Sunday, 18 December 2011

This Weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge

I'm sat posting this just before Sharon's 2pm programme on Create and Craft, hence the quick post. Just like to say well done Sharon and what a great new cd, will be getting that one. Polly Pickleberry is so cute and she reminds me of myself when I was a little girl.
plus use red and green.

A simple card this week. Right off to watch Sharon, enjoy.

Jo xxx

A White Christmas

Well that is what my Hubby keeps telling me. This is the theme of this weeks Alphabet Challenge - W for White Christmas.

To make this card I have used a couple of embossing dies and cutting dies. All the edges have been ink with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink just to help it pop a little bit more.

I was quite pleased with this effect and must remember to try this effect some more.

Jo xxx

More Christmas Sparkle

For the last few months I think I have probably used the most glitter ever. The whole family and house has been covered and it can be a bit embarrassing when you have visitors and they take a little bit home with them (unknowingly), or you just sit there sparkling away at them while they are deep in conversation with you.

This was my last splash of glitter, I have hidden the pot away until next year.

I made this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge themed, I'm Dreaming of a ( choose a colour) Christmas. So I chose Blue my most favourite colour ever. The background paper is from Crafters Companion, lovely icy snowflakes. I've used several Spellbinders dies to create the flowers and for the sentiment. I have been watching quite a lot of Sue Wilsons demos recently, so I'm starting to look at my die in a different light.

Hope you like this card. Please leave a comment as they are all greatly recieved.

Jo xxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Quick Challenge Post

This is the Willow Sketchie Challenge for this week.

And this is what I came up with. Plenty of sparkle and bling.

Hope you like it and I hope I am not too late for the challenge.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Yum! Yum! Yummy!

Sometimes we just need to give a little gift and this idea incorporates the card and gift together, it would be good for a teacher at the end of term.
I've printed the papers from Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons CD Rom to make the easel card. For the stopper I made a box with an acetate lid. Box size 8 x 8cm and 2cm depth.

Decoration is simple with glitter on the christmas trees, 3 silver snowflakes with gem centres and a bit of faux- stitching around the edges. Then the fun bit. I filled the box with little jelly sweets in a cello bag.

I hope you try this out yourselves and let me know what you have come up with.

This card has been entered into two challenges this week:

Polka Doodles Challenge Secret Element

Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Monday, 5 December 2011

Yet Another Walter the Owl Card

I can't help myself, I just love these little characters and they suit so many projects and papers, I just have to use them.

I made this card for the Papertake weekly challenge and this week it was a sketch, at first I wasn't sure of these types of challenges, but now I love them. I dug out some old papers from last years stash as I had already coloured my image. (hopefully they match okay). I was also tempted to put faux stitching all around the different layers, but walked away before I went mad with it.

Anything Goes!

Which is the title for this weeks Willow Designs Challenge. This week I decided to use up whatever I had left of my craft table at the time and put it all together. I usually try to have a clear up between projects, but just couldn't face it as I had so much stuff everywhere. Instead of sorting through my stash to find the right papers and image, I would just use what I had around me. I think I'll try this out again as I seemed to tidy as I went and managed to do two things at once and save time, wahoo!!

This is what I come up with in the end, hope you like it.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Something A Bit Different!

For months now we have been making christmas cards, talking about christmas, it's just been christmas, christmas, christmas, well it is so nice to do something different. We all need something bright and cheerful at this time of year when it is so dark and horrible outside. I like to start thinking about getting back out in the garden and soaking up the rays again, it keeps me going through this miserable depressing time. So here is something to brighten those dreary days!

All the papers used were from my stash. The fairy stamp is from Polka Doodles, I sparkled the wings, but it doesn't show on the photo unfortunately.

I've entered this card into the Raise The Bar Challenge - Thank You/Grateful and the Alphabet Challenge - V for Very Vibrant, which I think this card is, they were the loudest papers I could find.

Italian Christmas

This card was for the Polka Doodles Challenge - Italian Chirstmas, using the colours of the Italian flag, red, green and white. The background papers were from the HOTP Forever Christmas paper pack containing traditional reds and greens, ideal for this project. I've used a Polka Doodles stamped image and coloured with ProMarkers then decorated with white leaves, silver snowflakes and gems to give a frosty feel.