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Monday, 25 July 2016

‘Peace on Earth’

Hello again,

Well after one full on week, a week of peace and quiet reigned whilst I slept on the lounge as I recovered from the chest infection I picked up visiting a club with my Uncle and Aunt over a week ago my Aunt is a huge fan of a local Ukulele group and invited us to come too, the antibiotics have kicked in but still feeling a little under the weather…
I decided to finish off a card I partially made for the recent Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge which I tossed aside after realising that it did not meet the challenges…

Here’s my card:-



What I used:-
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
White 5” x 7” card blank
AC Rouge cardstock
Gold, red, white and cream paper and card scraps
Gold embossed music script card (magazine)
Vintage style card stock from ancient DCWV Christmas stack
Fiskars scallop border punch
Red ribbon
Poppystamps small garden sprig and garden sprig dies
Marianne Design Poinsettia die
MFT small fancy flourish die
MFT Pierced Oval die
Lili of the Valley sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesive Pearls
Liquid Pearls Buttercup & Rouge
Fiskars small flower hand punch
Black fine line pen
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, PVA Glue

I maybe back later this week (or not), to hopefully share some of the 6 male birthday cards I have made in the last month...

I would like to enter this card in:-
Hiding in my craft room #260 Christmas in July

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

P.S. I would like to thank all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all! 


Saturday, 16 July 2016

Bugaboo Christmas in July Final Day

Hello again,

Well today brings us to the seventh and final day of this years Christmas in July Celebration and fun Challenges over at Bugaboo’s Catch theBug Blog. Today brings us to Freebie Friday and a Colour Challenge which you can see below.



When I first saw the Fuchsia picture and the colours selected from it I was a little concerned about my paper choices, but in the middle of the night I remembered that I have some Doodlebug Design Papers that came with a 100 sheet block which would fit the colours nicely, mixed in with another paper pack from Doodlebug Designs I bought more recently.

I coloured parts of the image twice so I could layer up Rudolph’s shirt and the top two presents on some foam adhesive, I also added some Diamond glaze to his nose, eyes and antlers… I could have sworn I had some gold stickles for his antlers… never mind it looks fine with the glaze and silver frame…

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5”x7” card blank
Faber-Castell Pencils
Amethyst (AC) cardstock
Doodlebug Design Papers ‘Holiday Trimmings’
Doodlebug Design Papers ‘Christmas pack’
Silver glitter cardstock
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
MFT Stitched oval Scallop Frame
MFT Gift tag greeting Stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Darice Bakers Twine
Francheville glittered enamel dots
Purple gel ink pen
Clear sequins from stash
Diamond Glaze
Adhesives:- Diamond Glaze, Double-sided tape & sheet, foam tape
Stanley knife, steel rule & cutting mat, fine point scissors

I would like to enter this card in:-
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Inspired by a song (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 


Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week
Megan
P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies for taking the time to leave me a comment, your kind words are truly appreciated


Friday, 15 July 2016

Christmas in July day 6 Photo Inspiration

Hello again,

Today the lovely ladies of Catch the Bug challenge have an inspiration photo for us which you can see below, being an Aussie, seeing Santa at beach locations is reasonably common during the festive season (on TV for me), sometimes Santa even arrives via boat at coastal locations, much to the delight of the young, young at heart and visitors from abroad.

I took my inspiration from the beach location, the inviting water and the fun you can have at the beach; 



I have used another of Jodie’s Bugaboo images Trop Santa Surfing which you can find here in store. This month Jodie is celebrating Christmas in July with a lovely gift for us all 50% off the whole store, a great time to collect some more of her fabulous work…



I used up some paper scraps from a discount store brand water colour printed paper pad and a scrap of Sunflower cardstock to create a beachy scene, adding Stickles to the torn edge of the paper as the bubbles that form on the sand as the waves comes in. Santa was coloured with Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils and adhered with some foam tape.

I have borrowed an old sketch I found online with a search for sketches it came from, From the Heart Stamps. I wish I had used a larger rectangle of embossing so that it can be seen more easily. I finished off the card with a sentiment from Lili of the Valley and a flower that  is meant to be a frangipani... this card will be headed to one of the relatives in either England or Scotland.

