Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hat's Off.

Hi everyone. It great how helpful other bloggers are to one another. I've loved Lou's cards since seeing them on the Lili of the Valley blog but especially her Christmas cards as she uses puff white embossing powder which looks so lovely but when I tried it, it didn't look like hers. So I emailed her and she shared her technique with me. I've used it on today's image from LOTV called Hat's Off. It's not quite to Lou's standard but I'm pleased with my first attempt. I hope you like it.

Close up of the snowman...



...and the robin.

Another photo...

I took a few photos as the snow looked a more cream colour on some of the photos.

As well as LOTV's Hat's Off stamp I also used a Robin stamp from their Mini Christmas Icons set 79 and the sentiment was from their Christmas Grungy Messages set 33. Coloured the images with Copic Ciao pens.
I used paper from LOTV- Simple Joys paper pad.
The dies used were Memory Box- Frosted Spruce and Frosted Christmas Tree, La La Land- Picket Fence and Joy Crafts- Ice Crystal One.
WOW!- White Puff Twinkle Embossing Glitter was the product I used for the snow.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Craftyhazelnut's Patterened Paper October Challenge
A Gem of a Challenge- CREATE A SCENE
Little Claires Challenge- Christmas Theme
We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Christmas
Divas By Design- Texture Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas in October
Crafty Little Fairies Challenge- Only One Designer Paper. Top Three Winner
Crafty Calender Challenge- Bingo Embossing, Sentiment, Sparkle.
LOTV Challenge- Anything Goes

I'm really looking forward to Sunday as I'm going to the Stamp Magic craft show at Doncaster Dome and meeting up there with Chris and Lexi. Poor Chris and Stuart will mostly be bags carriers or doing the crossword whilst me and Lexi buy lots of crafty goodies, lol! It is my anniversary present from Stuart and Lexi's birthday present from us so it's only right :-). If anyone is going and sees a woman in a blue (Quickie make, yes Quickie! What can I say about the name except it was embarrassing in the shop asking for a quickie!!) power chair with crutches on the back do come and say hi.

Thank you for your visit and have a great weekend. Big hugs to you all.
Debra x

Friday, 10 October 2014

A Fairy on Top

Hello. I hope everyone in the UK has got their winter clothes out as it's definitely colder here. I wonder what weather my followers from other countries are experiencing. Please tell me in your comments as I'd love to know even if it makes me jealous, lol.

Today's card is a Christmas card using the LOTV image ' A Fairy on Top'. I thought this was really sweet and picked it as part of my candy win from Vicky's candy giveaway. I've used papers from LOTV's Snow Princess Solids pad as I wanted a really soft colour combination of white, turquoise and a little silver. I hope you like it.

A flat shot ...

A shot showing the Wink of Stella clear glitter on the baubles and a close up of the Poinsettias.

You wouldn't believe the trouble I had trying to get a photo showing the Wink of Stella shining!

I made this using a 6" square card and four different sheets of paper from LOTV's Snow Princess patterned and solids pads, three turquoise and one off white sheet (for the largest Poinsettia). I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals die for the image, Poppy Stamps dies- Blooming Poinsettia large and small and a Tattered Lace corner die(corner was cut from white card glittered with Glamour Dust in crystal clear). The pine branch was a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon, from a pack of three ribbons, was from Marks and Spencer which I thought was too nice for Xmas presents. They've got something similar in store this year. The sentiment is a Cleary Besotted sweet little sentiments stamp and the Adhesive shimmer dots, in the flower centres and at the side, are from Papermania. I also used a silver metallic Promarker for the fairy and tree baubles under the Wink of Stella and a white pen for the spots on the dress.

Please tell me if you prefer the Card Recipe list instead of the above description. I haven't decided which I like or is easier yet.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Christmas
The Ribbon Girl Challenge- Glitz and Dazzle
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog- All The Threes Three Turquoise DPs, Three Flowers, Three Leaves.
Papertake Weekly Challenge- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge-Christmas in October
LOTV Challenge- Anything Goes

Kieran is coming home for the weekend today so I'm a happy mummy. I'm trying to get more Christmas cards done this year so hopefully I'll have more to show you soon.

That's it for today's post. I'm sending you all a big hug but the biggest to Lucy as she's just lost her lovely dog. Thank you so much for visiting I always love to read your comments.
                                                          Debra x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Man Tree

Hi everyone. I hope you're all feeling wonderful and have had a great day. I've got another card to show you and it's........a man's card! I find them so hard to make which is why they're so rare on my blog but I bought these stamps and made this card for my stash a while ago and I really like how the card turned out. I forgot to post it so here it is and what's more there's no glitter in sight, lol!!

and here's another shot.

The stamps from Little Claire, a great little company with some really different stamps, are Man Tree and Manphabet alphabet and number set. The sentiment stamp is from a company I just can't remember the name of and I 've put the stamps away somewhere! I used my Copic Ciao pens for the colouring. A really simple layout on an 6" square card, some kraft card and core'dination card.  

I'd like to enter the following challenge:-

Little Claire Challenge- A Birthday Card

Stuart and me had great time yesterday with my youngest son, Kieran, and his lovely girlfriend, Zoe, in Newcastle. It's wonderful to see them settled in their new home and jobs but I still miss my son not being at home more, empty nest syndrome or what?! 

So that's it for me. Thank you so much for your visit. I love reading your comments and really look forward to getting them. Have a good evening and a great crafty week.

        Sending you all a big hug,
Debra x