Sunday, 21 July 2013

A Green Christmas

I am trying to increase my little store of Christmas card.  So the card tonight is inspired by 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown recipe
I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday but I have rotated the sketch.
Supplies:  White and green card, SU image, Stamp It sentiment, Jillibean Soup and My Mind's Eye papers, Hero Arts embossing powder, Versamark inkpad, ribbon and Kaiser rhinestones
Other challenges
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
52 Card Pickup - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - What...Christmas in July!!  
Well that's all for tonight.  Thank you for dropping by.


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Enjoy the Day


I have made a CAS card for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have had three rolls of washi tape burning a hole in my "pocket" for some time now but this sketch proved ideal for the tape.

Supplies:  Kraft and blue card, Washi tape, Penny Black sentiment and ribbon.

Other challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Old Back Porch - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Great Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Shades of Grey

This week's challenge at Less Is More is Shades of Grey and here is my card.
Supplies:  Light , medium and dark grey card,  IndigoBlu image, Hero Arts sentiment, Versamark inkpad, Hero Art embossing powder, Cord and Kaiser rhinestones
Other challenges :
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
52 Card Pickup - Anything Goes
Crafters CafĂ©  - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

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Monday, 8 July 2013

Warm Winter Wishes


It seems that at this time of year, for one reason or another, peoples thoughts turn to Christmas.  This is seen in the number of Winter/Christmas challenges.  I can relate to the sentiments on the Squirrel and the Fox.  Here in Australia it just isn't the same eating hearty roast meals in 40 degree temperature.  So lots of people now do cold dinners like seafood and salads and icecream plum pudding.  Therefor July is a good opportunity to do the big meal.

So for tonights card I gained inspiration from the challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas in July and the Christmas Blog Challenge is for an Easel card.
Supplies:  White, red, green and Glitz card, Sassy Cheryl digital image, computer generated sentiment, Lyra pencils, Spellbinder dies, Papermania embossing folder and Carl punch
The Christmas in July challenges are Simply Create TooShellys Images and The Stamp Spot .  I do like The Stamp Spot image.
Allways Something Creative  - Is Christmas Already?
Always Playing with Paper  -  Anything Goes Christmas
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
I do feel a bit like the Vicar of Dibley in The Christmas Lunch Incident episode. 
That's all for tonight.  Thank you for dropping by.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Red, White and Blue Friend

Tonight I started with a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Then I decided on a colour - Sassy Cheryl's, Inky Impressions  and Paper Pretties - all these challenges are Red, White and Blue.
Supplies: Blue and White card, Sassy Cheryl's digital image, Annabelle's Stamps sentiment, Lyra pencils and ribbons

The theme came from {Pin}spirational Challenge

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Thursday, 4 July 2013



This weeks challenge at Less is More is Sand.
Supplies:  White and blue card,  Nana Vicki's digital image, computer generated sentiment and Lyra pencils.
Other challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - On the Beach
Digi Sketch - In the Summertime
Incy Wincy Designs - Summer Lovin'

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Blue and Grey Tic Tac Toe

Today I made card for four challenges - The Papers Players bingo challenge, Dynamic Duos, Annabelle Stamps and Make it Monday.  I have used the bingo line Blue, Bling and Friendship
 Supplies:  White and grey card, Eline Pellinkhof design paper, Jane Doodles image, IndigoBlu sentiment, Waltzing Mouse banner, Lyra pencils, Goose Bumps embossing folder, Versamark watermark ink pad, Alison Ellis embossing powder and Kaiser rhinestones.


That's all for now.

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Scene in Tangerine

Moxie Fab World Tuesday challenge this week is Scene in Tangerine.
Supplies:  White and green card, Just Inklined digital image, Hero Arts sentiment, Lyra pencils and Kaiser rhinestones.
Challenges -
Old Back Porch - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Digitals - Anything Goes
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  I started my weekend early I had and RDO and went with my cousin to see Monet’s Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.  The gallery was founded in 1861 and is the oldest public art museum in Australia.  There a couple of features of the museum I particularly like.  As you enter you pass the water wall.  Which is a large pane of glass with water running down it and the inclination is to run a finger through the water.
 From outside
From inside
Another feature I like is the ceiling of the Great Hall.  It is the world's largest stained glass ceiling.  As children we would lie on the floor to view the ceiling.
Every winter the gallery has a special exhibition and this year it is Monet's Garden.  It was wonderful.  It had pieces from his student days to his iconic garden at Giverny.
Afterwards we sat in the sun on the Southbank Promenade drinking coffee and people watching.  There were a lot of British tourist.  This was because the following night the British and Irish Lions were playing Australia in Melbourne and the tourist were here to support them.
Then in the evening we went to a concert.  It was Rachmaninov and Elgar.  A very pleasant way to end a lovely day.
Well it's late now so I must finish.
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