Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Use Red over at Divas by Design

Good morning everyone.

I'm back today with a new challenge over at Divas by Design.
This week we are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and the challenge is...

Use Red

We're expecting lots of festive entries this week. 
I can't believe how close we're getting to Christmas now. I have seriously got to get my thinking cap on for present ideas and go and get them before it becomes manic in town!

For my card today I've used the very cute 'Snow Cuddles' by Delicous Doodles.
The papers are 'Wonder' by Authentique, they're lovely traditional red and green designs.
The embellishments (ribbon, flowers, pearls and charm) are all from The Hobby House and the die is by Marianne Creatables

Copics used 

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Reds : R35, R46, R59
Bear : W0, W1, W3
Fur on cloak : T1, T3 (and lost of Glamour dust!) 

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit, and for all your lovely comments.

Happy Crafting,

Janine xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Hobby House Midway Reminder

Yay, it's the weekend!
I don't know where the weeks are going. Time seems to be flying by and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet, let alone made enough cards. Think I could end up buying some :(

Anyway I'm here to remind you that you still have time to enter this month's Hobby House challenge 
which is  Pearls.

There's a fabulous prize 

but remember you need to include at least one item from The Hobby House. Since this month's challenge is pearls that shouldn't be too difficult. Jill has a fantastic array of pearls including the pearl strings, which look great on vintage cards.

I've made a criss-cross card using a lovely Elizabeth Bell image from the Christmas Angels topper sheet.
The base of the card was made using kraft and the design papers are from the Authentique 'Wonder' collection.

I've used a variety of pearls on my card: 

Dies used :

Spellbinders ovals and Scalloped ovals
TH Bigz - Hardware Findings
Martha Stewart edge punch

The card has been finished with roses, cherry blossoms and pointsettias, all available from The Hobby House.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Have a lovely weekend.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

New Divas by Design Challenge

Good morning blogging friends...

Half way through the week already! That can only mean one thing ....

a new challenge over at Divas by Design and this week our challenge is

Something Snowy

and our sponsors are Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Since we're all busy making lots of Christmas cards this should be a nice easy one.

My card uses the super cute Winter Fairy Talva digi image by Mo Manning and she's been teamed up with Raspberry Road Victorian Holiday papers.

Copic colours used:

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30
Pinks : R85, R83, R81, RV000
Wings : RV0000, R81, Y000, G20 & Glamour Dust
Hair : E35, E29, E25, E50
Outline BG000, Blender

Dies used :
Memory Box - Flowering Christmas Tree
Joy Crafts - Doily 6003/1002
TH On the Edge - Snow Flurries

The edges of the papers have all been distressed with  Walnut stain and the tree and snow flakes have had a liberal coating of shabby white frantage. The rhinestone sparklers are from The Hobby House as are the pretty flower organza ribbon and pearls. The sentiment is by Molly Bloom.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Happy Crafting,

Hugs, Janine xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Hobby House Inspiration

Good afternoon blogging friends...

Better late than never, so the saying goes. I had such a busy weekend that I forgot to schedule my inspiration post for The Hobby House. Anyway without further ado here it is...

This card is cut using a Go Kreate XXL die (Frilly #5). I love making cards that aren't square, it just gives them that bit more interest.

I've used a lovely topper from the Winter Fairy sheet, isn't he cute! I remember when my children used to write long lists to Santa. That was when Christmas was magical. Now with 3 teenagers they just want taxi driving to parties!!

The trees have been cut using a Marianne Creatable tree die LR0136 and the heart tag is by Magnolia. The roses, cherry blossoms, pearl string , flatback pearls and frantage are all available from The Hobby House. To finish off I've used a little dab of Snowtex here and there.

That's it from me today. Just don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment.

Happy Crafting.

Big Hougs,
Janine xx