Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Bambi

Hi all

I hope everyone is Ok with the cold weather we are experiencing. 
We had snow yesterday but it has rained all day today but it has now started to freeze so it will be slippery in the morning.
I created this card for my daughter and her partner- we saw them yesterday and they loved the card. I forgot to take a photo of the inside as I created a personal verse for them.


 The image is from Polkadoodles which I colored with my pencils and I added some glitter to ground the deer.  I die cut the sentiment from some pearl card stock -  I really like the simplicity of this card. 

Sorry its been a while since I posted we have all had the flu. We are slowly recovering but its been a nasty one with my husband been the worst affected.

Take care everyone and keep warm.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CHNC - #363 ATG optional touch of sparkle
use your stuff = #292 Christmas is coming
crafting from the heart #187 ATG
Color Inspiration Monthly link up 29


Monday, 27 November 2017

Festive Fairground

Hi all
Back to my cardio- stamps again, a new firm favourite I don't think I will ever get tired of using these.
 I used an old Spellbinders die to created the frame for my festive scene. 
 I used lots of glitter on this card too .
Not long now and December will soon be upon us I hope you are all on track with your Christmas cards. I still have a few more to do, but my inspiration left me this weekend so I took the dogs for a very long walk instead.. 

Thanks for your visit and any comments are greatly appreciated. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CHNC -#361 - ATG
Sweet Stampin Challenge- Favourite Christmas colour
lil patch of crafty friends #70 ATG

Monday, 20 November 2017

Snowy Cottage

 Hi all
Here is today card


 The cottage  was stamped and embossed on to grey card, I then added the 'snow' using pearl mica which I mixed with water so I could paint with it. I added a frame using SW double pierced squares which I cut out of White Topaz card.
A quick post today as we have just got back from a long weekend in Bournemouth. It was wonderful to have a break and the weather was kind to us.
Back to work tomorrow... 
Thanks  for popping by have a great week.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart challenge -184 ATG
CCC #26
Crafting-with-friends # 55



Monday, 13 November 2017

Zendangle Tree

Hi all
How is everyone this week? 

 This card I made using the  Festive fir-cones and Zendangles Cardio-stamps and  created a Christmas tree by stamping and over stamping. 
The 'Merry Christmas' die  is from the Find it Trading die range, which I glittered and added some pearl drops too.
The ribbon was given to me by my daughter's boyfriends mum, and I just had to use it as I like it so much.


Its been quite a cold a day here and the cats have been in all day..so that's 3 dogs and four cats.. quite a menagerie but they all get on together really well together. Here's a few photos of them







 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
MAWTT #58 Trees



Monday, 6 November 2017

Walking the dog

Hi All

What a chilly start to the morning we had a really hard frost.
This is another card I created with my card-io stamps. 



I created the hills from a torn scrap of card I used the versa colour ink in yellow and a touch of red ink to create the sunrise and black to create more hills. I then placed the deer and person walking the dog. I used my quickie glue pen to scribble on the hills and sprinkled glitter across the image. 
I really love creating the different scenes as no two will be the same. I created a frame from black card using SW noble dies.





thanks for popping by I really do appreciate all your comments. Feel free to use the Pinterest button if you would like to save it. 

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
christmas card challenge #25
dragonfly dreams challenge- winter
crafty friends challenge #70 christmas
CHNC #358




Monday, 30 October 2017

Festive Circle

Hi all
Another card made with Lime tree crafts white topaz card.  This time I masked off the center of the card with a die cut circle. Then randomly stamped the festive fir-cones stamps from Card-io around the edge in a variety of colours. Then I removed the circle and stamped the sentiment from Phil Martin scribbled Christmas verses.
 I wasn't quite sure what to mount the card on to - so as I looked around my craft room I found some glitter tape/ribbon. I glued this around the sides of my card blank and then popped the topaz card over this. I really like this glitter tape it adds a bit of bling without going over the top. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CCC #24
Addicted to CAS #123 Leaves
Polkadoodle - ATG
The merry christmas challenge # 40 ATG




Monday, 23 October 2017

Cottage Snow Globe

Hi all

One of my recent purchases is this Snow Globe die from from Find It Trading

 I cut the Find it Snow Globe die out of a great card from LimeTree crafts called White Topaz - I really like this cardstock  and have used it a lot for my Christmas cards this year. It takes ink great even though it is pearlised. 
With this card I shaded the globe with TH distress oxide Tumbled Glass with a hint of a darker blue. 
Once the ink was dry I stamped the cottage and added glitter to the image to create a snowy feel. I added some snow to the sky by picking up some white acrylic paint with my pokey tool and dabbed it on the image. 
To create the background I used a Woodware snowflake stamp using the same blue ink.
I die cut and embossed the sentiment out of sky blue card and embossed it with clear embossing powder.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CCC #24
crafting with friends Challenge 53
12 months off christmas linkup -Challenge #34: Optional Theme...Anything Goes
CHNC - challenge 56