Monday, 13 December 2010

Clean and Simple 120

This is the current challenge sketch for Clean and Simple.  The papers are from a K & Co pad that I have had for ages. The flower is made with one of the papers using a Marrianne D die,although it didn't emboss so I used an embossing tool to do it. The leaf die is heat embossed with gold embossing powder using the idea seen here on Stamp TV such a clever idea and another way to use dies. I also used the same technique on the brad in the centre.  The base card is actually cream.

This is probably my last post for a few weeks as I'm off back to blighty on Wednesday, HOOOOOORAY, but I will be checking in on all the blogs I follow.  See you in the New Year after I have done the rounds of the craft shops!!!!!

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

3D for a change

When my Papercrafts Inspiration magazine arrived this month it had a free booklet of Forever Friends decoupage and matching backing papers with it. This image and paper just cried out to be used for this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge. The paper was reversible and even had the border on the plain side. Just added a few pearls  and a sentiment from the Forever Friends stamp set I used the other day and hey presto one fairly quick card. The small scallops were cut with Nestabilties circles cut in half. Sadly the largest one was not big enough for the large one so I found a plastic plate to draw round. The base card is a very pale grey/green.

We had torrential rain last night with thunder and lightening and gale force winds, my OH had to go out and lower the level of the pool this morning and remove all the debris. Still very windy but the sun is out at the moment. Winter is definitely here!!!!

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Best Friends

This is the second of the Lili of the Valley stamps that I chose as my Blog Candy win, coloured again with Promarkers. The paper is from Dovecraft which I have had for ages and the ribbon is from my stash.
It is my entry for this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge using their sketch.

Only four more days until I go back to the UK for Christmas, I'm counting down by the hour! Looking forward to some nice cold weather and long walks. It actually looks as if we might be getting winter here now at last, they are forecasting wind and rain until we go away, and nighttime temperatures down to 5 or 6 degrees. That is very cold here as the houses don't hold the heat, rather high electric bills for 2 or 3 months!!

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Coffee Break

This is one of the stamps that I chose when I won the Lili of the Valley weekly blog candy coloured with Promarkers.  The backing papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, how I love Donnas designs. Flowers of course from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from my stash. I used a pale lilac pearlescent card to mount it all on.  The sentiment is from a Papermania set.

Crafty Emmas Shop Challenge  Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge  Coffee or Tea Ispiration

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Clean and Simple

A simple card made with a Stampendous Stamp that I bought second hand last year. I stamped twice with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink. and then a final stamp without reinking. Coloured with Promarker Pear Green and mounted on Chocolate Brown card although it looks grey in the picture. The sentiment is from a set from Papermania, heat embossed with gold.

Clean and Simple Challenge 119 Sketch

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Friday, 3 December 2010

I've Won

I was amazed and stunned yesterday to discover that I had won the Birthday Blog Candy from Bearly Mine Designs, aren't I the lucky girl, just look at all the goodies I've won.

I will have a whale of a time when I get back here after my trip to the UK to spend Christmas and New Year with my family and friends.

Thank you Donna for being so geneorous.