Thursday, 19 December 2013

He's making a list...

And checking it twice, oh I love this time of year!! Though I received a letter from Santa informing me I am on the "Naughty List" but that hasn't dampened my spirits, cause I was expecting to be on that list ;-)

I thought I would share a card I made for my niece's Christmas.  I used quite a few different stamp sets, and they all worked together beautifully. I stamped the postcard using a stamp from Christmas Mail set and the wee postmark is from that too, I then masked off the address side and stamped Santa on, he is a Stampin Up stamp and is really pretty.  I used "Santa's Coming" from the Smiling's my Favourite set instead of putting on an address.

Christmas Mail Stamp Set by Sarah Hurley
Stampin Up Stamp
Paper from stash
Martha Stewart Photo Corner Punch.

I hope you like this card, and are enjoying all the lead up to Christmas!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Aud Sentiments  - Christmas
MilkCoffee  - Christmas
Southern Girls - Christmas Wishes
Inky Impressions - Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!!

How exciting, 2 weeks today is Christmas Eve!! I love this time of year, always have, and always wondered if it is something to do with my name lol.

Yesterday I decided to finally make my Christmas cards that I have to post, and I used The Most Wonderful Time Digi Kit from Sarah Hurley.  As most of you know my style is mainly clean and simple, and I decided to stick with this for my Christmas cards. I adore the tree digi that I used on the front of this card and felt it really should be the focus of the card.  I printed it and the backing papers onto glossy photo paper and had to put the flash off when I took a picture, as it was just reflecting the flash too much!  I popped on some silver mirri card just to add something extra.

Glossy photo paper
silver mirri card

I hope everyone is getting into the festive spirit and is having The Most Wonderful Time

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Clear it Out - Anything goes with stash(mirri card)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Keep it clean and simple
Paperminutes - Christmas with traditional symbols(tree)
SweetStamps - Simple Christmas
CAS on Sunday - Christmas

Thursday, 5 December 2013

It's all about the background.

This month over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog the theme is "Create Your Own Background". That is always daunting to me, as I tend to over think things, this time I drew out a sketch of my card and went from there with the ideas I had.

I got a piece of white card and masked the bottom half of with a post it note so I could stamp the wallpaper. I used the stripe stamps from the Doodle Doll Halloween Edition Witch stamps set. I stamped the fireplace from the Fireside Kisses stamp set onto a separate piece of card, and cut it out, I used Distress Inks to colour the bricks, and Flexmarkers for the top and bottom. I cut out the central part of the fireplace and added some black paper behind it and made a fire to make it look cosy and wintery. I used a die to make the stockings in felt and popped them on.  The mistletoe is also from the Fireplace Kisses set and I popped some tiny pearls on to be the berries. The girl and the sentiment come from the Be Amazing Doodle Doll stamp set, I just love these as they are so versatile and fun. I thought I should make her a wee bit more festive and popped some snowflakes and holly onto her, they come from the Christmas Tags Holly Jolly Stamps. To add some extra sparkle, I put some red gems on as the holly berries. I coloured her dress with FlexMarkers and her hair and holly with Promarkers. I used lots of foam squares to give the card lots of dimension, will need to pop some other pictures on.

Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Archival Ink.

I hope you can join us for the last challenge of the year.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Candy Stripes
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
Divas By Designs - Feeling Festive
Simon Says Stamp - Make your Own Background
Emerald Faeries - Christmas

Sunday, 1 December 2013

It's time to be Thankful.

The theme over at Kitty Bee Designs this time is Thankful/Thank You. I am a couple of days late with my blog post, I've been a bit under the weather and really weary, so trying to catch up with things when I have some evergy. Enough about me, let me show you the lovely card I made. I used the adorable Panda digi on my card, and kept it nice and simple and monochrome. I popped some butterflies on it, everyone loves a butterfly.

The panda digi is ideal for super quick, super cute cards as you can just print him out and you are ready to go!

I really hope you can pop over and join us this time.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Di's Digi Designs - Thanks
Brown Sugar Challenge - Thank you.
Crafty Creations  - Thank you
Creative Belli - Thank you
Flutterby Wednesday's - Thankful