Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Stockings were hung...

Hello again...

Thank you to all of the wonderful ladies over at Case-ing Christmas who last week selected my entry in Case-ing Christmas #6 as 'Santa Supreme'! 
I was very surprised to see my own card come up on the blog feed. I may have been making cards for many years having first made cross-stitched designs which I learnt to mount, then diversifying into varying boxes to place handmade beaded decorations (I'll include a picture of some once the tail end of the two cyclones blows over--very glad not to live in Qld- I'd rather a bit of rain than the whole shebang) then most recently discovering digi stamps combined with die-cuts, I have never really thought that my cards were anywhere near as nice as the many I see on-line, so Thank you from the bottom of my heart, my recent win has truly made my day.

Okay enough rambling, on to this week's card Case #8

This week the lovely Cohenna created the card below for us to case: 

I love the subtle texture and who doesn't love a good Christmas Stocking, and some bling

Here's my take on Cohenna's card

I have of course gone with the stocking, and basic layout of Cohenna's card, I have used Kaisercraft 6" paper pad called Christmas Collections which was free with a magazine to create the stocking and the die-cut leafy sprig (Memory Box), I have added some tiny pearls to the greenery and a bow also from a magazine, the sentiment is again from Pink Petticoats tiny Christmas sentiment  set, the background paper is from a second Kaisercraft set which I picked up extra cheap after the end of Christmas sales- 'Yuletide' which I embossed with a Darice holly vine folder and carefully inked the raised sections and then around the outside of the sentiment strip, String from Hemptique -I added knots can you see them? 

I am entering this card into two challenges

* 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown- Sequins and Pearls 

Thank you for looking in
have a good one

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Hello again...

 Today I am sharing with you a card and pillow box set which I made, using up some of my larger scraps and some more magazine cover kit paper. 

I lightly traced the pillow box shape from a template onto the reverse of the 8" square magazine kit paper then used a bone folder and scoring board to make the straight folds then free hand scored the curved edges for the box ends, using a circle punch to cut opening on each end the box . 

For the pillow box I used
* Magazine kit paper
* Scrap of Pearlescent Pink Corrugated card
* Silver scrap paper
* Memory box Leaping deer die
* Lifestyle Crafts Circle Nesting doily die
* Rhinestones and Twine from my stash

I decided to use up the Corrugated scrap leftover from die cutting the reindeer for the pillow box and I have mounted it on to another piece of the magazine cover kit and inlaid it with some silver glitter paper. 
I finished the card off with a sentiment strip from Pink Petticoat which was die cut using MFT Pierced fish tail flags, a pink and white poinsettia cut from more scraps of paper (Marrianne Creatables- Poinsettia with veins Die) and my ever favourite MFT-Small Fancy flourish.

I am entering this card into 

Thank you for looking in
 and Thank you for all the lovely comments I have had recently I appreciate them all

Have a good one... 

Friday, 20 February 2015


Hello again...

Okay I admit I'm pretty thrilled that Random org chose my card over at Holly Jolly Christmas as the winner, I was even more excited to check my blog feed today and discover that another entry won over at Case-ing Christmas thank you ladies, you have all made my day.

Well I have made another Christmas Card which I have combined for a few challenges

Over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge this week the challenge is-  As it's Valentine's day, today's challenge is to use the word 'love' and/or hearts and/or the colour red on your Christmas creation

Over at Jingle Belles this week the lovely ladies are playing along with 
Here We Come a-WASHI-ing
use washi or any other type of decorative tape

on to my card (sorry but the photo is not so hot, took it after night fall) 

I have used Dottie Christmas Shop from one of my most favourite Digi stamp companies
the sentiment image/word art was a freebie on Create with TLC I am constantly amazed with Paulettes talents and generosity
I have used some red glitter glue on Dotties earrings and one present, some glitter tape, tiny rhinestones and red ribbon from my stash
The paper and card all came from my off cuts box.

I am entering this card in 
Crafty Hazelnuts 216 Challenge- red
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge 2- Anything goes so long as its Christmas
Jingle Belles- decorative tape.

Thank you for looking in...
have a good one

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Case-ing Christmas #7

Hello again...

I am going to try to participate in all of the Case-ing Christmas Challenges this year, so here is my latest Card for the current Case-ing Christmas Challenge

This week Donna made this beautiful card for us to Case

Here is my take on Donna's card

I have centred my word art from TLC Creations (a freebie no longer available) and layered  it on some of my recent re-discovered metallic silver paper, with some coordinating  turquoise card, the paper with glitter outlines is from my stash of scraps, then adding it to a black fronted card blank, I added four black rhinestones from my stash to finish off my card.

I think if the scrap of paper I have used had been larger this design would make a great wine bottle tag... never mind next time

Thanks for looking in...
have a good one

Girls just want to have fun

Hello again...

Well this month over at  Catch the bug Challenge Blog the Theme challenge is 
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! 

Basically anything you think of when you hear the theme is acceptable!  We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

I have this image from Tiddly Inks which I bought for my Niece's birthday card and while her birthday is months off there's no time like the present to get her card made.

I just happened to have a Girls just wanna to have fun sentiment from Bross art addiction which fitted the image and design

Papers Used

-MME paper 'Happy Day' 6 inch square pad 
-Amy Tangerine Ready set go- 12 inch paper pack 
(paper from the spine of the pad)
-Glitter paper

-15cm square card blank

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have a good one

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sitting pretty...

Hello again...

I have made another Christmas Card using another one of Jodie's Bugaboo images this one is called Christmas Brat Girl candy cane I teamed the fussy cut image with Memory Box die Tulepo Circle adding liquid pearls, a scrap of ribbon saved from a Christmas wrapping, a lovely scalloped border which was from a Paper crafts Museum in Japan, a ribbon bow from my stash, a bow from some hemp twine, the sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs, background paper from Echo Park- Style Essentials then finished off with some pearls.

I am entering this card in the following Challenge's
1- Bugaboo- February Challenge- Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
have a good one

Friday, 13 February 2015

Angel Card

Hello again...

Today I created another Christmas Card- I have been slowly working my way through some digi stamps I coloured during January- I printed 6 digi stamps from a variety of  Digi companies onto an A4 sheet and coloured them while watching TV. 

I covered a 5x7 inch card blank with some lovely Metallic Silver paper which has been hiding away in storage for many years, I used two DCWV designer papers one as the background which has some glitter spots the other is the narrow strip with ornaments on it- this paper has also been in storage for ages, I used a doily which came free with a magazine although I used the plain white back. I dies used MFT small flourish die, MFT pierced fish-tails and Marianne designs snowflake, the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, Ribbon, lace and rhinestone from my stash.

I found this lovely Angel digital stamp quite by accident, I was looking for downloads for an Australian Magazine of the same name and came across one from the UK. Paper Craft Essentials I frequently return now to have a poke around and have discovered some more lovely digi stamps and templates.

I am entering this card in three Challenges
1- Holly Jolly Christmas- Angels and Fairies
2- Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -215 Decorate a corner 
3- Christmas Stamping All Year Long- Any thing goes

After a lovely suggestion from Hazel I am now entering this card into 
4- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge 2 

Thank you for looking in...
   Have a good one 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Hello again...

Today I have just one card which was made for the Case-ing Christmas Challenge, this week Ellen created a lovely card which she inlaid her sentiment and that was what inspired me to create my card. 

I have used my large Christmas sentiment die (Memory Box) and I have made a DL card. I drew and cut the holly leaves and added veins and some sequins, I finished my card off with a Christmas tree die-cut from a Sizzix/Hero Arts Framelits set with some tiny bling.

I am entering this card in

Case-ing Christmas Challenge #6 and
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra

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have a good one

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Bugaboo 3-2-1 January Recipe Challenge

Hello again

Today I have a card which I am entering in - Bugaboo Recipe Challenge
3- Three word Sentiment
2- Flowers
1- Image

I have chosen a Christmas image called AKV Nativity- Mary, Joseph and Child

I have used papers from a magazine freebie Me to you paper pack, some scraps of gold card and two more of the poinsettia's I made late last year I created my three word circle sentiment in Word printing it out with the Bugaboo image which is coloured with pencils.

Thank you for looking in...
Have a good one

I am also entering this card in 
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 2 a blog dedicated to anything Christmas

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Case-ing Christmas Challenge #5

Well here I am again, I have created a second card for the latest Challenge over at Case-ing Christmas here is a picture of Mynn's card

I took my inspiration from the colours of Mynn's card.

I used a scrap of Black ribbon which has black stitching down each edge, I hand cut the two bells using embossed metallic papers from my stash, I drew and cut the holly leaves using a Silver gel ink pen to add the edge and vein details, the branches are two sizes of Poppystamp Dies -Garden sprig and the swirl is a MFT die, I added some Ranger Liquid Pearls as berries- I finished my card off with a sentiment from Create with TLC which I cut with MFT Pierced fishtails then flipped it around to cut the other side.

Well thanks for looking in...

I am entering this card in two challenges!
1 Case-ing Christmas 
2 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Items beginning with B- Bells 

after a kind suggestion from Hazel I am also entering this card in
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Thank you

Hi, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to all of the ladies who have left comments on my cards since I have started sharing my designs, they are appreciated.

Jingle Belles

Well I have been playing around with some more of Bugaboo's Digi images and some of my paper and card scraps of which I have way to many. 

I have made my first shaped card, I have used up scraps to create random shaped gift tags before but never actually made a full card in any shape other than regular squares or rectangles.

The Jingle Belles post:
Shape-Up for the New Year A common New Year's resolution is to get in shape ... so we're also going to Shape-Up at Jingle Belles by making cards that are shapes other than a square or rectangle. 

Here is my card creation: 
For my card I created a round card blank using mpress dies and Cuttlebug, I used a variety of dies and added some leftover star sequins to the tree. The sentiment stamp was free from my kind Newsagent... leftover from a cover kit freebie my digi is called  Christmas Kids Girl Three 

I have recently found another challenge to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper here dedicated to using up our hordes of patterned papers.

I also made a few gift tags, using up some card and paper scraps and  MFT ornament dies. The owls are again a couple of the many I made during a clean up of my small scraps.

Bugaboo images:

AKV Santa Presents

Stocking Santa Ornament

Well thank you for looking in... Megan