Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Adorable Crystal Flakes!

Have you ever made a card for a challenge then just as you went to upload it you realised it was too late! Well that just happened to me - Oops! Never mind, I also had my eyes on a few other challenges. I find challenges a great way to motivate me - with inspiration and a deadline!
Isn't this image just adorable, its "Crystal Flakes" from Sugar Nellie, and I love all the white cards I've been seeing out there lately!!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Crystal Flakes (Sugar Nellie)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!) 
Papers:  After Five Collection paper pad (KaiserCraft)
Inks:    tuxedo black (memento),
Coloured with:  Copics
Other :  lace, doily, snowflakes, kindyglitz (stash)

Challenges I'm joining:
Bearly Mine Challenges - "All of my favourite things" (well I couldnt fit everything - lace, doily, white)
Copic oz Challenge - Christmas
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Let it Snow
Creative Inspirations - Winter colours (blue, grey, white)
Divas By Design Challenge - Monochromatic
One Stitch at a Time Challenge - Anything Goes
The abc challenge - D for dazzle
The Sketchy Challenges (formerly Pink Ink Sketch) - Sketch

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wishing I could be an Odd Girl!!

Some Odd Girl are having a Guest DT Challenge. These images are so gorgeous - really fun and fresh! Of course I had to try out for the position.
I made a card with similar colourings recently for the SOG b/w colouring challenge and was picked as a fav!! yayy!! I think these colours really suit these images and I just love colouring in black and white! Wish me good luck!!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Dancin Mae  (Some Odd Girl), digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: taken with teal, confetti white, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Chapter One paper pad (Kaisercraft) 
Coloured with:  Copics (cool grey's)
Other :   pearl, button, circle punch (Stampin' Up!), hearts die (Provocraft), flowers (Prima), twine (stash)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Sketchy at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges!

There is a fabulous sketch to inspire you this week at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog. We would love for you to join us and be in the running to win a great prize!

I've used the handsome "Lil Christmas Lad Lestat" this time - this is my husbands Christmas card this year. It's no secret that I love the vintage look and I love to colour in black and white/shades of grey. I think that this should be masculine enough for him too!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Christmas Lad Lestat, Pink Victorian Christmas Sentiments (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Confetti white, early espresso, always artichoke, basic black,Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Christmas paper pad (Lost & Found
Inks:    tuxedo black (memento), early espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Copics (warm grey's)
Other :  hemp twine, button (Stampin' Up!), Pink Christmas Sentiments Die (Tickled Pink Stamps), Leaf & Swirl Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), fancy tags dies (Spellbinders)tiny alpha stickers (KaiserCraft)

Challenges I'm joining:
Bearly Mine Challenges - one for the boys
Cards For Men - its nearly christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Vintage
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - buttons and bows

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Anything Goes" at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges!

Oh My Goodness, have you all realised that it is only 7 more weeks until Christmas!! Eeek!!! Well, this week the challenge over at the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog is "Anything Goes" so what a great excuse to join in with this challenge, make a Christmas card, and be in the running to win a great prize!

I've used the gorgeous "Lil Christmas Lolita Christina" which is my favourite Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas image so far. Normally I would sponge the paper edges with ink, but this time I painted with white acrylic paint - nice Christmas effect I think!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Christmas Lolita Christina (Tickled Pink Stamps), digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke,Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Christmas paper pad (Lost & Found
Inks:    tuxedo black (memento)
Coloured with:  Copics (warm grey's)
Other :  pearls, rhinestone brad, linen thread (Stampin' Up!), small snowflake punch, doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), Rose Leaf, Christmas Poinsetta, and Leaf & Swirl Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), white acrylic pain (stash)

Challenges I'm joining:
By The Cute and Girly - Christmas Girls
Card Makin Mamas - Die cuts/punches
The Kraft Journal - Banners or Border Punches
All That Scraps Challenges - Anything Goes