Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Pink Petticoat Christmas Cards

Good Evening Crafters,

As promised here is my post packed with Pink Petticoat Christmas Card Creations! Phew!
I will try to make this as quick as possible for you as I know you are all very busy with last minute christmas creations :)

An Ice Christmas

These are from Pink Petticoats Ice Christmas Collection! I love these adorable little penguins!
All papers used are from Pink Petticoat, either the Fairy Lights, mini snowflakes or Gingham collection. All of them are coloured with pro markers and they are all A6 size.

Apologies for the quality of the next picture! It was taken very quickly at night time as I needed to get them sent out!

Tis The Season Collection

Pink Petticoats Tis The Season bumper kit (I very much recommend it) had the most gorgeous images included! Reindeers, cats, robins, sheep, donkey and owls!
Here are some cards I made using a few of the cat images.

The glamour dust sets these ones off nicely I think! I think they are so cute :)

Sweet Wishes

This last set is from the cupcakes collection at Pink Petticoat the brilliant thing is there are lots of different versions of these and I am just using the christmas ones! But they will cater for all occasions :)

Here are my finished cards using the Christmas Cupcakes

Phew! Thats a lotta cards! And apart from immediate family that is it for this year!
This month has run away from me! I had all my presents delivered beginning of December and the tree up and yet I haven't wrapped any of them or written any cards! Argh!

Hope you are all doing well!


Christmas Cards Galore

Afternoon all!

Its another chilly day here in Kent! Brrrr! Hopefully the snow will soon be gone and I won't have to walk around looking like bambi much longer :)

I thought I would condense my christmas card collection into two posts! Of course you have seen some of them over the last couple of weeks. This post is a couple of non specific cards. Tonight I will bring you my Pink Petticoat Extravaganza of cards :)

So without further ado, may I present! The snowman:

I tried to create this card using a 3D effect as you can see a bit better in the picture below! The snowflakes are suspended from the little curtain at the top and as such are free to flow whichever way they feel :)

You may recognise this image of the snowman I used him in my first challenge for IDIC back HERE

And now onto my second card!

A Doodle Pantry Delight

I invested in the beautiful pre-colored christmas birdies by Doodle Pantry and they are great fun to work with, print beautifully! And at the moment they are on sale at 50% along with everything else in the store HERE

Here is the cute little birdies in their new paper home :)

Aren't they just adorable and they come with their own colour complimented sentiments! Ideal for a quick card, and we all need those around this time of year :)

That's all for now.

I will be back later with my Pink Petticoat Christmas Card Collection.

Until then
Lots of Love


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Anything Goes at IDIC

Good evening crafters!
How are we all doing today?

This week over at IDIC our challenge is a simple one on the lead up to Christmas!
Anything Goes!!

We are sponsored by the wonderful Mizumedia Designs and I chose to use the cute image of Hinata says Sorry.

This week I steered away from the Christmas card and went down the sentimental route!

Here is the card:

Don't forget you could win 1 image by the sponsor or a $5 coupon if you use an image from our sponsor.

You can also request any image used by the DT team for free! Head on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the amazing work done by the rest of the DT!

Thats it from me today folks.
I'll be back with more festive cards in the week!
Not long to go now :)

Much love

Friday, 17 December 2010

Those Pesky Ants

Good morning crafters!

How are you all doing??
More christmas goodies coming your way today using some of my favourite images from the wonderful Doodle Pantry!

I have used the wonderful sledding Ants! You should take a look at all of Laurie's images but I love the cutsie ants! HERE

So I found a wonderful sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches
I really like this one, I already have a couple more ideas up my sleeve for this one. Take a look

Fantastic isn't it! And here is how I interpreted it!

Those ants are sooooo adorable!!
Here is a closer look at them adorned in their festive hats and scarves! Tehehe

This card would be perfect for a man! And that is always a win for me as I find male cards difficult at the best of time!

Now onto the important bits!

Card Ingredients

Sledding Ants - Doodle Pantry (this includes the sentiment)
Inks and things: Stamp is coloured with water colours
Papers: The blue snowflakes are Pink Petticoat mini snowflakes in Bluebell and the blue backing paper is a print of the solid bluebell paper from Pink Petticoat (my poor printer ink)
Odds and Sods: The brads are from a papermania set and the ribbon is from stash! Of course there is an obligatory sprinkling of glamour dust :)

Hope you all enjoy it!
I am entering it into the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches : Following the Sketch
Doodle Pantry: Use a Doodle Pantry Image

Until next time, take care of yourselves!
Lots of love

Tags a plenty

Good morning all!
hope you are well this fine morning :)

Today I am bringing you a tag lovingly created for one of our IDIC DT members Trish.
She has a challenge blog called Simple Doodles

This week the challenge is to make tags and it is sponsored by no other than Robyns Fetish

I chose to use a cute stocking to create this tag.

I printed two copies of the stockings and decoupaged certain areas of it as can be seen in the photo below!

All have been coloured with promarkers and certain bits glamour dusted :)

Tag Ingredients

Stamps: Stocking by Robyns Fetish
Inks and things: Stamp is coloured with promarkers
Papers: N/A
Odds and Sods: None

Back with more after lunch!
Much love


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Birthday Mice

Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all well :)

Today I bring you a card using my shiny new House Mouse stamps that I got as my prize from the Friday Sketchers challenge... so exciting playing with them!

I had the perfect occasion too as it is my dear little cousins birthday this week and I couldn't resist this cutey stamp called "Make a Wish"

I also got to use a fantastic sketch by The Sweet Stop this week, have a look at how great it is:

So with this in mind, and designing a card for a cutezy 10 year old I came up with this delcious card:

Isn't it just such an adorable stamp! I Couldn't resist it when I saw it in the Simon says Stamp store!

And here is a close up of the cute cupcake and its pink sparkles :)

I loved using this sketch and I am really pleased with how the card turned out! Its now winging its way to my cousin! have a wonderful birthday darling xxxx

I would like to enter this card into The Sweet Stop Challenge This week.

Now onto the all important Ingredients

Card Ingredients

Make a Wish - House Mouse Stamps
Inks and things: Stamp is coloured with water colours
Papers: The pink stripey paper is from Pink Petticoat
Odds and Sods: Ribbon is from stash as are the gems. I don't know where the happy birthday sentiment came from!

Well that is all for today! I will be back tomorrow with more creations :)
Lots of Love

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

We Do It All Wednesdays

As you all know this week at IDIC is the Creative Folds challenge cooked up by yours truly!
To accompany this challenge I have whipped up a quick tutorial to create Easel Cards With Ease.

To see how I created these two cards in less than half an hour take a trip over to the IDIC blog HERE

These two cards make use of two of the beautiful images by Robyns Fetish.
The let it snow sentiment is a freebie from MelJen's.

Hope everyone is having a great day.
Lots of love

Sunday, 12 December 2010

IDIC is up in folds

Evening crafters!

How are you all?
This week at IDIC we have a challenge that I have cooked up for you!
As you know I love creating cards with a bit of dimensions so I challenge you to use some funky folds on your cards!

So Easel cards, tri-folds, pockets etc. etc.
Check out the DT members on the right hand side to see what awesome creations they came up with!

We give a freebie away with every challenge! Just pick one of the images used by the DT and email Jeanette at with IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line and the name of the DT member and she will send it to you!

This week our sponsor is Stamping Dragon Designs and there are some beautiful images here, especially those dragon liking folk!

I found a really great tutorial for a design called the funky fold HERE
It was really easy to do and I even did it on a piece of A4 paper which is slightly shorter than the 12 inch suggested, and It came out fine!! Really worth a go, so easy for such a striking result!

And low and behold here is my card using the awesome Rupert and Penny around the tree stamp

As you can see from the above shot the look for such a simple design is visusally stunning!
And the shot below shows it front on!
So I do urge you to have a go! Creating some stunning designs is so easy with a couple of cuts and some scoring!

Now for....

Card Ingredients

Rupert and Penny around the tree by Stampin Dragon Designs
The holly is a freebie from Meljens designs.
Inks and things: Images are coloured on the PC
Papers: Pink Petticoats little snowflakes and the green backing paper is from stash
Odds and Sods: Ribbon is also from stash, the sentiments ribbon are Pink Petticoat

Happy crafting!
Lots of love

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Very Vintage Christmas at IDIC

Good morning crafters!

Once again I forgot to post my card for the IDIC challenge this week! I do apologise this Christmas thing has got me all in a fluzzle!

This week at I Did It Creations we have a very interesting challenge for you! We challenge you to create a vintage Christmas Card! Thats right, gets those quaint laces and images out and those distressing inks to the ready and get creating!

This week we got to work with the wonderful images of Hope Jacare such a talented lady! I really recommend you take a look at her images.

I chose to use the beautiful christmas pudding image! Simply beautiful.
I had great fun with this challenge, it really took me out of my comfort zone... It was a great to participate in!

So to put you out of your long wait.. here is my creation!

And here is a front on view! To get a better look at the beautiful image! Its so so beautiful!

Card Ingredients

Christmas Pudding by Hope Jacare
Inks and things: Images are coloured with promarkers
Papers: Papers are from Waltzing Mouse celtic theme. And the cream card is from stash.
Odds and Sods: Ribbon is also from stash and Brads are papermania

Hope you are all well and keeping safe in this cold, cold weather!
I will be back later in the week with more cards.

Until then take care.
Lots of love

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

IDIC Surprising

Whoops! I am so sorry with all the snow and a massive project going on at work I completely forgot to post about the new challenge at IDIC this week!!

This week is a nice open task for you! Its Surprise Me! So go on then, surprise me!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Lil Diva Stamps and I chose to use 3 Hanging Stockings

I chose to do something slightly different today.
I used a template I found on the internet and here it is:

And here is a image from it front on! It looks cute!

Hope you all enjoy it!
Be back soon


Friday, 26 November 2010

Happy Bird-Day

Good morning/evening all!

It's technically morning, but its still night for me :)

Just a quick post before bed, need to be up early in the morning for a graduation event at work.
I have a birthday card for tonight which I have created using this really cool sketch from Sketch Tuesday

Here is the card!

Apologies for the quality not being good, its quite dark in here and my camera is rubbish on my phone! The challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry so I thought it best to crack out one of the ol' Doodle Pantry images.

Card Ingredients

Birthday Birdie by Doodle Pantry
Inks and things: Images are coloured with watercolours and chalks
Papers: Papers are from stash, sorry I have no idea where they are from!
Odds and Sods: Ribbon is also from stash and Brads are papermania

I will hopefully be back on before the end of the week.

Lots of love


Sunday, 21 November 2010

IDIC Gives You Wings!

Morning crafters!

It's Sunday and you know what that means!?
Its challenge day at I Did It Creations!

This week our challenge theme is Wings

Thats right we want so see wings somewhere on your creations, butterflies, birds, fairies, bugs... anything!

This week we are sponsored by the Oh So talented Eiglas! I chose to merge two of her wonderful images for this weeks challenge.

The first one is this absolutely beautiful Ornament Bough it was so stunning I couldn't resist.
The second is the cute birdy from the Snow family set

And here is what I created

Tis the season to be Jolly!
And below is a close up of all the bling on the card!! I do like my glamour dust :D

I embossed a snowflake stamp all over the white card to add a litle bit of texture!
I really like how it has turned out! It is one of my favourites.

Card Ingredients

Ornament bough and snow family by Eiglas. The sentiment is from pink petticoat!
Inks and things: Image is coloured with watercolours (Seems to be my new favourite at the moment)
No designer papers again today! Just white card and red linen paper.
Odds and Sods: The ribbon is from stash and the ornaments are covered in wonderful glamour dust hehe!

Hope you guys enjoy it and do join us for this great challenge!

Take care,


Friday, 19 November 2010

Where's Gary!

Evening crafters!

Tonight I've got a card for my brother in law!
He is a massive fan of Gary from Spongebob Squarepants! My sister in law made an awesome Gary cake for his birthday and I made this pretty awesome Gary card!!

I hope you guys all like it! A very simple card for me.. It normally takes me around 3 hours to make a card (hahaha!) but this one didnt take very long AND it didnt use any designer paper SHOCK HORROR!!!

Card Ingredients

Just the image of Gary that I found on the internet
Inks and Things: No inks or anything!
Papers: No shiny paper! Just card from my stash
Odds and Sods: The sentiments ribbons are from pink petticoat. And the buttons are papermania.

Hope you all like!

Will be back with more cards this weekend hopefully!
After a bridesmaid dress fitting and spending some time with my family and in-laws and gorgeous niece :D :D :D

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Mousey Love

Evening crafters!

I hope you are all well.
Just a quick post tonight to let you have a peakie at this card I created for Grandma-in-law!
It features a marvellous sketch at The Sweet Stop!

We all love Ratties and Mice in my family so when I saw this cute image at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps I couldnt resist it!

Card Ingredients

Stamps: This stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and it is called Cheese for Cocoa
Inks and Things: Cocoa is coloured with watercolours
Papers: All these papers (dotties) are from Pink Petticoat, Lots of Dots in Sunshine
Odds and Sods: Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon in a selection set. Gems are from Stash and of course there is some glamour dust!

I am entering this card into The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge!
Will be back soon with some more cards.

Lots of Love

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Colouring Pages Galore

I just found this really wonderful website with absolutely hundreds of colouring pages with various TV characters and films!

Well worth taking a look at! Its got me bristling with inspiration :)


A Very Traditional Christmas

Firstly let me say that I am very sorry for my silence this week!
It has been a bittersweet week, I lost one of my pets at the weekend, we had to get her put down which was devastating and the sweet side was that I spent a few days away with my niece.

But I am back now, So I am very sorry my lack of a card last week! I shall hope to more and make up for it soon :)

So this week at IDIC we have a great challenge that I know you will all enjoy!

A Traditional Chistmas, so using traditional christmas on your card.
Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful Robyns Fetish and you can get any of the digital stamps used by the DT for free!!!

I chose to use Poppy Fairy and turned her into a traditional christmas fairy!

Low and Behold is my card!

And now for the card ingredients

Stamps: Poppy Fairy by Robyns Fetish
Inks and Things: Image coloured by watercolours
These papers are by Stampin Dragon Holly Dayz Set
Odds and Sods: Bow is from stash, sentiment is from Pink Petticoat Christmas Sentiments, a few odd gems from the stash and lastly some glamour dust on the bigger green circle!

Have a wonderful day

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Elephant Circus

Good Morning Crafters!
Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend!
I know I am :)
Fireworks, Fireworks, and giant bonfire! Hurrah :)

Carrying on my theme for this week (my new niece) I have one more card to show you, created for the occasion. It also ends the elephant theme of the week hehe!

This card Is for my parents, or the new grandparents, I love calling them grandma and grandpa now tehehe!

I wasn't entirely sure which way to go with the card, so i decided to go for a congratulations card with bright colours in the end :)

And below is the result, I hope you all like!

I really, really love how this turned out and it looks so much better in real life! Damn my photography skills! And below for how I did it.

Card Ingredients

This was a freebie from Cuddly Buddly Crafts (Check them all out HERE)
Inks and Things:
The image was entirely watercoloured. The congrautlations sentiment was chalked.
Papers: The yellow background paper is from my stash and the green paper is from one of my mattstacks.
Odds and Sods: Buttons are from stash. Sentiments ribbon is from Pink Petticoat (I love these)

Will be back tomorrow hopefully with some new cards :)

Take care

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New Arrival

Good Morning Crafters!

Hope everyone is doing okay, midway through the week now!
Following on from my previous posts, I created a card for my beautiful new niece's arrival.
I found a wonderful website which specialises in paper piecing My Scrap Chick.
There is so many wonderful, wonderful templates on this website, all can be used with cutting machines but they also include PDF files for hand cutting, which is great for me as i don't have a cutting machine.

I chose these adorable templates to create my card.

Aren't they just adorable!
I was a little apprehensive as I am a rubbish cutter! But it was simple, and there are a few tutorials on how to get the best out of the kits! A really great website.

So without further ado, here is my creation!

Apart from almost throwing the scissors trying to cut out the tiny toes and tiny eyes this was an absolute joy of a card to make. I have kept it simple but I love how it turned out!

Card Ingredients

All card is just odd coloured and plain card I had lying around
Inks and Things: I added highlights to the elephants and chalked the edges of the card
Odds and Sods: Sentiments generated in word and just printed onto white card.

Speak to you all again soon!
Take care,