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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy New Year

Hello again,

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Holiday, got together with friends and family for some of the time... Wishing you all a Happy, safe, healthy and crafty 2018

Well it is high time for me to rejoin the blogging world, although I have not done any crafting this year, yet.... we have been having a hot hot hot summer which puts me off being in my craft space, I also needed to tidy my craft area for a couple of reasons, one being the switch over to the NBN network, rather than using a mobile wifi device (which in my case was always connected by cables to my PC), which has meant running cables from the new modem in the kitchen to my PC, thankfully all looked after by Dad and my Uncle and all under the house! Our home phone and internet bills are now less than half of what we were paying as a big bonus, the tidying also needed because my table had become over run with bits and pieces and needs a thorough clean up.... not to mention the very crafty Christmas I had...

I am sharing today the calendars I made using a template found online, I made 7 owls and so far one more masculine free standing calendar... I didn't remember to photograph all the owls so here are two of them.... all made with scraps (mostly hanging around my desk type scraps)

and here is the more masculine calendar which I made using a 5x7" card blank with an added 'w' folded card scrap to help keep it upright (card fold at the top) 

I like the fold on the above calendar and am already planning on making these come the end of 2018... 

What I used:- Owls
Cardstock in various colours
papers from stash- polka dot paper and doodlebug DP
Calendar blanks
Nesting circle dies
Tiny brads
Template from Papercraft inspirations
Adhesives:- Glue stick, Adhesive sheet, double sided tape and foam dots 

These calendars have been well received, one friend telling me that she has had a snowy white owl visiting her garden, she thinks it is nesting in her neighbours yard as she sees it quite regularly. 

What I used:- Masculine
White card scrap to create the prop at the bottom (looks like 'w')
Papers from stash of magazine freebies
Calendar blank
CCD Boat die
Say it in Crystals strips rounded to the circle edge
Wave shape die (not sure of maker)
Scrap papers from stash
Black fine line pen
Nesting circle die
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, adhesive sheet

I would like to enter these calendars in:-

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

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Box card 40th Birthday

Hello again,

One final post before the big day, this one is my brother's 40th birthday card which I held off posting until after the day had been, he lives interstate and my parents drove down for a pre birthday party, being born Christmas week makes celebrating on the real day more difficult. I stayed home due to my complicated low histamine and Auto-Immune Protocol Diet, he will have opened his presents and cards so it is safe to share them here.

I did a little digging into 'famous' or 'popular' movies, bands/songs, kids toys, games etc. before making the card featuring a couple of big hit movies of 1977, I also bought him a genuine 1977 hit game, no not the true 1977 version but the still available in toy stores Rummikub, Star Wars Calendar, 40th Anniversary copy of Smokey and the Bandit etc. I haven't heard back from him so don't know how everything went down....

Here is my card:

What I used:-
Black card stock
MME My Girl patterned paper
MME Happy Day papers
R2D2 Pattern from here (I shrunk it to the right size and added my own design)
Viewmaster made by tracing a photo of one I found on Google
Free Download James Bond (Papercrafts inspirations-no longer available)
CCD Balloon Die
CCD Sentiment Die
Lawn Fawn Riley's Alphabet
Black fine line pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
1977 printed in large print on PC and cut out of silver glitter card
Various coloured scrap card stock to make all the elements
Black and white twine
Clear acetate- saved from packaging
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam adhesive, Diamond Glaze, glue dots
The balloons all got a liberal coating of Diamond glaze to give them some shine

I would like to enter this card in:-


Before I go I would like to wish all my lovely visitors a Wonderful Christmas and Festive Season, and say a Huge THANKS to all the lovely ladies who often pop over and take a look at what I've been up to and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all. 

Many thanks for looking in...
Have a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Cheeky Christmas

Hello again,

Well, I was busy, busy, busy last week making multiple Christmas cards including two cards with tongue most firmly in cheek. The first card I had an idea for a certain stroppy teen boy who lives next door, I saved one of my Aussie Santa images that I coloured and paper pieced the clothes and planned a graffiti look card with a bold sentiment heat embossed in white powder, a few smaller Christmas sentiments also heat embossed in red and black with a few tiny stamps added in for effect. unfortunately some of the tiny star stamps are hard to see, perhaps I should have used a different colour, but yellow did seem a good choice. The young lad was often caught hanging around at a local street art walk, not my cup of tea but bus loads of tourists seem to like it

My second card is for one of my Mum's kindy friends, who loves a good cheeky card, it features one of Bugaboo Stamps called Friends Don't Let Friends Wine alone 2, and a sentiment I have seen elsewhere which I typed up in two parts, the front has I'm dreaming of a White Christmas... and the inside has but if the white runs out I'll drink the red.

Here the first card:-

White Christmas:-

What I used:- Aussie Santa
White 5x7" card blank 12.6x17.8cm
White and black cardstock
Kaisercraft 'Basecoats' papers
Make It Crafty Aussie Santa Digi Stamp
Scraps of paper and card for Santa's clothes
Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils
MFT Stamp sets Gift Tag Greetings, Hand Written Holiday, Jingle all the way
Tiny Star stamps CTMH- The Thought that counts
Merry Christmas stamp- Papermill Stamp
Black, green, red, yellow and clear embossing ink
White and clear embossing powder
Wink of Stella on Santa's Beard

White Christmas:-
White 5x7" card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Kaisercraft Yuletide Patterned papers
Bugaboo Image 'Friends don't let friends wine alone 2'
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Impression obsession Snowflake die
Nesting rectangle dies
Tiny pearls
Wink of Stella over bottles and the ladies drinks
Sentiment typed on PC

I would like to enter Aussie Santa in:-
Polkadoodles Anything goes Week 50
Love to Craft Challenge Blog- Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge- Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge #6 Anything goes

I would like to enter White Christmas in:-
Naughty or Nice Challenge- Season's Greetings
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog December anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge

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

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