Friday, November 30, 2012

Lili of the Valley's 'Mr Snowman' :-)

I am late  for the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge ,,:-(   My laptop was in for repair ,,, there was lots of clanking and whirring goings on and I was worried that it was going to be irreparable ,, but no ,,, it was just full of cat fur !!! ooh err ,, how embarrassing was that ! he even saved the evidence to show me ,,,, :-/  I couldn’t get out of the shop quick enough ,,, LOL

Anyways ,, the theme this week is ,,,


Our lovely boss Jacqui is providing the prize this week so if you are the lucky winner you will get to choose 2 stamps from LOTV !! :-) 

I have just bought this very cute Mr Snowman stamp so I inked him up :-)

I coloured with Copics and added Star Dust Stickles and Viva Decor Ice White Pearl pen dots for snow.  I stamped a background using an Impression Obsession Gradation stamp, Versafine ink and embossed with white EP.  I then used tumbled Glass DI over the top, I think the poor snowman is is a blizzard there  :-)
The ‘silver’  card for layering was made using plain white card, Pumice Stone DI and Perfect Pearls brushed over the top, so lovely and shimmery IRL.  I used a Martha Stewart Icicle Punch ( now discontinued) and  made a strip using Whitewash Coredinations  and a Swiss Dots Folder. 

I used a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Mod Tree, this was inked with Iced Spruce DI and I added some snowflakes from an EK Success Border punch and a Memory Box Star of Wonder glittered star on the top , I  used a MB Flurry Wreath Stamp and Flurry Wreath Die cut and finished with some Swiss Dots Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards so please hop on over to see them :-)
I have a lovely Simon Says Stamp December ‘Everything Is Merry  Card Kit to give away at the top of my blog if you would like a chance to win it ! :-)

Challenges :
Charisma Cardz ,,, Christmas with No Green, Gold or Red
Copic Marker Europe ,,, Christmas Card
Dutch Dare ,,,,, Winter Wonderlands
Diva’s By Design ,,,,, Glitter and Sparkle
Try It On Tuesday ,,,, Christmas Sparkle
Love to Create ,,, Non Traditional Holiday Colours
Ooh La La Creations ,,, Spots and Dots
Stamp With Fun ,,, Winter

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Post It Note Holder :-)

Hi all :-) I am late today ,,, my laptop threw a wobbler cos it doesn’t like cat fur ,,, how embarrassing is that ! I had to take it in to the shop and the fan was clogged with fluff  ! ,, he even saved me the evidence !!! oohh the shame of it ,,,, lol 

Anyways ,,, I am here with a friendly reminder to join us over on the Crafty Ribbon Challenge, we still have another week to go and Ali is giving one lucky winner a chance to win some FABBY ribbons :-)

It is the lovely ‘Pinky’ s’ turn to choose the theme and she is asking us to,,,

Use at least 2 Ribbons :-)

I love the White Organza Swiss Dots ribbon and  use it such alot, I also used some 3mm satin ribbon in red and black too

I made a little Post It note holder ,, I must admit I do like making these  :-)

My local framer gives me lots of offcuts of mountboard free !!  I covered with some pinkish paper from a Tim Holtz pack, inked  various TH stamps with distress inks and sprayed with Studio Calico Shine ,,, it does look quite nice IRL :-) I stamped a TH butterfly border and added a strip of tissue tape down the side too. I punched a butterfly, added some twine and a vintage button and then tied the ribbons from Crafty Ribbons after binding with a Bind It All 

Before I go I must tell you about a very exciting event starting on 1 December at Crafty RibbonsPure Inspirations blog. We are having an advent calendar event. Ever day there will be posts from some of the DT and a fabulous prize up for grabs. All you have to do is be a follower and enter each day to be in with the chance of winning. We have a different sponsor every day. There are digis, £10 vouchers, ribbons and much more. There's also a fabulous prize for one lucky person on Christmas Day. So get over there and become a follower and start playing along from Saturday.

