Thursday, 14 January 2021

Christmas Leftovers

 Hello again, 

Summer is in full force here in NSW again, I've finally had to swap pants for shorts, we have had temperatures down as low as 9C here up until now (31C), less summer more winter. Glad that there are only 4 fires currently burning in NSW, not like this time last year with the number of Bushfires and how close they were to our home. 

I've been trying to use up the ends of a 6" paper pad currently sitting on my desk, it has just one sheet that is whole, the rest are bits and pieces of varying sizes, I have used up some of the strips to cover two pieces of pre-cut card to fit a C7 card blanks, I did the same with some bits from a second Christmas paper pad that also had many bits where I'd die cut shapes from leaving narrow pieces to make two more Christmas cards for my stash for 2021....

Doodlebug Design 'North Pole' paper pad

Couture Creations 'Be Merry and Classic' paper pad

What I used:-
Doodlebug 'North Pole' Paper pad
CCD Merry Christmas die
Clearly Besotted 'Jingle Bells' Stamp and die (sand, cocoa and cardinal red ink pads)
black fine line pen
White card scraps
Couture Creations 'Be Merry and Classic' paper pad
Black, cream, gold and distress oxide scrap papers 
MFT Little town of Bethlehem Die
MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp
MFT sentiment strip die
MFT Stitched circle die
Clear embossing ink
Gold Embossing powder

I would like to enter these cards in:
Reindeer Card-
12 Months of Christmas Link-up #73 Anything goes optional Clean and Simple
Bethlehem card:
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Anything goes optional Stockings

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

P.S. A huge Thank You to all my blogging friends and visitors who stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate you all!

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Happy New Year!

Hello again,

Welcome to 2021, may this year be a Happy, safe and healthy year for all of you and your loved ones. I hope to be able to spend more time crafting and in blogland this year, although that may depend on the physio and how my body reacts to it and the travel involved getting there and back.

We have begun this year with new Covid rules here in NSW, we all must wear a face mask in any indoor places, shared cars, public transport etc. with a $200 fine for no compliance. I think today in the Sydney basin there were 3 cases of community transmission, related to a patient transport worker who transported a returning passenger from overseas. I don't think that I would have believed if someone told me that I would enter a bank wearing a mask and get served without the security screens being activated.

I hope you have all had a wonderful, if quiet Christmas and New Year. I have already made a start on this years Christmas cards, with some lovely new Australian papers and dies. These will be kept aside to head over to our English and Scottish relatives at the other end of this year. I have used up several scraps of various silver papers, I think I like the mirror card ones best. Birds featured- Pink Galah, White Cockatoo, Laughing Kookaburra and Currawong

I have also found and had the time to ink up the Clearly Besotted stamp and die combo I won in Di's Snippets Playground Christmas draw in 2019, it went missing when our ceiling leaked all over my craft cupboard and I only found it again in the last few weeks.... so my Christmas card count is off to a good start, 5 cards in one week... 

What I used:-
4x 12.6x 17.8cm (C7) card blanks
Francheville Designer Squares 'Jocelyn Proust' Australian Wildlife paper (Spotlight)
Silver paper/card scraps
Various scrap papers to co-ordinate with the patterned papers
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Holiday Sentiments
Paper Rose Die Gum leaf border die
Double sided Adhesive sheet and tape
DL card blank 10x21cm
Clearly Besotted 'Jingle Bells' stamp and Die
Cocoa Colorbox inkpad
Sand and Cardinal Versacolor ink pads
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
White and red scrap cardstock
Scrap of Doodlebug striped paper
Black Fine line pen
CCD Pin dot square die

I would like to enter these cards in:-

Clearly Besotted Reindeer:
Christmas 24: #25 Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Anything goes
Snippets Playground (snippets of white card, striped and red cardstock)
12 Months of Christmas link-up- #73 Anything goes or Clean and Simple

Thank you for looking in, I hope you are all safe and well in your part of this world.
Thank you for any comments from my blogging friends and visitors, I truly appreciate your visit.
Have a wonderful week...

Sunday, 20 December 2020

LPoCF #148 Lemon Shortbread

 Hello again, 

Time for another Anything Goes challenge with my team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, this fortnight we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Prize 3 Images 

The Design Team were given two images to use and I have used Lemon Shortbread - Jazz Flapper Girl to create a page for a January Calendar, I don't think with Coronavirus there will be as much New Years crowds, in Sydney all areas are by invitation only, although people can have up to 50 people in their homes, so maybe there will be a lot of smaller parties. 

I have used an ancient DCWV All Dressed Up paper pad (11.5 x 16.5cm) which has areas already with glitter on the pages, I coloured then layered on some 'Tickled Pink' Stickles over the dress before fussy cutting her out and sticking down onto the prepared square. 

Here is my Calendar page:- 

What I used:-
Lemon Shortbread Jazz Flapper Girl
DCWV All Dressed Up Glittered paper stack
Magazine freebie paper, pink glittered cardstock
Calendar tab 'January'
Tickled Pink Stickles
Aqua Glitzee glitter glue
Diamond Glaze
Memory Box imagine die
Silver metal glasses embellishment
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Sparkly flowers (mystery)
Clear self-adhesive strip of rhinestones
Deckled edge Twist Trimmer (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, PVA glue, stick glue, Diamond Glaze, Double sided adhesive paper

I now have a second new budgie, after losing my little bird who had a stroke in April, the baby has been joined by another baby and I'm now trying to train two birds, the newest member has no name yet, while we get to know his personality.

I would like to enter this calendar page in:-

Many Thanks for dropping in,
I appreciate all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who take the time to stop by and leave me a comment! 
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year