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Monday, 26 December 2011

Another Christmas Card

This is the card I made for my friend Bron who is the Co-ordinator at our local Neighbourhood Centre where I am on the Management Committee ... She works tirelessly to make our Centre viable and a friendly comfortable place to visit.  I made a box and filled it with choccies and a got a votive candle that I added some ribbon,a flower and Christmas rubons to but I forgot to take a photo ....
Oh well ... You'll just have to take my word for how nice it looked lol.

I decided to colour a Bugaboo digi image for this one and use the "Dear Santa" stamp again.  I had bought some Christmas stamps but didn't get around to using them (my 8yr old got lots of use out of them though ... you can check out her blog here).  I like the idea of taking a general stamp and turning it into a Christmas card with the colouring, design of the card and the embellishments ...

Hope you like this one and until next time


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper:  SU! CS, Basic Grey PP, Websters Pages PP
Stamps:  Bugaboo Sunbonnets Fancy SB Flowers digi, "Dear Santa" stamp from stash
Other:  Copics, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, string

Christmas Card #3

Onto card number 3 ....
This one was for Sheree and Trevor ... the last of our "trivia" friends
Both Gray and I have known Trevor for over 20 years after working together never thinking all those years ago that would all end up such a big part of each other's lives :D
You just never know where and when wonderful friendships will begin ...

I chose to colour Gorjuss Girl Sent With Love by Suzanne Woolcott .... I knew I had this old "Dear Santa" stamp that I bought from a local bargain shop for a couple of dollars and thought it would go perfectly with this stamp for a Christmas card :D

I used my copics of course and I really like how this card came together ... the colouring took longer than putting the card itself together lol.  I decided to distress all the papers and to run Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink over everything, including the fussy cut stamp to give an 'aged' look ... this was much more evident in real life and I have to say this is probably one of my favourite cards this year.

Well, I hope I'm not boring you too much with all my postings ... I think I might only have 1 or 2 more worthy of blogging so will get them on in a little while.

Hope you are enjoying your boxing day wherever you are and that Santa was generous to you.

Until my next post

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Paper:  SU! CS and PP from stash
Stamps:  Gorjuss Girl Sent With Love by Suzanne Woolcott, Bizzy Becs Christmas Sentiment (freebie), SU! Winter Post
Other:  Copics, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink

Christmas Card #2

Here's my next card ...
This one is for Petrina ... one of our other "trivia" friends that I mentioned in my last post.
Petrina is not only a great friend she is super awesome coz she got tickets to the most super awesome concert next March .... drum roll please .... 80's band Duran Duran who are touring Australia just in time for my birthday :D  To say that I'm excited is an absolute understatement coz I was like a desperate, and I mean desperate, teeny bopper fan(atic) who would cry at the mere mention of their name lol.
They are playing at one of the wineries so good wine and Duran Duran .... yippeeeeee lol.

For Petrina's card I used Tiddly Inks Lilli Claire Make a Wish digi stamp and coloured her with copics.  I like the way this ended up turning out coz when I started colouring her I wasn't quite sure of her and the colours I chose but then the papers just kinda brought it all together.

Hope you like it
and until next time

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Paper:  SU! CS, Kaiser PP
Other:  Copics, Swirl die, scallop punch, lattice punch, ribbon.

First of many ....

So... here is the first of some of my Christmas cards that I made this year to send out to family and friends.  This one was given to our good friends Bernni and Terry  ... They are part of our "Trivia buddies" along with Sheree and Trevor and Petrina ... but more than that they have all become wonderful and dear friends whose friendship we will treasure always!  And they are all some of my greatest 'colouring/card making' supporters out there :D

For this card I coloured one of the Wee Stamps, Silver Fairy by Sylvia Zet 
I absolutely love to colour her images ... they are so girly and pretty!
I've coloured her with my copics and I've distressed all my papers and stamped the background paper she is sitting on with one of my all time favourite Stampin' Up stamp sets Winter Post.

I hope you like her as much as I do ....

I've found a few challenges to enter this card into and they are:

Paper:  SU CS, freebie pp from scrapping mag
Stamps:  Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet, Silver Fairy Digi, Stampin' Up Winter Post
Other:  Copics, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, string

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Well no card to show tonight but I did want to get in a quick Merry Christmas to you all ... Will endeavour get some cards uploaded over the next couple of days.

But, for now I hope everyone has had, is having or is about to have a Merry Christmas.  Hope Santa had room in his sleigh for you all after visiting Maryland lol.

We spent a lovely day with family and we all got spoilt rotten which was just fine with me lol ... new copics and some stamps, perfume, Pandora beads (amongst lots of other goodies) and I finished off my Kitchenaid family with the blender (red coz red goes faster lol) ... Just gotta come up with a name for him and he will sit proudly next to Martha (the mixer) and Stewart (the food processor) on my kitchen bench ...

Those that we have loved and lost over the years were sadly missed but never far from our thoughts and conversation.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and much love and happiness for 2012.

Until next time ... Ciao


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Let's Go La La ....

Hey there folks ....

Wow where has this last year gone?  I remember my Mum & Dad always telling me to stop wishing my life away when I was kid ... You know what I mean ... "I can't wait til Christmas, I'm 18, I'm 21" etc etc .... Now I find myself saying I remember those days of being 18, 21 etc etc lol.  I'm always blown away by how fast time goes the older you get and find myself saying "How did it get here so quick?"

24 days til Christmas Day is upon us and 25 until it's over with until next year ...  I don't know which I'm looking more forward to lol.

I finally got around to doing some more colouring and card making and this is for the La La Land Crafts Black and White Challenge ... It's the first black and white image I've coloured with copics and I must say I struggled to not put some pink or red in with it :D  Overall I'm pretty happy with how it looks and I'll try and find some more challenges to put her in.

I now really need to get my stuff together and get some Christmas cards made and sent out.  I only send a handful of coloured cards and the rest are just clean and simple with no colouring at all .... I'm giving myself two weeks and that's it!!  Otherwise I might have to resort to bought (OMG!) cards lol.

Well, I hope everyone's Christmas spirit is with them and the build up to the big day is not too stressful for you all ....

Until next time .... Ciao

La La Land Crafts - Black and White Challenge
(photo uploaded to Customer Gallery for monthly draw)

Paper:  SU! CS, Bella! PP
Stamps:  La La Land Dress Up Marci Digi stamp, Bizzy Bec (freebie) circle sentiment
Other:  WOC flowers, lge black flower from stash, stick pin made by me, MS border punch and butterfly punch, SU! circle scallop, ribbon from stash
Coloured:  With copics (Hair: C7/C5/C3, Dress: T3/T1/T0, Skin: T3/T0, Shoes: W7/W5/W2)