December 19, 2011

Simply Stampin Challenge 38

Hi Everyone
The Simply Stampin Challenge is to use these colours in a piece of artwork.

I have three of these colours but unfortunately I don't have Wild Wasabi yet so I have had to use Old Olive instead and have made a card similar to one that I made at card a stack with Jo  a few months ago.

This uses the lovely Season of Joy stamp which I have used a lot both last year and this year. The tree has been glittered with Dazzling diamonds and the Chocolate Chip piece at the bottom has been paper pierced. I quite like the effect that paper piercing has on a piece of card.

December 14, 2011

Snowflakes

I am entering this card for two challenges today: the first is the Less is More which is a one layer card "Let it Snow" and the second is the St Lukes Charity Card Challenge which is also called "Let it Snow".St Lukes is a hospice for young people based in Sheffield . They run monthly challenges  and ask that the cards be sent to them and then they have regular events at which the cards are sold.
The card is actually light blue which is difficult to see from this card. The bottom of the card has been scored twice, and then stamped at the bottom with Marina Mist and Whisper White. The card is stamped with Serene Snowflakes in three colours: Marina Mist, Whisper White and Pacific Point. Finally Dazzling Diamonds are added to the snowflakes. Here is a close up of the card so that you can see the glitter.

December 11, 2011

Simply Stampin Challenge #37

This weeks challenge from the ladies at Simply Stampin is from a sketch.
I used the beautiful stamp Simply Soft and used my new Aqua Painters to make the flowers look very soft. The colours used were Marina Mist and Chocolate Chip . Papers from Beau Chateau were distressed with Chocolate Chip were added as well as a piece of ribbon in Chocolate Chip. The card was finished off with paper piercing in the corners.

Rudolph Favour boxes

Good Morning ladies
As promised yesterday I spent several hours crafting yesterday and produced 9 table treats for my daughters Christmas table. They hold a small box of After Eights mints . The design was by Jo and they are really easy to produce.
So here is one reindeer
Here are several reindeers

I have just noticed that one of his antlers has slipped . I will have to stick that back on.
Here is what the back of the box looks like.

 I  hope that they go down well with all of the guests.
As well as these I will be taking my well tried out Black Forest trifle which I have made for the last few years and my daughter has requested it.

Come take a look.
The recipe can be found at this site and it is lovely. I can recommend it.

December 10, 2011

Simply Stampin Challenge

Good news.The lovely ladies at Simply Stampin Challenge have placed my snowflake sparkle card into the top 3 entries. This has really motivated me to take part in more challenges.I am spending the whole day crafting today. I am going to make some reindeer table gifts for my daughter as we are going there for Christmas. I will show you them tomorrow.

December 06, 2011

Snowflakes

I am entering this card in the Make my Monday challenge week 27 which this week is to design seasonal card with glitter. The snowflakes do have some dazzling diamonds on them but it is quite difficult to see. I am also going to enter it  in the Simply Stampin' Challenge #36 which is a Snowflake sparkle.



and here is a close up of the snowflakes

Scrapbooking event 28th January 2012

My friend Aly , who is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator have joined forces to host a scrapbooking/card making event on 28th January. The event will be held in Valley Park Community Centre .
There will be scrapbooking and 3D project  demonstrations, a Make 'n' take activity . The cost is £20 per person which will include all the materials,  demonstrations, lunch and beverages. 


If you would like further information please contact either Margaret Jones on 07761166187, email margaret@margaretjones.net or Alyson  on 07960794474.

December 01, 2011

Make My Monday challenge week 26

This week's challenge from the ladies at the Make my Monday Challenge is to make a decorated box in a Christmas style.
I have made this box which was inspired from a tutorial onYou Tube at http://www.wunsaponatime.com/. Please excuse the quality of the photo, it is quite difficult this time of year to get any natural light. These would look good on your Christmas table . Itwould look even better if there were some chocolates inside.