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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Birdbrain's Tropical Christmas


Hello again,

In an effort to get at least two Christmas cards made this month, I have been busy today finishing off James earlier and making another card this afternoon. I have used two images from From the Heart Stamps called Jingle Bell Birdbrain and Tropical Christmas and merged them into one, I have tried fussy cutting part of the image and die cutting the remainder, I need more practise having lopped off a little too much.

I have used this weeks sketch from the ladies over at Paper Play Sketches and I’ve been a little sneaky, the green polka dot paper is cut in half to make it fit the card since the middle has another design…
Here is my card:-

 
 



What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank

Carta Bella Christmas time 6” pad

Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas 6” pad

From the Heart Stamps images Jingle Bell Birdbrain and Tropical Christmas

Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils

Sprinkled sugar stickles

Scrap green card for sentiment

Leftover kraft cardstock

MFT Merry Christmas
 
MFT Pierced Circle die
 
Adhesives Double-sided tape, foam tape and adhesive sheet

 

I would like to enter this card in:-

 
 
Pixie’s Snippets Playground weeks Anything goes with Snippets

 
 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Anything goes or Recycle

Aud Sentiments Challenge Animals and a Sentiment



Thank you for looking in...
Have a great week...
Megan

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James' Christmas


Hello again,

I’ve been concentrating on my family history of late and trying to ignore my PC issues, hoping my uncle will come up with the goods on how to fix it, blogger is still playing up I can only scroll through part of the list of blogs I follow, it is also adding extra spaces that are not there to each post or squeezing everything up super close to each other.

I thought I’d better get my skates on and make a couple of cards for Christmas before the end of the shortest month, I have been colouring some mixed image for upcoming birthdays and Christmas with the intent still to be making a few of the latter each month. I bought my first two digi stamps from LOTV including this super cute James Big Star with the plan of using some of my vintage-y papers for the cards.

Here is my card:-
 


What I used:-
White 5” x 7” card blank
Kaisercraft Yuletide papers
White cardstock for printing
Colorbox cat’s eye inkpad ‘Olive pastel’
Sanding tool, scissors and a good scrunching to age the papers
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Wink of Stellar pen (supposedly clear but I think white would be a better description)
Fine line black pen to trace over lines covered by above
Marianne Design Star Punch die
Couture Creations nesting rectangle die
Couture Creations nesting scalloped rectangle die
Self-adhesive pearls
Adhesive:- Double-sided tape


I would like to enter this card in:-
Seasons Greetings Challenge #2 Anything goes or colour challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge C is for Creature
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Anything goes or Recycle
12 months of Christmas link-up Anything goes or Christmas Humour
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra Anything goes
 
Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan
 
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hogs and Kisses PigWit


Hello again,
From the Heart Stamp of the Month Challenge is back!

Faith is back from treatment from her brain tumour and she's enjoying drawing again and now that she's feeling better the Stamp of the Month challenge has returned, thrilling all of her design team and followers! This months image is a super cute little Hogs and Kisses PigWit which I have teamed with a Create with TLC sentiment with plans of making this into a get well card.  I also decided to join in with the ladies over at Paper Play sketches and Crafting by Designs.
This Challenge is a progressive one, once you enter this month you will receive a new digi stamp sent next month, if you haven't already jumped into this challenge you can buy the stamp from Faith's Store From the Heart Stamps or buy $10US  worth of Faith's other digi stamps and enter the code KISSY-KISSY to receive Hogs and Kisses PigWit for free with your order.


Here’s my card:-




What I used:-

White 10.5 x 14.7cm card blank

Papers from Merci and Shimelle 6” pads
Hogs and Kisses PigWit From the Heart Stamps

Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
MFT Stitched Rectangle dies

Reject shop enamel like stickers
White card and Printer
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape



I would like to enter this card in:-







Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan



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Monday, 13 February 2017

Hedgehogs


Hello again,

As I mentioned before I printed off an few images onto one sheet for upcoming birthdays, it was our neighbours birthday over the weekend and her and her son headed down the coast for a couple of days giving me some extra time to finish off her card  so rather than being a fairly simple one I went all out and made some rolled roses to embellish her card… 😊 and just as they were ready to leave we arrived home from the shops and her teenage son brought me in a tray of card board scraps quite possibly from their love of heading out to garage sales, one of the scraps worked perfectly with the colour scheme of the semi completed card and I couldn’t help myself I used it for the roses, so some of what she gave me is heading back into her home.
If I didn’t want the scrap card stock she said to dump it into her recycling bin (What!!!) as even if I can’t use it I try to pass it along to someone who will, I have shared it out some for me in colours I need or use lots of,  some has made its way to one of the friendly bank tellers, who will also pass along any she’s not interested in and the remainder will be headed to a card making lady who after retiring returned to the nursing home to teach card-making to the residents, they have loved the other bits and pieces I have passed along and will undoubtedly get some enjoyment from this lot. (box is a bit over 30cm square)

 
Here is my card:-



What I used:-
Diane Carubia Blooming lovely Hedgehogs digi stamp
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
My Memories cardstock
Green, cream and peach coloured cardstock
Fiskars Lace border punch (almost all hidden)
Peach lace
MFT Medium rolled rose die
MFT Royal leaf die
MFT Stitched Scalloped die
MFT Medium Leaf filled flourish
MFT Stitched line square frame (fitted perfectly behind the scalloped square)
Lili of the Valley circle sentiments
Clearly besotted Sweet little sentiments stamp
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circle and Scalloped circle die
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tiny pearls in flower centre
Pearl strip
Sullivan’s Bling flourish
Adhesives:- PVA glue, Foam tape, double-sided tape
 
 I would like to enter this card in:-

Bizzy Bec’s Store blog February anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies One for the girls
Craft’s Galore Encore Anything goes

Thank you for looking in today…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan

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P.P.S Have had internet issues and specifically privacy and similar on one browser, using a different browser and it has played havoc with Blogger reading list, I can only scroll down a certain amount and cannot access all of the blogs I follow, my apologies if I don't get around to comment so often until I work out what went wrong (please read, I have tried every thing I know to fix problem and have referred problem to family tech support)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Fridge Calendars

Hello again,

I still have a few leftover calendar tabs to use up, I decided to make magnetic calendars for our family history friends which gave me some extra time to play since they closed up for four weeks over Christmas and the New Year (I’m just getting to write my blog post on them!)

I have used a variety of scrap card from cutting 12” pieces for other projects for their bases and patterned papers for the backgrounds.

Here are three magnetic calendars:-



What I used:-
Cardstock beige, red, silver and white
Patterned paper First Edition Rose garden, magazine freebie, not sure on green paper
Scraps from my stash in a variety of colours
Vellum scrap (butterfly back)
Calendar tabs from Couture Creations
Rub-on numbers and adhesive backed silver card and magazine freebie numeral die set
Rose die magazine freebie
MFT Single stitched Oval frame dies
MFT pierced oval dies
Elizabeth Craft Small butterfly die
Joanna Sheen fuschia die (From my Playground prize)
Kaisercraft Leaves Embossing folder
Adhesives: PVA Glue, Double sided tape, Foam tape, adhesive sheets

I would like to enter this card in:-


On the weather front today I have spent the day enjoying the dramatic change, 30c inside last night going to bed at 11pm to todays maximum a lovely 18c almost a 50% drop in temperature... cloudy.... cool white mist... occasional rain... bliss! (please don't remind me that summer is coming back with avengence later in the week...) 😫😪😩 

Thank you for looking in...
have a wonderful week...
Megan

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Soccer Fan

Hello again,

I had a brief phone call requesting a quick card for Saturday, for an 8 year old boy who likes soccer and plays the violin, I knew I had a Polkadoodles soccer digi stamp so headed straight for it, then decided that while I was at it I would save time and print out a few extra images for upcoming birthdays all on an A4 sheet and sat as the weather finally started to cool and coloured them in.

Not knowing if the young lad has a team he follows I decided to colour the uniform in the colours of the nearest Soccer (aka Football) team.

Anyone got a huge fan? I want to send you some of our Aussie Heat, so long as you share some of your cooler weather.  Below are the forecast and current data from the top of our local council building which is home to an Automatic Weather Station


 Below is the forecast for tomorrow a drop of 15C and a welcome relief (but it won't last long another heatwave offering us 35C again will be back before the end of the week) Roll on Autumn!!!!



Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 10.5 x 14.8cm card blank
Kraft paper
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Black gloss paper
Doodlebug design Boys only paper
Red, black, silver and white card from scraps
Silver star Stickers
Happy Birthday sentiment sticker from stash
Kaisercraft nesting hexagon die
Free download soccer ball (sorry I didn't take notice of where it came from)
Darice Honeycomb embossing folder

Adhesive:- Double sided tape, Foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in...
have a wonderful week...
Megan

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Cricket

Hello again,

Since I’ve been busy with my family tree of late I haven’t had time to post my brothers birthday card. He is currently into playing cricket with his local club, I used this image from Just Inklined for my neighbours son last year too.

I added a few 'cherries' to the cricket bat when growing up my brother and his friends liked to play mini cricket inside the house when it was too wet or cold to be outside with one of those little high bounce rubber balls, which they liberally coated in red paint pen, for the specific purpose of making 'cherries' on the tiny bats, the stairwell has still got red paint marks down it as they hit a six and the ball bounced from side to side... 

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White card blank 12.7 x 17.8 (5x7”)
White card (printing leftovers for fence)
Just Inklined Cricketer Digi Stamp
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Dark and light grey card stock
Red cardstock
MFT Woodgrain fence die
Spellbinders Seth Apter Maze Embossing folder
Lili of the Valley Happy Circular Sentiment stamps
Nesting dies circle dies
Nesting rectangle dies

I decided to fussy cut the cricketers knee pad making it protrude from the frame, I probably should have only cut one part out and left the red frame intact, never mind my brother won’t have noticed…

I would like to enter this card in:-
Incy Wincy Designs for the men in your life

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