Monday, December 28, 2009 0 comments

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know that I am late but we kind of made a pact where we wouldnt go on the computers over the break! I was spoilt and I hope that everyone had a great time with their families or like us with there friends!
We also had a couple of days in Coral Bay which was absolutely beautiful - we havent been theere before but plan on going back more relaxing and great to unwind!
Talk to you all again soon!
Thursday, December 17, 2009 3 comments

2 Challenges In 1

I have decided to participate in two challenges this week but decided to combine them into one card! Firstly we have the Embellish Snowflakes Colour Challenge and the wonderful Makeesha's Sketch Challenge which is up to Number 17! The colours were Yellow, Kraft, Brown and Light Blue which was another good challenge in itself and of course you need to include snowflakes! The sketch also looks great and I think that I will definitely be using that one again! Please select the links to access the blogs and also have a look at all the other wonderful creations that they have over there - maybe even inspire you to make some yourself if you haven't already!
And here is my card for you:
Yes I know another Christmas Card but this time using non traditional colours and yes that wonderful snowflake stamp that I love so much - but this time it is not embossed - I am so proud of myself...haha!

Ingredient List:
Stampin Up: Chocolate Chip, YoYo Yellow and Very Vanilla CS. The Snowflake Spot, Snow Flurries and Happy Christmas Mate Stamp Sets, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow and Chocolate Chip Ink. Tempting Turquoise Brads.
Kraft CS is Bazzill.

Thanks for stopping by!


One More for the Christmas Card Lovers out there!

Hi everyone! So I have given it some time and I will now show the next installment of Christmas Cards. I can't believe that Christmas is not that far away! I still have presents to post...didnt I tell you that I would have to use Express Post....haha! Our parcels are coming in though from around the country though so I am very happy about that! Our tree finally has some things under it too and I have found a place to hang all our cards!!

The first card is in Riding Hood Red CS and Ski Slope DSP, Baja Breeze CS and Wispher White CS. It uses the Gifts of Joy stamp set.
This one is Whisper White, Real Red and Chocolate Chip CS, Ski Slope DSP and the stamp set is Happy Christmas Mate which I LOVE!

Using the Merry Christmas Mate stamp set again.

I hope that you like all of the cards I have showed you over the 3 installments!

Thursday, December 10, 2009 1 comments

2nd Installment of Christmas Cards!

Hello all - I couldn't wait - I had to put up another two of my Christmas Cards! And yes I am also procrastinating but what better way that posting on my blog!

The first card is on the blue CS from last years In Colours that I really can not remember the name of and the good ol catalogue is still in storage boxes! All the snow flakes are silver embossed and the large one is from The Snowflake Spot and the small ones are from Snow Flurries. The JOY is also from The Snowflake Spot and ink is StazOn Black.

The second card surprise surprise uses some of the Ski Slope DSP (and believe it or not I still have heaps left!). The base is Whisper White, Real Red used and the Gifts of Joy set stamped in Ruby Red and Old Olive also on Whisper White CS. The greeting is using my gold Uni-Ball Signo pen and my own handwriting. The strip in the middle is actually raised with dimensionals.

That is all for to get back to a collage that I am doing for a present!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 0 comments

Christmas Card Countdown

Hi all, I am guessing that everyone is either busily trying to get everything done for Christmas or are really organised and laughing at all of us that leave everything until the last minute...I'm generally one of those last minute people and unfortunately living where I do I really can't afford to be! It looks like Australia Post will be getting some extra money from me this year with sending all my pressies Express Post to make sure it gets there before Christmas! So what have I been up to of late...making Christmas Cards and doing some presents but those I can't show you until after Christmas otherwise there will be no surprises Christmas Day! The cards though I can share so I have a few to show you now and I will put some up over the coming week so you are not too inundated!

This year we are not heading home for Christmas as we have to work between the holidays! But as there are others like us up here we are joining forces with friends of ours and having a big
Orphans Christmas as we like to call it! So that way we can celebrate together...bringing all our traditions together too which will be so much fun! Enough of my rambling and on to the cards haha!

As I have to post mine I needed to keep them simple and relatively flat. This is Baja Breeze cardstock as the base, Choc Chip CS with some of the Ski Slope DSP. The greeting is from Sincere Salutations in Choc Chip.

This one is Riding Hood Red CS as base stamped with the the present stamp from Sleigh Full of Toys in Versamark. There is Kiwi Kiss CS then Whisper White CS with a strip of the Ski Slope DSP. The main stamp is also from Sleigh Full of Toys with Versamark followed by Black Embossing then it is coloured in with my pencils! All the bows though are with my Gold Gel Pen but doesn't show up well in the photo.

Last one for today is Whisper White CS base and then the SkiSlope DSP (I love this...can you tell...haha). I have then stamped with Versamark and then embossed in silver the Sincere Salutations stamp and snow flurries.

I hope that you like the first three cards, I will be back with more soon!