Sunday, 15 December 2013

Holly Pond Hill Christmas Stamps

Hi everyone, just popping on to share a DT card I made yesterday for JB- Crafting Supplies
using the "Holly Pond Hill" Christmas stamps from joanna Sheen available on line and instore from Julie just HERE!
A quick and simple card! stamped and coloured with promarkers, some nice Christmassy papers from my stash, a holly border punch... some shiny turquoise satin ribbon, and to finish some sprinklings of Ice Diamonds for that frosty feel!!
thank you for dropping by!! 
Nicole xx

Challenge # 71 over at TSB- Paper Piece or Paper Pierce

Hey crafters!!! Today see's a brand new challenge start over at The Stamping Boutique!! Challenge # 71 has the theme of 
Paper Piece or Paper Pierce
Last challenge had some fabulous entries so THANK YOU!!! to everyone who entered and I hope you will be joining again this time round!!
For my DT card I decided to go with Paper Piece as this is something quite new to me!! I chose the Digi  "Christmas Snowglobe" which you can find just over HERE!!

I have never pieced a Digi stamp before and I LOVED it!! I simply printed the design out a couple of times onto different patterned papers, and then cut out all the different elements and put back together!! 
So...are you ready to join us again!?..... all you have to do is follow our simple rules
1. your project must follow the theme.
2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc...
3. It must be a new creation
4. Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located
5.If your card/ project is chosen as TOP WINNER and you have used a TSB image, then you win 4 free digi's from TSB, if you have used another image, that's okyou will win 3 free digi's from TSB
6. Also out DT will pick the TOP THREE and those chosen will get an awsome badge to display proudly on their blog.
7. This challenge closes on December 29th

So get out your craft stash and join us in outr LAST challenge of 2013
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!!
Happy crafting

Friday, 13 December 2013

New Design Team Posistion!!!

Hello all my lovely friends!! I have extreeeeeeeeamley exciting news to share this evening with you all, I am very excited to announce I have been offered a place on the Scrappers Delights Design Team!! Yay!!! I am bubbling over at the minute!!! so a big...huge....Mahooosive thank you to Janice who owns Scrappers Delights for giving me this fabulous opportunity to be on her team!
I am lucky enough to be on the "New Release" Design Team, and cannot wait to get stuck in, and make some projects with all the wonderful "BRAND NEW" designs that will be winging their way to all you lovely crafters in 2014!
Don't forget to check out the Scrappers Delights Face book page just over...HERE!!
and have you found the fabulous Fan Page?? if you have then you are one lucky crafter and if you havent...what are you waiting for!!! Janice has some amazinglygorgeous special offers coming up for all her lovely fans so you must stop by right now just ...HERE!
Today see's the first day on the promotional give away for the "Count down" to Christmas !! do you find out more?? become a fan of course!! don't miss out on these gorgeous deigns, get ya skates on and get on over!
I will be making my first Design Team project in the New Year so 2014 is already getting off to a brrrrrrrilliant start!!
I will be back soon to share some crafting loveliness so untill then
bye for now crafters!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pickles & Podge at Christmas

I LOVE Pickles and Podge by La Pashe !! this super duper cute image is available on the CD rom "The BEST of La Pashe 2012" available on line just HERE! and while your checking out the website don't forget to pop into your basket the fantastic range of printing papers! they are soooo very lush! you can find them all just over Here!
There are some adorable designs to be found on the CD Rom, you will be spoilt for choice,
ooooh do you like a bargain? Of course you do!! if you stop by the La Pashe website right now, they have a special offer on their papers where you can try them for FREE!!...yes...FREE, so what are you waiting for! get over there !
be back soon!

TSB Use This Recipe Challenge

Goooooood evening crafters!! how are we all this evening?? fabulous I hope and all almost ready for Christmas???!!!
tonight I am sharing my recent DT card for The Stamping Boutique for their challenge, create a card using this recipe
1 x digi image
3 x embellishments
stickles or glitter
And here is my card

I used TSB digi Audrey with a cupcake and is available just HERE! a beeeeautiful little digi, that i decided to colour in with my fabulous promarkers that i just LOVE!! so....MY recipe?
My TSB digi
My 3 embellishments- ribbon, a die cut and some gems
dots of lovely glitter need to pull your finger out!! this is the last couple of days to get your projects in!! so this is a little reminder post!
check out our challenge right over HERE!
dont forget to...
The requirements are quite simple -
   1. Your project must follow the theme.
   2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc...
   3. It must be a new creation.
   4. Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located.
   5. If your card/project is chosen as TOP WINNER and you have used a TSB image....then you win 4 free digi images from TSB, if you have used another image...that is ok-you can still win 3 free digi images from TSB.
6. Also  our DT will pick the Top Three and those chosen will get an awesome badge to display proudly.
7. This challenge ends on December 13th.- quick hurry!!
happy crafting all

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Challenge over at The Crafting Musketeers!!

Hey there crafters!!
Apologies as I am a little late with my post!!  I have not been well...but I am now on the mend so catching up with crafting duties :)
Exciting news!! A brand new challenge has started over at The Crafting Musketeers
Decemebr challenge number 8 has the theme of " Layer it up" with a fabulous sponsor this month....HunkoryDory!! just look at these goodies!!

Here's a little bit about our sponsor this month!
The story began back in 1990 at a humble little wool and needlecraft shop in Preston, Lancashire. One day, the owners of the shop, Ann and David Newhouse bought some peel-off stickers to add greetings to handmade cards. Ann and David were quickly hooked on this new idea, and decided to extend the offerings of their wool and needlecraft shop into something far bigger.
In 2002, Ann and David introduced Cardcraft Plus as a mail order company which allowed customers to order products direct to their door. However, they soon began to find it difficult to source enough quality products to fill their regular catalogues.
The in-house catalogue designers were also crafters, and had shown a real interest in designing their own papercraft products which quickly became best-selling items for Cardcraft Plus.
The passion for crafting ran in the family, and soon enough, sons Adam and Daniel jumped on board to help the family business flourish. Before long, fellow retailers had begun to enquire about stocking these innovative new products and so, in 2007, Hunkydory Crafts was born as a card making supplies and materials wholesaler.
Over recent years, Hunkydory Crafts has grown to become the UK's premier papercraft manufacturer, supplying retailers across the globe with the latest trends in craft. New collections are regularly showcased on Create & Craft and Ideal Shopping television in the UK, where Anne-Marie Catterall and her talented team can be found demonstrating all that Hunkydory Crafts has to offer.
Cardcraft Plus is still established as a mail order company today, and proudly stocks all the latest Hunkydory products amongst the best in craft supplies from around the world. The humble little wool and needlecraft shop in Preston is now known as Inspirations, an award-winning 10,000 square ft craft superstore.
So....theres the story about HunkyDory!
Come on then crafters ! join us in our last challenge of 2013!! can you believe it! where has this year gone!
For my DT card this month I chose to do a decoupaged card for my "Layer It Up" theme, printed from the Me to You CD rom, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cd, this cute little bear is just sooooo gorgeous!!
so dont delay crafters get your entries in, you can check out the rest of the design Teams inspiration and enter just  HERE!!
I look forward to checking out all your yummy makes!!
Nicole xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Joanna Sheen- Holly Pond Hill Stamps

Happy 1st of December!!!!
Just a quick post from me today as im still knee deep completeing Christmas card orders!!! mmmmm I said last year I was starting in January!! next year...I mean it!! :) Today i'm sharing a new DT card made using the Joanna Sheen "Holly Pond Hill" Stamps for JB-crafting supplies avaialable on line or in Julies store now
I chose to use the cute little mouse Santa stamp for my card, coloured with promarkers, then simple mat and layered up using some striking black and red card, and popped on some snowflakes made using my super duper portrait machine that I just LOVE!!
right...thats it, no time to waffle back to crafting!!! I have LOADS of Christmas  cards I will be bloging watch this space :)
Bye for now...... Nix xx

Saturday, 23 November 2013

TSB "Thanksgiving" Challenge

Come and join in with our "Thanksgiving" Challenge over at 
you have until Nov. 29th! 
The winner will receive 3 free digi images from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE store!! 
Here is my DT card for this challenge, I have used TSB image: Audrey The Farmer.

I decided I wanted to use BRIGHT colours for this challenge and chose some lovely 
Olive Green and Hot Pink cardstock

So get your stash out and pop on over!!
  I look forward to seeing YOUR creations,


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Exciting Sneaky Peak !!!-" peek a boo case "

Good evening crafters!! I have something VERY exciting to share with you all.... but shhhh it's supposed to be a secret! 
La Pashe have only been working on ANOTHER fantastic cd for you all....but...this one is EXTRA special!
La Pashe have teamed up with Adela Rossol from Creations by AR, to bring you lucky crafters a cd rom with 30...yes 30!! amazing 3D templates for you in both SVG and PDF format !! I know... amazing!! so whether you are a hand cutter or use a cutting machine, you can get get cracking straight away with the most beautiful boxes and 3D projects you can imagine! and whats more if you are attending the NEC this thursday, friday Saturday or Sunday and drop by the La Pashe stand G40 you will be lucky enough to pick up your copy for a fantastic price of £19.99 before it is available on line a week or so later!! so ....are you ready for a snaky peak???
The FIRST CDrom  ( clock how i said FIRST!!!) is titled 
Spring & Summer 3D Templates
How adorable does this CD look! and thats just from the front image just know from first look your going to want to dive straight in!, now as I am EXTREMELY lucky to be on the Design Team  ( I still have to pinch myself at times!) we were all lucky enough to each work with a different template, I had the very yummy "Peek a boo box" template, now crafters, as you know we are only limited by our own imagination, and even though this CD rom quite clearly states "Spring and Summer"..I of course at this time of year had to turn my little project into something Christmassy!..well... it is only 50 sleeps till santa!
and here it is!.......................
I LOVE this box!!! how amazing would these be as place settings at Christmas! a little tag attached to the handle with the guests name, and inside filled with some favourite chocolates or little gift!, I decided to pop a little bit of snowflake acetate into the little window of my box and pop in some yummy toffees!
But already I am popping with ideas! you could print ANYTHING you wanted onto your card stock before you cut out your template!...A simple Thank you message, Scarletts First Birthday!, John's 40th birthday Bash!, Bride and Groom Names, as Favour boxes these would be totally amazing!,  as a gift to your neighbours with From The Brethericks! lol , now I don't have a cutting machine that takes SVG files....YET! so i printed out the PDF format and hand cut my box with no trouble at all, 
The other girls on the DT all had a different template so please do stop by and check out their makes...but if you want the BIG show and tell then you simply MUST stop by Jak's blog right ...HERE!! 
I will be making a bee line to get my CD this weekend so make sure you get in there first as these are going to go like hot cakes!!
oooh I have waffled quite a lot there! lol so I'm off for a nice cuppa tea!! please let me know what you think!!!
Nicole xxx

Monday, 4 November 2013

A3- supersized birthday postcard!

 Good evening everyone!! well, today I have had another wonderful day off I chilled..made christmas cards..watched a Christmas film!! I'm just about to log off for the evening to go and watch some tv with my beautiful daughter, but before I go, I thought I would share a recent projct with you all. A little while ago, a lovely friend of mine asked me if I could make something for her Mum's 60th birthday off all the family, i would LOVE to say this was my idea, but the lovely Kate came up with it herself. She asked if I could make an A3 sized postcard, and if all the family members sent me a photo and a message, could I create some mini poloaroid style snaps with each persons message on!!, ooooh  I thought! I love a challenge so we got our heads together so I knew exactly what she had in mind and this is what i came up with

 This is the front, I used 2 x A3 pieces of Crafters Companion pearlescent card stock and a white piece of A3 mount board- Kate wanted the postcard so her Mum could stand it on the mantle but we wanted it to be quite strong so I sandwhiched the mountboard in the centre with the CC pearlescent card stock on each side. For this project I printed on the reverse of the pearlescent cardstock- if you havent tried this you MUST, as it prints beautifully! its not only for the shimmery side folks:)
 Kate emailed me each persons photo and message, and  I popped them into my graphic pregramme- MCS and made them into polaroid style pictures, I printed these onto photo paper, then once cut out I placed on my board to decide where I wanted them, as Kate had asked if I could add some bunting from each picture with some little birds on too! once I had arranged them so I had a good idea where to print the birds, I then printed a lovely pale yellow background with pretty pink and blue birds dotted around....then the reverse!!

 We wanted the postcard - as large as it was- to still look just like a postcard, they were all going away on holiday for their Mum's 60th birthday to their holiday home, I printed this address the  popped a photo on the left of their mum that I faded out,( at kates request!) and printed the family message
I created a post mark, by using the circle text feature in MCS, and the post date?? It of course had to be Kate's Mum's date of birth!
Once I had glued the front and back pieces together it was time to add 3D foam pads to each photo and pop into place, I then used the LaLa Land Die- heart garland to join my photo's together, I really did enjoy making this piece! and will definately me making more, maybe some in  A5 and A4 size, I think its a lovely idea for a birthday suprise from all the family, and a lovely keepsake, with all the children and grandchildren on.
Well it's time I be off! I hope you like my postcard and I would LOVE to hear what you think
Happy carfting folks!
Nicole xxx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Two Turtle Doves

Helloooooo everyone!! well I am sat in my craft room, working on some La Pashe DT work...all will be revealed soon! and you will LOVE this one!, so thought I would share another of my La Pashe DT cards I made recently
This one is called "Two Turtle Doves" and you can find it on the new cd rom "The Christmas Box" that you pick up ...just over HERE!!  I LOVE this new cd, it has some beautiful Christmas images, that will make you want to make them ALL!! the art work, as always is stunning! Ive actually used the pre printed sheet for this card, becasue as much as I am totally addicted to CD Crafting its not everyones cup of tea! so La Pashe do a fantastic job at catering for everyone! you dont even need to buy the whole set! you can pick this pre printed sheet up just ...HERE!! for ONLY 69P!
Bargain! well my lovelies! I am off to craft for a while, and as ALWAYS thank you thank you THANK YOU for taking the time to stop by little blog!
Happy crafting
Nicole xxx

Crafting Musketeers Challenge #7- "Pretty Pastels"

Good morning crafters!!! Today sees a brand new challenge start over at The Crafting Musketeers!!
Novembers challenge # 7 has the fabulous theme of "Pretty Pastels"
and as I am mid flow with all my Christmas cards at the moment I thougt I would tie in my DT project with Christmas!! Yay!!

I have chosen pretty pink pastels for my DT card this month!

We had a WHOPPING response to last months challenge that was super duper AMAZING!!! and we hope you will all once again join us this month!, so get your thinking caps on....and your craft stash out! as we have another wonderful sponsor this month with the lovely 

who have very kindly donated this beautiful stamp set to the lucky winner who will be chosen by randon .org
So don't delay!!! and come along and join us, and don't forget to stop by all the other lovely DT ladies  blogs and check out all the wonderful inspiration we have come up for you all!
Happy Crafting!!
Nicole xxx

Heart Felt Wishes

Good morning bloggers!! I hope you are all fabulous!!!
Today I am sharing a new DT card made for JB- Crafting Supplies using the fabulous "Heart Felt Wishes" stamps by Sheena Douglas available on line and instore now !! This week I chose to work with only the gingerbread stamp and thats my favourite!!
And to try something new to me, I stamped straight onto patterened paper, cut out and simply layered up!!
I've seen this tecnique done a gazzillion times lol but have never tried it my self! ....I LOVE it!! it was so simple and quick, and I really do love the look of it! So...I will be digging out my stamps and definately trying this again!
PLease do pop by Julies on line store! She has lots of crafty goodies for you and is always happy to help fulfill your orders!!
Right i'm off to create!!
Happy crafting

TSB Challenge #68- Use Fall Colours

Hey everyone!!! today sees a new challenge start over at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge number 68 has the theme of "Use Fall Colours" We had a great response to our last challenge "Bling"
 and congratulations to our winner Debbie!! you can see her winning card just ...Here!
Once again the design team ladies have been working away to bring you some fabulous inspiration using The Stamping Boutique Digi's,
For this months challenge I have used the Scarecrow Digi that you can find just Here!!  and here is my DT card this month

I used some lovely fall colours to create my card, gold, burnt orange and browns!and added a little extra colour to my scarcrow. I coloured my digi in using my favourite promarkers!!,
 So I hope you will pop along and join in with our new challenge!! it runs for two weeks so get ya skates on and get making!!, simply follow these rules to enter...
1) Your project MUST follow the theme
2)You can enter a card, scrap book page, altered art etc
3)It must be a new creation
4)Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located
5)If your card/ project is chosen as the winner and you have used a TSB digi you win 4 free digis stamps from TSB, If you have used another image, thats ok, you win 3 digis from TSB
6)The top 3 winners will be given a fabulous blog bagde to display proudly
7) challenge ends....NOVEMBER 13th
Hope to see lots of wonderful makes again this challenge!!!!
Happy crafting
Nicole xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Ice Pond Skating- La Pashe

Good evening bloggers and crafters!! is your Christmas Crafting coming along?? As all us crafters know Christmas is our BUSIEST time of year!! and it can be hard with sooooo many cards to make to think of new designs and ideas, to try and keep coming up with new images to keep our crafting fresh and current! As a crafter who sells her cards and also attends a Christmas Fair I have many friends who come to me every year for their special family and friends cards, so I'm always looking to see what I can offer that is new and different from what I created the year before! 
This year we have had some fabulous new launches from La Pashe and they have definately not dissapointed us once again with the new launch only a couple of weeks ago of their newest cd rom The Christmas Box

 The card I am sharing tonight was another of my DT cards made for the exciting launch on Create and Craft, I can't begin to say how exciting it is to be part of this DT, and to have the opportunity to work with the extremely talented Jak Heath and our amazingly talented ladies on our DT !!! I LOVE it! and I am as proud as punch to display my DT badge with extreme pride on my blog!..ok i'm gushing...on with the card!
SO!... for this design called- Ice Pond Skating I used the pre printed sheet, that you can find just ....HERE!....69p!! (this still amazes me!) and I also used one of the co-ordinating background papers found on the cd rom.
I started with a A4 sheet of 300gsm card, scored and folded to create an A5 card blank,

I mat and layered the backing paper on to silver mirri card and to the left wrapped some very luscious silver ribbon tied in a knot,
I made up my decoupage pieces, layered onto silver and secured in place,  Die cut some silver skates and printed the sentiments- Let It Snow and Christmas Wishes,..this is where you need to add your snow!! LOTS of lovely glitter!!  ...then.... for the exciting part!! I took a piece of A4 snow flake acetate and created a wrap, to do this I cut my sheet to 24cm, scored a fold at both ends measuring  2cm each, along each 2cm fold I placed red extra strong tape, and carfully attached each flap to the underside of my main card topper.
I then attached this to my A5 card blank! I Love this!! so different and it looks like it is snowing :) can't buy these cards in the shop! and that is one of the MANY things that I love about hand made cards!
So I hope you like my card and please check out the web site right HERE! for all your Christmas supplies!!
Right I have waffled enough! I will be back with more soon! Good night everyone!!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Stamping Boutique Challenge # 67 - BLING it!

Hi crafters!! Today sees a new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique 
Challenge number 67 has the theme of "BLING IT!"
For my DT entry this month I have used the Digi image "Carousel" available just ...HERE 

I have "BLINGED" up my card using Pink & Clear crystals!!and coloured in using my FABULOUS promarkers :):)  I hope you will come and join in with our do you need to do? simple, just follow these 5 easy steps..
1) Your project MUST follow the theme..
2) You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered art etc...
3) It must be a new creation...
4) Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located
5) You may use any image to win, but you must use a TSB image to be a top 3,
The prize this month will be your choice of 3 TSB images from the fabulous store just ...HERE
So what are you waiting for crafters!! get out your glitters and gems and start....BLINGING!! challenge runs for two weeks starting today so go get creating!! oooh and dont forget to check out the DT cards, for some inspiration, the ladies have designed some beauties this week!
Happy crafting

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Heart "Felt" Wishes from Sheena Douglas

Good morning crafters!, today see's a new DT post with some exciting new products!
This month for JB- Crafting Supplies I will be working with some new stamps available now just  HERE on Julie's on-line store. The first stamp set is a collection by Sheena Douglas's A Little Bit Festive range, called "Heart Felt Wishes"
These stamps are really lovely! and so easy to work with!, I have so many designs rolling around in my head! but first off I decided to create a simple card using the 3 main images from the set,
I created a card showing the 3 designs hanging from a christmas tree, and used a a Christmas Pine Die to cut some lovely green pine needles, arranged them to the left of my card placing some flat and a few on 3D foam pads then arranged my images!, The stamps are simple and quick to colour in, and are perfect for not only accomplished colourists but perfect for beginners and children too!
A little dash of satin green ribbon and the cutest of sentiments that comes with the set! and voila, one quick Christmas card that is sure to stand out on your mantle piece this christmas tme!
Next Saturday I will  create something using my next stamp set that Julie has been so kind enough to send me for my DT work so untill next time....
happy Crafting
Nicole xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Snowman & Snowdog Table Setting

Happy Saturday morning crafters!! Time for my weekly Design Team post for JB-Crafting Supplies...still using my Crafters Companion "The Snowman and Snowdog" CD rom - available in store and from the on line craft store too! just....HERE!!- this week using elements from the TOPPER COMPANIONS section of the cd. I have chosen for my project to create a personalised Christmas table place setting.

I popped the images into my graphics programme to add the name Scarlett. How lovely will your Christmas table look with these! , and how suprised will your guests be to see their own place setting!
A fabulous edition to your Christmas you can't buy these in the shops!!
crafty hugs

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Lapland Reindeer

Good evening bloggers!!! 
Hope you have all started your christmas crafting?? and if not DONT DESPAIR!!! I have the very thing to help you on your way!! The brand new CDrom from La Pashe!! "The Christmas Box"
Tonight I am sharing one of my Design Team cards with you....Lapland Reindeer
How sweet is this image!! I love everything about it!! the colours are just beautiful, and the image is so so cute!. I used the pre printed sheet for my card available just ..HERE!! priced at an incredible 69p!!....these prices STILL amaze me! I have been a card maker now for almost 4 years, and have visited many craft shops/ websites and spent a small fortune on decoupage, so I KNOW how good these prices are! And the CD rom is amazebells! available just Here! crammed full of lovely Christmassy goodness!:) 
The Design Team made some beautiful samples for the launch of this cd so don't forget to check out their blog pages for more inspiration!
Happy "Christmas" crafting
Nicole xxx

October Challenge Over At The Crafting Musketeers!

Exciting times crafters!! welcome to our October challenge # 6 over at The Crafting Musketeers!
This months theme is "CHRISTMAS" how wonderful!! I LOVE making Christmas cards! which is a good job, as any crafter will tell you it is our busiest time of year!, so why not get the Christmas crafting underway and come and join us!
Here is my DT card for this month...
I have chosen a Pickles and Podge image from La Pashe    and can be found on "The best Of La Pashe" CDrom available right ...HERE!
This months sponsor is the wonderful and very generous "Bridlington Stationers" who have very kindly donated these lovely promarkers in the 2013 Autumn & Winter selecion for this months prize!!
Here is a little bit about our sponsor...
Bridlington Stationers is owned by Darren Saul.
Established in 1986, Bridlington Stationers Limited is a company brimming with experience. We are a customer focused business supplies company delivering over 30,000 products available on a next day delivery basis on a local and national scale.

Our commitment to personal and friendly service ensures a high level of continuity. We are here to advise, recommend and supply the office products that you need to assist in the smooth running of your business. Our aim is to save you money, save you time and give you the opportunity to buy all your office needs from under one roof.
website is currently under construction! so i will share the details as soon as i recieve them! 

Well as usual the DT have been a very busy bunch making samples that we hope will inspire you and encourage you to join us!!! so please do stop by all of our very talented Design Team Ladies Blogs to see what they have been up to, you will find them all....and there are quite a few of us lol on the right side  of my blog ! 
i look forward to looking through all your entries!!
happy crafting

Halloween Challenge # 66 At TSB

Good evening bloggers!!
Today...the 1st of October sees a BRAND NEW challenge start over at The Stamping Boutique !! Challenge #66 has the theme of HALLOWEEN!! and here is my DT piece for this month!
The digi stamp I chose to work with is called "Halloween Journal" and you can find it right ...HERE!! I printed my image in three different sizes, cut out and  used my promarkers to colour in, making a place mat, coaster and then a napkin holder by taking a strip of green card about 1.5 inches wide securing around a napkin and popping the coloured image into place :) For the name place setting I simply popped the image into my graphic programme.... enlarged, then using a "Digital Punch" I selected only the wooden sign, that I printed, coloured and folded in half then cut out to make a standing place card. I think this is perfect for this years Halloween parties for children or adults alike!, I really do hope you will all stop by and join in with us this month!
the DT have been working hard to bring you some fabulous inspiration!! so...what do you need to do?? right to enter the challenge follow these 5 simple steps....

   1. Your project must follow the theme.
   2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc...
   3. It must be a new creation.
   4. Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located.
   5. You may use any image to win but you must use a TSB image to be a Top 3 choice.
The challenge starts Today and closes on the 13th of what are you waiting for!!! go get crafting!!!
The winner will win 3 TSB digi stamps of their choice, and if you win using a TSB image you may choose 4!! 
I look forward to seeing your SPOOKY creations!!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Snowman

Happy Saturday Morning Crafters!!!!
Today I am sharing my 3rd card made using the fabulous Crafters Companion CDrom "The Snowman and Snowdog" available now from  JB-Crafting Supplies, so I thought..mmm.. I've made a card using elements from the decoupage section..then last week I used the Snowglobe section,.... so what for this week? there really is so much to choose from crafters you will be spoilt for choice! well after much deliberation and changing my mind as it is ALL fabulously wonderful! I settled on using something from the Card Companions section!
These are brilliant, as each design prints out onto one A4 sheet and has everthing you need to create a card, there will be a backing paper, topper, sometimes decoupage, ribbons and bows, buttons etc all coordinating :) I loved the image I chose as I think the colours are really soft and gentle
I decided to create my own main backing paper with this card, this is something I LOVE to do and is really simple, I selected the "Snowman" image and popped into my graphic Programme- MCS, I enlarged, cropped then faded it to around 50%- voila! one matching background paper! I chose to back onto gold mirri card and punched out some lovely gold snowflakes, each with a gold gem in the centre, a little blue bow to coordinate and pull out the blue from the background, and for my Decoupaged Snowman, as this is only one layer I wanted him to stand out a little more, so used Crafter companion Gold glitter spray to make him "Shimmer"!!
For my insert I popped the backing paper again into MCS enlarged, cropped and faded and popped on a Christmas verse
This CD is definately one you need to add to your collection!
Happy crafting