Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Ive not had time to do anything crafty this week so Im showing a project I worked on a while ago...

Happy Halloween everyone... Dont eat too much candy!

We are in and out with rehearsals and photo calls and haunted houses... Cant wait till tomorrow, clocks go back tonight so an extra hour in bed for us here!

Stamps: Recollections - Clear Halloween, and Inkadinkadoo - Creepy Crawly.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Only Orange Lavendar Lace and Green Galore, SU!
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black. SU! Markers.
SU! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & 2way glue pen. White Gel pen, Bling from stash.


C xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hmmm, Not Sure...!

Ok so what do you all think of this for a Christmas Card?

I like it, but im not sure it screams 'Christmas'... Please leave some a comment and let me know what you think... I need some objective opinions on this one.

Stamps: A Rose is a Rose.
Cardstock: Ruby Red and Whisper White
Paper: Holiday Treasures.
Ink: VersaMark, Ruby Red, Old Olive.
Clear Embossing Powder. Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Tombow Mono Glue, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon. Dimensionals. Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Back soon with some new projects... Still catching up on the shopping and laundry and housework - Post Holiday! I hope to get to crafting tomorrow... Got some new toys to play with - ha ha!

C xx

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Woo Hoo! I won a competition!

How luvverly was it today? We finally found a hotel on our travels with decent t'internet connection (all week its been 'interesting' - picture me at midnight in my pjs running around outside, laptop raised above head trying to get more than 1 bar!)... I get to blog hopping, catching up on the weeks comings and goings and what do I find? Remember the card I made for Lewis' birthday? Well, it won a challenge! Talk about a nice suprise! I get a brand spanking new blinkie on my blog- Look on the right hand side, it says I made Stamp With Us Top Spot! YEAH!

Thanks to the girls on SWUS, they are a lovely bunch of girls who work really hard with the challenges every week and all the design team come up with some great projects, Im always inspired and itching to get crafting due to them...

Anyway, Im off to claim my prize, I think I won some On-line craft classes... Pop over to Stamp With Us and take a look!

I will be back after the weekend... Still on my travels...


C xx

Oh Christmas Tree...

Oooo Sparkleeeeee!

Another Christmas Card with the Lovely as a Tree set. Almost the same layout just turned on its side. Same basic elements. This time I used the single tree as the main image. Same papers, but I used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder in my big shot to add some snowflake 'blobs' in the background...

Again Nestabilities for the large oval and scalloped oval, SU punches for the small.
I used some silver elastic cord on this one instead of the usual ribbon, I wanted the tree to be the focus and thought the ribbon would distract...

Recipe. same as last post but whisper white cardstock and silver cord.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Whats a Christmas Card without a bit of sparkle?
I hope you can see it in the photos, in real life its soooooo pwetty!!!

A very soft card using one of my fave sets now.. I had this one sitting on my shelf for a long time and never used it, now I have used it I realise how versatile it is! Lovin it!
Bit of a different idea going on with the ribbon too. I claim no responsibility for the idea, it came straight from the SU catalog!

The glitter was added with 2 way glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds from SU! They are really sparkly and I still have glitter in my hair a week later!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Best Yet
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla
Paper: Bella BleuInk: Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

No stamping today! But you still get a card...

Shhhh! Dont tell...
You can make cards without stamping!

I had some papers bought and waiting last week for a specific card and then I saw what the Colour Challenge was this week over on Stamp With Us...

Talk about coincidence!...

Heres the card...

I actually managed to make this from start to finish with the recipient in the room and he didnt even notice! To be fair he was sprawled out on the sofa watching cartoons and other than for food and pee breaks you can rely on him being oblivious to earthquake, plague and the nuclear bomb!

I realised while planning this that I am seriously lacking in my stamped image collection. I have no boy stamps! Yes, I have trees and some graphic cirles but nothing that really suited a teenage boy! WOW!!! Im going to invest in some soon... I think I overcame the lack of stamps though...

Ive gone a bit 'Kristina Werner' and whipped out the gel pen for some faux stitching.

Pretty easy card, just glued the paper onto the chipboard numbers (make sure you glue to the front... ask me how I know...?) After the glue has dried you can roughly cut around the chipboard and then go at the edges with a sanding block or a large nail file (NOT the metal ones - ask me how I know...?) I assembled the card and then added the faux stitching on the edges of the chipboard to make them stand out a little more...

