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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.


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...

Friday, 10 February 2012

Teddy with Candy Cane

I'm still going through a Bugaboo stage.

I have used the same image on both of these cards.

the differences are
one pink one blue
image has been mirrored
one has a bow one has flowers
gems on one brads on other
backing paper on one and not on the other.

but they both are coloured with promarkers and have the same diecut frames.

I am entering these cards into;-

CHNC - use diecuts
crafty purple frog challenge - flower power 2nd card
crafty ribbons challenge - one for the men or boys 1st card

33 christmas cards made.


It's been awhile, but been awhile but I've been busy family.

Anyway I had to make my card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this is the 6th challenge so sticking to my theme...
its 6 geese a laying.

 I followed the sketch from the challenge.coloured my bugaboo image with promarkers and matt and layered with card stock from my stash, I added a ribbon and charm to finish the card.

This card like all the other items on my blog since 10th January comply to my Use It Up pledge and nothing new was purchased to this card.

I would like to enter this card into:-
52cct - sketch #2
ABC Christmas - c for charm
Sparkles Christmas - anything goes

31 Christmas cards made 269 togo

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dude time doodles

This week at Dude time Doodles the challenge is lets see red.

Last week I won a a special prize from Cleota at What's inking her blog is well worth a visit,,
My prize is atached to my entry and I love it..thanks again Cleota.

I've been meaning to join in with Oldie but goodie challenge you must use something that is atleast 6 months old.

I have used a pollycraft image which I've had for ages and never got round to using,red and green card stock from my stash which is atleast a year old and a cream gloss 5x5 card blank.Image coloured with promarkers.I used my creative memories cutting templates ( which I've had laying around for about 2 years and only just started to use them) to make the hearts.

This is another UIU project

I would like to enter this card into:-

Dude time doodles - touch of red
Oldie but a Goodie challenge - have a heart

5 gold rings

yes its time for 52 Christmas card throwdown and we are at week 5 so 5 gold rings.

the challenge this week is to add rhinestones atleast 3.
so it was not hard to fit 5 gold rings into this challenge.

I've used the sketch from Stella says sketch 103
and have used bugaboo 12 days of christmas image set  ring , coloured with my promarkers and added a red disney ribbon and gems.

this card has been entered into
52CCT - Embellishment challenge  rhinestones
Stella says sketch - 103
Christmas Inspiration - anything goes