Blogger Backgrounds

Hello Fellow Crafters

I make over 300 Christmas cards every year for Charities, family and friends so you will find loads of Christmas cards on my blog also the odd present, gift ideas, stocking fillers and table decorations.

I hope you enjoy what you see.


Saturday, 31 December 2011

4 snow cards

Today I have another set of Christmas cards to show you.
I have used a image from Bugaboo one of my favourite sites for digi stamps.

I have made 4 different cards using this 1 image which is Christmas words - snow

A closer look.

On this A6 card I have used Bugaboo Snow image, Martha Steward holly punch, Ice sparkles - crystal ice glitter glue, Promarkers - cyan, lime green, bright orange, ivory and cool grey 1. and I layered the main image on lime green card and attached with foam pads.

This A6 card was made using the same image but I have changed the punch to the snowflake boarder and the colours are now magenta,canary,bright orange,ivory and cool grey 1 and have used pink to layer the image.

I would like to enter these cards into:-

ABC Christmas challenge - Z is for zingy colours

Christmas card total so far 5/300 only 295 togo.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

A new baby

A new baby.

We are not sure if baby is going to be a boy or girl as parents dont want to know..

So I'm made this card in lilac.
This bugaboo image is Moon Baby - sweet dreams and I've used promarkers to colour in the image.The layers were made in my graphic programme and then printed out.I've added ribbon, flowers and a dummy to finish the card.

I would like to enter this card into:-

For fun Challenges - new
shopping our stash - tie it up/bugaboo stamp
the paper shelter - tie a bow
I love promarkers - anything goes
Sarah Hurley challenge - colouring
4 crafty chicks - new

Card tote

Today I've got something different to show you.

While surfing the web the other day a came across a tutorial for a card tote. You can find Maria Bell's tutorial here.

I made it out of 5 sheets of 12x12 paper
3 x dark pink
2 x light pink

I've also added some buttons and flowers to finish.

Front viewSide viewand inside

This tote is easy to make..I will say the next one I make I'll add the inside folders before adding the side panels as I found it a bit fiddly to add them after the side panels were glued in.Also I need to get some white velcro.

I would like to enter this tote into the folllowing challenges.

Cooking itup with Katie - anything goes
My Mum's craft shop - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Simon says Stamps - anything goes
Party time tuesday - anything goes

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

First card for Christmas 2012

I'm back in the craft room and have started on my cards for next year.

I make over 300 Christmas cards each year.

200 for Bonnie Babies (the charity I knit for), and 100+ for family and friends.

So I really need to start early.

I was given some lovely Crafting items for Christmas and now its time to play.

My First card has been made from Forever friends Timeless papers and ribbon.

I have used the gorgeous crofters winter digi stamp from Stitchy bear and added a few gems to finish.

this card has been entere into

one stitch at a time - choccy's christmas challenge

digital tuesday - winter wonderlan

Incy wincy designs - winter wonderland

Lexi's creations - untraditional christmas NO red or Green

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas poop bags

I had some time to spare yesterday so I made these for the table.

These are little poop bags filled with mini marshmallows and chocolate raisins.

Reindeer poop

Part fill a cello bag with chocolate raisins and tie with ribbon.I used page plus to design the tag with is bugaboo digi paper Frosty and Rudolph - rudolph image and the poem tag is also Frosty backing paper and the poem is from the internet (sorry cant remember which site I found it on).I printed the tags and cut out I then coloured Rudolf with some bright coloured promarkers.punched hole in the top and attached to the bags.Quick and easy to make.

Snowman poop

Part fill a cello bag with mini white marshmallows and tie with ribbon.Again I used page plus to design the tags using the frosty digi paper and Snowman winter.The poem came from a set of naughty snowman tags I have. Attach tags to bags with ribbon.

I have entered these bags into

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #2 tag it

Fairy tale challenges - something easy

Jellypark Challenges - anything but a card

Saturday Challenge - anything goes

ABC Christmas - Z is for Zingy Colours
Digi days challenge - tags

stampin for the weekend - anything goes

I love promarkers - anything goes

Scrapbook sisters - anyhting goes

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

bookmark calendars

I'm all ready for Christmas but I have a few days spare so wanted to make a few last minute presents.

My Family always have books for Christmas and can never find a bookmark so I have made calendar bookmarks for them to have as a little extra.

I have followered Ali's tutorial for Corner bookmarks the only diffence is I have used 5x5 card instead. they are real easy and quick to make.

This first bookmark is for my Mum in law.

This boomark is for my youngest Daughter.

I have used items from my stash except the calendars which I brought at the NEC in November.
these are the first 2 just need to do 3 more.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges

Crafty sentiments - bookmarks
Anything goes challenge - anything but a card
Everybody art challenge - anything goes
Bearly mine - anything goes
die cut dreams - 2012 calendar or Jan 2012 page

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Pinch bags

This Year on my works Christmas meal I made little pinch bags for the tables containing 2 little chocs.
They went really well and came home with orders for 30 more form my work mates.
they gave me the table colours and names and left the rest upto me.

The first picture is one bag from each pack.The Bcking papers all came from Craftsuprint

The template came from Card making downloads and you can buy it here.

and they have dogs I also made these for them aswell.

these backing papers were a puppy card and I just resized and re-coloured them o they matched the other ones.

Hope you like them.

These bags have been entered into.

For Fun Challenges - Christmas anything goes.

Anything goes challenge blog - anything but a card

Bearly mine - anything goes

tip top tuesday - Anything Christmas

Milton bookmark

I have found some sparetime so thought I would make a few corner bookmarks.

I First saw these bookmarks made by my dear friend Ali from Aqualeiga's escape and a tutorial can be found here

I have used Milton with a stocking stamped image coloured with promarkers holly backing paper and red and gold paper.

this Bookmark has been entered into the following challenges.

Crafty boots challenge - christmas
hooked on craft challenges - Christmas
OLLCB - anything but a card
Crazy Challenge - Christmas
truly madly crafty - Christmas image and colours
Victorine stamps - Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Gingerloft challenges - Christmas and winter
One stitch at a time - anything goes
Sparkles forum challenges - anything but a Christmas card
2 sisters challenges - kids Christmas
Basic grey challenges - Anything goes
hot shot challenges - promarkers
try it on tuesday - anything goes

Little Dragon

Hello fellow Crafters.

I've had a busy weekend visiting family and delivering Christmas presents.Home and back to crafting now.

Today I have my godson's birthday card to share with you.

I have used Clyde - Clyde digi from Bugaboo stamps. (if you have not visited them before they are well worth the visit and they are having a 50% of sale at the moment.)I have followered the sketch from Cupcake crafts

I have coloured Clyde with my promarkers.I have turned a 5x5 square card into a twisted Easle card and matt and layered the image with shades of brown backing paper.Added a ribbon and some buttons.I've also made a gift tag and bookmark (I know he cant read yet but he loves stories.)

This card has been entered into

365 cards - day 294 ABC's and 123's

Bunny Zoe's crafts challenge - fancy folds/shaped cards

Craft your passion - challenge 89 things with wings

Crafty cardmaker - challenge 58 - use it 3 times

Cupcake craft challenge - sketch

Daisy Doodles Creative challenges - Birthday with buttons and bow

Corrosive challenge blog - anything but Christmas

Sparkles Forum challenges - anything but a Christmas card.

Crafty pad - anything but Christmas

Squiggles and Giggles - lets celebrate

Totally gorjuss - someone special

Hotshot craft blog - promarkers

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lilis Little Fairies new blog

A new name for Lili of the Valley Challenges.
Here's what they have to say

Welcome to Lilis Little Fairies Challenge Blog
Hi to all you fabulous Lili of the Valley lovers, as promised here is the first post of the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge Blog, this blog will continue where Lili of the Valley Challenge finished, we will have the same blog address and the same rules will apply we will still be a Lili of the Valley Only Challenge and we will still post a challenge every week , but we have a fabulous new Design Team made up of some of our previous DT members and some wonderful new ones, also some awesome new Sponsors so lots in the pipeline for you
We will be posting our First Weekly Challenge on Thursday 5th January.

In the meantime They have lots of Blog candy to give away.

so pop on over to see whats on offer..

I won

The other day I found out I had won at Heart Song Inspiration Challenge and my prize was 2 free digi's.

Here is one of the digi's that I got

He is called Snowman Love and you can buy him here.

I mounted him onto blue snowflake paper coloured with promarkers and added a sentiment and gems.

This Card has been entered into

Heart song Inspiration - snowflakes and or doilies

Stampin with the Dragon - christmas bling

So Artful Challenges - Tis the season

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y-Yippee

Papertake Weekly challenge - anything goes

Scrappin' Chics Challenge - anything goes

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Jingle Bells

This is Day 12 of Buhaboo's 12 days of Christmas daily challenges.
so its the last day..I have had a wonderful time making the cards for these challenges so a huge Thank you to all at Bugaboo for coming up with this great idea...

Thank You

On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 Drummers Drumming.

so day 12 it was use a Christmas Song as Inspiration.

For this card I followered the Sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge

And I've used Winter Circle Sentiments - jingle bells and matt and layered it with foil card.As ever I have used my promarkers to colour in the digi image.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo 12 days of Christmas - day 12

Sketch Saturday - week 185

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - tradtional Christmas

One Stitch at a time - use a digi

Bizzy Becs store blog - Christmas

Christmas cards all year Round - Anything goes

Stamping for the weekend - Christmas

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle saturdays - gold and silver

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Nutcracker

Day 11 of Bugaboo's 12 day of Christmas.

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 11 Pipers Piping.

so for day 11 use plaid..

This Nutcracker image is a freebie at Bugaboo until Friday 16th.Again I've used my promarkers for colouring and used pearls for his jacket buttons and added ribbon and bows.The edge detail is Martha Stewarts Holly Leaves punch.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas - day 11

Christmas cards all Year round - anything goes

Bah Humbug

Day 10 at Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas.
On the 10th day of Christmas mybture love gave to me 10 lords a leaping.

so for Day 10 its make a Masculine card.

I have used Gus Christmas - Got Cookies? coloured as ever with my promarkers and matt and layered with gold and black card.
Gus is being a Bah Humbug and not sharing the cookies.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo 12 days of Christmas - day 10
Crafty boots Challenges - Christmas
Stampin for the weekend - Christmas

Monday, 12 December 2011

Cute turtle

I found this cute Little turtle on Bugaboo stamps and had to buy him.

This is Turtles - christmas coloured him with my promarkers and added him to red frosty digi backing paper also from Bugaboostamps.

This card has been entered into

Christmas cards All Year Round - Anything goes

day 9 with Bugaboo

I'm playing catch up again.

Day 9 at Bugaboo stamps ..12 days of Christmas

on the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 9 ladies Dancing..

so for Day 9 make a femine card.

This is going to be a birthday card for my Sis -in-law.

I have used Heels - Daisy I mirrored the image and added another to it.The Flowers were from a challenge I won over on Craftystash awhile ago I didnt know how to use them and Debbie gave me a link to Bev blog where she has tutorials showing you can she has done..well worth a visit.

This cards has been entered into

Bugaboo 12 days of christmas - day 9

Totally paper craft - anything but Christmas

Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes

Passion For Promarkers - celebrations

Friday, 9 December 2011

Qucik Christmas cards.

Hello fellow crafters.

Today I have 2 cute penguin cards to share with you.

I was given these as a freebie for entering a card challenge over at Craftystash which you can now buy from here.

All I've done with these cards is printed and cut out mounted the main image on to my 5x5 card blank and added the layers with foam pads and attached a few gems to finish.

These two cards are been entered into

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Day 8 at bugaboo

Yes I'm finally up to date with the 12 days of christmas daily challenge at Bugaboo stamps.

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to miss 8 maids a milking

so for Day 8 ..milk and cookies.

Today I have used Stocking Santa milk and cookie colour once again using my promarkers, backing paper is a download from madaboutcards..cant remember which set at the moment...I added a gingerbread man ribbon and a sentiment I make on my pc.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas day 8

Passion for promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge Celebrations

Papertake weekly challenge - anything goes

Day 7 at Bugaboo

This is Day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas daily challenge.

