Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas challenge

Hi again
At Creatalicious this month the challenge is to make something for Christmas that has 1 ribbon, 2 snowflakes, 5 flowers and some bling. I didn't want to make this card too "snowy' as it was a warm Christmas this year and I also wanted to make it a special card for a special friend.
The papers are all from the Kaiser 6x6 Tis The Season Collection. The background papers is shiny so tricky to photograph! Some edges have been distressed and inked. Tilda is coloured with Copics and sitting inside Spellbinders shapes. Gold ribbon and bling (in the corners) are from my stash. Flowers are from Bizzy Becs and have a light spray of Glimmer Mist. 2 snowflake stickers and some Kindyglitz around Tilda and on her hat and Stickles on the red paper complete it. Cardstock is Stampin' Up.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


how cute is this dragon? I needed to make a card to say thank you, happy retirement and Merry Christmas-all in one. I combined some Christmas colours without making it too tinselly and coloured him in neutrals with a bit of crimson using my Copics. Fergus is from Wild Rose Studios.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas cards

Sometimes I just leave things to the last minute (all the time really) and so making cards this year just got too hard. For the first year in a while I have posted off store bought cards but having a reputation at work for being a card maker means that I couldn't quite get away with it.
Quick, easy and one stamp became a necessity. I've used the Stampin' Up reindeer and varied it by embossing the antlers on some and using glitter or bling on others. (Inspired by Kay).
A strip of paper punched down one side and some metallic stickers and all day Sunday saw the above result. Trying to photograph them in strong winds on the outside table stretched the patience but I managed to keep them upright just long enough.

Another win

I am so lucky to have one a set of digital stamps in the new range at Bizzy Becs. These are so cute and sassy so I can't wait to colour them.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New blog candy

I won some candy and here is some more!
I was lucky enough to win a lovely Magnolia Tilda stamp and
Magnolia picket fence die from Bizzy Bec and now she has more
candy on her store blog which is launching some gorgeous new stamps-both
digital and rubber.

Monday, December 6, 2010

At last-the lattice card

Have started to get myself together creatively but the extreme heat and humidity hasn't helped.
I made this card as a get well thought to our neighbour who had a stroke recently.
The design was inspired by Valita here who shares some wonderful ideas for using things I already have such as Spellbinder nesties and Stampin' Up punches.