Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Birthday Cheers!

Greetings All!  I hope you have had a great Easter!

We had a very quiet one:  We had a friend visit for a few hours & a coffee on Saturday, and on Monday, we went to Brother-in-Laws' for Nibbles & Coffee & Hot Cross Buns.

It was a nice day weather wise, in fact the whole weekend was lovely - a bit hotter than previous years, but that was OK by us!

I made a belated birthday card for Brother-in-Law using some 'new' stamps :)

I used my Couture Creations 'stamp platform' to line up the glasses and the 'cheers' sentiment, then inked them up using Paint Box rainbow ink pads.  I coloured the drinks with watercolour pencils, then added some 'clear embossing' and to finish off, added just a touch of bling!  

A simple, restrained card for me - not too much froo froo ;)

Linking with the following challenge:

NBUS #25 - Never before used schtuff

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, March 14, 2021

A little pick-up

Time to do some crafting!

Some friends have moved after having their home on the market for quite some time, and as is the way of 2020, things did not go smoothly :(  but they eventually got where they were going and the unpacking is finally underway!

I got inspired to make a card - while I was tidying up, and ended up making more mess!  LOL  You know how it is, right?

Anyway, here is my card:

I have some really old Stampin' Up stamps "Loads of Love" (2004 according to SU) but I can't recall ever using the "Loads of Love Accessories" that I managed to find in an Op Shop.  I always figured it would be a good set for 'moving house' cards :)

Image was stamped and using the "The Stampers Buddy" I was able to line up the accessories stamps.  Image was coloured in with Copics, highlighted with clear & Silver embossing and a splash of 'Kindy Glitz'.

Layout was sort of inspired by Sketch Saturday #650 (with a slight change to proportions) using Spellbinders Squares & Circles.  
The As You Like It challenge asks us for 'our fave way to cut' - I do a bit of fussy cutting around special images, but when making a layout, I just love the precision of using dies versus hand cutting, especially when using the 'nesting' sizes.

Linking with the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More #400 - Die Cuts
As You Like It - Fave Way to Cut
Anything Goes - with Dies
NBUS - #24
Sketch Saturday #650  
(I was a bit late to link my project, but will include the link anyway :) )

It was good to be crafting again :) but now I really need to do some sorting & tidying up, as I made such a mess rumaging through my stash - most of the card was made with off-cuts from my stash.

Cheers for now!

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, February 22, 2021

Happy Birthday Sharon

Another birthday, this time for Sister-in-Law Sharon - I had great plans for a specific type of card for this one.  I ordered some dies & stamps back in December, but as yet they haven't arrived - backlog of Christmas & Covid delays seem to have impacted my anticipated delivery date ........

I waited until after the postie delivered mail on Friday, to give my package every opportunity to arrive, but alas, it was not to be.

.... so, a 'Plan B' had to be implemented

I have a wide variety of stamps in rubber, clear and digital, but for this one, I chose the MFT Adorable Elephants clear set.  

The As You Like It Challenge asks us to nominate which type of stamp we prefer - it is difficult to chose, but I guess clear polymer wins .... just (mostly for being able to see exactly where you are stamping).

For this card, I wanted something a little fun, so I stamped up one of elephants, coloured it in with watercolour pencils and cut it out by hand, then die cut a balloon from holographic/metallic cardstock.  

I attached the balloon with some wire stems cut-off from paper flowers, then affixed the elephant with a handmade wobble!  Strategically placed some glitter .... and voila!

I hope the video works of the card wobbling, I've never done one before LOL - isn't modern technology wonderful!  LOL

Linking card with the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: february-challenge
As You Like it Challenge:  what do you prefer?
Shopping Our Stash:  its all about family
Happy Little Stampers:  anything goes with dies

We had cake & coffee on Sunday at Sharon's place - it was so nice to be able to get together again - we hadn't seen any of the family since Christmas Eve.

Even though we are in a wonderful position with Covid-19 here in South Australia, we are still social distancing and sanitizing like crazy whenever we are out (which is not very often).  Mr Fixit likes staying at home, but I get a bit of cabin fever every now and then, and just need to get out and about with my camera ...... I find it soothes the soul.

Here is a photo I took in October in Robe, South Australia - I think it is time to get out and about for a few days again real soon!

Cheers for now, hope you have a great day!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Happy Anniversary/Valentines Day

Wow, it's that time of year again!

It is our 39th Wedding Anniversary - the day we got married in 1982, it was 42C - I am certainly glad it is not that hot today ..... a beautiful 25C as I write this post.

Making cards for men is a bit daunting, and making a card for hubby is a bit frustrating.  Whilst I can usually come up with a 'theme', I usually get stuck on keeping it simple and 'manly' with not too much glitter or bling LOL

There is no stamping on this card, nor is there any 'Kindy Glitz' .... my trade-mark, but there is just a touch of bling!

I used up a scrap of some beautiful red foil cardstock for the heart that was sitting in my stash.  Not sure where the polka dot scrapbook paper came from.

This card is made up of DieCuts using the Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft - Love Hugs & Kisses and Jig Saw.
Black peel off stickers and White square card from Blue Edge Crafts.

So, a fairly clean and simple card - perfect for my man!

Linking with the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenge:  All you need is love 

Time Out Challenges: Photo inspiration  (inspired by the red heart)

The Card Concept:  photo inspiration (insipred by the hearts & red berries)

Cards 4 Guyz:  Clean&Simple

Saturday, December 5, 2020

WOYWW #600

I recently redisovered the wonderful Julia Dunnit and her WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday) posts.

Many years ago, I used to participate fairly regularly, but over the years I let it go .....  

I had to tidy up my desk for a Zoom meeting and it reminded me of of WOYWW so I went searching, and I found it still going strong!   In fact, Julia was celebrating #600 ..... such an achievement!

So, for old times sake, here is the photo of my nice & tidy craft desk, ready for a Zoom meeting.

Not a very interesting photo, but much neater than it was.  LOL

Click on the label WOYWW to see my previous posts, or visit Julia and say hello!! 

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.