Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another batch of CAS Christmas cards

Hello! Hope you are enjoying the last few hours of the Halloween weekend.
Did you remember to change the clocks around your house this morning, or like me, realised you could have had an extra hour to sleep by 2pm??! Doh! :-)
Here's another batch of CAS Christmas cards.
Polka dot embossing folder; Labels Nestabilities; I think the stamp is Papermania; green dotty paper from Docrafts; green ribbon from my own stash.

I would like my cards to enter:
Magic in the Air - Die cuts
Fab'n'Funky - Clean and simple
Stampavie - Christmas
Bee Crafty - Christmas

Thanks for your comments!

Monday, October 25, 2010

More CAS Xmas cards

Keeping it simple in order to achieve the 50+ Christmas cards I need to get ready for this year :-) here's a batch of Red and White cards that I finished last night.
The polka dot paper is a freebie (it may not be clear from the photo but all the dots are covered in glitter, as are the snowflakes die cuts); the white ribbon is from my own stash; the sentiment is I believe from Papermania, stamped in Red Docrafts Ink; the oval die cut is Nellie's.
Dots, snowflakes and sentiment border are all glittered up with Diamond Stickles.

My Red and White batch of Christmas cards enters the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Glitter
There's Magic in the Air - Die cuts
Frosted Designs - Die cuts
Pals Paper Arts - Bling
Southern Girls - Glitter it up
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
The Lollilop Ladies - Strawberries and Cream (my design does not include any image of strawberries or cream, but I believe the colours on the card are very relevant to the theme)
Thanks for your comments!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


On my post from Wednesday Oct 20th I featured a card with a super cute image of a little girl with a wheelbarrow (Soft Pastel Birthday Card). Unfortunately I could not remember the name of the stamp/designer so I asked for help.
Fellow crafter CraftBunny has very kindly clarified that the stamp is from Alota Rubber stamps, and you can find the particular image I used for my card here. Thank you very much for the information, Lisa. :-)

Black and White Xmas cards

Good Sunday to you!
Yeps, I keep working on my Christimas cards - 3, 4, 5 a day maybe, different designs, different colours... I seem to get easily tired of repeating the same over and over so I try to come up with quick, clean and simple yet effective and varied designs and cards every day.
In the last 3 days I have managed to finish over 20 Christmas cards, not bad :-) One of the finished sets was these Black and White ones. Unusual, I know, but why not? Black and white happens to be one of my favourite colour combinations. And it does not always have to be red and green for Xmas, right? I actually quite like them.
So here it is, another batch of Christmas cards, which I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps - Black and White
Crazy Amigo - Black and White
Stampin Royalty - Ribbons
Sarah Hurley - Xmas cards with no red or green
Oh Alice - Chessboard (b&w, rows of images)
Meljens - Anything goes
Dottie's World - Xmas Anything (please see their page for the chance to win fabulous candy: a gorgeous kit from Bo Bunny with 18 12" x 12" sheets of premium quality double-sided designer paper, including journalling card paper, and one 12" x 12" sheet of coordinating cardstock stickers! You have til 7th November to enter!)

The backing black and white Christmas paper in my card is a free download from Docrafts; black ribbon and black cardstock from my own stash; sentiment created in Word, mounted on 3D pads; Circle Nestabilities; white pen.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Last week I made a necklace with turquoise stones for a lady who turned 40, you probably remember. It worked like that: I needed a gift, got my tools together, looked for the right beads and material, got to work and - done in a matter of hours! Easy!
Today, however, I -f-i-n-a-l-l-y, yes, I hear you, Ana!- fixed this other turquoise necklace. You see, I made this particular necklace probably a year or two ago for one of my best friends, and when the clasp got broken a few months later she asked me to fix it... Reluctantly I must admit that the poor necklace has gone from one shelf to another, from one excuse to another until today, when my good friend asked me about the status of her turquoise necklace... Oh, the guilt! So I got working and managed to re-make it and fix the clasp. Proud of myself? Well, I could be, I did fix it, eventually! but I feel so ashamed of my procrastination... :-)

Soft pastel birthday card

A CAS birthday card for a 3 year old girl.
I love this stamp, so cute and sweet, but can you believe that I can't remember its designer?!? I sincerely apologise! If anyone has it/knows about it, please let me know. I will feel better giving credit to the right designer :-)
Pink cardstock; dotty backing paper; I used Circle and scalloped Nestabilities; coloured the image with soft pastel colours from Letraset Promarkers; added embossing fluid to add a bit of dimension as well as 3D foam pads.

I would like today's card to enter the following challenges:
Wild Orchid - Pastels
Party Time Tuesdays - Birthday
Tanda Stamps - dotty
Totally Gorjuss - Pink
Paper Sundaes - For Someone Little
Fairy Fun Friday - Tags
Pear Tree House - Free for all

Monday, October 18, 2010


Today I can finally share some fantastic and exciting news with you: I was recently asked to join the Ooh La La Design Team and of course I accepted! :-)
Ooh La La Creations offers a great range of CD's for all your papercraft masterpieces. Each CD comes with a wide variety of design sets, papers, toppers, inserts, decoupage, etc. You can find more information on all OLL CDs available on this site. They also run great challenges every fortnight, and the winner gets the chance to choose a couple of pieces from their OLL shop! So what are you waiting for? Go and have a look! And don't forget to visit the DT's members' blogs for great inspiration!

The theme for this fortnight challenge (#65), my first one as part of the OLL DT, is SCARY STUFF, and here is my scary design, using OLL papers and images:

I would like to enter my easel card onto the following challenges:
The creative cottage - Halloween
Moving along with the times - Halloween
2 Sisters - Halloween
Bee Crafty - Halloween
One Stop Craft - Halloween
Stampin' for the Weekend - Halloween or Fall

Stamp Something - Halloween
Inktegrity - Halloween or Fall
Double Dutch - Scary Halloween creation
Crafts and Me - Halloween
Stampin Royalty - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
If the Shoe Fits - Holiday
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Halloween with ribbon
Easy Craft Projects - Halloween
The Latte Lounge - Fall or Halloween
Creative Craft Challenges - Trick or Treat
Inky Impressions - Anything goes

Thanks for your feedback!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Life begins at 40!

Good morning!
This A5 birthday card is for the lady who turned 40 this week, and for whom I made the necklace with turquoise stones on Thursday. Her surprise party is this evening and I am looking forward to going out and having a giggle with some of the other mothers from the school.
The sketch I used for the card is based on this weeks Craft Your Passion challenge.
The card also enters the following challenges:
Incy Wincy - Faux it Up!
Wild Orchid - Stitch it up
ABC - F is for Flowers
Paper Romance - 3 buttons
Sarah Hurley - Colouring  AND Flowers (2 challenges!)
Crafty Ann - Digi stamp (Lola from Pink Petticoat) and favourite colouring medium (Letraset Promarkers)
Inky Impressions - Anything goes

The digital image is from Pink Petticoat, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with Stickles; Labels Nestabilities; Circle and scalloped Nestabilities; Fiskars border punch; all papers and cardstock are leftovers from my stash; as well as the ribbon, buttons and flowers; sentiments created in Word.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I won last weeks Little Paper Shop challenge!

With this birthday card, featuring challenge LPSC88, a Sketch by Pam! Yeps! And I am delighted!
Thank you so much, Pam and the Little Paper Shop team!

Turquoise necklace

One of the ladies in my son's school is turning 40 this week and some of the mothers have decided to give her a surprise party on Saturday evening. She is a really sweet girl, always ready to give anyone a hand, so I jumped to the opportunity to celebrate the big day with her as soon as I heard. I think the plan is to go to the local Chinese restaurant and to the pub for a few drinks afterwards.
I will be making a card this evening or tomorrow for her; however, since I have a few busy days ahead, I needed to get started with a present today. The usual problem - what should I get/make for her? I do not know her that well but all girls tend to love jewellery, right? so I ended up making a turquoise necklace.
What do you think?

Thanks for your comments!

Stampin FluffnStuff Sugar Rush

Stampin FluffnStuff will be 1 next week and Faye is offering some candy to celebrate. What do you need to do to be in the draw?
- Become a follower of her blog, if you're not already
- Display her button on your sidebar if you don't already
- Put a quick post up on your Blog about the Sugar Rush and link back
- Add your name to Mr Linky.
- Candy closes at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 20 October

Nice treat, eh? Well, what are you waiting for? :-)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Tag

I am not a big Halloween fan, I must admit, but when crafting, one gets into the swing of the season, whatever that season might be, and right now, it is Halloween!
So here's my creation for today, a Halloween tag - not sure about its usage, but it was fun making it and it is fit for a few challenges :-)

Simon Says Stamp - Halloween
Aud Sentiments - Halloween sentiment
Paper Romance - Halloween
Stamp Insanity - Trick or Treat
Tree House - Spooky colours
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Bee Crafty - Halloween
3D - fruit (are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable? lol)
Aifactory - Embossing
Moving along with the times- Anything but a card
Fairy Fun Friday - Tickets or tags
CES - Create a tag
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Ellephantastic - Anything goes

Black cardstock; Labels Nine from Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Luna Bitterfrost's Pollycrafts digital image, coloured with Letraset Promarkers and mounted on 3D pads; Hebbie Jeebie sentiment printed on orange cardstock; spiders handrawn with white pen; orange ribbon from my own stash.

Thanks for your comments!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sketch and a few challenges

Hi there!
It's been over a week since I produced a card and posted on my blog - sorry, but life has been fairly busy and I hardly got a chance to read mail or comment on other blogs for days!
This morning I created a birthday card for my partner's niece, who will be 10 next week. Hope you like it.

I used FairyCakes' Little Musing digital image as a centrepiece, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with Diamond Stickles and mounted on 3D pads; Nellie's die cut oval frame; circle and scalloped punch; Fiskars border punch; polka dot Cuttlebug embossing folder; the flower paper is Daisy and Dandelion; blue cardstock and ribbon from my own stash; the sentiment created in Word.

I would like this card to enter the following challenges:
Little Paper Shop - Sketch by Pam
Pink Elephant - Childhood
Sweet Stampin - Punch it out
Flutter by Wednesday - Fairy/angel
Stamps fun = Creativity - Embossing
Creative Inspirations - Birthday
Fab'n'Funky - Digital image
Incy Wincy - Sparkly glitter
A Spoon full of Sugar - Sparkle and shine
Paper Playtime - Ribbons, buttons or gems
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon, buttons or bling
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything goes
Glitterbabe - Glitter and Anything goes

Thanks for your comments!