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Thursday, 22 December 2016

O Christmas Tags

Hello again,

Christmas is almost here, is everyone busy getting things organised or are you all sitting back relaxing with your favourite tipple? I’m still planning Christmas lunch; the elimination diet threw a spanner in the works, still trying the new recipes out getting used to different flavours.

I spent most of last week busy making the extra 10 cards I need and now I just have one more left for one of my neighbours. I used some of my earlier designs to create some of the cards including my little Scotty dog card using a different paper from the same pack. Using the same layout and a poinsettia die for a change which I layered up. I will post these in the next few days...

I also got my box of leftover diecuts, scrap papers etc. out and diecut many tags out of the larger scraps and plain Christmas shapes out of smaller ones to create this years gift tags. There are many more than you see below... should have some leftover for next Christmas!

I first joined in with the lovely ladies and Miss Di over at snippets playground last year with my Christmas gift tags, using leftover card to make these tags, which my local friendly newsagent passed on rather than tossing them in the bin. 

Here are my tags:-



What I used:-
Lawn Fawn Tag die
Scrap paper/card in various colours
Penny Black Clear stamps holiday snippets
Leftover small images, Bugaboo Stamps, Di’s Digital Delights
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Memory Box leaping reindeer die
Impression Obsession Small Reindeer
Marianne Design Punch Star die
Marianne Tree Die
Cottage Cutz Festive Owls die
Marianne Design Scotty Dog Die
Impression Obsession Holly leaf cluster die
Mama Elephant Reindeer games stamp and die set (leftover from previous project)
Kindy Glitz Red glitter glue
Noel Washi tape
Printed sentiments
Adhesives: Double sided tape, PVA glue
Memento Tuxedo black ink

My apologies for the photo quality but we have gone from a bright hot sunny summer night to a grey, wet, misty mountain day… the temperature has dropped over 10C over night, but we are expecting Christmas Day to be around 27C here…

I would like to enter these tags in:

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

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christmas wishlist...

Hello again,

Well after a full week of Holiday Chaos with the Design Team over at Catch the Bug would you believe I’m still short on Christmas cards??? Just as well I always colour extra images and have a few leftover. Today brings us to the final day of this years Holiday Chaos challenge and today the challenge is to create a card using a nine square bingo chart. I have used Bugaboo’s latest freebie, Crabby Cat Christmas.

Are you all ready for the big day yet? We’ve packed a box of presents to go to my brother, sister in law and niece my Dad will be driving some of my brothers possessions left in ‘storage’ at home along with most of the Christmas gifts for them, unfortunately a few gifts are still on their way we will have to post them once they arrive. As for the Christmas day lunch plans were made a while ago, before I met a new doctor, who has placed me on an elimination diet for the foreseeable future, thankfully I’m already used to some of the diet having intolerances to a third of the food eliminated… I have already requested Christmas post elimination diet…

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 12.6 x 17.7cm card (5x7”)
Candy stripes embossing folder
Derwent Pencils
Printed Merry Christmas sentiment
Doodlebug designs paper
AC Pool and Rouge cardstock
Martha Stewart white glitter
Memory Box Sweet Candy canes die
MFT Pierced Square die
Stamps from magazine
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Aqua sequins
Black fine line pen
Diamond glaze (eyes and bauble)
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bugaboo Holiday Chaos day 7 Bingo challenge (Candy Canes, Freebie, Glitter/bling and Candy canes, embossing, three layers)
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Welcome to the North Pole or Anything goes
Crafting by Designs Here come the holidays

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful weekend
Megan


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Friday, 9 December 2016

In a Pear tree

Hello again,

Today brings us to day six of this weeks Holiday Chaos Challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps Challenge blog, today the challenge is to use our old stash and an old image. The first digital stamps I bought were from Jodie and I bought this Christmas set, long before I had the courage to create a blog so I could enter cards and creations of my own. I dug through my stash and found one of the first patterned paper packs I received with one of the Australian card making magazines, a set called Christmas Collections from Kaisercraft…

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 14cm square card blank
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
At you Spica clear pen
Black fine line pen
Nesting rectangle and oval dies
MFT Framing Flourishes
Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock
Sanding tool
Kaisercraft Christmas Collections paper
Scraps of ‘olde gold’ glitter card
Icicle Stickles

I would like to enter this card in:-

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

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Santa Photo Challenge

Hello again,

Today brings us to day five of this years Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos challenge, this challenge is a photo challenge which you can see below. I have taken inspiration from the colours and Santa’s cup of good cheer… it’s the season for summer Christmas parties….



Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White card blank 10.5cm x 14.6
Bo Bunny, Echo Park, MFT and scrap papers
Bugaboo image
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Ornament die (not sure of maker)
Cottage Cutz mini tree die
6 silver bling
MFT pierced fishtail flags
White card
Diamond Glaze
Sprinkled sugar stickles
Twine from stash
Corner rounder
Adhesives:- PVA and double sided tape

I would like to enter this card in:-

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

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Hedgie Christmas

Hello again,

I had my last session of physio for the year today in Sydney, no point taking my camera with me to show you anything exciting, except maybe the strange giant matchsticks we saw as the train whizzed by… here is a link to the Matchsticks a sculpture…..

On the way back to the station we stopped off at Westfield and I couldn't stop myself from going in to Riot art store, just for a look... I came out with a bead storage box, soon to house a myriad of sequins and tiny bits, and a set of 23 sentiment stamps which were 50% off making them just $3 and it included a thin stamp block... 

On to todays card the challenge for day four was to make a card keeping it simple and using no design papers.
Here is my card:-



What I used:-
Bugaboo image
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)
Lavender and Amethyst AC cardstock
Scrap card
Mauve seam binding
Sequins
Craft concepts Christmas Vine 5x7” embossing folder
Nesting rectangles
Nesting scalloped rectangles
Lawn Fawn Merry Christmas Sentiment die


I would like to enter this card in:-
Incy Wincy Designs Tic Tac Toe (candy cane, use the word Christmas in sentiment and ornament)

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

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Gift tag day 3

Hello again,

It is not often that I manage two posts in one day, so this afternoons post is about day three of the week of Christmas Chaos over at Bugaboo stamps blog, today’s challenge is to make a gift tag using red and white stripes. I bustled over to my box of scraps and dug out some red and white scrap paper, blue cardstock from a previous project and grabbed the pre-coloured digi that has been sitting on my desk for a few weeks. I traced around the outside of a Francheville Christmas tag pack to create the shape and rounded the edges.

Here is my gift tag:-



What I used:-
Pale blue cardstock
Red and white stripe paper
Hole punch (a little larger than I thought)
Scrap of ribbon
Stamp set from ASC issue 98
Memento tuxedo Black inkpad
KindyGlitz Red glitter glue
Fiskars Corner Rounder

I would like to enter this tag in:-

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


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Clyde's Christmas

Hello again,

Well I’m back today to share my second entry into this years Holiday Chaos week with the team at Catch the Bug yesterday’s challenge was a sketch which you can see below.


I have used one of Jodie’s digi images called Clyde’s Christmas, he reminds me of the St. George bank Dragon in Australia.

Here is my card:



What I used:
Card blank 12.6 x 17.8cm (5x7”)
Cricket and Rouge AC card
Green polka dot paper
Nesting rectangle dies from Lifestyle crafts
Bugaboo Stamps Clyde’s Christmas digi 
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Diamond glaze
Stickles Sugar sprinkles
Rub on sentiment from Sullivan’s craft

I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in...
Have a great 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, 4 December 2016

Sparkle and Shine

Hello again,

Hello to december! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I'm half ready but lacking any Christmas spirit, some of my last pressies are on their way, thanks to internet shopping, I haven't wrapped a thing and still need to find my brother a present for Christmas or perhaps his birthday (in the same week).

Bugaboo is having there annual Holiday Chaos challenge this week and I'm going to hopefully join in all of their challenges this week this will be the second time I've joined in. Today the challenge is "All that Sparkles" make a holiday card with plenty of sparkle, you always leave a little wherever you go...

Iv'e reused a sketch from one of the cards I made last year you can see here from the closed Case-ing Christmas challenge (Anita's original card layout). 

Please ignore the fold poking out... the paper really is over the entire front of the card...

Here's my card:-



What I used:-
White square card blank 14cm
Red design paper not sure of maker
Red and gold sparkle cardstock 
White card
Bugaboo digi Ava Christmas 'Mistletoe Fairy'
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Lily of the Valley Sentiment stamps
MFT nesting pierced circle die
Wplus9 scalloped border die
Ultimate crafts 'Reflections' embossing folder
Gold tree and enamelled red brads
twine from stash
Red glitter glue

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bugaboo's Holiday chaos Day 1
CCC Digi Design Anything goes #62
Aud Sentiment Challenge Anything goes #169
Craft your passion Anything goes #340
Creative with Stamps #9 Use Christmas Stamps
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge Vintage or Anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Card or Anything but a card
12 months of Christmas link-up Welcome to the North Pole or anything goes


Thank you for looking in...
see you again tomorrow...
Megan

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