Monday, November 29, 2010

TTT Challenge "Party Favour Box" 25/11 to 1/12

There is a new Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge (TTT) over on Shelly's Images Blog and for a change it's not a card but a "Party Favour Box". You have to use an image on it but it doesn't have to be one of Shelly's although I don't think you can get a better Father Christmas anywhere, so I used her Santa image as the front of the Favour box that I made.

This is the box out flat

This is the centre put together with four sweets inside - it would fit two choclates or two rum balls in this.

This is the front of the box tied with the ribbon

And this is the back of the box
Image used - " Santa " from Shelly's Images coloured using Copic Ciao Pens
Holly - Download from Cuddly Buddly "Cozy Dayz"
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
white/Red Card and ribbon from stash
These are so simple to make and yet look stunning on your Christmas Table. Why don't you have a go and enter this weeks challenge over on the blog?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge "Holiday"

I attend a class every week at my local craft store and our tutor is called Shelly. I was asked to make a card for all the other class members to sign when we give Shelly her Christmas present. So here it is and I am also entering it in this weeks challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog

Image - Michelle Perkett "Snow Goddess" coloured with Copic Ciao pens
Martha Stewart punch around the page "Optic Dots"
Paper - Free Download from Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment - computer generated
Holly - Cuddly Buddly Download "Cozy Dayz"
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Red, Green, White card from my stash

Friday, November 26, 2010

MMSC # 81

This card was created for the current Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #81 over on Priscilla Styles blog and for my Brother in law's birthday on November 29th. He just loves Golf

Digi Stamp by Bugaboo "Men Golf" and coloured using Copic ciao pens
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities "Curved Rectangles"
Martha Stewart Edger Punch "Zig Zag"
Fiskars Squeeze punch small "8 pointed Star 1inch"
Sentiment computer generated
Dk Blue/Tangerine Bazzill card stock
Stripe paper and White card sfrom my stash

New Challenge on Cuddly Buddly Blog

There is a new fortnightly (every 2 weeks) challenge over on the "Cuddly Buddly Blog" and the challenge for the next two weeks (26th November until Thursday 9th December) is "With these Papers"

This first card "Merry Christmas" was made using the following:

Papers - Courtesy of Kim at Cuddly Buddly
Stamp - Penguin Post which is also available in Digi format from Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment: Is from the set 'Merry Christmas Frame and Greetings" available at Cuddly Buddly
Holly: Part of the download "Cozy Dayz" from Cuddly Buddly
Image: Coloured with Copic Ciao Pens
Card Used: Red and White from stash

The second card "Let it Snow" used the following items:

Papers: Courtesy of Kim at Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment: Can be purchased from Cuddly Buddly here and is a digtal image that arrives in
A4 format with seveeral differeny Christmas Greetings on the one page
Image: Is a stamp called "I'm Dreaming" from Cuddly Buddly and can also be purchased
as a Digi Image.
This image was coloured using Copic Ciao Pens
Punch: Martha Stewart Punch around the Page " Double Loops "
Die: Cuttlebug 2 x 2 inch Snowflake No2 Die
Spellbinders small circle plain and small circle scallop
Card used: Dark Blue - Bazzil Linen.
Standard 250gsm White card from any stationers

Why don't you pop over to the blog and have some fun checking out all the cards and enter the challenge yourself.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CDAC round11 Challenges

Round 11 of the Challenges over at CDAC started and will be on from November 18th until December 1st so you have plenty of time to make a card using the freebie images provided and enter in these challenges

This card is for the Colour Challenge #11 hosted by "Stamping Bee" and using the free image they provided which I coloured using Copic Ciao pens. The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.

This card is for the Sketch Challenge #11 which is hosted by "The Digi Shack" using the image provided by them which I coloured using Copic Ciao pens. The sentiment and the paper are from Cuddly Buddly

This card is for the Other Themed Challenge hosted by "Make It Crafty" and using the image they provided Christmas Elves House. This challenge was to make a scene using two or more images and I have used another freebie image from the Make it Crafty store called Christmas Elves. The sentiment and the Holly are from Cuddly Buddly

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cuddly Buddly -The final "Linda's Card Challenge"

On the Cuddly Buddly forum there is a challenge called "Linda's Card Challenge" Linda gave a sketch to everyone and we had to produce a card using a CB image and the winner received a voucher to use in the store.
This challenge is finishing with a last flourish Nov/Dec so I decided to make two cards for this special one and I would like to thank Linda for her tireless effort in coming up with challenging sketches for us every month and for always being there to help everyone.
and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda for introducing me to the world of Copic Ciao Pens when I was in England earlier this year. I have never looked back and now own 117 of them and still growing as I am progressing on to sketch markers too

The above card was the first card that I made and posted to CB on 24th October.

This is the second card which I posted today 16th November

Both images are CB and both are stamps but I am sure they are also available now in digi format

Monday, November 15, 2010

TTT Challenge - "Anything Goes with Christmas"

Another challenge began last Thursday over at Shelly's Images Blog and this week the theme is "Anything goes with Christmas" and here's the card I made

Image - Shelly's Images "All Wrapped Up" - coloured with Copic Ciao Pens - just love this image which is available here
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly digi stamp "12 Days of Christmas"
Embossing Folders - CuttleBug "Swiss Dots" and "Snowflakes"
Snow Flake Dies - Marianne Snowflakes set of three LR0125
White and Black card from my stash
Highlighted with a Clear star Jelly Roll pen

"Cosy Christmas Card Challenge" 12-25th November

There's a new fortnightly challenge over on the Cuddly Buddly Blog and the first one is "Cosy Christmas Card Challenge" Why don't you check it out and if you haven't got a Cuddly Buddly image you can always use one of the freebies that Kim provides or purchase one from her store here .
The prize for this challenge is a £20 Gift Certificate to spend on products of your choice, digis or tangibles or a mix of both, in the Cuddly Buddly Crafts Shop. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the next challenge on Friday 26th November.

This is my card for the Challenge
Image - CB stamp "Candlelight Friends, which is also available as a digi stamp, this image was coloured using Copic Ciao pens
Sentiment - CB Digi Stamp "12 Christmas Greetings"
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder "Snowflakes"
Large Snowflake - Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss "Ice Crystal"
Small Snowflakes - Cuttlebug Die "Snowflake #2"
Ribbon trim and White and Red card are from my stash
Small highlights have been added with a Clear Star Jelly Roll pen.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Michelle Perket Studio Tuesday Challenge #53

The Challenge this week is "Anything Goes" so I decided to make another Christmas card as I need to get them all done soon. Hope you like it?

Image - Cupcake Christmas Tree by Michelle Perkett, coloured using Copic Ciao
Holly - Digi download "Cozy Dayz" from Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Card & Paper from stash
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Star - Gold Glamour Dust for sparkle

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Summer Fruits

We held a 1980's party over at CDAC on Priscilla Styles group as we reached 400 followers - what a milestone. Priscilla also gave all her followers a freebie stamp in her "Special Events Party" room and this image is not in her store yet. We have to make a card with the image and the winner will receive a special prize.

This is the card I made with the free image and I am also using it in this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #79 as I have used their sketch.

Image - Priscilla Styles and coloured with Copic Ciao Pens
Die - Spell binders Labels No2
Punches - Leaf, Flowers in 2 sizes EK Success
Paper and Card - From stash
Jewels - From Stash
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Octo Love"

This card is for my Husband's 60th Birthday in a couple of weeks and I'm also entering it in this weeks Doodle Dragon Studio Blogspot Challenge called "Anything Goes"
Digi Image - Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios "Octo Love" which I won
in one of the previous challenges. The image was coloured
using Copic ciao Pens
Punch - Martha Stewart edger and corner punch "Optic Dot"
Die - Cuttlebug 3" x 3" Concentric Hearts Die
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls"
Corner - Sizzix Architectural Accent #3
Card & Paper - Background card Bazzil Basic and striped paper Heidi Grace
"Love Blossoms - Pinstripe"
Sentiments - Computer generated

CDAC Challenges #10

There are a new set of Challenges over at the Crafters Digital Art Centre - five in all
The Freebie Digi Challenge, The Other themed Challenge, The Embellishment Challenge, The Sketch Challenge and the Colour Challenge.

This card is for the Embellishment Challenge which is hosted by Baby Bud Designs and uses am image they supplied called "Lady Baby Bug" The challenge is "Glam it up with Glitter"

Image - Coloured using Copic Ciao pens
Die cut shapes - Nellies Multi Frames MFD 009
Sizzix Sizzlit Corners
Punch - EK Success Large Edger "Lattice Chain"
Background Paper - Inque Boutique - Mini papers -#60550 "Isn't it Romantic"

The outline of the stamp and the tiny flowers in the background paper have been traced around with a clear Jelly Roll Pen and this gives it a shimmery effect.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Dare to Dream"

Welcome to another Michelle Perkett Tuesday Challenge and this is #52 and is called "Under the Sea" I have used one of Michelle's images called "Eva the Glam Mermaid" who is just gorgeous and you can purchase her here if you want to.

Card : White 250gsm standard card from stationers
Orange - Bazzill Basic
Image: "Eva the Glam Meermaid" coloured with Copic Ciao Pens and highlighted with a clear Jelly Roll Pen (although this does not show up on the photo)
Coral : Image from Computer - Children's Colouring Book
Sentiment: Computer generated
Backing Paper: Unknown from - my stash

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #78

It's time for another Challenge over at Priscilla Styles Blog and for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch I have used an image from Shelly's Images called "Thanks" which I have coloured using Copic Ciao Pens and "Tea Dye" distress ink by Ranger to age the edges.The embossed design is a folder by Craft Concepts called "Corttage Floral" and has the same distress ink on it. The backing paper is from the Victoria and Albert collection by Docrafts and the small leaves are punched from a CArl CP1 punch. The Orange and White card and the Jewels are from my stash

Monday, November 1, 2010


There's a special Challenge going on over at Shelly's Images Blog called "Terrifically Thrilling Thursday" and the theme of the Challenge is TIC TAC TOE
Up and Down, Right to Left and Diagonally - pick your TIC TAC TOE and create a project that includes those three items.
My card uses the Brads, Punch and Embossing line
I have used an image from Shelly's Images store called "All Wrapped Up". I just think he is so cute. He is coloured with Copic Ciao Pens. The embossing folder is a cuttlebug one called "Swiss Dots" and the Brads are the Christmas Trees. The snowflakes are punched with a Carl CP1 punch and the sentiment is a free download from "One Happy Little Crafter"