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




27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hazel
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 10:33:40

    Love your storage (I’m slightly jealous) and your card is super – thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 – hope to see you again soon. x


  2. sassy
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 10:48:19

    superb card thank you so much for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ…hugs sassyxx


  3. Sonia **Sony**
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:37:05

    Hi Lisa
    Beautiful creation, great job!


  4. Kate
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 18:10:42

    totally gorgeous thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx


  5. Wendy Fraser
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 18:22:36

    What a fab, fun and funky card, love that cute owl. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx


  6. NikkiByrne
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 19:00:50

    I just love that owl image! Fab card 🙂 thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs



  7. PaperDaisies
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 20:31:46

    What an adorable image. Sooooo cute. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina


  8. lyndsey marie
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 21:15:56

    Fab card, love the cute image. Thanks for joining in our Christmas Challenge at Little Claire xx


  9. michelle
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 00:37:48

    What a beautiful card. That little bird is SO cute. Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon 🙂



  10. Joann Burton Sassy Raggedy
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 02:59:18

    This is just too cute. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. joann sassy raggedy


  11. Ruza
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 03:24:49

    Adorable card! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza, QKR DT


  12. Diane
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 09:59:25

    Love your cool christmas card Lisa !! The Walter and Winnie owls are fab images !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx


  13. butterfly
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:58:13

    Completely adorable owl image, and I love his fluffy pompoms – great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Alison x


  14. Cathy
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 16:34:28

    Gorgeous and adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.



    Nov 24, 2012 @ 01:00:28

    What a cute card, love the image and gorgeous soft colouring.

    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  16. Made By Mandy
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 14:56:14

    Fabulous Card and your colouring is brilliant.

    Love your new Promarker storage. They are a good price for them boxes. Do you have the full set? I had them in a wooden DVD holder but then had too many pens so bought 2 brown leatherette storage boxes from a home store. I have had to make cardboard dividers so all my reds are in one area, then browns in another etc but miss being able to see the colours on the ends.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


  17. Alipeeps
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 00:12:55

    I love the cool, frosty colour scheme of this card and that image is just adorable! 🙂

    Your new storage is looking fabulous too… I’m lucky enough to have a craft room but I still struggle with organising my storage… I’m afraid it’s a law of nature that no matter how much space you have, your stash will expand to first fill and then overflow it! 😆

    Thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT this week.



  18. pintsizeholly
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 15:01:10

    What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Wonderful storage idea by the way. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)


  19. Nela
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 17:17:56

    Super cute card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Hugs Nela


  20. Samantha :0)
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 17:24:41

    Fabulous card and cute image and I sure love the storage idea too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)


  21. kaiahobid
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 22:18:11

    This is so lovely. And the image is so sweet. Thank you for playing us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT


  22. emma oliver
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 00:21:57

    stunning thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx


  23. Dwita
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 02:01:24

    Lovely card. I adore your storage, especially the one that holds TH dies. Wow!..
    Thanks for playing with us at ATC With Attitude. See you again next time.



  24. kimberly
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 03:33:45

    love your card!! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenges I hope you join us again for December’s challenge.
    kimberly – DT


  25. Cheryl
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 13:22:17

    Love your card – definitely made me smile 🙂 Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!


  26. Shanna
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 19:14:59

    I love the paper you you used and the tinsel! Cute card Thanks for playing with Great Impressions. be sure to check out our new challenge this month!


  27. Geraldine
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 22:29:08

    Great image and background. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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