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Friday, 26 October 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge - 26 October 2012 - Christmas in October

Today is the start of another challenge over at the Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog this fortnight. The topic this fortnight is "Christmas is coming".
It is frightening how quickly Christmas seems to be coming upon us this year.  I have made twenty 4x4 Christmas cards.
The backing papers are all from Crafty Ann's Shop and I have matted and layered them in Craft Artist Professional. I have used polished stone and poinsettia papers.
All the toppers I have used are available at Crafty Ann's Shop and includes various styles of baubles, sentiment frame, Christmas tree globe and poinsettia.
 All of the toppers have been cut out and added to the cards.
The cards have been finished off with peel-offs, Crafty Ann's ticket sentiments, Papermania Glitterations, peel-off sentiments and Crafty Ann's poinsettias which I printed off and cut out last year (in hindsight I think I cut out enough for maybe 2-3 years and not just one!!!)

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Pile it on - Holiday, any holiday!
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cards Galore Monthly - Anything goes

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Bearly Mine Designs

Just a reminder that there is a Spooktacular Sale over at Bearly Mine Designs:

There are also three new Christmas Digi Kits available in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop:



Pop on over to the Bearly Mine Designs Shop to have a look at these digital kits and all the other wonderful kits that Donna has designed.

Aud Sentiments Challenge - 25 October 2012 - Storybook

Time for another challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  This time the topic is "storybook".
This fortnight we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
I have used the Sassy Studio Designs image called "Pirate Penny" as I decided to go with a pirate storyline - well what children don't like pirates and treasures even if they are girls???  The treasure map is from Delicious Doodles and I have coloured it with Pan Pastels.  The backing paper I made myself with a "That Special Touch" Mini Compass Mask which I have embossed four times and coloured over with a brown Pan Pastel.  The image of Pirate Penny I have coloured with my Promarkers and distressed the edges.  The card has been finished off with a "happy birthday" sentiment, flag from a decoupage sheet, some shells, skull and ship's wheel.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be happy
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Just sepia
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Stamptacular Sunday - No rules

Last Halloween Card

This card has been made with a cute bear image from Stamp Fairy.  He has been coloured in with Promarkers and areas highlighted with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  He was then die-cut and then I had an idea or use Pan Pastels through the waste of a star peel-off - slight snag there as I always pull off the waste so I can see what images I've got left on a sheet - but thankfully I found a star that I could take the centre out so I used my black Pan Pastel through it and at random on the checked backing paper.
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings.  The card has been finished off with paper flower which I have added black Promarker stripes to, brad, spider ribbon (only one small piece of this is left now so I'll have to keep a look out for some halloween ribbon for next year), Raindrop Echo sentiment, skull charm, black clips and buttons with black twine through them.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Craftymess - Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Boo it's Halloween
2 Sisters - Cute n creepy
Just Some Lines - Happy Halloween
The Squirrel and the fox - Use a ribbon
Pan Pastel - Animals - hope this bear is OK
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween
Come and Get It - Halloween
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - Trick or treat
Kaboodle Doodle - Trick or treat/fall projects
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Cards Galore Monthly - Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - Halloween/spooky
LEJ Designs - Trick or treat
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Everybody Art - Purple or orange
Top Tip Tuesday - Halloween
Party Time Tuesday - Trick or treat
Use it Tuesday - Use orange (my "use it up" item is the clips which I bought in a Stamp Addicts sale 2-3 years ago)
Scrap Creations - Halloween
Sassy Cheryl - Trick or treat
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spooky
Divas by Design - Use some orange
Crafty Creations - Halloween spooks
Inky Impressions - Fall or Halloween
Penny's Paper Challenge - Ribbon and/or buttons
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Halloween
Moving Along with the Times - Too cute to spook
Papercrafting Journey - Ribbon or twine
4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Halloween
Milk Coffee Challenge - Time for Halloween

Christmas Fairy

Please excuse the awful photos I've taken lately.  I think I must have changed the settings by accident but need my husband sometime to look at the camera to see what I have done wrong!!!  
The backing papers for this card are Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Traditions.  The image is by Whoopsi Daisy and is a gorgeous little fairy which I have coloured with Promarkers and added clouds with Pan Pastels.  The card has been finished off with a sentiment off the computer, card candi, lace and holly made with a Memory box holly die. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Pile it on - Holiday, any holiday!
Stamptacular Sunday - No rules
Craft Your Passion - Fairies and fantasy
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cards Galore Monthly - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Fantasy creatures
I Love Promarkers - Christmas is coming
ABC Christmas - U is up to you

