Friday, 30 October 2015

Getting really cold

 Morning all

Well it sure turned cold while I was away in America. Really tell winter in on its way. At least once Christmas is here we can look forward to the spring,

I have enjoyed making cards since I got home. I really missed making card when I was away, The only things i made over there were some ATC's, I really enjoyed making these and the theme was holidays. It was for a ATC  swap  while in America, I have noticed that two of the ATC's are the wrong way up but have not still got them to retake the picture so please forgive me,

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Now onto some cards for challenges.

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Materials used

  • 21 x 15 cream card blank and envelope,
  • Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stamping up tree and sentiment stamp,
  • rabbit and bear stamp,
  • Glue pen,
  • Martha Steward glitter

 Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. A snowflake promise, challenge 8 
  2. Crafting from the heart challenge 83

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Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 cream card blank and envelope,
  • Versefine onyx black ink,
  • clarity wee folk stamps,
  • bird and edging stamps
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. HLS October sketch challenger.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


 Morning all.

Still trying to get used to the colder weather, It was really hot in America and was to hot for me.

I have enjoyed all your lovely comment on my work thank you all.

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Materials used

  • 15 x 10 cm  card blank and envelope,
  •  5 x 15  cm  snippet of white card.
  • Holly and poinsettia embossing folder
  • Poinsettia rubber stamp
  • Pro markers, meadow green,lime zest, Magenta, Poppy.
  Challenges I will enter this for are:
  1. Brown Sugar Challenge 169- Anything goes 
  2. Craft your passion, 285 ~Anything goes

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 Materials used:

  •  15 x 10 cm card blank and envelope,
  • snippets of black card,
  • Glow in the dark spiders web and stars
  • Digi pumpkin 
  • Pro markers, Gold, meadow green, lime zest, Satin 
 Challenge I will enter this card for are,
  1. Chocolate, coffee & cards, challenge # 120~ Halloween  
  2. The craft barn. Weekly Challenge. 
  3. Cards and more Challenge # 144 Halloween 

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Materials I used;

  • 15 x 10 deckle edge card and envelope,
  • 11 x 9  snippet of white card,
  • Corner and Poppy stamps,
  • Pro markers, yellow, purple, green,
  • Distress ink, mowed lawn
  • Mask to mask of the pansy stamp

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Without words: October Purple and green 

Monday, 26 October 2015

New stash bought on holiday

 Morning all.
                   I would  like to thank KathyK for all here help while I was away. Thank you Lots Kathy.   and  also love to  welcome my new followers Choc3120002,  and Mrs A. I hope you pop back sometime,

I have been in America for three weeks and would also like to thank MaryEspi and hubby for their kindness while I was there.

As you would expect that I had to find all these Hobby stores they have over there  and I have never been to but heard so much about.  Mary and I went to Joann's, Michael's, Hobby lobby and some other that are not too well known. I had a fab time and went also to the War Eagle Craft fair and have never seen so many people  in one place, I was also taken to a lot of other lovely places. I took 425 pictures, I promise not to put them all on one post, I am going to put a few on now and again. I am only going to put today the new stash I brought  home with me, I know it could have been so much more room allowing.

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                                                                      I just love trees 
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These are four different papers 
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                                                       Sorry about my foot in the picture

Friday, 23 October 2015

Friday 23rd October

Morning all.

             Still trying to get a few more Christmas cards finished but I think I am nearly there now, I've one to share with you later but first .....

Materials used:
  • 20 x 15cm deckle edge card and envelope
  • 15 x 11cm & 7 x 2cm green card
  • 14 x 10cm  & 6 x 2cm white card
  • Hunkydory clear stamp.
  • Pro markers: molten red, summer sun, pink carnation, coral, ocean teal, pastel, satin, tan.

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pennys Paper Crafty - challenge 250 - Anything goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp - October's Work It Wednesday challenge - Use a stamp
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 396 - Anything goes

And then on to another Christmas card.

Materials used:
  • 21 x 10 card and envelope
  • 10 x 7 white card.
  • Classic Christmas clear Tree stamp
  • Martha Stewart red and green glitter. 

