Saturday, December 22, 2018

Anything but a card!


Well it's time for another fun challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge  and this will be our last of the year and this time we have to make something which is not a card! So here is what I've come up with .....

Today I decided to make a fun hot drinks cup holder. So using this adorable christmas unicorn with hot chocolate  
Isn't he adorable? He comes B&W or coloured in and today I used the pre-coloured image. I took a 12x12 card stock and cut a strip then did the folding. I cut out 2 snowflakes and matted the image on to and then I added some snow flakes. This image was put on the front.
Around the cup you will see ribbon both pink stripe and turquoise and on top I've added this beautiful BIG snowflake. I added bakers twine and a couple more flakes along with 2 pink glitter berries and a white jingle bell for effect.

On the back I just added a little text just so it looked finished off.

The cup is stuffed full of those red truffle balls we all love. Oooh I wish I was keeping it now lol.

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you can join in the fun with us as you know we are a anything goes challenge. I'd like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and see you in the New Year.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Design Sheet cards


I shared last week a A4 sheet I'd printed off to make a couple of Christmas cards with. The sheet was off winnie-winterland-big-kahuna-digital-craft-download-bundle which is jam packed with beautiful images, papers, embellishments and these wonderful design sheets. These sheets can be bought individually too.

With this one sheet I made 2 cards and 3 tags and kept the candy cane for something else too.

This first card went straight off to my friend Sandy as I know she loves this image. I made a 6x6 card and matted mint green card which I had embossed first with Christmas phrases. I diecut some deep red gingham and then Winter White glitter card and on to that I added the image which I had hand cut out from the sheet. I added a extra bow to the top and a holly branch too. I stamped a Christmas greeting and added that to the card front to balance it out.  It has now arrived in Florida so I can post on here today.

Here is the second card. This is a 5x7 and I have added the paper straight down flat. To the ribbon I added the sprig of holly. Then taking a Polkadoodles Christmas sentiment stamp I added that to a cream circle and that to a pale blue one, both were cut using fanciful-circles-nested-set-6-craft-cutting-dies Under that I added several sprigs which I dotted red glitter glue to.
You can see both tags behind the cards and with a little bakers twine they are perfect.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Hello There!

Well as it's Tuesday that can only mean one thing? It's time to start a new challenge over at digichoosday  and this week we are all thinking about Christmas.

I am getting a few stocking fillers made for friends and family right now and this is what I came up with for my friend.

I started with a hard board cover which I painted with bronze paint by Kaisercraft. Once dry I printed off a paper, co ordinating flowers and a sentiment from the amazing winnie-winterland-big-kahuna-digital-craft-download  this kit is jammed pack full of beautiful papers and other embellishments along with 11 B&W images and also coloured in versions too.
I covered the front and added the black squiggly lines. Then I added 2 layers in places of the flowers. I also added the sentiment to the top and printed out myself the Christmas gifts one which is at the bottom. I dotted around gold glitter glue and red perfect pearls.
To finish off I added lots of ribbon bows to the ring top.

I do hope you can come on over and join in the fun. As always anything goes and a great prize to be won too. This is my last post for the team before Christmas so I'd like to wish you all a Happy Holidays.
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Warm Thoughts

It's time to kick start our new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge #233 . As design team members we were asked to make a Christmas themed card. Well in our house we always try to go for a nice walk after we have eaten our fill of Christmas Dinner and that will always require a nice warm coat and hat. 

This image Emma-winter-printable-digital-stamp-download comes pre-coloured and black and white for you to colour. I have coloured her in using my Promarker pens today. You can now buy your Pink Gem images from

I have made a 5x7 card and first stamped a snowflake using a rose-pink ink. Then I took two papers one picking out the blue of her jeans and the other similar to the snowflake colour (I ran it through a embossing folder first) and layed them in a jaunty angle. I used a sage green doily under the image and it was added using foam pads.
I added crystal gems to some of the snowflakes and dotted around the card base, also the sentiment is from the same stamp set as the snowflakes and it was cut out using my Fancy Rectangle die set.

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I am also joining in with the following challenges
colourcrazychallenge. Wk49
craftingfromtheheart challenge-231
ilovepromarkers. 373


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ready to Party!

Today I'd like to share a card I have made for a friend to give her Niece who is turning 21.

I have used a selection of items that I have purchased from Tracy at Most of the papers are from her as are the ribbon, large rose, stamens and of course the image. The daisy and tiny purple flowers are from
I have coloured her in using mostly my Promarker pens and cut her out using a Spellbinder Die. To finish off I added a few gems and pearls.

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Papers are from Mintay-Birdsong-6x6-Paper-Pad
Image is by L.D.R.S. Creative
Selection of dies used from my stash.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Just a card!

Today I'd like to share a simple Christmas card I have made using up bits I had left on my craft desk.

I had been playing around with images from my favorite Christmas kit winnie-winterland-big-kahuna-digital-craft-download-bundle which you can purchase at

The card is a 5x7 cream card blank which I covered in a dark green paper. Then on to that I added my little "mash-up". I resized a paper from the kit and then on top I added 3 different size trees along with the reindeer and then I printed it off. I then printed off another middle size tree and another reindeer and decoupaged them on to the background paper.
I added a sentiment along with glitter glue to the trees and red perfect pearls to his nose.
I would like to join in at the following challenges
craftysentiments.anything-goes-challenge Dec4th
disdigidesignschallenge for-child.
ribbongirls. December
craftingfromtheheart challenge-231.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

A Christmas Tag


Well I can't believe this is my last post for the year for the challenge over at Little Patch of Crafty Friends and we have yet another exclusive sponsor. This time around it is Peppercus-design .

I chose this cute little fella Penguin & Tree he comes pre-coloured which is great at this time of the year when we are all mad busy getting ready for the holidays. I decided to make a few gifts tags with him, each tag has 2 images on. I used foam pads to lift him after I removed the tree and his feet.

The tag is made using one of the dies that came free with my Gemini Die Cutting machine. I just inked the edges and added some gold dotty paper. Then using a tiny piece of striped paper, red rick-rack and white bobble trim I placed that at the bottom slightly over hanging.
The stamped sentiment was free with a magazine and around the image I added a few sequins and glitter glue. A double bow of red and green bakers twine finished it all off.

I do hope you can come and join us this time around. We are as always a 'Anything Goes' challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can leave a few words.  I'd like to enter here with this make...
aperfecttimetocraft. December.
diecuttindivas. ch-397-tags.
cutedaisymay.blogspot/December ATG