Saturday 24 November 2012

Embossed Stars

I loved these 3D stars from last year, but put them through the embossing folder and added Diamond Stickles.

A close up of the white one

Wednesday 21 November 2012

More Blue

Blue is really my go-to colour . . .  you just have to look in my wardrobe, soft-furnishings and my cards! So another card for CAS-ual Fridays Winter Blues Challenge, using that magical background from Hero Arts and the last of my embossed baubles. I matched the pearls to the ink using copics.

Christmas in the Summer South

Christmas in the southern hemisphere where it is summer is oh so different. And so hot! We don't have poinsettias because they flower in winter! But we do have hydrangeas, and they are our Christmas flowers. Perfect for the CAS-ual Fridays Blue challenge.

Monday 19 November 2012

Box in a Bag

While trolling pinterest this weekend, I found these wonderful box in a bag by Diana Gibbs, with a variation by Jill's Card Creations. I just had to make them. I used papers from Echo Park.

First Bag
 Variation - a real handbag
 The pair together
They are just as cute as can be! I'll be making more.

Winner Announced

Winner of the 24 Hour Scramble Giveaway is . . . 

Amazing cards talented Janet!!!!!

Please contact me with your address.

Saturday 17 November 2012

24 Hour Card Scramble . . . and counting . . . and a giveaway

The Hero Arts Flickr Group are running a 24 hour Card Scramble. It started 6:30pm CST (Central Standard Time) on the 16th. That's 4:30am on the 17th my time - I couldn't get up that early. But I have joined in from the 3rd round.

Each scramble runs for 90 minutes which gives us a 30 minute breather until the next one starts. Come over and join in the fun.

I will post my cards as I make them. 

Round 3 : Rachelle's Challenge (Theme Get WellCreate it for a child, incorporate a button, or/and include at least 3 textures.) I love the new Hero Arts embossing folders - here's the Chevron. Stamped the flower, cut out and distressed. And was so happy to use a butterfly button - I keep forgetting to use them. I have also entered this in the Scrap Africa Chevron Challenge.

Round 4 : Marcy's Challenge (Theme On the Edge, using a punch or die on the edge of the card only). I wanted to make one for each of my 2 daughters studying in the UK. They will be home for Christmas!

Round 5 : Cecilia's Challenge (Theme All that glitters is not gold or silver. Make sure your card glitters.) I had spotted a card I wanted to case from pinterest - you can spot it on my board. I used Holographic embossing powder and distressed with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. Added 3 holographic gems. This is good for CAS-ual Fridays Blues Challenge.

Round 6 : My Challenge (I
nclude a TAG on your card. It doesn’t matter if it is big or small, one or many.) I made 4 and enjoyed every minute.

Round 7 : Lindas Challenge (Repeated Stamping - use the same stamp for background AND focal point.)
I was still stuck on the tag theme for my first one

Round 8 : Cat's Challenge (Shaped Card that has no white or off-white!) This was so out of my safety zone, that I nearly didn't play. But then I spotted the red card and went with it.

Round 9 : Lucille Challenge (Animal of a different colour). Another challenge out of my comfort zone - but I loved it in the end. That's what is so good about challenges.

Round 10 : Karen's Challenge (Red, gold and cream ONLY!)
The gold cardstock is from Hero Arts (could be 10 years old!!) But absolutely brilliant stuff. Been hoarding for years. Amazing with the embossing folder. Card is cream, but since it's so late I had to use my flash.

I don't think I'll be able to stay up to make the 11th & 12th!

To celebrate this creative celebration, I have a giveaway. Just follow me and leave a comment to enter the draw. You have until midnight on Sunday 18th November.

Wednesday 14 November 2012

CAS(E) Sketch 5

Using a silhouette cut charm hanging on May Arts ribbon.

So Torn

For CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - So Torn

Playing with my new Hero Arts embossing folders. This one I inked up with their Stone Wash Mid-tone ink. Mounted the panels on foam tape to give dimension. Added diamond stickles to the stars.

Sunday 11 November 2012

A trio

For A Blog Named Hero Punch challenge
Following Maile Belles' sketch from Studio Calico. 

Take 1 : Using more baubles embossed with the Hero Arts medallion folder.
Take 2 : Using the stars and matching digi cuts.
Take 3 : Using the reindeer and stars from same set, with matching digi cuts.

More Baubles

For Clean and Simple Stamping #215 sketch
And A Blog Named Hero Punch challenge

HA November Challenge

Love this month's challenge . . . bling, dry embossing and a colour challenge.

Just love this medallion embossing folder - as much as I love the stamp. Punched out the bauble shape and added diamond stickles. Amazing how it changes colour on different papers.

Friday 9 November 2012

Blog Candy from Alexandra

I know it's going to be hand made! That makes it special!

Here's a sneak peak. . .
You can sign up for a chance at art, scrap & more.

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Man Card

For my golfing man - celebrating this week!

Great timing with the CAS-ual Fridays masculine challenge.

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