Tuesday, 10 December 2013

BW & S Congrats

I added some friends to my Group on Facebook and had a little flurry of orders flow in...
Here is the first - a Black, White & Silver card for the engagement of a very happy couple...

Materials used: Ezi Cut heart dies, Sizzix alpha die used to cut snippets of silver card stock, ribbon, sticker and cardstock from stash.

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Pixies Snippets Playground Week 102 - so happy to get back inside the gates...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sentiments to live by...

Been so busy lately doing card orders haven't joined in with T for Tuesday or WOYWW [Whats on your workdesk Wednesday] for a couple of weeks,,, I did manage to make the below card for a friend

Supposed to be a christening card but I found I don't really have anything suitable that hadn't been used before so this Kaszass Stamp came to mind - who wouldn't want to live by them...

Stamped using Salty ocean DI on a snippet of white with ribbon and bling and base card from stash...

I am linking up to Pixies Snippets Playground Week 101 with this creation - Pixie has some fabulous friends in the Playground and it is growing every day - come along and join the fun...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Ornamental Christmas

More ornament chrissy cards for an order...

Craft Queen Ribbon, Sizzix Swirl ef, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 dies, Memory box die for the bow,sticker in centre of ornament and  card stock from stash
Craft Queen Ribbon, Cuttle Bug ef, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011 dies, Memory box die for the bow, Stampin up ornament stamp & punch, card stock from stash
I am linking up to the following challenges with these creations...

Rudolph Day - the final for the year over at Stamping For Pleasure

Pixies Snippets Playground WEEK 100 - where the snow is on the ground and the pond is icy...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birthday for C

Its a special someone's birthday tomorrow [22 Nov] so I madea very elaborate card to celebrate...

Materials used: Taylored Expressions Circles cutting plate, Marianne Design stem die, chipboard letter, small blossom punch from snippets, liquid pearls, mystery ribbon, paper & silk flowers & jewel brad from stash...
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 99 - they don't know its C's birthday [shhhhh] I wonder how many will guess who C is???
 
Make It Monday #167 - always Anything Goes - sharing creativity
 
I have two mysteries wrapped up in this card - who's birthday is it [regular followers will know] and where did that dark green ribbon come from???
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Proud GraduaTe for Tuesday

It's time for a cuppa and a chat with creative friends in blogland - if you would like to join in head on over to Altered Book Lover where Bleubeard and Elizabeth have a comfy chair for everyone at T for Tuesday...

I am so proud to share the news that my 17yr old has graduated High School - she wasn't confident that she would make it right up to the days before the ceremony - but I am happy to say she did!!

She let us know that she wouldn't be going up on stage to collect her certificate - but that was her choice and shows her need to be different from those around her - and it doesn't detract from that full heart feeling I have bursting with pride!!
My cup this week is the one I have had on my desk at work for the last 7 years...

I love the shape the colour and the fact it keeps drinks warm for ages... paired with some Mars Bar cookies it holds Vanilla Latte on this occasion...

And the farewell card from my Team mates... I just love it - so simple and chic...
 I have attached it to my inspiration board that I started last year...
 
This board contains just a few items - top left is a gold & red enamelled poppy pin purchased years ago for remembrance day, a couple of masks painted by my daughter - she doesn't get crafty very often... the harlequin card is a sample of my Twinkling H20's which I love, the bottom left to right is the 50th birthday card my sister Cathy gave me - I just adore it and her... the scroll is one of my favourite shapes in the world as it can go forever... and now my farewell card from my 16 years at work... signed by some of my best friends... yes I really loved the gold envelope too!!
 
Well that's it for me this week - Thanks for stopping by everyone... I love the opportunity to share in a caring and creative environment... hugs Mxx
 

Red & Green Joy

I have gathered a lot of ribbon over the years - and recently received some Christmas ribbon & bows in a pack from one company just for ordering from them within a certain date... my daughter raided my ribbons and pulled 4 of them out of the drawer with a challenge to use them - "cos that's what they are for!!" Well - OK then LOL
Here is my first card using said ribbon and a bow...

Materials Used: Ribbon from Photo Continental, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die for the green bauble, Stampin Up Ornament punch, stamp and Petals A Plenty ef, Memory Box die used for the  top of the ornament, snippets and base card from stash.
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 99 - almost 100 - very exciting!!
 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for November - Anything Goes as long as its festive
 
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 54 - Christmas Words
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Peace & Joy Up-cycle

Re-cycling of old cards - I tend to hang on to cards for a few years before I use them - the images here are at least 10 years old...

Not entering into any challenges as the only contribution I made was the base card, fussy cutting and the glue to stick it all together...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pastel Pretties

Using up some freebie border toppers from a craft magazine I decided to head down the butterfly flight path for some pastel birthday cards...

The pale purple base cards are a lot paler in the photos...



Materials used: Freebie border toppers from a craft magazine a few years old, Hero arts butterflies stamped on vellum using Dewdrop brilliance graphite ink & polysparkle ep, gold peel off sentiments coloured with black Kaiserfusion alcohol pen, butterflies coloured with Derwent Watercolour pencils and aquapens...

