Monday, 23 December 2013

LIM week 151 - Merry Christmas everyone

I've been away a lot with work so not been able to craft. However today is a craft day for me (and wrapping!). I decided to enter the Less is More challenge, where this week you can chose any previous challenge. I've gone with week 134 - washi tape and used these three SU tapes with a SU sentiment.

The fire alarm went off at 11.50pm at  the Holiday Inn in Plymouth were I was staying one night last week  - very surreal experience as by the time we all got down the stairs the foyer had people from a function in black ties etc drinking champers, meanwhile I stood there in my nightie with my coat on. No explanation was given, the alarm stopped and we all went back to our rooms. The next day in a fog from disrupted sleep I left my sonic toothbrush behind. I rang and they had it and said they would post it to me. It arrived this morning and it cost them £4.40 to return it to me which as it was my own fault I think was really good of them.

I leave you with this card to express my wish for you all this Christmas and or 2014.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

mid month PB & More reminder - Merry Christmas - traditional colours

This is the mid month reminder for the last challenge of the year over on Penny Black & More, we would love to see your traditional colours Christmas cards. There are some fabulous prizes on offer as always and maybe you need that one last card to make..............
For my DT card I used the sentiment from Penny Black PB3243 the most.... and the image stamp is from Flonz. I coloured the ladies with promarkers in traditional colours and added lots of sparkle to their dresses so they truly look like they are in the festive season. I added a die cut border and a die cut sentiment. The background DP I  have had for ages and it seemed to fit nicely with the image.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Free and easy at Stamping Sensations

I've kept this Christmas card fairly CAS. I used Lavina mistletoe stamp and embossed with verdigris powder and then using TH pearl drops put the berries on. It's very pretty IRL.
I'd like to enter this into the challenge on Stamping Sensations which this month is free and easy.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Traditional Christmas colours at Penny Black & More December challenge

Well the big day is getting closer now and also the importance for making those last minute (or just starting!) Christmas cards. With that in mind the challenge on Penny Black & More this month is Traditional Christmas colours. I've chosen red and green with a touch of gold for my DT card. The papers down the edge are ones I won in a challenge and I have been wanting to use them for ages, simple but I think effective down the side of the card.
I used PB 4277K Christmas Gorgeous and "From me to you" sentiment from Flonz,  the Merry Christmas was free with a magazine. I heat embossed the Merry Christmas, adding a little "snow" and coloured her with pormarkers.
Myself andmy teamies are all looking forward to your entries this month. Please do remember no digis and stamping must be the focal point of the card. However, you can use any make of stamp you wish to.