Monday, December 31, 2012

Last card for the year

Well I can't believe it, it's the 31st Dec already "where did that year go?"
Here is my last card of the year. I used Kaisercraft's Pickled Pear collection from I used the page called "thyme" which has half the page in the washed board looking paper and the flowers on the bottom which I fussy cut out and lifted with foam pads. I added a ribbon to hide the join and from another page I cut out the sentiment which I mounted on to another mat. I printed out from my pc the birthday message and cut out using my Christmas gift from Sandy. I inked the edges of everything using Tim Holtz mustard seeds. To finish off I added 3 gems and two pearls. Oh by the way the card is 8.5 x 6.

Thanks for stopping by and sending you best wishes for 2013.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fast and Fab gifts

Well its nearly here Christmas that is..
 Over at it is day 22 of the 25 days of Christmas event. Today we got to make what ever we wanted for a quick gift idea so I made a gift card holder.

I used my new Spell binder poinsettia die on this and whilst still in the die I inked using Forest Moss. The sentiment is a Verve Stamp which I love. I closed it with some bakers twine and added my usual 3 gems in the corner.
Here it is showing the card.

This is my last outing with the design team, it has been great fun joining in. There are still 3 more days to go over on the site so please do go over and see what is up for grabs.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

3 little stockings hanging in a row.......

Today over at the 25 days of Christmas event at it is day 20 and the digital stamp today uses the image of 3 stockings hanging over the fireplace. It is so cute you must go over and grab it, it's available free for 24 hours only.

I started with my favorite 6x6 card blank in white pearl finish. I wanted to use this sheet of Prima - fancy Christmas collection double sided paper which I bought last year. I chose the Pro markers to match and coloured in the image. I cut it out quite close and then placed it down on the green side of the paper letting it hang over and then I put that down on the pink side using foam pads to lift it. To finish off I went around the edges with a white pen and a mauve metallic Copic.

Thanks for looking in today but do go over and see all the other wonderful things made by the other design team members.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Here I am again, this time it is to make a Thanks Giving card for day 18 over at the 25 days of Christmas event at . Just look at this lovely digital stamp we were given to use.

This time I decided to make a 5x7 easel card. I used some papers from my stash which I think came free out of a magazine. I also used the tied the knot embossing folder along with paper flowers from my stash, a yellow brad and a Spellbinder leaf. I coloured in the image using my Pro marker pens pulling the colours from the papers.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Trees and Tinsel

Well my goodness it is day 17 over at the 25 days of Christmas event at I hope you have been going over to take a peek at all the great designs the girls have been coming up with.

Today we have been given this wonderful tree and cross digital stamp to use. I started off by making a 6x6 card blank and then turned back the front to make a fold card. I covered the front and inside using Kaisercraft double sided paper from the . I used my Pro markers to colour in the tree and the cross but then I covered the cross in glue and added gold leaf over it. 3 peeloff's finished it off. This next photo shows it open.

Thanks for looking in today.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ice cream beard Santa.

It is day 12 of the 25 days of Christmas event over at and again today I chose the digital stamp to use. This is so cute and I hope you go over there and take a peek at all the other design teams cards there are some stunners.
I used a aperture card and put in some green paper which had sprigs on it and dots of glossy accents too. I added some faux stitching around the aperture as well as the sprigs.
After printing out the design again I coloured him in using Promarkers, then I added some quickie glue pen to his cuffs and buttons Oh and pompom then added clear glitter.
To his beard I added some liquid applique which I have had for years, I left it over night and it bubbled up nicely, I have to say it looks like Mr Whippy ice cream. I used foam pads under him to lift him from the page. I also used some clear ink to stamp the Ho Ho and heat embossed with white powder.
Thanks for looking in.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fun on the 4th of July

Well it is day 11 on the 25 days of Christmas event over at and today's theme is 4th of July. I chose to use the lovely cup cake digital stamp. As we don't celebrate the holiday over her in the UK I decided to make up a invitation post card.
I printed out the stamp and coloured it in using my Promarker pens along with a gold and silver pen for the stars on the icing. I cut tight around and then mat on to pale blue paper. After trimming that I used foam pads to lift it off the card blank.
I used some HOTP stamps to make the lines to write on and a few stickers which I picked up when I was over in Florida back in 2008. The post card stamp is from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for looking in today and why not pop over there to see what else is going on. You will find cutting files, digital stamps and an image everyday.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 days of Christmas Day 8

Here is my day 8 post for the 25 days of Christmas event over at today's free digital stamp is this lovely candle in its holder. I decided to make a tag using the image. I cut out the base in kraft card and then a faux nestie  in DCWV stack which I cuttle bugged using their flourish folder, I inked all over using forest moss. I also cut out a couple of twigs and a sentiment. I finished off with some bakers twine and string.
Hope you like this and if you'd like to make your own pop on over and see what else is going on.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Twirlie Snowman

Here finally is the card I meant to make using the digital snowman stamp from

As I said in the post below I flipped this image and put clear thread between so I could hang in an aperture window. I used a5x7 card blank and dotted around a few peeloff stars and a sentiment from which I have had for a few years knocking about. I placed some snowflake paper on the inside.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, December 2, 2012

25 days Snowman

I was happy to be picked as a designer for the 3rd annual 25 days of Christmas and year round crafting showcase over at I chose to use the Snowman digital stamp. This time I just printed him out on kraft card and inked around the edges with cranberry ink. I decided to make a twisted easel card this time.
Please go over and check out what else has been made using today's images. There are free stamps and cut designs each day and prizes too.


Just a little side view.
I took the digital image and flipped it to enable me to put them back to back. Before I stuck them together I put some clear thread in between them so this way I can hang in a aperture.