Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Whimsy Christmas Event

I’m joining in with the Whimsy 24 Days of Christmas Event on the Whimsy Blog, and today is my turn to share a card and also a letter which you will need to win the Grand Prize.  There is also spot prizes up for grabs so do pop across and check out all the deliciousness that has been posted already.

I’ve chosen to use Wee Berry and also the Holiday Notables 2 sentiment set for my card


Don’t forget to join in the fun, and possibly win one of the fab prizes!


Monday, 16 December 2013

Anything Goes for WOC

A nice easy challenge to close out the year at Wild Orchid Challenge – Anything Goes.

I have used the newest Nitwit Collections kit – Christmas Linen.  It’s absolutely gorgeous, the papers, the sentiments, the tags, the lot!  I printed off one of the star sentiments, I love these!


The image is one of the many I coloured for to be printed onto sheets, so I didn’t really cheat as I coloured the original Winking smile

Wild Orchid Crafts products used – Roses – 40mm, 20mm, 15mm and 10mm, lilies, spiral stamens, pearls and lace.




Sunday, 15 December 2013

10 minute cards

I’m back (again lol).  This past two weeks has been a bit manic with Tony being so very poorly after his surgery.  He is on the mend slowly, but this surgery was so not a walk in the park like the hip replacement was.  So, yesterday I managed to grab a few hours to get some cards done.  I desperately needed some quick cards making and this is one of them.  I got 6 made in under an hour once I got the production line set up Smile


I used a Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die to die cut some pearlescent vellum, edged the petals with gold Stickles and once dry assembled using a gold spacer and brad.  I coloured the leaves (cut from the same vellum) with Archival Ink.


The gorgeous Gold Glitter Mesh is from the Ribbon GirlI finished off with some die cut flourishes, pearls abd a rub-on sentiment

Another (wonky) look at the card.  Where I usually photograph my cards is choc full of presents so I had to balance this on the kitchen bench and wedge in the lights to get these photo’s lol


Back tomorrow with my WOC challenge card.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Wild Orchid Challenge

This has been a manic few days – I have been dashing around like a loon and only managed to get this card finished late last night.  I can’t wait for Tony to come home – this dashing backwards and forwards to the hospital is no joke.

This week’s Wild Orchid Challenge is Photo Inspiration/Colour Challenge

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And here’s what I came up with.  I decided to go with an easel card as I have not made one for yonks.


The image is Pammy’s Stocking from Mo Manning and has been coloured with copic markers and pencils



The flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used 40mm wild rose, lilies and 15mm roses.


A closer look at the front


And that’s it from me, I am dashing off to work.  Have a great week


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Anything goes at The Ribbon Girl

It’s the last Ribbon Girl Challenge for 2013 so they have made it nice and easy with anything goes.  I have used one of the new Whimsy Stamps images, this is Sugarberry Bliss and she has been coloured with distress inks.


The papers are Papermania First Noel.  I wrapped the rusty primitive star with natural button twine  and popped a rub-on sentiment in the centre. 


I was in a rustic mood when I made this card so also used some natural faux hessian instead of ribbon or lace and added a couple of rusty jingly bells.


A closer look at Sugarberry


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used a wild rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses


I have a card ready for tomorrow – woo get me, two cards on the trot lol.  A big thanks for all the get well wishes for my Tony, he had the surgery on Friday and that went really well.  However he was really poorly after the surgery and the pain has been incredible.  But … typical bloke … the lay there in agony and didn’t tell them that the morphine was not working!!  He’s off that now and on different pain meds and when I spoke to him this morning he said he felt much better.  Men!!!