Christmas Wishes

I know Christmas was a few months ago now but I didn’t get around to posting any of the cards I had made so I’m hear today to do just that.

I have 2 cards to share using the lovely ‘Christmas Pines’ stamp set and one using ‘Carols of Christmas’ which unfortunately is no longer available.

This first one is using the gorgeous In Color Emerald Envy that is retiring shortly so don’t forget to place your order soon by stopping by my online store if you are hoping to get some.


The next card has more ‘sparkle’.


Here is my ‘Carols of Christmas’ card.


Thanks for stopping by.

Festival of Trees

Yesterday I made time to play with my Stampin’ Up goodies. I haven’t done much of that in a while as you may have realised and I had so much fun.

I have played with the ‘Festival of Trees’ set before for a Workshop Make & Take but silly me forgot to take a photo to share. My demo card went to the Hostess and my sample card I left for one of the ladies who wasn’t able to attend due to some surgery. This is a regular group of ladies so I didn’t want her to miss out on a card. I think I have a spare kit still from that Workshop though so I might have to make that one up again so I can share at another time.

I’m sharing one card with you today and another tomorrow. Both these cards were created for a class I held Wednesday night.

Today’s card was inspired by a card made by Amy White and you can see her original card here

Here’s my version.


This one, as you can see, is using traditional Christmas colours.


You can purchase any or all of these items to make this card through my online store by clicking the image below.

In the Snow Heart Tilda

We have a new challenge for you today over at Inkspirational Challenges and this time it’s a…….

So what you need to do for this challenge is pop on over to Yvonne’s blog and find a card that you would like to CASE.

CASE = Copy and Share Everything.

You card/creation needs to resemble Yvonne’s (and we need to be able to see the resemblance) but you also need to put your own twist on it. So you might wish to keep the layout or theme of her card but change out the image, papers & embellishments, etc.

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with so come join us at Inkspirational.

Here’s the card I chose to CASE of Yvonne’s.


Here’s my creation.


I’ve loved Yvonne’s layout for her card so I have kept most of this. I also stuck to her Christmas theme but have gone totally away from Yvonne’s vintage look to a cute Tilda card which I guess still has a vintagey feel with the dsp, sponging, lace, etc.

My image has been stamped onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin- E00, E000, E0000 R20; Hair – E44, E42, E40; Clothes – BG78, BG75, BG72 & BG90, Boots – C8, C6, C4, C2, C0.

I’ve added some liquid applique to her mittens and beanie and also Frantaged a little around the image. This was my first attempt at using Frantage and I managed to achieve the soft look I wanted (although I would have liked a little more of the gold) and best of all I didn’t make a mess…

Here’s a closer look at the image.


And another


For the inside of my card I’ve used some more of the DSP and another doily to tie it all together.


I love how this turned out. Hope you like it too. Please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know.

Stamps: In the Snow Heart Tilda (Magnolia – Winter Wonderland), Petite Pairs (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals Ivory & Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White, Winter Wonderland – In The Snow (Magnolia DSP)
Ink:Island Indigo & Crumb Cake(Stampin’ Up), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Curly Label Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Pearls, sponge (Stampin’ Up), Doilies (from the Silhouette Store and cut on my Cameo), Lace, Snowflake (Joy Crafts Die), Frantage – Shabby White (Stampendous), White Liquid Applique, Copic Markers.

Don’t forget to stop by Inkspirational, if you haven’t already, and see what the rest of the DT came up with for this challenge.

Hope to see you join us.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges – #9 Anything Goes

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Challenge #150 Winter Fun

Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Challenge #201 Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs – Ribbons & Pearls

Magnolia-liscious Challenges Blog – Anything Goes

My Perfect Life – Festive 48 Week 3

The Crafter’s Cafe – Use Ribbon and/or Lace

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Winter Snowflakes

A Very Merry Christmas

We have a new challenge for you today at ABC Challenges and this time the challenge is

B is for Blue, Bows & Bling.

Our sponsor is Stamp Fairy and I’ve chosen to use their Donny Xmas Angel 3 image for my card.

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My image has been printed onto Cryogen White cardstock and then coloured with Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are:

Teddy – E49, E47, E44, E42, E40

Ribbon, Bow & Tie – BG79, BG75, BG72, BG70

Tag – R37, R35, R32, R30

Wings & Box have been highlighted with C1, C00

Here’s a close up of the image.

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Supplies: (All Stampin’ Up unless stated otherwise)
Stamp: Donny Xmas Angel 3 (Stamp Fairy), Best Yet (retired SU)
Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (retired), DSP (retired), Cryogen White
Ink: Baja Breeze (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 1 & Decorative Labels 1(Spellbinder Dies), Oval Punch, Organza Ribbon, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones.


I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card.

If you haven’t stopped by the ABC Challenge blog yet then please do so and check out what the rest of the DT have created.

Joyous Christmas

It’s time for a new challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and this week is

Anything Goes with a Christmas Theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps.

Unfortunately I don’t have any Eureka Stamps so I’ve chosen to use a gorgeous new Whimsy Stamp called ‘Friendship is the Greatest Gift’ available in rubber from Loves Rubber Stamps.

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I have the digital image of this stamp which I have printed onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are:

Skin – E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20

Hair – E49, E47, E44, E42, E40

Clothes, Ribbon, Hair bands – V28, V25, V22, V20, V06, V05, V01, V0000

Box – T5, T3, T1, T0


Here’s a closer look at the image.

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I’ve finished off the inside with some dsp.

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I’m so happy how this card turned out.



Stamps: Friendship is the Greatest Gift (Whimsy Stamps), Sentiment (LOTV)

Card: Cryogen White, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up), DSP – Believe (Fabscraps)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Circle Thinlits, Organza Ribbon (Stampin’ Up), Flowers (WOC), LR0125 – Snowflake (Marianne Designs), Snowflake Punches – Around the Page & Individuals (Martha Stewart), Copic Markers


Don’t forget to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations the DT have made to inspire you.

I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my latest creation.


I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

Get Inky! – Christmas

Kaboodle Doodles – Challenge 201 Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

The Ribbon Girls – Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge

Bizzy Becs Online Store Blog – December Challenge – Christmas

Di’s Digi Designs – Show Us Christmas in Non-Traditional Colours

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