Wow, can you believe we are half way through December? I still feel like I missed November somewhere .... Of course the BIG event is next weekend - try not to panic anyone!!
Just thought I'd share the Christmas card I made for my hubby (at least I have that done!)
This stamp was in a job lot from ebay, cost quite a bit in postage and there was only one other nice stamp in there but I had to have this one - LOL!!
I'm prowling around ebay quite often now looking for PB stamps as there don't seem to be many UK stockists anymore :-(
If anyone can recommend any please shout.
Back to the card, this stamp is called 'That Xmas Feeling', coloured with promarkers. I've combined it with an assortment of papers from my scraps folders along with a brand new piece of First Edition green 'Fairisle' paper which reminded me of knitting. I still struggle to start a new pad of paper, the stroking and admiring period can last ages before the scissors arrive!
I kept the embellishment fairly simple as hubby doesn't do fussy!
As it's Christmas, I glittered his hat ... me ... his pom pom .... the desk and floor!
Have a great day whatever you're doing and thanks for visiting!
Hope everyone is OK and the Christmas preparations are well under control ... hmm I think I need to work on that!
Over at Sparkles Monthly we are taking a break from Christmas crafting, instead our new challenge theme is
because we are celebrating our 7th birthday this month!!
Here's my card using another PB stamp from Ebay called, very appropriately, 'Let's Celebrate'. I've used a selection of peach and pink coloured scraps from my box and cut a glittery Happy Birthday using an Xcut die.
Love these cute mice and I couldn't resist adding a touch of stickles to their cake!
Today I've been sorting out a few things ready for Christmas, think I'm making progress although I have to confess to putting off writing cards again! Funny really, I love making cards but hate writing them!!
Maybe tomorrow ....
Anyways, I popped on to share this super cute PB mouse. I love this stamp, that pose and the happy dance always makes me smile - do you think he has been watching Strictly?
Here's the complete card
Stamp: Penny Black - Let it Snow, coloured with promarkers,
plus wink of stella and liquid pearls
Papers: Crafter's Companion and scraps
Dies: Memory Box & Die'sire with pearls and gems
Ribbon from stash
Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave xx
There are lots of fun challenges planned: themes, mood boards, colours - something for everyone!
We have some wonderful prizes on offer from our generous sponsors, along with badges for our winners and Top 3.
Each challenge will start on the first Friday of the month and will run for the whole month so plenty of time to join in!!
The first challenge will start on January 6th 2017.
In the meantime, why not take a look at the blog where Lorraine and Sonia will be introducing the whole design team in the next few days. I'm really looking forward to working with such a lovely and talented group of ladies!
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Yay, it's Friday - I began to think the weekend would never arrive.....
I'm on a roll with Christmas cards - this is the third one this week!! I won this gorgeous Stampendous stamp on Ebay over the summer, it was in a job lot of three new cling Xmas stamps which I got for £2.20 - I do love a bargain. Here it is in it's first outing :
I think this must be a lady polar bear because
1. She has gorgeous eyelashes
2. She has sorted out, bought and wrapped Christmas parcels and it isn't even Christmas Eve!
She is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers along with some flower soft 'snow' and a good sprinkle of glamour dust. The papers are all from my scraps folders, the darker one is from The Snowman range and the other one was a magazine freebie, all finished off with my favourite Christmas die by Memory Box and some gems.
As you like it - favourite Christmas colour combo - for me the image really tends to dictate the colour I choose to use, but if I'm receiving a card I do love a more contemporary palette, especially with purple or lilac!
I'm hoping to get to the Craft show at Excel tomorrow - perhaps it will boost my Christmas spirit??
Long time no see I know, but I'm just popping on to let you know that the new challenge is just starting over at Sparkles Monthly:
Now, don't panic anyone, we still have a few weeks to go yet, remember we haven't started the advent calendar choccys! However, if you are as disorganized as me this might be the perfect inspiration needed to get another card ticked off the list!! This one has doubled the number in my box !!
It's funny, despite having lots of Christmas stamps, there are always a few favourites that I seem to reach for - in my world, Christmas means James the Bear from LOTV!! Here he is in one of my fav crimbo colour combos, love lilac and silver together:
Sorry about the pants photo, think it's time to drag out the daylight bulbs for piccy taking!
Who could resist that face?? Perhaps he could do my Christmas shopping for me??
Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave. Don't forget to head over to the Sparkles blog to see what the rest of the design team have made and to get all the challenge details.
I'm running very late with my DT post for the new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly - I've been away for a few days and meant to schedule it before I left and then completely forgot - senile or what!! Anyway, hopefully better late then never is my card for the August challenge which is
LOTS OF LAYERS
A couple of weeks ago, I was hunting around to find a particular sentiment stamp in my stash, when I came across a few sheets of decoupage and toppers bought many moons ago. Have to say it was an odd collection, it's funny how much your taste can change, but this fairy appealed to me - perhaps because it's lilac / purple. I had also just been looking through my older papers which included the fairy background paper and so it seemed like 'fate' that I should put them together!!
We are sponsored this month by Helen who has kindly donated a set of stamps from
This is a quick post to let you know that the new challenge is starting over at Sparkles Monthly, the theme is
Here's my card - my first Christmas card of the year!!
The cute little mouse is by Crafter's Companion, one of the Makey Bakey Mice Collection, and coloured with promarkers. Sentiment by LOTV. Papers are from my scraps collection, a mixture of papermania and Forever Friends I think, with a piece of gold ribbon for a little extra sparkle.
Caz is offering this fab prize, a Victorian set of stamps and a pack of Christmas Rosettes.