I am linking to the following challenges with these creations

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes as long as its a birthday creation... this week as a topper you can add texture

Pixies Snippets Playground week 99 - where the ice is forming on the pond and is extra cool....

Addicted to Stamps and More #71 - Anything Goes

Flutter by Wednesdays  #261- Anything Goes as long as you have a butterfly or fairy on your project

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #57 - Use Violet
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Fast Birthdays

2 really quick birthday cards using old stuff from my stash - freebie toppers from a craft magazine and peel off stickers and card bases.


 
I am linking to the following challenges with these creations
 
Word Art Wednesday #106 - sharing creativity
 
Make It Monday #166 - sharing creativity
 
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Dahlia Delight

NBUS Clear Stamp... Dew Drop Brilliance ink in Graphite and an old border topper free from a craft magazine... Dahlia & bee coloured with Kaiserfusion alcohol pens then a coat of Heavenly H20's added over the top of the Dahlia to "cool" it down a bit...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Addicted to Stamps and More #71 - Anything Goes
 
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
 
Crafting Musketeers #7 - Pretty Pastels
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Calendar Up-cycling again...

Another old calendar cut up and re-cycled into 11 birthday and 1 Christmas card - really less is more stuff... I think this calendar was from 2010...

Stickers and card bases from my VAST stash... feels good to use some of this stuff up...

Am linking these creations to Word Art Wednesday #106 and Make It Monday #166 where sharing creativity is fun...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Turquoise Ornaments

Another Christmas Ornament card...

Materials Used: Memory box border, label & Ornament dies, Liquid pearls, Sizzix snowflake ef, card snippets and base card from stash
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 98 - pop on round for a turn on the swings...
 
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Always Festive Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Blue Christmas

Another Christmas card - enjoying this method of die cutting and adding embellishment to the negatives left behind...
Materials Used: Anita Dimensional stickers, Peel off border & sentiment stickers, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011, base card from stash.

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Scrapbook Boutique - November inspiration challenge - I am going with the blue & white cupcakes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #70 - blue & white inspiration challenge

Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Taking Time for T

Hi everyone...
Last week I had an abundance of requests to show a few follow ups so firstly...

Here is my daughter in her Supernova costume having her pic taken with a pirate... I don't know if she knows the pirate or they just decided to take the pic....

My drinkie this week is Lemon & Lime mineral water - I had actually just finished a glass but forgot to photograph - hence the Taking Time for T label on my post... sitting on my die cutting & embossing / dining table... Angry birds trying to load in FB in the background!!
 
Lastly click HERE to see what I ended up doing with the Xmas Bauble blank cards I had prepped last week... delivery is tomorrow - fingers crossed the customer likes them...

If you would like to share a chat and cuppa with some fabulously creative people pop on over to Altered Book Lover and take a peek... < Hilarious faux pas - when I posted and came back to check how everything looked I had to edit to add the K on the end of this last line - how embarrassing LOL...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx



Friday, 8 November 2013

10 Cards for Christmas

Finished off my order for 10 customised cards... I had been wondering what I was going to use to get them done after I had completed the die cuts and what do you know in an online order I received free stickers that suited the project perfectly.













 Materials used: Anita dimensional stickers, sentiment and border peel offs from stash, card bases from stash and Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011 dies. The little cars are a stamp I borrowed from my sister [I think it is a Hero Arts background stamp] and clear embossed coloured versa colour inks and then fussy cut.

Now for close ups...
Grandkid Aged 5

 Grandkid Aged 4

Grandkid Aged 3

Grandkid Aged 5

Grandkid Aged 3

The Daughter & Son in law

Grandkid Aged 2

The Daughter

The Son & Daughter in Law

 The love of her life - I hope she loves them...

I am linking up to the following challenges with these creations...

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - always Anything Festive - and there is a DT call on the blog so if you love creating chrissy cards all year round pop on over...

Make It Monday #165 - sharing creativity

Word Art Wednesday #105 - Sharing creativity

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep it Clean & Simple - I am entering the Jonah Card...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

T for Tuesday

Hiya - gearing up for a Christmas card order by prepping with the die cuts taken out - am planning to fill in the cut outs with the relevant detail as specified by the customer...4 cards for boys aged 2, 3 , 5 & 5, 2 cards for little girls aged 4 & 3, and 3 cards for adults... its gonna be fun sorting it all out with their names and fave things...

And my drink of choice on this occasion is a straight capacinno...

To join in a cuppa and a chat pop on over to Altered Book Lover where Bleubeard and Elizabeth have all the stuff you need to know...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Wedding Thank You's

A friend getting married in Dec had me make an On Our Wedding Day card for her to give her partner... she was so pleased with the result she immediately asked me to do the thank you cards for her wedding party. She chose a design I used for my cousin's 50th birthday invites last year but in a range of colours...

All ingredients prepped to go... the original inspiration at the back left...

Almost there on day 1... the bride to be chose the colour combinations...

All finished on day two... ready to post off tomorrow...
 
Materials used: Lots and lots of snippets of coloured card stock, Stampin Up Vanilla as card bases, Memory box buckle die, Joy Stencil blossom dies, Spellbinders nesting rectangles dies, Hero Arts Thank You stamp and gold ep, bling from stash.
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with these creations...
 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 97 - shall I win for having the most used snippets on a card??? there are 13 on each...
 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge both have Anything Goes themes...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Year of Birthdays

Finally clearing this set of cards off my desk after deciding to ink distress them...
Up-cycled the unicorn images from an old 2009 calendar - as they have a tiny month included in each corner I thought I would make them a set  - some of the distressing is really light and some a bit darker LOL - but it gave me a chance to use some of my new DI pads - so NBUS stuff covered...

I am linking up with Pixies Snippets Playground Week 96 with this set - come on over and join us - its a lotta fun!!

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

WOYWW #230

I splurged - I deserve it I reckon... I started with Kaiserfusion pens in yellow with an added blender pen & black a couple of weeks ago just to see how they felt and they are great so today I went ahead and got the pinks, reds, greens & purples....
Have already set them up in storage containers from the local $2 shop decorated some with their relative coloured flowers - just the purple to do... I have added my tombows to them as well so all the colours are in one place.. the two larger storage containers underneath - one holds colour charts and blender cardstock and the other holds a new envelope making thingy that I got at the show - will demo one day...

And now to show you a different desk this week... my daughter is getting just a bit excited as Supernova gets closer - its the OZ version of Comicon - comicbook convention and sci-fi freaks attend in costumes and it is a heap of fun!! I seriously do not remember the characters name that she is going as - its some Japanese anime guy who is a skeleton!! The costume entails a white shirt with floppy extra long ruffled cuffs, a black suit jacket, red pants with white flowers all over them - which I am painting... a black afro wig with a white hat topped with a gold crown!!! A purple cravat and cane - and his face is a skull with yellow glasses and red lenses - its bee a bit of effort to get all the pieces together... here are the pants in progress...


I will try and get a pic of her all dressed up - I personally think she is gonna be very warm in it all but she is determined LOL...

If you would like to visit a few other creative workspaces head on over to Stamping Ground where Julia Dunnit - our lovely hostess has all the goss...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Christmas Bauble Oct 2013

Another one... whew - but so many more to go...

Again this was a Stampin Up Punch and Memory box die leftover snippets, sizzix ef, silver sentiment stickers and white base card from stash. The embellishment was made by sticking a gem in the middle of a silver base.

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

AUD Sentiments Challenge - Christmas

CAS on Sunday - Sketch Challenge

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cards for the Men

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Red Christmas

Another quick Christmas card under the belt...
I got this new ef from Kaszazz - it is a very deep etch and looks fabbo...

I used a Stampin Up piunch to cut the green ornament from snippets and the white bands were left over from a Memory Box Ornament die... I stuck a gem into a round embellishment my sister and I found at a scrapbook store - we got the last metre and a half together...

The etched baubles are highlighted with French vanilla H20's - the base card and sticker from my stash.

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Pixies Snippets Playground Week 96 - a great place to have some fun...

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for October - always anything festive goes...

Crafty Girl Challenges #4  - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx



Rudolph Day October 2013

Whew - almost didn't get to make it this month with everything going on - but managed to do a quick few Chrissy cards and this one is to join in on Rudolph Day over at Sarn's Blog - Stamping For Pleasure...

The embellishment was attached to some superb Christmas Bon Bon's last year at dinner with my cousin - luckily I managed to scrounge a few of these... the yellow jewels look way brighter IRL...
Sizzix ef and sticker sentiment from stash.

I coloured the top half in French Vanilla H20's as I accidentally squirted some glue in the wrong place!!

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 28 October 2013

Kitty T for Tuesday

I'll start off with todays beverage - Caramel Capacinno - yummy - and my good old bottled water... the red & white are a work in progress - my daughter wants a costume fixed up so she can attend Supernova in week or so - its like the American Comicon - where they meet stars from Sci-Fi, Anime etc last year she had her pic taken with Elvira - a horror movie presenter from the 70's...

 
Just checked out Bleubeard and Elizabeth's post over at Altered Book Lover for T and Bleubeard features prominently - fabulous stuff Elizabeth - and it reminded me of a few photos I have of my Smokey stored away on a mobile phone - NO PHOTOSHOPPING involved!!
They are a bit dodgy being from an old mobile and look quite "sinister" LOL

Hello - is it dinner time yet?? Right up in my face on the lounge...

Take me to your leader...

Seriously - can you stop using the flash when you take my photo??

 

I think I hear someone coming - can you open the door so I can check it out??
 
Heehee - life is never dull when Smokey is around...
 
If you would like to have a cuppa and a browse around some very creative blogs pop on over to Altered Book Lover and check out what everyone has been up to this Tuesday!!
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx