27 November 2016

A blog update and a few cards to share.

Hello friends!

I just realised that my last post for Seize The Birthday was ... well, my last post for Seize The Birthday! I have stepped down from the Design Team for now, but will definitely miss working alongside the other talented members, who I also call friends.

I am now working almost full time (at The Scrapbook Store here in Perth ... my dream job!) as well as doing some classes and taking care of the family with a hubby that is away a lot. So I thought it was time to take a step back from some of my extra responsibilities and make things a bit easier on myself.

This year has been a big one for our family. My youngest daughter has just graduated high school and is putting the finishes touches on her debut EP which is set for release early next year. My oldest daughter has just finished her third year at University where she is doing a Chemistry degree, and my hubby and I had our very belated honeymoon and first ever holiday together and travelled to the UK and France in August/September, followed by a brief trip over to Sydney for my brothers wedding.

I don't know whether I will keep this blog going into the new year, since it was mostly used for the sharing of design team projects and all of my projects are already shared on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Which seems to be the preferred method for sharing among crafters these days! The old blog tends to be pretty quiet as far as visitors and comments go these days.

However I do have a few cards to share today that I made featuring THIS technique shared by Jennifer McGuire recently. I just really love how effective this technique is.









Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: Memory Box, My Favorite Things
Other: Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Powder, Sequins

20 November 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Presents!



It's time for another challenge over at Seize The Birthday.

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"Presents"
Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!


I have used the adorable birthday bears from My Favorite Things to create a shaker card this week.


17 November 2016

Avery Elle Merry Christmas for The Scrapbook Store

This week over on The Scrapbook Store blog I have created a water coloured Christmas card to share with you, featuring an Avery Elle stamp set called ‘Holiday Glass’. It features some gorgeous stained glass looking stamps as well, but for my project I have used the sweet holly image from the set.Christmas Holly
Supplies:










09 November 2016

Happy Howli-days for The Scrapbook Store

I have another Christmas card to share this week, featuring an adorable little stamp from Avery Elle called ‘Happy Howli-days’. It features a cute little dog and would be perfect for your pooch loving friends (of which I have many!).Happy Howlidays
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  Neenah Solar White



04 November 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Stencils



Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"Stencils"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!


I have used the MFT balloon stencils to create my card this week, and sponged the ink onto the card. 


02 November 2016

Grateful Leaves card for The Scrapbook Store

Taking a break from the Christmas cards this week, because I picked up these new goodies from The Scrapbook Store and couldn’t wait to play with them! Today’s card features a new stamp & cut set from Hero Arts called ‘Grateful Leaves’.

Grateful Leaves
Grateful Leaves closeup
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  Neenah ‘Solar White’