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Thursday, 14 December 2017

O Holy Night

Hello again,

Well not making enough of my Christmas cards all year long came back to bite me on the you know where, I think I have made about fourteen cards this week (and still have a couple more I need)👀, some were batch makes of the Aussie Santa in Sydney, I didn’t even worry about taking pics of them.

I had bought a new die from the recent craft show I attended, from a shop who has begun creating their own designs Catchy Crafts are also one of the biggest stall holders at the craft shows, the new die is called Bethlehem Town and I made two cards with the die, one is winging its way to my 94 year old Great Aunt who lives in far north Queensland and the other a hop across the road.

I must say that I have been severely influenced by Shaz in Oz in these cards, love the embossing with the scroll like sentiment on the first and reminds me I should dig out embossing folders more often. Thank you for the inspiration Shaz!

Here are my cards:-

What I used:-

White card stock to make card blank measuring 11cm x 17.5cm

White and Black AC card for embossing

Kaisercraft Lattice 5x7 embossing folder

Kaisercraft Damask 5x7 embossing folder

Silver Embossing powder

Clear embossing ink

Silver embossed paper

Spray ink background

Rainbow cardstock

Memory Box Parker Upper Case Alphabet Die

Impression Obsession Stamp ‘Jack Frost’ sentiment stamp

MFT stitched inner and outer oval

Adhesive:- Double Sided Adhesive sheet, Foam tape, double sided tape

I would like to enter these cards in:-

I think all our Christmas cards have been written and will get popped in the post tomorrow, minus a couple of hand deliveries and two to my friends who seem to move around a lot. Holding theirs in reserve until one of them confirms an address or two.

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend...

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

P.P.S. Could someone in the northern Hemisphere send some cool air this way, looking at the fourth day above 27C and no end in sight, I don't do heat well!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Joy to the World

Hello again,

I have a super quick and easy pair of cards to share today, made with non Christmas papers for a couple of gentlemen, I made two at the same time one will be headed north to Dad’s uncle and the other locally to a gent that runs the Family History centre at the local church where Mum likes to hang out with other family history buffs.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-

White 17.8x12.6cm card blank (5”x7”)

Dylusions London blue spray ink

Scrap of metallic silver and green card

Circle die

Clear embossing ink pad

Silver embossing powder

Teal and cream paper (no idea) 50c/sheet at craft show

Adhesive sheet

Wink of Stella Clear liberally all over the globe

Bling from my stash

I would like to enter this card in:-

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Optional Stencil 

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Have a wonderful week…

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Outback Santa

Hello again, 

Today brings us to the final day of the month long Holiday Card challenge over at Beccy's Place and today the challenge is to do what you love. I love the Aussie Santa I used on these cards and had another two printed out and ready to go, but decided not to make another card with Sydney City as the backdrop, this time I grabbed some white core card stock and got ripping to create layers of the Aussie bush as a backdrop blue sky the green of the Aussie bush and the red earth of the outback with a new Windmill die, a very familiar sight once you leave suburbia. Many windmills have the property name either painted or roughly cut from the vane others (I've seen lots) with Southern Cross on the vane. 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7" card blank 12.6x17.8cm 
White card
Make it Crafty Aussie Santa digi stamp
Derwent pencils
Gray and black cardstock
Scraps of Christmas design paper
Kaisercraft Basecoat paper
DCWV white core card 'Neutrals'
Wink of Stella on Santa's beard
Clear embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Stamps:- MFT Gift tag Greetings and Stamp It Australia Christmas Wish
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Double sided adhesive sheet, Foam dots

I would like to enter these cards in:-
Beccy's Place Month long holiday card Challenge
12 Months of Christmas Link-up  Optional theme Star Struck
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge #20 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 361
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge extra Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45 Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything goes 176

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend...

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave a comment, I truly appreciate them all!