Non-Traditional Christmas Cards…

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So each day we are getting closer to Christmas and I am nowhere near ready, in fact I have so much shopping still to do I’m not sure I have enough time to do it!!

Today I wanted to share 2 cards that I have made for Christmas, although they are far from the traditional Christmas card!  One had to follow the theme for a girl who loves ponies and one was for a skateboarding, guitar playing teenage lad!

Here is the result:

For this one I have used the Home For Christmas Range from Do Crafts.  The images are from The Stamping Shack.  I have coloured the image using Promarkers.  I tried to keep some traditional colour within the image, although it is very subtle as the Greens and Blues are often used for images of boys anyway.

This second card is again made using an image from The Stamping Shack.  I have added a snow effect to the grass using White Glitter.  The flowers I made using the Tonic punches which are so fantastic when trying to get a flower to match your project.

Both cards have been made as 8″ x 8″ easel cards.

That’s all for today, I had probably best get off to do some Christmas shopping!

Have a great day whatever your doing!


Christmas Wreath

| Blog, Christmas, Do Crafts, Do Crafts Creativity Club Design Team, Home For Christmas

Good morning on this very wintery day!

Today I would like to share a Christmas Wreath I have made to feature on the Do Crafts Blog.  Each year I love to add to my decorations and always try to have a few home made items that match the decor.  This year I chose to use the Do Crafts Home For Christmas range papers as I adore them, it must be the only paper pack that I have used up completely!

To find out how I made this visit the Do Crafts Blog.

Take Care and Happy Crafting xx


The Stamping Shack – Oscar On Sleigh

| Blog, Christmas, Stamp Of The Week, Stamping Shack

Over at The Stamping Shack this week the special Stamp Of The Week is this cute image called Oscar On Sleigh.  He is just fabulous for those last minute Christmas cards.

Here is a card I have made using this image:

The image has been coloured using Promarkers and the papers used are Echo Park.

I have to say I love this little image, he is for sure one of my favorites to work with!
For this week only – Wednesday 28th November until Tuesday 4th December this cute image is only 99p and you can find him here.
Happy Crafting!!
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Stuck In A Sack Santa!…

| Blog, Christmas, Echo Park Paper's, QKR Stampede

I want to share with you today a card I have made using a digi image from QKR Stampede.  I couldn’t resist this cute little image.

I have coloured him using promarkers.  For this card I have stuck with the traditional Christmas colours, although i have used Echo Park papers to give it a modern twist.

To see what the rest of the Design Team have been creating visit the QKR Stampede Blog.

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The Stamping Shack – Post Box Gift

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Good Morning!

Today I would like to share a card with you that I have made as part of The Stamping Shack’s Stamp Of The Week.

This week the special stamp has a lovely Christmas feel and it is part of the Cutie Tooties range.

This image is called Postbox Gift and for this week only is 99p!

I have coloured the image using Promarkmers.  The owl is from a Stampin Up! punch and the sentiment Stamp is from Do Crafts Home For Christmas Range.
To see what the rest of the Design team have been making using this image visit the Facebook Page.
Happy Crafting!

The Stamping Shack – Anything Goes Challenge.

| Blog, Challenge, Christmas, Echo Park Paper's, Stamping Shack, Stamping Shack Challenge

Over at the Stamping Shack Blog they are hosting their first challenge and the theme is “Anything Goes”. If you have not been over there it is worth checking out as they are giving the winner a voucher to spend on the website.

Here is the card I have made using the image Snow Puppy.

I have coloured the image using Promarkers and the paper is from Echo Park.

This challenge is on from 15th November until 29th November so why not pop over and take a look.

Good Luck x


Tulip At Christmas

| Blog, Christmas, Daily Sketch, Do Crafts Creativity Club Design Team, Papermania, Tulip

The cute little character Tulip from Do Crafts returns with a Christmas theme.  The colours in this collection are wonderful with a mix of modern and traditional.  Here is a card I have made with the latest Christmas products.

I used Sketch Of The Day no 96 from Do Crafts Creativity Club as my inspiration for this card and I am so pleased with the results it gives.  I have used the Tulip Cardstock Stickers, Tulip Paper Pack and embellished the card with Green Rhinestones.  You get so much in these packs, more than enough to make a whole range of Christmas cards, so with that said I am off to make some more!!


Creativity Club Daily Sketch

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Good Morning!

Today I would like to share a card with you that I have made using inspiration from the daily sketch over at the Do Crafts Creativity Club.  Each day a new sketch is posted and I have to be honest and say it is not something I have used before I became a member of the Creativity Club, now I cannot wait t see what the sketch is each day as it gets me creating cards I would not normally create.  It is great for broadening your crafting horizons!

Here is the card I made using Daily Sketch no 87.

I have used the Papermania Home For Christmas papers to create the circles, and Kraft card for the Scalloped circles behind them.  The Holly is stamped from the Urban Stamps Home For christmas, which I stamped onto while card stock using black ink and then coloured using the Artist pens. I have then cut around the leaves and added red stones as the Holly Berries.  The Holly tends to give the card a softer feel and I have used this in a few of my Christmas projects this year.

The sentiment is also from the Urban Home For Christmas Stamp Set and again I have coloured in the words, this time on the actual stamp itself using the Artist Pens.

I had great fun making this card and will be using this design again for another occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day x


Do Crafts – Home For Christmas

| Blog, Christmas, Do Crafts Creativity Club Design Team, Home For Christmas

Good Morning on this cold day!

Since it is beginning to feel like winter it is the perfect time to be making Christmas theme cards.  Here is my latest make using the Do Crafts Home For Christmas range.

I have made this using one of the Daily Sketches that Do crafts Creativity Club Members get to download each day.  It is a great way to get some inspiration.  To find out more about becoming a member visit here.

I have used the nested Scalloped Hearts to create the Heart tower in the middle and all the papers are from the Home For Christmas range.


Home For Christmas…

| Blog, Christmas, Do Crafts Creativity Club Design Team, Home For Christmas

The new Christmas papers are out from Do Crafts and I must say they have excelled themselves this year.  The Home For Christmas range is so on trend and looks like something that could be found in our favourite furniture store!!

Here are a few cards I have made using them:

I will be making lots more of these for family and friends at Christmas!

All of the products used can be found at


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