29 December 2011

Challenge 135 - Happy New Year

Oh dear, it's been and gone and how quickly did Christmas past by!! Next it's New Year. This week at C.R.A.F.T. our challenge is 'New Year' and we are sponsored by Sew Many Digital Stamps  where the winner can choose 5 images of their choice from their shop and LiaStampz where the second winner can choose 2 images of their choice from her site. For my DT card this week I have chosen Donkey Celebrates from Sew Many Digital Stamps. I've coloured this image with Promarkers and added a little glitter. Free hand cut the bunting and used letter stamps to the create the sentiment. Hope you like it. Jeanette

23 December 2011

Monochromatic and Sparkle

My lovely partner Terry retired from work today after working for over thirty years for a local authority, of which ten years has been working away from home and travelling thousands of miles on motorways, he can finally put his feet up...(cough cough) not so likely!!!! In the New Year he'll have plenty of jobs to do. I've yet to give him my list but finally we can have a 'normal' live together. Anyway over at Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge they have a Monochromatic and Sparkle theme and here's my card. Paper from stash, TH swirls in glitter card. The image is from Rubber Stampede called Santa Collage inked with TH Distress inks Tea Dye. Cya later. Jeanette

Anything But A Christmas Card

Well this is not a card but another book turned into a Christmas Tree so I hope this qualifies. This is the last tree I had left over from all that I sold at the Christmas crafts fairs this year. I found that I actually preferred the larger funky bows but people still love the smaller bows that are traditional colours which are the ones that sell first. I'm entering this into a new challenge I came across yesterday and they are celebrating their 1st birthday: Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything but a Christmas Card. See you later. Jeanette

Fuzzy and Warm

At House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge the theme is Fuzzy & Warm and so I drag out one of my favourite images. They are so cute. I've used water colours to colour and added white pen to add in the snow. Backing paper from stash - I'm trying to use up some of the off cuts from other projects but it will take a life time to get through the box, you know how it is.  Byew for now. Jeanette

22 December 2011

Oh No Not Another Christmas Card

Yep, just couldn't resist it, another Christmas card. I should be finishing off my granddaughters knitted cardi but I have the card making bug. I promised myself to try and finish it before she arrives here Boxing Day (can't wait to see her) so that I can start my next knitting project for Lucas and then it will be knitting for the next 'new arrival' which will be in June. Anyway at Charisma Cardz Challenge the theme is 'Anything Goes' and here is another pink Christmas card with a 'button Christmas tree' Bye for now. Jeanette

Anything Goes

Over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog the theme is Anything Goes. I've started thinking about making cards for my family and friends for next year and here is one for my little niece.  She's really into her horse riding and has still got the card that I made her last year that had a decoupage horse on it. This is a Whipper Snapper image which has been coloured with Promarkers.
I'll also be entering this card as a second entry at I Love Promarker - Anything Goes
On to my next card then!

Challenge 134 - Pastelles for Christmas

Hi, are you ready yet??? Finally I think I am - one last food shop and it's all done!
Our challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T the theme is Pastelles for Christmas.
We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digis Stamps  where the winner can choose: 4 images and 1 paper pack or 5 images
 2 Cute Rubber Stamps where the winner can choose: 2 cling cushion rubber stamps or 3 digital stamps.
For my card I've choosen a Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamp called Bella Da Snowlady
I've coloured her with Promarkers and added some glitter. Spellbinders die for the frame which I threaded some organza ribbon through and tied a little bow. Paper and gems from stash.
Bye for now

Anything Goes - But Still Another Christmas Card

 My long term partner doesn't do Christmas much - well that's not really true - he loves it really, it's just all the family and kids get in his way. He would much prefer to sit quietly, in front of the TV. Last year he was very poorly, suffering a lot after an op and so didn't enjoy Christmas at all, so this year he is looking forward to it. I've collected a few items for him with the theme of 'Bah Humbug' as a joke - there's a black Christmas hat and napkins with Bah Humbug on and a black bauble on the Christmas tree that simply says 'dont do Christmas' and so when I saw this free download image from Dude Time Doodles, I just couldn't resist carrying on with the joke. I hope he's not looking!
I've coloured the image with Promarkers and the background paper is from my new Steampunk CD.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
I hope he likes it and makes him laugh!

21 December 2011

Kids Christmas

Over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog the theme is Kid's Christmas. so I was searching around for something suitable and came across some Scooby Doo stamps that I bought in a sale at the beginning of this year. Oh my word, if you could see what I have found stashed away and which has never been used.....it's a disgrace.  So here is my card for this challenge:

I used Promarkers to colour and the rest is from stash - I love Scooby Doo.

