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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Santa teddybear - Challenge 27 at Crafty Girls Challenges

I'm a bit late with my post for Crafty Girls Challenges, so I'll make it a quick post.
Our sponsors are Sassy Studio Designs and QKR Stampede. I chose this cute little bear dressed up as Santa
Here is my card....

SU Real Red cardstock
DP from Francheville ~ Calico Christmas 12x12 paper pack
Image is Santa Bear from QKR Stampede
Sentiment is from SU
Copic Markers
Border Punch
Large Oval and Scalloped Oval punches
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Memento ink (green)
Bling from stash

We would love to see you joining in the Anything Goes challenge this week, you may be the winner of one of the fab prizes on offer.
Thanks for stopping by, pop in and check out the DT cards and leave a comment or two.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Challenge #29 Skating towards Christmas

Where is the time going? We are two weeks into September already and Christmas is not that far away. Have you started your cards yet? Maybe you would like to join in the Anything Goes challenge at Completely Christmas. It doesn't have to be a card either, it could be a layout or maybe even a Christmas decoration. The only rule is that it has to be Christmas related.
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Lacy Sunshine - these images are delightful and there are several little characters to choose from in various poses and many themes.
I chose this cutie called Bubbles Ice Skating and decided to make a centre step card.
Here it is......

Pink cardstock from stash
Pale Blue cardstock from stash
White cardstock from Quill
DP is from Kaisercraft
Image is Bubbles Ice Skating from Lacy Sunshine
Sentiment is from a Molly Bloom free set of stamps with a magazine purchase
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles - large and small
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
Gems from stash - aren't they lovely - very irredescent

I am entering my card into the following challenges
(back later with some)

The DT would love to have you pop in and leave us a comment on our blogs and we are looking forward to seeing your creations this week too.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For a Fine Gentleman - Challenge 115

It's Thursday and there's a new challenge starting at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The theme for this fortnight is For the Men in Our Life. Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and I chose this fabulous vintage set to use on my card. It comes with a digi to colour, several pre-coloured images, digi papers and several sentiments. A wonderful set to use for male cards.
I decided to go with a pre-coloured image for my card this time around, one of the papers (which I enlarged slightly) and also one of the sentiments.
Here is my card......

SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the cardbase and mattes
SU Sahara Sand cardstock for the embossed pieces and a matte.(It looks a bit grey here, but it is a pale brown/sand colour)
Image is from Doodle Pantry - Vintage Gentleman
DP is from the same set
Sentiment also from the set
Cuttlebug embossing folder (not sure of the name - it's one I had before I started saving the packaging)
Punch - oval
SU Chocolate Chip inkpad
Bling from stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything embossed
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #86 ~ Vintage
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers and more - Challenge #122 ~ Make an impression (dry embossing)
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #223 ~ A Touch of Vintage

This was a reasonably quick card to make due to the wonderful pre-coloured image and the added bonuses of the digi paper and sentiments that came with it. Just had to work out the layout and voila! a great male themed card to add to my already huge stash of cards, lol.
Please pop in to the challenge blog and check out my teamies fabulous makes and we would love to hear from you too. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations this time. Some of us find it harder to do male cards and I for one am always open to some inspiration, lol.
Thanks for stopping by today

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Step Sister Spot at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your day. We have our Royal Show on this week and I drove our two daughters, one granddaughter and grandson to the showgrounds and we have just got home about half an hour ago. It's been a long day but an enjoyable one.
Today I am posting as a Step Sister on The Sisterhood of Crafters Blog  and the theme for their challenge is "Single Layer Cards"
Here is the one that I made for the challenge.....  It's got a dark background behind it so it would show up on the scan.

SU Natural cardstock (this is a slightly thicker cardstock with a fleck in it)
Image, corners and sentiment are all from the same set by Close to My Heart
SU Chocolate Chip inkpad
Copic Markers

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
7 kids College blog -  Challenge #108 ~ Anything Goes
Cards Und More - Challenge 114 ~ Clean and Simple
Cardz 4 Guys - Challenge #35 ~ Clean and Simple

The team at The Sisterhood of Crafters, would love to see your creations so please join in the fun. I'm looking forward to being part of this team for the month, so stay tuned for my next card for them on the 24th of September.
Would love to have you stop by and leave me a comment too.
Thanks so much,
Take Care,

Monday, September 8, 2014

Creative blog tour

 (Please scroll down to my post from yesterday - I forgot about it so I would love to know what you think of my cute little car card)

Hi to all who are visiting my blog today. I'm posting today as part of a creative blog hop. No prizes just a little tour around of a few blogs. Last week my dear friend Shirley took place in the hop and nominated my blog to carry on. I haven't chosen anyone yet to follow me so if you would like to join in I would love to hear from you so I can let my readers know whose blog to hop to next.
As a part of the blog hop, there are a few questions to answer.

1. What am I working on?    I teach at a community craft centre and have two ladies that come each Wednesday. It's Royal Show time here this week and I'm going with my daughters and DIL on Wednesday so I have been working on 3 card kits for my ladies to do without me. I usually get them to do all the cutting, stamping etc but this time I've had to do it for them. I'm all done now and just need to print off some pics of the completed cards so they know what to put where, lol. Luckily I attend choir with one of the ladies and can hand over the kits tomorrow.

2. How does my work differ from others.  I'm mainly a CAS card creator but try every now and again to add more embellishments. So I don't think I'm much different to many crafters around the world. I love both extremes of card making and admire fabulous embellished cards and the perfectly executed CAS card as well.

3. Why do I create what I do?  I originally started through our church minister who wanted to try and get a craft group going as a church outreach. I was the co-ordinator and arranged for a couple of teachers and a few people to come along to learn. I got interested in paper embroidery and iris folding and eventually stamping which I had always said I wouldn't because of all the extra cost. Well, lol, I got hooked and now my friends refer to my craft gear as my shop!!!   I love making cards and the best part is the friendships I have gained along the way. I also enjoy teaching and I'm always willing to share when I learn a new technique or a new card fold. We never stop learning either so I enjoy seeing what others create.

4. How does my creative process work? Sometimes ideas just pop into my head or I see something in a magazine that gets me thinking and the internet is a fabulous source with so many creative artists of every calibre to inspire me.

I'm sharing one of the cards that I made for my two ladies with you.
Here it is...

Pink cardstock from stash for the basecard - Quill Brand I think
SU Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the mattes and punched scalloped oval
DP is from a magazine freebie - papers, images and sentiments
Image is also from the magazine freebie
Sentiment is from SU Express Yourself
Punches - SU Large Oval and Scalloped Oval

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge 35 ~ Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Challenge #44 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #73 ~ Anything Goes

I needed something without too much stamping as I won't be at craft and I usually bring all the stamps, dies, punches, inks etc with me. I don't normally make up kits only sample cards for them to copy or change around if they so desire!

I hope you've enjoyed visiting and learning a bit about me and will be back to find out the next blog to hop to. Would love to hear from you. If you haven't visited Shirley's blog why not pop in and see her too.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Challenge #88 Colour Challenge at 613 Avenue Create

Hi all this post is slightly late as I have had a few things on my mind and then Father's Day as well and I completely forgot to put my DT card in for the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create. This week the optional twist is to make your own colour challenge. I've chosen the colours Blue, green and purple with a touch of white to print my image on. (Please refer to the chart on the challenge blog because I seem to have gotten this wrong too!!! Not having a good week)
This week we have two fantastic sponsors - they are The Stamping Boutique and Fred She Said Designs
Here is my card......

SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock for the basecard, diecut and punched piece
DP is from Kaisercraft
DP scraps from my stash
Image is Happy Birthday Car from The Stamping Boutique
Nestie Stamdard Circles - large and Small
Punches - Oval - large and small, scalloped oval
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
D/S tape roller

Well that's definitely it from me, (it's Monday evening and I still have our little grandson here waiting to be picked up, hopefully he is eating the tea I made him)
The DT and I would love to see you popping in to visit and we are looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations this challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Challenge #27 Jingle Bells for Completely Christmas

Another week closer both to Christmas and to the birth of our next granddaughter. Hope you all have had a good week. The last couple of days have been beautiful Spring ones. It's nice to just wear one layer instead of 3 or 4, lol. It's still chilly at night so the fire is still lit about tea time. I'm afraid I forgot to post my card to the blog last Saturday even though I had my card made at least a week before it was due. I was so busy with cleaning and organizing for the baby shower, it completely went out of my head.
I'm ready this week though.
So..... here is my card

SU Real Red Cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft
Image is from Lacy Sunshine ~ Sammi Boo Caroling
Sentiment is computer generated by me
Nestie Dies - Rectangle
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

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