Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Review...

Good evening's almost next year!!

Have you all made your New Years resolutions?? Well I have....I have decided a good one for me would be to keep on top of the ironing. Now I hate ironing but once I get going I am fine but I normally stand for about 6 hours at a time so I thought if I did half an hour each night then i would feel the benefit of that. I had also thought about my weight loss but I think I have that under control and I am on my way to nearly 2 stones off so I don't have to worry there(touchwood).

I noticed that lots of you have been showcasing your favourite cards and I did already show my 5 favourite Christmas cards but I thought I would share my favourite cards from throughout the year for A Year in Review. Hopefully I can manage this before midnight!! So here goes.....

My favourite Christmas stamp from Sugar Nellie....

One of my favourite Sassy's and one of my first attempts a colouring with DI's with some inspiration from the fabby Elaine.

This one I made for Holly's birthday...looks a bit like her...

Ooooh just my favouritest...Pippi...

I love this one so much as this card took me the longest time ever!!

This little cutie is from Lili of the Valley....

I made this one for the Sassy blog....this Sassy scared me because of her hair, but the lovely Debbi has some fab tutorials on colouring and was really happy with the end result.

ooh...same paper different Sassy!!

just love these fresh...peek a boo birthday from Sugar Nellie.

Now first SB DT card....and my favourite Gorjuss girl...

This one is a bit different this stamp from SU!!

My other favourite Christmas stamp from Sugar Nellie!!

phew that was hard.....chopped and changed them so many times. I hope you like what I have selected to showcase.



New beginnings at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning bloggers and possibly my last post of this year. Boy oh boy what a quick year!!

Well with all the festivities and my hubby being in and upsetting my routine, I didn't get time to photograph my card for today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin'...but watch this space as it will be here when I return home from work, yes that's right I am at work but only for a half shift...woo hoo!! uploaded!!

So this week's challenge is "new beginnings" baby, new home etc. We also have a fab sponsor...Angel Crafts who are offering one lucky winner an embellishment kit as their prize.

For tomorrow!! The prize is an embellishment kit...don't have a photo of that.

Check out the other teamies cards...fabby!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Papertake Weekly GDT card..

Good morning Christmas bloggers...hope you all had a lovely Christmas and did Santa bring you lots of crafting goodies?? I would just like to thank all of you who leave me comments, it's much appreciated and i promise to catch up with my commenting now that Christmas is almost over.

Today is my last card as Guest Designer over at Papertake Weekly, it has been fun and thank you Dawny for asking me to join your team this month. Today's challenge is the sketch below or you can choose one of the challenges from throughout the year....I have opted for the sketch as it is a fab one!!

for my card I have used papers from Authentic - Free Bird collection...just my colours!! The stamp is Fantasy from Penny Black. I added some extra coloured spots to the tree, inked up the edge of the card and then added some glitter....hope you like.

Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - anything but Christmas
The Secret Crafter - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes
Scrapbook sisters - anything goes
Aud's Sentiments - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes


Saturday, December 24, 2011

My top 5 Christmas cards of 2011...

Merry Christmas more sleep to go!! Now I am up to my eyes in it today but was having a breather and saw on Debby's blog that she was doing a top 5 Christmas cards of 2011 so I thought I would quickly join in. I do love my Sugar Nellie stamps but I thought I would share a few others too! Anyway here is my top 5...hope you like them too.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Papertake Weekly GDT card..

Good mornings Christmas bloggers and my scheduled post. Not long to go now...woo hoo!! today I am here with my next Guest card for Papertake Weekly, the theme is Christmas. I have used All spruced Up from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with copics, the papers are Fancy pants - Hot Chocolate which I layered up onto kraft card and did some doodling around the edges. I added some some twine and attached a little silver snowflake, punched a couple of snowflakes and glittered them up and finished with some buttons and a message.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Bearly Mine - anything goes
The ribbon Carousel - tangled twine
Dream Valley - Christmas


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweet Stampin' DT card

Good morning sweet stampers and my scheduled post...8 sleeps til Santa comes!! Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is sparkle and bling.

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi's, who is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate.

I had a bit of a printer issue yesterday so no digi on my card so I have used this little trio of trees from Stampin' Up - Polar Party which I coloured with promarkersand glittered up, I added a ribon,button and a bit of bling. The paper was in my stash and I have no idea where that came from. Pop over and check out the other teamies cards.

Willow sketchie - sketch


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Another post from me today but not scheduled...I coloured this little cutie the other night so thought I would quickly make it into a card. The stamp is Warm Winter Wishes from Sugar Nellie which is unfortunately out of stock at the moment however it is available in digi format here.

The papers are Echo Park - Winter Park, which I layered up and doodled around the edges of each layer, I like layers!! I coloured the stamp with promarkers. punched a snowflake and added a message and ribbon...then glittered the whole thing can never have too much glitter!! Hope you like.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Christmas Card challenges - doodling
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Lexi's - Christmas but no red/green
ABC Christmas Challenge - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas
Crafts & Me - Christmas
Divas by Design - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop - cute and funly christmas
Bearly Mine - untraditional christmas
Cupcake - sparkle
Dream Valley - christmas
Joanna sheen - Christmas
By the Cute and Girly - Christmas
I ♥ Promarkers - blue and white(not sure if I have too much of other colours so just delete me if I do)
Totally Gorjuss - let it snow
Paper Sundaes - anything Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - it's cold outside
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
Forever Friends - it's all Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - christmas
Paperplay - Christmas
Really Reasonable ribbons - anything goes
ABC Challenge - F is for Frosty


Sugar Bowl Challenge #74

Good morning sugar addicts.....almost time for Santa to come but before then we have another challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. The challenge this week is Maria Therese's fab sketch below...

...the theme is no Shop bought or digi papers but you can make you own. Once again we have the fab prize of 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits....

...but if there's more than 100 entries then the prize will increase to 6 what are you waiting for?? Pop over and check out the inspiration from the other sweeties...they are fab!!

for my card I have embossed the main card with a floral embossing folder and then I also embossed the panel the image is layered onto. The stamp is "Fifi goes Walkies" which you can but here from Funky Kits. I coloured Fifi with copics this time and I think I am happy with the way she turned out!! Of course I glittered her and the card but you can't really it that well...iot does actually have lots!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge - sparkle, gleams, glitters
Whoopsie Daisy - sparkle and shine
Crazy Amigo challenge - embossing
Corrosive Challenge - anything but Christmas


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Papertake Weekly GDT card..

Good morning folks....oh isn't it freezy....brrr and more snow on the horizon here in bonny Scotland!! So today I have my second GDT card for Papertake Weekly. The theme this week is "I'm dreaming of a {favourite colour} I have to say I do like blue amongst a few other colours!!
So for my card I have used some scraps of paper that were in my stash, they are from Heidi Grace - Frost Boulevard. The stamp is from Sugar Nellie - Christmas Garland....and wait for it, coloured with promarkers. I punched a couple of snowflakes and added a pearl to the centres and then glittered them and the snow people up!!

Stamptacular - Christmas glitz
Pile it On - bling it up
Dream Valley - Christmas
Addicted to stamps - snowflakes
Totally gorjuss - let it snow
Craft your Days Away - snowmen
2 Sisters - Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - monochromatic
The Pink elephant - snowflakes & sparkles
Willow sketchie - sketch
Paperplay - snowmen
Delightful challenges - blue christmas


Friday, December 09, 2011

Merry Christmas....

Good morning windswept bloggers!! Well...what a day and night yesterday for us Scots...we had winds up to 160mph at parts of the day. The extreme weather caused havoc all over and I am so glad I didn't need to venture out!! It was a tad scary I have to say and I hope everyone was safe.

So I doodled away last night colouring in this stamp which is Festive Friends from Sugar Nellie and this time I coloured with copics and then glittered it up. I bought a few new colours so thought I would put them to the test although I haven't managed to get the right shade of green, so if anybody knows of a kind of lightish promarker green, let me know. Now when I saw the sketch over at Christmas Challenges, I had to try it...I do prefer lots of layers as I am kind of rubbish at the embellishments so With lots of layers I don't need to add too many other bits and bobs.
The papers are from Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate collection, and they are yummy!! I have entered the challenges below. I layered the papers onto kraft card and edged them with a fine pen to give them a stitched look. I punched out the snowflake and glittered it up and then added a button and twine. I also added some twine around one of the layers and attached a snowflake charm.

Christmas Challenges with sketches - fabulous sketch
ABC Christmas challenge - anything goes
Crafts & Me - snowflakes
Paper Sundaes - sundae bar(stripes, red, fake stitching and a punch)
Creative Card Crew - tis the season
Creative Craft Challenge - stitching(mine is fake this time)
Passion for promarkers - celebrations
Craft your Passion - anything goes plus glitter
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - let it snow
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - let it snow
Hotshot Crafts - promarkers
Divas by Design - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - christmas
Crafty Calendar - cold & frosty
Designed to Delight - snow


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Papertake Weekly GDT card..

Good morning bloggers and another scheduled post, now I'm not sure which one will be first as they are both scheduled for the same time. I was delighted when I got an email from Dawny asking if I would like to be Guest Designer over at Papertake Weekly for the month of December...I was so chuffed as I do try to take part in their challenges most weeks when I can. so the challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly is "anything christmas" with the optional extra of something dangly, which I completely forgot a good start!!

Their sponsor is Lili of the you don't want to miss this!!

For my card I have used Fishing buddies from LOTV which I coloured with copics, the papers were in my stash and I really can't remember where they are from. I added a punched snowflake(cos i love snowflakes) and some matching isn't actually as dark IRL. I finished off glittering it all up...hope you like.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Bunny Zoe - anything Christmas with pearls
Craft Your Passion - anything goes with glitter
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Incy Wincy - non traditional christmas colours
The Pink elephant - snowflakes and sparkles
Whoopsi Daisy - snowflakes
Gingerloft - Christmas


Butterfly Girl....

Good morning Sassy fans and welcome to one of my 2 scheduled posts today. I was delighted when Maria Therese asked me if I would like to take part in the final Simply Sassy spotlight of the I would have been rude to say no!! I have used one of my favourite Sassy's, butterfly girl. As you know the lovely Elaine is so fabulous at colouring with DI's and SU inks and she has totally inspired and encouraged me to make the effort so here we are...a combination of SU inks and DI's.

Thank you Maria for allowing me to take part in your final Spotlight of the year. x

Pop over to the Simply Sassy blog to check out the others that Maria has asked to join.

Lothian Crafts - pink and brown
Samuel Taylor - anything goes


Saturday, December 03, 2011

A little snow angel....

Good morning sweet stampers...over at The Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog we have another challenge for you...this time it's "snow" or "snowmen, people....something with snow!!

This week our sponsor is Crafty Emma's Store, who is offering up this fab paper pad to one lucky winner.....

For my card I have a little snow angel which is from Inky antics. I coloured this stamp with promarkers this time so that I could join in the promarker challenge as the sketch is just fab!! The papers are Echo Park - Winter Park which I also layered onto kraft card, I added some button twine, punched a snowflake and added a button to the centre...then of course glittered it up.

Now pop over and see what the other sweeties have to show you.

Passion for promarker - sketch
I ♥ promarkers - snowmen/flakes
Stamptacular - Christmas
Simon Says - anything goes
Cards & More - snowflakes
Creative Craft - free for all
Craft your passion - tis the Season
Make it Monday(The kraft Journal) - Christmas
Dream Valley - sparkle
Paper sundaes - Winter Wonderland
By the Cute and Girly - let it snow
Delightful sketches - let it snow
Totally papercrafts - let it snow
Fairy Tale challenge - Christmas
Patties Creations - Christmas
Simply Create Too - Christmas
Wags n Whiskers- angel or fairy (does my snow angel count)
OSCC - let it snow


Friday, December 02, 2011

Sugar Nellie Christmas Candy giveawy

hi folks...just to let you know if you hop on over to the Sugar Nellie Blog, there's some candy to giveway!!


Raise the Bar GDT card..

Hi folks...incase you think I have been up at stupid o'clock this morning then I wasn't!! This is scheduled...I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest Designer today over at Raise the Bar so here is my card.

I have used papers from MME - Be Merry, the stamp is from Stampin' Up - polar party set which I coloured with promarkers this time. I finished with a ribbon and a few buttons.

Crafty Boots - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - B is for...buttons and bow
Charisma - seeing spots
Bling it On - Christmas
DYSU - ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
CYDA - buttons or bows


Thursday, December 01, 2011

A quickie....

Hi folks, thought I would quickly post this card before I start getting organised for lunch, dinner and then my night out.

I have used scraps of papers that I had in my stash...not sure which make but the fairy is from LOTV and I have coloured her with copics....short and sweet and will catch up later.

LOTV - anything but Christmas
The ribbon Girl - pink and white
Papertake Weekly - sketch
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Sugar Bowl Challenge #73

Good morning Sugar Addicts and my scheduled post. Before I tell you about today's challenge over at The Sugar Bowl, I thought I would share my news...I was slimmer of the week last night aaaaand slimmer of the chuffed with myself.

So this week's challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is Cathy's sketch below...

...and of course the optional extra is "out of the ordinary" which means do something that you haven't done before.

As always the prize is 4 sugar Nellie stamps from the wonderful Funky Kits..

..but if there's over 100 entries then 6 stamps to one lucky winner!!

Now this threw me a bit as I was a bit stumped on what to do, so eventually I thought I would use some of that Tim Holtz Distress as I haven't used it before I wasn't quite sure what it was meant to look like, so I am not that happy with this card.

I have used Bo Bunny - Snowfall papers, the stamp is Rosie from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with DI's but not impressed with my colouring on this as I can do better!! I edged each of the layers with picket fence paint which is supposed to be a little snowy or frosty looking but not sure about that and added a couple of snowflakes which I also duffed up a bit with the paint.

Simon Says - anything goes