I am just in time to play along with the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and their challenge for this week W for All White! W is for white and W is for Wow, what a challenge! I think I now understand what the word challenge really means....lol... As I thought I would, I really struggled with this challenge (I have never made an all white card before) but inspired by all of the lovely cards posted by the other crafters I thought I would have a go anyway as I really need to add to my Christmas card stash. Unfortunately the photo didn't come up as well as I hoped it would but I am actually happy with the finished card. Thanks for taking a peek.
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Today I had been busy taking photographs of all the trees that have begun fruiting and flowering in our yard this Spring and then I saw that Our Beautiful World has the theme of Typical November for this week, Week 74. So....below I have posted some photos of the fruit we have growing and I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos of the sun setting. We are in daylight saving time here at present in Tasmania which means the sun doesn't go down here until around 8.30pm which makes for glorious evenings. Take a peek...we have apples growing....
I just loved this flower....
and this is the sun still shining at 7.00pm
and starting to set just after 8.00pm.
My final card for this weekend and I have actually made a birthday card. I am very happy with the way this card turned out using a Single Layer Inking technique by Starfish Lane which I found in one of my Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazines. I loved this technique and will be sure to use it again. Once again thanks for taking a peek.
I'm on a roll! Finding my mojo again yesterday I have now made another Christmas card to add to my stash...which is still quite small sadly. With this card I have played along once again with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog and for this challenge #135 they are asking that you use Christmas bells. (I can't actually believe this is the only Christmas bell stamp I own) I have also played along with CAS(E) this sketch! and their latest sketch CTS#101, once again a nice clean sketch. Thanks for taking a peek.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Well! I have gotten a little behind in my Christmas card making over the last couple of weeks and missed playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge the other week when they were looking for silver/grey and blue with an ornament. However, yesterday my friend Robyn sent me the link to a great tutorial, How to... Pressure Embossing Resist from www.melstampz.blogspot.com and thus I have now made a Christmas card with silver/grey and blue with an ornament..or should I say a few ornaments! Thanks for sharing Robyn. Thanks for taking a peek and be sure to check out the tutorial.
Friday, 14 November 2014
With some quiet time to myself last night I had a play at making a card for my neighbour's granddaughter....a sweet little girl who is turning 2 today....Happy Birthday Kate! My inspiration came from a layout from the sketch archives at CAS(E) this sketch! and using a new stamp which I picked up very cheaply this week, I came up with this pretty pink card which I am quite pleased with. Thanks for taking a peek.
Monday, 3 November 2014
For a change I am feeling inspired at the moment so have played along again today at CAS(E) this sketch! and their current sketch CTS#98...I really like this sketch! It is a long weekend here in Tasmania and there is a Craft Fair being held in the town of Deloraine. Much to my surprise my hubby suggested we go along to the fair yesterday and it was there that I purchased some amazing Washi tapes, one of which I have used on this card. Whilst posting a card to this challenge last night and taking a look at the other entries from the many talented crafters I was inspired by the Happy birthday on Karen of Stamped Good's card and thus decided to use my new Happy Birthday Washi tape on this card which I have made for a very special little girl at the school I used to work at in sunny Queensland who has an upcoming birthday this month. I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for taking a peek....now I need to make some cards for some other special people in my life!
Sunday, 2 November 2014
It has been quite some time since I have done any stamping so I am really pleased today to have completed another Christmas card for my stash. I have played along with both the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog where for this week's Merry Monday #132 they are looking for a vintage snowflake card using snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colours (which would explain why I have made a Christmas card using cream and black!) and also with CAS(E) this sketch! and their current sketch CTS#98. Thanks for taking a peek.