Thursday, December 29, 2011

Enjoying the sun on our deck.

A very sticky visitor .

Waiting for Santa.

We get lots of visitors in our garden .The birds and geckos are easy to spot but the stick insect is not always easy to see with it's great camouflage.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How much plum pudding did you eat.

I couldn't resist making one last Christmas card for the challenge at The Lollipop Ladies.
The Lollipop Ladies - challenge - 36 -Christmas puddings -It wasn't enough to use the photo as inspiration for colour I wanted a pud as well. Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts,pudding image is fabric .

How much pud did I eat - none at all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A sprinkle of glitter

This is my last Christmas card post for 2011 .A touch of gold glitter really made this card shine.I made this for special friends in SA.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jolly Holly

Paper from Kaisercraft ,sentiment from The Graphic Fairy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Party

My post title is the name of this vibrant green paper,it has lots of white snowflakes and comes from Momenta. The purple glitter and stickles are a great contrast to the green.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Birthday Tipple

I seem to be on a roll with the gatefold cards ,I'm keeping them simple relying on the paper for focus.This was for a male birthday in December .

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Blues

This is my take on the photo inspired challenge at The Ribbon Reel.

Challenge 17 - Shabby Holiday Winter. I think all the papers are Kaisercraft ,stickles are from Annabelle stamps.

Red and Green ,it must be Christmas

Part Time Tuesday - challenge 46 - Use Red and Green as the main colours.I don't know where the image came ,obviously a freebie from some very kind and talented person.The image was done with watercolours and when it was dry I gave it 3 coats of clear nail varnish ( no glossy accents,had to improvise .The paper is from Kaisercraft.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Do you believe

Lexi's Creations - challenge -55 -No red or green on your Christmas card.The grey paper is Francis Meyer 'Paris da Vinci Grey',not sure where the pink is from.Just added some stickles and a few snowflakes .I was supposed to post my overseas cards on Friday ,I guess they may be late.I made this little card yesterday and have almost done a second in lime green ,it's good to be different.Enjoy the rest of your day.

Birthday Butterfly

Cupcake Craft - challenge 172 - Don't look at the light -bright,sparkles,glitter ,you get the idea .

I made this gatefold card for my MIL .The black paper is from a stacker pack called 'Weddings'from Rosie's .I used foil,gems ,acetate and silver stickers to complete this butterfly (butterfly from Rosie's )card.The sentiment was made using the alphabet letters from Ippity.

We've been away again this past weekend and I know I shouldn't complain but walking out the door all I could think of was boxes ,boxes still waiting to be unpacked.It was a quick trip to Hobart to see Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac fame) in concert ,Dave Stewart and Brian MacFadden provided support.It was well worth the money as the show started at 7.00pm and finished at 11.15pm . We got back late Sunday afternoon with lots of food shopping and before I had even unpacked some friends arrived who live close by .I roasted a chicken and did lots of salad ,copious amounts of beer and wine were consumed ( not by me I'm TT )and I think we made them too welcome as it was after 11.00pm when they left .A good evening was had by all but those boxes are still there waiting to be emptied.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Yummy gingerbread men

Over at Bows and Berries this is the last challenge for 2011 ,it's also a blog hop and a free gingerbread man to use on your card and a 50% discount on all their digis . How good is all that ,you can play along until December 11th so if you haven't already entered then get a move on.

Challenge 15 - Blog hop and card using gingerbread man .This image is so cute I couldn't just have one ,my little men are white as they are covered in icing, supposedly. I've added red gems ,pearls and glitter.

The First Noel

Thought I'd have a break from ironing and make a quick Christmas card .

Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 123 - Non traditional Christmas colours.I chose dark brown ,gold and a light caramel colour. The paper is HOTP and came in a book of Christmas paper which I've had for about 10 years.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Come along and play

I've been very busy over the past few weeks and only managed to make a couple of cards for the challenges at The Lollipop Ladies .Lucky me I've won prizes for both my cards ( previous 2 postings ).They always have great prizes and 2 weeks to get your card made.Come along and join in the fun .A big thank you to the team .

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

An Apple a Day

Lollipop Ladies -challenge 34 - Toffee Apples and Acetate .
Another tricky challenge especially when you only have 3 hours to get your card made and posted.Did I chose something easy to make ,hell no .As I folded the strips of paper for the iris folding I edge each piece with a gold marker pen ,the acetate I used for my shaker part of the card adding a few small beads.Sorry about the quality of the pic ,the camera is obviously on the wrong setting ,I've pushed a few buttons but I think Steve will have to take a look this evening.

We have been in our new home for 3 weeks and this is my first post ,I had forgotton how time consuming it is both with the packing and unpacking of boxes .It doesn't help that we have been away for two weekends and will be away again this next weekend . Every day is a challenge in the kitchen as I try to remember which cupboard things are in .I've unpacked all my craft things but I haven't managed to find my acrylic blocks ,they are there so I will have to spend a bit more time in the craft room.