Monday, 21 December 2015

a very red Birthday card

Hi there!!!!

Are you ready for the Holidays!!!! I'm not sure.... I think I am... Don't get me wrong, I love this time of the year.. but it stresses me out so much! I guess I just need to get on with it and keep calm!

This weekend it has been a mad rush of last minute shopping, wrapping presents, packing and taking my elder daughter to a birthday party....

The card I'm showing you today it was for my daughter's friend, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday.

For the card, I used this beautiful digi stamp by All Dressed Up called "Fairy Magic".

Together with a few clear stamps, die-cuts, a few layers of paper and other bits and bobs from my stash. the card came togegther,,,,

Card Recipe

6x6 card blank
patterned papers by Raspberry Road Designs "Summer Goodness" and  First Edition Paper "Rose garden"
Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image
Scripture clear stamp by Papermania Urban Stamps
Doily die by Sizzix
Postmark clear stamp (magazine freebie)
"Dream" clear stamp by Kaiser Craft (True Romance)
Extra fine white loose glitter
Tim Holtz Flower die 
Tattered Lace leaves die
Happy Birthday die by Spellbinders
Tim Holtz distress Ink in Old Paper and Tattered Rose
White ribbon
red bling

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #177 - Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge #133 - Stamps and Post marks
Left of Center challenges #109 /110 - Anything goes
PDE Linky Party #102 - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #20 - Always Anything goes
That's Crafty! challenge - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers #168 - Fairies and Elves
Crafting with an Attitude # - Anything goes
Seize the Birthday - Toppings Red and White
613 Avenue Create #155 - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty friends #24 - Anything goes
All sorts challenge blog #342/343 - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Gals corner #50 - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination challenge #64 - Anything goes
Mod Squad challenge - Anything but a Christmas card

That's me until after the New Year!!!! It's going to be a really busy Christmas!!!
I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New year!!!!


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Santa Birdie card

Hi there!!!
Here I am again, writing this blog post with baby Aisha sitting on my lap and trying to hit the laptop's keyboard..... Let's see how it goes!!!!!

Today's card it's another Christmas card... another "birdie" Christmas card!

Isn't this little bird the cutest??? I found him as a freebie in 
I created the background masking with coloured inks.

Card recipe

Small dots embossing folder in white card stock
Patterned paper (freebie from craft magazine)
Promarkers to colour the image
Different coloured inks for backgroun
White gel pen
White flocking powder
Little star punch
Snowflake punch
3 different types of washi tape
little paper scraps
Sentiment is my own

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Here come the Holidays
Crafty Creations #304 - Happy Holiday
Crafty Gals Corner # 50 - Anything goes
Creative Moments #83 - Anything goes optional:traditional Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs - AG Christmas
The Crafty Addicts #5 - Anything goes / Celebration
Color Throwdown #373 - any Christmas Creation / Any colours
2 Crafty Girls #8 - Anything goes
Craft your Passion #292 - Always Anything goes
Make my Monday - Wings at Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge - December AG using glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking  (I used white flocking in the furry white part of the hat)
Card Mania #75 - Christmas
Country View Challenge #34 - Create a Scene
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
CCC Digi creations #39 - Anything goes
Just keep on Creating - December 2015 Link-up

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! Please feel free to comment, any feedback is welcome!!!!

See you soon!!!! 

Sunday, 13 December 2015

I wish you a very "birdie" Christmas time!!!!

Hi there!

I hope you are doing well.
After all week of just taking care of kids and house.... and having a really bad cold, I got a bit crafty this morning and caught up with my Christmas cards making. I'm running really behind.... Luckily the cards are a bit simpler to what I'm used to make, so it doesn't take me as long!

Today I bring you the card/gift card holder that I made this morning. I used this fun digital stamp from From the Heart Stamps called "Seven Christmas Birds".  With this card I went back to my love for distressing... and my addiction to washi tape! I just can't get enough of it... every time I go to the craft shop, I have to get a few rolls!

Card recipe

Christmas Pattern Paper (freebie from magazine a few years ago)
Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour image
Washi tape
Pink and cream twine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz Distress tool
7 x 5 card blank

The card can also be used as a gift card holder.

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Glitter n Sparkle #167 - Christmas traditional or non traditional colours
CHNC challenge #259 - AG as long as it's Christmas
That's Crafty! Challenge - Season's Greetings
Cards Galore challenges - December Anything goes
Sisters of craft - December anything goes challenge
2 Crafty girls #8 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #276 - non traditional Christmas colours
CRAFT challenge #341 - Christmas
Craft Rocket challenge #5 - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #10 - Always anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - AG Christmas
I love Promarkers #298 - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise challenge #11 - Christmas/Winter theme
Creative Card Crew #102 - Holiday Season
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #115 - Anything goes with twist: On the day of Christmas
Inky Chicks #60 -  Merry Christmas
Passion for Promarkers #60 - Mega Christmas challenge

Thanks you so much for stopping by!!!! I really hope you liked my card!!!! feel free to leave any feedback, it makes me happy! :)

Sunday, 6 December 2015

I'm back!!!!! with a very colourful Christmas card!!!

I'm back!!!! Can you believe that it's been around 20 months since the last time I blogged (or made a card)....

What happened???  a lot of stuff in my life got on the way and I decided to stop crafting. I got pregnant and I started to feel really ill.... I couldn't concentrate on crafting, or sitting down on my desk to craft. I was part of 3 wonderful Designing teams, which I had to quit. I really enjoyed being part of them, but I got a bit overwhelmed and stressed out, and together with being ill I just couldn't cope.

Last week it was Aisha's first birthday.... I feel like I may have a bit of time for myself from now on and make a card or two while she's napping, in bed or when my lovely husband is at home... Let's see how it goes! but the crafting bug is back !

So as the season requires, I've started with Christmas cards!!! I've made a few already, quite simple without a lot of embellishments or layers as I need to send them on the post. I also want to explore different styles of card making... I love lots of layers and embellishments on my cards, but since starting to craft again I'm obsessed with a more simple look... I guess I'll be making a bit of will depend on my mood!

So this is my first card:

I've used this fun digi from Bugaboo Stamps. I used my Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour it.

Card recipe:
7 x 5 white card base
Pattern paper (freebie from magazine)
Stripy washi tape
Star punched from colour cardstock
Bling on stars
Sentiment is my own creation

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment if you like my card. Any feedback is very much appreciated!!!!

Until the next time!

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