Monday, November 28, 2011

Jingle Belles - Candy Kisses

Hi Lovelies,

This card was inspired by the latest Jingle Belles challenge - Candy Kisses.  Which I am sad to say is their last challenge for this year :(.  But they are comming back next year (phew) & I know I will definately try to play along more often.  I loved the challenges & the fact I didn't have to rush (now) with making Christmas cards.  I didn't get to play along every week, but loved it when I could.  I used some of my favourite things on this card - Bugaboo digi image, Copics & of course Basic Grey. 

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week ahead.  Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo

PS Emsy has a school concert tonight, I'm hoping to get one or two nice photos to share later ;) xoxoxo

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 142

Hi Lovelies,

This is my second post for today, please feel free to scroll down to see my first or go here :).

This card is for the latest Card Patterns challenge here.  I really enjoyed making this card & the best bit was this is all scraps!  I only had to cut two pieces of paper for this card - how cool is that!  I am definately in Christmas mode of late.  I have so many christmas cards to make, like everyone else at the moment.  Thats why I love these sketch challenges, it gives me a starting point & takes some of the stress out of it.  All the stamps on this card are from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by today & have a great weekend xoxoxoxo   

More Christmas cards

Hi Lovelies,

Well I'm definately back now (unless I've just jinxed myself).  Computer seems to be working again.  Which means I can visit you all when I get some time to myself (maybe if I forego some sleep I will be able to visit you all). 

This card is for the latest Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge here.  I really enjoy their sketches.  So I do hope that if you are stuck for ideas you pop over to see them. 

This card is made from more of my scraps, which is why I've added a row of gems to the bottom corner - they where leftovers & I wanted to use them up.  The Santa is a sticker.  I brought a sheet of them the other day, because they look so cute.  The stamps are from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend crafting everyone xoxoxoxo     

Friday, November 18, 2011

November/December CCC

Hi Lovelies,

Well I managed to upload a picture & things seem to be returing to normal around here.  Although we are still having issues with the computer.  Now my dh can't recieve any emails either, except one that keeps resending to us & the "techies" can't seem to help either.  So they are thinking it's a server issue & will get back to us in the next 24 hours, fingers crossed.

Anyways here is my card for the latest CCC over on Lily Pad Cards.  I made it last week (hoping that I could play along).  I kept it pretty simple & tried to use all three of the themes for this challenge.  Thanks for popping by today.  

I'm hoping by tomorrow arvo I will be able to see pictures again after a few minutes (not hours) & will be able to leave you all some comments on your wonderful cards.

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxoxo  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My computer :(

Hi Lovelies,

Just popping in to let you all know I'm having computer "issues" at the moment.  I am not sure if it we've used up all our downloads for the month (we might have gone a little lot overboard since coming home) or if it is our dinosaur of a computer that is playing up.  It seems to be taking forever to download pictures & I can't access my emails.  Very frustrating! I was hoping Santa would bring me a nice shiny new laptop for Christmas this year, but since we just had to replace the TV (it died just like the camera).  My family can't seem to live with out a TV (I must admit I prefer listening to music than watching TV - I get more done that way) I think Santa has been & gone ;P. 

So if you don't see/hear from me I'm not ignoring you all - just having the usual computer issues *sigh*.

Happy crafting every one xoxoxoxo 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Deer card

Hi Lovelies,

This card is for two challenges, Lily Pad Cards Kathy's Colour Palette & Try Stampin' on Tuesdays latest sketch.  Although I must admit I did struggle with the sketch, but am hoping the circle counts.  I started out with pale blue c/s & emossed it with the Swiss Dot folder.  I then used a white gel pen to go over all the dots.  The Deer is from Darkroom Door (one of my most fav Christmas sets) & the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I also used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey.  I used a circle die from Nestibilities & a fancy tag from them as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today & have a great week ahead.  As always happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo

Friday, November 4, 2011

Teacher cards

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm just doing a share.  These two cards I have made as part of my Christmas gift baskets for two of the three teachers at Emsy PrePrep.  I've been checking out You tube & finding some great videos on using Copics.  I do think I am slowly getting better at using them.  I really like the shading on the crayons, the rest is a bit ho-hum.  But none the less I am happy with them.  The image is from Bugaboo I am really in love with their stuff.  In fact I am thinking of adding a gift voucher from Bugaboo as part of the prize over on the DCD challenge for the next two months. 
This card is using another Bugaboo Digi image.  I was practicing my shading again.  I then went through my scraps & found some papers that seemed to go well together & came up with this card. 

Thanks for stopping by today & Happy crafting xoxoxoxo


Hi Lovelies,

I know I'm a little late with a Halloween card, but I do have a good reason (really I do).  Here in Australia Halloween isn't celebrated like it is else where.  But having said that it is slowly creeping into our culture.  I made this card with leftover cutouts from a basket I made for Emsy.  I used the latest CPS sketch here & basically used up some leftovers from other projects. 

I'd share the basket I made so Emsy could go trick or treating (at one neighbour, who I supplied the treats for) but our camera is deader (yes a new word :P) than, well Halloween it self.  Oh well lets add it to the long, long list of things that need replacing.

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo