Sunday, November 28, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Christmas Card Holder

Work has just been so busy over the last week or two that I have not had time to post my creation for the current UStamp with Dawn and Friends Jump on Your Jingle - A Christmas Card Holder which is just so easy to make but oh so effective in showing off all those lovely Christmas Cards that you receive in the lead up to Christmas Day. It is not too late to join up for the this round as all the tutorials will be available on the site for quite some time after the official 20 days finish on 1 December, it is such great value for over 40 projects for just $24.99 (US$).

Monday, November 15, 2010

We Stamp for Lara & Just Add Ink Challenges

I have had a lovely long weekend being at home and spending some quality time stamping when I probably should have been doing the housework but the iron did get some use this morning but as the basket was overflowing no-one would be able to tell but at least I know.
I have just returned from getting my car serviced and then I took my dad for a drive to Goolwa where we had lunch and then came home via the Ballast Stone Estate winery as we needed to stock up for Christmas celebrations! Today I am going to share with you a couple of cards which I made yesterday, the first was for the We Stamp for Lara Sketch Challenge and the second which is just a little modification to the first for the Just Add Ink Just Add Christmas JAI43.
My box of Christmas cards is getting full but still along way to go, but then I remembered that I have about 20 from the retired Christmas Scrapbooking kit which are on loan for ideas for a couple of my stamping ladies so I probably have completed about 40 now!
Stamp Set: Christ is Born, Season of Joy (first card uses the Occasional Quotes)
Card: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Old Olive Designer Series Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Clean & Simple FTL116

What has happened to the lovely sunshine, the dark clouds are coming over again hopefully it will not rain as the clothes are out on the line. I am on a roll making my Christmas Cards and this time decided to participate in one of my favourite sites Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge. I have used the template using the Tree Trimmings stamp set which they featured. This set is just so versatile and is only $24.95.
Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Digz Dies, Ribbon

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Special Gift from Amy's Creative Designs

I was really excited when I arrived home yesterday after work as the postie had left a package at my front door...I do love my postie but I love the goodies that were enclosed even more.
The very talented and inspirational Amy Waters from Amy's Creative Designs send me these as I was the lucky winner by just following her blog/facebook page. Look at this gorgeous teddy and Christmas Cards using the lovely stamp set Dasher which I have ordered recently and I am awaiting for it to arrive at my door soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Cards

Sorry I have not posted on my blog for such a long time, but work has been so busy of late but I have been creating 25 Christmas cards for a friends school fundraising which I will share with you now. Most of the cardstock and designer series papers are from my retired collection of Stampin' Up products but the stamp sets are available in the current catalogue. I must acknowledge a couple of fellow demonstrators that I got inspiration for three of the cards from Nicole Derendorf, Danielle Daws and Teneale Williams.

This card uses the Case Study Challenge #14, if you have not checked out this blog before it has great ideas.