Thursday, 19 November 2015

Crafty Ribbons is asking: Christmas Socks for washing or presents??

Hiya peeps

Yes, its our weekly time for the Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog and this week the theme is Christmas Socks!!!!! The alteration to weekly challenges is only because of Countdown to Christmas.

Your prize this week is a £10 voucher for the Crafty Ribbons Website

My card consisted of an image called Stocking Line from Bugaboo
The design is on a tent style base card made from an A4 sheet of card from Papermill Direct
Backing paper is from Kanban "Christmas Wishes" Paper pad
The sentiment is one of my own words
The ribbon is, of course, called Wash Day Ribbon - Stocking Washing from Crafty Ribbons
Image coloured in with Graph It alcoholic marker pens and the top of the stockings were
sprinkled with "Snow Dust" from Pinflair to give a glittery flakey touch & see to the card.

I hope you like this basic card (even though it doesnt look like it because of the backing paper that I used. Please ask if you would like to know anything else

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Anything but Square for Crafting Musketeers Challenge theme for this month reminder

Hiya peeps

Its time for Crafting Musketeers Challenge Midway Reminder and the theme is Anything But Square with a fabulous website called JGD Crafts who are sponsoring us

I used my Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles, Grand Circles and normal circles to make an easel card, using 2 pieces of A3 size card in Spring Green from Papermill Direct.

The image is from Lili Of The Valley's beautiful art pad which is an A6 size pad of pre coloured images ready to use so I cut out this beautiful fairy.

The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons available in their Christmas Section

To make the snow effect around the image I used a "paste" called Glitter Snow" by Aleene and its wonderful quality is an asset to any winter card that needs snow.
I hope you can find time to join in with the challenge or just make an "Anything but Square" card or project ;

I would like to enter this card in to the following blog challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up      Ends 30th Nov 2015

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Christmas Angel (with ribbon) Inspiration Blog

Hiya peeps

Its my turn for the Inspiration post on Crafty Ribbons today and I would love to show you a card that I have made just for today (well for my own Christmas card usage too lol).

This tent style card was made using

White linen effect card by Papermill Direct (base card & stamp topper)
Distress Ink, Black Soot, to ink the stamp, by Tim Holtz
Angel stamp is part of a set that came free with a craft magazine.,
designed by Sally Mountain for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine issue 146,
Snowflake paper behind the stamped image was also free with the same magazine
Black Mirror card is from my own stash
Sparkling White Eyelash "Ribbon" & Black & White grosgrain "Merry Christmas" ribbon (EXCLUSIVE to Crafty Ribbons) are both from Crafty Ribbons
Large die cuts by Tonic Studios Decometric Layering Die Set
"Joy" word die cut is part of the Spellbinders Holiday Collection, Decorative Curved Star die set
Glue & foam pads are from my own stash

I would like to enter this card in to the following blog challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up    Ends 30th Nov 2015

Sunday, 1 November 2015

My first post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge Blog

Hiya peeps,

Yes, Ive been invited to be on the DT for another Challenge blog and I have accepted. I am extremely proud to announce that I am now on the DT for
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog

For my first project with CHCC2 I decided to use the cheery image of Gus Christmas - Pimp My Sled  and the fabulous sentiment that comes with the digi download.
Gus is a fabulous character to work with, so easy to colour, to which I used a mixture of Graph It and Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pens. The background card is from an old kit I had in my own stash and I no longer had any paperwork with it so I dont know which company designed/made it. Silver mirror card used behind that is available from the majority of craft shops/websites. The base card I always try to use is from Papermill Direct Website.
The music notes are cut using my Tattered Lace dies and the Seasons Greeting sentiment was cut from my set of Marianne Designs die.

I hope you like my card as much as I do and that you will join us over at the challenge, you could win an awesome prize of digi stamps from Gus' designer Bugaboo..
The challenge blog is now live!! Come across & join me & the rest of the DT, we are looking forward to seeing your fabulous makes.