I am having my hair cut and coloured today, a pre-Christmas treat :-) The panto on Saturday was brilliant, very funny and my boys really got into the audience participation. All our presents are now bought and wrapped and I spent the day yesterday cleaning the house so we are pretty ready for the arrival of the big man in the red suit.
Please excuse my rubbish photo :-( I made this new job card for a lovely lady. I used a fab image from Time for Tea Designs and some gorgeous new paper. My pic really doesn't do justice to the lovely colours...
Good morning, so sorry for being awol these last couple of weeks, things have been mad busy with work and trying to get ready for Christmas. Only 4 sleeps now!!! It was my last day at work on Friday and now have 2 lovely weeks off to indulge in some quality family time and hopefully a bit of crafting and catching up with your blogs. We're off to the panto after lunch to see Jack & The Beanstalk.
It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Brown and Blue/Aqua/Turquoise' chosen by the lovely Brenda. As Christmas is just around the corner this challenge is lasting for two weeks rather than the usual one week. Our wonderful sponsors are Crimson Cloud, Digi Darla Designs and Whiff of Joy. So 3 chances to win :-)And there is an extra prize for all of our entrants from Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs, if you pop over to his blog here you will be able to collect one of his designs free of charge for you to use on your artwork.
Onto my DT make, I have made a couple of small hanging calendars. I find one of these really useful to have at home and made these to give as gifts. I simply cut a base of kraft card using a Spellbinders Labels One die (the largest) and matting a piece of paper over the top. I have punched holes to thread some ribbon so the calendar can be hung. They took only minutes to make really but make quite a nice gift I think. You can also use up leftover scraps of paper and ribbon as they are small...
Papers, ribbons, button and flowers - stash
Calendar tabs - Anitas by Docrafts
Other - Spellbinders Labels One die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, brown chalk inkpad, kraft cardstock
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challengex
I would like to enter my calendars into the following challenges:
Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week is 'Anything But Christmas'. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Digistamp Boutique :-)
Onto my DT card, I have made a card for my little man Thomas who will be celebrating his 7th birthday on 7th January. The image is from our sponsor Digistamp Bouique, his name is Owen. As per usual for my male cards I have kept the details simple. Sorry for the dark photo...
Image - from the Owen set coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Papers - Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes (I think Christmas papers often work well for male cards)
Buttons & ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Other - Spellbinders rectangle die & label die, Provocraft star dies, brown chalk inkpad
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challengex
Oh what a week last week was!!! Thomas got his finger trapped in the hinge side of a door when it shut and has a horrible bruised fingernail. Jack dropped something on his foot and badly bruised one of his big toes. To top the week off, the day after my birthday, we went out for afternoon tea and ice skating and Jack fell on the ice and fractured his left elbow :-( Awful evening but we received such fab treatment at our local hospital. He now needs to see an orthopedic (sp?) doctor and we will find out if they want to plaster his arm or leave it in the sling it is currently in. Jack can't do any sport for at least 6 weeks - eeekkk! So no rugby, tennis, Taekwon-do or swimming or any physical activity at school. He's one grumpy boy :-(
Anyway, I completely forgot to draw a winner for my birthday candy so just done it and the winner is... Number 1, K. Congratulations K :-) Will get the calendar off to you as soon as I can x
I know I am waaaaayyyyyy behind with blog commenting. These last couple of week's have been mad busy. I will try and catch up the best I can, I have really missed seeing your gorgeous projects.
This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago. I think the card looks slightly odd in the photo as it looks like I have randomly added gems whereas they are embellishing the embossed background and only placed in the centre of snowflakes and as the dot for the i in Winter. Now I see the photo I'm not sure it works...?
A close up of the embossed background...
Image - from the Holly-Jolly Penny Black clear stamp set coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Flowers, gems & snowman charm - stash
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons (had this ribbon for ages!)
Other - Sizzix winter embossing folder, Spellbinders Floral Oval die, Star Dust Stickles
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week is 'Inspired by a Christmas Song/Carol'. Our wonderful sponsors this week are Digi Darla Designs and Crafty Ribbons. So 2 chances to win :-)
Onto my DT card, I have used a traditional Santa image from Digi Darla Designs and my song for inspiration is 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'. I have used lots of red touches to complement Santa's suit...
A close up to show the sparkle and glossy accents on Santa's specs...
It's my birthday towards the end of the month and I'd like to share the celebrations with you by offering this Papermania Advent Calendar kit to one of you...
The candy will be open until 6pm on my birthday, 29th November and I will draw a winner after that. All you need to do is add your details to the link below. This is open to all my existing followers, please don't follow me just to try to win ;-) x
Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week has been chosen by Tracy and is 'Bring on the Bling'. Our wonderful sponsors this week are Whiff of Joy and My Heart Pieces. So 2 chances to win :-)
Onto my DT card, I have used a super cute snowman image from Digistamp Boutique. I think it's adorable. I have kept the card simple with lots of white. My 'Bling' is in the form of glitter glue and pearls...
I made this card a while ago when challenging myself to make an all white card. I had an idea in my head to stamp the image on the inside of the card and to cut a hole in the front panel to form a sort of window. This is the finished card, I quite like it. Both stamps I used are by Flonz Craft who are a New Zealand based stamp company who deliver worldwide.
Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week has been chosen by ME and is 'Make a Gift'. Our wonderful sponsors this week are A Passion for Stamps and The Craft Barn. So 2 chances to win :-)
So onto the gift I made, a hanging calendar using a pretty floral image from our sponsor A Passion for Stamps. I made this for a lovely friend of mine for her birthday. I coloured up the image first, mounted it on the fancy cut oval die and then backed a 2014 calendar tab onto some card. I laid these 2 pieces out onto a piece of card to work out how big the base needed to be. I attached a length of seam binding to the top so the calendar can be hung...
Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week has been chosen byWendy and is 'White Christmas'. Our wonderful sponsors this week are Flonz Craft and Crimson Cloud. So 2 chances to win :-)
So onto my DT card, I initially freaked out because lots of white scares me but I then thought maybe I could use a sentiment as a focal point and emboss some cardstock to create the background and this is what I made...