Wednesday, 29 December 2010

End of year Card Challenges...

Some more glitter. I have made this Birthday card today using one of the Lili of the Valley toppers, they have changed their format to their toppers all being one size and I must admit that I liked the previous format of an A4 sheet with the lovely pictures in various sizes, I felt there was more opportunities to use the toppers, i.e. for the outside of the card and perhaps a smaller one for the inside or the reverse. I am however glad that I had picked up a about 10 of the sheets on March at the SECC Craft Fair, so will make good use of them I promise!
This card has been made using some pp from my craft box, paper flowers from my stash and a Birthday tag from the wonderful Craftwork Cards. I was fortunate enough to have gone on their blog at the beginning of December and taken advantage of a special offfer of their project bags at half price, down to £5! I purchased three of these, various colours and designs, and the pack included card and envelopes, tags, ribbons, card candy, templates etc. These are a fabulous buy even at the full cost of £10. I have also used Stickles around the outer edges of the papers, this doesn't show up som well on the photograph though. I have used Sakura glitter pen on the angel's wings to add some more sparkle! A few embellishments added to the corners with glossy accents, I must admit I like using this as a "glue" for those wee fiddly bits. A new, and very welcome addition to my stash, is a paire of tweezers, wow, these make picking up the gems so much easier, wish I had known about that before!
I have entered this card in a few challenges, noted here, here goes...
Allsorts - Free and Easy - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes Birthday Card
Moving along with the times - Anything Goes (No Christmas cards allowed!)
My time to craft challenge - brand spanking new
CES Challenges - Anything Goes
I did it creations challenge blog - something new on your card
Totally Gorjuss Challenge - For someone special

Browsing Time...

Well, Christmas is over for another year, I so much enjoyed making the christmas cards with glitter etc, although have promised to be more organised for next year! Also thoroughly enjoying having a break from the usual routines, and finding time to browse fellow blogs, my, there are so many talented crafters out there, wow! I have also found a few crafters who have offered blog candy and will hopefully add their details to my sidebar - always nice to add other followers to our sites. Stamping with Denise Stampin Mindy - I hope everyone is well enjoying the "tropical" temperatures, LOL.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Church...

Well, another few weeks have flown by, the days have certainly been longer as the snow has made me decide to leave the car at home, but hey, a trek and two buses to get to work is mighty sore on my time, body(!) and the purse, hope the snow gives us a break over the Christmas hols.
I have, however, managed to get a few cards done over the last week or so, a nice "batch" card for Christmas with a few tweaks here and there certainly saved me a lot ot"thinking time".
I have made this card, which I absolutely love. It was just so therapeutic to make, and who is not happy with lots of glitter. This was a stamp which I purchased in digital format from (, so easy to re-size etc. I coloured with copics and added lots of my favourite Glamour Dust. The papers were from a Forever Friends pad and I just added some pretty ribbon and a few wee stones to set it off.
I have entered this card in the following challenges, wo here goes...
Maybe find some precious time over the Christmas break for some more crafting, sounds good!