Friday, November 25, 2011

Less is More - Week 42 "Silhouettes"

This card popped into my head when out walking one morning this week,  I think because a friend became engaged recently.  And even better, it came together in 20 minutes - nothing like getting a card made when inspiration strikes.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white, black
Stamps -  WMS Oval Classic Frames, Cameo Maker, Big Day Additions
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog

Afew more Christmas jobs can be ticked off.  With school finishing next Tuesday, all teacher gifts are done, will share next week.  My daughter's family birthday will be on Sunday, just a straight forward Aussie BBQ, with a special request for a chocolate mousse cake birthday cake. Love that girl's choice!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

There is something about 9 year old girls in confined spaces .....

BOY, can they make alot of noise!  My daughter had her 9th birthday party yesterday with a small group of friends.  Very well behaved but can they squeal, especially with Selena Gomez on the iPod.

This was the invitation for the cooking party, at which they made ravioli and a croquembouche as the birthday cake.  I used SU's Domestic Goddess DSP and some WMS gingham.  Win, win. Mum didn't have to do anything for the party - well, till next weekend which is the family get-together.

These were the take-home gifts I put together from a blog post Kim Badelt did last year.  Thank you so much Kim.

Hope she doesn't expect much for next year!  Just a few more teacher gifts to organise and some family Christmas presents and maybe, just maybe, I might get around to a challenge or two.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Waltzingmouse SOAP CASE challenge

There were so many absolutely divine cards to choose from in this month's SOAP blogs but this one, from Day One was a standout for me, minimal but SO elegant - and framed, just how I like my cards.  Now I have a use for all the foil cardboard leftover from daycare and school projects.  I may CASE this one for my Christmas cards if I get to them too late - just to let you know in advance Julia .

Here is my version of Julia's design, got my new stamps just in time.  I really didn't want to change anything as St. Nick looks so regal in blue.  But I found red first and used the Nutcracker instead.  Love how the light bounces off the foil.

What you need
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics white;  red metallic cardboard
Stamps - WMS Nutcracker Sweet;  Nordic Winter
Ink - SU Real Red
Gems - Kaisercraft

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Reject Blog Hop

Well, here we are again, another month gone by in a rush.  But I have not been idle, dear reader, a month full of PC submissions and making everyone else's Christmas cards but my own.  I did have 1 project picked up, always a good thing, but it was not my favourite, these 2 were.  As everyone keeps saying you just never know what they are looking for.

I have stitched at intervals down one side of this divine Cristina Re paper then used the reverse for the background.  The violet colours of the rose aren't usually one of my go to schemes but I think it worked particularly well.

This next one was loosely based on a card I did for my Mother-in-law earlier this year, again CR paper but in blue.  Not sure who could be the recipient of this but maybe  it will go in the box of keeper cards.  I had a peek  at some of the other "rejects" and they are gorgeous - we have some very talented people in cardmaking-land.
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