Tuesday, 30 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Day 9 Tag

Here is my version of Day 9 of the 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz.

Easy Elegance

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is called Easy Elegance. I inked a blank card with Tea Dye Distress Ink and stamped a Crafty Individuals Flourish stamp using Adirondack Butterscotch ink around the edges. I then stamped a beautiful lady stamp by LB Crafts with the Butterscotch, and used the Tea Dye to edge the piece of card and rub over around the lady. I finished the card with some ribbon and pearly flower embellishments.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Folded Card Thingys

I made several Christmas folded thingys for friends and now they have all been received I can pop them on here! I tried to match the colour theme to what I hope they like!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Day 8 Tag

Here is my take on Day 8 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.

Friday, 19 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Day 7 Tag

Here is my attempt at Day 7 of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas. I had to use an upside M for the W in snow as I has already used the one in the set of letters!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Day 6 Tag

Now no laughing - I had to draw my own birds for this one!! Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas are on his blog here.

Lilac Christmas

The theme on My Time To Craft is Contemporary Christmas and I have made a lilac card with a curly Christmas tree stamp that I hope fits the bill! It is an Anita's stamp and I don't know the make of papers, and I printed the greeting on the pc.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas Moos

The theme on Make a Moo or Two is Christmas - here are my moos, using K & Co papers on the backgrounds and HOTP images, brads, Stickles and Krylon.

Friday, 12 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Day 5 Tag

I missed out day 4 for now and have made my take on day 5, although I am still waiting for my grungeboard to arrive so have had to improvise with other things! Link to Tim's blog on the right hand side somewhere!

Another Beautiful Sky!

There was another beautiful sky this morning so out I went in my pink fluffy slippers to capture it again - hoping the passers by weren't watching!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

House Mouses

I am panicking now as time is getting short for finishing my Christmas cards, so have gone into production line mode and I am making several at once! I used my House Mouse Ho! Ho! Ho! stamp for these (another lot are under way too!)


I don't usually blog my photos, but when I got up this morning there was a beautiful orange glow outside and I opened the front door and took this pic!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Tapestry Stamped Moo

I needed one more Moo so got my tapestry stamps out to make this one and stamped with Distress Inks and added Stickles to the holly berries - I wish I had more time to play with them as I love them!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Stamped Candle

Another candle I stamped for a friend, this time using an Elusive Images stamp.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

My Day 3 Tim Tag

Here is my take on Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 3.

MTTC Sketch Challenge

We had a sketch to follow this week on My Time To Craft and here is my interpretation of it.
I stamped an image using an Elusive Images stamp and used Dovecraft papers for the backgrounds, finishing with a message, a Prima and brads.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

My Version of Tim's Tag!

Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas project again on his blog and this is my version of the first one!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge # 44

A sketch again this week for the Funky Fairys Challenge which can be found on the new forum, or to use 3D or decoupage. I followed the sketch, using Hope and Cherish papers, my House Mouse stamp, Nestabilities, Leone Em punch and Primas!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

No Patterned Paper!

The challenge on Penny Black Saturday is to use No Patterned Paper - so I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder and yet again my PB sentiment stamp!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Monkey Moo

The challenge on Make a Moo or Two this week is Monkeys! So I found a vintage image of a monkey and made my moo as I like to try and do them in a vintagey style if I can!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Christmas Skinny

Here is one of the skinnys I have made for the Christmas Skinny swap I am running on Craft Swap Forum - I used my lovely Holiday Pear Collage stamp by Rubber Stampede, Distress Inks and gold embossing powder.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


The challenge this week on Gothic Arches is Celebrate. I am not sure what these ladies are doing but it looks like they could be celebrating so I hope it is OK for the challenge!

Christmas Moos

Here are my moos for the Christmas Moo Swap I am running on Craft Swap Forum.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Lace Tree

I had to have a go with my new Cuttlebug embossing folder, Lace Tree. I think it is lovely and elegant looking - hopefully my Auntie will like this card!

Funky Christmas

The challenge on Penny Black Saturday is Funky Christmas - so I made my card in lilacs and pinks. I stamped my favourite snowman stamp, Skating Snowy and watercoloured and glitter glued him, then matted him onto some lilac paper and some Cuttblebug embossed snowflake card, and added a message and some QK snowflakes to finish.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Stamping on Candles

A couple more stamped candles using House Mouse stamps - I have to say the fiddliest bit was putting the ribbons on after!!

Funky Fairy Challenge # 43

The new challenge is a sketch to follow, or use pink and blue, or combine the two on Funky Fairys new forum here! I made a LO using FF Blue Christmas and Funky Meets Shabby Chic papers and a photo of Louise sleeping on her first Christmas Day when we were waiting to open her pressies!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Forever Friends

A friend kindly sent me these Forever Friends images - I think they may have been for Georgia to use but I nabbed them!! I made a couple of quick Christmas cards with them!

Gruffy In The Snow

I don't usually do this, but I have made a card for 2 challenges as time is short!! House Mouse & Friends have the theme I'ts Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and Papertake Weekly have Let it Snow. I used my Gruffy stamp of the bear in the snow on his sled and got a bit carried away with my snowflakes round the edges!

Pets Moo

The current challenge on Make a Moo or Two is Pets - I hadn't made one for a while so felt like having a go! I used a free download image from Art-e-Zine, K & Co papers, Distress Inks and embellishments.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Westie Card

Here is a card I made using Linda Luckin's Westie stamp and Funky Fairys Hope and Funky Christmas papers.

A - Z Journal U and V Page

I decided to combine U and V together this time!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Red and Green

The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is to use Red and Green. I stamped my Elzybells cute image and watercoloured her in and matted her onto patterned paper. I punches some snowflakes and stamped a message and added glitter glue to finish!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Advent Calendars

I made these Advent Calendars to count down to Christmas - one for me and one for my granddaughter!

It's Raining!

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is It's Raining It's Pouring! I used my Maggie Sugar Nellie stamp and watercoloured her in with Marvy Le Plumes, and used Funky Fairy Doodlementals papers together with a Cuddly Buddly message and some Primas, and finally some glitter glue for the rain drops!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge # 42

The new Funky Fairy Challenge is now up on the new forum - there is either a sketch to follow or a Christmas theme using buttons and ribbons. I followed the sketch and did a LO of my dribbly granddaughter, using Hope and Pink papers from the Funky Fairys downloads.


The current Penny Black Saturday challenge is Monochrome. I decided to go with Black and White, and stamped my PB sentiment stamp which I am using a lot this year! and matted it onto black card, then some snowflake embossed card and DCWV black and white papers. I diecut a holly sprig out of paper I had black glitter embossed and used black Stickles for the berries!