Tuesday 13 December 2011

My Baby is Five!!


They grow up so fast….but she’ll always be my baby!!

Annie's birthday

Yes, another Lili of the Valley.  But their little girls are perfect for my little girl! Birthday Close-UpHere’s a close up:

I’ve stamped the image on to the card blank first and then stamped, coloured and cut the little girl out and 3d’d her over the image.  Yep, it’s a tried and tested formula :-).




Birthday poemI added a little poem for our Annie.

Well, she liked it….but was a little disappointed the Birthday Fairy wouldn’t let her open her present before school….mean Birthday Fairy!  It’s almost like she knew there would be no chance of getting to school on time if she had :-).

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday {Anything Goes}

Make it Monday {Linky Party}

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Another go at TicTacToe

I couldn’t resist another go on the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge this week.
This time I’ve gone for Scallops, Green and Stripes.
Polar Party - Casual Fridays
The stripes are just about visible behind the green and I’ve used scallops to under line the sentiment.
Casual Fridays - Polar PartyI really love this stamp for Polar Party….can you tell?  The sentiment is from the Curly Cute  stamp set which has a sentiment for most occasions.  Check it out in the online catalogue in my side bar.
Hope you like it!  I am going to try and give this stamp a rest now…..I don’t want to bore you all!  But I do love it!

Monday 5 December 2011

Top 3, WooHooo!

Well, that's a lovely start to my week.  I've just seen that my Footballer card made the top three at Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge! Yay!


Well, we had another party over the weekend, this time a little girl's and Annie had a fab time on the bouncy castle, having her face painted and playing with her little friends.  It was a lovely affair :-).
So here’s the card we made for the birthday girl.
LOTV - Numbers

LOTV - CUte Card ThursdayHere’s a close up of the image.  It’s similar to the one I made the other week for Joseph, but I went with a more girly theme this time and used the iconic tiptoeing fairy.   As you can see, I’ve cut her out, shaped her and 3D’d her on to the front of the card.
The image is computer generated, with each word done in a different font. 
So…I’m entering this into the Challenge on Cute Card Thursday….I hope it counts!  It is a number (5) just not a christmas count down.
I’m also entering this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge – {Anything but a Christmas Card}

Sunday 4 December 2011

CAS-ual Fridays: Tic Tac Toe

Well, I couldn’t make my mind up for Tic Tac Toe on Cas-ual Fridays this week but finally decided on Green, Kraft and chevrons!
Trees - CloseupI struggled with the chevrons!  Hope ric-rac counts :-).  This image is from the Polar Party stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  and this time I’ve blinged it up!
The sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set.  
Check out the challenge….it’s a good one!  Think I’ll be back later in the week!
Right…must rush!  Off for a sunday crafty session now!

Friday 2 December 2011

Simon Says….Anything goes!

Morning all! 

Don’t you just love snowmen?  So easy to colour in *snigger*.  And on that philosophy, here’s a quick christmas card:

Lovely as a Tree

I’ve stamped a line of trees using the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up and added some snow on the branches with my white gel pen (also from Stampin’ Up!).  Then I’ve stamped an image of a snowman onto some white card, coloured it in, cut it out and 3D’d it to the front of the card after stamping the same image where I wanted it!  There’s no way you can cut those spindly arms out!

Finally, I’ve used my SAMJ to position the greeting from the Contempo Christmas Stamp set perfectly!

I’m entering this in the Simon Says Challenge this week because over there this week, Anything Goes!


Thursday 1 December 2011

Christmas can finally begin….thank you!

I know, I know!  I’ve been making christmas cards for a while now, but lights up for Bonfire Night?  Trees decorated in November!?  I swear blind it gets earlier every year!  But at least we can now say “ Woohooo!  The countdown can begin!”  So I strung this Advent Calendar for the kids this year. 

Advent Calendar

It’s my daughter’s birthday on the 13th December so we have a rule not to decorate the house before then, so we can keep her birthday special and as unmerged from Christmas as possible.  But everyone needs an Advent Calendar…..even if it only helps the panic set in as you realise you still have so much to do and so little time to do it in!!   :-).  Here’s a close up:

Advent Calendar - Close up

Anyways….these sour cream cartons are really easy to make.  Drop me a line if you need the instructions.

Advent Calendar - Even CloserWith this calendar I’ve only used a glue dot in the centre of the bottom edge and I’ve left the top open.  This is so I can put the treats in the top and the kids can easily pop the bottoms open.   I’ve punched holes in the top edge to string them on to the cord.  Hmm…hope that makes sense!

Hope you like it.  I’m going to enter this in the following challenges

Make it Monday  {Linky Party}

Fab N Funky  {Anything Goes}.

Cute Card Thursday {Numbers}