Has It Turned Cold?

Another card from last year for you today. I haven’t blogged it yet but you might have seen it in Papercrafts Essentials if you read the magazine.

The image is a cute Hamish from Sugar Nellie and he has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils then embossed to give that ‘just snowing texture’ 🙂 I cut the border with a circle template and scissors and stamped the ickle snowflakes in pearlescent ink.

And as luck would have it the SugarBowl has a Christmas theme so I thought I might be a bit cheeky and enter it into the challenge 🙂

Ever wanted to know about the Cat Herders?
So cute 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie; Pink Cat Studio
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black; Brilliance pearlescent
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; sansodor
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; scissors
Other – ribbon; circle template; cuttlebug and embossing folder


It Is Christmas

Merry Christmas

Have a wonderful day. We will be celebrating Christmas with a big turkey roast 🙂 having stayed up all night to watch Father Christmas on his journey around the world.

Hope that you have all been good boys and girls and that Father Christmas brings you lots of lovely craft goodies 😉

Stamp – Inkadinkado; Papermania; Craft Stamper
Papers – BasicGrey
Inks – Versafine Sepia and Onyx black; Distress inks yellow, walnut stain, tea stain
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; double-sided tape; scissors
Other – Ribbon; brad; glitter glue


How Busy Is Your Card?

How busy is this card? I think I might have gone a bit mad with this one. I started to add glitter and just kept on going, by the time I had finished I was covered head to toe with the stuff.

This is for the Christmas week challenge over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge blog, which is a lovely sketch. It is nice to be able to do some challenges for a change 🙂

Stamp – Sarah Kay; Magnolia; Papermania
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Letroset Promarkers
Papers – DCWV Winter matchstack
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Ribbons; Glitter; Glitter Glue; Cuttlebug and snowflake dies; Brads


Naughty Or Nice?

Nice I hope? Last year I made some Christmas stockings for myself and my OH from Christmas-themed fat quarters. I could try and say that they are post-modern ironic but they are, as you can see, full-on Traditional Christmas Chintz with extra sparkly glitz added on for good measure. Well, we wouldn’t want Father Christmas to miss them now, would we?


Christmas Is Here

Well, Christmas has truly reached our flat: the decorations are up, the wine is mulled and the mince pies are a baking. But what you have to know is that my boyfriend doesn’t drink and he hates mince pies – I’ve now eaten a packet of mince pies, a carton of cream (‘coz you can not have mince pies without cream) and am drinking my way through a gallon of mulled wine. Boy, Christmas is hard work 🙂

I’ve cleverly put the mistletoe over the door to the kitchen…

If I hang about there long enough, perhaps I will get lucky?


Peace On Earth

The penultimate Christmas card from me this year (I hope) and I thought I would have a go at the challenge Katy has put up on the Craft Stamper Blog, which is to use Glimmer Mist in a project. This follows on from a fab masterclass article in the January edition of the mag. So I used the cellophane (cling film, Saran wrap – whatever you might want to call it) technique as I’ve been meaning to try it for a while, what better excuse can one have?

I love this technique – my only problem is being patient enough to let the paint dry 🙂

Stamps – Elzybells Art Stamps
Inks – Glimmer mist; Brilliance Pearlescent
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Cellophane; Galaxy marker pens; silver wrapped elastic; silver ribbon; eyelets; crop-a-dile; 3D glue


O Little Town of Bethlehem

A BasicGrey card today and it has a charm so I shall be entering into this week’s BasicGrey Challenge blog, which is all about charms this week. The block colours are BasicGrey papers but the pattern paper is actually from Rusty Pickle and the music is from a mini-carol book a friend gave me one Christmas.

We have our Christmas decorations up now 🙂 The Christmas tree lights sparkle in their multi-coloured glory 🙂

Fabby Candy note – over at Cake, Cocoa & Gossip Blog Becks has some fab Wednesday Wishes candy this week.

Stamp – Inkadinkado; Studio G Alphabet
Papers – BasicGrey; Rusty Pickle
Inks – Versafine Sepia and Onyx black; Glimmer Mist
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; double-sided tape; scissors
Other – Gold wrapped elastic; Sewing machine; thread; Charm


Heavenly Peace

So still going on the Christmas cards. Hope you like today’s offering. I love the little ‘Joyeux Noel’ postage stamps that are actually part of the larger ‘Heavenly Peace’ stamp and I’ve cut them out to embellish the card. Finishing it off once again with the cover stamp from January’s Craft Stamper magazine and some curled wire.

Stamp – Inkadinkado; Stamp Crafter magazine; Meredith Fenwick Designs; Studio G Alphabet
Papers – K&Co; Dovecraft Victorian Christmas
Inks – Versafine Sepia and Onyx black; Tim holtz Ditress inks
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; double-sided tape; scissors
Other – Brads; Wire; Glitter glue; Cuttlebug and nestibilities


Embossing with Kaboodle Doodle

This week on the Kaboodle Doodle Challenge Blog, the theme is Embossing. It can be any type of embossing that you like. For my card I have used dry embossing with my cuttlebug, glitzed up with some glitter and using the tree from Andrea’s Merry and Bright Christmas kit.

You can see with the tinsel that we have our Christmas decorations out, we might even get around to putting them up today 🙂 Have fun with the challenge.

Papers – Kaboodle Doodle
Usual suspects – silicone glue; scissors
Other – cuttlebug; ribbon; glitter glue


First Of The Last Five

On the final card countdown, only four more Christmas cards to do (after this one). So a little triple embossing and the great cover stamp from Craft Stamper arrived just in time to finish this card 🙂

Question is: will I finish the last four before we need to send them?

Stamp – Inkadinkado; HOTP; Stamp Crafter Magazine
Papers – K&Co; Dovecraft Victorian Christmas
Inks – Versafine Sepia and Onyx black; Tim holtz Distress inks
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; double-sided tape; scissors
Other – Brad; Ribbon; Seam Ripper; embossing powder; heat gun


Are They Almost Finished?

YES! I’ve almost finished ALL of my Christmas cards – wahoo. I just have five more to do. Yesterday was a marathon of cardmaking, which might explain why I’ve been a little quiet. I made 20 cards, the most I have ever made in one day. It was a complete production line of cutting, inking, stamping, glittering. I worked my way through a roll of double-sided tape, half a roll of glue dots and quarter of a tube of silicone glue 🙂

I would be really interested to know what is the largest number of cards you have made in one sitting? Is 20 a large number or a small number? It feels like a large number to me 🙂

Right, I have over 608 new blog posts to read in my reader 🙂 But before I go if you haven’t had a chance already, go pop over to the totally amazing Tim Holtz’s blog where he is doing a ’12 tags of Christmas’ with blog candy, but be warned he is getting well over 2000 comments! WOW!

Stamp – Magnolia
Ink – VersaFine Onyx black
Papers – Dovecraft Victorian Christmas
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double sided tape; scissors; Silicone glue; Glue dots
Other – sepia marker pen; glitter glue