Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TOP TIP TUESDAY...Still another week to enter..

Hi everyone, sorry I've been awol for this week I'm still running up and down to the hospital to visit my Mum. She has had another operation and hopefully this time she will make a full recovery. She has now been in hospital for 7 weeks and looks likely to be in for another 3 or4 .

We have a fortnightly challenge this time so you still have plenty of time to get you entries in. The challenge is use your EMBELLISHMENTS, now that's a really easy one for you. Please pop over to the TTT blog and see the fabulous Aperture Card tutorial from Maggie, it's really easy to do using your punches.

For my card I have used a long forgotten stamp my Gorgous Girl....Isn't she lovely...... The papers are Basic Grey, and In used Labels 2 Nesties and various flower embellishes. The swirl and leaves were cut using my Craft Robo.
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.
Happy crafting

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas wishes .........

Just a short post to say Merry Christmas to everyone.
Sadly my Mum has taken a turn for the worst and will have another operation today or tomorrow, so I will not be on here for a while and will be spending Christmas at the hospital. She is so weak and frail looking now, it's been a long hard road for her these past 6 weeks, I'm hoping and praying she has the strength to come through this.
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog this year and for all your wonderful comments. I hope you all have a peaceful and Happy Christmas and hopefully I will be back in the New Year.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Incy Wincy challenge, non traditional colours

Hello again, 2 post in one day......wooohoo!!!. I just found this challenge and it fits a few of my recent makes with non Traditional colours for Christmas. So I would like to enter this one.
Image is James from LOTV  my fav at the moment....
Papers are Anita's from last year 
Circle Nesties
Martha Stewart Snowflake corner punch
Ribbon from Stash
This is a really quick card to make, I might add some snowflakes , what do you think...? thanks again for taking the time to pop into my blog. I really do appreciate it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Year creations at Charisma............

Good morning all!! Apologies for my post being a day late, my head is in the clouds these days, I put it in draft instead of scheduled......Duh !!!
This week the lovely Joanne has set our challenge and she would like to see your 
New Year creations
. As always we have some fab prizes on offer so why not pop over and see the DT's inspiration for you this week .
My DT card was made using my own sketch #40  on Vee's Sketch Pad. The image is a digi I won from Digital Delights called Party Pippin isn't he cute? Coloured with Copics.  Papers and ribbon are from my stash, the bells are a glitter peel off stuck on to acetate and cut out. I used circle and oval Nesties and Martha Stewart Arch border punch. Sentiment is computer generated.
Hope to see you all at Charisma this week. Thanks for popping in.

Challenges entered with this card
Colour Create.....Plum and white option frames (Thurs) 
the ribbon is plum and the hat. The colours did not come out well when photograpged.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial....A Coaster Box

Apologies to everyone for being late with my Top Tip Tuesday post don't know where my brain is these days...lol .....I think like most of us at this time of year there is just too much going on in my head. Anyhow enough waffling. 
This week at Top Tip Tuesday it's my turn to submit a tutorial and I've decided to do a Coaster Box. It's really quite easy to do and you can make them as unique and individual as your imagination will allow. Make them for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Easter....etc  whenever you need a little pressie for someone or even just to sit on your desk holding your pencils or other crafty stuff. To find out how to make one click the HERE 
and you will be taken straight to the Top Tip Tuesday tutorial. 
As always we also have a fabulous challenge for you and this week we would like to see anything CHRISTMAS  related.  More lovely prizes this week for you to win and of course there is the Top Tip prize also.  Hope to see you all there and thanks for your continued support of the Top Tip Tuesday blog.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ribbon wreath using Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial.....and a sneak peek....

Hi there,  only 12 sleeps to Christmas and I've not got enough cards made yet.....Ahhhh!!!
I don't suppose I'm the only one....lol I have the important ones covered and I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy a box for the rest if I don't get time to make more cards.
A short post this evening to show you the ribbon wreath card I made.
This is the first time I have attempted making a ribbon wreath, I used my friend Leanne's tutorial over on 
Top Tip Tuesday this week. It's a lot easier to do than I thought, I finished it off by adding a few dew drops and a red organza ribbon. I really like the finished result, what do you think? 


