Wednesday 18 December 2013

ATSM Challenge #76 - Anything Goes

Good morning! I hope this Wednesday finds you all well.

We are up to our Anything Goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and it is also the last challenge for 2013.

I would like to personally thank all the followers over at ATSM and my amazing past and present Design Team members. Without them, the challenge blog wouldn't be where it is today. They are all amazing and I hope you will all stop by and check out their blogs.

Anything Goes? Create anything you like! Just remember to check out the challenge rules over at the blog to make sure you are in the running for our prize!

Here is my DT card -

I have used a beautiful image from our sponsor from the Now and Forever set. I have coloured it with my Spectrum Noirs and once cut out, I popped it up on dimensionals.

I have used Natural White cardstock from SU and embossed the top panel with a Retro Swirls folder. I used a square die to cut out the middle and backed it with black cardstock.

No sentiment on this one but I think it would make a nice card for just about any occasion. 

Our sponsor this week is

who is offering 3 digi sets as a prize!!!

Now it is over to you so go and check out the challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT.

I am going to enter this card into the MUSE challenge. I have followed this blog since it started but this is the first time I have been able to enter!!

Here is the Muse (Marion Vagg) card to draw inspiration from -

Inspiration - flowers and aperture in the card


Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 11 December 2013

ATSM #75 - Photo Inspiration

Hi there everyone. 

Wow, it's getting close to the big day. I can't believe it's nearly 2014!!

It's been a big year for me personally within the blogging world. I would like to thank you all for participating in my challenges at ATSM and ATCAS. I love seeing all the entries and your support is so appreciated. The ladies that I have on my DT's are so wonderful - I love them all! Thanks girls!!

Onto our latest challenge over at ATSM -

LOVE this photo! Take what you want from it as your inspiration and enter it over at the challenge blog.

Here is my DT card -

I used the Christmas theme in the photo to create one more Christmas card for the year. I have used my Thinlits Circle Card die again and this time added a band to hold it all together once folded. They have a habit of not sitting quite how you want them. 

I have decorated the card with the DSP from my Winter Frost stack, Festive Flurry stamp and co-ordinating dies, a retired set called 25 and counting and the Noel stamp from the Greetings of the Season set. The stars are dies that are included in the Thinlits Circle Card die set.

Here is a look at the inside -

I thought that having two white panels would be good to write more of a short letter to someone that you may only keep in contact with by writing.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Christmas
Make My Monday - Frosty Theme

52CC Throwdown - Choose a previous theme

Thanks so much for looking xx

Saturday 7 December 2013


Hi everyone from a beautiful day here in sunny Queensland. Earlier today, I was down with my dad and the family dog (Jackie Tan) at the water for a bit of fishing. Lot's of bites but nothing caught :(

Over at Addicted to CAS, we have our last challenge for 2014. Here is the code word which was chosen the the uber talented, Karen!

I do wish that I will see snowflakes at Christmas just once in my life. It is certainly on my bucket list. I was very jealous of the pictures that fellow teamie, Jaydee, posted the other day. It's funny, actually, because I HATE the cold. That's why I moved to Queensland in the first place. BUT, to see a white christmas would just be amazing!!

Here is my DT card for this code word -

(I even created a signature to use on my cards so I am feeling VERY clever at the moment, lol)

I chose a very monochramatic look for my card this time. I felt the silver and black were a nice combo for this Christmas card. See that snowflake? That is part of some card candy I was sent by fellow teamie, Loll.Thanks, Loll!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas

Crafty Hands Challenge - Seasons Greetings / Winter theme

YNS Challenge - Photo inspiration

So, now you need to pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your Snowflake creations. There is plenty of inspiration there from the amazing Design Team.

Before I go, I will share some pictures with you. This is how we roll in December here in Queensland ;)

My tootsies...

Our pooch - Jackie Tan (Jack for short)

I actually took a 'selfie'! (just in case you thought the dog was very clever!!)

Dad and Jack out in the water fishing 

Thanks so much for looking xx

Friday 6 December 2013

Guest Designer at Sami Stamps!

Hi there everyone, I'm sure you are all happy that it's Friday!

I'm very excited about this post as last week I won a CAS challenge over at Sami Stamps and was asked to be a Guest Designer for today's newest release!

Sami has wonderful digital stamps over on her site. They are adorable. Her newest release is no exception with 'Christmas Joy'

Here is an image that I have had the pleasure to work with called 'Christmas Cheese'.

Now!! You can't get more adorable than this little fella!

I decided to make a circle card using my Thinlits Circle Dies from SU. 

I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir pens -

Mouse - BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, BGR5
Hat - DR3, DR5, DR7
Cheese - CT2, CT3, CT4

I also used a snow marker to create the puffy look once I heated the ink and then popped some stickles over the top.

A little bit of bakers twine, a star cut from glimmer paper and voila!!

I am also going to enter this into the following challenges -

Spectrum Noir - Food (love the piece of cheese!)

Inkspirational - Anything Goes

Victorine Stamps - Christmas with non-traditional colours (grey and yellow)

Pop on over to Sami's blog to see the rest of this latest release. You are going to love them!!! 

Thanks so much for looking xx

Wednesday 4 December 2013

ATSM #74 - Clean and Simple

Hi there everyone! Hope you are enjoying your week so far.

A brand new challenge has just started over at ATSM and this week we are looking for your Clean and Simple (CAS) projects.

We also have a wonderful sponsor for you and you have to be in it to win it!

Our Top Addict will have the choice of 5 images from their store!

Here are my DT cards -

My 1st one has used a sponsor image called 'Candy Canes'. 

I have printed the candy canes onto blender paper and then coloured with my Spectrum's. Then they were cut out and popped up with dimensionals. I'm not sure if you can see, but I have paper pierced around the edge of the white panel. The sentiment is from my Petite Pairs set (SU).

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges -

52 CC Throwdown - Pick a previous theme


Spectrum Noir - Food (yummy candy canes!!)

Here is my 2nd card

Here I have used the Natural Composition Paper from SU which was given to me by the ever so generous Phillipa when I was down in Canberra.  It's so lovely with the embossing already on the paper. I've just added some layers of lace and ribbon and finished off with a hemp twine bow and Antique brad. I made this card for one of my lovely ladies who attends my card classes. She loved it!

So there you go - two very different cards but kept very CAS.

I hope I have inspired you to take part in our challenge.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges -


Make it Monday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist

Thank so much for looking xx