Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Holly Angel

My Sister asked me to make her friend in Argentina a Christmas Card, so this is it.................


The papers used are from NitWits 'Simple Joys Collection'.

The image is called 'Holly Angel' by Motivet. She has been coloured using Promarkers. Her dress has been glittered with Glamour Dust and the holly berries have been touched up with Glossy Accents.

The flower and leaves embellishment were included in the Simple Joys collection kit and has also been glittered with Glamour Dust.

The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley, sent to me by the lovely Bluebertie over at Craft Mad and Loving It, from a sentiment swap.

I have used a Martha Stewart punch called 'Cherish' and it is by far my favourite punch at the moment.

I have followed the sketchie of this weeks challenge, set by Kathy, for Craft Mad and Loving It.

The pearl pin, ribbon and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I am entering the card into:

Polka Doodles - Twas the Night before Christmas

Passion for Promarkers - Old and New (the papers are new and the image is an old(ish) stamp)

One Stitch at a Time - Bling it Up

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yuletide (plus use 1 of following holly & berries, red and green or candles on your project)

Flutter by Wednesday - Anything Goes (must have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project)

One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties

Bee Crafty's Card Challenge - Any theme, any topic including white

Moving Along with the Times - For Someone Special

Alphabet Challenge Blog - F is for Foliage (I have used Holly)

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Jolly Happy Soul

I stamped this Jolly Snowman image up last Christmas and never used it, until today! I thought he deserved to be shown off on a card! He is called 'A Jolly Happy Soul', wooden stamp by Hampton Art.

He has been stamped up using red glitter embossing powder and heat embossed. So no Promarkers used :(

I have made the card following a sketchie over at Crafting Mad and Loving It.

The backing paper is what I bought from this years NEC Craftshow, called Jack Frost from Craftwork Cards.

The sentiment and card stock is from Bee Crafty.

The ribbon, lace flowers, pearlised leaves and poinsetta are from my stash.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tilda singing Carols


This weeks challenge over at Craft Mad and Loving It is follow a sketchie with a theme of 'The night before Christmas'.
I am also entering the following:
Pear Tree Design - Colourful.
One Stitch at a Time - Choose a season or event.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use circles on your project.
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas.
The image is called 'Tilda singing Carols' from Magnolia which I have coloured with Promarkers, added Polar White Flowersoft to the fluffy part of her coat and hat, Diamond Stickles glitter glue to her wings and touched up the singing sheet and notes with a glitter Spica pen.
Papers are from Bearly Mine Crafts (I am just loving these papers at the moment). I have edged it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distressing ink and blinged it up with Diamond Stickles glitter glue.
The sentiment is one of the new Lily of the Valley Christmas Sentiment stamps.
Nestability - Circle and Scalloped Circle.
The Frond is from a Marianne Design Creatable die.
The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid and the red gems are Magnolia.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bee Crafty Demo Day


All Wrapped Up

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 1


Image is called 'All Wrapped Up' by Lily of the Valley. I have coloured her using Promarkers and added Glamour Dust to her hand muff. The edges have been inked using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distressing Ink.

The red circular die is a Marianne Design Creatable, which I have touched up using a gold Stickles glitter glue.

Backing papers are from Bearly Mine Crafts, I have stressed the edges and added Stardust Stickles glitter glue.

The flowers are Bee Crafty Blooms, I have added Glamour Dust to create the frosted/glittery effect.

Ribbon, pin, gems, sentiment and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Your favourite colour (mine being red).
Paper Sundaes - Pick your sundae topping (punches, ribbon, embossing and possibly the colour blue).
Creative Inspiration - Anything Christmassy.
Pollycraft Monday - Glittery Christmas.
Papertake Weekly - Autumn colours.
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas.
Delightful Challenges - Baby its cold outside (winter weather).
The Treehouse - Go Glitter.
Lily of the Valley - Glitter and Glitz.
Stampin' for the Weekend - Winter.

Milton with Stocking

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 2

Image is called 'Milton with Stocking' from Wildrose Studio. I have coloured him using Promarkers and touched up the stocking with Glamour Dust.

Nestability - Label 17.

Backing paper is from Bearly Mine Crafts.

Let is Snow sentiment is a Sizzix die.

The snowflake punch is from the Woodware range.

Cardstock, ribbon and card candy is from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stamping - theme is 'Its all about snowflakes'.
Wild Orchid - theme is 'Blue Christmas'.
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Stampavie and more - theme is 'Monochrome'.
The Treehouse - theme is 'Go Glitter'.
Stampin B's Design - theme is 'Snowflakes'.
Colour Create Challenge - theme is 'Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream (inspiration from a picture).
Totally Papercrafts - theme is 'Snow and Snowflakes'.

Milton with Sleigh

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 3

Image is from Wildrose Studio called 'Milton with Sleigh'. I have coloured him using Promarkers, adding glamour dust to the fluffy parts of his hat and jacket.

Nestability - Label 14, distressing around the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink, backed onto a blue CoreDinations card which I have sanded the edges.
Sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly called Christmas Tickets.
The backing paper is from Bearly Mine Crafts.
Cardstock, ribbon and card candy is from Bee Crafty.
I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid - theme is 'Blue Christmas'.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Distressing'.
The Crafty Pad - theme is 'Christmas Sparkle'.
ABC Challenge - theme is 'H is for .....'
Delightful Challenges - theme is 'Baby its cold outside (winter weather)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Milton with Bouquet

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 4

Image is from Wildrose Studio called 'Milton with Bouquet'. He has been coloured using Promarkers.

Backing paper is called 'Christmassy Festivity' from We R Memory Keepers White Out range.

Nestability - Label 2. Distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distressing Ink.

The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals and has been punched out using a Woodware tag punch with ribbon stapled to the tag.

The Poinsettia has been frosted using Glamour Dust.

Martha Stewart border punch is called Doily Lace.

Ribbon, gems and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Glittery Christmas'.
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Die Cut Dreams - theme is 'Use a staple on your project'.
Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Pick your Sundae Topping (punches, ribbon, embossing or the colour blue).
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Distressing'.

Milton in Hat

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 5

Image is called 'Milton in Hat' from Wildrose Studio. My Grand-Daughter Ellie actually coloured him using Promarkers, added Glossy Accents to his scarf and Polar White Flowersoft to his hat to create a fluffy effect and snow for him to stand on.

Backing paper is Christmas Festivity from We R Memory Keepers White Out range.

Flowers are Bee Crafty Blooms and have been covered in Glamour Dust to create the frosted effect.

Pins, ribbon and cardstock are also from Bee Crafty.

I have entered the card into the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun - theme is 'Square'.
One Stitch at a Time - theme is 'Your Favourite Colour' (mine being red).
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Glittery Christmas'.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Star of Wonder

I made this card this evening using my goodies that I bought from the NEC Craft Show yesterday (Saturday), entering it into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie with a theme of 'Fake It'.
One Stitch at a Time - theme is Winter Wonderland.
Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Let It Snow'.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - theme is 'Winter'.
ABC Christmas Challenge - theme is 'W for Winter Wonderland'.
Wild Orchid Challenge - theme is 'A Classic Christmas - would like to see Greens, Reds and maybe Golds).
Allsorts Challenge - theme is 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.

Image is called 'Star of Wonder' by Lily of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers and touched up with a Spica Glitter Pen and distressed around the edge with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink. Pinflair Ice Diamond has been added around her feet to create a snowy effect and Glossy Accents has been applied to the star.

Backing papers are from Bo Bunny. The holly paper is called 'St Nic Noel' and the spotted paper is called 'St Nic Sleigh'.

The sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly Christmas Ticket Rubber Stamp inked using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink.

The flowers, ribbon, pearls, charm and crocheted buttons are from my stash.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Noel Joy

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie with a theme of Postal.
Crafty Catz Weekly - theme is Spots and Stripes.
Polka Doodles - theme is quick and easy Christmas card.
Pixie Dust Studio - theme is Pretty Colours.
Charisma Cardz - theme is With Love at Christmas.
Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is Relish to Embellish.
Wild Orchid Challenge - theme is Classic Christmas Colours (would like to see Reds, Greens and maybe Golds).
Incy Wincy Designs - theme is Anything Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge - theme is W for Winter Wonderland.
Creative Card Crew - theme is Let's Punch It!!
The ABC Challenge - theme is G for Glitter.
Top Tip Tuesday - theme is Christmas Inspired.

Image is called Noel Joy from Stampavie, it has been coloured in with Promarkers and touched up with Polar White Flowersoft and Glamour Dust glitter for a little sparkle around the cuffs, collar, base of coat and beneath her boots to give the impression of snow. I have added red seed beads to create the holly berries on her hat.

Backing papers are from Dove Craft 'Noel' paperstack. The edges have been distressed using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink.

The gold swirls have been created from a Marianne Design die cut.

The red ribbon flowers and the sentiment have been bought from our local craft shop, Bee Crafty.

I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page called Scallop 3 dot set to create the effect on the green card.

The pins have been made by a fellow crafter, Karen Liddle.

Ribbon and gems are from my stash.