Saturday 30 November 2013

We 3 Kings!

Hello my crafting my friends,

Today I have a religious Christmas card today but I have used quite unconventional colours! I wanted to make a card using the 3 Kings stamp from Stamplorations and when I saw the colour combo this week at Colour Q, I decided these would make great colours for my King's robes. Using my copics I came up with this:

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I am not the best at colouring but I do like having a go now and then and enjoyed blending my copics to create robes fit for my Kings.

I will enter this into the following challenges:
Colour Q-I used brown to colour their hair.
52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Christmas carol or Hymn song or carol
Word Art Wednesday-anything goes must be uplifting.
4 Crafty Chicks-Christmas
Aud Sentiments-any sentiment
Copic Marker Europe-anything Christmas (the first time I have been brave enough to enter this!)


Thursday 28 November 2013

Time to buy the Tree!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends-have a wonderful day.

I usually am quite organised and like to get my Xmas tree the first weekend in December. However, this year things have been on hold for a while, so we will be shopping for the tree a little later than normal. This didn't stop me making a card based on Xmas tree shopping and here it is:

We don't actually use our car to transport our tree. Hubby carries it from our local shop! This was a fun card to make using the city scape PTI stamps.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Festive Friday-trees
Craft A Scene-trees
So Artful Challenges-trees

Enjoy your day x

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #73

Its time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This week we are 'Addicted to Holidays'. This can be any holiday, it doesn't have to be Christmas but I have gone with Christmas as I need to get creating all my holiday cards. 
I was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest and loved the design and just changed the colours, used embossing card as my base and made it into a holiday card.

The layout is from the sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch-this time I flipped the sketch.

Our team have come up with a really good variety of cards based on the Holiday theme to inspire you. Please don't forget to take a peek here. And this week our winner will get 3 digi sets from DeeDee digis.

I can't wait to see where this theme takes you-have fun x

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
Make My Monday-contemporary Christmas
Pile it On Challenge-non traditional Xmas
My Shery Crafts-non traditional Xmas

Monday 25 November 2013

Let it Snow

Happy Monday my friends,

Today I have a card for you that was inspired by a number of challenges. I had one of those light bulb moments when browsing challenges to get my mojo back in gear. I actually was inspired to make a couple of cards all based on challenges I came across. Today I will share one with you and the other one later in the week.

Here is my first card:

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch-I based my layout on this week sketch-actually this is where the inspiration started!
Curtain Call-Casual Christmas-all my stamps are CAS-ual Friday Stamps
CAS on Sunday-Winter theme
Festive Friday -snowflakes in the design
CAS-ual Fridays-use 8-I used 8 snowflakes including the one in the sentiment.


Isn't it fab when it all comes together! x

Sunday 24 November 2013


Hello crafting buddies,

As many of you know I have been in hospital and am still recovering but I am pleased to say that I felt a bit better today and actually got to do some crafting. My mojo seems to be a little poorly too but is slowly returning-it had better hurry up as I have a lot of Christmas cards still to make!

Times have been tough recently but I have a lot of people to thank for helping me cope. My blogging friends, Nonni and Kylie who chatted with me on line at all hours of the day and night, my wonderful Husband who visited me every night after work and had his dinner sat at my bedside (the nurses kept telling me how lovely he was!), my cousin Lynn who was always on hand with sound advice and encouragement, and a big thank you to all of you in blog land who kept creating wonderful cards for me to view. And finally, a big thank you to my Parents who visited me, looked after me when I got home and comforted me when I called crying too many times!! And my card today is for them........a big thank you Mum and Dad x

I used my new PTI city scape stamps and dies to create this thank you card.
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments-CAS and anything goes

I am so pleased to be back with you and see you soon x

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #72

Its time for the 'Make your Mark' challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This means you can use any kind of marker on your project-copics, promarkers, water colour paints or pencils etc........whatever marker you want to use.
As most of you know I find colouring a challenge but I also find it very relaxing. So I am beginning to look forward to this challenge. I learn something new every time this week comes around.

This week I used my copics and followed this tutorial by fellow DT member and dear friend Nonni. I followed this tutorial very closely but used a different trio of copics in pinkish colours. And, as this week we are being sponsored by Fresh Squeezed Stamps (you know how much I love their stamps!), I have used all FSS on my card. This is what I came up with:

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I followed Nonni's tutorial to colour my umbrella and then masked it off to stamp the cloud and lightening. I kept the design very CAS as I wanted to show off my colouring (I hope I am not hearing any giggling!!).

This card was left for hubby recently when I went into hospital (this is a very pre-scheduled post-as I am hoping I have been in hospital for the 2 weeks and am safely back at home now!)

Our DT have made some wonderful projects using markers, so take a peek here then get those markers out and join in the fun. You could win a Fresh Squeezed Stamp of your choice!

Friday 15 November 2013

Nonni's Xmas Card Challenge Reminder!

Hello crafting friends,

I am here to remind you that Nonni's Christmas card challeges are still running. There is one for cards where 'stamping' is the star of your card and one where we are asking you to use your stash.

My card today is an example of how to use your stash to make new cards. If you don't have many stamps, die cuts etc, you can hunt through cards that have been sent to you and re-arrange things. This is exactly what I have done for my card. Everything is from shop bought cards that I have been given in the past. I just got out the scissors and chopped things up, re-designed and came up with this:

The only new item is the sentiment that is from our sponsor for this challenge-Stamplorations

This challenge is open until Santa visits on Xmas Eve, so you have plenty of time to play along. And please visit Nonni's blog here to see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you x

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #71

Its time for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This week I decided to use my London Cityscape dies to make a picture. We have a wall at home that is full of black and white pictures and photos of all the places we have visited. My hubby loved this card I made for my cousin Lynn and at the time I thought I decided I would make him a picture like it for Xmas and here it is:

I tried so hard to get a good photo of this and failed! This was the best of the bunch but I hope you get the idea! The picture is now hidden away awaiting for Santa to pick it up!

