Friday 30 November 2012

Long time, no blog! And this is a very quick one! I wanted to make this card to enter Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge this week because I feel like I've been negleting it. I've been busy doing Christmas card orders, but I cannot express how grateful I am to Hazel and her blog, because if I hadn't discovered her and the blog, I wouldn't have all my own personal cards done yet! I've also re-discovered knitting and I'm making little Christmas puds that go on a well known round chocolate treat. They look lovely, the link for the recipe is here They are so quick to make, I'm doing them for all my family and special friends.
Back to the card....this is for a very special friend I met years ago through work. Sadly, she moved away and made a new life Lincoln way, setting up her own dog-grooming business. Hence, the card had to have a doggy on it! I've made a simple easel card, using some snowflake and dotty papers on a silver base card. Bit of stripey ribbon, and die-cut doggy courtesy of my Cricut! I love him!
Last minute entry in the challenge but fingers crossed for a win because the prize is lovely!
Fiona xxxxx

Wednesday 14 November 2012

I've been neglecting Mo Manning of late but as this weeks Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge has called for a card for a man or boy, I knew exactly where to go for inspiration! I do love Mo's stamps and I've ended up spending more than I should but hey ho!
I've chosen to use "Timmy's Stocking" for this card...I think he's really cute. I've coloured him in with Promarkers, and layered the image onto some lovely Daisy & Dandelion Christmas papers. The ribbon is from the little collection my neighbour gives me (she cuts ribbon off everything for me!), and the sentiment stamp is an old one I found in my stash. I've finished the card off with a padded snowflake and some black gems.
I'm entering this in CHNC chalenge "for a man or a boy" and in Mo's Digital Challenge "C is for...." CHRISTMAS!!
I'm off to do the school run now. Then going to do not a IS my birthday! I've been spoilt rotten. Hubby has bought me the Kindle Fire so I've got to get my head round even more technology! Should be fun!
Fiona xx
PS. Almost forgot to mention CHNC new monthly challenge blog which will start soon, and to celebrate Hazel is giving away some great candy, along with the chance to be a guest designer. Go on! Have a never know where it may lead! Details can be found here Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge2.