Tuesday, 20 December 2011

An angelic Wags n Whiskers and Little Snippets

I haven't made no cards for weeks, but I came across a DT card that I made for Little Snippets and a  Wags n Whiskers challenge that was a few weeks back but I didn't get it posted on my blog for some reason.
The challenge was  to use an angel or fairy image, and here's what I did.

 I used the sweet Bear Hug stamp which you can buy at Stamp and Create if you are in the USA or Canada, and at  Bunny Zoe's if like me you are in the UK. Bunny Zoe's also sells to Europe and the rest of the world, so you can buy Wags n Whiskers stamps wherever you live :)
Oh and you can also buy all the stamps in digital form if you prefer digis.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used lots of stickles on her wings.
I'm not sure where the yellow paper is from, but the others are by Papermania, some ribbon from my stash, a Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossom (with some added stickles of course :)) and everything else is from Little Snippets.
The Little Snippets store is now closed for the holidays, so I can't link up the products I have used on this card,  but it will be open again after the holidays and I will add links to this post then.
I took a lot of pics to show off these beautiful embellishments from Little Snippets, but you can't really appreciate how special they look until you see them in real life. They are just perfect for making a plain card special :)

I covered the beautiful embroidered butterfly with stickles to make it sparkle.

and also added stickles to the pretty angel. This one is perfect with Christmas cards but you can use it for all sorts of occasions.

The string of pearls are also from Little Snippets. Ger has also started stocking ribbons, hat pins and some other lovely bits and bobs as well as all her beautiful embroidered embellishments and crotchet flowers and butterflies etc. They are all very reasonably priced and are excellent quality, so remember to stop by Little Snippets in the new year and have a look at the lovely goodies Ger has listed. I promise you won't be disappointed with the quality and great customer service! :)

I should be back tomorrow with a card. That's if I ever get one made today!! I just haven't felt like crafting these last few weeks, but I really want to get back into it and I just received a fab dt package from Little Snippets the other day with some extras too (thank you Ger!) and a lovely lovely lady also sent me a gift of some papers, so I am determined to go use some of them and get at least one card made today!! :)

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 11 December 2011

A christmas bauble

I hope you are all staying warm this weekend! It is freezing here!! On Thursday we had 80mph winds and rain, then on Friday we had a little bit of snow, yesterday was just freezing and today...well today I don't know because I haven't even went out the door today! I hate the cold!!

Anyway, I thought I would post a Christmas bauble decoration that I made a while ago, which I was going to blog ages ago but I forgot about it.
Unfortunately the pics are not very good (that's nothing new for me!, but here it is anyway.

 I took a few different pics, and I know I took one where you can see the ribbon it hangs with, but I can't find it on my computer anywhere and it's too dark to take another pic tonight so you will just have to imagine it hanging from a blue satin ribbon that is tied in a bow lol.

I found this "bauble" which was actually supposed to be an Easter egg in a small craft shop in Stonehaven and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas bauble. The pretty trim was from the same shop and I have to admit that it was expensive but I couldn't help myself, it was so pretty that I had to buy some for this project, but I did just buy a meter lol.
The "egg" comes in two halves, so it was easy to add the image and bits inside, but it was a bit tricky to get them to stay where I wanted them too!

 First I stuck on two gold bead sprays which I just twisted together and arranged them how I wanted them, then stuck them on at the bottom with my hot glue gun, then I stamped 2 Inky Impressions images the same, one on my normal stamping paper and one on thick card, coloured the one on the paper in, cut them both out, then I sandwiched them together with some thread in the middle so that she can dangle :) You can't see the image on the back because I had to stick the stamped side facing in the way, otherwise the shape wouldn't of lined up with the other cut out image, so the back is just plain white (might have to think of something to do there). The stamp I used is called Lili's Present and you can find it here in the Inky Impressions store.

This pic you can see the image a bit better in.
I wanted to hide the blob of glue at the bottom where I stuck the wire spray on with. Since you can see right through the bauble, it's difficult to be able to stick things on without seeing the messy glue, so I added some Twinklets (glass glitter) in before I closed it up, which hides the glue perfectly and looks like snow, and you can give it a shake like a snow globe too :)
The image kept twirling round which I didn't want to happen since the back is just plain white, but after jiggling it around for a while to get it back to facing the front, her leg got caught in the wire and it just happens to keep her facing the right way lol.
Then finally once it was closed up, I stuck on the trim (again with the hot glue).

The back is not very pretty just now, but I wanted to take a pic so you can see the gold wire stuff with the pretty beads.
My daughter  had just gave it back to me after shaking it, so you can still see the little bits of glitter stuck to the sides.

I bought two of these (just incase I messed one up lol), so I think I will make another one this week. Not sure what I will put inside it this time though.....any suggestions??

Before I go, I just wanted to remind you that the DT call over at By The Cute and Girly is still running until the 14th, so if you would like to apply, you only have a few more days.
The challenge at By The Cute and Girly this month is "Let It Snow", which my bauble would be perfect for....just a pity I am on the design team and can't enter because there is some fab prizes up for grans again this month!

I am going to enter it into the following challenges though.

Stampin' For The Weekend- Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes with the option of adding something dangly (my image is dangling)
Allsorts- It takes 2 (use 2 colours)
Pile It On- Bling it up
Raise The Bar- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Bling It On- Christmas
Creatalicious- Christmas with sparkle
Fussy and Fancy- Photo Inspiration (the photo is of a christmas tree with lots of decorations, so I thought my bauble fit the challenge since it's for hanging on a tree)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

By The Cute and Girly- Let It Snow

It's been ages since I last posted!! Things are hectic here and I just haven't had the time to blog.
The challenge this month at By The Cute and Girly is "Let It Snow". Another easy challenge this month that I'm sure you could all join in with :)
As well as our two regular sponsors- Simon Says Stamp and Joanna Sheen, we have a new sponsor this month- The Paper Shelter, who gave the design team some images to work with for this months challenge. If you haven't checked out The Paper Shelter, where have you been?? Their images are sooo sweet and they also do coloured versions for those times when you need to make a quick card.
For both of my cards this month, I used images from The Paper Shelter. I really wanted to use the other images that the design team got as well, but as usual I ran out of time, but I think I might just have to use them before the challenge ends because they are really cute.

My first card uses Warm In The Winter- this one is so cute :)

The papers I used on this one were just scraps, so I have no idea who makes them.
The snowflakes are cut with a Sizzix die from mountboard and then covered with Fuchsia German chunky glass glitter from Meyer Imports. This glitter is so sparkly! Before I used German glass glitter, I had never seen glitter as sparkly as this, it's really pretty and just perfect for Christmas projects.
Meyer Imports sell loads of different colours of this glass glitter and in 4 grit sizes, ranging from super fine to super chunky.
I used two different ribbons from my stash and just tied them together- just noticed that it looks a bit loose in this pic, I have now fixed that and it no longer droops! lol
 I coloured the image as usual with Promarkers and added some flower soft to the snow and some of the glass glitter on her hat.

My next card uses the Snowman from The Paper Shelter

I think I kinda went a bit overboard with the glitter on this one! lol
The snowman is coloured with Promarkers and covered in stickles. I also used a Sakura gelly roll pen for the band on his hat, it's really sparkly in real life.
The papers are by My Minds Eye, flower from Crafty Emma's Store, which I covered in stickles, the big snowflake which is also covered in stickles was cut with a Marianne designs die, and the smaller one which you can hardly see but it is on top of the big one, is a Woodware punch, and finally I used some white satin ribbon and a little star from my stash.


I hope you will join in with this months challenge, it's lovely to see my followers playing along :)
Also we are having a dt call over at By The Cute and Girly which runs till the 14th of December.
My design team girls are all really friendly and we love  having a chat on the dt blog, so it's a nice team to be a part of. I am not just looking for people with experience of being on design team, anyone is welcome to apply and will have the same chance as people with experience. What I am looking for is people who are enthusiastic, friendly and love to craft :)
the challenge is monthly, so you have the whole month to make 2 projects, and you can do any craft you like, from card making to baking, as long as it's something you made yourself and it follows the challenge theme.
We sometimes get images/products from sponsors which you can use if you like too :)
So if you are interested in joining a friendly fun design team, hop over to the challenge blog and check out the details.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Digital Tuesday- Sparkle and Shine


It’s time for another Digital Tuesday challenge, and this week we are asking to see “sparkle and shine”. This can be glitter, gems, charms, sparkly paper………anything that sparkles or shines.


Our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary and Krista gave me an image to play with for the challenge.

I love Krista’s images and have a few of them, so I couldn’t wait to use this little cutie.



I coloured the image with promarkers and used a Sakura clear star Gelly Roll pen for some glittery bits on her dress and tights, it looks nice in real life, but here it looks rubbish!! lol

The papers are a bit of a jumble and I have no idea where any of them are by except the purple gingham which is by Papermania.

I used some sparkly pink ribbon from my stash and added some stickles to the purple flowers for some more sparkle. The bigger flowers were a gift from a friend and the little purple ones were from Janlynn.com but unfortunately, they no longer sell them.

I also glittered the pretty butterfly with some crystal stickles and of course the butterfly is from non other than Little Snippets Etsy Store…….which is THE place to go for gorgeous embroidered embellies.



A close up of the sweet image and the butterfly and that’s it from me today.

I hope you will come join us this week at Digital Tuesday and be in with a chance of winning a prize from Saturated Canary.


Thanks for stopping by.


Lora x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

2 cards for 4 design teams!

I had 3 design team cards to do for today and also wanted to do one for Little Snippets, so as one was already made for my guest design spot at Anything Goes Challenge, I decided to combine the other three with one card.
I must warn you that this may be a long post as I have a lot  of pics to show! So get ready for a photo overload!! lol

So my first card is for the Anything Goes challenge where I am guest designer this month. This is my last card for them (although I have only done one other because it's a fortnightly challenge lol) and I have had real fun making it.
Thank you girls for having me, I really enjoyed my time as guest dt with you :)
The challenge this fortnight is "A Real Sweetie" - so anything related to food.

I decided to do something a little bit different and made a criss-cross card.

Sorry about the poor photo, the light is just terrible here just now! :(
As I said, I made a criss cross style card, and this is it with the pull out insert panel still in place.
I didn't take a pic of the insert as you can kinda see it here anyway. It's just plain red card (which is a bit shimmery) with the corners rounded and I added a Marianne designs die cut frame so there's room to write on.
I have used a few products on this card that are available to buy at Craft Den, so I will add all the product links at the end.

This is what the card looks like when the insert is removed.
I though these papers would do the job since one has strawberries on it, but then I went and covered up that paper with the insert lol. I don't know who makes the papers though as I got the paper pad free with a magazine a while ago and can't find the front cover.
Tilda and the popcorn box have been cut out, then Tilda stuck on top and stuck on the card only up to where the card crosses over (otherwise you wouldn't be able to take the insert out)

I took this pic at a funny angle so you can see the glitter on Tilda and the Popcorn box, but you still can't see it very well.
I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (Clear Star) on bits of her dress and the bows in her hair and also on the popcorn box. You can't see it here, but I used it on the label and lettering and also around all the white stripes.
I also used some crystal Stickles on her socks. It looks really sparkly in real life, just a pity that it doesn't show in these pics.

Ok, here's what I used.
Mariane Designs Dies from the Frames/Swirls set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Crystal Stickles
Collall Photo Glue
Woodware 3d foam squares 1mm (for sticking on the image so it was a little bit raised)
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue (to stick on flowers)
 All of which are available at Craft Den

I also used Promarkers to colour and Sakura Star Dust Gelly Roll pen. Flowers, ribbon and strawberry charm from my stash.
Magnolia Lollypop Tilda and Magnolia Popcorn Box, which are not currently in stock at Craft Den, but they do have loads of other Magnolia Stamps :)

Wow that was a long post for one card!!
My other card is an easel card, so I do have a few pics to show, but I will try not to chat too much!! lol

 It was my turn to post on the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today, and this month team Christopher (the team I'm in) are doing easel cards. So I made an easel card with one of the new release Inky Impressions Stamps.
The stamp I have used is called Maddie The Elf. I think she may be my favourite stamp of this release....well my favourite one today anyway, because they are all lovely and I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite lol.

I'm not sure who the papers are by as they were a gift from a friend :), as was the lace.
The flowers are from Little Snippets Etsy Store, and they are called Lora's White Lace Flowers.....yes, they are named after me :))
They are so pretty and just perfect for Christmas/Winter cards as they have a little snowflake in the centre.
I added some red Inky Dinky Drops in the centre which are from the Christmas Splash pack (red/green) and I also used some White Inky Dinky Drops around the flowers......love how you can see the paper colours through the clear ones. You can find a huge selection of Inky Dinky Drops in the Inky Impressions Store here.
Oh and the holly leave spray I bought in a little craft shop in Montrose.

