Merry Monday Christmas challenge #214 - Warm Winter Wishes. Some thought needed to go into making this card because we live in the Southern Hemisphere and here in Queensland Australia our Christmas weather is hot and tropical - which is something of a puzzle because we still like to have a hot cooked Christmas dinner (- times are a changin' though).
So I sought out this Christmas pudding as my 'warm' element and my sentiment bears 'warm' wishes.
I was also inspired by the colours and to use a bow as well. I am also posting to Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media September challenge - Distress...so for this element I used my distress tool to 'rough up' the edges of some of the panels and I used designer paper with a distressed look. Then I also machine stitched my panels and am also posting to ABC Christmas Card challenge - "S" for Sew What?. Thanks for taking a peek
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Muse: Christmas Vision #63, Cornelia's card (below) - I don't do cute often but Vikki had this sweet little Rudolph so I stamped him, coloured and fussy cut. Then I used a Christmas tree die to cut a few of these trees, cut them up and layered them for my white tree scene. I 3D mounted the layers and finished off the card with some tiny sparkles and a stamped sentiment. Thanks for taking a peek
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Hi and welcome to my happy week ... following on from my Chicken episode, those girls are now definitely free range... we may need to clip their wings or put up a 2 meter fence but until then they continue to visit the neighbours (who all assure us it is fine) and come home when they're ready.
Also this week we've had a few visits from the grand daughters and Thursday we walked up to the local playground - on the way we showed Sophie the Bower Bird nest - so I took some photos thinking you may be interested. ....
The male builds the tunnel nest with sticks and then decorates the entries
This one has a fancy for mostly red to add to the white objects
even a red chilli
Very very interesting and Nanny is giving Sophie nature lessons - she seems interested and knows the names of 5 or 6 different birds.
Now if you've some happy moments or pics or just a joke, pop over to Annies blog and join in. In the meantime have a wonderful week Cheers
Friday, 23 September 2016
Inspired by All the Little Things #24 - a fabulous inspiring photo and also to a new challenge for me - Naugthy or Nice #31 - Food or Drink - we can pretend a lovely afternoon tea was enjoyed and the cups are stacked. Thanks for taking a peek
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - September theme: Snow people and Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge for September - Song - mine is Let It Snow with Michael Buble singing along. Thanks for taking a peek
Sunday, 18 September 2016
This weekend I've been following this tree shape theme, with this card I decided to stamp the layers on the tree with various coloured inks and stamps. I cut a mask, did my stamping and then trimmed the card to a tree shape. I layered into onto bright blue and attached it to the card...I decided to vary the card a bit and made a tri-fold. Even though the card is green I think it still qualifies as a Clean and Simple card so I am posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge as well as Muse:Christmas Visions....I'm also not sure if I an enter 2 cards here but I've been having lots of fun with my trees and I've used Chriss's rainbow shades as inspiration.
Thanks for taking a peek
Thanks for taking a peek
I coloured the little turtle with markers and framed him with green. Then made this background with sprays - as you can see I'm not too good with the sprays and got blobs as well - but that all lent to the effect....I used Magical Micas in green and red. I stamped happy birthday randomly over the background too. I'm posting my card to Virginia Views #23 challenge - use Spray, Mist or Splatter. Thanks for taking a peek
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Merry Monday #213 challenge - photo below and also I'm posting to Happy Little Stampers new category - Anything Goes with Dies, and Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Clean and Simple - I did manage to include a tiny bit of stamping with my "wishes" tag. Thanks for taking a peek.