Thursday, 27 December 2012

Favourite Christmas Cards of 2012

Good afternoon hope everyone had a great Christmas and got lots of nice goodies.  Thought I would join in the fun at Debbie's blog who is inviting us to share our favourite 5 Christmas cards of 2012.   


After much deliberation here are my top five:-


This was my favourite Tilda Christmas stamp this year.


This card was for hubbie using a LOTV die cut and I love the traditional colours on this card


Loving the Sylvia Zett Christmas digis and the colours on this card


And of course the gorgeous Saturated Canary Christmas images!


I had to finish with another Tilda card - I love the two images and die cuts on this one.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

One Stop Crafts Challenge DT Card - Inspired by a Christmas Song

Good morning all and the weekend is finally here.  I have now finished work for just over a week and the kids have broken up from school.  Lots still to do before the big day but everyone is starting to get very excited now!  At One Stop Crafts Challenge we have a great challenge for you this week which is inspired by a Christmas song and this is our last challenge of the year.  We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy and we got to play with one of their images and I used this cute snowman image and here is my card inspired by "The Power of Love" used in the John Lewis advert.  This is my favourte Christmas advert this year.

Items used:
Image Snow Friends from Praire Fairy Designs coloured with Promarkers
HOTP papers
LOTV sentiment
MC snowflake
Ribbon Girl trim

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

Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year - sketch 69
Passion for Promakers - Happy ,,, (2nd entry)
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas (2nd entry)
Crafts and me - Winter Wonderland

Please pop over to the One Stop Crafts Challenge blog for some more gorgeous christmas carol inspiration and we would love to see yours too.

This will be my last post of 2012 so I would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013.

Big Hugs Sarahxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Charisma Cardz DT Card - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Good morning all - only 2 more days left at work and school and then the Christmas festivities can begin!  Only 5 more sleeps until the big day and our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is Santa Claus is Coming to Town and here is my card:

Items Used:

Kanban topper
HOTP Christmas papers
Bakers twine and card candi

We have three amazing sponsors this week:

PRIZE ONE

One lucky winner will receive 4 stamps or 1 stamp set!
PRIZE TWO
Marker Pop
MarkerPOP.com

Marker Pop are a brand new sponsor of ours!! They are generously offering a $10 voucher for their online shop, be sure to pay them a visit!!


PRIZE THREE
Cedarchest Designs
$10.00 Winner Certificate

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Sketch n Stash - Fab Sketch 103 - stash = HOTP papers
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmasy
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - With Love at Christmas

Please pop over to the Charisma Cardz challenge blog for more fab inspiration.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge 209 DT Card - Distressed Christmas

Good morning all and welcome to the weekend again - where did that week go.  Only five more days left at work before I break up for Christmas but still have loads to do.  Will be doing more shopping this weekend, then the food shopping needs to be done and all the wrapping.  I need more hours in the day at the moment.

Today we have another great challenge for you at One Stop Craft Challenge which is distressed Christmas and we are sponsored by the fab Fred She Says designs and we were lucky enough to get to use one of their gorgeous images.  I have used this cutie called Catching Flakes which can be bought as part of a bundle including pre-coloured images which is what I have used.  It also comes with some coordinating papers which I have also used.


Fred She Said pre-coloured image and paper
LOTV sentiment
Dies/Punches - Doohickey fence, MC snowflake
DI - broken china

Our sponsor this week who are offering one lucky winner a very generous $15 voucher to spend in their online store


Please pop over to the One Stop Crafts Challenge for some more inspiration from my teamies.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
 
Bunny Zoe - Celebration (Christmas)
Songbird Challenges - Merry Christmas Everybody
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas Projects
Stamping For Weekend - Let It Snow

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

One Stop Crafts DT Card - Christmas Friends


Good morning and welcome to the weekend.  The weeks are going way toooo quickly at the moment and I need to get myself more organised.  We have a great new challenge today for you at One Stop Crafts Challenge and it is Christmas Friends.  We are sponsored by the amazing Saturated Canary and I was lucky enough to use one of their gorgeous Christmas images for my card called Stockings.  Here is my card:

 
Items used:-

Saturated Canary image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment: computer generated
HOTP papers
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders floral oval, MC poinsettia and doily, Quickutz Holly and MS frond

Please pop over to the One Stop Crafts Challenge for some more inspiration from my teamies.

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

Sketch n Stash - 102 - Stash = papers
Deep Ocean - So this is Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
ABC - C for clear it out = papers
Creative Inspiration - Case It = image
Paperplay - Christmas is coming
Cute Card - Red and Green
CRAFT - Christmas
 
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing - we are putting up our tree later today.

 Hugs Sarahxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Charisma Cardz DT Card - Christmas

Good morning all it is freezing here in Bedfordshire this morning.  We woke up to about an inch of snow yesterday morning which was a complete surprise and it has all frozen now.  As it is Thursday morning that means we have a great new challenge for you at Charisma Cardz and it is a nice easy one of Christmas so another chance to get those Christmas cards completed girls.  Here is my card:-


For my card I have used:

Sylvia Zet image Heidi coloured with Promarkers
Paper is very very old - I think I got it from a Yellow Moon book
SEntiment - LOTV
Dies: Marianne snowflake and poinsettas, Magnolia fence and MB elegant scroll
Lots of glitter and liquid pearls too.

Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


PRIZE ONE - Simon Says Stamp who are generously offering a $20 voucher to their online store!!!

PRIZE TWO - Pink Cat Studio who are offering 5 digis of the winners choice!!


I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge - Happy
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie - Let it Snow - papers verrrrry old
Simon Says - Snowflakes
Divas By Design - Let it Snow
Fab n Funky - Non Traditional Christmas

Thanks for looking and there is lots more inspiration from my teamies over that Charisma Cardz and we would love to see your Christmasy projects too.

Have a great day.

Hugs Sarahxx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pretty Pink Magnolia Tilda Christmas

Good evening and hope everyone has had a good Monday.  I am back today for a change with a card I made at the weekend - I decided to spend some time in my craft room as it was sooo cold.  Here is my card:-


Items used:

Magnolia Tilda coloured with Promarkers
Dovecraft paper
WOC flowers
MS frond punch, spellbinders oval die

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Simon Says - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Glitter/Sparkle
Marvellous Magnolias - Monochrome
In the Pink - Gonna be a Pink Christmas
Tilda Town - Celebrate Christmas
Staming for Weekend - use some texture
Sweet Stamping - Snowflakes and ribbon
Sketch Saturday - sketch 236

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

One Stop Crafts Challenge DT Card - For the Boys

Good morning and welcome to the weekend - wow where did that week go and eek it is the 1st December.
 
We have a great new challenge today for you at One Stop Crafts Challenge and it is Christmas for Boys and we are sponsored by the fab Bugaboo and I was lucky enough to use one of their great Christmas images for my card called Reindeer Pocket.
 
Items used:-
Bugaboo image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment: LOTV
HOTP papers
Dies/Punches: Marianne snowflake, spellbinder eyelet circle and MS doily edge punch
 
We are sponsored by Bugaboo Images and the lucky winner will receive 7 images of their choice.
 
 
Please pop over to the One Stop Crafts Challenge for some more inspiration from my teamies.
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
 
Dream Valley - Non-Traditional Christmas
Songbird Challenge - Deeper Shade of Blue
Top Tip Tuesday - Kids/Teens
Fab n Funky - 3 of something - card candy
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

One Stop Crafts Challenge DT Card - Vintage Christmas

Good morning all and the weekend is here again - wow the weeks are just flying by soooo quckly at the moment.  This week we have another great challenge for you at One Stop Crafts Challenge which is vintage Christmas.

This week's challenge is sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts, this is the last weekend of the store being live and the lucky winner will get a Crafty Lucky Bag



For my card I have used a Kanban topper, HOTP papers and elements, Marianne snowflake die and Woodware snowflake punch and card candi. 

Please do take a look over at the One Stop Crafts Challenge blog to see my teamies great vintage creations and we would love you to play along too.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:-

Simon Says - Fab Sketch
Live and Love Crafts - Christmas
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Here comes Christmas

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs Sarahxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Charisma Cardz DT Card # 46 - Colour Combo

Good morning.  It is Thursday again and time for another great challenge at Charisma Cardz.  This week we have a great colour challenge for you and we have three great sponsors who are offering great prizes Kenny K, Sassy Studio Designs + Marker Pop

Here is my card
 
Colour combo:

Items used:
Fab Kenny K image coloured with Promarkers
Echo Park papers
Die cuts: oval nesties, quickutz circle and Marianne Snowflake

Please pop over to Charisma Cardz to see my teamies fab creations and we look forward to seeing yours too.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Inspiration from Song - Santa Baby
Divas by Design- 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Winter
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only

Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge DT Card # 204 - Monotone

Good morning all and welcome to the weekend and we have another great challenge for you today at One Stop Craft Challenge which is monotone.  I have a male card to share today made for my boys for their dad whose birthday was last weekend.  This image was perfect as he loves playing the guitar.



Our challenge this week is sponsored by the lovely Whiff of Joy who are offering a stamp for the lucky winner.

