Saturday, 8 January 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 1

Well the good people at Bah Humbug are back again for another year of Christmas challenges and week one theme is fairies and/or holly so plenty of scope. I've incorporated both into this card by using a stamp set from Polkadoodles for the fairy, coloured with pencils; the wings were stamped onto vellum and embossed in white; background paper from my stash; holly leaves were printed and cut out (they were lying on my desk from last year but from memory were from a Polkadoodles CD).  The message was done on the computer and punched with SU punches.  I so enjoyed these challenges last year and ended the year with such a good pile of hand crafted cards that I just have to do it all again this year - thanks ladies. There is an added bonus this week with a lovely prize on offer so good luck everyone.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A Spot of Recycling

Anyone who watched Sue on C & C this morning will realise that this card is not entirely my own idea!  I've simply 'cased' her work using stamps and dies which I have.  The background is cut from an old cardboard box and distressed, striped paper is from my stash (which seems to be growing instead of reducing) and the tortoise stamp is from Stampin Up.  The ticket is a stamp from Pink gem Designs. The weather seems to be getting colder again so I do hope we aren't due any more snow.

Monday, 3 January 2011


I just couldn't leave my second botanical stamp unused so here are some pansies coloured with pencils.  Background paper is from Papermania with a computer greeting using SU punches and finished off with a die cut swirl. It is great to be back playing with ink, stamps and paper again after the break

Sunday, 2 January 2011


My friend Anne (Stamps and Paper) recently used a PSX botanical stamp on a card which reminded me that I have a couple of these which I've had for years and neither have seen the light of day for absolutely ages. I coloured the flowers with pencils and simply mounted  onto toning card, background paper is Artylicious and I used some Stampin Up ribbon, a SU punch and some card candy to complete this simple any occasion card.