Friday, 30 December 2011

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #3 - Sketch Challenge

It's time for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #3, which is a sketch challenge this time, and sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop!

I've used a little gingerbread house digi stamp from Digi Doodle Shop, some Christmas ribbons, snowflake embossed card, some xmas papers from my stash, my own sentiment and some chunky gems!

As you can see, I picked out this digi before I reallised this challenge wouldnt go live until after Christmas 2011! So, it's my first Christmas craft for Christmas 2012 instead. I'm planning on working on my xmas cards throughout the year this year, so I'm not madly trying to make them all in December this time.

Hope you enjoyed my celebration project, and dont forget to enter yours within the next two weeks for the chance to win!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Craft Your Passion Challenges "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about holidays and wanted to add to the chaos and havoc. 
What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from Cathy's Creative Place, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designers have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!


These are my three projects - I had stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps,  and made three cute Christmas cards with lots of buttons and snowflakes! Hope you like them!

Next stop by Christy's Zaney Creations blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Holiday Havoc" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST December 23 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #2 - Tag It

It's time for Challenge #2 at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges, where the theme this week is Tag It, and sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs!

I've used a snowman digi stamp from Craft Sentiments Designs, winter wonderland papers, fabric glitter snowflakes, papermania buttons, teeny blue gems, ribbons and my own sentiments.

Hope you enjoyed my tag project, and dont forget to enter yours within the next two weeks for the chance to win!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

My Last Christmas Card!

This is my last Christmas card of the year!

I've used some Christmas papers from my stash,  the Mistletoe digi from Bugaboo, lots of gold glitter glue, three papermania buttons, a silver snowflake brad, paper flowers, and gold accent stickers.

I'm sharing this with ~

Card Makin' Mamas ~ Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Sparkle and Shine
Papertake Weekly ~ I'm dreaming of a - Christmas
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Winter Wonderland
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Red and Green Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Christmas + Brads
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Christmas Glitz
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Traditional Christmas Colours
Priscillastyles ~ MMSC134

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Gorjuss Girl Card

This is my only other offering for the week

I've used a gorjuss stamp, four teeny blue gems, papermania ribbons and bow, paper flowers and buttons.

I'm sharing this with ~
Priscillastyles ~ MMSC132
Digi Doodle Shop's Best ~ Lots of Sparkle 
DYSU ~ Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
Fab N Funky ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter ~ Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey ~ Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards First Challenge - Celebrate!

This is the card I've made as one of the design team for the new Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge Blog, sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps this week! Bugaboo happen to be one of my favorite digi stamp companies - I dont even want to guess how much I've spent there!

I decided to make a gatefold card (fancy for me), using this Cown't Your Blessings Digi from Bugaboo! I've coloured with promarkers, and only used one pattern paper from my stash, along with some plain and textured green cardstock. I've used some punched butterflies, teeny black and green gems, chunky green gems, silver outline stickers, skinny black ribbon, silver glitter glue, my own sentiment and hand-drawn stitching.
I really liked having a longer project to spend time on over a few evenings - I'm going to have to get some more fancy fold cards to play with!

I'm sharing this with ~
Digital Tuesday ~ Go Green
Sweet Stamps ~ Gatefold Card
Shopping Our Stash ~ Digi / Sentiment  

Hope you enjoyed my celebration project, and dont forget to enter yours within the next two weeks for the chance to win 7 Bugaboo digis of your choice!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Pink Penguin Christmas Card

My last card for the weekend!

I used Pickle again from Wild Rose Studios, Rose Tinted Christmas papers, paper flowers, papermania button, chunky gems, my own sentiment, and spotty ribbon.

I'm sharing this with ~
Shopping Our Stash ~ Winter
Priscillastyles ~ MMSC131
City Crafter ~ Pink Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Christmas
Pollycraft Monday ~ Christmas Fun
Cheerful Stamp Pad ~ Santa's Hats
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Christmas

Blue Gorjuss Card

A first for me, this is quite a hefty sized card (compared to my usual 4 or 5 inches)!

I used a Gorjuss stamp, my own sentiment, Winter Wonderland papers, Happy Christmas ribbons, paper flowers, silver border stickers, a felt bauble, papermania buttons!

I'm sharing this with ~
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  ~ Borders and Flowers
Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch 183
Stampin' For the Weekend ~ Friends 
Simply Create Too ~ Christmas
The Poodles Parlour ~ Christmas

Festive Cupcake Card

I just love this stamp from Bugaboo that I nabbed last week!

I used stash papers, green and red glitter card, teeny green gems and skinny ribbons.

I'm sharing this with ~
Delightful Challenges ~ Red and Green
Totally Gorjuss ~ Sparkles
Sketches by Carly ~ Sketch 45
The Paper Shelter ~ Christmas Sparkle 
Sweet Stamps Blog ~ Tag
Simon Says Stamp ~ Tag You're It

Mouse Christmas Card

Another cute gatefold card!

I  used Goodnight Mouse Digi by Just Some Lines, winter wonderland and papermania papers, punched snowflakes, papermania button, teeny gems, my own sentiment, and ribbons.

I'm sharing this with ~
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT ~ Christmas Blues
Creative Craft Challenges ~ Free for All
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Unusual Christmas
Just Inspirational Challenges ~ Festive Inspiration Photo 
Totally Papercrafts ~ Christmas 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best ~ Animals 
Card Makin Mamas ~ Sentiments

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A Gift Box for a Special Lady

This is a Christmas present I'm working on for a dear friend!

I've used a Woddland Folk stamp, lots of teeny gems, teeny pearls, purple glitter glue, green and grey papers, mulberry flowers!

The box is finished, but I'm going to fill it with some mini handmade cards and a bookmark etc!

I'm sharing this with ~
Cute Card Thursday ~ Grey and Green
Delightful Sketches ~ Bingo (pattern paper, die cuts, flowers)
Fussy and Fancy ~ Make a Gift

Blue Gorjuss Christmas Card

This is another Christmas card, using a lovely Gorjuss stamp for the first time!

I've used some clear gloss for the snow on top of the tree, and some fab new glitter ribbon I bought yesterday!

I'm sharing this with ~
Sweet Stamps Blog ~ Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Tic Tac Toe (3 designer papers, xmas sentiment, sewing)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge ~ Colours of Winter
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Blue
Fab N Funky ~ Baby it's cold outside

Red and Green Christmas Penguin Card

This is a teeny little 4 inch card I put together last night! I love this penguin digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps!

I love this glitter card - nabbed 10 sheets for £1 from Tescos in red and green! I've used some Christmas papers, teeny pearls, buttons, teeny gems, ribbon and lots of green glitter glue!

I'm sharing this with ~
Digi Doodle Shop's Best ~ Red and Green
Moving Along with The Times ~ Let it Snow
The Paper Shelter ~ Snowflakes
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Christmas Time
Priscilla Styles ~ Sketch 130 (MMSC130)
Craft Your Passion ~ Let it Snow
ABC Challenge ~ Dazzle

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Kraft and Cream Victorian Couple Card

Here's another card of the weekend!

I've used a victorian couple from Tiddly Inks coloured with pro markers, brown kraft paper, cream papermania papers, a book page, four brown paper flowers, one white button, brown stitching ribbon, teeny pearls, white glitter glue.

I'm sharing this with ~
Tuesday Throwdown ~ You're Favorite Colour Combo
Passion For Pro Markers ~ Kraft and One Other Colour
Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ Brown and Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog ~ Use Kraft
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT ~ Love & Marriage, Blog Hop
Totally Papercrafts ~ Victorian
Priscillastyles ~ Sketch 129 (MMSC129)
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Textalicious

Pink Princess and The Frog Card

Another cutey card!

I've used Kiss Me from Tiddly Inks coloured with pro markers, my own sentiment, back to basics papers, pink glitter glue, four punched flowers, 2 silver brads, 3 teeny pink gems, a paper doily.

I'm sharing this with ~
The Paper Shelter ~ All In Pink 
Moving Along with the Times ~ Fairy Tale Cards
Glitter Geeks ~ Humorous
Digi Doodle Shop Best ~ Sketch 82
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Stitching
Die Cut Dreams ~ 2 brads, 3 gems, 4 flowers, Blog Hop

My First Gatefold Card!

This is my first attempt at a fancy card!

Pickle with Present from Wild Rose Studios, along with his sentiment, rose tinted christmas papers, silver fabric snowflake, silver glitteration snowflake sticker, silver ribbon, black punched flowers, teeny pearls, a plain white die cut for the inside, back to basics papers, silver border outline stickers, 4 square gems.

I'm sharing this with ~
Totally Gorjuss ~ Christmas Traditions 
Delightful Sketches ~ Snowflakes 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Cute
Penny Black and More ~ All Creatures Great and Small
Shopping Our Stash ~ Stickers, Rub Ons or Chipboard
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Punch It

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ladybugs Craft Inks TLT Blog Hop!

I'm taking part in the Ladybugs Craft Inks TLT Blog Hop in honor of their first Blogaverary! Are you?

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Autumn Victorian Couple Card

This is the last of my cards to share this weekend (probably anyway)! It didn't come out all that typically autumny, but it is autumny to me - people forget how much green there is in autumn!

Square blank card, stash papers, three chunky gems, white lace, three punched flowers with leaves, glitter glue, silver outline stickers, Victorian Couple from Tiddly Inks, pro markers.

I'm sharing this with ~
Just Inspirational Challenges ~ Photo Inspiration
Through the Craftroom Door ~ 'Fall' in Love (must have leaves)
Sparkles Forum Challenges ~ Autumn

Runaway Princess Card

This is my first huge 8 inch card creation! I was a little intimidated with all the space, and not sure I've got it right just yet :(

8 inch card blank, Runaway Princess by Crafts and Me, capsule collection papers, woodland folk paper, paper flower, punched flowers, capsule collection ribbon and bow, capsule collection button, anitas mini gems, pro markers.

I'm sharing this with ~
Priscillastyles ~ Sketch Challenge 128 (MMMSC128) 

Special Nesting Boxes

These two nesting boxes are presents for special people! I've used plain set of three boxes (only two have been used thus far - the third one is reserved for another special lady), and decorated one for my boyfriend's Mum, and one for his sister (who loves sheeps)!

The first box is the smallest of the three, uses a sheep digi from Meljen's Designs, some capsule papers, a doily, lilac satin ribbon, punched butterfly, teeny pearls, mulberry flowers, pro markers, and lots of glitter glue! I'm going to fill this with chocolate closer to the time!

The second box uses a Penny Black stamp, some white lace, capsule collection papers, paper flowers, capsule collection button, mulberry roses, a doily, and glitter glue again!

I'm sharing this with ~
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Cute and Cuddly
Penny Black and More ~ All Creatures Great and Small

Baby You're A Firework Card

Another card!

Square card blank, Cast Your Spell from Tiddly Inks, glitz glitter glue (pink, green, silver), anitas teeny gems, mini pearls, punched flowers, capsule collection button, capsule collection paper, back to basics paper, silver outline stickers, purple satin ribbon, pro markers.

I'm sharing this with ~
Simon Says Stamp ~ Buttons
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday ~ Baby You're a Firework 
Totally Papercrafts ~ Stitch It 
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ 3 Is the Magic Number
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ Stitches Real or Faux