Saturday, December 24, 2011

~a very merry christmas~

Good morning and I would love to wish you all a very Merry Christmas for tomorrow!

I have stopped in to share a couple of projects I just posted to The Stamp Spot blog this morning.



And if you haven't seen the wonderful sketch we have this month you still have 7 days to enter and get your name in the draw for a suprise prize Michelle will be generously giving away!


You have good odds, we only have 3 enties so far... Then back with a fabulous new challenge next month! Its really fun and looking forward to seeing all the wonderful entries :)

ok better go catch up on some washing and dishes before my John gets home from work!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday xx

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

~happy holidays~

Good evening crafty friends :)

I have just whipped up a card for the fabric challenge over at Fresh Brewed Blog, I cut a denim heart from Johns old jeans with my MFT hearts a plenty die. I've also used some lovely Christmas paper from the 8x8 Holiday Style paper pack (Loving this pack!), and Twine from The Twinery. Sentiment is from Stampin' up and stamped in old olive ink, button from my stash.


And over at ICS challenge blog, Fresh Brewed Designs are the generous sponsor this week!

Dec 6th Sketch

Here is my card based on the sketch #143, using up Christmas stuff from my stash.


Well that's it from me tonight, off to get some much needed sleep now :) I have a big shopping day tomorrow. Might even make it into spotlight for a new paper trimmer.. they have 60% off one the same as mine but my numbers have rubbed off over time and cant see the measurements anymore. Time to upgrade and dear little Aimee can have my old one :)

I hope you can find time to join us at ICS this week, maybe you have a few last minute Christmas cards to make?
Take care x

Monday, December 5, 2011

~Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas day 2~

Hi again! Second tag is completed, Loving the techniques and tips that Tim Holtz has been sharing during his 12 tags of Christmas posts. This is my take on his second tag...



Now I know what you're thinking... nothing like it lol. I embossed the tag with cuttlebug 'script' folder and sponged around the edge with soft suede. I have no deer's so I went with a Christmas Tree, and
 the accordian flower was staring up at me saying 'use me... use me' so i did. The letter brads down the bottom that spell 'JOY' have been in my stash for years. I loved pulling out the beads for yesterdays tag so since I have nothing similar to the H Tim used, I thought I would use some more beads.


Off to work on the 4th tag now! well... after tea. Take care x

~Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas day 3~

Hello friends! Back again to share another tag I created after seeing Tim Holtz third tag from the 12 tags of Christmas.



I really wasnt sure what to do for this as I dont have a background stamp suitable, let alone an embossing folder... so I went with stamping seperate Christmas sentiments in old olive, baja breeze and cherry cobler ink. I sponged around the whole tag (which is so saffron cardstock) with soft suede ink.

The flowers come from the Green Tara petal pack, both ribbons, the twine and rhinestones available in The Stamp Spot online store.


I 'borrowed' the bell off a jester hat from the girls dress-up box... it already had a bell missing so I don't think they will notice another one!

Well thanks for stopping in today! Off to cook some spaghetti bol for the family now, then bath and pajama my girls so we are ready to watch Merlin at 6.30. I look forward to it all week :)
Take care x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

~Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas day 1~

Woo Hoo!
I am so glad I came across Tim Holtz posting his 12 tags of Christmas! So much detail to his creations and i love how he has been sharing bonus techniques after his tag. Im sharing my take on Day 1 and then off to work on day 2 and 3 :) I hope to play along with all 12 tags.

Here is my tag!





My tag is Stampin' up Baja breeze, cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflakes) and then sponged around the edges with baja breeze ink. The chipboard lettering lost its packaging along time ago, could be heidi swapp? and i covered it in 2 way glue and covered it in glitter like Tim did, love how it turned out, gave my dusty old chipboard a new lease on life! The music paper is some leftover from a tag kit Michelle sent me out last month, sponged it with soft suede ink, the leaves are a mcgill leaf punch and inked with old olive. The florals come from the Green Tara Petal pack... so many awesome colour combinations in the bag, love it! The brad is an old one i've been hoarding for too long, Basic Grey I believe but also lost his packaging. Up top is an old gold satin krush ribbon with some cool beads and a charm on some tiger tail. I have a stack of beads from a jewellery making phase i went thru years ago... you might see some more of them here again soon :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, Hopefully I will be back with another tag (or two!) tomorrow :)
goodnight x



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inkspirations meets Cupcake!



Goodmorning crafty friends!
First up I am excited to share with you the new sketch for the entire month of December over on The Stamp Spot blog!


And here is my card which measures 14cm x 14cm, based on the sketch which was designed by the fabulous Liz Weber.


I have used some paper from the Bazzill 8x8 Holiday Style paper pack, The Twinery honeydew twine, Green Tara pleated organza ribbon, Green Tara petal pack, Double Scallop border die-namics, frosted lace stickles, and the Christmas sentiment was stamped with a clear emboss stamp pad and white embossing powder.
Brad and butterflies are from my stash.

I hope you find some inspiration with Liz's sketch, and come and link your creations up at The Stamp Spot December challenge!

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I also have to share a card I whipped up last night... I've combined the fab sketch from Inkspirations this week with the lovely colours over at {Cupcake Inspirations}. Im not sure about the bling on this one... but once I had stuck it down there was no re-positioning as the adhesive on these rhinestones is too tacky. But at least I know they wont fall off.


Here is my card:



I've used lots of lovely paper from the 8x8 Holiday Style paper pack, labels 4 nestibilities, Stampin' up for the sentiment, soft suede ink and the brown piece of paper. Green Tara petal pack (LOVE IT!) Twine from The Twinery and button from my stash. Think that just about covers it.

Last but defienatly not least is my DT card for the new sketch at ICS challenge blog this week, and we are being sponsered by The Stamping Boutique!

Here is the sketch created by my lovely teamie Alie
November 29th Sketch

And here is my card using this great digi generously sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, pattern papers are from Stampin' up, spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals, rhinestones and also some MFT die-namics - snowflakes and double scalloped boarder. This is another 14cmx14cm square card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I appreciate your lovely comments and promise to return the visit soon! Take care x

Saturday, November 26, 2011

~Christmas tags at TSS~

Just a quick one from me this morning!
Christmas is coming up quickly and over at The Stamp Spot, Michelle challenged the designers to create some Christmas tags to share with our visitors on the blog. I have shared my first 3 there today, and my other 3 will go live tomorrow.

Here is a peek at one of my favourites, but you will have to head over to the blog to check out the rest. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far! x

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~New Sketch at ICS!~

Hi!
Scheduling this to post later on this evening because I have shopping day tomorrow and wont have time to post once it goes live on the ICS Challenge blog. Hopefully it has already gone live otherwise you will be seeing the sketch early lol.

We have a great sponsor this week Patties Creations Digital Stamps


who is offering 3 digi stamps for the randomly picked winner. Some of the ladies have used some of Patties images on their cards, I had already finished mine before I saw the images, but they are lovely.

Here is this weeks fabulous sketch from ICS designed by Susie


and here is my take on the sketch.




















The colour inspiration comes from The Stamp Spot monthly challenge (November)

and there is a Christmas tag prize pack for the winner.

Well thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can play along with the great new Sketch at ICS and the Inspiration Challenge at The Stamp Spot.

Take care x

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ICS #140 plus Craft Queen November challenge :)

Hello lovely visitors! I do hope this finds you well.
First up I would like to share my card for the fab-u-lous sketch Dawn challenged us with this week over at ICS Challenges. Love it!



and here is my card:



I love the MFT dainty doily duo die-namics... quickly becoming one of my favourites!
John said this card will be good for his Mums birthday coming up next week :)

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I also have a new-to-me challenge, over at the Craft Queen blog Nicole asked to see pink ribbon and some stamping. I was in the mood for a bit of pink and here is the card I came up with!


Well thats it from me for today, off to see if I can find some inspiration before I get too tired. Thanks for stopping by lovlies and if you have time to leave me a comment, I will be sure to return the visit :) take care x

Saturday, November 12, 2011

~mojo monday meets the stamp spot~

Good evening crafty friends, lovely Saturday night for sharing a card I worked on this afternoon :)

I've used the sketch over at Mojo Monday this week for my layout, and colour inspiration comes from the fab cake photo over at The Stamp Spot monthly challenge.



and here is my card from a few different angles. Ive been taking my photos of cards outside, as the spot I like in the bathroom is now shaded by the Japanese maple tree outside the window.





For this card I used rhinestones, dainty doily duo die-namics, perfect petal trio die-namics, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, carl corner rounder, McGill leaf punch, Stampin' up sentiment, rhinestone brad and inks in basic grey, so saffron and baja breeze.

I am so glad you could stop by today, please leave a quick comment so I know you have been, and I will return the visit soon. take care x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

~ICS #139, card pattens, inkspirations and more washi tape...

Good morning! I am stopping in to share a card for the new sketch this week at the ICS challenge blog. here is the sketch:

and here is a Christmas card I made using 'a snow scene' digi image as we are lucky to be sponsored by Digi Doodles this week! I'm not confident with colouring in, so I sponged around the image with old olive ink and used some lovely frosted lace stickles for the snow. The snow flakes are from the MFT die-namics range.


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I've also got a couple of cards using the Washi Tape available from Sawyers Place. The tape I have used is from the Ophelia collection, but there is a huge range of colours and patterns available HERE!




Last but definitely not least I have a card combining the wonderful sketch at Card Patterns this week, and found my colour inspiration over at Inkspirations Challenges.


here is my card!


Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear what you think about my cards and hope to return the visit soon!!
Take care x

Friday, November 4, 2011

~snow cards

Hello again, 2 more Christmas cards to share, both based on the colour challenge #142 over at Crafty Creations Challenge. Purple, Green Silver and Snow... I used a different shade of purple for each card.



The bracket tab, snow flakes and stars are both cut with MFT die-namics, available at The Stamp Spot online store along with the silver rhinestones and white embossing powder.
Ribbons from my stash, cuttlebug swiss dots and snowflakes embossing folders.. stampin up for the cardstock and sentiments... and my carl corner rounder. I think that covers everything!

Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully I find some time over the weekend to make some more Christmas cards :) take care xx

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