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Monday, 29 November 2010

Two little poppets, bringing christmas blessings

So beautific, but I bet their feet are cold, brrr!
I have made this decoupage card for Granny for christmas, as she likes the vintage Style. I have used some lovely lace around the oval and followed a simple sketch to let the images do the talking.
I am entering this card into some challenges:
2 Sisters challenge 15 - Non trad christmas colours
Cupcake challenge 119 - Light it up! (2 candles in the smallest childs hands)
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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Snowflakes Inside as well as outside

A few years ago, I bought some snowflake wires, fully intending to use them at once, anyway, guess what I found in my cupboard? So I have made one into a snowflake in honour of the change of seasons, cos boy o boy have they changed! (see previous post if you don't believe me)
I am going to enter this decoration into
Tuesday Taggers - A Decoration
So thanks for poppin by

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Snow Snow Snow and more yep you've guessed it SNOW!!!

Well well well, the cold, wet, white stuff is here again, and I'm not talking about the milk;
although we could store the contents of the fridge outside, quite safely at the moment.
The kids have played in it. (their clothes, boots, etc etc are hanging in disarray around our house in testament to their exploits) Will(hubby) has finally put up the homemade bird house that the smallest members of our house designed, made and painted with daddy, last week. Strangely enough they were just in time, as the birds are now flocking to it on mass.
The pictures 1,2 & 3 are from our decking all taken within moments of eachother, and this explains why I have not taken any pics of my current cards as the light is so diffused and confused.
The last pic I took this morning whilst making some coffee for Will and I, from my kitchen window, it hasn't stopped snowing for long today and as I type it is snowing so fast the road has disappeared again in seconds, have only seen maybe 3 cars down/up it today, and one of those was our Jeep, checking neighbours had all that they needed, then doing a journey into town to collect varying produce from coal, papers and eggs to toothpaste.
Hope everyone is keeping warm indoors, and if not, enjoying their fun in the snow outside in the right clothing as no one wants frostbite this early in the season. (Good grief, I sound like my mum and for that matter of fact my gran eek!)
Well I'm off to go and sit by my lovely little pot belly stove, I shall have to move two cosy doggies if I want to get any where near it, but I'm sure they will scoosh up.
Hugs to you all and thanks for following, although after this little pile of musings you may not want to anymore!


Friday, 26 November 2010

Pink and blue christmas for you.

Really Quick last post for day, I am entering this card into 4 challenges, have followed a sketch, coloured with promarkers, added some really old parrot buttons, and used a piece of my new vintagy roses paper from my mum in law. The stamp you will recognise by now as L'il angel from Squiggle stamps.
The Challenges
Totally PaperCrafts - Untraditional Christmas
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Love those baubly earrings

I decided to show you a pair of earrings that I have made for a friend for christmas and have found two challenges to enter as per below.
The earrings are made from red seed beads, really shiny sort of patterned silver round beads and each have been threaded onto head pins then hooked onto the tibetan heart drops.
The Challenges
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Wintry Birthday Wishes, from a Penny Black Bear

I have coloured this magical bear in with my promarkers and highlighted with a papermania white pen. I have added some stickles to the bottom to look like snow and also used a silver ribbon to extend the effect on to the card. I have used some really sparkly metallic paper, and some silver peel offs. I have followed a sketch for this card and have decided to enter it into :-
Penny Black & Allsorts November Challenge - Its beginning to look a lot like christmas
Papertake weekly - Cut it out (the snowflakes)
Simon Says - Let it snow
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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Yummy cupcake birthday munchies

I have coloured these wonderful cupcake images by meljens designs with my promarkers, I have used silver and gold pens to highlight on the cakes for a change from white.I have added heart brads, some buttons and a bow, and added a birthday sticker.
I am entering this card into
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Flowers for You

I have followed a sketch and coloured this lovely tilda with my promarkers, I have used a white base card, and added some pale pink glittery card to one side and dark pink cardstock to the other. The pink lace is from my old stash and the pink with white flowers ribbon is new. I have embossed the middle white panel with a papermania folder and added some pearlescent buttons as per sketch.
I am entering this card into
Just Magnolia 83 - White and one other colour (i chose pink)
Charisma Cardz 47 - One for the girls
Allsorts Wk 79 - Recipe Lace, ribbon & Charm
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

L'il Angel Thanks

L'il Angel from Squiggle Stamps, coloured with my promarkers and layered onto plain pink cardstock, some DCWV card and embellished with ribbon, buttons and gems. I have punched out lace like edges to follow the sketch and added a thank you peel off for the sentiment.
I am entering this into
Stamp Something - with thanks
so thanks for looking,
P.S. The buttons seem to be coming up as a reddy orangy pink, sorry that must be owing to the terrible light today, all that SNOW!!They are honestly a lovely pink colour. Hugs Heidi x

Goth Girl, Black and White Plus 1

This great little sugar nellie image is a goth girl, great fun eh?I have followed a sketch and theme for this card and coloured with my promarkers, I have used great sparkly papers and some kanban tartan card as the base, I have added three hearts to keep it simple.
I am entering this card into two challenges they are
Sugar Bowl 48 - Marlene's sketch and black and white + 1
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Gorgeous Christmas Celebrations

I have made this glittery shiny card for a friend for christmas, who likes blues almost as much as I do. I have coloured the image with promarkers, added glitter glue to her dress. I have layered up some great glittery cardstock and new papers, and some metallic blue for framing the paler sheets. The metallic hearts are old beads that I have put on with double sided pads.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Incy Wincy 69 - Blue and White
Fab n Funky 50 - Going with the Flow (anything goes)
I Love Promarkers 42 - Anything Goes
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Snowflake Daisy wishes you well

Here she is again, Daisy from Squiggle Stamps, with her little booties and earmuffs complete. I have followed a sketch and coloured using pencils and promarkers this time. I have followed a colour combo and matted and layered with some old DCWV paper and plain blue cardstock.
Definitely a wintry feel to this card, what with all the snow out of my window. Hehe
I am entering this card into
Colour Creat 58-Colour combo, Robin egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream-with and optional winter theme.
Crafty Catz 59 - Get well soon
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Friday, 19 November 2010

Baby's first carriage

Aawwww, This image is from the premier selection that Squiggle Stamps brought out months and months ago, and she is sooo cute, I have coloured her in with my promarkers, followed a sketch, added some gorgeous gems(papermania and the local poundland) and ribbon (a gift). I have punched out many flowers(woodware and xcut punches) and layered up to add some extra dimension.
I am entering this card into :-
Simon Says - Sparkle
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This card came about when I was playing with my sizzix machine, I got a couple of sheets with folds and lined them up so that I would have a part of the tree uncut to act as an edge, then I glued the paper together to make it stronger and decorated, I used a baubles stamp then cut out each of them, coloured and hung them on the tree. Then I added a couple of snowflake brads and draped some glittery glue onto the main body of the tree. This die has not been used for a couple of years or so, as it was in the box that was mislaid in the loft (dearest hubby of course, love him to pieces fortunately!) so it was lovely to play about with it.
I am entering this christmas tree card into:-
Totally Papercrafts ch43 - Snow and snowflakes
Christmas card Challenge # 50 - Shaped Card
Fab'n'Funky #49 - Forget me not
Creative Friday #31 - Unusual shaped cards
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Squiggle Stamps Li'l Angel - Cute eh?

This is another one of Squiggle Stamps gorgeous range, this one is from this years christmas offerings IT IS STAMP OF THE MONTH at Squiggle Stamps and as such is on at a GREAT PRICE and is perfect if you are needing a quick card as she takes such a short time to colour, glitz and glam. Here I have coloured her in mainly, with Rose Pink and Blossom Promarkers, with a little Apricot for contrast. I have mounted her onto a circle centre and added sweet little parrots with heart gems. I have followed a sketch and used ribbons in each of the corners and faux stitching.
I am entering this card into :~)
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas with no red or green
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Happy Hoppy Hedgy

I love this penny black image, I have coloured hedgy and his bouncy balloon in with my promarkers, I have followed a sketch and a colour combo, I have embossed with a tim holtz folder and edged liberally with a black pigment chalk (or slightly distressed).
I have stamped out best wishes for the sentiment and used a gorgeous bright orange ribbon as a vibrant contrast to the grungy orange that I embossed. I also added a panel of embossed white card (papermania folder) for even more texture. The faux stitching finishes this card off, and I thoroughly enjoyed making this one.
I have entered this card into:~
Just Cute Bears #39 - White Black and 1 colour (orange)
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Thinking of you at this time of year

I have coloured this sugar nellie image with my promarkers and have followed a sketch. I have used my border punch and flower punches, have added a snowflake brad and a peel off sentiment. I have used a selection of papers some from DCWV and also some plain card that I have had forever.
I am entering this card into:-)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Thinking of You
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With Hedgy Love at Christmas

I have coloured this image with a mixture of promarkers and chalks, not sure if I like the finished result or not. I have liberally edged every thing in sight, and added some white high-lights to the roses. I have followed a sketch and again used some papermania papers, really like the way they combine.
I am entering this card into :-)
Penny Black at Allsorts - Its beginning to look a lot like christmas (2nd entry)
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Cuddly elephant christmas cheer

I have made this card using a penny black image, coloured with my promarkers and have followed a sketch. The papers are papermania and I have popped on a spotty ribbon to bring the colours up a little. My house seems so dismal today, even though the sun is out and about, it is only 1 or 2 degrees and the light for photos is terrible. So I used this image as it always makes me smile.
I have entered this card into:-)
Stamp with Fun - Square (my card is square)
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Thursday, 11 November 2010

When I was round at my friends house the other morning, she very kindly let me stamp a couple of images, including this one, isn't she gorgeous, I just knew what I was going to do with her at once. I have coloured her in with my promarkers and added highlights with my papermania white pen. I have decorated a tin with some sparkle card, this image and lots of snowflakes and some ribbon. I added some glitter to her hat (which I decoupaged onto the original image) and cut out winter wishes using a sizzlit die. Then I made a card to tie in with the tin.

I am entering her into :0-

Penny Black at Allsorts November Challenge - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


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x x

Mini Spinny Butterflies

I have made this cheery thankyou card for a friend, who has helped us out over this last year with one thing or another, I have used a magnolia image, followed a sketch, coloured in with my promarkers, used a border punch and a sizzlits die for the thanks sentiment. I made up a couple of butterfly charms using some headpins and some tibetan silver butterfly beads. I added a little colour to the butterfly with my promarkers and twisted the headpins to form antennae.

Inside the card I have made a wee window for a butterfly and added another sizzlits diecut sentiment. I have layered up an area to add your words, chalking edges as I went.
I am entering this card into
Flutterby Wednesday #130 - Window Card
7 Kids Challenge #8 - Thankyou
SimonSays - Prince Charming
Stamptacular Challenge #84 - DT Annettes Card for inspiration
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