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A few Christmassy things

I'm slowly making a few Christmas cards here and there so will soon have enough for my work colleagues, friends, family and for my mum and mother-in-law to send out as well! This first one is for Stampin' Royalty's #47 for the sketch, CC298 to use Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, Free For All #27 to use snow and distressing and for Papertake Weekly's Cut It Out challenge to use die cuts or punches - I used both! Recipe: Stamps: Background Basics: Christmas, Big & Bold Holiday Wishes both from PTI, The Snowflake Spot, A Tree for all Seasons both from SU Papers: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler , Whisper White Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Double Loops MS Border Punch, Diamond Stickles, Ribbon from stash, Distressing Tool My next one is for Mojo #166 for the sketch and CC297 to use Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz. My image panel is not quite long enough, but

A couple of non- Christmas cards

With the holiday season fast approaching and me being as disorganised as I usually am, I made just 2 cards this weekend that were not Christmas ones. The first one is for Paper Pal Arts challenge #70 for the sketch and for Color Throwdown's #120 to use So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Recipe: Stamps: Frames with Flourish, Best Yet (both retired), Great Friend all from SU Papers: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (retired) all from SU Inks: So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive all from SU Accessories: Purple pearls from eBay I'm not keen on this next one, but I'm not sure what else to do to it, so will leave it for now and come back to it later. This is for Just Add Ink #45 for the sketch, the ILWS colour challenge for November to use black, red, orange and yellow and for Free For All #38 to use silhouettes. I did have to adapt the sketch slightly to cover up my boo-boo! I smudged the black ink when I picked i

November 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Today is Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop and this month the challenge is to design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies. I used my Christmas combo for this year using the same colours and stamps - my gifts are going to look so pretty all matching! I just need to get some pink or silver (or pink AND silver) wrapping paper as all I have left from last year is red paper, which won't go with this year's design! I started with a kraft base and cut a simple tag shape (I forgot to order the tag die in my last order!) and stamped with the snowflake circles from Background Basics: Christmas. I layered a Sweet Blush Limited Layers Circle Die (I used 3 different ones) onto a Lavender Moon Mat Stack 1 which I embossed with the Linen Texture Impressions Plate - love the texture this plate adds to cardstock! I then added a stocking from the Stocking Prints set and cut it out with the matching die, using 3 different images using Blushing Bride ink from SU (my Sweet B

Butterflies and Flowers

All of these cards contain images of flowers, or butterflies or both! I've been loving my butterflies at the minute - I think I'm trying to call the summer back before winter sets in, although it looks like it's already here! We have a snow warning for this week - argh! My first one is for a huge amount of challenges: Mojo #165  for the sketch, Just Us Girls #60 to use dark red, black, white and gold, A Passion For Papertrey's Scrapalicious Challenge (my white cardstock pieces were small scraps, the Victorian Lace die was left over from VSN last weekend, when I didn't use it on a card and the yellow DSP was another bit I cut to use and then changed my mind last weekend!), Papertrey Posse's November challenge to make a thank you card using fall colours (I think dark red and gold count as fall colours, don't you?!) and finally for Free For All #39 to make a thank you card. Phew! Recipe: Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Around and About Sentiments both fr

Tilda, Edwin and a bit of Cheeky Glamour!

Just a couple more cards and something else from this weekend! My first card is for Just Magnolia #83 to use white plus one other colour. I am loving blue and white for Christmas cards at the minute, especially with my new Tilda (I did buy a couple more today so expect to see them soon as well LOL). I also used SC307 for the sketch! Recipe: Stamps: Jolly Tilda from Magnolia, Snow Flurries from SU, Signature Christmas from PTI Papers: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist both from SU, Copics White cs, Vintage Christmas DSP from Magnolia Inks: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Blue buttons from Papermania, Ribbon from stash My next creation is from a class I went to today - the last in a series of 4, one for each season, but I didn't do the other 3 so I'm going to make some of my own! I don't know the names of all the stamps, but all of them except for the robin and gingerbread man were Magnolia stamps! I'm enteri

A Little Gift Box!

This is my last post for today. I made a little gift box using Papertrey Ink's Favor It Box #2 die and am entering it in A Passion For Papertrey's Anything But A Card Challenge , Sweet Stampin' Challenge It's All About Snowflakes  and for Just Add Ink's #43  - Just Add Christmas . I used the same colours as I did on this card  (second card in the post) so that when I make all my Christmas cards and gift boxes they match. I'm going to add some little boxes of chocolates or something in these boxes. Recipe: Stamps: Background Basics: Christmas, Giga Guide Lines, Signature Christmas all from PTI Papers: Kraft, Lavender Moon, Sweet Blush all from PTI Inks: Whisper White craft ink from SU, Lavender Moon from PTI Accessories: Favor It Box #2 Die, Mat Stack 1 die, Limited Layers 1 3/4" Circles Collection Dies, Linen Impressions Plate, Lavender Moon buttons and ribbon all from PTI, White Glittered Felt from Hobbycraft And that really is all from me

Saturday's VSN Challenges Part 2

This is part 2 of VSN Saturday's challenges - part 1 is here . There's just so many of them that they make my blog post so incredibly long. Challenge L was to use blue and white with either gold or silver - I used silver (not really a fan of gold to be honest). Believe it or not the longest part of this card was tying the second fiddly bow for the hanging cord! In the end I just cut the cord in half, tied other end on and hid the cut bit under the middle stocking! Challenge M was make a card inspired by the best moment of your life. One huge moment for me was passing my driving test, which I'm ashamed to say took 4 attempts! I had almost given up on ever passing as I just got so nervous in the tests! I haven't done this card yet but will hopefully get it done this week and will then upload it! Challenge N was to be inspired by the music on your iPod. I have a ton of rock and metal on mine, including HIM, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Coal Chamber and so on, so I

Saturday's VSN Challenges Part 1

These are the cards I made for the challenges on Saturday for the VSN on SCS - see this post for Friday's challenges. Challenge G2 was to make a card with lots of white space. I used this card that I made for the Sweet Stampin' challenge last weekend. (G1 was a children's challenge) Challenge H was to use the same stamp 3 times as the focal point on your card. I used the butterflies from Butterfly Dreams with Fancy Flourishes as flowers as I have seen so many times, but it did look pretty don't you think? I also used CC20 for my colours. Challenge I was to have your sentiment "floating" so I popped it up on some dimensionals. This one is also for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #93 and Stacey's Curtain Call #56 to use Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait - very springtime colours I thought. Challenge J was to make a card with something you find in the air - I chose my fave, butterflies. I also used the colours and "

Friday's VSN Challenges

This weekend was the Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) on Splitcoast Stampers, which I absolutely love doing! I was also a hostess for challenge D and I love having the honour of hosting my own challenge. I haven't managed to do all the challenges yet, but I'm going to try and get the last 3 done this week. I spent a fab in London yesterday, shopping and watching Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre which was fantastic, so I've not had enough time to do them all. All the cards details can be found with my card uploads in my SCS gallery . Challenge A was to make a Christmas card without using red or green. Easy peasy! I much prefer pink Christmas cards anyway! Challenge B was to use cotton on a project, either as cotton fabric, cotton wool or flocking. I didn't get the time to do this one, but will hopefully get it done this week. Challenge C was to use a sentiment for hope or a better tomorrow, use silver embellishments and decorate the inside. And here's my Cottag

A Few Odd Cards For Today

I only made a few cards today that were for other challenges and not just for the VSN challenges for next weekend. These cards are also for VSN challenges, but as the other challenges I did these for run out before VSN I thought I'd better post them now. My first card is for Sweet Stampin's Inspiration challenge #51 which was a plate full of Iced Gems biscuits. I used adore these and would eat all the biscuit parts first and then have a bag of icing to crunch on! I took the colours from the little biscuits for my card. Recipe: Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts from SU Papers: Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise from SU Inks: SU markers in Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Die, Icicle Stickles My next card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #55 to use Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip. I also used old Mojo #70 for the l

Lots of Flowers And A Boy!

I've done a ton of crafting today - as well as my usual challenge cards, I've been making some samples for next weekend's VSN! I'm hostessing a challenge at 9pm EST, which will be 2am our UK time! And next Saturday morning I'm being picked up 7:30 for a day trip to London to do a bit of shopping and then to watch Chicago at the West End. So a little nap on the coach will be in order me thinks! Anyways.. my first card today is for Just Add Ink's #42 for the sketch and Paper Pal Arts #67 to use Daffodil delight, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade. Not my usual colour combo, but I do like how the dark grey makes the Poppy and Daffodil seem so much brighter. Recipe: Stamps: Style Beautiful from SU, Polka Dot Basics from PTI Papers: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White Inks: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade marker and ink, Daffodil Delight marker Accessories: Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, Beautiful Blooms Dies #2, 1/2" circle punch, Button and Pear

Last cards of my holiday

Today is the last day of half term (boo hoo!), which means I have to go back to work tomorrow morning, although we do have 2 training days on how to teach Ruth Miskin phonics language programme! (No idea why I have to have this as I have no intention on ever being in KS1 so won't be teaching it, but hey ho!) These are the last few cards for the Hope You Can Cling To Charity drive that has been happening all month on Splitcoast Stampers. The idea behind this one is that each day a different challenge is set, we make a card for it then we send all the cards for the challenge to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas so they can sell them and raise money for cancer research and treatment. Such a fantastic cause and I now have a huge box of cards to sort out and send off. My first one is for HYCCT#28 to make a card for a girlfriend with the idea of spending time together. I also used the sketch from Sweet Stampin' and the colour combo CC291  to use Rich Razzleberry, So Saffr