Wednesday 28 November 2012

Coffee & Cream Christmas

My mojo has up and left for a holiday! I have discovered that there are disadvantages to working for your husband, one of them being that a cold is not a good enough excuse not to go to work :( so by the time I’ve got home in the past few days all I’ve wanted to do is curl up on the sofa and feel sorry for myself! However, I hate not posting at least once a week, so I’ve got a card to show today that I made for J & C Creations a little while ago on the theme of ‘Contemporary Christmas’. I had already made a pink & blue card for their monthly challenge and so decided on a brown & cream colour scheme for this stepper card.
Brown Contemporary Xmas 
Stamp from Penny Black’s clear stamp set ‘Christmas Fashion’ coloured with Promarkers
Snowflakes cut using Marianne Designs Christmas Creatables ‘Swedish Ice Star’
Sentiment cut using Spellbinders ‘Fleur de Lis Rectangles’ die
Stickles ‘Frosted Lace’
Brown card, brads paper & ribbon from stash
’Christmas Anything Goes’ –
Crafty Bloggers Network
Anything Goes’ – I ♥ Promarkers  
’Non-Traditional Christmas’ – Dream Valley 
’More Than 1 Fold’ – Come & Get It  
’No Square Allowed’ – That Craft Place  
’Fancy Fold’ – Dutch Dare  
’Anything Goes’ – Creative Card Crew  
’Shaped/Fancy Folds’ – Christmas Cards All Year Round

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Wednesday 21 November 2012

Christmas Box Card

Today’s card is one that I made for J & C Creations . Having time to craft is a real problem for me and so I don’t tend to do many ‘fiddly’ projects, however being on the design team at J & C I like to try and do something other than a square card all the time, so here is my Christmas Box Card (still square though, lol!) – I’m afraid I went a bit overboard on the photos! 





Image - Wild Rose Studio's Annabelle 'Posting Letters' coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' 6x6 pad
Snowflake charm, die cut trees & pearls
Dies used - Spellbinders 'Classic' & 'Scalloped Circles', 'Labels 2' and 'Floral Doily Accent' (corners)
’Frosted Lace’ Stickles
All the above are available from the J & C Creations Website
Ribbon from stash
Fiskars Daisy Border punch

’Christmas Anything Goes’ – Crafty Bloggers Network
’Traditional Christmas Colouring’ – Whimsy Stamps Inspirations
’Hip To Be Square’ – Incy Wincy Designs
’Anything Goes’ – Creative Card Crew
’It’s A Gift’ – Allsorts
’Cold & Frosty’ – Joanna Sheen
’Anything Goes’ – Dream Valley
’It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ – The Crafty Pad
’Snow People’ – Sweet Stampin
'Use 2 Or More Patterned Papers' - Divas By Design

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Tuesday 20 November 2012

Krafty Colouring

Today sees the start of another Challenge at Passion for Promarkers and this week we are being sponsored by Joanna Sheen who is offering a fantastic £10 voucher to the winner.


The theme this week is Colouring On Kraft and I must admit this one had me stumped! I had only just found out what Kraft was and had never coloured on it before, but my PFP teamie Jen came to the rescue. She sent me some sheets of Kraft card and a little sample card that she had used her Promarkers on, so THANK YOU Jen!!! I decided to keep it simple as it was a new thing for me and I was reasonably pleased with the finished card, although the edge of the bib came out too dark!

Colouring on Kraft

Image - ‘Koetie With Bird’ by Nellie Snellen from J & C Creations coloured with Promarkers
Paper - ‘Back to Basics II’ – Dovecraft
Clear dewdrops – The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon from stash
Dies used: SB ‘Circles’, ‘Scalloped Circles’ & ‘Floral Doily Accents’ (border) & Cheery Lynn ‘Deco B' (corner)

’Die Cuts & Punches’ - Whoopsi Daisy 
‘Hip To Be Square’ – Incy Wincy Designs
’Anything Goes’ – Divas By Design
'Anything Goes' - Creative Card Crew
'Anything Goes' - Dream Valley

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Tuesday 13 November 2012

Floral Delight

Today is the start of another challenge at J & C Creations Challenge & this month the theme is ‘Floral Delights’. Denise & Jenny are offering another fantastic £20 voucher to the prize winner which will be only too easy to spend in the online shop as it is packed with all sorts of lovely crafty stuff! 


So, onto my card – no cute image for this card, so a little out of my comfort zone, but these stamps & dies work so well together, it really wasn’t a very hard card to make!

Floral Delights

Stamp - ‘Daisy Patch Bouquet’ by Heartfelt Creations coloured with Promarkers
Dies used: Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations ‘Daisy Patch’ & SB ‘Circles’, ‘Scalloped Circles’ & ‘Fleur De Lis Rectangles’ & Cheery Lynn ‘Exotic Butterflies’ small
Papers – Docrafts Me To You ‘Spring Chic’
Gems – Anita’s
Clear Dewdrops - The Ribbon Girl
Kraft card & ribbon from stash
Available at J & C Creations Website

’Any Die Will Do’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts
’My Favourite Things’ – Dutch Dare (dies, butterflies & my new favourite - Kraft card!)
’Anything Goes’ – Dream Valley
Sketch – Cute Card Thursday
'Anything Goes' - Tammy's Scrapin Corner
'More Than 1 Punch and/or Die Cut' - Crafty Cardmakers
'Anything Goes' - Sweet Stampin

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Tuesday 6 November 2012

In The Garden

Gosh Tuesdays seem to come around so quickly now that I’m on the Passion For Promarkers DT! This week the theme is In The Garden and we are being sponsored by Letraset. They are offering a fantastic prize of a New Promarker Collector’s Set, wow, wish I could enter!!

Letraset Logo[3]
Team 2 are doing the honours this week, so please pop along to their Blogs to see what they have been up to. I haven’t used any Penny Black critter stamps for a while (thought I was getting a bit twitchy, lol) so I decide to use this cute image, just what I’d like to imagine going on down at the bottom of my garden! In The Garden
Image - ‘Surprise’ – Penny Black coloured with Promarkers
Paper – The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady free with Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine
Lace – The Ribbon Girl
Gems – Anitas
Leaf charm won on the
Joanna Sheen Blog Hop
Peach card, ribbons & wooden ladybird from stash
Dies used – Spellbinders ‘Floral Ovals’, Cheery Lynn’s ‘Fancy Flourish’ & small ‘Exotic Butterflies’
In The Garden2 
I kept the cut outs from smaller SB die & glued tiny gems on to make some flower heads. I was quite pleased with the lighting on my photo, but I should have arranged the background better!

’Anything Goes’ –
Anything Goes
’Cute’ – I ♥ Promarkers
’Birthday’ – C.R.A.F.T
’Tic Tac Toe’ – That Craft Place (ribbon/lace/dies)
’Anything Goes’ –
The Crafty Pad
’Any Die Will Do’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

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Monday 5 November 2012

Moving Day

Gosh I'm really on a roll at the moment, my mojo is having a field day! This card is for a lady who is leaving her job after 17 years & is moving to Norfolk, not sure if I could cope with that much change in one go, lol! I just love LOTV stamps & this one is just so sweet & really makes me smile, so I hope the card has the same effect on her!

Image – ‘Moving Day’ – LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment – LOTV
Pink card – Coredinations Tim Holtz Ranger Collection
Papers – Craft Creations
Lace, flowers & hat pin – The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon & pearls from stash
Dies used: Cheery Lynn ‘Fancy Flourish’ & ‘Deco B’ corner

’Anything Goes’ – Anything Goes
’Cute’ – I Love Promarkers
’Tic Tac Toe’ – That Craft Place (ribbon/lace/dies)
'Anything Goes' - The Crafty Pad

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Saturday 3 November 2012

Cute Christmas

Wow, 2 cards in 1 day & my housework is up to date, what ever is the world coming to?! This is a card I made for the J & C Creations Blog on the theme of ‘Cute Christmas’. I decided to make a tent card & I liked the result apart from sticking the reindeer on the wrong side (his antlers are in danger of falling through the aperture!) Someone pointed out that I could have used acetate & then stuck his wayward antlers down, why didn’t I think of that?!

Stamp - from Penny Black's clear stamp set 'Christmas Outdoors' coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - from Penny Black's clear stamp set 'The Wonder'
Card coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - 'Weathered Wood'
Dies used - Spellbinders 'Classic Circles' & 'Scalloped Circles', Marianne Designs Christmas Creatables 'Swedish Ice Star'
Ribbon, brads, papers & glitter from stash

’Cute Christmas’ – Penny Black Saturday
’Anything Goes’ – Anything Goes
’Fancy Folds’ – Creative Card Crew
’Feeling Festive’ – Divas By Design
’Cute’ – I ♥ Promarkers
’Christmas Is Coming’ – The Crafty Pad 

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I don’t often venture outside my comfort zone, partly through fear! but mainly because of time. I would love to spend more time at my craft desk just playing, but when I don’t have too much time to spare I need to see a finished card at the end! However I knew that I had the perfect stamp for the theme of ‘Sihouettes’ at Joanna Sheen, but I also knew I had no suitable papers for what I had in mind. So I made some time (stayed up later!) and had a play with my Tim Holtz distress ink pads & a water spritzer and this is the result. The ‘frame’ was made using a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page corner punch after I saw a You Tube video. I was going to snip off all the triangle bits, but decided that I quite liked them.
Shaped card blank – Craftwork Cards
Image - ‘Fairy Impressions’ – Personal Impressions
Background & tickets made using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Fired Brick’ & ‘Bundled Sage’, I used a black Promarker on the very edges of the card
Black ribbon – Hobbycraft
Orange Ribbon – part of a prize won on the Joanna Sheen Blog Hop
Gems – Anitas
Brad & charm from stash, coloured with a Promarker
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles ‘Angel Whispers’ for the wings & wand
Butterflies cut using Cheery Lynn’s ‘Exotic Butterflies’ small die
Frame made using Martha Stewart’s Punch Around The Page corner punch ‘Layered Arches’

’Silhouettes’ – Joanna Sheen
’Tic Tac Toe’ – That Craft Place (gems/charms/dies or gems/sentiment/ribbon)
’Punch It Out’ – Whoopsi Daisy
’Anything Goes’ – Anything Goes
’Anything Goes’ – Tammy's Scrapin Corner
’Fairies & Angels’ – Cute Card Thursday
’Glitter & Bling’ – Dream Valley 

Thanks for looking!