This weeks Cuttlebug challenge is to sand your embossing and core card is ideal for this I used it in lilac and used D'vine Swirls and Floral Fantasy folders I stamped a butterfly image onto vellum and coloured and glittered it then attached some ribbon and the sentiment Butterfly Kisses Have a goood New Year everyone and can't wait to see your sanded cards AllisonX
This is Laura's sketch this week and after not managing to play along last week I had to make time to do this week's sketch.
For this I used alcohol inks to create my background paper and stamped a Paper Artsy stamp onto it. The shaped segments are K&Co and the hesian came courtesy of some bath bombs for Christmas and the card smells lovely too now!
I just know I will be using the hesian up on all my cards at the moment and then will have to go buy more bath bombs to get some more
It was minus 8 here this morning when I took the dogs out for their morning walk and it was so cold I thought my fingers might snap off. They are going to want back out again soon and not looking forward to that! although it is now just minus 3. Have housework that I must do today and tomorrow but thought if I get upstairs done today I can do the rest tomorrow and that might give me a lttle bit of time maybe to make a card or two- that's the worst of this time of year you are so busy recovering from Christmas and getting ready for New Year there is not a lot of crafting getting done If I manage to make anything I will post it later but incase I don't I wish everyone a very Happy and prosperous New Year AllisonX
Wishing each and everyone of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Hope Santa is good to you and brings you lots of crafty goodies and can't wait to see what everyone is up to in the New Year AllisonX
My Funky hand team mate Kath is doing a give away but hurry over to her blog, you only have up to the 20th to put a post and a link to be in with a chance to win a super duper prize- you can get to her blog on the right hand side of mine and that link will take you straight there Because I have been so wrapped up in Christmas and all the disorganisation that goes along with that i never got putting a post to announce that Kath won Card Designer of the Year with Simply Cards and Papercraft- woo hoo what a win and very very well deserved and can't wait to see her wonderful cards in print AllisonX
This is Laura's sketch over at the great 2 Sketches 4 You challenge blog. I missed the challenge last week and managed to make this quick card for this weeks challenge but hope to get back on track once my shopping etc is all done this week- I am sure you are all the same ... up to your eyes in all - how dare this Christmas malarkey mess with getting serious crafting done!
Anyway here is my quickie for this week- not really what I wanted to do with the sketch but it is what came out so it will have to do for this week
The cuttlebug challenge this week is to create a Christmas project other than a card
For this I made a Dog Cracker and a Dog Gift Bag
I used the snowflake embossing folder and also embossed a die cut bone with this folder
I used a small cello bag filled with treats and stapled and embossed piece of red card to the top, added the bone with ribbon , a brad and the sentiment Happy Woofmas
For the cracker I used the cardboard inside of a loo roll, filled it with dog treats and once covered with paper and tied with ribbon added a small section of embossed card and a chipboard embellishment.
Hope you manage to have a go this week and looking forward to seeing what you create
The challenge this week is to create a project using your favourite colours.
At the moment mine seem to be brown with blue.
The card I made is actually to send to the vet from Bud to thank them for his operation and their care- the first vets ever to phone me the next day to see how he was and if he had eaten, been to toilet etc
So I used this challenge to coincide with the card I had to make for him- will have to keep an eye on what he is writing in it so he is not tooo cheeky as I know he felt fine before he went in and came out sore and wondering "ouch, what happened there I am sore and BALDY" poor wee soul, he had hardly any hair to start with and now he looks like a patchwork quilt- at least his coat will hide it until it grows back in
got my challenges slightly mixed up- House Mouse was polka dots and forever friends was a sketch but silly silly me did a forever friends polka dot card and not a challenge site in sight to post it on.
This is what happens when you try to do toooo many things all at the one time- I am so good at telling people to make a list and work form that- Oh if only I'd listened to myself and wrote a list then I would not have a card with no challenge to post it on!
This weeks its Kazan's sketch and what a great sketch it is yet again. This is my take on the sketch Papers by K&Co, yellow raffia, paperclip, the poinsetta was courtesy of Sue from her trip to Canada and the sentiment was from the pound shop AllisonX
is the 40th birthday of Anice, very talented lady and lovely person, who runs Funky Hand and to coincide with her birthday she is releasing a new CD called Funky Daze.Have a wonderful day Anice.
It is filled with wonderful papers and also word books for you to make up you own little books with any word you want- I haven't actually had to time to try the word books yet but will a s soon as I get a chance.
I have made a few cards using the CD though and the papers are just fab fab fab.
What I did forget to do was take a photo of the birthday card I made for Anice and I also forgot on Sunday to say it was Enfys's birthday so a big Happy Birthday En- my card(which I also forgot to photograph) will be late as it has to go all the way to the USA and I only posted it on Thursday.
I kept my card very simple this week as I have had a hectic week and not much crafty time.
Brother in law was rushed into hospital with a heart attack, a dog ran full force into me while trying to attack my two and sent me flying up in the air and I spent 3 and a half hours in A&E getting x-rayed and having stones and gravel dug out of my hand (but what really annoyed me was the fact the man walked off and left me lying there and never even said Sorry)
My little soul mate Bud was in yesterday getting 5 lumps removed- one of which was huge- and he is very sore and whinging and feeling sorry for himself so i am plying nurse- at the moment he is lying beside me on his blanket(but I have to carry him up and downstairs as I go!)
Well anyway that kind of explains why I was missing so much this week
For the card- papers are by Jen Wilson, thickers letters, Staz on ink, inked chipboard swirls and K&Co journal strip
This award was given by the wonderful Kath, my Funky Hand DT mate, if you haven't already pop over and get a good look and inspiration from her great blog.
She awarded this to all her FH DT mates- it stands for
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So please feel free to collect this award from me- I know a lot awards are going about so I will leave it up to you to collect if you wish
The challenge this week is to crayon resist on your embossing
This involves rubbing crayon over your embossed image then I heated it with a heat gun then used alcohol ink over the top. it gives a lovely shiny meatallic look effect and I was amazed at the colours that came up. Full instructions of how to do this are provided through a link on the cuttlebug site
My name is Allison and I am proud mum to a ten year old German Shepherd, Misty and a two year old rescue collie Ellis.Dogs never cease to amaze me and I am thankful each day for their love and devotion.
When I am not with my dogs I am playing with bits of paper and glue and I hope that you find something on my blog to inspire you .