Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Secret Santa ...........

has arrived


Christmas cards with a money/gift card pocket

I always struggle what to give the nephews for Christmas, but for the last few years, we have given cash - but let's face it, just slipping cash into a card is so ......................... blah!

So, if I am giving cash, or a gift card for that matter, I try to make it as fun as possible.

This year, I came across this blog post in my search for a suitable card with a money pocket, and here are the cards I made

Christmas Card - wreath Christmas Card - wreath - inside

Christmas Card - Santa's Hat Christmas Card - Santa's Hat - inside

I had fun with these - I rummaged through my Christmas stash and found suitable embellishments - the boys seemed pleased when they first saw them, and even more pleased when they were opened (we did increase the money to $40  :) )

These cards are submitted as a little bit of inspiration for my final UnstampaBelles challenge.
My posts HERE and HERE show some more cards, and ofcourse, the UnstampaBelles Challenge is HERE


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.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

UnstampaBelles Challenge #30 - more inspiration

It is that time of the month again - halfway inspiration - OK, so I am a bit more than halfway :)

As I posted previously, this is my last post as a member of the Design Team :(
I have decided to step down and concentrate of some other things.  

There are some changes in the wind for UnstampaBelles in 2014 - our founder Merry is also stepping down, along with myself and Lauren, but do not stress, the Unstampabelles challenges will continue in the very capable hands of Susan starting January 2014 with a New Beginnings challenge. How apt is that. :-)

So, here are the details for Challenge #30 - Christmas (no stamps)
Remember, All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.
Prize for December Challenge includes:
Laser cut cards and card fronts - Christmas Designs
Card front designs pre-holed ready for stitching.
Card front designs with the stitching pattern printed on the card.
Christmas stickers.
3 types of star brads
Christmas foil shapes
Four pads of Sticky Notes

You can find our rules here for further information.

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 December challenge closes Friday, 3rd January 2014 and Winners will be announced Monday, 6th January 2014 - 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 halfway inspiration :)
I needed some cards for a card swap on CraftMad - our theme for this swap was White with bling :)  I love bling!


Trees cut out of pearl paper and embossed with Cuttlebug, highlighted with kindy glitz and bling! Christmas sentiment sticker.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Less is More - where you can choose any previous challenge - I pick 140 - white on white
The Lollipop Ladies - challenge #82 - photo inspiration - white icing and the big cupcake iced like a tree on the top row :)
Clean & Simple - inspired by the 3 centre elements in the sketch 
My Time to Craft - white on white


Pearl cardstock run through Cuttlebug using snowflake folder, highlighted with bling, Christmas sentiment sticker added.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Less is More - where you can choose any previous challenge - I pick 140 - white on white
My Time to Craft - white on white

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 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Greg

It was Mr Fixit's brother's birthday yesterday - we celebrated with cake and champagne :)


Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday


He loves sailing - he has even competed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race :)

Items Used to make card:
PSX G1479 Sailboat stamped in Black Staz On, highlighted with kindy glitz.  layered on corrugated black card, and placed on white glossy card.  Silver dolphin charm added to silver cord.
Gloss card, white and black cardstock from BlueEdgeCrafts.

I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Less is more - metallic with one colour (kindy glitz is coloured, but does not show up very well in the photo)
Here come the boys - #66 anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - anything but Christmas



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 2, 2013

UnstampaBelles Challenge #30 - Christmas (no stamps)

It is that time of the month again :)

Time for the UnstampaBelles Challenge - which sadly, will be my last as a member of the Design Team :(
I have decided to step down and concentrate of some other things.  

There are some changes in the wind for UnstampaBelles in 2014 - our founder Merry is also stepping down, along with myself and Lauren, but do not stress, the Unstampabelles challenges will continue in the very capable hands of Susan starting January 2014 with a New Beginnings challenge. How apt is that. :-)


So, here are the details for Challenge #30 - Christmas (no stamps)
Remember, All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.
Prize for December Challenge includes:
Laser cut cards and card fronts - Christmas Designs
Card front designs pre-holed ready for stitching.
Card front designs with the stitching pattern printed on the card.
Christmas stickers.
3 types of star brads
Christmas foil shapes
Four pads of Sticky Notes

You can find our rules here for further information.

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, 3rd January 2014 and Winners will be announced Monday, 6th January 2014 - 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 - with my first Christmas card for the year :)

I started with a sketch from Feeling Sketchy #75 (flipped upside down, Miss Pat) and used a square card as a base, layered with 6x6 DP, hand cut Christmas Trees from scraps, decorated using a method seen on Splitcoast Stampers, Kindy Glitz added and snowflakes cut with the CraftROBO placed on Kindy Glitz whilst still wet.  Ribbon and pre-made embellishment & gold sticker stars added.

The small snowflakes are 2cm (3/4 inch) across!  


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Feeling Sketchy - sketch #75 (flipped upside down)
Less is more - Sparkle
Crafty Hands - Sparkle & Bling
Fairy Tale Challenge - Snowflake photo

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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