Friday, December 30, 2011

Engagement Card for my Niece

Great news from Christmas Eve, my niece got engaged!! She was my last single niece out of  seven. We are all so happy for her and her fiance, both are wonderful people and will make a great team together. So happy for them both...  Oh can't wait to dance at her wedding:0)

PS:  it was so much fun to use rubber stamps , it had been awhile! thanks Dawn for a great afternoon

Card details:Are these two mice not adorable!
Stamp: Tails of True Love by House Mouse Designs, background Heart Stamp from Impression - Obsession
Sentiment: Stampin UP
Paper: Stampin Up Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White , rust coloured wall paper
Colour Medium: Menento Black ink and Prismacolors Markers
Technique: Rubber Stamping
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic circles, scalloped circles; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags; Sizzix Architectural Accents #1 and #3; flourishes from Marianne Designs
Flowers: Recollections Floral Embellishments

Challenges entered:

House Mouse Monday Challenge - #109  Fuzzy and Warm -  my two little mice are certainly giving off the fuzzy and warm feelings I was looking for :)
Party Time Tuesday: #48 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Blog:  Celebrate - my card is  celebrating the engagement of my niece
The Pixie Cottage: #101 sketch and someone special (my niece)
Cooking it Up with Katie: #86 Anything Goes
MY Mum's Craft Shop: #37 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: #66 Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ross's Card - Outlaws CFC

Ross's Card: For the family of my cousin Ross who passed away Dec 8th, 2011.

Another great image from Outlaws CFC by Anne Fenton. Sandi and and Anne Fenton have  joined forces and  started a challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn and  believe me, these are some  totally fabulous images!  You are given  two images and if you use at least one of them you then receive two more digi's for the next challenge. For  this, their fourth challenge,  I chose the above  cross image and coloured it  with Prismacolor markers.      I framed the image with a Spellbinders  die called deckled rectangles.
Paper: Digital Paper from Altered Bits, Basic Black for Stampin' UP and wall paper 
Leaves: MS  branch punch

Challenges Entered:

Outlaws Creative Freebie Challenge : Dec 18th - Jan1st: use one of their digis
Bearly-Mine #26: anything goes
Digital Tuesday #141 - WinterWonderland
Everybody-Art-Challenge #273 Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #121 Punch it - I used Martha Stewart  scary branches punch
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Sparkle , shine - I have glitter glue on the snow on the  fence cross
Seems a Little Sketchy: Sketch #2

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Outlaws CFC1204 - Winter Mail

Another great image from Outlaws CFC by Anne Fenton. Sandi Huggett and and Anne Fenton have  joined forces and  started a challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn and  believe me, these are some  totally fabulous images! Entering the challenge enables you to receive the next set of images. Every two weeks they will send you two new images. For  this their third challenge  I chose the above image and coloured it with Prismacolor markers, added flocking,glitter glue and stickles.. What a great winter scene! I framed the image with a Spellbinders  die (Labels 5) and for the flourishes I used a Sizzyx die called 'Scribbles Swirls'. The background paper is free digital paper form Stamp TV. The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

 Challenges Entered:
Outlaws Creative Freebie Challenge:CFC1204: use one of the freebies supplied
Bearly-Mine: challenge 25- un-traditional Christmas card - no red or green
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #14 Let it Snow
Digital Tuesday Challenge: #141 Winter Wonderland
Everybody-Art- Challenge: #172 Blue and White
 Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: First Snow
Papertake Weekly Challenge: I'm Dreaming of (fav colour) Christmas - I love blue Christmas cards
Creative Stamp Friends: #40 Christmas Projects
Hooked on Crafts: challenge 14 - Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #55- Nontraditional Christmas -no red or green

Lexi's Creations challenge #55 - theme 'Nontraditional Christmas - no red or green'  Dec. 12  thru Jan 7th
Sponsor: Letraset

Win some promarkers

I am again using the  image of Sammy Snowman . I  think he is one of the cutest out there in digi land, he is totally adorable and can be found at 'Fairy Dust Crafts'! The challenge this fortnight is 'Nontraditional Christmas - no red or green'.  Think of the possibilities here, let the creative juices go and come up with a project using any colours you want as long as they are not red or green :0)    I  made Sammy and the sentiment dimensional. I used Spellbinders  Nestabilities 'Inverted Circles'  and their 'classic Scalloped Circle' for the sentiment. I then added a few embellishments and it was done. Quick, easy and fun!

Card details:
Digital Stamp: Sammy Snowman  from Fairy Dust Crafts
Sentiment : Rounded Wishes and Christmas accessories from Doodle Pantry ( I merged the present from the Accessories stamp set into the circle from Rounded Wishes). 
Flower:  Recollections Floral Embellishments
Flourishes: Marianne Designs
Sparkly lilac fern  and background paper from  Micheal's


Creative Inspirations: non traditional Christmas colours
Lolipops Crafts Challenge: #61 Happy Holidays
Paper Sundaes: challenge# 99 anything Christmas
Craft Your Days Away:  challenge #35 Snowmen
Drunken Stampers Challenge:  #80 glittery holiday
Card Makin Mamas: challenge #35 Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Birdie

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor of the weekly challenge over at 'The Stamptacular Sunday Challengeand the theme is 'Christmas Glitz'.  Great theme, just use lots of glitter, bling and sparkle. I used two of Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp sets ('Christmas Birdie'  and "Christmas Accessories') for my card.  I merged  the Christmas boxes from the accessories set with the Birdie image to get the picture of a birdie behind presents. I  merged  another smaller box from the same set and placed it in the birdie's wings., then to make it look like he was actually holding it, I printed out a second copy of the birdie, coloured his wing, cut it out,,cut a slit behind the box being held and then slid the wing into the slot. He  now looks like he is actually got a grip on it - lol.   For the glitz I added  Stickles  to the hat trim, the ribbon on  the boxes , the holly berries and the centers of the snow flakes (which look a lot like flowers :).  Flourishes were added as an additional bit of bling.  Go take a look at the challenge and  create a project with a Christmas Glitz focus and win a Doodle Pantry coupon.

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Christmas Birdie'  non coloured version;  Doodle pantry 'Christmas Accessories'  
Paper: Stampin' Up,  
Flourish: Marianne designs
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities `Lattice Rectangles' and 'Create a Flake or Two'

Challenges entered:
Dream Valley Challenges:  #22 Christmas (ends Jan.7th)
Gingerloft Challenge #30: Winter or Christmas
One Stitch at a Time: # #92 Use a Digi
Paper Sundaes: #99 Anything Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #69 Christmas
CES Challenge Blog: #65 Traditional Christmas