Well, my son officially becomes a teenager tomorrow... although he has had the attitude for a couple of years now...! Please send the men in white coats with copious amounts of chocolate and vodka in my direction asap!

Happy Birthday Son!

Cardstock: Basill
Paper: from Hobby Lobby
Chipboard numbers: Stampin Up!
Buttons from stash, Old Olive Ribbon from SU!. White gel pen and SU! Night of Navy Marker.


C xx

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just for Fun!

A PINK card today as its October, Cancer Awareness month... Have you had your annual (yukky) checkup? Make that appointment and do a self-exam in the shower tonight, it only takes a minute and could save your life... End of lecture.

So heres a little pink and girlie card I created last week. I must admit that this card was the inspiration for the Colour Challenge card in the last post...

I started with the main image... I wanted to emboss it for the raised effect and remembered some hot pink embossing powder that I had in my stash for - literally - YEARS! Well it started off hot pink and then when I heated it... it wasnt hot pink anymore but sugary pink!

The original plan I sketched out had just a panel on one side that was a patchwork effect of 6 squares... Well I wanted a bit more texture so started to collage the panels. I thought they looked like fabric swatches and kept on layering...

I could have carried on with the dressmaking theme but thought this was enough detail...

Im still not 100% happy... I think it needs a shadow under the dress 'form' but Im scared...!

Card: SU! Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Whisper White.
Ink: Cameo Coral Marker.
Stamps: Stampabilities 'Wire dress form'. SU! 'Sanded' background stamp.
Paper: Sweet Always, Paper from Shes too cool scrappin kit (Ret) & Celery DSP.
Pin, buttons and embossing powder from stash.


C xx

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge 148

Heres this weeks challenge over on Divas Coffee Break Design blog.

I love these colours but didnt want to do the first thing that sprang to mind, which was pumpkins, so I went autumnal instead!

I had some 6X6" paper which had some blending around the edges so I cut this up and blended the cut edges to match a little better...

Please excuse the poor photo, I whipped this up at 10pm so the light is a little dim!

Cardstock: Kraft, SU Garden Green, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Garden Green, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry.
Stamps: Organic Grace, Holiday Best
Papers, Basic Grey - Scarletts Letter.

Its late, going to bed!


C xx

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Today is my favourite holiday... What? Its not a holiday...? Well, it should be!
What are you doing today? Me...? Ive got to run Abbi to Nutcracker rehearsal and do some yardwork (Matts got a bad back...) and then Im crafting the afternoon away! I have to plan and prep for a really exciting idea that brewed in my sick little mind! Look out mid-Nov for the outcome...!

Have a great holiday today (Who do we lobby to add National Holidays to the calendar?)

Please leave a comment and link to your projects... I will do a round-up of my fave blog WCMD projects next week!



C xx

Friday, October 2, 2009

Christmas Cards, Set 5... PHEW!

Heres the last 2 cards from my mammoth making day! These are a bit more traditional and I used some old stamps I had from last year, one which I havnt even used yet! SHOCK HORROR!

This again is using the new Christmas Cocoa papers from SU! and a re-discovered stamp set...

I bought this set last year and didnt use it till now... Bad me!

I love the sentiment that comes with it so thought I would give it a try... Its growing on me, more contemporary then I usually go for but I will deffo use it again!

And lastly a more tradional colour scheme...

Stamps: SU! Wondrous Gift, Snow Burst and Best Yet.
Card: Kraft, SU! Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Real red
Paper: Christmas Cocoa Speciality, I Wish Scrappin Kit.
Ink: SU! Real Red, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Summer Sun for star.
SU! Ribbons & twine. EK Success and SU! Scallop border puches. Stickles glitter, liquid pearls.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this series... Please leave some feedback for me - Which were your favourites? What do you think of the pink? Brown at Christmas? Favourite stamp sets? What about the flocked paper?

I hope to have a MAJOR project to share with you soon. My Wedding Album. Now bear in mind that we have been married for 14 1/2 years (!) and you will appreciate how significant this is!... To be fair I only started the album just over a year ago and its been finished for a while now...



C xx