Wednesday 23 November 2016

Mr Snowman Shaker Card

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy today. This is my last card for Crafting by Designs, sob, sob. In case you didn't see my last post I'm sadly stepping down from the design team as I'm really struggling with my health at the moment. Happily Doris, the coordinator of the blog, has left the door open for me to return if my health improves which is so lovely of her.
Right on to the new Get Ready For Christmas challenge at Crafting by Designs. My card uses the wonderful Mr Snowman from the A Day For Daisies store. There are loads of gorgeous stamps and some free ones at the moment there too. Here is my DT card.

A close up of the snowman ....

Gilding wax on the poinsettias .....

And finally all shook up (feel free to start singing here 😊)......

The prize for this week's challenge is...

Prize - $12 gift certificate to store.
Wow, what a fantastic prize that is! You'd really have fun spending that. 
Card Ingredients.
Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- A Day For Daisies 'Mr Snowman' digi stamp.
Sentiment- Lawn Fawn 'Ready Set Snow'
Paper- First Edition 'Gilded Winter'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'Linen White Card'. Glitter from stash.
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch' Marker Pens.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials 'Circles'. Memory Box 'Snow globe Bases'. Creative Expressions 'Holly Accessory Kit' and Swirling Stars'. Poppy Stamps 'Blooming Poinsettia Lg'. Lawn Fawn 'Ready Set Snow'.
Craft Foam from The Range.
Acetate from Crafters Companion.
Vellum from Chloe's Creative Cards.
Other Stuff- Little Things from Lucy's Cards 'Vintage Christmas' (sequin mix). Creative Expressions 'Snow White Micro Beads' and 'Golden Light' Gilding Wax. Twinklets 'Diamond Dust'. Pearls from Anita's.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to make a successful shaker card. After a few mistakes and one near disaster, when I dropped a full pot of the sequin mix on the floor which my fantastic hubby, on his knees with damp kitchen towels, picked up as much as was humanly possible and stopped me from crying, I finished the card and the bits didn't drop out the bottom, Yay!
I'll still be making and posting cards as often as I'm able so don't think I'm going anywhere but I've really appreciated the supportive comments you've left for me.
Just for me to remind you about the challenge and another chance to add more Christmas cards to your pile if you've already been playing along or the chance to start them at Crafting by Designs.
See you all again when I've more cards to share with you.
Debra x

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Another Apology!!

Hi everyone. It's now confirmed that I AM completely loopy!!! Last week's card was posted a week too early. Today is the new challenge over at Crafting by Designs with the challenge Fall Colors not last week as I said it was :-O. So I'm really sorry about that. Please look back at last week's card to see my DT card for the challenge.
The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is........
 Prize - choice of 3 digi stamps.
There are oodles of gorgeous stamps to choose from if you go and look at their store.
I was going to tell you next week but now seems as good a time that I'm sadly stepping down from the team at Crafting by Designs. As you all know I've been really struggling with my MS lately and trying to make cards to a deadline when you're not feeling too good is very difficult so it was time to call it quits and leave the team. I've really enjoyed being part of the group and will miss them so much but Doris, the lovely coordinator of the challenge has left the door open for me to return if my health improves which is so kind. Mind you after the last two posts I don't know if she'd want me back :D!
I've one more DT card to make for the end of November which hopefully will be posted on the right day, lol, but I hope to blog a few cards I've already made between now and then.
 Please, please, please go see the challenge at Crafting by Designs and join in just to prove I've not been a complete waste of a DT member :) and I'll be back again soon.
Debra x

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Emmi Lou Boo's Autumn Leaves and Crafting by Designs Challenge

Hi everyone. Did you have a good Halloween? We didn't have one child come to our door :( so Kieran and his work colleagues will have to force themselves to eat the goodies instead :D.
There's a new challenge starting at Crafting by Designs with the theme of Fall Colors. My card is using the totally gorgeous digi stamp Emmi Lou Boo's Autumn Leaves from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. She was an absolute pleasure to colour. I hope you like my card. (sorry, a few more photos than normal) 

Close up of the image .....

and the flowers...

Inside the card....

and the sparkle on her dress....

The wonderful prize for this challenge is...

Prize - Choice of 3 digi images.

There are lots and lots of lovely images to choose from their store. I would be hard pressed to only choose 3 if I had won the prize :D.
Card Ingredients.
6"x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Lady Sunshine Stamps 'Emmi Lou Boo's Autumn Leaves ' digi stamp.
Sentiment- Hot Off The Press 'Stamp and Punch'.
Papers- LOTV 'Country Lady' and 'Pressed in Time' (for ivy) both retired.
Cardstock- Core'dinations 'Nostalgia' pad. Tattered Lace 'Shades card' (for leaves).
Medium- Copic 'Ciao and Sketch ' Marker Pens.
Inks- Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap' and 'Spiced Marmalade' (for ivy and leaves).
Dies- Tonic 'With Love' (image oval and brown mat). Creative Expressions 'Trailing Ivy'. Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes 'Leaf 2'. Tattered Lace Essentials 'Circles'.
Ribbon- Crafty Ribbons 'Swiss Dot Grosgrain'. Other ribbon from stash.
Embossing Powder- Cosmic Shimmer Detail 'Bright Gold'.
Flowers- Large Rose and Small Cream Rose from stash. Dovecraft 'Curiosity Corner Burgundy Roses'. WOC 'Mixed Vintage Roses' and 'Ivory Tuscany Rose'. Anna Marie Designs 'Pomegranate' and 'Gold Stamens'.
Other Stuff- Live and Love crafts 'White Sisal Fibres', 'Larch Cone' and 'Shabby Bark Heart'. Glossy Accents (on buttons). Wink of Stella in 'Clear' (on dress). Pearls from MeiFlower.   
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Sweet Stampin' Challenge- Inspired by a Book, Film or Song Forever Autumn by Wayne, Osborne and Vigrass (song)
Fussy and Fancy #175- Shades of Autmn/Fall
My craft club closed down on Thursday due to dwindling numbers so I joined another on a Monday. Everyone was very welcoming but it's not really a 'craft club' as apart for me and another lady everyone was painting. Oh well at least I've a monopoly if anyone wants to buy my cards, lol!
Oh I nearly forgot to mention that my 'Breena And Bear' card was chosen as Top Three Winner in the SheepSki Designs Facebook challenge, Yay!! I even got a prize of a digi stamp which was a lovely bonus. I have to admit that I do like getting little badges for my blog as I went a very long time until I got my first one :).
Hey ho, that's it from me today apart from to remind you about the challenge at Crafting by Designs after my long post. It's a great prize so definitely worth entering and you might get your card chosen to spotlight, and get a badge too :D!
Happy Crafting Everyone,
Debra x