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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Challenge 23 at Crafty Gitrls Challenges

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog today. I'm afraid it's another Christmas card to share today. I promise I will start doing some general cards again soon!!!
Today brings a new challenge at Crafty Girls Challenges and our sponsors are Stamp Art Design by Kathryne and Angies Digi Stamps. I was able to choose this lovely cutie sitting on a fence designed by Kathryne.
Here is my card.......

Recipe:
SU Mossy Meadow (one of the new in colour range)
DP is by Kaisercraft ......I think, it was in my scrap box
White card from stash
Image is Alannah by Stamp Art Design by Kathryne
Sentiment is from SU
Bird image is from SU
Nestie Die - Rounded Squares
Circle Punches - 11/2" and 1 3/8"
Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart
Pearl from stash
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

We would love to see what you come up with for this challenges so why not get started on something and share it with us this fortnight. Don't forget to pop into the DT blogs and leave some love too.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Challenge 21 at Completely Christmas

Hi all, hope you have been having a wonderful week. I'm on the tail end of my cold. Still a bit congested and croaky. Hubby has gone away with a mate from interstate for a couple of days so I'm on my own. I was up early to make a cancellation call for my Saturday fitness class and then went back to bed. Our youngest son woke me up at 10 a.m. Then number 2 son came over as well and they decided to test out my new oven by using the grill to make Turkish bread toasties. I declined one as I thought it was too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. I was trying to get some paper towel out of the cupboard and knocked a whole new bottle of agave syrup on the floor. I was not impressed. I've cleaned it but it still feels sticky so I will have to get the mop and some hot water to do it again. I cancelled my fitness classes for the week and haven't done any walking either. The fitness challenge I was doing officially ends today but because I didn't go I will have to weigh in next Thursday. Her scales measure body fat, muscle etc so I will still have to try and be good for another week. She has two prizes on offer one for the most % of body fat lost and the other the most % of muscle gained. I am not in the running for either of those and will not be joining in a winter 8 week challenge again. Just too hard in this cold weather!!! and I am pretty sure I was the oldest and least fittest of the group.
Anyway....... it's time for another challenge at Completely Christmas and sorry this is another post with another Christmas card. It's July and some of my other DT theme's are Christmas in July..... tis the season half  way mark. Hope your Christmas card stash is growing too.
It's our mid month sketch challenge this week and I'll add the sketch below for you to use. 
Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and I decided to splurge and buy a couple of new images and this is one of them. Hope you like her, I think she is pretty cute.



Recipe:
SU Real Red Cardstock for the cardbase, strips and diecut
White Cardstock from stash
DP from Rosie's Studio Designer Papers - Just Jolly. ( I've had this for ages and wish I had bought more)
Image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Lucy Boos Christmas Package
Sentiment is from SU ~ More Merry Messages
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles ~ large and small
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Bling from Portacraft
Memento black inkpad

Here's the sketch for you to follow.......

 

Okay, that's the lot.... youngest daughter has just rung to say she is calling in so I had better get dressed (still in pj's) The DT would love a visit from you so please drop by and leave a comment. We had lots of fabulous entries again this week and it's good to see that some of you are getting prepared early. Come and join in the fun and maybe you will be picked as the winner of the generous prize from Lacy Sunshine.
Oh no.....she is here already. She must have put her foot down on the pedal!!! She is 7 months pregnant and has headed straight to the toilet, lol.

Enjoy your week,
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Challenge 111 Christmas in July at Aud Sentiments

Another fun challenge and another chance to add to your stash of Christmas cards. If you haven't started yet why not join in the challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and get your stash off to a great start. I seem to be making mainly Christmas cards at the moment but that is bound to change soon, lol.
Our sponsor this time around is QKR Stampede and I chose this lovely image of a young Shepherd to make my card with.
Here it is........

Recipe:
Blue cardstock from stash for the cardbase and diecut circle
SU Pistachio Pudding cardstock for the matte
DP from Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad ~ Christmas Carnival Collection
Image is from QKR Stampede ~ Shepherd
Sentiment is from SU - More Merry Messages clear set
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles ~ small and large
Memento Black inkpad
Copic Markers
Bling from PortaCraft
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

The DT have made some fabulous creations so we would love to have you pop in to our blogs and let us know what you think. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creative entries. Come and join the fun and be in the running for the fab prize from QKR Stampede.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Challenge # 80 - The Happy Christmas Couple dance up a storm

Hi everyone, sorry I'm late with my post, but have come down with the cold lurgy after avoiding it for weeks. I've had grandchildren and our own children breathing over me for a couple of weeks now and thought I was going to get away without coming down with it. I felt a bit off on the way home from our daughter's after babysitting our 4 month old granddaughter. So hopefully she doesn't get it from me. I was fine in the morning so it has come on quickly. I suppose it didn't help much that we went to an outdoor 21st party last night and according to the weather forecast it was the coldest night we've had. It went down to only 2 degrees which is very cold for us here in Adelaide.
Anyway I was languishing on the lounge in the family room with the blanket on and the fire going and realised I hadn't scheduled a post so have had to wrap up in a big scarf and a blanket because it is freezing in here!!!
This week at 613 Avenue Create our challenge is Anything Goes as usual and the optional twist is to make a shaped card. I decided to go with a Christmas in July theme and made a lovely card and then realised I had forgotten to do the twist and had to make another one. Oh well, I've added two cards to my Christmas stash instead of only one....... bonus!!!
Our sponsor this week is Rick St. dennis and I chose this fab image of the famous couple to play with.
I decided to make my card look like part of a house - so I've got the top half of the walls, the roof and the all important part for Father Christmas, the chimney. I found this great paper to make my chimney with and I stuck it on and then cut out each individual brick and stuck over the corresponding one on my paper so it has a raised effect. Lovely tactile feel to it.
Here is the pic........

 Recipe:
SU Real Red Cardstock
SU Very Vanilla Cardstock
DP is from Kaisercraft 61/2x61/2 paper pad Base Coat. Both the roof tiles and brick paper were in this pack.
Image is from Rick St. dennis - Christmas Couple 
Sentiment was an internet find - a freebie site I think
Copic Markers
Puff 3-D paint - I used this on Father Christmas's outfit.
D/S tape
Foam Dots
Bling from Kaisercraft

Well, that's it from me. I think I need to head back to the fire and maybe a hot drink. We would love to have you visit the neighbourhood this week and add one of your creations. You could be the winner of the fab prize from Rick St. dennis or be picked as one of the top three. The DT would also be happy to see you visiting our blogs and maybe leaving a comment too.
Have a good week and stay healthy, lol.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Challenge #20 Three Caroling Mice

Hi again, chilly today and I had an early start. Had to be at exercise class by 8 a.m. so was up at 7 a.m. getting frozen before hopping into a lovely hot shower. An hour at class and back home to go with hubby to a motorbike shop in town to buy a helmet for me. He bought one a week ago a sparkly silver helmet and wanted to get me one the same (I didn't really like it much, lol, looked like a big sparkly bowling ball!!!) Anyway I have a small head and had to get an XS size, and there weren't any in that size and they couldn't get them anymore either. Here I am thinking, yeah!!!. I bought a different one and hubby was not impressed. He tells me the whole idea was to be matching his helmet and the bike. I've only been on his bike once in the last 30 years or so. We'll see if the helmet ever sees an outing, lol.
I'm heading out to visit my daughter and youngest granddaughter so I had better get on with this post and stop chatting.
Our sponsor at Completely Christmas this week is Di's Digital Downloads and I hopped over to the shop and bought this fun image of 3 mice out caroling in the snow. We would love to see you entering a card, tag, or decoration. Anything Christmas goes.

Here is my card........

Recipe:
SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the basecard and punched border
SU Pistachio Pudding cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP is from freebie papers in a Papercrafter magazine  - designed by Bethan Janine
Image is Merry Mice from Di's Digital Downloads
Nesties Standard Circle Dies - large & small
Fiskars border punch
SU Chocolate Chip inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Bling from Kaisercraft

Ok gotta rush! We had some fab entries last week and looking forward to lots more. Don't forget to pop into the DT blogs and leave a comment. It's always nice to know how we are going.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Challenge#19 Christmas with Bugaboo at Completely Christmas Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. I've been out babysitting our youngest granddaughter, the sweet little 4 month old for a couple of hours this morning. I had lunch with my daughter and then we went to the shops and didn't get back till just after 5 p.m. I helped her into the house with the shopping and then came back home. Hubby had done the dishes and tidied the kitchen, wasn't that nice of him?  All I had to do was put the groceries away and cook tea. I realised I hadn't written my post up and so here I am........
This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - they have lots of wonderful digis so make sure you pop over and check out the shop! I got to play with this sweet fairy to make my card this week.
Here it is....

Recipe:
SU Old Olive cardstock for the cardbase, mattes and diecut
White cardstock from stash
SU Real Red cardstock for the stars
DP is from Kaisercraft 61/2x61/2 Paper Pad ~ Mint Twist (at least a year old)
Image is a Bugaboo Stamps image ~ Ava Christmas Mistletoe Fairy
Sentiment is from SU
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles ~ large and small
                  - Stars Five
D/S tape roller

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Challenge 3 ~ Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge 184 ~ Make your Mark
Paper Crafting Challenges - Challenge13 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge #101 ~ Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Shopping our Jingle Belles Stash (my DP is at least a year old - if not older, lol.)

Gotta get a move on and press that publish button, I still have some DT commenting to do for another challenge blog. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful Christmas creations, please keep them coming. You could be the winner of the fabulous prize this week. Don't forget to stop by the blog and get the Sunday Freebie too.
Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy reading any comments left for me and really appreciate the time taken to leave them.
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Anything Goes and a DT call at Aud Sentiments

Hi everyone, another cold day today (what can you expect, lol, it is winter here!). I hurt my foot on Friday so have been hobbling around a bit. Hopefully it will improve quickly. I had PT today so ended up just doing some upper body weights using the bench press instead of being on my feet. LOL, you can just lie there on the bench but you still have to work those arms!!!
The challenge at Aud Sentiments this week is Anything Goes and we also have a DT Call. If you would like to work with our wonderful team we would love to hear from you so head over to the blog and enter a project and add DT after your name and if you are one of the lucky ones, someone will notify you. Just check out the requirements listed first on the challenge blog.
Our sponsor for this week is the ever popular Rick St. Dennis and I chose this cute little girl called Petrinka to make my card with. The card design has been cased from a magazine with  a few slight layout changes. I ended up using the basic layout on another card I made to teach on Wednesday and I will probably share that later in the week.
Here is my card.......

Recipe:
Fawn coloured textured cardstock from stash
SU Perfect Plum cardstock for mattes and die cut
SU lilac cardstock
DP is from Rosie's Studio   - Retro Revolution
                                          - Flower Child
Image is from Rick St. Dennis - Petrinka
Sentiment is from Close to My Heart - Pinwheel
Hessian strip (came from our son's table decorations at their wedding and has been sitting in my stash)
Purple ribbon
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles - large & small
Nellie Snellen Die - MFD020
Corner punch
Circle punch to cut out corners
Bling
D/S tape
Foam dots

I am enteriang my card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - You Spin Me Round Baby, Right Round
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - July



Our sponsor details are: Rick St. Dennis - this is the link to the Etsy Shop and here is the one to Zibbet

 




Time for me to say goodbye, we are looking forward to catching up with your wonderful entries during the next fortnight. Don't forget to pop into the team's blogs and leave a comment or two and come back to check out Team B's cards next Thursday too!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy







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