Monday, 31 August 2015

A Snowman!!!

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Well I have broken my own rule! As I live in Australia and Christmas time is in the middle of our Summer time I try to avoid making too many Christmas Cards with snow, snow men, snow drifts etc. and tend to stick to fairly generic Christmas themes which still work with the Summer heat, but Faith over at From the Heart Stamps has given herself a challenge to draw 100 differentsnow people! 

This little guy was this month’s freebie if you entered last month’s progressive Challenge or bought $10 worth of digi’s and entered the special code. I love Faith’s digi’s and sense of humour and have bought several Bird Brain Chick digi’s which you have seen here and here and here

Here’s my Card:-

What I used:-

Lilac Pearlescent Card
Couture Creations embossing folder
Patterned Paper generic pack (ancient)
White card
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
White card blank 10.5cm x 14.9cm
White glitter cardstock from scraps
Sheer ribbon from stash
Bling from stash
MFT Pierced Circle die
Lifestyle Crafts nesting rectangle die
Poppystamps Giovanna snowflake die

I would like to enter this card in:-
Jingle Belles Tree skirt tic, tac, toe  Bling- Die cuts-Snow (middle vertical)
A Snowflakes Promise- #4 Anything goes winter or ChristmasTheme
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- Pick a Previous Sketch- September 2014
Sparkle Creations Christmas Challenge #39- Anything goes

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blue Christmas

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Case-ing Christmas has gone monthly and this month it was Steph’s turn to create a card to inspire us, you can find Steph’s Card here. There is a lot to be inspired by, I love all the papers together; I took my inspiration from the ribbon, lace and twine down the side of the card. I have used a digi stamp from bugaboo and coloured it completely non-traditional. 

On one of my recent trips down to the physio in the city I stopped in at Lincraft to see what extras bits and pieces I could get to add to my cards and came away with a variety of sheer ribbons and lace. I have used pale blue ribbon and added some die cut stars and avoided the snow all bar the image on the paper

Here’s my card:-

I had been saving this paper, although a generic bought from Kmart many years ago it was still a favourite, due to the positioning of my image I have covered up the tree the paper has on it which was also a blue and green combo. I now have an excuse to buy more supplies :-) I simply have to have some non traditional coloured papers! Maybe I will be well enough in November for the more local Christmas craft fair, I haven't been for several years. 

The stopper on the easel card was created using a round digi from Scrap-a-licious Times (bottom one) and one I created in word placed on top.

What I used:-
14.9cm x 10.5cm white card blank
White card
Generic blue card and generic Christmas patterned paper
White glittered card stock
Faber-castell and Derwent Pencils
Baby blue Liquid Pearls
Digital Stamp BUGABOO
Mpress circle dies
Top sentiment circle Word 
Lower sentiment from Scrap-a-licious Times
MFT Stitched Rectangle dies
Memory box Die Cosmic Star set
Adhesives- P.V.A. Glue, Double-sided tape, glue dots, foam tape
Scoring board

I would like to enter this card in:-
Christmas Stampin' all year long #54 Folding  I hope an easel card is okay ladies
ABC Christmas Challenge- Q for Quantum Leap C is for Colourful, D is for Die Cuts, L is for Lyrics (Blue Christmas)

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Woodland Wedding...

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I'm back for my second post in one day, so I'm able to show a card I made for a friend who was to attend a wedding interstate last week, she is now getting used to being asked about what people like and once she told me what was on the invitation I knew what I was going to do... 

Here's my card:-

and a close up of the Deer Bride and Groom 

What I used:-
White 6" (or 15.2cm) squared card blank
Hot off the Press- Botanical Etchings paper
Grey card from generic pack
Heart and flower hand punches
White wink of Stella pen (on clouds)
White gel ink pen
Computer printed greeting
Cocoa and green ink pads
Various scrap papers from stash
red glitter paper
Lace to create veil
Adhesives- foam tape, double sided tape, P.V.A. Glue

Update:- I forgot to list the die I used to create the two birds- Memory Box dies, Flock of Birds

I would like to enter this card in:-

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Shaker Card #1

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Well I have been working on this card on and off for the last week, when I've been feeling well, snoozing when I wasn't, I have used a saved sentiment from an old card and added it to the shaker style card to add some more colour and interest. This is the first shaker card I have made since getting my Cuttlebug and dies to create one, forgive me for the shocking static glitter it contains, it came with a magazine card kit to create your own snow globe cards, next time I will stick just the sequins. 

The paper inside the window has tiny pictures of reindeer and snowmen on it…I just don’t know how well you can see it

Here's my card:-

What I used:-
A4 white card to create square card blank (14.6cm)
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
White 'Quill' card
Rescued Christmas sentiment from old card
Lifestyle crafts nesting circle dies
Impresion Obsession snow flake dies
Memory box beloved stars
Paper Smooches die Christmas words
Bo Bunny ‘Elf Magic’ paper pad
Doodlebug Design ‘North Pole’ paper pad
Blue glitter paper
Adhesives- P.V.A. Glue, adhesive foam tape, double sided tape
Silver glitter, sequins and stars

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafty hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #242- use something old (reused 'Christmas' sentiment and both paper pads are over two years old)

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Happy Birthday!

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Well, this month is a busy birthday month and I have created a card ready to send off interstate to my new sister in law, who likes all things vintage. I won two digi’s from All Dressed up from the Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ blog earlier this year and specifically selected this image with her in mind.

I have used the same paper pack as I used for the wedding card I made earlier in the year... thankfully I used only small amounts to create flowers for the wedding card, so I may get away with it ;-) 

Here's my card:

What I used:
All Dressed up Digital Stamp 'A little me time'
Kaisercraft Blue Bay Paper Pack (12" x 12")
Kaisercraft Blue Bay collectables die cut shapes
Scissors, Craft Mat, Stanley knife & Steel Rule
Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch
Kaisercraft 2mm silver bling
Derwent & Faber-Castell pencils
Elizabeth Crafts Happy Birthday Die
White A4 card to create card blank

I would like to enter this card in:

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Birthday Wishes

White Wine Card

I made this card for my Dad using a digi stamp by Faith's digi store From the Heart Stamps, I love her bird brain character and have bought several of her designs, this one is called Bird Brain Wine and came with a few different sentiments.

Here's my card:

What I used:
14cm White card blank
Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils
MFT Pierced squares die
Studio Calico Here and There paper pack 6”
Grey white core card (generic pack)
Birthday Wishes embossing folder
Sand-it gadget
Peel off Sentiment
Button from stash
Black adhesive bling
Jute cord for bow on button
Adhesives P.V.A. glue, double sided tape

I would like to enter this card in:

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