Venus Dreaming....

December 30th 2013
Well I have caught up with sharing all my 2013 creations so am ready for January 1st and 2014 creations!

I made this card using the Gesso Resist technique and gorgeous image from Michele Perkett - available at her Etsy Store. I actually printed the image twice onto my card - once in black and if you look closely you will see a bigger image printed in an earthy tone.

I added photo corners, Tim Holtz ticket. paper flower & charm and some little butterfly punchies.

I decided that in 2014 I need to try some more techniques with ink, paint and the like to get more creative and messy LOL!!!!

Gone Fishing....

December 29th 2013
The little boy fishing on this card started out as an ATC and then I needed a birthday card for a boy so I added some more layers and wording and ended up with this! Image is from A Day for Daisies.

While shepherds watched their flocks by night....

December 28th 2013

Well you still have a couple of days to enter the last challenge of 2013 at the Just Some Lines Blog and then get ready for our challenges in 2014!!! Our theme is Christmas or Winter and there are some great freebies at the blog for you to use to enter. I "adapted" this gorgeous little shepherdess by adding a little collage xmas hat and some wording from a Christmas Carol. LOL it's almost a CAS card and that is very unusual for me!!!!!

Starry Wishes

December 28th 2013
A reminder for our "Happy Holidays" Challenge at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog!! I recently purchased this so cute Xmas elf from Sweet Pea Stamps and thought she was perfect for my reminder post! Basically I just printed her out, coloured her with Copic Markers, mounted the image on gold card and added some star gems!

Happy Holidays...

December 27th 2013
A new challenge for the week at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog - theme of "Happy Holidays" - let's see your festive creations this week to finish off 2013! Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Octopode Factory and who wouldn't want to win some of Lily's amazing & quirky images like the ones on my ATC??????

Fun in the Sun...

December 27th 2013
A summery card perfect for the season here in Australia!

Images are from a precoloured sheet by Angie Delarie Scrapbooking - love this cute gal in her sailor outfit making sandcastles at the beach!

Merry Xmas from Princess Peppermint

December 26th 2013
Today's post has 2 Christmas cards using a great image available at the Queen Kat Designs Store - "Peppermint Princess" by artist Jaz Higgins. More Xmas inspiration with QKD Designs can be found at the QKD Blog!!

I loved this image so much that I decided to make 2 cards - one in traditional xmas colours and the other non traditional - hence my two samples below!! I love how these turned out and it's always great to see how different an image looks in different colour tones!

Digital patterned papers are from:
Non Traditional Card: Shery K Designs Etsy Store
Traditional Card: Yellow Lemons Etsy Store
I hope everyone had a great xmas day!

All I Want for Xmas....

December 25th 2013
Merry Xmas everyone!!! For today (xmas day) I am sharing a Xmas card I made using image from the fabulous Bombshell Stamp Set - "Gingerbread Pin-Ups" - LOL I wanted to have some fun for my xmas day post so I just had to share this!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and enjoys the time off - for us it is the only day off we will have had for several months and the only day off for the next few months as this is our Business' busy time - so we intend to relax and probably indulge in a "nanna nap" at some point during the day LOL!!!

Best wishes to all!!

Aussie Santa!

December 24th 2013
I made this card sometime back while I was a member of the Dude Time Doodles DT but never had the chance to add it to my blog - I am clearing my desk ready for 2014 so am sharing it now for xmas! 

This bloke has a real "Aussie" look to him LOL!!! Relaxing with a bottle of beer in the sun!!! I think I have the perfect person to give this card to!!!!

With a Glance...

December 23rd 2013
A change from Xmas themed creations!!! This set of cards are my DT creations for Gecko Galz using new December collage images from the "With a Glance" Collage Sheets plus gorgeous blue & white "Blue Willow" Digital Papers. 

I just love making this style of card and I can never make just one card LOL I just keep changing the layout of each one and end up with a set!!! Sorry about all the photos but I just couldn't stop!!!

Lace, braid, pearls & gems were all from my stash along with the black backing card.

Eskimo Kiss...

December 22nd 2013
A reminder post for our Christmas and/or Winter themed challenge at the Just Some Lines Blog! You have until the end of December to enter but you must use a JSL image for our challenges - freebies are always available at the blog!

I have actually used 3 JSL images for my card - the cute little Eskimos plus the Xmas Trees plus the window Frame - LOL I thought I was very clever to put them all together to make my little window scene! The "Merry Christmas" word art I did on the computer. Background is stamp pads swiped directly onto the card.

December 25th is coming....

December 22nd 2013
A card made quite some time ago using a little bottle cap image from Paper Imagery Designs and spirelli xmas trees - Spirelli templates are from CS Designs - and an embossed background. I think I took this with my old camera so the photo is not as good but you can still get the xmas cheer!!!

Snow Birds

December 21st 2013
I loved making this little ATC using a gorgeous trio of penguins from Dilly Beans! This ATC is a reminder for our current "Snow Birds" Challenge at Wicked Wednesday - we would love to see your entries! And I am also entering this in the current Dilly Beans Christmas or Winter Challenge!

Christmas Elf

December 21st 2013
Today I am sharing a decorated Xmas gift bag and also a card using a cute Xmas Elf from Angie Delarie Scrapbooking. the gift bag uses a pre coloured image and the card was a plain image which I coloured with my Copic Markers.

You may be able to tell that I am trying to get all my xmas "makes" shared before xmas LOL!!! I want to start the new year with a clean slate - well that's the plan anyway!!

7 Swans a Swimming...

December 20th 2013

Sharing a new creation using part of a design by Maigan Lynn - "The Mermaid and the Swan" - I thought it was a good opportunity to make a Xmas card so I just printed the swan 7 times to make the 7th day of Christmas LOL!!!

Maigan's designs are available at the Queen Kat Designs Store so head over and check them out!

Xmas Hats...

December 19th 2013

Make sure you check out the Gecko Galz site for the DT "Xmas Ornaments" which are being showcased - there are some great ideas for making decorations!

I've made these little hats using Gecko Galz Digital Patterned Papers and Collage images along with some items from my stash! Pattern and instructions are available at the following website:

Xmas is coming!!

A Xmas Pudding 2 Ways.....

December 16th 2013

Sharing 2 cards today using the same image but different colour combos - the first card is a precoloured image from Angie Delarie Scrapbooking - I just love the colours - pink always my favourite LOL & great for a non traditional style xmas card!!!

The second card is just the non coloured image printed on kraft card and then my favourite colour combo of black & craft to put the card together!

I actually made these card quite awhile ago but hadn't shared them on my blog so I thought I'd better get organised or it would be next xmas before I added them!

Penguin Greetings!

December 15th 2013

Time once again for a new itinerary & challenge at the Desert Islands Challenge Blog! Our sponsor for this challenge is Dilly Beans and I've used a Framed Penguin for my card today. You need to use at least 3 items from this list which has been "compiled" by fellow DT Member Kevin:

Here's the list:
1. Snow/Snowflakes 
2. Die Cuts 
3. 2 or more Papers 
4. Ribbon/Twine 
5. Bells/Charms 
6. Lace 
7. Flowers 
8. Bling 
9. Make a Gift 
10. Red/Green 

My card uses nearly all the items: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10!!

Oh Penguin Tree...

December 15th 2013
Our Xmas/Winter Themed challenge is continuing for this month at the Just Some Lines Blog so you have until the end of the month to get your entries in! for my reminder post today i have created a xmas themed page in my mini journal using a cute new image from JSL! Background is a xmas serviette and I added some star gems and gold glitter stickles!

Xmas Packaging

December 13th 2013

At the Unruly Blog we have several "Reader's Art Quest" themes for December and one of them is "The Complete Package" - which is a set of xmas packaging like a matching card/tag & gift bag like I have made or you could do a card/envelope & tag - whatever you like! We would love to see what you can come up with - please link up at the blog so we can visit your creations!

All my "package" uses Gecko Galz Xmas products.

My Xmas Card

My Decorated Gift Bag

My Xmas Tag

A Creepy Xmas!

December 12th 2013
Time again for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge with a "Creepy Christmas" theme - LOL - just perfect for this time of the year!! We have a fun sponsor for this weeks challenge - Creepie Cute Stamps!! I think we should get some really great fun ATC's for this challenge!

Kraft & Black Yet Again!!!

December 13th 2013
Well I just couldn't resist using these Maigan Lynn images (available at the Queen Kat Store) on some kraft & black colour combo cards - I am always happy with how this colour combo comes out so I never get sick of creating with these colours!

Last time I created with these 2 images I coloured them with soft pastel colours so these cards are quite different to the last two I made - isn't it great how colour can change the look of things.

I added some die cuts, lace & braid and little pearls & sparkly stones. Maigan always has the most gorgeous designs which I love creating with!

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