Saturday, 12 November 2011

Stash from NEC and some famous faces!

Well everyone here is my little stash which I bought at the NEC last weekend, well not so little really but I only get there once a year and save to go so always get some good bargains. My first bargain was the velvet ribbon which was only 1.00 for 3metres from the Macmillan Cancer stall. On Joanna Sheen's stall you could mix and match House Mouse stamps and decoupage 4 items for £30  and the Memento Ink Pads only £3.50 what bargains!  I also bought some LOTV stamps and images. On Crafters Companion some SWALK stamps and Humphrey fell in my basket and  also some of their lovely printable papers. Another stall had 25 12x12 paper for £5.00 that stall was like a free for all. Some other bits and pieces on that pile too. We had a lovely day but it was packed as usual and no where to sit as usual to have lunch, only the floor. We also went to the cake show the day before and what amazing cakes people had made. So I am back home now and just feel shattered! My boys had done a sterling job decorating most of my lounge while I was away for the weekend but I am now trying to get that back together, so will have to wait a while to play with my stash
Well here are a few pics from the NEC at the weekend . We have Joanna Sheen here colouring her little House Mouse images - a really nice lady just as on TV and my fave crafting person. Next we have picture of Dawn Bibby on the C&C show stand, then we have Sara Davies from Crafters Companion and lastly we have Howard on C&C show stand.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at all my pics and what I purchased. Happy Crafting Arlinex 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Well Packing Ready for NEC bring it on!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning blog friends out there, today I am finishing off getting things packed to go and spend weekend with my daughter and our friends at the NEC in Birmingham. Can't stand crowds really get a bit claustrophobic so now we tend to go on a Sunday when it is a tad less busy and I mean that
literally but this year we are also doing the Cake Show  on Saturday - as my daughter in to sugar crafting this year and wants to go there too. I will not be buying much this year due to the lack of funds but I will share with you next week when I am back what bargains I have bought. Its a shame my youngest daughter is not coming with us as she usually goes off on her own and then when we meet up for a coffee she tells us where all the bargains are and with her being a student she is always on very tight budget but its amazing what she can get for  twenty pounds! Anyway thanks for the kind wishes about my mum who is still in hospital this morning and hopefully she is to be discharged this afternoon , she unfortunately will not be travelling with me to her sisters in Nottingham tomorrow and they were both looking forward to seeing each other as they are both getting on in age and its the only chance my mum gets to go there when I can take her and her sister is housebound. Well people to those going to NEC good luck in the Scrum! everyone else have  great weekend, hope you are doing something nice. Arlinex

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Bit of A Saucy Card and a Clutterbug!

Well yesterday evening my washer started sparking blue flashing lights whilst spinning off- so now no working washing machine, just typical when I am getting ready to go away for five days! Then things got worse when I was woken this morning at 8am mobile was ringing, and it was a phone call to say my mum had been admitted to hospital during the night. Come on people give me a break everything starting to wear me down now. Anyway enough of me moaning on- here are a couple of cards I have made for a couple of family birthdays coming up at Christmas -one for my cousin whose birthday is Christmas Eve and the other one for his mum whose birthday is Christmas Day. My Aunts card is a fun one and I know she will take it in the fun sense that it is meant to be. Well that's me for now happy crafting and hope everyone has a better day than mine is turning out to be, feel like running a million miles away today Arlinex

Christmas Crafting Challenge Card

Hi everyone, well had a busy day today took my mum to hospital, whilst still not feeling 100% myself, so came home to do my card for Christmas Crafting as I am a design team member, and it should have been done by now- that should be okay you may think but could not get printer to work to get my image and then had problems trying to upload creation onto pc, the latter I think due to younger son keep borrowing my laptop and messing with how I have it set up. Anyway here is my creation and it was to do with the Twelve Days of Christmas and the image is this month from Robyns Fetish who are sponsers for Novembers Challenge. So I have used golds, reds and greens as this is how I had viewed it in my mind but you know when I had finished wasn't really happy with it, you will know we all have days like that when we are crafting but hey ho it is done now. Hope everyone has a good day Arlinex

Sunday, 30 October 2011

House Mouse Madness!!!!

Well as well as doing challenges last night and early this morning I have sat and cut out some House Mouse decoupage Christmas images and decided to make some large 8x8 cards with them, anyway I thought before I put them away for my special peeps for Christmas I would show my blog friends them hope you like them they make me smile. Arlinex

At Last Some Challenge Cards!

Well last night I sat and decoupaged, coloured in stamped images and finally made some cards for challenges. I have to say I have been diagnosed with Tennis Elbow this week and have found cutting out very difficult this weekend, feel like a old croc I need putting down- even after having a nice hot bath didn't relieve pain in elbow ouch. So without further chuntering on about my aches and pains- here are my cards. This is my first card this weekend and its for PapertakeWeekly which is the my take on their skertch and for the monthly challenge over at Bunny Zoe Crafts which was to add lace. This Hanglar and Stanglar image is so cute, and you will see further on I have used the girl image of the same vain. Hope you like it.
This is my card this week for Sketch Saturday, once again I have used a Hanglar and Stanglar image and used pinks and black on my card for a change, she too is so cute, isn't she?
This is my card for Cute Card Thursday which again was another sketch so here is my take on it and I have used some nice bright colours to cheer us all up in these dark cold nights.
This is my card for Penny Black Challenge which once again this week was a sketch and this is my take on their sketch, using my fave colour purple on this one and those cute little mice sitting under the big daisy, so cute.
This is my second card and its for Lili of the Valley and once again it was a sketch so I have made another Christmas Card with the image of their little Santa, and used Pro markers to colour him in and this is my take on their sketch.

So here is my last card that I have made for challenges this weekend and again its for two challenges first for Allsorts which was an easel card and also for Just Magnolia which was to make a Christmas Card using one of their images or a Hanglar and Stanglar. So here it is and I have kept mainly to greens and reds hope you like all my creations now just to link them all phew I am shattered ! Well happy crafting Arlinex

Friday, 28 October 2011

Feel I Need to Do Some Crafting

Hi everyone well its been a while since I updated my blog, still haven't got back into routine of crafting after being to work and I have found the whole experience this time going back to work very stressful, so much so- that now I have got the flu and was sent home ill on Thursday and told not to go back until after my hols which is now going to be near the end of  November. I feel really rough and want to get better, as from Thursday next week I am having few days away. Hopefully Thursday I will be popping down to Lincoln to see younger daughter and drop some supplies she has asked for, then mid afternoon on to Nottingham to call in on elderly housebound aunt and leaving my mum and dad there for few days. Then Friday morning I shall be up early to go to Walsall to see good friend whose grand-daughter is rather poorly with leukemia and then after lunch on to Stoke on Trent to spend weekend at eldest daughters and we shall be doing Cake Show NEC Saturday and then to hotel to be back to NEC on Sunday for Craft Show, so I must be well by then! Then when I get home hopefully my two sons will have decorated my lounge for me and then the following week am off to Scarborough for few days with my mum for her birthday treat. I am going to try and do some cards this weekend but will see how I feel. Kate and Sue have some lovely blog candy up for grabs just click on the link on my side bar. Happy Crafting everyone have a good weekend, love Arlinex

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Busy two weeks and blog goes to pot.

Hi everyone thought I had better post something on my blog as you all may think I have deserted it! I have had a very busy couple of weeks. 17th of September saw my elder son and I taking younger daughter Lindsay back to Lincoln to start 2nd year of Law at University, then we dashed over to Stoke on Trent to pick some furniture up at my other daughters Arline, so we had a day and half on that Saturday. 19th saw me return to work after 14 weeks off sick due to operation on neck/face and have never stopped since. Considering my occupational health dept said I could only go back on the understanding that I went out to visit patients when I felt ready, they may have been speaking a foreign language, only back five days and had to do calls Mon/Tues and today and when I told the Matron this morning that neck was really sore off driving I was told well it is going to hurt sometimes, so what can you do, just get on  with it. I would much rather be out visiting than sitting in the office doing all the crappy jobs they can find for you to do but they have ignored what we were told as regards me going back to work, so hey ho. On a more positive note had a really good appraisal from my team lead which made me feel lot better having just returned from sickness. Well onwards and upwards am going to do some Xmas shopping tomorrow, some of you will be thinking is she crazy but this year my daughter and son in law are with his family for Xmas and they will be coming up in October so have to have their pressies ready for then. Hopefully will be able to craft all day on Saturday and do some blog hopping on Sunday. Thanks for dropping by. Arlinex

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Lincoln Bound This Weekend

Hi everyone so sorry I haven't had chance to blog hop this week have had a busy week and its only Wednesday. I have been trying to get youngest daughter sorted out ready to go back to university this weekend after 14 weeks at home, not easy I can tell you. So Monday I had to go to Occupational Health to get the all clear to back to work next Monday after 12 weeks due to surgery on neck/face, so that sorted and given green light. Tuesday it was shopping trip for bedding, crockery etc for daughters new house in Lincoln she will be sharing with four other girls. Now just keep having to tell her to get boxes packed ready for Saturday morning as it will be a long day for myself and her elder brother as once we have dropped her off in Lincoln it is over to Stoke on Trent, to pick up bed from my other daughter for her younger brother phew shattered just thinking about it and I won't even be driving. Will try to get back to some routine Sunday or Monday. Arlinex

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Good Morning More Challenges

Good morning everyone and welcome back to my blog, I have a crafting weekend and caught up with all challenges this week after being unable to do any at the start of the week. So here is my first card and its for a couple of Challenges and they are Penny Black Challenge and it was delicious on your card and also the sketch I have used is for Sketch Saturday. I seem to have been in a pink mood this weekend and have used lots of pinks here. My image is cute one from Penny Black of the little mice eating their tiny birthday cake. I have added some ribbons, flowers and candi dots to show my take on this sketch.
Next is my card for Just Magnolia and  this week was the sketch I have used. So I have used mainly pink as my theme and used this cute image from Hanglar and Stanglar.  I have added some lace and braiding, a couple of gingham bows and a sentiment. I think this is one of my faves this week. 
Another challenge and this is for a couple of challenges and they are Allsorts which was flowers and swirls and Totally Papercraft which was cute with buttons. So here I have used a cute image from the Humphrey range and used lovely bright summery colours yellow's,greens, orange's etc. The swirls are pale green and sorry but you can hardly see them due to the flash on the camera but they are there. I have added a sentiment some orange roses and some lovely green buttons.
This is my last card today and its for the last ever Spoonful of Sugar Challenge and that was to make a card with the theme of party. So I have used this cute Humphrey image of them all doing the Conga at their party. The backing paper is Papermania with lots of lovely balloons on it, added a sentiment, some candi dots and finished it off with some matching flowers. Thanks for dropping by today and leaving your lovely comments. Arlinex

Well Here are My First lot for Blog Challenges.

My first card today is for two challenges and they are Charisma Cardz and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and they both were to make a card inspired by a song, so here is mine and its A Spoonful Of Sugar Makes the Medicine Goes Down from Mary Poppins and of course I have made it into a get well card. I have used masily pinks nad browns for this one. The image is Sarah Kay with her little friend.
Here is my card for another couple of challenges Cupcake Challenge which was to have patchwork some where on your card and also Dutch Dare Challenge and theirs was a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 images, 3 patterened papers and four embellishments either 4 the same or 4 types. So my image of the lady doing her patchwork quilt is a High Hopes stamp and I stamped a little cat image to sit on the bottom of the quilt. I have used three papers picking up the colours from the quilt and added four star brads as the embellishment part of the recipe. Hope you like my take on these challenges.
This card is for a three challenges and they are I Love Promarkers, which was to use a metal charm or embellishments, Winter Wonderland which was to feature Santa Claus on your card and  Christmas Challenge with sketches.So I have used this stamp of Santa checking his naughty or nice list and used the sketch to create the layout. I have added some metal charm snowflakes to the two corners of my card. The colours I have used were Ice Grey 1 and 2, Warm Grey 1, Slate, Mango, Vanilla, Sandstone, Tan, Forest Green and Poppy.
This is my card for Papertake Weekly Challenge which was anything goes and this is my card. I have used this image which I won from a previous challenge and he is from Stamping Dragon Designs and he is so cute with his box of popcorn. I have used red card for my base and some red striped paper. I have added some red candi dots, a sentiment and a red ribbon. Well thats my lot for now be bcak soon, thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comments. Arlinex

ATC'S For Christmas Challenge Blog

Well everyone haven't been able to much crafting this week due to gas men being in doing new central heating system and not being able to get stuff out and as usual they left a mess behind them. They scratched my new PVC front door which has only been on three weeks and they broke the cupboard door off the hinge where the new boiler has gone so we had to remove the door as they had also broken the surround for the door, I was not impressed, so had to have the gaffer back yesterday to sort out what they are going to do about it. So have been busy last couple of days catching up on things blog wise. Here is my first batch of crafting this weekend and its for the new blog Christmas Crafting and its some ATC's for the swap they are doing as well as the card challenges, why not have a go they are fun to make but rather addictive once you start. If you would like to have a bash the link is on my side bar and it explains everything on there. Will be back soon with some more creations. Arlinex

Friday, 2 September 2011

Now Printer not Printing

Evening, well kids both out, great I thought will do some crafting, but first thought I would treat myself to a few new digi stamps after receiving some money I was not expecting. So shopping done tried to upload to my PC and that's where the trouble started even though my daughter's had written down what to do couldn't get them to download. From that last remark, you will now have guessed I am not PC literate, even though my lovely kids bought me a laptop last Christmas. I think the thing is I am frightened of what I may do if I press something wrong and lose everything. So after two hours of messing around on it managed to download them, hurrah I thought, but no my PC had a mind of its own and  decided the printer wouldn't work, so after another 90 mins of trying to get that to work I have given up for the night. So instead of crafting and looking forward to using my new digi images I have spent the entire evening trying to sort out piece of equipment I do not understand and quite frankly feel like throwing out of the window at this point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoping for a better day tomorrow Arlinex

Thursday, 1 September 2011

DT Member How Exciting

Hi everyone well have had to keep this news under wraps until today. I know many of you may think this is favouritism but I have been picked as a DT member for my elder daughters new blog but I can assure you it is not I had to submit my interest like everyone else! So was quite surprised that I actually got picked? Her new  blog which is a monthly challenge blog is called Christmas Crafting as she is mad on Christmas and I feel that is my fault really because I too am mad on Christmas and ever since my kids were little my house has always looked like Santa's Grotto and they may be all grown up now but I still have it the same every year, much to my elder sons annoyance when he has to come around every year and put up 100 icicle lights(he keeps praying secretly that they will not be working every time but I keep telling him I can probably find replacements on Ebay hehe) So I have published my first cards I have made for the challenge on here today but if you click on the link on my side bar it will take you to her new blog so go over, have a look and maybe you would like to have a go this month,as there is a great prize to start her off this month and its from Sassy Studios who also gave us these digi images for our first challenge which was very kind of the DT there. Arlinex

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

End of an Era and Tears!

Well today my youngest daughter took me to the cinema, as her treat to see the last Harry Potter installment and what a film. There was only about 10 people in there and I am so glad as it wasn't long before the tears came. I have gone to see every one of these films since they were released and have queued at midnight in various places on the release dates for the books with my youngest daughter Lindsay so an end of an era for her. If you have seen the films you will all know Alan Rickman has played the baddie Snape and I have loved his character all the time, so couldn't believe he could be all bad and today it was uncovered that he was not the baddie everyone thought he was and so when he died and finally we discovered why he had done all the bad things I shed a few tears for Snape. And then at the end of the film when you see various favourite characters have been killed that too brought tears but for Lindsay it was the end of the film that made her cry as she said she has grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and they are now no more, a sad day for her and I am sure millions like her. So we came home had lunch and decided we needed cheering up so decided to do some cards although I have to say not very pleased with couple of mine but hey ho that's how it goes. I am sure J.K.Rowling had days when she didn't like what she had written about Harry and co. Will be blogging next couple of days as Lindsay is off to see her new home she is renting in Lincoln, when she returns to University later this month
This is my first card today and its for Winter Wonderland challenge and their theme this week was Trim a Tree either a tree trimmed or being trimmed. So my image is a Kars stamp and used Pro-markers to colour it it and added jewels where the lights are stringed around the tree. I have pinched some lovely bright crimbo papers from my youngest daughters stash, with her permission of course. I have added some glittered ribbon and some bright flowers and a sentiment.
My second card is for the Penny Black Challenge and this week is was a sketch and also Pro Marker Challenge which is Anything Goes and this is my take on it. So here I have used silver mirri board as my base then used some contrasting papers to do the sketch. I have used Pro-markers to colour my image in and they were Poppy, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Green, Forest Green, Mango and Blue Pearl  and added my image to a die cut. I have added some Merry Christmas ribbon, some blue and red flowers and to the centre of them added some gem stars. Added a sentiment, a ribbon bow and on the corners snowmen gems.
My third card today is for two challenges Sketch Saturday and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was in the sea, so here is Magnolia as a mermaid.I have used some pretty sea themed paper as my base bought this ages ago and have never used it and I remembered all about it today. Then I have added some flowers candi dots and sentiment to complete the sketch.
Here is my last card for today and it is Papertake weekly challenge and it was the sketch I have used to make the card. I have used a Molly Bloom image for this card and used blues and browns as my theme. And continued it through with the colour theme in my flowers and ribbon. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments Arlinex

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Typical Bank Holiday Weekend-Cold Wet and Windy

Welcome everyone to my blog today, well thought I might have a run out in the car either up the coast or up around Durham and Tees dale but as usual for Bank Holiday weekend the heavens have opened and its pouring down. So I have done housework, prepared meal to go in the oven ready for younger daughter getting out of bed later this afternoon and decided to make a start on some challenges. I am also really excited to have been chosen to be a DT member for a new blog called Christmas Crafting, I know my daughter is running it but I am still chuffed to have been chosen as there was quite a few peeps applied. Go over and have a look and join in the fun, especially if you like Christmas, she is also organising a ATC Christmas swap more info on the blog click on the link above in my post to link up. 

This is my first card today for a challenge I have never entered before and that is Christmas Challenges with Sketches, so using their sketch this is the card I have created. I have used a Chester the Monkey image from Pollycraft eating his Christmas pud. The papers I have used on this card were free on one of this months craft mags and they are lovely, the sentiment also is from the same paper pack. For a change I have used my Copic markers to colour him in and added some small brown buttons to the top to complete the sketch.
This is my card today for Cute Card Thursday which is the sketch, Pollycraft challenge which was to use Autumn colours reds browns,oranges and then finally for Lollipop challenge which was to make a masculine card. So I have used a  Pollycraft image and used my Copic Markers to colour it in using brown coloured papers, added a sentiment and some nice bright orange buttons to the top.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Another Batch of Challenges

This is my first card for this post and its another new challenge for me this week, its a monthly challenge and its called Crazy Christmas Challenge and their theme was anything goes. So I have made this huge 8x8 card and used a House Mouse Christmas decoupage for this one and they are making Christmad cookies! So I found some cookie paper when I was out last week, with this image in mind and used this as my base. Then picking up the green colour from the image and the paper matted my image onto green card. Before I have stuck this down I have added two organza ribbons and put a bow on the top at the side, then added a Christmas sentiment. Then what card would be without some lovely flowers on to complete it. I had some one very special in mind when I made this card and hop they will like it.
Now for a real challenge this is my card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and that was to create a scene so sticking with Christmas this is what I have came up with. First I have layered silver baord on the base of my card and then cut some starry night paper down and added that for my sky, then added Flower Soft to the bottom as snow. Then I have used some of The Snowman images and coloured them with Pro-markers and added them to the base and the sky. Next I had some die cut lamp posts in my stash and I cut some yellow paper out to add to the back of the lamp to look like the glow of the light and added some more Flower Soft to the top of the lamp post. Then added a sentiment to finish it off. It took a while but hope you like my effort.

This is my card for a two challenges this week Totally Papercraft which was Christmas in August and Christmas Stamping All Year and their theme was no traditional colours,  so I haven't used any  and gone for pinks and purples. I forgot about this stamp and sentiment stashed away in my stamp box. I think its a High Hopes stamp, I have had it for quite a while now so can't be sure. So its two little angels having a pillow fight and I just love the sentiment, "Snowflakes fall when angels are having pillow fights", love it. I have to thank my youngest daughter for the pink crimbo paper she gave me for the base of my card. I have twisted some tinsel like ribbon in both the colours and added it to the side, then I have taken the two main colours once again and punched snowflakes out of Bazzil card and added some jewel gems to them. I am really pleased at how this card has turned out, hope you like it too.
Here is my card this week for Just Magnolia Challenge which was to use a fun sentiment. So I have used a Hanglar Stanglar image of a cute little boy with his toy truck and added my fun sentiment, which applies to most little cute boys! Using blues as my main colour combo, kept it quite simple and just added some candi dots to finish it off.

Ooops Sorry Apology First

Okay peeps so I totally screwed up in my original entry to the Lili Of the Valley Challenge which was to create a thank you card using one of their images and silly me did not use an image, so here is my second attempt at the challenge, good job it was open until end of August due to holidays. So I have used this cute image of one of their little teddy bears, holding his flower and his card, used Pro-markers to colour him in. Added some nice bright flowers, candi dots for the centres and thank you sentiment and to finish it off added some false stitching.

Last One Past the Post!

Gosh how late am I with this post haven't felt much like crafting the last couple of days and now have got a rush on! So this is my card for I Love Pro-Markers and it was to do an easel card, so here it is just in time for 8pm deadline. I have used a Humphrey stamped image and coloured her using Pro-markers Apple, Meadow Green, Baby Pink, Rose Pink, Yellow and Warm Grey no1. I have also used two die cut shapes on my card so would also like to enter my card for Sassy Studio Challenge which was to use two die cuts, Papertake Challenge which was to use dies too. Used a birthday sentiment on the card, some pink flowers, candi dots in the centre of those and to finish it off threaded some pink organza ribbon through the die shape. Well after all that hope you like it, will be back later with more creations. Love Arlinex

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Paramedics, Sky Man and now Top 3 Winner this Sunday Morning!

What an eventful Sunday morning and all before 11am. I had arranged for Sky to call today and change my box to plus box so was told he would be here between 8am and 1pm so alarm duly set for 7.30am. Only my mobile phone went off at 6.45 to step-dad saying he needed me to get to their flat asap  as my mum was having a nose bleed and they couldn't get it too stop. So quick wash dressed and out before 7.05 rang 999 soon as I got there as mum still bleeding. Paramedic arrived did basic checks BP and vital signs all good, then ambulance arrives. Mum then asked if it was alright if she could go to bathroom, so off she goes and after ten minutes of waiting for her to return, she comes back washed and nightwear changed? I said what have you been doing they are waiting to see to you and the classic remark back was well" I couldn't go down to hospital in blood stained nightie and blood all over me could I, what would they think"??????????  I don't know why the elderly think they have to look their best to go to hospital. After all that the paramedic decided as bleeding had now stopped they wouldn't be now taking her to hospital! So they left and I followed now 8.05am, gets home to Sky man just leaving been gone and installed new box. And finally have just found out have won top three card in this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge wow. Well think after all that need a lie down and then maybe a bit of crafting this afternoon, don't think I can take any more stress this morning! Hugs Arlinex

Thursday, 18 August 2011

All on my ownsome and Bread Mouldy!!!!!!!!

This is my first card this afternoon and its for Sketch Saturday. Again another lovely sketch to use for the card. I have used a LOTV image of the two girls having tea using Pro-markers to colour them in. My base is some gingham paper and then using stripes to co-ordinate. Added some candi dots, a sentiment, some flowers and some blue lace along the top.

Now for a change of tack Allsorts Challenge this week was anything but a card so I have gone mad and made three ATC's used to make lots of these and haven't made them for a while now. So I used some old papers and cut the images out of the paper and decoupaged them and added some lettering from the same papers. I have really enjoyed making these for a change.
This is my next card this week and its for Just Magnolia which was the Holidays so I have done another Christmas card and also for Cupcake Craft challenge which was the sketch I have used and I think it was a nice sketch to use. So here I have used some candy striped paper as my base and then again out of my old paper stash used this Rudolph paper as the complimentary paper. Then I have added my image using Pro-markers to colour her in. Added some candi dots and a sparkly branch(which I purchased at a local craft fair at the weekend they are lush but found the glitter got everywhere) and a couple of flowers to finish it off.
Well here is my final card for today and its a decoupage card from La Pache and I made it into an easel card for a couple of challenges this week. I have used some old stash papers in my box as the base colour, taking it from the colour of the card on the image. I have added a green silk bow onto the front of the easel and some candi dots. The sparkly lights on the trees and the houses I have painstakingly sat and put gem stones on to make it more outstanding, but I can tell you it took me about an hour to do this, but it looks nice when finished. So this card is for Winter Wonderland Challenge which was a Christmas card with lights in it and I would also like to enter it for Bunny Zoe Crafts Monthly Challenge which was to make an easel card. Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments. Arlinex