Monday, 24 December 2018

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you ALL.


Here's a card I did recently, the blingiest I have ever done I think.
Die - Apple Blossom 
embossing folder - Crafters Companion
snowflake dies - unidentified
vellum, top and snowflakes - Dovecraft
silver card - The Range
gems - stash

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Santa's Letter

Hi Everyone, a last minute make for me after receiving another poem off SiL's Sister. I just had to make something to try and make it come alive a little. I hope I've done this fab poem justice.
All freebie graphics from different designers
designed in Photoshop CS6

Saturday, 22 December 2018

A Christmas Cracker - maybe?

Hi Everyone, my SiL's Sister is a very clever lady and writes great poetry too. My SiL sent me this poem, as she was so proud of what her Sister had done, I thought it wonderful, so made a card with it. I hope she likes it when she gets it. I believe she has gone on holidays for Christmas.

Before I show it to you, I had better explain for my non British friends, that this poem actually has an innuendo and I believe the "cracker" is a typically British Christmas tradition. This is what the Collins English Dictionary explains the meaning of "Cracker" - a decorated cardboard tube that emits a bang when pulled apart, releasing a toy, a joke, or a paper hat. a toy from a Christmas cracker
I went searching to try and show you what I mean and came across this site which explains more if you wish to go there? 

The innuendo? The other meaning of cracker is "she is a cracker" meaning she is good looking. 

Anyhow here it is.
background frame - Crafters Companion Christmas Mice CD
poem - computer generated
kissing vintage - Create with TLC 
silver card - stash

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Teddies

Hi Everyone, I'm sorry I'm not around much, but hopefully will be asap.

is sponsoring a challenge over at 
 the theme being - Show Us Your Style.
I've never thought what my style is, so just went ahead using this wonderful 
Teddy Outdoors image available HERE. Then I started writing this post and realised I'm a - "cheap" crafter, I have so many free files, dies, stamps and images and usually use them years after I get them, and I use them a few times. SO, I suppose that's my style?
No automatic alt text available.
I coloured the image in Photoshop CS6
printed and added Anita's Clear Gloss to the noses and eyes.
football background - stash - years old file
football (soccer) frame, I have had since 2010 - Fam Bjork
cut on the Silhouette Cameo from black card and silver mirror card - stash
sentiment computer generated added with 3D foam pads, just noticed the top one is on the "wonk", shall put that right.



Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Blue

Hi Everyone my DT card today is for

I have been making cards for 2 of my SiLs for Christmas presents and as I had a freebie kit I decided to use most of it for them, this is one of them, which fortunately is blue and fits this challenge perfectly. I kept it flattish, for postage.

patterned paper and gold edge frames - Hunkydory Sports kit
All other papers are included in the kit
buttons and gold cord - stash
 dies - Sue Wilson Square Noble & Tonic Circle die 
blue pearl paper background - stash





Saturday, 15 December 2018

Zig Zag Village

Hi Everyone, my apologies for my posts far and wide apart, but I can't believe I'm so busy. Anyhow, I saw this Zig Zag Village . It features this beautiful folding Village by Marji Roy and I just had to have it.  You can get it Here or Here.

This is my version, cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
card - Crafters Companion Centura Pearl
red card - stash
wreaths - cut on the Cameo, coloured with
 Spectrum Noir Markers, then I clear heat embossed them to give shine.
The church windows were also coloured with the SN markers.
vellum was added behind each window and door.
 (there is another file where window features are included in the file, but I didn't see that until I had bought this, oh! well. I still love it though.)

The village is cut and able to be folded flat to be sent as a card, but as I have sent all my cards, I decided to make it as large as I could (9 inches tall) to have it as a decoration, it has wonderful dimension. I am thrilled silly with it and the reactions have been great with visitors too.

 I'll show you the lit versions first, with battery tealights. 
Sorry about the photo quality, I took it without flash at night.


a closer look

now here it is in the day, you can see the depth it has in the zigzag shape.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Snowman

Hi Everyone, I thought I had better blog a Christmas card I have done. I was so lucky this year, in my clearing out I had found about 50 cards I have done over the years, some MANY years ago, I had made some for challenges etc this year and had only to make about 10ish to get all of them finished written and posted. I suppose clearing out is a good thing ay?

Anyhow onto my card. I saw it while all the files were reduced on Sil store so decided to buy it for my 1 year old Great, Great Nieces card. I also cut the insert and added a sentiment in the Sil program, but forgot to take a photo of it.

Snowman - Lori Whitlock
card nose - Lidl
face - cross hatched card
hat - First Edition
all cut on the Cameo
googly eyes - stash
glitter - Stickles



Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Celebrate

Hi Everyone,
https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-100-celebrate.html
It's our 100th challenge Whooppee! certainly a time to celebrate.

OH! I am so bad, I am late again for The Male Room challenge, however here's my card, which I did in plenty of time, but didn't get ready to blog. It's for one of my nephews, I saw this and thought it ideal for the young man or any man.

Beer bottle & envelope file -  Simply Crafty svg's
cut on Silhouette Cameo
card - stash
embossing folder - Cuttlebug


insert 
paper, beer glass - Pixelscrapper
sentiment - computer generated with PS.
cut with Cameo and fixed to back of card.


A GREAT subject for a male card, I hope to see you at the challenge.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Piggy Christmas - something different?

Hi Everyone my card today is for
I have used this wonderful image
3 and 4 Pigs the one I used is the top one.
Image may contain: drawing

I decided to do a Christmas pig
I coloured it in Photoshop CS6
papers and elements by Marisa Lerin
I saw the front quote on the web and cased it,
well we do go "piggy"  at Christmas! Don't we?
 the insert was designed in PS with snowflakes - Shabby Princess,
sadly no longer available
snowflake die - not named


This is the insert

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