Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sparkle and shine - Sweet Stampin' DT

Morning all,

New challenge time and Sweet Stampin', and it's an extra special one, because it also happens to be our 6th birthday! So I hope you'll pop by and help us celebrate.
The theme this week is sparkle and shine, which I think is a great one for just about any occasion, but especially for Christmas!

So I made another card in the "set" that I'm making for my family. Each one has a different LOTV image and design, but uses the same papers (from last year's Dovecraft pack), which makes them all look like they belong together.

This is what I made for this week:

As always, the sparkly, shiny part of the card didn't like to be photographed, but if you look really carefully, you'll see the Tim Holtz die-cut tree and star are cut from green and gold mirri card respectively.
I also added glossy accents to the spoon and the gold dishes in the picture, which adds a little more shine.

So that's me, but please do go see what my fellow sweeties have been up to, and come and join us for this birthday challenge week. There's extra prizes up for grabs for random entries!

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Gatefold album for Crafters' palette DT

Goooood morning folks!

Just a quick one from me this morning, as I have to run off to work, but I have a gatefold mini album to share that I did for Crafters' Palette.

I really loved making this!

If you want to take a peek inside, please do pop over to the blog.

Got to dash, but I will make time for blog visits tomorrow.

Have a fabulous one!


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Wrap up warm - Sweet Stampin' DT

Hello there folks,

First of all, apologies for my absence these past couple of weeks. A hectic schedule combined with lack of sleep and the lurgy have left me anywhere but in a bloggy kind of headspace. I have a backlog of stuff to blog, but for now, I shall share this week's Sweet Stampin' theme, which is - aptly - wrap up warm.

I went with a super sweet LOTV stamp for this, and made a card for my - still pathetically tiny - pile of Christmas cards...

I dug out last year's favourite Christmas papers too (from Dovecraft). I suspect I'll be using a load more of them over the next few weeks! And the sentiment is LOTV as well.

That's it from me for now, but the rest of the Sweeties have made some gorgeous cards for you, so I urge you to take a peek.

Hope to come visit all your gorgeous blogs soon!

Have a fantastically awesomesauce weekend!


Sunday, 1 November 2015

November challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Goooooood morning bloggaroos!

Hope those of you celebrating enjoyed Halloween last night. We had a few trick-or-treaters 'round, but nowhere near as many as the past couple of years...

Anyways, on to this month's challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! you know the drill by now, anything altered art goes. I took a set of wooden ATCs in a frame from Fernli Designs, and a DCWV paper pad, and this was the result:

The dashing gentleman in the frame? My grandfather. A wonderful man, and one of my favourite people in the world. I was originally going to use a random vintage image, but as I'd already decided I'd be keeping this myself, I figured "why not?" and made it that bit more personal by digging out an old photo.

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but there's a lot of detailing with a gold leaf pen (a Rustoleum one, which really does look like gold!), such as on the rose

The embellishments are from pretty much everywhere, but the majority are either Fernli or Tim Holtz.

The S and K charms are my kids' initials, to further personalise it a little.

And there you have it.

I hope you enjoyed my little bit of inspiration this morning. I am rather proud of it, and it'll be on display just as soon as I can get my hubby to help me put it up (as I can't reach, lol).

Hope you're having a fantabulous weekend!