Sunday, November 28, 2010

christmas card photo shoot

I went out today and took some photos to use for out xmas cards this year.

Here are a few of my favs.

Now to decide out of the 30 0dd I have just which one I will use.

It's begining to look a lot like christmas

over on the Let's get shabby blog and here is why.

There are the two raks on offer that will be posted out to two lucky shabby players.

Pack 1
7 cards with envelopes and a surprise bundle of goodies.

Pack 2
6 cards with envelops and a surprise bundle of goodies.

There are still a few parcels from some of the girls to arrive so there will be a few extra surprise cards in the packs.

Now just what do you need to do to be in the running for one of these packs???

-Become a follower if you aren't already one
-Post a comment on this post with your guesses as to which one of shabby girls created the individual cards within the packs. (so who did what card???)

To help you in this pop on over to the shabby girls blogs where they will post (as soon as they can) these two photos along with a clue as to which card or cards are theirs.

And now for my clue.

Green and cream times two.

Have fun guessing.

Some scrapping to share.

I have had a nice weekend out here. Yesterday was my Saturday. I headed out to a local for their monthly 12 hour crop day and had so much fun. I even managed to do some Christmas shopping too. Here is what I can share for now. Of the three cards and one layout it is the only sharable one for now. lol

When you wish upon a star.

I had a very nice surprise a week or so ago. I got a gorgeous bundle of goodies from Olga on the Lets get shabby team as part of something special we have planned for the blog and in it was the cutest little russian Christmas stamp.

I knew just what I was going to use it on too. The challenge this month over at Inkurable stampers is to crate a shabby Christmas card. Now me being the shabby girl that I am just couldn't not do this challenge.

Here are the colours I used.

Sled-E47,E49, Blender
Snow and star-C1,C3
Sky-BV 60

Merry Christmas.

I needed three little gift tags to go with some pressies so I had a small production line going to make these. I had to take the photos at night so the photo isn't that great sorry.

Stay tuned as I will be back I took some photos of Missy to hopefully get one for our Christmas photo cards and will share my favs.

Just scrapbooking dt projects

This month Sandie and Lou thought I needed a big challenge this month and gave me some of the Kaiser craft cup cake range of papers to work with. Bold, bright and glittery. Not usually my thing so it was definitely a challenge and not a bit of glitter in site on my projects.

Here is what I created.

So berry sweet.

I've been scrapnapping again. This is Lucy, Lou's gorgeous girl.

Hug it.

An older photo of Missy hugging a tree out back which one day will hopefully be gone.

HB2U Card

Happy birthday

As always thanks for popping in any comments and happy creating.

I've been making flowers again

It was my turn for a step post this Saturday and I played around with my punches to make some flowers.

I am yet to put these two pink ones on a project but have done up a blue one that was used on this card.

Hi card.

You can find the details of how I did them on the Lime Tart blog. Fiddly but I love the look and it is a great way to use up those scraps we all have laying around.

Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's time


We would like you to share your favourite Christmas song/carol or hymn.
You could use it as a title on your layout or use parts of it as your journaling.

It’s got to be noticeable!

If you don’t celebrate Christmas –
you can share one of your special occasion or celebration song/carol or hymn.

Here is what I created.

Magic of Christmas.

Some of you may recognize this little angel with such a gorgeous smile. Yes I have been scrapnapping again. lol The angel in the photo is Alana the daughter of one of my online scrappy pals MissyTiff.

Here are some close ups.

Embellie cluster.

Paint stamped and dotted title. I have repeated the paint dotty technique around some of the edges of the layout.

and the pretty pink and white vintage paper ruffle that I have been holding onto from one of my shopping sprees at

Our sponsor this month.
I won't spoil the surprise and tell you here just what the PRIZES are this month. Yes there is more than one. You will have to pop on over to the Shabby blog and check that out for yourself.

As always thanks for popping in any comments and happy creating.

Are you ready

for some more new Purple Onion stamps and some


I'll start with the stamps. Today I am hoping to get my parcel so once again I have card napped these samples from the Purple Onion blog so make sure you pop on over and check out the others as well as pop into the blogs of their creators as there are some great projects to be seen.

Christmas tickets

So can't wait for my parcel as this one is in it. For those of you like me that already have a Purple Onion ticket stamp you can buy the set with just the words.

Just love how Darien has used her ticket set here.


These cute soldiers are also in my parcel.

And I just love how Jenn has used them on this little card. I will be scrapnapping that idea for sure.

And now for the news.

That is right...even all the new stamps will be 25% off starting this Friday, November 26th. Make sure you visit the website on Friday because I will also have some "Purple Friday" specials offered that day. It is our version of black friday. You will find certain stamps throughout the website marked with the "Purple Friday" circle found below. These stamps will be specially priced AND will also be eligible for 25% off during checkout. Please feel free to share the sale with fellow crafters.

And if you want to see more new rubber images and samples stayed tuned for after the Thanksgiving celebrations Michele's has got some more new rubber to share.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Want a peek at some more new stamps.

Then pop on over to the Purple Onion blog. Michele has released some new sweet Christmas stamps. With my stamps still to arrive from the US I haven't had a chance to play with them yet but I pinched these by Jennifer Holmes from the Purple blog.

She used this new stamp.

I just love the colours on this card she has created.

On the blog you will also see a Christmas sentiment set designed by Jennifer as well.

You can never have enough sentiments I think.

I love the combination of printed and written lettering on them.

I can't wait to play with my stamps when they arrive.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who wants a cuppa?

I'll just ink up one of my new Purple Onion stamps and make one for you.

Here are two cards that I made made with the set.

Seasons greetings.

I just couldn't resist icing my donuts in red and green and popping them on a Christmas card.

Here are the copic colours I used.
Icing- R27,R29,C1,G05,G07

You're tea-riffic.

Make sure you pop on over to the Purple Onion blog to check out what the other girls have done.

As always thanks for popping in, any comment and happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A challenge card

On Wednesday night when I was scrapping with Jane I was playing around with my pens and stamps. Once I had coloured in the hair and skin of my Sweet Pixies Birgitta I was not too sure just what colour to do the rest of her and Jane suggested purple. Now those that know me, know that doing purple is a real challenge but I so love how the colours in the Basic Grey papers came together with the copics I chose to use.

You make me smile card.

I'm not loving the way the spica on the wings looks though. Oh well I now know not to use it over anything that hasn't been coloured.

Here are the copic colours I have used.
Dress and boots-BV0000,BV00,V91,V95

Once I had Birgitta coloured I pop on my computer to see if there were any challenges going that I could do the card for and the first one I checked out was Basic Grey challenges and guess what the challenge was. Wings. So I got to work on putting my card together using one of my growing collection of Nesties, a favorite greeting from one of my Rachelle Anne Miller sets and some punches.

If you get time why not play along as there is still a few days to go before the end of the challenge.

Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

A scrappy week.

and here are the some of the results from it. I'll share some more soon.

Sleep over invites.

I whipped these up very quickly last Sunday morning after Asher reminded me that we still had to make them. Lucky for me we only had to make two.

Girly day

After seeing a friend do up an album for another friend using Pink Paislee inserts that are not the normal size I thought I grab some and give them ago too seeing as I love the have a mix of layout sizes in my albums. This one is 5 by 7.

It doesn't look it in the photos but she did enjoy being pampered.


I did this for a challenge to use the word authentic as a title and I love how it all came together. The two ranges of Basic Grey papers and the prima flowers look as if they were made for each other.

The journaling reads

Surely with all your quirks and issues there couldn't possibly be anyone else quite like you.

Till next time. Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

How tweet

Is this new stamp set A little birdie told me from Purple Onion.

I have had fun using this stamp on both layouts and cards

Egg hunting.

here is a close up of the sewing detail.

This layout and how the sewing turned out is what inspired me to do a card using the same idea.

Stay tuned as another new set will be revealed tomorrow.

Make sure that you pop on over and check out the blog to see what the other girls have done.

How do you

store your stamps?

My clear ones are stored by manufacture in a drawer.
My rubber ones are mounted on ezy mount stored on ezy mount sheets in a clear folder in a drawer and
My wooden ones are in a box.

Pop on over to Lime tart and share with us how you do yours and you could be in the running to win one of these gorgeous mini totes hand made by Rach with a few stamps in it.

Good luck.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some more Lime Tart projects

Thought I'd share the rest of my projects this month using my Full Tart kit from Lime Tart.

For you card.

and the copic colours I used.


Sweetest day.

All boy

Beauty in motion.

If you are lucky you may find that there are still some in stock.

Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.