Friday, 18 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend, some challenges & some news :)

Before I get to my cards for today I would like to share some exciting news... The fabulous Denise and Erin from Stamp Something Challenges have asked me to join their DT!! I am delighted to have made the team and look forward to getting started in January with all of the new ladies!!

This week we'd like to see a Calendar for the New Year, It can be a layout of some kind with a 12 page calendar, or if your feeling particularly adventurous you can do 12 separate cards or layouts. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and is being sponsored by Kay from Toodles and Binks.

I used one of the new Magnolias from the Winter/Christmas Kit... not sure what she's called, lol. I've coloured her using Copic markers and added some Inkssentials white gel pen to give her some depth. I covered a coaster with BG Eskimo kisses papers and printed out a 12mth calendar. I then punched holes using my crop-a-dile and theaded some red string through. The '2010' are leather thickers that I edged using pink Copics. I finished it off using the most gorgeous little pearl hearts.

If anyone would like the template to the calendar just msg me with your email addy and I'll send it on to you. It's in MS Excel format :)

Don't forget to pop over to the other SFTW ladies blog's to see what they've created. Our Guest Designers are Tanja and Sharon and we also have 5 new DT members announced on the Stampin' for the Weekend Blog.

I made this card earlier in the week (like last Sunday!!) but haven't had a chance to post it until now. I had planned to enter it into a combo of challenges but I missed the deadline on Friday Sketchers with their fabby sketch and Papertake Weekly with Red & Green should not be seen.

But I am in time for Anyone for Anya's challenge with is Bling it On and Basic Grey's challenge which is to use a colour combo of Cream, Pink and Blue. I used BG's Eskimo Kisses papers with  one of The Greeting Farm's "Rain Snow Shine" Anyas. I've coloured her using Copic markers and added Polar White flowersoft to give her handmuff, coat trim and boots a soft fluffy effect.

The big flowers and tulle are from Tabby Crafts. I added smaller roses in the centre and then stickled them all with Star Dust stickles to add some bling!!

Well that's it from me for today. I have a  very busy day planned... baking, cleaning, etc as my baby girl's 4th birthday party is tomorrow. I do hope to get some blog hopping done over the day though ;) 

And serioulsy, I cannot believe it's only ONE WEEK to Christmas... eeeeeek!!

Have a wonderful Friday and happy crafting!!


Kimmi said...

Good Morning Sandie. I love the Calendar. This little cute Tilda who is supposedly dressing the tree. Not sure myself! Love the colours and the ribbon - I love spotted ribbon!!

Great card too! Love Anya!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.


Kimmi xx

Nancy said...

Hi Sandie:O) Congratulations on making it to the Stamp Something team:)
Your calendar is gorgeous. Tilda is so cute, great colouring. Love the pretty papers, ribbon and those cute hearts.
May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandie, Love your Anya card, The colours are great
Thanks for joing us at AFA
Merry Christmas

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Realy pretty! Love these papers and your coloring looks so nice. And I adore the tiny pink pearls!

Love from AFA?!


Mandy said...

awwwww these are beautiful!

congratulations on your new post, well done!!!

give emma a birthday hug and kiss from me please, I still cant get into MSN :(


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Your creations are just gorgeous!! :) I love that Tilda calendar!! Congrats on your new Stamp Something DT!! HUGS

Rach said...

wow hun, gorgeous creations.. love the calender and all the pretty detail on your card.. huge congrats on the DT and Happy 4th Birthday wishes to your little one for tomorrow.
hugs Rachxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous calendar & that Anya card is beautiful Sandie. I'm looking forward to working with you on the SFTW team in the new year :)

Have a good weekend.


DeeDee said...

Congratulations on being recruited for this new design team! Two beautiful cards. Hope you get some more craft time soon. I want to see layouts of that beautiful 4 year old! :)

Heather said...

Fabulous creations Sandie, great calendar and gorgeous choice of papers and colouring of Anya. Love your design and stunning details.
hugs Heather xx
Thanks for playing along with us at BG.

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous creations Sandie. Love the images you've used and your colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Karva said...

Hey Sandie Sat Nav the calendar looks fab, I bet Emma has her eyes on that. Love all the cards & perfect colouring as always.
I really, really, really hope to catch up with your & the kids over christmas.

Anonymous said...

congrats on your dt position! love both items but especially that calendar!!