Saturday, 31 March 2012

Christmas Ornament goes White

This card uses one of my favourite Christmas stamps from a few years back, I've used it so much, I just hope I've not sent it to the same people more than once!

It was however the perfect shape for the sketch on CCWS so I dug it out & got colouring with my Promarkers.

As always, WoW cards are difficult to photograph, so I photoed this outside in the sunshine without the flash - but don't be fooled, it's back to freezing outside again!

CCWS - What a lovely sketch with the added twist of a WoW theme
ABS Christmas - "F" for flurry/feathered already!
Crafty Ann's - Christmas in March
Made Espesially for You - Use distress inks - all those edges were given a lick of Tim Holtz Stormy Sky
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it
CHCC - Get Sentimantal
Di's Digi Designs - Embossing
Cupcake Crafts - The Sound of Music - White Christmas

& that's it for a few days as I'm off to Inverness tomorrow. Jx

Thursday, 29 March 2012


This is the first time I've used this new Sugar Nellie stamp - I was lucky enough to win it a blog candy when these new stamps were released by Funky Kits. Thanks Sugar Mama!

Anyway, she's quite a tall girl by normal stamp dimensions, but once coloured, she was perfect for the current Sugar Bowl sketch challenge. Papers are the lovely Tulip by Andrea Jayne, & the embellishments are pine from a local shop.

Sugar Bowl - Their Sketch Jx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Last Minute Again

Had this card all but made last night, but only got round to posting it now!

LLFC - Sketch
MAWTT - Easter Wishes

Sunday, 25 March 2012

22.8 deg C @ Fyvie Castle!

Well a record was set here in Aberdeenshire today, the temperature reached a cracking 22.8 degrees at Fyvie Castle, just down the road from us, & I honestly think our garden wasn't far off from that temp too!

So no guesses where I was today hence the distinct lack of cards - well not quite, I had coloured & cut ont this very seasonal offering yesterday, so tonight at Dancing on Ice I stuck it together.

So, this card uses another fabulous Bugaboo digi image, it's coloured with Promarkers, I've added Stickles, embossed bits & used my Marianne Star Ring Die.

CCWS - Another lovely sketch to follow.
Winter Wonderland - An Inspirational wreath picture, so I went with the colours & a door, cause that's normally where you hang them1
CHCC - Home For Christmas - Well that's my Festive Front Door , Jx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Just For You Cat

This is the first time I've used this stamp, & I really like it! It's from that Christmas box my husband gave me, & there are still loads more stamps to try!

Papers are basic grey and the ribbon & charm are from my stash.

Passion For Promarkers - Animals
Eat Sleep Stamp - Sketch

Thursday, 22 March 2012


Here's a funny stamp & caption from Bugaboo, which I've used to make a male golfer's card.

The image is coloured with Promarkers & the papers are Forever Friends. The webbing and seam binding are old bits & bobs as are the buttons. Sentiment LOTV & glaze added to the eyes & ball.

Cards For Men - Cheeky Chappies
Made Especially For You - 3 Buttons
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - For the Guys
Crazy Challenge - Go Green
Crafting When We Can - One For The Boys
Stamptacular Sunday - Cute As A Button
CYDA - For Men/Boys + Button
Sweet Stampin - Use lots of green
My Mum's Craft Shop - Lets Get Digital

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Congratulations Claire & Mark

Hopefully I'm not too early posting this card on my blog. I made it at the weekend, but wanted it to reach my DT buddy Claire, before it appeared on my blog.

Claire & Mark are getting married this Saturday, & I'd just like to wish them all the best in their married life together.

My card is made using one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps, Happily Ever After & the papers are Wild Rose Studio.

The Sugar Bowl - & their lovely sketch
Emerald Faerie Garden - Easel card Jx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Easter Wishes

I can't believe it, March has almost been and gone, we've had no snow and the weather has been fantastic. So much so, I was that busy in the garden that I almost forgot to make my card for the new Oldie But Goodie Challenge.

However after tea on Sunday, I set to work with this great Penny Black stamp & my Forever Friends papers and out popped this card!

The challenge this time has been set by Francesca and she has very generously put up a prize for our lucky winner... a lovely Easter Selection, including papers, flowers, ribbons & stamps! The theme this time round is

Easter Wishes

As well as making your card to theme please also use an item older than 6 months and specify what it was. (My oldie was the stamp - made in 2004, when I too was a mere Spring Chicken!!!

For some more inspiration please now pop over to the main Oldie But A Goodie Blog. Jx

Sketch Saturday - Their sketch
PBSC - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Dots & Stripes
Allsorts - 3 in a row - 3 chicks & 3 flowers
PB@Allsorts - Springtime
Lexi's Creations - Easter

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Vicky's 18th

Quick posting of Vicky's 18th Birthday card. Happy Birthday Vicky!

Image Femme Fatale by Victoria Case for SCAD
Papers Doodlebug
Flower from Marianne die.

Allsorts - Flowers - cut using my Marianne dies
Crafty Emmas - Charmed
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Their sketch, Jx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring Yellows

This is the first time I've coloured this Sugar Nellie in brighter colours. She's normally in blacks/blues/lilac's but I think she's looking good in her new Spring wardrobe!

Papers - Doodlebug
Colouring - Promarkers (Hair;Spice, Honeycomb, Apricot & Ivory; Dress; Mustard, Pastel yellow, Buttercup & Ivory.)

I Love Promarkers - Ribbons & Bows
Sketch n Stash - Sketch
Passion For Promarkers - Yellow & pearls
Papertake - One for the girls
Sweet Stampin - Layers
PB&More@Allsorts - Springtime
Party Time Tuesday Monochromatic


I love this digi from Bugaboo - such a lovely sentiment don't you think?

I never think it needs much, a few gems & a ribbon & this time a punched border. Jx

Secret Crafter - No image, just words
Stella Says Sketch - A lovely sketch

Monday, 12 March 2012

Rudolph & Friends

This quickie was made for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge which was to create a Christmas scene - & a scene there definitely would be if these 3 reindeer's were peeking through your window on Christmas eve!!!

...& as if I needed to say - the image is Bugaboo!

I'm also entering it into CHCC - Glitter as the snowflake is very glittery (But not that obvious in the photo I know!) Jx

Friday, 9 March 2012

Christmas Cupcake

It's a while since I've made a Christmas card, so I thought I'd better get one made so that I'm still on schedule for 1 Xmas card/week.

This card came together surprisingly quickly. After staring at the CCWS sketch for well over a week, I hit on an idea tonight & here is the result.

I absoultely love this Christmas Cupcake stamp by Bugaboo. I'm normally a traditional kinds fan, but there's something about this glitzy beauty that I love!

Papers are that old Dovecraft pack that I'm getting through but still lovin! Sentiment LOTV & glitx from Stickles.

CCWS - A lovely sketch + Baby it's cold outside - so come in for coffee & a cupcake!!!
ABC Xmas - E for evergreen - my holly & green papers
CHCC - Red - A little or a lot! I went for little on the holly
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Green & White

Finally congrats to Alan - he passed his driving theory test today, YIPEE! Jx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Who Needs Stamps

...when you have dies!

Thought I'd do something a bit different yesterday when my computer was miss-behaving.

Made this effort using my Marianne dies.

Lexi's Creations - Mother's Day
Craft Your Day's Away - Mother's Day
Crafty Emma - Floral Frenzy
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Punches & Dies Jx

... but I love my husband!

So, yesterdays shabby post - sorry for the content, but it was computer meltdown! Today, thanks to my fantastic husband, I'm up and running again - lost a few bits on the desktop so there's still work to be done, but it's a million times better than it was.

I would also like to say sorry to Craig if he's reading this - he felt I was a bit grumpy and a tad ungrateful last night as he spent most of the night trying to fix things for me. So, yes, I admit it, I was in a bad mood cause I couldn't blog & I may have behaved slightly badly - but only slightly - if you'd fixed it quicker I wouldn't have sulked off to bed!!!

Anyway, my other news - my birthday treat - 12 letters one of the "c" - it was in fact,theatre tickets to see the opening night of Dirty Dancing, & it was brilliant! We went for a meal first at 1906 the theatre restaurant, which was very good, then on to the show. The cast, music, costumes & scene changes were amazing and it was a lovely birthday surprise.

I'd also like to say a huge thank you to all my friends & blog buddies who sent me cards & pressies for my birthday. You are all so generous & thoughtful, so thank you all so much.

Finally, a pic of the beautiful orchid Craig gave me - perfect timing Mr with my orchid card just made - isn't this one a beauty! Jx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I Hate Computers

This will be short as I'm on Craig's lappy as my computer has decided not to play ball! After an antivirus update all the icons decided to up sticks and skidadle! Hopefully I'll manage to upload my card as it's for a couple of challenges.

No cropping or anything fancy, just uploaded!

MAWTT - Their sketch
LLFC - Peaches & cream

As for my birthday news - well I had a lovely day out and hopefully I'll be able to tell you all about it once my computer is restored! Jx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Skye's Orchid Sketch

Have any of you checked out the Bugaboo store recently? Things are changing over there! Now, not only do they have cartoon style characters (that I love,)they now have more serious stuff too! Jodie's, (owner & artist @ Bugaboo) daughter Skye is also a very talented artist, & her Mum has turned some of her sketches into lovely digi's for us to play with.

So, that leads me on to the purpose of this post - another Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, this time chosen by Laurie, & the theme is,

Mum's The Word

Now we're lucky enough to be sponsored by...can you guess??? Yup it's Bugaboo, hence I'm using their stamp - (like I need an excuse!)

That means one lucky winner could collect 7 digi's from Bugaboo if they are the lucky chosen one. Remember, to enter the challenge you MUST follow the theme AND also use & identify something which you used which was older than 6 months.

The digi I chose for the challenge this time was Orchids, it's coloured with Promarkers & set on MME six by six papers. The lovely ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl & the border punch used is a Dovecraft.

The ribbon & the LOTV sentiment stamp are both older than 6 months.

Finally, why not go over to the main blog, to check out the other DT cards, before making your own. Hope you can join us this time, Jx

Sketch n Stash - Their sketch
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - For Mum/Female relative.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Bambino Boy

When I'm asked to make baby cards, I often find it best to make both cause, in the words of my Dad, " As sure's a cat's a hairy beast", I'll make the wrong one! here's the boy version of the one I did yesterday.

Now I would never have thought of putting kraft on a baby card, but as it was part of the Sugar Bowl challenge, I did - & I love it - think it goes really well.

Sugar Bowl - Sketch & optional kraft. Jx

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Digi Bambino

Today has been another busy one for me. Been for a run first thing then after that I went to blood donors.

I therefore now have the perfect excuse to sit on my butt for the rest of the day & make cards!

So that's what I intend to do, & this is the first offering, a baby card using the digi Bambino stamp by Sugar Nellie. This stamp was very popular when first released, but as per, it took me a while to get it - & even longer to use it! Sugar Nellie do however have a new batch of stamps just released so I hope to be quicker off the mark this time!

The sugar bowl - sketch Jx