Saturday 31 December 2011

Top Five Favourite Cards 2011 & Sale News

Good afternoon everyone

Can't believe its New Year's Eve already, where has the last week gone.  Its been a lovely relaxing week, it will be a bit of a shock to get back to work next week!

I would like to join in with the fun over at Debby's blog with my Top 5 favourite cards of 2011. 

I hope you like them, they are in no particular order!

This is using Saturated Canary Nevaeh, I really enjoyed colouring her in and she is all sparkly in real life!

This is using Elizabeth Bell for SCACD Letter to a Friend.  This is such a lovely image and I like the pretty paper and ribbon on this card.

This is using Pollycraft Sonny Honeycloud Poetry.  I like this because of the colours, I don't normally like using orange but I was very happy with this!

I love the LOTV images so had to include one!  This is Its My Party and I liked the colour combination of this card, the image was a great to colour!

My final card is using a Ladybug Crafts Ink image from the Shoes 'n Bags collection.  I couldn't pick a top 5 without shoes and bags!

I hope you like my top 5!

Before I go I just want to mention that Kerry is having a mega sale over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  Her entire range of stamps (not including digis) will be HALF PRICE for the whole month of JANUARY.  I have already started my list! 

Finally, I want to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  Thank you for all of your support and friendship during the last year, it means a lot to me!

See you in 2012!

Pami x

Thursday 29 December 2011

Step Back In Time at MAWTT!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas Day.  It went so quickly though!  I had a lovely relaxing time, ate way too much and got some lovely gifts from santa! 

I haven't really settled back into any crafting yet, which is a bit of a worry!  I plan to get back into the craft room tomorrow and hope that I get some inspiration from somewhere!

Luckily I got this card made before Christmas!  We have a brand new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times.  This challenge will run for 2 weeks so plenty of time to get your entries in!  Hazel is our hostess this week and the theme is:

"Step Back In Time"

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Annie at Digi My World.  She is very kindly offering the winner a $10 voucher to spend in store!

Annie currently has a sale on all images until the end of the year so make sure you pop along now.  Also she is offering a New Year freebie which you can get here!  So here is my project for today:

I love these fabbie retro images, this is Karen, GoGo Girl which you can get here.  I used my Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious Mini Deck, I loved the colours and thought it looked quite retro!  I added some glamour dust, lets face it glamour dust is suitable for any era!  I have also added a loop bloom using my new Die-namics Die!  I couldn't wait to use this, you wouldn't believe the tantrums I went through to get this!

The rest of the girls have used different images from the retro collection so please do go along and have a look on the challenge blog
Well thats it from me today.  I hope you have a good one. I am off until next Tuesday which is great! 
See you soon!
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  • will do this later
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - GoGo Girl from Digi My World;
Card/Paper - Bazzill CS; Kraft CS; Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious Mini Deck;
Dies/Punches - Die-namics Loopy Bloom from Dies to Die For;
Other - Felt from LCI; Gems; Glamour Dust
Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry Chrismas!

Merry Christmas!

To all my lovely friends have a wonderful day!


Pami x

Saturday 24 December 2011

Favourite Christmas Cards of 2011

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!  

The fabulously talented Debby is doing her Favourite Christmas Cards of 2011 and it was such fun last year I thought I would join in again! 
So here goes:


I hope you like them!  

Have a great day and a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

Pami x

Wednesday 21 December 2011

More Christmas Projects

Hi All!  How are you preparations going!?  I am fairly organised!  Just one more day at work which is great, and then a nice long break!

I thought I would share the last few projects I did at my recent craft retreat.  I hope you like them!

Christmas Sledge which I gave to my nephew!

Not sure what you call this! (Open) 


That's the lot I think!  Enjoy your evening and will speak soon!

Pami x
Friday 16 December 2011

Quick Cards

Good Afternoon Everyone

I hope your day has been good.  We had a bit of snow this morning but nothing to speak off, its very cold now though!  I have felt quite Christmasy today, its the first time I have so that's nice!  I think I have all my cards written and sent now.  Although there are always some that you forget so I am sure I will be doing a few more!   

I needed to do some quick cards so I grabbed my new Memory Box "Flowering Christmas Tree" which I bought from Tracy at Dies to Die For, and some bazzill bling paper and made the following quick cards. 

The photos aren't great are they!  I just did a bit of layering to add some colour and then added gems to the tree to make the cards more dimensional.  I had a bit of production line going but it was fun!  I hope you like them!

Well I had better go and get on with some wrapping. I am determined to get it all day this evening!!   

Lots of Love
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Thursday 15 December 2011

Cats and Dogs at MAWTT

Hi Everyone

I hope your week has gone well.  Its been busy, busy, busy for me!   

I have had a little break from MAWTT recently, thanks to Hazel and the girls for letting me have some time off!  Just got a bit overwhelmed with lots of things going on.  But I am back today!  We have a new challenge and Hazel is our hostess!  The new theme is:

"Cats and Dogs"

 We are sponsored by Robyns Fetish and we were all given some images to use and I have used Kitty Kitty Kat which you can get here.

