Sunday, December 29, 2013

Page three of Zoe's book

Page three of Zoe's book I was on a roll... I am determined to do no crafting until this book is done... OK that might be impossible but my main focus will be this book 

Two different stamp sets where used for this LO both from Close to my heart 
ribbon carousel - ribbon
scrapmuch - sketch

Winter wonderland

Hey everyone... 
Card 4 posted today
and the challenges that inspired me:
my time to craft - winter wonderland
get inky - winter snow
creative craft - white on white
rhedd and rosie - let it snow
unstampabelles - Christmas
sentimental sundays - winter wonderland #182- favorite challenge 

Warm wishes 2

Another card made with CTMH stamps!
I used scraps and a gel pen to add a bit of colour
and the challenges that inspired me:
hobby cutz - atg
little red wagon - Christmas

Warm wishes

Hey everyone..
Updating my blog - I had so many cards that I didn't get posted.. most of them created the day before Christmas.. lol...nothing like the last min!!

I used my new CTMH stamps and a cheap punch I picked up at Micheals

challenges - 
hobby cutz - atg
crafty boots - snow and sparkles
crafts 4 eternity - something new

Peace on earth

Merry Christmas everyone.. Hope that you all had an amazing day!
I am still trying to post cards that I made for Christmas day
and the challenges that inspired me.

my time to craft - white on white
get inky - snow
DRS designs - snow
creative craft - white on white

Zombie Christmas

Hey everyone...
I am so sorry this picture is a bit blurry but I can't get another one because I just gave the card away.  My colleague and I both love the walking dead and I had to make a "dead" Christmas card for her!  So I dug into my Simply Betty stamps and found the perfect one!
For the background I used CTMH stamps.. love the dots! 
and the challenges that inspired me:
cuttin and stampin - atg using left overs
digidesigns - anything Christmas

Page two of Zoe's book

Good morning everyone!  

turn back Julia if you are reading..

My house is chilly.. last night I noticed that the fan on the furnace won't turn off - a big sign that something is wrong.  Now it is blowing cool air or room temp air?? I have booked someone to come in but they won't be here until tomorrow between 4-8... so I guess I will have to just chill out!!  hahahah lol 
Any how I have another page for Zoe's book - page two... this is actually the backside of the title page. Love when I don't need to use different papers - leaves me more to play with ;)

Loving those cheverons!

and again the challenges that inspired me...
hobby cutz - atg
scrapmuch - sketch

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Shhh Julia turn away now...  

Now that Christmas has passed I have finally been able to get started on Zoe's book. My cousin had the cutest baby and I wanted to make a special album for her.  I have left space for my cousin to put in the pictures she likes and the size she need.  Added a felt ribbon and ctmh heart stamps that I have been itching to use!    Love how it turned out
Here is the title page

And some close ups

 And the challenges that inspired me:
Scrapbook fantasy - felt
twisted tuesday - new beginnings
Alphabet challenge - W what ever you wish
scrapmuch - sketch

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Torn up Santa

hey everyone... 
So I am addicted to pintrest and I find some amazing pieces that inspire me all the time! 
Found this amazing card at Frankie helps -
of course changed it up a bit but the concept is the same... love how it turned out!
shopping our stash - one color
milk coffee - anything Christmas
aud sentiments - Christmas
allways something creative - merry Christmas
wags and whiskers - Christmas

Merry Christmas with Bella

Good evening everyone
I was completely inspired by a couple of challenges...
first off the sketch..
and here is my card - and other challenges that inspired me are below
and some close ups
bloggabella - atg 
cut it up -Christmas
penny black - traditional Christmas colors
crafty musketeers - layers
stamp and create - atg
delightful challenges - celebrate
cute card - celebrations
anonymous stamps - atg

The best time of the year!

Hi everyone..
I have made a card to share with you all that is suitable for Christmas or New Years
and some close ups
little tangles - sequins
scrappers delight - Christmas with sparkle
creative belli - Christmas
wags n whiskers - Christmas
dcc- last min Christmas cards
fairy tale challenge - new years greeting 

ADFAS - December Challenge

Good afternoon everyone..
We have just been hit with a large ice storm - fun wow!!  
lucky me I still have power but not sure for how long
This post is a reminder for the current sketch challenge - you have until the end of the month to join in 
with a change to win from  our Sponsor: StampArt Design by Kathryne
here is the sketch...

and my inspiration using Raggedy Girl - Gingerbread Joy
 and some close ups

Challenges that also inspired me...
loves rubber stamps - holiday blitz
papertake weekly - last Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas with cricut

