Thursday, December 31, 2009

More candy for you today from Quixotic Paperie a Mystery
The condition is to show my favourite handmade card from last year.....argh I've shown that below for another blog giveaway so another one I really like is this one:

Basic grey yummy papers!
Good luck if you also decide to enter.....fingers crossed.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Craft stamper have a giveaway today here but better be quick as it closes at midnight tonight.

Fancy your chances get on over soon, good luck!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More candy for you, thanks Kirsti for the link.
This is Jolly by Golly RAK from Tracie over on Life and times of a 12 x 12 addict
but better be quick because the closing date is the 31st...good luck and fingers crossed!

So what are you upto over the holidays?  Fancy a blog hop with lots of prizes on route?  How about this one over on its open till the 3rd of happy hopping!
The other condition of the blog hop was to give yourself an award for your favourite work of 2009...this was my card entry to the local village gala back in May...we live by the beach and so a beach theme seemed a natural choice of card....the stash was found lurking in my craft room and the stamp was from Stamps Happen.  I was really chuffed to also gain a 2nd place in the competition...the icing on the cake so to speak!

This card was for another close friend also called Gill, it was her birthday on Christmas Eve, which must be an awful time to have a birthday as it tends to get eaten up with all the usual festive goings on getting ready for Santa to arrive...especially when children are involved...hoping to get out in the New Year maybe for lunch instead and be "ladies wot lunch"!
The stamp is from Sugar Nellie and it is Wish by Leanne Ellis and the greeting is from SU, the papers Bo Bunny back to back Beau Jardin Wine and Wine dots, finally where would we be without prima flowers?  LOST!
Gill was the pal who I spent my tattie holidays with so it only seems right that her gift was a mini book reminder.

As you can see I've used a papermania clear album...and for the papers I picked Crate Seaweed collection basically because I felt the colours went well with the outdoor theme of Center Parc's.
I haven't posted the whole book but I think she liked it!

Big up for my neighbour Gill who can just be seen in yellow and pink...jumping into Burghead harbour on Boxing day for charity.  I was cold watching and I had at least 3 layers on.
Must be mad!!  Maximum respect as it was super icy...just on the ground so I dread to think how cold the sea was.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Before I leave you today....who didn't have snow over the festive season?
This is for you.
The boys made him a couple of days before was actually finished
by four in the afternoon even though it looks like night this time of year in not so sunny North of Scotland it gets dark early..but the added advantage in the summer is that is stays light till after eleven at night. 
Today it is forcast to be -16 degrees in Inverness, brrrrr, best wrap up warm.  Still over here on the Moray coast the sun is out and the sky is blue....but the air is FRESH, lol!

So did you all have a great Christmas?
What was your favourite part?
We still have family on my husbands side staying with us but it has been an interesting time as usually we spend it down with my family.  I must admit it was lovely to stay at home and HE, the big man, came!
I was lucky to get a laptop as my present...and have been enjoying wandering around blogland catching up with other folk's blogs....this machine is old and sometimes takes soooo long that I don't "hop" often...changes a foot, lol.
So what was your favourite gift or moment at Christmas? 
I'd love to know.

This was a gift I have made for my friend Karen who always likes something handmade for Christmas...A wall hanging using the Bo-bunny Tis the season range and acetate mini book from papermania...Now I haven't mat and layered for her Christmas photos like I would normally because I think the papers are so fabby, it would be a shame not to see them...I will leave the final decorating to her.
I have used stamps from papermania,  and SU with white stazon and diamontes in the snowflakes, rub ons, bells and ribbons are from my craft room stash!
My favourite embelishment are the clear acetate stars from Papercraft Boutique in Elgin, which I've stamped and embelished.  When I bought them...because I thought....ooooooo...I'll do something with them...I wasn't sure what but...will now be going back for more to play with!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all my friends and fella bloggers...hope Santa has been good to you this more crafty things to show you but will leave you full of festive cheer just now....ENJOY!! 
Or is it me that is full of festive cheer, hick!!  LOL!

Monday, December 21, 2009

This is my card for Mrs Sugar Nellie, Karen and family.
I've used SN stamp "snow cozy" together with my Kay and Co papers peppermint twist...again...but I do love the papers.  The snowflake has come all the way from China.
I think this stamp is loovely especially given the present climate...snow, snow and more snow!
Very Christmassie!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

This is the card I've made for my shows us getting and decorating this years Christmas tree as we won't be seeing them over the festive season.
The design is from Creative Imaginations...Jenn Mason's Parts and Parcels...Mini flip-flop folio kit.  I picked it up in the states during my craft break but it was white so I used it as a template for Christmas red card...I have also used K & Co Peppermint twist pack.
This should have been my Aberdeen crop card entry earlier in the month but I just didn't get around to making it.  I do think I'll be making it again soon...but beware you will pay extra postage!! 

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tomorrow it is my little brothers birthday.
Have a good one, you!  xxx
He is an architect and likes nothing more than a minimal that is what he has got.
It is quite a challenge to move away from a "crafters card" and keep it as simple as possible.
I found the metal frame in my stash and the pic is of him...many years ago!
Let's hope he likes........

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This was my card for my Aberdeen Christmas crop entry.
I love this "Baubles" stamp from Sugar Nellies and thought the "Fruitcake" papers from Basic Grey matched the bauble theme.  The embelishments were again found lurking in my craft room!

This card is going to my holiday buddy Marlene...
4....3....2....1...go baby go baby go......!
Wishing you all the best for Christmas and have a fab holiday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Arh....on to teachers presents...this year I've made mini binder note books...thanks Sharon for the idea.
I have used the DCWV Grade school papers and a few embelishments I found around my craft room.  The pens are from tesco and have monster eyes on them....I thought appropriate!
I bagged them up fancy with a chocolate Santa....lets hope they like.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I've been a bad crafter this year and only made a handful of cards...the boys have made some through the school to raise funds and shock horror....I've bought the rest, bar humbug!
Why is it you know all year that Christmas comes after November but every year I seem to get further behind?!  Is it me or do you find that too?

This card is made with Kay and Co peppermint twist pack...I love the colours, my favourite being the aqua/peppermint blue/green but also love the bright green and just wouldn't be Christmas without!
The stamp is Miss Clause, from Sugar Nellie and the word stamp is Magnolia "Santa is coming".  This is the challenge over on the Sugar Bowl, link below....and the prize....12 Sugar Nellie stamps....competition open till 30th plenty of time to play.

I have made the card to send to Gayle my shopping bud from CHA....thinking of you and hope you have a great time over Christmas. xxx

Friday, December 04, 2009

Another quick card for you...this one was for one of my mum's Harley Davidson friends...hence the pig "HOG".
I have used Harley papers and cuttlebug pig die.

Kirsti I'm on a roll!!! 

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This was a quick card I made this morning, I would have liked to spend more time on it and followed Marlene's sketch over on the Sugarbowl but time was against me....don't work well early!
The stamp is from funky kits Drum kit by Mary Hall and the paper is Voltage, static collection from Crate Paper.
On to the card..I made this for Shaun, one of my eldest boy's best friends who is unfortuately in hospital just now with swine flu.  He is a keen musician and you've guessed it, he plays the drums.  Shaun calls for my son every morning to walk to school and we miss him....we've been late every morning this week!
Get well soon Shaun, we're all thinking of you.  xxx
Hopefully my son will remember to get all his class mates to sign it today so it can be sent to him.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ho, ho,'s December, when did that happen?
Keeping it simple this year and enjoying using my SU stash.  Not my usual Christmas green but I'm loving SU's Old Olive ink and papers... oh and the tree stamp from the Seasons of Joy stamp range.  The ribbon I think I picked up in the states and the metal Christmas tree was in my stash.
So what did you get in your Advent calendar today.......?
Chocolate yum...the only time of the year that you allow the kids it before breakfast!
It all starts now...the festive fun, the decorating of the house...I like it when everything is done and sorted and you can sit back and that will be 11p.m. on Christmas Eve then!! 
Enjoy and happy Christmas crafting.