Tuesday 27 November 2018

Winter Wonderland

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday  starts today and this time the challenge is "Winter Wonderland"  For my card I have used my favourite Stampin Up set  "lovely as a tree" made a few snowdrifts added some snow effect paste and lots of glitter which doesn't really show on here and some red stickles. I really like the snow effect stuff but it is quite hard to get out of the tube,seem to have to squeeze it really hard so what with that and managing to squeeze out the last few drops of the red stickles  my hands are really sore tonight!  Hope you will join in our challenge.

Sunday 25 November 2018

It's Rudolph Day Again!

It's the last Rudolph day of the year and this year I have managed to enter every month. For this card everything came out of my scrap paper box or my Christmas bits and pieces box so it really is a snippet card too.  The background paper was a piece of scrapbook paper which I added some extra 
stamping to, the poinsettia and other die cuts were already in the Christmas bits and bobs box, I managed to make this and three other very similar ones more of the pieces. I've been trying to use up stuff instead of buying more and have managed it OK although I was lacking in inspiration to get going with nothing new to inspire me, needless to say although I have made over a hundred cards it has hardly made a dent in my stash!

Rudolph Day Challenge -always Christmas

and Pixies Playground - snippets

Sunday 18 November 2018

Still Getting Ready For Christmas

Well I think I'm just about on the home run with my Christmas cards, still have the last batch to assembly but all the components stamped and die cut, I still have to add finishing touches to some cards but getting there. It has been quite therapeutic not allowing myself to buy any new Christmas stamps or papers but I did manage to sneak a few cheap dies from The Works. I have had this little snowbird stamp for a long time, think it is meant to be a Chickadee  but I like to think he's a Robin.
Coloured him with watercolour paints and added some Nellies snow effect and some glossy accents to the berries. The paper was free from a magazine.  There is still time to enter this months challenge at Stamping Sensations  which is "Getting ready for Christmas" but don't forget your entry must be stamped as we are a Stamping challenge .

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Family and friends

A journal page for Try It On Tuesday challenge which is Friends/ family.  I have used one of my favourite family photos which is special because the whole family is on it, usually there is at least one missing who was taking the photo, I think my Brother-in-law took this.  Sprayed inks for the background and stamped all over with some Hero Art stamps ( sorry to admit that some of them had never been use and were still wrapped in cellophane in their box)  I have added seven flowers as there are seven of us in the photo and three butterflies to represent the three who are no longer with us. Added some chit chat stickers to finish off. I'm new to Art Journals but I did enjoy making this.

Sunday 11 November 2018


Today is my sister's birthday and this is the card I sent her. I thought this poppy stamp by Inkylicious was appropriate for Armistice day too.  Coloured with water colour paints and the sentiment is from a freebie set. I'd like to enter my card into

Allsorts Challenge - Poppies/ Red

Monday 5 November 2018

Make someone smile

I love this little Penny Black Lookout Stamp, who could help but smile looking at the cheeky grin on his face . It's my next door neighbours 86th Birthday tomorrow and I had been using this stamp to make a card for her. Her cat sits on her window sill like this but it's really not a very nice cat having bitten her several times but she loves it, I just give it a wide berth ! I'd like to enter my card into Penny Black and more challenge - make someone smile

Pile It On Challenge - Pets

Sunday 4 November 2018

Follow the star

I expect everyone is busy getting on with making Christmas cards, I seem to be struggling to get going this year however it's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and we are asking for your Christmas cards/projects this month.  As we are a stamping challenge we MUST see stamping and it must be the focal point of your project, any entry not meeting the rules of the challenge will not be eligible for the prize or top three places. This month we are sponsored by Swedish House Crafts.
For my card I have used a mixture of stamps, the house is Hobby Arts, trees and deer are Inkylicious and the rabbits are Cardio.  Hope you will join us in our challenge this month.

Thursday 1 November 2018

Pretty Poinsettias

Time for a new challenge over at Christmas Sparkles and Debs has chosen the challenge of "show us some embossing."
I haven't bought any new Christmas stamps this year so I'm digging out some old ones to re use . The poinsettia flower is one of oldest ones but I have used it loads over the years, this time I gold embossed it and water coloured it using Koh-In-Noor brights.  Used a new embossing folder for the background (free with a magazine last week)The die cut squares are fancy nesting squares from Craft Making Magic.  In hindsight I should maybe have used a darker green on the embossing folder but I'm still quite happy with this card. Hope to see you entering our challenge and adding to your Christmas card stack !