Saturday, 29 December 2012

My Five Favourite Christmas Cards from 2012

Hi there

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and Santa Claus was good to you (perhaps with a few crafty goodies!). 

Just a quick post today as I really wanted to join in with Debby's Five Favourite Christmas Cards from 2012 which you can find here.

Here is my selection in no particular order:

 A Little Snow Family (22 Nov 2012)


Can I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the NEW YEAR.


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Mid Way Reminder at Ready Teddy Go - Clean and Simple

Hi there

Just wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter this month’s challenge over at Ready Teddy Go. 

The theme this month is 'Clean and Simple' and there is a great sponsor - The Hobby House and they are offering a fabulous selection of goodies as the prize.

For today’s card I have used the LOTV image ‘Cheers Bear‘ which has been coloured with Copic Pens.

Products Used
Image - Cheers Bear (LOTV)
Sentiments - Set 25, Handwritten Phrases  (LOTV) and Letterbox Set (Claritystamp)

Please pop over to the challenge blog to find more inspiration from the design team. 
Have a great day. 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Snow Joy

Good evening

I have another Christmas card to share with you tonight.  This one was really simple and quick to make, which is good as I am so behind with my cards. 

The image is from Penny Black and is called "Snow Joy".  The little hedgehog looks like he's having fun playing with the snowball. 

Copic pens and glitter has been used to colour the image.  Snowflakes were randomly stamped, using versamark ink and embossing powder (sticky stuff), around the image and covered with glitter (sorry the photo doesn't really show them, but trust me they're there).

Image : Snow Joy (Penny Black) and
Medium : Copics
Sentiment : Set 35, Christmas Handwritten Phrases (LOTV)

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge : Glitter and Sparkle
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Incy Wincy Design : Christmas with Snowflakes
Pretty Little Ribbon : Challenge #17 - It's Christmas

I'm off now to write the cards I have completed to get them in the post. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Teddy with Robin

Good evening

Hope you are keeping well (and warm) this cold Tuesday evening. 

Are you all set for Christmas?  Unfortunately as you can tell I'm not - I'm still making Christmas cards and this is my latest effort

It features 'Teddy with Robin' from LOTV (just love their images).  I've used Copic pens to colour the image and added lots of glitter to the image and the punched snowflakes.      

Image : Teddy with Robin (LOTV)
Medium : Copic Pens
Papers : K & Company & Bazzil Cardstock
Sentiment : Set 32-Christmas Sentiments  (LOTV)
Tools : Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Standard Circles/Picot Edge Circles
& Corner Die Set (Whimsy) 
Embellishments : Ribbon and Rhinestones (My Craft Box)

I would like to entry the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies : Use 3 punches or dies on your creation
Papertake Weekly : Snow White
Stampin' for the Weekend : Challenge 23 - Let it Snow
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Challenge 33 - Cute Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge : Challenge #23 - Button or Bow

That's it from me, I'm off to make some more Christmas cards.  Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Let It Snow

Good evening

Hope everyone is keeping well. 

For today's card I've used another LOTV image "Build a Snowman".

Image : Build a Snowman (LOTV)
Medium : Copics
Papers : Stocking Fillers (First Edition), White Glimmer (The Paper Company) and Bazzil Cardstock
Tools : Snowflake Punches (Martha Stewart)
Sentiment : Set 5 (LOTV) 
Embellishments : Rhinestones (My Craft Stash)

Well the title of today's post is very fitting as this is what the weather has been like today:

It looks very picturesque but I don't like driving in it!!
I would like to entre this card into the following challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge : Let it Snow (Had the Glimmer Paper for Years) 
Well that's it from me.  Have a good night and keep warm.


Monday, 3 December 2012


Good evening

This is a quick post to show you something a little different. 

I don't know about you but I love anything to do with Christmas and an Advent calander is still a part of our Christmas preparations, even though my son is now a teenager!!  This year I decided to have a go at making my own and here it is:

The papers are "Little Mittens" by Nitwits.  The little bells have been stiched onto the little drawers.  The figures on the top are also from the "Little Mitten" kit which I printed onto card and cut out and fixed to the top.  Flower soft has been sprinkled around the figures as snow.

I enjoyed doing this project as it was something different from cards and my son was quite pleased with the result. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge : Week 183 - Advent
Totally Papercrafts : Challenge #145 - Anything Christmasy but a Card

I'm off to bed now otherwise I won't be getting up in the morning for work. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Big Star

Hi there

Hope you have enjoyed your Sunday, but hasn't it been chilly today?  It's the kind of day where you want to stay indoors, nice and warm and craft and that's exactly what I've been doing. 

I'm still making Christmas cards and here's my latest creation. 

I've used the image 'Big Star' from LOTV which has been coloured with Copic pens.  The star and the edge of the background paper has been given the glitter treatment.  The trim on his hat and bobble have been sprinkled with flower soft. 

Image - Big Star (LOTV)
Sentiment - Set 5 Christmas Circular Sentiments (LOTV)
Medium - Copic Pens
Background Papers - Had for ages but I think are from the Crystal Collection by Bella Press
Embellishments - Ribbon and Rhinestones (my craft stash)
Tools - Bubble Bath Punch (Martha Stewart) & Petite Ovals Large & Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Many thanks for looking and for your lovely comments.  Have a good week.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ready Teddy Go Challenge - Clean & Simple

Good morning
It’s the 1st December which means it’s time for a new challenge over at Ready Teddy Go. 
This month's challenge is

"Challenge #17 – Clean and Simple"

You can enter a card, an ATC, a wall decoration or any other paper-crafting project as long as it features a bear or teddy and follows this month’s theme.

This month's sponsor is The Hobby House

and they are offering this fabulous selection of goodies for the winner:

I’m sure you will agree this is such an amazing prize.
Here's my creation

Image – James Bear – In the Snow (LOTV)
Medium – Copic Pens
Sentiment – HC-F Happy Christmas (Clarity Stamp)
Please hop on over to the Ready Teddy Go Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with, you won't be disappointed.

Have a good weekend whatever you do and keep warm.

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