Tuesday 24 August 2010

LOTV~ Challenge 61

I have treated myself to some of the cute lil bears from LOTV so thought i would enter the LOTV challenge this week which is a lovely sketch by Bev. This one is James and his presents which i have coloured in with Copics and Prisma pencils. The lovely papers are SU! from the christmas series they are so easy to mix and match when your having an off day and find it difficult to pick a colour combo.
The weather is a little better here today thankfully, but still not very summery! I am hoping the B/H weekend weather is going to be ok, would be nice to have a BBQ for a change...

DS Papers ~ Stampin Up Christmas
Stamp~ James Pile Of Presents
Medium~ Copics & Prismas
Emellishments~ Quickutz photo corners, Marianne snowflake, Ribbon SU, pearls

Monday 23 August 2010

Star Of Wonder

Here is another Christmas card i have made with the wonderful Christmas stamps from Cuddly Buddly, they are also available in 3D and digi stamps. This one is called 'Star Of Wonder' coloured with Copics and prisma pencils, lots of glamour dust added for that extra sparkle. The greeting is from the Scripture set 'Verse- John 1 & Psalm 46' The snowflakes are made with the Marianne creatable dies as are the flourishes. The papers are the fabby 'Frosted Lace' set of download papers from Cuddly Buddly.
Hasn't the weather been awful today? Luckily i managed to avoid the torrential down pours when i walked to work this afternoon, but you dare not leave the house with out a brolly. I think summer is well and truly over, its decidedly chilly this evening.

Monday 16 August 2010

While Shepherds Watched

I thought i would share another of the cards made with the new Christmas stamps from Cuddly Buddly, this one is called ' While Shepherds Watched' and is available in download, digi stamp and rubber. The papers are the lovely Frosted Lace digi's available at only £2.50 embellished with pearls and snowflakes made with the Marianne Swedish ice star die, flourishes where done with Marianne frame circle set.

I decided to make an easel card so i could use the lovely scripture stamp which i stamped and cut out with nestabilities. I hope you are liking the new Christmas card? I have one more left to share with you, but I'm sure there will be many more in the months to come :)

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges-
Sentimental Sunday ~ Ribbon or lace

Sunday 15 August 2010

Just Cute bears Challenge ~ Buttons and Blooms

Good morning, the sun appears to be shining this morning here in Cheshire makes you feel so much better in yourself don't you think? This week at Just Cute Bears we want to see your 'Buttons and Blooms', i just loves adding flowers to my cards the trouble is you have to then make a box for them as they won't fit in an envelope! Does anyone know where you can buy a boxalope (is that the correct work?) The papers are from the Wild Rose studio pack called Polka Dots, the border was punched with EK 'Daisy Scallop'. The lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, leaves punched with MS frond punch, buttons are Papermania. The stamp i have used this week is a Forever friends stamp called 'Surprise', i have used Promarkers and Prisma pencils to colour the bears in with.
I have decided to step down from my DS post at Just Cute Bears as just don't find the time to make cards as i used to :(, its always such a rush and i leave it until the last minute then have to rush! I have enjoyed my time there and wish the girls all the very best xx

Friday 13 August 2010

Away In A Manger

Here is another one of the CuddlyBuddly Christmas stamps, this one is called 'Away In A Manger' which has been coloured in with Copics and prisma pencils. I have cute the image out with my round nesties and added glitter to the edges and the swirls. The papers are once again from the Cuddly Buddly they are from the 'Frosted Lace' set. The snowflakes where made with the Marianne Swedish Ice star die and glittered, MS Doily punch for border. I hope you are all having better weather than us, its been one down pour after another here in Cheshire no sign of it clearing up either, probably will in September when the children go back to school!

