My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

29 August 2010

Let's Go Dotty

Afternoon crafters. I wish the weather would make its mind up today, earlier it poured down with rain and now we have super sunshine, but the wind is unreal today - its blowing a gale here in Coventry!

Here's my card for the Lili of the Valley 62 with their theme Let's Go Dotty For Circles.
I used one of the Circle Cards from Die Cut Dreams and the following ingredients:-
  • LOTV New Hat Stamp
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers

Hope your enjoying your weekend.

28 August 2010

Fairy Heidi

Afternoon, yes I'm back with another card using one of my new stamps which I'm entering into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • K&C Hopscotch Papers
  • CC Designs Heidi Stamp
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter, PM Pearls & Anita's Peeloffs
  • Card from Stash

Home Tweet Home

My second post for today and this time ........ its not a Christmas card LOL!

I'm entering my next make into:-

I really enjoyed using this sketch. For this card I used:-

  • Cuddly Buddly Crafts Home Tweet Home Digi Stamp
  • Charm & Buttons from Stash
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • MME Papers
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Promarkers

Would love, as ever to have your comments on this one. I am actually really pleased with how this turned out.

Have a fab day!

Sunny Saturday

Good morning and thank you for popping in to take a look around my blog - I hope you like what you see today! I had a successful night in the craftroom last night and here is the first of my cards.

Now unfortunately, the sun in the conservatory where I always take my pics has caught this a little and you can't see how vibrant the red paper really is - never mind!

I'm entering this little fellow into the following challenges:-

I found this little reindeer lurking in my Christmas stash on a sheet I hadn't used - they are stickers but have a lovely velvety feel to them - can't for the life of me remember the make but its something I bought last year on QVC!!

Card Ingredients:-

  • Paper & Reindeer from Stash
  • Mirri Card
  • Sizzix Boutique Texture Plate
  • Kanban Die Cut Greeting
  • PM Brads

I hope you like what you see.

27 August 2010

All I Want for Christmas ........

Hello again, I managed to escape into the craft room this afternoon and here is the card I produced for the following challenges:-

I am having a go at the Design Team Call @ Penny Black @ Allsorts, as they are after some new talent - what have I got to loose?

For this card I used:-

  • PB Royal Mail Stamp
  • Paper from Stash
  • Mirri Card
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Promarkers, Stickles & PM Gems
  • Card from Stash using Sizzix Texture Boutique

Thanks for stopping by this evening and as always look forward to your lovely comments.

A Gem of A Challenge 7

Morning peeps - well what a difference a day makes - its a gorgeous sunny morning today, thank goodness after all the rain yesterday!

Here's my card for A Gem of A Challenge 7 using their sketch and optional extra to use felt, material, lace, ribbon, etc. I decided to use a strip of soft velvet touch ribbon.

Card Ingredients:-

  • Pink Gem Design's Baby's 1st Christmas Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers & Ice Stickles
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • K&C Christmas Paper
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Kanban Mirri Card using Sizzix Texture Plate
  • American Crafts Ribbon

Thanks for popping in. Have a great day and hope you're looking forward to the weekend.

26 August 2010

Not A Card

Hello, my second post for today is for One Stop Craft Challenge 94 with their theme "Not a Card".

I made this box for my Daughter's present for my mum's Birthday.

Hope you like it!

Happy 70th Birthday Mum!

Morning on this miserable rainy day here in the Midlands! However its a very Happy 70th Birthday to my Mum! Here is the card I made for her.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Kanban Embossed Mirri Card & Ribbon + Border Punch
  • Pretty 2 Digi Stamp by Creative Mind by Sylvie
  • Flowers from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • Anita's Peel Offs

Thank you for popping in - hope you like what you see.

25 August 2010

Wedding Congratulations!

Good morning, I have been commissioned by a friend to make a card for a wedding they are going to on Friday, so as I had recently purchased some of LOTV die cut's, thought these would be perfect for the basis of the 8" x 8" card.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • LOTV Wedding Couple Die Cut
  • Mirri Card & MS Hearts Border Punch
  • PM Confetti Papers
  • PM Gems
  • Organza Ribbon & Flowers from Stash
  • Stickles
  • Computer Generated Greeting

Would love to have your comments on this card and thank you for stopping by today.

Another Award!

Well I am lucky enough to have received another award from my friend Keryn - A big thank you hun for this.

Again there are rules - firstly I must thank the person who sent it to me, list 3 things I like about myself 1) My smile 2) I am organised 3) I am lucky enough to have great friends and family and finally pass onto 7 people - now the 7 people I have chosen all inspire me with their creativeness and work and are all genuinely lovely people to have as friends and followers.

  1. Debby
  2. Clare
  3. Trish
  4. Susie
  5. Janet
  6. Emma
  7. Marie

Enjoy your day!

24 August 2010

Christmas Star!

Hello again, this time a card for the following challenges:-

I made a gatefold card - in fact this was a card I made with a sketch and other challenges before I started decorating and never uploaded it and missed the deadlines, so luckily I have managed to find challenges it will fit!

Card Ingredients:-

  • K&C Paper
  • Cardstock from Stash
  • LOTV Teddy With Star Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • Stickles

Hope you like it!

I'm Back!

Hello! Well I haven't been around much this past week, as have been busy decorating and its taken me away big time from my craft room! But now that both the girl's rooms are finished, I can now find sanction and relaxation back in it! LOL. Here are a couple of piccies to share with you (the light wasn't very good, so you can't get the true colours I'm afraid).

My Step Daughter Danielle's Lilac Room:-

My Daughter Megan's Pink Room:-

This piccie shows the built in cupboards that my darling other half built - I gave him a sketch of what I wanted and voila, here they are which I painstakingly painted with 3 coats of paint!! They are just brilliant.

So I will be back later with some cards. Hope you all have a fabulous day.


23 August 2010

A Lovely Award

Good morning. Well what a lovely surprise to find I have been given an award from Helen - thank you so much!

However, there are 5 rules that go with receiving this award:-

1. Thank the person who gave it to you - done as above!

2. Copy and display the award on your blog - done as above!

3. List 3 things about yourself ... so here goes ....

  • For my sins, I love decorating and DIY (yes I know!) but I get so much satisfaction from the end result
  • I am highly organised ... I hate mess and everything has to be just right, even my wardrobe is colour co-ordinated and my CDs in alphabetical order .... much to the annoyance of all my family and friends LOL
  • When my children have grown up I would like to relocate to Cornwall to be by the sea air and countryside

4. Post a picture that you love - this is me and Mark on our first holiday together in Tenerife back in April 2005!

5. Tag 5 people I would like to pass this award onto. This was a hard decision, as there are just so many of you, but have decided to pass it onto my regular commenters, some of which have become very good friends over the last 6 months and whose work inspires me. So here we go, a BIG thank you to you all:-

Have a fabulous day!


22 August 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 35 - DT Card

Good morning all on this sunny Sunday morning! Its time for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week Emma has provided us with a great sketch.

Here's my card - for this I used:-
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Roddy Robot Digi Stamp
  • Kanban Cardstock & Greetings
  • Robot Paper from Stash
  • Stickles
  • Promarkers
  • Hobbycraft Gems

We are lucky to be sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity and the lucky winner will receive "Nella" digi stamp as their prize - a right little cute elephant.

I do hope you will join us this time, please submit your entry via Inlinkz by Midnight GMT on Saturday 4th September 2010. I look forward to visiting your blogs!

Thanks for popping in!

16 August 2010

Dancing on Ice!

Good morning - well its Monday again and I'm into week 4 of the Summer hols already - where has that gone!? The sun is shining, so hopefully we are in for a nice day today! Posting early as I have lots to do today.

Here's a card I made over the weekend for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Skating Snowman Stamp
  • K&C & DCWV Papers
  • Mirri Card from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • MS Snowflake Border Punch & Punched Snowflakes
  • Stickles

I didn't fine it too difficult using two DPs from different suppliers, it was just a case of finding the right colours to fit.

Hope you like it and look forward to your comments as always. Hope you have a fab day!

13 August 2010

Chocolate & Cream

Had a good morning in the craft room today and here's another one of my creations.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

I loved this simple sketch from Friday Sketchers and will probably use this alot more. The kit is from Kanban which I bought months ago, but haven't used yet - its so cute and will make some adorable simple cards.

Card Ingredients

  • Kanban Candy Bears Kit using die cut pyramage topper, greeting and floral cardstock
  • Flowers from The Range
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Hobbycraft Cardstock

My 1st Easel Card!

Morning crafty people - well I was up bright and early this morning and the sun was shining and I thought it was going to be a lovely day ..... how wrong I was, we're back to grey miserable rain again and its Friday! Can't believe 3 weeks of the school holidays have passed already - another 3 to go!

I have seen so many people make easel cards and I've always thought how fab they look, but must be so complicated to make. I decided at long last to have a go and am really pleased with how it turned out and shall definitely be making some more, incorporating different features on each one as there are so many options you can do.

I decided that I didn't want a full piece of card and went for just the image option, which I really like.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Now I've just realised that I only have 1 button on my card for Anya Ink, however Miss Anya does have buttons on her shorts! Maybe this will pass do you think? If not no worries.

For this card I used:-

  • Miss Anya Stamp
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • Card, Flowers, Button & Organza Ribbon from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Dawn Bibby Designs Greeting Stamp

I would love to have your comments on what you think of my first attempt and thanks for popping in this morning. Have a fun Friday!

12 August 2010

Miss Anya Snow

Yep, I'm back again, this time with a card I am actually pleased with LOL!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Miss Anya Snow Stamp
  • Paper from Stash
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Promarkers
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Stickles

Thanks for popping by today and look forward to your comments as always.

Anyone for Cup Cakes?

Afternoon, my second post for today is for the following challenges:-

Now I'm not very pleased with this card at all .... it just didn't turn out right and I can't really put my finger on it as to why, especially as it was such a simple sketch to follow, but you know when you're not happy with something. However, I will publish whatever I make good or bad!

Card Ingredients:-

  • Kanban Tea Party Die Cut Toppers & Greeting
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • Sizzix Frame coloured with PMs
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Paper from Stash

Its A Bit Pink!

Hello all, well what an absolutely miserable day - its dark, cold and pouring with rain and its here for the day I believe! Oh joy!

So the card I made yesterday may make up for the fact its depressing outside as this is very bright indeed!

I don't tend to use actetate that much, but its something I will definitely start to use more in my cards - this particular acetate is from Kanban and is already embossed.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Kanban Embossed Butterfly Acetate
  • Paper from Stash
  • Swallowtail Butterfly Digi Stamp - freebie - can't remember from where!
  • PM Pearls
  • Promarkers

Hope the weather is better where you are today. Thanks for popping in.

11 August 2010

Beach Huts

Hello, me again with my second post for today.



This card is for the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Little Musings Beach Huts Digi Image
  • Cardstock, Paper & Brads from Stash
  • Anita's Peeloff
  • Promarkers

Thanks for stopping by today.

A Balancing Act

Good morning crafty people and my what a lovely sunny day we've got here in the Midlands. Looking forward to catching up with my friend at lunchtime over a pub lunch - haven't seen her for years, so it will be great! My daughter is also on her way home from Portugal as we speak - she's been away for 10 days with her Dad and Brother, but won't be back with me until Friday, can't wait to see her too!

Anways, guess what, another Christmas card LOL!

This is my favourite bear from LOTV, he is just so cute! This card is being entered into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • LOTV Christmas Ted - Balancing Act
  • Die Cut Greeting
  • Mirri Card
  • Paper & Embellishment from Stash
  • Promarkers

Hope you like the card and as always appreciate your feedback.

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