Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Yuletide Humour

In this post I'm sharing the card I made for my dad to give to mum for Christmas, he usually asks me to make her card rather than buy one as that way it is always unique.  I spotted this image a while ago in a craft magazine and just knew it would appeal to my dad's sense of humour.  The man and sentiment "There are lots of things money can't buy ... unfortunately none of them are on the wife's Christmas list.'  are from Acid Drops & What Not's, it was an excellent excuse to buy something from their range and start another stamp collection addiction!  He is coloured with the following Graph It markers.

The poinsettia are stamped on kraft card using Visible Image stamps and coloured with Graph It markers 5220 and 5245.

The list is made from the scroll stamp in the Anna Marie Designs Skating on Ice and the Script stamp is from Creata.  All the card stock is from Anna Marie Designs.

I trust you had a lovely Yuletide and wish you all the best for 2015. Creative Blessings. x

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Faery Ink Inspirational! - Any occasion gift bag.

I hope you all had a Merry Yuletide and are looking forward to the beginning of 2015.  Today it is my turn to post an inspirational post on the Faery Ink Blog. 

The image is Get Well Birthday Cute Girl, the title made me realise that it could be used for any occasion so I decided to make a bag to hold some goodies for any occasion.  I used Creata lined paper which is 120gsm so makes some really strong creases and again I relied on my Hougie to make this from just one sheet of A4 paper.  I used a hole punch to create that holes for the ribbon from my stash as a fastening.

The images is coloured using my Graph It markers Skin; 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, Dress; 7110, 7125, 7130, 7175, 7180, Shrug & Shoes; 5115, 5120, 5125, Hair; 360, 3170, 3190, Eyes; 3150 and silver shaker.

I cut the line between the girl and the balloon and used a piece of ribbon instead.

Close-up of image by Faery Ink.

I hope you liked my inspirational creation.

Crafty Blessings. x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Monday, 22 December 2014

A classic Yule card...and the WINNERS of my blog candy giveaway!

Today I wanted to share a classic style Yule card using a few high quality products from two well-known brands. 

All the card stock is from Anna Marie Designs and I used Visible Images stamps.  The poinsettias are decorated with Eiskirstalls from Anna Marie Designs, its difficult to see on the card but they do look amazing in real life.

Due to the 3D image I made a box for the card to go in, again using Anna Marie Designs card stock.

Now on to my candy giveaway winners, since I only had three comments :-(  you are all winners but first prize (drawn from the pot of names by my awesome hubby) goes to LUCY BLOSSOM, and the runners-up are Dianne Bennett and Carole Pollard.  Ladies please could you contact me with your addresses using the email on the Ways to Contact Me page on this blog, thank you.  Your prize will come direct from Foil Play sometime after the Festive and New Year period, so please be patient.
Crafty Blessings.  x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Faery Ink New Releases! - Love, Valentines Day

Today sees some new releases over at Faery Ink, and this time love is in the air so it's time to 'sigh' and swoon over our crafting.  This image is Honey as Cupid, I wanted to go all out red on this card, I know that's possibly a bit predictable but it happens to be one of my favourite colours too, so any excuse. 

I have used Creata metallic card as a base card, the Art Deco style was created using my Hougie, it's really simple to do but very effective.  The embellishments are Creata flock peel-offs.  I have added a bit of bling with some gems on the corners of the image.

I coloured Honey using the following Graph It markers; Skin; 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, Rose; 5250, 5255, 5260, Leaves; 8280, 8290, Dress; 5250, 5255, 5260, 5270, Hearts, 5255, 5260, Hair, 9100, 9101, 9201, 9501, Gold Shaker. 

Close-up of image by Faery Ink
Don't forget to pop over to the Faery Ink Blog so see the other DT creations and then over to the Faery Ink Shop for some looooooved-up images!

Crafty Blessings. x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes -
Paula Holifields Crafts ALBC - Anything Goes - but NOT Christmas

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Faery Ink Challenge # 4 - Winter Wonderland

So this time the Faery Ink Challenge theme is Winter Wonderland, you might already know this but I LOVE snow, so I loved this theme, as far as I'm concerned we never have enough snow in Winter.  I fell in love this this image (Honey Snowman Piggy) because of the little piggy all wrapped up in his Winter woollies, isn't he just adorable.

I used my trusty Graph It markers to colour the image (Skin; 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, Jumper; 1130, 1140, 1150, Bows, Ear Muffs, Cowl, Gloves, 5110, 5115, 5120, Hair; 3120, 3125, 3170, Skirt; 1250, 1280, 3120, 312, 3140, Boots; 5110, 5115, 5120, 5125, 6150, Snowman Scarf & Hat; 6110, 6120, 6130, 6140, Snowman; 9100, Buttons, 6175, Piggy; 4150, 9401, 9403, 9405, Carrot; 4170, 4175, 8280, Snow; 7105, 7110)  I had a little crisis whilst colouring this image as my marker 4120 started to dry up but I've ordered a replacement and it gave me an excuse to order a few more markers, well it would be rude not to and also I saved on the postage.  :-)

Close-up of the image by Faery Ink.
I have added some snowball accents, there are tiny pompoms I have in my stash which I have fixed with Cosmic Shimmer glue.  This is mounted onto Jean coloured classic A5 paper from Creata.  I made the diamond spring card using my Hougie board (which is my new favourite toy having attending a workshop with Kay Rutter at Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmunds), and is made from Creata metallic card.  The Let It Snow ribbon is from my stash.

I do hope you like my creation and have a go at taking part in the Faery Ink Challenge.

Crafty Blessings. x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 228 - Animal Magic -
Aurora Wings - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes -
Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Challenge - Anything but a square or rectangle -
Clear It Out Challenge Theme: Blues, Stash: Ribbon

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Busy with Buzzcraft

I have been busy building up these decoupage little chaps from Buzzcraft which were sent to me by the lovely Gill at Foil Play.  I became quite addicted to building these pyramage decoupage images and then I thought I best make some cards with them!  Here is a photo of two of the cards I have made with these adorable little images so far.


On this card I have used lined paper and metallic card both from Creata, the butterfly ring and toadstool die are also from Creata.

This creation uses festive papers, lined paper, metallic card and peel-offs from Creata as are the dies used to make the leaves, windows, snowflakes & leaves.

Crafty Blessings. x

Monday, 1 December 2014

DT Project - The Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge December

So here we are in December 2014 already!  As it's the first of the month it must be time for a new challenge over at The Sisters of Craft Blog.  This month we are being sponsored by one of my favourite artists, Toni Arthur (Art by Toni).  If you haven't come across her images you absolutely must check out her Facebook page, I'm hooked on her art work, it's so delicate and truly stunning. 

My image is the Crescent Girl Head, don't you just love the lines of the hair, it has so much movement.  Big news on this, I broke away from my Graph It markers, I know I was shocked too but something about this flowing design wanted me to use coloured pencils and since I was lucky enough to bag myself a awesome bargain of Spectrum Noir pencils (the ones that add highlight to your alcohol pens) I instead used those.

This time I have made a calendar, it is a simple easel card covered with patterned papers, peel-offs, die cut buckles, lace coloured with a Graph It marker (old habits die hard), all the supplies are from Creata including the cute little buckle dies these will get a lot of use because I think they are adorable, love buckles almost as much as I love buttons!

Anyhooo, here are photos of the finished project and I do hope you will join in with The Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge as the DT always look forward to seeing your creations.  Don't forget to check out my teamies creations on the SOC blog.

Crafty Blessings.  x