Thursday, October 29, 2009


The lovely Jan over at Charisma Cardz has set this weeks challenge and she would like you to create something without using designer papers........So lets see what you can come up with this week. Looking forward to all your crafty ideas.

This is my DT card for this weeks challenge. Another Christmas card......Yikes!!! Oh I wish it was Only kidding I love Christmas really, just getting a bit bogged down with orders and I'm looking for some breathing space.
As you can see I kept it plain and simple with a knitted Christmas stocking, I didn't knit it by the way, I bought it...... I don't have the patience these days for knitting.....I've backed it on to silver Mirri card and added a few stars and a Poinsettia cut on my Robo.
Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to visit. We have another fab prize this week for the winner and a DT spot for the second prize, So!!!!if you would like a shot a being a DT for Charisma enter this weeks challenge. You can't win it if you're not in it....... Happy crafting.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Christmas cards.....

A Christmas card with a difference.
I made this card last year and never used it so It's made an appearance again this year. I was trying to find different ways of cutting cards and shaping them with Christmas in mind and came up with this cracker shape.
The whole design is peel offs. The centre piece is glitter snowflake peel offs stuck onto acetate and mounted up with silicone to make it 3D. I tied a white and gold ribbon round each side and added little red stars. A really simple design and could be made with any colour scheme. I decided on white gold and red. I know it has no designer papers or any fancy stuff on it but I like the simplicity of it.


Another Christmas card made with WOJ Herb. I love this image and he's so easy and quick to colour. The DP is from Craft Creations, snowflakes are punches and ribbon is Dovecraft. The charm is from The Hobby House. Apologies for the picture quality. I tried every conceivable way of photographing it and still couldn't get the silver to stop reflecting the colours around it.
It has a kind of rainbow effect when you tilt it towards the light.
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments recently and I'm sorry if I haven't got back to visit everyone but between doing my cards for orders trying to get Christmas cards done and helping my Son Matt with his Ghostbuster's costume...Yes !!!!! and he's He has a halloween party on Saturday and has made all four of the Proton packs for himself and his pals. He's done an amazing job of the outfits and he's really enjoyed doing it. I'll post pics of them all wearing them at the weekend. I'm off now to sew on the Ghostbuster patches onto the overalls, then I need to make a Witches outfit for myself for a Halloween Party Hubby & I have on Saturday too. Busy week ahead.............

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winter Wonderland...Shimmering Christmas......

Hi everyone!! hope you are enjoying the weekend. I have a Christmas card tonight to show you, this one is for my friend Dorothy. I followed Sketch # 12 over on Vee's Sketch Pad which is one of Elaine's layouts. I liked this one as soon as I saw it and have been dying to use it. I think it's a fab sketch and I know I will use it often.

I've embossed the panel with CB Snowflake folder and used my Sugar Nellie image Baubles I coloured it with Copics and used oval and circle nesties to mount it. The star charm is from the Hobby House and the snowflakes are all punches of various sizes. I have also covered the whole card with Perfect Pearls to give it a really Christmassy shimmer and then set it with Hair Spray. It totally transforms a plain white card. If you zoom in you may be able to see the fab shimmer. It's a very girly Christmas card....
I've just noticed that Winter Wonderland have an open theme this week so I've entered this card. You really should pop over to their blog and see the DT cards and projects for this week, they are absolutely stunning!!!
Hopefully I'll be back with more Christmas cards tomorrow. Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ALL WHITE... Colour Create plus 2 other challenges

A Christmas card for Colour Create tonight. I decided I need to get on with my Christmas cards this weekend and thought I'd do one all white for the this challenge. The only colour on the card is to be you image. I hope mine still counts as I've got a wee bit of Silver accent on it.

It also fits Stamp Something which is Bling!! and there's plenty of that on here and the

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge and they want you to use something old on your card. Well believe it or not everything on this card is last years Christmas stash with the exception of my new WOJ image. So definitely fits there.
I'm surprised it fits 3 challenges and pleased too. Not done that for

Delightful Daisies.... @ CHARISMA....

