Saturday 27 November 2010

hAnglar and stAnglar - Christmas Love!

Dec. 11th - Update! My card came 2nd in the Sarah Hurley masking challenge Whoo-hoo! 
Hi Peeps - I think it's safe to say that almost all of the UK is covered in white fluffy stuff today - looks fabulous doesn't it!
This is just a short post, to share a card before I settle in to my armchair to watch Strictly!
I am entering this into A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes,
and Sarah Hurley - Masking.
I managed to find a gorgeous hAnglar and stAnglar Christmas stamp set on e-bay (with the help of a tip-off from a blogging friend - thanks Larissa)!!
The cute little girl has been "masked" onto the basket of cookies and hearts, which is also part of the set.
Image coloured with Copics and watercolour pencil.
Edges inked with Antique Linen and Weathered Wood Distress inks.
Pale creamy pink base card from SU.
Grey/green layer - Co'ordinations.
Red ribbon from stash.
Machine stitching around the layers.
Glitter - SU.
Christmas sentiment - Pink Petticoat.
Die Cut heart - Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking - Keep warm - love to everyone who visits ......

Sunday 21 November 2010


Update - 1st December - My card won 1st prize
in the Sarah Hurley Embossing Challenge. Whoo-hoo!!
Hi peeps - I can hardly believe that two weeks have passed by since my first DT challenge at Sentimental Sundays. There were some amazing entries for the last two challenges - thanks to everyone for joining in the fun!   A new feature of the SS challenges is to have a "Random Winner" and the "Top 3" - If you would like to see who the lucky entrants were last week, just click the link above.  Details of the challenge, plus some fabulous DT inspiration, and fab. FREEBIES can also be found there!  
This week's challenge theme is THOROUGHLY THANKFUL, (Thanks or Thanksgiving), and your project should include a sentiment.
Thanksgiving day this year is November 25th - so Happy Holidays to all our blogging friends who celebrate this joyous occasion.
So - onto my DT card, which is "clean and simple", for a change!! (The card is pale ivory, but looks blue in the photo - does anyone have any tips for photographing cream (and white) card please??!!!
I am entering my card into this week's challenge at
Sarah Hurley - Embossing, and
Stamp Something - Something With Thanks.
The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp. If it's a digi sentiment you are searching for, or a custom-made stamp, please take a look at Raindrop Echo Designs (Ann Vento). Her designs are fabulous.
So - back to the card, and here is the Recipe (are you still with me? - Oh, good!!)
Base card - SU Very Vanilla
Bird and branches - SU Two-step Bird Punch
Embossing - CB Swiss Dots Folder
Ink - Versacolour Sky Blue.
Ivory ribbon from stash.
My SU products were bought
Have a wonderful weekend, and please pop back soon!

Tuesday 16 November 2010


Update 20th Nov. - Wow - my card has made it to the Top 5 at "Stamp Something! 
Thank you so much!

 Hi peeps! Hope you are having a great week, and  managing to keep warm.
Firstly, I have a little bit of exciting news which I would like to share - I have been invited by Liz, co-ordinator at OSAAT to join the DT as from December 12th - Whoo-hoo!! Can't wait to work with the talented DT and digi designers - hope to see you there with your beautiful creations!
Have you made all your Xmas cards yet?  No, neither have I .  Anyway, here's one to go into the "collection" (I use the term loosely of course)! and I am entering it into the following challenges:-
Sir Stampalot - Christmas Traditions.
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes - Christmas.
Bah-Humbug - Reindeer
(there is a teeny-weeny Reindeer on there)!
Stamp Something - Digi Day.
Gorgeous digi image - "Timmy's Stocking" from the talented Mo Manning
Whisper White cardstock and stamped sentiment from Stampin Up.
Patterned papers - MME and Papermania.
The tiny Wish List was cut out (ouch) from a sheet of Bo Bunny Back to Backs.
Image coloured with Copics. 
Fun Flock "fur" on the stocking top plus a sprinking of Glamour dust.
MS border punch.
Red Ribbon.
Machine stitching.
Some distressing has gone on here! - Distress inks (Bundled Sage, Antique Linen and Old Paper) and  scissor-distressing to edges of BP.
 Thanks so much for visiting ~
have a wonderful week. 

Sunday 7 November 2010


I am so happy to be sharing my first Sentimental Sundays DT card - hope you like it.
The challenge this week is to work with  a beautiful sketch by DT member, Dorcas. You can use any theme you wish, as long as you add a sentiment too!
If you click on the link above you will find full details, fab.inspiration from the DT, and digi freebies too!  
If you are looking for more digi sentiments, you can find a great selection at Raindrop Echo Designs, at .
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching.  
Crazy4Challenges - A square card
Soooooo - onto the card recipe!!
Blue BP - BG Granola.The stamped border on the left (and on the dark brown strip) is the Very Vintage "Stampin Around" wheel from SU - a new toy and I love it!  The stamped vintage image is Monsieur and Madame from Inkadinkado (an old favourite) inked in Coffee Archival and very lightly coloured with Copics. The Rose panel is a piece of BG Periphery, again with a light touch of Copics B93 on the petals.
Moonlight Glimmer Mist was spritzed over the BP, the main image, and the paper Rose. Difficult to see the glimmer though!  All edges inked with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  Machine stitching and lace to finish, and of course a Sentiment -this one is from a beautiful digi set by Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps.
Look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!
Have a great weekend.........