Tuesday 10 December 2013


I have had this Fabscrap cardboard diecut sitting in my stash for years! And with 2 challenges for snowflakes this week, it was time to use it.

CAS-ology Snowflake Challenge & Addicted To CAS Snowflakes Challenge. I will also enter it in the Simon Says Make your own Background Challenge.

I created the background panel using distress stains (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers,   Salty Ocean and Brushed Pewter) with a splash of water. Then I stamped my sentiment stamp with the new Hero Arts silver ink.

For the snowflake I only used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feather and Brushed Pewter.

Decorate the Tree

For the CAS-ual Fridays Out on a Limb Challenge in which you must feature a tree.

And why not some washi too?!


I've got my Snoopy back ... after nearly 4 weeks at training! And he is a changed, calm dog now. We still have daily practise to reinforce his new behaviour, but he has made wonderful progress in just 25 days.

And to go with the sketch challenge at Clean & Simple

Here's 2 wishes of Merry Christmas from Snoopy.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Sparkle & Sketch

Love the Wanna Sketch Challenge

and the Less is More Sparkle Challenge

Can always do with some shine in our life!

I took a embossing folder and added stickles to the dandelions - then turned it upside down to make baubles.

Added punched out pp, putting sparkles on the inner dot, and glossy accents over the two.

A few Challenges

This is for a special friend.

And a few challenges :

Dynamic Duo Midnight Muse and You choose - of course I had to choose a green

CAS-ual Fridays Create with 8 - 8 flowers

CAS-ology Ribbon Challenge

and Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge

Decided my ribbon should be wider!

Which do you prefer?

Merry & Bright

I have wanted to try use this stamp as holly ... and this is my first try.

For Karen's OLW Sparkle & Shine Challenge.

I stamped the houndstooth leaf in Colourbox Lime ink and embossed in sparkle embossing powder. Very difficult to catch with the camera, but it has a lovely shimmer.

Wedding Flourishes

I was asked by a friend to make a wedding card that incorporated flourishes and the Taj Mahal as the wedding couple were planning to go there. 

And then I see the Simon Says Stamps With a Flourish Challenge ... perfect timing!

The Hero Arts Flourish stamp almost matches the one on the wedding invitation. Went in search of the Taj Mahal in the Silhouette Studio Store ... Isn't the Silhouette just the best craft tool?!

Sunday 1 December 2013

My Kusudama Ball

Loved the Kusudama ball on Annabelle Stamps Blog. When I saw it I just had to make one, and just below the photo, instructions started with the first fold. I rushed off to get a square of paper and immediately started following the instructions (without reading to the end first!). I got to the end of folding the first sheet, and it said that made ONE petal. 

And you need 5 petals to make one flower.

And you need 12 flowers to make the ball.

So I only had 59 to go!!  I just laughed at myself because I had used a 6"x6" square, and  that meant I would need 15 sheets of 12"x12" paper. So my one petal sat on my table for a couple of weeks ... but I couldn't resist it ... so I just started folding, and here it is!

Made with Fabscaps and Magenta papers and Hero Arts dots.

Friday 29 November 2013

Christmas Washi Phone

Time to bring in the Christmas spirit to my iphone ... a little washi tape revamp!

I like 2 layer silver stars on the red stripe.

Thursday 28 November 2013

Wednesday 27 November 2013

500th Blog Post Winner - On time

Right, so now we have the real winner .....

That makes it ...

Wow, 500 posts! That's incredible! Congratulation! :)
Your card is wonderful! Love the colors and the detailed shadow you added!
Thank you so much for the chance to win your generous giveaway! :) xo Tone

Please contact me with your address (no spaces)  on jribet @ intnet.mu

Cindy was so kind to let me do a redraw, but I will still send her this ...

Happy happy Birthday

When I did the sketch for the Cardathon at Scrap Rendezvous, I forgot the card was supposed to be a Christmas one! (Juggling too many things at the moment and I find that I'm dropping balls!)

Here's the sketch again

And my original take on it. The "birthday", dots and "ribbon" are diecut from washi tape on cardstock; the arrows are a mix of stamps, silhouette dies and washi tape.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

O la la!

My brain is like a sieve at the moment ... spinning too many plates, juggling too many balls.

So I did the 500th Giveaway draw a day too early! So sorry.

So I will do another tomorrow at the promised deadline!! Will come up with another prize and show it on the post tomorrow!

Sincerest apologies!

500th Post WINNER!

.... and the winner is ...

That makes it ...

Big congrats on your 500 posts Janet! Beautiful CAS card! What a generous giveaway to celebrate! I am already a follower!

Please send me your address. My email (without the spaces) is jribet @ intnet.mu

Scrap Rendezvous Cardathon

Pascale, Alexandre and Virginie of Scrap Rendezvous kindly asked me to join in as a guest designer in their Cardathon of Christmas cards.

We were to come up with a sketch, and then a card.

Here's my sketch :

and a sneak peek of my card :

Come back tomorrow for another take on the sketch.

Monday 25 November 2013

Silhouette Bell

Note : If you want a chance to win my 500th blog post giveaway pop on over and post a comment before midnight (EST) on the 26th November.

Playing with my Silhouette for this Bell challenge at CAS-ology.  I have this beautiful shimmery gold paper which is perfect for a bell.

Sweetest little Bird

Note : If you want a chance to win my 500th blog post giveaway pop on over and post a comment before midnight (EST) the 26th November.

Another little bird for the Less is More Use a Bird Challenge

This is just the sweetest little Christmas Bird. And using more of the Washi stash!

Glossy Accents on the bird and holly really makes them pop.

The bird is a Hero Arts stamp (and the gems) will enter it into Hero Arts Holiday Challenge

Sweet Bird & Star

Note : If you want a chance to win my 500th blog post giveaway pop on over and post a comment before midnight (EST) the 26th November.

Had a couple of challenges in mind while creating this card :

Less is More #147 Use a Bird Challenge

Festive Fridays : Inspired by Challenge (it was a toss up between the wreath challenge and this colour challenge, but went with the latter in the end)


Sketch Saturday Challenge

A bit of sponging to create the circle, the 3D star (again! I know) with Stickles, a banner sentiment and gems.

As these are all Hero Arts stamps (and Blush Dots and gems) will enter it into Hero Arts Holiday Challenge


Note : If you want a chance to win my 500th blog post giveaway pop on over and post a comment before midnight (EST) the 26th November.

A shaped card for the Paper Players Shaped Card Challenge. I cut this with my Silhouette. Embossed the front of the card. Added these delightful LOTV tags.

Added glossy accents to the holly berries and the Christmas tree.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Inspired by TV Ad

Note : If you want a chance to win my 500th blog post giveaway pop on over and post a comment before midnight (EST) the 26th November.

I have wanted to make a card inspired by the TV ad for MNet. It has turning dots in an array of colours.

Thought the Annabelle Stamps "Round for Christmas" dots were perfect for this. These will be my colours for Christmas this year. Will enter it to the Annabelle Stamps Christmas Challenge.

I have um'ed and ah'ed about drawing in silver lines to make them suspended baubles, but then I thought it would make it too busy. What do you think?

[Having seen it on the screen ... and stared at it for a few days, decided that it needed the strings.]

Will also enter it for Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge

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