Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas earrings


At Christmastime, I sing with the Carols by Candlelight choir. Once or twice, I have made earrings for myself, and for my choir buddies to wear for the show on Christmas Eve. This is what I made this year:



All the pairs are slightly different - they are all silver, and have the same red and green beads, but the little silver beads differ from pair to pair. Not very complicated to make, but pretty and festive :)

 Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jenny Dix

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "Dinosaur". 
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My special guest today is Jenny Dix - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
 I used two Lawn Fawn stamp sets - "Critters from the Past", and "Trim the Tree", stamped, masked, stamped some more, and then coloured with Copic markers, and some Distress Ink blending. It began as a one-layer card, but I decided I wanted some white space, so I cut a panel using a stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Designs and popped the panel up on some fun foam. I finished with some glossy accents on the tree lights.

Thanks for visiting :) 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is unusual, in that I asked quite a few people if they wanted to join me with this challenge, and they all turned me down, for some strange reason. The theme is


wait for it.......


"Who farted?" 


 Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 15 December 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 189

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!


The cream cardstock that makes up the mail panel of this card was donated by a friend of mine - a certificate that she received in the mail had this as its backing sheet. I cut a piece with a stitched rectangle die, and then stamped snowflakes from "Bring on the Snowflakes" in Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment from the "Noel Fri-dies" from some gold cardstock in my stash, and adhered it to a strip of white vellum. I finished with a scattering of sequins from Hero Arts.


 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jessica Frost-Ballas

This is my 2nd post today - if you are looking for my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge project, click HERE.

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "Penguins". 

My special guest today is Jessica Frost-Ballas - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:

 I used "Santa's Wonderland" from Neat and Tangled, with Copic markers. The Distress Inks used are Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, and the Distress Oxides are Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers (not Mermaid Lagoon as I said in the video) and Picked Raspberry. 
And I made a video!

Thanks for visiting :) 

Guest Designer Week 2

Hello! I'm excited today to be continuing playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge as a guest designer!
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The challenge this week is Stitch It (real or faux), and we're playing with products from We R Memory Keepers.
I used one of the geometric next level embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers, along with "Lots of Snowflakes" and "Big Scripty Holiday Greetings" stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.

Make sure you visit the challenge blog - click on the image below...
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
There's a $50 gift voucher to be won each week!
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Thanks for visiting :)
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Masculine birthday

Because birthdays don't stop just because it's Christmastime.
I used a stencil from Dina Wakely design with Distress Inks, along with a die from Lil' Inkers Designs and a sentiment from Hero Arts.
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Lisa Stein

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "Cross-stitch". 

My special guest today is Lisa Stein - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
 I have not tried cross stitch since I was a teenager, and the reason I haven't done it since then because I was SO BAD at it! So I am really proud of myself for doing this teeny tiny bit of cross stitch successfully!
This card hides a surprise - the cross stitched panel is actually a bookmark! And it can be removed without destroying the card - see that tab on the left??
When removed, there is another holly image underneath, hand-drawn to mimic cross stitch, so that the card still looks complete with or without the bookmark in place.
Thanks for visiting :) 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jenny Martin

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "a year of travel" (this challenge was proposed by a schoolmate of mine, Lisa, who has been on a year of worldwide travel with her whole family! You can check out her story HERE).

My special guest today is Jenny Martin Rawling - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
I used dies from Stampin' Up's "Wonderful Wreath" Framelits Dies and from "Holiday Ornaments" Framelits dies, and the "Stitched Rectangles" dies from Lil' Inkers. I also used red glimmer paper from Stampin' Up. The "to the world" part of the sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps "Holly Branch", unfortunately no longer available.  The bows on the baubles are from Newton's Nook "Beautiful Baubles". 

And I made a video!



Thanks for visiting!