Saturday, 17 December 2016

For Somebody Special

Good morning.  This should have been posted yesterday .  I scheduled it because I was going out and then wasn't able to check it until the evening and realised it wasn't up!! Anyway since it was so late I decided to leave it until now. I don't usually have a problem with scheduling so I don't know what happened.

This is my DT card for Winter Wonderland.  The themes are "Somebody Special" or "Happy New Year".  This time it doesn't have to be a Christmas project so you have more scope..  This is our final challenge of 2016 but we will back in the new year.

My Card

7" square base card - AnnaMarie Designs
Create a Card die - Die'Sire Crafters Companion
square die - Spellbinders
white cardstock - Hobbycraft
purple glitter card - from stash
snowflakes - Marianne Designs Swedish snowflakes
metal snowflake brad - stash
purple pearls - Hobby House
sentiment - computer generated

We are sponsored by A day For Daisies and the prize is $12 to spend instore, and also Crafter's Companion who are giving a £10 voucher. Two great prizes so hop over to the blog and enter your creation,

Take care.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Lots of Sparkle for OSAAT

Good morning and I really hope everybody is well. Today it is time for challenge # 277 at OSAAT "Anything Goes with .... lots of Sparkle".

Please scroll to previous post if you are looking for my CCC card.

My Card

6" square white base card
blue card - Limetree Crafts
papers - LOTV "Frosty Christmas" (disc.)
digi image -Digi Blessings "Snow Family "
sentiment - LOTV Grungy Christmas Messages
die cut - Spellbinders Damask Accents
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers to colour
Lashings of glitter

Well I certainly went to town with the glitter! I didn't set out to make a monochrome card but that's how it turned out! Such a smiley snow family!

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have come up with.  Maybe you will be inspired to join in the challenge and maybe win the prize of $10 to spend instore at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp Outlet.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Snow Scene for Christmas Card Club

Good morning to you all.  I can't believe I haven't posted for almost week, but once again my week has been hectic.  Hopefully things will calm down soon.  This post is my usual day early - not due until tomorrow but I have a DT card to post then. I didn't get a card made for last time - well I actually did but in my rush I made it for the wrong theme!  However, with many apologies to Mary, I have finally managed a rather poor card for her Mixed Media challenge which I will add after the Snow Scenes.

My Cards

5" x 7" base card made from Hobbycrafts linen card stock
image from Greeting Card Factory - printed onto  linen card
cream pearlescent card to mat - Crafter's Companion
lots of glitter

A very simple card made in a rush, but I do love the wintry scene. It looks lovely on the linen cardstock, almost like a picture. Anyway, since I had time I made a second card.

6" square base card
image - Just Inklined (I think!)
backing paper - Papermania "Home for Christmas" (love these papers)
ivy  - Signature die
holly  - Memory Box
poinsettias  - Wild Orchid Crafts
Promarkers to colour
lots of glitter

I know this isn't exactly a snowy scene but there is certainly snow on the bird house and my robins are kissing under the mistletoe. Such a sweet image.

Mixed Media for Mary

5" x 7" base card made from BrotherSleep sapphire pearl cardstock
silver mirri
trees stencil - Sweet Poppy Stencils
translucent paste - Sweet Poppy 

This isn't a Christmas stencil but it's the only one I have with trees. It's also rather messy Mary but I have tried! I used three different shades of glitter but the picture doesn't show it too well. This is my second attempt. The first one showed the different glitters really well but I botched it up when I was removing the stencil and smudged the fence line.  I think I will probably be able to add a sentiment or ribbon to disguise it. I haven't added a sentiment to this one yet as you can see, but I will when I think exactly what to do with it.

So here I have three cards to show so I hope I have redeemed myself with my CCC buddies. 

 I hope you are are all well and getting ahead with your Christmas preparations.So close now.

Take care.