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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Feeling sketchy No 40

This is my layout for Feeling Sketchy No 40.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch which will be put onto the Feeling Sketchy blog in a few hours time
I used Craft Concepts "Candy Canes" embossing folder.  Kaiser scrapbooking paper.  Martha Stewart Holly Leaves punch, dimensional magic on leaves and Rhinestones.  Title cut out with cuttlebug numbers.

This will be the last time that I join in the challenge.  I am very excited as from Sketch 41 I will be on the design team.


Saturday, 29 December 2012

My cards for Feeling Sketchy 39 and Flutterby Wednesdays

I have made two cards today, the first for Feeling Sketchy No 39
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/  I am really excited to be joining the Feeling Sketchy design team in January.

and the second for Flutterby Wednedays for which I also used the Feeling Sketchy Sketch. Theirs was an open challenge just have to use fairy or butterfly.
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/


 This was the sketch for Feeling Sketchy 39
For card one I used Crafts Too "Butterflies" and Cuttlebug "Daisies" embossing folders.  Queen Kat Designs stamp "Light of the Moon".  Ribbon, flowers, brad and Carl butterfly punch.

For card two I used Crafts Too "Butterflies" embossing folder.  Queen Kat Designs stamp "Twilight Fairies". Martha Stewart butterfly punch, ribbon, flowers, brad.

I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and best wishes for a blessed new year. 

Friday, 28 December 2012

My card for the design team for Lollipop Ladies challenge 61 Gingerbread House


My card for the design team for Lollipop Ladies Challenge 61 Gingerbread house - with the additional challenge of Christmas.  My card will be put on the Lollipop Ladies challenge site tomorrow morning.
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/


This was the inspiration photo 

I used Make it Crafty digital stamps “Gingerbread House” and “Girls Carol Singing” and coloured them with Tria markers, copic sketch and distress markers.  Kaszazz “Silhouette Christmas tree” stamped with distress markers and added decorations with jelly roll pens.  Layered onto white card embossed with Cuttlebug “Christmas stars”.  Plus star washi tape.

This is my last card for the Design team for November and December.  I have really enjoyed being on the design team.

There are only three entries so far for this challenge so go over to Lollipop Ladies and have a look at the other lovely cards and join in the challenge.  If seven people join the prize will be a $10 voucher from annabellestamps.com  
Submissions close in three days.

Monday, 24 December 2012

My card for In the Pink challenge 10 pink and pearlie

My card for In the Pink challenge 10 pink and pearlie
http://www.inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
The challenge was to use lots of pink and pearls
I used Cuttlebug embossing folder "Daisies", paper from Firefly Collection 6x6 paper stack.  La La Land stamp "Dress Up Marci", pearl ribbon, flowers and lots of pearls.  I had problems getting the pearls to stick as it is so hot in Sydney today.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

My cards for Bizzy Bec's Christmas card challenge

I made two cards for Bizzy Bec's Christmas card challenge
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/december-challenge-christmas.html


For card one I used embossing folder from Sizzix Christmas and Thin Ice Set.  Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Holly on Bauble", Holly punch, rhinestones.  Stampalot Victoria's Secret "Happy Christmas" stamp.

For card two I used paper from "Eskimo Kisses" 6x6 paper pad, Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Holly with Reindeer", Hero Arts stamp "Happy Christmas"

I cleaned the glass on my scanner but it is still putting black marks on the scan, must be something inside.
The pink on Holly is the same colour as the card but it doesn't show up well in the scan.  I made this one for my granddaughter who loves pink.


My card for feeling sketchy week 38

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy week 38
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/week-38.html
 This was the sketch.
It took me a long while to think what to do with this sketch using stars.  
I used Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist".  Hero Arts stamps "Silent Night", "All is Calm" and "Happy Christmas".  The Nativity scene is a Stampin Rosa stamp, you can't see the glitter on the star in the scan.  Punched two stars with Stampin Up punch and embossed them with Cuttlebug "snowflakes", added rhinestones.   

Thursday, 20 December 2012

My card for The Stamp Spot December challenge

This is my card for The Stamp Spot Christmas card challenge
http://thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/

I used Craft Concepts embossing folder "candy canes", washi tape, SU ribbon, paper from Kaiser Craft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist".  La La Land stamp "Santa Marci"

Monday, 17 December 2012

More cards Feeling Sketchy Design team call

Yesterday and tonight made three more cards to the sketch for the Feeling Sketchy Design Team call.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 Cuttlebug "Holly with Berries" embossing folder, papers from My Minds Eye "12 days of Christmas" 6x6 designer paper pad. Make It Crafty digi stamp "Sapphire Holly".
 Papers from Prima "Sweet Fairy" 6x6 paper stack.  La La Land stamp "Heart Balloon Marci".  Happy Birthday from Stampin Up set
 Crafts Too "Butterflies" embossing folder, Striped paper from Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" 6x6 paper pad, glitter paper from Fizzy Moon "Contemporary Christmas" Decoupage and paper pad.  Queen Kat Designs stamp "Twilight Fairies"with glitter on wings, plus Happy Birthday from Stampin Up set.   Unfortunately the glitter on the paper and fairies wings does not show up in the scan.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

My card for Scrapbook Boutique December challenge

I made this card tonight for the Scrapbook Boutique December challenge
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/a-new-challenge-has-started.html
 This was the inspiration photo and the challenge was to create a project using the colours Red, white and green,
I used Craft Concepts embossing folder "Candy Canes" and coloured the candy canes, candy cane washi tape, strip of paper from Kaiser Craft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist" and La La Land stamp Marci Christmas elf.

Friday, 14 December 2012

My cards for the Lollipop Ladies No 60 Candy Canes

I made three cards for the design team for Challenge No 60 on Lollipop Ladies
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
I don't know which one will be put onto the site tomorrow so I will post all three here.   I am putting these on tonight as I won't have time in the morning.


This was the challenge:  "Candy Canes" (with additional challenge of Spirals)

Card 1: Craft Concepts embossing folder “Candy Canes”.  Stampin Up paper, washi tape.  La La Land stamp “Christmas Elf Marci”. Glitter on end of hat.

Card 2: Paper from Cosmo Cricket “Dear Mr Clause” 6x6 pad, washi tape.  La La Land stamp “Christmas Elf Marci”. Glitter on end of hat.

Card 3: Hand dawn spirals.  Stampin Up “Merry Minis” stamps punched with “Merry Minis” punch pack.
Simply Betty Stamps “Candy Cane London” (spirals in hair).  Slick white Kindy Glitz under candy canes and elf to look like snow but it doesn’t show up in the scan.




My card for Feeling Sketch Design Team Call

Feeling sketchy have put out a design team call
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
I would like to be on the design team but don't know whether my cards are good enough.  I decided to enter my card anyway to try.
 This is the sketch we had to work to.  I have turned it upside down so that you could see the rose on the pattern paper
I have used Cuttlebug "roses" embossing folder, paper from Prima "Firefly" collection 6x6 paper stack, a paper doily, Stampin up punch, Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Camelia" and Hero Arts "Enjoy Your Birthday".

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 37

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy Week 37
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch.  I have rotated it to the right and used squares instead of circles
I used paper from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" 6x6 paper pad, washi tape, stamps are from Darkroom Door "Christmas Inchies" set.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Card made from Fizzy Moon Decoupage & paper pad

I made this card at the end of last month to send to my friend in the USA for the Bear Lovers group Christmas swap.
 This is the pad I used.  There are two of each picture sets (6 layers) and already precut so you just have to push them out.  No cutting involved.  Plus lots of pretty pages.  Unfortunately you can't see the glitter in the scan.
Amy has some other lovely cards she made from another Fizzy Moon paper pad on
https://www.stampinstuff.com.au/blog/?p=708&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook


My cards using Make It Crafty Digi images

It has taken me all day today to make 8 Christmas cards.  I am running late again this year,  I have sent out some but still have more to make.
The first seven I used Make It Crafty Digi images

Card 1: I used Craft Concepts embossing folder "Festive Tree" and sanded it.  Make It Crafty digi stamp "Elise Gift" plus other unknown parcel stamp.  Hero Arts "Happy Christmas"
 Card 2:  Cuttlebug embossing folder "Holiday Lace Tree" coloured and rhinestones added.  Make It Crafty digi stamp "Elise Gift" . plus other unknown parcel stamp.  Hero Arts "Happy Christmas"
 Card 3: used Craft Concepts embossing folder "Festive Tree" and coloured it and added rhinestones.  Make It Crafty digi stamp "Fairy gift" .  Hero Arts "Happy Christmas"
 Card 4.  Cuttlebug embossing folder "snowflakes", Make It Crafty Digi Stamp "Fairy Twinkles", ribbon, Hero Arts "Happy Christmas" Stampin Up Punch and star brads
 Card 5:  Cuttlebug Embossing folder "Holly with berries", berries. coloured.  Paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist". Hero Arts "Happy Christmas" punched with Stampin Up punch.  Make it Crafty Digi stamp "Fairy Tinsel"
 Card 6:  Embossing folder "Christmas Tree Frame" sanded, Make It Crafty Digi stamp "Fairy bells"
 Card 7:  Embossing folder "Christmas stars" coloured, papers from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist". Hero Arts "Happy Christmas".  Make it Crafty digi stamp "Sweet Angel"
These are only easy cards to make but I am so slow.
I am going to add these to the Make It Crafty Christmas Challenge
https://www.facebook.com/makeitcrafty/app_451684954848385

Thursday, 6 December 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 36

My card for Feeling Sketchy week 36
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch
I made this card at the beginning of the week but then couldn't find where I put it.  I found it tonight
I have used paper from Kaiser Craft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist", a paper doily, Make It Crafty digi stamp "Elise Gift"


Sunday, 2 December 2012

My cards for Unscripted Sketches 187

My cards for Unscripted Sketches 187
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
After the heatwave Friday and yesterday today was much cooler and I managed to make a few Christmas cards.  I made three to sketch 187 on Unscripted Sketches


 This was the sketch, I have rotated it to the right for cards 1 & 2 and to the left for card 3

Card 1:  Alison Ellis Design paper, ribbon, Make it Crafty Digi Stamp "fairy bells"

Card 2:  Alison Ellis Design paper, ribbon, Make it Crafty Digi Stamp "Angel singing carols"

Card 3:  Alison Ellis Design paper, ribbon, Make it Crafty Digi Stamp "Sweet Angel"


My cards for Sunny Challenges SC070/12

My cards for Sunny Challenges SC070/12
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

 This was the sketch and we had to make a Christmas card using non traditional colours or stamps
I have rotated the sketch to fit the stamps
Card 1: Kaisercraft 6-1/2" Paper Pad "Mint Twist", Busy Bec Digital Stamp "Holly with Star" plus star washi tape.
Card 2: Papers from Kaiser Kraft 6" "Christmas" paper pad free with Australian Simply Crafts.  Busy Bec Digital Stamp "Holly on Bauble". Purple ribbon


Friday, 30 November 2012

cards for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 59

I made two cards for the design team for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 59 on 10 November
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

One of them will be put onto the Lollipop Ladies site tomorrow.   I am putting them both here as I don't know which one has been picked.

 This was the challenge:  Racing cars with the additional challenge of stripes.
Card 1:  Stampin Up paper, distress stains, clouds sponged with Adirondack eggplant, Lucy's stamp plus Stampin Up verse.

Card 2:  Embossed with Sizzix "Christmas Thin Ice" set.  Striped paper from Kaiser Craft 6" Christmas paper pad free with Australian Country Crafts, ribbon, La La Land stamp "Christmas Elf Luka"


My card for The Stamp Spot November challenge

Here is my card for The Stamp Spot November challenge
http://thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/
We had to make a tag or make a card with a tag on it using a stamp from a company that The Stamp Spot sells.
I have used La La Land stamp "Santa Marci" cut out and mounted on tag which was embossed with Universal embossing folder "Funky Christmas Collection" punched and added eyelet and double sided red and green ribbon.  Paper on card from Kaiser Craft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist", washi tape and Hero Arts stamp "Happy Christmas".
La La Land stamps are on special at The Stamp Spot today, but you will have to hurry as there are only a couple left.

My card for Scrapbook Boutique November challenge

Just finished my card just in time for the November challenge at Scrapbook Boutique
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/a-new-challenge-has-started.html
 This was the inspiration and the challenge was to make an all white card
I embossed white card with Cuttlebug "Christmas stars" and added white ribbon.  I stamped Stamp It "Herald Angel" and Hero Arts "Happy Christmas" on white velum with versamark and heat embossed with Stampin Up white embossing powder.  Attached to card with white brads.  The card is all white but looks a bit grey in parts on the scan.  My scanner is not the best.