Friday, 7 December 2012

Baubles on kraft

Card Recipe:

LOTV stamp coloured with prismacolour pencils, paper stumps & blending spirit.
Free ribbon off Simply Homemade.
 MS Holly PATP,
gold mirri card, cream canvas texture card,
vintage photo distress ink,
Gems & Stickles.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Snowy Postcard

I spotted this image in a fellow Docrafter's gallery and that was it - i HAD to have it!  I even ended up dreaming about it!  This was my first card made after my back locked (see post below) and as I was just relaxing and messing around, I think the pressure must have been off as it came out better than I'd hoped - usually I think what I make isnt as nice as what was in my head so it was a pleasant surprise.

I was inspired by several cards I'd seen using this image, particularly one who had used silver and gold embossing on their card and another on the Stampendous website who had used brown colouring to give the impression of age.  I used both those techniques in the above and whilst my card is very different to the ones that inspired me, I enjoyed using two techniques to produce the card above.

Items used:

Watercolour paper, kraft card.
Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp,
Distress ink reinkers to colour.
Dovecraft paper.
LOTV Grunge Corners. & Chocolate Baroque (free with Craft Stamper) snowflake stamp.
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations dies & Labels 8.
Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia Stamps.
Memory Box Delicate Fern die.
Paula Pasqual sentiment.
Silver and Enchanted Gold embossing Powder with Colourbox gold and silver ink.
Frosted Lace Stickles.  Muted gold Habico pearl.

I would like to enter this for the following challenge:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Winter Bliss

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sledging fun

Apologies for not blogging much over the last week or so - after my birthday on 18th, I got backed into (again) by a man parking in front of me, then later in the week I managed to lock my back solid.  The pain was excruciating, not something I care to repeat very soon!  I have a back problem anyway, which is controlled by painkillers, but I dont usually seize up like that unless I have had a day of doing something I shouldnt like decorating or gardening, then the muscles go into spasm.  A good sleep usually fixes it but not this time.  I wouldnt mind but I was only standing by the worktop about to feed the cats - I ended up with two noisy hungry girlies and no way of putting the food down without squealing!  Cue two days stuck on the sofa and two more of screeching every time I tried to move!  Its easing off now and I am back at work and catching up with blogging and Docrafts too (working for myself, I never have any time off; aside from a day for a minor op earlier this year I cant remember the last time so it shows how bad whatever I managed to do was!  I even had to buy a walking stick as I couldnt walk properly without something to lean on).

Anyway enough wittering, time for my post and to nip off and do some commenting on everyone's gorgeous work:

Items used:

LOTV image coloured with copics/promarkers,
Nitwit paper,
Spellbinders Floral Ovals,
Spellbinders plain large Petite Ovals,
Memory Box Frosty Border,
Doohickey Poinsettia,
Bakers Twine, Jingle Bells,
Papermania irridescent domed gems,
silver rub on sentiment.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Book card

This is my version of a book card by Dena Concienne in a recent magazine, but with one or two subtle changes.

 Items used:

Tim Holtz & Dovecraft paper, Papermania textured card,
Memory Box Leaping Deer die,
Spellbinders plain & scalloped classic circles,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
MS Pine Branch punch,
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares,
Papermania Stamp duo,
enchanted gold and normal gold embossing powder,
pumice stone, black soot and vintage photo distress ink,
organza ribbon, gold pearls.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Holly wreath

I'm not sure about this as it came out a bit "fatter" than i'd envisaged....maybe other foliage and less holly would have worked better.

Card Recipe:

Dovecraft Back to Basics paper pad, (love this pad)
Cheery Lynn Holly Leaf die,
Memory Box Flowering Winterberry die,
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1,
Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
peeled paint distress ink, candy cane stickles, gold rub on sentiment, gold gems.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Reindeer Poop, Reindeer Noses and Milk Cartons for the animal charity shop.

