Sunday 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas from That Craft Place - and a challenge!

Hi everyone,
This is probably going to be my last post of 2013. Wow I have now been blogging for 8 months and wow that 8 months has been amazing!! I cannot wait for 2014 in blogland. I would like to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas
Onto todays challenge from That Craft Place
the theme this time is - well what else could it be??
and here is my DT card
The image is Christmas Angel from Saturated Canary.
The papers are from Klouisedigiart on Etsy.
The feathers, ribbon and lace are from That Craft Place.
The corner flourishes were cut on the Silhouette Cameo
The image is coloured with copics which are now also available from That Craft Place
I used the same papers inside and my favourite Christmas rubber stamp.
Head back over to That Craft Place challenge blog now to see the other gorgeous DT projects and don't forget to add your entry while you are there.
Links you may find useful:
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
See you all next year!!
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Sunday 15 December 2013

All Dressed Up - CHRISTMAS!

Hi everyone, how's everyones Christmas plans coming along? Hope you all manage to squeeze in some crafting time among all the hustle and bustle.
Today it's time for another challenge and new release over at All Dressed Up challenge blog
The these for this one is of course - Christmas  but Clean and Simple style. I have to say I have never been a huge fan of CAS but having made this one I have ended up making quite a few similar cards for my family this year. The saying is true sometimes less is more.
Anyway here is my DT card using the two new releases over at All Dressed Up
The first of my cards is using the new release Christmas Postie. I used copics to colour the image and some silver double sided satin ribbon. The card I used for matting is a very dark silver pearl card I found in a local craft shop.
Ok normally I only do one DT card per challenge but forgot I had already made the other one when I made this so decided to use both anyway. This one is AllDressed Up for Christmas new release and coloured again with copics. I used silver mirri card and use the sketch pens in the silhouette cameo to draw the border and write the greeting in silver which you cant see as my flash killed it on the photo!
Head back over to All Dressed Up now where you can check out the other DT cards and add your entry. I would like to wish all our ADU fans a very Merry Christmas. See you all in the New Year
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx   

Digi Galore - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, first of two DT posts today. First up is Digi Galore.
We have a fab Anything Goes challenge to bring you today with an amazing prize. A gift certificate for a digi store of the winners choice! How amazing is that!
The image is Xmas Xfiles from Dr Digi. I used the cameo to cut out the lettering and the papers are from a selection of artists over on Etsy. I think I must have been on the Christmas Sherry when I made this one as its as straight as a dogs back leg! I love this image and can't wait for the recipient to see it.  
I used copics to colour the image.
I would like to wish all our Digi Galore fans a very Merry Christmas. Pop back to Digi Galore and have a look at the other DT ladies cards and add your own entry. See you in the New Year!
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Thursday 12 December 2013

Maybe a little too adventurous!

Hi everyone,
Apologies for my Advent posts stopping. I have been ill recently and had both kids off school and with Christmas just around the corner.....well let's say blogging twice a day was getting a little bit much. I am snowed under right now with a last minute order for Christmas cards and some super super news I have had this morning (more about that in January.....) so I am going to leave you all with one last final Christmas card. After this post there will be two posts from me on Sunday with DT cards and one final one on the 22nd and then that will be it until the New Year. Time to pack up the craft room, break out the mince pies and chocolates and spend some much needed (and deserved I think) quality time with my little family. Thank you to all my followers and supporters through the year. Far too many of you to mention so thank you to you all!
Merry Christmas!!!
The images used on this one are Bobbi and Stocking & Bobbi and Xmas Tree from Digistamp Boutique. I merged both digis together and printed off to give the one image.
The writing and edging were done using the Sketch pens on the Silhouette Cameo. I love the CAS look of this card. I think the more CAS cards I am making the more I am enjoying them!
The image is coloured with Copics.
I used the sketch pens again on the inside of the card. The Merry Christmas is done in a pearlised dark silver and the rest in a normal metallic silver.
Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Advent - December 10th - Post 2

Hi everyone
Next on my advent blog posts is a card I made using one of my favourite stamps from Lili of The Valley.
The image is Father Christmas from Lili of the Valley
The papers are from Nordic Christmas paper pads by First Edition Papers.
I used red shimmer dome stickers from Papermania
I used Copics to colour the image (promarkers for the skin)
Midnights card is going to be using another image from Lili of the Valley too!
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Advent - December 10th - Post 1

Hi everyone,
I'm back with yet another image from All Dressed Up. I am on the DT for All Dressed Up and absolutely love what we have had to work with so far and cannot wait to work with Wendy, Tracy, Marylin and all the other Dressy Girls in 2014.
Here is my next card:
The image is Little Angel by All Dressed Up
The papers are from Klouisedigiart on Etsy
The snowflake stip was made using the Woodware Crafty Edger
The image was coloured with Copics and Promarkers for the skin.  
Up next at midday today is a card using an image from Lili of the Valley
Hope to see you here then
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Monday 9 December 2013

Advent - December 9th - Post 2

Hi everyone 

I think I will be seeing Christmas cards in my sleep soon! 
Here is another card using one of Wendys fab Christmas images from All Dressed Up 

The image is Tra La La by All Dressed Up images.
The papers used are from  SonyaDeHart Designs on Etsy
The snowflake boarder was made using the Woodware Crafty Edger with the snowflake cassette. 

