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Wednesday 29 December 2010

Three little girls ...

These cute little girlies are from a great fun pack that my friend gave me this christmas ( I've mainly used them so far for thank you cards as you can imagine)
Between the christmas and the new year I have grabbed a moment in time to do a little crafting.
Sanity returns, possibly only briefly as it is our anniversary this week as well.
I am entering this card into
Moving along with the times. - Anything goes - No xmas
Allsorts wk 83 - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking and Happy Hols and Bestest Wishes to you all for a most wonderful New Year!

Saturday 18 December 2010

What shall I do with this Paper Bag Hmmm

Hallo there just the one post today have been in to town all day, and still had no photo taken of the above which I made yesterday, never mind JAS came up with the extra lights and we got an acceptable photo in the end. Thanks Jas.
I have used a sketch for this Paper Bag decoration, I have coloured Tilda in with my Promarkers and used some more of my DCWV papers and also some checkered K&Co papers.
I punched out some flowers in co-ordinating papers and attached them using some yellow star brads. This bag is for a party gift that my youngest is going to use over the Hols.
I am entering this bag into
Paperplay challenge '10 wk 50 - Anything but a card
Just Magnolia wk 86 - Sketch by Mina
Winter Wonderland - Wrap it Up
Thanks for looking

Friday 17 December 2010

I wish for a really big bone, please blue fairy

This has to be one of my fave images(sugarnellie) that I have had this year, even though the little stars are a bit fiddly to colour, the end result is always worth it. I have followed a sketch for this card and have used some ribbon that a friend gave me, some papermania gems, a tim holtz embossing folder on the white panel, some matt silver paper and some incredible silver reflective card, that I am eking out as I only have a little left and can't remember where I bought it from.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge 63 - Your Choice from those that have gone before, I chose 45 - Animals
Friday Sketchers 133- Sketch by Aud
Simon Says - Silver Blue and White
Thanks for popping over

Santa Jingles

I love this Meljens image, Isn't he cute. I have coloured santa with my promarkers and have added some glitter to his beard and hat. I have put a green spotty dotty ribbon around the gold metallic card and tied a bow. The sentiment is a peel off and I have followed the same style as my last post with a simple design.
I am entering him into
2 sisters ch 17 - twas the night before christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #14 - Christmas inspired
Tuesday Taggers - The stockings were hung ...
thanks for looking

More Untrad Christmas Wishes

This A6 card has been made using a sugar nellie image, coloured with my promarkers, had a computer generated sentiment added, a wee star charm and also a pink satin ribbon.
I have kept the card simple as I am needing to make a few more, thought I had enough and then boomph some more cards dropped through the letterbox that I had not pre-empted and I needed to make more!!
I am entering this card into:
Critter Challenge #44 - No Patterned Paper
Cupcake Craft Challenge 121 - Non Trad Christmas
Incy Wincy #72 - Non Trad Christmas Colours
Fab n Funky #53 - Quick and Easy Does It!!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Miss Evie Wonderland

This is a quick thank you card for my mum as she has been the tree fairy this year for my kiddies which she has thoroughly enjoyed and I am sure they will thoroughly enjoy christmas day opening said pressies from the tree fairy!!
I have coloured miss evie wonderland in with my Promarkers and have followed a sketch, this is only a little card as it will have to be posted.
I have also used a wee bit of DCWV card and some sparkly ribbon from dovecraft.
I am entering this wee card into
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Arianne's Sketch
Thanks for looking

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Spring is only around the corner (I hope)

I have coloured this little bear with promarkers and followed a colour combo. I have used some old silk flowers from my stash, some lovely little dragonflies my daughter gave me, some brads, a pink heart button and green ribbons. The pink floral is from a papermania collection and the glitter card is from my stash (almost 10 yrs old now).
I am entering this card into Cute card thursday 142 - Floral Frenzy
Crafty Catz 62 - Birthday Bear Challenge
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 113 - Colour combo Arctic Blue, Carnation Pink and Lime zest.
Thanks for looking

Monday 13 December 2010

Easelly Does it Claudia

I have made this card to enter into The Sugar Bowl Challenge # 49 - Maria Therese's Sketch - Theme Snowflakes
I have coloured Claudia the Artist with Promarkers and used some DCWV card and some glittery cardstock for the snowflakes which I have punched out using a Dovecraft punch. I have fixed the snowflakes using a snowflake brad and used one of my border punches for below the pale blue/silver ribbon which goes across the card.
The lower snowflake was made using the same purple card to tie in and this time fixed with a fairy brad and the sentiment has been attached in this way

This Easel Card has been made for a very good friend of mine, hope she likes it, haven't really got many more to make for christmas, but am needing some more tags.
Hugs to you all and thanks everso for popping by, will have some New Year Candy for my followers, so keep your eyes peeled.


