Friday, 23 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - Merry Christmas everyone!

My oh my!  Is it really nearly Christmas!

For some reason, I wasn't very organised this year but hey we got there in the end.

We are still running our challenges over at Polkadoodles over the Christmas season, so if you get anything new for Christmas and can't wait to play, then come along and enter your creations.  Our challenges are always Anything Goes.

For my creation this week, I used a simple panel from the wonderful Studio 12 - Picknix 2 - Gingerbread Twist collection.


I used four panels and cut three of them down at different levels, to add dimension to the canvas.


I couldn't resist adding some snowtex to the edges and some glitter pen to the lettering - it's so much more sparkly in person :-)


I was trying to get a better picture with this one - but it's didn't really work, did it LOL!


That's it from me till after Christmas.

Wishing you all the joys of the season, hope that you are able to spend it with your families and friends.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
xxxx

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Simply Saturday - Christmas Post

It's that time of year - didn't you know !  Christmas posting.

You all know how expensive it can get these days to post cards, either internationally or locally.

So, I made some really flat cards for posting, adding a little sparkle with a Sakura Gel Pen.


The first two cards are from the Polkadoodles Baked with Love collection.



These last two are from the wonderful Winnie Winterland collection.



I made several of these - really quickly with my Silhouette Cameo - just printing, cutting, inking and sticking :-)


A short post for today.  Hope you are all getting organised for the up coming festivities.

Shannon is due home from college, this coming Friday, for the Christmas holidays.  Only 6  more sleeps :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - Blue Christmas

Happy Friday everyone.

And here we are in December!  Shannon will be home two weeks today for the Christmas holidays - yay :-)

Polkadoodles challenges are now always Anything Goes - so why not go along and enter.

I have used the wonderful Festive Christmas collection for my quick card today.


Using one of the pre-made frames and then adding some dimension to the layers.


For the inside a merged the layers to keep it flat and added a sentiment.


I also used some gold glitter pen on the doves and the heart - it's difficult to see but looks lovely in person.


I love this colour blue.  What colours do you prefer at Christmas?


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge #131: Anything Goes optional make it sparkle (closes  30 Dec)

Crafting by Designs - December Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 25 Dec)

Craft your Passion challenges - Challenge #340: Always Anything Goes (closes 4 Dec)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Fabulous Friday - Ornament or Wall hanging :-)

Happy Friday and Happy Thanksgiving celebrations to my American friends :-)

Christmas is not too far off now - and soon Shannon will be home from college :-)

Polkadoodles challenges are now always Anything Goes - you craft - you enter :-)

My creation is today is a 5" by 5" wall plaque, using one of those blank wooden pieces you can get in most craft shops.


My backing paper is from the delightful Festive Christmas collection.


Everything else is from the wonderful Winnie Winterland collection.


I have inked all the edges of all the layers. Then adding some layers with foam tape and finished off with a little bit of glitter pen :-)  And red glitter on the noses of the reindeer :-)


I am entering this in the following challenges.

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #326: Winter Wonderland (closes 29 Nov)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #305: Anything Goes (closes 29 Nov)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge; Anything Goes (closes 28 Nov)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Fabulous Friday - A bit of a Weave

Happy Friday everyone.  Are you having a great week?

The clocks go back an hour, this weekend, here in Canada. Are you ready for the darker mornings and shorter daylight days?

Editing the above sentence for my husband - who is so bored at work that he is nosing at my blog LOL!

"The clocks go back an hour, this weekend, here in Canada. Are you ready for the lighter mornings and darker early evenings.  You also get an hour's extra sleep - if hubby minds his own business he might too LOL!"  luv you xx

I'm not to keen on these Winter days, but hey that's what my craft room is for - to cheer me up :-)

Anyways, we have the start of new challenge over at Polkadoodles.  All our challenges are now Anything Goes, so what's stopping you - you craft - you enter :-)

Our DT brief this fortnight was to weave some paper for our creations.  I have used one of the new collections - Winnie Winterland for this card today.  I started off by weaving my papers.


Then I used the stocking from the collection, to make a window in my top layer of the card (using Silhouette Design Studio).  Then all I had to do was place the weaved piece underneath :-)


I cut out another stocking a little bit larger than the window, so that I could use the top of the stocking for my card.  I then used the Flowers 2 Die and the Super Sprigs Die to add a flower to the top of my stocking.


For the inside I used one of the tags and made it a little wider, that's why I love working with digital collections, you can change to suit your needs :-)


I used another tag and bow for the front, adding a little foam tape to add some dimension to the bow and a little bit of glitter.


I love how this turned out and loved the paper weave.


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge blog - Challenge #302: Anything Goes (closes 8 Nov)

Crafting by Designs - November Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 25 Nov)

Deep Ocean Challenges - Challenge #141: Use Dies or Punches (closes 14 Nov)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Fabulous Friday - version 2 - Halloween :-)

WOW !  Christmas and Halloween in one day LOL!

Took a challenge today - the boss lady Nikky at Polkadoodles, only just gave us this Halloween digi and I wanted to see how quick I could make a card :-)

So I saw it in our group about an hour ago!  So here you go :-)

Get it HERE!  Winnie Trick or Treat - includes the Black and White digi and the pre-coloured digi!


I used papers from the wonderful Witchie Witchie Bundle.


For the inside using the same papers as the front and a lovely message panel.


I layered up the pre-coloured image and added some bats.  I also couldn't resist cutting the Elegant Lamplight and Gate die in black cardstock, and bending it a little to look damaged :-)


Love adding some dimension to this cute image - love that cat on her head LOL!


Happy Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting !

Fabulous Friday - Red/Green Christmas

Happy Friday everyone.  Can you believe we are at the end of October already!

Did you know that there are only 57 days till Christmas!  OMG!!

Anyways, on to the post, now that I have scared you into getting your Christmas crafting done, why not come and enter our Polkadoodles Challenges which are now always Anything Goes :-)

And of course I have another Christmas creation to share with you today.

Using the wonderful Festive Christmas collection.


I love the beautiful papers and toppers in this collection.


For the inside I merged my layers so it's nice and flat, and added the sentiment from the collection.


I layered up with an extra deer and birdhouse, and added a little foam tape to the topper layer.


Couldn't resist using the wonderful Super Sprigs Die, to add some leaves to the white poinsettia.


And there you have it another Christmas card bites the dust LOL!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafting by Designs - Challenge: October Getting ready for Christmas (closes 1 Nov)

Craft Catz - Challenge #344: Anything Goes - twist die cuts/punches (closes 3 Nov)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Challenge #301: Anything Goes (closes 1 Nov)

Are you getting organised with your Christmas crafting?  Then why not come along and enter our challenges - now Always Anything Goes :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Simply Saturday - Christmas it is!

Well, OK, I know it's not Christmas but there is snow in the forecast!  Yep it's on it's way!

I have had this little shaped card cut and ready to piece together for ages, but have not felt like crafting.

So, today as it is a miserable day outside, I am spending it in the craft room :-)

What are you up to today?

I have used this pre-coloured image from the wonderful Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection. Couldn't resist making up a shaped card and adding a little glitter to the tree layers.


I used the shape of the pre-coloured image and created the card shape using Silhouette Design Studio software.


Couldn't resist adding some lovely papers and the wonderful sentiment to the inside of the card.


I added some layers with foam dots and inked all the edges of all the layers.


For the tree, I added another two layers and cut into the branches a little for some added texture and depth.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #221: Anything Goes (closes 27 Oct)

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #386: Sparkle and Shine (closes 28 Oct)

Think I am going to come up with some quick cards next for my ready to post Christmas cards :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Fabulous Friday - More Christmas! Hee Hee Hee! or should that be...

Ho Ho Ho :-)

Happy Friday everyone.  It's the weekend - YAY!

Had some crafty time this morning and dug out the embossing powders again.

Using the wonderful new Polkadoodles dies, Super Sprigs and the Flowers & Leaves 2 dies. Also the fabulous collection Festive Christmas.

I have used one of the pre-coloured toppers and papers from the collection.


I heat embossed the die cuts (they were cut from the papers in the collection first) with Holographic Embossing powder.


For the inside a merged the layers, so that it's flat and added a sentiment.


I love finishing the inside of my cards - do you?


Trying to take a photo of the embossing. love this Midnight teal colour :-)


More Christmas coming soon - yep more LOL!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #299: Anything Goes (closes 18 Oct)

Crafting from the Heart Challenges - Challenge #131: Anything Goes (closes 16 Oct)

Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #220: Handmade Flowers (closes 20 Oct)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Fabulous Friday - Autumnal Colours

Happy Friday everyone.

I am not here LOL!  I am currently on my way on a road trip to see Shannon at college.  It is our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend - so as it wasn't feasible for me to fetch and return Shannon - too much travelling!  I decided to take little old me to see her :-)

Was busy yesterday making some batch cooking, of Bolognese Sauce, and a Chicken Pot Pie that we will portion up and put in her freezer :-)  Hubby and Emily will have to fend for themselves this weekend, although they have been invited to have Thanksgiving dinner with friends :-)

So, Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

Anways, onto to today's card.  All our challenges at Polkadoodles are now Anything Goes - so that means whatever you create - you can enter!

I have used one of my favourite collections, Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection.


You should know me by now, I very rarely colour anything in.  However, the girl image was faux paper-pieced using the Silhouette Design Studio and then all I had to colour was her skin and hair :-)


For the inside I once again used the same papers as the front.  I have started merging the layers for the insides of my cards.  Not only does it save paper, it saves time and a little bit lighter for postage :-)


I couldn't resist adding some extra lanterns and a fan, using foam tape on several layers to add some interest.


I love the rich colours of the papers in this collection.


Now it's over to you.  Don't forget our challenges are now Anything Goes - so why not enter - you made something!  Then share it :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #298: Anything Goes (closes 11 Oct)

Crafting By Designs - Challenge October: Anything Goes (closes 25 Oct)

Sunny Day Crafting - Challenge #17: Anything Goes (closes 10 Oct)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

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