To kick off the event we are having a giveaway.
Contents may vary
So hop on over to the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspirations blog, become a follower and check out the Advent Calendar post to enter.

I have a lovely Simon Says Stamp December ‘Everything Is Merry  Card Kit to give away at the top of my blog if you would like a chance to win it ! :-)
Challenges :
Little Miss Muffet ,,, Tags or Gifts
Crazy Amigo ,,,, Gifts
Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one:-)

Lols x x x

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,,,, ANYTHING GOES !! :-)

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for Dawny's Sketch Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


We are showcasing Martha Stewart products this week. If you have them we would love to see them but it's not compulsory to join in :-)

As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

I decided to make some corner bookmarks to use as small Chritmas gifts for some very special friends :-)  I can’t say who they are for because they may see this ! Winking smile
I found a tutorial for these HERE on the Splitcoast Stampers site and changed the size slightly, instead of cutting 4 X4 inches I cut the pieces 3X4.

I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post :-) ,, I have to say I really enjoyed making these and I hope the people who receive them like ‘em !! :-)

I would like to thank our lovely Designer in the Spotlight, Barb, for all of  her lovely creations over the past month. It has been a pleasure working with you Barb :-)
Barb and the DT have made some fabulous creations so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
You have until Wed 5th Dec 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Challenges :-
Crazy Amigo ,,,,, Gifts
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet ,,, Holiday Gifts + Kraft card.
Stamp & Fun =Creativity ,,, Bookmark
Pile It On ,,,, Anything but a Christmas Card
That Craft Place ,,, No Squares Allowed
Totally Gorjuss ,, Don’t be Square
Anything But a Card Challenge ,,, Anything But a card
Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Hope you have a lovely day !! :-) luv Lols x x x

Bella In Pot :-)

Hi all :-) ONLY 26 days before Santa will be dropping by for a glass o’ sherry and a mince pie ,,, YAY ! I do love Christmas and all the tinsel and paraphernalia  :-)

This time on the ABC Christmas Challenge it is Bettina’s turn to host and the theme is ,,,,

‘X’ for X Marks the Spot ,,,
so an X or something crossed , eg twine, an x shape ,,,

We are sponsored by Bugaboo 

7 free digis

-ú10 Voucher bs
so 2 fabulous prizes this week ! :-)

I used this very cute Bella in Pot from the Wild Rose Studio and crossed over the twine and made a cross in the button to fit in with the theme :-)

I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky, Pine Needles and Forest Moss DI. The papers are from a WRS  Letters from Paris pack and I used  Cheery Lynn Holly Corner and Memory Box Holly Vine dies, I used plain white card and coloured these with copics too. I added some twine, a button, loads of red gems, Star Dust stickles and for the hat trim I used Glitter Ritz White Opaque glitter ,,, it looks like fur IRL ! :-)

Close Up :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards so please hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog to see them :-)
Challenges : to be added

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Cut-Ups ,,, :-)

Hi all :-) Christmas is only 27 days away  !!  Are you ready ?? NO !! me neither,,, though I did make a start on the shopping yesterday, still lots more to do tho ,,,  :-)

This week on the Papertake Weekly Challenge Dawny has made us a fab sketch to follow ,, but if you prefer you can choose any of  the previous sketches ,,, just let us know which one :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab voucher to go shopping on offer !! Woo Hoo !! :-)


I used this very cute Christmas Cut –Ups stamp from House Mouse.

I will add the links at the bottom of this post  :-)

Close Up 

aww are they CUTE or what !! 

Thanks for looking, our lovely GD’s and the DT have made some fabulous cards so hop on over to the PTW to see them Smile

Challenges :-
Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, X mas
Stamp With Fun ,,, Winter
Addicted to Stamps ,,, Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday ,,, Winter Bliss
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ,,, To die 4
Crafty Ann’s ,,, Birds &/or Animals