Saturday, 7 January 2017

Something New - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning all!

Time for the first Sweet Stampin' challenge of the year, and if Santa brought you anything crafty, playing along will be easy, as the theme is Something New. But even if Santa forgot to drop off the crafty goodness you'd been hoping for (like he seems to do every year. Bah Humbug!), I'm sure you all have a new, unopened something in your stash you can use to play along with, no? And if you don't, how about using the new theme in a different way to mean a baby, house or job, etc?

For mine I used a brand new Snipart frame I got from Craftbox, some paper out of a previous box and a very old LDRS sentiment stamp that I hadn't gotten 'round to using yet, lol.

Sweet and simple, but the more I looked at it, the less I thought I wanted to add anything. The paper has enough interest already, and adding embellies at this point would just be overcrowding it, I think. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this CAS thing a little...

Now then, your turn. Come see the gorgeous inspiration my fellow Sweeties have cooked up for you, and then come play with us!

Have an awesomesauce day!


Sunday, 1 January 2017

January Challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Good morning bloggaroos, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

If you're anything like me, you're very glad to see the back of 2016. Here's hoping 2017 will be a better one for all.

And what better way to kick it off than with some altered art? A great time to come play along at Rhedd's Creative Spirit's January challenge!

I took a boring old tray, and turned it into a much prettier one.

I used Docrafts decoupage papers, distress paints and a pretty Robin I found at The Works.

This is how it started life:

A closer look at the cluster on the front. It's made from an MDF oval from Fernli designs, which I painted, stamped and distressed, before adding the gorgeous gem centre and WOC flowers.

That's it from me, please do go see what my fellow teamies have been up to, and why not come and play with us?

Have a most fantabulous 2017!


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Santa Claus - Sweet Stampin'

Hi all,

Sorry I've not been around. I've been stupendously busy, and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat (admittedly not helped by the fact that I really don't get on with the new Blogger workings. I really, really miss the dashboard page!).

But on a happy note, the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is, very aptly, Santa Claus, I know I for one can't wait for the big man to come visit tonight. I know he's bringing my younglings some really great pressies, and even though they're teens now, their faces still light up every time, lol.

So I dug out an old LOTV stamp, and made this:

Right, I'm going to love and leave you all, as it's the busiest day of the year and I need to get cracking, but I'm hoping you'll come join us this week and play along.

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and all that.



Saturday, 10 December 2016

Animals - Sweet Stampin'

Morning bloggers!

Oh look, Saturday again! Before I share my card with the Animals theme for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin', I would like to apologise for my continued absence from Blogland. It's going to stay hectic for a few more weeks, but I'm really hoping that this will change in the new year and I'll have more time to come visit you all.

Now, on to my card. you may want to shield your eyes or turn the brightness down on your monitor, because this one's BRIGHT! lol.

I used an image from our sponsor All Dressed Up, and paired him with papers I picked up at The Works.

Don't worry, I'll be back to my usual muted self soon enough, lol.

I hope you'll come and play with us this week, and don't forget to see what my fellow Sweeties have made!

Have an awesomesauce day!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

December challenge - Rhedd's Creative spirit

Good morning all,

And I'm back again! It was touch and go there for a moment, because since Blogger decided to change things, I kept getting an "oops, something's broken" message every time I tried to edit a post, but just as I was about to give up and head to bed in defeat, it worked! (It only took 5 tickets to the help desk... *sigh*)

So here I am with my December piece for Rhedd's Creative Spirit. I did another canvas, and this one also made with mostly items from Craft Box, but this time I went for a more colourful approach!

Aren't those glitter-filled baubles the most adorable things imaginable? It just goes to show... Once upon a time I would have hoarded them and been too afraid to use them on something. And now what happened? As soon as I saw them, I thought "Must make something with these NOW", lol.

And now it's your turn. If you need some more inspiration, there's some utterly gorgeous pieces waiting for you over on the Rhedd's Challenge blog.

Have a fantastical day everyone!


December challenge - Altered Eclectics

Good morning!

Eek! It's December! I'm not ready for that yet!!

I am however ready for the December challenge over at Altered Eclectics, for which I made this very white canvas:

I subscribed to Craft Box a few months ago, and apart from the sentiment, everything on this canvas (and the canvas itself) was in a recent box. I LOVE this subscription. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I hope you'll come join us this month, and don't forget to check out what my super talented fellow teamies have made!

Have a fantabulous day!


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'!!

Good morning all,

It's Saturday, and a very special one at that, because Sweet Stampin' is officially 7 years old!
Now it may not be team Susan's week, but I for one wanted to join in with team Abi anyway to mark the occasion. Unsurprisingly, the theme is birthdays, which means it's a super easy one and you have no excuse not to come celebrate with us!

I was asked to make a 80th birthday card, which was perfect timing for this week's theme.

There were some pretty specific requests for this card, but I managed to get just about all of it in there (except for something to do with "cruises. That part had me stumped, lol). both the lady that commissioned it and the recipient were very pleased, which is always a huge relief!

Well, that's it from me. Please do go see what my fellow Sweeties have been up to. There's some fantastic inspiration waiting for you!

Have an awesomesauce day, and spare a thought for poor little old me, who will likely be slogging through the snow to work as you read this. Is it nearly summer yet? ;-)