30 December 2010

Thank you

I think I have made more 'thank you' cards than any other kind this year, and I've also sent more than any other kind as well... which indicates to me how much I have had to feel grateful for :)

Here's my latest one, which I made for CRAFT Challenges this week:

I'm entering my card at:
# The Crazy Challenge ~ #47 ~ Punch it
I used Martha Stewart 'Lattice Arch' punch along the edge
# Papertake Weekly ~ Be Thankful

I think something is wrong with the white balance settings on my camera; the colours have been coming up all strange. I used Fancy Pants 'Happy Together' papers, which I got from Scrap Pile for my November DT kit.

24 December 2010

New beginnings

The theme for this week at CRAFT challenges is New Year / New beginnings. Our lovely sponsor, Sally&Sam Doodles, provided an image to use, and I made an engagement card:

This has been a tough year for my family, and I really do hope for some 'new beginnings' in the year ahead. Hard to believe it's Christmas Eve already!

I'm also entering my card at:
# Simon Says ~ Anything goes
# CES Challenges ~ Anything goes
# ABC Challenge ~ K is for ~ Keep it simple

21 December 2010

Just one...

This time of year is crazily busy, so the last Design Dollies Elements Challenge for the year is super simple - to create something using the following recipe:
  • Just one piece of cardstock
  • Just one patterned paper
  • Just one word in the title/sentiment
  • Just one photograph/image
  • Just one embellishment

I made a card:

I'm also submitting my card at:
# Allsorts ~ Week 83 ~ Free and easy
# CupcakeCraft ~ Challenge 122 ~ Thank you

20 December 2010

Lucky me!

This 12x12x12 box arrived on my doorstep this week:

And this is what was inside:


All of this was a RAK featured on Stacy's blog, and sponsored by Elmer's and X-acto.

Thank you, thank you, thank you

16 December 2010

Another CRAFTy Thursday

Here's my contribution for C.R.A.F.T Challenges #81:

Our sponsor this week is Susie at Diecut Dreams The theme is black and white with a splash of colour' - I used Bazzill cardstock, Bella journalling card, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Cuttlebug 'Floral Fantasy' embossing folder, and Green Tara rosette.

15 December 2010

A little bit nautical

This week's Elements Challenge at Design Dollies is all about 'nautical' themes.  Here's my sample layout - with the Cape Byron lighthouse in the background:

Click to enlarge

And a little detail shot:

I'm submitting my layout at:

# Fussy and Fancy ~ Week 25 ~ Anything but a card
# Craft Your Days Away ~ Challenge #10 ~ Punch it out
I used Martha Stewart 'Garden Trellis' punch

09 December 2010

Colour Festivia

Another Thursday, and time to share another C.R.A.F.T. creation. Challenge 80 is to use the following colour palette:

The sponsor is Eiglas, and I've used her cute Rufus digital stamp on my creation. I made a treat bag topper for a novelty gift:

And a little closer:

This will probably end up being a little stocking-filler for my Dad or brother for Christmas, or maybe a Secret Santa gift.

I'm submitting my creation at:
# Totally Stampalicious ~ Wrap it up
# Tuesday Throwdown ~ Challenge 28 ~ Clean and simple
# The Town Scrapper ~ Bling
I used Kaisercraft rhinestones for the tangled lights, and Kindy Glitz 'Crystalina' on his scarf.

03 December 2010

To infinity...

... and beyond!

Over at Scrap Pile, I've been playing with Fancy Pants 'Happy Together' papers and this is the first layout that I've completed so far.  This is also my contribution for the Inspiration Challenge this month - details of the challenge can be found here.

Just a few little closeups:

I'm submitting my layout at:
# Flutterby Wednesday ~ #133 ~ Open theme
# Tuesday Throwdown ~ #27 ~ Embellish it
# The Crazy Challenge ~ #43 ~ On the Go

02 December 2010

Christmas Birthday?

I was thrilled when Jo invited me to join the Design Team at C.R.A.F.T  Challenges, starting in December.

The sponsor this week is Toucan Scraps.

I have to admit that Challenge 79 had me puzzled for a while and I really had to step out of my comfort zone agin this week.

I made a birthday card in Christmas colours, and I used a Christmas journalling card:

I also used: Bazzill cardstock, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Cosmo Cricket alphabet stickers, Bella journalling card, Scenic Route patterned paper.

I'm submitting my card at:

# Party Time Tuesdays ~ PTT #23 ~ Anything Goes
# Papertake Weekly ~ Sketch 51
# Everything but the Kitchen Sink ~ Challenge 28 ~ Texture (dry embossing)