Pop over to our blog here and see the fabulous projects our DT have come up with to inspire you to play along.
If you need any extra encouragement we are this week being sponsored by Sami Stamps who are offering a $12 Gift voucher to our winner-check out the store......amazing!!

Have fun x

Saturday 9 November 2013

Addicted to CAS #26

Today is a very special day for us all at Addicted to CAS because it is our 1st Anniversary! Our very supportive, talented and well, just lovely, Kylie started this blog one year ago and it has gone from strength to strength, thanks to Kylie's leadership, the wonderful DT and most importantly YOU! We are so blessed that each challenge you join us and thank you for your support.

To celebrate, our hostess, the super talented Marie, has chosen the code word 'Anniversary'......well it had to be didn't it!!

And this week our sponsors DeeDee's Digi are offering our winner 3 sets of digis plus there are more goodiesto be won-check out the main blog.

Here is my card for this challenge:

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I just love these enamel dots and after seeing Brian's card here I was inspired to give this a go but using different coloured enamel dots. I had to play around with colours and sizes and it was a bit fiddly but I do love the end result. 
Our DT have really pulled out the stops for our special challenge so please do pop over to our blog here and take a look. 
Now it is time for you to help us celebrate and get stamping my CAS friends x

Inkspirational #43

Happy Saturday crafting chums,

At Inkspirational this week we have a 'White on White' challenge. And we are very pleased that for this challenge we have the super talented Pia joining us as our Guest Designer. Pia has supported Inkspirational right from the start and entered nearly all our challenges and won quite a few! I really love her cards and am amazed at how she can adapt to so many different card making styles from vintage to CAS. I urge you to pop by her blog and prepare to be blown away! Pia will be with us for a few challenges then the top pick of this challenge will have the chance to be our Guest Designer for our Christmas challenge on the 21st December!

And here is my CAS white on white card for you:

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I think for White on White cards you need lots of texture and for my CAS style I thought a good way to do this would be to die cut some white felt I found in my stash. My much loved PTI linen impression plate seemed ideal to add a little more subtle texture. I had to play around with sentiments and finally opted for this one from Fresh Squeezed Stamps

We are still running our prize draw to win all these fabulous goodies-every time you enter you will be added to the draw!

Our DT have some great White on white projects to inspire you-take a look here.
Happy Stamping x

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #70

This week at Addicted to Stamps and More we have this gorgeous picture to inspire you

I loved the the colours in this and knew I wanted to use my Christmas stamps from CAS-ual Friday Stamps but decided to make a Birthday card, heat embossing one section with silver sparkle!

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This week Digi Darla Designs are sponsoring us and our winner will get 5 digis of their choice from their fab store.

So what inspires you in this photo?? Don't forget to visit our blog here to see the projects the DT have created this week.
Happy stamping x

Sunday 3 November 2013

Hello and a sort of 'goodbye for a bit!'

Hello my crafting friends,

This is just a short post to say that I am going into hospital tomorrow until the 18th November. I will not be completely MIA as I have pre-scheduled all my DT posts for this time. Plus I am likely to have time to spend visiting blogs from my hospital bed but that will all depend on the internet connection. So if I do go MIA for a while you will know where I am!
I sure will miss crafting but will enjoy visiting your blogs as much as I can and storing up all your wonderful ideas. My Pinterst board is going to be full before I come home!

I hope you visit my blog over the next 2 weeks for my DT projects. I seem to have spent ages trying to get all these covered and have missed out on so many challenges I have wanted to do, however there are some fun challenges awaiting you from Addicted To Stamps and MoreAddicted to CASInkspirational and Nonni's Christmas Card Challenges)

Happy Stamping my friends and see you soon.

Sandie xx

Saturday 2 November 2013

Xmas Fun!

Happy Saturday my friends,

I am here with some more Xmas fun. I have had another go at doing a grungy Xmas card using non traditional colours. I have combined stamps from Stamplorations and CAS-ual Fridays.

I used the sketch from the challenge at Stamplorations and added some embossing for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. I was actually inspired to make this card when I saw the new challenge 'Stamps and Sequins' at Stamplorations-I don't have any sequins but after making my card for Nonni's Xmas card 'stash and scraps' challenge, I decided to have another hunt through cards that have been given to me to see if I could find any sequins. I found 3 red sequins but they didn't go with my colour combo. After hunting again I found 1 pink heart sequin that I could use! So my card only has one little sequin but I hope this will be acceptable!!

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Here is the sketch I based my card on:


Friday 1 November 2013

Nonni's Christmas Card Challenge #2

Its time for Nonni's 2nd Christmas card challenge and this time we want you to:

'Use Your Stash and Scraps'

Time to hunt through that box of scraps and stash, that gets bigger every day! I decided to stay really true to the challenge and get out a box of cards that I keep-ones that people have given me that have not been hand made! I keep cards that I think have bits on them that I might be able to re-cycle one day! It rarely happens but Nonni's challenge gave me the opportunity to do it. I would urge you to do this as I had so much fun.

Everything (even the gems) are taken from other cards. It is only the sentiment that is not and this was used as it is from Stamplorations who are sponsoring this challenge. 

I am hoping that this shows you that if you only have a few craft items you can still create!

Nonni's DT have come up with some great cards for this challenge, take a look here.  Then get out that box of stash and start cutting!!
You have until Santa visits on Christmas Eve to join in the fun. Have fun x