Friday, 12 November 2010

Another Christmas Card

Well it is the weekend again but I knew I would have no time to craft so I have managed to spend some time during the week making a card using another of Jenni's fantastic digi stamps. It really is so easy to just print out an image from the computer and colour it in. The image is called snow baby and it is really cute, can you guess what is in his present!
I made the card with the challenge over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge in mind which is red and gold but it also fits with the following;
Crafty Little Place -red  white and green
Digital Tuesday Challenge -digi stamp and never used stash (image and ribbon)

Sunday, 7 November 2010


So this weekend, not that I'm bitter, my beloved husband was supposed to be off on a mountain biking trip to Wales. I had planned to spend the whole weekend, and this should have included Friday, pleasing no-one but myself. Eat when I want, watch what I want, craft all I want, are you sensing a ' but' yet? Yes you guessed it at the last minute he didn't go and all my plans crumbled. Ok perhaps that sounds a bit melodramatic but I was looking forward to not cooking, watching Strictly and the X Factor without having to Sky+ etc etc!
Anyway I did get some crafting in so I will have to settle for that. I have made this card for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which this week is All White. Not the easiest to follow I discovered and also not the easiest to photograph!
I used the image called Buttons which you can find over at Card Mad Fairy Creations along with lots of other Christmas Digi stamps. Then I dug around for ages trying to find anything I had that was white, which it turns out wasn't a lot! The background paper is actually wallpaper which I have had for years and the glitterboard is from Southfield Stationers.

The greeting is a doublesided peeloff which I embossed with sparkly embossing powder and the snowflakes were made with two different punches with sticky pearls added.
I am also entering the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge -winter wonderland
Charisma Cardz Challenge - with love at Christmas
Raise the Bar -use curves
The Stamp Man Challenge - masculine and Christmas

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Another Card Mad Fairy Creation

Here is the second DT card I have made using one of Jenni's fantastic digi stamps which you can find over here. This one is called Christmas Owl and I decided I wanted three of them, a bit like the three wise men!
That's what I like about digi stamps, you can play about with the size to suit yourself. I coloured them with my Promarkers, luckily I had the right colours to match the background paper which is one of Dovecraft's I think. I went to visit Jenni last week for a few days so I could visit our Mum who has just moved into a care home and I got total Promarker envy when I saw her collection! Definitely need to get more colours. The ribbon is one I picked up years ago from a street market and I am glad I remembered it as I think it ties in just right. You can find this image and lots of others over at Card Mad Fairy's Creations. Please go and have a look.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -anything goes
Bee Crafty - Christmas
Secret Crafter -anything that flies
Gingerloft Challenge- buttons
Stamps R us Challenge -buttons and bows

Monday, 1 November 2010

Exciting News

Exciting news indeed! My very talented big sister Jenni has been making beautiful card to sell for many years using other people's images. Recently she started drawing her own and selling them on her website Card Mad Fairy. In order to promote her work she decided to put together a design team and I was extremely flattered to be invited to be a member. Please go and visit either of her blogs to see her beautiful work.

I have used the image Christmas Carol to make a card which I will give to my daughter Emma. As I have said before Emma is a singer so any image of someone singing is appropriate for her.

She also loves the colour purple so you can see why I chose that colour! Apart from Jenni's Digi image all of the other elements have come from my stash and I have had them so long I have no idea where they are from although I have a feeling the snowman paper is from Dovecraft.

 It also fits the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs -lace and pearls

Papertake Weekly Challenge -sparkly and bright

ABC Challenge -glitter

Paper Pretties -square card