Monday, 24 September 2012

Snow Friends

Another Christmas card, I`m slowly getting them all made. I`m not too happy with this card, I should have coloured the tree trunk in more and I didn`t like the background paper once I`d used it, too busy, what do you all think? It may grow on me yet !!

I have coloured the image with distress inks and distress markers and added a bit of glamour dust to sparkle up the snow. The tree is a Marianne creatables die as is the fence. The holly leaves are MS punch and the embosssed border is cuttlebug. The little tag with the red ribbon pulls out for a sentiment. The background paper is an old Magnolia scrap I had left in my stash from a few years ago!

The little copper tags are from Sir Stampalot. Senti-Metals-Whimsical Winter-SM102C.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

"Polar" Bears

I`m back with another Christmas card made, I don`t normally start my Christmas cards this early but I couldn`t resist these new LOTV stamps, they are such fun to colour.
This is coloured with distress inks and distress markers with a bit of Stickles - Diamond to highlight the snow and hat fur here and there.

The background paper is Magnolia, Martha Stewart icicle border punch, Ash Branch punch and woodware mini snowflake punch, ribbon and metal snowflake from stash.

Thanks for lookin in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Calamity Jane !

Just had to have a play with my newest stamp, isn`t she cute, couldn`t resist her!!

She`s a Nellie Snellen - Revolver Babe from the young rebels collection. I almost bought her at Stamperama last year but ran out of pennies so when I saw her in a local craft shop I couldn`t resist bringing her home with me this time.

I`ve coloured with distress inks and distress markers, nestie oval and scallop oval, the paper is Kanban, memory box tree die and woodware mini leaf punches. The background paper is Magnolia mini world - "something old" and the little horse is a cuttlebug die I`ve had forever !! Molly blooms stitch border stamp and sign post. the "hinges" are just the ends cut off a Tim Holtz sign post die cut and embossed to give a bit of texture.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xxx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Fireside Friends

Now it`s autumn, I thought I`d better make a start on my Christmas cards, here is the first of the many I need to make.

I`ve used one of the new LOTV images which I just adore, coloured with distress inks and markers and I`ve added a bit of glossy accents to the clock face and puppies nose and a bit of stickles diamond to the stocking tops and flames.

The tartan card is from Kanban. Also used Tim Hotz Tattered Pine cone die, Martha Stewart holly punch, Go Kreate die for the card shape, Marianne Creatables Pine tree die.

The flowers (helibores I think they are) from WOC and the ribbon and berries are from my stash, The sentiment is SU, (I have LOTV sentiments on my wish list when pennies will allow)
The label is a Nesties die.

I`d like to enter this in this weeks LOTV challenge which is "Anything but a Square"

I will give this card to one of my friends who is a non crafter, she loves to receive my cards, but last time I gave her an easel I went round her house afterwards to find it propped up on her mantel in a very odd fashion as she didn`t know how to display it!! If you`ve come accross this problem then the link below is a solution.
I found these on a web page that you print out and stick to the back of your easels to help the uninitiated !!

Easel display stickers

hope you find this usefull, thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xxx