Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

This is one of my favourite Santa images, he's from Sugar Nellie & he's just such a happy chappie don't you think?

So my card is still following the red & white theme for a friend and has the LOTV sentiment, mounted on a die cut snowflake.

Winter Wonderland - Use 3 punches - Snowflakes - 3 sizes - Oop but 2 were dies, hmm maybe not then!
Sugar Bowl - Sketch
CHCC - No papers
Papertake - Fireworks - Lots of glitter & bling

Spots & Stripes

A nice easy theme, set by Helen this time around at An Oldie But A Goodie and today we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images.

The DT were also lucky enough to get some images to play around with, and as my Christmas makes have not really been progressing as they should, I thought I best do a Christmas card to boost their numbers.  The image I used is called Snowman Frame and is available here.  Papers are Craft Creations and they are my oldies from a few years back.

So that's my take on the current challenge, now go over to the main blog and see what the other ladies made before joining us this time. Jx

Sketch n Stash - Kevin's sketch
One Stitch At A Time - Make One For Christmas
Crafty Ann's - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Willow Sketchie - Christmas

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Jolly Christmas Kitty

I know it's said that we shouldn't pass images around - & I don't with digi's cause they are so cheap, but I must admit I have received my fair share of stamped images form fellow crafters - but far from them making me buy less - they usually encourage me to buy more - this stamp is case in point! (Thanks Sam)

This lovely kitty is a Penny Black, coloured with Promarkers then given a dose of Stickles! The holly & snowflake are diecuts & the 25th an LOTV stamp.

I Love Promarkers - Christmas
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Animal Magic
Southern Girls - Animal Crackers
CHCC - No Design Papers
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Is Coming

Finally a family photo - as you may know, Alan our son was 18 on Saturday, & on Fri night we had a spot of snow...look what his cousins made for him for his birthday! 18 snowmen - one for each year! Thanks girls - this has got to be his best present! Jx

Friday, 26 October 2012

Femo Has Lots of Friends!

Femo being my little grey cat! The Oskar Schindler of the cat world... re-housing all the field mice after their homes have been destroyed by the combines harvesting their crops.  Yup, the kind hearted Femo carefully carries her little orphans back to our house where she drops them live! WHAT A CAT!!!

Anyway, card 2 on the list - same stamp but a completely different layout.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Lovely sketch
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Animal Magic - 2nd Entry
ABC Christmas - U - Up to You
The Crafty Pad - Use An Animal
Passion For Promarkers - Christmas
Do You Stack Up - Embossing Jx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Femo's Friends!

This has got to be my most used Christmas stamp.  It's 3 years old now & each year I think that's it, it's been used to exhaustion, then someone asks me for another mousey card.

This year however I've gone for the new pink look snowflake - not a huge change I know, but a change none the less.  The same person has also asked for a set of red & white cards with embossing so here is the first of many!

Fetch-a-Sketch - Their sketch
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Animal Magic

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pumpkin Pumpin, Big & Round

I decided this year I wanted some Autumn themed stamps, I bought a scarecrow digi a couple of weeks back, then last week I found this pre-coloured beauty from Fred She Said & I knew it was for my ever growing digi collection!

The design here is quite simple using basic grey papers a PB sentiment & some candi.


Jacksons Digital Expressions - Brown Teal & Orange - All colours on dotty paper.
LCI - Things Beginning With "P" - Pumpkins
Pin-Spirational Challenges - Pumpkin Picture Inspiration
Joanna Sheen - Autumn Breeze
Allsorts - Autumn Colours
Simply Create Too - Pumpkins
Cupcake Craftroom - Autumn
Crafts For Eternity - Picture/Colour Inspiration
Simple Salutations - Fruit & Veg - Pumpkins Jx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Borussia Dortmund

Strange title eh?  Well this is the team my son supports along with Arsenal and for his 18th birthday he asked for their latest strip.  So obviously his card had to be football related too and here is the result;

& here is the top he wants - shorts & socks are yellow hence the card colours,

Alan's birthday is not until Saturday, but we plan to go out with him on Friday night for a meal & to celebrate, leaving his birthday free for him to go out with friends.  

Passion For Promarkers - Yellow & Black - handy for me as it was strip colours
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
LLF - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Lovely sketch Jen, Jx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Male Autumn CAS Card

A recent win of mine was a selection of digi's from The Crafty Pad - Thanks Debbie.

This is one of the stamps I selected, coloured with Promarkers and then set on Brown/Kraft card.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Made Especially For You - Include 3 leaves
Charisma Cards - Clean & Simple
Craft Us Crazy - Children or Fall
Creative Craft Challenge - 3 - leaves & candi
365 Cards - Colour Challenge
Polka Doodle - Autumn
Allsorts - Autumn Colours
Speedy & Friends - Leaves

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

First Anniversary

This is the first time I've used this LOTV stamp which was released over a year ago, but I've only just added it to my collection.

It's a lovely image to colour & was perfect for an Anniversary card I was asked to make.

My simple card uses embossed panels and a tartan ribbon and the sentiment is backed on an MS doily punched strip.

Sketch Saturday - Jen's sketch

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Purple Black & Stripes

With the Scottish school's October holidays now in full swing, we are heading fast towards Halloween and the end of October.

This time the Oldie But Goodie Challenge has been set by Francesca, & she has chosen

Purple, Black & Stripes

as the theme this time around.  Remember also to include something older than 6 months on your project and to tell us what it is.

For my card, I went with a Tiddly Inks image of Witchy Wryn as I thought she was so cute.  My papers were 12 x 12 sheets from Hobbycraft both by Bazzill and the flowers were my oldies I think Papermania, but the label has long since gone.

This time our challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who are offering the winner 5 images of their choice.

Allsorts - Too cute to spook
Charisma Cards - Brilliant sketch
That Craft Place - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Reasonable Ribbon  (RRR58) - Halloween & a ribbon
Tiddly Inks - Halloween
Digi Galore - Halloween
I Love Promarkers - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
Without Words - Things That Go Bump

Now pop over to the main blog to see the other DT creations before joining us again in our current challenge, Jx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Tattie Holidays

My nieces stayed over this weekend as it's the beginning of the school holidays again here.  We had such a lovely time and managed to cram in heaps of things including some crafting!

Below are some of the highlights of the weekend;

Seat at side of Castle 

Sarah's Beautiful Card

Eilidh's Lovely Poster

I have heaps more photo's, but they are on my phone & I don't know how to import them, so the above selection will have to do!

Thanks girls for a lovely weekend, love Auntie Jx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Two Hearts

Ok, so the image has 3, but the Phil Collins song that I like is called Two Hearts, and I thought this was quite a good song to accompany this First Wedding Anniversary Card. Now I know the design of the card may seem a bit odd, but hearts, black & white, tartan & snowflakes was the remit & I aim to please.

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Monochromatic

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Princess Laundry Line

This is another of the digi's I won from the Stamping Boutique last week and I couldn't wait to make a card with it.  A friend then asked for a card for a little girl and I thought... ting! I know which image to use!

Now last time I made a little girl card for Amy, she asked her Mum why I did the card in browns cause that's not a girly colour! So I'm hoping this time to have gone pink & sparkly & Princessy and to have hit the spot!

Sweet Shop Sketch - SSS179
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Dressing Up
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Photo Inspiration - I picked up on the feather hence the wings on the image
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - All things sparkly
Crafty Ribbons - Children's Birthdays


Wednesday, 10 October 2012


This is my first time using this stamp.  I won it at the beginning of the year from a German company called Heindesign, now not being a German speaker, I don't know if this is the stamp name, but it also has Judi Kins written on it - mind you that sounds more like an artists name doesn't it?

So, the stamp is coloured with Promarkers then set on a selection of Craft Creation papers.  Finally, I distress inked the image to soften the white - not sure if I've now gone too pink though!

Sketch Saturday - Their sketch
Passion for Promarkers - Shabby in pink or blue
The Stamping Boutique - Pink Ribbons
Lexi's Creations - Pink
In The Pink - Pink + 1 - My +1 being green
Southern Girls - Tie A Ribbon Round

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Olympic 50p Collections

I know this is not card related, but I just thought I'd post it on the off chance that anyone reading has been collecting the Olympic 50p coins.

My son has been collecting them all summer, & is 7 short of the full set -


The coins he needs are;

Completer Medallion
Wheelchair Rugby
& Handball

He does have a number of duplicates, so anyone wanting "swappies" - you're on!

He will be 18 at the end of this month, & ideally I'd like to complete his set for him by then.

Even if you don't normally collect coins, please check your purse/change and see if you can help.  Thanks, Jx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Sugar Candy

Today I received my prize digi's from the Stamping Boutique and like any good crafter I couldn't wait to get colouring!

Just made a quickie tonight colouring the image with Promarkers & then adding glaze.

The sweetie itself was printed twice then a coloured image set on top of the original just to add a bit of depth.

Little Miss Muffet - CAS
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Text Me
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Friday, 5 October 2012

Spooky The Cat

Isn't this cat just great?  And to make him even greater, he's free this month over at the Digi Stamp Boutique!

So, last time I used him on a Halloween card and today it will be for a birthday card.

Sketch Saturday - Their sketch
Anything Goes - Animals
Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Here Come The Boys - Monochrome
That Craft Place - Make Your Own Background
Digi Stamp Boutique - October Challenge

Thursday, 4 October 2012

18th Birthday

From time to time we all get asked to make cards which seem a bit different.  This was one for me where I was asked to have a 2-tier cake in leopard print with an 18 on top & balloons in cream & brown.

Not altogether my choice, but us card makers aim to please, & this is the result - ended up not putting the leopard print on the cake as it just looked too busy.

Hopefully the recipient will like it & I must say I love my new Whimsy Balloon dies bought with this card in mind - think you'll be seeming more of them!

Crafty Creations - Fall Colours
I Love Promarkers - Fall Colours

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Kissy Fish

I have had so much fun today, woke up to pouring rain & I mean bucketing down rain, so decided it was a crafty day... It actually brightened up by about ten, but I still crafted!!!

So today's card is another featuring a Crafts and Me stamp by Hannah Lynn - I so love these!  This one's called Kissy Fish and you can buy it here.

And a close up off all that texture!

Papertake - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Texture - Lace, Pearls, Glaze, Glitter & Net
Crafts & Me - My Sentiments Exactly - Use A Sentiment

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Inspired By A Song (Or Film)

... but I went with a song...

And the song is - Kids In America by Kim Wilde a hit back in 1981 for all the youngsters out there!  I was at school when it reached No 1 and for anyone interested, here's a blast from the past!

Inspired By A  Film or Song

Is the latest theme for the Oldie But A Goodie Challenge set this time by the lovely Laurie.

To join the challenge, please follow the theme and include something older than 6 months on your project and tell us what it is.

My Oldie was the paper - Doodlebug - from a set which is a few years old now.

The sponsor this time is the ever so generous Bugaboo Stamps & one lucky winner will receive 7 free digi's of their choice.

My card features the lovely Ava, a Bugaboo Digi along with a freebie stamp from Designed2Delight, & it's still available last time I checked!

Designed2Delight - September Challenge
Pile It On - For A Child
Fussy & Fancy - Trip Around The World - The card is for a little girl having a farewell birthday party before moving to America with her parents.
MAWTT - Seeing red
Song Bird - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

For more inspiration visit the main blog & see what the rest of the DT made, Jx