Sunday 12 December 2010

Tishies Chrissie Decorations

My middle daughter, came rushing through asking for ribbons and sticky tape 30 minutes ago, cos she had seen something on the tv she wanted to try.
Here is the result!
They were so good I said I would see if there was any challenges that she could enter them into, and there was, luckily for me.
She has hand cut out hoops of card, then wrapped them with different coloured ribbons from my stash. She made loops to fix them onto her tree, one of which she plaited! So Clever.
I have entered her into these challenges, which don't seem to have anything saying you have to stamp/colour anything, so hopefully it will be alright.
Allsorts Challenge 82 - Last minute christmas projects
CES Challenge 16-Anything but a card
Thanks for popping over to admire my daughter's (age 10) work

Deck those halls you mewsical little pussycats

wow, this is the first time I have used this stamp and It looks so good, I love those music loving kitties! This Penny Black Stamp is going to be entered into several challenges, but first I will tell you what I have used.
The base of the card is a Basic Gray homemade a5 Card, then I have used various gold metallic and HOTP papers. I have used a shiny metallic green paper and layered a piece of ribbon across it, then used a bow made from the same ribbon to complete the picture on one of the prima red flowers. I have cut holly from the sizzlet dies that I have and used some papermania gems and large green snowflake sequins. I printed the sentiment from my computer, lit a couple of lime scented candles, put on my christmas music and took the photo.
Tuesday Taggers - Deck the Halls
I love promarkers 44 - A Christmas Carol/Song
Penny Black Saturday - The Holly and the Ivy
Penny Black At Allsorts December Challenge
I may even make another card today, we'll see how much time I have this week with the impending christmas show, shopping and no sleep, so not the three s's that are usually thought about at this time of year Snow, Santa and up here in Scotland you've guessed it MORE Snow!!
Thanks for stopping by
PS. Next I must make sure that i have enough ingredients to make our fave mulled wine over the festive period. That'll be another item off my list.x

Saturday 11 December 2010

The Prairie Fairy is back and she has a Candy up for GRABS to Celebrate her RETURN

The Prairie Fairy is Back from her Wordpress sojourn.
And she is adding more as the followers go up, but you don't have to become a follower to be entered. If you do however you will get entered twice. Good huh? so the choice is yours, no strings if you don't want them!


Friday 10 December 2010

Fairy Gifts

Here's that cute little squiggle stamps fairy again, I have made quite a large batch of these, but decided no one wants a picture or pictures of 15 cards all the same/similar.
I have coloured with my promarkers, used gorgeous spotty ribbon from my stash and puffed silk flowers also from my stash. Finished off with papermania gems for a little christmas fairy sparkle.I'm hoping they will be thin enough to post. Fingers crossed.
I am entering them into
Die Cut Dreams 77 - Seeing Triple
Pear Tree Designs challenge 29 - Winter Wonderland (she is flying over frosty paper)
A Spoonful of Sugar 133 - Christmas Card
Passionate for Promarkers wk 80 - Mega christmas challenge
Moving along with the times ch 76 - Lots of spots (on my ribbons)
thanks for looking

Whitecurrant Jam this time, I think the mouse ate the toast!?!

Look at that plump little mouse, I hope that Grandad Don likes whitecurrant jam, this is another first for me, so surprised that it has come out ok.
'Muzzy' the name of the housemouse stamp, is now a firm favourite in our house, my oldest, middle and youngest daughter all think he is beyond cute!
Sorry photo is not up to scratch, terrible light again today, but never mind.
I have entered this into:-
Allsorts challenge 81 - Light up the night
Just Cute Bears and Friends 41 - Anything but a card
Cards for men - theme christmas - card or gift
Simon Says Stamp - No red or green
Charisma Cardz ch 49 - A Christmas Gift
RainbowLady Ch 130 - Christmas Food/or Drink
Thanks for looking, back to cards next, promise.

Stylish Blogger Award!!

Thank You Sue of Cinnamon Creek don't you just love the sound of that Blog!

for this wonderful award.
Once awarded this award you need to:-
  1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this - Check
  2. Share 8 things about yourself - Check (see below)
  3. Award it to 8 Bloggers who you have recently discovered - Check (again see below)
  4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards - Doing that now

Eight things not a lot of people know about me

I have finally managed to make a good pot of jam

I have a cat called The Reverend Whisper

I have 3 gorgeous girlies and 1 handsome young man

I Love the colour blue!

I like to walk on a windswept beach (corny but true)

I love making anything with my kiddies although their timing is usually awful

I adore real coffee

and one thing I detest is food shopping cos everyone you meet is so miserable(I usually grin maniacally at the worst offenders)

So there you are stuff about me and now onto my list of eight bloggers whose blogspots really hit the spot. Love your projects ladies!

This was so hard to chose just eight, as I have come across some superb blogs over the last almost six months, can't believe I have only been doing this for such a short time.

Do have a look at these ladies creations , they are all inspirational!
Heidi xx

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Blackcurrant Fairy Jam or My first ever Jam escapade

Today I thought I would share with you this first pot of jam that I have made with our own blackcurrants (frozen from the autumn of course). Even my son likes it, which when you take into account that he hates jam, is a wonderful accolade, of course it could be because he is being ultra good for Santa's watching elves. Ho Hum.
The little fairy is a squiggle stamps creation and is just perfect matted onto a piece of papermania yellow checked paper, to match the jar that I have decorated, although I gave in to my youngest daughter who said I had to have a santa sticker on the top, go figure, but why not I say.
I am entering this into the Squiggle Stamps challenge/gdt challenge
and also
Fussy and Fancy wk 25 - Anything but a card
Passionate for Promarkers wk 80 - mega christmas challenge (you can enter this challenge and the one below as many times as you like this time around so long as each project is new)
thanks for looking

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Sweet Pea Christmas Wishes, with an added gift!

I have coloured this sweet pea image with my promarkers and have coloured with purple/lilac/blue tones. I have let my imagination run wild with this card as the image is so evocative. I have used ribbon, foam flowers and butterflies, some have gorgeous sparkly effects on them, and lots of gem bling. This card I am sending to my sister for christmas, the phone charm is a small extra gift, also in the same purply colours. No red or green christmas for my sister, she will no doubt have blues/silvers etc in her house again this year, so cool. Love these combo's!!!
I am entering this card into :-
2 sisters #16 - sparkly christmas
papertake weekly - red and green must not be seen.
passionate for promarkers wk 80 - mega christmas challenge
thanks for looking

Monday 6 December 2010

Tartan Angel Christmas Wishes

I have made this card using a Squiggle Stamps image, and have coloured her in with my promarkers. I have followed a sketch and used some old glittery cardstock, some kanban tartan card and some shiny red thin paper. I have punched out a couple of tartan flowers to compliment. I also added some heart brads and a pretty butterfly brad that I found in my brad box as it was the perfect colours for the card. This card I will be sending to my Aunty Joy, as I know she will love it.
I am entering this card into the Squiggles December Challenge, which is a GDT call.
and also
Moving along with the Times #75 - For someone Special (my aunt is very special)
Crafty Anns #29 - Sketch and christmas theme
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 112 - Christmas
thanks for looking


N'ice Bear Bringing Home the Tree for Trimming

I think this PB bear is gorgeous and the blues really worked well on him, I was pleasantly surprised with the end colour result.
I have followed my own design for the layout, added some pretty blue gems in the corners and punched out some christmassy snowflakes in varying glittery/glistening card.
The main card is a metallic blue, with a layer of papermania henbury collection i believe, which has tiny glittery dots on it.
I am entering this card into
I Love Promarkers #43 - Christmas Trees (as i have coloured with my promarkers)
Penny Black at Allsorts December Challenge - "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Teddy Stampers #25 - Christmas Teddies
and finally
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 88 - Blue, Blue Christmas
Thanks for looking

What's a worm do?

It wriggles along in the ground (and occasionally inside apples). I have set myself a challenge and have surpassed myself. I found the critter sketch challenge blog had 1 hour left to run of last weeks sketch. so decided to make a very quick card, this is the result and for a quick card i am very pleased.
so entered into the Critter Sketch Challenge #42
thanks for looking, sorry about spelling mistakes in a hurry to get it posted in time.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Sweet puddy cats

This cute little girlie is all fancy-dressed-up for a christmas party, she is from a range by Evelina Wikberg who designs for Squiggle Stamps, isn't she lovely.
I am entering her into Squiggle stamps monthly challenge, which is a dt call as much as anything this month, enter as many cards as you want to show off your style. So long as you use a squiggle stamps image, you can make anything you want.
BECOME A FOLLOWER NOW AND YOU WON'T MISS OUT ON THE CANDY THAT IS COMING SOON, and while you are at it, have a look around the SHOP and pick up a christmas digi so that you too can enter the challenge this month!!
Enough advertising for now, onto my card which I have coloured with my promarkers and have followed a sketch from Friday Sketchers no.130. which I have duly entered my card into.
thanks for looking

mono ho ho ho

This has to be my favourite christmas card so far (and believe me, I've made a fair few this year) I have used some kanban tartan, some HOTP paper pizzazz collections (ephemera I think), and some gorgeous silk ribbon, 3 tiny flowers and three papermania gems for a little sparkle. The sentiment was printed off of the computer, and I have edged everything lightly in black chalk.
I am entering this card into some challenges and would like to say thanks for setting these monochromatic challenges as they are so memory invoking.
Love it!
Allsorts 80 - Monochrome
A spoonful of Sugar 132 Recipe 3 patterned papers, 3 gems, 3 buttons or flowers.
Tuesday Tagger - Jolly old st.nick!
thanks for popping over

Alternate Christmas

I have made this lovely little tilda christmas card for one of my many friends, who just looove tilda and bright colours (especially pinks). I have used some papermania green collection paper, some metallic-ish card for punching flower shapes from and also a feather from my feather collections.
I have followed Just Magnolia's Sketch #83, and have coloured her gently in pinks, with golden wings and added stickles for effect.
I have entered the card into the above challenge and also Magical Monday Challenge 10 - Wings
Top Tip Tuesday challenge 12 - which is anything goes,
also (last one with this card honest)
Flutterby Wednesday challenge 133, which is an open challenge.
thanks for fluttering over

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)
thanks for popping over