Saturday, 25 October 2014

Some Christmas cards

Hey all,

Just thought I would share with you some of the Christmas cards I have made for this year. Some will be sold at church for a fundraising stall, and the others will be handed out!

 This one was made using the Seasonally Scattered set from SU! as well as some alphabet stamps from PTI. The wood veneer stars are from Studio Calico (so cute!)

 Gotta love some shimmer!

And becasue my hubby (as well as some of my FB likers) reckoned that the previous card may be too black for Xmas, I tried a different approach. Really like this look too!
And just incase you prefer something much lighter and brighter, here's another take altogether.

Now, I have been meaning to get my hands on the Beautiful Blessings: Holiday set from PTI for aaaages, and I finally got it this year- I just love it. Such beautiful verses.

This is my favourite one

 And I also made this fun one using the Holiday Home and Happiest of Holidays stamp sets.

Hope you likey!


PTI- October Blog Hop

I love a non-traditional Christmas Colour Combo. Hands up if you think red and green don't really look good together. Okay, I know branches of holly, or poinsettas etc are naturally occurring examples of red and green, and that is excused…But other than tha- I really don't think red and green are a crash hot combo. (Sorry Rabbitoh fans…<N.B International folk, that is a football reference that only Aussies may get>)
So I was *delighted* when I saw the theme for this month's blog hop, and had to get on it. So many beautiful colour combos.

Check them out- aren't they just a breath of fresh air?!

But I chose this one:

And here is a picture of my card- I didn't have any navy card stock, so I made some by rubbing my HA shadow ink Navy ink pad all over a white piece of card. I then clear embossed some stars, and gold embossed The Star in the corner. I gold embossed the sentiment from PTI's Beautiful Blessings: Holiday on a die cut panel of melon mambo card stock. I also heat embossed just the word 'peace' on some Rich Razzleberry card stock and cut it out and popped it up on a banner shape (hand-cut).
Some blue sequins finished it all off before I popped up the whole front panel on a black card base.
I am so happy with how this turned out

And I'd just like to say a special thank you to all of you who sent your thoughts, wishes, prayers and general good vibes my way last week. xoxoxo

Hope you likey!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Gold dipped sentiment

Hi All,

it has been a while since my last post, but things have been a little crazy around here with me being really REALLY sick, and then my little girl catching it the following week (and her first ever treatment with anti-biotics *sniff*). And all this while I was in the early stages of pregnancy. And to top it all off, I heard on Tuesday that my latest scans showed that little bubby had no heartbeat. I guess it was all too much for our little angel to bear. I was 9 weeks along.

So, I've taken the rest of the week off to relax and come to grips with everything. I am doing well (so far…), and am grateful for all the women before me who have been open enough to relate their experiences with miscarriage. I am so grateful to know I am not alone. It's not an easy thing to talk about, but I think its important. Especially since we've just observed Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day on October 15.

Still, if there was ever a day for papercraft therapy, today would be it, don't you think? And so thats what I did :) It did relax me and cheer me up somewhat.

About 3 hours after I told her my sad news, I received a bunch of 12 long stemmed pink roses from my bestie Denise…So I think I'll send her this card.

I embossed a rectangle stitched frame die by Lil Inker's Designs into a white panel. I then die cut the word 'thanks' out of some watercoloured paper that I coloured with Distress Markers and spritzed with a spray bottle. I then dipped the bottom half of the word in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold

More pics

I am entering these cards into two challenges. The Virginia's View CAS challenge and PTI's Gold tipped die cuts MIM challenge

I hope you likey! Until next time