Thursday, 29 December 2011

A Year in Review Blog Hop

This Year Karin is hosting 'A Year in Review' Blog Hop for our enjoyment, to join in all you need to do is create a blog post with your 12 favourite cards of 2011, and then hop over to Karin's Blog and add yourself to the linky tool.  The linky tool is open until the 1st of January, and then you pop back and hop at your leisure, drooling over the awesome creations that everyone has made this year.  I can't wait to see which cards people pick as their favourites.

Here's my Top 12 of 2011, in no particular order....

                                           Image by Simply B Stamps

I hope you like the 12 Card i picked, I've had such a fun year working with a wonderful variety of beautiful images by some of the best companies out there.  Here's looking forward to 2012 and another wonderfully creative year.

Happy New Year to you All

Thank You for visiting with me

Sunday, 25 December 2011

We Wish You a Scary Christmas...

Today is the last day of SimplyBStamps  12 Days of Scary Christmas...

We Wish you a Scary Christmas

We wish you a Scary Christmas
we wish you a scary Christmas
we wish you a scary Christmas
and a Haunted New year!
Good hauntings we scream,
To you and your kin,
Good hauntings and Christmas and a Haunted New Year!

Bring us a froggy pudding,
Oh bring us a froggy pudding
Oh bring us a froggy pudding
And then disappear!

Oh we won’t boo until we get some,
We won’t boo until we get some,
So bring it right here!

Good hauntings we scream,
To you and your kin,
Good hauntings and Christmas and a Haunted New Year!

We wish you a Scary Christmas
we wish you a scary Christmas
we wish you a scary Christmas
and a Haunted New year!”

Ha!  Too cute no?  So today we challenge you to create anything Christmas/Halloween.  It can be anything at all, Christmas Carolers singing those fun Scarols we have been posting.  A Spooky Christmas Card.  Anything that these here lyrics inspire you to create!

Is my card too cute? not spooky?  Well you could say that, but i've just one thing to say...What's in the Box????

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas
Thank you for visiting me this year
Lots of Love and Hugs to you all

Monday, 19 December 2011

TGF Christmas Blog Hop

Today is a Very Special Monday, as it's time for The Greeting Farm's Christmas Blog Hop, and I know every stop is going to be full of gorgeous TGF yumminess.

In honour of this joyous occasion, I have not one but two projects to share with your today, firstly how about something with a Festive feel....

I decided to try something new for this project and created a Treat Box Card.  It was very simple to make I simply followed the tutorial, and used my Scor-pal for all the scoring.

I wanted to create quite a traditional Christmas project, so I chose the adorbale 'Holiday Anya' to be the main focus of my card; She's coloured with Letraset Promakers with the addition of some ultra fine white glitter.  My background papers are scraps I've been keeping for ages for just the right project, and the holly paper was the perfect accompaniment to Holiday Anya, and the Tartan paper just sets it off nicely.

I die cut some flourishes out of the same card stock as i made the card, and added some pearl pins and crystal embellishments for a little bling (I coloured these with my Promarkers to coordinate with the rest of the card).

I used a couple of the Christmas Mini Postage stamps from Whimsy Stamps, along with the mini postage stamp die to create my sentiment embellishments.  To finish it all off I added some beautiful red ruffled ribbon, a couple of snowflake die cuts, and a lovely little red rose.

My second project, isn't particularly festive, it's simply a very fun card...
I saw this set of sentiment stamps somewhere online, and as soon as i saw them i had to get them, If you don't know, like the true Brit I am, I love a nice cuppa tea.  As is traditional for us British if anything in life goes a little awry or not to plan, then the best course of action is to 'Keep Calm and Have a Cup of Tea'  a sentiment I truly embrace.

To go with this awesome sentiment, is the awesome HG Classy Digi from TGF, isn't she the perfect example of calm and serenity! My background papers came free with a magazine last summer some time; I added a couple of doilies to my background to give that real afternoon tea feel to the card.  I used Airmail Bakers Twine and Red and Blue Roses to celebrate the Britishness of the card, and as a final finishing touch added some patterned washi tape, you can never add to much love to a card.

Sorry for such a long post, thank you for visiting with me, and enjoy the rest of the Hop.
Head back over to The Greeting Farm Blog to find you next hop stop

Happy Hopping
A Very Merry Christmas to You All

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #104 - Glitter and Bling!

This week's challenge at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog is such a fun one, and perfect for this time of year, we want you to get the glitter out, add some bling, and get all shiny and sparkly!!  All you have to do is create a project with some Glitter or Bling, nice and easy, and most of all lots of fun.

I decided that 'Sweet Santa' was perfect for this card, and you can find him in the Christmas Cuties Section of the Pixie Dust Studio.

I found this lovely festive paper in my stash that makes a lovely backdrop for my card, without being too in your face!  I die cut a Christmas Tree from green card, and add some Christmas Twine to mimic decorations.  Santa is coloured with promarkers, I then used some Black Velvet Flock on his boots and gloves, with some ultra fine red glitter on his outfit, and white glitter for his beard and hair.  He definately sparkles!  To finish my card off I added a foiled diecut sentiment.

I had great fun with this card, well except for the Black Flock, not something i'll be using often, it is just so messy!!  I love all the glitter though.

I hope you like my card and feel inspired to join in with the challenge, hope over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog to see the truly beautiful inspiration the rest of the Pixies have for you.

Have a great day

Friday, 2 December 2011

Let's Do Lunch SimplyBStamps Style!!

It's Friday, so not only is it time to share with your the final image from the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun Collection, but it's also Release Day, so you can get you hands on all of these little cuties.

Here's Kiss the Cook Miller...
 Isn't he Yummy?  I'm sure he'll cook you up one tasty meal, as long as you remember to Kiss the Cook!!

Miller is coloured with Letraset Promarkers and matted onto black glossy card stock.  Like the rest of the Kitchen Fun Cards i've shared with you this week, the papers are from Judikinz.  I kept the rest of this card very simple, as i figured with all that pattern anymore embellishments could get a little lost; so all i added was some tiny alphabet stickers for my sentiment.
My layout is this weeks Splitcoaststampers Sketch - SC361.

 Here's the whole gang together....

 What a fun collection of images, just imagine the cards, scrapbook layouts, and recipe books you could feature these on!  Hopefully you love them as much as I do, remember to share your SimplyBStamps projects with us, we love to see what you create, you can always add your pics to the Facebook page, PaperCraftPlanet or SplitcoastStampers Gallery.

Have a wonderful Friday
Thanks for visiting with me

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Shabby Chic Pixie Dust Challenge meets the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge and a Sketch too!!

It's time for another challenge over at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog, and this week it's a very pretty colour challenge, here is the colour palette I used..
and here is my card...
My card also works for the new Itinerary at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge, here is the new Itinerary...

Beth Ranney-Thomas' Itinerary
1) Aluminum Foil
2) Glue Used in a non-traditional way
3) Paint {Acrylic or Watercolors}
4) Embossing
5) Beads
6) Use Green & Blue
7) Christmas Theme
8) More the 5 layers{ base = 1 layer}

9) Not A Card
10) Glitter

Remember to play along with the DIC Challenge all you have to do is use atleast 3 items from the currently Itinerary.

The layout for my card is based on the Sketch for this week's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers , Sketch Challenge 361.

Thank You for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Some Lovin' from the Oven

Can you believe it? December has fallen upon us so quickly this year as well as this new Teen Scene Kitchen Fun release from Simply Betty Stamps!!

We're on our fifth day of previews and for your eyes to feast on today we're bringing you Little Miss Muffin Rio! She's baked some yummy goodness for us and it's hot and fresh out of the oven.

Little Miss Muffin Rio is coloured with Letraset Promarkers, I added some glitter to my image and sentiment, using a quickie glue pen, and some ultra fine gold glitter.  I love how her muffins sparkle.

Little Miss Muffin Rio is released tomorrow with the rest of the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun Collection, so don't forget to join us for our final image reveal and to get you hands on these adorable images.

Have a great day
Bye for now


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