Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Favourite !!!!!! of 2011

I have failed my Five Favourite cards of 2011 in fact I've narrowed down to 11 but two cards are similar so I've counted that as one but that still leaves me with 10. 
Someone commented I could call it Top Ten cards of 2011 and I think I like that suggestion but rather change the challenge in mid flow I'm leaving it as it is but next year I'm definitely calling it Top Ten.
So my first card is an Easel card and Sarah Kay you can't go far wrong with that combination.

I just love how these colours works together.
Love the bunny with his fluffy bobtail

Love Mo's Babies and this one is no exception.

The CAS challenges have been a real headache sometimes but I love the simplicity of this card even though the bike was a bit of pain to layer and its perfect for those pesky men cards.

There had to be a Tilda since I love how she is easy to colour and layer and often helps out when
Mr Motivator has left the building.

Now these two I count as one, yes I know its cheating but its my challenge and I'm making up the rules as I'm going along. But they are the same style of card with the help of Magnolia its mostly High Hopes stamps.

I love the inverted frame and I love the adorable Kiss image from Mo and think I may have to remake her in red for Valentines.
Love the fairies from Sugar Nellie and love how with a simple sketch they both turn into a gorgeous card.
I had to have a favourite Penny Black card which was really hard since I could easily have all my favourites Penny Black but I do love how this tall card worked out and I held out nearly all year before I posted it out.

Here's the candy for this challenge, yes that my favourite papers at the moment and was incredible difficult to part with.
 Now all you have to do is to choose your Five Favourite Cards or more make a post and link it to Mr Linky.
Can I remind everyone this isn't a candy to just add your name too.
I will draw for the prize on Friday 6th January.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Butterflies and Fairies

Did you think I wouldn't have a crafty post today, well this little darling wasn't quite ready to be photo yesterday and I was having issues. I keep blowing the plug sockets we think its one plug which Hubby started to mend but he put the top of plug somewhere in my craftroom and we've both looked and its nowhere in sight he did blame me for having too much stuff, they just don't understand do they.  Do we have a spare plug, of course not so Hubby picked up a plug yesterday.
So this morning I finished  the card then had to wait not so patiently for daylight.
But its here now, I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch had to move the sentiment though, my absolutely favourite papers at the moment the gorgeous First Edtiton Isabella. The sweet fairy is from Sugar Nellie and a large amount of glamour dust.
Woken up this morning with a sore throat and stuffy nose, typical the day before celebrating New Year well I shall be dosing myself up with all know cures for the next 24 hours.

And the Winner is

Oh WOW what amazing amount of entries, Thank you to everyone who has taken part and I've loved popping by and checking out the amazing creations. There can be only one winner so I've done the Mr Random Thingy

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-12-30 06:33:28 UTC

Can you e-mail me your address at

Now because I'm a cheapskate I can only have one Mr Linky so tomorrow all those wonderful links to all those gorgeous creations will have disappeared so I've tried to break Mr Blogger and added all them here on this post.
Eventually I think I will make a new page so you will be able to find this post easy to find when we need inspiration for next years Christmas Cards.

Helen   Debbie S  Mervi  coops  Shaz  Mary J  Dragonlady  Laney  Pink Dandelion  Suzi  She  Jemima's Jem

Marianne's Craftroom  Pami  Hazel(Didos)  Fleur  ~Ali~  KraftyKaren  Joey  Heidy  Maria Therese  Fiona 

Dora  Heidi  Frea  Donna Mosley  Ria   Lol  Cathy  Lisa Jane  Heather S  Kathleen S  Kym's Crafty Cards

Sarah S-W  Lorraine  Lisa Baker   Helen  Daisychain  Samantha :0)  Spyder    Wendy Bickford

jenn zeeb   Lou Mac  Ardilla  Tankku  Peggy Biggs  Maryann E  Anita  Theresa    Zima  Wendy  Beth

Dorte  Chrissy  Barbara Diane  Miria  Pauline C  Lynne in NI   Claire M  Mandy  Dawn T  Janice    Sally

Naomi (mad moose)

Doreen  Christa  Marlies  Joke  Lisbeth  Marianne R  Emma  Wilma  Cheryl (Shestamps)  Andria Simpson 

Sandra H   Plony  Brenda B  Loz  Margaret M  Janette G  Julia  Pauline  Cathy(KraftyKoolKat) 

Bep  Janette   Shirley C  Paula Ponton(PEP)  Rainmac  Nicole  Jolanda  AUNTY SUE   Merry   Maarit

Cathy (aka Craftee CC)  Corry  Deborah Frings  Marianne    Sandy's Stamping Scene

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Favourite Five Christmas cards

Looking for the My Favourite Five Christmas cards of 2011 post you will find it HERE

Tom and Tilly

I love how Mo Manning has catch a moment with Tom and Tilly and I've used them for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary card. I know it not till the beginning of February but nearer the time I will forget and be in rush to make it at last minute, this way I've just got to remember the safe place!
So the papers are Echo Park Country Drive and the sketch is Papertake Weekly. I made a faux mat by cutting a silhouette frame that way I didn't have to use another bit of the same paper, did have moment when the craftknife slipped and the frame had to be made extra thin.
The border is a Memory box die called Meridan border, the sentiment is Stampin Up and its all finished with some red roses.
I've started to choose my favourite five of 2011 I think I may have rename it the my favourite ten but it doesn't have the same ring to it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Sarah Kay Present

So now the big day is over do fancy a new Challenge well Simon Says Stamps have one and an easy one too, Anything Goes. I've decided to use the present I sent to Lols.

I've used Stampavie Sarah Kay stamp called Isabelle with Puppy and you know I love these papers from First Edition called Isabelle.
The swirl is Magnolia and the border is EK Success Elegant Flourish border punch, I cut a 1 1/2 inch strip remember where you start and punch one side and then flip the strip over and start in the same place for the other side, the important part is to flip over the card.
Finished with some white flowers. I had to make the drawers since I don't have any match boxes but I followed the tutorial  here.
The sentiment is an old stamp I had a long time but I've used the Martha Stewart Cherish punch to make the frame. I then rolled up ribbon really tiny and found bits and pieces to fill the drawers before sending it off on its way to Lols.

Don't forget the fabulous prize for one lucky winner but you have to enter to be in with a chance.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Tuesday

So thats Christmas for another year, things went pretty well in our household and I got quite a few things I wanted. Even though it Holiday Tuesday here in the UK, Hubby is off to work with BIL and I can play in my craftroom once I've remove everything that was dumped in there.
Here's a new card which I made just before Christmas for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The one sheet of design paper is Echo Park and the fancy border is a Memory Box die that I got just before Christmas from Simon Says Stamps, I thought it might replace my favourite lace which I'm nearly running out of again.
The image is a digi from Saturated Canary called Nevaeh. I think you can just work out that I have glamour dusted her dress.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Cards


 I hope you're all having a fabulous Christmas, I thought I'll show the gorgeous Christmas cards I've received from team-mates and crafty friends.
There is a couple missing now sure why but I'll sort that out after today when all my stuff can be returned to where I found it.
 My Sister also made the one from my Mum
 Doreen Scrapbuddies
 Jenny EAC
 Jenny PB Saturday Challenge


 Nikki my stampin up Demo

This post will be my inspiration throughout the year that if I haven't broken Mr Blogger with the extra long post.