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Sunday, 19 November 2017

LPoCF #70 Beary Merry Christmas


Hello again,

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join us with whatever you have been working on, we would love to see what you have been doing, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight offering a lovely prize to two winners…



Prize 2 Packs from the store




Prize 2 Images

I was given a very cute little Winter Bear out feeding little birds from our sponsor AMB Illustrations called Merry Beary Bear, I knew what patterned papers I wanted to use and coloured the little bear in colours to suit, adding some Fairy Crystal glitter paint to the ground and some dotted around the little bear. I cut the 15cm square paper diagonally to cover the front of a 13cm square card blank with a small misalignment in one corner. I found some scrap card to die cut the flourish and poinsettia in my bits box, cutting the flourish up into three pieces to fan it out hiding the cuts behind the poinsettia which I made up and allowed to dry out before adding to the card. A tiny sentiment from a Kaisercraft set called ‘Home for Christmas’ to finish the card off.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 13cm square card blank
Faber-Castell Pencils
Papers from stash, Magazine freebies two different packs
Gold, red, green and yellow card scraps
MFT Flourish die small
Marianne Design die Poinsettia
CCD Cross Stitched Oval die
Glitter paint-Crystalina
Adhesives:- double sided tape, PVA glue and foam tape
Sentiment Kaisercraft ‘Home for Christmas’ clear stamp




Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Elephant Wishes


Hello again,

Hope you are all well, I'm still working my way through my Christmas cards,  should probably count them to see how much further Ive got to go and maybe plan some batch makes, today my card features a super cute little Elephant from Digi Stamp Boutique called Christmas Edwin and Hetty

I found some card blanks online from South Australian company Blue Edge Crafts that are almost the same as the C7 card blank with the fold along the narrow side, nice for a change and they had super cheap deal on the new year calendar blanks, so a few extra card blanks for my stash, started my last pack of 50 last month…. Hope to pick some up at the craft show although sometimes cheaper bought online…

I dug through some of my patterned papers from magazines and found this non Christmas set that I think works well with the image. I added Kindy glitz to the elephants hat before die-cutting with a CCD set not realising that I had picked up the 3D version, so while the glitter sparkles, some parts appear less glossy than others.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White card blank 12.5x 17.4cm
Magazine Freebie papers
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
CCD Pin dot rectangles
Kindy Glitz Crystalina 3D
Bella! Bling
Clear embossing ink
Metallic Silver Fine embossing powder
Free Sentiment Stamp 

I would like to enter this card in:-

Wow, I think that is a record for me entering my cards...

Thank you for looking in... 
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge THANKS to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all... 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Vintage Christmas


Hello again,

Well here is the last of five of the Christmas cards I have been making the last couple of weeks. This card features a Bugaboo digi stamp called Sunbonnet Christmas Tree  and some of the vintage papers from my stash.

Here is my card:-




What I used:-

White 12.6 x17.8 (5x7”) card blank


Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils

Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad (magazine freebie-many years old)

Lili of the Valley Sentiment stamp

Silver embossing powder

Clear embossing ink
Memento London Fog ink pad

Wink of Stella white and clear

Liquid pearl –Blackberry

CCD stitched square die

Lifestyle crafts circle die


I would like to enter this card in:-
ABC Christmas Challenge U for Unlimited and V for Vibrant
Rudolph Day with Scrappy Mo
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link-up #34 Anything goes
Crafting By Design Get Ready for Christmas- October Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge- 40 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357-AG or things with wings


Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge THANK YOU to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Quilted Christmas


Hello again, 

Well onto my final two Christmas cards I have been making recently, I have been trying to use up some of my older Christmas paper pads and the freebie ones from magazines, I have used two different Kaisercraft paper pads mixed with some kraft and other vintage paper from my stash and a brand new CCD I ordered using my refunded birthday money…. Great for quilt making friends, for all occasions.

Here are my two cards:-



What I used:-

White 17.8x12.6cm card blank

Kaisercraft Patterned papers

Magazine freebie paper

Vintage Christmas paper (first Edition)

Kaisercraft Sentiment stamp Traditional Christmas

Stamp it Australia Sentiment Stamp

MFT Scroll die

Clear sequins from stash

Impression Obsession holly leaf cluster die
Clear embossing ink pad
Red Embossing powder

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 356
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
CRAFT Challenge #438 Christmas
Craft-a-holics R Us Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas #34 Anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week....
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all! 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christmas Reindeer


Hello again,
I’m back with another Christmas card from my coloured images box, I have used this cute little reindeer from Digital Stamp Boutique called Bailey Reindeer, I’m still using up my left over papers from magazines, which are a great size as I can cut two panels from one A4 sheet if I’m careful and still have a little strip leftover.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-


White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank

Brown and white cardstock

Pink and green papers


Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils

Stickles Sugar sprinkles

Versacolor Orchid ink pad

Clear embossing powder

Bauble stamp (magazine freebie)

CCD Pin-dot rectangle die

Kaisercraft Sentiment stamp Christmas Quotes

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Bling from my stash


I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes optional-stripes

12 Months of Christmas Link-up #34 Anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank You to all the lovely visitors who stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Elf on Shelf


Hello again,
Well as promised here is the first of five of the Christmas cards I have been making the last couple of weeks, using one of the images I found pre coloured in an old VHS box to keep them safe, flat and useable. This card features Bugaboo digi stamp called Elf-4 I drew in two lines to make it look like the elf is sitting on a shelf. I made this card following a Stella Says Sketch but then wasn’t well enough to blog it and enter it in the challenge.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 12.6x17.8cm card blank (5x7”)


Green card stock

Blue and green design papers from my stash

Couture creations Nesting rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies

Glitter bling from my stash

Green bling from my stash

Lemon Lime Kindy Glitz

Silver pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sentiment stamp was freebie from Magazine

I would like to enter this card in:-
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes optional-Stripes
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Unlimited (aka Anything goes) and V is for Vibrant
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week....
Megan

Sunday, 15 October 2017

LPoCF #68 Kitty B Designs


Hello again,

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join in with whatever you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight offering a lovely prize to two winners…


Prize One Image

Prize 3 Images
My card is unusual for me as we don't really celebrate Halloween down under, but I bought a mixed paper collection many years ago with some Halloween themed papers included so decided I should use some. I have used a Kitty B Designs image called Unicorn Panda Digital Stamp a real little cutie, I typed my own sentiments and used a free font I downloaded from DaFont called Dymo Font Invers  and a Travelling typewriter
Here is my card:-



What I used:-

White 14.8 x 10.5cm
Kitty B Designs Unicorn Panda image
Faber-Castell Pencils
Doodlebug papers from my stash 
CCD Stitched circle die
Scraps of orange and white card
Wink of Stella clear on wings
Adhesives:- glue stick and foam tape
Sentiment typed on my PC
Fairy Krystal Glitter paint
Fine tipped scissors



Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Happy Bird-day


Hello again,
Well, long time no see! I’ve had a few big trips to the city to see specialist doctors and physios leaving me exhausted for a few days after each one, the doctor has altered my diet again so now off all grains, seeds, nuts, nightshades, dairy and fermented foods, trying to see if I am reacting to natural histamines in foods along with plant proteins that I’ve been off since April.
I did find some time to make a few Christmas cards for my stash and I’m only just finding the time to blog them along with todays card, a birthday card for my niece who turned 12 late last month
featuring three of Bugaboo Stamps images– Birthday Bird 2, Birthday Bird 3 and Birthday Bird 4 which I won during their birthday celebrations last year and coloured at some point in time, found them sitting with a bunch of images I have coloured… 


I dug into my scraps box and unearthed some brightly coloured card stock pieces which worked well with the colours I had used then hit one of the Sugar ‘N’ Spice paper pads from Spotlight and found a nicely and co-ordinating striped paper, finished the card off with two orange flower brads from my stash, wink of Stella over the cupcakes, shine of the balloons and for fun on all the little birds eyelids. I backed some blue cardstock with double sided adhesive sheets and cut Happy Birthday sentiment with a Lawn Fawn die.


Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White C7 card blank 12.6x17.8cm or 5x7”

Orange, yellow and blue cardstock from scrap box




Derwent and Faber-Castell coloured pencils

Sugar ‘N’ Spice paper pad

Brads from stash

Wink of Stella

Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday die


I would like to play along with
Catch the Bug October Anything goes
Bizzy Becs Store blog October anything goes
A Gem of a challenge- #204 Birthday Card
Crafting by designs October Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #173 Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

LPoCF #66 Fred She Said


Hello again,


Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join in with whatever crafty items you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight Fred She Said and Polkadoodles offering a prize to two lucky winners.


Prize $10 gift certificate


Prize £6.75 voucher

Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more fabulous inspiration.

I am using an image from our sponsor, Fred She Said called Smelling the Cherry Blossoms  I printed her out on regular A4 paper and cardstock and paper pieced her kimono using both plain and patterned Japanese rice papers placed over the image printed on A4 and reprinted on both the plain and patterned papers and selectively coloured the two images printed on to cardstock, layering the finished little girl onto the background, then cut out all the little cherry blossoms falling and layered them on too. 

I covered a white card blank with black paper and cut four rectangles of patterned Japanese rice paper from my stash, ensuring to adhere them on the card to maintain the papers pattern.

Finished the card off with a basic sentiment from Darkroom Door and added some doodled stitching around the edge and some silver rhinestones in each corner. This card has already made its way to the recipient who loves all things Japanese.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)


Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils

Japanese papers from my stash

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Darkroom Door Stamp

MFT Stitched rectangle die

Bling from my stash

Wink of Stella clear on all the flowers

Adhesives:- PVA glue, foam tape and Double-sided tape

Fine tipped scissors


I would like to enter this card in:-
Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello again,

Well I'm back with my second floral card in as many weeks, this one was for my Mum's birthday last week and it turned out better than I expected... as I am only just beginning to use stamps, they still scare me a little... one annoying thing... the tiny flower had no corresponding die so they were all hand cut, no Springtime hayfever out bursts please!

The peach and pear trees are in blossom, the flowering Cherry trees, the cherry and apple trees are still holding out on us, maybe they think better than to flower early as we are expecting snow later this week, of course on the day I have an appointment in the city, I hope it will not be heavy enough to close the roads, have to get across them to get to the train.

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 17.8x12.6cm card blank (5x7")
White card stock
Poppystamps Flower Patch stamp and die set
CCD Stitched in and out circle dies
Merci paper (Big W for those in Aus)
MFT Birthday sentiment die
MFT LJD Celebrate with Cake (wishes) masked
Black embossing powder
Snippets of Gold Mirri card and white card stock
Versacolor Petal Pink, Orchid, Opera Pink, Heliotrope, Green and Fresh Green ink pads
Colorbox Yellow ink pad
Liquid Enamel white- tiny flower centres
Fine tipped Scissors
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue, adhesive sheet.

I would like to enter this card in:-
Snippets Playground weeks 296-297
Naughty or Nice Challenge Framed
Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday Anything goes- Optional Topping Ocean Colours
Cuttlebug Mania Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Fathers' Day

Hello again,

The last weekend was Father’s Day here in Australia, so I made this easel card for my Dad who is often to be found in his shed, tinkering with whatever it is that day.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Design paper from Amy Tangerine paper pad
Leather grain card stock
Dark green, brown, white, metallic grey and dark red from scraps box
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Lili of the Valley image- The workbench
CCD pin dot rectangle die
CCD tiny tools die
MFT Woodgrain fence die
MFT Freshly cut grass die
Marianne Craftables Nuts and Bolts
Kaisercraft Die from Handmade Labels
Lawn Fawn Riley ABC stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol2
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Clear ink pad
Colorbox Queue Chalk ink Olive Pastel
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Hemp cord twine
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape and PVA glue
Core dinations sanding tool, scissors to distress edges

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bizzy Bec's Store Challenge Anything goes

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…

Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all… 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Fancy Floral

Hello again,

Well my mojo was missing for a few weeks, but arrived back last week when I needed it to make two birthday cards, one for my Mum and the other for one our family history buddies. This year I was asked to make a pretty card with flowers for our friend, I had been struggling to come up with an idea and then two packs of super cheap floral stamps popped into the letter box from China, I suddenly had a thought and this is what I created.
I decided to add some Diamond glaze to the centres of the three purple flowers and as a happy accident the area under the glaze has lightened and now looks like the flower centre has been intentionally coloured in a lighter colour.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 5x7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Dictionary paper from a 8” paper pad
Spray ink paper and card
Cheap stamp pack 1
Cheap stamp pack 2
Whispers Opaque embossing powder
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Clear embossing ink
Sentiment from Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol1
Black fine line pen
Tiny pearls
Dylusions Spray inks Lemon zest, Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, London fog, Cut grass, Pillar box red
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, PVA glue, Diamond Glaze
Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan
P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors for taking their time to leave me kind comments on my cards.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Born to Stand out


Hello again,

I recently discovered Darkroom Door Stamps are a smallish Aussie company and purchased three sets of the same stamps… one for me and the other as a small thank you to Di for running the ever popular Snippets Playground, with an extra set for the toy box… spreading some love for one of our Home grown stamp companies in the process. Miss Di was unaware that I had posted anything and I received an excited email after the surprise package arrived, with a huge thank you from Di.

I think Di does an amazing job running Snippets Playground and giving away so many prizes to all of the class mates all over the world. A Huge thank you to Di for all the fun and giggles and encouragement to use up those little bits and pieces from my scrap box along the way, and a huge Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer again.

On to my card, my Sister-in-Law started off my collection of spray inks a few years ago and I have of course added to them and spent some time making a mess, I mean creating a few backgrounds with them in various colours to set aside for later use making various sizes based on how much white paper and card I had laying around, from small 3 inch squares to whole A4 sheets. I used two spray inks for the main background Crushed Grape and London Blue and I’m guessing Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest on the butterfly all from Dylusions.

I stamped the butterfly directly onto one of the smaller pieces of cardstock and the sentiment onto another two white snippets (do they breed when I’m not looking???) and heat embossed them both with Black glossy embossing powder. I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out, laying them on the card before deciding to get out one of my stencils and some white ink to add more interest in the background, carefully inking directly on the card with the ink pad. Moving the stencil around so the pattern would be a little random. Another CCD die arrived around that time that I thought looked perfect for more interest and I used yet another white snippet to cut one, which was then cut in two pieces and placed behind the butterfly. I finally stuck everything down adding foam dots behind the butterfly to give some more dimension finishing off the card with a few sequins from a local discount store.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White C7 card blank

Spray ink background paper x2 some scraps 

White card stock from scrap box



Black glossy embossing powder

Clear embossing ink

My Favorite Things Stencil Petal circles

White Colorbox ink pad

CCD Rings (no longer available... at least with the store I got it from)

Sequins from stash

Dylusions spray inks used:- London Blue, Crushed Grape, Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest

Adheisves:- Foam tape, Double sided tapes/sheet and Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafting by Designs September Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge- Optional twist Spritz
Crafts Galore Encore September Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #14 Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge #3 Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters Anything goes
Butterfly Challenge Y is for you choose and W for Wedgewood Blue  (Y you choose, Heat Embossing)

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!