Saturday, 27 December 2014

Anything goes at Sweet Stampin'

Well, that's it...Christmas over for another year...all That preparation and anticipation and it's over in a flash, still it's all worth it when you get to spend time with your loved ones! It was extra special this year being Emily's first Christmas there's something so wonderful about having a baby around at this time of year! I did get a bit told off for spoiling the granddaughters but that's what they're for!!!:)
 I hope everyone else had a magical Christmas too!
I'm a bit late posting my DT card for Sweet Stampin', amongst all the other lovely gifts I received Santa (or some other germ -ridden person) gave me a head cold! So I'm feeling woolly and slow and didn't get up 'til late!
The challenge this week is 'Anything goes' so as long as you include some stamping you can enter anything you choose! There's a prize of a £15 voucher from our very generous sponsor Crafty Devils for the lucky winner!
For my card I used this very beautiful Fairy Tangle image by Norma J Burnell.
So much fun to colour! I so enjoyed not making a Christmas card!
Thanks for visiting and all the wonderful and encouraging comments you have left for me over the past year. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2015
 Challenges entered
artbymiran anything goes
creativefingers anything goes
stempelsonne anything goes
creativeknockouts anything goes
divasbydesign anything goes

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Peace on Earth

Good evening (night!?) my lovely friends. Here's a very quick post from me to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with joy and surrounded by the people you love best! I, personally, am looking forward to spending Christmas day with my children, their lovely partners and my gorgeous granddaughters. It's an extra special time for me as it's Emily's first Christmas.
My card is made using a beautiful new release image from The East Wind, as soon as I saw it I had this design in mind (or something similar :) I coloured the angel with my copics.. I wanted to keep it very light and simple so I used shades of cool grey and very pale green. I was sooo tempted to add glitter to her wings, but managed to resist! There's plenty of glitter on the rest of the card!:)

Sorry about quality of photos, terrible light today!
 I hope you like it because this is my wish for you all ...Peace and Joy!
Have a wonderful Christmas

I would like to enter these challenges:
theeastwind Christmas
aurorawings all that glitters
craftycardmakers Christmas
dreamvalley Christmas
pinkgem anything Christmas
brownsugar Christmas
jinglebellesrock Christmas

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The most wonderful time of the year!

Good morning! It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls, the theme is an easy one this time 'Christmas' so we hope that lots of you will join us to show off those last minute Christmas makes! We have two lovely sponsors for this challenge, Marianne Design and  the fabulous Rick St Dennis who generously allowed us to choose an image to wouldn't believe how long it took me to choose.... eventually I decided on this gorgeous digistamp North Pole Sign available here.
I printed the image twice and coloured one of them with my copics and added loads of glitter to the snow and icicles. I coloured the bear from the second image and shaped him with a ball tool to add some dimension, then adhered him with pinflair glue directly over the first image, he looks quite cute and fat IRL! As you can see it's a very simple design with just a few die cut snowflakes added.
Thanks for visiting
I hope everyone's preparations for the Big Day are going well!
Challenges entered:
lilredwagon Christmas
cuttinandstampin Christmas
hjcchallenge atg Christmas
inkychicks winter wonderland
pdelinkyparty North Pole
dreamvalley Christmas
.fairytalestamper bling/ glitter
robynsfetish winter with glitter

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Non - traditional Christmas Colours at Creative Moments

There's a new Design Team badge on my sidebar, I have the honour of joining the lovely and talented ladies at Creative Moments Challenges!
My first DT card for this fabulous challenge is made using this adorable stamp, Skating polar bears from this fortnight's generous sponsor - Jellypark. The challenge theme is non-traditional Christmas colours. I chose to use black/cream/bronze. The design is quite simple to focus on the image, which I have coloured with copics, die cut with a circle cutter and part fussy cut to layer it onto the black 'snowy sky', the snow is created with frantage. It's then matted onto embossed cream cs with a bronze glitter frame and mounted onto a black card base. I added a couple of die cuts and a few gems to finish.
Thank you for visiting today, I know how busy everyone is at the moment! I hope you can find the time to hop over to Creative Moments to enjoy the lovely creations from my new teamies! It'd be great to have you play along this challenge, the last one for 2014!
Challenges I would like to enter:
inkychicks winter wonderland
sweetstamps  non-traditional Christmas colours
tuesdaythrowdown Christmas
cardmania Christmas
crazychallenge Christmas
glitternsparkle  glittery, sparkly Christmas

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning, how is everyone today? Feeling relaxed and festive???
Here's another Christmas card, this time for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', and yes you've guessed it, the theme is 'Oh Christmas Tree',
this week we're sponsored by
with a prize of an online class.
I was going to make a beautiful and elegant card with a magnificent and majestic tree...but then I remembered this QKR image I hadn't used yet....I think this bear is gorgeous, proudly bearing home his tree -a real macho hunter-gatherer- provider for his family!:)
The bear is coloured with copics, the papers are a random mix from  my stash. There's a row of masked off trees along the bottom edge. I added a stamped sentiment, some diecut trees (MB) and some holly sprigs.
Thanks for calling by, hope you find time to join us this week now that all your Christmas preparations are finished ;)
just click here to be transported to Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog where you can check out the beautiful creations from my teamies, and of course add your own!
Hope you enjoy a nice relaxing weekend!
qkrstampede trim the tree (he's 'trimmed' this one a lot!!and he's going to decorate it when he gets home:)
wagsnwhiskers merry Christmas
creativeknockouts 'tis the season
themaleroom Christmas
cardz4guyz winter critters
craftyboots Christmas
craftycardmakers Christmas

Friday, 12 December 2014

Cold cold winter

Good morning, hope you're all well and happy and totally organised for Christmas, all your cards made, written and posted. All gifts bought, wrapped and arranged under beautifully decorated tree...just like me NOT! Well, I can dream...
Here's a card I have made, written on and posted... it was made for this week's challenge at Delicious Doodles, the theme is 'Winter Whites' and I have used the amazingly beautiful Bark at the Moon image. I simply added some embossed panels, die cuts and a little bling and glitter.
As you are all probably aware by now Delicious Doodles will soon be closing it's doors, Teri is holding a closing down sale so grab your favourite images now, at an amazing price, while you still have the chance!!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
craftycreations die cuts
cardz4guyz winter critturs
themaleroom Christmas
diecuttindivas non_traditional Christmas

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Emily's first Christmas

Hope everyone's having a good weekend so far and finding a little time to relax in between rushing around preparing for the Christmas festivities! I still have loads to do but today I'm taking 'time out'!
This is the card I made for my beautiful baby granddaughter's first Christmas, she's 7 months old now and an absolute delight! Her lovely Mummy loves hand made cards (and keeps them...forever!) so I hope she'll be pleased with this one!
The cute baby is 'Kai in the Snow' another fabulous Mo Manning image, which I've coloured with copics, the snowflakes are various die cuts, the papers are Papermania.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
artbymiran #20 atg
funwithshapes snowflakes
fussyandfancy happy holidays
Bronte and Bella's (DP2) Snow with a Mo
digistamps4joy Christmas
die-cut-divas Snow/Christmas
justinspirational Snowflakes