Here is my card:-


(My photo does not do the colours much justice, all much more vivid in real life....)

What I used:-
5” x 7” card blank
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Amy Tangerine design papers
Merci water colour mini stack (Big W Australia)
Dark blue & crimson cardstock
Scrap white & sunflower cardstock
Tickled Pink & Sprinkled Sugar Stickles
Glitzee Blue glitter glue
Buttercup liquid Pearl
Embossing folder Darice Holly Vines
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting circle dies
Memory box fancy blossoms
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
White gel ink pen
Fiskars Corner Rounder punch
Adhesives:- double-sided and foam 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 ladies for taking the time to leave me a comment, your kind words are truly appreciated

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bugaboo Christmas in July Recipe Day 5

Hello again,

Well we are past the half way mark in this years annual Christmas in July celebration and challenge week, today brings us to Humour me Wednesday and a recipe challenge.



Recipe:
Make it Funny (Crabby Cat and Sentiment)
Use scallops (Lawn Fawn Stitched scalloped border)
Bling (sequins)
Layers (four)


I chose Crabby Cat Christmas from my collection of Bugaboo images simply because I had to use this hilarious sentiment from Create with TLC from last years Christmas Digi Club, my Uncle will probably receive this card and it will give him a laugh… Paulette has relaunched her store this year and right now only a fraction of the Christmas sentiment kits she has in her collection are available with more to come undoubtedly as the Festive season approaches. This month Paulette has join forces with Desire from her Design Team to host an all new Challenge- Anything goes with a TLC image or sentiment challenge.

Here’s my card:-



What I used:-
White 5” x 7” card blank
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Rouge Cardstock (AC)
DCWV Glittered Christmas stack
Brown, Green & White card scraps
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop die
Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas
MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
Poppy Stamps Die Peaceful bird
Sequins from stash
Fine Line black pen
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape and Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Create with TLC Challenge #1 at Doing life Anything goes with TLC 

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week
Megan

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies for taking the time to leave me a comment, your kind words are truly appreciated.

    

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 4-Bingo

Hello again,

Todays challenge over at Catch the Bug brings us a great Bingo Challenge; I have chosen the image called Mouse Ornaments which you can find here at Bugaboo Stamps… Jodie is also sharing the Christmas Spirit with 50% off the entire store for the month of July!

  
Below you can see the bingo chart I have taken the diagonal corner from the bottom row Stripes, Bugaboo image and Embossing to create my card. I’m combining this challenge with this weeks challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge which is to use purple on the card… and the lovely ladies over at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge would like to see a card Inspired by a Song... I used to sing The Cat and the Mouse Carol in Primary School....

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5” x 7” card blank
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
AC Turquoise cardstock
AC Amethyst cardstock
Sugar and Spice Studio paper
Embossing folder Couture Creations Small Dots
Tiny pink brads from stash
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting circles and Nesting scalloped circles
MPress nesting scalloped circles
Black fine line pen
Tickled Pink, Sprinkled Sugar Stickles
Aqua Glitzee glitter glue
Stanley Knife, steel ruler and cutting matt
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, Diamond Glaze



I would like to enter this card in:-
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Inspired by a song I even managed to find a rendition here 'Cat and Mouse Carol' so much nicer than we did in Primary School

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week
Megan


P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies for taking the time to leave me a comment, your kind words are truly appreciated

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tag you're it- Day Three

Hello again,

Well today brings us to another challenge with the lovely ladies over at Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Blog Catch the Bug, todays challenge is an easy one. Make a gift tag mine is plain and simple, I have left the ribbon off after learning my lesson not to cut them too short last Christmas, I will add some ribbon when it's time to wrap up some presents...

Just in case I haven't mentioned it, ;-) Jodie is celebrating over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store too. 

Here's my tag:-


Now I'm off to make a birthday card for my Dad... 

What I used:-
Francheville Christmas Basics tag pad 11.3cm x 6.5cm
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
Scrap glitter card stock

Impression Obsession Greeting  top edgers
Adhesives: Foam tape and PVA glue


I would like to enter this tag in:-

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week
Megan

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies for taking the time to leave me a comment, your kind words are truly appreciated

Monday, 11 July 2016

Beary Merry Christmas Day Two

Hello again,

Today brings us to day two of the Christmas in July Celebrations over at Catch the Bug, todays challenge is a sketch challenge (below) which I sort of started on one card but ended up making a different one altogether, putting the half done vintage-y one aside for a modern Christmas coloured number. Jodie is also celebrating Christmas in July over at the Bugaboo Stamps store everything is 50% off for the whole month of July!

Here is my take on the sketch:-



What I used:-
White Square card blank
Faber-Castell Pencils
DCWV design paper (ancient set)
Lime green corrugated cardstock
Scraps of blue and green card stock
Glittered border from stash
2.5mm silver rhinestones KaiserCraft
Silver Glitzee Glitter glue
White Wink of Stella Pen
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting circle and scalloped circle dies
Couture Creations nesting rectangle die
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape and Xyron Sticker maker

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 ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!



Sunday, 10 July 2016

Bugaboo Christmas in July... Day One

Hello again…

Today brings us to the sixth annual Christmas in July event with the wonderful design team ladies over at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. I used to join in the fun at home not game enough to have a blog or enter any challenges so this is my second year of joining in the fun and games online. There is a whole weeks’ worth of fun planned, a recipe challenge, a colour challenge a bingo challenge and more! You can see the full list here at the Catch the bug blog.

Todays challenge is Snowmen or Snowflakes, I’m being a tad cheeky with today’s entry which you can see below… my card features one of Jodie’s Summer Santa range called Trop Santa Tube and I typed my own sentiment printing it onto some scrap cardstock found lurking on my desk…

Talking about snow current predictions are for snow this week, although the rain will likely make it melt if any actually makes it onto the ground… I have bought my science loving niece a can of make-it-yourself snow for Christmas this year.... 

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
Bugaboo Image  Trop Santa Tube
Faber-Castell pencils
White 10.5cm x 14.8cm card blank
Free papers from ‘Die-Cutting Essentials’
Scrap white cardstock
Scrap of metallic silver card stock
Sprinkled Sugar Stickles
Poppystamps Giovanna Snowflake die
Carl Carla Craft snowflake punch
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape and PVA Glue

I would like to enter this card in:-



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

Monday, 4 July 2016

Butterfly Wishes

Hello again, 

My friends Daughter in law is having her birthday soon and I was asked to create a card and use some Japanese Paper on it if possible. Metallics seem to be in at the minute with crafters and decorators and I raided my stash of scraps for some gold card, I found two suitable pieces, in separate places (I keep big scraps in an A4 display book, little scraps are in zip-lock bags by colour)

I haven't tried using both an embossing folder and die together on same card I wasn't really sure whether I should be embossing or die cutting first, I tried both ways and eventually decided that the Piestra tile die was delicate and embossing after cutting made the fragile joins break away, so emboss first cut second in this case, I can see this working the other way round for other less delicate dies and shapes.

I’m also wishing I had covered the card blank in black paper or card stock to give the card more definition or oomph…

I finished this card on Saturday afternoon and this morning discovered over in Snippets Playground Brenda had created one incredibly similar which you can see here, I promise I haven't copied her work Miss Di... 

This card is currently winging its way all the way to Japan while my friend takes some time off to visit her family...

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White card blank 10.5cm x 14.7cm
White card stock
Memory Box Piestra Tile die
Elizabeth Crafts Butterfly die overlay #2
Elizabeth Crafts Butterfly Silhouette die
Gold mirrored card stock
Japanese Paper
Elizabeth Craft bunch of flowers 2 die
Poppystamps Classic Ribbons Die
Spellbinders m-bossabilities Folder EL-005
Black and white scrap card
Paper Smooches Sentiment sampler stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, P.V.A. glue & foam tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
613 Avenue Create Challenge 183 Anything goes with a twist American Beauty- use a Rose
Snippets Playground week 236 Must use snippets
Poppystamps Challenge 22- Fly away with Me---must include one stamp or die (Poppystamps Classic Ribbons)

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

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the kind ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all.... Megan