Saturday, 31 December 2011

My favourite five cards of 2011

Hiya...Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and now looking forward to seeing in the New Year...
We had a fantastic Christmas at my Mum's and Dad's..


I missed out on the fun with the lovely Debby of A Scrapjourney  and her... my favourite five Christmas cards...so thought I would join in with My favourite five cards of 2011...
OMG was much harder to decide then thought it would be but these are what I came up with..and 3 more oops lol...

Card number 1..using a Lili of the valley stamp called Daisy chain...Sorry 3 photo's.. to show side view and Box for card.






Card number 2...using a Lili of the valley stamp called Land Ahoy


Card number 3...using a Penny Black stamp called Vanilla..2 photo's, second one to show Box made for card 




Card number 4...using a Lili of the valley  stamp called Bunches of love ..2 photo's again.



Card number 5 using a Bildmalarna stamp called Mimosa- Wonderful day

And 3 more oops lol....

Using a Penny Black stamp from a Transparent set called eat cake


using a Lili of the valley stamp called Bubble Bath 

Using a digi from Digistamp Boutique called Alf and beer 

Yes Debby, top ten next year would be much easier lol...

Why not join in... it's such fun to see everyones favourites and Debby has some gorgeous Candy on offer too just for taking part...

Have fun tonight and wishing you all a

.....Happy New Year.....
.

Take care

Wendy xxx


Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas everyone.....

Just wanted to wish all my blogging friends and followers a very....

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hope Santa brings you lots of nice crafty things, have fun..

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and lovely comments
all are much appreciated.... you are all so wonderful.

I am so pleased I finally plucked up the courage to start my own blog, back in May...
I am having so much fun, I have made so many lovely blogging friends and love visiting your blogs to see your gorgeous creations and feel so proud to be part of 4 fab teams...Thank you

Just one last card to share with you this year..
Our Daughters Christmas card, I made it pink and girly...




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
I Love promarkers #97 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
My Mums Craft Shop #37 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Items used

Cuddly Buddly digi ~ From me to you and you to me coloured with promakers & flexmarkers
Daisy & Dandelion papers ~ Penelope & Percy
Martha Stewart punch ~ Vintage Doily
Nesties
Cuttlebug Snowflake die
ribbon, flower & pearls from stash

Have a fab time...Look foward to seeing your fabulous creations in 2012

Hug's Wendy xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Hubby's Christmas card....

I'm back with my Hubby's Christmas card this time...
I have used my new Penny Black stamp called Xmas Troupe...
 which I was very lucky to win on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for the White out Challenge..
Also was sent some gorgeous Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl...




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
I Love promarkers #97 ~ Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop #37 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #143 ~ Anything Goes

Items used

Penny Black stamp ~ Xmas Troupe coloured with promarkers
Cuddly Buddly sentiment
Martha Stewart punch ~ Pinking Scallop
Nesties
Papermania Dew Drops
Freebie papers from a mag
ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by

Wendy xxx

Candy win ...........

Hiya....I had a very exciting parcel arrive this afternoon...
I was the very lucky winner of Ali's of Simplystylishstamping  Candy...
Look what I got...how lucky am I .


Thank you so much Ali, will have fun using my new goodies.

Back in a bit with my Hubby's Christmas card.

Wendy xxx
Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Santa Sitting

Hiya....Sorry I,m late tonight but I'm back with another card I made for my Friend...
 this time for her to give her oldest Son who's 8.
I also made one the same for our Son who's 9.

I have used another cute Cuddly Buddly  digi called Santa Sitting.




Close up of image

Items used

Cuddly Buddly digi ~ Santa Sitting coloured with promarkers
Cuddly Buddly digi papers ~ Winter warm
Martha Stewart punch ~Embossed Zig Zag
Nesties
Marianne Design Creatables ~ Swedish Ice star
Craftworkcards message
ribbon & button fron stash

xx Thanks for stopping by xx

Wendy xxx
Monday, 19 December 2011

Going Down

Hiya...Just a quick post tonight, feeling very tired but got a few Christmas cards still to share , will post over the next few days, can't believe the big day is nearly here, are we all ready ???.......

My Friend asked me again this year if I could make her two boys a Christmas card for her to give them...tonights card is for her youngest Son who has just turned 7.




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into
My Mums Craft Shop #36 ~ Cute and Funky (2nd entry)

Items used

Cuddly Buddly digi ~ Going Down coloured with promarker
Cuddly Buddly digi papers ~ Winter warm
Martha Stewart punch ~ Pinking Scallop
Nesties
Craftwork cards message
ribbon & buttons from stash

....Thanks for stopping by....

Wendy xxx
Saturday, 17 December 2011

Snowy Again....

Hiya....At last I am coming to a  end with my Christmas cards, only one more to go hopefully...
I seem to have made a lot of batch cards the same style this year to get finshed in time...
Really must start them earlier next year and not have the mad rush at the end...

This is another one using the cute Snowy, nice and quick to colour lol....




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Lexi's Creations #55 ~ untraditional colours
Ladybug Crafts Ink #50 ~ Bingo...ribbon..flowers..punches/dies
The Stamping Boutique  #21 ~ No Traditional colours
My Mums Craft Shop #36 ~ Cute and Funky
One Stop Craft Challenge #162 ~ Christmas Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away #35 ~ Snowmen  (2nd entry)

Items used

Penny Black stamp ~ Snowy coloured with promarkers & flexmarker
Martha Stewart punch ~ Vintage Doily
Cuttlebug Embossing folder ~ Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Snowflake die
Craftwork cards message
Stickles ~ Frosty lace
flower & ribbon from stash

....Thanks for stopping by....

Wendy xxx
Friday, 16 December 2011

Totally Papercrafts DT card #97 ~ Time to Party.....

It's time for our last Challenge of 2011 at Totally Papercrafts
This weeks Challenge has been chosen by the lovely Lols and is....

TIME TO PARTY....
This Challenge is open until Thursday 5th January..so plenty of time to join in.

 
Our sponsor this week is.....

For my card, I used a fab Digistamp Boutique digi called Music Lucy and some more of my
new  First Edition papers called Dreamcatcher, soooo gorgeous.....
I made this card for my niece's 14th Birthday which is on Christmas Eve.




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into
Sarah Hurley  Challenge #56 ~ Colouring

Items used

Digistamp Boutique digi ~ Music Lucy coloured with promarkers
First Edition papers ~ Dreamcatcher
Martha Stewart punch ~ Embossed Zig Zag
Nesties
Nellie Shellen ~ Floral punches
Craftwork cards messages

Please pop over to Totally Papercrafts to check out the prize
 and see my teamies gorgeous creations, lots of great inspiration,
We would love to see your's too.

From all of us at Totally Papercrafts
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a
Happy New Year

Our first Challenge of 2012 will start on 6th January.

Wendy xxx
Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Divas by Design DT card #17 ~ A Merry Christmas......

Hiya...hope your week is going well...
It's time for a new Challenge over at Divas by Design and our last for this year...
This Challenge will run through until 11th January when we return..
The theme is...

A MERRY  CHRISTMAS
Our sponsors are...
and

For my card, I used a cute digi image called Cosy Snowbuddies from Cuddly Buddly, this card is for my Mum and Dad...




Close up of image



Side view

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
CES Challenge #65 ~ Traditional Christmas (2nd entry)
One Stop Craft Challenge wk 161 Traditional colours (2nd entry)
Winter Wonderland ~ Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow
Craftyribbons Challenge #8 ~ Traditional colours for Christmas (2nd entry)
Digtal Tuesday Challenge #141 ~ Winter Wonderland

Items used

Cuddly Buddly Digi - Karen Middleton ~ Cosy Snowbuddies coloured with promarkers
LOTV Circular sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart punch ~ Pinking Scallop
Nesties
Freebie papers from Cardmaking & Papercraft mag
Flowers, ribbon & charm from stash.

Please pop over to Divas by Design to check out the fab prizes
and see the gorgeous cards my teamies have made..
We would love to see your's too.

From all of us at Divas by Design
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a
Happy New Year...



Wendy xxx
Monday, 12 December 2011

A Passion For Stamps... DT card...Robin And House......

Hiya...It's the start of another week and can't believe it's nearly Christmas
 and still not enough cards to send out, how naughty am I not starting early enough..
Think I'm going to have to buy some extra nice ones lol...

Todays card I am showcasing one of Ruth's beautiful  images called...
Robin And House...





Close up of image...Robin And House

You can find this image and many more of Ruth's beautiful digi images at...

She is so talented and all her images are truly beautiful...

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
My Mums Craft Shop #35 ~ Traditional Christmas
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #8 ~ Traditional Colours for Christmas
CES Challenge #65 ~ Traditional Christmas
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #164  ~ All creatures great and small
One stop Craft Challenge wk 161 ~ Traditional Colours
Stampalot Challenge ~  Bingo I used pearls..stickles..ribbon

Items used

A Passion For Stamps digi ~ Robin And House coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Milton & Co Christmas papers
Martha Stewart punch ~ Pinking Scallop
Nesties
Stickles ~ Frosty lace
Craftwork cards message
Flowers & ribbon from stash

...Thanks for stopping by...

Wendy xxx
Friday, 9 December 2011

Totally Papecrafts DT card #96 ~ Anything But Christmas......

Hiya....Can't believe it's Friday already, where does the time go...
It's time for a new Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts
This weeks Challenge has been chosen by the lovely Vicky and is....

Anything But Christmas

Our Sponsor this week is....

Now I can't let my Daughter near this post as it's her 8th Birthday card
and it's not her Birthday till Monday...

I have used a very cute digi image from Digistamp Boutique called Wallace Birthday
and I  just know she's going to love it....





Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Passion for promarkers Challenge ~ Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday #194 ~ Anything Goes

Items used

Digistamp Boutique ~ Wallace Birthday coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
First Edition papers ~ Dreamcatcher
Martha Stewart punch ~ Daisy
Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lily of the valley Sentiment
Stickles ~ Crystal
Ribbons and pearls from stash

Please pop over to Totally Papercrafts to check out the prize
and see my teamies gorgeous creations...lots of great inspiration..
We would love to see yours too.

....Thanks for stopping by....

Wendy xxx
Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Fab'n'Funky Candy

Hiya...Just a quick post to let you know that the DT on Fab'n'Funky Challenge blog have started our Christmas holidays early and our next Challenge will be on 4th January 2012...

Thanks for all the fabulous entries to our Anything Goes Challenge..
There were so many gorgeous entries, it was just too hard to pick a top 3..
So we have 10 entries we would like to mention and you can  all grab a Top 3 blinkie..
Well done...Check out who they are over at Fab'n'Funky

We do have some fab Candy on offer...

A selection of eyelets, gromments and buttons
Different themed papers
Mulberry Flowers
Christmas themed stamps

Sorry no photo at the moment, mr Blogger not playing,we will try again later...

All you need to do is pop over to Fab'n;Funky Challenge blog...
and add your name to Mister Linky
There will be 5 winners...

All of us on the DT would like to wish you all....

 A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..
See you on the 4th Jan for our next Challenge..
and good luck with the Candy..



Wendy and all the DT  xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Snowy......

Hiya...I am so pleased that my Christmas shopping is now nearly finshed
after a day in town today, just all the wrapping to do now...
Shame I can't say the same for my Christmas cards...
have left it far to late to make the amount I need... really should know better did the same last year, oh well always next year lol...

Tonights card to share...is one of 6 (all the same) I did just to try and speed them up a bit..


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk180 ~ Total whiteout
One Stop Craft Challenge wk160 ~ Let it Snow
By The Cute And Girly ~ Let it Snow
Joanne Sheen Challenge ~ Christmas Wishes (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes (3rd entry)
I Love promarkers #94  ~ Snowmen & Snowflakes (2nd entry)
My Mums Craft Shop #34 ~ Keeping Warm (2nd entry)

Items used

Penny Black stamp ~ Snowy coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Marianne Design Creatables ~ Swedish Ice Star
Nesties
Cuttlebug Embossing  folders ~ Snowflakes and Swiss Dots
Stickles ~ Frosy lace
Dew Drops and ribbon from stash

....Thanks for stopping by ....

Wendy xxx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Totally Papercrafts DT card #95 ~ Let it Snow

Hiya...It's Friday again and time for a new Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts
This weeks Challenge has been chosen by Cathy and is....
Let it Snow

Our sponsor this week is....

For my card...I used one of Janet's digi images from Pink Gem Designs
called Snowman soup, soooo cute.


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
By the Cute and Girly ~ Let it Snow
Joanne Sheen Challenge ~ Christmas wishes
Simon says stamp ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
I love promakers #94 ~ Snowmen & Snowflakes
My Mum's craft shop #34 ~ Keeping warm
Craft Your Days Away #34 ~ Buttons or Bows

Items used

Pink Gem Design digi ~ Snowman soup coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers 
Papercellar paper ~ Traditional Christmas
Marianne Design Creatables ~ Swedish ice star
Cuttlebug snowflake die
Sizix phrase...Let it snow
Nesties
Fizzy Moon Festive fun ~ Buttons

Please pop over to Totally Papercrafts to check out my
my teamies gorgeous creations...great inspiration.
We would love to see your's too...

......Thanks for stopping by ......

Wendy xx
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New DT Member.....Fab 'n' Funky....

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR my DIVAS BY DESIGN DT CARD..THANKS

Got some very exciting news to share today....Fab 'n' Funky have now chosen 3 new DT members and guess what I am one of them....Woo hoooo.....
Congratulations to Pat & Rachel for being picked too..

Thanks so much girls, I am soooo excited and feel very proud to be part of your fab team...

This weeks Challenge is our last for 2011...
and is a nice and easy one the theme is....
Anything Goes

Our Sponsor for this week is....
The Stamping Boutique

I have had a play with one of our Sponsor images called Smoochie...
She's gorgeous...




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Sketch Saturday week # 183
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #162 ~ Borders & Flowers
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Items used

The Stamping Boutique Digi ~ Smoochie coloured with promarkers
First Edition papers ~ Desert Blooms
Die-namics ~ Decorative Doily & Faux Crochet
Nesties
Flowers, brads & lace from stash

Please pop over to Fab 'n' Funky...
to check out my new teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration..
We would love to see your's too...

That's it from me today...2 posts in one day that's a first for me lol...

Wendy xxx

Divas By Design DT card #16 ~ Anything Goes

Hiya....Hope your week is going well...
 It's time for a new Challenge to start over at Divas by Design...
This weeks Challenge is a nice easy one the theme is...
Anything Goes

Our Sponsor this week is...

For my card, I used one of the very cute Wild Rose Studio stamps called
Toby and Butterfly...



Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the
Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ Punches & Dies

Items used

Wild Rose Studio stamp ~ Milton & Co - Toby and Butterfly coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Wild Rose Studio stamp ~ Cute Greetings
My Mind's Eye papers ~ Free with Cardmarking & Papercraft (a while ago)
Martha Stewart punch ~ Layered Arch
Nesties
Flowers and brads from stash

Please pop over to Divas by Design to check out 
 my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration...
We would love to see yours too..

Thanks for stopping x

Wendy xxx


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Snow

Hiya...Hope you have had a great weekend...
We have had a lovely day at a family Christening...so nice to see people that we have not seen in ages..

Tonight's card to share is a Fizzy Moon one called  Snow...such a cute image.




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Ladybug Crafts Ink #47 ~ Winter Blues
Stampin with the Dragon ~ Anything Goes-Christmas
Sweet Stampin ~ Punches & Dies
Craft Your Days Away #34 Buttons or Bows

Items used

Fizzy Moon stamp ~ Snow
Marianne Design Creatables ~ Swedish I ce Star
Nesties
Stickles ~ Frosty lace
Snowflake brad & button from stash

Thanks for stopping by........

Wendy xxx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Totally Papercrafts DT card #94 ~ Christmas........

Hiya...Can't believe it's Friday already, where did that week go...
That means it's time for a new Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts
this weeks Challenge has been chosen by Sarah and is......
Christmas

Our sponsors for this week are....
&

For my card...
I used one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas  stamps called Snowy, such a cute snowman and lovely to colour...




Close up of image

I would like to enter this card into
I love promarkers # 93 ~ Anything Goes.....2nd entry

Items used 

Penny Black stamp ~ Snowy coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
CraftHouse papers ~ Winter Wonderland
EK Success punch ~ Glacial Snowflake
Stickles ~ Frosted lace
Ribbon & pearls from stash

Please pop over to TPC... to check out the prizes
 and to see my teamies gorgeous creations  for lots of great inspiration..
We would love to see yours too...

Thanks for any comments 

Wendy xxx
Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Autumn Walk

Hiya.... hope your weeks going well...

I have a card to share with you  tonight, using one of the gorgeous Bildmalarna stamps called...
Mimosa - Autumn Walk...


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Sweet Stampin ~ Birthday
I love promarkers #93 ~ Anything Goes

Make It Monday #64 ~ Anything Goes...A friendly place to share your creations and find inspiration

Items used

Bildmalarna stamp ~ Mimosa- Autumn Walk coloured with promarkers
Basic Grey papers ~ Green at heart
Martha Stewart punch ~ New Ash Family
Nellie Snellen Floral punches
Gems from stash

Enjoy your evening.....

Wendy xxx
Monday, 21 November 2011

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Hiya....Hope you all had a great weekend....
The part we need to mend our washing machine has just turned up thank goodness, we have been with out it since last Tuesday and now I  have a big pile of washing to catch up on...

Todays card to share is a Ruby Wedding Anniversary, which one of the school mums asked if I could do for them...
It was not easy to take a good photo, as used mirror card... 


Made a Box for card



Going to link this card up to
Make It Monday #64 ~ Anything Goes.....A friendly place to share your creations and find inspiration

Items used

Nestabilities ~ Classic Hearts & Classic scalloped Hearts
Martha Stewart punch ~ Valentine lace
Cuttlebug Embossing folders ~ Swiss Dots & Roses
Crafts Too Embossing folder ~ Hearts
Papermania Shimmer Dots
Ribbon & mirror card from stash

Thanks for any comments...much appreciated xx

Wendy xxx
Friday, 18 November 2011

Totally Papercrafts DT card #93 ~ Black and White........

Hiya...It's Friday again and time for a new Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts..
This weeks Challenge has been chosen by Mel and is.....
Black and White

Our sponsors for this week are....
Crafty  Emma's Store
And
Amber Ink

For my card I used a Penny Black stamp called Flying stars that has not been inked up in a long time... it,s  beautiful and nice and simple for this Challenge, just added a little bit of sparkle to the image with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen...





Photo is really not showing up the sparkle..

 Items used

Penny Black stamp ~ Flying Stars
Paper Cellar papers ~ Black and White
Martha Stewart Corner & Border punches ~ Swirling lace
Ribbon & pearls from stash

Please pop over to TPC...to see my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of inspiration...
We would love to see yours too....

Wendy xxx




Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Divas by Design DT card #15 ~ Monochromatic........

Morning all...Its Wednesday already and that means a new challenge starts over at
Divas by Design...this weeks theme is....
Monochromatic....

Our sponsor this week is ... The Digi Garden

I would like the thank the DT ladies for a very warm welcome...I feel so proud to be part of your fabulous team...

Hope you all like my first DT card for Divas by Design...



Close up of image....Paper pieced the Blanket.

I would like to enter this card into
Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ Going Gorgeously Gingam

Items used

LOTV stamp ~ Baby Blanket coloured with promarkers
Pink Petticoat papers
Martha Stewart punch ~ Pinking Scallop
Nesties
Teddy Bear charm from the Hobbyhouse
Ribbon, buttons & brad from stash

Please pop over to Divas by Design to see my teamies gorgeous creations
for great inspiration....We would love to see yours too..

Wendy xxx


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