Thursday, November 15, 2018

Graphic 45 Paper Challenge - Christmas and baby

Another couple of cards made from my Graphic 45 Paper Pad - Off to the Races for the my challenge.  I spied this paper folded design on Pinterest which led me to this blog and had to give it a go.  It is so simple and I will have to do it again as I don't think this paper was quite right to do the design justice.  However, I am happy to have another christmas card in my small stash. I added versa mark clear holly stamped leaves around the border of the card as it looked to bare.

As well as trying only use papers from this paper pad for the challenge, I added one of my own and that is to use up my pre-stamped images I have gathered over time from friends or extras I have had and not used.  So I enjoyed finally putting these cute images to use that I have had for years.  The card stock they are stamped on was white so I grabbed my Copic pens and coloured them to match the papers.  A little lace and ribbon, a bit of layering and finished with a couple of gold stickers.

Well it's Thursday already and smack bang in the middle of November.  I have a feeling the days are going to just fly by now and suddenly we will be saying Happy New Year. :-)
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Craftmad Swap - bike and embossed flowers

This swap over at Craftmad was all about using dies.  Out came my bike die that I haven't used too often - ran it through pink and grey for the wheels and pedals.  Added some punched flowers to the basket with a touch of glitter.  Finished with my Happy Birthday die.

I attached different sized die cut circles to this card stock and a couple of die cut leaves then ran it all through an embossing folder.  Next I layered up some paper flowers and finished with the pretty purple sequins and Best Wishes sticker.  

Sunday for me and I'm off to have breakfast in town with my husband possibly along the Esplanade somewhere.  Do a bit of people watching - always fun.  Then picking up Mum to take her to the local Christmas Craft Fair. Good times. Wishing you a nice day too.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Graphic 45 Paper Challenge #3 - Fishing

The the third card I have made for my Blue Edge Crafts Graphic 45 paper pad challenge.  I have teamed the papers with fishing stickers which I attached to blender paper so I could colour with my Copic pens.  I then cut out the smaller images and attached to the brown tabs that I found in my collection - from a stampin up that is years old.  Finished with the Happy Birthday sticker.

Life is good here, waiting for a bit of rain to make things green again otherwise great.  Hoping your part of the world is good too.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

60th Birthday

One of the ladies from work turns 60 on Sunday. This lady is always on hand to help anyone out so we are throwing her a surprise morning tea. I volunteered to make a card and just love this type of card for big celebration birthdays.  I created 60 candles using yoo some of my scrap papers.  To create the flames l punched thirty hearts from various yellow card stocks then cut each heart in half.  I painted each flame with clear Wink of Stella. Across the top edge I added gold stickers to say Happy Birthday. 

Thanks for passing by. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Bright Birthday Balloons

I brought out the bright card stocks for this fun birthday card. The balloons I have paper pieced. Finished with vellum tabs and a little bling.

Have a terific day

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Graphic 45 Paper Challenge #2 - orange kids

This is the second card card I created for the Graphic 45 Paper pad challenge.  I was given this image in a swap years ago, it is nice to put it to use.  I coloured the image with my Copic pens.  Finished with some brads and a Happy Birthday sticker.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Graphic 45 Paper Challenge #1 - Dragonfly

This was my first card of 11 (so far) for a challenge I am taking part in.  I was given a pad of 6 x 6 Graphic 45 "Off to the Races" papers and we are to see how many cards we can come up with just using the papers from this pad.  We can add our own embellishments and matching card stock.  I will share the remainder of my cards over the coming days, weeks.  We have until beginning of December but I don't think I will catch a couple of the ladies who up to 20 cards already.  You can see all the creations in the Facebook album here for Craftmad Challenges.

I added an extra challenge for myself.  I have a collection of stamped images that I have stashed away over time.  My challenge is to only use these as the image on the card.  It has been nice to finally put them all to use - well I'm about half way through them.

Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nephew's Birthday

I made this card for my nephew's birthday back in April (wow, too long ago).  I started with the April Craftmad sketch…..these sketches have really helped me get motivated with making cards.  I then found the papers in my stash and these papers are old….possibly as old as Jed (19).  :-0  They are special papers and I'm glad to finally put them to use.  I dug out all my star punches to add a variety.  Finished with black sticker words.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Another Aussie Christmas Card

Hi everyone, I'm back with a second Aussie Christmas card using Beccy's digital stamps.  This time it's a wombat helping out with Christmas.  I have used the October Craftmad Christmas All Year Round sketch for this card.  Coloured the image with all the Copic pens pictured above, found the papers in my stash and layered away.  I am really happy with the end result.  

Thanks for visiting and hoping your weekend is a good one.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An Aussie Christmas

Hi all, I'm back again with an Aussie Christmas card. I am so loving colouring and using my copics again.  Oh, I must tell you I discovered this wonderful tip on Pinterest where you weigh your Copic pens to see if they need refilling and how much.  I was so not filling my pens enough.  Now, I just have to slowly build up my supply of refills from four to the amount of pens I have.

Back to the card, I spied these wonderful digital stamps just released over at Beccy's Place.  I do like to try and find images for Christmas that don't include snow as that is so not my type of Christmas.  I used all the copic pens above to colour this image and then used the October Sketch challenge from Craftmad with Alison Ellis papers (another Aussie).  Finished with a Christmas sticker top and bottom from Blue Edge Crafts.  

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Merry Christmas - Craftmad Sketch Challenge

I think this is the first time I have used my "Merry" die which I bought because of my blog name. :-)  This may be a card I make a few more of as it all came together nice and quickly.  The paper is Allison Ellis, lovely and sparkly.

Well, it's back to work for me tomorrow so today I will be making the most of my Sunday at home and the fact that my husband will be watching Bathurst car racing all day.  Yep, I'll be card making.  Hope your day goes to plan.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Christmas Bauble - Craftmad October Sketch Challenge

Friday and last weekday of my holidays - back to work Monday.  I hope I can continue my card making mojo happening.  This is my take on the October Sketch for Craftmad.  I found these lovely papers in my Christmas stash - unsure of where I got them from.  The bauble is a wood shape which I coloured with my Wink of Stella pen then decorated with various gold stickers.  Finished with the banner which I stamped Merry Christmas.  I am having a love hate relationship with this card as sometimes I look at it and think I need something more in the spotty area.  

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Christmas Trees - Craftmad Sketch Challenge

Morning, another Christmas card for you using the September Sketch from over at Craftmad.  I have used Allison Ellis papers and gold stickers to create the card.  It's even more sparkly in real life.
Thanks for passing on by.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Blue Christmas

Hi everyone, I'm on my last week of two weeks holidays.  Found my craft room and have really enjoyed making some cards.  Thought I would share some of the Christmas cards I have made  since Christmas is approaching at a fast speed.  

My life is good, mostly all the normal stuff - work, looking after the house, visiting the kids from time to time, shopping, relaxing and enjoying life, catching up with friends, gardening, walking, touch football but won't bore you with the in between stuff. 

For my card I used the Craftmad July Sketch as a starter and papers from a Graphic 45 paper pad I have.  The Christmas bauble is a laser cut shape from Blue Edge Crafts which I add the blue little card stock behind and hand cut it to shape.  

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Purple and Green Swap Card - Tear Bear

This is one of my Purple and Green March Swap cards for Craftmad.  I spied something similar on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to use some scraps as that is mostly what I have left of purple paper as I use it so much. :-) 

I cut lots of strips and attached then added sticker borders to each join, to some of these I added some bling.  Finished with a Tear Bear topper.  I used to create these tear bears years ago and a friend made them into card board toppers to sell on her store….no longer available but my claim to fame. :-)

See you on the next post.


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