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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.


Monday, 26 March 2012

from our house to yours.

My Christmas card today is for
Craftyhazlenuts challenge - home for christmas
sparkles - use peel offs.

this image is again from Bugaboo and coloured with pro markers the circle is a hanger and can swing the Christmas sign was cut on my craft-robo.

this card has been entred into.

Sparkles - use peel offs
Kaboodle doodles - circles and squares

Sunday, 25 March 2012

so many challenges

I came across 2 challenge today,
1. Pile it on. Thanks to Dawn at Dawns crafting. I saw her post here
2. Just keep on creating this is there 1st challenge and its anything goes.

This is a 8x8 birthday card for Morgan. The image is from Bugaboo scene it - birthday bears which has been coloured with pro markers I have added blue stars for layers, teddy and blue buttons to the corners,blue ribbon with white stars, glitter to the balloons,peel-offs for the sentiments and gems to the small star

this card is being entered into:-

  1. Pile it up. for/from a man
  2. keep on creating - anything goes
  3. Robyn Fetish cards - kids cards
  4. Card making mamas - buttons
  5. Phindy's place - animal planet
  6. one stitch at a time - anything goes
  7. lasting memories - how do you layer up
  8. gingerloft - happy birthday
  9. sisterhood of crafters - lets celebrate
  10. my mums craft shop - lets get digital
  11. forever friend - 3d or decoupage
  12. nettieG's digital gems challenge - whats the occasion
  13. crafty ribbons - challenge 15 birthday
  14. cards cupid - birthday cards for boys
  15. card mad fairy - add a sentiment
  16. cccb - ribbon and or lace
  17. paper playtime - guys and sentiment
  18. made especially for you - use 3 buttons
  19. lia stampz - anything goes +sentiment
  20. papertake - eyes down look in bingo    ribbon,buttons,gems
  21. willow sketchie challenge - let them eat cake
  22. craft your days away - men/boys and buttons
This has to be a record for me..I've never entered so many challenges with one card.and I couldn't have done it with out the help from Feline playful

cute reindeer

I need some Christmas cards that are as flat as possible for posting.

I have used the sketch from Christmas Challenges (with sketches)I have used my graphic programme to make the layers and coloured some of them before printing the others were coloured with promarkers, I coloured the image also before printing, this image is from Robyn Fetish and is Rudolf came to town.The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the valley.

this card has been entered into:-
Christmas challenges with sketches - challenge 22
Christmas stampin all year long - anything goes
Crimbo crackers - cute
Jingle bells - happy hybrid holiday

48 Christmas card made so far

Howdy Pardners

Over at Dude Time Doodles this week they have an inspirational challenge and its all about cowboys.

I have used the sheriff stamp from bugaboo and used my craft-robo to cut horses and a sheriff badge all items were coloured with pro-markers.

this card has been entered into:-

Dude Time Doodles - march inspirational challenge
cute card thursday - anything goes
pattie's creations - antything goes

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Dexter the penguin

I'm trying to catch up with my Christmas cards before I have an op on my wrist.

so this card is for:-
Christmas card Challenges - week 16 shaped cards
Crimbo Crackers - challenge 11 cute

Dexter is a pollycraft image that I coloured with Pro markers and mounted onto a circle card that I made using my creative memories cutting system.

Im also entering this card into:-

Fussy and fancy fridays - challenge 59 anything but square/rectangle
Phindy's place - challenge 98 animal planet
stampin with the dragon challenge 6 things with wings
my mum's craft shop - challenge 49 lets get digital

12 Drummers Drumming and a cupcake

I made this card for last weeks 52CCT, but completely forgot to post it.

It was the 12 challenge last week and this brought me to the end of my 12 days of Christmas.Image is from Bugaboo and Deacon drummer and the singing robins are from Digi Stamp Boutique they are coloured with pro markers
but as this week challenge is to embellish with pattern papers it is suitable for this week.

For this weeks card I have started on another bugaboo stamp set, this time it is Christmas Cupcakes.

I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, Image is Cupcake Mistletoe which was coloured with my pro markers and backing papers came from a magazine pullout.

these cards are being entered into

52CCT - Embellishments challenge #3 both cards
Christmas cards all year round - March challenge second card
Passion for promarkers - animals first card
Christmas Stampin all year long - anything goes both cards
Jingle bells - happy  hybrid holiday both cards
4 crafty chicks - insipired by music top card
craft us crazy - challenge 23 second card
I love pro markers - 3 different papers  second card

Sunday, 11 March 2012

2nd month of Pledge

It has now been 2 months since I joined the use it up pledge.

I've not made many cards this month but have been using my wool stash.


crochet cardy

5' crochet blanket

knitted cardy

angel pockets

Christmas items


Its not alot this month as i'm nursing a injured wrist...but will carry on doing what i can when I can.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

11 pipers piping

I'm early this week.

52 CCT has a colour challenge this week and its Blue, Red and Green.
CHNC challenge is glam it up with glitter

To carry on with the theme of 12 days of Christmas which I'm doing at 52CCT its time for 11 pipers piping.
Image is from Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas coloured with pro-markers as where the snowflakes and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border strip.

to keep with my use it up pledge nothing was newly purchased to make this card

this card has been entered into:-

CHNC - glitter
sweet stampin - layers
polka doodles - for the boys

44 cards made for Christmas

Friday, 9 March 2012

10 Lords a leaping

week 10 at 52 CCT. and its a sketch this week.
CHNC challenge this week is to use red.
Christmas cards all year round this month is use green and 2 backing papers.

So I have made one card to cover all 3 challenges.

The image is from bugaboo 12 days of Christmas and has been coloured with my pro-markers.
The main backing paper is from paper cellar and the collection is traditional Christmas not sure where I got the other one.

I have entered this card into:-

52CCT - sketch week 3
CHNC - seeing red
CCAYR - march
Christmas crafting - non christmas image

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Hello friends and crafters alike.

This year I am taking part in the MOK RUN on June 3rd in Campbeltown.

So far we have a team of 8 runners and we are raising funds for Bonnie Babies which is the charity I knit and crochet for.

We are trying to raise atleast £500 which goes towards posting costs etc.
If you would like to help us raise this money please donate here.

here is just a few things that I've made over the last year.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Friday, 2 March 2012

9 ladies dancing

Add an extra challenge #2 at 52CCT is add stickers or rub ons.

had a rummage in my stash and come up with a few stickers.
and as it is the ninth week since they started its 9 ladies dancing.

I found some Christmas tree shaped cards in my stash andadded my image which was coloured with pro-markers and added the stickers which I first attached to white card and cut out.

I have entered this card into :-

jingle bells - stuck on you
Christmas inspiration - no patterned paper
Crimbo crackers - female

Friday, 24 February 2012

Santa Teddy

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.

I have used a stamped image which I dont do much of as it never came out perfect but then at Christmas I was given a set of rocker blocks and have used them several times noe and love them so you will see more stamped images from me.

This card was made for Oldie but a goodie challenge in which you have to use something that is over 6 months old.
The image is from Kanban and is wooly bears (santa bear) I go it from hobbycraft about a year ago.I coloured my image with pro-markers and randomly stamped the card with a merry christmas stamp cant remember what that one came from,I made my image into a dangle by using my CM cutting system, placed a red foil circle inside the card and added a red and silver ribbon bow which was in my stash and must be atleast 2 years old and finished off with 4 red hearts.

And keeping with my pledge nothing was newly purchased to make my card.

I would like to enter this card into:-

Oldie but goodie - red white and ribbon
Christmas cards all year round - hearts
Riley and company - going around in circles
Sassy Cheryl's - no embossing
Sweet stamp blog - bingo I used die cut, ribbon,bling
more than favors - wacky wednesday circles

41 cards made.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

8 Maids a milking

Yes its 52 CCT time again.

this week theme is angels and how was I going to get milking maids into angels.. well I cheated abit.
I've carried on using the bugaboo 12 days of christmas images.

I have used an angel backing paper to keep with the theme and coloured my images to co-ordinate with the paper added ribbon and yellow and puprle gems.

I am entering this card into:-

Christmas cards all year round - hearts

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

pinks and blues

Here is another Christmas card to share with you.

This is a newish image from Bugaboo there are 3 girlz image, the one I have used her is Winter and it was a present from my daughter with the other 2 images which are jeans and headband and at some point will also appear on my blog.

I have used mainly shades of pinks and blues to complete this card.Image was coloured with Pro-markers and the backing paper came in a magazine but can't remember which one..sorry.ribbon and gems from my stash.sentiment stamp from lili of valley

I would like to enter this card into:-

Crafty sentiments design - 2 designer/different papers.

39 done 261 togo

Crabby Cathy

Crabby Cathy is a bugaboo character and they can all be found at Bugaboo Digi Stamps

I love all of her images as they make you smile. So she is ideal this week for the challenge at Crimbo Crackers which is make me laugh.

I  have used the naughty list image coloured with my promarkers and the sketch is from Stella says sketch 104
The blue and red backing papers are from my stash and the diamond and green papers are from paper cellar traditional christmas, the sentiment is a lili of the valley stamp and then added a few gems.

I have entered this card into:-

Crimbo crackers - make me laugh

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Crofters Cottage

I do like this crofters cottage winter scene.
You can get the image from here.

I recoloured the image green in my graphic programme before printing.
I used  two different green backing paper and added green buttons and gems to finish the card.

I would like to enter this card into:-

CHNC - make a scene
OSAAT - use a digi or nor
Jingle bells - buttons
craft a scene - winter scene
Desert island craft challenge - challenge 25 . i used 1,2,3,4

37 christmas cards made.

Christmas rocker card

This card is made from a download from Card making Downloads and  you can get it here.
This sheet was designed  by Beryl Wingate and the instructions are very easy to follow.

All i've added to this card is die cut snowflakes hearts and gems.

I would like to enter this card into:-

Dude time doodles -  february photo inspirational challenge (I've used the colours blue,white and pink.)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Bugaboo's Ava

If you have not worked it out by now .I love bugaboo stamped images especially the Christmas ones.

This time is AVA mistletoe fairy

This card has been made for Crafty hazelnut Christmas Challenge which this week need a fairy or angel on your card.
I coloured my image with pro-markers used silver thread for the holly balloon and cut the sentiment from a Christmas script backing paper, layered the image and sentiment with red and gold die cuts and attached a gold metal charm and 2 red hearts.

This card has been entered into:-
  1. Desert Island craft challenge - challenge 25  3, 4 ,9
  2. DYSU - layers
  3. Christmas card all year round - hearts
35 cards made for christmas

7 swans a swimming

Its time for 52 CCT again.

its a colour challenge and the colours are ??????
see if you can guess.

as its the 7th challenge challenge over-all  its time for 7 swans a swimming

The image is from Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas and can be found here.

the image has been coloured with pro-markers and matt and layered with gold and red card,I've added a green bow with a gold brad and a gold santa charm to finish the card.

I am entering this card into:-
ABC christmas challenge - c for charms
Christmas Inspirations - anything goes
Winter wonderland - Christmas card
DYSU - layers
Pretty little ribbon shop - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - spooled metal sentiment

34 Christmas cards made.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Use It Up pledge

It's been a month since I joined the use it up pledge, still not brought anything so the going is good, have been tempted but a few things so I've made a list of all this things I like so I can go back and get in November if I still want them.

In total I have made
Christmas cards x 13

Birthday cards x 8

other cards x 4

other items
2 A5 notebooks

2 small notepads

3 craft-robo paper pads

I knit and crochet for  so as for my wool stash I've made
hats x 40 10 already sent to Bonniebabies

gown x 1 and half of the matching cape

just need to add hood

blankets x 2  

the crochet one is 42" (and is for a family member not the charity)

and the knitted one is 18"

and a cardy which is 3/4 made (also for family)
sorry no photo of this one.

so far things are going well and I'm finding abit of room...