Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favourite Five

I hope you had a fab Christmas day and that Santa was kind to you this year. We had a traditional Christmas dinner with a Swedish Smörgåsbord (a buffet with pickled herrings, salmon, meatballs, sausages, pâté, ham, brown cabbage, cheese, almond pastries, cooked pears and choccies). Santa brought a paper guillotine and it cuts like a dream, no wavy edges no more!

The lovely Debby has a nice and easy challenge and wants to see our Favourite Five Christmas Cards for 2011, so here they are:
The cute Penny Black snowman
A free stamp from Craft Stamper
Penny Black Poinsettias from Christmas Treasures
Penny Black Berry Branches
A retired text stamp

Thanks for visiting!

Warm hugs

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for this weekend, and above all, stay safe and warm!

I used:
Retired sentiment stamp
Oval Nestabilities
Cuttlebug corner die
Fired Brick Crackle paint
QK and Cuttlebug flower dies
Golden Liquid Pearls
Berry Merry design papers

I'm entering:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Winter Wishes
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop: Anything Goes

Thank you for all your Christmas wishes!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tree Sparkle

Good morning all! Are you ready for an escape from the Christmas preparations? I sure am, it's so nice to just craft away in totally harmony and our fabulous Fluffie, Faye, at Cupcake Craft Challenges has an easy and versatile sketch for us to play with.  I got caught by the crafty bug and made two cards!

We have fantastic prizes this special week. Our monthly sponsor Polka Doodles and the sponsors for this week, Crafty Emma's Store, Digital Delights and Tickled Pink Stamps, have been very generous! Check our blog for the details and to see the teams gorgeous projects.
I used:
Christmas tree from Vilda stamp
Penny Black snowflakes
A retired text stamp
Embossing powders
Distress Inks

I'm entering:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Sparkle and Bling
One Stop Craft Challenge: Christmas Sparkle
DYSU: Winter
4Crafty Chicks: Christmas Card
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Last Minute Christmas

Have fabulous week! I'm wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Colour Me Beautiful

Hiya all! We're already in the middle of December....oh dear, I'm running late with the want to do list for Christmas.... the good thing is that we have a new lovely challenge at Creatalicious, yay!!! We've got a fantastic prize with three digis, please check our blog for all the details and the teams gorgeous creations. And the challenge runs for a month so you've got plenty of time!

This time we're asking for a fab colour combo; pink, purple, green and white. So grab the mojo and bring 'em on! I used a Creative Expressions topper for both of the cards. The pink colour on the first one changed to a red colour when finished with a layer of Stickles and Glossy accents, silly colours not behaving,but the sparkle effect looks great, huh!
I'm entering:
Christmas Card Challenge: Christmas with optional doodling (none on my cards)

Thanks for visiting!

Warm hugs

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sparkles Aplenty

Good morning all! This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges our fab teamie Jane wants us to sparkle aplenty. A very appropriate challenge to keep the december darkness at the Northern hemisphere at bay. I did let go of all the thoughts of restraint and squeezed out the last fairy dust Stickles from the bottle! It's somehow a very liberating feel to really indulge in pinks and sparkle.

We're being sponsored by the generous Saturated Canary, Cupcake Cards And Crafts and our special monthly sponsor Polka Doodles. The Saturated Canary also kindly offered the team digis and I fell in love with the adorable Baby Cakes, so sweet and yet well grounded with her lovely boots. Check our blog for all the details and to see the teams gorgeous projects.

I also used:
Derwent water colour pens
Hero Arts large raindrop stamp
Cuttlebug Babyface alphabet
TH swirl and Distress Inks
Glossy Accents

I'm entering:
Totally Papercrafts: Anything But Christmas

Have a fabulous week!

Warm hugs

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hiya all! Hope you're having a great week, mine is a lot calmer this week, so no needs for back thinks! I've made a one layer with the lovely Penny Black snowman, Aqua Markers and Stickles.

You can tell the winter darkness has come, the photos are really hard to take this time of year. But ABC Christmas Challenges brought some light today with a fab win! Thank you!
I'm entering:
Sweet Stampin'Challenge: Snow, snowmen, snowflakes...
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Cold and Frosty
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Have fabulous week!

Warm hugs

Monday, December 5, 2011

Back Me Up

Good morning all! It's Monday again, last week just flew away and I'm left with a feeling that there are things I should have remembered but have forgotten totally...paying reciprocal visits to all who kindly left comments might be on the list too! It would be great if it was as easy to make a back up of everything you should remember as to back up a computer.

It's much easier and much more fun to make your own backing paper as the lovely Rachel at Cupcake Craft Challenges is asking for this week. Please check our blog for the details and the teams fantastic projects.

Simon Says Stamps are generously offering a lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate and our monthly sponsor Polka Doodles are offering two lucky winners the Pretty Sweet CD. Fab prizes, aren't they!?!

I used a messed up piece from another card for the image; Penny Black's Berry Branch with Distress Stickles and a background made with the Distress Inks. The text says Merry Christmas in Swedish.
The backing paper is made with TH script stamp and Penny Black Paisley Pattern with Distress Inks.

I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Xerox, I've chosen Lacey's card below from the N is for No Nonsense challenge (the clean design, the lovely green and yellow colours in the image and a bit of stitching)

Have a fabulous week full of time for back ups!
And backing papers!!!

Warm hugs