Friday 19 November 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 45

This  week's challenge at Bah Humbug is 'lovely in lilac' and now there is only one more week of these challenges for this year - sad but at least they are coming back in the New year with some more so that is good news.  My card uses background paper from Papermania from a couple of years ago when lilac seemed to be very popular for seasonal cards.  The little stockings were stamped onto coloured paper using a stamp from a free set given away with a recent magazine (why do I always fall for them). Snowflakes were Spellbinders dies and I added some Cuttlebug embossing and a bit of Stickles.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Another Reindeer

It was such a wet miserable day yesterday that I treated myself to a day in the craft room with a few breaks to sit by the fire with warming cuppas.  I made a Christmas card and realised that it fits the Bah Humbug challenge so that will be two cards for that one this week.  Image was stamped and coloured with Copics using a stamp which came with a bargain grab bag many years ago and the poinsettia was die cut using a Marianne die set which I only bought on Monday.  Background papers are from Papermania, ticket came from Cuddly Buddly and the poinsettia was overpainted with champagne shimmer paint.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Embossed Tree

Another brownish card today - well it is a tree!!  The tree was embossed using a Crafts Too embossing folder, butterflies were die cut from gold card using Joy Craft dies, background paper is by My Minds Eye.  A few pearls were added along with a greeting on stampin Up punched shapes.  The tree was embossed onto Core-dinations  card and then sanded to show the lighter inner core of this particular cardstock.  Unfortunately my local shop doesn't seem to be stocking it now which is a pain as it gives great effects used in this way and came in a good range of colours. I am aiming to get away from the brown phase so a Christmas card might well be the next thing - have to do something cheerful today as it is dark, very wet and very windy.

Monday 15 November 2010

Studio Sketches

This set of stamps was a Stampin Up Hostess gift and I realised that I'd not actually used them yet - probably another sign of an over-abundance of stamps!!  Stamped onto kraft card and coloured with Copic pens, mounted up on Nellies diecuts.  Background paper is from Papermania Hampstead range and some green card embossed with a Tim Holtz folder - I just added a stamped message and a punched tab with some card candy to finish this off. I know this still has a brown look but there is quite a lot of green and I thought it  maybe a good for a man

Sunday 14 November 2010


This cameo  - a Quickcutz diecut - has been sitting in one of my many bits boxes for absolutely ages so I decided it was about time I used up some of these bits and pieces.  It has been mounted onto a Marianne doily diecut and the background papers are from the Hampstead range by Papermania.  The flowers are also Marianne dies and the sentiment is a computer one using SU punches.
Looking at this and yesterday's post it appears I am in a brown mode!