Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

December 31st and another year over. I'm wishing you all a very safe and happy New Year, and hope that like me, you are looking forward to New opportunities and creations in 2012.

As we're talking about 'New'ness, my last card of the year follows a similar theme, but this one's for a new home.....

This one's a 'tri-fold' card or at least two plus a gate! Despite the fact that my hubby thinks it opens the wrong way....I'm sticking with it!

Here's the front gate, cut from patterned paper.......

.......and then the center, showing a gorgeous rubber stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs..........

I would show you the inside which reads " your New Home" but, ahem, I forgot to take a photograph!

I was given the opportunity recently by my local scrapbook store Two Scrapbook Friends, to play with a couple of these stamps, and they really do stamp up beautifully. As TSF are now stocking these babies, I highly recommend you go check them out.

Colouring is with Copic's today with a little added Glossy Accents, and papers are from Bo Bunny.

Have a great night tonight and a Wonderful New Year.

Take care


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The last one.....I promise!

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year of craftiness.

Now I know the last thing you want to see right now is another Christmas card, cause if you're anything like me you're sick of making them.....till next year of course.
However, I felt the need to post this one as it was the very last one made for the season....on Christmas Eve no less (nothing like last minute!), and the image is far too cute not to get a mention on here. It was made for my youngest daughter, who wanted to know why, if her big sister's card was put on my blog.......why wasn't hers?

There you have it.....the real reason as to why I'm posting a Christmas card on December 28th! Here's another cutie from Saturated Canary.............'Spritz'...........

I guess I do have an ulterior motive for posting this. The current challenge over on the Saturated Canary Blog is anything Christmas/Winter, so of course this will be heading there.

Colouring is with a combination of Copic's and Prisma pencils and papers are from the My Minds Eye Lost & Found (Rosy) collection.

Have a wonderful New Year, but hopefully I will be back before then.
Take care
Challenges entered:
Saturated Canary - #7 Anything Christmas/Winter

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Angel.

Is it Sunday again already? What a week. Sorry for the absence, but I've been feeling pretty unwell with a horrible throat/chest type of thing, then to make things worse, I got some sort of bug midweek which kept me in the bathroom for 24hrs! I won't go into the gory details, but needless to say, my crafting table has been gathering dust, whilst I've tried to recuperate.

This morning I feel a little more human, so although I still haven't found my way back to my desk, I thought I'd post a card I made a couple of weeks ago. It's the Christmas variety of course, and again using a gorgeous image from Krista Smith over at Saturated Canary.............I still have to have my regular fix of these sweeties! Krista is having a bit of a Christmas link up party at the moment, so this baby will be heading over there.

This is a first for me though as I took the plunge and coloured on Kraft card stock. Yes I know it's not exactly groundbreaking, but it's the first time I've actually gotten around to trying me a late developer! Anyhow I'm loving the softness of it, so here goes.............

I kept things pretty simple for this card, cause I just love this image, sweet and innocent, with just a touch of sparkle...........

Colouring is with my Prisma pencils today and I'll let you into a little secret...........a mistake shall we say! You see those lovely red and blue baubles? Well they were originally red and gold, to co-ordinate beautifully with the rest of the colour scheme, but this is what happens when you layer Glossy Accents over a metallic pencil could end up with any variety of colours, but definitely not the one you first intended!!

Papers are from My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Christmas, as is the sentiment stamp.

Have a lovely Sunday and hopefully I'll be back during the week with something new.
Take care

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Socks for Christmas!!!!

Well look at me here on a Sunday! It's not that I have nothing else to do....believe me I have plenty! It's more a case of our house having a good dose of the sickies. It was either 'stay in bed and cough myself silly' or 'get up and do something useful'. So the laundry is sitting there waiting for me and I'm 'blogging'! Seems useful to me.

I do have a card for you today, but just a little reminder first, that the TSF 12 Days Of Christmas Creations Blog Hop started yesterday, and we've already had some wonderful creations from both Joanne and Audrey. Be sure to join us, if you get a chance, for a little inspiration and of course, the chance of winning a prize.

Now, onto today's card, which follows the general theme of the month...........Christmas!! This one is for all the men out there, who probably don't have these on their list, but get them anyway. Maybe it has something to do with which one of 'Santa's List's' you're on.....think about it.....................

I love these images from Pollycraft called Maurice, and they always seem to end up given to my husband........maybe he'll get socks this year too!

Maurice is coloured with Copic's and papers are from last years Bo Bunny Christmas line. There's a little glitter added to the gift box, liquid applique to his hat, and Glossy Accents to his specs.

The acetate snowflake with a nice little bit of bling, finishes things off nicely............

That's it from me, I'm off for another hot drink to try and restore a little of my voice!

Have a great day and I'll be back soon

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Blog Hop!

Something a little different for you today.......a special message from the lovely ladies over at my local scrapbook store Two Scrapbook Friends, so here goes............

The countdown to Christmas is here and with that in mind, your friends at Two Scrapbook Friends invite you to countdown the 12 Days of Christmas Creations with them. Each day a member of the Two Scrapbook Friends team and a few special friends will share with you some of the projects and inspiration that they have created to celebrate the Season.

Beginning on December 10th at 8 am, you can begin the hop at the first Friend's blog where you can be inspired and leave a comment. That blog will then tell you where you need to hop to on the next day!

You will need to hop from blog to blog leaving a comment on each in order to qualify to be in a draw for a special prize from Two Scrapbook Friends! Also, you will find a SECRET word on each blog which will make a special phrase at the end of the Blog Hop! Once the 12 days of hopping are complete you can email the phrase to us and we will enter you for another ballot to win!

The hop will remain open from December 10th to December 22nd at midnight (EST). Winners will be announced on December 23rd on the Two Scrapbook Friends' blog.

The master blog list is listed below so you don't miss a single inspiring creation!

1st Day of Christmas: Joanne (10th)

2nd Day of Christmas: Audrey (11th)

3rd Day of Christmas: Avril (12th)

4th Day of Christmas: Christa (13th)

5th Day of Christmas: Dee (14th)

6th Day of Christmas: Jan (15th)

7th Day of Christmas: Jayne (16th)

8th Day of Christmas: Sharon (17th)

9th Day of Christmas: Shelby (18th)

10th Day of Christmas: Tammy (19th)

11th Day of Christmas: Carolyn (20th)

12th Day of Christmas: Two Scrapbook Friends Blog (21st)

Have fun celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas Creations with
the Two Scrapbook Friends team!

------------------------------------- there you have it, the fun begins tomorrow and I know you will definitely not be disappointed by the beautiful creations we have in store for you.

See you there

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pretty things!

Hi there, how's it going today. This post was originally intended for 8.00am yesterday, and here we are, over 33 hours later! This is what happens when you try to cram too many things into one day. For now, I'll blame it on my desperate Christmas shopping expedition yesterday, which turned out to be semi-successful.

My card today, and here we go again...."My new favourite card" has another image from Saturated Canary. I can't get enough of these beauties at the moment, drawn by Krista Smith, and as a result of her Black Friday Sale, you'll be seeing quite a few more of them! The current challenge over on her challenge blog ends tomorrow, so here I am again, posting my entry last minute............

Now raise your hand if you would like hair like that! Gorgeous or what?

The theme for this weeks challenge is a series of inspirational photo's, but the general theme of your creation, is to be a result of whatever inspires you. So for my inspiration.......pretty things of course!

A beautiful image...........

.....together with pretty papers, ribbons, buttons, colours, name it. As it's my new favourite card, I find it very hard to give them away (ever seen the TV show Hoarders?!!!!) But that's OK cause this one's not leaving my house. I think it will be given to my eldest daughter. Now is the time to share a little conversation we had not so long back.

After looking through my ...ahem....small collection of cards, she said to me in all seriousness "Mom, why do you never make me pretty cards?" and I replied with my patient (but silently exasperated) tone "I make you a card for your Birthday, Christmas and everything else in between" to which she replied "Yes, but they're not pretty!".

Kids...........guaranteed to give the best and most honest critique!
Well, I hope this fits the bill. Here's one last close-up of my collection of pretties........

Papers are from Authentique and colouring is courtesy of my Copic's.

Enjoy your evening and I'll see you soon
Challenges entered:
Saturated Canary - #5 Inspirational photo's
Creative Craft Challenges - Stitching Faux or Real
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - Cut It Out
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - #48 Something Sweet
iCopic Weekly Challenge - #59 Colour Black Hair
Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog - #92 Recipe
The Crazy Challenge - #96 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel - #16 Anything Goes (must use ribbon)
2 Sister's Challenge Blog - #68 Punches and/or Dies
Craft Your Days Away - #34 Buttons and/or Bows
Crafty Purple Frog - For Someone Special
DYSU - #48 Ribbon
Diva's By Design - #16 Anything Goes

Friday, December 2, 2011

Warm wishes.

Good morning, it's a happy Friday, even if we do have snow.

I think there is something magical about December 1st, where the powers that be check their Calendar, realise we are in the last month of the year, and that we must have freezing cold temperatures with snow...........and that's what I have as I look out of my window this morning. At least it's the perfect inspiration to get into the Christmas spirit........and make a few more cards!

Today's creation was inspired by a couple of current challenges, but I'll go into those in a moment. First, let's bring her out, and you'll notice, NO sentiment, so I can't really call her anything.............

This little lady has been coloured up and sitting on my desk forevah!! Finally she has made it to a card.

The image is a digi I've had for quite a while by Kelly Kids called February Fran - Cocoa, and comes in a nice little package of different images. Unfortunately I don't think you can get it any longer, as my search on Google drew a blank!

She's coloured with Copic's and has a little Liquid Applique on her jacket to create the 'fluff', together with glitter on the ground for sparkle. The colour choice is a result of the current inspiration challenge over at The Pink Elephant, and I just have to show you the photo cause it's yummy...................

Are they not the sweetest cupcakes ever? I think if they ever made it to my house I couldn't bring myself to sample one.....far too good to look at.

So I think I pretty much covered the colour scheme, except my 'carrot orange nose' turned!

No-one said I was perfect!

As mentioned before, there's no sentiment on the front of this's actually inside and reads "Warm wishes", which is pretty cool as it means I can use it for Christmas, Birthday or anything really. Papers are from last years 6"x6" Christmas pad by SEI, and the layout was inspired by another current challenge over at Mojo Monday...........a sketch of course.

That's it from me for today but I'll be back as soon as I can.......plenty more Christmas cards to post in the next 23 days!
Have a good one

Challenges entered:
The Pink Elephant - #127 Photo Inspiration
Mojo Monday - #217 Sketch
Fairy Fun Friday's - #67 Beat the Winter Blues
Delightful Challenges - Let It Snow
DYSU - #48 Ribbon (or anything you can tie)
Shelly's Images - There's no business like snow business
Southern Girls Challenge Blog - #35 Ribbon Madness
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - #34 Keeping Warm
Sqigglefly - #126 Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Christmas mission..........

Hi there, did you all have a good weekend?

First I have to start by saying, I don't know how those of you living in the States survive the whole 'Black Friday'......'Cyber Monday' thing! I realise here in Canada we only get a small glimpse of the chaos you endure every year, but OMG!

I ventured out to the Mall on Friday, not really giving a thought to anything other than the fact that I needed a Birthday gift. I returned, hot and bothered, 4 hours and 3 near collisions later. What is it about the prospect of a bargain that miraculously changes the laws of the road, increases the speed limit and generally causes people to behave like complete idiots?

Lesson learned - any day of the week that is affectionately preceded by the term 'Black' anything, is a sure indication that one should stay safely tucked inside their home.......which is exactly what I will be doing next year! LOL

Anyhow, rant over, we need something to sweeten things up a little and I have just the thing....a card of course. These two guys are too cute, and obviously on a Christmas mission........unfortunately, I think one has definitely drawn the short end of the stick.........

Don't you just want to take them home?
I think even my hubby (who is not what you would call an animal lover!) would put up with this pair.

The stamp....yes, the acrylic variety, is actually a freebie I got on one of those awesome, fairly reasonably priced, card magazines you get in England that always have some sort of 'freebie' included. This side of the pond, magazine prices are quite often extortionate, and the only added extra we get is the entitlement to pay 'Tax' on top of the already over inflated fee! Fortunately I have very generous Parents and In-laws who bring me a nice little collection every time they come over to visit.

Wow, I think I may be on my soap box today, but I'm actually in a very good mood......honest!

Back to the details.

'Sooty' and 'Snowy', as every black and white 'Westie' I've ever known was called.........(OK I've only ever known one of each!) are coloured with Copic's and you may notice a small amount of paper piecing on the doggie coat there. I think I should win an award for the teeny, tiniest, piece of paper piecing ever..............see that teensy strip that lies between the leash? One milimetre wide I tell ya! You can just imagine me trying to glue it in the right spot (and what I might have been saying at the time!!!!). Worth the effort though of course.....ha!

I added liquid applique and a light sprinkling of glitter, to create the snow. Papers are from the 6"x6" Authentique Christmas pad, and the sentiment is another $1.50 rubber stamp from Michael's.

I should warn you that this is the first of many Christmas cards you'll be seeing over the next few weeks.....I have a fair few lined up for ya. I'll try and throw in something different occasionally for a little variety, but what can I say......Tis' the season!

That's it from me for today.....I'm off to colour, so have a good one.
Catch you later

Challenges entered:
Digi Doodle Shop - #84 Animals
Moving Along With The Times - Ribbons and Bows
Scrap-Creations - Christmas
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - #92 Winter
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #30 Who's Wearing Santa's Hat?
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #86 Tis the Season
Hooked On Craft Challenges - #13 Winter Wonderland
Paper Sundae's - #97 Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #140 Anything Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #67 Holiday

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grunge ragamuffin........(But darn cute!!)

Hi there, how's you freezing rain Wednesday? Havin' fun?

We need a little sweetness to brighten the day, so what better than an image from Saturated Canary? How long has it been since I last said "This is my latest favourite card"? Got to be over a month, so it's time for another.

Here's my latest favourite card, a 'Hand-me-down ragamuffin' with a generous helping of grunge............

She is so sweet, and for some reason I decided she needed to be a fiery redhead. One of the reasons for that, is that the current challenge over at Saturated Canary is to use 'Autumn' colours, so decision made.

Colouring is with Copic's and papers are from Authentique.

Enjoy your day
Challenges entered:
Saturated Canary - #4 Autumn Colours
The Paper Variety - Photo Inspiration..........I used Autumnal colours ie. the orange and brown leaves as my inspiration.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #67 Tie one on
Dream Valley Challenges - #20 Stitching
Gingerloft Challenges - #29 Lace, fabric or felt
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Use Kraft cardstock
Incy Wincy Designs - #121 Colour challenge (Autumnal leaves)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #85 Photo Inspiration
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - Orange and Brown

Monday, November 21, 2011


As promised (maybe a touch late, but who's checking!) here's another little bit of Bo Bunny goodness from the 'Blitzen' collection. This time it's not a card......not even a Scrapbook page! This time I stepped out of my JUMPED even and came up with.........a picture frame.

Yep I know it's not that 'rad'......not way out there......but it's not a card, so for me, that's WAAAAAAAY out there!

First, let's see how it started out............

....................a $1.50 frame that I picked up from Michael's months ago with the thought "I can do something with day!"

Then I started cutting and applying random pieces of the paper...........

When the frame is covered, let loose with the distress ink.............

.............and then a generous layer of Mod Podge over everything...........

Lastly, embellish as much or as little as you like, then pop into the oven for 20 mins at Gas mark...........Oops! Sorry, I switched into Delia Smith mode for a moment there! (those of you who are English will know who I'm talking about....those of you who aren't, don't worry about it!)

I embellished with a combination of the chipboard elements from the 'Blitzen' collection, together with bare chipboard letters (covered with scraps of the paper, to match) bling and ribbon.

So here's one I made earlier.......Ta Daaaaaa........

Wow, who are those two cuties in the centre there?

This will be joining the rest of our Christmas ornaments on the shelf this year, which means I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Have a great day and I'll catch you later
Challenges entered:
Riley & Company - No Colouring
Truly Scrumptious - #70 Christmas project with pearls or vintage
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #32 Tic Tac Toe (Iused Cool Blue, Neutral, Red Hot)
DYSU - #46 Splash of Blue
Wags 'n Whiskers - #67 Christmas Themed
Fussy and Fancy - #50 A Gift or Anything but a Card
Squiggle Stamps - Anything but a Card
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #66 Let It Sparkle
Pollycraft - #120 Christmas Fun
The Pink Elephant - #126 Anything you are Thankful for

Friday, November 18, 2011


Let the weekend begin already.

I know the hippie chick on today's card is more than ready to party..........these boots are definitely made for more than walking!

So here goes, we're taking it back to the 60's baby..............

Yep, she is 'stylin'! I love this image called '60's Ivy', another goodie from Lil Lolita which you can find over at Tickled Pink Stamps.

Ivy is coloured with Copic's............

and papers are from the Cosmo Cricket 'Nutmeg' 6"x6" pad. The sentiment is a $1.50 rubber stamp I picked up from Michael's quite a while ago.

That's it for today so make sure you have a great weekend. We'll be heading off to the Santa Clause Parade in our neck of the woods.......can you believe it, a Christmas parade already? I'm only just recovering from our Summer/Fall vacation!

