Thursday, 18 December 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello and welcome to another Delightful Thursday where the DT over on the Digital Delights Blog get to showcase some more of Wendy's fabulous designs.  Here is my card:

This is one of my all time favourite Christmas images of Wendy's he's called Nutcracker Kiddles and you can find him here. I always make a card with him each year he's just so cute! I have coloured him with my Copics and used quite a lot of Stickles around the mat which are cut with Spellbinders dies.  I made a centre step card for a change.  I have used Memory Box Frostyville Border and Lawn Fawn scalloped stitched borders.  I think the papers are MME but, to be honest, my craft room is such a mess that I can't find a blasted thing in it at the moment.  A massive tidy up is on the cards for the New Year (yet again).

On a sadder note, Delightful Challenges are having their last challenge today.  Wendy has decided to close the challenge in order to devote more time to Digital Delights - which will not be going anywhere!! The last challenge is Celebrate and is sponsored by Digital Delights so we would love to see your creations in our last challenge.

I am taking my Aunt out for lunch today, our last before Christmas.  I am going to make some spiced red cabbage this morning and pop it in the freezer for Christmas Day.  Yesterday I made Mary Berry's White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake and that is languishing in the freezer too - I am fast running out of freezer space!! 

Thank you so much for calling to see me and all the lovely comments, I really appreciate them as I know how busy everyone is at this time of year.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes

Edit: The comment winner who left a comment on my blog is Lena - congratulations Lena. Lena please go to The Paper Shelter Blog to see how to claim your free image. Thank you to everyone else who took the time out to comment I'm sorry there can only be one winner!

Hello there and a big welcome to my blog.  Today is the last challenge of the year for The Paper Shelter.  This challenge will last three weeks and we will be back on 7th January. In order to give the DT a break there will be no commenting on this challenge.  We will also be back again either later today or tomorrow with the winners from the Celebrations Blog Hop so please check back!  Here is my last card of the year for The Paper Shelter:

I have used the beautiful The Lantern which is available here.  I coloured the image with my Copics which took quite a while and then disaster struck!! I managed to smudge some ink on the background.  After spending quite a while colouring I didn't really want it to end up in the bin so I decided to cover it with Stickles - adapt and overcome!  The image has been cut out with a Spellbinders ornament die and the top is a Memory Box in mirri card to look like metal.  I used my Memory Box Merry Christmas die which I really love but sadly have only used once!

As usual there is a fabulous prize up for the lucky winner:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Veronica, Shirley and Marie for all their help and support over the last year and wish them and my fellow team mates a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Well I am finalising my Christmas menus today and perhaps doing a bit of shopping (food) and cooking for the freezer. I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and a big thank you for all the lovely comments you leave, 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Let It Snow

Hello and welcome to my little corner of blogland - thank you so much for calling.  Thank you too for the lovely comments on yesterday's picture of Rowan - he is such a delight and happy baby.

Today I have a card made with Finn in the Snow one of the December releases from Beccy's Place.

I coloured Finn with my Copics and added some Stickles to the snowflakes. The papers are Nitwits and I used some silver mirri card for backing.  I used Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One and printed the sentiment that comes with Finn straight onto the papers.  The sequins are from Doodlebug.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania - Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Fitztown - Winter
Get Creative - Blue/White and Silver

I am taking my sister to Manchester today for an appointment as she is still not driving following her hip replacement.  I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and a big thank you for the lovely comments.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Back to Nature

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are all rested and raring to go for the week ahead - the last one before Christmas week eek! 

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Love to Scrap! Challenge where I have been one of the Guest Designers this month - thank you so much Leslie and the team for having me! For this challenge we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Outlet who very kindly gave us an image of our choice to work with.  The theme this fortnight is When Nature Calls - feature something from Nature either animate or inanimate:

This gorgeous image is called O Winter Trees and can be found here at Stitchy Bear Outlet - thank you so much for the image.

 I thought it looked lovely as it was so all I added was some Stickles and a star shaped gem which you can see better here:

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. A very CAS design but such a lovely image I didn't think it needed much else.  Please have a look at the rest of the DT work at Love to Scrap! and they would love it if you entered the challenge, if you have made all your Christmas cards this would be the perfect chance to get started on a new project!

I am off out for the day with my Daughter and Rowan for some shopping (not Christmas) she wants some mugs for her new kitchen and I want some new towels.  Here is a picture of my cheeky Christmas helper Rowan the Elf:

Thank you so much for looking and your lovely comments, 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Wrap Up!

Good morning I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I have got all my cards done now and the house is all decorated.  Well underway with my wrapping and I am going to make the chestnut stuffing today and pop it into the freezer.

Today I have a card to share with you with one of the new images from Beccy's Store called Winter Stanley:

I have coloured Stanley with my Copics and then cut him out.  The digital papers are Karen Lewis Happy Holidays.  The snowflake banner is Whiff of Joy and I cut the sentiment out using Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banner.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digitally Sweet - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Tis The Season
Hanna and Friends - Banner/Pennant

Well that's all from me for today, thank you so much for calling to see me and the lovely comments you leave -

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today its time for the DT to showcase some more of Wendy's fabulous image over on the Digital Delights Blog. I thought I would make a Christmas card for Rowan:

This sweet little snowman is called Baby Snow and is available here. I coloured Baby Snow with my Copics and added a couple of Doodlebug Sequins.  The papers are Nitwits Patchwork Christmas.  I used Go Kreate XXL Scalloped Squares for the card shape.  Dienamics Pierced Oval Stax to cut the image out and mounted it on a Spellbinders Beaded Ovals.  The Snowflake is a Marianne Creatables covered in Glamour Dust.   Dienamics Pinking Edge Circle Stax and Lawn Fawn stitched border to finish. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

This week at Delightful Challenges the theme is Bundle Up - winter theme.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - For a Family Member (Grandson)
Crafty Creations - Die Cuts
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Winter
Die Cuttin' Divas - None Traditional Christmas colours

Well thank you so much for looking and the wonderful comments you leave, 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Gift Cards

Hello and a big welcome to my blog, thank you so much for calling by to see me!  Today I have some gift card holders that I made for some book tokens I bought:

These were made using  pre coloured Christmas Toppers Set Five available here from Digital Delights, in the set you get four toppers and at the moment its reduced.  Here is a peek at the inside:

I used my Oyster card just to show how it looked with a gift card in it.  The book tokens are now in them and they have been delivered to the recipients.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays

Thank you so much for looking and all the lovely comments,

Thursday, 4 December 2014

New Release at Digital Delights

Hello there and welcome to my little part of blog land.  Today is new release day at the Digital Delights Blog and its the last one of the year.  I have had a play with this little cutie:

Ooops what a wonky photo!! Christmas Pudding Ginger is available here and I have coloured him with my Copics adding some Liquid Pearls to the icing trim and Stickles to the pudding.  I cut my card shape out using my Grand Nesties and covered the aperture with some acetate I had put through a snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Christmas Hugs Set available here and I used my Dienamics Fishtail Stax on it.  The paper is from The Sweet Shoppe and the little holly button is Recollections.  Here is a straighter picture showing the acetate:

Please head over to Digital Delights Blog to see the rest of the new images showcased by the DT. 

Don't forget there is a new challenge starting on the Delightful Challenges Blog and the theme this week is Twinkle Twinkle (Add something sparkly).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Chrismas/Holidays
Crafting by Design - Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons - Tis The Season
Divas By Design - Feeling Festive

I am off out for lunch in Lytham today with my friends, it will probably be our last meet up before Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and a big thank you for visiting me and the lovely comments you leave.