Wednesday 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas

Wishing every visitor to my blog a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

The Big Guy - Santa

For this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz,  it being my turn to choose the topic I would like to see lots and lots of entries with The Big Guy - being of course Santa Claus - Saint Nick . You can choose any type of Santa, all we ask is Santa is the main part of your design.  For my design I have made a humerous card for one of my grandsons. The stamps are from Katy Sue Designs - The Christmas Spirit. I used Promarkers to colour the images. Some fluffy stuff for Sanata's beard and hat. I painted the sky with DI Stormy Sky as a watercolour. The greeting stamp is from Crafty Companions - an old set. Have fun and we look forward to seeing a host of Santas.

Saturday 13 December 2014

Make a Scene

Hello again, oh! it's getting so close to Christmas. Thank goodness we haven't seen snow yet, but the forecast is for lots to fall this winter. The challenge for the next week at My Time To Craft is for you to Make a Scene, it doesn't hae to be a winter or Christmas scene. Why don't you pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the wonderful examples from the Design Team. For my card I first watercoloured the sky using Distress inks. The trees were stamped with Woodware stamps. The various shades were created by stamping 3 times with one application of ink. The markings on the snow were creted with a brush stroke of grey ink. have you spotted the flock of birds in the top left corner? The greeting is also from Woodware stamps. Have fun creating your scene.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Christmas Recipe

Hello, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow our challenge is a Christmas Recipe, you will need to add to your project, 1 x critter - 2 patterned papers - 3 embellishments. If you pop over to the challenge blog you will find further details and of course the wodnerful inspirational ideas from the Design Team. For my card, I have the following
1 x critter - reindeer from Woodware stamps (2013 but still a favourite of mine) coloured with Promarkers  and a touch of glossy acents on the nose, heart, holly and berries.
2 x patterned papers from Raspberry Road Design - Christmas Collection.
3 x card candi  - Additional greeting from Little Claire Stamps - Have fun everyone. 

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Winter Critters

For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz, Andrea has chosen for our challenge - Winter Critters - this can be any creature we associate with during the winter time. The Design Team have created some wonderful cards to inspire you to have a go. Please pop over to the challenge blog and have a look.
For my card, I used a sheet from a designer pack for the background. I sponged around the edges of the image die cut and the paper with Vintage Photo DI.  The bird has been coloured with Promarkers. all of the stamps are from  Katy Sue Designs - Tall Tails. If you check out previous postings, you will see how much I am in love with these stamps at present. Have fun with your Winter Critters.

Saturday 6 December 2014

CAS Christmas

Hello again, welcome to my blog. For the next two weeks at Fantasty Stampers we are looking forward to seeing your entries for the challenge of CAS (Clean and Simple) Christmas. Pop over to the challengel blog to check out what CAS is and to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. For my card, I ahve again used on of the wonderful stamps from Katy Sue Designs - Tall Tails designs. I love these cute stamps, see previous Tall Tails in my labels section. I coloured this cute image with Promarkers. The holly and the greeting are from the same set. Have fun everyone.


For the challenge this week at My Time To Craft the challenge is to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). What do I mean? If you pop over to the challenge blog all will be revealed and you will see some wonderful ATCs from the Design Team. The most important detail of an ATC is the size. They MUST measure 2.5 inches x 3.3 inches. You can use any medium, style or technique you wish. For mine I covered my piece of card with a piece of design paper from a Papermania 12 Days of Christmas paper pad. I cut 3 shapes for the trees, then doodled small designs, circles, straight lines and then a hatched pattern. Adding here and there a touch of Dovecraft Crystal Glitter glue. Added a Christmas greeting, If you've never made an ATC, then why not give it a go. Thanks for popping by.

Friday 5 December 2014

V - is for Variety

Hi, this week at Alphabet Challenges it is the letter V and the challenge is for Variety. You are required to produce a project which has 3 different design papers or 3 different elements. You'll see what we mean when you pop over to the blog to see what the DT have created. For my card, the papers I used are from a Papermania 12 Days of Christmas pad. The image is the reindeer stamp in a set of Tall Tails stamps from Katy Sue, which was coloured with Promarkers and glossy accents added to his red nose. The greeting is from Little Claiar stamps.  Have fun everyone, thanks for popping in to visit me. 

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo

Hello again, welcome to my blog. For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz, Helen has chosen - Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo. If you pop over to the blog you will see a variety, but we want to see what your favourite is. I have always liked blue and white with a touch of silver/glitter. The background paper is from a Willow Design CD, the main image is from a few years ago, by Stamps Away- Pilkington 3 set Winter Wonderland. The greetings label is from Little Claire stamps. I coloured with Promarkers and a mix of Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks as a watercolour for the sky.  Quickie glue Pen and Glamour Dust sprinkled over. I am looking forward to visiting you all to see what your favourite combo is. Have fun. 

Monday 1 December 2014

It's A Blue, Blue Christmas........... at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for the next month.  Please pop over to the blog to see the super blue inspired cards from the Design Team.  I love blue and white cards, they can look so elegant and they don't always have to be snow scenes. For my card the background paper is from a CD - Walter and Winnie Does Christmas. The sprig is a Marianne die - our sponsor for the month- 
the stamps are from a set which were free last year with a magazine. I used DI Chipped Sapphire and Brilliance - Mediterranean Sea to stamp with and to blend the edges of the card. A few strings of  peel offs to hang the baubles along with a peel off greeting. This was an easy card to make, so I think I'll be making a few to add to my stock. Have fun everyone, don't get too cold when your working on your Blue, Blue Christms project. 

Thanks again to our sponsor for this challenge.

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