Tuesday, 30 December 2008

A non-Christmas card at last

Hello all, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and received lots of lovely pressies. I got some new craft stash i.e. rectangle nesties, a couple of Penny Black stamps and some more Promarkers, think I just about have the whole set of those now. I just haven't had the time over Christmas to get any crafting done but tonight I managed a card. I have been back to work this week and have to go in tomorrow also which is a pain, I would much rather be at home crafting than in the office. I'm not very keen on New Year so I shall be seeing the New Year in at home tomorrow night with my family. I then go back to work on Monday but at least I have a long weekend.

Anyway, better be off to bed soon, early alarm in the morning. Hope you like the card I have made. The elements are:

Hanglar Stanglar image coloured with Promarkers.
Papers by Fresh Print and K&Company
Flowers - Prima
Charm - Creative Charms
Sentiment - Funkyfairys
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Scalloped circle nestie to mount the sentiment onto

All comments very welcome.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well I just wanted to pop on to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I still have to make my mum and dad's card today and a couple of money wallets for the kids and wrap presents, I am going to be very busy as I suspect everyone else is too.

My first year of crafting is coming to an end and I think I have come a long way in that time. However I hope to improve over the course of the next year. My dream would be to become a DT member so fingers crossed if someone thinks my crafting is good enough I may get there one day.

I hope you all have a wonderful time and I hope you all receive everything you have wished for.

Joy xx

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card - #30

I have finally got around to make a card that is not Christmas related...didn't think I would manage it, thought I would get withdrawal symptoms from all things glittery lol. Still have added a little bling though.

I waited ages for this stamp to come back into stock at Funky Kits and finally got my hands on one, I have seen so many beautiful cards made with this stamp I just hope I have done it justice.

Papers - Dream Street Papers
Image - Daisy
Image coloured with Promarkers
Flowers - Prima and Felt flower from stash
Buttons from stash
Liquid Pearls
I have also used Glossy Accents to parts of the stamped image
Brad by Stemma
Sentiment - computer generated

Hope you like the card. All comments very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Joy xx

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Pink Gem Designs DT Call

I was so excited when I found out that Pink Gem Designs were holding a DT Call. I absolutely love Janet's stamps, they are so fab so I have hurriedly put in my application. Hop on over to Pink Gem Designs and check it out for yourself.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 41

Just a quick post this evening. Life is totally hectic at the moment as it is for about 99% of the population now as Christmas is soooo close. I made this card tonight using my new Sugar Nellie "Snowflake" stamp. I love this stamp, it is so gorgeous. I probably won't get the opportunity to use it anymore until late next year now that Christmas is so close.

Papers - DCWV - Rose Tinted Christmas
Image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment generated on my laptop
Bazill Bling
Plenty of glitter
I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss one strip of the Bazill Bling
Buttons from stash

I made this card for a fellow Docrafter. She too loves making Christmas cards as I do and we were both saying how it felt strange that Christmas would soon be over and there would be no more Christmas cards to make. I think you can go totally crazy with Christmas cards, especially with the glitter lol. This card also doubles as my entry to this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge which has an open theme.

Anyhoo I have so much to do and must get off to bed now, early start in the morning and one of my bosses is taking me to lunch tomorrow so I am looking forward to that. I have had a great day today, one of the solicitors where I work bought all us secretaries a scratchcard each and I won £40. Wow, I couldn't believe it, I have only ever won £1/£2 on a scratchcard before. More money to spend on craft essentials lol.

I hope you are all coping with the Christmas rush and have your cards made and sent and your pressies all wrapped. We will all be able to breath a sigh of relief very soon and enjoy christmas with our families.

Hope you like the card. All comments welcome as usual.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Joy xx

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card - #29

Hello everyone. Well it's been a good few days since I last posted but everything is so hectic at the moment what with Christmas just around the corner. I've just come back from doing a little bit of christmas shopping with my mum, I must say the shops weren't actually that bad but didn't have enough time to finish it off mind. I have cards to write and post, christmas pressies to wrap...oh my god I don't know how I am going to get it all done but I suppose everyone is more or less in the same position so I shouldn't moan.

I have managed to find some time to craft and so have decided to enter the Sketch Saturday challenge again this week.

Papers - Christmas Frost and I Believe Swirls both by Adornit.
Stamp - Sugar Nellie - Snowflake
Stamp coloured with Promarkers
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch used to create scalloped edges
Funkyfairys Sentiment
Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Liquid Pearls
Glitter and Glossy Accents

When I saw this image at Funky Kits I just had to have it along with a few other stamps of course, I am well and truly a stamp addict lol.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like the card.

Joy xx

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Penny Black Challenge - Week 26

I am loving making these challenge cards, serves another purpose also, I get my christmas cards done at the same time, so much more enjoyable. This is another Penny Black stamp that I bought last weekend, I want all of these stamps, I must have them lol. No I am trying to keep a tight rein on my purse at the moment, I am buying stamps like they are going out of fashion.

The stamp is called "Catching the star"
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers
Papers are by Three bugs in a rug
Ribbon by ki memories
Stemma Brads
Sentiment from Funky Fairys

Hope you like the card and thank you very much for looking. All comments welcome.

Joy xx

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card - #28

It's that time again, time for another challenge. I love this challenge because of the sketches that you have to follow, they are great and it's lovely to see everyone else's interpretations of the sketch. For this challenge I have used a hÄnglar & stÄnglar image which I adore. I coloured it as usual with Promarkers and have added some Glossy Accents to the image also. For the card I used pink pearlescent card which I have put through the Cuttlebug to give it some lift. The paper on the bottom half of the card is by ki memories and is called Secret Santa. The sentiment is a rub on and the snowflakes are Cuttlebug snowflakes and I have added gems to the centres. The snowflake ribbon is by ki memories also.

Hope you like the card.

Joy xx

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A very pink Birthday

Just a quick post this evening. This afternoon we went for our team christmas meal. We had booked Smollensky's in the Strand. Lovely food but it meant getting home late from work and I just had to finish this card for tomorrow. I am so tired now I just have time for a quick cuppa and then off to bed.

I was asked to make this card by a lady who I work with. The brief was anything with a fairy, or a princess, pink pink pink or sparkly. Is this pink enough lol. I think a 4 year old may like this don't you...I sure hope so.
Flocked spotted paper by Doodlebug
Bazzil Bling Paper
Image by Lili of the Valley - Sparkle Fairy
Image coloured with
Liquid Pearls
Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
The letters and number are by Making Memories. They were white but I coloured them pink with my Promarkers.
Sentiment generated on my laptop

Thanks for looking. Hopefully will have more to add to my gallery over the weekend.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

I've been tagged......twice!!

I have been tagged twice in the last few days and have to provide 7 weird and wonderful facts about me and 7 interesting facts about me. Thanks goes to Erin and Michele for tagging me. I will have a ponder and come back with my facts if that is ok. This could take some time.

Joy xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 38 Card

I couldn't resist making a card for this challenge because I love lilac and the brief was to make a lilac card. Tilda image coloured with Promarkers. Papers from Funky Fairys. Prima Flowers. Buttons from stash. Used my nesties to the cut the circle/scalloped circle and added Liquid Pearls to the edge. Sentiment is computer generated. Just look at Tilda's sparkly skates, aren't they great! I also used my new Martha Stewart doily punch cos I think it gives a lovely effect.

Thanks for looking and wish me luck.

Joy xx

Monday, 1 December 2008

70th Birthday

Finished a card off this evening that I started last week. A lady at work asked me to make this card for her mum who is going to be 70 on 5 December. I am quite happy with the result although I did struggle at the start. The lady in question likes flowers so decided to make that the centre of the card. Swiss Dots always looks lovely I think so I had to use that folder. My nesties are being used all the time at the moment and I can't wait to get my hands on my new rectangle nesties that my parents have bought me for christmas. Image is from PC Crafter. The patterned paper is Laura Ashley. Liquid Pearls also added around the nesties.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx