Monday, 30 November 2015

Mugs and Kisses

Hi Friends,

I can't believe it is the last day of November!! Christmas is nearly here.  This month has been a bit of a whirlwind for me and I haven't had much time to craft at all :(  I did however make some time to colour in this cutie and play along in Gerda Steiners Progressive Challenge. This gorgeous digital image is called Little Mug Bear.

Gerda Steiner Designs Digital Stamp - Little Mug Bear
MFT Stamps -  Hug in a Mug 
Create a Smile Paper - Snowdance Kit
Create a Smile Enamel Stickers - Snowdance
Create a Smile and Pretty Posh Pink - Snowdance Sequin Mix 
Ranger Glossy Accents

I decided to make a 4x4 card and kept the layout very simple.  I loved the papers in the create a smile snowdance kit so coloured the bear to match my papers - a change for me, as I usually colour first and then work the card round my image! I thought the sentiment from MFT was a perfect fit for this card, however I wanted to make this a christmas card too so I stamped a Merry Christmas on the inside.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Ax

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Christmas Sparkle

Hi there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and our theme this week is Some Sparkle and Bling.  Our sponsor is the wonderful Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner three digi's of thier choice.

I received my awesome Snowdance Kit from Create a Smile about a week ago and was itching to play with it. As I was short on time this week for crafting I decided that the beautiful snowflake die in this kit would be perfect for a quick and easy card with some bling. Here is what I came up with:

Create A Smile Kit - Snowdance Snowflake Die
Create a Smile Stamps - Cool Buddies
MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax
American Crafts Christmas Glitter Paper - Gold
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine Gold
Doodlebug Designs - Snowflake Sequins
Red and Gold Adhesive Gems - From Stash

I would like to link this card up with the following challenges.
Thanks so much for popping by,
Big hugs Ax

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Snow Stuck

Hi Crafting Friends,

I'm sorry I haven't been around this month. I was away on holiday at the start of the month, and got stranded too and since I've come back things have been crazy hectic!  Now we are on the countdown to Christmas -can you believe it!!

I coloured this super fun and cute Whimsie Doodles image when I was on holiday but have only now had the time to put it on a card.  This  snowman image is called Snow Stuck and the sentiment is included :) 

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamps - Snow Stuck
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints13
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Falling Snow
Woodware Mini Punch - Snowflake
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Stickles - Diamond
Ranger Enamel Acccents - White

I kept the layout very simple.  I cut out a frame from leftover blue card and added three tiny snowflakes from various scraps of card.  I then mounted the framed image onto a debossed stitched rectangle which was glued directly onto the card base.  I added some glossy accents to the candy and the snowman's buttons, white enamel dots to the background and stickles to the snow and candy.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting and hopefully I'll be back soon with some more cards.
Hugs Ax

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Guest Designer - Tag You're It!

Hi Crafting Friends,

I am super excited and honoured to be a guest designer at Tag You're It Challenge this fortnight, and I apologise about the lateness of this post!  I am currently stuck in Bali as flights have been cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud! I have no idea yet when I will actually get back home :( On the plus side I have a few stamps and my copics with me :)

Anyway, the inspiration for the challenge is this cute tag by Susan. I love these sweet little bird houses and I had so many ideas for my tag. I hope you are inspired to play along too.

In the end I decided to use this adorable digi mushroom house from Whimsie Doodles for my tag and had great fun colouring it. I hope you like it :)

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Gnome Home
Lil' Inker Designs - Anytime Tags
Memory Box Dies - Puffy Clouds
Red Ribbon, Green Ribbon an Natural string from Stash

I would also like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Ax