Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thinking of You

I needed a nice card, as my husband's niece's father-in-law passed away

I wanted clean and simple, but not overly religious ;-) so this is what I came up with


Items Used
Cardstock:  cardstock from BlueEdge Crafts
Image:  Just InkLined HERE (my image is a coloured one from "The Next Big Thing" CD)
Sentiment:  Birds Cards - Free image HERE
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Gold Embossing powder

This card is submitted for the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches - #70 - sketch
Digital Tuesday #194 - Fave colour - purple
Allsorts Challenge #190 - Flower Power
Daring Cardmakers - embossability

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, January 7, 2013

UnstampaBelles Challenge #19 - One Die or More

Challenge #19 for UnstampaBelles is up and running and the theme this month is 'One Die or More'
This month we are sponsored by


Our sponsor is Craftmad
Prize pack includes: Bazzill In SiStitchz template, heaps of stickers, foam stickers, patterned napkins, Brass Stencil and embroidered badges. 

Please remember .............
Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.
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.
You can find our rules here for further information.

This challenge closes Friday, 1st February 2013 and Winners will be announced Monday, 4th February 2013 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.

I have been a bit disorganised this month with Christmas Celebrations getting in the way - how dare they LOL

Now for my DT creation.

During the 2012 CraftMad Meet Up that I was unable to attend, the girls each supplied a kit to make a card.
Kaye took pity on me and sent me a a kit that was left over  ;-)
CM Easel Card
lots of wonderful different dies used in this creation ;-)
CM Easel Card
Thank you so much Kaye, I thoroughly enjoyed putting this together and I am so glad I finished it in time for this challenge  ;-)


Please visit the UnstampaBelles blog and see last month's entries and check out the winner.
There were 110 entries for our Christmas Challenge!!!  I know I say it every month, but it really is getting very hard for the DT to pick a favourite!

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.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My latest craft swap

Over on CraftMad, we have regular monthly swaps.    Some of us are hoping to actually meet up in person in October 2013 in Brisbane, so we decided to do a money box swap.

I have already received mine - here is a pic ;-)

CM Money Box Swap

CM Money Box Swap - detail

I love it ................ very me ;-)

After struggling to come up with an idea, I attempted to put a wooden kit together.  With Christmas it got a bit waylaid - I started sanding in preparation of decorating and there it sat for a while.  When I came to put it together, it needed more sanding as the slots did not fit properly :(  then after decorating, I decided to test putting it together to see how it was coming along - it didn't fit again, and in my eagerness frustration, I broke some bits.  So it got put aside for a few days.

After some thought, I decided to emulate what my partner had sent me and decorated a box.  So here is my creation.

Money Box

Money Box - $ detail

Money Box - butterfly detail

Money Box - detail



We also had a Secret Santa Swap - this is what I received
CM Secret Santa Gift
all this gorgeous work ;-)

CM Secret Santa Gift

CM Secret Santa Gift
a scrapbook caddy which will come in very useful - I am planning on a tidy up in my craft areas ;-)
thank you Secret Santa ;-)

After reading this post, pop on over to my sewing blog HERE and see what I have sewn for our last CraftMad Family Quilt block swap.  I am hope to make up a picnic blanket with these blocks.

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.
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