See you soon

Challenges entered:
Just Some Lines - Light Blue and Orange
Our Creative Corner - Pumpkin/Colour of Pumpkin Pie
Crazy 4 Challenges - #113 Triple Threat
Paper Sundaes - #94 Use a Digi
The Crazy Challenge - #93 Recipe
Southern Girls Challenge - #32 Embellishment Bingo (I used Die cut, Gems and Ribbon)

Monday, November 14, 2011


Good morning, how's your Monday going so far? The start of another busy week in our house.

A while ago I was given the opportunity by my local scrapbook store, Two Scrapbook Friends, to work with the Bo Bunny 'Blitzen' Christmas collection. I think with our vacation and all, my head must have been in the clouds cause I completely forgot to post any of it on my blog!

Anyhow, I had a whole load of fun playing with it, and better late than never, I thought I start by posting a couple of the Christmas cards I made.

Here's the first using some of the papers and dimensional stickers.............

.............together with some ribbon and a Tim Holtz ticket

Here's the second, again using more of the papers, one of the chipboard elements, snowflake stickers and some bling from the button pack...............

This a great collection, I highly recommend it for the season and I 'll be showing some more creations from it, during this week.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow.
Challenges entered:
Totally Gorjuss - #106 Christmas Traditions
Pile It On - #46 Traditional Christmas

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Hedgehog...............

Good morning. I think I'm back into the routine.....ever noticed how when you return from a vacation, firstly it seems like a million years ago since you were soaking up the fun, and secondly, you feel like you need a vacation to recover from your vacation!

Well it's a crisp 4 degrees here today - not Florida temperatures for sure. I'm actually sitting inside the house with my scarf tied around my neck. However, all is quiet, I have the house to myself, plenty of baking to do, a list of chores as long as my arm, and who knows........maybe a little crafting! Ha, I think the latter will have to wait.

For today's sampling I dived into the Prisma's.........haven't done that for a while, but this cute little fella was crying out for a little softness (even if he is a little prickly!). Here's one sweet little hedgehog..............

I believe this little guy was a freebie I once picked up from Di's Digi Downloads.

When I return to pencils after using markers for quite some time, I almost feel as though I'm starting over. It takes me a while to get into them, as I don't colour in the same way as I do with Copic's. Still, I always love the softness of them, and the seamless blending you can achieve.

Papers are from Cosmo Cricket's 'Earth Love' 6"x6" pad.

That's it from me for today, so have a good one and I'll see you soon


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Not So Scary Halloween!

Hi there, hope you're all having a good week. Where have you been during the last couple of weeks I hear you ask?

Well........have we been busy bee's I tell ya, but I'm not going to let you in on exactly what just yet!

We've been planning a surprise for our girls over the last few months, and a couple of weeks ago, it was finally time to deliver the of course I made a card!

See if you can guess the surprise.............

Easy peasy huh?

Just in case you're still unsure, here's the verse I popped inside ...........

So after that, they were each given an envelope to open, containing their own souvenir Disney luggage tag.

Did you guess right?

Yep, after they'd finished running around the house, we spent 10 days riding, eating, greeting and generally having a whole load of fun at Disney World, Florida. It was their first visit and hopefully not the last, although my wallet has to recover first!

Halloween there was a blast.......I've never seen so many pirates in my life.....most of them adults, and we're still ploughing our way through the bags of candy we, of course, had to bring home with us!

So there you have it.

I'll be back withing the next couple of days, so

'See Y'all Real Soon'


Friday, October 21, 2011

Go Team!........

Hi there, I'm back again.....I might just get the hang of this 'blogging' thing!

I'm stopping by today with this weeks Saturated Canary Challenge entry. Since I discovered Krista's images a few weeks ago, I can't get enough of them, which is good for creativity......not so good for the pocket! I know YOU know what I mean.

Anyhow, let's get to the card.........'You Go Girl!'.............

The image, obviously from Saturated Canary, is called 'Crushing on the Quarterback' and is coloured with Copic's, papers are from My Minds Eye (Lime Twist 6'x6'pad).

The current challenge over at the Saturated Canary blog is to use 'stitching' on your creation, so here's my (fake....ahem!) stitching..........

The layout is inspired by a previous 'Deconstructed Sketch'.

Have a great weekend....see you next week
Challenges entered:
Saturated Canary - #2 Stitching
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - #115 Girls Girls Girls
Creative Craft Challenges - Congratulations
My Time To Craft Challenge - #162 Punches and Dies
The Pixie Cottage - #92 Sketch and/or Sweet as Candy
4 Craft Chicks - #60 Marker It Up

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mavis wearing holly.........

Good morning, hope you're having a good one. I have another Christmas card for you you think you might be sick of them by December?