Tomorrow is a new challenge and tutorial on Top Tip Tuesday and as it's my turn this week to do the tutorial I just thought I would give you a sneak peek.

 Any Ideas ?!!!  Well you won't have to wait long to find out, just remember to visit 
TOP TIP TUESDAY tomorrow and find out what the tutorial is and of course the new challenge for this week as well. Hope to see you all there.!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

WEEK # 49 @ Charisma

Good morning everyone, this week at Charisma it's Allison's turn to set the challenge, and she would like to see a Christmas Gift / Bag or Box.
I have made this little gift bag with papers I've had for years I'm afraid I don't have the name of them but they are heavily embossed and really gorgeous. This one is a burgundy pearl background with a pale pink embossing all over. The label came from a Christmas set I bought last year at Lakeland Plastics and mounted it on gold Mirri card. I added some gold and burgundy cord for the handles and some burgundy organza ribbon, and gold paper ribbon curled.

Please pop over to Charisma and see the wonderful projects the DT have made for your inspiration, you won't be disappointed, and as always we have some fabulous prizes for you to win.
I hope you are all keeping safe and warm in this terrible weather.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial....A ribbon Wreath

Hi! it's Leanne's turn to share a Top Tip this week and she has a fabulous tutorial showing how to make
I've always wanted to know how to do one of these so I'll be having a go at this one. 
Our Challenge for you this week is to USE A RIBBON on your entry.
Thank you for all you fabulous entries to last weeks Anything Goes challenge, you are such a talented bunch it was a pleasure viewing all of your entries. Please pop over to the TTT blog to find out this weeks winner and to see Leanne's fabulous tutorial.
Don't forget to be in with a chance of winning the Top Tip Prize you must leave your tip in the 
comments section.
Above is my DT card using Ribbon.
Anita's papers from last year
 Soft Pencil Image
Various snowflake punches
Ribbon and Pearl from stash.

Hope you are all safe and warm in this terrible weather. I'm walking to work again this morning.  Brrrrrr!!


Simon Says....Christmas no red or green Tues
Creative Card Crew...Anything goes Tues (fortnightly)
Digital Tuesday....Baby it's cold outside
Secret Crafter Saturday...Christmas

Saturday, December 04, 2010

A Pink Christmas........James LOTV

Yet another Christmas card, I love this LOTV image he's my fav at the moment. The papers are from the Kate Knight Christmas collection free with Quick Card Mag. Senntiment free from Pollycraft. The snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch and the charm and ribbon are from my stash. Since I took the pic I have added a few snowflakes at the top, but I have passed the card on now and I forgot to take another photo...lol.. My brain is all over the place right now...must be an age thing..ha ha.

Thanks for popping in I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Secret Crafter Saturday......Christmas
Totally Papercrafts....Christmas Punches

Thursday, December 02, 2010


Hello there!!, it's Thursday again and my turn this week to set the challenge at Charisma  and I would like you to use my sketch. .....and the TWIST  is to use it with a Sentiment instead of an image. So dig deep into your stash and find all those poor  forgotten Sentiments and have a play. As always it's your interpretation of the sketch,  as long as you follow the sketch and do not use an image, you can make anything you like.
Here is my Sketch for Week #48

 This is the recipe for my DT card

Paper..... Kate Knight Christmas collection free with Quick Cards
 Sentiment from my stash
Poinsettias...Marianne Creatables
Snowflake border....Martha Stewart
Circle Nesties and Mirri card.

Thanks for popping into my blog today I hope you enjoyed browsing around. Don't forget to visit the Charisma challenge blog to see this weeks fabulous prizes and also last weeks lucky winners. It could be
Looking forward to seeing and commenting on all your lovely creations again this week.
Have fun and above all keep warm and safe in this freezing weather.

Challenges for this card

 Lots to do....Words on your card
Secret Crafter Saturday......Christmas
Totally Papercrafts....Christmas Punches