Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silent Night

Hello everyone

It's not long until Christmas now, is it? I thought I was cracking on well with my Christmas cards until Kimberley got rid of most of them at her charity thingumy bob which has left me with a grand total of 6 cards including this one. I can see me having to go out to buy some!

I love this little image. I got it last year and I couldn't possibly not use it again. It's a Penny Black stamp and since the sketch on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge was such a nice one this week I thought I would enter. I've called this card Silent Night but maybe I should have called it Starry Night? Reminds me of the old Don McLean song...

The image is Sweet Nativity by Penny Black which I coloured with Distress Inks
I used Magnolia papers and Coredinations cardstock
The flowers are by Magnolia and from my stash
Lace from stash
Loads of Stickles
Tools: Leone Em branch punch; Fiskars Star Border Punch; Sewing Machine
Sentiment: from stash

I would like to enter these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - the lovely sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Not So Traditional Christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle
ABC Christmas Challenge Blog - X is for Xmas (with the option of using flowers)

Suzanne has another little Candy on her blog if you would like to enter. It's a lovely Lili of the Valley Christmas stamp to which she will add some stamped images and other little bits and pieces when she draws a winner next week. This is the link if you would like to enter. Well worth a wee look. Good luck!

See you all soon. Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Carol Singing

Hello everyone

Goodness me, two cards in one week. I am doing well! Feeling a bit better now but still not managing to produce very much. Anyway, this is a card I've made with another of my new Lili of the Valley stamps.

My card recipe:
Image: Carol Singers - Lili of the Valley
Coloured with Pro Markers
Designer Papers: MME
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers and brad: from the Hobby House and Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Snowflake Embossing Border Punch
Gems: Papermania
Sentiment stamps from stash
Tools: Cuttlebug and Nesties
White Flower Soft
Silver, Lace, Gold and Red Stickles

I can enter these challenges:
Allsorts - the sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
ABC - H is for Holidays

My daughter has a little stamp giveaway on her blog if you are interested in leaving her a comment. You can find it here but it finishes on Friday so be quick. It's a lovely Santa Claus.

That's it then. Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments you leave. I love reading them.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

At Last

...I have managed a card. Things have been very hectic round here recently and even this is going to be a very quick post because I don't feel too great and am off to bed early. This is one of my new stamps from the SECC the other week.

I can enter this into the following challenges:

Lily of the Valley - One for the Girls
A Spoonful of Sugar - Snow/Snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Winter Wonderland
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Crafts and Me - Glitter
Sketch Saturday - Fantastic Sketch by Leonie.

Now, I am off to bed and hopefully will feel better in the morning

Thanks for looking