Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My 5 Favourite Cards of 2014

Well if I thought picking my favourite Christmas cards was hard, picking my favourite other cards was so much harder.  In the end I have chosen the ones below, from a variety of stamp companies using both digi & rubber.  So here goes,

Again in no particular order, we start with a recent Bugaboo - got to include at least one!  This one was made back in April, using a 2014 Bugaboo image and old Basic Grey papers - really loved the sketch I followed on this one.

Next it's onto an LOTV stamped image, and another Spring card.  These papers were by MME and I so loved that pad!

Now the card above was entered into a GDT call over at Ooh La La, and was lucky enough to win me a one month spot working with that team.  Working off a CD was a new one on me, but I really loved some of the materials I was sent to work with and subsequently bought a Ooh La La CD and made many more cards including the one below;

Next we move onto an Art Impressions card - love these stamps and made quite a few this year after a couple of purchases.  So I've added the Grillfather to my favourites this year!

And finally, I've chosen a PB - how could I not - Sam would never forgive me!

So that's it, my top 5 for another year.  I always love doing this and thank Debby for running this challenge each year.  Jx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

My 5 Favourite Christmas Cards 2014

With Christmas 2014 upon us it's time to look back on the years production and pick 5 favourites to enter Debby's annual challenge.

So, in no particular order, my top 5 are...

Yet again, there's a lot of Bugaboo images in my favourites, but as well as these, I've included this one, which uses a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter.

Bugaboo Image - Apr 14

So that's my favourites, can't wait to see yours.  Hopefully I'll be able to visit in the next couple of days and see.

Merry Christmas, Jx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Tis The Reason...

I've saved this Christmas card till last this year, to wish all my blog friends a Merry Christmas and to thank those of you who comment on my blog and sent me cards this year.

It's a simple CAS card using a Bugaboo image and a computer generated sentiment.  As always, colouring is done by Promarker.

Papertake - Last Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Inspiration
Choc Coffee & Cards - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas - quick card
CHCC - What ever's needed - more cards
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Christmas

PS Also, I'm pleased to report I passed my Spirometry assessment last week.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Birthday's

Today I'm away...but hopefully Mr Blogger isn't!  Not on my holidays though, no I'm on a course, learning all about Spirometry, and tomorrow I sit a test! Then tomorrow night, hopefully I will be celebrating passing said test, along with my hubby's birthday!

So, the latest challenge over at MAWTT really came about at a good time for me, the theme is...

Christmas Birthday's

And by my reckoning, a birthday on the 12th falls into that category!  So here is my card, not exactly festive I know, but hopefully all wintery and warm!

The stamp is by Inkadinkado, coloured with Promarkers, Glossy Accents added to the glass pieces then the edges distressed using my ink dusters in TH Distress Pumice. The paper is a double sided Bo Bunny sheet (Back to Backs) and the charm from ebay.

Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use a charm
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - 193 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
TopTipTues - Inspiration from the home - Pic below!

...he he he, the wine bottle is already squint and it's not even open! sorry for the horrid photo - but I'm revising...right!

Monday, 8 December 2014

I'm Not Really Here

For those of you who think I'm revising, I am - I don't know how this card got made this week and uploaded???

Anyway, it follows a great sketch by SSW2 and uses a lovely Milk Coffee Design image of Tiffany.  Papers are Pebbles - Special Delivery.

Back to the books now, test Fri then hopefully normality will return.

SSW2 - Sketch

I Love Promarkers - Travel - Well she is stepping out on foot? Maybe that will count???

Sunday, 7 December 2014

In Him Our Hearts Rejoice

Just a quick post as I'm supposed to be revising just now, but as this card was already made I thought I could just pop it on!

Lot's of dies in action here, inky edges and then a sentiment as the main focus. (It's by From the Heart)

Digitally Sweet - Sentiment as main focus - image is a digi
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with sentiment
Papertake - Anything goes

Monday, 1 December 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

I watched Frozen last weekend with my nieces, and we had a good giggle at the various funny bits.  Still to watch Brave with them, so that's lined up hopefully for the next sleep over.

So obviously my title came from Frozen, and my card from Ooh La La - Say It With Words.

Everything apart from the ribbon came from the CD.

Sorry I'm not round much just now, Dec is a busy month with work and I also have an exam in a couple of weeks time. Jx

Glitter n Sparkle - Add Some Snow
Ooh La La - Christmas
My Time To Craft - Snowmen
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes