Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas :)



Good day possums and I hope that you are all OK and all ready for tomorrow.
I THINK I am now apart from a bit of last minute wrapping.

This is the last Christmas offering of the year and it's also my card for the last challenge of the year over at Papertake Weekly. Apols that the picture is a bit wonky or it may possibly be the way I hung it up to take the pic (I promise that I hadn't been on the sherry when I took it!!).

Those of you who came on the last workshop will recognise this as it was one of our projects :)



So the picture at the top is actually the middle section and I used a Memory Box die ....


...this one here.

I got it from the Lili of the Valley shop but you can get them all over the place.



For the top section I used an image from  Art Pad 13 - 'Tis the Season and just added some glitter etc.
You can't really tell from this pic but there is a lot of dimension going on!!.

The papers are from a LOTV Simple Joys paper pad and this is what I used ....


... for the bottom section.

I made the tree out of strips of paper starting at 1/2" and going up to 3"

Once again, sorry about the awful pics peeps but the colour of the wall where I hung it really beggars up the photos and casts shadows all over the place, grrrr!!!

Before I go, have you seen that there is a challenge for kids over at The Ribbon Girl Blog? I think it's a smashing idea to keep the little darlings from getting bored and it's open until 9pm (UK time) on Saturday 28th December. Check out the link above for the deets.

Right that's it and me and my stonker of a cold are off.
Happy Christmas to all, have a lovely time and I'll be back in a day or so.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

No, You're NOT Seeing Things!!!!


Good morning my sweet peeps and I hope that all is well with you today.

I realise that a lot of you will be in complete and utter shock cos I have actually posted a card lol. I will have to fess up though cos I coloured the image for last week's challenge but then work / life etc got in the way and I didn't manage to put it together in time.

So I carried to forward to this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge where our theme is

Last Christmas...... ... Card of the Year

So what did el Piggy do then?


I did this fairly simple card and I used Papertake sketch #82.

The image is Snowball Fight and features our fave Jack, Patch & Puss from Lili of The Valley and I coloured it with these Copics -

E30, E31, E33, E34, E35. E39, R054, R17, R27, R59, Y17, YR04, YR17, YR38

and then I added  some glitter - not like me at all I know!! 


The sentiment is from the Sentiments to Fit Scroll set and the papers are from Country Gent and Country Lady paper pads

I also punched some snowflakes using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and covered them with glitter - not that you can see it in the pic here though :(



It looks like things are quietening down a bit here now I am pleased to say because phew, it's been a bit on the mad side with one thing and another. So I am planning a few crafty days here and there and hopefully I'll get to have a play with my new bits and bobs (and maybe Santa will bring me something nice as well!!). So hopefully I will be on here a bit more often than I have been these last few months which I am looking forward to doing. Plus I'm just about to take delivery of a new tripod for my camera so you never know, there may be a video tutorial or two appearing, if I can work out how to do it!!!

Right I best be off but just before I go, this is just a quick reminder that the closing date for voting in the ...


British Craft Awards

closes at 11.59pm on Friday 20th December and everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of three prizes of a year's worth of craft goodies (a prize a month for 12 months).

So if you haven't cast your votes, don't forget to nip over and check it out.

Lili of The Valley are up for a couple of awards as is yours truly here (I still cannot quite believe it) and if you've already voted for us, then hugest of thanks because every vote is greatly appreciated.

Right, have the bestest day and I'll hopefully see you soon if not sooner.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx