Saturday, November 23, 2013

Frosty the snowman....

My second scheduled post of the day!!

Over at My Mum's Craft Shop blog this week, the team having bringing some non tradtional Christmas coloured inspiration to's my efforts!! 

I absolutley love this little snowman however I thought the non tradtional colours would be a problem for me however it just kind of fell into place and I think it looks well ...even if I say so myself!!

The papers have been in my stash forever and I think they are from blonde Moments.  The stamp is Trim the Branches from My Favourite Things which I coloured with copics.  The snowflakes have been punched with my MS punches, in the centres I have added some gem dots which are amazing, also added glitter to he snowflakes. i cut out a couple of trees from the same papers to add a bit of something extra...not sure what but they look ok!!

papers - stash
punches - MS Himalayan Snowflake and Arctic Snowflake


It's a celebration...

Good morning Saturday bloggers...oh it's freezy, freezy today!!

It's all about celebrations this weekend...before I get onto the card stuff...I am going to be tired and under the influence of a wee wine or two this weekend...Holly is 16, my mum is 70.....and it's also my mum and dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary...not sure how that all happened at the one time!!

So over at Sweet Stampin we are's our birthday...yay!! however the theme is simply "it's a celebration" interpret that in whichever way you like.

We also have some fabulous sponsors this week all giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner...

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and there's also our fabulous monthly sponsor The ribbon girl...

So for my card I used papers from MME noteable, the image is from Saturated Canary which I coloured with copics.  I used my big sunflower die to make the flower and the Nifty at fifty die I bought at the SECC...I have a few people with big birthdays coming up so thought that was the perfect die to buy!!  I made this for a friend at work who turned 50 last week....


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pretty Poppies...

Good morning all and my post for My Mum's Craft Shop....oh my isn't it baltic??  We have had a severe weather warning for Central Scotland on Tuesday and the schools have had the warning too and pupils have been issued with their code red!!  They are preparing ahead of events this year by the looks of things!

Anyway onto my card...I have used the Pretty Poppies stamps and poppy and Leaves dies from My Favourite Things...I am loving these soooooooooo much!!  I can't believe I have only bought these now...they are a must!!

So first I inked up the script and stamped it several times on the creamy coloured card, I then distressed the edges with some distress ink.  I then used the dies to cut out the poppy heads and then inked around the holes....Then using some white card, I stamped the poppies using some red ink.  I then layered up both pieces of card so the poppies are centred through the die cuts.  Once these were in place I then inked the poppy stems and die cut the leaves and poppy seed and fixed them in place.  The message is from the same set, so I layered that onto black card and stuck a little button on to the corner.  I added some card candi to one of the corners....hope you likey!!

twine - stash
card candi

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes


Sweet Stampin DT card...

Good morning folks....and my first post of the day....this card sums it up today....brrrrr!!

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin is "tags".....use a tag somewhere on your card.

This week we are sponsored by The Stamp Fairy and we have our monthly sponsor The ribbon girl...both giving £10 vouchers to one lucky winner.

for my card I have used papers from Echo Park - tis the Season, the image is George and Friends from The Stamp Fairy wich I have coloured with copics.  The snowflakes have been cut with my die-namics let it Snowflake set and glittered up and then popped a gem in the centres.  The tag is from LOTV...hope you likey!!

Creative Corner - let it snow
Hannah and Friends - glitter
ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wishes
Deep Ocean - winter
papertake Weekly - snow and ice
Graph It's - anything goes
Color Me Creative - winter, cold and frosty


Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 110

Good morning campers and my scheduled post!!  I am having many of those just now as I am working non!!

I can't believe it's 4 weeks since my last SB posting...gosh how the time flies in!!  The challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is sparkle and shine....easy peasy!!

As always the prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from FunkyKits...

...over 100 entries then that prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps...

For my card I have used Warm winter Wishes from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits which I coloured with copics.  The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe.  Those snowflakes have been cut with my die-namics Let it snowflake dies which I glittered up and dded gems to the centres...

Please remember to use a Sugar Nellie stamp...rubber or digi to be eligible. 

Paula Holifield Crafts - sparkle and shine

Monday, November 11, 2013

GDT at BunnyZoe Challenge blog...

Good morning bloggers on this frosty morning!!

This morning I am sharing my card I made for my Guest spot over at Bunny Zoe challenge Blog for the month of November...I was so chuffed when Nikki asked me if I would like a turn at guest could I refuse!!

So the theme this month is "shabby chic" not a theme I have to say I am good at however hopefully my efforts have paid off.

The stamp is Autumn  from Saturated Canary which you can buy from Bunny Zoe's shop, I coloured her with copics and did some shading with polychromos, the hair was a bit scary as there's loads of it and I thought I might have to chop some of it off however I think it turned out ok... The papers are digi papers from the Sweet Shoppe, I stitched each of the layers onto bazzill card and then distressed all around the edges to give a shabby look.  The leaves have been cut with my die-namics autumn wreath die, I then inked them up with lots of autumnal colours and then crinkled the edges of them too for more shabbiness!!

Hope you likey!!

Penny Black and More - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Autumn/Fall colours


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Blog Hop...

Good morning Sunday's freezy today!!

Today I am joining in with the blog hop over at Little Miss Muffet challenge blog which is to celebrate the launch of the stamps being available here in the UK and are on sale at My Mum's Craft Shop.  

All you need to do is visit each of the blogs and leave some love and there will be prizes drawn at random from the comments left on some of the blogs....if you have arrived here from the fabby Fluff's blog then you are in the right place however if not then you need to start from the beginning at the Little Miss Muffet Blog.

For my card I have used Swings and Slides - Snow Buds stamp, isn't it so cute??  I coloured the stamp with copics and did some shading with polychromos.  The papers are digi papers from the Sweet Shoppe...thought they were just the perfect colours!!  The snowflakes are cut from the die-namics Let it snowflake die set and I glittered them up and added some gems to the centres. Oh and how could I forget my doodles edges!!

So pop over over to the lovely Jane's blog and check out her fabulous card!!

In case you get lost along the you go!!
Little Miss Muffet Stamps
My Mum's Craft Shop
Colour Me Creative -  winter, frosty and cold 
Totally Papercrafts - use glitter   
Deep Ocean - winter  
Papertake Weekly - anything goes 

Saturday, November 09, 2013

A quickie before X Factor!!

When I say a quickie...that's the post and not the card!!  I have been colouring away at this image all week just doing 10 minutes each night...

So the stamp is from LOTV and I coloured with distress inks this time...I have neglected them and I haven't really had the time to colour with them hence the reason this one took me all week.  The papers are Fancy pants winterland and those teeny wee flowers have been cut with one of my new signature dies. I added lots of pearls and gems from The Hobby House(need more) to finish off.

The ribbon girl - stripes
Crafty Little Fairies - christmas
Cute Card Thursday - animal antics
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Craft Dee Bowz - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - christmas
The Hobby House - pearls


MMCS DT card...

Good morning folks and hurray for then weekend!!  I have had such a busy 2 weeks at work, unbelievable actually!!  I now have the weekend to catch up on housework and then it starts all over again.

So this weeks theme over at My Mum's Craft Shop is Winter birthdays.  The girls have shared with you some of their cards using winter images on birthday cards, so here's mine!!

The papers are Echo Park - Tis the Season which were layered onto bazzill card and doodled around, the stamp is Quinn in her boots from Stamping Bella which I coloured with copics, I then added some glamour dust to the furry bits on Quinn's boots and her hat and the snow.

I added a big button with some black twine, the message and of course the snowflake.

stamp - Quinn in her boots stamping Bella
papers - Tis the Season Echo park
stickles - silver
copics - various

Charisma cardz - anything goes
Hanna and Friends - glitter
Whimsy - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Penny Black and More - anything goes


Saturday, November 02, 2013

My Mum's Craft Shop GDT card...

Good morning bloggers and another scheduled post...think I was on a roll with the distress inking from yesterday!!

As you know I am GDT for My Mum's Craft Shop and this week the team have a free week to use whatever stamps and themes they wish.  I have used this fabby stamp from PaperArtsy, there are lots more available from the online shop here, the background has been made with distress inks....i stamped the flower head out a second time and inked them in a contrasting colour, I then cut them out and emboss them from behind to give them a rounded look and they pop out!!

stamp - PaperArty JOFY - My Mum's Craft Shop
distress inks - shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, barn door, tumbled glass, broken china - My Mum's Craft Shop
glitter - stash


Friday, November 01, 2013

Challenge 11 - Autumn

Good morning bloggers and welcome to my scheduled's Friday I hear you say and yes you're right, the lovely Kitty asked me ages ago if I would her guest designer for the month of November over at My Mum's Craft could I say no!!

So the theme this month is Autumn, don't you just love Autumn colours.  For my card I have used this cute little tree stamp called Bare Trees from Dreamees.  I made the background using distress inks to give the autumn feel, I added some twine, a button and some tiny die cut leaves...hope you like it!!

Pop over to My Mum's Craft Shop blog to check out the rest of the teams cards...

stamp - Bare Trees Dreamees - My Mum's Craft Shop
Distress Inks - shabby shutters, scattered straw, spiced marmalade - My Mum's Craft Shop
button - stash
twine - stash

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - button it up