Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to all my crafting friends, both real and cyber friends!  I sneaked a bit of time last night and made these two cards for my sons.  I've seen lots of really clever gift card holders in Blogdom but have opted to use the negative of my diecut 'snow' to hold some cash for the two men in my life.
Image, background paper and sentiments are all Pink Petticoat and the snowy hill uses a Simon Says diecut.  I've run a glue pen along the hillside, the sentiment ribbon and round the snowman and added a bit of Glamour Dust to give some sparkle.

I'm entering my cards for:
Simon Says - anything goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - add glitter
Moo-Mania - Christmas
Deep Ocean - Christmas is all Around
Just Inspirational - Christmas
Crafty Boots - winter wonderland
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Eureka Stamps - use some glitter
Without Words - modern look Christmas

Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas Deer

I've a quick card to show you today, made with the stamp of the month from Clarity.  I've embossed it with WOW peat and added a JOFY sentiment and coloured with Inktense pencil.  This stamp looks really versatile - perhaps I should call this post 'a deer is not just for Christmas'!

I'm entering my card for a few challenges:
Simon Says -  gorgeous winter mood board
Addicted to stamps - anything Christmas goes
Penny Black & More - special occasions
Pile it On - Christmas anything goes
The Glory of Christmas - anything goes
The Craft Garden - Christmas
The East Wind - Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas
Kit & Clowder - animanls

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Less is More - Week 203 - Theme

Christmas is looming large on the horizon and at Less is More our theme is 'family'.  Chrissie, Sarah and I are taking a break for Christmas week  so you will have a fortnight to enter this challenge.  I would like to wish all the LIMette 'family' a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

My card uses diecuts and a computer generated sentiment.  Mum arrives tomorrow to spend a week or so here, I shall find out whether the pun made her smile or grated on her as a typo :).  Memory Box Deer, Sheena Douglass embossing folder, Simon Says stitched slope die.

Apologies if I don't get to visit your blog over the next couple of weeks:  I have exchanged contracts and will be moving home in the first week in January, there seems to be a lot on  at this time of year without adding in all the packing!  If the Broadband change goes smoothly (hah!) then normal service will resume in the new year.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
CASology - snow
Addicted to CAS - family

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Less is More One Layer Week

 This week is our one layer challenge at Less is More and the theme is Snow.  My first card uses a
Memory Box stencil with Adirondack Denim ink brushed through.  JOFY sentiment and a few sequins.

  I've not bought any digis for a while, but couldn't resist this Mo Manning set, this is Valerie with pup.  Coloured with Copics and with some Glamour Dust added, the sentiment is a Sheena Douglass stamp.
Finally here is an old favourite, a Memory Box stamp, stamped twice and silver embossed.  I added some extra 'snowdrifts' by dabbing a paint brush onto the embossing ink pad.  The moon is coloured with Inktense pencils, the dark cardstock has white bits in it that give a snowy effect.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


I snatched a few minutes in the craftroom last night and came up with this card, using the CAS on Sunday sketch.  The Bugaboo image is called DeeDee Drink.  She is coloured with Copics, Glossy Accents, Stickles and gems and I've teamed her with an embossed tag with some washi tape added.  The sentiment is from Dylusions and there are a few Waltzing Mouse snowflakes scattered about.

I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - Christmas/holidays
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - anything Christmas goes
Get Creative - Christmas
Without Words - Christmas modern look
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Pile it On - Christmas anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - embossing wet or dry

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Less is More Week 201 - Colour Challenge

It's the weekend again (hooray!), which means a new Less is More Challenge.  This week our colour challenge uses a Design Seeds photo.  Life has very inconsiderately got in the way of my crafting this week and I have just one card to show you :(.

The stamps are all by Jo Firth-Young.  The wreath is embossed with a mixture of Platinum and Fluorescent Blue WOW powders, the sentiment with WOW Blueberry and the stars are Memento Baham Blue ink.  I've added white Sharpie pen, Stickles, Perfect Pearls and Glossy Accents to the design.  The background paper is the reverse of some double sided 12x12 paper from my stash and the panel is mounted onto Coredinations card with the edge distressed.