Friday, 25 November 2011

Cardmadfairy's DT card - Winter Wonderland

I've had to use the fabulous Xmas Owl digi again for this week's DT card because I think he is adorable.  You can find him HERE in Cardmadfairy's Digi Stamp Shop for a bargain 99p!

Our challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge for the next fortnight is Winter Wonderland and we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs who are offering one lucky winner 4 digis from their shop.  Some of the team have being using Meljen's images so pop on over to the challenge blog to have a look.

The image has been coloured with pro markers and liberally applied with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter.  The papers are all from DCWV.  The snowflake is a Sizzlits die and the scallop circle die is from Spellbinders.

Can't wait to see your Winter wonderland cards for our challenge!


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Ruby's Rainbow - DT card - Music

Firstly I must apologise for being such a bad blogger lately - life hasn't been the best recently AND I've just started working full time which is a bit of a shock to the system after 11 1/2 years working part time!  Its a good job that its only temporary - my card making would suffer otherwise.

Today's card is for the new Ruby's Rainbow challenge which has been set by DT member Silvi.  She has chosen MUSIC.  At first I was a bit stuck with this challenge but then I found some vintage Christmas music paper which I cut into little pages to make a panel.  I thought that the Secret Crafter digi of the angel looked like she was singing too.   After rummaging through my box of stamps, I found the perfect sentiment stamp by Personal Impressions saying "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" - anyone else singing the song now too??

I have coloured the image with pro markers and the various flowers are from my stash.  I've added a few clear dew drops and some snowflake confetti and then added lots of glitter sparkles! 

I need to get cracking with my Christmas cards now - I recently sold all of my stock of Christmas cards at a charity event at work to raise money for Wear it Pink day.  I wasn't expecting them all to sell, I thought I'd be bringing some home but I'm glad that the charity has benefited!

Don't forget to come and join us at Ruby's Rainbow to share your music themed cards too.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I love pro markers - Anything goes
Crazy Craft Challenge - Free for all
Daisy doodles - Christmas + digi
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - cute Christmas image

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Craft Your Days Away DT card - A Recepie

I've made today's card for our new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.  We've got a great recepie challenge for you this week with some great lines for you to choose from.

Simon Says Stamp are our sponsor for this challenge and are offering a $10 voucher for one lucky winner.


It's not very often that I make a card without a coloured image - but I thought that it would be a bit too much on this one one I'd put it all together.  The gingham paper is from My Mind's Eye and the animal paper is from the Nursery pad by DCWV.  I've used my new MS punch around the page punches - I think these will be used quite a lot, I love them!  So the line of Bingo that I've gone for is Gems, Ribbon and Buttons. 

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dutch Dare - Punch time
Crafts and Me - Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by today,


Friday, 11 November 2011

Cardmadfairy's Challenge and a DT call

First of all, apologies for the slightly dark photo - that's dull Autumn days for you! 

We have a new challenge at Cardmadfairys Digi days challenge blog - for the next 2 weeks we want to see TEXTURE.  We have a prize of 5 great digis from the shop for one lucky winner.  We are also looking to add to our team and the details of the DT call are on the challenge blog.

I have used a lovely one of Jenni's digis called Buttons available HERE.  I've cut him out and added him to a polka dot background paper to make it look like snow.  The embossing folders are from Cuttlebug.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - Make it sparkle
Samuel Taylors - Christmas cards
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi

Thanks for visiting,


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ruby's Rainbow DT Card

Today was my turn to pick the theme for the challenge for the next two weeks over at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge blog!  Hope you like my choice - I went with:

Things with wings

So we want to see your birds, butterflies, angels, fairies,dragonflies or any other winged thing you can think of!  Come and join us at the challenge blog.

I have chosen a beautiful Wee Stamps digi called Silver Fairy and I have coloured her with pro markers then added a bit of distress ink around the edges.  I have used a "Happy Birthday" stamp from Hot Off The Press.  The paper is from an old Kay & Co pad and the roses are also some that I've had lying around for ages.  I've used my MS punch around the page set to make a frame for the image.  (By the way, my new set of MS punches has just arrived - can't wait to have a play!!!)  I've added a bit of ribbon, a pearl ribbon slider and a couple of Prima paper flowers to finish off.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Orange & Brown
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
Heartsong Inspirations - Anything goes
Crazy Challenge - Something with wings
Birthday sundaes - Birthday sentiment on card

Thanks for looking today - can't wait to see your winged designs!


Friday, 4 November 2011

A bit more buying

I haven't managed to get to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC this time but I am starting to get serious withdrawal symptoms knowing that there is so much crafty stash for sale just a short drive away!!!  QVC must have known this would be the case with lots of other crafters too, so it was perfect timing yesterday to have a Martha Stewart TSV.  I just fell in love with those border punches and had to order them - oh yes, and the "3 further auto deliveries two months apart".  It wasn't my fault - the presenter said they were a MUST for all crafters!  I'm seriously beginning to think that I need to re-think my MS punch storage because it is going to seriously grow over the next few months!

Got some of my current MS punches out to make today's card - I really should use them more, they are superb quality.  I'm still on my mission to use up some of my old stash  and this little Forever Friends decoupage went well with some spotty paper from a neglected paper pad.  Maybe if I make a new card every day - I'll actually need some new stash from the next Hobbycraft show next Spring!

I shall be looking on with envy at those of you posting your new Hobbycraft stash onto your blogs!  Jealous?   Moi?

Thanks for looking today,