Saturday 28 August 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 33

My don't the weeks go by quickly??  It is time again for the Bah Humbug challenge and this time the theme is 'charms'.  I searched through all my stash and couldn't find any Christmas charms so resorted to stamping a tree onto black shrink plastic with moonlight white Brilliance ink and making a charm.  I stamped the same tree onto black card and embossed with sparkle embossing powder and mounted this onto layers cut with Nestabilities.  Background paper is from a Papermania pad which I've had for a while (maybe last Christmas or even the one before that) with the addition of some Cuttlebug snowflake embossed silver card and a sentiment from a current set of Papermania Christmas greeting stamps. It was finished off with some ribbon and pearls from my stash. The stamp is an old one by Inca Stamps.

Friday 27 August 2010


I came across this image while I was tidying my workspace (yet again) - it is a rub down image from Papermania Born To Shop range.  Background papers are from My Minds Eye and the little tags on the flower were made using a tiny tags punch and stamps from stampin Up fastened with a matching brad.

Thursday 26 August 2010


This Popcorn Bear card was made using a CD from Crafters Companion and was quite easy to make once I'd chosen and printed out the papers, image and border.  I made some matching flowers using a Nellies flower punch - quick and easy is good sometimes I find.

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Two Birds

I just had to have a play with a recently acquired Sizzix die which I used to cut a shape from some card in my bits box(es), sponged the edges with distress inks and then thought "what next?"  I settled for a greeting stamped and cut using Stampin Up oval punches and two birds with leaves which are made using a Stampin Up punch. Background paper and the scraps used for the birds and leaves are also SU. luckily I also had just enough matching ribbon to complete the card.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Stitches and Wishes

I decided to have a go at making a background paper using a digital scrapbooking programme and was quite pleased with the result. I thought this image from Retro Women stamp set by Tanda Stamps was just right to use with the background.  I added some paper lace tinted with Distress ink and a 'button' strip made with a cuttlebug embossing folder; greeting is from stampin Up,