Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A New Year Card

Hiya folks!

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas with loads of yummy goodies? We had a quiet family weekend, with the kids playing their new Wii (they're still on it today!), so not much telly for me I'm sad to say (I hate games!)

I am turning my attentions now to the New Year (roll on Spring!) planning new things for the garden. Nothing exciting though - just going to try out growing more veg and fruit and less flowers. Can't do much other than planning right now - ground too frozen for the next couple of months, but I can go and clear out the stuff I don't want any more, and make some cold-frames etc.

Speaking of the New Year, I have put a little FREEBIE sentiment on the Delicious Doodles Blog page, so if you want it folks, head over and snag it!


This is a card I made using the said FREEBIE, coloured with graphite pencil, along with my Magherita image coloured with watercolour pencils. The background is a clock image I had from last year that I fiddled with and tinted out to make it look faded.


I made a black and white backing paper using some photoshop brushes and put that behind the Magherita image, along with some silver mirri, then added a bit of curling ribbon behind the sentiment for a wee bit of extra bling. Nice, quick and easy!

Hope you all have a great New Year folks, with all the health, wealth and happiness you could wish for!
Hugs,
Teri xx


Some challenges for this card:
Sweet Stampin' - Celebrations
Paper Playtime - New Year
C.R.A.F.T. - New Year/Beginnings


Friday, 24 December 2010

A Big Purple Thank You

Hiya folks!

Merry Christmas everyone! Tomorrow is the 'Big Day' - my kids are so excited and hyper at the moment. Not much chance of getting them to sleep very early tonight. . .

Today sees the start of
Challenge #6 at The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog,
and this time we want to see 'Purple' on everyone's creations.
Purple is my most fav colour, so this was a breeze for me!
I thought I would use my 'Thank You' FREEBIE sentiment which you can snag from the Delicious Doodles Blog.


I printed it 3 times onto card, once in purple, then twice in B+W so that I could colour the flower and ecoupage it. I added some Art Deco corners to the purple print-out and used that as one layer which I stuck to some yummy purple cardstock.


I used the same card for the lacey border bit, along with a lighter pinky-purple card, inked the edges and popped some purple ribbon round it too. Then I tied a bow with the same ribbon, and threaded a little flower charm through the bow. Last thing was to add some wee gems to the lacey border.

So there you have it folks. A nice and easy challenge to see us through to the New Year. Next challenge will be up on 7th January, so there are two weeks to get your entries in at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog for your chance to win some digi-images from the Delicious Doodles Shop

Here's wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Love and hugs,
Teri xxx

A few challenges I am entering this card into:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Thank You

Monday, 20 December 2010

Last New Image Before Christmas

Hiya folks!

I hope you are all managing to get your arrangements sorted for Christmas? So many poor sods stuck in airports over here in the UK, with no relief in sight. Take my advice folks - DO NOT travel at Christmas!! Something always goes wrong at this time of the year - last year was that Volcano followed by bad weather, this year a bit of snow and ice! LOL

Well, I have the kids home from school AGAIN. Both the Primary and High School are shut today. Not meant to break for Christmas until Wednesday up here in N. E. Scotland! So that's another loooong weekend notched up for them. (sigh)

Decided to do another doodle (last one before Christmas) and thought I would do a different Fairy image this time, in the way of making her a sketched image rather than line art, and here she is, the 'Wistful Fairy', available now in the
Delicious Doodles Shop:


And I have made a card to showcase her using one of the sketches from Midnight Madness:


I also chose to use the colour scheme from the challenge at Colour Create, which is 'Plum and White'. The base cardstock is from the local craft shop. Papers are my own from the 'Snowflake' set, which I have made into a tinted version and negative version. I have also used white card and plum mirri for the snowflake flowers and the frame round the image, with gems for the snowflake flower centres. Ribbons and stickles are from the stash.


Righty then. Off to go shovel some more snow now, after getting lunch for the kiddo's that is. Oh my aching shoulders!! Catch ya later peeps!

Some more challenges I am entering with this card:
MAWTT - Let It Snow

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes!

Hiya folks!

Hope I find you all safe and well today? No snow overnight, but having a bit as I type. Not much to speak of though - and weyhey! There goes the first snowplough for two days!! Blimey! Trouble is he's gone the wrong way up our road, and ploughed the snow towards the cars, so now we'll have to dig them out again (dipsticks!)

My card today is my DT piece for Sweet Pea Stampers, where the theme over the Christmas holls is an 'Open' one. I have cheated today and used a decoupage sheet from The Crafty Purple Frog, 'Cherish Christmas'. I have also kept it really simple.


I have followed a sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges, but they have a new challenge up today, so I won't  be able to enter this there now. Ah, well. My papers are from Pink Petticoat, on which I put gold marker pen round the edges. This was all placed onto cream linen effect card. There is gold textured card under the image, and gold fake brads in the corners. The patterned frame is one from my DP package. Ribbon from the stash.


I hope you can find the time to join us over the holidays at Sweet Pea Stampers! See you there folks!

Some challenges I am entering:
Allsorts - Open
CES - Open

Friday, 17 December 2010

Challenge #5 at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Well, here we are again, another week, another white-out!! Just when we were all getting back to some kind of normality it goes and snows again - and it's still coming down. Schools are shut, so I have the pleasure of not just the hubby on his holls from work, but the kids too. It remains to be seen if we get the same probs on the roads as last time. . .

So, it's Friday, so time for a new challenge at
and this time we have a wee sketchy from our very own Pascale:


 And this is my take on the sketch:


I have used 'Candle with Ivy' for this card, coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, scanned in and printed a few times for layering. My papers are from a variety of places, artylicious cd, Tinker & Co, MyGrafico, and have been inked on the edges.


I used gold mirri at the bottom of the image panel, and gold ice-textured card for the leaf punches. Flowers are made with punches and spare card, with petal edges inked and rubbed with metallic rub-on. The centres are fake brads, as are the five in the top corner. These are so easy to use, just sticky gold dots really! I have also used loads of stickles - gold for the frame and the sentiment, yellow for the ivy leaves and candle.


I hope you manage to find the time to join in with us at the
this week. I know your schedules are probably very busy right now, I know mine are!
Stay safe and warm folks!!

Some challenges I am entering with this card:
CYDA - Punches
Allsorts - Last Minute Project
Sweet Stampin - Recipe
Digital Tuesday - Sparkling Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - Christmas Inspired
S4TW - Christmas

Thursday, 16 December 2010

It's Christmas at TCPF

Hiya folks!

Gosh, where has the week gone to? I can't believe I haven't blogged for almost a week!! I hope I find you all well and not totally snowed in where you are?? Only a small flurry here in NE Scotland, despite the forecast of 'heavy snow' Don't think it will be as bad here as it was the last week or so. (I hope anyway!)

Righty then, my card today is my DT piece for The Crafty Purple Frog, and this time we are celebrating 'Christmas'. This is our last challenge until the New Year, but I hope you will find the time to join in. We have a fab sponsor in the shape of 'Kenny K' along with the usual Purple Frog sheets, so plenty of prizes up for grabs!


I have used Crafty Purple Frog Pyrimage sheet 'Poinsettia Fairy' for this card. My papers are a mix of Tinker & Co and my own paper that I made using a coloured version of my own Poinsettia image, and one that I made after scanning some wallpaper into the compy. The ribbon is an old wired tartan one I have had for a few years now, bow is hand-tied. The flower is a fabric one with added beady stems, I just popped a bit of red ink on the petals for some definition. Gems are also from the stash.


You'll have to forgive the odd colouration on these photos, they were done in a hurry in less than naff lighting last night!! Can't improve on that at the mo, as the light here is just abismal. OK, so hope to see you over at The Crafty Purple Frog folks! Bye for now!

Some challenges I am entering:
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch and 'frame' theme
Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmas
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Magical Monday - Fairytale Christmas

Friday, 10 December 2010

Delicious Doodles Challenge #4

Hiya folks!!

Can't believe how long it is since I blogged anything - me BAD!!

Been a bit busy with the Christmas arrangements, trying to get pressies that had been ordered, but not delivered to the shop it was ordered from, plus hubby home on holls from work. So I've been a bit sidetracked I'm afraid! But I'm back now though (for a bit) - and the snow is melting which is a huge bonus!!

Right, to business then. The new theme is up and running over on the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog, and this week we have a recipe for you: 1 x image, 2 x designer papers, 3 x embellishments - couldn't be easier!! The ladies there have worked wonders again this week - thanks peeps!!


I only just got my creation done in time, didn't photograph it until 8.30am today as I lost the daylight yesterday. And the reason I left it to the last minute? Had to finish up an image I was wanting to use, which I only got done yesterday afternoon, 'Skeletal Candle Holder':

Yeah, sorry it's a bit 'dark' but I do enjoy doing these types of image! LOL. I left this exactly as it comes as it is a sketch so doesn't need much else. I teamed it up with some yummy papers I got from Susan at Crafty Chaos Designs, 'Arsenic and Old Lace'.


I also wanted to enter the challenge at Macabre Monday (use only 8 items) which was a bit challenging to say the least!! Cheers Barb! My 8 items are: 1: base card printed with 1 dp, 2: black lace trim, 3: dp no.2, 4: Image printed with celtic style border (all in one!) 5: large oval black gem, 6 &7: card pieces for flower, 8: brad for flower centre.

So, I do hope you can find the time to join us over at
 The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, amongst your other seasonal 'things to do'. See you there folks!

Managed to find a couple of other challenges I can enter this into:
Allsorts - Candles
ABC Challenge - J for Jewels (one huge black one)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Saturday, 4 December 2010

SPS - Me Late!

Hiya folks!

Ooopsies! Late again! Should have posted this one yesterday, but never mind, I'm here now with the new theme at Sweet Pea Stampers. This fortnight we would love to see your Sweet Pea creations using the colours 'Purple, Silver and White', yum!!


I have used some gorgeous silver holographic shimmery type cardstock for the base card. Got this online many moons ago and only found it again this week! (me bad!) Papers are digi from funky hand and MyGrafico printed in grey and purple. Layered the pruple one on purple bazzill and sponged purple round the grey one before mounting onto the base card. Used a yummy sketch from Pear Tree Designs for my layout.


My image is Ching Chou-Kuik's 'Winter Watcher', coloured with the usual watercolour pencils. I put a little white and purple frame round her for definition. Big silver ribbon is from the stash as are the gems in the flower centres (made with spare card and punches)

I hope you can spare the time to come and join us this fortnight over at Sweet Pea Stampers - you could win a few yummy stamps to add to your collection if you play along! See you there folks!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Another Bah-Humbug Christmas Card

Hiya folks!

Bit late on parade today, had to battle the elements to get DS to the dentist and get his tooth fixed. Blooming thing broke the other day and an absess came up too, so he's on antibiotics for 5 days now. Good job it's only his first set still, the big one is beginning to show above it, so hopefully the plug she put in will last until the new one comes down.

Right - to business then! My card today is a bit dark, and showcases one of my new designs, The Bah-Humbug Tree, available now in the Delicious Doodles Shop. It is also my DT piece for the new Delicious Doodles Challenge #3 which this week is super easy - 'Use a Digi'.


This card took me three days to make! Man did I ever fuss and flap over the dp's and ribbons and frew-frew bits!! Must have changed everything at least twice! But I settled with this lot in the end. The card base is regular black cardstock, smeared with silver rub-on. The first dp is a lovely damask one that I have stored on the compy. I think it came from MyGrafico, but don't quote me on it! LOL. I printed this in black with a dark grey backing, looks kind of purple in the photo though.


Next dp is a text one from an artylicious cd, again printed in black. Last dp is my own snowflake one which I printed as a negative version of the black. For the frew-frew bit across the middle I used some pearlescent black and some holographic silver card, punched with a new MS extra-deep border punch. On top of that I put some fake flock paper, some black trim and a wee thin black and silver ribbon.


At the top is a shapabilities die, the fleur-de-lys cut from the same silver card, which I also used to make the snowflake flowers along with the black pearlescent card too. These were topped off with a tiny snowflake punch and black gems.

My image is coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils, and a regular 6B pencil for the tree itself, with a wee drop of red dimension paint for the Raven's eye.

So there you have it peeps!
Hope you can join us this week at
You could be the lucky winner FIVE digi's from
if you play along - see you there folks!


Some challenges I am also entering this card into:
Macabre Mondays - Paper Pandemonium
Midnight Madness - Sketch MMSC82
(3xdp, 3x flowers, 3x gems)
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - " x dp's, any colours
Totally PaperCrafts - Xmas Punches
(snowflakes)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Easy Easels at The Crafty Purple Frog

Hiya folks!

Hope everyone is safe and warm today. Well it actually got warmer last night! The afternoon temp was -6.7 but when hubby got home around eight o'clock it was -5.3!! We had another little flurry, nothing to speak of though (phew!) Thankfully I don't need to dig the car out today - me Tesco van got here eventually, three hours later than planned due to their van freezing up!!


Anyways, on to my card today which is my DT piece for this fortnight's Crafty Purple Frog Challenge. We are after Easel Cards this time, nice and easy for you (and me!) I kept mine nice and simple too. Just white card for the base work, with glistening snow writer round the edges, papers from an old Tinker & Co. digi kit, some spare card punched with me MS Iron Railings corner punch, gems sentiment and of course the sheet I used for the image, Merry Season Decoupage. My layout was following the sketch at Truly Scrumptious, but I didn't use the 'pink' option, sorry!


Hope you get to join us this time at The Crafty Purple Frog. Why not pop over and take a look at my DT sistah's creations? Some fab inspiration there peeps!


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A Snowy Scene

As if we needed any more folks! LOL

Hope you are all safe and well today peeps. Brrrrrrrr -20 in the Highlands last night!! Not quite the record here in the UK, but not far off!! So blooming chilly this morning my breath froze to my hair!!

I'm blooming knackered today. Our school opened after two days being closed because of snow, so walked there. Then I went up the road to get some nuts and fat balls for the birds, and a spare shovel as hubby stole mine for the van in case he gets stuck going to work! That was a struggle - no grit on the path at all, so there I was a slippin' and a slidin'. Great fun coming back with me hands full. . .

So, I got home and dug out the car from under the ice and snow, plus some extra to get it in and out of the parking space, oh, and some path too for the kids to get to the door. Then I got the car started (phew, no flat battery!) and attempted to defrost the poor thing. Still got ice on the roof, but the screen is clear at least! Trouble was, the darned thing was frozen to the road!! Took some rocking to free up those tyres!! (no I didn't push it! LOL)

Anyways, got me a card to show you today (at last!) I've gone all vintage with this one, at least I hope it looks vintage! I have just released some new images to the Delicious Doodles Shop, including the one I used here, 'Snowy Postbox'.


It's a sketched image of a snowy village scene - I based the house on ours here in Scotland, but it could be anywhere in the UK. Don't worry you guys in the USA - I have plans to do an American scene too - just need to get on with it! So, here is the card:


I have used some damask style digi paper that I got somewhere but can't remember (useful huh?) To the left is some ribbon with gold banding on, and some lace trim that I splodged brown and gold ink onto, plus a bit more of that yummy ribbon I picked up in Lidl the other week. Thing is, it's all a bit buried under the sentiment and the Snowflake flowers, which are by the way made with various dies and brads for the centres. I have also added stickles to the image on the snowy bits, and round the sentiment border.


Righty then. Need to sort some food for the birdies and defrost their water bath too. Plus I need to get rid of some rather big icicles that are stuck to the guttering out the back. Don't want those landing on me 'ed when I go to the bins!! Stay warm folks!

Some challenges I am entering this card into:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Allsorts - Monochrome
(ribbons and lace)
Crafty Emmas - Vintage Christmas
(to the left of the image!)
Wild Orchid - Old Fashioned Christmas
Stamps R Us - Holiday Cards
Paper Playtime - Inspired by Christmas Carol
(White Christmas)
My Time to Craft - Vintage Style

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Bah-Humbug!!


Oh deary me folks!
(warning - photo overload!)

Hope you are all safe and warm this weekend. The heavens opened last night and we woke up to a good 4-6 inches of the white stuff. Not unusual I hear some of you say - but for us to get it before our actual winter season is a bit irregular! And me thinks the authorities are underperforming again. No grit on the roads west of Elgin apparently!! Hubby will not be going to work on Monday as he works in Inverness (100 mile round trip!)

It was well eerie last evening when it started. The street lights were reflecting off the snow filled clouds and turned the skies a wierd orangey colour. Well odd - not to mention the TOTAL silence. . . Obviously there was no bird song being dark and all, but there was NO traffic noise either, roads were CRAP to say the least - traffic was at a standstill again earlier in the evening.

And it's coming down again now. Here is a quick couple of pics for you. Yeah it's not much really, but I'm not a keen fan of it, so UGH!!




And now to continue the morose theme, I have a complete non-Christmassy attitude at the mo. Too much of it all over the TV already, not to mention all over the shops starting before September, so I'm a bit of a Bah Humbug! And to celebrate the fact I have released a non-traditional Christmas Corner image based on the ones already for sale in the Delicious Doodles Shop. It's called 'Skull Christmas Corner' - my hubby loves it!! I made a really simple card to showcase it too:


I just printed it and the greeting on some white base card, then coloured the image, scanned it and printed some layers onto matt photo paper. I put some stickles on the image too, but it made the paper a bit wavy, mind you it kind of adds to the effect of the bone, LOL.


While I was at it I took the original skull sketch and messed with it in photoshop and turned it into a 'rubber stamp' effect, liked it, and made another card with that:


I have used some yummy digital damask paper for the base card. The gothic arch shaped was created in my dp package, which I filled with my cobweb image before placing the skull image on top with some foam pads. I made the flower using various snowflake dies and a holly leaf punch. Big gem is from the stash. Text is computer generated using a freebie online download, can't remember where from now, had this for ages and never used it until now!!


So folks - Bah Humbug! to the weather and to Christmas (for now)!!
Apologies again for the photo overload!! LOL
Catch ya later peeps!

I'd like to enter a few challenges with the last card as it has snowflakes on it (in the flower)
Papertake Weekly - Punches and Dies
Crafts and Me - Snowflakes
Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow
Penny's Challenges - Photo Inspiration
(sorry - just HAD to add black!)


Friday, 26 November 2010

Delicious Doodles Challenge #2

Hiya folks!

WOW - I was blown away with all the entries we had for our first ever Delicious Doodles Challenge!! Thank you all soooooo much for your support folks - mwuah!!

Now your going to want to know who one the image I used on my card last week - Winter's Wonder. Well, I did get my little 'magic hands' (D no 2, Hazel) to draw out a name, it was too dark this morning for photos (man - the weather is naff!!) and she chose:


Well done hun!
Get in touch with me and I'll send over the image for you (daftncrafty@btinternet.com)

On to this week's challenge then, which is a nice, easy one-
 'Celebrations'.

You can choose whatever subject you want to celebrate, but seeing as it's that time of year I chose to do a really quick and easy Christmas card using a brand new Delicious Doodles image, 'We Three Kings':


And here is the card:


Dead easy to do. I just printed out a base card with a tinted digital dp on the lower half, a seperate panel with the greeting and a wee strip of another digi dp for a ribbon effect, then printed out the image itself, stuck them all together and added a metallic bow. Done!!

I do hope you can join us this week on the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog. Why not nip over and take a look at the DT's fabulous creations - they have done me proud again this time!! See you there folks!

Some challenges I am entering this card into:
Totally Gorjuss - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Fab 'n' Funky - Open theme
Paper Cutz - Open theme
Totally PaperCrafts - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Catz - Christmas

Thursday, 25 November 2010

It's Here! Delicious Doodles' First Ever Challenge!!

Hiya folks!

What can I say?

WOW!! Today sees the launch of Delicious Doodles first ever Challenge over on the
Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog,
and we have a really simple one for you. It's a Blog Hop!!

Hopefully if you are on the hop, you will have reached me via our
Junior DT member Gracie.
If you want to join the hop, then head off to the
DD Challenge Blog
where it all starts at, and finishes at too.

You could win some of my Delicious Doodles images along the way - all you need to do is comment on the DT's blog posts to get your chance to win the digi they have used on their projects!! Simple huh?

LOADS of chances to WIN - WIN - WIN!!!

And if that isn't enough for you -
if you comment on ALL of the DT blog posts
AND enter a make for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge
via the Blue Froggy thingy, then YOU could
WIN TEN Delicious Doodles digi's!!!

OK, so you want to know what the image is that you could win from my creation?
Here it is, a brand new image only released yesterday,
Winter's Wonder:


She has been coloured in with my watercolour pencils, scanned to the compy and printed a few times for the layers. I have bunged copious amounts of stickles on this one!! I used three colours, a clear white, a pale blue over a darker blue printed border round the image, and a silver one for the dots on her dress.


The stars are done with a new Marianne die cut shape, snowflake brads and gems. While I was shopping yesterday I found some yummy gift-wrapping ribbon in LIDL, so I snapped up four reels. The one here in the pic is the silver one, and has wee beads and glittery snowflakes on. The papers are my own design.


I will be loading these into the shop, just as soon as I figure out how to get the size of the file down a bit - just won't load into Payloadz for me!! Bummer!

Right. So if you want to win this little image - get your comment in here peeps!!

Now you need to head back to the
Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog
and enter your submission with Mr Blue Froggy.

Really hope you can join us there folks!

OK, a few challenges I am entering with this card then:
SCSC - Sparkle and Shine
Crazy4Challenges - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Snowflakes
Creative Inspirations - Xmassy/Winter
Crafty Pad - Xmas Sparkle
Magical Monday - Let It Snow
Wild Orchid - Blue Christmas
Midnight Madness - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle
Totally Paper Crafts - Snowflakes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Xmas, nor red or green
Paper Cutz - Xmas Bling
S4TW - Winter

Heck - just a couple then! LOL

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

And a Partridge In A Pear Tree. . .

Hiya folks!

Bbbrrrrrrrrr, it's turned wintery here in north east Scotland today - we have had loads of hail storms. And guess what?? It's brought the roads to a standstill ALREADY!! Even though the gritters have been out (yes even past my house in the sidestreets) there was a HUGE tailback running through the village an hour ago when I nipped round go get a few bits in the shop. Apparently a lorry had got stuck going up the hill past the village on the slippery roads, and in the middle of the roadworks too. And I heard a report that a lady had crashed into the barriers coming down the hill - hope she's OK. What IS it with this country?? I'd expect it if we had inches of snow, but no, not even an inch of hail on the road and it all comes to an abrupt halt. . . (sigh) I suppose the school will be shut next. . . LOL

Blathering aside then, my card today (yes I got round to making a card!) has been made using one of the 12 Days of Christmas' themed images I have been doodling - a Partridge In A Pear Tree. I have almost done the whole lot - only three left to doodle!


My red paper is from a digi-set named 'sunkissed winter', but I can't remember the designer (so if anyone knows give me a shout so I can rectify that!) I converted the blue colour into black and white, then changed the colour to what I wanted. I put some text on top of some yellow patterned paper from Funky Hand for the central strip. The green layer is a damask pattern I got from My Grafico a while back.


The Partridge image was coloured with the usual watercolour pencils before scanning into the compy for printing out the layers. I put some yummy stickles on the pears for a bit of bling, and have used metallic gold ribbon, gold brads and some gold mirri for the snowflakes behind the image panel.

Right, need to see if my poorly babies need anything now then. Got Dno1 off school with a sore throat and sickies, and Dno2 off with a croupy cough. Oh the joys of motherhood!! See ya later peeps!

Some challenges I am entering with this card:
The Crafty Pad - Red and Green
Pear Tree Designs - Colourful
Tip Top Tuesday - Layer on Layer
Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Red, Green and Gold
Crafty Creations - Christmas


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers - Sketch

Hiya folks!

All quiet here today in NE Scotland. Not much of anything going on at the mo, no sunshine, no rain, no wind, no noise! Peace. . .ahhhhh !!

Now, with all the hoo-hah of getting the Delicious Doodles Blog Hop Challenge up and running, I totally forgot to post about the new theme over at Sweet Pea Stampers!!! Oooopsies - me wewy sowwy boss!! So here I am now rectifying that boo-boo! And this fortnight we have a yummy sketch by our very own Pascale:


And here is the card I made:


I have used Ching Chou Kuik's 'It's My Birthday' coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, and have layered it onto papers from an artylicious cd and from Funky Hand. The holly sprig is my own image available in my shop HERE, and the sentiment is one made by Anita Marie available as a FREEBIE HERE. I topped this off with a gold star and some stickles. Ribbon is from the stash, as are the fake gold brads. These are just stickers! tee-hee!!

Job done then. Off you go to Sweet Pea Stampers and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabby creations - great work ladies! You could win some lovely rubbah, but only if you take part this time peeps! Hope to see you there. . .


Thursday, 18 November 2010

Crafty Purple Frog - Flowers

Hiya folks!

MAN, have I got a headache!!! Gonna sue the blooming council me thinks.

Yesterday (after months of waiting) they decided to add electricity to the lights they replaced in the street. Not that they needed replacing - perfectly good lights with character (bit twirly and old fashioned). So, there they were POUNDING the tarmac with a digger (no pneumatic drills this time) which ended up shaking the whole house. Did I mention the house is right on the street? The path goes right past my front door. AND the house is over 200 years old with a rather iffy end gable!! To say I was worried about it collapsing round my ankles is an understatement!! (and I went out and told them so too!)

Then today, after doing the shopping trip I return home to find I can't even park outside my own house!!! Lorries all over the place, but only two blokes about. So I though 'F**k IT - I'm parking up anyway to unload the car'. Luckily I had some Iron Maiden blaring out at full pelt, so nobody messed about saying 'You can't park there'!! LOL. Got the shopping in and moved the car round the side street. So now, after putting it all away and loading up the multi-disc CD player with some LOUD stuff I can finally jump on here to blurb about my DT piece for today.

Which is my creation for The Crafty Purple Frog, and the new theme for this fortnight is 'Flowers'. Nice and easy you would think - but I only managed to get this one finished Tuesday afternoon!! Slacker or what!?!


I decided to use the Dragonflies sheet HERE for my card. I only cut one extra layer for a bit of dimension, as the flowers are pretty dimensional in themselves. These were made using my new Marianne dies which you thread ribbon through. That was a bit fiddly I'll tell you - that is after I figured out how to do it! LOL. I topped them off with some extra flower shapes and gems for some bling.


My papers are from Tinker & Co, the 'Duckies' collection. Some inky edges and a bow later, and voila (spelling?) job done. Forgive the piccies, they were done with the light fading fast and fingers crossed. Luckily the camera did a great job at adjusting the lighting itself (clever thing!)

Righty then - off to get some stuff sorted and do some more moshing, W.A.S.P. is on at the moment, got a bit of Bon Jovi, The Cult, Guns n Roses and Britney Fox (80's group) Might have a change and get Ozzy going with a bit more Maiden and some Metallica me thinks. Need to shake off the headache!! LOL


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Being Thankful at The Sisterhood

Hiya folks!

Welcome to a damp and dreary day here in NE Scotland. I'm sparing some thoughts for the poor so and so's down in Cornwall. I heard on the news this morning that they are coping with floods and landslides there today. Thank goodness we live on higher ground here, so if we flood again in this village it won't get up as far as us.

Speaking of being Thankful, that's the subject of our challenge this week over at The Sisterhood. We don't have Thanksgiving here in the UK, but I know it's coming up for those in the US, and we could all do with being a bit Thankful now and again couldn't we??!!

Now, I've been somewhat busy just lately, and completely forgot that it was my turn to host at The Sisterhood (oopsies!) so I had to whip up a quickie for the samples, and here it is:


I used my 'Thank You Bear' digi image from the Delicious Doodles Shop. I coloured him with watercolour pencils, splodged some stickles and gold dimension paint dots in the corners, and plopped a bow on it. Trouble is, in my haste to get the photo done I put my finger on the dots and one of them got a bit squished! (sigh) Honestly - where's my head at these days??!!

Oh, I know - too busy worrying about the new Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog that starts THIS FRIDAY!!!  And I STILL haven't done my flipping card for it!! Guess what my job is today. . .?


We're almost up to 100 followers - WOW - what can I say folks?! You never cease to amaze me out there in blogland. Only a few more followers to gather, and then I can do the draw to WIN FIVE digi's from the shop.

I do hope you can join in with the challenges we have to offer you - nothing too difficult - honest!! The first one is dead easy!! See you there folks!