Copics were used to colour the entire image

I will be back at midnight with another card using All Dressed Up images - next one It's Snowing!

Keep Smilin'

Stacey xx

Advent - December 9th - Post 1

Hi everyone, 

WOW 9th already! This month is going way too fast! Todays card is made using another of my favourite digi designers - Saturated Canary

The image is Tree Topper
Banner, snowflake, 'Dec 25' and the tag were all cut on the Cameo
The papers are Merry Magic from Dovecraft 

I have used Copics to colour the image and Promarkers for the skin. 

Merry Magic papers were used again inside the card. 

Pop back at midday for my next Christmas card which will be another All Dressed Up image, 

Keep Smilin'

Stacey xxx 

Sunday 8 December 2013

Advent - 8th December - Post 2

Hi everyone,

I do hope people are enjoying these posts and not fed up of seeing my blog on your blogger timeline / bloglovin or however you follow me. I would love some feedback in my comments please.

Onto my next card now.

The image is from Karen's Doodles called Snowmen Carolling and is one I won in a challenge
recently. The digi papers are a mixture from different desiners over on Etsy. (I really need to stop going on Etsy to search digi papers before I need a second mortgage)
The Merry Christmas greeting was cut on the Silhouette Cameo.

I coloured the image with Copics (I use both Sketch and Ciaos)

I will be back with another post as always at midnight - this time a card using a Saturated Canary image.
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

That Craft Place - Christmas!

Hiya everyone,
It's time to take a break from my advent posts as it is time for another challenge over at That Craft Place. This fortnight our theme is - of course - Christmas!! We are sponsored by the amazing All Dressed Up digital stamps who I am also on the DT for so this challenge is super exciting for me.
I am such a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I love love love everything about it and just can't wait.
Anyway here is my DT card.
The image I used is called It's Snowing and I have to say this has been one of my favourite digis this Christmas I think I have done about 10 cards with this on. You will see most of them if you are following my advent posts. I am posting a Christmas card every 12 hours at midnight and midday everyday from now until Christmas.
The papers are Home For Christmas from Papermania.
The corner snowflake flourishes are cut on the ever amazing Silhouette Cameo
The image is coloured with copics which are now available in Sketch and Ciaos from That Craft Place.
Head back over to That Craft Place challenge blog now where you can have a look at the other DT members work and also add your entry.
Links you may find usedful:
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Advent - December 8th - Post 1

Hi everyone,
Here is a different style of card from me - no colouring!
I decided there are some people I am sending a card to who prefer a more traditional approach and whilst I love making cute modern stamped cards I realise they don't suit everyone.
This has to be one of the simplest easiest cards to make and are great when you are in a rush as the Silhouette Cameo does everything for you.
Both cards are the same but on the second one you can just vaguely see where I have scored a diamond pattern into the card at the back using my Hougie Board.  Everything on here was cut on the Silhoutte cameo using free cut files from Birds Cards
I have made this one in a few different colours now and also have a few in my 'spares' box in case I have forgotten anyone!
I will be back at midday with another Christmas card - and also before that with yet another for the latest That Craft Place challenge which should go live at 9am if blogger plays nicely.
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Saturday 7 December 2013

Advent - December 7th - Post 2

Hi everyone,
For the second of todays post I have decided to show you one of my newest digi images...
The image is Santa's Helpers - a new digi image from Tiddlyinks
The papers are same as the previous card - Winter Wonderland from Etsy
 I used the Silhouette Cameo a lot for this card. The card base, snowflakes and snowflake border were all cut on the cameo as well as the Merry Christmas round sentiment. The cameo copes really well with detailed cuts. I use Papermill direct card. It is slightly more expensive then the 'fill a box' card from my local craft shop but the difference in the cameo is definitely worth it.
The image is coloured with Copics (and promarkers for the skin - my new year resolution is to master copic skin!)
Right I better go get cracking I have some wrapping that needs doing!
I haven't decided which card to show you next yet so it will be a surprise this time.
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxxx

Advent - December 7th - Post 1

Hi everyone,
A big thank you to everyone who is keeping up with my advent posts. I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. Please leave your blog addy and I will pop over and return the love.
Ok onto tonights card which is from my first stamping love - Lili Of The Valley. 

The papers I used are Winter Wonderland digi papers from  over on Etsy.

The image was coloured with promarkers.
I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the snowflakes and used the fantastic offset function on the cameo to make a backing for them so they stand out a bit better. I used a shimmer dome sticker from Papermania in the centre of each one.

The sentiment was printed using Docrafts Digital Designer.The bow is handmade using Beresfords double sided satin ribbon. The corner is again cut on the Cameo.

If anyone is thinking about getting a Cameo - STOP!!! Stop thinking about it and do it! You will never regret it. The cameo is available from That Craft Place via their website or facebook shop

Ok time for me to go now and leave you with another sneaky peek at the next card..

I hope you can pop back at midday where the full card will be here for you to see.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
A gem of a challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge - Cold and Frosty

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx