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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Just a little note...............

Hi all,

Just a little not to say I am still here, but due to the move haven't been able to make new cards, everything is in boxes and I don't even know where half of my stash is ;) Of course we don't have internet either yet, so it's a mess all round! :) Hopefully all will be better in a few weeks!


Friday, 11 November 2011

Thank You!

Good morning everyone!

Another week has flown by, I don't know where all the days went so quickly! I'm guessing between moving house and a full-time job, I really don't have that much spare time at the moment. For a good cause though, our new house is coming along beautifully, yesterday evening we spent a few hours trailing through wallpaper books and finally found the lovely coffee & cream colour we wanted for our bedrooms :)

I've got another card to share with you all, this time for the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge, which is 'GIVING THANKS'. I am expecting a lot of Thanksgiving entries, but because we don't celebrate it in the Netherlands, I chose to make a more general Thank You card:

The DP behind the turtle is so gorgeously sparkly IRL, wonderful! Of course the photos don't do it justice :) Come and join us if you can! We are being sponsored by SOME ODD GIRL this time, they will be giving away digis to the challenge winner! You can have a look on their website here.

* White base card
* Studio Light 3D image and sentiments
* First Edition Hideaway DPs
* Flowers by Papermania
* Flower. scalloped circle and corner rounding punches
* Gems from stash

* Aud Sentiments (Thank you/Thanksgiving)
* CEE Stampers (3 different shapes on your card; scalloped circle, rectangle, flower)
* City Crafter (Thank you/Homemade gift)
* Creative Card Crew (Thankful)
* Delightful Inspiration (Thank you card or gift)
* DYSU (Inspired by a song: Thank you by Alanis Morissette)
* Fussy and Fancy (Thank you and a sentiment)
* Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge (Give Thanks)
* Sisterhood of Crafters (Giving Thanks)
* Forever Friends (Something Old, Something New; Old = 3D image, New = DP)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

15 mins of crafting

Good morning everyone,

How have all you lovely followers and visitors been this week? I'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments over the past months and welcome my new followers at the same time :)

I haven't been crafting much this week, as we are in the process of moving house, but some of my earlier cards got picked for different challenges this week, all lovely surprises! I've won a number of digis that I will be using as soon as I have more time to craft in a leisurely fashion, instead of just managing my DT cards by the skin of my teeth while packing stuff in boxes :)

Talking about DTs, it's time for another challenge over at Friendship's Garden! If you've participated in our Autumn and Leaves Challenges, have a look at the blog to see our winner and top 3! This challenge is a little unusual, well, at least I have never come across it. We are challenging you to make a card in under 15 mins! Everybody needs a quick card or two, so a great challenge to ease yourself into making a card without stamps as the main feature :)

This is my card, I unfortunately forgot to set a timer, but it was definitely made under 15 minutes:

My trick to make this card so quickly? Two words: Card sheet. I've used a sheet that included image, DPs and embellishments, only a matter of cutting the elements out and combining them. Saves having to think about what goes well with what. Only added some blue gems and a couple of additional DPs and hey presto! Hope you can play along, we'd love to see your quick makes! Show us how quick you can be :)

* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* Stampavie and More (Anything Goes)
* Southern Girls Challenge (Can You Hear the Music?: Our House by Madness)
* ColourQ (Colour Challenge)
* Heart Song Inspirations (Anything Goes)
* Ellephantastic Challenges (Weather-related)
* Dream Valley (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Catz Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Charisma Cardz Challenge (Cutesy)
* CES (Inspired by a Song or a Film: Our House by Madness)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Autumnal Colours & Leaves

Good morning everyone!

It's time for another challenge at Friendship's Garden, the theme this time is AUTUMN COLOURS AND LEAVES. We would thus like to see some leaves on your project and you making use of autumnal colours, such as orange, yellow and red. Remember, our challenges focus on projects made WITHOUT stamps. You can however enter any paper craft project. Why don't you give it a try?

Here is my card:

I think it turned out quite nice, the cardstock is so lovely that I decided to show some of it on the front. Hope to see you all joining the challenge!

That's it from me for now, I am off to our new house to start the cleaning :( Oh well, it's for a good cause :) See you later!

* Cream and coated base card
* 3D image & additonal images, sentiment, and DPs on the front of the card: Studio Light
* Echo Park For the Record DP
* Scalloped circle punch
* Silver border peeloffs from stash

* Birthday Sundaes (Happy Birthday)
* Celebrate the Occasion (Fall + pumpkin)
* Craft Your Days Away (Autumn/Fall)
* Cupcake Craft (Take a Leaf Out of My Book)
* Paper Cutz (Turning Over a New Leaf)
* Make My Monday (Autumn Leaves)
* Unstampables (Autumn/Fall)
* Lollipop Crafts (Anything Goes)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Through the Craftroom Door (Fall + Leaves)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Christmas Sketch

Hello everyone!

Wow, November already, not long now until Christmas! Scary huh.......Anyway, since it's a new month, it's a new challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round, we are challenging you to make a card following this sketch:
Now, I don't usually do sketches, I don't like them at all. Guess it makes me feel restricted somehow, so I avoid them. But I did like using this sketch, once I got started it went really well to be honest! Here's my make:

It is a fairly challenging sketch, but have a go, you might like it too! See you there, you've got all month! :)

* Champagne base card
* Studio Light 3D image and sentiments
* Marianne Design Old Fashioned Christmas, Basic Grey Jovial and Echo Park For the Record DP (all edges inked with Vintage Photo distress ink)
* Scalloped circle and rounded corner punches
* Star brads & gems from stash

* Crimbo Crackers (Anything Goes) NEW CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG!
* ABC Christmas Challenge (Vintage Christmas)
* Jingle Belles (Not a Creature was Stirring: Use a creature somewhere on your card; doggie in my case!)
* Basic Grey (Anything Goes)
* Dream Valley (Anything Goes)
* Cupcake Craftroom (Sweet Christmas, the image is sooooo sweet!)
* Christmas Card Challenge (Liquid Applique or any Christmas card)
* Forever Friends (Use a Sentiment)
* Emerald Faerie Garden (Christmas Red)
* One Stitch at a Time (Christmas)