Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Five Faves of Christmas

Debby over on A Scrapjourney is sharing her favourite five Christmas Cards and is offering some LOTV stamps as a prize if you share too - isn't that great?  ;-)


Here are mine


I love how the same image can take on a different feel when coloured differently ;-)

this reindeer is just sooo cute ;-)

a new way to use stickers

a simple elegant card using the Cuttlebug and some stickers




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

No Internet! What will I do?

This is what greeted me on Sunday morning


Red light means no internet!
Oh no!  what shall I do?

I don't know what was sadder ........... me having no internet, or the need to take a photo and blog about it  later when I was back up and running ;-)

It was only down for an hour - scheduled maintenance.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Halfway mark - UnstampaBelles Challenge #6 - Christmas


It is the halfway point for Challenge #6 UnstampaBelles.


The Theme this month is Christmas and the Bonus Technique is Stickers, if you include this technique, you will get a bonus entry.



This challenge closes Friday, 30th December 2011 and Winners announced Monday, 2nd January 2012 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.


Here is a quick recap of the rules:


No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions. Inclusive of sentiment stamps.


You may think this will be difficult, but here are some suggestions on what you CAN use:
3D papertole, decoupage, quilling, iris folding, stitching, beading, origami, fancy folds, cutting machines (e.g. craftrobo/silhouette, cricut), paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, parchment, etc.......




Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams' discretion and we will contact you if we feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.




A technique challenge will be included as a bonus.  This will not be a requirement for an entry but if you do use the nominated technique in your project, it will count as two entries for you.




Our sponsor for December is Sticker Store.


Prize pack plus 10 sheets of DL sized Acetate which don't show in the above photo.





Now for my cards to help provide some inspiration - although going by some of the entries already received, no further inspiration is required LOL  ;-).


These cards were made at a workshop that Beth held a few years ago.  I enjoyed the day very much, but also enjoyed learning a new way to use stickers and glitter paper.  Whilst it may be difficult to get these particular stickers now, the principle could be applied using other shapes. 

Imagine how it could be incorporated with some Christmas Bauble stickers, or even a wedding card ........... the mind boggles ;-)

These cards were made using some clear christmas tree stickers, glitter paper and white cardstock.  Stickers were layered onto glitter paper, cut out and mounted using foam dots.  Sentiment was a gold sticker, but coloured over using a black texta/marker.  Overall, a very simple process that produces a really sparkly card!

Cardstock and glitter paper and sentiment stickers were from Blue Edge Crafts

And, be sure to pop on over and say farewell to three of our fabulous Design Team Members - Mandy, Kerry and Kaye - who are all heading off in a variety of directions in the New Year.




Thank you for visiting my blog today - have a good day.  Remember, any day spent doing something that you love makes it a good day ;-) 

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

CraftMad sewing swap

The lovely Merry has advised that my Notebook cover for the CraftMad Sewing swap for November has arrived safely.

This is what I made



A little something extra was a gift card/loyalty card/business card holder.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, December 5, 2011

UnstampaBelles Challenge #6 - December - Christmas


Challenge #6 for UnstampaBelles is up and running.

The Theme this month is Christmas and the Bonus Technique is Stickers, if you include this technique, you will get a bonus entry.



This challenge closes Friday, 30th December 2011 and Winners announced Monday, 2nd January 2012 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.

Here is a quick recap of the rules:


No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions. Inclusive of sentiment stamps.


You may think this will be difficult, but here are some suggestions on what you CAN use:
3D papertole, decoupage, quilling, iris folding, stitching, beading, origami, fancy folds, cutting machines (e.g. craftrobo/silhouette, cricut), paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, parchment, etc.......




Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams' discretion and we will contact you if we feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.




A technique challenge will be included as a bonus.  This will not be a requirement for an entry but if you do use the nominated technique in your project, it will count as two entries for you.




Our sponsor for December is Sticker Store.

Prize pack plus 10 sheets of DL sized Acetate which don't show in the above photo.



Now for my DT entry.




I used some gorgeous blue holographic stickers, silver sentiment stickers on a shaped card from Blue Edge Crafts.  Added thick acetate/binder cover to front, printed some digital background paper to cover up the tape that attaches the acetate. 

I am so glad there are lots of challenge blogs about to encourage me to make Christmas Cards ;-)

I would like to submit the above card to the following challenges

Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes

Please visit the UnstampaBelles blog and see who won November's challenge.
The DT had a really hard time picking a favourite this month!

And, be sure to pop on over and say farewell to three of our fabulous Design Team Members - Mandy, Kerry and Kaye - who are all heading off in a variety of directions in the New Year.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - have a good day.  Remember, any day spent doing something that you love makes it a good day ;-) 

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

More Christmas Cards

Well, here is another batch of cards - using the same images from Digistamp Boutique, but placed on standard size cards.

I really like the simplicity of these images and I love seeing more background embossing ;-)






Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...