At home the other night, I had the urge to colour,, so I grabbed the first rubber stamp (yes...rubber!) I could lay my hands on and coloured away. This doesn't happen very often with all the digi's around - my stamps only get dusted off occasionally. Anyhow, the stamp in question happened to be one of my old faves from Stamping Bella......Mavis wearing holly..........

I think Mavis is one of the sweetest looking puddy cats around.

She's coloured with Copic's and has a touch of glitter on there, as well as a little Sakura Glaze pen on the holly berries.

Papers are from the Authentique 6"x6" Christmas pad, with a little inking, pearls and a holly sticker from Martha Stewart. Trim has been reached for many times from my stash. The sentiment is another $1.50 stamp from Michael's.

I thought as I'd dusted off one of my Stamping Bella stamps, I should make the effort and enter this weeks Bellarific Friday - something else I haven't done for quite some time, so the card layout is based on this weeks sketch challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your day.....I may see you again Friday if I'm behaving myself!

Challenges entered:
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - Trims
Frosted Designs - Fancy Trim
KB Cute Monday - #31 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and Easy
Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday - Sketch

Monday, October 17, 2011

Merry Christ'mouse'!

Well, it had to be's October and I'm posting my first Christmas card. Yep, I've started production ahead of the game, and you can guarantee I'll still be late mailing them out! It's the thought that counts.

I do love these two enthusiastic little Carol singers, so here we go.........Merry Christ'mouse'!.........

This card let me tell ya, was a lot of work. I kept things simple with the background (white on white) due to the fair amount of detail in the image, but there's a whole load of texture going on.

The image is from Pollycraft and coloured with Copic's. There are various other products added including pearls, glitter on the Christmas tree trim and Flowersoft on the ground..........

There's also Liquid Applique on their clothes and hats to give that nice 'poofy' look..........

I then added a scattering of snowflakes (cut from glitter card stock using two different sized punches) and these sit nicely against the snowflake embossed background......which of course you can't see from the photograph............

A final addition of ribbon from my stash.....mission complete!

The layout is inspired by the current sketch over at Pink Ink Sketch Challenges, so of course this will be entered there.

That's it from me, so have a great day

Challenges entered:
Pink Ink Sketch Challenge - #8 Ann's Sketch
Ooh La La Challenge Blog - #91 Let It Snow
Lollipop Crafts - #53 No Sentiments Allowed
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - #14 Cute and Cuddly
Creative Belli Blog - #128 Flowersoft, Felt or Chunky Glitter
Cute Card Thursday - #186 Tree-mendous
Squiggle Stamps - Christmas Cheer
Bugaboo Stamps - Animal Antics
Crafting When We Can - Christmas
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - #77 Animals

Thursday, October 13, 2011

An 'out of the box' swingy thingy!

Hi there, I was intending to be back here a little sooner, but I've been a little busy at work, so good intentions disappeared. Oh well, at least I made it before the week was out......hopefully I'll be back again tomorrow.

I hope all my Canadian friends had a Happy Thanksgiving. We are far too English to celebrate, but we did make the effort and go to the parade at least.

I have a sweet little card for you today, and yes, I've gone 'out of the box'.........or at least 'outside the Nestie'! Here's a little reminder to enjoy life's simple pleasures.................

Doesn't this make you want to run to the nearest swing and kick your legs out as high as you can go? Well maybe I'll just reach for my coffee instead!

So here's Gillian again, from Prairie Fairy Designs but this time I felt she needed to be a redhead. She's coloured with Copic's and papers are from My Minds Eye. I used my Martha Stewart punch to create the butterflies............

added a little bling, ribbon and a button and we're done. The sentiment is a $1.50 rubber stamp from Michael's.

Don't you just love Glossy Accents?

Don't know what I'd do without them.

I'll leave you with one more image of Gillian, as I seem to have gone from not remembering to take any close-ups at all, to going completely overboard!

Almost forgot.....the LO for this card is inspired by the current sketch challenge over at Pink Ink Sketch Challenges.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow
Challenges entered:
Pink Ink Sketch Challenges - #7 Erica's sketch

Fairy Fun Fridays - #63 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Gingerloft Challenges - #26 The colour Orange

Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #20 Girly Girl

Shelly's Images Blog - Use at least 4 layers

Heart Song Inspirations - #19 Use a Die Cut and/or Sponged Background

Craft Your Passion Challenges - #79 A card for any occasion

Flutterby Wednesday - #175 Use your scraps

Crafts and Me Challenges - #56 Orange

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