Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Another reindeer...

Hello :o)

I'm back again with another of those sweet LOTV reindeer images...


I coloured him with copics and added my usual Glamour Dust for sparkly 'snow'.  The papers are Doodlebug, sentiment is Clearly Besotted, the stars are a cut up Memory Box die and the corner die is Whimsy.  Finished off with a couple of enamel dots.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cutie Pie - stars and/ or snowflakes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas critters
Pause Dream Enjoy - reindeer

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Guest DT - Deep Ocean Challenge

Hello :o)

I was asked to be Guest DT for this week at Deep Ocean Challenge, where the theme is Jingle Bells (anything Christmas)... I was happy to join in and get another Christmas card made.


The fab image is from the Cute Santa Collection from DigiStamp Boutique - I really love this set, and it makes at least one appearance every year.  I coloured it with copics and added Glamour Dust to Santa's hat.  The papers are those lovely Northern Whimsy ones again, fishtail banners and snowflakes are MFT Die-namics dies, sentiment is Clearly Besotted and I added an enamel dot from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Christmas with the Cuties - Santa Claus is coming to town
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys - here comes Santa Claus

I counted my finished Christmas cards today, and am now trying not to panic... knew it was a mistake, I felt quite organised until I had actual numbers lol.  I foresee some speedy cardmaking in my near future...

Thanks for popping in :o)

Monday, 11 December 2017

Reindeer Collection

Hello :o)

Unusually for me, I've made my mum's Christmas card already... I'm not sure why, but family cards always seem to get left until the very last minute, so I'm trying to be a bit more organised this year!  Although I'm not sure if I have enough for posting yet, so I should probably make a few more of those too...


I've used a cute image from LOTV's Reindeer Collection, coloured with copics and a bit of Glamour Dust sparkle.  The papers are old ones that I found when I was moving things around recently... the fishtail and snowflakes are MFT die-namics dies, and I added red pearls from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
MAWTT - T'was the challenge before Christmas (not sure if you can tell as I've covered some of it up, but the paper behind the image is actually printed with the poem)
Allsorts - snowflakes
Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
LOTV on FB - December challenge, anything goes

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge DT

Good Morning :o)

Time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles... as always it's 'anything goes' for participants, although the DT have all made 'anything but a card' this week.


How I wish I was better at taking photos!  This is quite pretty and sparkly in real life, but I'm not sure you can really tell.  I've used flowers and leaves from Winnie White Christmas, cut them all out, shaped them with an embossing tool, inked the edges and dabbed Stickles all over them with a brush... original plan was to spray them all with Spray & Sparkle, but the can just wouldn't spray... I cleaned the nozzle, poked things into it, swapped for a new spray top, swore a lot and then gave up and got the Stickles out!  I used Collall 3d glue to attach all the flowers to a plain polystyrene bauble... oh, and a pin to attach the ribbon before that.  The flower centres are silver pearls.

I'm entering my card bauble for the following challenges
Paper Minutes - Christmas ornaments
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Pile It On - non-traditional holiday colours

Ooh the more I look at this, the more I dislike the photo lol... might see if I can retake it later!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Harry & Beer - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

My hubby asked me for a card for his colleague, who's leaving to start a new job tomorrow... he and his girlfriend are expecting their first baby any day now too, so I thought 'good luck' would sort of cover all bases...


I used the fabulous Harry & Beer from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics.  It made a nice change to colour something non-Christmas!  The papers are Echo Park, sentiment tag stamp is LOTV, corner dies are Whimsy and I added a Doodlebug enamel dot to finish.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - colour your day
Simon Says - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - food or beverages

Off to get some breakfast now, as I haven't quite managed that yet - school run done, dog walked, blog post written.... now I can fill my tum lol.  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sweet Stampin' - sketch

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is a sketch... not overly happy with my card though, I've overdone it on the patterns I think, so it's a bit on the fussy side!


I've used a very pretty image from All Dressed Up, called Mirror Mirror, coloured with copics.  The papers are the ones that helped me find Northern Whimsy papers, as I was searching for something makeup themed - you can find this set HERE.  The sentiment stamp is from DigiStamp Boutique HERE.  The little tabs and flowers are MFT die-namics dies from different Blueprints sets, the fancy circle die is Spellbinders and the sparkly enamel dots are Doodlebug.

And here's the sketch
I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Everybody Art - anything goes
All Dressed Up - anything goes (with an ADU image)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Arctic Fun - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I'm just popping in quickly to show you a card made with a super cute DigiStamp Boutique image called Arctic Fun... I don't think I've used this one before, and I've no idea why!


I'm sensing a theme with my Christmas cards for this year... most of them seem to feature a penguin or two!

The image is coloured with copics, with a touch of Prisma pencil, plus Glamour Dust sparkle and some tiny Viva pearl 'snow' dots.  The papers are those pretty Northern Whimsy digi ones again - Peppermint Latte Plaid and Peppermint Latte Coordinates, printed on linen card.  Sentiment tag stamps are LOTV (stamped in white on black card), snowflake dies and the oval are MFT die-namics and the border die is possibly Lil' Inkers?  Black twine and blue gem from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Come and Get It - animals challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - animal magic
Cutie Pie - bear hugs
Moving Along With the Times - Christmas animals
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional winter colours

There was a showcase at Dex's school today - they have them a few times a year to show parents whatever the kids are working on.  There were little quizzes for the parents to join in with, and Dex's table did 'sentences using your senses', so we had to write something about what we could see/ hear/ smell etc... my sentence won first place, and I asked Dex afterwards if he cheated and made sure I won... he said 'no, I thought you should have got second' LOL!  I always go to Dex if I want an honest opinion on anything I'm making... he doesn't sugar coat anything!

Thanks for popping in :o)