These have been made for the animal charity shop I support in Prestatyn.  Thanks to Karen aka Redrottie for allowing me to use her Reindeer design and Kerry aka Pickle for the fab milk carton tutorial.

Items used:
Reindeer Poop: Various circle punches and spellbinders plain circles die for the noses and eyes. Quickutz swirl die for the antlers. Hougie Board.  Fired Brick distress ink, brown distress marker and white gel pen. Foodsafe cello bags for the sweets which are chocolate raisins and chocolate ovals (similar to minstrels).

Reindeer's Noses:  Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, Picknix Gingerbread Twist cd for the reindeer image.  Foodsafe cello bags for the sweets which are Maltesers and candy coated milk chocolate balls.

Milk Cartons:   Hougie Board.  Various digi papers from Nitwit Collections, Raspberry Road and Zoe Pearn.  Nitwit and Zoe Pearn digi images and Papermania toppers.  Various distress inks.  Gingham ribbon and bulldog clips from stash.  Filled with assorted wrapped chocolates in foodsafe cello bags, tied with curly ribbon.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hanging the Stocking

Card Recipe:

LOTV image coloured with mix of copics and promarkers,
Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circles (sentiment stamps)
Dovecraft Back to Basics papers,
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, plain & petite scalloped circles,
Dienamics icicle die,
Cheery Lynn Holly die,
Fired Brick and Peeled Paint distress inks,
Various Stickles,
Ribbon, gems & pearls from stash.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Winter Fairy

Card Recipe:

LOTV winter fairy coloured with mix of promarkers and copics,
Nitwit papers,
Doohickey Old Swedish Lace border die,
IO border 2 duo,
Spellbinders lacey, standard and eyelet circles (cant remember if its large or small plain circles I used), Quickutz photo corner,
Wild Rose Christmas circle sentiments,
Stormy Sky distress ink,
Star Dust Stickles,
gingham ribbon, bells, pearls and bakers twine form stash.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Another Poinsettia card

I think I must be having a senior moment, I just have realised instead of uploading this card on 17th October, I uploaded my other poinsettia one ( see the immediately prior post to this) instead - which I have already blogged a couple of card back on the 8th October!  How embarrassing!  Here is the correct one instead!

Thanks to Kittiekraft, for the inspiration for this one. She used a bow in gingham style on hers but I thought a poinsettia would look nice too and I added the sentiment as well. This is my version.

Card Recipe:

Capsule collection textured white card,
MS PATP Vintage Lace,
Spellbinders long rectangles,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
IO Pine Branch die,
Fired Brick distress ink,
gold rub on sentiment, gold pearl.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Poinsettia & fir branch

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders labels 1 and grand labels 1,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
Marianne Design Fir Branch,
Heatfelt Creations Poinsettia stamps,
Enchanted Gold embossing powder,
gold Christmas rub on sentiment.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Acetate exploding box

My version of the box in the Crafters Companion magazine.  Recipe:

CC magazine and papers/card enclosed in the pack and download,
Heavyweight card for the box and Capsule collection textured white card,
heavy weight acetate salvaged from a gift box last christmas,
Spellbinders holly motifs and teardrop circles,
MS holly PATP,
Papermania gems,
liquid applique,
ribbon from stash,
Iced Spruce distress ink ,
CC irridescent glitter spray,
stardust stickles.

