Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Shape Up!

Good Friday morning!

Firstly - a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there - I hope the spirit of gratitude and thankfulness fills your hearts & homes!

I am hosting this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland and I have chosen the theme 'Shape Up' - to create a shaped card (anything but square/rectangle).  It's so easy to stick with the square/rectangle cards yet there are so many wonderful opportunities out there to create with different shapes.  I hope you're able to join us and show your creativity!

I have created this Christmas Tree shaped card - I've had this  template in my folder for years now and honestly cannot remember from whence it came!  But I love the shape it creates and I decided to decorate this one up like a tree with branches and ornaments.  I ran the cardstock through a snowflake embossing folder too to add some extra detail.  The snowflake is a Marianne die (a purchase from my recent trip to the UK) and the ornaments are part of a stamp set from CTMH (Close to my Heart).  I punched the MS branch punch on some glittered paper for lots of sparkle.  I'm also going to add this to the Totally Papercrafts challenge this week which is 'Untraditional Christmas' (no red or green).

The challenge is sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamp so get creating and submit your project so you're in with a chance to win a $15 gift certificate!

I have the kids home from school today on a snow day so we've voted in a pjama day (yay!!).  I plan on relaxing and hopefully doing some blog commenting and catch up.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to visit to leave a comment.  It is very much appreciated as always!

Danielle x

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Ornament

Hi there!

Welcome to a rather belated Winter Wonderland posting .... apologies for this being late but having been in the UK until yesterday I hadn't realised Mr Blogger didn't play nicely!  :(

Anyways, this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland is to create 'a decoration' for christmas - for the tree, for the table etc.  What a fabulous opportunity to get making something really special to add to your christmas decor!

I made a little tree ornament using this tutorial over on SCS - easy peasy, quick and beautifully effective I think!  This is a really fabulous way to use up your scraps and display all those gorgeous double-sided christmas papers that are in your stash!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the challenge blog and see what all the other DT girls have made!  We are sponsored this week by Delicious Doodles too!

This will be a quick post.  I've had a fabulous time away in the UK and I have a lot of catching up to do ... both in the home and on the blog!!  :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get a chance to blog hop and see you all very soon!

Danielle x

Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Winter Sports!

Hi there!

I'm hoping Mr Blogger plays nicely for me and posts this  up as I should be landing in London, Heathrow for my week of 40th Birthday celebrations in Jersey!!!

I will keep this short and sweet.  Kate is hosting this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland and has the theme 'Winter Sports' for us all to play along to.  These will make perfect cards for those active sporty types in our families!  I used this cute CC Designs image and coloured with my copics.  I decided on an easel card and went with the masculine colour tones of blue and beige.  Lots of MS punching on this card and the sentiment is from my stash.

This week we're being sponsored by The Stamp Barn so check out Winter Wonderland and see what their fabulous prize is!  The other DT girls have once again done some amazing work which is sure to inspire you to create!

I'm afraid I have no further postings for the time I'm away but will be eager to catch up with everyone and all your blogs on my return (Nov.21st).

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, truly appreciate the time you take to leave such beautiful comments!

Danielle x

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm leaving .... on a jet plane!!

Hi there,

Just wanted to post a quick note saying that I'm heading off to London, UK tonight and then onto my home island of Jersey until November 21st.  And so starts a week of 40th birthday celebrations with family and friends - I can't wait!!

I have my Winter Wonderland post scheduled for tomorrow so hopefully Mr Blogger will play nicely for me!  I unfortunately haven't had a lot of time to craft and schedule posts for the time I'm away but I will definitely share some pics of my time away when I return.  And I hope my schedule will start to allow me to blog a little more regularly and catch up on some sorely missed commenting!

Take care everyone and see you in 10 days or so!!

Danielle x

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday to PWCO ..... we're celebrating!!

Welcome to the PWCO 3rd Birthday bash!  Peggy is celebrating her 3rd year with PaperWorksCo and so all the DT plus alumni are helping her out with 2 weeks of fabulous fun and games! 

We were asked to choose our favourite PWCO image and even though this is from the new RAM Winter release, I am so partial to snowmen.  This HAS to be my all-time favourite image in the PWCO collection.  I love that I can colour these snowmen up anyway to mix and match my projects.  I decided to make a sweet box that can be filled with christmas goodies.  Paper is the ever-so-gorgeous Echo Park and the image is coloured with copic markers.

So to help you understand how to play the game, this is what Peggy has posted on the PWCO blog:-


We’ve round up the whole dt and alumni to help us out for the next two weeks.

each day, we will announce on this post the line up for the day. The links with take you to the member’s personal blog, and they will display a project with their favorite PWCO stamp.

AS WELL… they will also show a sneak of another menber’s project. We’re mixing up the mystery sneaks, so you have no idea whose sneak it belongs to.

Of course, we’re not going to make you just look at the posts… here’s your chance to win…

match the all mystery sneaks to the project owner, and you can have a chance to win $33 Gift Certificate to PWCO … THere will be a 3 prizes of $33,…. (get it, 3rd bday, 3 prizes, $33 gift card?) lol SImply match the sneaks and get enter to win! all you have to do is:

1. come back to the blog everyday to check out who is debuting,

2.leave a comment (just to show some love),

3.and take note on the sneak they are showing…

4.gather all the sneaks, and go back to everyone’s blog and figure out who they belong to.. to submit the following:

» the Day

» the blog you went

» the owner of the mystery sneak (and their blog address)

» and a “yes” i’ve commented on each blog


1.Day 1

2.I went to Peggy’s blog

3.She was hosting JANE DOE’s sneak peak, and her blog addy is

4.and i’ve submitted a comment to everyone’s blog

and you do that for each day and sumbit the entire list to me at the end!

does that make sense?
So, here is the sneak peek I have for you.  Remember to keep a track of what you see every day and where you see it, then you'll be able to build up the puzzle and match all the pieces together!  Can't wait to see all the fabulous projects!   Be sure to check out Stephanie's blog here for her project today too!


I hope you have fun with this game.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment too - they are always so much appreciated!  This is my last morning with my mom as she goes home today.  I've had a fabulous 6 wks with her and I shall miss her company beside me in my craft room!  I hope I will have a couple more postings before I leave for the UK on Thursday!

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day and apologies for the long post ....!!!

Danielle x

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Sing a Christmas Carol!

Hi there!

Apologies for my very quiet week - it's a busy fun time here!  I celebrated my 40th birthday on Tuesday and spent a lovely day with my mom and family.  I got very spoiled and received a wonderful gift of a computer notebook for my craft room - yay!  I can now browse all the challenges online in my craft room which I'm so thrilled about!  However, I now seem to have come crashing down with the sniffles and aches & pains!  :(

Anyhow, onto todays card which is for the Winter Wonderland challenge, hosted this week by the lovely and talented Marianne.  She has set 'Sing a Christmas Carol' as the theme this week.  I was very excited as I was able to pull out this gorgeous new Winter release RAM image from PaperWorksCo - aren't they just beautiful angels!

I decided to colour these beauties with my prismas - I've added a few new colours to my collection and was eager to try them out!  I coloured their faces with copics.  The paper is from a candy win from Lynsey and are fun bright greens and pinks!  I decided to make a very pink card for this one!  The sentiment is an old PSX one but works perfectly with this image.  Snowflakes are the MS punch with rhinestones placed in the centre.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Pink Gem Designs so be sure to stop by and join in the fun!  These days to Christmas sure are counting down by fast!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.   I hope to use the weekend to relax and recover some energy as I head to the UK next week to celebrate my big 4-0 with family and friends on my home island of Jersey.  I appreciate all of your comments and thank you so much for taking the time to come by and leave them!

Danielle x


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