Wednesday, 17 December 2014

you warm my heart



Hello. I'm a bit late again with Tuesday's Papertake Weekly Challenge card. It's lucky we have a very understanding boss at Papertake!
   
The challenge this week is... 
 
Last Christmas … Card of The Year

This is our last Christmas themed challenge of 2014 and the last chance for you to show off a Christmas card or project. Anything goes as long as it’s festive.
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used goodies from my monthly Simon Says Stamp card kit. With the kit you get an inspiration sheet. Great for those times when Mr Mojo is nowhere to be found and you can simply case one of the cards. And that's exactly what I did!

 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!


 Hello. Call me old fashioned but I do love when a little Thank You card pops through the letter box.
And don't these super cute little characters say a Christmas Thank You perfectly!
They are brand new over at The DigiStamp Boutique.
And on special offer at the mo'!




 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

hello friend


 It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Paper Play
(everything on your card should be made from paper!) 

We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
(a super cute stamp set)
 
For my card I used a Penny Black stamp called 'friendly surprise'. I stamped straight onto my card base and coloured with watercolour pencils. It's fine to do this as long as you don't use too much water!
The leaves and bird house are die cut and I punched out the little daisies.
 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 

 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

a Jolly Hello


Hello. At this time of year I find my poor blog gets a little neglected. I guess everyone is the same. On the up side the Christmas clean - done, the tree and other little bits and bobs of decorations - done and presents - done (but not yet wrapped). So, today I figured that as I'm pretty organised I could spend a little time in the crafty room and came up with this quick and easy card.

The little Robin is this month's freebie from The DigiStamp Boutique and can be found here. All of the new releases for December are here.

Righty ho, off now to watch Strictly!
 
 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Hugs


Hello. How can you go wrong when you have penguins on your card? This is Dougie-Christmas Kiss from the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured using Copic pens and the paper is from Doodlebug.

That's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow to share my Papertake Challenge card.

 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
 
This week it's...
 
Take Your Pick!
  
You can use this sketch (#96) 
 or 
 choose another from the Papertake library of sketches.


or
 Colour theme - blues and greens.
or
Technique theme - masking use 2 or more stamps together.
or
Product theme - ribbon and/or lace
So plenty to choose from there!
 
For my card I used sketch 89(one of my favourites).
The stamps are from Clearly Besotted (just new - I treated myself). The papers are by Doodlebug. 
 
 We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jolly Christmas


Hello. How jolly are Mr&Mrs Claus? I think they are giving us a thumbs up cos' Mr Claus has done his Christmas present shopping and Mrs Claus has cleaned the house, put up all the decorations and has been to M&S for her food shopping!

Jolly Christmas is a brand new image just released over in the DigiStamp Boutique. And a bargain too - special offer at the mo'. I coloured with copics, the papers are 'bundled up' by Carta Bella and the background shapes were diecut using Blueprints 20 dies.

 

Friday, 21 November 2014

More demo cards


Hello. First of all a big thank you to my blogland buddies for your thoughtful and kind comments on the dreaded migraine. I am back to 100% and I'm sure all those get well wishes helped loads.

So here are some super quick and easy Christmas cards from my Trimcraft demo. The one above is 'Krafty Christmas' and below is 'Back to Basics - Christmas'.


 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. I'm very, very late with Tuesday's Papertake Weekly Challenge card. I've been laid low with another awful migraine. It kicked in through the night on Sunday and it's only today that I have started to feel normal! 
 
So now it's time to play catch up with my posts on here and my visits around blogland.
 
The challenge this week is... 
 
 Soooo Girlie!
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used a Penny Black stamp 'words so sweet' and some Doodlebug papers (these are available in the shop, there's a link up the top there!)
 

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas



Hello. My card today features Belle. Brand new over in The DigiStamp Boutique. Belle is on special offer at the mo', so go grab a bargain. 

Remember if you make a card using any of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition and win a fabby prize. All the info' is here.

So, the demo day today went well, still getting asked everything and anything but that all adds to the fun! I will be back tomorrow to share some more of my demo makes.

 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Some demo samples...


Hello. Here is a sneaky peek at some of the demo's I have lined up for Sunday.
(I will be at The Range, Kilmarnock from 11am to 4pm). 

All using products from Trimcraft ranges 'Krafty Christmas' and 'Back to Basics-Traditional'.
If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.


 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

To You


 Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Two or Four Legs!
(or both)

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
(a super cute stamp set)
 
The background pieces are diecut using My Favourite Things Blueprints 15. The stamp is 'ScrapBerry's - best friends' and so I am entering my card into The Sugar Bowl Challenge. 

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 

 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Happy Holidays


Hello. For this weeks DigiStamp Boutique card I have chosen the adorable Bobbi. I coloured with copic marker pens, the papers are Carta Bella 'bundled up' and the little sentiment is from the Signature Christmas set by Clearly Besotted.

OK, that's all, short and sweet today!

 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.

And this week it's... 
 
Anything Goes
(optional extra - sparkle or glitter)
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
(a £10 gift voucher)
 
My card is another one from my demo day. It features decoupage, papers, gems and twine from the Winter Woodland range. 
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
See you there!
 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Trimcraft Demo

Hello. Well, as promised, here is one of my cards from my demo day at The Range in Kilmarnock. I was sent loads of Trimcraft products to use on the day and this card features stash from the Winter Woodland range - super cute! The image is from the glittered decoupage pad and the twine, gems, pearl and flowers are also from the same range meaning everything co-ordinates perfectly.

I was kept very busy showing folks how to put the decoupage together and how to add those all important finishing touches.

One lady, who had a pot of emulsion in one hand and a sample of wallpaper in the other asked me if  they matched, how much paint would she need 'for a small bedroom' and did I think it would look nice!! 

 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

DigiStamp Boutique - cute robin


Hello.  Remember last Sunday I said I had some exciting (but a bit scary) news to share? Well, it was today! I did my first demo' for Trimcraft at The Range in Kilmarnock. And, you know what? It wasn't really scary at all. Crafters (and folk that are just curious) are such lovely people. I will share more of my adventures, and some cards from the demo, tomorrow.

So, tonights card features an image from The Cute Robin Collection over at The DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with Copic pens and kept it fairly clean and simple.

Apologies for the lack of visits and comments, I will catch up tomorrow, promise.

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. 
It's Tuesday (I know, I know, it's Thursday  - I'm very, very late) and time for another Papertake Challenge
 
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All


You can use this one (#95) or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.
  
We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
 
The little deer is from My Favourite Things stamp set 'Christmas Cuteness' and the sentiment is from 'Christmas Word Art' by Crafty Impressions.The papers are 'Bundled Up' by Carta Bella.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit