Saturday, 27 November 2010

Allsorts - Monochrome

WOW what cold weather we are having at the moment, we have yet to  have any serious snow though, a few flurries on Thursday but nothing major!
I have a feeling its on its way though!!!!!!!!

Onto this weeks project for Allsorts

This week its Amanda's turn to choose the challenge and this week its


and this week we have a new sponsor Crafty Ribbons

I have made a post it note holder its part of the stock i'm making for the fairs that are coming up over the next few weeks

I have made a few to sell on my stall along with lots of other bits and peices which once I have them all together i'll take a pic of...

Hope you all manage to stay warm if its cold where you are
and have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Yummy a recipie!!!!!!

Good morning Crafters (lol sounds like hi dee hi)

Its time for another fabby challenge at Allsorts this weeks its the lovely Kirstens turn to set us a challenge which this week was  a recipie

Lace, Ribbon and a Charm

Now because of the camera angle you cant really see the charm but it is here honest look

Its just hiding thats all lol!

The container was one I bought from ebay and its so nice perfect for decorating I decorated with white lace from wild orchid crafts and ribbon from my stash. The image is one of lili of the valleys die cut christmas fairys this is Rose they are so perfect or quick cards and gifts!

I hope you can join us this week and I look forward to see what you 'bake' with your recipie..... 

Saturday, 13 November 2010

I'm having one of those days!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well its one of those days today i spent last night making sure that the main DT post for my challenge week at Allsorts was ready then forgot to do one for my own blog lol.......

Sorry its late but here is my card for this weeks theme which is this sketch I made
This stamp is one I bought in the Jan sales and i've waited all year to use him and he is just perfect for decoupage the presents are so easy to layer up

And as its christmas I went a little overboard with the fluffy stuff its on everything but I think it gives a great effect and texture.

Then some layered snowflakes using my marianne designs die and some snowflake brads

I hope you can join us this week as we are sponsored by Sir Stampalot and there are some great Stamps to be won.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Week 77 'Twas the night before Christmas'

This week its Fleurs turn to chose the theme and she has chosen the poem

'The night before christmas'

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Well this mouse certainly is stirring as he cartwheels round the house in his wreath lol!
The image is one I have had in my stash box for ages infact most of this card is old stash and scraps.
The ribbon slider looks pretty and is a little deceiving as there are no crystals/jewels on it its made to look like there are though...

I hope you enjoy Fleurs poetic challenge this week and I look forward to visiting your entries

Monday, 1 November 2010

GDT for Penny Black at Allsorts November challenge

I was delighted to be asked to be asked to be a guest designer for Penny Black at Allsorts i'm sure some of you are aware that I stepped down from the original DT due to other commitments but I was asked to be a regular GDT along with some of the other talented Allsorts ladies that also stepped down due to their commitments ...

The theme for November is "it's begining to look a lot like christmas"

I tried to use non traditional colours and give it quite a modern feel...
the image is Penny Black of course and the papers are a mix of DCWV and  some I have had in my stash for ages not sure who made them (give me a shout if you recognise them)
sentiment is a rub on and image was coloured with pro markers...

why not pop over and join in the fun at Penny Black at Allsorts and welcome the new DT team over there, some stunning DT creations!
 so why not pop over for some christmas inspirartion!