Thinking of You

This is a card made with a Delicious Doodles image called "Poppy" which has been coloured with Promarkers, the background coloured with Pan pastels and black seed beads added to the centres of the flowers.  The image has been laid on card that has been embossed with an embossing folder and sanded.  The card has been finished with a decorative pin, mesh ribbon, seam binding ribbon, poppies cut from a backing paper, die-cut sentiment and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles - Poppies
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
The squirrel and the Fox - use a ribbon
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - card that depicts peace or calm
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Cards Galore Monthly - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
DYSU - Embossing - wet or dry
Papercrafting Journey - Ribbon or twine

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge - 23 October 2012 - Easel cards

Today sees the start of another challenge over at the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog.  It's time for Team B to show their creations and the topic this week is "easel cards".
This week we are sponsored by Fred She Said and the lucky winner will win a $20 gift certificate for the Fred She Said Store.
Here is the easel card I have designed for this challenge.  I have used the Bearly Mine Designs Festive Fun (this card shows that the Festive Fun paper pack isn't just for Christmas)  and Bearly Mine Designs Gingham paper collections.
  
I have used a LOTV image of a cute little fairy.  I have added Stickles to her wings - well a fairy just have to have glitter doesn't she?  The flowers I have made using papers from the Festive Fun and cut them out with a Woodware punch and curled the edges and added brads to the centre.  The card has been finished off with some lace, faux stitching, feather, brads, gems, die-cut sentiment, buttons and ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Natalie and Amy Challenge - Birthday bling
Penny's paper Challenge - Girls, girls, girls
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stitching
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
One Stop Craft - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Craft Your Passion - Fairies and fantasy

Don't forget that there is a Spooktacular Savings Sale over at Bearly Mine Designs:

One Sheet of Toppers - Six Cards!!!

This is a sheet of toppers I was given.  It had six toppers and extra bits of cupcakes and I have managed to make six cards with it.
  
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings and Mini Dots and finished with a die-cut mount, two heart pins, die-cut sentiment and card candi.
  
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Light, Christmas Package and Floral Dreams and has been finished off with a Tim Holtx clock die that has been coloured with pan Pastels, die-cut sentiment, Papermania Glitterations and card candi.
  
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Light and Festive Fun and finished off with a die-cut mount, flower made from the same backing papers with a brad centre, die-cut sentiment and card candi.
     
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots, Happy Hauntings and Yummy Delights and finished off with a die-cut mount, card candi, Papermania Glitterations and die-cut sentiment.
     
  
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Gingham, Mini Dots, Summer's Lace Dreams and Patchwork Party and finished off with some Marianne Designs die-cut hearts, die-cut sentiment and card candi.
This card has been made with Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Light and Christmas Package and finished off with some teardrop pins, die-cut sentiment and card candi.

I am entering these creations into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
Fat Pages with Attitude - Halloween/anything goes

Monday, 22 October 2012

Bearly Mine Designs Spooktacular Savings

Donna, Bearly Mine Designs is offering some Spooktacular savings which include:

15% of all digis
Save 20% off all digi sets (when you buy 5 or more)
Designer Extreme Disks (complete collection) for £25.

Pop on over to the Bearly Mine Designs Shop to have a look.

Second Halloween Card - Same Stamp

This is my second card made with the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching Chou-Kuik called "Exotic Halloween". For this card the image has been stamped with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink pad, cut around the image and then the image has been coloured in with Lyra watercolour pencils.  I love my Promarkers/other pens but I still love watercolouring.  I have accented areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.
  
The backing papers are from Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings and Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots.  I have used a Martha Stewart lattice punch and an X-cut scroll punch for some interest.  The card has been finished off with some spider ribbon, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals flower cut from a book and coloured with shades of brown and green Promarkers and brad centre, card candi and Raindrop Echo Halloween sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Punch away
One Sweet Challenge - Halloween
Fashionable Stamping - Halloween or Halloween colours
Fat Pages with Attitude - Halloween/anything goes
Craftymess - Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday - No rules