Monday, December 21, 2015

Fruity Babies Watermelon

 Hope you have had a great Christmas folks and are not too worn out after all the festivities :)  Today for my DT creation I am using Janice Cullen's Fruity Babies Watermelon available from Sweet Pea Stamps in rubber.

To begin with I rummaged through my stash of free papers from magazines which I seem to have to make a real effort to use as I always forget about them hahaha. I embossed my chosen paper with a butterfly folder and then mounted this on pink card to match the watermelon on the digi.  The digi, by the way, was coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Polychromos.  Next I cut a die using Sizzix Frames Ornate Moroccan and added some green butterfly gems and lighter green flower gems.

The inside of the card was finished off with the remaining scraps of my design paper with a pink card Spellbinder lattice on top.  Nice an simple :)

Ingredients :-
  • Digi - Janice Cullen's Fruity Babies Watermelon
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers and Polychromos
  • Dies - Sizzix Frames Ornate Moroccan and Spellbinder Lattice
  • From my stash - Gems, dp from a magazine
Challenges entered :-

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hot Santa

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 53
Santa's Coming

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For my creation this fortnight I have used the cracking image - Hot Santa
I had planned on making a tag, only because I am so pushed for time at the moment but somehow my tag turned into a bag hahahahaha.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and the die set I used is Oval Floral.  the white mount layers and the red layer below them have been coloured in a way to to give the impression of another gold mount between them and the smallest mount has been finished off with a white snowflake brad.

The bag was a plain white bag which I covered with Christmas paper and finally the addition of a Christmas bow in red and green and finished off with two bells and a gold pipe cleaner.

  • image - Hot Santa
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Oval Floral
  • From my stash - Christmas paper, bag, gold pen, snowflake brad, bells, ribbon, gold pipe cleaner, beads

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rosarna Christmas

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I have made for my sister using the stunning image Rosarna Christmas by Karen Middleton available from the store both in rubber and as a digi.  I made this card a wee while ago, well actually back in May lol as I took it to the UK with me and left it there for posting at the right time (save me trying to get cards sent from Saudi and ensuring they arrive safe and sound).  I have just mentioned that because I see one of the poinsettia flowers on the image is squiff and I can't take another picture to correct that - sorry folks).

To begin with I coloured the image with Polychromos and Promarkers.
I then made a couple of simple mounts and a sentiment mount layering up in greens, golds and some gold holly embossed vellum.  The image is so gorgeous I really did not want to overly embellish this card or add to much as everything I tried just made it look cluttered and distracted from the image.

  • Image - Rosarna Christmas by Karen Middleton available from Sweet Pea Stamps in rubber and as a digi
  • Colouring Medium - Polychromos and Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Grand Scalloped Ovals
  • From my Stash - Christmas sentiment peel off sticker, poinsettia flowers and brads
I am entering into the following challenges:-

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cartoon Santa Claus Holding a Sign

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is an awesome digi pack containing several images and a paper pack too - how cool is that.

Challenge #252

Theme 'Anything Goes with THE COLOUR RED' 

Hello folks, hope you are having a good day :) :) :)

Oh what a struggle lol, it seems everything is mounting up at the moment and I have mislaid my mojo. Normally I love being in my craft room and having some me time but all I want to do at the moment when I get back from work is sleep hahahaha.

No getting out of doing this card as it is for my Grandson and I would never be forgiven if I did not make him one.  Still got to do another for him for his birthday, bless him that is on Christmas Day too.

I decided to make Jay a shaker card this year, he has not had one of these from me before.  Just to personalise it a bit I added text to the sign Santa is holding so he has a check list to see how good he has been this past year (wonder if he can tick them all hahahaha).

The image used for the card is Cartoon Santa Claus Holding a Sign by Ken Benner which I coloured with Polychromos and then fussy cut.  To make the shaker card I used two Spellbinder Grand Squares to make the frame and cut four of them so they could be mounted on top of each other.  The card has 4 layers, the base layer, a white layer, an embossed mat using Tim Holtz 'Wall'.  The final layer is the shaker section, the base is again an embossed mat this time using Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' which I then coloured with a white crayon and then added Ice Stickles.  The top frame was also covered with Ice Stickles and white sequins and clear tiny beads were used for the 'shakes' :) :)

A simple insert was added using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles and finished off with some red Christmas Stickles.

  • Image - Cartoon Santa Claus Holding a Sign by Ken Benner
  • Colouring medium - Polychromos
  • Dies - Spellbinder Grand Squares and Scalloped Circles
  • Embossing folders - Tim Holtz 'Brick Wall' and Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'
  • From my Stash - Ribbon, Ice Stickles, Red Stickles, acetate for window, sequins and beads
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Morning folks and hope you are having a fabulous day :) :)

Time for me to share a creation I have made as the Guest Designer for Through The Craft Room Door.  I don't do this often haha but when I do it is such fun being sent an image to work with and not having a choice really gets the brain cells working.  I hope you like what I have managed to create.

The image I was given to work with is from Digi Stamps For Joy - Flamingo Pair.  I coloured the image with Polychromos for the flamingos, water and bull rushes and Pan Pastels for the sky.  To finish off the flamingos I added some pink feathers - such yummy texture.

A white card blank was cut and a second mount also in white which I covered with turquoise and gold lace.  Next I used the Tattered Lace Antique Circle die and gold card for the lacy circles.  The image was cut using Sizzix - 657939 and the gold mount below the image too.  This second mount was embossed with a hessian embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  Pink Liquid pearls were added around the edge of the image just to help carry a bit of the pink through the card.  I wanted to add a sentiment but really was not winning so in the end I added a tag which was cut with Spellbinders Ornamental Tag 1 and Papermania Thinking of You stamp which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Again to help carry the pink through the card a bit I added a pink bow.  Lots of dimension going on but I wanted a bit more so I used the Memory Box Lavender die and coloured it to look like the bullrushes in the image.  Finally three pink gems and there we are, all done

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Fairie

To begin with I coloured the gorgeous image Christmas Fairie by Karen Middleton available in ruber or as a dige, with Promarkers Faber Castell Polychromos.
Next I created my Swivel Easel card base and covered it with some wonderfully textured thick Mulberry Paper.  The top right side was embossed with a Christmas tree design, I wanted something that was not noticeable on the card until you really looked :)  The image was fussy cut which meant I cut off some of the star lines and also the lines around the feet so to replace these I used gold wire for the stars and dismantled a gold pipe cleaners as the small bits of tinsel were perfect for the feet area.

Recently I have used up brads that I have which I don't like by dismantling them and then using the smallest Spellbinder Circle die to cut the circle shape and Glossy accents to recreate the plastic covering.  For this die I used the holly ribbon for my circle inside the brad. To finish off a couple of strips of the holly ribbon and a big bow to bring everything together.
 To create the writing area for the card I used Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals to form three layers.  A simple Christmas peel off sticker was perfect for the sentiment and some gold Stickles for a bit more bling.

  • Image - Christmas Fairie by Karen Middleton
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers Faber Castell Polychromos
  • Dies - Spellbinders Circles, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
  • From my Stash -  Mulberry paper, ribbon, brads, Stickles, pipe cleaner, gold wire and glitter.
I am entering into the following challenges:-

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Good morning folk, hope you are having a good day :) :) This week I am sharing a Christmas card with you using the cute image Madison by Fernanda Oravec.

To make this card I first embossed some tan card base and then layered with red.  For the front of the card I added some gold mesh to one corner.  The image was coloured with Polychromos and then fussy cut and a gold circle die added behind the head.  The label is a peel off sentiment layered on red and gold and to finish off several poinsettia flowers. Not a very fancy card but I do love the way it has turned out with all the layering and texture :)

  • Image - Madison by Fernanda Oravec
  • Colouring medium - Faber Castell Polychromos
  • Dies - oops, I can't remember
  • from my stash -  flowers, peel off sentiment and gold mesh
Competitions entered :-

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Poinsettia Cluster

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 52
Ice and Snow

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this fortnights challenge of Ice and Snow I decided not to go with blue and white which was my first instinct hahaha - red sounded cool.  I used the image Poinsettia Cluster  which I coloured with Polychromos.  The image was then fussy cut and placed on a card background which I had stamped trees on with silver ink and rubbed over with grey Pan Pastels.  I was not aiming for the trees to be visible ( you would not see them in a snow storm haha) but to just help with the texturing.  Next I added 3D dimensional glue and allowed it to run down over the background to make icicles.  To finish off the background I added Paper Lace Stickles and Docraft Snow Writer.  Next I added the image and added more Stickles and Snow Writer and finally I cut out a window frame and placed this on top so it appears the poinsettia cluster is a big bush of colour outside the window on a snowy, freezing cold day.
My card base was covered with some simple metallic paper with Happy Christmas printed on it.  The die used for the poinsettias I made is from Memory Box and the ribbon is from a Christmas pressie last year - nice bit of recycling.  The final touch is the addition of the Merry Christmas text cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs - 745 merry christmas

For the inside of the card I used a bit more of my metallic paper and also a strip of the ribbon which I folded over.  One of the poinsettia flowers was also added.  Now I had a bit of an accident and ended up marking the inside of the card - a cover up job was needed.  First I rubbed the boo boo but could not remove all or it so I cut a stencil using Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals and placed this on my card then airburshed with my red Promarker - thankfully that worked just fine.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-