Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Ist Christmas Cards

As anyone who follows my blog knows we had two new additions to the family in 2013 and this meant 2 extra special 1st christmas cards were needed. I made both of them very different although both have a LOTV image as the focal point. Unfortunately Oliver's card is very blurry as I hadn't realised I had messed with the camera settings until it was safely delivered.

First is Lily's card, I wanted something very girly and definitely pink, her Mum never liked pink so it is nice to be able to use pink for Lily.

Image: "Christmas Cupboard" by LOTV
Papers: "Stocking Fillers" First Edition
Sentiment: created on computer using "marker felt" font
Dies: "oval staxs 1 and 2" mft stamps
Brad: stash

Second is Oliver's card, I used the new "just arrived" LOTV stamp, this is not technically a christmas stamp but I thought it worked.

Image: "Just arrived" by LOTV
Papers: "Stocking Fillers" First Edition
Sentiment: created on computer using "marker felt" font
Dies: "rectangle staxs  2" mft stamps
Cardstock: "real red" stamping up

Monday, 30 December 2013

Snowy Postcard - love this stamp

I first saw this stamp last year on Coops blog and loved the different ways you could use it, but as always as soon as I bought it I couldn't think of a single thing to do with it lol. I decided to play it simple and went with a cut out and made a few in these colours. I enjoyed it so much I am planning on making a few more of these in January. I really need to be more organised on my christmas card makes next year as I didn't finish my Mum, Mil, or hubbie this year.

Image: "snowy postcard" stampendous from Joanna Sheen
Card: "real red" stampin up and "pine feathers" Papertrey Ink
Distressing: "pumice stone" distress ink

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Crafty Friends Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, sorry I have been mia, I caught a particularly nasty cold/cough and although I have been crafting I haven't felt up to posting or commenting.

I made quite a few of this card for my crafty friends and when creating for such a discerning clientele I like to use my NBUS. I have looked at the aspen frost range since it was released and always wanted to be able to get it in digital form so when Jessica Sprague released it at the beginning of December I had to buy it straight away.

I have posted quite a few pictures but obviously not one of every variety. I chose three colours for the owls and sparrows and tried to ensure that there were no duplicate colours on each card. The photos aren't very clear as I left it very late making them and didn't realise how bad the photos were until they had already been sent.

 Sparrow Collection

Owl Collection

Blue Owl

Red Owl

Green Owl


Images: 'winter owl" and "winter sparrows" both Lawn Fawn
Dies: Pierced circles and blueprints 1 and 2 all MFT and modern landscape by memory box
Sentiment: free with a magazine, unsure who made it, ink was Blu raspberry from MFT
Paper: "aspen frost" Basic Grey from Jessica Sprague

Owl - E79, 77, 74, 71, 70
Sparrows - E74, 71, 70
Green - YG99, 97, 95, 93
Red - E09, R08, 05
Blue - BG49, 45

Friday, 13 December 2013

Crafting for Christmas Number 6

Another Just Inklined card for you today, I used this image last year but couldn't resist using it again this year too. Went slightly overboard with the glossy accents though, they even feel like glass bottles now.

Think this is my favourite of all my  just inklined christmas makes so far, think it is the colour pallet, this green is so deep and luxurious looking.

Image: "kissing robins" Just Inklined CD
Paper: "christmas day" Carta Bella at Jessica Sprague
Card: "pine feathers" papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 2 and 3 MFT

Birds: YG01, 03, B01, 00, Y32, 35
Leaves: YG99, 97, 95, 93
Milk: E51, 50, 00

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Monday, 9 December 2013

Crafting for Christmas number 5

Another christmas card, I have been on a marathon card making session and made quite a few cards so expect to see them over the coming days. I have also been using up my "real red" snippets, my some of the pieces in the folder were minuscule lol.

I find the Just Inklined Cd's so good for the more traditional christmas card, I love cutesy images but my aunts and uncles would think I had lost the plot (not sure why they would think this as never had the plot to begin with lol). There are loads of these images on the CD and not just for Christmas either. I have both of the digital stamp ones they have released and fingers crossed there is another one next year too.

Image: "kissing robins" Just Inklined CD
Paper: "very merry christmas" echo park at Jessica Sprague
Card: "real red" stampin up
Dies: blueprints 2 and 3 MFT

Birds: E79, 77, R08, 05, 02
House: E35, 34, 33, 31
Tree: E27, 25, 23
Holly: G46, 43, 24, R37, 35

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Friday, 6 December 2013

Welcome Baby Verity

My good friend from work had her first most anticipated baby recently. They didn't want to find out what they were having before the actual day and even though I guessed a girl I wasn't sure this time so I waited to make the card. I love the name they chose and think that she is one lucky baby to have such lovely parents.

Sorry for the awful photo, didn't realise how bad it was until after I posted the card.

Image: "wee one" Wee stamps
Papers: "baby girl" echo park at Jessica Sprague
Cardstock: "sweet blush" papertrey ink
Dies: "pierced circle stax, circle stax" both MFT
Brads: stash
Sentiment: computer generated using freehand 591

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair: E50, 53, 55, 57
Pram: E44, 43, 42, 41, R22, 21, 20, YR23
Bird: E79, 77, 74, R05, 02
Horse: BG13, 11, 10, R22, 21, 20

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls number 3

This may be the final uptown girl card for a while or it might not lol, I have enjoyed colouring them so much I might just have to colour some more and as I have loads of birthdays between now and Christmas you never know.

Image: "Bianca loves her big cake" Stamping bella
Papers: "celebration" Sassy designs
Card: Anna marie
Sentiment: "happy hexagons" papertrey ink
Embossing and dies: "polka dots" cuttlebug and pierced circle stax by MFT

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair: E55, 57, 59, 49, 47
Cake: E49, 29, 27, 25, 23, R22, 21, 20, 00
Dress: RV69, 66, 63

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Homes x 2

Two of my crafty friends have recently moved home and I wanted to send them both a card but as always time is short I decided to make both cards production style. I used an image from Digistamp Boutique that I have had for ages and keep forgetting about, I only found him today whilst looking for something else lol.

I used papers that were already in my snippet folder, the card is early expresso which I couldn't stop using earlier in the year but hasn't been used since I put it away. I had lots of snippets to choose from and you will be pleased to hear no full sheets were harmed in the making of these cards.

Image: "a little birdie told me" Digistamp Boutique
Papers: "comforts of home" Summer Driggs
Card: "early expresso" Stampin up
Dots: Stash (reduced in Michaels a few years ago and wish they still did them)
Dies: pierced circle, circle stax and blueprints 1

Branch: E79, 77, 74, G28, 24, 46
Bird: BG05, 02, 01, 000, Y32, 38
House: E09, R08, 05, 02, E79, 77

Challenges: Snippet Playground
                   Digistamp Boutique

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls number 2

Not sure what happened but Mr Blogger decided to delete this post.

I have used another Stamping bella uptown girl for this card, I am loving colouring these at the moment which is just as well cos I have bought quite a few recently and only one has seen ink before.

I have used a stamp I bought on a crafty shopping trip with friends from the Bristol play day, had such a lot of fun too. I wasn't able to stay all day but next time I definitely will as it was so much fun. We went to Snazzy's in Swindon, well worth a visit and an Aladdin's cave of stamp goodness.

Image: "opal is an optimist" Stamping Bella
Paper: "time for tea" Nit Wit
Card and ink: "plum pudding" Papertrey ink
Background stamp: "crackle" Kaisercraft
Sentiment: "year round puns" papertey ink
Dies: circle stax, blueprints 1 and 2, first place ribbon all mft
Brads: Papermania

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair - E55, 57, 59, 47. 49
Dress - V17, 15, 12, 01, 00, G85
Glass - R89, 37
Bottle - YG97, 95, 93, E42, 41