Monday, 30 November 2015

Sparkle shine and frosty Christmas

Morning - thanks for popping in

I am still with a heavy cold and is my head clearing well I suppose it is as I have finished another card. 

Do hope its ok - sort of worked I think, best get it entered into a challenge :) 


Hope you like the card :)

I used first the Clarity stamp babble and lightly inked the outside. 

Then using the Card-io stamps made a Christmas Church, trees and buildings in the background with children and sleigh in the foreground 

With Imaginations stencil snowflakes lightly blended the colours of blue and pink into the back ground.

Brushed over the babble with blue 

Final part to glitter the background with different glitters and use Glossy Accents on the jackets of the children.

And add a hand made red ribbon. 

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Eat drink and be merry - Stars

Morning All

Well I pleased to welcome my new followers since yesterday, very pleased to see you on my blog.

The grandchildren enjoyed receiving  their Advent Calendars yesterday. 


For my next card 


I used Clarity Stamp star stencil and inked with Distress inks first

I  then, with a pad used Cosmic Paste to make the stars sparkle

I then highlighted to white card with pink and blue distress inks across the stars.

Then I made the topper for a sentiment - stamped onto topper the words in the same colour as the stars. 

Final part was to attach a bow and gems. 

I hope you like the card.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Saturday delivery

Hi thanks for popping in.

Still not feeling very well but got a lovely surprise 

Marianne mentioned me in her blog. How lovely it that. So many thanks

I am off to deliver to my grandchildren their Advent Calendars today

I have made 3 in total all slightly different - now that I am off to deliver them I can mention my blog to the rest of the family. So hope to get a few more followers. 

Hope to be back into crafting tomorrow. I do miss it. 

How was your Black Friday ??? 

Computer was soooooooooooo slow - much better today. 

So Crafty hugs 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

snowflake trees

Morning All 

Not a good night think I have either a very bad cold or flu coming :( 

But not to stop my crafting thought I would post a new card for a couple of challenges


I have used from my paper stash hand made coloured backing paper.

Made this myself with Distress Inks and sprayed with water to give the mottled effect. 

Then stamp embossed snowflakes in white and glitter embossing powders

Using scrap papers die cut out snowflakes and trees. 

I made a hill at the bottom of the card for the trees using template hills and distress inks. 

Using glitter to glitter up the trees. 

Final part was to mount the paper onto blue card and then onto hint of silver card blank. 

I hope you like the finished card 

Extra Challenge as requested

Emerald Creek Dares - Bring a bit of Cheer

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Peace at Christmas

Thanks for popping in

My next card for the Challenges 


I first used a stencil and coloured in with Distress Inks in two colours

Stamped the Peace at Christmas Clarity Stamp, placed a moon stencil over the sky and then coloured in the hills, and sky.Then stamped the Wise Men and star.
 Finished with a glitter pen on the star and trees

Mounted the finished art work onto a blank white card which I coloured around the edges to match the sand dunes and sky.

I hope you like it 

Monday, 23 November 2015

Christmas Socks

Thanks for popping in 

Been a busy weekend 

Thought I would concentrate today on Challenge Cards - So here is one I have made so far today. 


First I used a stencil and sprayed alcohol markers through the stencil to make the background

Then with Card-io stamps I stamped socks and parcels into the squares and rectangles using Distress inks in various colours

Using Clarity Stamp sentiment - Happy Christmas - stamped into larges rectangle and then sparkled it up with sparkle ink. 

Mounted onto a suitable colour card

Final part made a bow with my bow maker.

Card competed 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Hobby Art Challenge November - All time Favourite

Hi Thanks for popping in

I have now submitted my final 2 cards for the Hobby Art Challenge November


I just love the Old Barn Stamps 

And the Harbour Stamp - I find everyone loves this 

These pictures are all done on watercolour card, hand painted with watercolours after stamping. 

Really relaxing 

Hope you like them. 

And fingers crossed. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Advent Calendar for Challenges

Hi Thanks for popping in again

It was mentioned that it would be a good idea to enter this for a challenge with this project, 

so as I have only just finished it and it was made after the challenge opened 

I thought I would have a go - its not a card but an Advent Calendar for my Grandson

Winter Fun for the whole month :)

And Anything Goes :) 


Hope you like it 

Without words - November Challenge Winter Birthday

Morning All 

Its a sunny day here that strange thing the Sun is out hip hip hooray :) 

I have just found this site so thought I would give it a go 


I love to use Distress inks so this was made first by stamping onto Cut N Foam the image with black Archival Ink

Then with the dropper - drop "blobs" of ink on the foam pad. 

Then using the stamp - technical bit - squish the stamp onto the foam pad

Blot and stamp onto your card. 

Then using stencils - brush up the clouds, and hills 

With the inks still on the stamp - continue to stamp colour around the trees for texture and foreground. 

Final part is to use a water brush to blend the foreground colours. 

Mount onto pink card to finish Birthday card for my friend. :) 

Hope you like it 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Christmas Advent Calendar

Good afternoon,

 been busy these last few days but thought I would share what I have finished making today.

 I did wonder if it was suitable for a challenge but the one I looked at is "cards" ..... 

oh well I am sure my grandson will be pleased with it. 

I made the unit as "per the instructions" 

Then with many ideas in my head I came up with the finished product..... 

I used gilding wax around the edges, gesso white paint for the areas that were papered on the unit. Sticking papers on the top and sides to finish 

I die cut out numbers in gold card to stick onto the boxes.

Now I just need to fill the little boxes and deliver it to Farran. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Little Claire's Designs Challenge 63 - Christmas in White Theme

Little Claire's Designs Challenge 63 - Christmas in White Theme 

Good afternoon I worked on this challenge yesterday, would have put it on blog but had problems with the photos, not up to scratch so had to wait to charge up the battery for my camera :) 

I hope you like the results

I used Sue Wilson dies to cut out the background, poinsettias and trees.

first time  I have used double sided sticky paper to glitter up the background with Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow and I think it worked really well. 

Next was to cut out the poinsettias 

I mounted the main part onto silver mirri card and  then  mounted onto "a hint of gold card stock" for the main card blank. 

 Cosmic shimmer Iced Snow on the poinsettias and tree and background spots to highlight the points. 

The final part was to mount the flowers, sentiment and tree onto the background and wait for everything to dry and set. :) 

So this is the final card now completed. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Clarity Stamp Challenge - November Clean and Simple

Hi there -  here is my card for the

I had the idea in my head and finally it took place and here is the finished result, I thought by keeping to all the same colour hue would keep it clean and simple.

How I made it is shown in the following photos. 

Made the background using distress inks and sprayed with water
Decisions on what to use..... Yes its just the top trees just right.

Having inked the trees and then used a mask to cover the trees, used my hill template to make the background still using the same colour.

Then using my Spectrum Noir pencils coloured in the trees with a moon above the trees. 

Then using the words Best wishes without the line placed below the trees. 

Did try to do a black line around the picture but finally thought NO not right so cut down the final picture. 

Final stage is to mount and attach to card with coloured cards behind.

I hope you like this card..... Simple and Clean....