27 November 2014

Woodware Bubble Bloom Festive Tree

Evening all! I can't believe it's Thursday already! Where's the week gone??
I've been having fun this afternoon taking advantage of the Black Friday sale on at the Silhouette store so look out for some Christmassy makes hot off the blades of my silhouette in the near future :)

But today's card takes me back to my beloved Aquatints :)

For the background of this one I used my new set 'Bright and Beautiful' - such vibrant colours!

Woodware Bubble Bloom Festive Tree Aquatint
 The stamp and greeting are by Woodware and I added a variety of gems and stickles into the 'bubbles'. I didn't think it needed much else!!

Woodware Bubble Bloom Festive Tree Aquatint
Recipe:
Spectrum Noir Aquatints 'Bright and Beautiful set
Woodware Stamp 'Bibble Bloom Festive Tree
Candy Dots, gems and Stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - No designer papers
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Make it Sparkle
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday gingerspice
Creative Knockouts - all that glitters

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26 November 2014

NOT a Christmas card!!

I'm getting a little sick of Christmas cards already so for a change today I'm sharing a Birthday card!

Recipe:
Papers from Papermania Rose Garden collection
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Butterflies - MS Punches
Pearls from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy - 2 of a kind (two small butterflies)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

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25 November 2014

Lili of the Valley Robins

Evening all! I've had a toddler free day so been cracking on with the Xmas cards again! 
23 made today, I beat my record from last week whoop!

Here's one I made using a pre coloured topper by Lili of the Valley from one of their Art Pads.
I do love those pads, so great for when you need a cute image but have no time to sit and colour! They are featuring a lot on my cards for this year!
Lili of the Valley Robins
Aren't the little Robins cute :)

Recipe:
Papers by Basic Grey - 25th and Pine paper pad
LOTV pre coloured topper.
Sentiment by Craftwork cards
Embellishments from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Animal Xmas plus ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe - Furry Friends
Crafty Catz - Winter
Jellypark Challenges - Festive
Cutie Pie Challenge - Festive Furry Friends
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Any Holiday
Scrappers' Delights - Anything goes/Traditional Xmas

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24 November 2014

Paper Pieced Robin

For today's post I thought I'd give you all a break from the Aquatint overload and share a cute woodware robin stamp which I paper pieced! 
Isn't he Tweet :)  (terrible pun intended...)

And a view from a jaunty angle, just because...

Recipe:
Woodware Robin and Sentiment Stamp 
Krafty Christmas Papers
Copics
Glossy accents
Christmassy Button and Twine from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

1. Divas by Design - Let it snow
2. Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
3. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
4. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe - Furry friends
5. Crafty Catz - Winter
6. Delicious Doodles - Traditional Xmas
7. Wags 'n Whiskers - Add some leaves
8. Jellypark Challenges - Festive
9. Craft Your Passion - Baby it's cold outside
10. Cutie Pie Challenge - Festive Furry Friends
11. Scrappers' Delights - Anything goes/Traditional Xmas


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23 November 2014

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!

Another Aquatint card from me today!
I love the way they work and am so pleased I have them in my life!

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!
 For this card I used the Pastel set and made a Purple, Blue and Green gradient. When it was dry I stamped a Woodware Christmas Tree and sentiment before adding lots of sparkle to the stars and blue gems in each corner.

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - No Designer paper
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes

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21 November 2014

Sketch Saturday DT Call

Hi, I'm Gem, I live in the UK with my husband and our beautiful daughter who is almost 2 and getting more amazing by the day :)

I have been cardmaking for about 6 years now (gosh has it really been that long??!) and still enjoy it as much as ever. I have always been crafty and also do cross stitch, dressmaking, knitting, crochet and dabble in many other things!

I would love to join the team at Sketch Saturday to broaden my skill set as I haven't yet been on a purely Sketch Based Challenge Design Team, and would relish the opportunity to help inspire the challenge participants.

I am currently on the Design Team for Craftstyle Products, (making samples for their shows on Create and Craft TV) and in the past I have designed for a large variety of teams including Charisma Cardz, Sassy Stamps, Crafty Sentiments, CRAFT challenge, AUD sentiments, I Did it Creations Challenge, Gingerloft, Craft Your Passion, Digistamps 4 Joy, and One Stitch at a Time.

Here are a few pics of what I feel represent my best work and varied style.

happy christmas card, bows, gelli plate, embossing powder

sassy stamps, flowers, promarkers, pearl heart, alice in wonderland

saturated canary, girl and dog, prismacolor pencils, lace, bows, pearls
saturated canary mermaid, prismacolour pencils, banner, hearts, gems, die cuts, ovals, bows, ribon
Christmas, Aquatint, Tree, Star, pearls, pastels
Birthday, scallops, card, pearls, ribbon, pastels, Clean and simple, CAS


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All Dressed Up - Abi the Ballerina

Another card from me featuring Abi the Ballerina from All Dressed Up designs! I am so loving their digis!!

All Dressed Up, Abi the Ballerina, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, flowers, gems, blue, CAS, Clean and simple

All Dressed Up, Abi the Ballerina, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, flowers, gems, blue, CAS, Clean and simple


She's coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers and I've kept this one super CAS :)
Flowers and Gems - from stash!
Flourish - Memory Box die
Sentiment - Craftwork cards.
I've also added stickles to her dress :)

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