Sunday, 21 December 2014

Greg's Christmas Card

This will be my last post for a few days, so I'd just like to wish all my bloggy buddies a Very Happy Christmas :)
Hope Santa brings you lots of crafty loveliness ... I'm not holding my breath, but I'll be fleecing him for the January sales if not!!

As always, the last Christmas card I make every year is for Greg.  Not sure if by that time I'm well in the swing of it, or totally sick of making cards!
And yes, that's supposed to be the two of us going for a stroll through the snowy woods, awww romantic :)

This card uses a new set I got recently from Sugar Pea Designs.  I cut the antlers off one of my moose to make her into a girl (I just googled there to check, and whaddya know, that's true - I've never seen a moose in real life and wasn't entirely convinced that I hadn't just made that up LOL)  
Images coloured with watercolour pencils, and sparkle added to their scarves and to the snowflakes/heart.  Blobs of stickles also added to the trees.  Snowflake embossing folder is an oldie from Cuttlebug.

Sugar Pea Designs SPD12 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #129 - Christmas
Love to Create #146 - create a scene
Simon Says Stamp Monday - anything goes
Creative Inspirations #294 - Christmas / New Year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - mood board - I was inspired by the deer / woods / snowflakes
ABC Christmas - Y is for Your Family
Dream Valley #97 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - December
Pile it On #49 - Christmas/Holidays

40th Wedding Anniversary

Aarrgh Sunday evening already, I swear that time goes double quick this time of year!  On the plus side, only 2 more days of work and then hols until 5 Jan yippee :)

As per all my recent cards, this is another quick and simple card for a couple of friends celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  My image is from Lili of the Valley - coloured with watercolour pencils and a few silver peel offs from my stash.  DP is oldie stuff from stash that has been in my 'save' pile, so it's always good to use some of that up!

Simon Says Stamp Monday - anything goes
Clear it Out - anything goes
Crafty Creations #278 - something to die for
Crazy for CAS #60 - anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - anything but Christmas
Penny Black and More December challenge - special occasions

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Squirrel Snack

I was very lucky to win this stamp ("Squirrel Snack") recently from Lili of the Valley's daily giveaways, isn't she a cutie :)

Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear stickles added to the snowflakes and to the drifts at her feet for a bit of sparkle, and clear gloss to her specs.  DP is yet more oldie stuff from stash.  Clear gems added to snowflake and to banners.

Layout from Sketch Saturday #340 - though I stamped my sentiment a bit high to get the full effect of the blue banner :(
A Gem of a Challenge #134 - anything Christmas
Crafty Catz #259 - last minute Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - bling it on
Love to Create #145 - non traditional holiday colours
Natalie and Amy's challenge #27 - cute and cuddly Christmas
Stamping Sensations December challenge - winter wonderland
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - December
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card Extra - December

High Hopes: Frosty Snowman

This card was super quick to make and I love how it turned out :)
It was inspired by this card by Barb who is this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast.

My image is Frosty Snowman from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Paper Smooches snowflake dies; Simon Says Stamp sentiment die.  My dotty die at the top is from Die-namics ... I kinda thought it looked like falling snow.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #47 - blue Christmas
Natalie and Amy #27 - cute and cuddly Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity R#206 - Christmas
Whimsy Challenge #78 - anything goes

High Hopes: Carolling Frosty

Evening all :)  Well surprise, surprise!  It's a week and a half to Christmas Day and here's me with my cards still not finished, never mind posted!  Ah well, maybe it will be different next year (.... doubt it Ha!)

This card is for our cleaner in work.  Not sure if it worked or not, but I think its because I'm not loving my DP ... part of the stash I'm trying to use up, before I hit the January sales ;)

My image is Carolling Frosty from High Hopes - coloured with pencils.  Partially popped up on dimensionals (the bit at the bottom is stuck direct to my cardstock and then his hat etc rises up)
Stickles and gems added to my snowflakes for a bit of sparkle.

Layout from Completely Christmas #42 + added twist - add some sparkle
Crafty Cardmakers #129 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's christmas challenge #207 - urgently needed Christmas
 Pile it On #49 - anything Christmas
Let's Craft and Create #99 - Christmas


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

High Hopes: Santa's Gift

No new challenge this week from High Hopes, but the Anything Christmas challenge runs until 5 Jan.

This card was a special request - I was a bit stumped at how I was going to fit all that text on the front of a card until I saw Terese's inspiration card over at the Muse Challenge :)

My image is Santa's Gift from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils and loads of glitter added to his fur.  Old DP from stash.

Sparkles Forum Challenge #62 - the big guy Santa
Let's Craft and Create #99 - Christmas
Stamp and Create December - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - December
Pile it On #49 - anything Christmas
Crazy for CAS #59 - something old (my DP)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas / Holidays
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Dedication Day

This was a new request for me.  I've never made a Dedication Day card before, in fact I don't think I've even noticed one in the shops either!

Image from Lili of the Valley - coloured with watercolour pencils.  I think I'll have to get a new alpa set ... sometimes this Paper Smooches set is just a tad too big.

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge #96 - true blue
A Little Bit Crafty - anything but Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - December
Penny Black and More - December - special occasions