Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A snowman shaker easel card

It's been a long time since I made a shaker card and I was really pleased with the way this one turned out:) Unfortunately the pics don't really show the dimension of the card and of course obviously the movement.

I used Candy Cane Jingles from Digital Delights as the main character in the card. I also made a special box for it with an acetate window to show the card through.
All DD stamps used: Candy Cane Jingles
CS and Papers: Coredinations and DCWV
Ink: Printer
markers: None
Access and Embellishents: Dress It Up Christmas trees and snowflakes, christmas tree breads, snwoflake ribbon and white ribbon, snow day sticker sentiment, silver micro bead, diamond dust, foam strips
Coloring medium: pre colored stamps from Digital Delights
Special Techniques: sewing machine, easel card, shaker card, paper tole

Challlenges entered are:
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Belli Challenge - Christmas themed embellishments
Freshly brewed - Sparkle and shine
Digital Tuesday - Baby it's cold outside


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A fab award

I was very touched to recive this fabulous award from Mary. Thank you sooooooo much:)
Onto the requirements of the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave the award.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Forward it to 8 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

8 things about me
I am Scottish born and bred but have lived in USA for the past 10 years
I love chocolate but wish it was calorie free:)
I have a passion for all animals, especially my 20+ raccoons I feed nightly
Christmas is my favorite holiday
I adore illustrating and crafting
My husband and daughter are the most precious things in my life (I love you both)
My Mom is my best friend
I love to drive a manual car rather than automatic

8 recently discovered blogs that I think are terrific!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter fun with Pickles the Penguin

Hi folks, Managed to sneak another creation in today!!

This one is usin Pickles the Penguin and Christmas Accessories set from Digital Delights. Had a lot of fun on this an loved using the liquid pearls for the snow effect.

I also made a pull out gift card to match the card and it sits perfectly in the pocket on the inside!

All DD Stamps Used: Pickles the Penguin and Christmas Accessories set

CS and Papers: Coredinations, My Minds Eye
Ink: Printer
Markers: Copics
Access and Embellishments: Ribbon, Stickles, Liquid pearls, North Pole brads, flat back snowlflakes and velevet ribbon
Coloring Medium: Markers
Special Techniques: paper tole, machine stitching

Have also entered it into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - I is for (Igloo)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yuletide (red and green)
All that scraps - Snowflakes
Inky Impressions - Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish it
Gingerloft - bows
One stop craft - Christmas cuties
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Buttons and Bows


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tis the season

Another Easel card today using Santa Bryce from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. The Tree was from their Christmas accessories set

I also made a coordinating box to go with the card. Thought it would make a cute gift card holder.

Challenges entered.............
A crafty little place - Anything goes
caardvarks - gift card/money holder
cards for men - christmas cards
digital tuesday - animals at christmas time
there's magic in the air - anything goes
pile it on - feathers n fur
creative belli - red ribbon

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stocking Noah

Well after spending three whole days of putting up Christmas Decorations I have finally managed to get some crafting time in..............

 I made this card using Stocking Noah from Digital Delights. I colored him with copics and added him to some glittered handmade snowy hills

Coordinating gift tag can sit in pocket inside or be used to place on a gift

I have entered it into the following challenges............

Ooh la la - Christmas song (it's beginning to look a lot like christmas)
One Stop Craft - Christmas Cuties

Thanks for stopping by:)


Sunday, November 14, 2010


I finally got around to using my Mr Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy (both stamps are from Digital Delights by Louby Loo)

I have entered them into the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges - Christmas card
ABC Christmas - Winter wonderland
Crazy Challenge - Things with wings
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching, real or faux
Flourishes - Glitter
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Creative Inspirations - a pink Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oralie the mouse


 Finally got around to actually completing this card. Poor Oralie has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, just waiting to be created with.
I made him in an Easel card and have entered it into the following challenges:

Fairytale Challenges - Anything goes
Craft Your passion - Anything goes
Bee Crafty - Christmas
City Crafter - Use a digi


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Exciting news and a nativity scene

I am so excited to share with you all that I am now part of the super talented EBAY group Candy Sweet Paper Treats...........


These are a super bunch of majorily talented ladies and you can see their auctions by either typing CSPT in the search bar or clicking on the following links
mwhall8mcz (that's me)

I also want to share with you today a card I made using the new Nativity set, A Child is Born, from Digital Delights

I made a little scene with all the characters and then decided that it needed something deeper than an evelope to hold it, so I created this box and decorated it. Box has a blue acetate window so you can see the card through the box. I also airbrushed the card background.
All DD Stamps Used: A Childis Born nativity set (pre colored)
CS and Papers: Bazzill, DCWV Glitter cardstock, MME Wonderful Winter Glitter Cardstock
Ink: None
Markers: None
Access and Embellishments: Stickles, Champagne Dew Drops, Dazzlers Snowflakes, snowflake brads, silver ribbon, blue acetate, sewing machine, foam dots
Special techniques: Decoupage

I also entered it into the following challenges:
Crafty Pad - Christmas
One Stitch at a time - Any Celebration
Artful Inkables - Blue Silver and White
Flourishes - Anything goes but button or bows
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and bright
Southern girls - glitter
ABC  -G is for Glitter
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Penny goes caroling

I definitely think my favorite card making time has gotta be Halloween and Christmas. I made this easel card using Caroling Penny from Digital Delights. I went with a mini scene and machine stitched some snowy hills in the background

Supplies used:
All DD Stamps Used: Caroling Penny and a very merry Christmas sentiment
CS and Papers: Best occassions cardstock, DCWV glitter cardstock,My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland
Access and Embellishments: Tree brads, snowflake flat backs by Dress It Up, Stickles (Crystal), ribbon by Make it Christmas, Foam dots, sewing machine
Special techniques: paper tole

Challenges entered:
Crafty Pad - Christmas
One Stitch at a time - Any celebration
Pals Paper arts - Bring on the bling

Thanks for stopping by!!


Trick or Treat


Time for another "weenie" layout.  This time I used these cute little Trick or Treaters from My Scrap Chick. How cute are they and I had so much fun piecing them together and adding their features!! Scene piecings were put together using my Cricut
Supplies used:
My Scrap Chick Trick or Treat Kids
Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Dress it up Buttons
Pebbles chalks
Ribbon from Stash
Bazzill and DCWV cardstock
Ribbon and other embllies from stash

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Delightful Piecings, Cards and some challenges

Digital Delights introduce a new line of Delightful Piecings today. These are paper patterns that are designed to be used with your cutting machines or if you don't own a cutting machine (such as Cricut), then there is also a version to hand cut them!!

Here are a couple that I have made...........

This one uses Santa Bryce

and Gingerbread Cookie!!
They are a lot of fun to make)

I als made a couple of Fairy cards. I won these adorable stamps at a Cowgirl Sunday challenge a few weeks ago and just had to color them up!!
Hope you like them!!
Have also entered them into the following challenges:

Cowgirl Sunday - Create your own background
Once Stitch at a time - Embellish it
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a freebie (my two fairy stamps)
A Crafty Place - Easel card (last fairy card)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious- (easel card) Gingerbread and last card
Charizma cardz - more than one fold (1st fairy card)
If the Shoe Fits - Holiday (Gingerbread Christmas card)
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Best Witches

Thought it was time to get a start on some Halloween Creations!!
I decided to use Lilybelle Witch and then used the "Best Witches" sentiment.

Papers: Coredinations, DCWV
Embellishments and tools used: Scalloped Circular Nestability,
Ribbon Boutique ribbon and Kaiser Scrapbook Rhinestones

I have also entered it into the following challenges:
Cowgirl Sunday - Anything goes
Crafty Pad - Spooky
One stitch at a time - Halloween anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Something from your stash (rhinestone and ribbon)
Paper Playtime - Buttons, ribbons or rhinestones
Pollycraft Monday - Anything goes
Wild Orchid Crafts - Stitch it up
Digital Tuesday - Ribbons, buttons or bling
ABC Challenge - Easel card
Creative Cottage - Bling it on
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween
Meljens - Halloweeny
Paper Romance - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sleep Over

I wanted to make some of the cutie little tear bears again. Ages since I made them and they are such fun to do! I decided to makea double pag layout with a "Sleep Over" theme.

Hope you like it and I have also entered it into the following challenges: