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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Away in a Manger


Hello again,

Well I’ve left my monthly planned Christmas card make until the last week of the month again… so I have two to share in the next few days. I have deviated slightly from my current use my vintage stash with this card and used some brighter colours and papers from Lily Bee Designs from a 6"pad I sneakily cut the stripe paper in two and covered the middle with the second patterned paper... and I've not been drinking my picture is at a very severe angle...hiccup

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 12.7cm x 17.8cm card blank
MFT pierced square die
MFT Merry Christmas die
Kraft paper
Lily Bee Design 6” pad Christmas Cheer
Scrap of metallic red card
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and PVA glue

I would like to enter this card in:-


Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Easter


Hello again,

Well hope you all had a lovely Easter and a breakaway from the norm. Apologies for being AWOL for much of the month, I’ve had a new massage therapist added to my treatment many months after being told I’m carrying 30+kilos of fluid, who has added new tasks to my days and weeks that I have had to adjust to, who knew that a massage could make you so tired for a few days afterwards, or perhaps that is just me.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who Congratulated me on joining the Design Team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog, it was also my first scheduled blog post, never having figured out how to do so without the kind help from Denise.

Enough about all that and on to my card for my niece who lives in a different state and we can’t send Chocolate treats to her as they melt (she got gift vouchers for of all places Bunnings Hardware) and gift bag for Easter for my Mum which was filled with some good old Aussie Cadbury Chocolate eggs, I felt I was cheating a little with the gift bag very little colouring at all.

Here is my Nieces card:- made to look a bit like a corkboard, although the other 'pin' seems to have vanished it was in the bottom corner. Letters came as part of the paper pack

Here is the Easter Bag




What I used:- Card

White Scalloped edge Card blank 10.5 x 14.7

Merci 6” paper pad (Big W for those in Australia)

Meljens Designs Digi stamp Little Egg Chick (Store Closed)

Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils

Little stickers

Fine line black pen

Tiny bling and enamel like dot(s)

Glue stick, PVA glue and Double sided tape



What I used:- Gift Bag

Brown paper bag


Faber-Castell Pencil

Scrap papers from stash to create scene, fence and grass

MFT Fresh cut grass die

MFT Garden Fence die


Foam tape and double sided tape

Blue ink pad (can’t remember which)



I would like to enter this card and bag into the following challenges:-

Pixie’s Snippets Playground weeks 277 and 278 Anything goes with snippets I found all of my papers for the Easter Bag in my scrap box!  







Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan



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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56- Winnie


Hello again,
I had a lovely email a few weeks ago from Denise, asking if I would like to join the Design Team for a lovely challenge called Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I am joining the lovely ladies of group B and this is my first ever Design team post.
This is Challenge #56 and Anything Goes and all handcrafted items are welcome and runs for a fortnight ending Australian Eastern Standard Time Saturday 29th April at 17:00 (aka 5pm)
There are two lovely Prizes to be won from our Sponsors, one lucky winner will receive a

**Sponsor One** Polkadoodles


a second lucky winner will be able to choose two images from

**Sponsor Two** All Dressed up 


If you would like to be one of the winners you must be a follower of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

I have made a card using Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime-Just for You and Printable paper Winnie Sugar Sprinkles-Paper Heaven 4 Bundle I have paper pieced the two bows, the one in Winnie’s hair is one of the papers from the printable bundle and the pink bow on the bunch of flowers is from my scrap box… Hop on over to the blog to see all the lovely inspiration from all of my fellow teamies and join in the fun and show us what you are creating...
Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 10.5x 14.8cm card blank
Polkadoodles Printed papers
Polkadoodles image Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime-Just for You
Faber-Castell and Derwent coloured pencils
Fiskars Corner Rounder punch
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
Small flower hand punch
Ranger Petal Pink Liquid Pearls
MFT Small fancy flourish
Flowers and Butterfly bling from my stash
Pink & White paper scraps
Create with TLC Sentiment (freebie from blog)
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 comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Christmas Carol

Hello again,
 
I’m back with my second Christmas card of the month, using one of the gorgeous images from Tiddly Inks, coloured up so I can continue using some of my vintage-y papers, these ones come from Kaisercraft two different collections, the music sheet comes from their ‘Timeless’ collection and the other from a magazine freebie Christmas paper pack from several years ago.
 
Here is my card:-
 
 

What I used:-
14.5cm square Kraft card
Brown cardstock (two different)
Kaisercraft papers
White cardstock (printing)
Kraft paper (printing)
Faber-Castell and Derwent coloured Pencils
Two digital chalkboard images from The Shabby Creek and The Cottage Market set  Two
CCD Cross-Stitched Ovals (Cheap China Dies) WARNING this Website sells lots of Crafty goodies. I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you! 😉😉😉
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Generic music note punch
Sand-it tool
Silver snippet
Black fine-line pen
Clear embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Bling from my stash

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 time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lucky Little Birdie


Hello again,

I am joining in this month’s Stamp of the Month challenge over a From the Heart Stamps and this month Faith has drawn a super cute Lucky Little Birdie for us which you can buy here at her From the Heart Stamps Store, alternatively if you buy $10US of Faith’s other cute stamps you can enter this code 🍀Good-luck🍀 to get the image as a free gift, each month you play you receive the next month’s image for free!

I made a quick gift tag using up some little bits from my scrap box and a tag die cut from plain white card which came in the box of bits from my neighbour earlier this year.

Here is my tag:-


What I used:-
From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month Lucky Little Birdie

Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
CCD Cross stitched Tag die *WARNING* This site is super cheap, addictive and sell lots of Crafty Goodies often with free international shipping. (I will not be responsible for enabling any of you) 😉😉
Glue Stick
Fiskars Eyelet Setter (my set didn't come with the hole included on the die)

Penny Black T is for transparent Snippets Stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink



I would like to enter this card in:-

Love to Craft Challenge Blog Challenge #8  
Craft-a-holics R Us- March Shades of Green



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!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Wonderful Day


Hello again,

I know I was complaining of all the summer heat before but we have had every single day of this month has been wet, wet, wet. Current local rainfall for the month stands at 333mm that is one entire school ruler worth and some (13.11inches), we don't have proper storm water drains around here but could use some when the weather is like this, cars quickly become aqua-planes due to the amount of water flowing down streets. Much safer to stay inside and play with craft supplies I mean keep tidying my supplies! 😉

This card was made for one of my Mum’s friends, pretty, purple and anything you like was the request, I am still loving cute little hedgehogs and have coloured a few the last couple of weeks, so one found a home.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)

Amethyst & Pool AC cardstock

White card for printing

Digi image from Di’s Digital Images

Design papers from Sugar and Spice Studio’s (Spotlight store for those in Aus)

Purple bakers twine

Fiskars scalloped border punch

MFT pierced Oval Die

Inkylicious Sentiment stamp (from the Playground)

Clear embossing ink

WOW black embossing powder

Enamel like stickers (Reject Shop for those in Aus)
Apologies for the photo, due to the weather I had to photograph with a light on, balanced in my hand along with the camera.


I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafting by Design:- March Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:- Challenge #54 Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations:- Challenge #69 For the Girls
Love To Craft Challenge Blog:- March 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!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Angelic Wishes


Hello again,

Well have you ever had one of those I must clean up moments, only to get part way through and get distracted? I have been trying to clear some of my mounding craft supplies and get them back to where they belong or in some cases put away for the first time. What has been my distraction? More lovely dies arriving every few days as I made an order for some Cheap China Dies- CCD (a term I first came across with Shaz in Oz of Calligraphy Cards, courtesy of RosA at Paperchase) and they have started arriving and needed a place to live, as they came I tried them through my machine and left feedback for each piece (required) which only added to the mess I was trying to get through.
I decided to keep my CCD separate to my other dies and have been making mini magnetic folders for some of the nesting sets using advertising magnets and plain Manila folders, the nesting sets are residing in an old VHS box and I’m wishing I hadn’t torn the plastic cover from the boxes so I could poke a list of what is in each box clearly down the spine or on the front of the box. 
Here is a picture of the doily die which is behind my image:


I have made a Christmas card for this years stash using a Tiddly Inks digi image called ‘Angelic Wishes’. Still on my plan to use some of my vintage-y papers I coloured the image to suit.

Here is my card:-





What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm (5 x7”) card blank


Cream cardstock

Freebie papers from a magazine

White cardstock

Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils

Wink of Stella on wings

WOW! Embossing powder Metallic Gold Sparkle

Ranger Clear embossing ink

Heat tool

Paper Mill Christmas stamp

CCD Doily die 😊 😊 WARNING THIS SITE IS ADDICTIVE AND SUPER CHEAP and they have lots of crafty bits!!!!! 😊 😊 **I will not be accepting any responsibility for enabling any of you**😉😉
Lifestyle- Nesting Oval die
Deep red seam binding

Adhesives:- Double-sided tape and PVA glue



I would like to enter this card in:-



Season’s Greeting’s Christmas Challenge #3 Anything goes or Optional twist heat or Dry Embossing (heat embossing, I have finally got my heat gun and powders out to play with!)





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!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Birdbrain's Tropical Christmas


Hello again,

In an effort to get at least two Christmas cards made this month, I have been busy today finishing off James earlier and making another card this afternoon. I have used two images from From the Heart Stamps called Jingle Bell Birdbrain and Tropical Christmas and merged them into one, I have tried fussy cutting part of the image and die cutting the remainder, I need more practise having lopped off a little too much.

I have used this weeks sketch from the ladies over at Paper Play Sketches and I’ve been a little sneaky, the green polka dot paper is cut in half to make it fit the card since the middle has another design…
Here is my card:-

 
 



What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank

Carta Bella Christmas time 6” pad

Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas 6” pad

From the Heart Stamps images Jingle Bell Birdbrain and Tropical Christmas

Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils

Sprinkled sugar stickles

Scrap green card for sentiment

Leftover kraft cardstock

MFT Merry Christmas
 
MFT Pierced Circle die
 
Adhesives Double-sided tape, foam tape and adhesive sheet

 

I would like to enter this card in:-

 
 
Pixie’s Snippets Playground weeks Anything goes with Snippets

 
 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Anything goes or Recycle

Aud Sentiments Challenge Animals and a Sentiment



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

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

James' Christmas


Hello again,

I’ve been concentrating on my family history of late and trying to ignore my PC issues, hoping my uncle will come up with the goods on how to fix it, blogger is still playing up I can only scroll through part of the list of blogs I follow, it is also adding extra spaces that are not there to each post or squeezing everything up super close to each other.

I thought I’d better get my skates on and make a couple of cards for Christmas before the end of the shortest month, I have been colouring some mixed image for upcoming birthdays and Christmas with the intent still to be making a few of the latter each month. I bought my first two digi stamps from LOTV including this super cute James Big Star with the plan of using some of my vintage-y papers for the cards.

Here is my card:-
 


What I used:-
White 5” x 7” card blank
Kaisercraft Yuletide papers
White cardstock for printing
Colorbox cat’s eye inkpad ‘Olive pastel’
Sanding tool, scissors and a good scrunching to age the papers
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Wink of Stellar pen (supposedly clear but I think white would be a better description)
Fine line black pen to trace over lines covered by above
Marianne Design Star Punch die
Couture Creations nesting rectangle die
Couture Creations nesting scalloped rectangle die
Self-adhesive pearls
Adhesive:- Double-sided tape


I would like to enter this card in:-
Seasons Greetings Challenge #2 Anything goes or colour challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge C is for Creature
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Anything goes or Recycle
12 months of Christmas link-up Anything goes or Christmas Humour
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra 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 message I truly appreciate them all

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hogs and Kisses PigWit


Hello again,
From the Heart Stamp of the Month Challenge is back!

Faith is back from treatment from her brain tumour and she's enjoying drawing again and now that she's feeling better the Stamp of the Month challenge has returned, thrilling all of her design team and followers! This months image is a super cute little Hogs and Kisses PigWit which I have teamed with a Create with TLC sentiment with plans of making this into a get well card.  I also decided to join in with the ladies over at Paper Play sketches and Crafting by Designs.
This Challenge is a progressive one, once you enter this month you will receive a new digi stamp sent next month, if you haven't already jumped into this challenge you can buy the stamp from Faith's Store From the Heart Stamps or buy $10US  worth of Faith's other digi stamps and enter the code KISSY-KISSY to receive Hogs and Kisses PigWit for free with your order.


Here’s my card:-




What I used:-

White 10.5 x 14.7cm card blank

Papers from Merci and Shimelle 6” pads
Hogs and Kisses PigWit From the Heart Stamps

Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
MFT Stitched Rectangle dies

Reject shop enamel like stickers
White card and Printer
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape



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 leave me a message I truly appreciate them all!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Hedgehogs


Hello again,

As I mentioned before I printed off an few images onto one sheet for upcoming birthdays, it was our neighbours birthday over the weekend and her and her son headed down the coast for a couple of days giving me some extra time to finish off her card  so rather than being a fairly simple one I went all out and made some rolled roses to embellish her card… 😊 and just as they were ready to leave we arrived home from the shops and her teenage son brought me in a tray of card board scraps quite possibly from their love of heading out to garage sales, one of the scraps worked perfectly with the colour scheme of the semi completed card and I couldn’t help myself I used it for the roses, so some of what she gave me is heading back into her home.
If I didn’t want the scrap card stock she said to dump it into her recycling bin (What!!!) as even if I can’t use it I try to pass it along to someone who will, I have shared it out some for me in colours I need or use lots of,  some has made its way to one of the friendly bank tellers, who will also pass along any she’s not interested in and the remainder will be headed to a card making lady who after retiring returned to the nursing home to teach card-making to the residents, they have loved the other bits and pieces I have passed along and will undoubtedly get some enjoyment from this lot. (box is a bit over 30cm square)

 
Here is my card:-



What I used:-
Diane Carubia Blooming lovely Hedgehogs digi stamp
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
My Memories cardstock
Green, cream and peach coloured cardstock
Fiskars Lace border punch (almost all hidden)
Peach lace
MFT Medium rolled rose die
MFT Royal leaf die
MFT Stitched Scalloped die
MFT Medium Leaf filled flourish
MFT Stitched line square frame (fitted perfectly behind the scalloped square)
Lili of the Valley circle sentiments
Clearly besotted Sweet little sentiments stamp
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circle and Scalloped circle die
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tiny pearls in flower centre
Pearl strip
Sullivan’s Bling flourish
Adhesives:- PVA glue, Foam tape, double-sided tape
 
 I would like to enter this card in:-

Bizzy Bec’s Store blog February anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies One for the girls
Craft’s Galore Encore Anything goes

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

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

P.P.S Have had internet issues and specifically privacy and similar on one browser, using a different browser and it has played havoc with Blogger reading list, I can only scroll down a certain amount and cannot access all of the blogs I follow, my apologies if I don't get around to comment so often until I work out what went wrong (please read, I have tried every thing I know to fix problem and have referred problem to family tech support)