Monday, 29 November 2010

I've been picked.....

Yipeee just found out that I've been chosen to join the DT over at Lexis Creations. I'm so excited, just been jumping round the room getting funny looks from hubby. I can't wait to work with the rest of the design team and of course Lexis great digi images.

I've had such a fab day today. We took our eldest son to the eye hospital as he has a squint/lazy eye, we found out that it's only mild so at the moment he doesn't need any treatment which we're very happy about, but he'll keep going for check ups. After dropping him back at school me and my hubby had our first meal out together without the kids in over 10 months and then we got all the Christmas shoping finished. So with also finding out about becoming a dt member it's been a very good day.


Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas Book

For Christmas I decided to make a christmas scrapbook for my Mum and Dad, as they live 3 hours away from us they miss out on some of the little things my boys get up to at Christmas time. By the time we see them on Dec 27th I should have filled in all the empty spaces I left for photos. I bet I'll want to keep it though!!!

Over at CRAFT challenge this week the challenge (challenge 78) is to make a Christmas present, so this is my DT project. The winner will the win the gorgeous Snowglobe digi image from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs, which I've used on one of the pages of my book.

Here's my little book:

I still have to finish the other pages, so there will be more to follow....
The book that I used is a chipboard one ready made from Papermania. The Snowglobe image is from The Crafty Pad and coloured in with Promarkers. The letters are stickers from Papermania, the red heart buttons are from Doodlebug, the silver and white paper and card candy are from Craftwork Cards, the green paper is what I won and the other things are from my stash.
I'm entering this into challenges at:

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 98 - Red and Green
Secret crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 110 - Christmas Gift
Die cut Dreams Challenge Blog - challenge 75 - Anything but a card
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 27 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Top tip Tuesday - Layer upon Layer Challenge

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Vellum Christmas Card

Well it may still be November, but I'm feeling pretty Christmasy already, my shopping is well underway and the kids are already wearing Santa hats around the house!!
This week over at CRAFT challenge we want to see some vellum on your card/project. I couldn't resist using a cute chistmas digi from our sponsor this week to make another Christmas card as my DT card.
Our sponsor is Sew Many Digital Stamps and the winner gets to choose 5 digi images fom her online shop.

Here's my card:

The digi image is coloured in with Promarkers. The snowflake paper is from Doodlebug and edged with a star Martha Stewart punch. The other blue paper is from my stash and the vellum is a freebie from a magazine over a year ago (I knew it would come in handy). The ribbon is also from Doodlebug, the snowflake charm is from Hobbyhouse and the flowers are from a lovely shop that was at the Alexandra craft show in September, I'm so annoyed as the flowers are beautiful and reasonable price and I can't remember the name of the shop they were from. There's also lots of sparkle all over using blue and silver stickles glue.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other DT cards from CRAFT challenge.

I'm also entering this into challenges at:

Bee Crafty Card Challenge - challenge 7 - all that glitters

The Crafty pad - Christmas sparkle

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bear Christmas Card

Here's my latest christmas card based around a sketch from Bee crafty's card challenge #6.

The stamp is from Lili of the valley which I've coloured in with Promarkers and lots of stickles glitter. The red background and stripey papers are from DCWV christmas multistack and green star paper from Papermania. The charms are from Creative Expressions, the sentiment from Craftwork cards, the flowers from Papermania and the gems and green ribbon are from my stash.
I'm entering this into:
I did it Creations Challenge blog - challenge 29 traditional christmas colours
Crazy 4 challenges - C436C - christmas
Totally Gorjuss - challenge 56 traditional christmas colours
The Crafty Pad - challenge 97 Christmas Sparkle

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Winter Birthday Card

Over at CRAFT challenge this week the challenge is to follow a colour pallet called Barry.
This weeks sponsor is Stef aka glitter babe, the winner gets to choose 2 digi images from her online shop.
I got to play with one of Stef's lovely designs for my DT card called ice dancing.

I used the ice dancing digi which I coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens and added some stickles glitter. The background paper is from Papermania, the happy birthday message is from Craftwork cards, the ribbon is from my stash and the snowflake is cut from a punch by Kars.

I'm entering this into:

A Spoonfull of sugar - challenge 129 snow/snowflakes

Lexi's Creations - Challenge 26 Anything goes

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Dry Embossing Mouse House Card

It's time for challenge 75 over at CRAFT challenge we want to see some dry embossing on your cards. The winner of this challenge gets to choose 3 digi images from Hope Jacare's digi shop, she has some super digi images including this cute mouse house one that I've used in my DT card

The image from Doodles by Hope Jacare is coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens. The dry embossing star background paper was made using a free Christmas embossing board from a craft mag. The butterfly is from Meiflower, the ticket stamp is by Whimsy stamp with distress ink added to it and the rest is from my stash. Thanks for looking. x