Sunday, 28 December 2014

January birthdays...

I have a few coming up! 
I haven't done any crafting  this week - what with Christmas 
and decorating the kitchen!
Must be mad to do it at this time of the year, but we go out for Christmas lunch, 
Christmas evening buffet, and boxing day dinner, so we haven't needed to cook for a few days.
 We are entertaining tomorrow evening, but are back up and running 
... even though there is plenty left to paint - and "create!"

Anyway - here's my card the this weeks challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle -
a lovely, easy challenge, "anything goes"...
and my card, using - Cupcake Wreath - from Eureka.

I coloured the image with my promarkers -
it took a while, as all those little teeny confetti pieces were so fiddly to colour! Lol..
The candles are finished with glossy accents, although that hasn't shown up on the pic.
The sentiment in the middle is from Pink Petticoat - although
I think the set might now be retired... it's called Girly Curly sentiments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Thats crafty - anything goes - 2 Jan
C.R.A.F.T - anything goes - 1 Jan
Little miss muffet - anything goes -31 Dec
I love promarkers - anything goes - 6 Jan 
The paper shelter - anything goes - 6 Jan
Pennys papercrafty - anything goes - 6 Jan
Crafty sentiments - anything goes - 30 Dec

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Just realised....

That I didn't get round to sharing the family Christmas cards I made this year...

I used the same theme. 
I haven't used my Memory box frostyville border, very much and I do love it,
and with my new ( well, bought earlier in the year and never used)
poinsettia die - and some old papers that I have had for years...

Oh, and I have just realised that there is a couple I missed taking pics of... oh well. 
They are similar to these, but using other backing papers. 

Seeing as they are all so similar and all red / green / poinsettia / snowy border themed,
 I would like to enter them into the following challenges....

Pink gem designs - anything christmas - 2 Jan
Crafty hazelnuts christmas - christmas I didn't blog yet - 2 Jan
A crafty mess - anything goes / traditional christmas colours  - 1 Jan
Wags n whiskers - merry christmas - 9 Jan
Cute card Thursday - Merry Christmas - 2 Jan
Fresh brewed designs - christmas anything goes - 31 Dec
Holly jolly christmas - anything goes christmas - 1 Jan
Crafty cardmakers - christmas - 28 Dec
Melonheadz friends - christmas - 4 Jan
My besties UK - anything goes and poinsettias - 29 Dec

Monday, 22 December 2014

Traditional christmas

"Traditional Christmas colours"
is the challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle this week 
and I got another gorgeous image from the wonderful
'A Day for Daisies'...called The Mistletoe.

I knew straight away, that I would make my Hubbys Christmas card with this image.
I spent ages trying to come up with a suitable sentiment to put with it...
he knows this is just the kind of thing I would say to him :)
But then I had the task of making it 'not too girly.'
So, the traditional colours theme was good for this card...
I used my promarkers to colour the image
 and a snowflake embossing folder for the background,
along with  DCWV green backing paper.
I simply cut the mistletoe myself, from green card, with my tiny scissors.
The HUSBAND was cut on my die cutter - sizzix wingo zingo font. 
The holly was punched with a 50p holly punch I bought on a car boot sale over summer. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
Wags n whiskers - merry christmas - 8 Jan
A crafty mess - anything goes / traditional colours - 1 Jan
Chocolate coffee and cards - christmas- 25 Dec
Graph it markers - festive wishes - 1 Jan
The east wind - christmas - 26 Dec
The craft garden - christmas - 1 Jan
Seemacrafts - christmas - 1 Jan
Emerald fairies - christmas, red and green - 1 Jan
Doodle pantry - any digi goes - 22 Dec

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A glittery christmas!

Over at  the Glitter n Sparkle blog this week, the
challenge is to "glittery sparkly christmas"
and I got this gorgeous image....

'Christmas frame' from Floppy Latte at Stitchy Stamps.
All this gorgeous image needed was colouring, a bit of glitter and a sentiment.
I love the sentiment - I got it quite a while go, as  a free digi,
but I'm sorry - I don't remember where it was from.
I dragged out my fine, multicoloured glitters and glamour dust for this one. the house rooftops,
stars, bow and candy-cane are all glittered.
Everything else is coloured with my promarkers and mirage pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

A crafty mess - anything goes - traditional colours - 2 Jan
Chocolate coffee and cards - christmas - 25 Dec 
Craft for the craic - fave christmas colours - 2 Jan
Crafts 4 eternity - christmas - 19 Dec
Crafty catz - last minute christmas - 19 Dec
Graph it colour - festive wishes - 1 Jan
Jos scrap shack - happy holidays - 22 Dec
Patties creations - christmas - 19 Dec
Thats crafty - anything goes - 3 Jan
4 crafty chicks - one layer - 17 Dec
Creative moments - anything goes / winter - 16 Dec
Crafters cafe - christmas / holiday season - 17 Dec
Fresh brewed designs - anything goes / christmas - 2 Jan
Crafty sentiments - christmas - 16 Dec
Fantastic tuesday - piece of fruit - 16 Dec
Tuesday throwdown - family christmas - 16 Dec
A creative romance - anything goes - 21 Dec
Sparkle and sprinkle - use loose glitter - 25 Dec
The crazy challenge - christmas - 21 Dec
Come and get it - christmas  - 31 Dec
Christmas card challenges - CAS - 20 Dec
Robyns fetish - winter with glitter -  20 Dec
Sentimental sundays - anything goes - 21 Dec
That craft place - christmas - 15 Dec

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A little bit of christmas magic...

Such a lovely image, 
'Sugar Plum' from Ditzie designs,
I knew straight away it wouldn't need too much ....

So I coloured her with my purple and pink promarkers,
 as this weeks challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle is to use modern christmas colours 
(on a christmas image, obviously).
I edged her in my pastel beige promarker to make her stand off the page a bit,
and added plenty of sparkle...
Glamour dust is sprinkled around her and also 
a whole thin border around the card too.
A simple sentiment, which I created in Publisher, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Open minded crafting - unusual christmas - 19 Dec
We do doobadoo - get festive - 13 Dec
Delicious doodles - non traditional christmas - 12 Dec
Kitty bee designs - unusual coloured christmas - 19 Dec
C.R.A.F.T - christmas - 12 Dec
Delightful sketches - twinkle twinkle - 12 Dec
DRS designs - glitter - 12 Dec
Sassy studios - all that glitters - 12 Dec
Addicted to stamps - CAS - 11 Dec
Scrappers delights - non traditional christmas colours - 17 Dec