Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Seasonal cards!

Afternoon all, we are just back from a few unexpected days in Portsmouth to look after Charlie and last night I went with Lara to see Hairspray at the Kings Theatre, which was brilliant. It was as professional as the West End show with Michael Ball!!
Anyway back to my cards which I had quickly made on Sunday before we left. The first is this week's Christmas card for CASE-ing Christmas and the card to case is DT Cohenna's:

                               I decided to go with the stocking as my theme, come and see:

The stamps were part of a freebie set from Creative Stamping magazine and I just love this fireplace:)
I stamped and cut out the stockings to create a popped up bunting and thought the sentiment looked at home on the centre of the fireplace. I used my Chameleon pens to colour it all in and added sme silver stickles to the top of 2 of the stockings. I've also been chosen as Santa's helper again for my last card:)

My 2nd card is for this week's Less is More challenge which is WINGS.

I stamped and coloured the butterfly tree from Little Claire designs, diecut it out and inked around the edges. The butterflies are SU embossalicious and I pierced the edges in a scallop pattern as if it was a butterfly trail.

We took Charlie to soft play for a couple of hours yesterday, where was that facility when my boys were young?!! What an amazing place:)

I've just noticed the new challenge over at ATSM which is holiday soI am linking up my Christmas card for that challenge.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Less is More week 211-one layer

Evening everyone, well this week the challenge over at Less is More is a one layer one with a LOVE theme:
Come and see what I came up with:

I created a heart mask and inked through with Spun Sugar DI. The flourish is a NBUS that was a bargain ebay buy, a set of flourish stamps from Artemio, inked with  SU Soft Suede. The sentiment is from Hobby Art and I've added 3 pearls. Love this colour combo:)

I'm also entering my card into the new challenge at Addicted to CAS where they have the code word MASK.

Off for a girly lunch with my ex colleagues tomorrow, looking forward to the catch up!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

24 carat bling!!

Evening all just a quick post to show you my card for this weeks CASE-ing Christmas challenge.
The card we have to case is this one by DT Donna:

I chose to case the embossed background, large layered topper, ribbon and gems, in fact most of it!!
Come and see:

I went with a landscape card, Anna-Marie gold card, sizzex EF and Sue Wilson stamp.

Hope you've had a good weekend, ours was quiet as we have a busy week coming up:)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Happy 4th Birthday!

Afternoon all, just a quick post to show a card I've made for the 4th birthday celebrations over at Less is More!
Less is More is 4 Years old
Who would have thought that when Mandi and I began a challenge blog for Clean and Simple cards that it would have had such an impact on Blogland.
It was a success from the outset (for which we thank you most sincerely) and seems to have influenced the ethos of several other CAS challenges which have sprung up since then.
Now lots of challenges request that participants comment on their fellow crafters, something that we felt strongly about... everyone loves a friendly comment don't they!
Today we have people from all over the world joining in with our challenges and the standard of entries is simply superb!
We are lucky enough to be joined this week by representatives from lots of the fabulous companies which sponsor us, and there are lots of goodies up for grabs from them this week!
So a huge THANK YOU to them and lots of good reasons for you to join in!
As it is the first Challenge of the month it's a 
Colour Challenge 
and this time they are

It's very grey here today and the light is awful and no matter what I did I couldn't get a decent photo! It didn't help with the colours being so muted but IRL it's pretty:) Come and see:

I used an Imagination stencil with Spun Sugar DI and added some grey highlights with a pen. I cut out the bird on some dotty card and matted onto the same card. The base card is obviously grey!
The sentiment is an old SeeDee on stamped in grey versamark and shadowed with Spun Sugar.

Have to run as I'm due at Aquafit and then Rock Choir!
Carol has just suggested that I add it to Imagination Crafts February challenge which is anything goes!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Crafty catch up!

Hi everyone, well we got back yesterday from a lovely weekend in Portsmouth and the weather was wonderful! There was a craft fair on Sunday and I met up with Chrissie and Anne from Less is More and we had a good catch up and spent a few pennies. I also found out that I was showcased this week on LIM, how exciting!
Anyway back to this week's Christmas card for the CASE-ing Christmas blog and the card to case was by DT Ellen:

Lovely card, I decided to go with the split base and holly, come and see:

The ef is a sizzex one  and the holly die is from Tattered Lace. I cut it 3 times in teal and red and then inserted the berries into the diecut. The sentiment is from SU inked in red Memento. I added a touch of  clear Wink of Stella.

I need to make a card for LIM as it's their 4th birthday, unbelievable, it's definitely my go to challenge every week;)


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