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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fairy Christmas!!

Hello Girls,

It's not been a bad day today, but since around 4pm the wind has really picked up and it is quite strong at the mo.

Tomorrow is Hubby's Birthday, so it will be cakes for tea!!
Well not just cake's! Other food will be served too!! BUT cake will arrive at the end! We are refraining from putting candles on it, wouldn't want the Fire Brigade showing up would we.....LOL (Or would we!!)

Anyway no more messing, straight on to tonight's card.
I have not used this "Fairy" much this year (did use her allot last year) and yet I love her. She is by Penny Black and I think she is called High Spirits. I was searching for a Sentiment I knew I had somewhere, when I came across her and thought, Oh how nice I will use you now! So here she is. She is coloured using pro-markers, everything else used is out of my bit box!

Entering this Fairy into:

C.R.A.F.T Challenge--Unusual Christmas

Flutterby Wednesday--Open + Wings

I love Pro-Markers--Anything Goes

My Mum's Craft Shop--Things with Wings

One Stitch at a Time--Anything Goes

Christmas Crafting--Twelve Days of Christmas (9 Ladies Dancing)

Scrapbook Sisters--Christmas


Monday, 21 November 2011

My Special Little Friend~

Hi Girls,

My card today is made using one of my favorite Christmas Images...a Heather Ellis digi. I just love it. I think the little Snowman is so sweet and it is just so easy to colour.
I have used some gorgeous new blue snowflake paper by Little Yellow Bicycle called Frosty Flurries, teaming it with some Kraft card. The punch is Ek Success, and this is one of my new shaped Nesties, isn't it a nice shape?

Entering this card into:

Truly Scrumptious--Vintage Christmas/Pearls

Creative Card Crew--Monochrome

Crafty Catz--Snowflakes


Kadoodle Doodles--Baby it's cold outside

One Stop--Blue

Papertake Wkly--Christmas

Pollycraft Monday--Christmas


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin...

Hello All~
Another Saturday has come around, Oh boy! Before we know it will be December!
Oh no that's another Birthday for me!

It's Sweet Stampin's Birthday today and this card is made especially for this latest challenge. We all hope you will go over and join in with our Birthday celebrations.
Our Sponsors have some great prizes on offer, so scoot on over and have a go!

I have used one of our sponsor's images,
My papers were free in card making magazine a few months ago, the image is coloured with pro-markers and copics, and I have used one of my favorite MS punches. The swirl is a Marianne die, retro flower ek success punch and a sentiment by Craftwork cards.


Crafty Calender--Winter Wardrobe

One Stitch at a Time--Use a Digi

Paper Sundae--Use a Digi


Friday, 18 November 2011

Family Christmas Cards~

Hi Girls.

I am a little tired today.....I have been working with a bunch of 6 year olds, 25 of them!!
Twice this week I have been teaching some "Crafting" at a local School. Wednesday I taught 24 3-5 year olds (OMG, great, but hard work!) and today I have been captivated by the 6 year olds. They have been hilarious and were on full scale Christmas mode. I was treated to five Christmas Songs (which they are to perform for their parents in December) I knew one of them, so joined in to the children's delight!! (They must be tone deaf!!)

The best fun I had was when I told them my Birthday was Christmas Day, and Mrs Beckett their teacher said "Poor Debbie, she won't get Christmas and Birthday presents, just one big pressy, what a shame", to which one of the children said "Oh how awful, I bet that has ruined your whole life"!! I don't have to tell you I was crying laughing.
I found the day today so good and wish I was back working with them, they were a delight and they loved making the corner bookmarks and the door hangers.

Before I settle down to watch Avatar with hubby I will share a card with you. I have been tyring to make some Family Christmas Cards and last night managed to make Hubby's, Daughter's, Son's and my Mum/Nana's, so I was really pleased.

This one is Hubby's and the image I think is a Kanban Set but not sure. Coloured with Copic/Pro's, and the papers are all leftovers from my box. I have used a Swiss Dot Folder through my Vagabond to texture the green card. Sentiment is PC generated.
Unfortunatly I made a Boo Boo with the colouring of the Teddy's hand!! Instead of colouring it brown (bear colour) I decided to colour it Green! Yes I know, big difference, thought it was part of the hat 'till I looked closer, too late. Don't think Hubby will notice though!!