At Charisma Cardz this week the lovely Carly has set us the challenge called" Delightful Daisies"
So here is my DT card.
I used the masking technique for this one ,using WOJ Musing Melinda and Magnolia Big Daisy stamps to give the appearance of Melinda sitting on the daisy. The DP is K & Co and I also used Basil card punched with Martha Stewart Doilies. I punched out a couple of daises in different sizes inked the edges and embossed them with Swiss dots from CB. I don't think you can see it too well in this pic. I've added some Tulle left over from my Son & DIL Wedding ( 6 years just found it while looking for something else the other day, it was round all the pews in the church with balloons tied on. Looked lovely. Right back to the card... I've also added three daisy buttons and a little butterfly charm just to finish it off. Hope you like it, and thanks for popping in. Don't forget to visit Charisma for this weeks challenge and another fab prize.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Teeny Weeny Baby Shoes....2 Cards

Hi everyone hope you are all well this evening. Just a couple of baby cards to show you tonight. I did these last night for my friend Dorothy's Gran she asked if I could do two cards for her for a baby girl and Grandparents. Appologies for the quality of the pics I really need to buy a daylight bulb when taking pics at night. I'll put it on my wish list.
I found these teeny weeny shoes tucked away in a box, forgot I had them, and if memory serves me correct I bought them at the SSEC craft show in Glasgow many years ago, now I only have one blue and one pink
I used FF images, various papers from my stash, Nesties, Daisy punches various sizes, and flower centres are bead caps from the Hobby House. Cuttlebug Swiss dots, cross grain and organza ribbons, and the images were coloured with Copics. I've made loads of Baby cards lately but I don't mind as I really enjoy doing them.
Both these cards fit the Creative Card Crew challenge this week which is BABIES...and Children
Thanks for stopping by don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see this weeks Charisma challenge and my DT card.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Time for a change......

Hi everyone thought I'd better let you all know that I've changed my blog name from
Busy bee-Vee... to ...Veronica's Designs (using my Sunday Much more simple...I just got a bit fed up with the busy bee Hubby says no one will recognise me so I thought I'd better explain it. I've also changed the background and the header, gone blue for a change. Not sure if I like it yet so that may get changed again in the coming weeks. You would think I had nothing else to
Got loads of cards to get done but I wanted to do this first. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I never got much crafting done...again... but hopefully I'll make up for it tomorrow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


There's a new sketch for the weekend on Vee's Sketch Pad. Why not pop over and pick it up, you can never have too many sketches to play with. Have fun.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Winner at Vee's Sketch Pad...

Thanks to everyone who entered the sketch/Christmas card challenge, all of the cards were fabulous. I think we've given you all a little push towards getting your Christmas cards started now. I even got some made too....
You can find out who won over on Vee's Sketch Pad.


Good morning everyone it's Thursday again and another challenge from Charisma.

This week the lovely Karen has set the challenge and she wants us to get DISTRESSED.

Well I certainly I've never done this to my paper before, so I got quite stressed rubbing sandpaper over my new Wild Asparagus papers. They have a little distressing on them already but I wanted it to show a bit more so I set about them with a sand block from Hubby's toolkit......eeek!!! and this is the result.

As I don't have any distressing tools, I ran a serrated edge knife round the edges too then inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink. The flower is one of the handmade ones I did a few weeks ago and you can find the tutorial here. I've really surprised myself with this card as I didn't think I liked the distressed look but now that I've done it I really quite like it just shows you that you should always try something new even if it's not really your style.
I used the Friday Sketches layout. Thanks Karen for this challenge I really enjoyed it.

So why not get yourself all DISTRESSED and take part in this weeks challenge as always we have a fab prize for the lucky winner. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Manga Christmas....for the Sugar Bowl

Hi there, just made a Christmas card tonight with my new Sugar Nellie stamp Baubles. She's so cute I love the new Manga's at Funky Kits wish I had them all. A fabulous sketch from the Sugar Bowl too. Any way here's what I used.
DP from Craft Creations Christmas Swirls, and small dots. CB Embossing folder snowflakes. Xmas Tree Brads that I've had for years and every Christmas they come out of the box, I've got loads of Carla craft snowflake punch and Papermania brads. One more Christmas card for the box.

