Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tall Christmas Candle


Lili Of The Valley (78) DT - New Beginnings (New Technique)
Stampin For The Weekend (53) - Christmas
I Love Promarkers (46) - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop (39) - Anything Goes

Here we are back again after the Christmas break for a new challenge from Lili Of The Valley. I hope you have all had a good Christmas and are now raring to go again and eager to use all your new stash. This time the challenge is 'New Beginnings' so we would like to see projects that are for a new baby, wedding, new home, using new stash etc, or like me, trying a new technique. We are kindly being sponsored by LOTV who are donating a £10.00 voucher to spend in their webshop.

As I said, I have tried a new technique as I have never tried to stamp on a candle before. I have so often admired the ones I have seen done but never had the courage to try it myself, for fear of setting the house on fire! Well, I didn't set the house on fire, but I had just fallen and cracked my head on the edge of a door about half an hour before doing the candle. Could explain the rotten photography - but hey! the door is still in one piece ha! ha! I used Promarkers to colour the images and on reflection I will use darker colours next time I have a go as the image has come out a bit too pale. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Anita's
Ribbon - Stash

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Candlelight - Sneak Peek


Sketch & Stash - Your Choice Of Sketch (8)
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Birthday
Papertake - Anything Goes
ABC - K is for Keep It Simple
Simon Says - Anything Goes

This is the card that I made to go with the Large Candle Jar. Again the image and sentiment are more of the new LOTV stamps being released in January. This gorgeous fairy is called 'Candlelight' and as you can see I have done her the same way as the images on the candle jar. Hope you like her as much as I do, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Pearls - Paper cellar

Monday, 20 December 2010

Large Candle Jar & Sneak Peek

Garden Of Wishes

Let Your Light Shine Through


Papertake - Christmas Birthdays
Simon Says - Silver/Blue/White
Paperplay (50) - Anything But A Card
Allsorts (83) - Anything Goes
C.E.S. (17) - Anything Goes

I don't know about you, but I think it is quite unfair to do a birthday card or gift with Christmas images for anyone who has a birthday in or around Christmas. That is why I have not used Christmas images for this gift I made for a friend who recently had her birthday. Not only that, but it means she can display it all year round.

I have used the gorgeous new fairys that will be released by LOTV on 11th January. As soon as I saw them I knew how I wanted to colour them using my Promarkers and Glamour Dust so this was the ideal opportunity to use them. I cut the first image with a label Nestie and then 3D'd another image on top using foam pads. The sentiment is also one of the new releases and I thought it was ideal for a candle. The silver leaves are punched and the paper flowers have pearl centres. On the lid I cut a silver scalloped circle with blue gingham paper on. Onto this I attached a layered up large white flower with silver leaves and a white pearl centre. A bit of ribbon around the neck finished it off. I must admit that I didn't want to part with it once it was done but my friend loves it, so I will just have to do another one just for me. Hope you like it as much as I do, thanks for looking.


Stamps - LOTV
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Pearls - Paper Cellar
Flowers/Ribbon/Brad - Stash

Saturday, 18 December 2010


As I don't know how to post a You Tube video I have put a link instead. Just click the link above and be amazed!

Merry Christmas to you all. Hugs Christine x

Monday, 13 December 2010

Decorating The Tree


Creative Inspirations DT (49) - Anything Goes Christmas
Mami Doodles (16) - Anything Goes
Allsorts (82) - Last Minute Christmas Projects
Stamp With Fun (89) - Christmas

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration is 'Anything Goes Christmas' and is being sponsored by Stamp And Create and Soft Pencil who are both kindly donating $10.00 vouchers to be spent in their stores. So if you have any last minute cards or gifts to make we would love to see them. This challenge will last until 30th December as the DT are having a Christmas break.

I am busy making my last minute cards and probably will still be doing them on Christmas Eve ha! ha! I don't know where this year has gone, it has certainly flown by. I guess it's another sign of age!!! I have coloured the image with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust pens. I thought it would be nice to have some little miniature cards hanging across the top so I made some simple ones using tiny stickers. The flowers are die cut and to finish off I added some tiny gems to the punched border. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Paper - Papermania
Stckers/Gems - Stash

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Winter Daisy


Squiggles & Giggles - Anything
Whoopsie Daisy - Ribbon & Bows
Sketch & Stash (50) - Sketch (Digi Stamp/Paper)
Digital Tuesday (88) - Baby It's Cold Outside
Fab 'N' Funky (52) - Christmas Is For The Children

Number five is a gorgeous digi stamp from Squiggles Stamps called 'Winter Daisy'. I won her a while ago but this is the first time I have used her. Really strange I haven't used her before as I think she is really gorgeous and I have had several images coloured up ready since I got her. Mind you, the craft room is in such a mess I'm suprised I find anything. Enough waffling, back to the card. As you can see it's another blue one. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and flock. I have used sparkly gems as snowflakes and tied a ribbon around the bottom. The tag has a snowflake brad in it to which I have added another of the gems. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Squiggles & Giggles
Paper - Jak Heath
Brad/Gems/Ribbon - Stash

Collecting The Tree


Secret Crafter (112) - Christmas
Stamptacular (88) - Blue, Blue Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar (133) - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (80) - Anything Goes
ABC - J is for Jewels & Gems
Crafty Creations (97) - A Beary Project
I Love Promarkers (44) - A Christmas Carol/Song (Oh Christmas Tree)
Digi Doodle Shop (37) - Animals or Insects

Here's another one, I'm starting to lose count now but it makes up for last week ha! ha! This one features 'Collecting The Tree', again from LOTV with yet another of their fantastic circular sentiments, can't get enough of these... I have coloured the image with Promarkers and a touch of glitter. The snowflakes are punched and I have added pearls to the centres for a change. I have also placed some pearls in the top right corner. In case you were wondering, this one is a fold-back card. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Papers - Daisy & Dandelion
Pearls - Stash

Christmas Candle


Allsorts (81) - Light Up The Night
Secret Crafter (112) - Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar (133) - Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (80) - Anything Goes
M.A.W.T.T. (76) - Lots Of Spots (On The Paper)

Card number three for today is in my favourite colour - pink! The image this time is called 'Christmas Candle', again from LOTV. I have coloured it with Promarkers and glittered her hood and scarf (makes a change from flock). The snowflakes are all punched with shimmer dots in the centres. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Papers - DCWV
Shimmer Dots - Papermania

Christmas Robins


Stampin For The Weekend (52) - 2 Circles/2 Squares/ Buttons & Bling
Secret Crafter (112) - Christmas
Cupcake Crafts (120) - Little Red Robin
A Spoonful Of Sugar (133) - Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (80) - Anything Goes
ABC - J is for Jewels & Gems

Here is my second card for today. This time I have used another LOTV stamp called 'Christmas Robins', isn't it sweet? I have coloured it with Promarkers and added glitter and a little star gem on top of the tree. The gem is so small you might need a microscope to see it!!! I have also added some gems to the square panel behind the image. If you look carefully you will see that the gorgeous paper also has robins on it. I finished the card by adding some buttons at the bottom. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Papers - Papermania
Gems/Buttons - Stash

Christmas Cats


Lili Of The Valley DT Card (77) - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday (142) - Floral Frenzy
Digi Doodle Shop (37) - Animals or Insects
Daring Cardmakers - Turquoise
Stamptacular (88) - Blue, Blue Christmas
Papertake - Red & Green Must Not Be Seen
ABC _ J is for Jewels & Gems
Simon Says - Christmas With No Red Or Green

I can't believe it is a whole week since I posted a card. Mind you, I am still not in the mindset for crafting so my cards are a bit pants at the moment. However, I have made a few and will be posting them today so watch this space...

Time for another Lili Of The Valley challenge and this week we have a great sketch for you to follow. We are again being sponsored by Lisa & Laila who have kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in the LOTV Online Shop. Don't forget, to be eligble for the prize you have to use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look. The challenge will run for 3 weeks to give the DT a much needed rest so you have until 29th December to enter.

The image I have used is called 'Christmas Cats' and I have coloured it with Promarkers as usual and added Flock to the hat. I have also glittered the snow and around the edge of the design paper. The poinsettias are die cut and leaves punched . A few gems finish them off. The snowflake borders were offcuts from a friend. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Paper - Jak Heath
Gems - Stash

Friday, 3 December 2010

All Wrapped Up Again


Lili Of The Valley (76) DT Card - A Few Of My Favourite Things (Stamp/Paper/Punch/Embossing Folder)
C.E.S. (14) - Vintage Christmas
Wild Orchid (11) - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Papertake - Sketch
A Passion For Promarkers (79) - Old & New (Old Stamp/New Punch)
Digi Doodle Shop (36) - Let It Snow
Dutch Dare (92) - Christmas Card/Tag Or Ornament
Stamp Something - Christmas Colours
Totally Papercrafts (45) - Christmas Punches

Editted to say: Sorry this post is so late, I forgot to schedule it and was very tired yesterday.

Here we go with another challenge from Lili Of The Valley. This week we want to see a few of your favourite things used on your projects. It could be stamps, papers, embellishments, in fact anything that you love. Don't forget though to be eligible for the prize of a £10.00 LOTV voucher that you MUST use an LOTV image.

For my card I have followed the sketch but I have turned and lengthened it. I have used one of my favourite LOTV Christmas stamps and coloured her with Promarkers (another favourite) and added flock to her muff. The background was coloured with chalk. I decided to put her behind a frame which I cut with Nesties and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder before attaching with foam pads to lift it. The strip going down the centre has been punched with my new MS snowflake border punch. The small snowflakes in the corners are the waste from the border punch and I have added tiny star gems to the centres. The papers I have used have also become firm favourites of mine. I'm not sure if this is vintage or old fashioned enough, what do you think? Anyway, I hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Papermania
Gems - Papermania

Wednesday, 1 December 2010



Daring Cardmakers - Spotty Stripey Christmas
Totally Papercrafts (44) - Untraditional Christmas
One Stop Crafts (108) - Christmas Cuties
Magical Monday (10) - Wings
Ooh La La (68) - Christmas Song (Angels From The Realms Of Glory)
Stamp With Fun (87) - Advent
Whoopsie Daisy - Let's Get All Girlie
Whiff Of Joy (93) - Christmas (No Red Or Green)

Although I followed a sketch for this card it was for last week's WOJ challenge but I missed the deadline, however, as luck would have it, it fits this week's challenge. I stamped the image with a grey inkpad for a softer look and then coloured her with Promarkers and glamour dust. The poinsettias are die cut and the leaves punched. A bit of sparkly ribbon and a sentiment finishes it off. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - WOJ
Papers - Jak Heath
Sentiment - Papermania
Ribbon - Papermania