!! I cant quite believe it!!
These are the 2 cards I made for Round 1....

I now have to make a card which shows my style - 'Do your Thing' for the next round, so I have lots of ideas buzzing around my head right now!! I have to enter my card by this weekend so I will be sharing soon :)
I am totally thrilled to have got through and have everything crossed for the next round  :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #131 - The Holly and the Ivy...

Another Christmas card to share today :)
This is my card for this week's challenge from Penny Black Saturday....

'The Holly and the Ivy'...
A great challenge to get your last minute Christmas cards completed!
Dont worry if you don't have Holly or Ivy Images....we just want to see some Christmas flowers....or plants and that includes Christmas Trees on your entries :)

I have used this cute Penny Black stamp called 'Berry, Berry Christmas!' perfect for the theme :)
The image is coloured with promarkers and the papers are an old Stampin Up collection.

The prize this week is a fabulous $20 voucher from 123Stitch!

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenge ~
Tuesdays Taggers  - Deck the Halls....

Do check out all the DT cards for inspiration and I look forward to seeing all your creations x

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Non Traditional Christmas...

A last minute Christmas card today!
 Still just a few more to make but nearly there :)
I have used this gorgeous LOTV bear for the main image colouring with promarkers to match the papers.
I have used the fabulous sketch by Dena over at ~
I have used my Cuttlebug snowflake in place of the circle as I dont have any circle sentiments, yet!!

I would also like to enter the following challenges with my Christmas card....
PaperTakeWeekly - Red & Green must NOT be seen...
Spoonfull of Sugar #133 - Christmas card...
Passion for Promarkers #80  - Mega Christmas Challenge...
Simon Says Stamps - Christmas! But NO red or green...

I have made quite a few non traditional Christmas cards this year and I especially like this pink & aqua together :) What colour combo's have you used this year??

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Simply Sassy Competition....

Another entry for the fabulous Sugar Nellie 'Simply Sassy' competition....
I am enjoying making these 'WOW' ~ White on White cards, it's a nice change to Christmas cards :)
And with an awesome prize of a Spellbinders Grand Calibur and a place on the Simply Sassy have just got to enter lol! Check out all the details {HERE} and enter {HERE}....

I have kept this one 'Clean & Simple' adding just a couple of embellishments and focused on the colouring and shading. I like 'wow' cards as you can choose any colours you like and not worry about matching up papers etc!!

I used bright colours for my last card so I have gone for darker colours this time using my promarkers and prismas again :)

I dont know what's in store for the next round! or if I will make it through....I will be asking for all your help if I do please :)...I will let you know!!

Thanks for looking as always x

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just Cute Bears & Friends #41 - Anything but a Card....

Something different today for the new challenge from Just Cute Bears & Friends....

'Anything but a Card!'

I have made a little treat box with a cute FF bear for the main panel :)
I am going to fill it up with some sachets of hot choc & sweeties as a gift for a friend...

The main box is made from a sheet of Bo Bunny Christmas paper, I followed the instructions over at SplitCoastStampers {HERE}....if you would like to make one too :)

This will be our last challenge of we know things get busy this time of year!
So you have till the 1st of January to make your creation and enter :)
Do check out all the DT creations {HERE} for inspiration!

A big thanks to everyone who has taken part in all the challenges this year and we hope to see you all next year too!!

I would like to enter the following challenges with my treat box -
Teddy Stampers #25 - Christmas Teddies...
Passion for Promarkers #79 - Special Challenge - Old & New, I have used an old image & a new paper :)
Oldie but a Goodie #7 - Christmas Birthday...

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #130....

Wow the weeks are whizzing by!! I cant believe it's December already!
Well it's Saturday :) So a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday ~

Stamp image onto anything but white card...

Penny Black are sponsoring the prizes this week and here are the gorgeous stamps you could win!
Handmailed ~

 Before the Snow & Christmas Flourish

I have used Penny Black's Starlit stamp for my card - stamped onto lilac card to co-ordinate with the Rose-Tinted Christmas papers from DCWV.
I like lilac/pinks for Christmas cards although I'm very traditional with my red/green/gold for my Christmas tree, which we are hopefully putting up this w/e :)
It feels like Christmas with all this snow in the UK!!

I am entering my card into the Paperplay Challenge #48 - Monochrome...
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #112 - Christmas...
Do check out all the beautiful cards over on the Penny Black Saturday blog.....

Thanks for looking x

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Simply Sassy' Competition - Sugar Nellie....

Over on the SUGAR NELLIE blog, Karen is holding a 'Simply Sassy' competition....
with an Amazing!! Grand prize of a brand new SPELLBINDERS Grand Calibur for under your Christmas tree :)

 and best of all!! an offer of a place on the Simply Sassy DT!!
for any other finalists, a choice of 12 Sugar Nellie Stamps :)

Find all the details {HERE} and enter your cards {HERE}....

Round One is the 'WOW' Factor!
White on White = WOW
No colour except on the stamped image with focus on your colouring & shading.
So here is my entry :)

I love 'WOW' cards! and decided on warm colours for my's all white outside (snow!!) and cosy indoors, so I guess the weather inspired me!! And I thought the colours would stand out well :)

I have coloured the Simply Sassy girl with promarkers and added some shading with my prismas. I scored lines with my scoreboard and embossed with my cuttlebug folders and added lots of sparkle round the layers for more definition :)

I hope you like my 'white on white' card.....and good luck to all that enter!!

Thanks for looking xx