I wanted to make a Christmas card from Coco (I know, very sad!) so I added the Christmas hat onto the image before printing off.  I used some free papers from a magazine a while ago and added some ribbon, pearls and of course the usual felt snowflakes!  I think it looks like Coco a little bit!

Anyway, I hope you can join us this week.  Please do go along to the challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT inspiration and to see if you were a winner last week!

See you soon and take care!

 Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  • Will do this later;
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Kitty Kitty Kat from Robyn's Fetish
Paper/Card - Free paper; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - W5, W3, W2, W1, B000;
Dies/Punches - Die-namics Let It Snowflake from Dies to Die For;
Other - Felt from LCI; Pearls; Glamour Dust

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Bingo at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Good Morning All

I hope everyone is well!  Very busy I expect, not long to go now to the big day!  

Anyway I am back today for a new challenge at Totally Ladybug Tuesday!  Our gorgeous Sue is our wonderful hostess and we have a bingo card for you this week!
 So you just need to pick three in a row to use on your card - horizontal, vertical or diagonal.  (Or you can go for the full house if you want to, some of our Ladybugs have done just that, although I think they are just after Teacher's Pet this week!)

I have gone for Felt, Flowers and Pearls.  Now this should have been a real easy card right?  Felt, Flowers, Pearls, I mean I use them on every single card I make.  Well the first card I did was thrown in the bin and I just could not get it right after that.  It was just one mistake after another and the mojo just left town.  

I do love the image though and she is Flower Ruby which you can get here.  I love her all glittered up.  The flowers are made using my Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio die and the gorgeous felt is also from Ladybug Crafts here, Kerry has some gorgeous colours, I just can't live without felt now!!

So that's it from me.  Sorry my card is so rubbish!  But the other Ladybugs have done a fabby job so do go along to the challenge blog and check out all the cool inspiration!
Have a great day!
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  • Will do this later
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Flower Ruby from Ladybug Crafts Ink;
Paper/Card - MME So Sophie; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20; Dress/Shoes - V99, V95, V93, V91;
Hair - E57, E47, E41;  Flowers - Y35, V99;
Dies/Punches - Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Petite Scalloped Circles Large;
Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio from Dies to Die For;
Other - Glamour Dust, Pearls, Felt from LCI 
Sunday 11 December 2011

Still Getting Ready

Good Morning!

How are all your Christmas preparations going?  I am still trying to get organised.  I was busy all day yesterday and am going to write cards today and do some wrapping for the people who I will be seeing next week!  

I am still having to make some Christmas cards and here are a couple I did last week:

My mojo has gone missing for a while so I hopped over to my blogging friend Anita to give me some inspiration.  I love visiting Anita's blog, there isn't a card of hers that I don't like!  I found this card that she did and sort of based my design on this.  Thank you Anita for the inspiration!

I used Dexter from Pollycraft.  I was asked to make a pink penguin card for someone and I thought I would do the blue to match!  I have used my new Memory Box corner die which is gorgeous!  I finish off with glamour dust and pearls.

Before I go, I just want to thank the girls over at Craft Your Days Away where I was picked as a winner this week!  Thank you! 

Right, I had better get going, another busy day.  

Stay warm and have a great day!

Pami x
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Dexter from Pollycraft; Sentiment - computer generated;
Paper/Card - MME 12 Days of Christmas; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Presents/Hats - R85, R83, R81, BG13, BG11; Dexter - Y38, Y35, 100, W5, W2, W0; Outline - B000;
Dies/Punches - Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Memory Box Snowflake Corner;
Other - Glamour Dust; Gems 
Friday 9 December 2011

Fancy Folds - Wags 'n Whiskers

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you are all well.  I am here today for the new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers.  Thank you to everyone who entered our Snow Angels challenge last week, do pop along and see if you are a winner!  Our theme this week is:
My fabulous teamie Debs from MAWTT is our Guest Designer this week.  Please pop along here to check out her fabulous card. 

I decided to go for a non-Christmas card today for a change!  Here is my card:


 I am afraid I don't know what this fold is called but I do love doing these as you can frame the main image really well!  I have used Toby's Big Day which you can get here, he is so sweet!  The paper pack is MME - Lime Twist - Fly A Kite.  I printed the image a couple of times in different sizes and cut out the presents to use on the frame.  I then stamped out some balloons from my LCI Birthday Cake Robyn stamp and used them to tumble down the frame.  I used lots of glitter and the main balloon has been GA'd.  The sentiment is from Stamping Up.  

I hope you like it, the colours are lovely and fresh in real life. Please do go and check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous creations this week!

Before I go can I wish the fabulous Kerry at LCI a very happy birthday!  

Love and Hugs
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Toby's Big Day from Wags 'n Whiskers;  Sentiment from Stamping Up;
Paper/Card - MME - Lime Twist - Fly A Kite; Papermania Textured CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Toby - E57, E55, E51, Black, R20; Presents/Balloons - BG15, BG13,
BG11, YR18, YR16, R29, R27, YG09, YG06;
Other - Glamour Dust; Glossy Accents
Tuesday 6 December 2011

Sparkle and Snowflakes at LCI!

Good Morning!

I hope you are all well and keeping warm!  The snow has arrived although not down South where I am! 

Its Totally Ladybug Tuesday and we have a brand new fabulous challenge for you.  Before I go onto the new challenge I just want to thank everyone for joining in with my WOW challenge last week, there were some amazing entries.  Please pop along to the challenge blog to see if you are a winner!

So onto today, our gorgeous Lisa is our hostess this week and her challenge is:

"Sparkle and Snowflakes"

What a great challenge!  Along with the new challenge we have a brand new Stamp of The Month which all the DT have used for this challenge, (I love SOTM week!).  Here is my card:

The SOTM is Tom and Snowman, isn't it cute!  Really easy to colour and perfect for those last minute Christmas cards!  You can get him here and he is half price for the whole month of December! 

 I wanted to go with alternative Christmas colours so I went with Pinks and Blues.  The papers are from Christmas Joy from First Edition. The felt is also from LCI.  The die is from Memory Box (loving their dies!!) and the ribbon is from my stash.  There is so much glitter on this card it really sparkles although it doesn't really show up!  I enjoyed making this card!

Before I go I just wanted to say hi to Catherine, Diane and Sally who have joined us as Guest Designers for December.  Please go along and leave them some Ladybug love, they are all fabulous ladies and have made some wonderful projects! 

Well I think that's it for today.  We look forward to seeing your creations.  
Have a great week.
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Tom and Snowman from LCI;
Paper/Card - Christmas Joy - First Edition; Bazzill Bling CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Reindeer - E37, E35, E33; Snowman - R83, R81; Tom - B02, B01, B00, 
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20; Outline - B00;
Dies/Punches - Die-namics Let It Snowflake; Memory Box Frosty Border;
Other - Felt from LCI; Ribbon; Gems; Glamour Dust

Sunday 4 December 2011

Another Project from Craft Retreat

Good Afternoon Everyone

I hope you are having a great weekend, its so depressing how quickly they go by.  I saw my nephew yesterday which was fun, he is getting bigger every time I see him.  He goes to secondary school next September so he was telling me all about the schools he has applied to.  He was also running through his lines and dance routine for his part in the Christmas school play! 

I thought I would post another project which I did at the Rosemary Merry craft retreat I went to in November. Its a photo book which we covered with some gorgeous paper from Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium Collection (its beautiful).  There are spaces for the photos to be added. Be warned there are lots of photos!

Front Cover

Inside first page

Inside second page (love the rosette flower)

Inside third page 

Inside fourth page (my favourite)

Inside last page (the tree was cut out and 3D)

The whole book was decorated with elements of the paper pack, all the postcards were cut out.  The edges were all distressed and inked.  It was hard to photograph this so I hope you get a sense of what it looks like!  I have given this project to my mum as she loved it so much!
Enjoy the rest of your afternoon.  I hope you are all getting organised for Christmas!
Love and Hugs
Pami x

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Thursday 1 December 2011

Christmas Traditions at Cupcake Craftroom

 Hi All
I am back for a brand new challenge over at Cupcake Craftroom.  We had some wonderful entries for the last challenge, please hop over and see if you were a winner! 

We have a Guest Designer this month so please welcome Nazeema from Calypso's Cards be sure to go and check out her fabulous creations!  

So onto our new challenge for this month which is 

"Christmas Traditions"

So we would like to see anything which shows Christmas traditions such as putting up the tree; Christmas decorations; a roaring fireplace; stockings; santa, you get the picture!  I decided to go with the wonderful tradition of Christmas Caroling. You don't see that much any more do you!?  Here is my card:

The winner of this month's challenge will win the gorgeous new "Traditions Paper Collection" which you can buy here.

I have used these papers for my project - Stately Green; Textured Red and Shappy Stripes Red, perfect for a traditional card don't you think!  The image is of course LOTV called Carol Singing, I love colouring LOTV images.  I added lots of glitter and a ribbon from my stash.  The snowflakes die is from Die-namics.  

I hope you like my card, the DT have created some wonderful projects so please pop over and check them out.  We look forward to seeing your projects this month!
That's it from me for today.

Love and Hugs

Pami x
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Carol Singing from LOTV;
Paper/Card - Traditions Paper Pack - Stately Green; Textured Solid Red; Shabby Stripes Red;
Bazzill Bling CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E53, E51, E50; 
Clothes - R29, R27, E29, E27, Tuscan Red Prisma Pencil; G29, G28, Dark Green Prisma Pencil;
Shoes/Boots - C7, C5, C3; Dog - C3, C2, C1;  Lamp - Y38, Y35, Y11; Outline B000
Dies/Punches - Die-namics Let it Snowflake from Dies to Die For; 
Other - Glamour Dust; Warm Red Color Box Chalk Inkpad; Ribbons, Gems