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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Greetings from Down Under - Challenge #41 at Completely Christmas

It's been a busy day today with grandchildren arriving to stay overnight, a craft breakup party (with crafting too, lol) I had to do some shopping to buy ingredients for zucchini slice for tomorrow's church choir Christmas luncheon. I will be glad to sit down and relax after the kids go to bed!
This week at Completely Christmas our challenge is as usual Anything Goes and the twist this week is to add some Holly.
Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and I had recently purchased a few digis so decided to go with a non-christmas image to make a card to send overseas. Thus the title of my post......Christmas Greetings from Down Under and my image is appropriate as she is called Kenna, Aussie Girl. I coloured her clothes in Khaki and Denim with some red and green thrown in to represent Christmas. Hope you like her and her little Koala friend.
Here is my card......


 Here's a second picture, was trying to be arty with some of the garden in the background, but the word "Christmas" doesn't show up so thought I had better go with the scanned pic for the challenge blog.
The colours show up a bit lighter too- the top pic is more correct.

Recipe:
Cream Shimmery cardstock from Kaszzaz
Green card stock from stash
DP was also from Kaszzaz
Image is from Lacy Sunshine - Kenna Aussie Girl
Holly is from a freebie set of stamps
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

My teamies and I would love it if you popped in and left us a comment and we are looking forward to checking out your entries on the challenge blog. I'd better go and check on these grandchildren, lol and start thinking about what I am going to feed them.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Vintage Tree Party Challenge 121- Holiday Bingo

Wow, this is our final challenge for 2014 so we would love to see as many entries as possible to round off a fantastic year of fun, creativity and new friendships. I'm sure there are a lot of new followers on different blogs that have been represented in the challenges throughout the year, or if not definitely people popping in to have a peek or two.
For this last challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, the theme is Holiday Bingo - anything holiday themed but don't forget it still needs a sentiment. I will share the  Bingo chart further down in the post.
Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies - such wonderful images!!! - you may be the lucky winner of the prize being offered so come and join us.
I chose this beautiful vintage image to use on my card and tried to follow through with a vintage theme. Hope you like it.

Here is the pic........ I used the Middle Column ~ Diecuts, Digi and Bling (lots of it - on the tree and on the sentiment)


 Thought you might like to see my two ducks that wanted to get in on the photo shoot, lol
There's a third duck but he is taller so he is off to the right hand side,
Recipe:
SU Baked Brown Sugar cardstock
Blue cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Kaisercraft 12x12 paper pad - North Pole
Image is from A Day For Daisies - Vintage Tree Party
Nestie Dies - Stately Circles
                  - Fancy Tags Three - I chopped off the top fancy bit.
                  - Standard Circle - Small
Sentiment is from SU Good Greetings
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Bling from stash

Here is the Bingo Chart -
 

I am entering this into the following challenges:
(back later)

Check out the the challenge blog to find last challenges winner and the top 5 (are you one of them?)
I hope you get a chance to pop into the DT blogs and leave a comment and also to enter the challenge this fortnight. We have a two week break and will be back in the New Year.
Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Monday, December 1, 2014

My first DT card at Get Creative Challenges - Challenge #3

Welcome to my blog, There is a fairly new challenge blog called Get Creative Challenges and I had been taken on as a sub but one of the DT has had to stand down and Angie asked if I would like to take on the DT position. So....here I am officially - I had to fill in rather quickly but that's what I would have been doing as a sub anyway. The challenges are Anything Goes and are bi-weekly. We hope you come and join in the fun and spread the word about the challenge blog too.
We are being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique for this challenge and I chose to use this fun image of 3 snowmen singing. Was an easy choice for me as I am a soprano in a couple of choirs and always love images of singers, lol.
Here is my card....... I went with non traditional colours for my snowmen trio.


Recipe:
SU Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the cardbase and diecut matte
White card from stash
Scrap of blue card from my evergrowing scrap pile.
Scrap of green card
DP is Rosie's Studio Designer Papers - 6x6 paper pad ~ Making Merry ( a recent acquistion)
Image is from The Stamping Boutique - Caroling Snowmen
Sentiment is from SU - Christmas Messages
Punches - Square and Scalloped Square
Spell Binders Dies - Nested Pine Trees
Memento Black inkpad
Bling from stash
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards - Challenge # 7 ~ Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge # 170 ~ Christmas
Stamp and Create - November challenge - Christmas
Through the Purple Haze - Challenge#70 - All About Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges - Snowpeople
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge #53 ~ Anything Goes
My Perfect Life - Challenge Festive 48 Week 47 - Always Christmas

Come and check out the challenge blog (especially if you haven't been before) and also the fab inspirational  work from the DT. We would love to see what you create so why not enter the challenge and be in the running from the great prize up for grabs from our wonderful sponsor.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Challenge #100 at 613 Avenue Create

It's been a lovely day today, started off this morning with church and singing in the choir, a quick cuppa afterwards and then home for some lunch. I had booked into a Copics club afternoon at our local craft store so gathered up my pens and met a friend there. We coloured a lovely horse freebie digi from Deviant Art - I did one white with grey highlights and another one in brown ~ I'll share them when I get them made up into cards.
Well, today is the 100th challenge at 613 Avenue Create - a milestone for us all. We love to see the wonderful entries each week and glad that those who enter enjoy being part of the challenges.
I think challenges are marvellous opportunities to share our work and also to be inspired by other people's contributions as well. You can pick up tips about layouts, colour schemes and embellishments and you also get to see the many different images (whether they are rubber stamp or digital images) that are available. Digital being one of the easiest to acquire, most instantly, which is fabulous and a real boost to the many talented artists out there too.
This week at 613 Avenue Create we have an optional twist of making a calender, something that we all use or could give to someone else. I know the world of electronics has us all using phones and tablets etc but it's still nice to have something more permanent on the wall or fridge etc.
Our sponsors this week are: Bugaboo, Fitztown and Fred She Said. I was able to select this lovely country scene from Fitztown to use on my creation.

Here is my calender: This photo of the whole calender has not come up very clear so I've added a pic of just the top section so you can see the wonderful image better.

 This close up was edited for colour and has come up not quite true. The horse on the right should be more brown like the one above, lol and the other one should be slightly darker. I just can't seem to get it right sometimes. Very frustrating.......and one of my poor little chooks got an eyelet in place of it's head. Didn't think that one through very well!!!!

Recipe:
Chipboard from stash
White card for the image
DP from
Image is from Fitztown - Country Scene 8
Calender purchased from my local craft store
Copic Markers
Gold Border stickers from stash
Eyelets from stash
Rings from stash
Soft twine from stash
Cropadile
D/S tape roller

I am entering my calender in the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room - HIMCR #176 ~ Freestyle
A Crafty Mess - Challenge 1 ~ Anything Goes


Well, it's time for a bit of a relax before thinking about what to cook for dinner. I bought some marinated chicken strips so I think we will have a sort of stir fry dish with a few vegies added.
Our son and DIL who are living here at present have been house sitting for one of our other son and DIL as they have been visiting her brother and SIL interstate for their 30th birthdays. They get home later tonight so our boarders will be back tonight too. Emma is pretty good as she works during the week she cooks up several dishes at a time and they use them for lunches or dinners, me......I usually come up with something on the hop, lol.
My DT teamies and I would love to see you stop by our blogs and leave a comment and please do share your creativity with us this week, we are an Anything Goes Challenge Blog and have an optional twist so you have lots of scope to play with. Hope to see you in the neighbourhood at 613 Avenue Create,
Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,
Hugs.
Sandy 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Challenge #40 at Completely Christmas

Last weekend of November and we really are starting the countdown to Christmas celebrations. Today sees the start of another challenge at Completely Christmas Challenge Blog. Hope you are keen to join in with us and get your cards done in the process.
Our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties and I got to use this fab Santa image to make my card. I'm not normally a big Santa/Father Christmas fan but do like vintage ones and I like this one ~ he looks so jolly and he has a fantastic beard.
Our theme is ATG with a twist - Use something starting with "S"
Here is my card using a "S"anta and he has "S"hiny textured fur on his hat and collar.......

Recipe:
SU Crumb Cake cardstock
White card from stash
DP is from Francheville 12x12 paper pad ~ Christmas Basics (two different patterned pieces)
Image and "Ho, Ho, Ho" sentiment are from Paper Pretties - Nicholas Digi
Sentiment from SU - Good Greetings
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles ~ large and small
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #85 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge ~ Inspired by a Song - Mine is a children's song called "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
Southern Girls Challenges - Challenge #100 ~Celebration
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Challenge ~ Santa Clause


Looking forward to seeing lots of creative entries this week at the challenge blog. We really would love to see you joining in this week and don't forget there is a fab prize from our sponsor for the lucky winner.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy






Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Snowman's Head

Hi everyone, I thought I would share one of the cards I made to teach at my Wednesday class. My tiny class of one  has finally grown to 3 people over the last two terms and today was our last crafting day for the year. Next week they have a bit of a concert and a luncheon (no crafting, lol) and that's it until Feb next year. One of my ladies was quite reluctant to finish today and as we only managed to get two cards made  we ended up still there half an hour after everyone else left so we could at least do the stamping and cutting of card and paper for the 3rd card. They can put it together at home. The one I am sharing with you is inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest recently. I found these fab freebie faces and used a large punch to cut them out.
Here's the photo, sorry I took it late tonight and it was sitting on my cutting mat so you can still see some of that around the edges.

Recipe:
SU Crumbcake cardstock for the basecard and matte
Yellow textured cardstock from my scrap pile
DP is from  Francheville - 12x12 paper pad Christmas Basics
Ribbon from stash
Bells from stash
Gold cord from stash
Star Border punch (not sure where I got this one, I've had it for quite a while)
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Glue Dots
Memento Black inkpad
Wink of Stella Gold pen (a new acquisition) - love it!!!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
A Song in Your He(ART) - Challenge #21 ~ Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #123 ~ Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - November challenge ~ Snow People
Crafting for all Seasons - Challenge #91 ~ Tis the Season
Digi Choosday Challenge - Challenge wk 47 ~ Christmas Celebrations

The ladies had fun making this card and even though we don't have snow here in Sth. Australia we still all love fun snowmen images and winter wonderland scenes too, lol.
It's very late and my eyes are tired, taken a couple of headache tablets too as I've been a bit under the weather since yesterday. PT in the morning so I have to be up early and feel energetic!!! We shall see.....hmmm.
Better go to bed, lol.
Thanks for stopping,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Challenge # 39 at Completely Christmas Challenges

Are you starting to get into the Christmas Spirit or are you in panic mode because there is still so much to do? I'm somewhere in between I think, lol. I want to make a few special cards for close friends, but I think I have plenty in my stash that I won't have to panic about cards. It's more the house that I'm worried about. I still have my dining room full of crafty stuff that needs sorting and we will need to try and move our son and DIL's belongings out of the hallway into a spare room to make that look tidy too. We are babysitting the 3 eldest grandies overnight and have to travel up into the hills to pick them up from their auntie's wedding (our DIL's sister).  All 3 are going to be involved in the ceremony and then the photos, so there will be a bit of hanging around before travelling back home. It's a 5 p.m. outdoor wedding and I think rain is forecast!!!
Well, onto my DT card for Completely Christmas Challenges this week. We had lots of lovely entries this past week and it's great popping in and visiting some of your blogs to leave a comment and get a better look at your creativity. Our theme is to use some embossing on your creation.
Our sponsor this week is Sparkle N Sprinkle and I bought this fab snowman image to use on my card. It does have a sentiment that goes with it but I chose to use a single word sentiment on mine.
Here's the card........
I printed the image twice and then just the hat and have layered the snowman up to give it some depth.

Recipe:
White card from stash
SU Pacific Point cardstock for mattes
DP is from Francheville - 12x12 paper pad ~ Christmas Basics
Image is from Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Digi 100 Snowman with Heart
Sentiment is from SU
Punches - Snowflake ~ Martha Stewart
             - SU Circle punches
Bling from stash
Copic Markers
Sizzix embossing folder ~ Divine Swirls
Black Memento inkpad
Wink of Stella pen - I used this on the snowflake and it looks lovely, but it doesn't show well in the photo
(My first pen!!!)
Foam Dots
D/S tape roller


I don't think I missed anything but I'll be back if I did, lol.
We would love to see you stopping by the challenge blog this week and sharing your creativity with us.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy
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