20 December 2011

Cupcake Challenge - Sketch

Over at Cupcake Challenge this week is a sketch:
and over at Stampacular Sunday Challenge the theme is: I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
I've used a Lili of the Valley image which I have coloured with Promarkers and added a little glitter. A few gems. a piece of ribbon and paper and card from stash and that it! Hope you like it.

White On White Challenge

Here is a white on white card. I was inspired by Bev's  (DT) card at Creative Craft Challenge where she had only used shades of grey on her snowman and thought I'd give it a try. I've used two different embossing folders, used fluffly wool around the edges, Promarkers to colour the snowman and stickles to finish.
Hope you like it

Light Up Christmas

Here are our lights this year. You can't really see them too well but there are two trees with flashing lights and a snowman that lights up too. The bright blue lights really light up our road and it looks great from inside as it feels like daylight behind the blinds. Jeanette

We Woof You A Merry Christmas

Over at Moving Along With The Times their challenge is 'Cats & Dogs' and so I've used this great image (I have no idea who to give the credit too) which I have coloured with Promarkers. Background paper from stash, added punched snowflakes, candy dot and stickles along the edges.
Hope you like it


A First For A Steampunk Theme

 I've been feeling the need for quite some time to try a little 'steampunk' themed cards, so whilst I was at a recent craft fair I was inspired by the lady next to me ( Helen) who was into steampunk and made fab photo frames and jewellery and it set me off. So as it was her birthday on the Monday I decided to try out my first 'steampunk' card, and here it is:
I hope she liked it. I swopped a Christmas Tree Book for some vintage watch faces, springs, cogs etc with her and now I dont want to use them....lol - got stacks of paper because I dont want to use them - well they are all my favourites! So inspired by this I bought a CD full of images, backing paper etc so expect to see some more of this theme. I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas
I've still got one more very important Christmas card to make - watch this space!

19 December 2011

Harley's Jumper

At last - another knitted project finally finished. This is for Harley, who promptly took it off when I tried it on him for size. I think he liked it?!?!!?

16 December 2011

Blue & White Christmas

I was making a Christmas card tonight for a teenage boy and came across a few blog challenges that it would suit. Firstly I this image is from Pollycrafts which was a free download and has been coloured with Promarkers - he's great isn't he. Background has been embossed with sentiments and this is from the Snowman collection and the rest is from stash. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley Challenge: Colouring
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Last Minute Christmas Makes

Hope you like it.

15 December 2011

Challenge #133 - Christmas Card With Removable Item

 This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. got my brain thinking and then I remembered that one of Michelle's friend Vicky from Bright and Breezy Crafts very kindly sent us some chipboard cut outs which have been brilliant to use especially the large snowflakes Here's my DT card for this week:
I covered the snow flake with Mod Podge and the sprinkled Flower Soft polar white all over it. The image is for Bow & Berries and called Warm Penguin which has been coloured with Promarkers and glittered.
This week sponsors are:

The prize is: A seat to any of their upcoming classes.
The prize is: 3 mages of  you choice from their site.

Thanks Vicky - Come and join the fun


8 December 2011

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #132 - Sketch

This week at C.R.A.F.T. challenge we have a sketch for you, and here it is:
And our sponsors this week are:
Prize for the winner is $10 gift certificate for her shop

and our second sponsor is:

Prize for the winner also is $10 gift certificate for their shop.

I have used a Floppy Latte Designs - Christmas Candle.I used Promarkers to colour the image and simply added background paper, ribbon, a few gems, glamour dust and that's it. It's a great image which can be easily decoupage which I think next time I will try.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Last Minute Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Hope you like it.

7 December 2011


Over at Whoopsi Daisy the challenge this week is 'snowflakes' and there is not shortage of those at the moment. I've used the FF image again but used purple and pink shades. Coloured with Promarkers and added glitter, snow writer and some gems. Hope you like it. Jeanette

1 December 2011

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #131 - Christmas Present

Oh my word it's 1st December already and I cannot believe how quickly time is going and I still have so much to do before Christmas.
Our challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. the is 'Christmas Present' and you can interpret this in anyway you wish. I chose to make a Christmas gift which is a note book and matching sticky note book holder. I've use a digi image from Lauretta's Digital Stamps
This week we are sponsored by
Lauretta's Digital Stamps where the winner can choose 4 images of their choice from their site.
and Crimson Cloud - prize for the winner is 3 diecut packs of choice from their site.

Come and join the fun.