Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Son-In-Law's Birthday Gift Holder

Hi there,
Our Son-In-Law Joe had a Birthday last week and this is the Gift Card Holder I made for him.  Joe is a keen golfer so that was the theme for this years card.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - On the Links, Simon Says Stamps- Birthday Messages
Card: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Stazon Black, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Green Baker's Twine
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink - On the Links Dies, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Blocks, Sticky Strip, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensional
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Merry Monday # 139 - Season's Greetings

Hi Friends,
It's Monday and time for another Merry Monday Challenge. Karren is our Hostess and she is challenging us to Create a Winter Wonderland  themed Christmas card.
I decided to go all out, have some fun and make a Shaker card. 

Stamps:  S/U's Winter Post, White Christmas, Bright and Beautiful, Endless Wishes
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Clear Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, Pool Party
Markers: Pool Party, Crisp Cantalope, Wild Wasabi, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Finishing Touches: Sequins, Beads,
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Shakers and Sprinkles Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Black Artline Pen, Foam Tape, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Sticky Strip
This is our last challenge for this year, hoping everyone has a good stash of cards to send out and give to their loved ones, especially if you have been playing along all year.  We will be back early in January 2015 to get you all inspired for next Christmas with some fantastic challenges.  Hope you will join us and play along all year. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Graham's Birthday

Hello Friends,
I know when Christmas is just around the corner with the arrival of my husband's Birthday which comes a couple of weeks before Christmas Day.  I live in hope that I will be organised but every year life becomes so busy at this time of year I end up rushing to make one for him.  I am rather pleased with my efforts this year and hubby was very impressed also.  Hope you like it too!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Fancy Feathers, Simon Says Stamps - Birthday Messages, WPlus9 - Whole Lotta Happy,
Card:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: White Smooch Spritz, Pearl Smooch Spritz
Cool Tools: Fiskars Cutter and Scoring Tool, , Papertrey Ink Die, Clear Blocks, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Computer and Printer, Spray Box, Papertrey Ink Die - Rectangle Shape from Stamp-a-faire 2014 Kit 1960's
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Merry Monday #138 - A Merry Christmas to You

Welcome Everyone,
It's Monday and time for another challenge at Merry Monday.  Debbie is Hostess this week and she is challenging us to Use, Gold, Silver and White with the addition of a Fourth Colour.  I chose red as my 4th colour. I used heaps of Punches this week for the candles, flowers and leaves.  I dry embossed the candles and shaped the flowers and leaves for more dimension.  I finished off with some Pearls and Liquid Pearls.
Stamps: S/U's Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Bells and Boughs
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Gold and Silver Foil Card
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Liquid Pearls Ruby Red
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Photo - Finish Strips Dies Favourite Things Banner Die, S/U's Build a Bird Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch, Couture Creations Cabaret E/Folder, Sizzix Little Holly Leaves E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Tombow Multi Glue, Dble Sided Tape, Glue Pen, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Merry Monday # 137 - Christmas Holly

Hello Stampers,
This week Deanne is our Hostess at Merry Monday and she is challenging us to Use a Bird on our cards.  I have used the beautiful bird and holly stamp from Stampin' Up's Beautiful Season.  I have had this stamp set since it first came out and I don't think I have inked it up until now, no idea why as it it a lovely image.  I used Blendabilities to colour the image. I still need a bit of practise when I go outside the lines to clean up but I find the colour bleeds very easily.  The mat colour Primrose Petals is a bit off, much brighter in the photo than it really is, it does match the Pinky Red in the DSP.  I used a crystal for the birds eye and the Early Espresso Bakers Twine for some added interest. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals and stamped with Always Artichoke.  Hope you can join us this week, we would love you to play along.

Stamps: S/U's Beautiful Season, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Papers: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Kaisercraft Christmas Carol DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Always Artichoke
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Crystal
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Merry Monday #136 - Fairisle Sweaters, Mittens and Hot Chocolate

Hello Friends,
For today's Merry Monday Challenge Bonnie is challenging us to Use Red, Green and White for our cards.  I love to use these festive colours at Christmas.  I have gone for a Northern Hemisphere theme of Fairisle Sweaters, Mittens and Hot Chocolate for my card.  It's certainly not what we would wear with our 40 degree Celsius plus temperatures at Christmas. Hope you will join us this week for Bonnie's challenge.

Stamps: WPlus9 Fairisle Background, S/U's Make a Mitten, Scentsational Season, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Papers: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede Marker
Finishing Touches: Mini Crystals
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Make a Mitten Punch, Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Collection Framelits, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in today.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Merry Monday #135 - Sue's Christmas Bells

Hi Friends,
A big warm welcome to the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  It's my turn to be Hostess for the challenge and I would like you to Feature some Bells on your card.  The Design Team has created some wonderful inspiration for you, so do check out their cards and join us this week as there is only five and a half weeks to Christmas. 
For my card I have used the Ornamental Pine Stamp with Gold Embossing on Gold Foil Card for the Bells.  I also used some Gold Foil Vellum and Old Olive Washi Tape, Gold Bakers Twine and Clear Sequins. I shaped the bells to give them more dimension.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink's - Bells and Boughs,  S/U's Ornamental Pine, Purple Onion Sentiment
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Gold Foil Vellum
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark,
Finishing Touches: Gold Baker's Twine, Washi Tape, Clear Sequins
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Gold E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot, Tombow Multi Glue
Thanks for dropping in today.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Merry Monday #134 - Silver Pine

Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Challenge.  Wendy is challenging us to Create a card using Silver, Grey and Blue.  I Silver embossed the Pine Needles and Sentiment. and stamped the Ornaments in three different colours.  The back ground was sponged with Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Pacific Point. 

Stamps: S/U's Ornamental Pine, Mama Elephant - Merry Greetings, Papertrey Ink - Bells and Boughs
Card and Papers: Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Finishing Touches: 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Gelly Roll Pen
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Merry Monday #133 - Wild Deer

Hi there,
Welcome to the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  Nina is challenging us to Create a Rustic looking card using Creams, Tans and Browns. I used stamps and dies from Tim  Holtz for my card and the Falling Snow Embossing Folder from Sizzix.  I hope you have checked out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous cards.  We would love to see your card using Nina's challenge so do join us this week.

Stamps: Tim Holtz Holiday Joy, Kaisercraft Christmas Sentiments
Card and Papers: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Blendability
Finishing Touches: Soft Suede Grossgrain Ribbon, Pearl
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Joy Dies, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Sizzix Falling Snow E/Folder, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Merry Monday #132 - Snowflakes

Hello there,
It's Monday again and time for another challenge at Merry Monday and this week Lesley is challenging us to use Snowflakes, Dry Embossing and Neutral Colours on our cards.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Signature Greetings
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Champagne Glitter Card
Ink: Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Pearl
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Simon Says Stamp Eliza Snowflake Die, MFT Die-namics Zipper Dies, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Hope you have a nice stash of Christmas Cards, if not it's time to start making some before the rush of Christmas.  We would love to have you join us and play along this week. 
Thanks for calling in today.