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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Five (Ten) Favourite Creations of 2014


Good evening all.

First of all I would like to wish all of my wonderful blogging friends a HAPPY NEW YEAR for tomorrow.  I hope it's a fantastic year for you all.

Im joining in on Debbys Link Up again for favourite creations of 2014.  It was supposed to be five, but I just couldn't whittle down from ten, sorry, lol.

This year has been good for me, for making cards, as I have struggled to keep up creating in previous years due to one thing and another.  I love making cards and decided that 2014 I was going to stick at it and I did.  My mojo came back and I really enjoyed myself.

We have struggled (like a lot of people) financially this year and I had to make do with what I had and I think that really inspired me more.  I could only buy the basics like tape, glue, blades, sticky pads etc.  Any crafty goodies I did get were gifts.  I won lots of digi stamps from the kind sponsors on challenge blogs.  I think they are wonderful and want to thank them all.  I also got myself on two design teams, so think I did pretty well this year :)

We are slowly getting our heads above water now, so will be able to treat myself to some new goodies in 2015.  Ssshhhh - I just ordered a Saturated Canary rubber stamp lol


Anyhow, enough of my waffling here are my cards.....


http://debby4000.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/my-favourite-five-of-2014.html 












 Thanks so much for looking:)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Santa's Balloon

Good afternoon everyone.  We have really enjoyed the snow here.  Me and my lad Brandon have some bruises from sledging but it's all good fun lol.  I've had so much exercise in the snow as well so I hope I have burnt off the Christmas calories!

I have a card to share that I made for my fella and this is my last Christmas card for 2014....


It's another cute Santa image from the Paper Shelter.  He's cute and it is called "Yep, I Have My Methods".  Coloured in with my ProMarkers and the papers are Carte Bella 12 x12.  I only have a tiny bit of this paper left and I loved it boo hoo lol.

Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - Christmas / New Year
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Christmas Anything Goes
Pile it On - Anything Goes Christmas / Holidays
QKR Stampede - Santa/Snowman
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day




Friday, 26 December 2014

My Five Favourite Christmas Cards of 2014


Good morning everyone.  Christmas came so quickly and went just as quickly.  Hope you all had a great day yesterday.

Over at a blog called a Scrapjourney run by Debby there is a linky to share your favourite Christmas cards of the year.  I have seen it before and this year I decided I would join in.

 http://debby4000.blogspot.co.uk/

So without further delay, here are my 5 favourites.....

I love the colour scheme of this one as it is so different and the image is just so adorable.

This image is just lovely as is the title "Are you ready my friend".  I love how the black makes everything pop on this and the bells are wonderful.

This is a DT card I did for Penny's Paper-Crafty and this image is one of my faves.  That flake on the tip of Snowman's nose is gorgeous.

Cute, cute image.  I love my twisted papers and doily on this card.  I've never really used roses on Christmas cards before and think this has turned out lovely with them.

I chose this one because I love the colouring on this and the layout.  Another adorable snowman image.

Well that's my lot.  Really enjoyed looking back at the cards I made.  Thanks for reading and hope you have a relaxing Boxing day.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Are You Ready My Friend

Good morning.  It's Christmas after tomorrow and I am so not ready.  Each year I am never ready lol.

I've made a card for my Son Brandon and this image is so lovely.  It is from the Paper Shelter.  Even the title is lovely, "Are You Ready My Friend".

Here it is...


Coloured in with my ProMarkers and the papers are Carte Bella 12 x 12.  The sentiments are computer generated.  The trims and gems are from the Works and the the black card is from Rymans.
Theres gorgeous glitter on Santa's hat and coat.  Oh and the bells were free from a magazine.

Challenges:-
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Christmas / New Year
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Christmas Anything Goes
Pile it On - Anything Goes Christmas / Holidays 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day





Thursday, 18 December 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting By Designs

Hello everyone.  Do you have wet and windy weather like us here in Buxton?  A good excuse to stay in and catch up on getting some last minute Christmas bits done :)

I was invited to be a Guest Designer over at Crafting by Designs for this week and the theme is Embossing For Fun!  Nice and easy.  They are being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Thank you to Crafting by Design for having me this week.

Here is my card....


I have to apologise here as I can't remember the name of the company this digi came from.  The information is on another computer unfortunately.  It's very cute though and I have coloured this in with my pro-markers and glittered the hat.

Challenges:-

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes - Optional Twist Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges - Merry Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas 
Creative Inspirations - Christmas / New Year
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery Sparkly Christmas
Paper Shelter - Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Anything Goes - Christmas / Holidays

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 208 Sponsored By Bugaboo Stamps

Good afternoon everyone - hope you are all good.  Yesterday I went to watch my son play Ukulele in a church with his School.  It was lovely.  He'd only been practicing the Ukulele since September.  Now he is learning to play the Recorder!  My poor cat's ears will suffer.

Anyhow, there is another fun challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week with everyone's favourite challenge theme ANYTHING GOES!!!!  So come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card.....


Definately not a Christmas card lol, but I will be sharing one tomorrow.  This amazing image (which I adore), is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Because it's a child's card I kept the colouring simple and everything bright!

Our sponsor...

Bugaboo Stamps
Store - http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Blog - http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.ca/
Prize - 7 Digi's of winners choice

Challenges:-

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - A Fabulous Sketch

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 15 December 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge No. 44 Sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

Good morning everyone - Less than two weeks now 'til Christmas.  Are you excited? LoL.  It's time for another challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The theme this time is "When Nature Calls!"  Feature something on your project that's found in nature - living or inanimate.  Fun challenge I think, so come along and join in.

Here is my card.....



My image is called Chris Mouse from Stitcy Bear's Digi Outlet.  What a cutie!  He is coloured in with my ProMarkers and my papers are Echo Park 6 x 6 pad.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-
Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet


Challenges

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Christmas
Come and Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes with Glitter (glitter on hat and bobble)
Pile It On - Anything Goes - Christmas/Holidays
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - A Fabulous Sketch
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - 4th Anniversary Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 207 Sponsored by Robyns Fetish and Daydream Designs

Good afternoon all.  It's a cold one today bbbrrrrr.  I went to my sons play this morning.  It was Jack & the Beanstalk with a bit of Nativity thrown in at the end.  It was actually really funny in parts and the kids really looked like they were enjoying themselves.  They also had to do the play last night and we went to see that too.

Anyhow, it's time for another fun challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is great for it you want a little break from making Christmas cards as it is "Anything other than Christmas".  Would love to see you there.

My card is definately not christmassy.....


This fun image is from Robyn's Fetish and coloured in with ProMarkers.  My papers are Doodlebug 12 x 12s and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Robyns Fetish 
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners choice
and

Dianes Daydream Designs

Challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Animal Magic
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Something to Die For
Scrapping 4 Fun - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Use a Sentiment



Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 206 Sponsored by StampArt Design, Sassy Studio Designs and Di's Digi Downloads

Good afternoon everyone - I think I have winter blues as I can't get my head around anything at the moment.  Hope I snap out of it soon.

On a much more cheery note there is another fabulous challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is a great one and it is Use Your Favourite Colour.  Simples!  I love lots of colours but at the moment mine is red!  There's plenty of it on my card.....


Isn't this image so cute?  It's called Owl-Ways Winter and is from StampArt Design.  Thank you Kathryne, always a pleasure to pick one of your images to create with.  I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and my papers are Papermania 12 x 12s.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-


Sassy Studio Designs
Store - http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Blog - http://www.sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice

and 

StampArt Design

 
Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice
and
Di's Digi Downloads

Challenges

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge - Circles - Stash - Use Glitter
Crafting by Designs - All Things Christmas
Crafting Musketeers - Use Bling
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Twist is Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it On


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 1 December 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge No. 43 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and A Day for Daisies

Good morning everyone - have you got your tree up yet?  I haven't lol.

It's time for another challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The theme this time is Shape Shift.  Create a shaped card, no plain squares or rectangles.  Fun challenge I think, so come along and join in.

Here is my card.....


I was lucky enough to get to pick my image from A Day for Daisies and it is called Flower Monkey.  I chose this because its gorgeous and different.  I coloured my image in with ProMarkers and my papers are Basic Grey.  My doily is from Scribble and Scrap and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The gems are from the Works and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-


Prize: 3 images of choice to winner
Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Prize: $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) to the shop at www.adayfordaisies.com



A Day For Daisies 

Challenges

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Get in Shape
Passion for ProMarkers - Bloomin' Marvellous
Scrapping 4 Fun - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 205 Sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and StampArt Designs

Good morning friends.  Hope you are all good today.

Today another fantastic ANYTHING GOES challenge is starting today over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  Please come along and join in the fun.

My card...


What a cute pair.  This lovely image is from one of our Sponsors, Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I've coloured her in with pro-markers and the papers are from Crate Paper.  My pink flower is from Scribble & Scrap and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Bugaboo Stamps
Store - http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Blog - http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.ca/
Prize - 7 Digi's of winners choice
and 
StampArt Design 
 Store - http://whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_38
Blog - stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.com
Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice


Challenges

Brown Sugar Challenge - Use 2 or More Colours
Crafting by Designs - Fairies
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Passion for Pro-Markers - Bloomin' Marvellous
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - A Sketch
That Craft Place - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 204 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Good afternoon friends.

Today is another wonderful Anything Goes challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  This theme is always popular so come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....


I got to choose this gorgeous image from Lacy Sunshine.  It is called Melanie and Benny Boo's Holy Night.  I've coloured them in with ProMarkers and the papers are Magnolia 12 x 12s.  The bow, button and gems are from the works and my sentiment is computer generated.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsor:-

Lacy Sunshine Stamps 
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners choice


Challenges:-

Clear it Out - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 2 or More Papers Design
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Make it Sparkle (Glitter on my image)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - A Card for A Child
The Ribbon Girl - November Colour Challenge - Red

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 17 November 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge No. 42 Sponsorsed by Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and SweetStamps

Good morning everyone.

It's a lovely rainy day here in Buxton lol but there is a lovely challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and the theme is "Say It In Colour" which means stamp, print or die cut sentiment in a colour other than black and white.

Here is my card...


As you can see, I have stamped my Cuddly Buddly Christmas sentiment stamp in green.  My image is a Wild Rose Studio rubber stamp, coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are a mix of Carta Bella 12 x 12 and Crafty Creations 12 x 12.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gems are from the Works.  My doily is from Scribble and Scrap and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-


Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet


Prize: $10 gift certificate

SweetStamps.com

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Red & Green
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - November Colour Challenge - Red 
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas Project

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day