Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Cool Dude

Todays card has been made for members of the family who don't do CUTE.
I know he is such a cute little fellow but I haven't rosied his cheeks

or added any glitter or gloss just tried to make him COOL.
They are not really Christmas colour either are they?
but I really like it and will be making more like this.
Now that really is something as I hate making more than one version of the same card
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From this picture you can see how I have continued the theme inside the card
and how I have raised the layers on the front.
by the time I finished I had the dots and dashes going well so
should have done the inside first me thinks.

Am going to enter this in:

Christmas stamping all year round - Stitching faux or real
Make it Monday - Anything goes Linky party.
Fashionista Challenge - Christmas.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Flower power

I couldn't wait to ink up my new arrivals from LOTV
yes I know this is one of the 3 Christmas bears but he is so right
for the challenge this week.
The Nitwit papers are so beautiful too.
The flourish is a new one too by Die - namics
and the flowers are all with my retro punches.

He is just so cute don't you think?

Am entering this in:
Lili's little faries - Flower Power
Whimsy inspirations - Anything goes.
Make it Monday - Anything goes Linky party.

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lilac and Lace

Have just received a parcel from LOTV but this lovely lady is one I bought
from them last year.
I am just dying to ink up my new ones they all look so cute.

It feels like snow here today after the lovely weather we had a couple of weeks ago.
So it was no problem to get into the groove and make a snowy card.
Although we did get the bill for the electricity today
and that was certainly a shock to the system.

I am entering this into:
Winter Wonderland - Lilac and Lace.
Christmas stamping all year round- Snowy.
Penny Black and More @  Allsorts - Early Chistmas makes
Just keep on creating-  Christmas.
Make it Monday- Anything goes linky party.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Anything but Square

Firstly I would like to say welcome to my newest followers.
Thank you for wanting to connect with my blog and hope you will enjoy what you see.

Couldn't resist these lovely stamps when I saw them as a freebe on a magazine.
Used up some odds and ends of card and designer paper to make this round side step card.
Think I was really longing for the weather to warm up when I made this hence
the dreaming of summer days greeting.
The circle I cut out with my Making Memories circle templates.
Of course the lovely wee stamp is coloured with my copics.
I really would love to try using DI but so far I have chickened out.

I am entering this in:
Charisma Cardz - Shaped cards
Shellys images challenge - Anything goes
Whimsy inspiration - Anything goes
Just keep on creating - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes linky party.
Papertake weekly - Things that make you go awwww.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A case of CASE

Christmas stamping all year round want us to Case our first Christmas card.
Above is the first card I made this year and that was in January would you believe.
So I kept with the same sketch and chaged the colours and image.
I didn't think Snowy needed any bows so he has plain ribbon with gold dots on it.
Also had to place the rhinestones differently and change the greeting
but you can see it is the same design.

Am entering this in :
Penny Black and more @ Allsorts - Early Christmas makes
Christmas stamping all year round - Case your first Christmas card
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Make it Monday - anything goes linky party

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Covered note pad

After those lovely days we have had snow, wind and rain and really feeling the cold.
The wind over night brought down a Wattle tree over our back fence in the park.
It had just come out into bloom and was looking good and then this morning
it was piled against our fence so I rang the council and the workers were out within an hour
had it all cleared up, mulched and away they went within 15 minutes.
I bought this notepad one with magnets on the back to go on the fridge as I thought
if I made a cover to go over it it would be another Chrissy present ticked of my list.
Thought the pad was rather sweet and below is the cover I made for it.
The image is a Penny Johnson bear with a lovely bouquet of flowers which I have coloured with copics

I didn't go around the outside of the image with stickles this time but coloured the edge with
R20 I think then ran round it with stick glue and dipped it into super fine glitter.
The greeting reads Wishing you a Day full of Happiness from LOTV.

Am entering this in:
 Make it Monday - Anything goes
Anything but a card - Anything goes
Amusing challenges - Anything but a card
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything but a card
Moving along with the times - Make a christmas gift for someone

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Holly and Berries

Today I have used a Penny Black stamp from 2000.
I use it so much on plain inserts inside Christmas cards and I thought I would let
it shine on the outside instead.
I really played around with my copics on those leaves I used
YG 03- 11
G21 - 28 - 62
and I am very pleased with the result.
Was going to 3D the leaves as well as the berries but ended up painting them with
smooch glitz instead.
I shaded the background with W1,
edged the border with YR31 then with crystal stickles.

Am entering this in:
Penny Black at Allsorts - Early Christmas
Make it Monday - Linky party
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Christmas Bells

We have had the most glorious weather here for the past few days and it is good to have doors and windows open and air the place through and even sit outside for a while.

 I am trying to catch up now as I have been on the sick list,
hopefully now on the getting well list.

Am following the sketch on 52 Christmas throwdown
Wish I knew what colours I used on Edwin's boots have a terrible habit of not jotting down
the number of  the copics.  He was coloured ages ago and you know what age does to memory !.
As the DP is music manuscript I thought the bells would fit in nicely.

Am entering this in:
52 Christmas Throwdown - Sketch
CHNC - Christmas Bells.
Make it Monday- Anything goes linky party.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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