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A Latte Love

It's time for another pink Christmas card I think! This card is for Saturated Canary's Challenge #57 Distress(not that you can really tell but all of my patterned papers have been distressed with my distressing tool and consequently hidden by all the layers of embellishments :P). It is also for Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #212 to include snow (well I have some snowflakes and lots of frantage to look like snow!), Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #103 to use hearts and for In The Pink's Challenge #33 to use embossing (hence all the frantage, although I do love it!)

And now for the card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Latte Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary, Christmas Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy (Retired), Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Butterflies and Letters Patterned Papers from Pion Designs, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter Card, Pale Pink Glitter Card both from stash

Inks: Bravo Bur…

Ski Jump!

Although I have never been I would love to go skiing - just don't think I have a natural sense of balance to stay up for very long! I love this stamp from LOTV and thought it would be perfect for a more masculine Christmas card (although I did have to add a touch of ribbon on there!). This card is for Papertake Weekly's Sketch Challenge #85(I flipped it so my sentiment didn't cover up too much of the image), Just Add Ink's Challenge #193 to add stars and Crafty Little Fairies Challenge to use red, green and gold. I used gold pearlescent card as I have very little gold glitter card (need to rectify that with a shopping trip this week me thinks!) but it looks a bit green-y in the photo but it is gold, honest!


And here's my card...


Recipe:

Stamps: Ski Jump, Christmas Circular Sentiments both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Gold Pearlescent from stash

Inks: Old Olive, R…

CAS Christmas Tree

I got this stamp set in my Papertrey Ink order that arrived last week and thought it was perfect for Color Throwdown's Challenge #270 to use this gorgeous colour combo!


And here's my card. (The sentiment looks a bit odd in the photo but I stamped it before embossing the snowflakes so the darker parts are where the embossed snowflakes are! Took me a few attempts to work out why it wouldn't photograph properly too :P)


Recipe:

Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #9 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In Colors 2012-14 DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Encore Silver all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Silver Ribbon, Holiday Collection Framelits both from Stampin' Up, Snowflakes Embossing Folder from ? (can't remember or find who made this one - thought it was a Me To You one but can't find it online anywhere!)

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


Sketch Saturday Challenge #287 with Milk Coffee

It's time for another super Saturday Sketch and this week we are sponsored by the fabulous
Milk Coffee

Our prize this week is 5 digis of the winner's choice from the Milk Coffee Etsy store!
Here is this week's sketch made designed by our Queen of Sketches Jen.
Hope you enjoy using it!
Sketch #287
And here's my offering using Charlotte and Christmas Tree - isn't she just so cute decorating her tree! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Charlotte and Christmas Tree from Milk Coffee, Boutique Borders: Christmas from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Purely Pomegranate (Retired), Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Woodland Wishes Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley
Inks: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Purely Pomegranate (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Fancy Tags 2 from Spellbinders, Pearl, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
And that's all form me fo…

Snowy Hug Tilda

I need to make a few Christmas cards that are not over the top but still not CAS cards for posting out to friends and family, so this one is a fairly simple but still slightly embellished card. this one is for Marvelous Magnolia's Challenge #54 Anything Goes, The Ribbon Girl's Magnolia Only Challenge for Novemberto make a winter or Christmas card and for Totally Tilda's Challenge #85to use buttons and bows.

And here's my cute Tilda and her snowman - love this stamp!


Recipe:

Stamps: Snowy Hug Tilda from Magnolia, On Ice from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Winter Frost Specialty DSP all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, White Glitter Paper from local craftstore

Inks: Pool Party from Stampin' Up, Copic markers

Accessories: Snowflake Dies form Marianne Creatables, Ribbon from Dovecraft, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Icicle Stickles, Buttons from Papermania, large Frilly Frames #10 (I think) from Go Kreate

And that's all from me for today …

Decking The Halls

This week's challenge #22 on Lacy Sunshine's Challenge blog is an Anything Goes challenge so I added it to Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #211 to make a child's Christmas card. I used the fun and cute Eleanor and Pickles Decking The Halls and came up with this card. Not too many embellies as I know kids don't really go for that!


Recipe:

Stamps: Eleanor and Pickles Decking The Halls from Lacy Sunshine, Scentsational Season (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Christmas Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive, Real red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Holiday Collection Framelits (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Snow Fun!

I had "snow" much fun making this card! Hehe! I went with a different colour scheme than usual. I tend to gravitate towards pinks all the time and really have to push myself away so I decided to go with a blue and green colour scheme instead and love these shades together. This card is for My Besties UK Challenge to use dots and stripes (as well as being on the image they are on my patterned papers), Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #28 Anything Goes with the option of wet or dry embossing (lots of frantage on this one so wet embossing it was!), My Besties Challenge to use ribbon, twine or any other fiber (I have ribbon and lace) and for My Besties Aussie Challenge #11 to use a die cut and a hand made flower (I have die cut snowflakes as well as the leaves and rolled roses that I made out of the same patterned papers!) Phew!

And here she is - isn't she just a cutie!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG910 from Sherri Baldy, Corner and Winter Sentiment Stamps and Die Set C…

On White Ice

Another new Papertrey Ink stamp set for you - this time it's On Ice. I ummed and argh-ed over getting this set last Christmas, but must have picked something else, so went for it again this year! I'm really loving it so far and can see so many quick and simple cards being made using it.

This card is for Charisma Cardz Challenge #46 Christmas, The Ribbon Girl's All White Challenge and Make It Monday's Challenge #141 to use heat and stick powder with glitter. I glittered my ice skates and they are just the perfect amount of bling!

And here's my card...I really do struggle with all white cards so the tiny bit of silver helped!


Recipe:

Stamps: On Ice, Just The Ticket both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink, White Pearlescent from local craft store

Inks: Silver Encore from Stampin' Up, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzlin' Diamonds, Heat 'n' Stick Powder all from Stampin' Up, Mat Stack an…

Mini Blooms Thanks

I picked up my latest Papertrey Ink order very early this morning from the Post Office and inside was this Mini Blooms stamp set - loads of gorgeous little flowers in various styles. Am going to have lots of fun with this set! Anyway...this card is for Color Throwdown's Challenge #269 to use the Autumnal combo below and Papertake Weekly's Challenge to make a thank you card.


And here's my effort... In the photo my brads look different colours, but I swear they look the same in real light! Very bizarre!!!


Recipe:

Stamps: Mini Blooms, Thanks All Ways both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Dusty Durango (Retired), Soft Suede, Very Vanilla all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Dusty Durango (Retired), Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired), In Color Glimmer Brads (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Mat Stack #6 Dies from Papertrey Ink

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


Sketch Saturday Challenge #286 with Bugaboo

It's time for another great sketch from the fabulous Sketch Saturday Challenge blogand this week we are sponsored by the fantastic
Bugaboo

The super prize on offer this week is 7 fantastic Bugaboo Digi's of our winner's choice. 

And here is sketch #286designed by our Queen of Sketches Jen!

And here's my card based on it. I have to admit I do have a Bugaboo image to use, but I printed it way too big for this sketch (should have checked it before I printed it really) and as I haven't got a printer at home, printed it at work and then didn't get chance to repreint it. I will be buying myself a new printer when we move house, but at the minute the house needs sorting out first! 
Anyway here's my card....
Recipe:
Stamps: Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers, Friendship Jar both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Glitter Card, Winter Frost DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Vanilla Mist Smooch both from Stamp…

Lily The Pink

It's another friend of mine's 50th birthday next week (on the same day as my friend Kim and my friend's husband Simon - still need to make his card!) so I made an A5 sized card as there are quite a few of us who need to sign it and a little one just wouldn't do for a 50th birthday!

This one is for In The Pink's Challenge #32 to use stitching faux or real (I just did faux as I don't know where my OH has actually moved my sewing machine to! Shows how long it's been since I last used it!), The Ribbon Girl's Lovely Lili Challenge for Novemberto add sparkle, Totally Gorjuss' Challenge #210to use 3 different patterned papers and for Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Top of the Pops - to be inspired by a song.

I got Lily the Pink (from the fact that my card is pink and uses a Lili of the Valley image) stuck in my head. I actually didn't know who sang it so had to google it and apparently it's a band called The Scaffold and Paul McCartney's brothe…

My Besties Elf and Rudolf

How cute is this image of a My Besties Elf and a cute little reindeer! This card is for My Besties Challenge to use lots of layers (I have 6 if you count my image as a separate layer - she is popped up on foam pads!), for My Besties UK Challengeto use 2 of something (I have 2 characters in my digi stamp and I used 2 Christmas trees and 2 bows - 1 in ribbon and 1 in twine) and for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #27 Anything Goes.

And here she is...


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMGA5 from Sherri Baldy, That's The Ticket from Stampin' Up

Papers: Old Olive, River Rock (Retired), Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Gold Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (Retired), River Rock Button (Retired), Ticket Duo Punch all from Stampin' Up, Red Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Christmas Tree Die from Papertrey Ink, Doo-Hickey Old Swedish Lace Border …

Merry Christmas with Saturated Canary's Nikki

This fortnight's challenge #56 on the Saturated Canary Challenge blog is to follow the sketch below. I combined this card with Charisma Cardz' Challenge #45to make a vintage card and Papertake Weekly's Challenge Snow & Ice.


And here's my Nikki.


Recipe:

Stamps: Nikki Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary, Christmas Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Bashful Blue (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Silent Night Patterned Papers from First Edition

Inks: Bashful Blue (Retired), Baked Brown Sugar both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Paper Doily from Dovecraft, Silent Night Embellishments Kit from First Edition (Flowers, Mini Peg, Wooden Snowflake), Snow Writer

And that's all from me with this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Vintage-y Birthday

It's one of my good friend's birthday next week and she loves vintage cards, so this card will be perfect for her especially as these are her colours too. This card is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #191 to use the sketch below and for Fussy And Fancy's Challenge #102 to use cream and brown.
And here's my card - a fairly plain one from me but Kim's not an overly fussy person!


Recipe:

Stamps: Asian Fusion from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, Signature Series: Flower Die from Papertrey Ink, Cream Felt from Hobbycraft

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #285 with Bunny Zoe's Crafts

It's Saturday and time again for another fabulous sketch challenge from the Sketch Saturday team! 
Back with us this week as our sponsor is the ever fabulous 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

The prize this week is a fantastic £10.00 to spend in the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Store.

And here's sketch #285 designed by our queen of Sketches Jen!

And here's my blinging card so I can enter it into Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #21 It's A Bling Thing

Isn't she just a cutie with her purple dress and ice-blue hair?! 
Recipe:
Stamps: Moonbeam as Good Witch of the North from Lacy Sunshine, Tags Its #8, Signature Christmas both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, In Colors 2011-13 DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Silver Pearlescent Card, White Pearlescent Paper both from local craft store
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Rhinestones f…

Sparkling Christmas Bauble

I picked this digi stamp as one of my winning digis from one of the Besties Challenges I've won recently and she is just such a cutie leaning over her giant Christmas bauble! This card is for My Besties Challengeto use pink and silver, My Besties Aussie Challenge #10 to use pearls and for Scrapbook Stamp Society's Challenge #226 Anything Goes.

And here's she is...Be warned there's a LOT of sparkle on this one! I added some Liquid Pearls to her hat which gives it a fluffy fur type look which I just love!


Recipe:

Stamps: My Besties IMG029 from Sherri Baldy, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers, Background Basics: Twinkle both from Papertrey Ink, Snow Swirled from Stampin' Up

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Card all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Silver Glitter Paper, Pink Glitter Card both from local craft store, Pink patterned paper from stash

Inks: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Encore Silver, Silver Marker Pen, Chalk Marker…

Pretty Polly Poinsettia

I finally managed to get my Polly Poinsettia Flower Pot Pretties printed (a lot of alliteration there!) at work this week so thought I would make a second entry for this week's Lacy Sunshine Challenge #20 Anything Goes. I'm also entering this card in Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Christmas in November, Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes and for Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 Anything Goes.

And here's my little prettie!


Recipe:

Stamps: Polly Poinsettia Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine, Year of Flowers Collection, Holiday Photo Finishers both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Ruby Red (Retired), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old OLive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Large Doily Die both from Stampin' Up, Gold Ice Stickles, Gold Star Gelly Roll Pen, Anja's Vintage Decoration D…

Time for Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Men!

This week's challenge #190 at Just Add Ink is to add masking and Color Throwdown's Challenge #267was to use this cool feeling colour combo. I had no clue what to do with it until I saw this stamp set and this idea instantly popped into my head. I tried to mask the gingerbread men and mug so it looks like the gingerbread men are carrying the mug between them LOL


And here's my card - just love these little gingerbread men!


Recipe:

Stamps: Scentsational Christmas (Retired), Merry Little Christmas both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brights DSP Stack (Retired) all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!