Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bah Humbug meets Winter Wonderland :-)

Definitely THE last card for today ,, but guess what !! I just saw that I won a spot prize on the Bah Humbug Challenge :-) I had just gone to have a look at the GD and DT cards ,,again ,, whilst the stickles was drying and my name was there in big RED letters :-) Thanks girls ,, I am really looking forward to seeing what the surprise is ,,,, hopefullly not a lump of coal ,, lol :-),, being a miners daughter I was often threatened with that if I was naughty :-)

The theme on the Bah Humbug Challenge is make the text the focal point and the Winter Wonderland is Monochromatic ,, I hope the touch of red and orange doesn't disqualify me ! :-/
I used this very cute Greeting Farm snowman image and made a shaker card using him as the 'O' in Snow :-) The paper is from a wild Rose Studio CD and a little Funky Fairys paper too . the S, N AND W were cut out on my cricut and smothered in star dust stickles. the actual snow is Diamond Dust ,, it really looks like icy snow and is quite heavy so it falls nicely and you can really hear it shake :-) I added a few PM glimmer dots to finish.

I am also entering this into the Anyone for Anya Challenge which is Monochromatic too :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I am going to have something to eat and then a hop around to see what you have all been doing this weekend :-)

Wild Rose Studio DT for a few challenges :-)

Dulcie from the Wild Rose Studio sent me a few of her new release stamps ,,, gorgeous they are :-) I love the new ladies ,, quite voluptious and easier colour and stay within the lines than the usual stick figures ,,, especially with my eyesight ,,, larger areas are better lol :-)

For this card I followed the fab sketch on the Charisma Cardz Challenge ,, who have a sketch spookily similar to our sketch over on the Sketch and Stash Challenge ,,, so do we have spies in our camps lol :-)

For my card I used the 'Lady with Shopping'
I love Dulcie's names , says it as it is :-) I coloured her with copics and decoupaged her too. I used glossy accents on her beads and earrings and inked around the edges with yellow pigment inks, then added star dust stickles. The papers are also from the Wild Rose Studio ,, these are from the Japan paper pack. I made the flowers using my Nellie Snellen floral punches ,, gorgeous they are ,, they punch and emboss ,, fab ! I added pearls to the center. I also used a Martha Stewart Leaf and border punch too. The sentiment is also from a Wild Rose Studio Sentiment set.

Challenges :
Charisma Cardz Challenge,,, sketch
Allsorts ,,,, At least 3 punches ,, I used 3 for the flowers,a leaf punch, a border punch and 2 SU oval punches :-)
Aly's Sunday sketch ,,,, Sparkle and Glitter
Scrappy Frogs ,,, make your own flowers

thanks for looking :-) don't forget I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

A New Baby Girl :-)

A friend/colleague has recently had a bouncing baby girl and I made this card for her and her family ,,, this is baby No 4 ,,, she is a busy Mum !! :-)

I followed the lovely sketch on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge and the optional extra is to use Blue and Green ,, sorry ,, but as much as I was tempted I think it just wouldn't have looked right somehow lol :-)

I have a couple of very cute HM stamps which are suitable for babies ,, and it took me ages to decide on which one !! In the end I let hubby decide, he thinks this Love Bunny is THE cutest :-)
I coloured the image with my trusty copics and glittered almost everywhere ,, oops ,, I forgot to stickle the little hearts ,, they are smothered now ,, so imagine them sparkly :-) the papers are Bo Bunny and SU Close to Cocoa,, all the edges are distressed with a fab TH tool and inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. The sentiment is from a Simon says Stamp sentiment set. I added a flower , a charm and some Dew Drops to finish.

Challenges :

Crafty Emma's Store,,,,,Baby Bonanza
Secret Crafter ,,,,,, Anything Goes
The Stamp Man ,,,,, Distress ,,, all the edges are inked and distressed :-)
Pixi Dust Studio ,,,,, Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty ,,,,, Anything Baby
Karber Weekly ,,,, Girls

thanks for looking :-) ,, don't forget to check out the candy at the top of my blog before you leave :-)

Just Cute Bears ,,, Punch It Challenge GD Card and Wild Rose Studio DT card

Good Morning all :-) Hope you're all having a nice relaxing weekend and finding a little time to hide in your cubby holes :-)

Time for a new theme over on the Just Cute Bears Challenge,


We are sponsored by the lovely Dulcie from the Wild Rose Studio (WRS) so a lovely prize this week :-)

For my card I used a recently released WRS stamp, this one is called Winter Millie. I coloured her with copics and added glitter here and there :-) the papers are Papermania Henbury Lane papers and some white/blue coredinations. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and a papermania snowflake punch. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I added some ribbon, a flower and a snowflake charm to finish :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so pop over to the JCB to see them :-)