Thursday, November 27, 2014

Celebrations- Seasons Greetings at Southern Girls Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge and our theme is Celebrations.  Both teams are sharing their creations this time.  Our sponsors are

I got to work with a pretty image from Lacy Sunshine called Snowflake's Quality Control

After printing out the image, I die cut it with a Nellie Snellen oval die.  The fancy frame around it is die cut from silver mirror card.  The sentiment was also die cut from the mirror card.  The little snowflake was cut from grey card with a Wplus9 die and covered with Wink of Stella clear sparkle.  The PP has lots of snowflakes too and I added some gems to that.   

Do hop over to the blog and join us to Celebrate!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rock and Roll

I have to tell you about my Saturday....I went to see The Rolling Stones  - it was AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

The concert was originally set for March this year but was cancelled due to the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend.   So the final night of the ’14 On Fire’ Tour was Saturday.  

I have to say I like The Rolling Stones, but wouldn't say I was their biggest fan - that was till Saturday night... I have to say seeing the concert live was incredible.  I went with my daughter in law to be, her Mother and sister.... we took the bus (free) to the stadium and were standing in the General Admission on the field.  Could hardly see the band but there were three incredible big screens.

We started with a few drinks and nibbles first at home


The Stones played for over 2 hours... not too bad for a band of over 70 year olds.  I jived and dance the whole time and had an incredible time.  It really was an amazing experience.  Even Melissa and Brooke enjoyed themselves- dancing in the mosh pit -

So all in all a stunning night.   But left me feeling tired and with incredibly sore feet!   Standing for 5 hours was very tiring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deer Me....

Today another of my design team cards is up over at Die Cut Divas

Our sponsor is none other than Bugaboo Stamps.... just love their designs

I used my Lil' Inkers die to cut the music PP for my background.   Just love these three little reindeer.

Do hop over to the blog and see another example of these three cuties.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Wreath

Today I popped into my local Warehouse store in Milford to pick up some tape runner and notice they had some new Couture Creation dies.... some $10 some $15.  I simply couldn't resist getting a couple...

This is a card I made with a wreath die

CAS wreath.

It is a really intricate die but cut beautifully.  I went for a very CAS look.  The banner die is by Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is white embossed.  I finished with some red gems and rounded the bottom corners.

The other die is a holly one and I also found a beautiful paper pad from Couture Creations

$10 for a 48 double sided papers... that's around 20c a sheet.  And they are really beautiful.  I will be working hard to try my hand at Shabby Chic with these papers.  

Hope you all have a great weekend.... I'm off to see The Rolling Stones on Saturday night.   Excited much!   However there is a bit of a down side... Hubby can't go as he is flying down country to attend the funeral of his older sister's hubby.  Very sad, only 62.  Another victim of Cancer.   RIP Allan.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A little blue deer.

I told you I was addicted to magazines..... I love all the beautiful examples and just LOVE all the freebies.  Last week I got my monthly Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and there were some lovely stamps and an embossing folder.

I CASE'd one of the cards from the magazine.

Blue Deer

I used some blue ink and embossed it with some Poly Sparkle powder.  I die cut the oval and sponged with some distress inks.  The scallop die was cut with some co-ordinations card stock and sanded.  The PP is from the kit that came with the magazine as well.  

I've sold 2/3 of the cards I've made so I'll be working hard to replace them so I can send out some cards to my overseas friends.   Postage closes in 2 weeks if I want to guarantee delivery before Christmas. 

Have an awesome week. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Animal Antics

It's time for a new challenge at CCC Digi Creations and it's all about Animals.

Our sponsor this fortnight is

I chose to work with a little reindeer (available here)

After printing and colouring my little gal, I masked her and sponged the background.  I stamped some "stars" with a yellow ink and added the sentiment. 

Do come and join us at CCC Digi Creations

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I'm Becca's Friday Feature.

Recently as part of Deborah's CCC I received a lovely card from Becca.  Since then I have been following her blog - The Damsel of Distressed Cards 
She has recently started a Friday Feature on your blog and has kindly invited me to take part.... so hop over to her blog to see the answers to the questions she asked me.... plus she is CASEing one of my cards - this one.

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I also CASE'd my own card.

I've taken the basic design and changed it up for a Christmas Card.  Sentiment from Winnie & Walter.  The holly from a Bo Bunny set. Added splatters and sprays and clear iridescent sequins.  So hop over to Becca's blog  and have a peek at her CASE card and my questionnaire. Thanks you Becca for having me as part of your Friday Feature!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Baby card in a box,

I got a a commission this week to make a baby girl card in a box.  I was given free rein to do whatever I wanted.  I decided to go with a Vintage look so after a bit of searching around the 'net I found a digital site on Etsy called Digital Chick  which had a lovely set of old fashioned looking images.  I purchased one
Digital Clipart, instant download, vintage baby card images, baby girl, stork, lamb, stuffed bunny, digital collage sheet, 8.5by11, 1391

And here's what I made

The sentiment is a stamp from Fiskars.  The centre was a elephant so I masked it off and then added the little footprints from the set as well.  Once I'd printed out the images, I did lots of fussy cutting to add to the box.

Just a few more commissions to make and then some more Christmas cards as I've sold another 10 at work.  I'm involved in a number of card swaps this year and have a few cards to make for those.

Thanks for visiting.