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Saturday, 27 December 2014

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2014

Hello to everyone.  I have had such fun this year, creating my Christmas cards and decided to join Debby in listing my five favourite Christmas cards of 2014.

Here they are in no particular order:


Have a Beary Merry Christmas.


Who would not love this so cute image from Mo Manning.  Click on link above to visit original post.  



Sweet Winifred in purple shades.


Another fabulous Mo image.  I will be sharing some cards from other artists.




Featuring a sweet A Day for Daisies image.



This is such a cute Saturated Canary image.





A sweet Bebuni creation.



My Crafter's Companion Snowflake dies have been invaluable this year and used a lot. 

 I enjoyed revisiting these cards and I hope you did also.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Friday, 26 December 2014

Thoughts turning to spring.

Hello to everyone.   Christmas day has been and gone.  I hope you had a fabulous day of festive celebration.  We had a wonderful day full of family and fun.

Its time for another challenge at The Outlawz and this weeks Friday Color Challenge is the Anything Goes with optional Christmas twist challenge.  My DT card for the challenge features the so sweet image Tidy Up from Saturated Canary.   



December Outlawz Sponsor: 
Ppinkydolls Art prize: 3 digis.

The team have provided some fabulous inspiration for the color challenge. 
To join us you can use alcohol markers, other markers, coloured pencils, or any other colouring medium on your creation. 
The only requirement is that you colour an open line image. 


List of materials used to make this card:
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin  and Hair:  FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8, TN3, GB1, GB2, GB3, EB4 + 09, 85. 92, 98.
Clothes and background:  PP1, PP2, PP3, HB1, HB2, HB3, LV1, LV2, GB1, GB2, GB3, EB4 + 32, 82, 120.
Coredinations Card.
DP from my stash.
Die-cuts:  Joy Craft, flower swirl, La-la-land banner.
Ribbon, button, bling, flower are from my stash.
Sentiment was computer generated.


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


 Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from, 



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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Hello to everyone.  I have been busy working on projects in the last few days and have not been about much.   Hopefully I will be able to share these exciting new projects with you soon.




I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and friendship throughout 2014.  
Your comments mean such a lot and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sending Merry Christmas Greeting to all and every good wish for a happy and healthy New Year.

Looking forward to creating and sharing in 2015.


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Friday, 19 December 2014

Have a Beary Merry Christmas.

Hello to everyone.  I am sharing a cute stamp from Mo Manning - Beary Merry Christmas for this weeks Outlawz Challenge.  This will hopefully be my last Christmas card for 2014.  I have really enjoyed making Christmas cards this year, but will enjoy working with other colour tones.  



This week is the colour challenge at Outlawz and this is the photo provided for inspiration.


December Outlawz Sponsor: 
Ppinkydolls Art prize: 3 digis.

The team have provided some fabulous inspiration for the color challenge. 
To join us you can use alcohol markers, other markers, coloured pencils, or any other colouring medium on your creation. 
The only requirement is that you colour an open line image. 


List of materials used to make this card:
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin: FS3, FS4, FS6 + 03, 25, 85, 90
Clothes, bear and background: CR5, CR8, DR5, IG1, IG3 + 25, 2, 32, 115, 118, 120
Carpet: DG2, DG3, + 54
Neenah Classic Crest Card
Lots of Frantage, glitter and sparkle
Core'dinations base and layer
Embossalicious star folder
Die'sire Snowflakes dies -  I have had so much fun adding glitter to these this year
Ribbon and flowers are from my stash
Sentiment is an online freebie.

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


ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Your Family
Crafting by Designs - Embossing for Fun
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge -  Anything Goes
As you like it Challenge - Favourite Christmas image and why - This one, its just the sweetest image!



So delighted that this card has been picked as a favourite of the week on Splitcoaststampers.
 Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from, 



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Monday, 15 December 2014

Peacock Masquerade for Aurora Wings GDT spot.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.   
I would like to share my Guest Designer card for the Aurora Wings Challenge 'All that Glitters'. 
I am delighted and honored to be able to participate in the challenge and send many thanks to Mitzi, for the opportunity.    
My card for the challenge features the beautiful image Peacock Masquerade from Aurora Wings.

List of materials used to make this card:
Wonderful image as listed above.
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, TS6, TN3, 03, 05, 09, 85, 90
Mask and feathers:  BT1, BT2, BT3, GT1, GT2, GT3, CT2, + 14, 18, 20, 47, 63, 65, 68, 74.
Frantage silver glitter for detail and soft blue glitter for peacock feathers.
White embossing powder.
White gel pen.
Darice embossing folder - Peacock
Papers are free download,
Centura Pearl mats and layers.
Shaped card base. 
Ribbon, hearts and crystal from my stash. 

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

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stamper - Bling, bling - glitter
Jellypark Challenge - Ribbon
Scribble and Scrap - #33
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

I have had such a lot of fun playing with glitter and embossing powders to create this card. 
 If you are looking for further inspiration, Spectrum Noir have a fabulous tutuorial on adding glitter, glitz and sparkle 'Putting on the Glitz'. 
You will find it here.




Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Gifts.

Hello to everyone,  its time for a new Challenge at The Outlawz.
This week our Friday Colouring Challenge theme is - Gifts (gift image, gift packaging or gift card holder w/ image).  This is my DT inspirational creation.  I have made a sweet gift box for a very special someone using the cute image Christmas Gift from this months sponsor Ppinky Dolls.



The team have provided some fabulous inspiration for the color challenge. 
To join us you can use alcohol markers, other markers, coloured pencils, or any other colouring medium on your creation. 
The only requirement is that you colour an open line image. 
December Outlawz Sponsor: 

List of materials used to make this card:
Sweet image as listed above
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin FS2, FS4, FS8, TN2, TN3, + 03, 05, 09, 85
Clothes:  CR6, CR8, CR11, DR5, GT1, GT2, BG1, BG2, +  24, 25, 28, 32, 47, 117, 119, 120
Mouse:  GG1, GG2, GT1, GT2, CR6, CR8, CR11, DR5, +  24, 25, 28, 32, 47, 117, 119, 120
White gel pen.
DP from Bebunni Christmas pad. 
Gift box created from Centura Pearl card.
Coredinations card for mats and layers.
Tim Holtz on the edge die - Snowflakes
Lots and lots of glitter and frantage. 
Ribbon and sentiment from my stash.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,




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Merry Christmas from Wags 'N Whiskers.

Hello to everyone.  I  am posting my last DT card for Wags 'N Whiskers challenge, as my DT term has come to an end.  I have really enjoyed working with these sweet images.  For this 'Merry Christmas' challenge I have used the image Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun from Wags 'n Whiskers, such a cutie and a delight to work with. 



List of materials used to make this card:
So sweet image as listed above.
Coloured using my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.
DI background detail.
Frantage, puffy snow and glitter detail.
DP is Bebunni Christmas.
Detail and sentiment are from my stash.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A sweet little Moonbeam Meadow creation

Hello to everyone.  I have a sweet Christmas at Moonbeam Meadow creation to share with you today for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration DT.  She is Peace Angel and is coloured with pencils on Neenah Classic Crest card.  The picture does not do the image justice.  I am having a problem with pictures, on these dark, dank days.


List of materials used to make this card:  
Crafters Companion Christmas in Moonbeam Meadow Stamp - Peace Angel
Crafters Companion Christmas In Moonbeam Meadow Interactive Papercrafting CD-ROM Collection
Spectrum Noir pencils used: 01, 03, 05,09, 14, 18, 22, 27, 47, 62, 65, 74, 117, 119, 120.
Crafters Companion Neenah Desert Storm - A4 Kraft Colouring Card
Crafters Companion Die'sire Decorative Die - Circle Doilies
Crafters Companion Die'sire Dies - Ivy.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Holly Jolly Christmas - Merry Christmas - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,




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Monday, 8 December 2014

Clean and Simple creation for December Spectrum Noir Challenge.

Hello to everyone.  Christmas will soon be upon us. 
 It seems like a few weeks since we celebrated last year, this year had just vanished.





My card for the December Spectrum Noir, Clean and Simple themed Challenge, features a fun Dilly Bean image - Holly Penguin Framed
 This is such a cute image and a delight to colour. I hope you can join us for the challenge, using a creation coloured with your Spectrum Noir markers and/or pencils.



List of materials used to make this card:
So sweet image as listed above printed and coloured directly onto Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card.
Spectrum Noir pencils used:
14, 18, 22, 25, 27, 28, 32, 44, 46, 53, 117, 119, 120.
Merry Christmas Embossing Folder
Distress Ink pad Vintage Ink.
Embossed sentiment detail.
Lots of glitter on hat.
Frantage embossed snow detail.
Ribbon is from my stash.




Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,




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