Monday, 19 June 2017

Good old Snowy again

Thank goodness I didn't get rid of my favourite stamp, during my craft stash purge, because I recently discovered there's a die for it!  Wahay!  I don't suppose it's one of the hardest stamp images to cut out, but I don't have the patience for that which is probably why I never took to decoupage.  Please excuse the photo, I found this card a right pain in the bum to get a half decent photo of and this is the best of a bad bunch.

I have blog candy available here.
Christmas Card Challenge - Create a Christmas card
Stamping Sensations - Use your favourite stamp
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or shine
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add snowflakes (the embossing)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Embossing
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes, with an option of using die cuts
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snowy'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Handwritten Phrases'
Card - Core'dinations
Extras used
- Black gems and a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder (name unknown, sorry), as well as Glamour Dust sprinkled onto Glossy Accents to make Snowy's hat sparkly.  Snowy was cut out with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow'. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Blog candy

I'm offering some blog candy, to celebrate my return to blogland.  It's also a bit of a bribe, to see if I can get myself some more followers, although I'm not insisting you have to follow if you want to enter this giveaway ;)
The candy comprises of the following:

- House Mouse 'Potted Mouse' cling stamp
- 3 x 30 sheet paper pads from The Works (Soft Sweetness, Inspiring Vintage and Sweet Beauty)
- 2 packs of Core'dinations adhesive pearls (Snowflake and Chocolate Delight)
- A pack of 48 x 4.5" white doilies
- Darice hemp cord in 4 earthy colours

This is open to everyone, no matter where in the world you are.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning just add your name and link below.  The only condition of entry is that you put a photo of my candy, with a link to this post, on the sidebar of your blog.  You've got until 11pm (UK time) on the 29th June and I'll announce the random winner on the
30th.  Good luck.




Life of the party

I made a non-Christmas card, yay!  I used to have this stamp in the clear version, so when it appeared on a certain auction site I had to buy it.  Any excuse!

I have blog candy available here.
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All creatures great and small
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Fussy And Fancy - Pamper your pets
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Masculine
Creative Inspirations - Our furry/feathered friends
Little Red Wagon - Dogs or cats?
Dream Valley - Square cards only

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Life Of The Party'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions, Paula Pasqual sentiments 'Everyday Messages'
Papers - From The Works
Extras used - Glamour Dust, sprinkled onto Glossy Accents, to make the cat's pompom sparkle

Saturday, 10 June 2017

'Moo'ry Christmas

Guess what?  Yep, another Christmas card.  I lost my mojo for a while but I think I've found someone else's.
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jingle Belles - All bundled up (at least three layers)
Cute Card Thursday - Boys/men
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Marvellous men
ABC Christmas - 'M is for More Than One' (papers and stamps)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Masculine
As You Like It - Favourite reason to make cards.  My favourite reason is Christmas.  For years they were my least favourite cards to make and I think it was because I used to stick to Christmas papers, which I found boring as they were usually red and green, but now that I use almost any papers I find them much more enjoyable to make
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Through The Purple Haze - Animal
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Use non-traditional colours

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Xmas Moo'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Papers - Crafter's Companion 'Just For Men - Brights Collection'

 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Carolling hedgehogs

Another Christmas card.  I know Christmas is still a while away, but for the past couple of years I've given out shop-bought Christmas cards (I know, the shame ;) ) so I want to make sure I've got enough handcrafted ones to give out this year.  I saw this stamp on a well known auction site and had to buy it.  The way I'm going I'll have replenished my stamp stock in no time!
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
ABC Christmas - 'M is for More Than One' (hedgehogs, papers, stamps and Card Candi)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Come And Get It - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends -Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas in June
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything goes for Christmas
Through The Purple Haze - Animal
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Hedgehogs'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Handwritten Phrases'
Music sheet stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - From The Works (I can't remember the name as I cut up a 12 x 12 pad into 6 x 6 papers)
Extras used - Card Candi

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My favourite stamp

I've used my favourite stamp on this card.  Snowy was one of the very first Penny Black stamps I bought when I first got into stamping (I bought around five Penny Black stamps at once, which was either brave or stupid of me as I didn't know if I'd be able to colour them).  I stopped making cards for a long while and gave away/sold a LOT of craft stuff, including stamps, but I just couldn't give this wee guy up.
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Use your favourite stamp
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas in June
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Hats and/or scarves
Come And Get It - Anything goes
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas, with an option of snowmen

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snowy'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Paper - Paper Cellar 'Checks'
Extras used - Glamour Dust sprinkled onto Glossy Accents to make Snowy's hat, and the snow beneath him, sparkle.