Friday, 29 November 2013


Hello crafters,

I'm joining in the shout-out.
Crafty Ribbons is having a Christmas Advent Event!!
Runs from 1st December through to the 24th December.
Lots of prizes to be won.
Click HERE for further details.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Gossmere

Hi hi,

It has been a while since I've picked up my copics and coloured something.  For this card I jumped right in.......and it took me forever to colour.

The image is called Gossmere from Tiddly Inks.  I have adapted her for a Christmas card and coloured her in traditional Christmas colours.  Replaced her spooky sceptre with mistletoe (leaf punchies)
The papers are freebies from Simply Cards magazine by Hot Off The Press (Vintage Christmas range).  The sentiment reads "Merry Christmas" and along with the swirl stamps, are also freebies  from the same magazine.

Copic colours used:
Dress:  R20 R24 R27 R29 E19
Crown:  Y15 Y35 Y38
Skin:  E00 E01 E02 E11 E25 R20
Hair:  E13 E15 E18
Whites: C0 C1
Ground:  W1 W2 W3 W5

The mistletoe and mini poinsettias are made with punches.  Added some rhinestones for the mistletoe berries and also to add some bling.  Added some liquid pearl for the center of the poinsettias.
I've seen many cards out there using frantage and love the effect it gives.  I would have loved to use it for the snow on all the layers of the card but as I don't have any I've used white embossing powder instead.
All layers of the card were distressed with TH Vintage Photo and a pair of old scissors.
That's all from me today.
Thank you so much for visiting my little blog.
Hope you liked my card
Inky Chicks #17 - Pearls and Swirls - I've used liquid pearl and swirl stamps, papers are also covered with swirls.
Designed to Color #23 - Christmas/Winter
Vintage Stamping Challenges #14 - Traditional Christmas Time
Deep Ocean Challenge #65 - Favourite colour combo - Red, green, brown (fave colour combo for Christmas)
Tiddly Inks Challenge #122 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #70 - Anything goes with Ribbon
Charisma Cards Challenge #45 - Vintage

Yay! This card won challenge #70 at Crafty Ribbons.
Fashionista ChallengesFashionista Challenges
Woohoo!! Won top 3 at Inky Chicks challenge #17
Top 3 badge

YAY!! Featured at Tiddly Inks!


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Colleen Bow

Hello friends,

I have just learnt how to tie a "Colleen Bow" and wanted to show it off on this gift card holder I made. As soon as I knew what I wanted to do, this card took 10 minutes to put together.

First I stamped and embossed some small snowflake on cream cardstock.  Then stamped the sentiment in red. I glittered the edges with chunky glitter I had in my stash for over a year and have not used.  Then comes the bow.  To see how to tie this bow, click on the link above.  This bow is so gorgeous I didn't think the card needed anything else.  To finish, I stuck the cream panel, bow and all, onto white card.

On the inside I created a little pocket for a gift card to sit.  Used cream cardstock and matching ribbon to finish off.
And there you have it.  A pretty little gift card holder.  It's so easy and quick to put together that you could easily make a heap in no time ready for Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Inspired by Stamping WHW#122 - Make a Colleen Bow
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC #69 - Colour challenge - Cream, Baby blue, Red
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep it clean and simple
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Snow and Ice - blue and cold colours
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - CAS Christmas (Old stash - chunky blue gilitter)