Hat’ll be a cool Yule


It’s the lovely Dawn’s turn to host this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge and here’s her fabby sketch :

She has also set the theme of Blue,White,Silver.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used the super cool Walter in a Pom Pom Hat digital stamp and a backing paper from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I’ve coloured young Walter with ProMarkers and added some sparkly,tinsely stuff I got as a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine either from last year or possibly the year before.Yipes!I cut him out and layered him onto a die cut that I’d passed through an embossing folder.I chose some lovely textured card from my stash that has a softer sheen rather than a full on silver.I added some die cut snowflakes topped with a gem to keep the cold,snowy theme going.

Supplies :

Image & Paper : Walter and Winnie does Christmas  CD-rom by Willow Designs
Colouring Medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania Christmas Collection 8 x 8 Card
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Circles,Marianne Design Snowflakes,Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Papermania Clear Adhesive Stones


Storage to ‘die’ for :



I’ve been hankering after some better storage since collecting the ProMarkers Limited Edition Seasonal Colours.My poor ol’ plastic box was overflowing to the point of losing a few pens in my cupboard plus it was difficult to keep pawing through and tipping them out to search for the colours I needed.Trouble is I forfeited the rights to a craft room by choosing to have too many children!So I have to keep everything in the bedroom.I’d been looking at these type of cases for a long time but boy are they expensive – even on that well known auction site.I came across these larger ones at Maplin but again price was an issue.So I just kept watching and waiting…..until they came down to a bargainous price.I downloaded a complete colour chart from Sarah Hurley’s blog (Thank you!) and as I had room added my Flexmarker,chart from Letraset, collection along with some Fine Liners.I might add some coloured dots to the ends of the ProMarkers but I’ve been quite good at locating the right wallets and putting the pens back in order so far.
I even bought a second to house my dies and folders.How much better than keeping them in a bag with the original packaging falling about around them.Hate to admit but some of the dies are still floating about in the cupboard somewhere but once found they will be added too.Some of the dies were a little too wide for the holders so I snipped down the sides a little to allow them to fit.Not sure if they will tear but to be honest you get so many it could easily be replaced.I even managed to get some extra large dies on their magnetic sheet in.You can see the top of the black sheet poking out but there is enough clearance when the lid is shut.I got my small embossing folders into more of the wallets and hung those behind my dies.The larger folders and Sizzix Bigz are laid beside those.There is still a little hanging space at the front of the second row if I want to expand my small folder collection and plenty if I want to stack anymore large ones.I slotted in my few Decorative Strips behind the bars in the lid.I have to say these are large 500 CD storage cases so they are quite hefty and the one with the dies in is not so lightweight.They are a little like treasure chests – yes that’s exactly what they are or should that be Arrr!But if you live in the UK and are looking at these DJ Flight cases and have the space they are definitely worth considering (would recommend the free delivery .Only takes a couple of days)The promotion is on until 31/12/12.No connection just a happy customer!

Some challenges my card is for :

Bearly Mine : Snowflakes
Crazy Amigo Challenge : Colours Of Winter
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Winter
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : Snowflakes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Winter
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft: Christmas NO red/green
Incy Wincy Designs : Hip to be Square
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Celebrating the Season
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Cold and Frosty
One Stitch At A Time :Use a Digi 
The Crafty Pad : Christmas 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : November Wrap up warm for Winter
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Use something more than 6 months old (Silver card,adhesive stones,tinsel glitter,folder,dies,CD-rom) 
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
 ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Autumn/Winter / Anything Goes
Crafty Catz : Lets have Sparkle
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a sentiment / Autumn/winter
Fussy and Fancy : Feeling Blue
QKR Stampede : Winter Wonderland
Stampin With The Dragon :  So Cute


Thanks for looking

Lisa x