Monday, 28 December 2015

Chronology Birthday Card

I hope you have all had a good Christmas. We had a fantastic few days from church on Christmas Eve through the excitment of Father Christmas filling the stockings at home and finishing with Boxing Day at my parents. I think it's safe to say my sons have had their best Christmas yet.

As the New Year approaches, I thought I'd share some cards I haven't had a chance to share before.

This card was made for a friend to give to a male friend she had recently made contact with after several years. She asked for a time theme and the colour purple, so I turned to the Docrafts Chronology CD and used these fabulous papers.

I simply backed the papers onto kraft and black card. The sentiment is printed from the CD and I finished with buttons and black pearls from Scrapberry's.

Thank you for visiting today and for all your lovely comments. Cathy x

Thursday, 24 December 2015

2 Crafty Girls Winter Blues Challenge

Hello, today sees the start of another challenge over at the 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog. This fortnight our theme is Winter Blues and the sponsor is the fabulous PPinkydolls.

The image I chose is the beautiful Waitting for Him, available to purchase here. I fell in love with this digi straight away and it was an absolute joy to colour.

I came up with the idea of a Missing You at Christmas card as the girl looks so wistful. Christmas can be difficult for many people who can't be with loved ones. We have suffered the loss of a dear friend this year so this is also because we are thinking of him.

I have kept the card simple as I love the image so much. The image has been coloured using Spectrum Noir Markers and inked round using Faded Jeans distress ink. The papers are from the Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter A Winter's Tale CD and the hearts have been cut using Trimcraft Santoro Willow Dies.

Of course it won't have escaped your notice that today is Christmas Eve so I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to thank you all for your support this year.

Lots of love
Cathy x

Monday, 21 December 2015

Bestie Snow Day Ever

Good morning. Christmas is so close now- I have two very excited boys at home and we have lots planned for the week. We're off to see Star Wars later- I promise I won't share any spoilers.

Today sees our last Same but Different of the year over at the My Besties UK Challenge blog. Today we are using this fabulous Sherri Ann Baldy image called My Bestie Snow Day Ever, available to buy here. Don't forget to go to the blog to see all the fantastic DT cards and comment on the post to have a chance of wining this digi.

I have used Spectrum Noir markers to colour the image. Colours used are:
Hat and top: CR9 DR3 DR6
Jeans: TB1 TB3
Bows: LG3 LG5
Boots: EB1 EB2
Hair GB8 GB9

The backing paper and wooden heart are from Trimcraft. I have used Tattered Lace dies to cut snowflakes from Crafter's Companion Desert Storm Card and finished with Trimcraft pearls.

Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Nordic Reindeer card

It's been a mad few days for me, so I haven't managed to either make many cards or write my blog. However, I have now finished work for Christmas and I'm looking forward to catching up with my backlog and with reading other people's blogs.

Today's card is a cute nordic card. The stamp is from the Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas range and has been coloured with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from the same range.

I have teamed the image with these fabulous Trimcraft First Edition Christmas Wishes papers. I love the vivid colours of the papers and the Christmas jumper pattern of the green paper.

I would like to enter this card for the Spectrum Noir December Challenge Clean and Simple.

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments. Cathy x

Thursday, 10 December 2015

2 Crafty Girls Challenge

Last week I told you how happy I was to get a new Design Team post at 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog.. Well,  I can now share my first DT card as we have a new challenge starting today. The challenge is Anything Goes and our sponsors are:

You can visit the challenge post here - please do drop by to say hello as the DT have created some fabulous cards and we have some great prizes to win if you join in.

For my card I chose an image from Pattie's Creations called The Night Before Christmas, which is available  to buy here. I love the traditional look of this Christmas Fireplace. I've coloured it using Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Sparkle pens:
Fireplace TN6 TN7 TN8 IG3 IG5 IG7
Fire OR1 OR2
Floor IG1 IG2 IG3
Clock TN7 TN8 EB1 EB2
Candles LY1 LY2 EB1 EB2 Sparkle pens: Red Berry, Holly Leaf
Stockings Sparkle Pens Red Berry, Clear

I've kept with a traditional look with these Docrafts Jolly Santa papers, backed onto Crafter's Companion Desert Storm Neenah card. I've finished off with a Jolly Santa ribbon and bow and some gems.

Thanks for visiting on this exciting day for me and thank you for all your lovely comments.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Little Dimples Christmas Boy

Good morning everyone. What a week I've had. Following on from my son's birthday I've ended up with a nasty cold and a terrible headache I can't shake. Not what I need at this busy time of year! Hope you are all keeping well.

Today sees a new challenge at My Besties UK and this month the option is Christmas (of course we still have the Anything Goes option too). Please do pop over to the blog to see all the fabulous DT cards.

For my card, I chose this gorgeous My Bestie boy, he is Little Dimples Christmas Boy and and the digi can be purchased from the My Besties Shop. I hope you love him as much as I do.

I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens:
Face FS2 FS4 CR2
Hat CR8 DR3 DR6 IG1
Clothes BG1 BG2 CR8 DR3
Slippers EB2 EB3 TN6

I have used Trimcraft products for the rest of the card- North Pole papers have been backed onto Crafter's Companion Desert Storm Neenah card and the ticket to Santa is cut from the papers too. The peg and button are from the same range with the cute wooden trees from the Dovecraft Christmas Basics range and pearls and twine from the Glad Tidings range.

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps Anything Goes- Holidays
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes Option Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today and for all your lovely comments. Cathy x

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Dragon Boy

Well somehow I blinked and suddenly my baby boy has turned 4. He is very excited about his birthday and we're all looking forward to a tea party later. To be honest, he wasn't really bothered about having a handmade card (he chose himself a Minion card with a badge!) but I wasn't going to let that stop me!

This image is a Sherri Baldy My Bestie called Dragon Boy. He is such a cutie and available to buy in the My Bestie Shop. I've coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers, choosing red as my main colour as it's always been my son's favourite colour. Colours used were:
Face FS2 FS4 CR2
Hair TN1 EB1 EB2
Dragon Wings and Tail CR8 DR1 DR3
Jeans/ Eyes TB1 TB2

I've used papers from Graphic 45- they're from the Mother Goose 12x12 Paper Pad. The stars have been cut with an XCut die and Palm Punch.

In all the excitement of the last few days, I forgot to share some great news last week. The 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog is restarting on December 10th and I'm delighted to be a member of the new Design Team. All of the other DT members are amazingly talented so please do take a look at this post to find out more about them.

Thank you for visiting today, I really appreciate all of your comments. Cathy x