Friday, 29 November 2013

The Stockings Were Hung!

I made this card to enter in the challenge at Sketch Saturday. Unfortunately I missed the deadline....have to remember that time difference!! Oh well, there is always next week! The image was a freebie from ADFD last year, isn't it adorable? I colored it with a combination of copics & prismacolor pencils....did the red on the stocking with the pencils as I just can't get the shading with red copics yet. Practice, practice, practice! The die is Memory Box, Bazzill CS & I'm not sure about the DP as it is from my scraps bucket. I went outside on our deck to take this picture in the snow. We have had about 6" of the white stuff this week & it really is very pretty out there (but freezing cold!) I also took this picture of a decorative bird house that sits on the you a look at the snow.

Challenges I am entering:  
2. Come & Get It.....ATG               
3. Scribble & Scrap.....ATG           
4. Crafty Sentiments.....ATG          
5. Shopping Our   
        6. Simon Says Stamp.....ATG                 
                 7.Charisma Cardz..... Christmas                       
8. Cute Card Thurs.....ATG             
9. Sister Act.....ATG                       
                            10. Totally Papercrafts.....Ho Ho Holidays                 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Believe in the magic!

This beautiful image is from A Day For Daisies & I have colored her to enter in their challenge to "add gold" Unfortunately my picture doesn't really show most of the golden touches that I added. The image is matted on gold shimmer paper, on her wings I used gold Stickles, the word Believe is        
stamped with metallic gold ink & the lush sparkly brads are gold. The swirls are from Memory Box.    
Challenges I am entering:                                                                                                                    
1. A Day For Daisies.....add some gold                                                                                              
2. Brown Sugar.....ATG                                                                                                                     
3. Sister Act.....ATG                                                                                                                          

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Holly Fairy

I have spent the day in my craftroom making cards in between trying to find things.... I keep promising myself I will put everything away as I use it but that never seems to happen! It's a lost cause. Todays card is another sweet image from Pollycraft called Holly Fairy. She is colored with copics & her wings are glittered with diamond Stickles. This is my take on the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The lush papers are Carta Bella, Christmas Holly (how appropriate) the holly leaves & berries are a Sissex die & the tag is Spellbinder, pearls & glittery button are Recollections. The ribbon was a steal of a deal....I went into the fabric store with my daughter last week & they had all of the Christmas ribbon on sale 75% off! Needless to say I bought a "few" yards. Hope you are all managing to stay warm. We ended up with 6" of snow the other day & the temperature has dropped to -13C. WINTER HAS ARRIVED!

Challenges I am entering:
 1. Sweet Sketch Wednesday

 2. 4 Krafty Girlz.....ATG
 3. Crafty Ribbons.....anything with ribbon
 4. Cute Card Thursdays.....angelic
 5. Sister Act.....ATG
 6. Creatalicious Ch......Christmas time
 7. Little Claire's.....Christmas
 8. Speedy & Christmas
 9. Challenges 4 Everybody.....
10. Christmas card challenges.....bling
11. Dream Valley.....CAS
12. Scribble & Scrap.....ATG
13. Crafty Bloggers Network.....Christmas
14. MIM.....ATG
15. Crafty Sentiments.....Christmas

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Cutie in Blue

We have had some unseasonably warm weather here the last couple of weeks but this morning we woke up to a white world. We had about 3" of snow overnight & the view outside our livingroom window was really beautiful. This little cutie is certainly dressed for the weather. She was one of the last images I bought from Pollycraft before the shop closed. I colored her with copics, which I am getting a little more comfy with. The DP is from Bo Bunny & sketch is from The Perfect Sentiment. I used Spellbinders ovals & scalloped ovals, snowflakes are a Recollections punch & the pine boughs are a McGill punch. I've blinged things up with diamond Stickles on the snowflakes & boughs.  This was the 24th Christmas card I have made so I'm getting there! How are you doing with your cards?

Challenges I am entering:
 1. Crafty Bloggers Network.....Christmas
 2. Cards und it's cold outside
 3. Crafty Sentiment Designs.....blues
 4. ABC Christmas Ch.....winter wishes
 5. Crafty Creations.....dies & punches
 6. Divas by Design.....snow
 7. The Perfect Sentiment.....Christmas & sketch
 8. Crimbo Crackers.....Christmas words
 9. Christmas Stampin' All Year.....stripes
10. Creative Corner Ch.....Let it snow
11. Jo's Craft Shack.....ATG
12. Sister Act cards.....ATG
13. Crafts 4 Eternity.....tic tac toe.....(stripes, sentiment & glitter)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ho Ho Ho!

`I'm disappointed in the way this card photographed....there is quite a glare on the left side & I didn't even use a flash! Oh well, such is life. This is a sweet Christmas image from Bugaboo which I colored with copics & blinged up with a little bit of Stickles here & there.  The gorgeous DP is's left over from last year & I wish I had lots more of it! The sketch is from Sketch Saturday & is right up my ally as I'm a CAS kind of girl. The sentiment was printed on the computer.
Challenges I'm entering:
1. 2 Sisters.....Christmas sparkle
2. Crafty Calendar.....all things Christmas
3. Sketch Saturday
4. Sweet Stampin.....Christmas is coming
5. Scribble & Scrap.....ATG
6. Stamping Sensations.....Christmas

Monday, 11 November 2013

Lest We Forget!

                                  Thank you to all who served so we can live in freedom!