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyHazelnutsChristmasChallengeExtra - October - Anything goes
  2. Create and Inspire - challenge 32 - Anything goes
  3. Crafting by Designs - October challenge - Get ready for Christmas

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wednesday 21st October

Morning all

                  Here we are half way through yet another week. I am trying to catch up on my Christmas cards but really sometimes I think I have got there then I look at my list and know I still have more to make. So, with that in mind, here are two more makes to share with you this morning.

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Materials used:
  • 16 x 12 cm blank card and envelope,
  • Holly, snowdrop and Santa stamps,
  • Promarkers: Poppy, green, cinnamon

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. My Besties - October 19th challenge - Anything (but a square card) goes
  2. The Cats Pyjamas - challenge 301 - Anything goes

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Materials used
  • 15 x 15 cm mauve card blank and matching sized envelope,
  • Reindeer and dove stamp from classic Christmas stamp set,
  • Black stazon ink,
  • Martha Stewart glitter.

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. Through the Craft Room Door - October 20th challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 19 October 2015

Monday 19th October

Morning all,

I really like butterflies and love to see then flying in the garden and out and about. You can see some really pretty butterflies.

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 Materials used.
  • 18 x 13 card blank and envelope
  • Butterfly & sentiment stamp,
  • Inks: Archival vermilion & magenta hue,

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. Creative Fingers - challenge 15 - Anything goes
  2. Creative Inspirations - challenge 331 - CAS or FUSSY, I went with CAS
  3. Crafting from the heart - challenge 82 - Anything goes

And now for another card ....

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Materials used
  • 21 x 15cm card blank and envelope,
  • 10 x 6cm white card,
  • Corner & flower stamps, 
  • Archival vermilion ink,
  • Promarkers: Poppy, leaf green, Tan.

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge 15 - Anything goes
  2. CraftyCatz - challenge 297 - Anything goes
  3. Craft your passion - challenge 284 - Anything goes

Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday 16th October

Morning all.

          Something a bit different for you today. I love to make tags and play with distress inks, I have also started to enjoy making back grounds and am sure I will be making a few more.

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Materials used
  • 12 x 6 cm tag,
  • Owl stamp [ free with Craft Stamper ] 
  • Small leaf background stamp,
  • Distress inks, fired brick, mustard seed,

Challenges I will enter this tag for are:
  1. Scrapbookstampsociety - challenge 77 - Anything goes
  2. Craftingwhenwecan - challenge 105 - whimsical with wings

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Materials used
  • 15 x 10 cm blank card and envelope
  • Christmas tree & star stamps,
  • Memento black tuxedo ink,
  • Martha Stewart  Cherry popsicle, sugar cube and sour apple glitters

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Aurora Wings - challenge 18 - Anything goes

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wednesday 14th October

Morning all

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Materials used:
  • 21 x 14 fancy edge card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 6 x 12 green card
  • 5 x 11  white card
  • Beer stamp,
  • Promarkers: cocoa, sky blue, tan
  • Ribbon

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Gem of a challenge - challenge 155 - spots and/or stripes ... I went with striped ribbon
  2. Crafting from the heart - challenge 81 - Anything goes
  3. Craft your passion - challenge 283 - Anything goes
  4. Through the Craft Room Door - October 13th challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday 12th October

Morning all.

I'm still trying to catch up on my 2015 Christmas card quota so it will come as no surprise to hear there are another two in this post!, hope you like them

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Materials used
  • 15 x 10 deckle edged card and envelope
  • 8 x 6 white card + snippets for the parcels
  • Stampers Anonymous crazy bird and crazy things parcel stamps
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Pro markers: sky blue, salmon pink, purple, tan, orchid.
  • Salty ocean distress ink,

Challenges  I will enter this card for are:

  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge 198 - Snippets challenge
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge 95 - Anything goes

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Materials used.
  • 14 x 14 deckle edge card and matching sized envelope
  • Christmas embossing folder
  • White card snippet with rounded corner
  • Christmas holly and mistletoe & sentiment stamps
  • Memento tuxedo black ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - October challenge - Anything goes
  2. Allsorts challenge - challenge 332 - no designer papers

Friday, 9 October 2015

Friday 9th October

Morning all,

Hope you've had a good week, don't worry, it's the weekend so you can all relax and enjoy!

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Materials used.
  •     21 x 15 Hunkydory card blank and matching sized envelope
  •     15 x 8  Hunkydory topper

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Happy Little Stampers - October challenge - Poinsettia
  2. Christmas Cards All Year Round - October challenge - NO STAMPING

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Materials used,
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and matching sized envelope,
  • 11 x 8 & 10 x 4 blue card,
  • 10 x 7 &  9 x 3 white card,
  • Flower, humming bird & sentiment stamps,
  • Promarkers: magenta, leaf green, purple, yellow, aegean.
Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Sept/Oct challenge - CAS Christmas
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge 5 - Anything goes

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tuesday 6th October

Morning all,

                This year really is going fast and before we know it we will be into next year, I'm still cracking on with Christmas cards but, first, I have a birthday card to share with you ......

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Materials used:
  • 21 x 15 blank card and envelope,,
  • 21 x 15 animal print backing  paper,
  • 9 x 9 white card snippet,
  • First birthday, elephant and cake stamps
  • Pro markers: Satin, sky blue, Ice grey, lemon, tan, powder blue, mint green, grass,

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Great Impressions - October challenge - For the kids
  2. Southern Girls - Whimsical cute and Fun
  3. Crafting from the heart - challenge 80 - Anything goes
  4. Craft Your Passion - challenge 282 - Anything goes

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 Materials used
  • 15 x 21 Hunkydory card stock and envelope,
  • Hunkydory topper,
  • 14 x 20 deep blue card,
  • 13 x 19 white card 
  • Sentiment stamp
Challenges I will be entering this card for are:
  1. Crafts4Eternity - challenge 246 - Woodland
  2. Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Challenge 101 - Animals
  3. CASE-ing Christmas - challenge 30 - CASE the DT example .. shown below

The CASE-ing Christmas DT example
I went with the blue background and the snowflakes

Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday 5th October

Morning all.

                Hope you had a great weekend and That you have managed to get a lot of crafting done.

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 Materials used.
  • 18 x 13cm deckle edged card and envelope,
  • 17 x 12cm white card stock,
  • Cosmic Shimmer ink spray mist, Aqua Breeze,
  • Decoupage Topper,
  • Martha Stewart Glitter, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Fab 'n Funky - challenge 275 - Anything Christmas
  2. Aud Sentiments - challenge 141 - Let's get started on Christmas

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Materials used.
  • 20 x 14cm patterned edge card and envelope,
  • 10 x 7 cm Snippet of brown card, 
  • 9 x  8 cm snippet of white card,
  • Motor bike stamp,
  • Pro markers, Tan, Cocoa cadet blue,
  • Green and white stripped ribbon,

Challenges I will enter this card for are:-
  1. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 393 - Masculine
  2. Crafting With Attitude - challenge 8 - Anything Goes
  3. Come and Get It - October 4th challenge - One for the boys

Friday, 2 October 2015

Friday 2nd October

Morning All

Well I seem to be getting to grips wth the posting and am enjoying the challenge of making cards for all the different challenges.

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Materials used.
  • 21 x 14 cm deckle edge card and envelope,
  • 14 x 9 cm backing paper,
  • 13 x 8 cm white card
  • Distress ink, Fired brick, mustard seed,
  • Butterfly stamp from hobbycraft. 

   Challenges I am going to enter this card for are:
  1. Create and Inspire Challenge 30
  2. Butterfly Challenge ~ 3 Butterflies + K for knots 
  3. Craft it up and link it up - challenge one - things with wings
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge 39 - Things with wings

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Materials used
  • 21 x 14 cm deckle card blank and envelope,
  • Two pieces on  8 x 13 cm  backing paper,
  • Piece of ribbon
  • Hunkydory topper. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. IIC#274 Dots & Stripes 
  2. The Crafty Addicts Challenge 2 - Spots or Stripes
  3. Simon Says Stamp - September 30th challenge - ANYTHING GOES