Saturday, 28 November 2009


This card is for 2 challenges. The weekly Christmas Card challenge on Magical Crafts Forum is to use Ribbon on our card, and the new challenge on Something Completely Different is to use Red, Green and a Snowman. I used my cute Patchwork Pals Snowman stamp and DCWV paper for my card.

Friday, 27 November 2009

G is for ...

Green and Gold! We are at G on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and the theme this week is to use Green and Gold on our work. I have made another atc for my book, and used an Elusive Images Geranium stamp on mine, coloured with Copics and edged with Gold Krylon.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Last year's blue one!

I made a Matchbox Advent Calendar last year and liked it so much I have made another this year. This year's one is in reds and greens, and I used Cosmo Cricket Christmas papers and some HOTP together with some CC chipboard shapes to decorate. I think I will make one a year and build up a collection!

I am entering this for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge as I have just seen their challenge is to make a calendar, which can be an Advent Calendar!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Very Vintage

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Very Vintage. I used Rustic Gems paper for my background and stamped and gold embossed an Anna Griffin swirl on and another to stamp my LB Crafts lady on, it might have been K & Co but I am not sure!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Christmas Banner Part 2

The next challenge on Ready Steady Stamp for our banners, is to use our chosen colours, a Christmas tree, eyelets, Cut' n Dry stamping and Kraft paper. I didn't like doing the Cut 'n Dry stamping and don't think I would use it much again, I tried several objects to press my heated up piece of Cut 'n Dry into and eventually settled on a Christmas tree charm, but I am not keen! I used a Technique Tuesday tree stamp and stamp and embossed it onto some Kraft paper, adding embellishments including the eyelets, and edging everything with gold Krylon.

Friday, 20 November 2009


The new challenge on Something Completely Different this week is to make a Christmas card with Blue, White and Snowflakes. I wanted to try out my new Cricut and so made this quite simple card by cutting 2 snowflakes with it, the backing paper is DCWV and the message is from Personal Impressions. I finished it off with a brad and some Liquid Pearls.

F is for ....

Flowers this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. One of my favourite themes. I used my LB Crafts Secret Garden stamp for this and water coloured the flowers and rubbed chalk ink over the background, and the small flowers are Tapestry stamps.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The current weekly challenge set by Liz on Magical Crafts Forum is to make any sort of Christmas card - so I used my lovely House Mouse Ho! Ho! Ho! stamp and cut some mats with my Slice and embossed snowflakes with a CB folder to make this quite simple but I hope effective card!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Under My Umbrella

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Under My Umbrella. I used one of my favourite House Mouse stamps for this one together with some patterned papers and a Pink Gem greeting.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Cute Snowman

I made this card for the Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge blog's 2nd challenge, which is to use a Santa or Snowman, something sparkly, ribbon and a Christmas flower (including holly etc). I used my new Lindsay Mason snowman stamp kindly bought for me by She, and I coloured him with Copics. I used DCWV paper and glittery card for the holly cut with a Sizzix die. I sparkled the snowman's hat and scarf and added a little silver ribbon, I think I got it all!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Pink Christmas

The new challenge on Something Completely Different this week is to use Pink on our cards and Christmas Trees. I used some DCWV papers, embossed snowflakes with a CB folder, cut out some trees on my Slice and the snowflakes is a QK die.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas Sentiment

The weekly Christmas Card challenge on Magical Crafts Forum is to use a favourite sentiment on our card. I love this Penny Black stamp, and cut mats with my Slice and used my Snowflakes embossing folder for the background.

E is for ...

Elephant! We are at E this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and continuing with my atc book I have used a Tanda elephant stamp for my atc.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


I am taking part in a Rememberance Swap on Craft Swap Forum and thought today would be a fitting day to blog my atc I have made for it.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tags So Much

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is to use a tag somewhere on our work. I used my Stampington stamp again, on a roll with him here! and some HOTP papers, edging with Gold Krylon pen and cut the holly and snowflakes with my Big Shot.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Fruits of my Labour

The current challenge on DragonsDream Tag It On, is to use fruit on our tags. I love this Rubber Stampede Christmas stamp with a pear on so used that with Fired Brick Distress Ink, Lettuce Adirondack Ink and Krylon pen, Gold Glimer Mist, together with some ric rac and ribbon to finish.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Christmas Banner

The project on Ready Steady STAMP for the next 4 challenges is to make a Christmas Banner, using a colour theme of our choice throughout but the ingredients given each challenge. For this one we had to use stars, glitter or gems, heat embossing and a stamped and cut out image. I have chosed to use brown/gold/red for my colour theme. I used my Stampington stamp for the image, I seem to be using it a lot lately!

Friday, 6 November 2009


There are 2 new challenge blogs this week, Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge Blog and Susie's Sassy Challenge. There might be more too lol! So many these days! Magical Crafts challenge is to make a Christmas card, and an ornament, using Green, Red and Gold. I made my card and little frame thingy using HOTP papers, a Stampington & Co. stamp, Distress Ink, and grungeboard and grungepaper embellishments painted gold with Adirondack Gold Dabber. Susie's challenge is to make a Christmas Card, so I am entering mine for this too. And the challenge on Something Completely Different is Holly and the Ivy - use Red, Green and Gold so I am entering these for this one as well.

D is for ....

well actually, on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, D is for Decoupage this week. You might wonder where my decoupage is on my atc! I am making mine into a book, and I really really don't like doing decoupage! So I cheated a little this week, I made my atc and stamped and cut out some pieces and assembled them on the atc to photograph it for the challenge, then took them off again so my atc in my book will be what I wanted!!

So here is the 'decoupaged' version before I took the bits off again!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

An Inky Card

I needed a birthday card for a friend, so got my Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender Distress Inks out and some flower stamps and made this one.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

So Many Scallops

This week's challenge on My Time To Craft is So Many Scallops. I made a LO of our birds and aviary which we built this summer, using a kit I had won a while ago.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Trees for Christmas

I was lucky enough to picked as the winner of last week's Christmas Card Challenge on Magical Crafts Forum and it is therefore my turn to choose the theme for this week's challenge. I chose Trees for Christmas and have made my card with a snowy woodland trees stamp. I am also entering this for the Anything Goes Challenge on Craft Swap Forum which this month is Chilly.