Festive Friday Challenge #30

Hello everyone,

It’s Festive Friday Challenge time, and this round is a sketch. I do apologise for getting this up late, but it has been a very hectic week……month, actually. I must also say that I was quite ill when I made this card and I don’t think I should do that again! LOL!

Here is my submission

I used the Letter’s to Santa DSP quite heavily and matched it with the Merry and Type stamp set. I dyed my hemp twine with Early Espresso ink. I wanted this to look a little more vintage and I used the distressing kit with the Tea Stain ink in it. I rubbed it over all pieces of cardstock using the rubber stamp block in the kit.

Don’t forget to head over to the Festive Friday Challenge blog and play along. I would love to see what you create with this sketch.

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Festive Friday Challenge #26

Hello everyone!

It’s time again for a Festive Friday Challenge and this week it is a Colour Challenge.

I love these tones together and if I could make every card in these I would be a happy girl! LOL!

I now have a love affair going with the Elizabeth stamp set. It’s not only great for the placement of the sentiment but also a good background element if stamped in the right places. I also love the two little banners underneath the vintage brad. They are a cute little element, but they are not too distracting that it draws your eye away from the main image.

I hope you all have a chance to play along this week and share with us what you have created.

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Festive Friday Challenge #24

Hello everyone!

It is Festive Friday Challenge time and our challenge this week was FABRIC!! I must say I love our Stampin’ Up! Fabric, but I haven’t played with it too much. So to get some ideas of something different I can do with it I went looking through our Stampin’ Up! magazine Impressions. I came across this gorgeous little creation that I just had to re-create. It so happened it used the Petal Cone die…..another product I haven’t played with much. So the plan was looking better and better by the minute.

And here it is

I have fallen in love with it! I think I might make a few of these the Christmas in the Country Art and Craft show which is coming up in November on the 2nd and 3rd. They could be a hit. Here’s a closer look

To make this I had to adhere the fabric to cardstock and then run it through the BigShot on the Petal Cone die. The flower on the front however is not adhered to cardstock. I diecut the larger flower shape from the Perfect Pennants die, I then folded them in half and half again. I used a hot iron to help me get the shape. I hot glued the four pieces to a 1 1/4″ circle cardstock. I must say I used the hot glue gun to do a lot of the adhering. Magic stuff that! LOL! The little silver bell is just tied on with the white thread through the Real Red button. But the button is hot glued!

Anyway, please link your creation up at Nicole’s blog for us all to see. I would love to know what other people can do with fabric.

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Festive Friday Challenge #22

Hello everyone!

It is Festive Friday Challenge time and it’s a sketch…

and here is my creation

I have always loved the large Christmas Baubles in the Letters to Santa DSP pack, which are the same images as the stamp in Merry and Type but bigger. As you can see I stamped the image in the background. I used colours, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Riding Hood Red. I also tried to keep this card simple with few layers and limited stamping. I used some simple tools to make the card come to life though. I used the distressing kit and inside that kit I used the sanding block and files on the DSP and the Tea Stain Ink on the card base and image panel.

Don’t forget to link your creation to this challenge over at Nicole’s blog and I look forward to seeing them.

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Festive Friday Challenge #20

Hello everyone!

Time for a Festive Friday Challenge. This week we have an Inspiration photo…..a real pretty one at that.

Isn’t that just gorgeous?! It took me a while to think about what I wanted to do. My thought process is so out of whack. All I could see was the Candy Canes, LOL!

This is my creation

As you can see I made some candy canes, lol! I also used the colour scheme and the ribbon. I used the flourish out of the Always Elegant stamp set in the background, the idea was to make the candy canes ‘pop’ off the page and also to make it a bit more elegant. I think I succeeded! I used the stripes embossing folder for the bottom half of the card to break up the simplicity.

Now don’t forget to head on over to Nicole’s blog and submit your creation and share it all with us.

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Festive Friday Challenge #18

Hi everyone!

I am a little late today posting this. My week has been quite busy and I hope to get back on top of it before Mother’s Day on Sunday so I can sit back and relax! LOL!

Todays Festive Friday Challenge hosted by the lovely Nicole Derendorf is a colour challenge

I love this combo for Christmas cards, it has a lovely country feel to it.

I have used the Framelits die yet again, but this time I used the negative as an accent. You can also see I have used the gold Shimmer Mist over the card to Christmas it up a bit. Stamp set used is my favourite Christmas set, Winter Post and the sentiment is a part colouring of a stamp out of Tags til Christmas. I also used my favourite background for Christmas cards, Woodgrain.

Come along and have a play with the challenge and don’t forget to link your creation at Nicole’s blog

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An Inkspiration Christmas!

Hey everyone!

This week for Inkspiration we are doing a Christmas showcase. The ones I am showing are projects I taught in my very last workshop for the year. I had a great time and the girls enjoyed themselves too! I got the ideas for these little beauties in several different places. Delys Cram for the Jelly Bean Elf, Julia Leece for the cute santa owl and I have seen heaps of different candy cane mice, but not sure whose first I saw. Thank you ladies for the wonderful inspiration.

Aren’t they just the cutest?! I am going to make more Elf legs for the kids at Christmas and hang them in the Christmas tree, but I will be putting red and green M&M’s in those. Maybe even some of those mice! LOL!

Don’t forget to go to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT creations and link us to your Christmas creation!

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Inkspiration Challenge #99

Hey everyone!

It’s Inkspiration time! This week it is a sketch challenge and a square one at that.

I Think this would be a perfect scrapbook page LO but I stuck with the card. See I am boring aren’t I?! LOL! It’s just when I saw this design an idea came to me to use that large panel as a patterned scene, like wrapping paper and the three panels can be used for the sentiment.

Have a look

I like how it turned out and also how neutral it is. I used subtle hints of Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party. It looks better close up. For the sentiment I used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. It makes the card ‘pop’ I love it. I used stamp sets Jolly Bingo Bits and Welcome Christmas.

Hop on over to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog and link to your creation and check out the rest of the DT’s designs.

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Inkspiration Challenge #98

Hey everyone!

I am super excited!!! Tomorrow I am leaving for Rockhampton to my sisters’ for two weeks to help her with her first baby which is due today. I hope she holds out until I get there! LOL! I am going to be an Aunty for the first time and like I said I am super excited. I might even bring back my little nephew with me, but shhhhhh my sister doesn’t know yet that I night be stealing her baby!!! LOL!

Anyway todays challenge is a colour one

I am really happy with my creation. I had a play with Stitched Stockings a stamp set available in the brand new Summer Mini.

I also used the stamp set I Dig You for the presents. Pretty cute idea huh? I am sure I am not the first to think of it though. LOL! The Christmas tree branch is from the Tags Til Christmas set. I just used my Old Olive marker to ink with. Super easy.

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT’s creations at the Inkspiration Challenge Blog and of course to submit your design.

Oh by the way, even though I am going away for two weeks I will still be doing the challenges. I have worked ahead and have organised scheduled posts. So do come back and check them out.

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Christmas Stocking!

Hey everyone!

I thought I would share with you all the current promotion with SU. It is a hostess promotion and it is super cute, wait til you see it.

If you hold a workshop in the month of October and reach sales of $450, then you will receive the Stitched Stocking SS (wood or clear mount) plus the Stocking Builder punch FREE!!!! Isn’t that super awesome?!

Pretty Cute HUH?

I have seen some beautiful things made with this set. I particularly loved the hobby-horse one. I will have to make one and share it with you all. But this is what I have made with it just recently

I just used the punch for this one and punched out some Designer Series Paper. In this case I used the Beau Chateau Range. The Polka Dot one though, is from the Mocha Morning Range. I used the Vanilla Seam Binding and twisted the tails to curl and adhered them down with Mini Glue Dots. I have accompanied this card with SS’s Creative Elements, French Foliage and Established Elegance.

If you would like more information on this promotion and/or you would like to host a workshop and you live in the Lockyer Valley or Darling Downs area I will be more than happy to help. Email me today!

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