Sunday, 30 December 2012

Think of a Number

Well, this is our last challenge for 2012, so looking toward  to 2013, CD Sunday Challenge would like you to create a project as you 'Think of a Number'. I have made a birthday card for a one year old. I used some pretty backing paper from Funkyhands Happy Birthday CD. A cute stamp which I coloured with Promarkers. I also stamped out  U R 1 TODAY  and Happy Birthday using a mix of stamps. For those who will be celebrating the coming  of the New Year I wish you all a very pleasant and fun time. 

Monday, 24 December 2012

For All My Visitors and Followers

To all my visitors and followers throughout the year and especially during this festive season, I wish you all a

        Happy Holidays.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

All About Birthdays

Well, it's almost here, Santa is ready, the reindeer are getting excited, but we at CD Sunday Challenges are thinking of those folk who despite the expected arrival of Santa  will also be celebrating a birthday, yes for this week we are All About Birthdays. This is Christine's choice, for which I say a personal thanks as my birthday is on 25th December, yes, Christmas Day. For my card, I first used Rob Adams CD - Fabulous Folds to make the main shape of the card. All the designed papers and greeting are from Crafter's Companions - Paintbox Poppets. Embellishments added, a piece of ribbon, two roses with leaves and 3 card candy.  Remember we do like to see something from a CD, it could just be a small embellishment or like me, the main part of your card. if you have time to join us, please have fun making your card. I wish all my followers who look in on this card a very Happy Christmas and for anyone who is having a birthday this week, I wish for you a very Happy Birthday.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Bingo

For my third week as the hostess at Make My Monday, I have chosen for the Pot Pourri month a BINGO CARD,  however, we require and challenge you to make it with a CHRISTMAS theme.  This is the card, you can use any line, in any direction. Have fun and for those affected by the cold weather please stay safe and warm.
I chose the top Line = Dry Embossing,  Ribbon and Patterned Paper, I have also used Heat Embossing, stamping and embellishments. 
Paper - LOTV Frosty Christmas Pad
Stamp Merry Christmas - Katy Sue - Christmas Sentiments
Embossing Folder - Snowflakes. 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Teddy Bears

Hello everyone, at CD Sunday Challenge this week  Wendy P has chosen Teddy Bears,  I wonder is there anyone who doesn't like Teddy Bears? Firstly I would like to apologise for not being able to visit and comment this past week, however, I will be able to do this later today. Life gets so busy at times but I offer not excuses, I will have double the pleasure. Once again the light here in the north of England is so bad, it dulls the photos.  Honest it is much brighter in real life. I have used papers from the Just 4 Men section on the Funkyhands - Birthdays CD I used a stamp of Popcorn Bear from Crafter's Companion. coloured him and his presents, Souffle the duck with Promarkers. I have added a second decoupaged layer of the presents and a 3rd layer for the top round box and Souffle.  A little bling added with a Sakura glitter pen.
I am also entering this into Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes - I am not sure whether Non-Christmas is acceptable, for mine is a birthday card. I understand if they choose not to accept. 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Addicted to CAS - The word is............

We at Addicted to CAS (Clean and Simple)  were thrilled with the wonderful response for our first challenge, many thanks for your support,  we hope we can continually interest you in our one word CAS challenges. For the next two weeks our challenge is as you see above SWEET, now we all know there are many variations of the use of this word, let us see what you are thinking of. Please check out the DT's inspirational work on the main blog.  Here is my card, sweet for me means dessert or cakes.

A panel of embossed Swiss Dots, with a strip of pink striped paper, a pretty pink ribbon. A die cut sitting on a doiley, I bought these ages ago and this is the first one I've used. A super stamp of a  three tier cake stand with delicious buns and cupcakes. All coloured with Promarkers and a Sakura Glitter Pen. On behalf of 
Kylie and the Design Team I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas,  be safe and warm. Over the next two weeks, we will be commenting on your entries, please check out the details on the main blog. We will be returning with our next CAS challenge on 12th January 2013.

Friday, 14 December 2012

A Winter Sky

3rd Post Today
This month at The Stampman the challenge is a Winter's Tale, to depict showing either a winter sky, snow a snowy scene, all in the above card. The main image is a favourite of mine and my class, we all adore this scene, which has been created with a La Blanche stamp I bought years ago from QVC. I have coloured all the areas with Promarkers, a touch of my Quickie glue pen here and there with the addition of Crystal Glamour dust to define the snow areas. Matted onto red paper, with a die cut front added. Please, to the purists forgive me for adding a peel off, needs must on occasion. The corner stamp is an old but trusted Clarity Stamp, possibly now classed as an antique. Happy Christmas to Jill and Ian, and all their trusty elves who bring us over the year so many wonderful creations. 

Winter Wonderland

2nd Post today
Over at Winter Wonderland their theme for this week is Oh! Christmas Tree. I stamped the tree from a Creative Expressions Christmas set created by Sheena Douglass, onto the front of the C6 card, coloured it with Promarkers, added Quickie glue pen and sprinkled it with Crystal Glamour Dust. I embossed the front sheet of card, and used an oval die cut to form the aperture. Added the greeting tied it with white ribbon. 

W - White on White

Here we are again, at Alphabet Challenge up to the letter W- which is Winter White chosen by Lesley.  All the work has to be white. It doesn't have  to be a card, if it is, it doesn't have to be Christmas, mine is for a Wedding Anniversary.
I used a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities folder for the embossed pattern, secured a piece of organza and satin ribbon with a bow. The flowers are from the small poinsettia flower by Chloe Stamps, heat embossed with Wow! Silver Bells E.P. The greeting is an old one from my stash.  I look forward, once again in visiting your blogs. I hope you have fun and will try the challenge. Lesley and the Design Team will be popping in and commenting on your entries, but we are taking a short break for the Christmas holidays. We will be returning on Friday 4th January. 2013. I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Bingo at Addicted to Stamps and More

This week at Addicted to Stamps and More it is time for us to have a game of Card BINGO.

For my card I choose the middle horizontal line - Ribbon Free ( I choose stamping) and Emboss (Heat)

Stamps used - LOTV Bauble stamp in centre.
Noel from Katy Sue - Christmas Sentiments. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Frosty Days - CD Sunday

Hello everyone on this cold, cold Frosty Day, what perfect timing from Beryl this week at CD Sunday Challenges. It is so cold, freezing at times, thank goodness we don't have the snow as in this picture from Maria G Designs - Christmas Scenes CD. Sorry about the picture, there is more cold blue, and it may be a little over-exposed in an attempt to lighten it. It has been so dark here most of the day. I added the scene onto dark blue mirri card, with a few gems in the corners and part of a couple of die cuts using a Marianne die. I am hoping when you click and enlarge you will see all of the glitter I have added to the picture. I look froward to visiting you all, to see your wonderful creations once again. Have fun ladies and please stay warm.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Mid Week Motivation - Bluebell

I know how busy everyone is at present either making Christmas cards, or even out shopping for them. Hopefully you will get some time to enter the Favourite Flower Challenge over at Make My Monday.  I decided for the mid week motivation to move to my second favourite flower which is a bluebell. I have made an easel card and the additional inspiration in this post is I hope to encourage you to give a gift along with your card, by enclosing  a bookmark. The stamp of the Bluebell is from Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque). The butterfly is by Lyndsay Mason from her tattered Butterflies set. Coloured with Promarkers. background Papers from a pack by Papermania.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Make Your Mark #5 @ ATS&More

Another chance to make a Christmas card or maybe not.  At Addicted to Stamps and More it is time for us to give you the Make My Mark challenge which means, we would like you to use any colouring medium to colour your project/main image. Any form or type of marker is acceptable. Please pop over to the main blog for detailed instructions and the rules, plus the Design team have once again produced a wide variety of cards to inspire you. Here is mine.
I'm afraid I can't name the stamp I used. A friend and I sat and swapped stamps for a Stamp-in Coffee Morning a few weeks ago, we had a great laugh but also had a very productive time. I added a snow embossed background. I coloured the main image with Promarkers, with a little help from a Quickie Glue Pen and some Glamour Dust to provide a little bling. I look forward to visiting you to see what you produce with the help of your markers. have a nice relaxing time. 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Make My Monday - New Theme

Hi everyone, well it's December and time for a new monthly challenge. It is my turn to choose the theme and weekly topics this month, some for Christmas,  but we are starting with a Non Christmas Card, so the Monthly Challenge is called POT POURRI .  During December there are many of us who have a birthday, so for the first challenge in December the team would like to see what is YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER - Mine is a poppy, as I suspect are many others. It does seem to be a very popular flower, maybe you will prove us wrong. Remember it can be any project, not just a card, as long as you abide by our few rules. The Design Team and our guest designer have produced some wonderful samples to inspire you. I will also be back on Wednesday with a Mid Week Motivation.  Here is my card.
I cut the size of card I needed for the poppy panel, I have made many bookmarks like this. I coloured the background using a shaving type brush and TH Distress ink Old Paper. I then stamped the crackle effect to cover the piece. This is actually a short cut that I know works from past experience, because once you've stamped the poppy and water coloured the poppy using TH (Tim Holtz)  inks you can't see the crackle lines on the poppies unless you get up close and personal. Otherwise you have to go down the road of stamping the poppy first, then making and using a mask, then stamping the crackle effect. etc. etc. The poem is from Elusive Images, embellishments are ribbon and card candy. I am looking forward to visiting you to see what is YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Oh! Christmas Tree

Not many more card making days left before the Big Day. We at CD Sunday Challenges would like you to create something with a Christmas Tree. We are thrilled this week to be sponsored by the

who will provide the winner with a £10.00 voucher to spend in the on-line shop.
So ladies, don't miss this opportunity of being in with a chance of winning yourself an extra craft delight.
Once again the team have excelled in providing us with lots of super inspiration. Here is my card.

I made an 8" x 8" card,  with a relative in mind. The lowest backing paper is from a LOTV Frosty Christmas Paper Pad.  The white card has been embossed with snowflakes. The main image is from Christmas Scenes by Maria G Designs. I was so lucky many years ago to get a number of these from E Bay, which all consist of copyright free images.  The added Merry Christmas sentiment and the snowflakes  were embossed with silver Bells Wow! EP
Snowflakes from Sheena Douglass  - Ornate Snowflakes 
Merry Christmas Sentiment - Katy Sue (Flowersoft)
Also entering into Try It On Tuesdays for Christmas Sparkle.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Addicted to CAS -

Wow! Are we thrilled at Addicted to CAS, you bet we are! Over 100 entries for our first challenge. Thrilling, many thanks to everyone who has taken part. Thanks also to JOANNA MUNSTER who is continuing to sponsor us from 

We hope all you CAS addicts out there will like this weeks Code word too, with Christmas around the corner we are still in a festive mood,

Here is my card...................

A 5" x 7" card with an embossed panel called Swiss dots, a piece of dark blue paper punched. The Bauble is one from Chloe's Stamps, to see more of these  baubles from last year's Christmas cards please go here and here, I embossed this bauble onto blue paper and used Silver Bells  Wow! embossing powder. I love the swirly greeting which is from Crafter's Companion, have fun everyone, I look forward to seeing all of your CAS cards with the Code word BAUBLE.