Thursday 12 August 2010

Cuddly Buddly Christmas Launch

Today is the launch of the new Christmas range at Cuddly Buddly, there are stamps, papers, 3d downloads, digi stamps and so much more. The stamp i have used is called Heavenly Peace coloured with Copic and prisma pencils. The papers are beautiful they are called Frosted Lace
such a lovely shade of blue and you also get pink. The snowflake is made with the Marianne Swedish ice star die, these are such good value for money.The greeting stamps is also Cuddly Buddly and is available in digi download.
Well i think i had best get ready for work, not that i want to lol... but needs must and all that! The weather isn't very good here this morning, rain, rain and more rain not like August weather at all :( Have a good day crafters xx

Wednesday 11 August 2010

LOTV Challenge 59 ~ A Sketch

I have managed to find time to take part in the LOTV Challenge which this week is a lovely sketch by Bev. The papers i have used are all SU! in fact the lovely Jules sent me these a little gift with my last order. The image is from the LOTV die cut range which i stocked up on whilst they where 50p each, these are great for a nice quick card, although i do feel i have cheated when i don't colour in the image lol...This one is called Fairy Present. The flowers are from Wild Orchid, aren't they yummy? The border punch was one of my old Fiskar border punches, think its called Sunburst it very similar to one of the MS punches.

Cuddly Buddly are launching their new Christmas range tomorrow, some yummy papers and images. Here is a little sneaky peak to tease you before the big day.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow when you can see what the rest of the Crafty Friends have been up to, I'm sure there will be some lovely samples to tempt you xx

Sunday 8 August 2010

Just Cute Bears ~ Bear And Me

This week on Just Cute bears the challenge is Bear and Me, we want to see a bear and someone else on your card. We are being sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week, there is a lovely Bruno Bear stamp up for grabs, so pop along and check out the wonderful creations made this week by the design team you won't be disappointed ...
I didn't think i had anything suitable for this weeks challenge, then remembered i had this lovely sweet Sarah Kay stamp that's never been inked up! I coloured the image with Promarkers for a change. I have used the lovely lace hearts MS punch, then added some lovely Guipure lace above. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, leaves have been punched out with MS Frond punch. The design paper is from the checked collection by Pink Petticoat.
Oh well my week off is nearly over it back to work for me on Monday, although the weather hasn't been all that good its been nice to be at home relaxing. We did take a run out to Southport on Thursday which was nice. I have been trying to find some summer clothes for my holidays in September and I'm not having much luck, managed to get a few crop pants and t shirts but can't find shorts anywhere :( Every year i leave it to late!!

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Scripture Card

This card is a little sneak peek at the new Cuddly Buddly Christmas papers that are coming out real soon.... The scripture stamps is also from Cuddly Buddly you can find it HERE, it has been stamped onto the oval nestabilities and layered. The BIG MS Daisy fan punch has been used to make the fancy border. The big purple flower is from the Prima Lilliput Rose collection,the lil roses are Fairytale Roses french white all available from Cuddly Buddly. This is something a little different from me, but i hope you like it? I have to say i am very pleased with the way it turned out, its great when the old mojo is working :) I am off to Liverpool today with my MIL for a spot of retail therapy, see if i can pick up any holiday clothes.

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Christmas Is Coming ...

I know we are only just in August but Christmas stamps are appearing already.
These beautiful stamps will be available at Cuddly Buddly Crafts real soon....
They are just beautiful don't you think? Clare one of Cuddly Buddlys 'Crafty Friends'
has made some beautiful cards. You can win yourself all three of these wonderful' Giggles
Gang' stamps by leaving a comment on the Cuddly Buddly Blog.
I to have been very busy making samples as have the other' Crafty Friend's', so keep
checking on Cuddly Buddly, i think they are due for release mid August :)

Sunday 1 August 2010

Just Cute Bears ~ Anything But Square

This week on Just Cute Bears the challenge is "Anything But Square & Include A Tag"
I didn't have a clue what i was going to do for this weeks challenge, so came as a little surprise to me lol.... I'm not a great lover of green so why i used it as my main colour i don't know!
The image is one of my favourite Forever Friends stamps, coloured with Copics and Prisma's.
I treated myself to a new EK Success punch this week called Daisy scallop, i have fallen out with my MS punches as after a while they just give up the ghost :( The EK in my opinion are much stronger, just wish the range was bigger but I'm sure it will be in time :)
I am now off work for a whole week, yippeeeeee..... Just hope the weather improves a little so i can relax sunning myself in the garden with a good book.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and find time to do some crafting xxx