Sunday, 31 December 2017

Great Journey

 

Hello,
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and received some great crafty gifts. 
Today I have a quick card to share that I made using my prizes from being a runner up in this year's Cardmaker of the year. The prizes all came from Crafting.co.uk so I bought some dies and stamps. I'm not big on using dies as my main focus on a card but when I saw this butterfly flourish, I had to have it. I love anything featuring butterflies.
I double matted a paper from Anna Marie Designs blissful green paper pad, die cut two ovals and the butterfly flourish, stamped the sentiment (which I chose as part of my prize from a rare earth set) and added ribbon and a bow to finish.

I'd like to enter this into the following:



I'd also like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!



Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Kiss

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share using this sweet image from The Paper Shelter. This is Any trick for a Christmas kiss.
The image seems to have a 60s/70s style to it so I used these bright dovecraft Christmas papers, matted on white.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and added ribbon and a large snowflake to finish.

I'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy 2018!

Friday, 22 December 2017

The Paper Shelters 7th anniversary blog hop winner!!

Hello,
Just a quick post to reveal the winner from my comments for the paper shelter blog hop and that is....


Congratulations! 
If you go over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog you'll find how to receive your prize.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share that I made for my aunt's birthday last month. Rather than my usual style which is cute and fancy with a coloured in image, I created a card were the flowers are the main focus.
The papers are from an Anna Marie Designs blissful teal paper pad, distressed and matted on white. I die cut two hearts and stamped a sentiment inside one of them. I added ribbon and die cut a doily and added flowers and die cut leaves then finished with pearls. 

Challenges:


The Paper Shelter: Christmas

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this challenge lasts for three weeks.
Our challenge is Christmas and for my easle card I used one of the newer Christmas images, Flight plan, coloured with Promarkers.
When I saw this image I knew exactly what papers I wanted to use, the dovecraft Christmas post which is full of airmail style papers. To embellish I added wooden word tiles.  

Challenges:

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Whimsy Penguins: Tree Decorating

 

Hello,
Today I have another Christmas card of mine to be share using the whimsy penguins. 
I used a first edition paper pad featuring green, purple, burgundy and ivory, all matted on gold.
This image is a stamp which I inked up and coloured with Promarkers. To embellish I added gold leaves, pine cones, flowers and berries.
Before I sent it I added a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

I Love Promarkers: Anything goes

 

Hello,
It's time for the last challenge of the year over at I Love Promarkers and its an easy anything goes theme.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly donated images. I used this sweet unicorn.
The papers came from an old doodlebug range, matted on white. I kept it simple and finished with a sentiment.

We hope you come and join us!

Also a quick reminder the The Paper Shelters blog hop runs for one more week, if you want to join in enter our birthday or celebration challenge and then hop along the DT blogs to win.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Penguins

 

Hello,
Today I'm sharing one of my Christmas cards, so my friends and family will all receive a version of this, but with a different image.

This year I'm using the cute whimsy penguins. My colours are purple, green, burgundy and ivory, matted on gold. Each card has a different image and embellishments.

For this one I used one of the digi stamps, this one comes with another in a set. I coloured it with Promarkers.
Embellishment wise, I used pine cones, some burgundy and purple roses and some berries along with gold leaves. I then finished with a sentiment. 

Challenges:
I love ALL animals but this time I chose penguins. I love how each penguin seems to have their own personality.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Paper Shelter 7th Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello!
Today is a very special day as we are celebrating our 7th birthday over at The Paper Shelter with a blog hop! 

The hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a birthday/celebrations theme. If you have come from Nikki's blog then you are heading in the right direction, if not then you'll want to head back to the beginning at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start. Each DT member has worked hard on showcasing The Paper Shelters beautiful images so make sure to hop along to each DT member. Plus each member of the DT has an image to giveaway to one lucky commentor so make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.

 
For my card, I used the image For my lil sister. I coloured my image with Promarkers. I created a bit of a fancy fold, using papers from Nitwit collections Cherish range, matted on white. I added ribbon, flowers and a daily along with a sentiment to finish. 

Here is the full blog hop list:
Next on the hop is Julie's Blog.
Don't forget to leave a comment. 
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far. 
Natalie

Creative inspirations: Christmas

 

Hello,
It is time for the December challenge at Creative inspirations, the final challenge of the year as well as my final challenge on the DT.
I've enjoyed the past six years on the DT and will really miss being a part of it.
We are sponsored by All dressed up and for my card I used the image Merry and Bright, coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from first edition Christmas promise, matted on copper. I finished with two ribbons, copper stars and some pearls. 

Challenges:

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Stamping Bella: Giftabella



Hello,
Today i have a card to share which i made for the Bellarific friday challenge over at Stamping Bella. This weeks challenge was a sketch. 
I chose to use Giftabella and for a change, cut her out.
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs Blissful christmas paper pad, matted on gold. I then cut out my fancy rectangles and stamped the matching sentiment from the stamp.
To finish, i added pearls, some holly and a rose.

Challenges:

DT Call at Creative Inspirations

Hello,
There is a DT Call over at Creative inspirations. If you are interested in becoming a member, all you have to do is visit the main blog using this link here and add your name to the linky.

The challenge is now a monthly one, so all you have to do is create something each month, sometimes using images from sponsors, follow the set theme of the challenge and comment on entries.



Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge