Saturday 21 December 2013
Well it is anything but cold and frosty where I live today.....we woke up to a complete downpour and we have had nothing but pouring rain and darkness al day so far.....not at all my vision of Christmas!
This card is much more like Christmas time to me, and it's made using a gorgeous digi image and background papers from my Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.
The digi is quite detailed so it took a while to colour, but well worth it I think, and I have gone with a slightly different colour scheme than usual, to complement the lovely Christmas tree backing paper and the tartan one which I have used as a faux ribbon.
I hope you like my little offering for today, and wish you all a relaxing weekend.
Before I go.....some lovely challenges to enter:
Tuesday 17 December 2013
For this card I have delved back in to the Steampunk sets from Bearly Mine and paired them with a GIANT wine bottle stamp from Stamp Addicts. This card is actually 8 x8, so that gives you some idea of the size of the wine bottle.
I wanted a very vintage effect for this card, so I think the the steampunk papers work really well for this and go very nicely with the muted tones that you get from the distress ink pads which I used to stamp the bottle.
So, the next time you see me on a Bearly Mine challenge, I fully expect to be back in to the Spring Pastels again!
In te meantime, a great Christmas and New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing your crafty creations over on the Bearly Mine challenge site.
We started the year as Lili's Little Fairies, so in homage to that, I have decided to go back to a beautiful LOTV image for this challenge.
I'm also looking ahead to the New Year......as you can see, this is a Father's Day Card......well the challenge does say 'Anything!'
So I hope you like my card for today and hope to see you over at Crafty Little Fairies for our final crafty fling on 2013!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!
Thursday 12 December 2013
Let it snow is also the subject of our latest challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies and I thought I would rake the opportunity to crack out some of my lovely Christmassy Mulberry Wood stamps for the occasion.
So how do you like this one with all those cute little mice sitting in a Christmas hat....I think it is just so sweet and really enjoyable to colour.
I decided to follow a sketch (a little loosely I must admit!) from Sketch Saturday and the papers are all printed from the Barkley Christmas CD.....a little mix and match can be a very good thing I reckon.
Finally, here are the lovely challenges that I would like to enter:
Well that's all from me for today....don't forget to come and join us at CLF....not much more time to get those snowy creations in!
Bye for now.
Saturday 7 December 2013
However 'cute' isn't everyone's cup of tea and sometimes it does us good to do something a little different, so I couldn't help but be drawn to the Thomas Kinkade decoupage book and CD.
I think I have made 7 cards so far from this CD so it has really paid for itself and I love that traditional look that you can achieve with this style.
The decoupage is very big and very detailed so, as you can see on these A5 cards, you really don't need to add too much else...in my case a bit of ribbon and some glitter!
You can't really se the 3d effect too well on this card, but the time spent cutting was really worth all the effort when you see the real thing.
Here are some lovely challenges that I would like to enter today:
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday 5 December 2013
I thought I would break the mould and give my pastel colours a bit of a work out with a more Spring like card.....and here it is using a lovely Lacy Sunshine digi that I printed off a while back and never quite got around to colouring.
As you can see I have kept my card layout very simple with small strips of patterned paper, cupeled with some punched flowers. I can't help thinking though, that this kind of layout would have had more impact with more contrasting backing papers...maybe red or green....but of course then we are back to Christmas again!
There are a few challenges that I would like to enter with this card, so here they are:
Thanks for stopping by today.