Saturday, 27 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Good morning to you all.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and had great fun with family and friends. My daughter managed to make it home for Christmas Day - thanks to my hubbie driving all the way to London and back to collect her. The only sad thing is that we had to drive her back again on Boxing Day due to work commitments. But we got to spend some quality time with her, which is the most important thing.

Anyway back to business! It's that time again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' day!!  Our theme this week is 'Anything Goes'. So I thought I would share the Christmas card I made for my hubbie. It's fun and cute - I gave the reindeer a shiny nose and goggley eyes - they're a little wonky so he looks a little merry. Lol!


 

Here's What I did
I used a 7" x 7" white base card on which I matted some patterned paper and card.  I die cut 4 curved shapes from white card using a border die so that they would look like snowy slopes.  All the edges of the cut pieces were coloured with a blue Copic pen, these were then layered up onto a blue background to create a snowy scene. I stamped the reindeer 3 times, coloured him with Copic pens, cut out the necessary sections and then layered them up. I added the reindeer, coloured in Robin and log to the background. The finished picture was matted onto some Kraft and red card stock and added to the card base. To finish off I added die cut stars to the sky, added gogglely eyes, glossy accent to the reindeer's nose and white pen to the scarf and hat.

Here's everything I used:
Stamp: 'Santa's Reindeer'- By HobbyArt
Paper/Cardstock (CS):  Desert Storm Neenah CS, Red, White & Blue Plain CS, Kraft CS,  First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' Paper Pad
Copics: Reindeer & Robin - E33, E35, E37 / Nose, Scarf, Hat, Leg Warmers, Robin's Breast - R14, R27, R59 / Snow - B0000, B000
Dies: Spellbinder 'Curved Border One', Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'
Other: Sharpie White Pen, Glossy Accent
 
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Anything Goes' challenge we'd love to see your entries. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!  Have fun and good luck.
 
This week's prize sponsor is Crafty Devils Papercraft

I look forward to seeing what you create.
 
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

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Janine x

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas - Sugar Nellie DT Card

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

It's Thursday --- and here in the UK it's Christmas Day. Yay!!! I hope you've received lots of lovely pressies and have a wonderful day with family and friends.

So onto my Thursday post - because everyone will be having a pretty hectic day today I'll keep it brief. I thought as it's Christmas Day I would make a card on behalf of all the Sugar Nellie Design Team and Karen to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015. 



 
Here's What I Did
I created a CAS card using one of my favourite but never used digi stamps called 'Time Together' - it's available from Funkykits (see the link below).  I designed the layout using CraftArtist 2, then printed it out onto Neenah CS, and die cut it into a square. I coloured the image with Copic pens and finished it off with some glitter and a few gems. The completed topper was then matted and layered and added to my 5" x5" card base. 
Here's What I Used
Stamp: 'Time Together' available from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5"x5" Base, White Neenah CS, Red CS, Lawn Fawn 'Peace, Joy, Love' Paper Pad
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02 / Hair & Mouse - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Dress, Hats, Ribbon - BG000, BG01, BG05, BG10 / Jacket, Tights, Flowers, Boots - R14, R27, R59 / Wings - R20, 000 / Ground - BG000, BG01 / Bells - Y15, Y17 / Fur Trim - C1, C2, BG000 / Parcels - R30, R81, R85
Dies: MFT Dia-namics 'Blueprint 8'
Other: Craftartist 2, Christmas Digikit, Glitter, Gem,

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations over Christmas why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog, or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
 
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x Janine x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge DT - December 2014

Good morning and Merry Christmas my sugary friends.
 

Today I'm sharing my monthly Sugar Bowl Design Team card with you - a little earlier than normal. The theme for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is Anything Goes, so grab your Sugar Nellie stamp and join the fun.

At Christmas, time is always of a premium and I'm no exception - so to help speed things along I used one of the new Sugar Nellie pre-coloured toppers. These sheets are soooo useful and very handy to have in your crafty stash.  I used a pre-embossed card base that I've had for ages, a topper, some twine and a couple of bells -- and tada one Christmas card made!!!




Here's What I Did
I used a 5½" x 5½" pre-embossed white card base. Then using a red and green glitter pen I coloured over the embossed areas, and added my twine and bell. The pre-coloured topper was matted and layered onto plain cardstock and added to my card base. To finish off I added a few glitter gel dots and a little glitter.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Sugar Nellie Topper sheets available from  Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5½" x 5½" pre-embossed white card base, Red & Green CS
Other: Glitter, Bells, Sakura Red & Green Glitter Pens, Glitter Gel Dots

As I mentioned the theme over at the Sugar Bowl this month is 'Anything Goes', and as always there a great prize on offer. So come on and join in with us!

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp.  If you don't own a Sugar Nellie stamp - both digital (instant download) and rubber stamps are available to buy from Funkykits.

I can't wait to see all your lovely makes. Have fun and a fabulous Christmas.

Hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' DT - Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning to you all.

Well, it's that time again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' day!!

Our theme this week is 'Oh Christmas Tree'. This so reminds me of the time my daughter was in her infant school Christmas play, which was aptly called 'Oh Christmas Tree'.  At the time I used to help out in the school few days a week - and on this occasion I helped with the costumes, face painting and scenery. I just being involved especially when there was something creative and festive going on and I loved every single minute of it. I can remember feeling so proud of all the little ones who took part including my daughter.  It's hard to believe now, that many of them are successful adults and parents with little ones of their own.  How time flies!!! Well now have the Christmas carol 'Oh Christmas Tee' firmly stuck in my head I can't stop singing it, lol.


Anyhoo, he's my Design Team card for you.  It's quite a CAS one really, with a stamped image and a few die cut elements. It was so quick to make, which is just perfect for this time of the year.


 
Here's What I did
I used a 5" x 5" white base card on which I matted some patterned paper. Then I die cut a black stitched square and 4 white plain squares. One of the white squares was cut again using a village scene die, the other 3 squares were also die cut using a curved border die so that they would look like snowy slopes.  All the edges of the cut pieces were coloured with a blue Copic pen and glittered, these were then layered up to create a snowy scene. The finished picture was matted onto some red card and added to the card base. Finally I added my stamped and embossed Christmas tree to the picture using some foam tape for dimension, along with a red gems for a bit of glitz. 

Here's everything I used:
Stamp: 'Snowy Christmas' - Butterfly Kisses By HobbyArt
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Black and Red CS, Lawn Fawn 'Peace, Joy, Love' Paper Pad.
Dies: Spellbinder 'Curved Border One', XCut '7 Piece Village - Build a Scene'
Other: Embossing Powder, Glitter, Gems, Copic Pen B0000, Sharpie White Pen, Holographic Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink
 
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Oh Christmas Tree' challenge we'd love to see your entries. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!  Have fun and good luck.
 
This week's prize sponsor is My Creative Classroom - Online Class.

I look forward to seeing what you create.
 
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 
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Janine x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sugar Nellie Design Team Card

Good morning sugar fans! 

Wow, another has Thursday has gone by and we're swiftly heading towards Christmas. Have you got your decorations up yet?  Hopefully mine will be going up this weekend - I really need to see some Christmas glitz.

Anyhoo onto my card - for this week  I decided to use one of the lovely new pre-coloured Sugar Nellie toppers made by Hobby House. The pack contains 3 sheets with 6 different Christmas toppers on each - they're available to buy from Funkykits. They're great for this time of the year especially if you need to make a quick Christmas card or some help with your batch card making.  The cardstock is a really good quality and can be heat embossed, inked or coloured up.
If you prefer to colour your own images - there is a  digital version of this image and it can be found here.

 
 

Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 5" white card base on which I matted and layered both plain and patterned cardstock. On top of the patterned paper I attached punched out card strips in green and red card. Then I sprinkled some Frantage around the main image on the topper and heat embossed it, when it cooled I matted this onto a die cut scalloped circle which I raised up on foam tape, and added to my card base. To finish off I added a diecut snowflake, some gems and a little glitter.
Here's What I Used
Stamp: Sugar Nellie Topper sheets available from  Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5"x5" Base, Red and Green CS, Lawn Fawn 'Peace, Joy, Love' Paper Pad
Dies: Spellbinder Grand Scallop Circle, MFT Dia-namics Snowflakes
Other: Glitter, Gem, Frantage

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
 
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x Janine x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland

Good evening everyone!

So on this dark and wintery Tuesday evening I'm here to share my Inky Chicks DT card with you, and the theme this week is Winter Wonderland.  And judging by all the dark frosty days, it's quite apt.


 
Here's What I did
I used a 5½" x 5½" Christmas embossed card base which I coloured up using Sakura Glitter pens - both of which I've had for years. The 3½" square centre topper was designed by myself in CraftArtist 2 using a Christmas digi kit and printed off. To finish off I added some green glitter pen and crystal loose glitter to the finished topper.
 
Here's everything I used:
Digi Kit: Daisytrail Craftscapes 'Winter Village'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Embossed Christmas Border card, white CS
Other: Serif Craftartist 2, Glitter, Sakura Glitter Pens 

So why not drop by the Inky Chicks Challenge blog, and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Winter Wonderland' challenge this week..

This week's sponsor and prize is from Cult Pens
 
I look forward to seeing what you create.
 
Challenges entered: 

Hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sugar Nellie - New ADU Rubber Stamp Launch

Good morning everyone.

I'm here today to show off one of the new rubber stamps from All Dress Up.  Sugar Nellie has partnered with ADU for this launch - the new stamps are available from the Funkykits online shop.

I used this little cutie - isn't she gorgeous!! She's available in grey rubber and she stamps beautifully and a dream to colour. I coloured her with Copic markers and added a little glitter.

 

 
Here's What I Did
I started with a 7" x 7" white card as my base.  I then die cut a rectangle in the centre of my patterned cardstock, and then another slightly smaller rectangle in my plain card stock. I layered up both pieces of cardstock sandwiching the die cut 'Lots Of Love' banner between them.  I stamped my image and coloured it with Copic pens, when it was finished I attached the cardstock frame on top using foam tape to raise it slightly. Everything was then attached to my card base and to finish off I added die cut flowers, pearls and a touch of glitter.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: 'Love My Kitty' rubber stamp available from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 7" x 7" Card Base, Yellow CS, Neenah CS, Dovecraft 'Garden Party'
Copics: Skin - E000, E000, E11, R20 / Hair & Cat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7 / Shadow:  B000 / Clothes, Hat, Cat's Ribbon & Flowers - R000, R00, R20, R22 / Grass & Leaves: YG11, YG17, YG23 / Yellow Flower: Y00, Y15 / Dots : Y00, R20
Dies: MFT Die-namics 'Flower & Leaf Trio', MFT Die-namic 'Blueprint  3', Tattered Lace Rectangles and Washing Line 'Lots Of Love'
Other: Glitter, Pearls

Make sure you drop by the Sugar Nellie blog here , and check out what my Sugar teamies Vicky and Fiona have made to inspire you. And oh yes, don't forget about our Design Team Call Out - why not make a card/project and try out, we'd love you to join us.

I look forward to seeing you soon ----- my next cards will be posted on Tuesday (9th December), Thursday (11th December) and Saturday 13th December) - so it's a busy week for me.

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x Janine x