Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Did You Realise It's Tuesday?

Well I didn't realise what day it was, I've been so busy over the holidays that one day seems to be slipping into another without noticing. 

So I thought I'd do a quick Totally Ladybug Tuesday reminder and share a few previous makes that just happen to fit in with the
It's running throughout January as the Ladybugs are having an extended break to recharge the batteries!

They also have a bit of a celebration feel to them, Well, it is New Years Eve after all!

So whatever you're all up to tonight, stay safe!

Spend time with your loved ones 
and celebrate the old year! 

I'm sharing this card with the MIM where they encourage you to share makes both old and new.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Still Catching Up

A lovely friend of mine gave me a LOTV Sketch Pad for my birthday, I have to confess that I didn't realise you could buy this sort of thing, it's something I will definitely look out for in the future as it gives a gorgeous selection of printed images, none of my hit and miss stamping lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ACB, W for whatever you wish,
MIM171, Anything goes,
Bloggers, Celebration,
C4E156, Something new,(Sketch pad)
DD68, Let's party,
CCT301, Anything goes,
4KGC, Anything goes,
CCC49, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, Julie.x

Friday, 27 December 2013

Last Of The Christmas Cards.

I do hope that you all had a lovely Christmas, ours was eventful one way or another but it's been lovely to slow down and spend time with the family. I've just been sitting and looking back over my files at cards that I've made but still haven't got around to showing. This one's another that I did for Karen's craft taster night back at the beginning of November, it proved to be popular, it was lovely to inspire other crafters.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ACR, Sparkle,
BS74, Winter,
Craftitude 55, Anything goes Sparkle,
Crafty Hands 4, Winter,
MIM171, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Been A Busy Girl!

Well, Father Christmas will soon be flying over off to leave presents for all the good boys and girls!
Today I have been a busy girly and have also spent a little time in the "Crafty Cabin" I do seem to have left things till the last minute this year.

The little red bag was made using my Stampin Up Envelope  Board (I think that's what it's called) It took a 11x11" square of bazil to create it, it's big enough for a net of chocolate coins and a coupe of chocolate penguins.

It really is a great gadget! I just wish I'd given myself more time so that I could have added more decoration to the tiny money wallet/bags that I also made using 8x8" DP.

Then I got cracking making my mum a card, I know, it's similar to my card from the other day but this one has loads of glitter and a splash of red too!

I'm using these for the following challenges:-
ACC January, Anything goes, no cards, (Red bag)
PR13, Washi Tape,
LIM151, as week 143, twine,
Craftitude 55, Christmas sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,



Sunday, 22 December 2013

And Another.

 I  wish I'd had this die sooner, I ended up making 30 cards in a few hours .

The hardest thing with this card was positioning the snowflake in the cutter so that I could use both halves.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

LIM151, 140 WOW Christmas,
Jellypark Friends, Christmas.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Quick Solution

Ok as usual I left it till the last minute to make my cards for posting. Luckily the most perfect die arrived in the post courtesy of a rather special courier service.(thank you Kerry.xxx)

A few minutes on "Word" and a sheet full of "Christmas" was printed out to be hand cut into tiny tags, ready to be doodle tied to the "Y".

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM 151, Week 140, wow Christmas,
CHNC156, Last minute cards,
MTTC228, WOW Christmas,

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Lay A Little Egg For Me!

I've so many cards in my "yet to blog" file but just don't seem to find the time to post them. Thought I'd share this one that I made for my lovely nephew, I hope he liked it, it's so hard to know what to do for teenage boys but as he keeps chickens I thought it would be the perfect time to break out my long neglected Quickutz die. It took flippin ages to cut out and ink each of the pieces, especially as originally I'd planned on using 13 of them! Oh well, at least I've got a few made ready for next time I want a Fowl card lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CIOCB, Anything goes,
RCC88, Anything goes, spooled,
BZC, Wings,
MIM170, Anything goes,
HCTB66, Anything goes,
WNW118, Wings.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clean And Simple.

It's time again for a new challenge at Totally Ladybug Tuesday and this time it's the lovely Susan's turn to host the challenge, her chosen theme, one of my favourite,

As usual with me at the moment, I had little time to play so chose to colour only the bow of Christmas Wreath Delight and add some shadowing using a black Polychromo pencil. I then just used the most gorgeous holographic silver glitter .

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

CAS23, Christmas,
FTT12, Sparkle,
DMC118, Sparkle,
MIM170, Anything goes,
LIM149, Metallic.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Lots Of Inky Goodness.

Would you like to know the honest truth of how this card started?  Well, after watching several You-tube demos on how to use a brayer, I decided to free my "Speedball" from the drawer and break out my luscious boxes of 
inky goodness and brayer a background. Well, that was the plan, in reality though all that happened was I used up a ridiculous amount of copy paper and a whole load of patience  and became rather frustrated. 
Anyway, wanting to create a rainbow of colour and make a card fit for my beautiful neice I decided to put the brayer away again and use makeup sponges to build up a vibrant background over the masked full moon I then bought in a little colour and swiped some shadowing across it before using a collection of various Lavinia Stamps 
to create a scene.

A computer generated wording, ribbon, a sprinkling of  "Glamour Dust" and a few squeezes of Stickles  complete the card. If you fancy the chance of a £40 spend up at Lavinia, Ink up your "Lavinia Stamps" and join us in this months "Anything Goes Challenge". 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Hobbycutz 27, Make a scene,
CHCB3, Sparkle and bling,
WnW118, Wings,
CR72, Anything goes, ribbons,
HCC24, Glitter,
PCJ, Bling,
CFAS66, Birthdays,
SD12, Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Anything Goes.

December already!
That means it's time for a new challenge at Lavinia Stamps and a perfect one for a busy month. 
I inked up Midnight Meandering for the first time, masking a little hill and sponging with distress inks. 

Without a Lavinia snowflake stamp I think I got away with using a star stamp by using the second stamping so that it was feint.

Oooooodles of glamour dust and a couple of die cuts complete the card.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CHCB3, Sparkle and bling,
JFFC, Christmas,
LIM148, Sparkle,
KIS28, Snow,

Thanks for stopping by,