Just received an email from Creative cardmaking to say that I have won some goodies from them. I sent them some cards via email and they have published them on the letters page. I haven't seen it yet but I will be waiting outside the craft shop first thing after work tomorrow to get a copy! lol
I'll upload the page when I get the magazine.
A big thank you to my new pal Linda from the docrafts forum for forwarding the page on to me so I dont have to wait till tomorrow!
A Male birthday card using a fab dragonfly and music script stamp that I bought on ebay. I love this stamp and have used it here with black ink which I have embossed. I also inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink. The papers are from my stash and I added a button threaded with some twine and a sentiment made on the computer.
An 18th birthday card using fab and funky free download papers. I can't remember where I got them from but the colours are gorgeous. The image is from Pink Petticoat and I coloured her with Promarkers. The sentiments were made on the computer and I added some pink organza ribbon to the border.
I love this fab traditional Bo Bunny paper the reverse of which I have used on the inside of the card. I cut some panels of gold mirri card and layered on some of the gorgeous paper. I made a border for the middle and a sentiment on the computer. I cut the sentiment out with an oval nestie and added a fab two tone red and green organza ribbon and some red gems. I used the reverse of the paper to cover the inside of the card.
These are a few of the little notepads and noteboards I have been making for stocking fillers. The little note
pads are made using post it notes from asda and some scrap papers. I used a large paper clip with a couple of nestie circles stuck to either side of it to fasten them closed. This can also be used as a book mark. The boards are made using 4x6 chipboard rectangles covered with papers and inked around the edges. The tiny post it notes are from Tescos and the little calendars from the local craft shop. The spring back clips used to hang them are from a stationery shop and I have covered them in paper and tied some ribbons around them.
The final card in the Daily Christmas Challenge over on the docrafts site. I have really enjoyed taking part in this and hope I have given you some inspirational ideas for making your Christmas cards this year.
My final card is a Zigzag card, I have used the lovely Bo Bunny papers along with some turqoise and green cardstock . The little teddy is froma pack of diecuts and the sentiments were made on the computer. I made a small flower using a punch and some pearls.
Another Christmas apron , this time with a recipe for Yule Log - yummmmmm for my Daily Christmas Challenge on the docrafts forum. I have used fab Echo Park papers, I love the colours, some lace, red ribon and a button threaded with some baker's twine. The sentiment and recipe card where made on the computer.
X is for Xmas so I guess anything goes! This is a card using a stamp which I have paper pieced with some of the backing papers. The colours I have used are not the traditional Christmas ones but I think it works. I have added a few punched snowflakes and red gems. The red paper is Cosmo Cricket and the turquoise blue is Bo Bunny. The sentiment was made on the computer.
Another easel card using a frame that was sent to me in a swap. I have added a large diecut sparkly snowflake and blinged up a circular sentiment with some Stickles and added a button threaded with some ribbon. The paper is a piece I had left from last year, it is embossed and glittered but its not visible in the photo.
Whoops forgot to post this yesterday - V for verse in the daily Christmas Challenge on the docrafts forum. I have used glorious Bo Bunny papers, some green and red cardstock and my nesties to cut the circles. This is an easel card and I made the verse and sentiment on the computer and the banner free hand. It is raised up on foam pads so it sits as if it is wavy which is hard to see in the pic - a traditional Christmas card.
Saw something similar on one of my trawls through the net and thought it was a great idea so this is my version. I cut out the apron shape freehand and then used these fab Echo Park papers to cover leaving a gap along the middle to slot in the recipe card. I then cut a white strip which I covered with the lace and ribbon and added that to the front making sure I didn't cover the slit. I added some ribbon and a button with some twine. The sentiment was a freebie and I added the Christmas recipe wording to the middle and layered it onto some nestie shapes. I also inked around most of the edges with distress inks. Punch two holes for the neck ribbon and knot each end of the ribbon once you have pushed it through the holes. Print out a recipe and back it onto some coloured paper and there you are Your Christmas Apron.
I have used a lovely digistamp from Digistamp Boutique to make this card. The papers are Bo Bunny. I coloured the image using promarkers and added some stickles glitter glue for a bit of sparkle along with a fab sparkly fibre ribbon.
My card today is T for tree and I have made a Christmas tree using punched out snowflakes. I made a tree shape out of card and shaped it over some foam pads to make it 3D. I then added the punched snowflakes in white and aqua glueing them over the shape. I added a fab sparkly tinsel bow to the top and some pearls to the centres of the snowflakes. I cut out the trunk shape from some aqua cardstock and gkued to the bottom of the tree. I made the sentiment on the computer. I love how this card turned out.
Christmas won't be the same without Rudolph the red nosed reindeer - I have used this fab little embellishment and some papers that I had left over from last year, I think they are dovecraft. Just added a simple sentiment cut out with a nestie and layered up and a few punched snowflakes.
Bit stuck for a Q so this is the nearest I have - Q for a quiet quaint Christmas scene. The image was a free download from imagenation and the papers are My Mind's Eye. The image is colourted with promarkers and then I used copious amounts of stickles Glitter Glue.
O for an Origami Christmas tree made using the fabulous Graphic 45 papers and some gingham paper. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo to give a distressed country look and added a bow of string.
Sorry I'm late with this posting today as my grandson arrived unexpectedly this morning at 8 o'clock! so my morning of crafting had to be postponed. This is a Christmas card using non traditional colours of lilac, lime and turquoise. I have used a poinsettia medallion stamp coloured with promarkers and this fab Bo Bunny paper. I finished with an organza ribbon and a sentiment made on the computer.
A black and white Christmas card using stamps from Inkadinkado and some black and silver cardstock. The snowman is stamped and then cut out using nesties and layered onto some black and then silver cardstock. The background is another Inkadinkado stamp just randomly stamped over the base card. The round sentiment is also a stamp and it is mounted on a nestie scalloped circle. I added a ribbon and a sentiment made on the computer.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel here but all I had to suit was L for Leaping Reindeer! lol This ia a fab stamp from Inkadinkado just stamped in memento black ink. I just added some mirri card and a lovely black and white gingham ribbon. The sentiment was made on the computer.
K is for Kristmas Kisses, a card for for the next letter in our Daily Challenge. I have used this fab digi image from DigiStamp Boutique. Pop over there for a peek, they have some fab images. The paper is a free download from Summer Driggs - Winter Wonderland and I have added some punched snowflakes and red gems and a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue..
Another card using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Christmas Santa which is on the back of one of the papers. I have made the Jingle Bells Backing paper by printing out the song and then distressing it with Vintage Photo Distress inks. Isn't the Santa just fab!
I am married to Stephen and we have two daughters and a little grandson. We live in the centre of Northern Ireland in a town called Portadown. I work part time and spend most of my free time between crafting and looking after my grandson Ryan who is now three.
Thank you for popping by and looking at my blog. I don't mind you getting inspiration from my work but please don't copy any of it directly or pass it off as your own work, enter it into competitions or to magazines for publication. I try to come up with my own ideas and all my work is copyrighted. Thank you Linda