Friday, November 30, 2012

X Marks the Spot

Good morning! I am running a couple of days behind as we got a new addition for our household and she has been keeping us rather occupied. Meet Arwyn, she is a 13 week old French bulldog cross, very sweet and full of affection but also very busy.

I thought that I would take a few minutes while she is playing to post my card for the ABC Christmas Challenge. Our theme this week is
X Marks the Spot

For my card I've opted to use a favorite older image from Whiff of Joy. I started colouring the mice and then picked out some papers for my card before colouring their clothes. If you look closely you will find lots of Xes on my card, there are several plaids in the background papers, I've added some cross stitches, and there is even a little x in the centre of the button on the flower.

I hope tht you have been inspired to join us. Be sure to stop by the main challenge blog to see the rest of the wonderful DT creations.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pinks and Blues

Good Morning, today is the start of a new challenge at Charisma Cardz and this week we have a colour challenge for you.
We have 3 wonderful sponsors this week who are generously providing prizes for some lucky participants

For my card this week I have opted to play around with techniques that I don't use often.  I started by choosing some alcohol inks in colours that matched the theme and inked up some glossy card which I eventually settled on cutting into the doily. The background was inked up and embossed in two different patterns using clear and white embossing powder. I've layered up the doily with a snowflake cut from spellbinders dies and added a simple sentiment to finish it all off.
The end result is a completely different style for me and I think that I like it but I do feel that something is missing. If you know what that something might be please leave a comment with your suggestions.
Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All Wrapped Up


Good Morning! After experiencing some computer problems last week I am back and today marks the midway point for our challenge at ABC Christmas. We have only a few more weeks until Christmas and we are hoping to give you a head start in prepping those presents so that they can go under the tree. Our theme for this challenge is W for Wrapping.
We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge who are offering up some wonderful prizes.
The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant

A $15 voucher to spend in her store

Simon Says Stamp


I've opted this time to make a gift bag following this great sketch which is found on the Basic Grey blog. I dug around in my scraps and off cuts to find these papers from some of the past Christmas lines that I have loved so much. I have used lots of holiday greenery, flowers and a simple snowflake ornament to finish it all off.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Feeling Blue

Good Morning. I am here to tell you about the new challenge at Charisma Cardz.
This week the we are Feeling Blue.
Our fabulous sponsors this week are...

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice from their online boutique store full of wonderful images!


Stamp and Create are offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher to their online store! Wow!!

I''ve opted to go for a masculine card this week and I have chosen this great image of Teddy Bo ready for a hard day of work. I've done things a little differently and tried my had at watercolour using my Distress Markers and for a first go, I think it turned out pretty good. The Basic Grey papers with all all of the blues really worked well with the image and I have accented with a few screwtop eyelet that I had in my stash.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

We have reached the midway point in our Vibrant Colours challenge over on the ABC Christmas Challenge and I am back to share some more inspiration with you. I hope that you have your sunglasses handy as I am not sure that I have ever made a Christmas card so bright before.
This cute little gift wrapping elf was just perfect for the challenge as she almost begs to be coloured in bright and cheerful colours. I have matched the colours that I have used to the brightest papers that I could find from MME and paper pieced the gift to tie it all together. As most embellishments would probably get lost on a card this bold and bright, I went through some past sketched and chose a layout with a strong focal point allowing the image to really be the centre of attention on this one and keeping the embellishments to a minimum.
I hope that you will join us for the challenge. Be sure to stop by the main challenge blog and see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT.
Happy Crafting!
I would like to enter the following challenges