I would like to enter this for the following challenge:

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Winter Log Cabin

 Card Recipe:

Paper from magazine free pad (which is a Raspberry Road pad - a mix of Yuletide Wishes and Christmas Remembered kits), 
CottageCutz Mountain Cabin die, 
Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone distress inks, 
Crystal & Stardust Stickles, 
 Liquid Applique, 
MS Pine Branch Punch,
MS Flower Box PATP - I used the little offcut flowers that are left when you create a border
metallic thin ribbon,
tiny gold pearl for doorknob.
Thanks to Kittiekraft for the inspiration for this card although mine is no where near the high standard of hers, it was fun to do.  I like how this die can also be used for summery projects too, like the other lady in Kittie's throwdown did, here.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Poinsettia & pine

Card Recipe:
Spellbinders labels 1 and grand labels 1,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
Marianne Design Fir Branch,
Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia stamps,
Enchanted Gold embossing powder,
gold Christmas rub on sentiment.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Amazing Mega Candy from Bearly Mine

Bearly Mine is offering this unbelieveably generous candy for their followers.  Please spread the word, it can be found  here

With a fab extra prize for UK only:

Why not pop over and have a look?

Monday, 1 October 2012

Snow Queen

Card Recipe:

Image is LOTV coloured with mainly promarkers and a couple of copics
Nitwit Collections Joyful Hearts paper
Memory Box Frostyville border,
Spellbinders large petite plain & scalloped circles,
Yellow and Star Dust Stickles,
shimmer chalk,
Victorian Velvet distress ink,
Organza Ribbon.

Friday, 28 September 2012

The Perfect Snowman

Card Recipe:

LOTV image coloured with mix of copics & promarkers.
Papermania Kraftstax card.
CArt-US and Dovecraft papers.
MS Holly PATP border punch,
Spellbinders plain & scalloped large petite ovals,
Doohickey poinsettia die,
Memory Box Holly Vine die,
Quickutz corner die,
Diamond Stickles,
Paula Pasqual sentiment,
Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain distress inks.
Papermania pearl brads.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Embossed Kraft

Card Recipe:

Kraftstax card, cream linen card, gold mirricard.
Spellbinders Snowflake Impressability,
Versamark ink & clear embossing powder,
MS Holly PATP,
Memory Box Tiffany Frame,
Spellbinders Plain and Ironworks circle,
Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circle sentiment,
enchanted gold embossing powder,
MS Pine Branch punch,
Marianne Mini Poinsettia die set,
Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain distress ink,
Organza and sparkly ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Poinsettia ornaments

Card Recipe:

Dienamics branch die,
MS Pine Branch punch,
Marianne Designs Mini Poinsettia,
Swiss Dots embossing folder,
MS PATP Holly,
Papermania sentiment,
liquid applique,
sparkly ribbon & gems from stash,
golden rod Stickles,
peeled paint and vintage photo distress inks.

Thanks to Kittiekraft for the inspiration about using this branch to hang things off - she did a birdhouse which was adorable, I was going to use the Memory Box baubles but they were too big.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Teddy & Robin

Card Recipe:

Robin & Teddy LOTV image, coloured with distress inks.
Raspberry Road Christmas Remembered and Yuletide Wishes papers, (these in a pad from a magazine but available as a digi kit too)
Spellbinders Fleur de Lys and plain squares,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations and Heartfelt Creations stamps,
bronze embossing ink and enchanted gold embossing powder,
Diamond and Golden Rod Stickles,
Vintage Photo and Fired Brick distress ink,
Large and small gold pearls,
Bakers twine, bells, red and kraftstax card from stash.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

White on White Poinsettia

Card Recipe:

Cuttlebug Geometric Rings embossing folder,
Spellbinders Floral Ovals,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
Memory Box Frosty Border,
silver cabochon gem.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Naughty Kittens

Card Recipe:

LOTV image, coloured with distress inks.
Dovecraft papers,
Dienamics ribbon die,
Cheery Lynn Rose die,
Marianne Design Holly die,
Golden Rod Stickles,
Gingham Ribbon from stash,
berries from WOC,
Papermania sentiment from last year's Christmas goody bag.
Papermania brad.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Poinsettia Wreath

Card Recipe:
Marianne Design Anja Squares,
Memory Box Grapevine Wreath,
EK Success mini daisy punch,
Rub on Sentiment,
Crafters Companion irridescent glitter spray,
3mm pearls, organza ribbon.