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Thursday, 14 December 2017

O Holy Night


Hello again,



Well not making enough of my Christmas cards all year long came back to bite me on the you know where, I think I have made about fourteen cards this week (and still have a couple more I need)👀, some were batch makes of the Aussie Santa in Sydney, I didn’t even worry about taking pics of them.

I had bought a new die from the recent craft show I attended, from a shop who has begun creating their own designs Catchy Crafts are also one of the biggest stall holders at the craft shows, the new die is called Bethlehem Town and I made two cards with the die, one is winging its way to my 94 year old Great Aunt who lives in far north Queensland and the other a hop across the road.

I must say that I have been severely influenced by Shaz in Oz in these cards, love the embossing with the scroll like sentiment on the first and reminds me I should dig out embossing folders more often. Thank you for the inspiration Shaz!


Here are my cards:-



What I used:-

White card stock to make card blank measuring 11cm x 17.5cm


White and Black AC card for embossing

Kaisercraft Lattice 5x7 embossing folder

Kaisercraft Damask 5x7 embossing folder

Silver Embossing powder

Clear embossing ink

Silver embossed paper

Spray ink background

Rainbow cardstock

Memory Box Parker Upper Case Alphabet Die

Impression Obsession Stamp ‘Jack Frost’ sentiment stamp

MFT stitched inner and outer oval

Adhesive:- Double Sided Adhesive sheet, Foam tape, double sided tape



I would like to enter these cards in:-









I think all our Christmas cards have been written and will get popped in the post tomorrow, minus a couple of hand deliveries and two to my friends who seem to move around a lot. Holding theirs in reserve until one of them confirms an address or two.

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend...
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!

P.P.S. Could someone in the northern Hemisphere send some cool air this way, looking at the fourth day above 27C and no end in sight, I don't do heat well!






Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Joy to the World


Hello again,

I have a super quick and easy pair of cards to share today, made with non Christmas papers for a couple of gentlemen, I made two at the same time one will be headed north to Dad’s uncle and the other locally to a gent that runs the Family History centre at the local church where Mum likes to hang out with other family history buffs.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-

White 17.8x12.6cm card blank (5”x7”)

Dylusions London blue spray ink

Scrap of metallic silver and green card

Circle die



Clear embossing ink pad

Silver embossing powder

Teal and cream paper (no idea) 50c/sheet at craft show

Adhesive sheet

Wink of Stella Clear liberally all over the globe

Bling from my stash



I would like to enter this card in:-






Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Optional Stencil 





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!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Outback Santa

Hello again, 

Today brings us to the final day of the month long Holiday Card challenge over at Beccy's Place and today the challenge is to do what you love. I love the Aussie Santa I used on these cards and had another two printed out and ready to go, but decided not to make another card with Sydney City as the backdrop, this time I grabbed some white core card stock and got ripping to create layers of the Aussie bush as a backdrop blue sky the green of the Aussie bush and the red earth of the outback with a new Windmill die, a very familiar sight once you leave suburbia. Many windmills have the property name either painted or roughly cut from the vane others (I've seen lots) with Southern Cross on the vane. 

Here is my card:-



What I used:-

White 5x7" card blank 12.6x17.8cm 
White card
Make it Crafty Aussie Santa digi stamp
Derwent pencils
Gray and black cardstock
Scraps of Christmas design paper
Kaisercraft Basecoat paper
DCWV white core card 'Neutrals'
Wink of Stella on Santa's beard
Clear embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Stamps:- MFT Gift tag Greetings and Stamp It Australia Christmas Wish
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Double sided adhesive sheet, Foam dots


I would like to enter these cards in:-
Beccy's Place Month long holiday card Challenge
12 Months of Christmas Link-up  Optional theme Star Struck
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge #20 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 361
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge extra Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45 Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything goes 176

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

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


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bond James Bond

Hello again,

So this month I had a big push to make a couple of 40th Birthday cards for my brother along with all the Christmas cards, after looking up some of the popular films, shows, toys and games of 1977 I settled on a suit card with a James Bond image for the first, James Bond The Spy who Loved me was first released in 1977 and can still be found in DVD format, which my parents gave him last weekend, a surprise for us that he intends on waiting to open his gifts and cards until his real birthday a few days before Christmas. Since he doesn't see my blog it is safe for me to share.