This card is also for Digital Tuesday where the challenge this week is "Christmas Time", and our sponsor is My Grafico, who gave the design team their Vintage Christmas Labels digital stamp set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff to use for the challenge.
I have used one of the labels from the set and just coloured in bits of Santa with a red Promarker.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Totally Gorjuss- Christmas Traditions
Miami Doodles- Christmas
Crafters Companion- Let It Snow
Stamps & Fun=Creativity- Recipe- design paper, glitter and lace
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long- Never Seen Ink, Holiday Image- This is the first time I have inked up the new Inky Impressions stamp :)
Floweret Stamplar- Christmas Cards
Crimbo Crackers- make it sparkle

Well if you managed to get to the end of this post, you deserve a medal!! lol.
That's it from me for today. Thanks for stopping by, and a huge thank you if you take the time to leave a comment :) I really do love reading them, and I will try my best to return the favour and visit you all:)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Inky Impressions Christmas decoration

Last month Nicole (the owner of Inky Impressions) had a competition just for the Inky design team, and we were to make a Christmas tree decoration.
I made a little angel which I will post on here another day, and a kind of wreath thing, which I won a prize for :)
I was going to show it last month after the competition had ended but I keep forgetting about it, so here it is now.
Sorry about the pics, I had to take them quickly before mailing it and the weather was not cooperating! lol

 The papers I used were 6x6" ones by Dovecraft. They were single sided but I wanted them to be double sided since you see both sides, so I cut out lots of squares all the same size, then stuck 2 back to back....would of saved myself loads of time if I just used double sided papers, but I didn't have enough double sided christmas papers.
Once they were stuck together, I cut around the edges with pinking shears, then just folded them into a cone and attached them with strong glue.
I started off with a circle of cardboard (I used 2 circles cut out of a cereal box and stuck them together to make it strong enough), then just stuck all the cones on and flattened them.
I cut 2 circles with my scalloped circle nestie (one for the front and one for the back), stamped on Lili's Present that you can find in the Inky Impressions store here, coloured them both with Promarkers, edged the front scalloped circle with glittery stuff (not sure what it's called, but it's like little strands which I got free in a magazine a while ago), then decorated with some flowers and snowflakes.
Oh before attaching the image, I punched a hole and threaded through some ribbon from my stash.

 This pic is rubbish but you can see the rest of the ribbon that you hang it with.

And another one to show how it looks laid down.

 And finally a close up of the image and flowers etc. I added some diamond stickles to the flowers, snowflakes and on some parts of the image, and I also edged the edges of the "cones" with stickles too.

I forgot to take a photo of the back...duh!! lol, but it looks the same as the front without the flowers etc. I stamped the same image, cut it out with the same scalloped circle and coloured her up the same and stuck it on the back so that if it turns around, the back is still pretty :)

I am entering this into these challenges
Ribbon Carousel- Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons- Texture ( I have ribbon, the glitter strands, flowers and a little bit of embossing on the scalloped circles)
2 Sisters- Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters- Anything Goes

Wags N Whiskers- Christmas and a few pics

I'm a day late with my card for the Wags N Whiskers challenge because I thought I had scheduled a post because I would be out yesterday but I thought wrong lol. I hadn't even wrote the post, never mind scheduled it!! Better late than never though.

The challenge this fortnight is "Christmas Themed", so a nice easy one for this time of the year, and a good kick up the bum for me to get cracking on my Christmas cards!

I used the same Dovecraft papers that I used the other day. They were already out from last time I used them and I couldn't be bothered looking for other ones lol.
The stamp I used is Ansley's Surprise. I used a rubber stamp, but it does also come in digi form. You can buy both rubber of digi Wags n Whiskers stamps at Stamp and Create if you are in the US or Canada or if you are in the UK like me, Bunny Zoes Crafts caters for Europe and the rest of the world.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used  Diamond Stickles on her wings and a Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen on some of her hairband, her lips, the digs bow and on the creases of her dress. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good photo to show the bits where I used the Gelly Roll pen as it was really dull outside.

The flowers I used are from Crafty Emma's Store and the leaf spray thing was from a little craft shop in Montrose, as was the ribbon.

Here's a close up of the sweet image

So that's my card for today, and I will be back later with a Inky Impressions Christmas decoration that I was going to show yesterday but forgot!

While I was uploading the pics of my card, I came across some pics Barry took on Bonfire Night of the fireworks.
A few of  my friends from across the pond have asked what Bonfire Night is......I'm not very good at explaining stuff like that, so you can google if you want to know the whole story behind it lol, but basically a group of men plotted to blow up the houses of parliament. One of the men called Guy Fawkes got caught in a cellar with 36 barrels of gunpowder and was tortured and executed.
Now on the 5th of November we have Bonfire Night. We make a big fire (the bonfire) and sometimes place a "guy" on top representing Guy Fawkes.
But really nowadays, here, Bonfire Night is all about the fireworks and most villages and cities have a big bonfire and firework display.

Ok lesson over lol. We went to a bonfire and firework display in the village that we live in last Saturday. They had a huge firework display and the kids all got free glow sticks :)
My girls didn't like the noise of the fireworks very much lol, but they did stay till the end and I got Barry to take some pics.
So here's a few for anyone who is interested.

Aren't they pretty? lol
Ok that really is all from me today. Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Inky Impressions- Glitter It Up!

As my title says, the challenge over at the Inky Impressions challenge blog today is Glitter It Up!
So a nice easy one this week. I mean, who doesn't like to use glitter? especially at this time of year :)

 I used Lili's Sweet Treat for today's cars and coloured her with promarkers ( I have listed the colours at the end of the post for anyone who is interested), and added some stickles glitter to her glass and the ribbon on her hat.
I'm not sure what company makes the papers I used on this card, but the white one has glitter on it :) and I also added some glitter to my flowers which were made with a Marianne Designs die set. I also die cut the image with a Marianne Designs frame.
I have had this frame and another one for ages but I never use them for images because they are a bit too small for Magnolias etc but these Inky images fit in them perfectly :)

 You can see the glitter a bit better in this close up pic of Lili and just about on the paper too.

And finally a pic of the glittering flowers :)

Oh and before I go, I have got to tell you about the new release Inky stamps!! I got my dt package this morning and all I can say is WOW!!! They are adorable!! :) If you haven't already checked them out, you can see all the new release rubber stamps and also the new digital stamps here in the Inky Impressions Store.

Well I am off to ink up my new stamps :) and I will be back tomorrow with another Inky project that I done a while ago but haven't yet shown on my blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Truly Scrumptious- Bingo, I used Glitter, dies and ribbon
Card Makin Mamas- Cut It Out (use die cuts)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times- Food and Drink
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes with bling

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Digital Tuesday- Anything Goes

The challenge over at Digital Tuesday this week is everything goes and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps who are giving away 6 digital stamps to the winner!

I decided to get some more Christmas cards done since I have hardly made any this year! and used an image from Bugaboo.

As usual, I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some icicle stickles on their hats and  the snow. I'm not so keen on these icicle stickles, I much prefer the diamond or crystal ones. it's maybe just me, but I don't think this one is so easy to get into little spaces as the others, it comes out in blobs most of the time rather than being able to add a thin line like I can with the others....maybe I just got a dodgy bottle??
Anyway, the papers I used, I think are by Dovecraft, some ribbon from my stash and some die cut snowflakes done with Marianne dies.

A real simple card but I think it's easier to do simple ones for Christmas, otherwise I would never get half of the amount I need done lol.
 I think this is the first time I have used a Bugaboo image, but I was having a look in their store and they have loads! This one is more my kinda cute style, but they have all types of images, and some real funny ones too.
Oh and my card is also featured on their blog today :)

Right I'd better get ready to pick up my girls from school.......where has the day went?!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

By The Cute and Girly Blog Hop Winner

Please scroll down for my Inky Impressions blog hop post.

I just popped on to announce the winner of my prize from the By The Cute and Girly blog hop.
You can see a list of all the other winners on the challenge blog.

So the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things

Congratulations Ellie! Please email me to claim your prize :)

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our 2nd birthday challenge and blog hop!

Inky Impressions Stamps: Snow Much Fun Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Inky Impressions Stamps, Snow Much Fun Blog Hop!
I hope you enjoyed yesterdays hop and all the fab projects from the design team. If you didn't do yesterdays hop, I suggest you do it today to see all the inspiration from the design team.

One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate to spend in the Inky Impressions Store, so what you waiting for? Go get hopping and see what the design team girls have created today :)

Today I am showing another of the new release digital images- MaMaw Skiing

I have coloured MaMaw with my usual Promarkers and added some icicle stickles on the snow.
The papers are from a pad I got free a few weeks back in a magazine. The snowflakes are cut from some glittery paper I found in my stash. I have no idea where it came from, but I think I pinched it from one of my kids lol. I cut it with some Marianne Designs snowflake dies.
I'm not keen on glitter paper because all the glitter rubs off, especially when die cutting or punching with it, but this one is great. It's really smooth and no glitter rubs off at all.....I must find out where it came from so I can get more! lol

 Here's MaMaw's close up. I love cute images, but I kinda like that she is not a cutesy one. I don't know what it is, but there's just something about her that makes me go awww. I know I am strange!! lol

Here's the blog hop order in case you loose your way

The design team are showcasing two of the new digi images today but you can see all the new release digital images in the Inky Impressions Store here.
And of course there is lots of rubber to choose from too if you just love rubber stamps.
Oh and speaking of rubber stamps, I was just over at the Inky Impressions Store and noticed that Nicole has some of the Winter rubber stamps on sale! You can find them all here.
As well as stamps, there is also papers, flowers, ribbon, charms, spacers, brads, pearls, gems, inky dinky drops, buttons...........need I say more?
I must add though that I am in no way responsible for the amount of money that you spend while you are there!....ok maybe being a bit of an enabler but once you check out all those lovely goodies, I know you will love them.

Thanks for stopping by today, and thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave. I appreciate every one of them and it really does mean a lot to me when you take a minute to leave a comment :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Digital Tuesday, By The Cute and Girly and a guest design spot!

This is my second post today. If you are looking for the Inky Impressions blog hop, please scroll down to the next post.

Today is a busy day for me for dt work as I have 4 dt's to post for on the same day! I did combine some of my dt work though because I have been really busy this week with stuff at home, so I only have 2 cards to show, as well as the treat bucket I posted for Inky Impressions earlier today.

First is a card that I made for Digital Tuesday where the challenge this week is "Cute and Cuddly" and also for By The Cute and Girly where the theme this month is "Christmas Girls".

It's a horrible day here today and no matter what I did, I just couldn't get any decent photos. I really need to invest in a lamp to use for these dark days!

I used a sweet image from Di's Downloads who is our digi sponsor this month over at By The Cute and Girly, and as usual, I coloured her with Promarkers and added some diamond stickles to the fur on her hat and jacket.
The papers are from a pad that I won in Brenda's recycling candy :)
I cut the image out and popped her on some scalloped circles cut with nesties and added some snowflakes cut with Marianne Design dies and a Woodware punch.
Oh and the border is also a Marianne die

 Here's a close up so you can see the snowflakes (the pattered ones have stickles on them) and also the dimension of the image.

My second card is for a guest design spot at the Anything Goes challenge blog where I will be guest designer all this month :)
The challenge is to use stitching- real or faux and this fortnight I am in the spotlight over on the challenge blog:)

 I decided to go a bit vintage with this card and used some K&Co papers which I stitched around by hand (I don't have a sewing machine anymore so had to do it by hand).
I used a few Marianne Design dies on this one which are all available to buy at the Craft Den.

 The one in the pic above is the Ribbon Border die (ribbon 3)

 And the flourishes and the decorative panel that Tilda is sitting on are from the Frames and Swirls die set.
You also get a smaller swirl in this set but I haven't used it on this card.

I coloured Tilda with Promarkers and added lots of Icicle stickles to her wings and heart. This Tilda is from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas collection. She is called Tilda With Hanging Heart and can be found in the Craft Den store here. Along with loads of other Magnolia stamps.
You can also find the stickles glitter that I used in the Craft Den here. Not only the icicle one that I used on this card, but the diamond stickles I used on my first card above and loads of other colours too :)
If you haven't checked out this store, it is a must see! Loads of yummy goodies and all at really reasonable prices too.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my $25 gift certificate from MFT, so if you did the By The Cute and Girly blog hop last month, remember to check back to see if you are a winner! :)