Monday, 12 December 2011

We wish you a merry christmas!

This is the first card that I had done in ages that has not had to be a DT card and at long last I have managed to do one that fits the challenge at the The Sugar Bowl where they have a great sketch to follow and the other option was to try something different - the difference for me was that I have completely coloured in the image, including the background - never done this before.

The stamp is a Sugar Nellie one from Funky Kits called Festive Friends and the papers are all just scraps that I had left in my box - I think the striped one may be last years My Mind's Eye.

Well it looks like we may be enjoying the calm before the storm here today in the Highlands of Scotland as we have yet more gales and snow forecast. I only hope that it is a bit better by the beginning of next week as we need to get to Edinburgh on Monday evening to catch a flight to Spain first thing on Tuesday morning, and after the disaster that we had on the 17th December last year when we landed up spening a week at Heathrow airport, I can only hope and pray that this year will be a little less stressful!!

Have a great week.

Karen x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Squiggle Stamps Challenge - Let's Celebrate!

Sorry to be a day late with my post about the new challenge over at Squiggle Stamps - we have had a family bereavement and I am running a bit behind time at the moment.

So as to give everyone plenty of time to enter this challenge as well as having plenty of time to celebrate Chrstmas and the New Year, this challenge will be running until 6th Janary and Tracy has put up an amazing £30 gift voucher to spend in the Squiggles store - you can read all about it Here.

Just for a change, rather than making a card, I have made a little gift bag for his challenge and I have used the cute All Wrapped Up Boy on the tag. The papers are Sugar Plums by Recollections.

I Hope you get some time to pay along wih us and have some fun.

Karen x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Pixie Dust Challenge 104 - Glitter and Bling

We now have out latest challenge up and running at Pixie Dust Studio and this time around our theme is glitter and bling - just perfect for Christmas I think.

I have used the gorgeous Socket the Reindeer on my card here along with some more of these delicious Sugar Plum papers by Recollections. I am not sure how well it shows up in the photo, but the holly paper is all glittered as is just gorgeous. I have also added some little gems to the antlers and also the collar for an extra bit of bling. The sketch that I have followed is the current one at Mojo Monday.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Nutcrafters Winter Wonderland Challenge #7

This week's challenge over at Nutcrafters is Winter Wonderland and we would love you to create a card of project with a Winter Theme.

Remember, your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to quality for the prize.

This week's fabulous prize for one lucky winner is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop.

I have used the cute snowman stamp from the set of three Christmas Trio set which is on sale for just £2.98 in the sale at the moment. The sketch that I have followed is the current one at Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I hope that you get some time to play along with us and you can read all about the challenge and see what the rest of the DT have been up to Here.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Colour Themed Challenge

We have a new challenge up and running at Pixie Dust Studio Challenge and this time around we have two different colour themes for you to chooses from:

Holiday Cheer

Shabby Chic Holiday

As you can see, I have gone with the Holiday Cheer option. I have tried using different colours on my Christmas Cards, but I have to admit that I really am a traditional red and green girl at Christmas time. Ths image that I have used is the super cute Pixie Claus and the sketch that I have followed is the current one at Sweet Sunday Sketch

I hope that you get some time to play along with us this week and get another of your Christmas cards done!. You can read all about the challenge and take a peek at what the Pixies have come up with this week Here