Sunday, January 29, 2012

Humphreys Stocking

Wow two more weeks have gone by and its time for the Christmas club challenge again !!!! Where is time going ??????? This time its Pinky's turn and she challenged us to use a critter on our cards. So ......... whoop whoop I had just got a Christmas Humphrey's Corner CD so I just had to use it for this !!!!

I have kept this very plain and simple as I thought it would be ideal for a child's card. This was all printed from the CD I just added the very back lilac card to it !

Well as its Sunday I am off to get my lunch ready, a nice Pork dinner and make some fresh bread ! Hehe I know ...... a small baby and I can still manage to cook and make cards !!! I made bread and red onion marmalade chutney already this week !!! Its because I have a great supportive partner who shares the load with me. Bless !

Friday, January 27, 2012

Clean and simple .........

Yeah I know ................ its not often my cards are clean and simple !!! The more bling, glitter and bits the better !!! hehe !!! Well the challenge this week at C4E was clean and simple !! The sponsor this week is our own team leader at Crafts 4 Eternity !!! I did get some bling in tho ........ !!! hehe !!!

Not sure what stamp this is, its one I stamped up of my friends in the USA and never used .......... you know along with all those other things in the back of the cupboard I just HAD to have !!! Oh boy ....... its nearly Harrogate Paper show  I guess more stuff will be NEEDED and go in the cupboard too !!! I WILL BE GOOD ......... mmm .......... bit rash to promise that I think !!

Monday, January 23, 2012

More than one folded card .............

So this week at Forever Friends the fortnightly challenge is to create a card using more than one fold !! Sponsored by Di's Digi stamps !! Here is my card it has 4 folds in !!

To make the card cut 2 x 6"x6" cards. Stick two of the sides together to create a three paneled card. The two outer side fold over to create the triangles and decorate as you wish !!!

I used some glitter daisy card I got from NEC last year . I have been stroking it all this time and really didn't want to cut it ........... But it was a perfect pattern for the Forever friends image I had chosen so I bravely put it in the paper cutter and pushed the blade !!! I added a border that  I cut from a Martha Stewart punch for added effect and of course flowers !!! I added the same spellbinder die cut  on the inner of the card directly behind the front one for the message to be written on. Its got a real spring feel to it has this card !!

Well baby is doing well !! Growing fast !!! How time flies she is now 4 weeks old !!! That means its 4 weeks since Xmas and 47 weeks to go to this Xmas !!! hehe Oh boy ............. Well I am getting on with my Xmas cards thanks to the Christmas card club !!!

Happy Crafting everyone !!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thin and crispy..............

Hehe !!! Thin and crispy ........ the challenge is really think thin !!! This is the Christmas card clubs first card of the year !!! Set by Keryn !! Keryn girl I am thinking thin ............. got to get rid of the baby weight .......... ooh it must be working as  I now weigh less than when I got pregnant !!! Not bad for three weeks !!! hehe !!!

Well this was a real challenge for me  ........ not to layer up and add depth, ribbons, bows, flowers ............ yikes !!!! Anyway This was made using the Forever Friends Retro CD. Its brill !!! I used a rubber stamp sentiment and then just cut out the ends o make a banner !! Well it goes through the 5mm slot at the post office !!!

Have a great weekend !!! Off for a cuddle with baby !!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Birthday blues !

No no not being blue on your birthday its not allowed!!! Just a blue card !!! hehe !!! Well this week at C4E the challenge is a colour challenge, blues !!! Our sponsors this week are Stampin all day and The Digi garden so come and join us !!

This card is going to wend its way to my bessie mate, she doesn't look on here ...... Mmm some best mate !!! but good job hehe !!!  The image is LOTV and paper is from Nitwits. Not used this paper before but am loving it !! It will be used many times I am sure !!! 

Cant believe we are nearly half way through Jan already !!! how time flies !!! 
Happy crafting !

Monday, January 09, 2012

White on White Wedding

Well this time at Forever Friends the Fortnightly Challenge is a White on White card !! I knew exactly what I was going to do for this as soon as I saw the challenge !!! Our fantastic sponsors this week are Whimsy Stamps ! Come and join in the challenge !! Also check out the Monthly Challenge too, the DT have some great creations there !!

I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the lacy edging, a heart embossing folder to create texture on the card, Magnolia tag, flowers and a swirl and some gorgeous heart pins in the flowers !! I am really pleased with this card ! I started out on my first white on white card hating doing it .................... but I have to say I really enjoyed making this and really love the effect. Cant wait till my cousin gets wed in Sept so I can give it to them !!!

Happy crafting !!!

Friday, January 06, 2012

I love being married ....

Well this week at C4E our challenge is to follow a sketch (as below) ! Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Bugaboo Stamps !!! Yeah !!!! You get the chance to win 7 digis from them !!! Cool !!!

The image I used is a couples image of Stella and Gus, the idea is its an anniversary card ....
Papers are from Nitwits, and image is coloured with promarkers, a bit of ribbon and the wording and voila !!! Mmm wish I could say it was that quick to make !!! It took me hours and hours to make this !!! My mind just wasn't on the job!!! But hey I got there in the end .......... I think !!! hehe !!! I made it the day my little girl flew to the USA to see her dad all by herself ........... still she got there and back all safe and had a great time !!!

Baby Isabella is doing great !!! Sleeping lots and giving lots of gummy kisses and cuddles !!!

Have a great day !!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Waiting for Santa

I love this card !!! The challenge this time for the Christmas Card club was by Carol and is Anything Goes ! I so enjoyed making this card, I actually made it for a challenge at C4E I had mis read !!!

The image is a House Mouse stamp, coloured using water colour pencils, I layered papers from Nitwits Simply Joy collection and added Christmas decorations, the tree, snowflake and stockings. The postcard stamps are Whimsy Stamps new letter to Santa, so as there are two mice I had to have their letters there too !!! I have to admit there is a lot going on in the card !!!

Happy New Year to everyone !!!