Friday, 19 August 2011

CHNC 33 - Simply Christmas - Just One Layer

I have left this to the very last minute, making and entering this weeks challenge over at CHNC that is .. time seems to have run away with me this week ..I have ever so quickly made my card for Hazel's challenge of 'Just One Layer' I did find the concept actually quite daunting .. but knuckled down and stamped my image. I had a few goes with several types of inks, in the end I opted for Elysbells Pigment Ink. I had in mind of adding some eyelets, so did this and threaded through some ribbon. Both the stamp and Debbie More Metal Magic are both new to me ... I have had both a little while just never got round to using them. This has then given me the chance to get ahead and enter my card into this weeks
Bah Humbug Challenge 'Something New'

Here is my 1st ever 'one layer card' I would hope with more practice I could come up with other ideas of how to achieve.

List of Supplies

Base Card - Black DL Card
Papermania Christmas Cheer RubberStamp
Elzybells Pigment Ink
Debbie Moor Designs Metal Magic Embossing Powder (Silver)
Sheer Ribbon

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 32 - 'Kiss' Mas

Over at Bah Humbug there puckering up with such a fun challenge of

We'd like you to 'pucker up' and create something to send Christmas Kisses to a loved one in your life. Someone who holds a special place in your heart that you'd like to smother in big, fat 'smack-er-oonie kisses' ... mwah ... MWAH ... M-WAH! It could be a family member ... a special friend ... or even a secret someone you don't get a chance to lock lips with but would desperately like to! You can share with us 'cos we promise not to tell!

I went on the hunt for the perfect image .. I remembered this fab. image I had bagged some time back.
'Maude Merry Christmas'

'Maude' certainly is 'puckering up' to give someone a huge smak-er-oonie

I have yet to add the a sentiment .. I have somthing in mind but as I am not 100% sure what I want I have left it off for the time being.

I have turned the corner up on the mulberry paper then added an eyelet. I have added a line of 'glamour dust' above and below the lace ribbon which attached with DS tape.
Here is my card

List of Supplies

Base Card - 6x6 White Linen Card
'Maude Merry Christmas' Digital Image
Red Stitched Mulberry Paper
Christmas Papers -  Spots and Stripes and Stars
Fludid Chalk
Lace Ribbon
Glamour Dust

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A Day By The Sea .. Southwold

Had the most wonderful day out on Tuesday with my 2 wonderful daughter. We have never done 'Southwold' before, we took the plunge and went. After having some lovely lunch of fish and chips by the sea we went on a lovely walk by the sea, into the town and back down by the seafront to the promenade. Watched the surfers and the tide coming in thick and fast. Shame we did not find the harbour till on the way out going for home, seems that is the place to buy your fish and chips, fish fresh in from that morning cooked up at a tiny fish and chip shop .. will know for next time The weather was glorious .. we really did have such a lovely time. Nice to recharge the ol batteries. Here are just a few pics. of ther many we took.

CHNC 32 - Black and White with one other colour

Hazel has set yet another fab. challenge over at
CHNC Hazels asks

This week I would like you to make a card with black, white and one other colour.

I have only ever done 'Black and White' before so adding one other colour has been very interesting. I did this by using 'Eyelets'
Here is my card
List of Supplies

Base Card - White Linen Card
Ornament CB Embossing Folder
'Just For You Ornament' CB Cut N' Emboss
Black Satin Ribbon
Blue Eyelets

Bah Humbug Challenge 32 - White on White

Not have ever having made a 'White on White' card before it was indeed an interesting challenge over at Bah Humbug and boy, the DT makes are truly stunning. I had a few false starts with making my card as I am truly out of my comfort zone. However, I soon got to grips with the task in hand and my card is now
finished. I will certainly be having more goes with 'White on White'

List of Supplies

Base Card - White Linen
White Card
Ornament CB Embossing folder
'Just for You' Ornament CB Cut n' Emboss
White Satin Ribbon
White Eyelets
White Snowflake Button
White Decorative Braid

Saturday, 6 August 2011

A few Makes - Birthday and New Baby

Our Mechanic of many yrs. has just become a dad .. He is someone who can never stay still, loves extreme sports, lives on Donuts and Coca-Cola .. I am sure his baby daughter is going to keep him very busy indeed and she is going to be showered with so much love from her very proud parents. Claire knitted some booties .. They are a beautiful pair of 'Mary Jane Booties'  

sadly I did not manage to get a pic. of them before they went with her to the garage as she collected her Likkle Mini.
I have made a simple card with a beautiful image from Original Comtempory Art :: Karen's Whimsy
I changed the colour a little, using red tones, and decided it needed nothing more than that. I have made my own background using a Rollagraph Flower Wheel adding some glamour dust for extra sparkle. I added some skickles and fluid chalk around the edges of the image.
The background is made using a 'Rollagraph' flower wheel. I have added some extra sparkle with glamour dust and skickles. The Corner is made from a 1" strip with an added pink eyelet.

The Acrylic Word 'A New Baby' was in with wonderful Lovin Ink Blog Candy
I threaded it with some satin pink ribbon

'Totally Special' Birthday Card I made the background using stamps from 'Fancy Pants Doodle'
Adding Glamour Dust for that extra sparkle. The Corner is made from a 1" strip. The Embossed flower is again made using the same Rollagraph flower wheel background as used when making the 'corner'  I have made two of these Birthday Cards - both very similar, the only difference is the embossed flower.

The Nellies Die cut is a background made with a 'Rollagraph' flower wheel, again I have added some extra sparkle with glamour dust and skickles, as I have with the 'Totally Special' RS Image.

List of Supplies

6x6 Base Card White Faux Leather
6x6 Base Card (Red)
Fancy Pants Doodles Clear RS
Rollagraph/Flower Wheel
'Totally Special' Clear RS
Baby Digi Image
'New Baby' Acrylic Word
Nesties Cirlce/Scallop
Nellies Die
Nellies Punch 'n' Emboss Punch
Satin Ribbon
Glamour Dust
Fluid Chalk