Hey everyone...
I have been feverishly trying to get all my Christmas cards done...
this one is with my cricut and cuttle bug
Plus using CTMH stamps
and some close ups

simon says - make your own background
cardz tv - winter wonderland
blessings ink - trees
fantabulous cricut - holiday cards
loves rubber stamps - atg christmas
Cuttlebug mania - atg christmas
papertake weekly - Christmas creatures
DRS designs - atg
crafty ribbons - atg with ribbon
delicious doodles - hairy legs
sweet stamping - last min Christmas
craftyhazelnut - what ever is urgent

More Christmas cards

Hey everyone...
I am slowly getting all my cards done.  I don't normally do them in bulk but I had so many to do  so I quickly tried to whip up a simple design but I really loved how they turned out!

and some close ups

challenges that also inspired me:
winter wonderland - ribbon and pearls
hiding in my craft room - holiday colors
52 Christmas Card Throw down - red and white (May)
scrappers delight - Christmas

Friday, December 13, 2013

GDT playing in paradise

Hey everyone...
I was invited to be a Guest designer for Scrapbooker's Paradise!
Super excited to share their challenge for the month..
Here is my take on the sketch
Challenges that inspired me:
CRAFT challenge - film... inspired by a song..."come fly with me" Catch me if you can
divas by design - atg
Scraptastic - paper weaving

Sunday, December 8, 2013

LMCB - Red, Green and White

Wow... I think I might have been drinking when I took this pic??  
I will see if I can get a better one... really strange - normally I don't have any concerns getting a good shot of my LO's .... anyhoo...  today we have another great challenge for you at Lasting Memories
RED, Green and White
here is my inspiration for you
I have been completely interested in the new trend "blackboard"
and of course I had to give it a shot!
here are some close ups... the pictures at least are better here

and other challenges that inspired me:
little scrap pieces - Christmas magic
really reasonable ribbon - (white, image. glitter)
Christmas challenge - atg Christmas
sweet stamps - red and green
sweet stampin - ribbon

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ginger Christmas

Hey everyone...
One more card for the Christmas pile... only 100 more... lol
here is some close ups
my stash was used for the gingerbread, I have had it for over a year!!!
and the challenges that inspired me:
Tuesday throw-down- Christmas cookies
rhedd and rosie - old stash
creative craft challenge - non traditional colours
use it tuesday - stash 
clear it out - stash atg
paper crafting journey - christmas time
bearly mine challenges - christmas sentiment 
sketch saturday - sketch

Twisted snow man

Hey everyone....
Like I said before I have been crazy busy getting my Christmas cards together!
Here is another one I made!
 and some close ups
Challenges that inspired me:
just some lines - 3 embellishments
totally gorjuss - snow is the way to go
CAS on Sunday- winter theme
the paper players - evergreen
hobby cutz - make a scene
scrapbooker Phd - Christmas with out red or green
the paper players - ever green theme

Let it snow

Hey everyone...
still catching up on Christmas cards!
Can you only believe that it is only 20 days away!!
I have to get moving!!
Anyhoo... here is my card
 and some close ups
I am so glad that you stopped by and here are the challenges that inspired me:
marks finest paper - purple Christmas
all sorts challenge - Christmas song
sweet pea stamper - cold out
retro sketch - sketch

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's the season to sparkle

Hey everyone...
I am still trying to catch up on my Christmas cards!  ARGHHH I don't think that I can ever get them done.
Here is my card... and of course the challenges that inspired me..

and some close ups
and the challenges that inspired me
delightful challenge - favorite things (stickles and cricut)
moving along with the times - girly but not pink
jelly park - christmas
crafts 4 eternity - non traditional colours
scrappers delights - make it sparkle
fantabulous cricut challenge - beyond red or green
simon monday - with a flourish
crafting by design - christmas

Sunday, December 1, 2013

PIO - things with P

Good morning everyone...

The Pile It On Challenge is having its yearly December-long challenge, this year with the theme P is for...! Use as many items/themes starting with "P" as you can, and let us know what you used.

This challenge will actually run 5 weeks, December 1 - January 4. You can enter as many times as you like, providing it is a new challenge made with our rules in mind.
This challenge is sponsored by our friends at Jellypark, who are giving 2 images to the winner this week!

Here is my take on the challenge

P- playing, pennant, polka dots, purple, paper piercing

Challenges - 
pumpkin spice - old scraps or left overs
sweet stampin - black and white + one
one stitch at a time - use a digi
rogue redhead designs - happy birthday
here come the boys - atg with the boys
simon says - atg
kaboodle doodles - buttons and twine
unscripted sketches - sketch