Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas with the Christies.

I can't believe Christmas is behind us and we are racing towards a whole new year full of exciting things.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we had a very relaxed and peaceful one, just how we like it. 
And as is tradition we made our cards to each other. I am ashamed to say hubby is a much better crafter than I am *hangs head*.
I used a Karber Digi for hubbys card and opted for Rudolph, as he supports Aberdeen FC and the fans are known as "Rudolphs". Probably because it is soooo cold up there, and you end up with a red nose lololol.  I coloured him(Rudolph not hubby) with Flexmarkers and Promarkers, and used Fluffy Stuff on his hat. I then popped him onto some delicious papers from the Santa's Workshop Christmas Kit from Sarah Hurley. I just love this kit and will be using it throughout the year as it is so versatile, and has more than just Christmas papers in it.  I embellished it with tiny snowflakes in white pearlescent card, popped some wee gems on them and added the word "husband" which I die cut from the Vintage Market die from Tim Holtz, I also distressed this using Black Soot DI.


Here is hubbys card to me, I love it. I will let you be the judge of which one is best ;-)
I may start encouraging him to make more cards.
I would like to enter my card(the top one) into the following challenges;
Di Digi Designs - Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Merry Christmas
Hanna and Friends - Christmas


Almost a New Year, and a new DT.

I have some very exciting news to share with you all today, I have recently been asked to be part of another fabulous Design Team, this time for Willow Designs. To say I am delighted is a complete understatement.  I will be designing alongside a very talented team of ladies, and look forward to the weekly challenges on the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, and do hope lots of you can join us to win fabulous prizes :)  I adore Walter and Winnie, they are so cute :D And Winnie will have pride of place on my blog.

Thanks for reading my post and have a lovely New Year xxx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Exciting times.

Hello again,

Very exciting day for us members of the Sarah Hurley DT, as the second edition of the Lookbook went live this morning.  There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and now I can start to show you my creations for this issue.
First of all I will show you a Christmas card I made using papers from the Tinseltown Digi Kit.  The options are endless, and I chose to make a green themed card.  I used a snowfall paper as my base layer and the petal dot as the bauble paper.  I embossed a sheet of white pearlised card with a Sizzix folder to carry on the snow theme. The dies are from Memory Box.  I had to add some bling onto the baubles, just to make it twinkle.  The sentiment is also from the kit.

Memory Box Die
Sizzix embossing folder
Silver ribbon, twine, gems and pearls from stash.
I hope you enjoy the Lookbook as much as we enjoyed making things for it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Guylou's Inimitability - Let it snow.
Raise the Bar - Let it Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - Your favourite Die
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Must have a sentiment on the front - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Something magical.

What a busy couple of weeks it has been. I've had lurgy, toothache, multiple visits to the dentist and loads of crafting to do. Eek, never rains but it pours!!
It is always nice to make a card in December that is not a Christmas card, and this one is for my lovely crafty friend Anda.  To say she likes owls is a bit of an understatement, so I didn't want to make an owl the main focus of the card, so opted for one of her other loves Harry Potter...he does have an owl after all ;) And I can blog the card as it is her birthday today :D
I used this awesome digi from Karber, coloured him with my Promarkers and Fleximarkers and popped him onto an embossed Nestie shape.  The paper is from a digi kit, and I think it ties in perfectly. The stars are Framelits dies, which I love using. To "tie" it all together, I used bakers twine in Gryfindor colours, and had to pop a wee cute owl charm on it.  I made the sentiment myself using a Harry Potter font.

Spellbinders and Framelits dies
Circles embossing folder
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Bakers twine, owl charm and papers from stash.
I hope this inspires you to make something magical today,
Carol xx
I would like to enter him into the following challenges.
Avadares Challenges - Use a Digi.
Polkadoodles - Birthday at Christmas/young adult.
Paper Play Challenges - You're a star.
I Love Promarkers - For the boys
LEJ Designs  - Use a sentiment
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Must use a digi, anything goes.
Whoopsi Daisy - Use up your stash(Charm, twine and papers)


Saturday, 1 December 2012

December is here.

Today marks the first day of Advent and all the Christmas preparation that it entails. Soooo exciting if you are a lover of Christmas like me (I am convinced it comes with my name ;) ).

This months challenge over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog is "Christmas", and Sarah has great kits to help you make cards, decorations, gifts, scrapbook layouts, digi scrapbooking and lots lots more.  For my card this month I used papers from Tinseltown and Documented365 December Daily Digital kit. Both kits are full of delicious papers, embellishments and much much more.

I tried a different type of card, one that you could see both sides at the same time, and made what I call an "inside out card".  I covered the insides of the card with holly stripe paper to make it look like a wall, and die cut some polka dot paper and linen paper and layered them onto the card. The other side I covered with holly paper and die cut a hole to hang a bauble in.  I used some more polka dot papers as the base of my bauble and popped some sparkly gems on them, and used sparkly bakers twine. Can't have too much sparkle at Christmas in my opinion. The sentiment came from the Tinseltown kit.

I hope this inspires you to join in with our Christmas Challenge this month.