Monday, 24 December 2012

Bella in the snow

Good Morning!
Happy Christmas Eve, which we all know is our favourite day!
Pyjama day for us, last minute wrapping and I'm going to do some baking and Muppet Christmas Carol is on tv!

 So here is my last post before the Big day...Bella the elephant in the snow.

These Wild Rose Studio panels have been brilliant this year!

I mounted the panel onto Red card.
I stamped and embossed lots of mini stars onto plain dark blue paper for my background.
 Silver card, silver brads and some silver tinsel along with some glitter give the shine and sparkle.
Thin red sparkly ribbon just along the centre.

 Close up of my embossed stars and tinsel...

 Just a couple of challenges...

Winter Wonderland...Wish upon a star
My time to craft...Animals in the snow

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Will look forward to catching up with you all soon..

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Snow White...

Good Evening folks...
How are the Christmas preparations coming along? 
I think I am just about on top of the present shopping...however the card making...mmmm!
The papertake weekly challenge this week is Snow White. 
Cupcake craft challenge is Merry Christmas.
Crafty Boots Christmas.

 I used this lovely Wild Rose Studio panel of Annabelle decorating her tree in the snow...The background paper is also WRS from Annabelles christmas paper pack and has delicate white snowflakes on it.

I used my snowflake punch is two different ways...
first to punch some white snowflakes. I then added white sequins, clear mini gems and glitter then I dotted them around the image...

 Then I used the punch around the edge of the snow paper before layering onto bottle green card.

White lace tied with gingham ribbon and a red rose sewn in...

The days are being filled up now with lots of Christmas festivities...

We've just had a lovely weekend away in Oxford with old college friends, mostly eating and drinking but we went ice skating on Sunday which was very funny!

 My youngest sang with the school choir at the Carol Service on Monday night.The paths up to the church were lit with tealights and the church looked so lovely.

School Christmas Production tomorrow night and more visiting friends this weekend. 
Christmas dinner at school next Tuesday and Christmas party all day on Thursday!

I hope you come back and visit me soon...lots more cards and chat to share!



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Wish upon a star...

Well Hello again...
Thanks for coming by...
A Nativity card today using this adorable stamp from Wild Rose Studio...
How cute is this?

 I really enjoyed colouring this image in...

 I kept it simple...

The blue backing paper is also Wild Rose Studio.

 The large Gold Star is a Sizzix die and I used a punch for the small ones.

 I'm entering this card into a couple of challlenges...

Papertake weekly..Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew...Star theme

Hope all your christmas prep is going well. I have a few presents bought and wrapped now...ready for the first christmas visit to friends in Oxford this weekend...

Hope I can get a few more cards up for you this week...

Monday, 26 November 2012

Annabelles Vintage Christmas...

Evening all...
How about another christmas card using these lovely panels from Wild Rose Studio...

I added lots of glitter and then red beads to the trees.

An off cut of gingham topped gathered cotton lace under the image.

A close up of Annabelle with her little pooch and present laded sledge.

Some challenges...
The Crafty Pad...add some glitter
My time to craft...Domestic pets
One stop craft....Vintage Christmas

I have my first Christmas Craft Fair of the Year this Friday evening and still soooo much to do and make!
Will let you know how it goes...
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, 19 November 2012

B is for Butterfly...

Hello all...
Just a quick post from me this evening...

The ABC Challenge this week is 
B is for Butterfly.

This Butterfly is a Penny Black stamp that is just so useful! 
I stamped it on to lots of patterned paper scraps then cut and layered, added sequins, beads and glitter.

Thanks for visiting my little blog and for your comments!


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Christmas Lace and Roses...

Hello there fellow crafters!

Can you believe we are just a few weeks away from Christmas Day!

 Another Annabelle panel card from Wild Rose Studio...
I love the Romantic Vintage feel of these images so I used some lace and red ribbon roses to compliment.

 Just had to add glitter to her hat and the snow...

 Lace tied with red gingham ribbon and a red ribbon rose sewn in.

Punched leaves with red bead holly berries.

Some challenges..

Papertake weekly....Flower power
My Mums Craft shop...Winter Wonderland
Lets craft and Create...Getting ready for Christmas
My time to Craft...Vintage 

Thanks for coming to visit my blog!
 Will be posting up some more Christmas cards over the next few days!

Please leave a comment and become a follower and I will come visit you too!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Postbox...

Hello there...
I'm sharing another Annabelle Christmas panel with you this evening..

 I scalloped the bottom and top of the panel before mounting on to red card.
The beautiful poinsettia paper is from the paper pack that goes with the Annabelle panels and stamps at Wild Rose Studio.

 Red felt flower with a gingham button, punched holly and leaves with red bead berries.

Glittery snow...

 Beautiful soft lace tied in a bow and with a red satin rose...and just a scrap of red gingham ribbon...

Some challenges...
Crafty Catz...Add Texture
Crafty Calendar..Wrap up for Winter
Ribbon girls...Add Sparkle
Papertake Weekly...Anything Goes
(optional extra...Christmas)

Thanks for coming to visit my little blog!
Pop back soon for some more crafty cards and chat!


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Bella's presents...

Good Morning all...
It's been another fast half term!
Finally got some serious Christmas Crafting under way. I have been dipping in and out with one card here and there but yesterday I got a grand total of 7 new cards done...That's brilliant for me!
I found some off cuts of lace and some ribbon and really wanted to use them up.
I have been using the new Christmas panels from Wild Rose Studio...

The paper is WRS as well so co-ordinates beautifully.

 I added heart and star brads...and red gingham ribbon which I love using and will be in most of my cards this year.

 Lots of glitter and this lovely sequin ribbon. 
I'm very lucky to have worked in a haberdashery shop and when I go in to visit, I always end up in the off cuts bin which is literally a huge metal's like Christmas!!

Some challenges...
ABC Christmas...V for Vibrant colours
My mums craft shop...Bright and Bold
Crafty Ribbons...Christmas
Southern Girls...Animal Crackers
Partytime Tuesdays...Anything Goes 
Hope you like my card and that your christmas crafting is coming along!
Leave me a comment and I will come and visit you!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Festive Sparkle and Shine...

Afternoon all...
Happy November to you!
This is the first day at home this week...half term usually means visiting relatives and taking the kids out and about...
We have done some lunches out, visited cousins and aunts and uncles, cinema, a birthday party and hairdressers.
So today is chill time and eating leftover halloween cakes and sweets...

I am still working my way through the Christmas range of panels from 
Wild Rose Studio.
Here is another Vintage Annabelle image...

 I used 3 different papers from the Annabelle Christmas paper pack and used red to layer them on.

 Red gingham ribbon tied and bowed along the bottom of the image.

Bright Red Felt flowers with lime button centres.

 Lots of glitter and Red gems were added to the trees...

Some challenges...

ABC Christmas...V for Vibrant
Crafty ribbons...Christmas
Willow sketchie...Festive Sparkle and Shine

Hope you are staying warm and dry wherever you are....
Thinking of all the New Yorkers at this time.
Thanks for visiting my little blog!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Baby Shower...

Happy Sunday!
Hope everyone is well.
 I have had some baby cards to do and was struggling with a Baby Shower card, so I decided to do my own little drawing and colour it in...
 Coloured with Promarkers and lots of glitter.

Just had to add some bunting and buttons...

I'm hoping to find time to do some more doodles and drawings that I can use on my cards and maybe draw something that could be turned in to a stamp...Will have to look into that.
Hope you like it!
I couldn't find any challenges that this would fit in with so if anyone sees any...
Please let me know.
Spent yesterday cardmaking so will be photographing and blogging them soon.
We're on half term now so will be out and about..
.maybe starting some Christmas shopping...Yikes!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Oriental Wild Rose Mia

Hello again...
Welcome back to my little blog!
So pleased it's the weekend. I am on a nice night out tonight...round a girlfriends with about 6 or 7 others for nice nosh and a few drinkies!

Then looking forward to a lie in tomorrow...
But first a little bit of craftiness and Wild Rose Studio Mia in Kimono...

 Coloured with Promarkers.

 I found these gorgeous little clay roses in my local button shop selling for 20p a bag and there are plenty for quite a few cards...

 I made a sort of frame so that they looked like climbing roses...

They are so beautiful and the colours match my WRS papers as well.
 A couple of challenges...

I love Promarkers...Anything Goes
Lets Create and Craft...Add Dimension

Have a lovely weekend and pop back soon...

Monday, 15 October 2012

Button Pea pod...

Good Evening..
Just a quick post to show you a card I made yesterday for the
'Button It Up'

I love using buttons on cards and they are great with this pea pod design.

The babies head is a Sizzix Bitty body.

Hope you like it...
Thanks for dropping by...

Bye for now