Monday, 23 November 2009

Christmas Cards & More

I finally got a chance to do my Christmas twinchie for INKURABLE STAMPERS this morning ( had to wait for a cool day to bring out the heat gun LOL)
Firstly, I stamped the DRD stamp (from THIS set) for my b`ground onto kraft card using red StaZon ink, & stuck it onto a 2"x2" piece of chipboard, trimming & sanding the edges.
I then stamped an AL flourish stamp onto a red BB cs piece with Brilliance ink (Cosmic copper) & clear EP & "coloured in" the flourish with a copper-coloured metallic gel pen.
I then over-stamped my twinchie with the same flourish using Versafine (vintage sepia) ink, & clear EP, again colouring in with gel pen, sticking it carefully in place with some ds tape. The edges of the red cs were inked with Brilliance ink & covered with clear EP. I used a Collections chipboard tag, inking the edges with the copper ink, & added the word Joy (from the same set of DRD stamps). I attached some ribbon, & added some glass beads in red, green & blue, & some metallic embroidery thread, & layered the card front to some copper DCWV cs, sanding the edges to show the white core.
& This next card is for SANDIE`S 12 Weeks of Christmas Competition...I`m pretty sure you can still join in, so check out THIS POST in her blog for the details.
I again used the small b`ground stamp from THIS DRD stamp set (it has quickly become my new best friend, even though I got it last year LOL)
I then added some silver foil, & layered the beautiful angel image (from PAPERFORESTDESIGNS onto some silver coloured DCWV cs, adding the sentiment (also from PAPERFORESTDESIGNS ) a little ribbon, & some tiny rhinestones.
& lastly, a quick Thank You card (I`ve a few of those to do ATM)
using some BG pp, a tree stamp from Hero Arts, & the Thank You is from THIS DRD set
The brand new DARKROOM DOOR DT was announced on the weekend, & if you check out the BLOG, you may be lucky enough to score yourself some new stamps...
Now go & create something :)

I`m Over the Top...

My good friend SANDIE (as well as LEESA) gave me this award a while ago, so I`ll share the answers & give you a little insight into me.
If you`d like to play along, feel free to follow the instructions & pass it on... Thank you girls for thinking of me :)
Right click "Your Blog Is Over The Top" image, save image to "My Pictures" then copy and paste what is written below into your blog post! Then add the pic to your blog and answer these questions!
Here are the rules of this award
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!
Here we go -
1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2.. Your hair? Thick
3. Your mother? Close
4. Youur father? Away
5. Your fave food? Bread
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your fave drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Travel
9. What room are you in? Study
10. Your hobby? Papercraft
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Europe
13. Where you were last night? Bed
14. Something that you aren't? Dull : )
15. Muffins? Please!
16. Wish List Item? Time!!!
17. Where did you grow up? Chile
18. Last thing you did? Snack
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Many
23. Your Life? Relaxed
24. Your Mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? Cuddles
26. Vehicle? Honda
27. Something you're not wearing? Jewellery
28. Your fave store? Big W
29. Your fave colour? Purple
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Last week
32. Your best friend? Danielle
33. One place that I go to over and over? Garden
34. One person who emails regularly? Hubby ; )
35. Fave place to eat? Home
& there you have it...Now if you`ve taken the time to read this post, you automatically qualify to receive the award LOL

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Catching Up

A long break in transmission, but now I`m back & trying madly to catch up...I had a bit of a problem with my back, & have been unable to sit (or stand, sleep etc, etc) comfortably for the past couple of weeks, & it has been soooo frustrating! The worst part has been my inability to do anything crafty, hence the title of this post.
I`d just like to share the beautiful returns I received for the "Prague" ATC swap organized by the very talented & generous Rachel, of Darkroom Door stamps.
The top row consists of "Happy Heart" which is my contribution to the swap, next we have Samantha N`s "Life", followed by Robyn W`s "Prague"
In the middle row we have "Enjoy.." by Liesbeth F, "Art" by Vicki B, & "Destiny" by Tracey S, & in the last row we have Teresa A "Fourth", Sandra DeM`s "Praha", & an extra of mine.

These are the returns for the second group of ATCs I sent in...
First one in the top row is "Memories" by yours truly, then "The Journey..." by Godelieve T (StampingMathilda), followed by Robyn W`s "Words Cannot Describe..."
In the middle row we have Judith B`s "Prague", Vicki B`s "Travel..." & Leesa H`s "Snapshot"
& in the last row we have Sarah S`s "Enchanted", Damaris M`s "Praha", & the last one is an extra one of mine.

Thank you ladies for these magnificent works of art, each one is a feast for the eyes, & a springboard for creativity. One of the things I enjoy the most about taking part in ATC swaps is seeing how differently we all interpret the same theme, & the different techniques we all use...
& a BIG thank you must also go to the hostess with the mostest, Rachel, who not only redistributes the ATC cards ( a task I don`t envy at all, I have enough trouble trying to slide my own cards into the ATC sleeves, nevermind trying to do 90 odd!!!!! LOL) but also always includes a gift for those who`ve taken part : )

I`ll be back later, but in the meantime, here`s something I came across a while back which gave me a bit of a giggle...I hope it brightens up your day too ; )
**Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have.**
And one most appropiate for me ATM,
**The sooner you fall behind the more time you’ll have to catch up.**
Have a good one & stay in the shade (it`s too hot here in Melbourne!!)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

2 Quick Cards

Here are 2 cards I managed to make for SANDIE`s competition in her blog.
Firstly, a Halloween themed card using the purple, orange & black colour combination.
And the second one is for her 12 weeks to Christmas competition, using some DCWV pp, the reindeer image from the DRD stamp set, as well as the word Believe, from the same stamp set. Some kraft coloured card (another recycled envelope) & a little ribbon, & there`s another card ready to be sent :) Don`t forget to visit SANDIE & enter her competition, like I always say, you`ve got to be in it to win it, & even if you don`t win, you`ll end up with your Christmas cards all ready to go. Thank you for stopping by, & if you get the chance, do something creative & enjoy your day :)