Monthly Archives: November 2009

Playing catch up

First of all today I would like to say a HUGE thanks to Ger form Cullen Crafts and Jenny and Tracy from the Squiggle Stamps team for a wonderful end to what would have been a disaterous day. I had so much fun at the demo they were doing that I just had to come home and play with my new stamps (after feeding the family of course lol)
This morning I have made a card with one of them using the sketch from Sketch Saturday and working in the ideas from Kraftin Kimmi for circles, Allsorts Challenge for a child’s card, Crazy 4 Challenges wanted acetate and last but not least, Just us Girls wanted dry embossing with a birthday card as an added twist. Without further ado here is the card I made:

Ingredients
Daisy with Gift from Squiggle Stamps coloured with Copics
Royal Langnickel card blank
Papermania Sweet Nothings paper pack
Sizzix Texture Plate
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Beadazzles
Sakura Pens
Ribbon from the Purple Ribbon pack I won from Creative Inspirations Challenge

Box of Goodies

Nope its not a card, but heaps of cards and card making “stuff” this time. I had a box of goodies arrive this morning from Gina, it was full of cards for my upcoming craft fair, a bunch of sissix and cuttlebug stuff I had bought and had shipped to Gina’s address, a present for Roddie, some candy for the boys and last but not least THE most wonderful knitted elephant from Megan. Unfortunately I cant get a good picture of it (see previous post for that saga), but I can tell you it is purple and very soft and is sitting proudly on the top of my PC screen.

Yet another snowman

I know, I know, its getting a little tedious, yet another snowman lol. I must say sorry for the picture though as my camera was having a few battery issues this morning, and do you think I can find the spare battery, worse still I can’t find the charger either so I have had to resort to the “little” camera for my pictures.
Enough of that, you want to see the card right? well I need to tell you where I got the inspiration from so you will have to wait a little longer. Firstly I took the sketch from The little Paper Shop, added some snow from Crafty Creations, and finally a snowflake and greeting Christmas embelishment from Creative Belli Blog.
ok drumroll please…….here is the final result:

Ingredients:
Red card stock
Daisy and Dandilion A Winters Tale Paper
Gold Mirri Card
Dustin Pike Image coloured with Copic Ciao
Duflex Greeting
Colour Connection Glitter card

Baby Shoes for Christmas

Gina and I have been wanting to try out this template for a while now and just never got around to it. This weeks challenge over at Pollycraft was a No Cards allowed challenge, which gave us the perfect excuse to have a go.
I am really pleased with the way they turned out.

Ingredients
See D’s stamps
Creative Cardmaking CD for the papers & penguin
Snowflake punches
Ribbon
Hero Arts brad

Stampavie meets Cupcake

Mondays are always good for challenges in more ways than 1 lol. My Monday started with a heated discussion with number 1 son about a school jumper of all things. Thankfully things got better with the card challenges today, heres one I made using the sketch at Stampavie and the call on Cupcake Craft challenges for Snow

Ingredients
Papermania Embossed Card Blank
Gillian Roberts Penguin and tree stamp coloured with Copic Ciao and Spica pens
Daisy and Dandilion greeting
K&Co Rhinestones
Ribbon
Glitter card
Sakura white pen
Paper from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
Polar White Flowersoft
Hero Arts snowflake brads

Card Patterns meets Kraftin’ Kimmi

Here is yet another Christmas card lol Kraftin Kimmi’s challenge this week called for stiching (I cheated a bit and used a pen and pricking cool) and the Card Patterns sketch this week is a keeper for sure.
Ingredients
Inkadinkado Snowman Stamp
Dasy and Dandilion A Winters Tale Papers
Royal Lannickel Card Blank
Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots
Sakura Med and Stardust pens
Ribbon

Create 4 fun Challenge 45

I think I must be on a roll yet again as this card went together quite quickly, I am saving this one to send to someone I think as I just love the way it turned out, the sketch was this weeks challenge over at Create 4 Fun

Ingredients:
Daisy and Dandilion Papers and Stickers
Craft Creations Card Blank
Gold Mirri card
Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots

Sunday Sketch and Stamp 15

Yet another cool sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week gave me inspiration for this little baby, I just love using Dustin Pike stamps, they have so much character. This one I decided to colour on the PC, I dont think he turned out too bad at all.

Ingrediants:
Royal Langnickel card blank
Daisy and Dandilion A Winters Tale paper
Miss Elizabeth Paper
Colour Connection Glitter Paper
Dustin Pike Image
Duflex Chrismas Greeting
Colorbok Rhinestones coloured with copic ciao
Ribbon
Nestabilities dies
Anita’s 3D Gloss Finish
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Twinkles

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle meets The Sweet Stop

I must have been on a roll yesterday as I managed to combine the challenge for a Special Fold card at Stamp Scrap and Doodle, with the sketch at the Sweet Stop

 Here is what I made:

IngredientsYellow, Blue and red cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Velvet ribbon
Dustin Pike Image
Nestabilities
Kanban Self adhesive pearls

And the Inside:

Another Multi challenge card

I am really getting into this combining the challenges caper, here are the challenges I used for the inspiration for this card
First was this great sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday. Then there was the challenge for an easel card over at Crazy 4 Challenges. A call for bling at Allsorts fitted in very nicely indeed.

Ingredients
Red cardstock
Colour Connection Glitter sheet
Miss Elizabeth Paper
Kanban Merry Christmas card
Peel off border
Daisy and Dandilion Sticker

Clear rhinestones coloured with Copics
Rayher Glitter glue
Anitas Ribbon

Sakura stardust pen

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