On the 7th day of christmas my true love gave to me & swans a swimming

so for Day 7 use the photo for inspration.

So I have used the sentiment and the colours.

I have used Tree Bench and coloured it with my promarkers and added a little glitter to the snow.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas day 7

Totally papercrafts challenge - Let it snow

One stop crfat challenge - Let it snow

One stitch at a time challenge - be square

Heart Song Inspiration challenge - Christmas and/or red, green and white

Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Day 6 at Bugaboo

Day 6 of Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas challenge .. that means we are halfway through this challenge.

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 6 Geese are laying

so for day 6 use humor..

As I love the Stella images it had to be one with her. I choose Stella Calendar Months - November I coloured her with my promarkers in lilac and blue and used the blue and white frosty backing paper also from Bugaboo.

this card has been entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas day 6

Praire Fairy Fridays 67 - beat the winter blues

Day 5 at Bugaboo

Still trying to catch up with this daily challenge.

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 5 gold rings.

so for day 5 use gold

I have used image Little Penguin Winter - reindeer I coloured him with my promarkers and added 3 gold bells, I also used a gold ribbon and gold star backing paper which I got from Craftsuprint.

this card has been entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas day 5

ABC Christmas Challenge - y is for yipeee

Come and get it challenge - anything christmas

Birthday cards to share

At work this month we have 3 birthdays.

One was mine so didn't need to make myself a card but here are the other two cards.

The first card is for a very dear friend who I have known for at least 15 years and she loves her shoes so this image from Bugaboo was perfect.

The bottom backing paper is from nitwits collection Merry Christmouse Solids

and I used the pc to make the others matts and added a few gems to finish.

This Second card for another dear friend who can never make up her mind what cake to have.

so another Bugaboo image has been used.

again I have used Nitwit backing papers and my pc for the matts and sentiments added a few gems to finish.

This card has been entered into

Chocolate, coffee and card challenge - celebrate

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Day 4 of Bugaboo challenge

This is my card for Day 4 of Bugaboos stamps 12 days of Christmas challenge.

on the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 4 calling birds.

so for day 4 use a bird.

I have used the white and green backing paper from Digi Papers - frosty and this cute image which is Little Penguin Winter - winter bench I coloured the image with my promarkers(dont know how I managed before I got these)and added a little glitter.I have added ribbon and a rose to finish the card.

This card is entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas challenge day 4

so artful challenges - tis the season

Clearly Inspired Challenge 41 - Christmas

Scrappin Chick December Challenge - anything goes

DYSU Challenge - ribbon or anything you can tie

Day 3 of Bugaboo stamp challenge

Day 3 of Bugaboo stamps 12 days of Christmas challenge.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 French hens

So for day 3 it's use an animal

I have used Christmas teddy ornament and two backing papers from Digi Papers - Purple Blue Winter I coloured the image using promarkers and mounted it onto foil card before attaching it to my crad blank.

This card has been entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas challenge day 3
Forever Friends challenge - its all Christmas
Stamp, scrap and doodle saturday - holiday card

Day 2 of bugaboo challenge

Bugaboo stamps 12 days of christmas challenge day 2
On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to 2 turtle dove

so for day 2 use a love theme.

I have used combined 3 images for this card they are Ava Christmas - sitter Deacon Christmas - elf sitter and Tree Bench I've also used the white and red paper from Digi Papers - frosty I coloured the image using promarkers and added a litter glitter.

this card is entered into

Bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas challenge day 2

stampin for the weekend challenge 21 - Friends

stampin with dragons - anything goes Christmas

Bugaboo Stamp 12 days of christmas challenges.

Over at Bugaboo Stamps they are doing a 12 days of christmas challenge..

today is day 6 so I'm a few days behind.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me ..

A partridge in a pear tee..

so for day 1 it was use a tree..

I have used Make it Snappy - Skelekinz Merry Christmas which I coloured with my promarkers I added the image to a lilac snowflake backing paper and used Martha Stewart holly leaves punch for the edge.

I would also like to entry this card into

bugaboo stamps - 12 days of Christmas day 1

Catch the bug challenge - anything goes.

Lexi's Creations challenge 54 - one for the lads