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Friday, 21 July 2017

CiJ day 6 Oldie but Goodie

Hello again,

Well todays challenge with the lovely ladies over at Catch the Bug and their 7th Annual Christmas in July is a colour challenge which you can see below.

I have used one of my older Bugaboo images for my card, Dottie Xmas Shop, not currently in store.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 5x7 card blank (12.6x17.8cm)
Bugaboo Stamps Dottie Xmas Shop image
MFT Pierced oval die
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
Doodlebug Design Gingham, Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Doodlebug Design Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
AC Pool card stock
Francheville Glitter enamel dots
Kaisercraft Stamp Christmas Quotes
Memento Tuxedo Black

I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug Day 6 Colour Challenge
Cardz for Galz #52 Christmas or Winter
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for new (paper) O is for Old (digi stamp)

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all my kind visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all...

Thursday, 20 July 2017

CiJ Day 5 Who needs Snow?

Hello again,

I'm back again with another card for this weeks 7th Annual Christmas in July Challenge with the lovely ladies at Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps, todays Challenge is an image challenge with the request to make it funny which you can see below.


I took my inspiration from the scene and created my own scene for Trop Santa Scuba (not yet in the new store) and also used the colours on Santa's umbrella to colour him in. I added a typed sentiment to my card suitable for those of us who celebrate Christmas in Summer time (ho ho ho, who needs snow) Although since I have to be cold right now, snow would be nice. Not too sure why the photo seems a little foggy, it is much brighter in life, I may try another photo later, maybe just the winter sun.

Here is my card:- (edit- new photo a bit better than the other)

What I used:-
White 5x7" (12.6x17.8cm) card blank
Bugaboo Trop Santa Scuba image
Merci patterned papers (Big W for those in Aus)
Kaisercraft Sandy Toes Paper
Scraps from my box
Black fine line pen
Stickles Icicle and Sprinkled sugar
Ultimate Crafts Australiana Dies-Sights of Sydney

I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug Day 5- Photo Challenge
ABC Christmas N is for New O is for Old I have used both new and old papers
Bizzy Becs Store Blog July Anything goes
Christmas Cards All year Round Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank You to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

CiJ Day 4 Tic Tac Toe

Hello again,

I managed to make this card for this weeks Christmas in July challenges over at Bugaboo Stamps Blog Catch the Bug on the right day but, then it had to dry and it was too dark to take the picture last night. This card is for the fourth day of Challenges and we were given a tic-tac-toe grid to make our cards.

I have used the Diagonal line from the top left hand side to the bottom right, Sparkly, Bugaboo Image and Ribbon, but also the left hand column Sparkly, Sentiment and Embossing (heat embossed the sentiment)

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5x7" card blank (12.6x17.8cm)
Bugaboo Image JJ Christmas Cheers
Faber-Castell Pencils
Silver Gel ink pen
Papers from my stash
Glitter card stock
Red ribbon
Staples
CCD Cross-Stitched Fishtail flags
Diamond Glaze
Wow! Primary Ebony Fine Embossing powder
Heat gun
Versamark clear embossing ink pad

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 4
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Optional theme Oh Deer
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge use Die Cut
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge 10 Anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all....

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CiJ Day 3- Wrap it Up

Hello Again,

I'm Still playing catch up with the current week long Christmas in July Event over at Bugaboo Stamps Blog Catch the Bug today brings me to the Wrap it Up challenge to make a gift tag, wrap, gift bag etc. I have made a wine bottle tag featuring Ruby Xmas Drink which hasn't yet been added to Jodie's new store. I made a template for making Wine Bottle tags out of a cereal box and wrote all the measurements on it to save time, but then had a very large mistake which actually caused me to toss the whole thing out before I cut Ruby out and used her for the one you see below.... lets just say that I know what crushing bling in my Cuttlebug sounds like and what it does to the card and paper....


Here is my wine bottle tag:-


What I used:-
Amethyst AC Card
Sugar and Spice 'Jewel' Paper (Spotlight for those in Aus)
MFT Merry Christmas Die
MFT BB Penguins in Paradise Cheers stamp
Bling from stash
White card stock
Faber Castell Pencils
Ruby Xmas Drink from Bugaboo Stamps
Scrap paper with snow flakes on it
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circle Dies

I would like to enter this tag in:-

Thank you for looking in....
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all....

CiJ Day 2 Sketch

Hello again,

I'm back to join in the ladies at Bugaboo Stamps blog Catch the Bug, Christmas in July event, a week of challenges and Sundays challenge is a sketch:- I have rotated the sketch for my card


Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White card blank 10.5 x 14.8cm
Pink card AC Dots and Stripes
Pink paper from my stash
Wink of Stella Clear brush marker
Faber-Castell pencils
Metallic Silver gel pen
Silver embossing powder
Small sentiment stamp from magazine
Pink glitter paper and grey snow flake paper from scrap box
Silver Star Brads 
Lifestyle crafts nesting circle die
MFT Fishtail flags die
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Rectangle die

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all

Bugaboo Christmas in July

Hello again,

Long time no see, I managed to pick up a lurgy last time I was in Sydney and haven't really gotten on to the computer as much as normal, but I have made a few cards between my last post in June and the newest Design Team challenge which I will add over the next few weeks as the cards are received.

Bugaboo Stamps is having their 7th Annual Christmas in July Challenge this week and as I haven't made any Christmas cards since May it has given me a nudge to join in again this year... I'm running a bit behind at the minute and will have several posts one after the other in an effort to catch up...

Challenge for Day one of Bugaboo's Christmas in July

I have used a double sided piece of paper and used both sides, something I rarely do, to make this card which will likely head for my cousin and her two young girls. With the featured image from Bugaboo called Christmas Troll 

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 5x7" card blank (17.8x 12.6cm)
Christmas Troll Image from Bugaboo
Green card stock
Magazine Freebie paper
White cardstock for printing
CCD Cross-Stitched Semi-circle
MFT Pierced Fishtail flags
Tree brad
Glitzee Lemon-Lime Glitter glue
Peppermint lollies cut from design paper scrap
Diamond Glaze
Typed Sentiment


I would like to enter this card in:-
Bugaboo Christmas in July Day One
Christmas Cards All Year Long- Anything goes
Come and Get it Challenge- Two or more Patterned papers
Merry Christmas Challenge #26 Patterned Papers

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!


Sunday, 16 July 2017

LPoCF #62 Sasayaki Glitter


Hello again,
Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friendsand as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join in with whatever you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight Bugaboo Stamps and Sasayaki Glitter offering a prize to two lucky winners.
Prize 4 images of your choice from the store


Prize 1 image of your choice from the store

Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more fabulous inspirational projects.
I am using an image provided by Sasayaki Glitter called Balloon Hedgehog, I grabbed a cut piece of stripy paper and coloured my image with a focus on those colours (or so I thought ;-)) Colouring in front of the TV I made one small mistake with the colours, one balloon is far more red than pink…. I grabbed some snippets from my overflowing box and made up a simple background with blue and green cutting out the various elements and adding them on popping the main image up on foam tape. A layer of some pink card also from the snippets box and a file tab cut from a snippet of white for the sentiment.
Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 10.5 x 14.8cm card blank
Scrap papers from my stash
MFT Stitched rectangle die
CCD File tab die
Penny Black Snippets Sentiment stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Black Liquid Enamel
Faber-Castell coloured pencils
Adhesives:- PVA glue, foam tape and Double-sided tape
Stanley knife, fine tipped scissors

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Classic Birthday and Wedding Anniversary


Hello again,

I’m still working my way through some of the dies I have bought online from China and have made two cards with a more masculine theme to them, a birthday card and a Wedding Anniversary card. I still have some more ideas in the mix and several more dies to use too. Please note I am not accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you ;-)

Wedding Anniversary


Classic Birthday


What I used:-

White 14.7 x 10.5cm card blanks

Amy Tangerine Ready Set go papers and journaling card (cut from 12” sheet)

CCD Globe


Elizabeth Crafts Wedding die

Silver, black, red, blue, grey and white cardstock from my scrap box

Typed sentiments



White Liquid enamel

MFT pierced fishtail flag dies to cut sentiment

Adhesives:- PVA glue, double sided tape, foam tape and adhesive sheet

Distress tool



I would like to enter these cards in:-
613 Avenue Create Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Anything goes with Patterned paper

Thank you for looking in today....
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all my lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all....

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Wildflower Doodles- LPoCF #60


Hello again,

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything goes, so come along and join in with whatever you have been working on, we have one lovely sponsors this fortnight Miss Daisy stamps offering a prize to one lucky winner.

Prize 4 images of choice one from each of the following artists
Jennifer Nilsson Art * Mari Digis * Miss Daisy’s Collection * We Are 3

I am using an image from Miss Daisy Stamps called Wildflower Doodles 1, I had an idea in mind for this card and I have managed to pull it off. I have used an inky background created with Dylusions Spray inks Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest, I have also sprayed some Lindys Stamp Gang Pearlescent white ink over the top of the others once they had dried.
I printed the image onto plain paper and then taped down my papers I wanted to use for the various layers reprinting onto the coloured and patterned papers, in the mood for some fussy cutting I used fine tipped scissors to carefully cut the image out from the various papers and glued them straight onto the image printed on to the spray ink background, I was very careful not to drop, sneeze or breathe the tiny pieces :-)
Not satisfied with the finished product, I used an embossing pen to add some shine to the flower centres and the butterfly, heat embossing in some clear powder, stamping and adding more clear powder to the sentiment.
Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more inspirational projects and leave them some love!

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 13cm square card blank
Page from sketch book (for the inky papers)
Black cardstock
Dylusions Spray inks Cherry Pie, Lemon Zest, London Blue and Cut Grass
Lindys Stamp Gang Pearlescent spray ink
Scrap papers from my stash (leftover spray ink paper and dictionary paper)
Black fine line pen
Black 3mm pearls
Ranger Emboss it pen
Clear gloss embossing powder
Clearly Besotted Stamp Sweet Little Sentiment
Versa colour Charcoal ink pad
Adhesives:- Diamond Glaze, PVA glue and Double-sided tape
Stanley knife, fine tipped scissors and heat gun


Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Stella Fireman Call #2


Hello again,

Today we awoke to sad news again, thinking of all those who lost their lives and loved ones in London overnight.

A couple of weeks ago I made this card for my DT post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, well as my Mum requested two more cards for her kindy friends (they started school together some 50 years ago!) There are even plans afoot to attend a School gathering sometime during the year.

I have used two nesting die sets to cut and frame Stella, however they were a little to wide for my liking and I was able to pattern match and create a narrower frame by sliding one side across by one scallop and lopping the side off, only having a small clipping from one of the other scallops which I can no-longer see.

Here is the second card:-



What I used:-

White C7 card blank 12.7x17.8
White card for printing
AC cardstock Amethyst and cascade
Patterned papers from ‘Jewel’ Sugar and Spice Studios (Spotlight for those in Aus)
Tiny bling from my stash
Purple brads from stash
Couture Creations nesting rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies
MFT Stamps Essential Sentiments
W Plus 9 Scalloped border die
Black embossing powder
Clear Embossing inkpad
Anti-Static bag
Diamond glaze added to flames and Stella’s glasses
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape and foam tape


I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug- Bugaboo Stamps June Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #162 Anything goes
Crafting by Designs June Anything goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge #40 Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania Frame it Challenge

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop by and leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Snippets Playground GD

Hello again,

I was a lucky winner of a prize from Miss Di, Principal of Snippets Playground in the last couple of weeks and had a lovely email from Di asking if I would like to be a guest designer for the challenge this week. Thank you Di for the invitation and having me as the guest designer.

When I first started making paper based cards I had a lot of Scrap papers, given to me as a gift and looking around the web I came across Snippet's Playground full with ideas on how to use them to create beautiful cards, a super fun atmosphere and some of the mischievous comments from the girls in the playground kept me coming back for the cards and the giggles, I eventually began my own blog to keep me busy while I've been unable to work, finally plucking up the courage to join the ladies at Snippets Playground in October 2015.

 I had been working on using some of the dies I had ordered from China and trying to clear off some of the snippety bits of paper consuming my desk. These two cards are going to be part of a gift for a friend who left the area unexpectedly, she used to buy cards from me quite regularly and said that she would miss my specially made designs.

These two cards started off as one 30x 10cm, I had a plan in mind for the thank you card and made this first, I cut the patterned paper into 2.5cm strips and layered them on to some brown card my neighbour gave me, then die cut the thank you die from white pearlescent card from my scrap box with some adhesive sheet attached, tracing around the outside of the die to get the narrow border around the outside, adding the butterfly die cut from another snippet of handmade yellow paper, before giving the butterfly a coat of clear Wink of Stella. 


I then had the rectangle leftover and did not want to add this back to my stash, digging in to my scrap box again I found a peachy coloured paper that seemed to go well with the colours in the paper, some gold mirri card and the border strip from the spine of same paper pad, I cut the narrow stitched border from the gold card and used the strip from the spine  to cover the edges, ribbon didn't work on this one, using a scrap from the thank you card cut the other butterfly before stamping and sticking the butterfly down just the middle, finishing off with some stickles and liquid enamel.


What I used:-
White Card blanks 10.5 x 14.7cm
Scrap paper from Amy Tangerine paper pad 'Ready Set Go' and a print from the spine… I know who saves those???
Gold metallic card and yellow handmade paper from scrap box
Blue card stock
MFT Stitched scalloped border die
Peach, Pearl white and Brown card from scrap box
Birthday Sentiment from magazine freebie
White Liquid enamel
Sugar sprinkles glitter glue
Memento Tuxedo blank ink pad
Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and PVA glue

Warning- this store has many craft supplies at super cheap prices and free international shipping (usually), I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you...
CCD Butterfly dies
CCD Thank you die


I would like to enter these cards in…
Crafting By Design June Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies Anything goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 22 Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 480 Bugs and Butterflies
Southern Girls Challenge 161 Anything goes


Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

I'm off to do some more research on a new to me technique, called bargello  and it's another wonderful way to use up some scraps!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Christmas Angel

Hello again,

Well it is the last week of the month again and for a change I managed to make my entry for Rudolph day early, just now finding the time to get typing. I have made a card to fit one  of my mistakenly bought envelopes, again trying to use up some of my vintage stash.

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
250gsm white card folded to 11.5x17.5cm
Kaisercraft papers and elements cut from 12" pad
Cream card
Scrap of Gold card
Saturated Canary Image (no longer available)
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Marianne Design Star Punch die
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Oval die
Lifestyle Circle and Scalloped circle dies
Wink of Stella Clear on wings, baubles and candlelight
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
ABC Christmas Challenge J is for Jingle Bells, K is for Keep it Simple
Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas May edition
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 335 Use some gold
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link up Cute Christmas or Anything goes
Rudolph Day Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop to sign the guestbook... I read all of the comments and appreciate them all!

Is anyone else having problems with blogger? Every time I tried to add a link it deleted link with a simple push of the spacebar, also not allowing me to select text and add link that way. Any thoughts appreciated. .... Megan

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Upcycled cards


Hello again,

I have been playing on and off with some of my new dies I bought from China, also apparently found on various eBay sites, we had a lovely family friend we met when we began following our family tree who suddenly announced that she and her husband were moving interstate, within a week they had gone, she regularly bought cards from me for her family and was always amazed at how different I made them and how personalised I could make them. Given the incredibly short notice we had a thank you card ready, but little else, so I decided to make her a set of 10 cards to send down asap as a little gift. Which gave me the perfect excuse to try out some of my new dies and make use of some of the paper scraps holding a takeover bid of my desk, I found some co-ordinating paper and or cardstock and used some card blanks, I have also cut some small gift cards up I received as a teacher gift some years ago selecting patterns and the images as feature pieces.

Here are the first three of ten, I have plans of making a few masculine cards too.
On the second card I punched out three circles from the card and piled on some Diamond Glaze to create 'enamel' looking dots.


Butterfly Thanks
 Bicycle Birthday
Butterfly Birthday

What I used:

White card blank 14.7x10.5cm

Pink vintage-y paper from my scraps box

Pink polka dot paper from my scrapbook (pieces larger than a card front)

White paper from scrap box

Silver card scrap




Vellum
Diamond glaze

Teacher gift card and envelope set

Double sided tape

Birthday Sentiment stamps Magazine freebies (Australian Simply Cards)

Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Clear Sequins from my stash

Black fine line

Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue


I would like to enter these cards in…
Snippets Playground weeks 281 & 282 Anything goes with snippets 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #180 Anything goes with a Sentiment
Butterfly Challenge #79 L is for Layers and/or Colour Cream
Crafting by Design May Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore May Anything goes


Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 Stella Fireman Call


Hello again,

Today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 has just begun as always our challenge is Anything Goes, this fortnight our two sponsors are:


CRAFTS AND ME ONLINE STORE
PRIZE £8.00 voucher in store

 
PRIZE 4 Images


I have used a Bugaboo image called Stella Fireman Call and have made a card now destined for one of my Mum’s old Kindy friends, who both celebrate their birthdays much later in the year, with a request for another two cards for the others she has re-connected with. I have used an old sketch I found on Pinterest as the basis of my layout.

I hope you will find time to join in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight and don’t forget to pop by my teammates and leave some love,  the lovely ladies have all made some beautiful cards to inspire you.

Here is my card:-




What I used:-
White C7 card blank 12.8x17.7cm
White card for Printing
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
CCD mini balloon die (warning this site sells super cheap crafty goods, free postage. I will NOT be taking any responsibility for enabling any of you! :-P)
AC Amethyst cardstock
MME:- Scrappy bits from Happy Day paper pad
Echo Park:- Dots and Stripes 8” paper pad
Mini Bling from my stash
Fine line black pen
Diamond Glaze added to Stella’s glasses and flames
Adhesives:- Double Sided tape, foam tape, sticky foam dots and PVA glue



Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan