Saturday, 3 December 2016

My Time to Craft Dt Challenge #335 Christmas Animals

Hiya! I'm late again - sorry! My son, DiL and granddaughter are visiting this weekend. My little boy will be 27 on Monday! 27!!! Wehave been celebrating with chocolate cake!

Now on to the new challenge at My Time to Craft and our theme is Christmas Animals I have made a shaker tag for my granddaughter's Christmas present.

I used some cute images from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together stap set, and the matching dies. The blue background has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Dots folder, and I glued some stars from stash onto it.

I meant to add a red Christmas hat to the sitting deer, but I forgot! So this isn't quite as Christmassy as it should be!

Thanks for looking, and I hope your weekend is going well.

love Mags B x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #392 Colour Combo

Morning, all! Our new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge is to use this gorgeous Colour Combo

Mmm, look at those rich colours!

For my card I used this adorable image, Baby Snow from Sponsor Digital Delights by Louby Loo. So cute - and he's on offer on the website for just $1.00!!!

I coloured him with Copics and added Gold Stickles to the snowflakes (quite a good way of colouring over areas where my pen slipped!) The poinsettias and leaves are made with layering stamps and matching dies which came with a Hero Arts Kit last year, and I gold-stickled the flower centres. The papers are from the Snippets Drawer, and I used some gold and white twine from Hobbycraft to add a bit more glitz.

Our sponsors:

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Check out my teamies' inspiring creations and have a go!

Thanks for looking - stay warm (in the wintry Northern Hemisphere) or cool (in the Summery Southern Hemisphere!)

love Mags B.

PS Sorry this is a late posting, I started the post then was pleasantly interrupted by a visit from a dear Uni friend, we chatted for hours!!!

Friday, 25 November 2016

CRAFT Challenge #391 Not a Card!

Oh rats, I tried scheduling but this ended up in draft! Sorry!

Good morning! We have a new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge and it's Not a Card. Just at the right time as I received the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box a few weeks ago!

So cute, just the right size to contain a few Ferrero Rocher chocolates! I used some old heavy paper that was hanging about my stash to cut it, it's quite easy to assemble.

The darling image is Winter Elf by Scrapper's Delights.

Our sponsors this week are:

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Trimgym's Digi Stamps, Papers and Images

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Dream Valley Challenge #145 Winter Animals.

I'm very late with this post, for which I apologise. I had written the wrong Challenge at Dream Valley in my diary! What a plonker!! So I made a card in a hurry, but I'm quite pleased with it!

So here I am at last! Our new Challenge is Winter Animals. I have used a cute Penny Black image from the 'Celebrate the Wonder' stamp set - sadly I can't find a source for it so I suspect it may be out of print.

Those mice are so sweet! The paper is from stash and the ribbon is by American Crafts. I layered the image in gold and stickled all the decorations and trim on the Christmas stockings. Quite a simple card, but I wanted the image to stand out.

Go and see the amazing work that my teamies have done - their cards are so elegant! I admit, my card is more 'Christmas' than 'Winter'! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

My Time to Craft Challenge #334 No Layers.

It's Saturday! And it's ruddy freezing here in S-E Hertfordshire! Winter is Coming!

So it's a good day to stay in and craft! Our Challenge at My Time to Craft is No Layers. So - no patterned papers, just make your design directly on your card front. It's not a scary as it sounds - the DT have produced some lovely examples to inspire you!

Surprise! I made a Christmas card!

I made a (US) standard cardbase and Stamped and masked the bow and then stamped the wreath from the Clearly Besotted Joy to the World set. I used Altenew Crisp Inks from the Red Sunset and Green Fields sets, and covered the bow with clear Wink of Stella, The berries have dots of Christmas Red Stickles. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and heat embossed in gold.

I added 3 sequins for added bling (and to cover a smear!!)

Right! Back to tidying the Craft Hovel, then it's back to the Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking - and thanks for so many lovely comments on the news that I am cancer-free! Have a great weekend!

much love, Mags B x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

CRAFT Challenge #390 - Christmas

Good morning! We have another Christmas Challenge for you over at CRAFT Challenge - not long to go before the Big Day arrives!

I have used a fun image from The Paper Shelter, this is There's a Penguin in my Cocoa

I found a lot of die-cut holly leaves whilst tidying, so I used them for this card, adding Christmas Red stickles for the berries. The vine underneath is made with a Mini Fanciful Flourish die by Cheery Lynn, I cut off the leaves to make it fit. The papers are from stash, and so is the silver puffy snowflake, the ric-rac braid and the ribbon. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

Our fab sponsors this week are:

Bugaboo Stamps

The Paper Shelter

Oddball Art

Do go to the Challenge blog and see what my very talented teamies have made to inspire you!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Some good news.

The results of my latest scan came in yesterday, and I am in remission from my cancer! It still hasn't quite sunk in!

Here are the Thank you cards I made for the Doctors (on the left) and Nurses (on the right.)

The background is made using the Bamboo Rose stamp set by Altenew, coloured with Distress Inks. The Thanks word is a die-cut made with an old MFT Die-namics die, the one on the left is cut from pearlised card, the one on the right is coloured with a purple Spectrum Noir glitter pen. I cut the words several times and glued them together to give some depth.

Time to get back to tidying the Craft Hovel, and then onwards with the Christmas cards! Cardmaking has been such a help this past few months!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x