Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Meet Coco....the cutest bear ever

Well we are still ankle deep in snow although it looks like there might be a bit of a thaw, here's hoping, 'cos I'm getting a bit fed up of it. So off work now until next Tuesday, but lots to do for our family Hogmanay bash.

We are having the traditional broth, steak pie, bun and shortbread. Not forgetting a wee dram or two. I've still to take DH's kilt out of the mothballs. He has a fine pair of knees y'know. Me - I'll be wearing my full Moira Anderson outfit (long tartan skirt, high collared blouse, tartan sash with brooch). I will also have a full set of bagpipes slung under my arm. You wouldn't believe the racket I can make.

So on to my card. This is for the fabby sketch on Sketch and Stash challenge. My new item is, of course, Coco. One of the cute new digi stamps available over in the DigiStamp Boutique (15% off all stamps until 3rd January). I have coloured Coco with Copics.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Just For You

Here I am with some unexpected time on my hands. Went to work this morning and there was no heating so we were sent home (hate when that happens). I have just had a mug of tea and the last of the mince pies to help me thaw out.

Anyways, here is my card for the sketch challenge on Truly Scrumptious. I have used another of my pressies a lovely stamp set of Fairy Doodles. There are three fairies in the set so you will be seeing more of these soon. The papers are my current faves by MME (and just as I had nearly run out of these the postie replenished my stock - thanks Sally Ann). I used Copics to colour.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Bouquet of Wishes

Well, that's it all over for another year. I hope you all had a lovely day. Santa was very good to me and brought some exceptionally cute stamps including this one from Lili of the Valley.

Couldn't wait to have a play so I trawled the challenge blogs to find one that suited and, hey, what do you know, over on Moving Along with the Times there is a brill sketch and you must also use a bear. I water coloured the image and the papers are by Papermania.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

What a Difference a Day Makes

One day you are sunning yourself poolside and having a little tipple on your balcony......

The next day you are pulling on your thermal simmit and drawers (vest and pants) to face this....

I've Been Featured......., on the Divine Influence blog. What a delightful surprise on return from my holiday. I was gobsmacked to say the least. I now get to wear the 'I'm Divine' (DH is sniggering in the background, but we will simply ignore him) banner with pride on my sidebar.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas Charms

Just back from Dubai, got delayed, darn snow, scheduling for this post didn't work, anyway here now and this is my final card as guest designer with the fabulous Penny Black challenge team.

Off now to have a good nights sleep and will catch up with everything in the land of blog tomorrow.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Red and Gold

Oh my, hasn't this week just flown past. This is my second card as guest designer for the fantastic Penny Black Challenge. This week the challenge is ....
Red and Gold
I am sure you will be inspired to join in this week when you go and have a look at the fabulous makes by the design team.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas for the Girls

Can you imagine my surprise and delight when I got an invitation to join the fabulous Penny Black team as their guest designer for December. I was, and still am flabbergasted! It is one of my favourite challenges and every week there is gorgeous inspiration, I hope I am up to the challenge.

Here is my card for this week.....Christmas for the Girls.

So please pop over there now, great DT cards and a fabulous prize, what are you waitin' for?

Friday, 4 December 2009

Winter Sparkle

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time to announce this months challenge on the Crafty Calendar..........and it is..........Winter Sparkle.

For my card I have used Milly from the DigiStamp Boutique.. and honest.. the sparkle is there.

There is a great prize up for grabs this month and you have all the way to 31st December to make your winter sparkle!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Ahoy There Matey

Here's Sam again, how cute is he dressed as a pirate? And, arrrrre you ready for a barrrrgain (OK , in my head I'm talking like a pirate and I'm gonna stop now). Well, little Sam here and his best mate Suzie are the offer of the month over on the DigiStamp Boutique and if you make a card using one of these fab images then pop it on here for a chance of winning the monthly competition.

This follows the brill sketch over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge. I have used Copics to colour and the papers and brads are Basic Grey.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Ella Thank You

And finally, here is my third card to share tonight, phew! And isn't she simply gorgeous. Her name is Ella and you can find her here at the DigiStamp Boutique.

This fits in with two challenges....

Allsorts....Buttons....need I say more? I'm in!

The papers are MME and I coloured the image with Copics. I'm really pleased with this one, sometimes everything just seems to fit.

So, tomorrow I think I will start to wrap and on Thursday I might do the tree. I really want to have everything done for the weekend so that I can concentrate on packing my case....did I mention we had a week in the sun planned?

Suzie Fairy

Second card tonight and meet Suzie all dressed up in her fairy costume. Isn't she a sweetie? This one follows the sketch over on the One Stop Craft Challenge . Once again the image is from the DigiStamp Boutique and has been coloured with Copics, the papers are by Doodlebug.