I was inspired by this card which I found on Pinterest but gave the card my own twist.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White Card blank 12.4x17.4
Black card stock
Patterned paper from Echo Park Style Essentials
Tiny James Bond sign from here
James Bond images are an old download from Papercraft Inspirations (no longer available)
Black bling from stash
Silver glitter card
Nesting circle die
Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday die
Memory Box Parker Alphabet die
Buttons and Silver star brads
Signo White gel ink pen

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog
Seize the Birthday Monochrome
Crafts Galore Encore 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!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Aussie Wreath


Hello again,

Well I’m still motoring through some more Christmas cards, today I am sharing a super quick card, I have used a pre-coloured digi from Beccy’s Place that you can find here called Aussie Wreath Set  I printed the image out and decided to add the sentiment in under the wreath and came across the little bird stamp also. The little birds fitted perfectly across the wreath. Stamped the sentiment in two parts and the little birds in clear embossing ink before heat embossing in gold, I die cut the image with a nesting rectangle die and added it to a 5x7” card blank that I covered in some green Christmas paper. 
Bonus it is completely flat for postage!

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm

Green paper from old magazine


Clear embossing ink

Gold embossing powder

Sentiment stamp- Clearly Besotted

Birds with String of Stars- Magazine

Nesting rectangle die



I would like to enter this card in:-


Cards in Envy It's only Paper card

Crafting by Design Get Ready for Christmas November Anything goes

12 Months of Christmas Link up Optional Theme Star Struck

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

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

Friday, 24 November 2017

Sydney Santa Summer


Hello again,

Well I’m still making some more of my Christmas cards, as I haven’t made anywhere near enough, knowing that Mum had requested extra Aussie Christmas cards for our UK relatives I printed out four Aussie Santas from Make it Crafty on both plain paper and card, then paper pieced the singlet and shorts from my Christmas scrap bag before recreating the Sydney harbour I made on this card here using up more paper and card scraps to form the scene.

I used my spray inks to create the sky and water on separate pieces of card and watercolour paper the ocean turning a little greener than intended, but still looks ok.

These two cards were finished off with some 3D Crystalina Kindy glitz to the waves and the edge of the sand before I popped Santa up on foam to add dimension. Sentiment was added using clear embossing ink and some black embossing powder.

Here are the two Sydney Santa cards:-


What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank (12.6 x 17.8cm)
London Blue and Cut grass ink spray-Dylusions
White card 
Sights of Sydney Die Ultimate Crafts
Scrap card and papers
Kaisercraft Base Coat papers
Wink of Stella Clear (added to Santa’s beard) 
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
Kindy Glitz 3D Crystalina 
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Double sided sheet, foam dots
Stamps- Magazine Freebies
WOW! Ebony embossing powder
Ranger Clear Embossing ink pad


I would like to enter these cards in:-
Southern Girls Challenge Lets get inky (inky sky and ocean)
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes
Crafting by Design Get ready for Christmas November edition
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge November- Optional Tag

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link up optional theme Star Struck


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! 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

LPoCF #70 Beary Merry Christmas


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 us with whatever you have been working on, we would love to see what you have been doing, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight offering a lovely prize to two winners…



Prize 2 Packs from the store




Prize 2 Images

I was given a very cute little Winter Bear out feeding little birds from our sponsor AMB Illustrations called Merry Beary Bear, I knew what patterned papers I wanted to use and coloured the little bear in colours to suit, adding some Fairy Crystal glitter paint to the ground and some dotted around the little bear. I cut the 15cm square paper diagonally to cover the front of a 13cm square card blank with a small misalignment in one corner. I found some scrap card to die cut the flourish and poinsettia in my bits box, cutting the flourish up into three pieces to fan it out hiding the cuts behind the poinsettia which I made up and allowed to dry out before adding to the card. A tiny sentiment from a Kaisercraft set called ‘Home for Christmas’ to finish the card off.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-
White 13cm square card blank
Faber-Castell Pencils
Papers from stash, Magazine freebies two different packs
Gold, red, green and yellow card scraps
MFT Flourish die small
Marianne Design die Poinsettia
CCD Cross Stitched Oval die
Glitter paint-Crystalina
Adhesives:- double sided tape, PVA glue and foam tape
Sentiment Kaisercraft ‘Home for Christmas’ clear stamp




Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Elephant Wishes


Hello again,

Hope you are all well, I'm still working my way through my Christmas cards,  should probably count them to see how much further Ive got to go and maybe plan some batch makes, today my card features a super cute little Elephant from Digi Stamp Boutique called Christmas Edwin and Hetty

I found some card blanks online from South Australian company Blue Edge Crafts that are almost the same as the C7 card blank with the fold along the narrow side, nice for a change and they had super cheap deal on the new year calendar blanks, so a few extra card blanks for my stash, started my last pack of 50 last month…. Hope to pick some up at the craft show although sometimes cheaper bought online…

I dug through some of my patterned papers from magazines and found this non Christmas set that I think works well with the image. I added Kindy glitz to the elephants hat before die-cutting with a CCD set not realising that I had picked up the 3D version, so while the glitter sparkles, some parts appear less glossy than others.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White card blank 12.5x 17.4cm
Magazine Freebie papers
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
CCD Pin dot rectangles
Kindy Glitz Crystalina 3D
Bella! Bling
Clear embossing ink
Metallic Silver Fine embossing powder
Free Sentiment Stamp 

I would like to enter this card in:-

Wow, I think that is a record for me entering my cards...

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

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

Monday, 30 October 2017

Vintage Christmas


Hello again,

Well here is the last of five of the Christmas cards I have been making the last couple of weeks. This card features a Bugaboo digi stamp called Sunbonnet Christmas Tree  and some of the vintage papers from my stash.

Here is my card:-




What I used:-

White 12.6 x17.8 (5x7”) card blank


Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils

Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad (magazine freebie-many years old)

Lili of the Valley Sentiment stamp

Silver embossing powder

Clear embossing ink
Memento London Fog ink pad

Wink of Stella white and clear

Liquid pearl –Blackberry

CCD stitched square die

Lifestyle crafts circle die


I would like to enter this card in:-
ABC Christmas Challenge U for Unlimited and V for Vibrant
Rudolph Day with Scrappy Mo
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link-up #34 Anything goes
Crafting By Design Get Ready for Christmas- October Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge- 40 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 357-AG or things with wings


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, 23 October 2017

Quilted Christmas


Hello again, 

Well onto my final two Christmas cards I have been making recently, I have been trying to use up some of my older Christmas paper pads and the freebie ones from magazines, I have used two different Kaisercraft paper pads mixed with some kraft and other vintage paper from my stash and a brand new CCD I ordered using my refunded birthday money…. Great for quilt making friends, for all occasions.

Here are my two cards:-



What I used:-

White 17.8x12.6cm card blank

Kaisercraft Patterned papers

Magazine freebie paper

Vintage Christmas paper (first Edition)

Kaisercraft Sentiment stamp Traditional Christmas

Stamp it Australia Sentiment Stamp

MFT Scroll die

Clear sequins from stash

Impression Obsession holly leaf cluster die
Clear embossing ink pad
Red Embossing powder

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 356
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
CRAFT Challenge #438 Christmas
Craft-a-holics R Us Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas #34 Anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge 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 by and take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all! 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christmas Reindeer


Hello again,
I’m back with another Christmas card from my coloured images box, I have used this cute little reindeer from Digital Stamp Boutique called Bailey Reindeer, I’m still using up my left over papers from magazines, which are a great size as I can cut two panels from one A4 sheet if I’m careful and still have a little strip leftover.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-


White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank

Brown and white cardstock

Pink and green papers


Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils

Stickles Sugar sprinkles

Versacolor Orchid ink pad

Clear embossing powder

Bauble stamp (magazine freebie)

CCD Pin-dot rectangle die

Kaisercraft Sentiment stamp Christmas Quotes

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Bling from my stash


I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes optional-stripes

12 Months of Christmas Link-up #34 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 stop by and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Elf on Shelf


Hello again,
Well as promised here is the first of five of the Christmas cards I have been making the last couple of weeks, using one of the images I found pre coloured in an old VHS box to keep them safe, flat and useable. This card features Bugaboo digi stamp called Elf-4 I drew in two lines to make it look like the elf is sitting on a shelf. I made this card following a Stella Says Sketch but then wasn’t well enough to blog it and enter it in the challenge.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 12.6x17.8cm card blank (5x7”)


Green card stock

Blue and green design papers from my stash

Couture creations Nesting rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies

Glitter bling from my stash

Green bling from my stash

Lemon Lime Kindy Glitz

Silver pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sentiment stamp was freebie from Magazine

I would like to enter this card in:-
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes optional-Stripes
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Unlimited (aka Anything goes) and V is for Vibrant
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra Anything goes

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