Entering into:

Cupcake--Two's Company

My Time to Craft--Takes two

My Mum's Craft Shop--Different papers

Winter Wonderland--Cutie


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Full on Christmas Planning~

Hello Girls,

My title says "Full on Christmas Planning" BUT I can tell you It feels like I am doing it too early!! BUT according to the TV today there are 37 days left....YES I did say 37, it's creeping up just too quickly. I have done a little Christmas Shopping in Glasgow at the weekend, but still need a few more essential things before I can concentrate on the food and drink part of Christmas!!

Anyway, onto today's card. I am still on Christmas card mode and doing really well, I have a Christmas Fair next weekend, so the more cards I can make before then the better. This is a Little Claire Design stamp called Lampost Snowman, and I have coloured it with Pro-markers. The papers used were free in the latest Scrapbook Magazine. The Postmark Sentiment is one of my favorites and is a Clarity Stamp, the Holly is made on the Cricut Machine and I have added some Card Candy and Stickles.

Entering into:

Craft Your Passion Ch--Let it Snow

Oldie but a Goodie--Let it Snow

Sassy Cheryl's Ch--Anything Goes

Totally Gorgeous--Christmas

Digi Doodle Shop--Red and Green

Moving Along with the Times--Let it snow


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fly me to the Moon (LOTV)

Hello girls~

Feels like ages since I posted anything (although it was only Saturday, well a scheduled post Saturday, so that's why it feels like ages!!)

I am on FULL Christmas Card mode, and have been for the last few weeks. Occasionally I am making the odd card for a friends Birthday, or a card for Sweet Stamping DT, (Oh and Scrapbooking) but other than that It's Christmas all the way....No way am I getting caught out this year!

I cannot believe it's November 10th tomorrow, that's the day I am off to Glasgow Christmas shopping with my friend Angie for two days.
It is our annual trip, we love it up there, and this will be our 16th year (I think!). The shopping is fantastic and a few miles from our hotel is a great Craft shop (really big) and we are hoping to buy some lovely stash!!
We do lots of Christmas shopping, some eating and drinking and have a great fun time. I cannot wait now!

I had a busy day today, ironing, shopping & packing amongst other things, so have not had a chance to make a card until now.
I hope you like it, the image is the lovely LOTV Moon and Fairy, isn't she a delight?
I was not too happy with the way I had coloured her, but I chose the challenge over at Passion for Pro-Markers "Kraft + 1 other colour", so wanted to keep it Black and Kraft. I have used Pro-Markers, Graphic 45 paper (My favorite Christmas paper this year) a woodware snowflake and an EK success border punch.

Entering into:

Sketch n' Stash--Sketch

Craft your Passion Ch--Anything Goes + Brown

Crafters Companion--Let it Snow

CES--Song Title/Film (Fly me to the Moon)

Delightful Sketchers--Christmas


My Time to Craft--Sun, Moon and Stars.

Passion for Pro-Markers--Kraft + 1

Winter Wonderland--Sparkle


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sweet Stampin DT card "Blissful"

Hi Girls, Hope I find you all fit and well~

Can you believe it is Saturday AGAIN?.......

Oh and where did OCTOBER GO?.....

So, onto another challenge over at Sweet Stampin today, and It has to be a favorite of mine...It's a colour Challenge and a Photo Inspiration for you, just look below at the flower photo, isn't it just lovely?
I have really enjoyed using these colours as they go together so well.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our Fi and she is offering the winner 2 SUGAR NELLIE stamps, WOW! Get yourself over and enter (wish I could!)

This is the Photo Inspiration:

And My Card:

My papers are Stella Rose (love these, and all papers in the pad match together perfectly).
Hope you like this lovely image by "Little Claire Designs" she is called "Blissful". I think she is just delightful.
I have coloured her with copic markers, used one of my favorite Oval nesties, made a flower using the EK Success Retro Flower punch and finally added a few Hobbyhouse pearls.

Entering into:

Colour Create--Colour Ch

Charisma Cardz Challenge--Cutsie

Kaboodle Doodle--Sassy Girls

Papertake Wkly--Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Ch--Anything Goes