Monday, 29 November 2010

It's Beginning to Look a LOT like Christmas!

Hey All!

I'm here and I haven't been snowed in just yet, but give it time as it is still snowing here in the North East of England! Anyhow, more of that later!

Today is the next A Passion for Papertrey Ink Challenge. This challenge is all about Christmas!

Christmas has arrived early in the North East of England with lots and lots AND LOTS of SNOW! After being a bit 'mojoless', the snow has certainly got me in the Christmas spirit! It's a good job as planning, as always hasn't gone to plan when it comes to my Christmas cards! As always I still have tons to make! I needed some quick & easy cards that didn't use too much of my precious PTI supplies and this is what I came up with.

These little cuties are only 7 cm X 10.5 cm which means you can get 4 out of one sheet of card stock! I used some precious Pure Poppy felt on these 4 but when I go full pelt to cranking these out I think I will just use Pure Poppy card stock!

It's hard to see in the photo's but I used some PTI Shimmer card stock & coloured the images with Copic Spica pens to add some sparkle. Some Pure Poppy Bakers Twine and some snowflakes finished them off!

I thought I'd share a couple of photos I took yesterday out of my window once I'd finished making my cards. It's lovely to sit and look at when inside cozy and warm! But I'm sure when I'm back at work Wednesday I will be cursing it if my car is all snowed up and I have to clear it at 6am!

Oh Well, I best get on, SO many more Christmas Cards to make! Hope you join the challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 15 November 2010


Happy Monday!

As we start this new week, we start a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey. The challenge this time is to use your scraps!

Like many crafters I find it hard to throw away scraps! I often die cut more shapes than I need when making a project and the ones I don't use end up in a box to use on a later project. Same goes for ribbon scraps, the little pieces after making a bow end up in the same box. I have to say it's not very often I go to the box to see what's in there! It's usually when I am faced with a challenge like this one that I go to the box!

After perusing Nichole's blog the other morning the card she had made with the Hibiscus Burst & Scarlet Jewel colour combo jumped out at me as a fantastic colour combo and a combo I'd never attempted. I had a look in my now called 'scrapilicious' box and found these:

A while ago I was on a butterfly embellishment kick after seeing them on Dawn McVey's blog! I'd die cut loads of butterflies in an array of colours. I also added different patterns to the butterflies before die cutting them. The scarlet jewel butterflies are stamped with a Hero Arts Damask stamp. The pink one using the Butterfly Dreams stamps and die was one I'd made for a set of Christening cards I'd made for a friend.

I loved various elements from Nichole's card which can be seen HERE. I loved the way she stamped the leaf and wanted to recreate the look. If you look in the picture below you can see how the pink in coloured the dots on the paper, but added a different colour dimension to the leaves.

I've had a lack of creative mojo over the past few days, hopefully making this card has kick started it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a go at the challenge!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Featured Stamper

Hey All!

I thought I'd pop in and say Hi and also to share the news of me being featured stamper over on the A Passion for Papertrey Blog!

I was thrilled to be asked by the talented team over on the blog, Kate, Aimes & Caryn. Thanks guys!

Well, the challenge is to make anything but a card. I decided to break out some of my new stash. That included my new Favour it 2 box die, limitless layers dies, Holiday Jar Fillers Stamp Set and the Holiday Tags 2010. That was just a few of the supplies!

I used Debbie Olsen's tag idea like my previous post. I kept the decoration on the box super simple so that they are easy to mass produce! I will probably make these and fill them with treats for friends at work and Uni.

This photo above shows the lovely snowflake image for Holiday Jar Fillers. I added a simple gem to the centre of each snowflake for that added sparkle. Below is a close up of the tag from 2010 Holiday Tag Stamp Set.

Be Sure to stop on by the APPTI Blog for the other projects the team have put together and to enter the challenge yourself.