Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow much fun

Snow much fun? I don't think so. I am having 'snow' much fun that I am heading off to the beach for a few days. Finally!!! Melbourne is having summer or at least a few continuous days of hot weather that we know of. But, if you know anything about Melbourne weather then you will realise that although I am going to the beach, I will probably pack some track pants and a jumper - just in case. It is not negative - just realistic. I am sending this card off to Calgary in Canada - not just randomly ... I do actually have friends there that just may have missed out on a Christmas card this year. But before I do, I would like to enter it into a challenge or two. (or four).
  • Thankyou to Stamptacular for the title of this post and also for their challenge #91
  • 7 Kids College Fund always inspire me with their varied range of stamps #11(I couldn't resist this Penny Black image)
  • Tickled Pink helped me out by providing me with a sketch #8
  • and Challenge up your Life gave me my colour scheme #34 (plus, those little silver things are buttons, I just snapped the backs off them)
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Clever reasoning?

This gorgeous image is from Lili of the Valley. Today, I think that these little girls are saying "thank you for being my friend". I love the way that a stamp like this can be used for so many reasons - 'happy birthday', 'you're so special', 'we must catch up' or 'just because'.

Funnily enough, that fact hasn't stopped me neeeeding more stamps - it just makes me feel better about buying them because I know how versatile they all are.  Clever reasoning huh? lol!

I coloured this image with Copic markers and used Basic Grey Marjolaine paper (love that paper) and have decided to enter into the following challenges:
  • Lili of the Valley has a sketch for us to follow 
  • Cupcake Craft Challenge 122 is all about saying Thank you
  • and both Crafty Emmas Store and Mad for Markers are each having an 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and all the gifts are wrapped, the lamb is ready to cook, the pre-lunch dip is done and the chocolate slice is made. Everything is ready to take to Mum and Dads house in the morning. All I need to do now is to paint my finger nails in a nice Christmas colour and then drop into bed and look forward to spending tomorrow with my family.
I have really enjoyed 'blogging' this year and I am still learning new things every day. I even know where the on/off switch is on the computer without having to look :)
I have been amazed by all of the wonderful creations that I have seen by so many talented people who give me inspiration every day.
I wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and look forward to 2011 

Friday, December 17, 2010

One tiny flaw!

My plan this year was to have all of my Christmas cards made early - ready to either hand out or post - easy - nice and relaxed. I have plenty of paper, some new Christmas stamps arrived in the post, a few digi images have been purchased and some layback afternoons of just colouring with my copic markers were set in the diary. But ... there was one tiny little flaw in my plan - I didn't expect the unexpected! It is very hard to make a card ... or 30 with a pounding head, a hacking cough and a body that is saying sleeeep sleeeep. So these cards were thrown together  (lovingly of course) about an hour before our staff dinner. The snow glitter was barely dry and I am just hoping that I took all of the double-sided tape off :-)
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I found a cure!

This is sure to cure any illness - or at least it made me feel better for awhile.  I recently won a $75 voucher from 7 Kids College Fund Challenge No. 8 and my parcel of goodies arrived today. I had such fun going through their store and deciding which items I would like and it was even better today when I was able to unload all my treasures. Just imagine the fun I am going to have when I actually get time to use all of these products. They have such great things over at the 7 Kids store you should definitely have a look. Thanks again for a fabulous prize.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Go Rockin' Robin

A sick child, a sick partner and then a sick me - all one after another. I know that Christmas is meant to be the time for sharing but that is ridiculous. So far, other child is okay and the dog is healthy so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I wont be paying anymore towards the pharmacist and our doctors retirement plans. I am a little bit out of the loop in regards to what challenges are going on at the moment but I did see that Cupcake Craft are having a Red Robin Challenge and this little bird is one of my favourite Penny Black images. (Okay, so I just happen to have 1,384 favourites - they are still all special) Plus Challenge up your life are having a Christmas challenge so I couldn't resist that either.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Fall"ing for you

I was tidying up my desk and some stamps and I found a stamp that looked way too clean. You know what that means dont you? Perhaps it has never been used. What! I have bought a stamp and not used it! I bet that has never happened to anyone else before :) It also means that the desk did not stay tidy for long - if at all. Stamptacular are having a "Fall"ing for you Challenge and both Totally Stampalicious and Top Tip Tuesday are having Anything Goes challenges

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Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm just not ready

Posted by PicasaI am just not ready ... not ready for Christmas. I am definitely not getting one of those countdown thingys on my blog. Way too depressing! I have got birthdays that need to happen before Christmas so once they are over with - then I will start to get ready for Christmas. My kids know that when the Advent calendar finally comes out of its box on the 10th of December - they have a few lollies to eat to catch up. I never hear them complain. Thank goodness Cupcake Craft have a "Light it up" challenge going at the moment which gave me inspiration for this birthday card.
So Happy Birthday to all those fellow Sagitarians and December babies.