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Friday, 8 November 2013

Christmas Is Coming - CAS Style

Hello everyone how are you? Wooo hooo its friday, the weekend is here, we get to spend the weekend with our it!!!!!!
Ok so on to todays card which I actually made to enter in a challenge............very rare that happens now as I barely have time to look through them. However my fabulously talented blogging buddy Squirrel has a fabby challenge over on Without Words. I've been meaning to enter so many times but then forgot............also it has to be CAS Style...............well CAS doesn't normally like me & it makes my flowers cry & feel abandoned.............
Anyhoo's here is my CAS card.....................
I have to say I really enjoyed making this, so have another flat-ish card to post off to someone ;0) Also have you noticed...........not ONE embellishment...........yeah think we could end up with snow now ;0)

The sentiment is LOTV & I stamped it in Memento 'Nautical Blue'. I cut it out free hand.

I made a frame from navy cardstock from my stash to go around the scene.
The sentiment I shaped before gluing it onto the card, it looked better adding a bit of dimension.

This is the inside & I stamped the Magnolia stamp again, only half of her. I also added a Penny Black sentiment called 'Friends & Family', love this sentiment as this is what christmas is about. Everything is stamped again in 'Nautical Blue'.

The stamp is 'North Pole Tilda' from the new Winter Wonderland collection & I coloured her with copics.
Colours used are..........
E11, E21, E00, E000, R32, R20
E29, E25, E23, E21
B97, B95, B93, B91
C3, C1, C00
N7, N5, N3,  
I also added 'Stardust Stickles' to her hat.
To make the scene I inked the card with 'Faded Jeans' & 'Stormy Sky' distress inks then stamped 'Snowscape' by Penny Black in Adirondack 'Snowcap' ink & heat embossed it with 'Snowflake Tinsel' embossing powder. I also sprayed it with Gold Glimmer Mist, its a shame you cant see the glimmer on it in the pics :0( I also added more 'Snowflake Tinsel' embossing powder to act as snow, I did all that free hand.
The snow I made with card, put it in a cuttlebug folder & added 'Stardust Stickles' along the top egdes of the 2 layers.

Well thats it from me, hope you like my CAS card, for once I'm even pleased with it lol.

I will be round either tonight or tomorrow to see you all as I have Payton staying tonight as usual. I'm off now to finish cooking tea, we are having Beef N Ale.............the smell thats filling my bungalow is gorgeous lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Hugs & kisses mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Without Words - Getting Ready For Christmas
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania - Clean & Simple

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? I'm running a tad late as I've been baking scones, I've had a craving for them the last few days.
Anyhoo's its time for a new challenge over at Saturated Canary & this fortnight we have a super sketch that our lovely Maria made.
Now tbh I really am not pleased with my card & was going to make another one...........however I did not have the time, so its gonna have to do :0(
The papers are Websters Pages from my stash. They ahve been inked & stitched as always.

The flowers are from WOC, except the blue Magnolia one which is from LLC. The holly is a Marianne die which I've also inked with Tattered Rose distress ink.

The top left corner is a Joy Crafts Edge die which I cut in half, inked with Tattered Rose & then sprayed with Crafters Companion 'Spray & Shine' & added a pink scalloped pearl. 
The snowflake is another Joy Crafts die 'Ice Crystals 3' which I cut out twice, the top one I inked with tattered rose & added white fran-tage & the second I one I fran-taged with 'Shabby Blue' & added a pink pearl to the centre.

The gorgeous image is 'Candy Canes' rubber stamp which I coloured with Distress Markers. I wanted soft & pastel type card but tbh I'm not happy with the colouring on this :0(
I added 'Stardust Stickles' to her wings.

Inside is not decorated as when I makes cards I dont like I do do inside as normally the card gets ripped apart afterwards.
The Snowflake border is from Tim Holtz on the edge die & I added 'Snowtex' all over it then added a little 

Well thats it from me we hope you will join us over at Saturated Canary with the fab sketch.

This Saturated Canary stamp & others are at a reduced price over at My Crafty Heart.

Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by I will catch up with you all tonight.
Squishy hugs mmwah

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge DT Card

Good morning how are you all? Hope everyone had a fabulous 
bonfire night last night. My pets certainly didnt like the fireworks, especially my boxer.........this was her first bonfire night poor thing.
Anyhoo's we have a new challenge over at Midweek Magnolia's this fortnight & the theme is a fabby one...............
..........we all should be thankful for things, whether its small or big. I'm thankful just to have my family, they are my absolute life!! 
Obviously us brits dont do thanksgiving which I think is such a shame so I have made a card saying 'Thanks'.........there is always someone you would like to say thanks to isn't there!
I have placed Die-Cut letters from Maja Design above her head so its like she is holding up 'THANKS' I didnt want it to be neat as I think it looks better like this ;0)

Most of the flowers are from WOC. I've added 'Metal Corner' with shabby white & 'Wine' fran-tage on it. The lace is from LLC.

I've added a 'Shabby Bark Heart' onto some 'Cheese Cloth' & also the 'Cameo' thingy & I also added a small amount of Shabby white fran-tage to them. The cameo was also from LLC.

The stamp is 'Tilda With Heart Socks' from the With Love Collection 2013. I coloured her with copics.
Colours used are...........
E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
E29, E27, E23, E21
V99, V95, V93, V91, V000
C5, C3, C1, C00
The ground & background I did with Prisma pencils. I also added more 'Cheese Cloth' behind the image.

The gorgeous papers are Pion 'Purple Rose' & Maja Design '2nd of May' from the Vintage Spring Basics collection. All papers have been inked with walnut & machine stitched as always. The die for the card is a Go-Kreate die. I've also added Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Swirl & Leaf' dies.

Well thats it from me but please pop on over to see my teamies creations, they are all stunning.
Thank you sooooo much for stopping by & thank you big time for your lovely comments.
See you soon, tatty bye mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Friendship with Wee Stamps

Hello how are you all?
I have a card today with one of the new Wee Stamps on, I sooooooooo love Sylvia Zet images & I've really been neglecting them lately & I have nearly every single one. As soon as I know she has released new ones, off I go to buy them............stamp or digi lol.
So here is her latest release, well one of them lol. I've gone with non-traditional christmas colours.
I've dug out some gorgeous Websters Pages out of my drawer, cant remember the name as I have them all loose in my Websters drawer. I have a drawer for most 6x6 paper brands lol.

The lace & pom-pom trim are from my stash & the seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl &the colour is 'Flesh'. I have had it such a long time, it was still in its packet, so I cannot find the colour on the website.........shame really as its gorgeous!!

Inside is decorated to compliment the front as always. I have inked the papers with walnut & machine stitched them.

Isn't this image so darn cute!! Its called 'Friendship Is The Greatest Gift' & I coloured them with Copics.
Colours used are............
E11, E21, E00, E000, R32 - Skin
E57, E55, E53, 51 - Hair      E35, E33, E31 - Hair
V95, V93, V91, V000, C3, C1, C00 - Girl on the left clothes
R83, R81, RV10, C3, C1, C00 - Girl on the right clothes
G07, G05, YG06, W7 - Leaves
E43, E41, E40 - Box     C1, C00 - Background
I also added Stardust Stickles to the baubles.

The poinsettia I made with a Marianne die & inked the leaves with Tattered Rose & added a Metal Rose from LLC to the centre. The leaves are also from a Marianne die & they were inked with Sage & I added lilac pearl dots.

I added a 'Metal Corner' which of course I added shabby white fran-tage to. The sentiment is from my stash & the bells are as well.

Well thats it from me my lovelies, thank you soooooooo much for your lovely comments....
.YOU ROCK!!!!!!

Squishy hugs to all mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering............
A Creative Romance - Add Metal
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles


Monday, 4 November 2013

Crafts & Me Challenges DT Card

Good morning everyone how are you all? Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Well I'm running late this morning as last nigt we lost internet & I couldnt even get my card loaded up onto the challenge blog let alone my own blog. 
Anyhoo's my lovelies its time for a new challenge over at Crafts & Me & this month we have a fabby one. We want to see...............
...........yep we are all in the middle of making christmas cards so come along & join in the fun for a chance to win fabby prizes.
I have used one fo the gorgeous new photo stamps that Teresa has just released today. This one is
 'Waiting For Santa', they also have a small version as well for any small projects you want to do, i.e tags, gift boxes etc. I heat embossed this with UTEE & then cracked it in places to age it although its not showing on the photo's.

I have added Tim Holtz snowflake edge & fran-taged it with shabby white & 'Aged Taupe'.

The gorgeous ribbon is from my stash & I added a Mini Bark Heart & a 'Shabby Little Angel' to the centre.

I've added this gorgeous 'Father Christmas' charm, I love how chunky it is, it also got some shabby white fran-tage on it...........well it snows where he is from ;0)

The gorgeous papers I've had since last christmas & they are Pion 'Snowflakes' from the the Silent Night Collection. The tag is also from the sheet. I've inked the edges with walnut & machine stitched them as always. I've also decorated inside as always.The snowflake in the corner is from MCH & that also got fran-tage treatment. The doilies I got from LLC & the sentiment on the clock die is from LOTV.

Pop on over to Crafts & Me store & look see the fabby stuff Teresa has had in & she has released new digi images as well.

Well thats it form me I'm now gonna come catch up with you all now my internet is back on. 

Thank you sooooooooo much for your lovely comments I appreciate every single one.
Sending you all huge hugs mmwah

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Across The Miles

Hello everyone how are you all? Hope you are all having a fabby weekend. Sorry I havnt been blogging I had my procedure done on Thursday & I ended up a bit ill from it.........tbh I'm not sure if I picked a bug up.
Anyway I'm here to post a card I made before I went in hospital. I inked up another one of my LOTV christmas stamps, I lurve this one.
The gorgeous papers are MME 'Vintage Christmas', soooooo love this pad!! I've inked the edges with walnut & machine stitched them.

The christmas tree is a Marianne die & I covered it with Snowtex.

All or most of the flowers are from WOC. The pearls, lace & ribbon are from my stash.

The gorgeous cute LOTV image is called 'Festive Post' & I coloured it with distress markers & added Stardust Stickles to the fur & the top of the letter box........its to look like snow ;0)
The sentiment 'Across The Miles' is also LOTV.
Inside is decorated to compliment the front. The 'Lampost' is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die.

Well thats it from me I have my family coming for tea. Megan was going to invite us but Payton is poorly so I didnt want her to have to worry about cooking for us. So as it was last minute I'm doing pork & cider with dumplings, potatoes & veg...........I dont mind saying so myself its yummy & its my own recipe :0)

Will be round later for a good catch up my lovelies.
Thank you soooooo much for stopping by mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............
The Ribbon Girl - Stripes (If the top paper or candy cane dont count ladies then just delete it)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland