Well, here's a surprise, not only is my Design Team celebrating 5 years of challenges but a little dig into my own blog history and I am also celebrating 5 years of blogging today. Now I had grand plans of a little giveaway however the post bag containing the gifts has gone AWOL with the mess made when the roof leaked, I will have a little dig around and try and get something organised for my regular visitors later on. I think from memory there is enough for a couple of prizes, some are Aussie based companies others are international companies...
The very first card I posted was a Christmas card as that was one of the main reasons I began blogging, I was making my own cards and wanted to be a part of something bigger than just sitting here creating on my own... so here is the first card I posted (must have had the flash on the camera and look no watermark...) and a new one I created this morning using up scraps of Kaisercraft Design papers left on my table...
I have stamped and embossed the trio of trees onto both the plain white cardstock and the scrap papers, I then coloured the stars in with the clear embossing pen and added more embossing powder to the stars
What I used:-
17.8x12.6cm card blank
Kaisercraft Christmas papers (various scraps)
Gold and white scrap cardstock
We Are Memory Keepers Twist trimmer (deckled edge blade-busted out of the package today)
Paper Roses Merry Christmas text
Stamp-It Australia Tree-O rubber stamp
Clear embossing ink and pen
Stampendous Metallic Gold embossing powder
CCD Stitched square die
White glitter enamel dots
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Xyron sticker maker
I would like to enter this card in:-
Pixie's Snippet's Playground- Anything goes with snippets
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge- Anything goes or Trim the tree
ABC Christmas Challenge A is for Anything Goes- B is for Bingo
-Bingo Patterned Paper, Christmas sentiment and Embossing
For updates on the NSW fires:- Website Fires Near Me-
Map 1- the whole of NSW there are currently 120 incidents recorded on the map
Map 2- Showing area surrounding Sydney- note no fires in the Sydney Basin
Map 3- Closer to home- red arrow is pointing at area being back burned near me-
the length of the back burn/containment line will reach 50km once complete and connected to each other, areas that cannot be burnt will either have heavy earth moving equipment bulldoze the bushland or have people working on hand tools to clear the fuel load.
In the middle of the burnt area you can see Lake Burragorang- also known as Warragamba Dam- Sydney's water catchment and drinking water supply
Katoomba next to the red arrow is approximately 100km (63miles) from Sydney
On a happier note all the fires in my area are now listed as Under Control, whilst they may still be burning they are not causing any problems for the Firefighters, even the fire called Gosper's Mountain which started on 26 Oct 2019 via a lightening strike and has burnt over 512,000 hectares is under control. May the forecast rains come and douse the last of the fires and begin the regeneration of our bushland...
Have a wonderful week...
P.S. Many thanks to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who have taken the time to stop by and leave me any comments over the last 5 years, may my card making continue for many more years.