Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Reindeer Effect

It's week two of Bows or Boys at ABC Christmas Challenge.  I know Fiona used this cute reindeer image last week, but I couldn't resist.  Hee hee, these reindeer totally crack me up.  I just got the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper pad and wanted to try it out, so I made this simple card.  Have a great week, don't forget to play along!


Winter Wonderland - Digital Tuesday
Red, white and brown - Christmas Card Challenges
Winter Wonderland - Lawnscaping
Nothin' but kraft - The Kraft Journal
Use Some Brown - Paper Playtime
Tic Tac Toe- Come and Get It challenges (glitter, free, ribbon)





Saturday, January 26, 2013

A wee bunny...

Well, I stopped into my local stamp shop to peruse the after Christmas sales last week (50% off holiday stamps, who could resist that?) and ended up with a few new stamps including this bunny.  He wasn't even on sale, but apparently, I have no willpower at all....
Anyway, I'm dying to be a guest designer for Whimsey stamps, so I have done the bunny up in 3D and I have all my fingers and toes crossed.  He was so sweet, I used some neutral papers and some chocolate striped ribbon and I just love how this turned out.
Off to wrap presents for my oldest, who turns 10 today. (gah!)  Have a great weekend!


 Challenges:
Use a Whimsy image - Whimsy Guest DT call 
Sketch - Sweet Sunday (loved this sketch, but there was no way I was rolling this bunny through the Cuttlebug to make him a circle!)
Ribbon - Sweet Stampin'
"Anything" - Word Play Saturday Challenge
They say it's your Birthday - Bloggers Challange
Cute as a button - Crafty Catz
Pink and Brown - Creative Corner Challenges
Something Girlie - Stampin' for the Weekend


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Yea, I can finally tell you that I am a proud new member of the ABC Christmas Challenge Design team, yippee!  This means that by December 1st, I will be up to my eyebrows in Christmas cards and somehow, magically, everything else will have worked itself out as well. 

For my first challenge and the second of the year, it's B for Bows or Boys.  Really, this card could be for both.  I flipped this cute Bugaboo penguin to turn the candy cane into a 'J', stamped the 'oy' and a bow and voila!


Don't forget to head on over to the ABC blog and check out the DT's gorgeous creations, and meet the rest of the new DT too!

Challenges:
Sketch - Retro Sketches (well, that's where I started anyway...)
White on White - Crafty Sentiments
Bling it Up - Creative Craft Challenges (glittery candy cane)
Tie Up Your Loose Ends (use a bow) - Papertake Weekly
Winter Spirit - Ribbon Carousel 
Keep It Simple - Creative Creations
For the birds - Merry Monday
Scandinavian Christmas (red and white) - Jingle Belles




Sunday, January 20, 2013

Feeling Blue

Happy Sunday all, hope you`re having a nice relaxing weekend.  I haven`t left the house at all this weekend, trying to make up for next weekend`s crazyness to come.  Oldest son is turning 10 (yikes!) and his birthday party and a school friends party are both next weekend, plus all the usual stuff like groceries, etc.
I`ve been working on my niece`s baby album, and I`ve have managed to squeeze in a card too.  I`m not 100% sure about this one, it seems off balance to me.  I think my image should have been more to the right, what do you think?

He is a cutie though, love this pup from Penny Black!

Challenges:
January Blues - Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Love is in the Air - Penny Black and more (not a super 'lovey' card, but the inside reads - "when I'm with you".  And I made him smile...
Anything goes with kraft - Avenue 613 Create
Texture - Addicted to Stamps
Fave Colours - CMC Copic Challenge (I colour a lot of animals, browns for sure - I'm waiting for refills for E31 and E33 as we speak!)
Layers - Card Crafter's Circle
New Stamps - Fairytale challenge blog (still working my way through my new PB stamps)
Anything Goes - Simply Create Too

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Must have cake...

Ha, I'm very proud of myself this weekend.  I made hubby's birthday cake with canned frosting (which he loves but I abhor) and I have managed not to eat a singe bite of cake.  Trying to be good in the new year is so hard, especially when DH and oldest son's birthdays both fall in January. 
To make me feel better, I stamped up this cute TCP bunny eyeballing the cake and made a fun and cheerful birthday card.  Paper is an Echo Park pad - Hello Summer.


Challenges:
Anything Goes - Challenges 4 Everybody
Fave Things - Crafting When we Can (TCP bunnies!)
Happy Funny Birthday - Pile It On
Something New with Pink - Quirky Crafts (new twine)
Celebrations - 2 Sisters
Dies and Punches - Allsorts
Anything Birthday - Catch the Bug
Super Scraps Saturday - Hiding in my Craftroom

Sunday, January 6, 2013

More Christmas?

I know, I know, it's January, but ABC Christmas cards is having a DT call, and I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.  At first I thought being on a Christmas card DT would be weird, but then I really thought about it.  Imagine having all your Christmas cards made early and not running around like a chicken in December.  Ok, well, I'm sure I'll still run around like a chicken, just with a slightly shorter to-do list!

So here's my cards, fingers crossed!


Challenges:
Zoo Animals and DT call - ABC Christmas Challenge
Sketch - 52 Christmas Card Throwdown 
No Santa - Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Snow much fun - Eclectic Ellapu
With Love at Christmas - Joanna Sheen
Snowy Christmas - That Craft Place

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  It's been a nice break, but it's back to work tomorrow, so I thought I better get this up quick.  You'd think I would've been a bit more crafty with the kids and the hubby off to Grandmas, but I've been a bit lazy.  I did get 2 layouts for my niece's baby album done so I can finally say I've started!  (Can't post those though, my sister will kill me if I put prego pics of her on the net!)
Did manage one card, I thought this card would go equally well for New Years, birthday or just a general celebration card.  Love, love, love these mice from Lily of the Valley,  I've been waiting to use this stamp for awhile now.


Challenges:
Warm Fuzzies - Clear It Out (hoarded stamp and burlap ribbon
New Year - Crazy Amigo
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Celebrate - Party Time Tuesdays
Anything Goes - the Pink Elephant