Saturday 24 December 2011

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2011

This year I thought I would join in with Debby's brilliant idea of looking back over my Christmas Cards and choosing my favourite five!  Disappointingly there are one or two that I was in such a rush to post this year that I forgot to photograph them but hey ho, we live and learn!!!

My fav's definitely include some Crafty Sentiments images.

I love the simplicity of this card but I also adore the funky red and green paper.  I was so pleased with the circle sentiment on this (it is a straight clear stamp that I managed to curve on the acrylic block) 

I like this one because it's just so different.  This year I have really enjoyed putting parts of characters or images in squares or circles and again I was really pleased with how my copic colouring worked in these images, the hair especially.

And then this one, I only bought the set of Papermania rub-ons for this particular image.  It's not my normal style but I really like it.  I'm a little disappointed that I stamped the sentiment in a green that doesn't match but as there was only one of this image in the set I couldn't redo it!

But most of all I adore my ones that really show, to coin a phrase "the reason for the season"

I bought this image from Whimsy digi's (Touched by Love) and I'm pleased with my copic colouring on it.

This was an amazing prize of this beautiful CC designs image Baby Jesus (from All that Scraps) and I loved this card that when I was getting really desperate I bulk made these. Love the CASness of it yet it says all it needs to say.

So before I go and do a few more Christmas Eve jobs I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and I hope you all have an amazing Christmas holiday and of course 
Happy Birthday Jesus.

Thursday 22 December 2011

A little freebie

I realise that I've been a bit of a bad blogger lately so I thought I would offer you all this little freebie.  I recently needed to make a baby shower card and realised I hadn't got a suitable image so I decided to draw a Mummy-to-be.  I created this card with it:

And here she is:

jpeg version

png version

Merry Christmas

Monday 19 December 2011

Crafty Sentiments - a bookmark

This week's Crafty Sentiments challenge is to  create a bookmark.  I stamped onto Kraft and then coloured with my copics.  I added some stickles and a little ribbon.

Some new cards

Hi all, thought I would show you some cards that I have made but not had time to post recently.

Here are some Christmas cards:

I made these using the my new die-namics, by the numbers 
(and yes I'm desperately trying to save up to buy the new By the letters dies!)

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Crafty Sentiments - Purple and Green

Hi all, so sorry for being a bad blogger. Life has just got really hectic lately and something had to go, unfortunately blogging was the one to suffer! 

I just wanted to pop on and show you this week's Crafty Sentiments challenge, which is purple and green. I quite enjoyed this one as it meant I made another Christmas card (20 down only another, oh 30 odd to go!!! really hope I don't end up resorting to bought cards but ...)