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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Walking the Dogs

Good afternoon crafty friends.

I love this image because it reminds me that we are getting a rescue dog early 2016 and we are so excited to soon be welcoming a new family member to the fold.

I'm stuck in today as it is persistent rain we have here in Buxton.  I was suppose to go and get a bit of shopping in today but it's not really the weather for it.  So keeping warm and dry at home.  Good chance to get a card on too.

Tomorrow we are (hopefully) going to see the new Star Wars movie so I am looking forward to that.

Anyhow here is my card I would like to share....


This little cutie was a freebie in Quick Cards magazine and came with an embossing folder (which I haven't used here).  Bet most of you have this lol.  It's a Tiddly Inks stamp.

My papers are LOTV Nitwits.  See the die-cut fence, patterened circle and flowers are all Marianne dies I got for Christmas.

Challenges

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards for 2015

Good evening crafty friends.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  Ours was really peaceful and Brandon was so happy with the presents he received this year.  As was I. I got a wonderful crafting gift from my fella and will show it on a post very soon;)

Here are my favourite 5 Christmas cards this year to join in with Deb's link-up.





I love how each and everyone of these cards turned out and they were a real joy to make.

I feel like I have come so far with my crafting this year and hope to go even further next year!

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Post Box Mice

Hi there crafty friends.  This is my last card for Christmas 2015!


As some of you might remember, I am now on the DT for Pink Gem Designs and I start properly in January.  I cannot wait.  These images are just adorable and as a bonus of being on the DT I get to pick whatever digi's I like.  A super generous and amazing benefit for being part of the DT.  I had to get this one and I have shared it over on Gems of Inspiration.  It is called Post Box Mice and can be found here on the Pink Gems Design shop.

I have coloured mine in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV.  The beautiful red ribbon is part of a prize I won at the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges

CHCC - AG
Sweet Stampin' - Merry Christmas

Thanks so much for looking and Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to my Wonderful Blogging/Crafting Friends....

...... I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I have a card to share which I made for my fella.  I think this sums up Christmas beautifully, togetherness.....


 This lovely image is from Crafty Sentiments.  I have coloured these in with ProMarkers and added plenty of glitter!  My papers are LOTV.  The trees are made with a Marianne die and the snowflakes are made with a Memory Box die.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

As You Like It - Fave Christmas Colours - mine are blue and white because I love the gorgeous frostiness they give to my Christmas Cards.
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Someone Special at Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Fave Christmas Colours - mine are blue and white because I love the gorgeous frostiness they give to my Christmas Cards.
Sweet Stampin - Merry Christmas


Thanks so much for looking and Merry Christmas

Sunday, 20 December 2015

To A Special Son

Good afternoon Crafty friends.  Did you go out on Friday night?  I did and slept most of the day away yesterday lol - not the party goer I used to be!

It's nearly Christmas day and I still have so much to post and wrap so going to share a card before I get on with it all.....


I really do love this Santa Selfie image from the Paper Shelter.  Especially for the young ones as they love taking selfies on their phones.   I've coloured mine in with ProMarkers and I have added glittered touches.  I have die-cut the stars and the papers are LOTV Nitwits (unfortunately sold out now :()

Challenges:-

Come and Get it - AG - Christmas
CHNC - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - AG - Make it Sparkle
 OSATT Challenge - AG - use red
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Merry Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 17 December 2015

3 Cute Penguins

Good morning crafty friends.  Hope you are having a good day so far.

I have a card to share....


 
This adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I have coloured in with ProMarkers.  I have added some glitter to the image also.  

I decided I need to use some scraps up of my LOTV Christmas papers so created a patchwork background with them and I really liked how it turned out. 

Challenges:-

As You Like It - Blue & White are my favourites as the give a lovely wintery and frosty feel to my Christms cards
Catch the Bug - Penguin Parade
Crafting by Designs - Here Comes the Holidays
Crafty Creations - Happy Holidays
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays
Inky Chicks - Merry Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Just a Pinch

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 258 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps & Bugaboo Stamps

Good afternoon crafty friends.

We have another fantastic challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and it's the last one for this year.  Where on earth has this year gone?  Seems to have passed by in the blink of an eye!
The theme is ANYTHING GOES!!!  Please come along and join in the fun.

My card....


My gorgeous Geisha girl is from Lacy Sunshine and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  My papers are a really old pad I found in my stash and the colours are all a bit different for me.  The birds were part of a pattern on the papers and I cut these out and used them as embellishments.  I just stuck little gems on as eyes to complete the look.

Our Sponsors:-

Bugaboo



 Store -http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Blog - http://www.catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize - 7 digi images of winners choice
and

Lacy Sunshine
Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize -3 digi images of winners choice

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Use a Sentiment
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 12 December 2015

My 7 Makes for Bugaboo's 3rd Christmas Chaos Challenge

****UPDATE***** I WON FIRST PLACE WOO HOO - Happy Dance!  xxx

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are keeping warm and dry in this wet weather!

This week I joined in with the Bugaboo's 3rd Christmas Chaos challenge and enjoyed every minute.  This is my first time entering the Christmas Chaos Challenge and below is a line-up of the cards (and gift box) I made for the week long challenge.

I'm so proud I managed to enter all 7 challenges YAY!  and it would be so cool to win!

Here they are...


     

    
   


Thanks for looking and have a great day

Friday, 11 December 2015

****7th Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Challenge****

Good evening everyone...

