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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bah Humbug!

Oh Dear I am slacking! This challenge finished last Friday and Ive only just finished the card! Ive been sooo busy with other stuff my pledge to keep up with 2 cards and 2 atcs for Christmas every week has fallen by the wayside. I hope this is just a blip as I have had a busy "birthday" time with one thing and another which will hopefully settle down again in a week or two.

So onto the card - The theme was snowmen. Ive used a gorgeous snowman stamp from inkadinkadoo and stamped him in white stazon onto acetate then mounted it on to dark blue card and then turquiose mirri card. All cardstock is Kanban - Lace and ribbon from stash - sentiment inkadinkadoo stamped with adirondack ink. Papers are by K&Co.

I did manage one atc though which is my pif for February over on the docrafts atc forum. Pif stands for pass it forward so this goes to my lovely friend Joyce who is under me on the list.

Snowflakes have been stamped with white stazon onto acetate then fastened to the black card with the winter sentiment. snowflake stamp is inkadinkadoo, the winter stamp Im not sure but is only part of a stamp that says welcome winter. Ive added 2010 to the sentiment as I think this just about sums up the winter this year - Snow LOL!

So I managed half - wonder if I can do better next week!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Winter wonderland

Oh My - the colour combo at Winter wonderland this week is Satsuma, chocolate and gold. Initially I thought ahhhh Terrys Chocolate orange - very Christmassy so I went off to gather supplies. However putting the card together was not easy (the bin got quite a few!) as I found the colours really hard and the results didnt feel Christmassy at all so despite my pledge to do 2 cards and 2 atcs for each challenge this is the only decent thing I produced!
Cardstock- Kanban
Papers - stampin up
Stamps- paperartsy
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Buttons and Bows - papermania
sentiment stamp - I think is snag'em
So there it is my winter wonderland entry for this week - Hope I get more inspiration for the next challenge!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Winter wonderland red and white plus a Blog Hop!

The fab team over at Winter wonderland have an amazing blog hop lasting all week you can have fun joining in by finding out about it here

Here's my red and white card - loved working with these colours and I do have rather a lots of them! So here is my recipe:-

Red cardstock
White 5" square card blank
White ribbon from stash
Stamps by personal impressions
Buckle brad - stampman
DP papermania
corrugated card from stash

and as I am still sticking with my own enforced rules of 2 per challenge here is the next one

again 5" card blank, DP papermania, stamps personal impressions and card candy from craftwork cards.

and to finish off 2 atcs same stamps only the ribbon is different and thats from the stampman
Hope you like my red and white creations and thanks to Winter wonderland for a fab challenge!
Have a great day x Janet

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tuesday Taggers!

No You haven't landed on the wrong blog! Its still me but on my Christmas blog. Tuesday Taggers this week is to use Teddy bears on your project so Ive gone for the simple card. Forever friends image - just love this stamp. Papers and sentiment by stampin up. Ribbon from stash, punch from stampin up too.

Our week is sponsored by the fabulous craft barn so a fab £15 is on offer for the randomly picked winner. They also have a brilliant new blog with prizes on offer for their monthly challenge. My gorgeous and fabulously talented team mate Michelle is on the Design Team so do check it out and leave a comment or two!

As per my own challenge for this blog Ive made two of these cards. As its not overly Christmassy but more wintery Im sending one to my friend Jae. she bought me a Whittards hot chocolate set for Christmas and this reminded me of it. The one above will go into my Christmas card collection box - 21 already!
My fellow team mates havent gone down the Christmas road so check them out over at Tuesday taggers and the winner from last week too!
Happy Tuesday
Janet x