Sunday, 27 November 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenges #7

Thank you to those of you who joined in our Female Birthday challenge last time, the entries were gorgeous.  

Challenge #7 over at Crafting When We Can Challenges should be easy for you all to enter you have to choose a sketch from another challenge and use this.  You MUST credit the challenge you have taken the sketch from on your blog and then hop over to CWWCC and enter your card.

The sponsor generously let us choose any image we wanted off their site and I got 2 images and a sentiment and I only chose 1 image, how generous is that.  I won't keep you in suspense any longer our sponsor this challenge is...

The image I chose is 'Checking the List' I thought she was sooo cute checking her long, long list of nice children (and adults too!).  The sketch came from 'Sketch N Stash' their sponsor this week is Meljen Designs.

I know brown isn't a usual colour for Christmas but I've had these papers for a couple of years now and have only used them a couple of times.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and Copics, Spellbinders for the mats, the papers are from Paper Cellar, the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the little gold parcels are from the tables at last years works Christmas Party the ribbon was around a box of Chocolates.  


Sketch n Stash #75 - Sketch - neglected papers and ribbon
Paper Creations Ink #13 - Christmas
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #120 - Christmas Fun (4wks challenge)
Shopping our Stash #27 - Christmas or Winter related
Truly Scrumptious #70 - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Free Paper Pad Challenge #8 - Vintage Papers

Here is my entry to Pascale's Free Paper Pad Challenges.  This week Pascale has given us some lovely vintage papers to play with.  I have scrapped a picture of our Christmas Tree as usual I have used CA.  

We only put the tree up 12 days before Christmas so the children know they don't have long to wait before they get their presents, nowadays they usually know what the main present will be as it is something they usually ask for but we always try to sneak in a few stocking fillers.  They have had their stockings since they were babies and we always have to put something in them, we also have to fill the tiny Thomas the Tank Engine stocking (it's about  6" long we can usually fit in a couple of bags of chocolate money).


You still have time to hop over to Crafting When We Can Challenges, the theme is  Female Birthday

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

just like buses, they come in 3s

The title alludes to the fact I seem to either don't post for ages or I have 3 things to post.  Today I am posting a card I made for Free Paper Pad Challenges.  Pascale gives a prize to anyone who enters as she offers wonderful free papers.  I didn't realise I had missed a week (time flies as they say) but I will still be using the papers as they are soooo different.  I'm thinking along the lines of a Scrap page so will have to have a think.  

Paper by Free Paper Pad Challenges and Christmas Pudding image by Pink Gem Designs, composed on CA and coloured with Copics, red pearls free with my turny thing from C&C.

I've just noticed I haven't coloured my currants, better get the card back out of the box and colour them in now.

Monday, 14 November 2011

AAAAGGGGHHHHHH only 40 days to Christmas!!!!

I've made this card using blue and white paper and and an image from Pink Gem Designs and I am entering it into the A Gem of a Challenge #34. and the backing paper is from the Paper Christmas kit from CA.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and snowflakes punched with a MS punch, sentiment from Craftworks.

If you look closely you will notice the blue and white card actually has butterflies on it but as I couldn't be bothered to change my glasses to the ones I use for close work I thought they were funky snowflakes, it wasn't until I was sticking it all together I noticed but hey ho I'm sticking to funky snowflakes if anyone asks.  I'm also trying to decorate the inside of my cards as well as using inserts.

Off to do some altering now, I'm helping out with the costumes for the Panto my daughter's in in December.  Yeah more pictures to scrap.  Have a great week and think Happy Thoughts.

Don't forget to hop over to Crafting When We Can Challenges and join in our 'Female Birthday'

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenges #6 - Female Birthday

All the entries for the spooky/abc were great, we have some very talented people out there in blog land and the winners will be announced soon over on the challenge blog.

This fortnight over on Crafting When We Can Challenges we have a simple theme it's 'Female Birthday'.  You can use any image and create any project as long as it follows the theme.  

Our rules are simple 1, follow the theme 2, no backlinking 3, max enteries, 4, link to the challenge blog 5, max of 5 challenges.

Our Sponsor this challenge is Stretch n Bubbles.  There is a bio of Alison the owner over on the challenge blog.

I chose the image of Marcy holding a cupcake.  Her little ballet shoes reminded me of my daughter when she was little.  The buns she used to have looked enormous in her hands just like this one does on Marcy.  I coloured her with Whisper pens, cut out with a Nellie die and shaded with DI.  The cupcake and backing paper are from a 360 sheet pad by K & CO and the sparkles are free from a turny thing I bought from C&C.



My Partner in Crafting Crime #35 - Use a freebie (the image was a freebie from the sponsor)
Shelly's Images TTT - Show the inside of your card
Stampin with the Dragon - Food for thought

Friday, 4 November 2011

Snowman Winter Wishes

Just remembered to post my card for Pascale's Paper Pad Challenge.  I have used the free Polka Dot papers for my background and 3 of Dustin Pikes images and they were coloured with Promarkers and Copics the white highlights with an Inksential pen.  The circular sentiment is from Craftworks.  I've printed the papers flat using my CAS and highlighted the edges with a Sakura silver pen.  The circle and images were popped up using foam pads.  I am also entering this card in to Lothian Crafts Challenge #20 - Christmas.


Don't forget to to hop over to Crafting When We Can Challenges to join in our Halloween or Anything But A Card Challenge.