Sunday, 26 December 2010

Nothing new to share just now, but I would like to wish anyone passing through my blog a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years :o)

I'll be back in a few days with some piccies of my wee monkeys and their presents

Thursday, 23 December 2010

last of the notebooks :o)

Yesterday I managed to get all the wrapping finished and the last two notebooks made. I have another project to do for Christmas presents but won't need them til nearer New Year so will be making them after Christmas, I ran out of time and steam!!

The sketch for this notebook is from Inspirational Card Sketches So now that I have finished all the opreparations and have now officially finished work for the holidays I am off to have a wee Baileys and maybe a mince pie to start the festive season properly!! :o)

Merry Christmas all!!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Letraset giveaway!

Just found this on Debbie's blog :o) There is a new letraset website that has been launched recently and to celebrate Letraset are giving away lots and lots of promarkers.............and you know we all love our promarkers :o)

We are pleased to announce that the new Letraset website has launched today! The new site features lots of great new special offers and a Christmas Store with great gift ideas for the creative person in your life!

In Celebration of our new site we will also be running a ProMarker Giveaway!
For your chance to win a huge prize of 10 assorted ProMarker 5 sets (pictured above) all you have to do is follow these 2 simple rules.

1. Share a Link to this Blog ( and our New Website (, and briefly explain the competiton on your own Blog, Facebook or Twitter.
2. Leave a comment below telling us where you shared the link.

2 more notebooks :o)

Hows everyone doing with their Christmas preparations? I have most of the pressies wrapped and most of my handmade presents done. I have a few to do but don't need them til after Christmas :o) here are two more notebooks for friends of Lily. The first one is for a girl who is off to Australia for 2 months with her mum. I have made the book for her to write down her adventures Back
Images: Digistamp Boutique Summer Lilly
coloured with PMs
paper: SU
cardstock: SU
wording done on pc
flowers from stash, ribbons are the loops from clothes :o)

Sketch and Stamp ~ sketch
Die Cut Dreams ~ Girlie
Daring Cardmakers ~ At the Beach
Image: Sugar Nellie
coloured with PMs
Paper: SU and a scrap from scrap drawer
Ribbon: from stash

Stamp Something ~ Tag or pocket
Friday Sketchers ~ sketch
Passion for Promarkers ~ anything goes

In case I'm not back before Christmas I wish you all a fantastic Christmas and the Happiest of New Years :o)

Monday, 20 December 2010


I won the challenge over at Dude Time Doodles!!! How fab is that? My first time entering too :o)

Wahey its like Christmas has come early :o)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Allsorts week 83

Wahey week 83 at Allsorts and only a week til Christmas :o) Lily is so excited she is counting down sleeps as well as on her advent calendar! The challenge at Allsorts is "Anything Goes" and will be running for 2 weeks.
The image on this notebook Butterfly Tilda, coloured with the usual PMs, glossy accents on the shoes, flowers are all from stash. You can't see it much but there is some pale blue ricrac from Crafty Ribbons, blue buttons are from SU. The paper with the buttons on is actually an envelope from one of Alfie's baby cards!! Yes I have kept it for almost a year and put the image over the writing lol.
We hope you'll come and join us for the last challenge of the year :o)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

another wee present

Didn't get as much crafty time as I had planeed today as it was Lily's nativity play at lunchtime and this evening too. Awwww it was so good! This will be Lily's last year in the nativity as it is just primary 1-3 that are in it.

But I did manage to make a notebook. I am making these notebooks for all the kids I look after as well as a couple of Lily's friends :o)

Now if I am honest I am not the best at boys cards. I don't have many boys stamps, but I did find this one in the box, its a Whiff of Joy one from a while ago. Thankfully I only have one boy to make for lol. The papers are Dovecraft, the wee jumper is paper pieced with the brown diamond paper.

I am entering it into a couple of challenges:

Dude Time Doodles Challenge ~ sketch (this is my first time entering this challenge)

Oldie but a Goodie ~ You're a star

Hoping to get some more done tomorrow :o)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Gift Box

Decided I should pull my finger out and start checking presents and organising them for wrapping etc. I am giving a necklace set so decided to make a box for it. Image: Anya
coloured with promarkers
sentiment: SU
paper: papermania I think
ribbons: crafty ribbon
flower: from stash
I even tried a wee touch of distressing......I love the look when others do it but it doesn't come naturally to me, so am determined to try it out now and then, it shows better on the tag in the pic below

My box fits a few challenges:

A crafty little place ~ Tag it
Polka Doodles ~ to hold a present
Cute Card Thursday ~ Floral frenzy
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge ~ Arctic Blue/carnation pink/lime zest
Carols Sketch Fun ~ sketch
Anyone for Anya? ~ Shabby chic Xmas (I am also using this to enter the DT call)

Few more presents to be made so will be back soon :o)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

card for Ian for Christmas :o)

Papers: scraps of Salt n Pepper by funky hand
Celebrate sentiment: SU
Sentiment: See D set

Thought it was about time I made a card for the old man!! Bless him he's not keen on cutesy stuff so thought I would go for just a sentiment type. Loved the sketch from this months Get Funky Challenge so went with it. Polka Doodles theme last week was Its all about the sentiment so hey presto two challenges filled :o)

Glad to say the card has gone down well and I got a "great card" which from Ian is high praise indeed lol

Allsorts week 82 and a few extras

This week over at Allsorts Debs wants us to make a last minute Christmas card....not difficult with only 2 weeks til the day itself eh? We are having our Sunday School outing tomorrow, we are going on the Santa Express in Aviemore. Normally we should be having a party but with only 5 kids in Sunday School its a bit hard to get the party atmos going!

These cards and three below really were last minute, Monday was an inservice at the school so it was closed and it confused me completely, yesterday I was convinced it was Thursday and so hadn't made my DT card!! naughty panda lol. So got my skates on this afty and did these for the 5 sunday school kiddiwinks :o)

Image: Lili of the Valley
Paper: funky hand
embossed with snowflakes embossing folder

Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Christmas Card
Bee Crafty ~ inspired by snow

Here are the other three cards for the girls. Same image and the paper is Gorjuss Ginghams by Funky Fairy.
Die Cut Dreams ~ Seeing Triple
Papertake Weekly ~ Red and Green must not be seen
Simon Says ~ Christmas but no red or green
Daring Cardmakers ~Snow much fun

Back soon with another card, thought this post was long enough lol

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

some wee pressies

I have decided to make a few presents this year as it is a bit of a recession Christmas in the Panda household! I have made a start today, 2 small notebooks for two of my aunts.

The notebooks are just basic ones from Asda, nothing fancy but I quite like how they've turned out :o)

Image: Flutter Anya
Coloured with PMs
Papers: not sure, will add later
dragonfly from stash

Image: cut from the paper

Papers: not sure

everything else from stash

text stamped with tiny wee letter stamps

Challenges: Sketch and Stash ~ sketch (paper is the new stash I got it a few weeks ago)

Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes

There will be more over the next few days, more notebooks for the kids I look after and more bits for family members :o)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Allsorts week 81

late on parade again, mr blogger was playing up on me last night and had a busy busy day and am only now getting on the laptop! This week at Allsorts Helene's theme is "Light up the Night" so our cards must have a candle on. I decided to take this literally and have a real candle on lol

The decoupage and paper is by papermania, a gorgeous scrummy set, the turquoise cs is embossed with swiss dots and divine swirls, the icing and folds in the cake case have got glossy accents on and the sprinkles are glittered with stickles.

My card fits a couple of challenges:

Daring Card Makers ~ Turquoise the birth stone for December. They are sponsored by Flourish with a Bling this week :o)

Carols Sketch Fun ~ sketch

Fab n Funky ~ Happy birthday

Remember now its a new month that our fabby Penny Black at Allsorts challenge has a new challenge and its "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snowy day crafting!!

WOW o WOW haven't we had some freaky weather this week? Most of you have had loads of snow and its normally us laden down with the white stuff. For most of this week it has simply been too cold to snow, yesterday was the coldest day at around -20 bbrrrr

Today has warmed up a little though as the snow has returned lol Not too much just a few far

While Alfie had his nap today I decided to get a couple of cards done. One is my card for tomorrows Allsorts challenge but this one is just for fun, well that and the baby girl my friend is having in the next couple of weeks lol

Image: stampin up

papers: scraps

flowers, buttons and gems and buttons from stash

My card follows these challenges:

Spoonfull of Sugar: recipe 3 pattern papers, 3 buttons or flower and 3 gems (haha I ended up with buttons and flowers)

Papertake Weekly: sketch

Keep warm all and back tomorrow with my dt card :o)