Sunday, 6 December 2009

Celebration Candy

As this post will be on top until midnight GMT Sunday 6 December,
please scroll down to see recent crafting.
Thank you.


Amazingly, I have just reached 50,000 hits to my blog since Sitemeter was installed - so, I'm celebrating by giving away some candy. I'm very grateful for all the comments I receive - it's lovely to have so many visitors.

To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is link back to me from your blog - either in a post, or by putting a link in your sidebar and leave your name with Mr Linky with the direct link.
If you become a follower of my blog, or if you are already a follower, please put your name in Mr Linky again - so you will have two chances to win. I will use the random picker to choose a winner.

This is what's on offer:

A set of five Dovecraft Wedding Premium Embossed Cards with envelopes
A set of five Dovecraft Fairies Premium Embossed Cards with envelopes
Black Magic core'dinations
Dovecraft dimensions stickers
Nostalgiques sports sticker collage
Handcrafted baby stickers
Jolly Nation clear acrylic stamps set - 2 sheets of stamps, some of which are silhouettes

so there's something for every occasion.

The draw is open to anyone and everyone, whether you're a frequent visitor or here for the first time - and I'm willing to post worldwide, so distance is no problem.

I will keep this post on top until midnight GMT Sunday 6 December and the winner will be announced the next day.

Please click on Mr Linky and enter your name with a direct link to your post about my candy. If you become a follower, or are a follower already, please make sure you enter your name twice, so that you have two chances of winning. Don't forget - you've got to be in it to win it!


If I reach 100 or more followers before this ends, I'll throw in a couple of surprise items.



Please scroll down below this post for recent crafting.

Sepia shepherds

On DCM this week, Lynda chose the theme: 'say it in sepia'. The papers are K & Co, the stamped image is Penny Black 'shepherds', stamped withh marvy heritage timeless sepia and watercoloured lightly with the sepia ink from the pad. The sheep were coloured with Sakura white glaze pen which was then water brushed over.

Friday's 365 challenge (day 279) was: 'a little wordy' - cover the background of your card with words.



Oh dear, what a prize wally I am - I've just remembered that the DCM card should be a 'thank you' one - oh well, it's another Christmas card done!

Another red and purple Christmas card

The friend who asked me to make the previous card, asked me to also make this one, supplying me with the photo.

Yet again, I thought that I'd go with the purple and red theme, using the same background purple matt foil card and music vellum that I used for the previous card, this time using a giant purple snowflake instead of the chipboard swirl and some more of the poinsettias courteous of one of the BF secret santas.

This is good for these challenges:

365 cards day 235: 'Wacky color Wednesday' - red, purple, brown (the wall behind the group and the background of the sentiment)
Saturday spotlight 10: 'Christmas flowers'
Sketchy colors (Norway) 1: 'color: purple/lilac'
Allsorts 30: purple
Kaboodle 19: 'snowflakes'
Sophisticat 13: 'snowflakes and sparkle'
Design Dollies elements challenge: 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - snowflakes'
Creatalicious 4:'include snowflakes and lots of sparkle'
2 red bananas: 'Christmas/winter card'
Pollycraft: 29 'Ria's wonderful Christmas time'
Creative card crew 39: 'Christmas'
Spoon full of sugar 80: 'non-traditional Christmas colours' (I know that red is traditional, but purple isn't)
All that scraps: 'anything Christmas'
Stampavie and more 72: 'Christmas'
Crafty Calendar 3: 'winter sparkle'
My time to craft 68: 'winter pals!'




Don't forget: My blog candy closes at midnight tonight. If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it! I now have 100 followers, so I'll be adding something more to the blog candy.

Christmas flowers and flourish

I was asked by a friend to make this card, using a photo that she gave me, which I scanned. As these carol singers were dressed in deep purple - and a red hat - I decided to use that colour scheme - I know that it's unusual for Christmas, but it just seemed to go with the photo.

The background is a matt satin finish foil, such a beautiful rich purple, a bit of a pity to cover it with the music vellum, but that seemed to fit the theme of the card. For the red colour, I used two of the poinsettias that I received with one of my BF secret santa packages (read about it here). The flourish with snowflakes is a chipboard piece from Tando Creative (feast your eyes on the wonderful items on their blog), which was included in the Bubbly Funk October kit. It started off as naked chipboard - I coloured it with a purple Copic, Sakura metallic silver on the outer parts of the snowflakes and Sakura white glaze pen for the inner parts of the snowflakes. I then topped it all with glossy accents (as usual, you can see from the bottom picture that I was a little impatient for the GA to dry because you can just see a cloudy bit. I added the little sparkly snowflake with the silver gem (also part of the October kit) and added a few other silver gems, including the centres of the snowflakes.

This fits a few challenges:

Pile it on 26: flowers and flourishes
365 cards day 272: 'crossing the line' - let elements hang over the edge on at least tree sides
Saturday spotlight 10: 'Christmas flowers'
Sketchy colors (Norway) 1: 'color: purple/lilac'
Allsorts 30: purple
Kaboodle 19: 'snowflakes'
Sophisticat 13: 'snowflakes and sparkle'
Design Dollies elements challenge: 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - snowflakes'
Creatalicious 4:'include snowflakes and lots of sparkle'
2 red bananas: 'Christmas/winter card'
Pollycraft: 29 'Ria's wonderful Christmas time'
Creative card crew 39: 'Christmas'
Spoon full of sugar 80: 'non-traditional Christmas colours' (I know that red is traditional, but purple isn't)
All that scraps: 'anything Christmas'
Stampavie and more 72: 'Christmas'
Crafty Calendar 3: 'winter sparkle'
My time to craft 68: 'winter pals!'
Artful inkables: 'chipboard'
Creative Belli 79: 'chipboard'






Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it! I now have 100 followers, so I'll be adding something more to the blog candy.