Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Of course I plan on making Christmas cards come September but as usual, it's November and now I'm cramming to get my cards done!

I'm trying to keep things simple and quick so here is my first go-around.

This cute image is Holiday Gingers by Whimsie Doodles.  I colored them up with my Copic markers then added some glitter to their hats.  The turquoise paper was distressed with my Cuttlebug Distressing Folder, Snow Sledding Winter Words, finished the layout with some twine and card number 1 is done!

ABC Christmas Challenge - "X" marks the spot
Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle
For Fun Challenges - Christmas with Sparkle
Try it on Tuesday - Christmas Sparkle
Paper Makeup Stamps - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
There's Magic in the Air - Sparkle
The Crafty Pad - Add some Glitter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Contemporary Color Combo
Jingle Belles - Christmas Food
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Food

Monday, November 19, 2012

Merry Christmas Challenge

It's getting closer ... Christmas that is!  If you haven't started your Christmas cards (like me) you better hurry!  The challenge over at Cards for Men is Merry Christmas and this is a fab way to get your mojo rockin'.

Our Sponsor is Scribbled Kidz and they have supplied us with some great images to work with.  The winner of this challenge will win 3 images!

I found this image quite endearing, reminds me of my boys madly writing up their lists.  Make sure you check out the creations by our fab Design Team and get ready to create!

Image:  Dear Santa by Scribbled Kidz

Papers:  Bazzill Basics Paper, Kraft Wrap and Blizzard from the Believe Collection
Medium:  Copic Markers

The Craft Pad - Christmas
Paper Creator's Crafts -  All About Christmas

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Moments

 You would  think with all the cards I have made over the years I would have a simple birthday card in my stash.  Wrong!  I needed something quick and this card was fast and simple.

I didn't have time to go through my digi stamps so I pulled out Happy Moments set by Stampin' Up!  I've had this for so long and don't think I've ever used it.

I colored the image with my copic markers to match the papers and for the life of me I can't remember the name of the 6x6 pad it's from.

The sentiment is a digi that I had in my sentiments stash and thought it would work just fine here.  Voila, this card took less approx. 15 minutes!


Totally Gorjuss - Plain and Simple
Clearly iStamp - Plain and Simple

Monday, November 5, 2012

Feelin' Icky - Anything Goes Challenge

That's correct-a-mundo ... it's an Anything Goes challenge at Cards for Men!

Our sponsor for this challenge is My Mum's Craft Shop and the winner will receive a £10 gift voucher!

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This is definitely what my hubby looks like when  he's feeling under the weather, well maybe minus the horns!

This adorable image is by Flubu Monster by Paper Makeup Stamps.  I colored him up with my Copic Markers and dug out my 6 x 6 Dots and Stripes paper pad by Echo Park for the black and white dotted paper and  My Minds Eye for the blue and white dotted paper.  Added some buttons and baker's twine and within minutes the card came together.  Clean and simple, easy peasy!

Here Come the Boys - Die Cuts / Punch
Red Carpet Studio - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - For Men Only
A Gem of a Challenge - Polka Dots / Spots
CAS-ual Fridays - Clean and Simple Masculine

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Sista!

It's my little sister's birthday and when I came across this image I thought of her right away! By looking at her, you'd never guess she loves fishing.  She really is a girly-girl, high heels, always done up but looks aren't everything.  Give that girl a fishing rod and she's in her glory!

This image is called "I got this boys" by Saturated Canary.  I colored her up with my Copics and added a touch of sparkle with my Spica markers.  I can't remember what paper collection I used, I'll have to look it up when I get home and the embellies are from my stash.

Inky Impressions - Lots of Layers
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon / Twine
Eureka Stamps - Buttons & Bows
Lexi's Creations - Special Birthday
Love to Create - Lots of Layers