Thursday, 27 November 2008

Happy St. Andrews Day on 30th November

Get out your bagpipes and give them a right good blow. Then sit down, have a wee dram and a slice of shortbread.

Scotland Forever - Up yer kilt - hoots mon, theres a moose loose aboot this hoose!

Question - tell me who your fave Scot is.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Papertake Challenge Dawnys Sketch # 3

Phew, think I've caught up a bit now.
Haven't doubled this one up. Little Hamish is getting this challenge all to himself.

Cupcake # 15 and A Spoon Full Of Sugar # 27

Here is the second of my doublers. This follows the great sketch by MichelleO on Spoon Full and also this weeks theme on Cupcake ' Sweets and Treats'.

I am never very sure of this mouse stamp by WhipperSnapper but I get it out now and then, use it and I'm still not sure whether or not I like it. Perhaps one day I will use him on a card that fits him perfectly and he will no longer live at the back of the cupboard.

LOTV # 9 and Sketch Saturday # 26

OK then, this is the first of my 'must double up these challenges or I won't get them done' cards.

It follows the fabby sketch on Sketch Saturday and also fits for Lili of the Valley ' Our Four Legged Friends'.

Friday Sketchers # 29

I followed the great sketch over on Friday Sketchers for this one.

I used one of my favourite little Penny Black stamps.

Cute Card Thursday #37 Snow & Snowflakes

The challenge this week is 'Snow & Snowflakes'.

OK, so it's Wednesday. I am therefore just in the nick of time for this one. It actually also follows last weeks Sketch Saturday but I was too late for that one. Ho hum, never mind.

I thought I had done the last of Christmas but got this stamp from Funky Kits (who can resist) and just had to use him right away.

So here is my resplendent snowman with three glistening snowflakes.

Monday, 24 November 2008

ABC and One Stop Craft Challenges

This week it is the letter R on ABC challenge. So, of course, it is R for ribbon. I have combined this with the great sketch on One Stop Craft and came up with this little card. I constantly have to double up themes 'cos there just ain't the hours I need in a day. Although I have to confess I find trying to 'marry up' the challenges a bit of fun and a challenge in itself.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #8 Decoupage

It was my wonderful Mums birthday on Thursday and this is the card I made for her. She loves decoupage and admired these images when we were at the recent craft show in Glasgow SECC.

It also happens to fit the bill for this weeks challenge on Secret Crafter.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Lili of the Valley Challenge 8

Here is the great sketch over on the Lili of the Valley challenge and the card I made using it.

Goodies I used - a lovely lotv fairy, paper by Overton House Designs, prima flowers, buttons and a teeny dot by Sue Dreamer saying 'wishes' (on the pink flower).

Cupcake Craft Challenge & Secret Crafter

On a bit of roll now and another two for one. This time I have used one of my bigshot dies instead of a stamped image. I had almost forgotten how much fun I have with these. I 'spotted' up the white card using my printer and that turned the little dogs into dalmations - aren't they cute!

The challenges were -
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 13 Spots and Dots
Secret Crafter Challenge # 7 Cute as a Button, well everyone knows how much I love my buttons so just had to do this one!

Goodies I used - Papermania paper pad 'sweet nothings',nesties, bigshot die ' dog', CB folder swiss dots, ribbon and buttons.

Papertake Weekly and Penny Black Saturday

This might be the last Christmas card, cos I'm getting a little bit fed up of them now. This fits two challenges this week.............

Papertake Weekly.......... Dawnys Sketch #2

Penny Black Saturday#23...........Monochromatic

Goodies I used - PB stamp Snowy, little sentiment stamp, scrap of snowflake paper, iced gems.

My Time to Craft, ABC, Cute Card Thursday.

Some time to myself at last, but I have a bit of catching up to do so this fits the bill for three challenges.

My Time to Craft Challenge number 36 is 'Snowmen' ....... ticks this box.
ABC Challenge is 'Q for Quick'........yep, it was about 15 minutes.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge number 36 is 'Red and Green'.......... so OK there is a touch of blue and a bit of white but red and green is there.

Goodies I Used - Stamp from Sforstamps, snowflake CB die, little blue gems, scraps of Christmas paper.

Monday, 10 November 2008

I'm a Winner

And here is my prize.

This gorgeous stamp.
So thanks to all at One Stop Craft Challenge.

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Blog Awards

I have just been given these awards from the very talented Sally-Ann . Go see her blog now, you will not be disappointed.
At the moment I cannot find anyone who has not already been given these super awards so I will keep them up my sleeve until I find someone deserving.

Christmas Quickies

Life has been a bit hectic round these parts and I have not had the usual opportunity to indulge in my carding, but I did manage to do these quickies for Christmas (actually two of each). Hopefully I will have more time this week and can get back on track with some challenges.