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!!