Thursday, 31 December 2009

MAWTT Challenge 27....

Well I'm on a roll here... here's another card for you!
This one hopefully covers 2 challenges- MAWTT- to use a previous sketch- this was the last sketch challenge and I liked this sketch, and maybe using it again! It also covers the challenge over at SWU, which was for Christmas.

For these I have used the following:
SU papers(which I have distressed with my new distressing tool!!); SU ribbon;SU stamp sets- Best Yet, Yummy & Season of Joy; SU oval punches; nestabilities scalloped circle & labels 8 sets; Creative Memories circle cutter; mirror card, gems & glitter glue from stash; xmas pudding sweeties.

Hope you like them...

Teresa xx

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to one and all- hope you had a good New Years Eve and a good Christmas. How quickly it seems to come & go each year- must be getting older!

Thought I'd show some simple New Years cards I'd made for the neighbours & family.
For the cards I used the following items:
Craft Creations paper-Christmas Scrolls, Blue/grey; Bo Bunny -Organic Snowdrop paper; SU Whisper white card; SU- Cheers to You stamp set; SU scalloped circle punch; SU white satin ribbon; Martha Stewart border punches; Quickutz alphabet dies; mirror card, glitter glue & gems from stash. (I did intend for the 2010 to look wonky on the cards- not very good with straight lines!)

Hope you have a good New Years Day & not too many sore heads out there!

Teresa xx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Fussy & Fancy Blog Candy... There is some scrummy candy up for grabs at Fussy & Fancy- a new challenge blog site- pop on over to take a look- this runs until New Years day!

Take a peek at the side bar for a look at what they are giving away!!

Teresa x

Moving Along with the Times Challenge...

Wow, Christmas Eve already!
Sitting here with my rather LARGE glass of Baileys, having a go at some last minute challenges & cards!

The challenge over at MAWTT this week is a sketch with a theme of bears in it also. This one will run for 2 weeks over the Xmas period.

For my card I used the following:
Forever Friends Xmas die cuts; sugar coated card; Lasting Impressions paper, gems,snowflake punch & ribbon from my stash. I had made up the toppers on the Spellbinders dies a while back, but didn't know what to use them on, till now!

I have also added another card I made up from the sketch over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp- but this time I followed the sketch!!!

Again I used the stamped Magnolia image, cards& papers, Craftwork Cards sentiment & gems etc from my stash. I have also been experimenting with a paper distressing tool I brought a while ago-hope you like them.

Well hope you are all ready for the cheerful jolly man in the red suit to visit you all tonight- must remember to leave him out some mince pies & a glass of mulled wine( can't leave him any Baileys as I've just finished it off!!!)

Merry Christmas everyone....

Teresa xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp..

The sketch over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp was created by Barb. I have followed it almost! - I did leave out one part of it, as I couldn't find any papers in my stash to go with what I had already used - probably means it will be no good to enter the challenge! DOH!
Oh well never mind, I enjoyed playing along.
For the card I used the following items:

Card blank; ribbon; pearls; mirror card; Bazzill cards; freebie snowflake paper -all from my stash.
I also used :SU Whisper White card; Craftwork Cards sentiment; Magnolia stamp; snowflake punch. The image was water coloured & the snowballs had glitter glue added to them.

I love using this image, especially with all the snow we have had recently!
Poor Bella didn't know quite what to make of it, and wouldn't go out at first- but then her curiosity got the better of her! I'll post some piccies later.

Well Christmas is almost here - hope you are all ready & finished all your shopping- I have- now that's a first, as I normally still trawl around the shops on Christmas Eve!

I hope everyone has a good Christmas & New Year- thank you for spending the time over the past year to look at my blog & leave feedback- I do appreciate your comments.

Looking forward to the new year- Hopefully I will have a new job. I've also promised myself to blog more, enter more challenges & use up all the papers, card & stamps from my huge stash sitting here, before I buy anything else( I wonder how long that will last!)

Best wishes for Christmas & the New Year

Teresa xx

Sunday, 6 December 2009

I Made the Top Spot.....

Stamp With Us

I logged on this morning to a nice surprise.... I made the Top Spot this fortnight over a SWU. Thank you for saying my card was good enough to receive this award, as I know there are so many creative people out there.
Congrats to the ladies that made the DT request- can't wait to see your creations for some more inspiration at SWU.

Heavens, isn't this weather pants! I don't think its stopped raining all night. Even Bella wouldn't go out this morning- I had to get up at 5 as she want to go out- she barely poked her head through the opening of the patio door & did a 180 degree turn & went back upstairs to bed! Mind you it seems to have stopped a bit now, its still pretty grim though, and Bella's gone AWOL. Just the perfect sort of day to hole up in my sad room & create a few cards, or I suppose I should write some Xmas cards ready to send out!

Whatever you are doing, hope you have a good Sunday
Teresa x

Friday, 4 December 2009

The Secret Crafter Challenge

Thought I would enter these before it was too late for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week. The theme was Christmas trees, anywhere in your creation.
Here's mine- I made these using a die cut pack from Kanban & a set I got from Hobby crafts.

Products used:
Die cut images; papers & card from stash; oval Nestabilities; mirror card; Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU border punch; gems & glitter glue from stash; snowflake punch; SU stamp for card inserts; 3-d foam pads.
Something a little different for me, not to use stamped images -but I saw them & liked them as they were something a little different.

Hope you like,
Teresa x

Non Traditional Christmas Card....

The challenge over at A Spoonful of Sugar this week is to create a non traditional Christmas card, by not using red & green.
I made this card using a sketch from Create 4 Fun.

Products Used:
SU Seasons of Joy stamp set; SU Elegant Eggplant & whisper white card; Elegant Eggplant ink pad; SU Stick & stamp with ultra fine glitter for the accents; Martha Stewart punch; gems, card blank & organza from stash; Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I am trying to make some Xmas cards to send out and have got down the boxes from the loft with all the ones I have made over the past couple of years, to send them out and make a bit of room!
I am struggling to get into the Xmas mood at the moment, so am sitting here with my second glass of Baileys! Mind you a few more glasses of these might help!LOL
Hope you like the card, catch you later,

Teresa x

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

SWU Challenge..

Thought I'd forgotten how to do these!!

The challenge over at SWU this fortnight- the challenges have been changed from weekly to fortnightly, is a recipe challenge. I had to think about this one a bit, but this is what I came up with...

The challenge is to use- 2 x patterned paper; 3 x brads; 1x stamp

Items Used:
Merry Moments DS papers; Tree Trimmings stamp set; Old olive, Choc Chip & Rose Red ink pads; red ribbon & gold cord from stash; Old Olive card.
The icicles were from a project Monica made on the on-line SWU classes.

The team at SWU are also calling for a new member on the DT team- who knows, might stick my name down!

Temp job going OK- very muddy,with all this rain, as its basically a building site & we are feeding out of a portacabin. Its nothing if not challenging!!
Only couple weeks left & then will have to see what happens.

Well catch you later, as got some work to do to take in tomorrow, as trying to catch up, as had no computer for 3 days- think I'm cursed with them!

Keep warm & dry... catch you later

Teresa xx