Winter fun

Another Christmas card today, using the Docrafts decoupage designs, and following the layout on this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.  The blue card (Marina Mist) and ribbon is from SU, the sentiment stamp from LOTV and the snowflake was made using a punch.  The broad lace has been in my stash for so long now I'm not sure where it came from, but it was probably from a local gift/craft shop. I will also enter the Simon Says challenge as it's 'Anything Goes' this week.

Let it snow

Recently I made up a couple of packs of Docrafts diecut decoupage sheets and I'm only getting round to making them up into cards now.  For the layout on this one I followed the Friday Sketch Challenge and as the Simon Says challenge is 'Anything Goes' this week, I will enter it there as well.  The paper is from a First Edition pad, the organza ribbon from my stash, the snowflake was made using a couple of punches and a die, the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the oval punch and lilac card from SU.  I've just realised that I can enter it in this weeks Stampavie challenge (Bear) as well as there is a little bear sitting on the fence!


Simply sketched

This card was made using some of the new 'in colours' from SU - baked brown sugar and crisp cantaloupe - paper, card, ruffle ribbon and stampin' write markers.  The stamps are from one of the hostess sets - 'simply sketched.' This weeks Simon Says challenge is to use a rubber stamp or clear stamp, so I can enter it there.



At last I have made a start on the scrapbook for my Mum's 70th.  This is the first page showing my Grandparents wedding and Mum as a child with her older sister and her Mummy.  I have another page completed and a few more bits and pieces done, but Mum has decided to come up to visit on Thursday, so I don't think it will be anywhere near finished! Maybe I'll just give it to her anyway and add the other pages later.  I have spent ages looking through old photos but don't have any of myself as a baby - being the oldest, I seem to have lots of my younger brother and sister but none of myself, so I'll probably have to get some from Mum anyway.
I got my first 12 Christmas cards made on Saturday (see previous post) so I've really been busy this week.  Check out Julia's blog HERE to find out what everyone else has been up to.


Sketch and stash thank you

Another card made using one of the LOTV art pad images.  For  the layout, I followed this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge.  The paper and card has been in my stash for ages so I don't know where its from.  The paintbrush is a sizzlet die and the sentiment stamp and oval punch are both from SU.
Speaking of SU, I've just had a lovely day out at a SU extravaganza at Gina's house.  We made a Christmas decoration in a decorated tin, a decorated box containing four mini cards and 12 Christmas cards! We also had a lovely lunch and came home with a whole bag of goodies - stamps, a co-ordinating punch, a pad of Christmas paper, snowflake decorations and even a wee bag of Lindor chocolates!


Peach and green anniversary

Another recent anniversary card, using a topper I bought at one of the craft shows (I think) - not sure which company made it though.  The paper and card are from SU - two of this years new 'In colours' - crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding.  The sentiment stamp and label stamp and punch are also from SU.  The flower was made using a punch.  SU have lovely ruffled ribbon in these new colours, but I haven't bought them YET, so found this other wee one that matched perfectly!  I will enter the Papertake Weekly challenge (Anything Goes) and the Stampavie challenge (flowers).


Going Dotty

An anniversary card today, using SU card (Wisteria wonder and Pear Pizzazz) and paper from the 'Afternoon Picnic' designer pack.  The little lilac 'dots' are also from SU - I really love how all their stuff co-ordinates.  Mind you, I was disappointed that they only had a very broad chevron style ribbon in this colour in the current catalogue, but lo and behold when the 'clearance rack' stuff came out, they had a nice roll of narrow wisteria wonder ribbon, for the special price of £3.59!!  For the layout, I followed this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge and I can also enter the Papertake Weekly challenge (Anything Goes) and the Simon Says challenge (Going Dotty).  The image is a LOTV die cut square and the sentiment stamp is also from LOTV. 


You'll never believe it - yes that is actually a wee clear area on the left hand side of my desk! Take note of it, as its not all that likely that you will see it like this again for a while!! I have been trying to free up some space to work on a scrapbook album for Mum's 70th in a couple of weeks time, so I really need to get organised - unfortunately you will see the top of my desk is now completely covered, but I need to put the stuff somewhere!!
On my desk there are a few of the LOTV art pads - they are so handy when you need to make a number of cards quickly and they have designs suitable for all sorts of occasions - the image on the card is one of the designs. 
Lets hope the weather where you are is not like it is here at the moment - very wet and windy.  To make things even worse we have bats living in the roof above my craft room and they seem to be shuffling about, making a lot of noise! - its really getting like Halloween!
Visit Julia's blog HERE to see all the other desks this week.


Lilac birthday bear

Another of the recent birthday cards using the free 'Milton & Co' decoupage set.  The sentiment stamp and punch are from SU and the ribbon is by 'Fizzy Moon.'  I am entering the CCT challenge - Pretty ribbons, the Allsorts challenge - How does your garden grow?' and the Simon Says challenge - Anything Goes.

How does your garden grow?

Another of the birthday cards - I have used a free set of decoupage designs that came with a recent magazine - they are 'Milton and Co' by Wild Rose Studio.  The pink card is a discontinued SU one and the paper is from a 6 x 6 'Me to You' pack.  The hanging heart was die cut and the pink circle and flower were made using punches. The sentiment and card blank are both from Craftwork Cards.  This weeks Allsorts challenge is 'How does your garden grow?' so I can enter it there. and the Simon Says challenge - Anything Goes.