20 Nov 2010

It's A Green Christmas

Hi all I have made this card for the following challenges:
I hope you don't mind looking at a few photos of this one.
I have used an 8x8 card base, the image is a Pachela Studios Digi called Toby Tumblers Happy Times and available HERE
I have coloured the image with Copics and mounted onto Green Mirror Card, the base spotted paper is Bearlymine, the next bp is Basic Grey, both papers have been distressed and mounted onto Green Mirror card.
I have used green lace and a Christmas silk ribbon and bow.  I added some wooden snowflakes which I coloured with Copics, I have also added gems, pearls, pin, butterflies, Holly and a stamped sentiment.
I have added Star Dust Stickles to the flowers and image for a snow effect.
The pictures below show more closer detail.


You may not believe this but I wanted to make a clean and simple card, the trouble was I added some flowers and then it looked bare, so I added the snowflakes, it still looked bare, so then I added more flowers and all the rest of the embellishments, now I am not sure I like it, please let me know what you think.

19 Nov 2010

My Little Chickadee

Hi all I made this card using an image by Deborah Boyet and is called Chickadee, I am entering this one into this months Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge the theme being, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.
I coloured this beauty with Prisma pencils and Sansodor, I had to Google for a picture as I wanted to use the original colours, this is my interpretation, it may be slightly off the correct colour but it is near enough I think.
I have used a mixture of SU and K&Co papers which I have distressed I added some tabs, gems, flowers and a butterfly, I also added bronze stickles to the flowers and butterfly.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my Little Chickadee and if you would like to own him ir other wonderful image then please visit
Deborah at Blackberry Lane Designs HERE

The 12 Blogs Of Christmas

Here are my DTM projects.
My first card that I am showing is a DL and I am using another of my favourites which is Nightime Bear, I have coloured the image with my Prisma Pencils and Sansodor, the bp is Bearlymine, I mounted the image onto brown card and added a couple of red mirror card tabs, the Poinsettia is one from Fred She Said, which I printed off then cut out, I added some card candy and ticket sentiment.
My next card shows the image called North Pole, once again I have coloured him with Prisma Pencils and Sansodor, the papers are all pearlescent, I added some card candy, ticket sentiment and Holly.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit and if you are on the hop your next stop is

Hugs to all see you later.

18 Nov 2010

Meljen November Releases

Morning all today I have the pleasure of showing you some of the new November Meljen Digi Releases, they are now available at Whimsy Stamps, and as always they are gorgeous.
My DT cards are below and the first one is showing the image of Santa, a jolly fellow for sure.
It is my first time that I have made this tri fold shutter card I followed a tutorial (HERE) the second one I tried ended up in the bin, lol, but I will be making more of them.
I used Bazzill 12x12 card stock the papers are from SU, I printed and cut out two Santa Heads and coloured with Prisma pencils and Sansodor then mounted them onto either end of the card.  The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps and is a framed sentiment by Ann Vento, I used my graphics programme and mounted it onto a background colour.  I used a branch and 6 petal retro punch for the flowers and leaves, I used mirror card for shine.  I then tried the glitter technique using double-sided tape which I saw on one of my blogging buddies blogs, but drat it I forgot which one.  The glitter I have had for a few years and is gold mica it really shines up in real life, I will also be using this technique again.
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My second card is using the Winter Tree and also the same sentiment as above but on a different coloured background. I used Bearlymine paper, green card the edges of which have been punched using my EK Success punch, I added some ribbon, card candy and I also found a little star punch while searching through my cupboards so used that for the mirror card red stars.
Well that's it for the moment I hope you have enjoyed my work and please pop over to Whimsy Stamps to see their wonderful ranges by Melissa and Crissy to name just a couple.
Hugs to all see you in a bit.

17 Nov 2010

Meljen Special Release

Hi all hope today finds you well, if you are one of the many that have caught a dreaded illness I hope you get well soon.  I know that it seems to be taking a long time to get rid of the bugs, so don't get doing too much too soon like I did, lol.

Meljen have released this special edition image to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Melissa's father, he loved fishing and this image depicts his love of that sport. The image is available from Whimsy Stamps HERE
I thought this time I would make just a clean and simple style, I have coloured the image with Prisma pencils and Sansodor, as I got a bit fed up with the bleeding when I coloured with promarkers and Copics, I thought I would try my pencils and I was much happier with the end project. 
I used the PNG format in my graphics programme so I could use both the bucket of worms and the Moose fishing, I used my chalks for the blue background.
Hope you have enjoyed my card and I would like to thank you all for your wonderful comments.
Hugs to all see you in a bit.

16 Nov 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #85

Hi all, hope you are all well, it has been another cold and frosty morning here in Gloucestershire but the sun is shining beautifully.
I am a bit late posting my DT card for this weeks
  Digital Tuesday Challenge, I thought I had it scheduled obviously I was dreaming, lol.
This week we have a challenge that I am sure will prove popular with so many and that is we would like to see you use Anything With Wings
Angels, Fairies, Butterflies, Bugs the list goes on.
Our sponsor this week is Digital Stamp Oasis.
Here is my card.
I have once again used this beautiful digi image from Whimsy Stamps, this time I have coloured her in Pink using Copics. The backing papers are Bearlymine, I used SU Razzleberry card as the mount for the papers and a Marks Finest sentiment (which is embossed in Gold) .  I also use a doily, silver icicles, gingham ribbon, charms and brads, the flowers have been punched with the SU Boho Blossoms punch, I also added some Bling gems.
I think that's it, I do hope you will come join our challenge and please do have a look at the other DT projects they are beautiful.
I am also entering this card into the challenge at 
Hugs to all and see you in a bit.

15 Nov 2010

Stamping Vacation Inspirational Tag

Are you ready to play some Inspiration Tag? This is a game and link-up challenge Premiering at Stamping Vacation TODAY!!! Play along for your chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher to any store of your choice! Read on for more Information!


Just check out Denise's card (below) on the blog and pick 2 or 3 elements that you would like to duplicate on a card you will make. Make your card and post it to your own blog along with this message that you are reading right now. 


Now go to Stamping Vacation and post a link to your card on the post. (This step will enter you in the prize drawing) Next YOUR blog readers can pick 2 or 3 elements from YOUR card and make their own and post it to their blog and then go to Stamping Vacation and link up. At this point, be sure to give the designer of the card you are using for inspiration their credit too! And this message will just keep moving forward... TAGging blog readers all over! Wonder how far it will travel?


On December 5th a name will be randomly drawn from all the links on the Inspiration Tag at Stamping Vacation and the winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of their choice!


Here is DENISE'S CARD for you to choose elements from:





What are elements? I'll list some for you:

Layout
Animal image
Homemade flower
Lace
Buttons
Thread or floss
color scheme
distressed edges
tag
border punches
floral designer paper
pearls
stipple brush on edges
vintage feel
not double layering the image panel (no frame)
stamping sentiment in one color and then highlighting with black pen

Others:
Monochromatic
Uncoloured Image
Brads
Doodling

ANY Element you gain Inspirational from in this card, you can use to create your own card to tag along!

Get the idea? Theres lots to chose from!!!.

So hop on over to STAMPING VACATION and join in the fun!!!

Icy Tilda

Hi all today I have made a card that is just for challenges and they are as follows:
Ellephantastic - Butterfly & or Xmas
I have used Tilda with the Christmas Tree for my card.
I found it a little difficult to take a really good picture due to all the mirror card I have used but I hope the images below show the detail good enough for you to see.
I have coloured Tilda with Copics I used No 4 Nestie Labels to mount her on, I also treated myself very recently to the Whimsy Calender Stamp from Quixotic Paperie I used my SU Choc Chip ink for the stamping. 
The bp is Bearlymine I found some etched silver card which I mounted onto pale blue card I used my 6 petal Retro Punch for the flowers. I added some lace, blue ribbon and bow, I also used my SU word punch for the side tabs, I then added Cosmic Shimmer Silver Twinkles to the centres of the flowers, the tabs and on the Christmas tree and headband of Tilda.
The picture below shows you a closer look at Tilda.
I would like to thank you all for looking at my card 
Hugs to all see you later.

Stamping Vacation Animal Applause Challenge

Hi all it is time for a new Animal Applause Challenge at
and this month the theme is to use an animal that can have black or white on it.
I chose to use Lily the Skunk
I am so sorry but I cannot for the life of me tell you where I got this one from it was not in a folder with a name so if you know where she comes from please let me know so I can post it (edited) Lora very kindly left a message to say the image is from Digital Delights, thank you so much Lora..
I have coloured Lily with promarkers, the tartan paper is from Crafty Ann's Digi Store I added white grosgrain ribbon, flowers from my stash and the little sentiment is Cuddly Buddly.
I do hope you will join in with the Animal Applause Challenge this month we look forward to seeing you.

14 Nov 2010

Creative Inspirations Challenge #47

Hi all today we have a new challenge for you at 
this week we would like to see anything Christmassy/Winter
I don't know about you but I am trying to make as many Christmas cards/gifts as I can which you may have noticed from my recent posts.
We have two sponsors for this challenge who are 
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Here is my DT projects
The first one is using a new image from The Crafty Pad called 'Snowmen'
I have made another gift voucher/money card the image I coloured with blue Sakura glitter pen and added a ribbon, I used my Glitter Girls Embossing Panels for the dry embossed design.

On the inside I cut the shape freehand with a craft knife I stamped a little House Mouse and added the sentiment.

The card below is a 3x3 card and I have used one of Soft Pencil images coloured with Copics mounted onto Silver mirror card I added some Pixie Dust Stickles for the snow. 
For more inspiration please pay a visit to the other DTM their work is fantastic.
I do hope we will see you at our challenge 
Hugs to all see you later.

Something New At Stamping Vacation

Want to Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate?

Then come and play INSPIRATION TAG with us!  It starts on Monday, November 15th and will last until December 5th.  That's the day the winner will be announced!  Winner?  Yes!  There will be a $25.00 gift certicate awarded to the winner and they can even decide which store they'd like it to be from!  So get your running shoes on!

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