Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Fav five cards of 2014




Join me on the 30th December
Have you shared your fav five Christmas cards you made yet? Well now Debby is giving us a chance to showcase our five fav cards from 2014 - I knew it was coming but it was still hard to do!

I made this card for a friend who was 50 this year, I made the background myself on silk art card and then used die cuts to finish off and that beautiful sentiment which I love using.
Another landscape but this time it was for the Less is More challenge so I was CAS. I was so pleased that this card got showcased by the LIM ladies.

This is a stamp that I wanted and decided to be good and not get, then couldn't find it anywhere. But good old ebay came to the rescue.
This was one of my Penny Black & More DT cards using a stickeroo. I made the background and then embossed it and bleached out some of the colour with water - inspired by Sheena Douglass.
Another Penny Black & More DT card this time for a special lady who was 16 this year.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Winter Walks with Carol @ CD Sunday

Well I didn't expect to be making a Christmas card quite so soon! The challenge on CD Sunday is Winter walks and I started with the image of the lady in the frame from MCS Festive Deco Follies as I haven't used it for ages. I then found a backing paper that was the same as the scene behind the lady and lined it up to look like she is in a scene in a frame (if that makes snese!) I then added the background Merry Christmas paper, croping part of it for the sentiment on the background and then added snowflakes and more poinsettias. Finally I put the snowdrift at the foot of the card and added some glitter and the ribbon.
It's ages since I made a whole card using MCS and I really enjoyed resizing and layering it all up.
On a practical note - I doubt her walk will be a long one in those shoes in the snow LOL!

Monday, 29 December 2014

All kinds of fairies

I try to join in Mrs A's butterfly challenge when I can. Only to find today that it isn't butterflies at all but All Kinds of Fairies. This card does have butterflies so I hope that is ok as they were part of the design image etc. So I've made this card this afternoon and now the light has gone and the challenge is about to close............
I've used ooh la la cd rom - say it with words for the papers and image and the stamps are from Lindsay Mason, Lavinia and Debbie Moore. Some TH distress broken glass glitter on the wings and some Hunkydory diamond sparkles for the butterfly and angel wings on the image.
I'm also entering this card in to the Simon says Challenge which is anything goes.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

My favourite five Christmas Cards of 2014

Once again Debby has asked us to showcase our fav five Christmas cards of 2014 - here are the ones I've chosen.

This first card was made using Tattered Lace dies and I won their challenge with it too!
 I had a bit of a blue phase this year. This is a card I made with Clarity Stamps adding a SU sentiment stamp. I cut out the image with a A2 distressed edge spellbinder die.
 Using the distressed die again this time to cut out this lovely image and a stamp I won in the snippets playground this year - thanks Miss Di.

These final two cards are from my Penny Black & More DT cards. I love this Tonic trellis and it looks lovely in the red mirri.
Finally something a little different for me. I used a Nicecrane image and then added a Penny Black lady. I used foam tape behind the gold card to give a recess for the image.
Well we still have the snow hanging about - so I guess I'll just have to stay in and craft!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Penny Black & More special occasions - mid month reminder for our challenge

Well the big day is getting close now. I'm here with a reminder of our challenge at Penny Black & More which this month is special occasions. So if you've done all your Christmas cards, you can get ahead with another card as we want to see all special occasions including Christmas.
For my card I took Penny Black 3883K cityscape and stamped it three times for the background scene. I then over layed some glittered sticky plastic and masked off spraying just the bottom with CC silver glitter, then adding some "snow". I used Penny Black 3908K favourite time and coloured her with promarkers and glitter. The sentiment die is from Cottage Cutz.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

CD Sunday - song titles

I've used the Ooh La La Say it With Words cdrom for this card. I printed the backing paper from the cd rom and the image without the words, then took it into MCS and added my own. There is some glitter on the card, but I haven't managed to capture it.
My song title is To the moon and back - Savage Garden and I would like to enter it into the song title challenge at CD Sunday.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Special occasions at Penny Black & More December challenge

Hello everyone. I'm here with my DT card for the December challenge over at Penny Black & More, which this month is special occasions (which can include Christmas). For my card I've used an image from Nicecrane which I resized to fit my card. I just love this image - it's so sweet. I then embossed some gold card and cut a hole for the image with a nestie and then a a frame from the same card. I've used PB 4350K Bright Star colouring her coat with promarkers, glitter in her hair and cosmic shimmer glue for the buttons and berries.
Me and my teamies would love to see your work, but to be eligible for the fab prizes or to be a GDT you must make hand stamping the focal point of your card. No digis are allowed, not even if they are hand coloured.