 



Items used:
 
Hanglar Stanglar image coloured wiht Promarkers
HOTP papers
TH distress ink
Nestie circle and quickutz lettering
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
 
Oldie But Goodie - Anything but Christmas - old stash papers and image
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Please pop over to One Stop Craft Challenge to see my teamies fab creations and we would love to se yours too.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Hugs Sarahxx


Saturday, 10 November 2012

One Stop Craft DT Card # 204 Anything Goes

Good morning and the weekend is here again and that means we have another great challenge for you at One Stop Crafts and the theme is a nice easy one of Anything Goes.  So I have taken the opportunity to get another Christmas Card done.

Items Used:
LOTV die cut and sentiment
Dies/Punches: Snowflakes from the lovely Judy, Marianne doily, nestie square and circle
Kanban cardstock
Bakers Twine
Our sponsor this week is the fab One Stop Craft

Please pop over to One Stop Craft Challenges to see my teamies fab creations and we look forward to seeing yours too.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

LOTV - All things Bright and Beautiful
Paperplay - ~Snowflakes
Crafty CatzAnything Goes
Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes

Hugs Sarahxx


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Charisma Cardz DT Card # 44 Feeling Blue

Good morning crafters, another week has passed and that means we have a great new challenge for you over at Charisma Cardz which is "Feeling Blue" and here is my card.



For my card I have used:

Magnolia Tilda image coloured with Promarkers
TH distress inks
TH papers
WOC flowers
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders scallop oval, Crafts Too labels, Marianne Snowflake, MS doily edge and frond punches


Our fabulous sponsors this week are...

PRIZE ONE
The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice from their online boutique store full of wonderful images! 

PRIZE TWO

Stamp and Create are offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher to their online store! Wow!!



Thanks for looking and do pop over to Charisma Cardz to see my teamies fab blue creations and we would love to see yours too.


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

Divas by Design - Let's Get Cute
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sentiments
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with option of Xmas



 
Hugs Sarahxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

"Berry" Christmas Card

Sunday evening here and I hope you have all had a great weekend.  Football was cancelled this morning due to waterlogged pitches so was up and dressed nice and early.  Here is a card I have made today using the uber cute image Berry by Sylvia Zet.



Items used:

Sylvia Zet image coloured with Promarkers
Echo Park papers
Papermania sentiment
Dies/Punches - eyelet circle nestie and, Marianne Creatable large snowflake and  woodware snowflake punch

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday - Week 232 fab sketch
Creative Inspirations - celebrations - Christmas
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
Fab n Funky - Die Cuts/Punches
I Love Promarkers - Cute
My Mums Craft Shop - bold and bright

Thansk for looking and any comments you may leave.  Have a great week.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge # 203 Firework Colour Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the weekend.  We have another challenge for you today at One Stop Craft Challenges which is a fab firework colour challenge.  This week has been manic with it being half term and having the kids at home.  The week has flown by and I ran out of time to make a card so I have something a little different to share this week as I thought this scrapbook page of the fireworks at The Magic Kingdom would be perfect for the challenge.


Firework colour chalenge

We ae sponsored by Crimson Cloud who are offering the lucky winner three packs of die cuts.
Do pop over to One Stop Craft Challenges to see my teamies fab creations and we look forward to seeing yours too.
Have a great weekend. 
Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

One Stop Crafts DT Card Ch# 202 - Halloween

Good morning all and yay the weekend is here and that means we have another challenge for you today at One Stop Crafts Challenges which is Halloween.
For my card I got to use a great Halloween image from our sponsor who are the fab Kenny K.   The image is called Trixxie Treat and can be found here



Items used:
 
Kenny K image coloured with Promarkers
Magnolia Tilda pumpkin, sentiment and bat
Bearly Mine paper
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Top Tip Tuesday - Halloween
Paper Shelter - Halloween
Moving Along With the Times - Too cute to spook
Cute Card Thursday - Something Scary
Totally Papercrafts - Spooky Halloween
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes
 
Please pop over to One Stop Crafts Challenges to see my teamies fab creations and we do hope you can play along with us too.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs Sarahxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Charisma DT Card Ch# 42 Don't Be Square

Good morning another week has passed and isn't the weather grey and damp at the moment - not very good for your hair!  Today we have a new challenge for you over at Charisma Cardz which is Don't Be Square and I have made my first ever circle easel card - I don't make enough easel cards and really enjoyed making this one.



For my card I have used:-

Magnolia Tilda image coloured with promarkers
Papermania Capsule paper
Dies/Punches: Marianne Snowflakeand Poinseitta, Quickutz swirl,

We have two fab sponsors this week:



 
Thanks for looking do pop over to the Charisma Cardz to see my teamies fab creations and we look forward to seeing yours too.
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
I Love Promarkers - Christmas is Coming
Midweek Magnolias - 4 legged friends
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
 
Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

One Stop Crafts Challenge DT Card - Anything Goes

Good morning all and yay the weekend is here and that means we have another challenge for you today at  One Stop Crafts Challenges and it is a nice easy one of Anything Goes.

For my card I got to use this great Christmas image from our sponsor who are the fab Doodles Pantry.  The image is called Caroling Friends and can be found here and I have used the pre-coloured version.  I have also used the sentiment from the same set.  The bundle comes with 2 images both with a pre-coloured and black and white version, various sentiments and backing papers.


Items used:

Fab pre-coloured image Caroling Friends and sentiment by Doodles Pantry
DCWV papers
Square nesties and Marianne snowflake
Bakers twine

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

My Mums Craft Shop - Fab Sketch
Cupcake Craft - Two's Company
ABC Christmas - U for Up to You
ABC - Z for Zoo

Please pop over to One Stop Crafts Challenges to see my teamies fab creations and we do hope you can play along with us too.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

New DT Member for One Stop Crafts

Yay its Saturday and I have some more exciting news to share! I have been chosen as one of the new Design Team for One Stop Crafts Challenges! Thanks so much Shelley and I am proud to be part of your fab team!

For my first challenge at One Stop Crafts the theme is heat embossing.  Now I have to say that heat embossing is not a technique that I use very often but once I dug my heat gun and embossing powders out I had great fun and think I will be doing some more heat embossing!  I have heat embossed my LOTV sentiment and the gold swirls.  Here is my card using a gorgeous image by our sponsor.
 
 
We are sponsored by the amazing A Day for Daisies
 
 
Items used: Dandelion Delivery by A day for Daisies coloured with Promarkers
First Edition Desert Bloom papers
Dies and punches: MB vine, MS butterflies, Nesties circle eyelets
WOC flowers
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Deep Ocean Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Things With Wings
Cupcake Inspiration - Autumn//Winter
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
 
Please do pop over to One Stop Crafts Challenges to see my teamies fab creations and we do hope you can play along with us too.
 
Have a great weekend.


Hugs Sarahxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

New DT Member for Charisma Cardz :-)

Good morning and an early post from me today.  I have some very exciting news to share!   I have been chosen as one of the new Charisma Girls on Team Gemma!  Thanks sooo much girls and I am proud to be part of your fab team!

For my first challenge at Charisma Cardz we have a fab sketch by Natalie to follow and here is my card using one of the fab sponsor's images by Ridonuklous. 


Items used:
Redonkulous Designs image coloured with Promarkers
DCWV papers
Dies/Punches: Nesties eyelet circles, X-Cut labels, Marianne flower
We have THREE fab sponsers this week:

The Stamping Boutique - who are offering 5 digi images


and 


and

a crafty surprise from Carly!

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Please do pop over to Charisma Cardz to see my teamies fab creations and we do hope you can play along with us too.
Hugs Sarahxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Xmas Card for a Lil Boy


Hello and am pleased to say I am feeling a little more human now just have a very husky voice!!

Here is a card I have made using another of the fab LOTV die cuts. 


Other items used:

LOTV die cut and LOTV sentiment
Kanban card
Die cuts and punches - Quickutz stocking, Nestie eyelet circle, Marianne snowflake, MS border punch

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

Lils Little Fairies - Christmas card for a boy
Totally Gorgeous - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Autumn/Winter
Delightful Challenges - Winter Holidays
Ribbon Girl - Card for a Boy

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave which I love reading.

Hugs Sarahxx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Believe in Your Dreams

Good evening all

Hope you are all well.  I am feeling a little under the weather with a cold and sore throat so have been taking it easy today in my craft room!

Here is a card I have made using the pretty Magnolia Tilda ballerina image.

Items used:

Magnolia Tilda image coloured with Promarkers
Melissa Frances papers
WOC flowers
Oval nesties, eyelet circles, MB scroll, MS frond punch
Lots of stardust stickles

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

WOC - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes/celebrate
Stamping for w/e - Feeling Floral

Thanks for looking and any comments you may have.  Off to have some dinner and then curl up in front of the tv to watch strictly and X-Factor.

Hugs Sarahxx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

LOTV Fairies

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekends.  The weather is cold and very wet here but thankfully the rain didn't start until I got home from my son's football match.  It was very cold out their this morning could have done with my gloves!

Here is a card using a gorgeous LOTV fairy stamp which I have had for quite some time but it has only just received its first inking.  I have also followed another fab sketch.

Items used:

LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Papermania capsule
Divine swirls embossing folder
Die cuts and punches: MS lacey punch, MS butterfly, MS heart, membory box elegant scroll and nestie lacey circle

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

LOTV - flower power
The Sketchy Challenges #32
Divas by Design - Layers
Fab n Funky - things with Wings
Simon Says - Emboss It
Charisma Cardx - Things with Wings
In the pink - embossing
My Mums Craft Shop - hearts and flowers

Thanks for looking and any comments you leave which I love to read.

Hugs Sarahxx