I have joined in with the Bugaboo Christmas Challenge this year and I have enjoyed every single challenge.  Here is my card for the 7th and final challenge....


This cute image is a freebie on the challenge and is a sweetie - I have coloured him in with ProMarkers and my papers are Nitwits.

Today's Christmas Chaos Challenge -
FREEBIE BINGO

I have used Snowflake (well I have 3 actually), Silver (silver card behind my image and sentiment) and bling!

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Christmas Chaos Challenge No. 7

Thanks so much for looking

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A Beary Merry Christmas to You

Good afternoon,

Another post from me today, for my entry into the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos challenge - phew!  1 more to go after this and I made the whole 7 challenges :)

Here is my offering....


Unfortately it has gone a bit dark here now, hence my pic is a bit darker than I would normally like :(

This cute bear from Bugaboo is coloured with ProMarkers and I have added glitter on the hat and around the edges of the image.  The papers are LOTV.

The challenge is...

SHOW US YOUR WRAP
Whip up some sort of holiday gift wrap - could be a gift tag, bag or treat tin...
Show us your wrap!

I have made a cute gift bag to showcase this adorable image.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Christmas Chaos Challenge No. 6 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - All Wrapped Up
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day. 

Merry Twistmas

Good rainy, cold morning everyone.  Hope you are all good today.

I have another card to share for the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos challenge I've been joining in with all week.....


This adorable image is from Bugaboo stamps and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  I computer generated the sentiment and my papers are bits and pieces I found in my craft stash.

This is for the 5th Christmas Chaos challenge....

Pick a Treat & Make it FUNNY!

Gingerbread Cookies - Use 2 Stripes, 3 Brads or Bling, 4 Layers
Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles - Make your card a shape other than Square or Rectangle, 3 pieces of Bling & Ribbon
Homemade Holiday Chocolates - Use ONLY cardstock, no designer papers, Embossing & 2 Layers
Spiked Egg Nog - Use a Border Punch, Glitter & Polka Dots
Candy Canes – Stripes & BLING
Fruit Cake – Make it Funny & use ONLY scraps to create your card
From the above I had picked Candy Canes so I have used Stripes and Bling from the bottom list to complete my funny card.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug Challenge - Christmas Chaos Challenge No. 5
Come and Get It - Anything Goes Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day
 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No. 257 Sponsored by Oddball Art, Faery Ink Images and Di's Digis

Good afternoon crafty friends.  It's all go at the moment - is it like that for you?

We have another wonderful challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is ANYTHING GOES.  Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card...


My gorgeous image is from Faery Ink and she is called Birthday Girl.   I have coloured her in with Pro-Markers.  My papers are LOTV Nitwits.

Our Sponsors:-

Oddball Art


Store -http://www.oddballartco.etsy.com
Prize - 3 Images from their store
and

Faery Ink
Store - www.faeryink.com
Blog -  http://faeryink.com/blog/http://faeryink.com
Prize - 3 Digi Images

and

Di's Digi Stamps
Store - http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Prize - $12 gift certificate
Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Add Some Glitter (Glitter Stars and Glitter around the image)
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Papertake - Fun Fun Fun





Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Merry Christmoose

I know, lame title lol.

I am entering the 4th Bugaboo Christmas chaos challenge with this card....


This sweet Moose is from Bugaboo digi stamps and I have coloured him in with ProMarkers.  The papers are just some freebies from a mag I found in my stash!

The challenge this time is a Recipe challenge...


NOTE:  It is not mandatory to use today's new release - you can use whatever image you'd like and the above recipe.


I have used an image, 3 layers of papers and my 2 different embellishments are my die-cut corners and my gems.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Christmas Chaos Challenge
Come and Get It- Anything Goes Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Here Comes the Holidays
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - All Wrapped Up
Love to Scrap - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Thanks for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bugaboo's 3rd Christmas Chaos Challenge

Good morning crafty friends.  Hope today is a good one for you!

I have another Christmas card to share....


This cute reindeer is from Bugaboo stamps and he is coloured in with ProMarkers.  I have added some glossy accents to the baubles and also some liquid pearls around him.

I used a colour chart from Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos Challenge...






 

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - 3rd Christmas Chaos - Colour Chart
Come and Get It - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew - Holiday Season
Passion for ProMarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge

Thanks for looking and have a great day




Sunday, 6 December 2015

A Girl called Holly

Good evening blogging friends

I hope you are all well and those that have been affected by the storm are OK.  We were very lucky as we just got very strong winds.  Not enough to cause damage though.

We have put our Christmas tree and lights up today, so it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Brandon also has his new Christmas jumper on as I type this lol.

Here is another Christmas card which I created using a sketch to from Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos challenge No. 2...


This cute image is from Bugaboo and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The Holly papers is LOTV's Nitwits.

The Sketch

 

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Christmas Chaos Challenge No. 2
Come and Get It - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Christmas
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Christmas Joy

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Santa Selfie 1

Yay - another card from me today lol


This fun image is from the Paper Shelter and I have coloured him in with ProMarkers.  I am also going to use this fun image for a Christmas card for my Son Brandon as I think it's ideal for him!  The papers are LOTV Nitwits.

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Week Long Chaos - Challenge 1
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - Santa Claus
Jo's Scrap Shack - Christmas Joy
My Time to Craft - Christmas Animals

Thanks for looking and have a great day