Saturday, December 06, 2014

Wishing you....


Hello my stamping friends...well it's been several weeks since I have been home let alone in my craft room, so it was so nice to sit down and make a card! We have a work colleague retiring next week and as my Boss knows I make cards, he asked if I would make a special card for her....which of course I was quite happy to do! 


Originally, I was thinking about making a step card but thought it wouldn't be big enough for all to sign so I have gone with a large tri-fold. I am very happy with the result but it was a bit hard to take a pic good of it. I'm also going to enter it over at the Scor-pal blog where they want more than 1 fold and it's an 'anything goes' theme.Well it's short and sweet for me today as it's our baby girls 17th birthday so we are all going out for lunch with her.

She has just graduated from school recently and here is a pic of her on her Graduation day....I know I'm biased but she is a beautiful girl inside and out and I'm not just saying that because I am her Mum. We are so proud of her and I hope she gets everything she hopes for in life. 
Hope you all have a great weekend and as always thanks for stopping by.

"More Than One Score" #11 - Anything Goes with Your Scor-Pal (and More Than One Score)


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tic Tac Toe


Well this card is a bit different I know but it's always fun to do something out of the ordinary. I got my inspiration from the latest challenge at The Cutting Edge, my colour combo is from colourQ and Crazy 4 Challenges want you to include a number. So with those criteria's in mind this is the end result.
Well that's it for me today and probably for a couple of weeks as I am off to Perth next Saturday and won't be home until the following Saturday so I hope you all get time to do a bit of whatever makes you happy and until then, happy stamping.
    

Crazy4Challenges - C4C261 - Include a number


Merry Christmas Bauble


My first card for the day and another Christmas card. I've taken up the challenge from the Merry Monday team who want Blue & Silver + a Ornament. I was lucky enough to be able to stop a bit of a favourite craft shop this week and one of my new toys was this Merry Christmas die. I also got a NOEL die which I intended to use on this card but it just wasn't quite working so I went with this one instead. Hope your Christmas stash is growing as mine is and thanks for stopping in.


Saturday, November 08, 2014

Merry Christmas Wreath

 
Another card and another wreath. Again I have made a wreath using a curved branch stamp....it's amazing how you can look at a stamp differently when surfing the talented bloggers sites. Festive Friday have used a photo inspiration of a wreath for their latest challenge and I have chosen to go a little different with my colours and taken up the challenge from Fab Friday. Once again, thanks for stopping by....
 

Season's Greetings Wreath


Well I'm back from a couple of weeks where I have not had any inclination to stamp....but today I am feeling good even if my internet is crap at the moment. It is great to be sitting at my desk talking to my friend via skype whenever my internet doesn't drop out...sigh...technology is great when it's working...anyway, back to my card...another Christmas card for my collection and for this layout I have used the latest Retro Sketch and the latest colour combo from colourQ and Just Us Girls and Festive Friday want a wreath. I made my wreath out of snow flakes as I don't have any wreath stamps and I remembered seeing someone else do this some where when I was surfing the blogs which I thought was pretty cool. So I'm off to find another challenge, hope your Saturday is off to a great start, thanks for popping by.

    

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...
 
  

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