Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Phew.... just in time!!

Hi Girls...

Well, I made it just in time!!  Mind you, I had to get up early this morning to finish the glueing...   Anyone else in that situation?

I chose this image from Digi Stamp Boutique a while back for my lovely OH's card...  so it was just a matter of colouring it..    The image is called Cute Robins Xmas Kiss and can be found HERE.

I coloured with my copics... die cut it with my Li'l Inkers Stitched Rectangle dies,  put a gorgeous paper I found at Sammy Taylors Embsay behind the image.. then added a bit of Bazzill dotty which I cut with a Martha Stewart Border punch.  I added a lovely satin ribbon and bow, and to finish, a computer generated sentiment.... oooh, and some glitter!!

I just wanted to show you the difference in the colours here when I took my first photo with just a normal electric light... and without my OTT lite.  Pretty amazing difference in the reds huh?  The other photos were taken with no light on in the room, just the OTT lite to catch the glitter..  and as it was about 8 am - there was very little natural light.  Santa brought me the OTT light a few years back now... hope he's as generous this year!

As my lovely OH is just as sloppy and romantic as me... I think he'll like this card.... and he does like a little bit of mistletoe!!

Big hugs and Happy Christmas to everyone..

Christine xxx

Monday, 23 December 2013

Hi all

As I'm unlikely to be on my blog much this week...  (even though I still have my lovely OH's card to MAKE!)...  I just wanted to say a special


and a


to you all.... and to thank you so much for taking the time to follow me and my card making this year.

I hope you've all been good and that Santa brings what you're wishing for... (including some craft stash!)

Big hugs
Christine x

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A couple of quick tags... and guess what colour???

Hi Girls

A real quick post from me today - but I thought you may like to see these tags I made very quickly...  and of course, in my favourite of all colours!

I used the stitched tag die from Papertrey Ink (Tag Sale #3)... and cut both a pink, and a glitter card tag with this.... then I used a Marianne Creatable Snowflake Die (LR0123) - to cut out the snowflake on the pink layer.  A bit of glue to stick them together and hey presto!  Oooh and some sparkly snowflake yarn to attach them to parcels...  

Like em?  Soooo easy!

Big hugs
Christine xxx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

It's Snowing..... (well not really...)

Hi Ladies

I'm back today with my card for All Dressed Up...  let me introduce this little guy who needs a name!  The image is called 'It's Snowing'  and as he  is soooo darn easy to colour  ...  I decided to decoupage him too!  All I did was print him three times...  then diecut the first image with a square.  Then I fussy cut his body to layer... and lastly fussy cut another scarf, hat, robin and nose..  but I lost the nose before I got it onto the card!  Lesson learnt there for me...  to have a tidy desk when I decoupage!  So I resorted to Glossy Accents for his nose, and for his coal buttons too.  After I'd coloured the image (using Cool Gray Copic 1 and 3 on the white snow to give it some shade), I used sticky foam pads to layer up to give him lots of depth...  then added a Spellbinders Square Fleur De Lys behind the image shape.   I sponged a pale blue around the image while the square nestie was still in place to give me that white border.

And of course, no snowman would be complete without glitter to show the sparkles....  so I used my glue pen and sprinkled loads of it!!  The paper was one that I've had in for years... and the snowflake charm too... then all I needed to do was add the bow and the card was done.

I'm still writing my cards believe it or not.... I'm so disorganised this year!  But my lovely OH is at work over the weekend, so I'll have a bit of time to get then done....

Have a good weekend all..
Christine x

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Yes...... it's me again...

And I'm back!!  Hardly seems like I was away for an hour or so... does it?? LOL!

The Sugar Bowl

This card is my DT card for our FAIRIES challenge theme at The Sugar Bowl...  and isn't she just the cutest little fairy??

This time I went for a much more muted pink.... which I managed with my Copic RV's..  
Card Recipe:
Image - Sugar Nellie Digi from the Winter Wonderland release - On the Wings of Love
Colouring Medium: Copics
Papers:  Maja Design
SB Nestie - Rectangle
Magnolia Doohickey Border Die - Christmas Lace - from The Glitter Pot
Wooden Snowflake/Star embellishment - liberally sprinkled with Frantage
ooooh .... and some GLITTER!

My lovely OH prefers this muted pink to the brighter pink I did on my earlier card.... but I think I love both....  see?  Pink in any shade and I'm hooked!

Now... one lucky winner at The Sugar Bowl can win  FOUR fabulous Sugar Nellie pieces of sweet rubber if their card is chosen .. soooo why don't you get over there and join in..... you have to be in it to win it as they say.... 

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x

It's a PINK Christmas..

Hi Girls

Hope you're all well and preparing for the festivities...  and being as it's nearly time for the big fella to come down our chimneys.... we decided over at In The Pink to have a Christmas challenge!

I seem to have accumulated lots of Christmas digi images lately,  so I decided to go for one of those.. and she was a delight to colour!

Card Recipe:
Colouring Medium: Copics
SB Nestie Rectangle
Paper: Design House Digi Frostine Berry Ice (sorry no longer available)
White Bobble Trimming and Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon from Samuel Taylors
JOY charm from The Hobby House

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out... I've been trying to achieve 'good depth of colour' for a while... and this one seems to show it well.

Why don't you pop over to In The Pink and join in....  all we'd like to see is something for Christmas - but of course, it has to be PINK!! LOL!

Big hugs
Christine xxx
PS...  I'll be back in an hour or so with another DT card today...  s'funny how they all end up on one day!!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

A Very Posh Princess!

Hi Girls

Hope you're all OK after our recent bad weather....  the wind blew a hoolie here - but I'm delighted to say our new fence stayed put - thank goodness!

Today I have a card for you using one of the fab new Paper Nest Doll images..... this time it's Posh Princess - and I decided to have a change from my usual pink, as I've had this lovely plum Echo Park paper (from their Springtime range)  in my stash for a little while.  So she was coloured with my copics..... liberally sprinkled with glitter.... then I used one of my Li'l Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies for the shape.

I used the matching plain colour for the borders (which are using a Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border Die) - then all I did was add an organza bow, a little gem for the centre of the bow.... and some tiny gems for the edge of the border..

Sometimes less is more....  until it comes to the glitter of course........

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Big hugs
Christine x

Monday, 2 December 2013

While Shepherds Watched....

Hi Girls

Today I have another DT card for All Dressed Up....  these super cute images are so gorgeous to colour.... they're really just TOO cute!!  But.... (as always lately)... I seem to be last minute Lizzie again and rushed my card, so am not over happy with it...  I really don't like the snowflakes, but thought it needed something... ah well..

This gorgeous little shepherd image is called 'A Star is Born' and you can find it HERE.  I used Copics and Promarkers to colour...  some Pion paper combined with some Bazzil dotty textured card..  some white ribbon, a couple of Nesties for the shapes, an LOTV Christmas Sentiment.. then some Martha Stewart punched snowflakes.  I sponged around the image too with some pale blue to give it a night time feel and used a white pen for the falling snow. Of course, I had to finish off with glitter too - but not a lot this time...  it doesn't seem fashionable for shepherds to be dressed up in bling!

Why don't you pop over to the challenge blog HERE to see what the lovely other DT ladies have come up with...  and if you enter, you can win some fabulous digital images!

We also have a Facebook page...  you can find that HERE if you'd like to say hello to the group.... there's a very friendly bunch and it'd be fab if you wanted to share your creations there too!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x