Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

Just another quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year before I go out and celebrate!! I hope 2010 is a great one for you all.  

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

My Time to Craft #72

It's the last challenge of 2009 over at My Time to Craft and the theme is "anything goes".  I made this card on Christmas Eve when I had some time to spare although I didn't photograph it until yesterday as I wanted to use my new toy.

I used all Stampin Up goodies again.  I used my new Bella Bleu papers together with Not Quite Navy and Kraft card.  I also used my fave stamps, Pocket Silhouttes.

Supplies: Pocket Silhouettes, A Bit of Birthday Cheer, Bella Bleu DP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Kraft card, Not Quite Navy ink, Eyelet Border punch.

Monday, 28 December 2009


It's all over for another year.  I hope you all had a wonderful time and Santa bought everything you wished for.  He definitely bought what I wished for, a D-SLR camera, a Nikon D5000 to be exact.  I love it!  Now I just need to learn how to use it!  I took quite a few photos on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, here's just a couple that I've been playing about with.

Here's our Christmas tree.  It's the best out of the bunch of a few!

A close up of one of the baubles.  The tree looks white in this picture but it's actually cream.  I need to play with the settings to see if I can make it look warmer.

A picture of a place setting at the table.  Yes I made the crackers and the little gift bags.  I'm sure I took some photos of those close up, I need to find them.

Well I hope you had a fabulous time and here's to the New Year!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish a Merry Christmas to you all.  I hope Santa is good you all!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas Cards

Here are the last lot of my Christmas cards.  All were made using SU goodies and were either case'd from others on SCS or made using ideas from SCS.

Supplies: All supplies SU

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

My Time to Craft #71

This week over at My Time to Craft we challenge you to make a Z card.  Now there's so many different ways you can do this and the team have come up with some fab ideas.   Please take a look at them all!  Here's mine:

I used a basic Z fold card, again I used my SU stash and my fave stamps of the moment, Trendy Trees.  I really made a simple card and didn't go over the top with embellishments, in fact I didn't use any.  This card took just minutes to whip up.  Great for bulk thank you cards for Christmas!

Supplies: All SU.  Trendy Trees, Certainly Celery DSP, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip card and Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa ink.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #18

This is my last card for my stint on the DT over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  Unfortunately I've been laid up with sciatica for the past couple of weeks and card making was pushed to the back burner as I was in too much pain to really sit, hunched over a desk and concentrate.  This was a last minute dash to get made, so much so I forgot all about it and didn't have time to get it posted on the SS&S blog.  Anyway on to the card, it was a sketch by Barb which was fab. I altered it to fit a C6 card and used some of my SU goodies.

I have really enjoyed being on this DT for the past couple of months and I want to thank the whole team for inviting me, making me welcome and supplying such fab sketches!

Supplies: All SU, Trendy Trees, Old Olive, Rose Red and Bashful Blue, Stampin Up Eyelet Border Punch

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

My Time to Craft #69

The challenge over at My Time to Craft is "winter foliage".   This wasn't difficult for me I knew what to use.  I just love this card.  Also it was made using a non-Christmas stamp, it's from the Pocket Silhoutte set from Stampin' Up!  Doesn't it make a great Christmas wreath?? All products are Stampin' Up!

Supplies - all from Stampin' Up!
Stamp - Pocket Silhouette
Card - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Paper - Ski Slope
Ink - Old Olive
Ribbon - Real Red
Other - Red glitter from stash

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #17

Okay the weeks are now flying by and Christmas will soon be here.  It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, this time provided by Arianne.  This was such a lovely sketch, very simple and lots of room to add and embellish!  Unfortunately my time at SS&S will soon be coming to an end :(

This time I pulled out my lovely WoJ Santa together with some yummy MME papers.

Image - Whiff of Joy
Papers - MME
Sentiment - Daisy & Dandelion
Other - White flower soft and pearls from stash
Tools - Snowflake punch

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Sketch Saturday #79

This card I have made using the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.  I love working with their sketches, and this was no exception.  It worked really well with the image I used.  I used those papers again, are you sick of them yet?

Supplies: Whiff of Joy stamp; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; MME paper; Stampin' Up! eyelet punch; brown chalk ink; pearls, snowflake punch

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Moving Along with the Times #23

Another challenge blog I stumbled across was this one, Moving Along with the Times.  There was a fab sketch together with a theme of animals.  It just so happened that I had stamped and coloured this fabulous image that's a stamp by Gillian Roberts at Stampavie.  It is so adorable.  I just had to join in with their challenge.

Supplies: Stampavie stamp; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; Bo Bunny papers; Stampin' Up! real red ribbon; various snowflake punches; brown chalk ink; pearls

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

My Time to Craft meets two more!

On my, it's December! Christmas will be here before we all know it!

Here is my DT card for My Time to Craft which this week is "Winter Pals".  I've also combined it with a couple of other challenges:

1.  Create4Fun - Sketch
2.  Secret Crafter - Christmas Trees

I have used the most adorable stamp by Gillian Roberts at Stampavie which I picked up last week on my trip to Sir Stampalot.  I also used some more of those yummy Bo Bunny papers.

Supplies: Stampavie stamp; snowflake punch; gems; Bo Bunny papers; brown chalk ink; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp