Saturday, 28 November 2009

Frillie Millie for a Birthday

I'm back. I took a week off from all things crafty and bloggy. I had to start getting organised for Christmas, and I'll tell you why. We are taking ourselves off to the sunshine in Dubai for a week in December, and I can't wait.

We are off out tonight to celebrate a friends birthday and this card is for her. I hope she likes it. We have some gorgeous Molton Brown smellies to go with it.

Oh, and while I'm you love a bargain? The DigiStamp Boutique is having a bit of a sale....20% off all Christmas images. Even if you are already organised for this year why not squirrel them away for next year?
For this card the papers are BoBunny and the image is from PinkPetticoat. I used Copics to colour.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Santa's on his Way

....and he is (hopefully) bringing lots of goodies. I ordered some stamps from Lili of the Valley last week and I was soo excited when the parcel arrived this morning. But you won't be seeing them for a bit cos DH has snaffled them and hid them away as my birthday 'surprise'. Hmph!

Anyway, I still have something new to play with. This brill Santa is from The DigiStamp Boutique. And how cool is this? He comes with his red and black bits pre coloured, perfect for all those last minute quick cards (he comes uncoloured as well, if you are more organised than I am).

I am entering Santa into 4 challenges....

Sketch and Stash....great sketch and I have used my new Santa.
Dare U2 Digi....Glitter.
One Stop....Snowflakes.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

I've Been Promoted! a fully fledged member of the DigiStamp Boutique Design Team. I am soo pleased cos I just love using all the cute images that Sally-Ann produces.

I've not had much time this week to be crafty but I hope to be back in a bit with something new to share.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Pretty in Pink

Evie from the DigiStamp Boutique looks very pretty in pink, don't you think?

I can only take photographs in the daylight at the weekend now. So my plan is going to be take the photo inside as best I can, post them and then replace them the next weekend. It does make a huge difference to the colours. What does everyone else do? I have read that some of you use a 'light box'. What are they and do they work?

Now, if I can only convince DH that taking very early retirement is a good idea or at the very least part time this problem would be solved!

I have coloured Evie with Copics and I have used Doodlebug paper. I glitterfied her wings and the little flowers. I am entering this card into 5 challenges.....

Stamp Somethings......thanks for a fab sketch.
Cupcake....digi image.
Allsorts....for a child.
Papertake....digi sparkle.
Cute Card Thursday....glitter me silly.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Mum's Birthday

Thought I would just pop this on to share the card for my lovely Mum's birthday. I have used stickers, a nice change from stamping.

Maybe be back later with another card, if I finish it early enough to catch the light outside.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Award Time

I have been given this award from the lovely Alison (dragonlady ). It comes with a whole heap of questions which I will do later for I am off now to do some Christmas shopping.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Hello..... it me you're looking for?

The challenge on this weeks Penny Black is 'Song Title/Lyrics'. It's not one of my favourite songs but it always makes us smile when we see the awful video. You know the one? The one with the black blind girl and the big clay head.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Snow Much Fun

Another one done for the Christmas box, it's filling up nicely. But I will have to be making a start on my 'special' cards for special people. It's also my lovely Mum's birthday in a couple of weeks so that card is high on my 'to do' list.

This one fits the challenge over on Cupcake Craft 'Snow Much Fun'. The image is a Sugar Nellie and I have watercoloured him for a nice change from the copics. There is something very soothing and relaxing about watercolouring your images, don't you think?

I drew the holly myself and cut it out, it matches the holly sprig on his hat. Attention to detail is my middle name!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Special Delivery

Hi everyone. This winters first scrape of the car this morning, and boy was it a cold one, brrr. Anyway the garage has nearly been cleared of all 'junk'. Just one more trip to the dumparama should see it a clutter free zone and no more scraping for me, although actually it is DH's department to scrape!

So, the dragons name is Harold (see a couple of posts below). He does look like a Harold doesn't he? You can find him here at the DigiStamp Boutique. The papers and brads are by Basic Grey. I piled up two buttons a die cut star and two nestie circles together and tied with some cord for my embellie.

Here are the three challenges it fits...

A Spoonful of excellent sketch.
One Stop....Cards for Kids.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Caught a Bug?

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the weekend. It is a lovely blue sky, but cold, day here. This is how winter should be, none of that wind and rain malarky for me please.

This is just a quick card to let you know that this cutie image is the monthly freebie over on the DigiStamp Boutique. One click here and it will be yours. If you have never tried digi images before why not have a go with this one.

And, of course, I am also entering this card into 2 challenges...

Papertake....a great sketch.
My Time to Craft....So Many Scallops.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Blow Your Troubles Away

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time for another Crafty Calendar challenge. This months challenge is 'weather' (with the extra option of pearls)....very appropriate for this time of year 'cos I don't know about where you are, but here in the west of Scotland we get lots of weather every day!
For my card I opted for wind because I couldn't wait to ink up my new Sugar Nellie stamp 'Windswept'. I used Copics to colour and the papers are MME. My pearls finish off the punched flowers nicely.
So, you have all the way to Thursday 3rd December to be a 'weather girl'.
This months sponsor is the fabby

We had a great response to last months challenge so we hope you can join in again this month.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

White on White

So, I thought I would have a bit of an experiment with this one and make an easel card (I think that's what it's called). I really made it up as I went along but have seen a few in blogland so sort of knew what to do.

I'm giving the easel card a bash as the challenge on this weeks Penny Black Saturday is 'white on white' and I thought changing the shape of the card would add interest. I have to say I did enjoy this challenge as it is a chance to go to town with your punches and embossing folders.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Follow Your Dreams

Just a quick post tonight to enter this card into the great sketch challenge on Cupcake Craft Challenges. Meant to put this on last night but started to watch the latest 24 on DVD and got too involved in Jacks escapades. Don't watch this before bedtime it is far too exciting!

Anyway, I have used Alexa from the DigiStamp Boutique and coloured with Copics. I don't have the name of the papers, they are from my scrappy box.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Mummy-to-be Alexa

This is my second card featuring the fabulous Alexa from the DigiStamp Boutique. I used paper from my scrap box so don't know the make, but I do love it when I find an odd bit of the perfect paper! I coloured with copics and the little flowers are punched out with a punched out circle in the middle, I'm using these punches quite a lot at the mo' so I hope you don't get fed up with them!
I am entering this card into the Crafty Catz challenge where there is a fabby sketch to follow. Oh, and woohoo, I made their top 5 last week, thanks ladies, I'm glad you liked my little bags.

Gotta laugh at that weather widget, sprinkles indeed!!

Fun Comp on DigiStamp Boutique

How would you like to own these cute critters? Easy...just think of a name and if it matches the name that has already been chosen for him you win! Full details here.

And if you are not lucky they will be in the DigiStamp Boutique on Saturday.

Oh, and best be quick the closing date for this fun competition is midnight 6th November.

Tres Chic Alexa

Meet Alexa, the trendiest girlie around. Alexa is the Digi Stamp Boutique offer of the month for November. Why not pop over here to find her and lots of other trendy images for your cards. There is also a monthly competition here to win a fab DSB download.

I am entering Alexa 'shop til you drop' into two challenges....

Sketch and new item is my fabby image.

Paperplay....'parlez vous' use a language other than English.

I coloured the image with copics and the papers are BoBunny.