Monday, 30 November 2020

Thistle Be The One

Hello again.

As it's St Andrew's Day I couldn't really let it go by without a card to mark the occasion. This is made using a stamp I got this year designed by Tracy Evans for AALL and Create.

Simple, but does the job.




Thistle - Tracy Evans for AALL and Create
White Embossing Powder

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Monday Monkey Madness


Hello.

Are you a bit like Monkey?  Do you need a large cup of coffee/tea do get you going on a Monday morning?

I made the template for the cup and have saved it somewhere safe.... you just know there won't ever be a card like this again don't you?!




Coffee Monkey - CC Designs
Sentiments - LotV
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Snowflakes - Tim Holtz Sizzix
Corner Rounder
Twine


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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Be The Tree

Hello.

I've made this card in order to join in the fun at Fezziwig's.  I'm not sure James is decorating the tree, I think he is the tree!



I'd like to enter

Fezziwig's Festive Frolics - Decorate the Tree

James Deck the Halls - LotV
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers
Squares - Creative Expressions

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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

Today's challenge is Spots and/or Stripes.  

Now this card made me laugh as when he was younger Scott had a monkey that I always said was one thing and he said was the other so when Vera Lane Studio brought out this monkey set I knew exactly what I wanted to use one of them for.  I've included a photo of the monkey in question too.  Spotty or Stripey? You tell me. 



Monkeys - Vera Lane Studio
Background Noise and Stars from Moonlight - Janet Klein for AALL and Create
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers
Dotz - Autour de Mwa for AALL and Create
Distress Oxides





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Friday, 27 November 2020

The Old Ones Are The Best

Hello.

A very old Sugar Nellie stamp today - one of Krista Smith's images and a very simple card but I really like it!






Season's Greetings (maybe) - Sugar Nellie
Sentiment - LotV
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box


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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Christmas House

Hello.

A wee circular card today which I made when I was having a play with some Vera Lane Studio images.






Holiday Doodles/Holiday Houses - Vera Lane Studio
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Paints
Gelli Plate
Dotz Stencil - AALL and Create
Posca Pen

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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Big Gnome

Hello.

Not a card today! I'm trying to do a tiered tray for Christmas and decided I'd make a Tomte.  Unfortunately this guy is too big so he's just sitting watching me now as I craft!

There are loads of ideas on Pinterest for these - have a look, I had a lot of fun! His wee Santa hat came from Build a Bear - and used to belong to one of the boys' stuffed animals! Could have been a monkey, could have been a bear - no idea!



Fleecy Socks
Rice
Faux Fur
Wooden Bead



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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

That's A Cracker

Hello.

A card featuring James the Bear and his cracker.  Love this stamp.  Might do another one of these in more tradtional colours.  Maybe.






James and Cracker - LotV
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Die - Your Next Stamp
Glamour Dust


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Monday, 23 November 2020

Me and My Dog

Hello.

This is an ATC coin I've done for a swap over at the Vera Lane Digi Stamps Facebook group.



Tiny Snow Family, Holly and Mistletoes - Vera Lane Studio
Dotz - AALL and Create
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Distress Oxide
White Embossing Powder
White Posca Pen

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Sunday, 22 November 2020

Spreading the Joy?

Hello.

Usually around this time I've year I have loads of cards that I've made through the year and I suddenly decide to clear out the folder on the laptop and start sharing them. Not this year... don't get me wrong, they are still there but I've decided to start Christmas now! So from now until the big day I'm going to share something Christmassy.  If I'm feeling the need to overshare I'll pop something non Christmassy in a second post of the day......

 There will be no order to these (apart from one or two) so here we go with today's.

Is Chester feeling the Christmas joy?  I don't think so, do you?!



Chester Bubbles - Little Miss Muffet 
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers
Circles - Creative Expressions
Words - Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box

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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

It's our 11th birthday week this time so our theme is Birthdays!

I've done a card for us using LotV Number bears.




Number Bears - LotV
Sentiment - Visible Image
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers
Squares - Julie Hickey

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Friday, 20 November 2020

Not My Fault

Hello.

Think this lady is fancying a wee gin?




Cocktail Imogen - Digi Stamp Boutique
Gin Made Me Do It - Crafters Companion
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 

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Thursday, 19 November 2020

You've Made it To Thursday

Hello.

It's taken to Thursday and I'm only now offering a biscuit!  Just goes to show you donut give up..... sorry.





Teacup Treasures, Hey Sugar - Tracey Hey
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Doily

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Tea Time

Hello.

Back to tea today using another one of the recent Janet Klein release.



Tea Time - AALL and Create (Janet Klein)
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Washi Tape

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Coffee Time

Hello.

Changing it up today.  I'm going for coffee instead of tea. 




Coffee Time and Hat Drama - AALL and Create (Janet Klein)
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Washi Tape
Bottom of bottle and ink for cup marks!

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Monday, 16 November 2020

Life Is Like a Cup of Tea

Hello.

Another in my tea series, this time using Teacup Treasures.  For a simple card this took some making! It went through about 498545 different layouts, papers etc until I was finally happy.




Teacup Treasures - Tracey Hey
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Clear Gloss Embossing Powder 

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Sunday, 15 November 2020

Do You Have Enough Tea?

Hello.

By the end of this week you might have had enough of tea! I've done a few cards recently which all seem to be related to tea or coffee (tea for me tbh).  So before I start sharing Christmas cards, I'm going to share these.





Caffeina - Vera Lane Studio
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Circles - The Works

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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This time our theme is Use Your Favourite Stamp.

I have no idea what my favourite stamp is.  It's usually the one I'm using at the time but a few weeks ago my lovely friend Hazel made a fabulous card which you can see if you click on her name.  She used a template from Sandy Allnock and I was inspired to do the same so here we are..... lots of my favourite stamps!




Pullover Pals, Hang In There, Hey Sugar, Rocking The Wreath, Teacup Treasures - Tracey Hey
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers
Template - Sandy Allnock

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Friday, 13 November 2020

Happy Hour

Hello.

Is it Happy Hour?  Is it 2020 and all happy hour?!




Curvy Girl With a Cocktail - Stamping Bella
Happy Birthday - Paper Smooches
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Cheers - Docrafts
Squares - Creative Expressions

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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Oops. Almost Missed This One.

Hello.

I told you a lie the other day!

This is another card for one of Craig's friends.  It was ages ago though and like the one on Monday Craig picked the image and papers.



James and Sign - LotV
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Circles - Creative Expressions
Balloons - The Works

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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

For the Fallen

For the Fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.




Thanks to Polkadoodles for the beautiful free image set.  I just made a very simple card with it. 


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Part 2.....

Hello.

Yesterday's card was the first of two for Craig's friends.  This is the second.




Soccer Shirt - Just Inklined
Sentiment - Lisa Horton
Letters and Numbers - Memory Box
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Circles - Creative Expressions

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Monday, 9 November 2020

A Bowling Star

Hello.

Craig wanted to send a couple of birthday cards to his friends recently.  This is the first, he chose the image and told me what to put on it!



Emma in Torn Jeans - Pink Gem Designs
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Circles - Creative Expressions

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Saturday, 7 November 2020

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This time our theme is Use Red for Remembrance.




Poppu - Vera Lane Studio
Copics
Dewdrops
Rectangles - Creative Expressions

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Friday, 6 November 2020

Relax, It's Friday

Hello.

A card I made a few weeks ago for a friend.


Reilly Loves To Relax - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Squares - Julie Hickey

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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Hello Baby

Hello.

A card for a new baby this morning.  Well two cards - one is for the new grandparents!


Sleeping Baby and Sentiments - LotV
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 
Precious Stars and Letters - Memory Box
Scalloped Circles - The Works




Baby Vest - Woodware
Teddy - Tracey Hey
Heart and Stars - Memory Box
Squares - Julie Hickey
Circles - The Works

Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 

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Monday, 2 November 2020

DOAWK


Hello.

A couple of weeks ago it was a friends birthday.  He'd showed a photo of himself as a wee boy and he reminded me of someone.... then it struck me, it was Rowley Jefferson from Diary of a Wimpy Kid so I thought I'd immortalise this likeness on a card.





Numbers - Julie Hickey
Arrow - Crafty Sentiments

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Sunday, 1 November 2020

Risk it for a Biscuit?

Hello.

It's November.  Already?!

I've had a lot of time to play this year and this is one of the cards I did recently.  Going to try and share random ones before I start on the Christmas cards ;) but as I write this post I've had another idea for a card! I'm scheduling this post late Saturday night so it's probably too late to begin now - hope I still remember in the morning.




Hey Sugar - Tracey Hey
Copics/Pro/Flexmarkers 

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Snow Couple

Hello.  Another quick and easy  Whimsy   card today and I've used this lovely Rustic Sugar Snow Couple.  The sentiment is also a Whimsy ...