Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Valentine Heart for You ...

Hi there!

I hope blogger plays nicely and posts this as I should be half-way to Florida by the time this is scheduled!

It's my last December post for PWCO using the gorgeous Papercardkit.  I know, I know ... we're just finished with Christmas and I'm already moving onto the next 'holiday' of valentines but I wanted to show you just how versatile these fabulous Echo Park papers are.  The reverse side of this is very christmassy yet this beautiful green design allows for any interpretation.  So I thought I'd pull out this sweet Charlotte image from Little Loud Stamps which I've coloured up with my copics.  I used a favourite colour combo of mine of green & pink to show off the pretty paper.  All the paper used is from the Papercardkit and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the dotty background.  I tied the bow on the bow-easy and used the MS Heart border punch.

The card is made using the 'Spring' style and the tutorial can be found under the resource section over at Splitcoaststampers.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I can catch up with you all on my return!

There won't be any Winter Wonderland challenges this Friday but be sure to stop by the blog as there is some exciting news which will be announced!

Danielle x

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas ...

To all my wonderful blogging friends,

I would like to extend my warmest Christmas wishes to you all and thank you for an amazing year of blogging and inspiration!  I hope 2011 brings you many hours of crafting goodness and everything you could wish for!

It seems we have all been good as Santa is sending us to Florida!!!  We leave on December 28th and won't be back until January 9th!  It's going to be so exciting visiting Harry Potter World at Universal Studios and being down in some sunshine! 

Until then ....

Danielle xo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thank You .... from Winter Wonderland

Hi there!

Hope you are all well and getting excited ... I know my boys are desperately awaiting the arrival of Santa!!

Today I have my Winter Wonderland DT card for our final challenge of 2010!  Wow - hasn't this year just flown by!  The lovely Kate is hosting and the challenge is 'Thank You' ... your chance to get some thank you cards ready to hand out after Christmas!

It was so nice to make something besides a christmas card!  This gorgeous Tilda is coloured with copics and the paper is Cappella from Basic Grey.  Flowers are Prima and the circle sentiment is SU!  I followed the Sunday Sketch from PWCO.

The challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week so if you're able to find the time to squeeze in a bit of crafting it would be great to see your submission over at the challenge blog.  The rest of the DT have done some lovely cards too so be sure to pop over and get some inspiration!  This challenge will run until January 6th so we can all enjoy a break of the Christmas & New Year period.  The challenge will have some exciting news to share on December 31st so be sure to pop by and 'read all about it'!!! LOL

Thanks for stopping in today - I always appreciate your visit and any comments you may leave.  Have yourself a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Danielle x

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Pocketful of Tags!


Welcome to another PaperWorksCo posting where I'm still showcasing the gorgeous Echo Park Papercardkit!  Time is tight with Christmas literally on the final countdown so this will be a quick post.

When I was browsing Curt's blog I also saw him create this wonderful pocket of tags - I just loved it and thought it was perfect to show off all the gorgeous EP papers!  So thank you Curt for yet again inspiring me!!!

Everything you see in here is from the Papercardkit.  I've used the Cricut to cut the tree out, MS punch for the snowflake, Marianne die cut for the poinsettia and a SU! circle sentiment. 

I thought this would make a sweet token teacher gift ... something they can use rather than eat!!!  LOL

Well, that's all from me today.  I hope you're able to pop over to PWCO - yesterday was Recipe Tuesdays and everyone is welcome to join in and you could also be in with a chance to win a surprise something from Peggy!

Thanks for stopping in and every comment left is really appreciated, especially at this time of year when everything is so hectic!

Danielle x

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Wrap it Up!


Thanks for stopping in today ... I have my DT projects for Winter Wonderland where I am hosting the challenge this week!  We're almost there with officially only 8 days left so what better time than to create some beautiful gift wrap or gift boxes for your gifts!  That's right ... today's challenge is 'Wrap it Up'! 

I found this gorgeous handmade paper bow over on SCS here.  I just loved how easy this was to put together and the final effect is fabulous!  Talk about being able to co-ordinate all your gift wrap!  I made this cute little tag to match and the reindeer is done on the Cricut 'Create a Critter' cartridge.  I even found a sweet little red bell in my stash ... isn't he cute!!!  The snowflake is a large MS punch.

Here's a close-up of the bow which I put together using the gorgeous double-sided Bo Bunny papers.  These are still an absolute favourite of mine!

Well, that's all for today folks!  I hope you're able to pop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and join in our challenge this week!  The rest of the DT have done some gorgeous gift wrap ideas too so don't miss out on some amazing inspiration!  We are also sponsored this week by Delicious Doodles so there's a fabulous prize up for grabs too.

It's the last day of school for the boys today so must finish up the last few things I need to do!  Thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate the time you take to visit and leave me a comment!  Have a safe and wonderful day!

Danielle x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflake Splendor!


I have a PaperWorksCo DT card for you to today!  I was lucky enough to receive the November Papercardkit which included the gorgeous Echo Park christmas papers ... yummy!!

As December is always a very rushed month, Peggy didn't put a papercardkit together but instead has kept the November going until the end of the year. How lucky as these papers are just stunning!  This card design is based on the one I did a couple of posts back.  I love the simplicity of the lines and these non-traditional christmas colours and lime green & hot pink!!

The snowflake is a Marianne diecut with some Echo Park paper placed behind the cut out.  I covered the snowflake with Diamond Dust which makes it sparkle beautifully!  I sewed around the edges to add in some extra texture and the back panel is embossed with a snowflake folder.  The sentiment is one that comes with the RAM 'Magical Christmas' stamp.

Thanks for stopping by again ... I really do appreciate you calling in!  Hopefully you'll be able to pop over to PaperWorksCo and check out the Papercardkits - they are such fantastic value for $11.99!

Take care and I wish you all a wonderful day!

Danielle x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Hello!


So glad you could find the time to stop by my blog and pay me a visit ... I love having you here!

Well, today I've made a card for the Lily of the Valley challenge blog for the very first time - yay!  I just adore these cute LOTV bears and wanted to do a few more christmas cards!  The challenge at LOTV is to follow Dena's gorgeous sketch.  I coloured with copics.  Papers are from Magnolia (last years christmas) and the sentiment is SU!   I used an MS punch and some Prima poinsettia flowers with gold adhesive pearls for their centers.  Some gold ribbon and gold cardstock behind the image finish the card off.

Thank you so much for stopping by .... I'll be back tomorrow with my posting for the PaperWorksCo DT.  I'll be showcasing the gorgeous November papercardkit!

I hope you're staying safe and warm wherever you are ... it's been a cold snowy one here today so am quite happy to be tucked up in my craft room, LOL!!

Danielle x

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Baubles!

Hi there!

Welcome to my Friday posting for the Winter Wonderland challenge blog.  Today the lovely Janet is hosting our challenge and is asking for 'Christmas Baubles' on your cards.  How fun is that ... I love lots of those images to play around with and this is what I managed to create.

I found this Santa Tilda already coloured up with my prisma pencils in my stash and the colours were a perfect match to the BG Eskimo Kisses paper I had chosen to work with ... don't you love it when a plan just falls into place so easily!!    The bauble image is from The Stamp Barn and cut using a nesties circle.   The sentiment is from Penny Black and I've added some bling and lots of stickles to the baubles to make the card sparkle!

I hope you're able to pop over to Winter Wonderland and join in our challenge.  This weeks prize is being sponsored by 'I Did it Creations'.  The rest of the DT have come up with some gorgeous inspiration so be sure to check out their cards!

I'm entering this card over at the Just Magnolia challenge where this week they're asking for a Christmas card!

Again, thanks for your visit today and your lovely comments ... I know how rushed everyone is at this time of year so I really do appreciate you taking the extra time to leave me a comment!  I wish you all a wonderful Friday and start to a fabulous weekend!  I'm single-parenting it again for a couple of days as hubby is out on the western side of Canada in the beautiful city of Edmonton - too bad I couldn't join him!!

Danielle x

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A simple card ...

Hi again!

I'm on a roll with the simple cards at the moment!  I was inspired to make this card when I visited Curt's blog this morning and saw what he did - thanks Curt for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

It's pretty basic and it came together quite quickly - gotta love that!  The large snowflake is punched out using a MS punch.  The back panel is embossed with a snowflake folder and the dp behind the snowflake is Daisy D's.  A small piece of linen twine for the bow adds a final touch.  The sentiment is from stash.

Thanks for stopping in again .... I appreciate your visit and your comments so much!  Must get on and make some more of these!

Take care and stay warm - unless you're in California as they're heading into a heatwave ... lucky them!!

Danielle x

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friends are like snowflakes ....

Hi there!

I'm putting together some simple christmas cards and thought I'd share with you what I've done.  I love this sentiment and have been wanting to use it with my snowflake stamp. 

I stamped the snowflakes and then embossed them with stardust glitter to give some sparkle.  The back panel is snowflake embossed with a Sizzix folder and I used an MS border punch for the inside panel.  It's a very easy and straightforward card but I like the finished result.

I'm going to enter this card into the Stamptacular Sunday challenge which is 'Blue...Blue Christmas' this week.  Also, a Spoonfull of Sugar challenge is asking for Christmas cards.

This is a quick post as I have some free time and I want to continue creating whilst I can.  It's snowing outside and I'm more than happy to stay warm in my craft room!  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful day!

Danielle x

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Penguins & Polar Bears!


It's Friday again ... geez, these weeks sure are flying by fast aren't they!!  And here we are on the very last few challenges of 2010 for Winter Wonderland.  Marianne is our lovely host this week and we have the theme 'Penguins & Polar Bears'.  How can you not make a cute card with either/both of these adorable winter animals!

These polar bear images are from Sunshine Designs by The Stamp Barn and come in a set of 4.  There is a bit of technique to making this card as I stamped the images on both the front of the card and inside, cut out a square around their face and then the inside image shows through.  I used Tombow markers to add some subtle watercolour.  The background paper is Echo Park - isn't it gorgeous!!  Some turquoise ribbon and a MS punched snowflake finish the card off.

I hope you're able to pop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and join in our challenge this week.  We are sponsored by The Hobby House and Stamping with the Dragon.

I'm off to see if I can catch up on some blog hopping and commenting ... I seem to keep saying this and yet I don't ever find the time to catch up to my tail .... I'm continually chasing it!!  Must be the time of year, LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by and for the comments you leave - they really are truly appreciated!

Danielle x

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A PWCO update ...

Hi there,

I just wanted to share the exciting news that I've been asked to stay on for another 6 month term at PaperWorksCo!  I am so happy that Peggy asked me to extend my DT term and of course I said YES!!

So check out the PWCO blog and get introduced to all the new fabulous DT girls as we start our week of introductions.  Also, the next 6 months is sure to be very exciting with stamp releases, new inspiration and a change-up to the weekly schedule!

I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Winter Wonderland.  I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous start to December and getting into the festive spirit! 

Danielle x


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