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Monday, 28 November 2016

A Scottie Christmas

Hello again,

Well it’s almost summer, the cherries are plentiful and ripening nicely, the birds have still managed to take a few from the tree despite our best efforts to protect all the summer fruits growing in the backyard. I’ll be glad when this heat wave is over, bring on the cool change!

I made a second card for my friend in today, I bought this lovely die from Marianne Designs a while ago and this is the first time I have used it. I had the die out ready to make a card several weeks ago and to my surprise Miss Di, from Pixie's Snippets Playground had made a card featuring a different little scotty here and another one here, my intention was to use some tartan or plaid papers and I put the die away until my new paper pack from Lawn Fawn turned up having been on back order.

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 14.8x 10.5cm card blank
Lawn Fawn Christmas plaid paper pad
Snippets of gold and red mirri card, white and green card
Marianne Design Creatable Scotty die
Impression Obsession Holly Cluster die
MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles
Hero Arts Merry Stamp and cut
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Bow from Stash

Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape and diamond glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-

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Have a great week... 
Megan

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Have yourself a Merry....

Hello again,

Today I managed to finished off three cards some of which have been sitting half done for a few days, I still haven’t finished unpacking my new stash from my expedition to the local craft show, but busted two stamps and a coordinating die to make my card.

I have to say I love the slightly cheeky sentiments from Art Impressions and I bought this new stamp set at the show, I have already had a request for 3 cards all pretty similar. I have made the second which I will share later once it has dried and possibly after my trip to the city again.  (read weekend or later)

I have also had a request for four Christmas cards two international post friendly and two local hand deliver cards, so expect to see a few more in the next couple of weeks…

This card like the two others will be headed for my Mum’s three friends from Kindergarten… amazingly this card is flat for postage! the little bit of foam tape will go through just fine

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank
Art Impressions Cheers to you stamp
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Lawn Fawn Christmas plaid paper
Red cardstock (AC tomato ??)
Scraps of white, glitter and red mirri card
MFT Single Stitched Oval frame
Hero Arts Merry Stamp and Cut
Derivan KindyGlitz Crystalina 3D Glittler glue (hey that’s why it dried all bumpy!) Who knew 😃 (and emoji's too!)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stamp press
Star stickers from stash

Adhesives:- Diamond glaze, double sided adhesive sheet, foam tape


I would like to enter this card in:-
Christmas card Challenges #49 Optional colour or Anything goes

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Have a great day...
Megan

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Joy to the World

Carol Singers
Hello again,
I’m back to share a card that I just had to get out of me! I am loving some of the fantastic cards out there in blogland and Pintrest too, featuring silhouettes. I bought this set from impression obsession while one of my favourite online stores had a Christmas clear out earlier this year, they have been hanging out on my desk ever since waiting, waiting, waiting to be used…

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank
Gold iridescent brown card
Kraft card
Home for Christmas papers
Gingham ribbon from local $2 shop
Scraps of white, black, glitter and gold papers
MFT Streetlight Die
Memory box Star of Wonder

Lifestyle Crafts nesting circle dies

I would like to enter this card in:-
52 Christmas card Throwdown November theme 'Old fashioned Christmas'
Beccy's Place Month of Christmas cards 'Day 6 Carols'
Holly Jolly Christmas Ribbons and lace
ABC Challenge T is for Three (carollers)
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Bingo or Anything goes
Snippet's Playground 256 week Must use snippets

Before I go I thought I'd show you a picture of on of my garden visitors, this Blue Tongued lizard hung around for almost a week in almost the same spot, disappear for a while before returning, it was almost 30cm long and has lost his tail, which will grow back. We are lucky enough to see both the smooth skinned and shingle-backed blue tongued lizards, who apparently mate with the same partner for many years, that might just explain the chasing game I saw down the backyard! 



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Megan

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Teen Christmas

Hello again,

I’m back with another Christmas card this one is off to my neighbour’s eldest son, to prevent any arguments over the cards as I made my second double ‘z’ fold card having made this one for his brother earlier this year, the card ended up being more plain than I had planned on account of me making multiple mistakes when cutting the gap at the back of the card to hold some cash. I thought after the first mistake (I cut a piece of paper with a pattern going across the page upright) I’d just trace and cut the hole onto the next piece, only this time I did it in mirror image ;-(( to rescue the paper I’d wrecked I picked a second and third piece from the same paper pad and used the first paper on the ‘z’ portion of the card.

Here is my card:-




What I used:-
White 14cm Square card blank
Pale green cardstock
My Mind’s Eye Mistletoe Magic 6” pad (including the paper I cut the wrong way)
Kaisercraft nesting star die
Lifestyle crafts nesting circle die
Poppystamps Clarissa ornament
Poppystamps Avondale ornament
Sentiment Die from Australian Papercraft Essentials 45
Star paperclip
Silver and white card scraps
Silver and red bling
Bella Droplets

I would like to enter this card in:-


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Megan

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Red Red Wine...

Hello again,

What a week…. I headed to the first Papercraft show I’ve been to in several years even though I knew it would cause me to be in pain for a few days after over the weekend, then decided the next day that getting up and down on a dining chair to clean the fan/heater/light in bathroom with the vacuum was a good idea then I added cleaning the inside of the skylight and bathroom walls to it too… needless to say doing it all in one hit was a bad idea and I’ve been paying for it since. I’ve just started to unpack my goodies from the show today…

A couple of bonuses taking my Mum with me to the Papercraft show, I got to pick some of my own Christmas presents, Mum held onto my bag and sat down for a bit while I entered the busiest stall, I would love to go to their shop one day, but I think I would get into too much mischief and spend way too much... 

Today I am sharing a birthday card made for one of my Mum’s friends from Kindergarten, who after losing touch for so many years have reconnected and now enjoy regular get togethers, lunches and long phone calls. They are lovely ladies and I grew up on stories about them and the mischief they would get up to… At Mum’s Request I made my third card featuring Bugaboo image called Glass of wine a day and coloured it as red wine, I had an idea in my head as to which papers I would use and it ended up being completely different.

Not sure what happened in the photo, all the bling are plain silver, the flourish in the corner seems a little yellow...

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank folded to an easel base
Blue leather grained cardstock
Patterned paper from magazine A4 paper pack
Flowers from stash
MFT Cross Stitched rectangle die from Christina
Derwent Pencils
Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad
Scrap of ribbon
Sullivan’s Bling Flourish

Kaisercraft Bling strip
Adhesives:-Double sided tape and glue dots

I would like to enter this card in:-


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Have a wonderful week...
Megan

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