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Monday, 23 December 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone!

Just two more sleeps until the big guy in the red suit arrives, how exciting! We are celebrating this year with the in-laws but decided to buy all the presents there so we don't have to drag them along with us on the way there. It sounds like a great idea now, but I really hope it has worked out because I can't imagine anything worse that having just a few days before Christmas and realising the presents you wanted to buy are nowhere to be found in the shops! Nothing like a good last-minute Christmas panic ;)

Just before we start celebrating, I want to share Ooh La La's last challenge for this year with you. The theme is "Winter Wonderland". I am sure that, like me, you have been working on snowy or icy projects (and perhaps still working? I hope it's not Christmas cards, poor you!) that you can share with us in the challenge. I've used an image from my fave OLL CD, Yesterday's Memories, I really can't get enough of this CD.

* Ooh La La Snow Scene image, inside sentiment and DP from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Dovecraft Noel DP
* Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Joy Crafts Flower punch
* Eline's Winterhuis Christmas stamp set
* Pearls from stash

As I'm not sure if I will make it back on the blog before the 25th, I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a crafty new year ! May your crafty stash be abundant and your crafty mojo always on :)

* Pattie's Creations (Snowy Scene within the Image)
* Songbird (Merry Christmas Everybody)
* Creatieve Zebra (Kerst)
* Ladybug (Christmas/Winter)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Winter)
* Cards Galore (Christmas)
* A Little Bit Crazy (Christmas Cheer)
* Shelly's Images (Welcome Winter & Snowflakes)
* Card & Scrap (Christmas)
* Crafty Calendar (Cold and Frosty)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Have a Glittery Christmas

Hi all,

This is my first challenge as a DT member over at Treasured Times and our theme is "GLITTER". So if you need sun glasses to view your project, this is the challenge for you! I recently bought some bottles of Stickles, which I thought would be perfect to use for this challenge and I was right; the glitter is so sparkly in real life! Too bad it only shows up a little on the photos. All DT members worked with this lovely image by Christine Young, called Letters to the North Pole, such a pleasure to colour! I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge, we're very curious to see where you will take this theme!

* Letters to the North Pole image by Christine Young, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Authentique Remembrance DPs
* Seedless Preserve Distress Ink
* Joy Crafts Flower Stem punch
* Golden Rod Stickles
* Gems and twine from stash

* Paper Makeup (Sparkle)
* Incy Wincy (Let it Snow)
* Card Makin' Mamas (Christmas and New Year)
* Digi Haven (Christmas)
* Sweet Pea (Winter Weather)
* Left of Center (Winter or Holidays)
* That Craft Place (Christmas)
* Paper Playtime (Winter Fun)
* Lisa B Design (All that Glitters)
* Sparkle 'n Sprinkle (Anything Goes, Use Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snowflakes are Falling

Good morning all!

Hope you're having a fab week? We went to the cinema on Monday to see Captain Phillips, which I thought was a fantastic suspenseful film.

Anyway, it's Wednesday again and that's another challenge @ Fab 'n Funky! Our last challenge for this year is "SNOWFLAKES" and I just managed to include some on my card at the last minute. I really am such a dopey girl sometimes, I was so caught up in making this card that I almost forgot about the theme! Thankfully I remembered in the end :) I'm actually pretty happy with this card, a little different than you might be used from me with all the busy patterns but as they all came from the same paper pad they seem to work.

* Stampart by Katherine Christmas Cardinal, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Noel DPs
* Ranger Xmas Red Stickles
* Cart-Us Scalloped Oval dies
* Joy Craft Flower stem punch
* Pearl and sentiment from stash

* Use It Tuesdays (Winter and Holidays) LAST CHALLENGE :( My paper pad is several years old
* Crafty Sentiments (Christmas)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Winter)
* Creative Corner (Traditional Christmas)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Things with Wings)
* Little Claire's (Christmas)
* Sparkles Forum (Animals)
* One Stitch at a Time (Seeing Red)
* Vintage & Beauty (Winter Foliage)
* Stampin' for the Weekend (Use Some Red)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Get Creative with Doilies

Hi all,

This is my last week at work before Christmas, can you believe it? There's so much I still need to do before the holidays, it can't be around the corner just yet! Oh well, I suppose time doesn't wait for any (wo)man.....

That also means there is a new challenge over @ Ooh La La and this time I'm the host! Our theme this week is "USE A DOILY DIFFERENTLY".

Doilies are really popular in the crafting world right now and I can definitely see why; they really add a little something extra to a project, especially vintage-style projects. Of course you can use them as is, but I want to challenge you to think outside the box a little bit and alter your doily. Cut it, stamp it, colour it, emboss it, fold it, do whatever you feel, as long as you don't use the doily straight out of the packet! The DT girls have incorporated fantastic ideas in their project to share with and inspire you.

Here's mine, I've used a doily to create a border:

* Ooh La La Pretty as a Picture image and DP from the Passion for Fashion CD
* Kars Wedding DP
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Paper Lace Doilies
* MS Doily Lace edge punch
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Vine peeloffs from local store (Xenos)
* Anna Griffin Letters and Border stamp set
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Brad and gems from stash

I'm curious to see where your creativity will lead you :)

* Crafty Creations (Anything but Christmas)
* Creative Moments (Anything Goes/Vintage)
* Allsorts (Anything but Christmas)
* Crafty Girls (Anything Goes)
* Delightful Challenge (You're a Gem)
* Rhed and Rosie's Challenge Blog (Use Your Old Stash) --> Everything but the image and matching DP is at least 1 year old
* Pile It On (P is for....) Punch, Pink, Portret
* Scribble & Scrap (Anything Goes)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes, Optional Easel)
* Avenue 613 (Anything Goes, Optional Calendar)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Some Fun News

Hi all,

I have some great news to share with you (although you might have seen the new badge in de side bar): I've been picked as one of the new DT members for Treasured Times! Woohoo, so excited to get started :) Even though I didn't manage to play along this time, I still wanted to let you know Treasured Times is having a Rubber Stamps Release Party!

Today we are excited to share with you our new line of stamps available at our store Treasured Times Rubber Stamps. All these designs are by the various artists we work with. We hope you enjoy looking at all the wonderful creations our design team had made.

All THE NEW STAMPS being released today are on sale for 6.50 dollars instead of 7.50 dollars.

Jody is offering some wonderful prizes to one lucky winner who comments on EVERY blog. 
Winner will be announced December 8th.

Now lets go take a look at what the team made for our release party using the new stamps! 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A Touch of Frost

Hi everyone!

Well, I've finally caved and bought myself a die-cutting machine. I'm now the proud owner of a Cuttlebug and I absolutely love it! So for this week's Fab 'n Funky Challenge, I decided to use some of my new dies and embossing folders to create a card with the theme "A TOUCH OF FROST". You can think about a frosty scene, some frosty sparkles or even frosting on a cake or cupcake! The choice is yours of course, I made another Christmas card:

* Stitchy Bear Lucy Goes Skating digi by Reeces Scrap Pieces, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Let It Snow DPs, embossing with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder from the Heritage set
* Cart-Us Scalloped Oval die set
* Seedless Preserves  Black Soot Distress Ink
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells stamp set
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Snowflake brads & gem from stash

Hope you can join us once again for one of the last challenges of 2013!

* Kaboodle Doodles (Start of Winter)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Snow Fun)
* Everybody Art (Winter)
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Non-Traditional Christmas)
* Pink Gem Challenge (Winter Wonderland)
* Songbird Challenges (Die Another Day)
* Shopping Our Stash (Holiday or Winter)
* Creative Craft Challenge (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Summer or Winter)
* One Crazy Stamper (Winter/Holiday)