Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Well, it is the BIL's and SIL's 23rd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow - even though we will be celebrating tonight  ;-)

Happy Anniversary - front
Front of card made with items from a kit bought a few years ago at a craft fair - Jenni B - the rub-ons have deteriorated, but the rest of the kit is good :)  The sentiment is stamped.

I thought it rather fortuitous that the 23rd Anniversary present is Silver Plated and I used a silver plated heart on the front.
Happy Anniversary - inside

The inside verse is printed on a patterned vellum that is similar to the shape of the flower on the front - and this is submitted as halfway inspiration for the UnstampaBelles Challenge #29 - Vellum.


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, November 16, 2013

Happy 50th Birthday

It is my SIL's 50th Birthday on Monday, but we will be celebrating tomorrow.

Ofcourse, I made a card - however, it took quite some time for me to settle on a design - being for her 50th, I wanted it to be special.  Once inspiration hit, it was an easy task - my SIL is known for her love of shoes, shopping and cake - she also loves coffee too, but that is a theme for next birthday ;-)

50th Birthday Card - front
I was inspired by Betty's card HERE which was submitted for a challenge HERE

Seeing Betty's card reminded me I had some 8 x 8 scrapbook paper which would be perfect for the background.

50th Birthday Card - inside

I created the text for the birthday topper in Silhouette Studio and utilised Betty's cut file for the label shape.  I also enlarged the label and inserted a verse for the inside.

50th Birthday Card - money pocket
Left over strip from front, stuck in place on the inside to make a money pocket.

50th Birthday Card detail
Pink bling was the perfect size for the front.

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch - #54

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I feel the need .............

............ the Need4Bead  (sorry, couldn't resist :-))

I have been dabbling in beading for a little while and make the occasional necklaces and bracelets for friends and family - I have even sold a few things in my store.  I realise it won't make me a millionaire, but I enjoy it very much.

My beading bug has been newly awakened, I happened to see on Facebook an 'Inspiration Pack' special run by Need4Bead and was quite impressed.  I asked them to put one aside for me, and I picked it up a few days later.
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Be inspired & mix and match with these beautiful Natural Gemstones.Create stunning masterpiece jewellery designs with natural gems.This pack will please all bead lovers.
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Amethyst Large Chip 16in (N)                  Was $8.50 – Now $2.13
Red White Agate Medium Nugget (D/H)    Was $6.95 – Now $3.13
Seagreen New Jade Trapezoid 35x25 (N)  Was $6.50 – Now $2.93
Marble Light Blue Nugget 16x13x11 (D)    Was $6.95 – Now $3.13
Redline Marble 30x23 Teardrop (N)          Was $5.60 – Now $2.52
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PACK INCLUDES
Amethyst Large Chip, Red White Agate Medium Nugget, Seagreen New Jade Trapezoid, Marble Light Blue Nugget, Redline Marble Teardrop, Lodolite Xtra Large Chip
what I actually got
WOW - These beads are all so much nicer in real life ;-)  I have already made myself a bracelet with the Lodolite large chip ;-)


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, November 4, 2013

UnstampaBelles #29 - Vellum (no stamps)

Challenge #29 - Vellum
 Scrap pages, cards, journal pages, origami etc. are all welcome.

All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.

You can find our rules here for further information.

Our Sponsor this month is our very own Beth 
with this gorgeous prize
Prize pack from Beth - Huggies Crafts
 consists of:
·         15 x A4 Sheets of card-stock
·         Jenni B Ovals
·         2 pkts of 12 Felt Christmas Icons
·         1 x Making Memories Sheer Frame
·         1 x 1mx9cm Wide Burlap Ribbon
·         1 pkt crafty bitz
·         1 pk Forever Friends Elements
·          2 Pks say it with Crystals
·         1 Pk Bazzil Basic Organza flowers.

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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.
For further information, see our rules here.

The November challenge closes Friday, 29th November 2013 and Winners will be announced Monday, 2nd December 2013 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.

Just as a reminder, our current Design Team is as follows, please feel free to visit and say hello ;-)

Current Design Team Members - July - December 2013
Beth - Design Team Member since January 2012 and is also a member of CraftMad
Cathy(me) - Design Team Member since inception and is also a member of CraftMad
JanR - Design Team Member since January 2012
Lauren - Design Team Member since July 2012
Merry - founder of Unstampabelles and member of CraftMad
Sarah -  Design Team Member since July 2012
Susan - Design Team Member since January 2012

Now onto my DT submission.

A plain sheet of vellum has been embossed using the cuttlebug and Stylised Flowers folder, attached to some red card with brads, a ribbon added and a rub-on sentiment, then layered on a white card.

A bling heart added :)



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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