Sunday, October 19, 2014

Silent Night...


For this card I have used a gift given to me by a good friend for my birthday. You stamp your image using a glue mixture then sprinkle light foil over it and brush off the excess....it looks stunning! I have then masked the trees and made a 'moon' template and a template for the bottom to represent snow hills then inked the background with DI to create a rising moon. I am adding linking my card to Merry Monday who have a Silent Night theme this week. I didn't have a verse suited for this challenge so I have created it using my printer to finish it off. I hope you have had a lovely weekend, until next time, happy stamping.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Merry Christmas Banner


Hi All, well today is a good day....my good friend and fellow stamper is actually with me in my craft room stamping with me and not just skyping as we usually do on a Saturday! We have been playing and trying out some different techniques...some successful and some not! I will post a successful one shortly so stay tuned. For this card I have used the the photo inspiration from the DT at Festive Friday and I have also cased an amazing card by Susie Wittwer  check it out here thanks for the inspiration Susie. I really like this card and I love all the stamping because sometimes you can end up with not much stamping on a card these days with all the amazing toys you can get out in todays craft world. Anyway, I hope your Saturday is going well...I'll be back shortly with another post so pop on over if you have a moment.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Merry Christmas...Holly Branch


Well I don't know where this card came from...I was packing up for the day when I had a look at the latest Cardabilities challenge and straight away I was hooked...I just had to make it! Since I had my layout decided I now had to pick a colour combo and Just Add Ink was perfect so out came the DI's to make my background. I wanted to hang a bauble off my branch but I can never get it to look good and this time was no different and since I haven't used my flowers for a while, I grabbed them and added some Christmas bells. Now I am packing up for the day, have a great weekend and hopefully you will get a bit of craft time in amongst it.

  JAI 235

Happy Birthday Vase

Well my good friend and regular Saturday/Skyping friend Robyn and I are off on 'multi colour / watercolour' tangent today. I was checking out Shirley-Bee's blog when I saw her latest creation and it is stunning to say the least!! Check it out here, so I threw a challenge to Robyn for us to have a go at this technique. Now I know mine doesn't really compare to Shirley's but you have to start somewhere. This card is actually my second attempt and I have used the latest colour theme from the DT at Colour ThrowdownAfter spritzing my stamp with water, my purple and yellow blended a bit so some of my flowers look a bit blue...oh well, that happens...lol


 This is my first attempt at casing Shirley's card and I must admit, it looks a lot more like it should be. Pop on over and check out Robyn's cards here where she has actually done a freehand  one...way beyond my capabilities I do think but I will have a go none the less and a big thank you to Shirley for inspiring us to try something different. Until next time...happy stamping!  


Peace on Earth


and another Christmas card for my stash...for this one I have taken up the challenge from The Card Concept where they want orange, black & white used as the colour combo...well I know that screams Halloween but we don't really do Halloween in Australia...some people do but I think it's really just a gimmick over here and not a tradition as it is in the US. So on that note...I used the colours but made a chrissie card with them. Again a new die used, as you can tell I had a bit of shop just recently lol
I think my card falls into the Clean & Graphic style after using such dominating Christmas baubles.
Well I'm off to do some more surfing and find a new challenge, hope you weekend is off to a great start and as always, thanks for popping in.

Neon Merry Christmas


Once again, it's been a while since I have played at my desk but here I am and I'm off and running. For this card I was able to use another one of my new die cuts. This time I have used a new Christmas tree and a funky 'merry' with a stamped 'Christmas' and I jazzed my tree up with some 'blingy' Christmas lights. I'm posting my card onto the latest Merry Monday where the DT would like you to use neon colours, pop on over and check it out. Think I might make another one of these as it's lovely and fresh and nice and easy to make...you can never have enough Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by...



Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Joy...


I finished this card late yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it. I have used this die for the very first time and I love it! I must admit it is very fine so it makes it a bit of an issue to stick it down...I wonder how others do it. I used a spray adhesive which worked ok but you have to be careful not to spray too much so that means sometimes you miss bits. Does anyone have a better way?
Anyway...I have taken up the challenge from The Cutting Edge for my layout and I have used the latest colour combo from colourQ which has created a very pretty Christmas card to add to my stash.
Thanks for popping in...
 
  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

String Theory - Blind String



Hi All, well I am enjoying a day stamping & skyping with my friend Robyn. This luxury usually happens on a Saturday but lucky me has a week off work. The first 4 days of my holiday was spent camping at Lake Elphinstone which is an awesome spot to sit and let the world go by.


Last week Robyn sent me a link to a Zentangle challenge blog 'I am the diva' so I have had my second attempt at Zentangling...the challenge this week was to do a Blind String....draw your frame and then close your eyes and draw your string and this is what I ended up with.


Then you just start Zentangling.....and here is my end result. I couldn't resist adding a bit of colour and my favourite with Black & White is Red so that's what came naturally for me.


Thanks for popping in....


Weekly Challenge #187: "String Theory - Blind String"

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Zentangle


I don't know about you but I have been noticing a lot of this 'zentangle' popping up lately and I thought I would have a go. While googling some images I came across one using circles which I really liked so I thought I would give it a go and this is the end result....not bad for a beginner I do think. It's our wedding anniversary tomorrow so hubby will be receiving it. Thanks for popping in... 

Merry Christmas snow...


Well it's been a couple of weeks since I have been able to sit down and play in my craft room and to my day even more special some new dies arrived just in time for me to play with! I have admired this die for a while so it was the first one I whipped out to use. My colour combo is courtesy of the last challenge over at Color Throwdown ....lovely soft colours so make sure you pop on over and play along.



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Welcome little one...


Well this is my last card for the day....I have achieved my goals, a 'fathers day' card and a 'baby' card. A work colleague & his wife have just had their first baby and as he is back next week from leave and we will all be in the office for a meeting on Monday so it is the perfect time to give him a little present and a handmade card. I really like this stamp even though it is not really 'my style'. I used it for the first time when my friends daughter had her first baby and it came up lovely so I went with it again this time too.
I have used the latest layout from the crew from CAS(E) this Sketch  and I have realised I really need to buy some 'baby sentiment' stamps as I didn't really have a sentiment that I was happy to use so I created one on my computer. 

Well, I hope your weekend is off to a great start...the daughter and I are off to a Fancy Dress 21st party tonight (I don't do fancy dress!!) and I need to go in soon and start getting ready. DD is going as The Queen of Hearts, it's a character she has done before and looked stunning even if I do say so myself....sadly her Mother will not be quite so remarkable. As always, thanks for popping by, until next time, happy stamping.

Happy Fathers Day


Hi All, I just realised Fathers Day is next Sunday!! So lucky for me Addicted To CAS want geometric which fits in with male cards perfectly...so then I went off looking for some 'blokey' colours and came across these which is the latest challenge for Colour Q...awesome! Love when a card just falls into place. Thanks for stopping by...

 

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