Monday, 24 December 2012

A Happy Christmas to you all

Well the planning is done, the presents are on their way to Santa, so I think Christmas must be nearly here! I just would like to wish everyone and especially my loyal blog followers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Its  been a busy week with school nativity plays. Today it is pouring here, so a perfect day for crafting and wrapping presents!

After being so busy making cards for sale, I have finally managed to make my own cards for family! This is a card I made for my parents using La Pashe stamps. I was lucky to get the set half price! 

I stamped the background onto a piece of card and coloured it with Promarkers. Then I stamped the couple and holly separately, coloured them and then used foam pads to raise them on the card. I used My Craft Studio Frost Glitter to finish.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and fortunately so were my parents!

Challenges I am entering:
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Tando Creative Challenges - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Traditional Christmas Colours

The days seem to be flying by ever nearer to the big day. Its a busy time of year with nativity plays and carol concerts and the looming pile of presents to wrap!

I also had my 5 minutes of fame in January's Cross Stitch Crazy magazine this week! I was asked to be a member of January's reader panel which was fun.

Today I thought I would share a Christmas card with you, using more traditional colours. I made this card using a stamp from one of my favourite companies, Little Claire. I was really lucky to be the winner of their November challenge with my baby card. For this card, I stamped and coloured the image with Promarkers and then added the holly, ribbon and twine embellishment.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Little Claire Designs  - Christmas
Dilly Beans - Traditional red and green

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!