Saturday, 31 December 2011

Belated Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year to you all x

Well another year over and what a year it has been!! If someone had said to me this time last year that I would be out of work now, I would have thought they were on another planet!! I know that I volunteered for redundancy but when there was 32,000 of us that had to go, it was best to volunteer than be pushed. So now to look forward to 2012!!
This little card is the one that I made for my daughter, my first attempt at a side step card. I thoroughly enjoyed making this one, lots of glue and glitter, cutting and sticking and generally making a mess, lol!! There are still a few challenges left running that I can enter it into, so here we go
Sundays with Crissy - anything goes
ABC Challenge- F is for FROSTY
My Time To Craft - Winter Pals
Crafty Catz - Santa's hat
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
The order of the Opus Gluei - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Snow
Incy Wincy - Winter Wonderland
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Fancy folds/Shaped Cards

The three snowmen/lady are all High Hopes Stamps which I love
All coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Marianne Design - tree die
Memory Box Frosty Die and Frosty Border Die
Lots of Sparkly Crystal Glamour Dust

I hope you like it

Best wishes for a Happy New Year and lots of crafting!!!

Hugs Jo x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

So Pretty

How did you guess, yes I have only just started making my Christmas Cards!!! Not good, panic is just starting to set in!! Cards to make, cards to write, pressies to buy and wrap, food to buy, baking to be done and to top it all off, it's the family birthday season with mine tomorrow, hubbys next Friday and Mums next Sunday and that's after having arranged a 21st party for Charlotte!!! Oh and I forgot, decs to put up, which don't go up until after the birthdays, eek!!! On to my card, this little card is for my friends daughter who is 4 years old and looks just like little Holly!! I have even managed to buy a similar outfit to go with the card for her!! So cute. I am going to enter her into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Daring Cardmakers - Flower of the month Holly
Crafty Catz - Colours of Christmas with sparkle
Allsorts - Circular Project, it was circular when I started!
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

I have used Mo Mannings Holly digi image
Impression Obsession Sentiment
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Circle and Scalloped Circle Grand Nestibilities
Nellie Die and Holly Punch
Memory Box Swirl Die
Lots of Glamour Dust
Ribbon and card from stash

Hope you like her

Jo x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Busy, busy, busy

Hi folks, sorry I have not been about, I am finding it quite difficult to settle into everyday life now that I am a lady of leisure. After being routined for the last 33 years, I really don't know where to start!! Anyway I have got through the lie-in phase and am now raring to go, well not quite raring but have a bit more enthusiasm than I did have, hence the early crafting yesterday morning resulting in my pjs being covered in Glamour Dust!! That was the start of this card, I then packed up my stuff and off I trundled to Wendy's of Stamps and Memories to chat and craft and managed to get Glamour Dust all over the floor there too!! I did have a lovely day though and managed to finish my card, yes only one, more chat than craft, whoops! I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Let it Snow
Craft your Passion - Anything goes plus glitter
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
Designed to Delight - Let it Snow
One Stop Craft - Let it Snow
By the Cute and Girly - Let it Snow
Fairy tale Challenge - Christmas
Totally Paper Crafts - Let it Snow

The image is a Nitwits Digi and is so gorgeous
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
Grand Nestibilities Scalloped and Circles I used the largest Scallop and the 2nd or 3rd largest circle and followed the tutorial on Marlenes blog - Paper Papillon to create the step card
Nestibilities Circles and Scalloped circles
Memory box Frosty Die
Marianne Design Tree Die
Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder
Decorated with lots of Glamour Dust

Hope you like it