Sunday 28 December 2008

Seasons greetings

Hi. Hope you all have had a great christmas and got spoiled rotten. I am having a bit of a break from crafting. (until next monday, not that big a break) Have been concentrating on entertaining the kids and doing xmassy things with them. Had a lovely christmas, and didn't even do any cooking this year!!! Boys loved all their presents, so it's all good. Busy decorating my house so am gonna be busy next week but gonna try to get some challenges in aswell. Have a good sunday and see you soon. Thanks for looking and sorry for lack of posts. xoxoxo

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Daring cardmakers - 10 minute christmas card

What a challenge this was. A fabulous card in 10 minutes....Ek! Fortunately I am very fast at colouring in. (manic colouring...that sais it all!)I hav coloured a Tilda in with promarkers, don't look to close, it's a bit rough around the used "christmas wishes" by DCWV. Ribbon from stash and cute wooden shape from panduro in Sweden. (god jul means merry christmas in swedish)Had a great time with this challenge but it was a squeeze timewise, but that is what challenges are for! Thanks for looking!

Sketch saturday - 29/Papertake weekly

Sorry I have been a bit of a bad blogger. Had so much to do, it's just madness the last few weeks before christmas. I have just about managed to sort out my challenges for the week amongst all the other things I had to do. This card is a very pinky one and I am entering it in two challenges, Sketch saturday and Papertake weekly. The sketch is by Sketch saturday and the challenge for PTW is monocrome. You can only use one colour so I have gone for PINK! The buttons are from stash as well as the pinky fibres. The white cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. I have coloured in a cute wintery Tilda, all in pink ofcourse. Promarkers as usual. The papers are from K&Co, Amy Butler's Belle. Have a good evening.

Sunday 14 December 2008

Cute card thursday - 40 a bit late this week with all my challenges. Had a mad week getting last bits and bobs ready for christmas and a busy weekend with the village christmas party. Went to see my hubby play with his band last night aswell but came home such a party pooper..haha! Here is my entry for the cute card thursday challenge. The challenge is to use punches. I made this minibook card this week at craft night. I have made loads of similar minibooks like these before and I really like them. I am giving this one to my pal, she is gonna put some pix of her brood in there and send it to her mum as a christmas card. I have used Winterwonderland papers again and two different snowflake punches, two nesting tag punches from Stampin up and a scalloped punch. (sorry there is one diecut on the front, a big snowflake...) Plain textured paper from papermill in Aberdeen. Buttons from stash, gems from Papercraft boutique in Elgin and sentiments were printed out by my pal on her PC. There, one sorted, two to go. Have got hundreds to do so have to go. Have a good sunday and I'll be here later on tonight....lots of love Eva.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

DDC#7 - Trim the tree

After a fortnight of waiting patiently, (yeah right!! Lol!!)another fantastic challenge is here from Doubledutch challenges. This time the challenge is to make a christmas decoration. There is some lovely makes by the DT for inspiration. I have made a 2D "paperbouble" with papers that I was given from DDC (love all of it, thank you so spoiled me!) I have used Tilda images, 4 in total that I have coloured in with promarkers. I inked all the edges with charcoal chalk and the ribbon and diamonte embellishments are from stash. Oh, I used my eyelet tool for the top of the bouble. Had a great time making this challenge, there is always something new and interesting every fortnight at DDC. Have a look. There is a link down the side of my blog. Have a good wednesday!

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Papertake weekly - Dawny's sketch #4

Here is my entry to this weeks PTW. It is a lovely sketch by Dawny. I have used a Tilda image,and coloured her in with promarkers. (Letraset promarkers buy @ )The papers, ribbon and embellishment was given to me by Doubledutch challenges, so have no idea where they came from, sorry. Button from stash. White paperstock from papermill in Aberdeen. I am really enjoying Dawny's sketches, they are always fantastic. I have just received a christmas parcel from my granny, that lives in Finnish lapland, so I am away to nosy...have a good tuesday. Lots of love.

I am a lucky girl!

LOOK what I got in the post last week!! This was sent to me from Double dutch challenges (link on left side of my blog) as a loyalty reward, since I have been doing the challenge ever since it started. I love all the things I received, I am one lucky girl. The papers are doublesided and beautiful! I am away to make

Monday 8 December 2008

Cupcake craft challenge 17 - sketch

Afternoon. Had a busy weekend and can't believe it's monday already. Only 2 weeks something til xmas!! Am getting all christmassy now, gonna put my tree up in the weekend and on the 13th me and the boys will celebrate Lucia (the 13th) and make swedish saffron buns and have some sing song.

Here is my entry for this weeks CCC. It is a sketch this time and I have used my Prima panda papers again and a tilda image that is coloured in with promarkers. Highlights with sakura pen. The ribbon and pin is from stash (got the cute pin from Doubledutch challenges in my lovely parcel, thank you, loved all the stuff!!!)

Love these papers, they are so different. Well, have another couple of challenges today so no doubt I shall put them on the blog tomorrow. Have a good monday!

Sunday 7 December 2008

sketch saturday - 28

Hi again. Have got loooads of housework to do but just had to do the sketch challenge at Sketch saturday! It's another lovely sketch this week and the prize is really cute aswell for a lucky someone. I have yet again used a Tilda image that I have coloured in with promarkers and highlighted with my white Sakura pen. I have used Prima "perfect panda" papers and some alphabet beads for the sentiment. I know it's a bit "wild and unusual" for a xmas card but I love the cranberry colours...makes me think of my christmas don't you have a look at the challenges on "sketch saturday". I have learned loads from there. Have a good day.

Cute card thursday - 39/Daring cardmakers/CCC 18

Hi. Sorry no post for days, have had a manic week trying to finish my christmas shopping. Nearly done, but the town is just crazy. So busy you can hardly walk in the shops. I have made ONE (shock, horror) in 4 days and here it is. I have used a cute Tilda image that I couloured in with my promarkers and highlighted with my new sakura pen (loving it!!) Have used white cardstock from Aberdeen papermill and blue Winterwonderland papers from Dovecraft. Heart brads from stash (have no idea where they came from...oups..)The snowflake charm I bought in local craft shop Papercrafts boutique in Elgin. They have a assortment with lovely charms so I had to get some. For Cute card thursday the inspiration was hearts so I have put some white heartbrads on my xmas card. For daring cardmakers challenge the challenge was getting something from your home and using it as inspiration. This was also the challenge for this weeks Cupcake craft challenge.So I have incorporated 3 challenges in one...cheeky me! I have used two really old duvet covers that I found in the back of the cupboard. I have used the colour as inspiration and the lighter coloured cover has a kind of snow effect on it so I thought that would be great for inspiration. Have a good day!

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Cupcake craft challenge - vintage

Right up my street this challenge was!! Was over the moon when I read it on the Cupcake challenge blog yesterday. The inspiration is "vintage", the card doesn't all have to be vintage as long as there is an element of it on the card. I have chosen to use a classic vintage tattoo style image, that I drew up and coloured in. The papers are just fabric pictures printed on my computer since I can't find cherry and gingham papers anywhere in my area. It's sooo rockabilly!!! Had a ball doing this one. Am looking for a good site to download papers from, so if any of you know, let me know. Have ordered about 5 paperstacks on Ebay, hoping they will come before next monday for the next a good tuesday!

PTW - Ready, steady, craft!

Another fun challenge at PTW this week. This week it's craft recipe time. The ingredients were;
* 1 ribbon
* 2 rectangles
* 3 small round embellishments
I have used dovecraft winter wonderland papers and matching brads and a lacy ribbon from stash. Navy and white textured card stock from the papermill in Aberdeen. Had a great time making this. Cut out the blue ornate tree from these papers for the main image. Have a good day!