Thursday, 31 December 2015

My 5 Favourite Cards 2015

It's always nice to look back on the years makes and see what direction your crafting has taken in the previous 12 months, and it's also nice to remind ourselves on how many crafty goodies we have purchased throughout the year.

So her are my favourites from some of my favourite companies of the year,  Ooh La La, and their many fabulous CD's and All Dressed Up and Sugar Nellie for their super digital stamps.

This was one of the first cards I made off the great Ooh La La CD by Paula Oakley.

Another super image of the same CD, just love the colours on this one.

And finally a hat-trick, again Paula Oakley CD and another brilliant image.

Next it's All Dressed Up, and a cute kitty, and finally...

Another cat, this time by Sugar Nellie, for my hubby's birthday.

So that's it, my card making highlights of 2015.  Thanks to Debby for once again organising this challenge and prompting us to look back on our years production.

Happy New Year everyone, Jx

Saturday, 26 December 2015

My 5 Favourite Christmas Cards 2015

Now that Christmas has past, it's time to pick my Top 5 Christmas Cards and enter Debby's Annual Challenge,

So in no particular order, here they are;

This one uses a Bugaboo bell image and I like it because it is predominately white and it uses my new big circle dies to make a round easel card.

Next, another Bugaboo image and another card relying on dies to make its mark.  

Well you all know I love Bugaboo, so you'd have been surprised if they hadn't featured! This time its snowmen on my new stepper die card base.

My fourth choice is again CAS, but this time using the cutest of Sassy Cheryl images.

And finally a card using a Sugar Nellie Penguin image, lots of layers and traditional colours.

So that's my this years choices.  Hope you all had a good Christmas and I'm now off to ponder my Top 5 other cards. Jx

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Made With Love

I always have fun scheduling posts whilst on holiday, and I couldn't miss posting today, as today is Craig, my husband's birthday.  Happy Birthday Mr - not really into mushy stuff, but I'm hoping we have a lovely day together and I think the title of the post says it all, Jx

The image is one I spotted over at Funky Kits when I purchased my Christmas digi  for the previous post.
Another cutie, and it's a cat so you can see why I had to get it!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake - Fun Fun Fun - A Birthday in Berlin should be that...hopefully!
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 December 2015

To A Special Person At Christmas

I'm super excited today you guys cause today's the day I fly off to Berlin with my hubby for a week at the Christmas Markets.  So looking forward to our trip as it's been quite a year and we never managed to get away in the Summer.

Berlin is one of my favourite holiday destinations, been there loads of times, and if anything gets you in the mood for Christmas it has to be European Christmas Markets with all their local crafts and foods being sold on the street stalls.  Will pop some pictures up here and on FB over the coming days.

Anyway, before I fly off, I must tell you of the last MAWTT challenge this year, running into the new year, set by Carole and it's...

To A Special Person At Christmas

So I made this cutie for my husband.  It uses a gorgeous digi stamp by Funky Kits called Warm Winter Wishes and it's available here.  I coloured it using Promarkers then used LOTV papers along with an LOTV date and a computer generated sentiment.

As always there are lots of great cards to be seen on the main blog page where the other DT ladies have made some real festive beauties.  Hope you can join us this time around to make this a fabulous MAWTT challenge to close the year on.

Crafty Calender - Let it Snow
My Time To Craft - Christmas Animals
Sweet Stampin - Snowtime
Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Stamp & Ribbon
Ribbon Girl - Dec Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bugaboo Blitz

I so didn't have time to join in in the week long Christmas Chaos event over at Bugaboo - but I so made time over the weekend after Hazel egged me on!

So despite work, getting the house sorted for Christmas and going to Berlin this week, here are 3 cards for the event.  Sorry I didn't manage a full house this time but 3 is better than none at all!

So here they are collectively;

And now here they are individually linked to the daily challenges,

Day 1 Challenge - Here comes Santa Claus
ABC Christmas - 4x4
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
CHCE - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town

Tuesday Throwdown - Snowflates - on the embossing
Crafty Catz - Let it snow - on the embossing
Winter Wonderland - Holy & / Ivy
Holly Jolly - Anything Goes Christmas

Day 3 Challenge - Colour Theme
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge -Lets Celebrate
I Love Promarkers - Winter
Simon Says Stamp - Let it Snow
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season
Crafters Cafe - Diecuts or Punches - Dies - card shape and branches
Sweet Stampin - Snowtime

I'm disappointed that I don't have time to do more to complete the challenge week, but time is not on my side just now.  Thanks Bugaboo for another fantastic event and hopefully by next year I'll have a bit more time to do the full 7 makes.


Monday, 7 December 2015


Just made a selection of tags after a friends daughter told me about the Santa ones on Pinterest using drinks can tabs!

Here they all are;

And the best bit about all these is that they were made using the scraps in my card box!

City Crafter - 123 Tags
Papertake - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - No stamping - All dies
Allsorts - CAS
Poppy Stamps - Tempting Tags

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Catie's 21st

Another 21st card today, this time for one of my best friends daughter.  Catie was born a month after Alan and as toddlers they had loads of adventures together before we moved house and away from the Glasgow area.  Think you can tell by my photo choice they were besties - before besties were even invented!!!

So it's another easel, with lots of die cuts to decorate along with that meshy stuff, card candi and a pearl from Hobby House.

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes