Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas Card Club - Sally's Challenge

Hi there all. Well this time it was Sally's turn to set the challenge which was to have Santa on your card !! Super I thought I knew straight away which image I was going to use !!! Its one from Sassy Cheryls. Loving her images !!!

The hard part was searching for papers !!! All my papers are still in the USA so it was a days trawl through the internet to find papers I wanted to use !!!! I found lots of lovely ones it was so hard to choose !!!! Anyways I finally settled on Nitwits - Holiday Magic set.

The stamp sentiment is from Lili of the valley and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflake. Ooh and of course I had to glitter Santa up too !!!

Our next Challenge has been set by Kerry and her challenge is to use a Robin, Holly and a postbox is optional ........... Mmm thinking cap on I think and a trawl through my stuff !!!!
Go check out the other ladies in the gang they are listed on my sidebar and if you fancy joining us email one of us and we will point you in the right direction !!!

Happy crafting and enjoy this beautiful sunny day. Remeber I have candy which ends Friday midnight please join in !!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

House Mouse Birthday Girl

Hi there, well this card has taken me a week to put together !!! I have been looking after my gran whom I had in hospital two days last week; laying flat on my back so I can walk the next day; and supervising decorating !!!!!

I love the House Mouse Stamps, I dusted off my cricut and cut out the wording 'birthday girl', the doily is a punch around the page one by Martha Stewart !! Papers are from a Christmas pack I got at the NEC earlier in the year !!

I should add I coloured this in using water colour pencils. I think they give such a soft touch for the mice !!

Not sure who this is for but it will be useful one day I am sure !!!!

I have entered this into :
Clear it out challenge - Anything goes
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything goes

Happy crafting everyone

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Something Different !!!

Well I decided to have a go at decorating a cake !!! Something a little different to card making !!!

I was quite pleased with the end result as I have never done this before ! It certainly seemed to go down well !!! I just hope no-one asks me to decorate a cake for them ................. !!!!

Hope you all have a great day.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pinky's Christmas Card Club Challenge Card

Hi there all !!! Can you believe it two weeks have already passed and its time for our Christmas card club card again !!!! This time Pinky set the challenge, a teddy on your card !!! So ........... of course I set to work using my Forever Friends images !!!!! I have to say it was hard to choose the image tho, there are so many cute ones !!!!

I had been looking at various challenge sites and saw a few cards made using the Grand Calibur making apetures ............... so I thought I would have a go too and got out my Go-Kreate dies once more !!!!!! It was much easier than it looks and a little different !

I used Martha Stewart's snowflake punch with gems added for pazzaz and glittered up the image to make it snowy.

Hope you like it !!! Sorry the pics aren't very good I am struggling with my back again and sneaked out of bed to take these !!!!!! hehe thankfully my partner doesn't look on my blog too often !!!! hehe !!!

I am entering into the following challenges with it :
2 sisters Challenge blog - Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July
Forever Friends - Not square

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Recipe Shaped Easel card

Well ............ I have been laid in bed flat on my back for the last few days but today I sat in the chair with my card things on my knee and put together the bits I had ready to make these cards. I just needed something to do !!!! I had cut out the cards on my Grand Calibur using the Go-Kreate XXL dies ........... now I just NEED !!! the new Go-Greate nestable ones that match !!!

Its a friends birthday in the USA this week and I made this card for her. It is a LOTV image and recipe sentiment. The tag is a Doohickey tag, flowers from Wild Orchids and papers from Nitwits.

I have entered this into the following:
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Try it Tuesday - Flower power
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper - Happy Birthday

I liked this design so much I made another birthday one in lilac and a couple of friendship cards; all use LOTV images. The last friendship card (last posting) was made for my friend in the USA, just as a hello, before I could post it I got an email saying how she may be out of a job this week ................ how strange we do things for someone just when they need it without knowing !!! Anyways I thought I would have a few ready as you just never know when you might need them !

Hope you like them too, Happy crafting !!!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Friendship card

Well I thought I would make a card that wasn't for Xmas !!! I made 4 Xmas cards today, all like the one below but I felt the need for something different !!!!

I thought I would send this to my good friend in the USA as I know she loves my cards and when I called to wish her happy 4th July I couldn't get her :( Don't want her thinking I forgot her !

This is a LOTV image, the recipe is a LOTV stamp, sorry ladies I took my craft knife to it and cut the frame off so I could get it on the tag !!! The tag is a Doohickey die. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts ! Papers are nitwits.

Hope you like it !!

I have entered this into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Party time Tuesdays - Square Cards

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Xmas card club challenge card

Well ladies here is my offering for the challenge I set. The challenge was no printed papers, you could make your own from stamping !!! I find the papers are the first thing I reach for these days and its just not so easy to not use them !!!
The image is a LOTV one I glittered up and the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch (My lovely auntie lent it to me !!! YES she got it back !!!) with a gem added to the centre for some pazzaz !
Simple card but I think it works ................

I am entering this square card above into the following challenge:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas buffet. Ribbon, Snowflakes and gems are all on this card !!
Bling it on - Anything goes
Our creative corner - Christmas in July
Kort o Mania - Anything goes
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Just for fun - anything goes

Well I just got the buzz for getting some cards under my belt so I made some more of a previous design I have listed on my blog but these too don't use printed papers so I thought I would share !!! I tried different colours for different effects !