I really intended to make a lot more Christmas cards this evening but I ended up doing my DT card for Charisma for Thursday's challenge instead. We've got a great challenge this week for you but I'm not telling you what it is, you'll have to wait and see. I can only say that I've never done this type of card before , but I really enjoyed making it......that's all I'm
Thanks for popping in and having a look.

Sunday, October 11, 2009



Pop over to Elaine's blog to see a pic of her new little Grandson ..Finn.. he's gorgeous!!

Hi there this post has been scheduled as I'm at work this morning. I actually remembered to do it this This is my DT card for our challenge over on Charisma Cardz which has been set this week by the lovely Sally. She's given us a recipe to follow.....3 flowers, 3 papers 1 charm 1 ribbon. Why not pop over and join in the fun, we have another great prize this week.

My card is for my friend Elaine who has just become a Gran for the first time. Her daughter had a little boy and he's a real we cutie with loads of hair too. So congratulations to Elaine and Ronald the new Grandparents. I'll be back later today with more cards to show you, one for the proud parents and another 60th Birthday card.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

NOT PINK.....FF 60th Birthday

Good morning everyone hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
I really love this stamp from FF it's so versatile I use it a lot. I'm always being asked to do special birthdays and anniversary cards and it works really well for all of them. I decided I was a bit fed up doing Pink cards all the time and used this lovely pale turquoise paper instead. It's made by a company called Southfield the paper People. I got it in Miller's Art store in Glasgow . I only bought 2 A4 sheets and now I wish I had bought more. The dottie paper is from Craft Creations, flowers from Poppiecraft and the brads are Papermania. A wee change from Pink.........
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in.
While you're here... why not pop over to Vee's Sketch Pad and join in my challenge this week. I have a little prize on offer to celebrate 1000 hits.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

It's a BOY!!!!

Well that's work over for another week, thank goodness!!
Here is my card for the proud parents of baby Finn. As I said in my previous post my friend Elaine has just become a Gran for the first time and this card is for her Daughter and Son in Law. I used a Forever Friends image and papers from Lakeland (had them for ages). The charm is from The Hobby House , brad is Papermania, ribbon flowers and pearlised card from my stash. Border punch from Fiskars. I'm also entering it in Cute Card Thursday as they are looking for charms this week.
I'll be back soon with a 60th card but I've still got to photograph it. See you soon.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Prize this week @ Vee's Sketch Pad...

Hi all you lovely bloggers!!!. I've got a challenge and a prize for you this week over on
Vee's Sketch Pad . Why not pop over and find out what it is and how you can win it.....

Monday, October 05, 2009

Gretel for Dutch Dare....

Hi there, I've not been around much this weekend, had a night out on Sat and family over for dinner on Sunday and been trying to think of new ideas for Christmas cards. Not a lot of crafting being done I'm afraid. Still I hope to make up for it today.

This card is not for anyone in particular I just liked the nice Autum colours and the image of little Gretel from CC Designs. Isn't she cute!!. I coloured her with Copics and used K & Co papers. Ribbon is Laura Ashley, flowers from Poppicraft, and the punch is Fiskars. The only challenge I can find to fit here is Dutch Dare and they are looking for Charms on your card. The little bee charm came from Craft Creations. I'm off now to get a few Christmas cards done and try and get a new sketch uploaded to Vee's Sketch Pad sometime today. Have a lovely day.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

My DT card for Charisma #39 DECOUPAGE

Well here we are late again!!....I just keep forgetting that I'm working on Thursdays now and I need to put my card up the night before.
I think I'll have to put a big sign up in front of The old grey matter aint what it used to be....I seem to be relying on post it notes these days to jog my
Enough waffle on to the challenge.

This weeks Charisma challenge is being set by Joanne and she has asked us all to do DECOUPAGE...which is lucky for me 'cause I do loads of it all the time. My DT card this week is one I did for a girl in my work and I'm glad to say she was delighted with it. It's another Anniversary card, been doing loads of these lately but I don't mind 'cause I love doing them.

We have two prizes up for grabs this week so why not have a go at Decoupage this week. Have fun and thanks for stopping by.