Monday, 17 December 2012

off for a bit

Hi fellow bloggers
I won't be on the blog for a bit so won't be visiting until I am back.  Thanks for all your kind comments and I will visit again on my return. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas holiday.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sad news

Hi fellow bloggers - I received some really sad news this week that a very good friend died suddenly in hospital. I will certainly miss her for her humour, caring nature and her love of life. My thoughts are with her husband and daughters during their grief.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

another papermania card

Hi fellow bloggers - another quick card using the papermania pack, Just added a mat, felt poinsettia and some ranger glossy accents.

LiM 98

hi fellow bloggers - I hope your weekend is going well. This week the LiM
 challenge is anniversary  and I finally succeeded in getting my printer to print directly onto card although it takes so many tries I may not bother again Lol!-  it might be easier to get a different printer!
My entry has used:

  • Sizzix pear embosslit
  •  Orphan sentiment stamp
  • sizzix valentine embossing folder
  • Krylon pen

Friday, 14 December 2012

Creata and Cricut -

Hi fellow bloggers
still trying to make xmas cards - where does the time go? Any way two quickies as in my quest to use stash found a papermania pad.

The side die is one that Carley showed on C&C - it is really nice and looks great with mirror board only couldn't find the colour I wanted so used a plainer colour that I think goes well with the background paper. The pot is hand cut. I do love that tree although just noticed the second one has an uncut

Monday, 10 December 2012

quick & easy card

Hi Fellow bloggers

I am so behind with my Christmas cards that they are all going to be quick and easy Lol!
For this one I have embossed the mat with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder that I highlighted with Anita's glitter glue. The snowman is a Panduro stamp and coloured with promarkers. I have used Spellbinders rectangles with blue holographic mirror card from C&C. The sentiment is handwritten with a paint marker and the snowflakes are made with a kuretake punch. Another one down!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

those frosty forms!

hi fellow bloggers

My neighbour let me borrow her frosty forms die set to cut out some reindeer and they are really lovely so that set is now on my wish list. I have made a card for a dear friend and used kraft card and bazill. I put a piece of white bazill though a sizzix holly leaves embossing folder with Tim Holtz Forest Moss distress ink pad.  The embossed piece was cut down and forest moss used to blend on the edges.

I then used a Labels 4 die and cut out toning  green Bazill then to make a frame for the reindeer and cut out a smaller labels 4 inside the larger one. The large label was folded over the top of the card and then raised up with pads to creat a bit of depth. The reindeer were layered and red noses added

I haven't used Kraft cards before but think I will in future as I quite like the effect.

LiM 97 - All in a row

Hi Fellow bloggers
hope the weather isn't too bad by you - we are just cold today. The LiM this week is asking for one layer all in a row and as I am still making Christmas cards thought I'd make one for this too. Unfortunately as my camera is playing up I am still scanning my cards so the image is not so good as in real life.
I have gone for a monochrome look and used:

  • bazill cardstock
  • brilliance black ink
  • Whispers stamp by Docrafts
  • silver glitter
  • red line tape
  • papermania sentiment stamp

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

mega blog candy from Crafty Individuals

Hi fellow bloggers - you might want to check out the Crafty Individuals blog - great inspiration and a new blog candy offer - see side panel for pic.

Also you can visit their shop from the blog to see all their fab stamps.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Rediscovering my cricut

HI fellow bloggers I have recently been more using dies as some of the sizzix and spellbinders dies give such fab results but have decide to use some of my more underused tools and so out came the cricut and the trim the tree cartridge. I must say it wasn't easy to find the right combination of pressure and speed for cartridge but eventually managed to cut one of the images for this card and it is very pretty like a laser cut  and very CAS!. I have used:-
  • Bazill green/dark red
  • pearl card
  • anita's glitter glue
  • sizzix wood embossing folder
  • free stamp
  • marvy la plume pen
However used more than one sheet for this successful cut! Need a bit more practice

Saturday, 1 December 2012

LiM 96

happy Saturday fellow bloggers
it is freezing and a warning of snow on the way brrrrr!! Still crafting time is here and this week the theme at LiM is red and green colour. These are so Christmas that it lets me kill 2 birds with 1 stone so to speak as I am behind with my Christmas cards.

This is a fairly quick and easy card and I have used
  • White Bazill card
  • Sizzix holly embossing folder
  • red and green promarkers
  • green textured material
  • anita's glitter glue
I embossed the topper with the sizzix folder and then coloured some of the berries and leaves with the promarkers. The textured ribbon is really a thin piece of the stuff that stops things sliding on a shiny surface as no other ribbon matched the promarker green! The topper was then layered on to the base card, also bazill, and a smidgen of glitter glue added to the leaves for a festive touch.