Friday, 24 November 2017

Fusion - Red Christmas

Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
 I used the Merry Poinsettia stamp set and matching dies from Studio Katia, along with a die from Lil Inkers Designs, and Copic markers.
  Make sure you check out the Fusion blog and join in on the fun!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jane Clark

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is to use no red or green.

My special guest today is Jane Clark  - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:

 And I made a video!!
Thanks for visiting :) 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Deb McCleary

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is White Christmas

My special guest today is Deb McCleary  - you can check out her take on this challenge below.

Here's my take:
 I used a Simon Says Stamp die with embossing paste to create the snow in the background. I created the snow drifts using Hillside Border dies from Lawn Fawn. The snowman and the sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.

My guest today, Deb McCleary, does not blog her cards, so she sent me a photo to include here:
I love all the shine and texture on her card!! Gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting :) 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card - new technique

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is "Use a technique new to you". Unfortunately, today I don't have a guest, so I'm taking on this challenge solo!

Here's my take:
I made this card at the home of my choir conductor, Jan, who is also a crazy talented card maker. She taught me how to use Yupo and alcohol inks from Adirondack, and this was one of the results. I cut my Yupo piece down and added it to a white card front with a strip of gold cardstock and a sentiment from Hero Arts. I added a scattering of gold sequins as a finishing touch.
Thanks for visiting :) 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Ardyth Percy Robb

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is a photo inspiration.
This quilt was made by Bronwyn Hooper and friends - it is a Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild  (MMQG) Travelling Quilt "Nordic". You can find out more about MMQG HERE, and more about this quilt and the Travelling Quilt Project HERE.

My special guest today is Ardyth Percy Robb - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
I was inspired by graphic cards by Ardyth, and also by geometric cards by Laura Bassen. I used the Perfect Shapes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment is from an old set by Hero Arts. I used inks from Hero Arts, and finished with a coat of Diamond Stickles on the open triangles. I love how the Stickles does different things on different colours of inks!

Thanks for visiting :) 

Friday, 17 November 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 187

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/



I used the Full on Floral background to create the patterned panel, colouring with Zig markers and water. I cut it down and matted it onto some pink cardstock, before adding a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami, stamped and embossed onto vellum. I finished with some sequins.

Make sure you visit the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog to check out the rest of the design team's projects!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Therese Calvird

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is The Night Before Christmas.

My special guest today is Therese Calvird - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
I stamped all of the reindeer, trying to match the image to their name just a bit, and then I hand-wrote the lines from the poem.
 Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
 Now Prancer and Vixen!
On Comet! On Cupid! 
On Donner and Blitzen! 


And then my Dad suggested that you can't have the 8 reindeer without the 9th, so I added Rudolph inside the card.  
I used the "Little reindeer agenda" stamp set from Mama Elephant - they're just so cute!
I actually made 2 cards for this challenge, but I decided that the first one I made was too similar to a card I made a few years ago (it had a mouse in a Christmas stocking, and the sentiment "Not a creature was stirring".) I'm glad I decided to make a new card - this one is much more fun!

Thanks for visiting :) 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Elf on a shelf at A Blog Named Hero

I have a card up over at A Blog Named Hero today - here's a sneak peek:

Thanks for visiting

 
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Monday, 13 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Betty Keefe

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is Edible.

My special guest today is Betty Keefe - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take - the card is not edible, but the subject of the card is!


Thanks for visiting :) 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Karren Johnson

Welcome! Last year, I did a series on my blog where I asked people to set me a Christmas card challenge. This year, I'm stepping it up a notch, by asking crafty friends to join me!
How cool is this graphic!! My crafty friend, Kylie Purtell, made it especially for me! YAY!  You can check out her blog HERE.

Today, the challenge theme is Owls.

My special guest today is Karren Johnson - you can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's my take:
I used the Winnie and Walter set, Happy Owlidays - Karren used the same set, and some of the same stamps, too! Make sure you check out her take!
I decided to make the little owl's scarf tartan - what do you think? 

Thanks for visiting :)