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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