Monday, 30 December 2013

Baby Stockings

Hello Friends,
Today I am featuring some stockings I made for my Sister In Law who wants to send them to some new Parents for the Birth of their new Babies.  I love how they turned out and I have found another use for the stocking die which is a bonus.  Enjoy!

Stamps: S/U's Little Angel
Card and Papers: Bashful Blue, Shimmer White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue
Finishing Touches: Organdie Ribbon, String of Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Stocking Die, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, MFT Camellia Die, Sizzix Label Sizzlit, Sponge, Bone Folder, Tweezers, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Stamps: S/U's Little Angel
Card and Papers: Pretty In Pink, Shimmer White, DSP Berry Bliss
Ink: Pretty In Pink
Finishing Touches: Organdie Ribbon, String of Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Stocking Die, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, MFT Camellia Die, Sizzix abel Sizzlit, Sponge, Bone Folder, Tweezers, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Glue
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas in the Country

Hi Friends,
I wanted to share some photos I took of how we decorate for Christmas in country Western Australia. 
This is the Welcome sign at one of the Main entry roads to the town we live in.  The Shire have added the Santa Hats for some Christmas cheer.
The Candy Stick is on a little side road at Wannamal on our way to Perth the capital in Western Australia.
A farm gate at Wannamal decorated with painted timber cut outs of Santa and the animals surfing.
Hope you enjoyed my photos. What do folks do in your area, I would love to see. Thanks for taking a peek today.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Merry Little Christmas

Hello Friends,
Today I made some quick Christmas cards to send to some Stamping friends. I used Winter Frost DSP for a mat on the Smokey Slate card and then matted the sentiment with my Multi Mat Tool.  The Multi Mat creates a finer border around any shapes that you might not have a nest off and then you cut them out.  I finished off with the felt Snowflakes, Button and Silver Cord and a strip of DSP on the inside.

Stamps: S/U's Merry Little Christmas, Snowflake Soiree
Card and Papers: Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana
Finishing Touches: Felt, Twitterpated Buttons, Silver Cord
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Needle, Sizzix Chalk Talk Framelits, Multi Mat, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today,

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

2013 Christmas Decorations

Hi Stampers,
Today's post features the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Dies.  I made these Decorations for my Grandchildren to hang on their Christmas Trees.

This is how I finished of the back.
Stamps: S/U's Festive Flurry, Snowflake Soiree
Card: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Card, Champagne Glimmer Card
Ink: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Pearls, Gold Cord, Silver 1/8" Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Festive Flurry Dies, Computer and Printer, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Merry Monday #88 - Sheepdog Christmas

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.  We are challenging you to use an animal on your card.  I used a Digi image from Mo Manning of this adorable Sheepdog all dressed up for Christmas.  I coloured my image with Markers and an Aqua Painter and added the Flower Soft to the Santa Hat as a finishing touch. 

Stamps: Mo Manning Digi Christmas Sheepdog, S/U's More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season
Card: Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate, Early Espresso, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Cotton White Flower Soft, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ribbon, Gelly Roll Pen
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, My Favourite Things Fishtail Dies, Crystal Effects, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi Stampers,
I made this card for my Hubby's Birthday this week using the Light Birchwood Technique.  I made a similar one at a Stamp Camp and posted here but this time I used Dies for the Feathers and the colours I used for the Birchwood Technique.

Stamps: S/U's Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Natural Trim Ribbon
Cool Tools: Bone Folder, Sponges, Big Shot, Simon Says Stamps - Pointed Feathers and Feathers Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for taking a peak today.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Keira

Hi Friends,
Today's post is a card I made for Keira one of our beautiful Grand Daughters.  Keira is mad on Lego at the moment so that is the theme of her card. I used 1" Squares and 3/8" Circle Punch to make the Lego Blocks.  I sponged around all the punched pieces and mounted the circles on dimensionals to give the blocks more dimension.
Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Cool Tools: 1" Square Punch, 3/8" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Computer and Printer,  Dble Sided Tape, Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots E/Folder, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Merry Monday #87 - Fair Isle Mitten

Hi Everyone,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week we challenge you to create a card in the shape of a mitten or a card with stamped mittens on it. I went with the shaped mitten and tried to make it look like it was knitted in a Fair Isle pattern with some plain knitting at the opening.  My template is from the Cutting Café. I used an Artline pen to give the stag eyes and a nose. I stamped the reindeer on Watercolour paper instead of layering it to give more definition to the shape.  I finished off with a handmade tag, linen bow, crochet trim, snowflake and a button. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink In The Meadow, S/U's Petite Pairs
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper Scrap, Kaisercraft Christmas Carol DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Regals Collection Button, Copper Frost Bakers Twine, Natural Linen 1" Ribbon, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
Cool Tools: Computer and Printer, Cutting Café Mitten Template, Big Shot, Papertrey Ink In the Meadow Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Martha Stewart Screw Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip
Do pop on over to Lesley's blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams inspiration for this week, and join us and make a card for this week's challenge.
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Merry Monday #86 - Chalkboard Christmas

Happy Monday Everyone,
It's time for another challenge at Merry Monday and this week we are challenging you to use the Chalkboard Technique.  I stamped my images with Versamark and then embossed with White embossing powder.  I used Stazon Opaque Cotton White Ink to create a shadow on the words, chalk smudges and the holly.  To colour the holly I used my Prismacolour Pencils, first using white and then the colour.  I finished off with a Gold Metallic Mat, Stocking Stickers and my row of Bunting.  Check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous creations at Always Playing With Paper.

Stamps: S/U's Magical Season, More Merry Messages, Happy Hour
Card and Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Metallic, Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP Be of Good Cheer
Ink: Stazon Opaque Cotton White, Versamark, Chalk Pen, Prismacolour Pencils
Finishing Touches: Gold Cord, Upikit Peel off Stickers #123154
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Tweezers, Ruler, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for visiting today.