Saturday, 31 December 2011

Vicki's blog candy

My lovely friend Vicki is running a blog candy ... click the pic to go and see more... sign up to her blog as a follower and join the linky :)

The countdown is on....

... and the Pixies are counting down.... The newest challenge at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges is to use numbers :D

I did not go with the obvious New Years card this time.. I thought I'd make a Mad Hatter card.. counting down till tea time... well for him and me it's ALWAYS tea or COFFEE time... as I sit here sipping my coffee and blogging anyway tee hee!!

Hope you all have a safe and fun New Years and looking forward to seeing what 2012 brings!!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

My Top 10 (+2) creations for 2011

Good afternoon... Just popping on here to share with you some of my favourite Creations this year... This is something I was planning to do again this year... and then I saw Kellie with her TOP 10 post on her blog ... where she has a linky so you can link up your top 10 creations AND hop through the linky to see everyone else's top 10 too... so thought I would do that... I do however have a top 12 to share as I pulled out a favourite creation for each month of 2011 :D
I've linked each picture to my original posting :)

using Princess Arabella from Sweet November Stamps

using Miss Anya Hats Off from The Greeting Farm and Meadow from Sweet November Stamps
using Little Red from Spesch Stamps
using Zoe's Birthday Cupcake from Inky Impressions
using Love Letter Kaylee from Some Odd Girl Stamps
using images from Make It Crafty
some journaling (new craze) ... using The Greeting Farm's Blush girls.
Romeo and Juliet image from Pixie Dust Studio
beautiful Mermaid from Saturated Canary
Lil Haunts Vampire Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps
Zombie Queen of Hearts from Spesch Stamps
stamps from Some Odd Girl

Thanks for stopping by... I had fun looking back over the year and finding some of my favourite creations .. I would love to see yours so if you do a post please let me know.. I will be checking out the links at Kellie's blog post here too :)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

some Odd Tiny Tia Love Inspiration...

Good morning, Hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas! Now for some its time to work again :( For those still on holidays I hope you are having a fun time! :)

I would like to share a card I made using one of Kristy's gorgeous new stamp sets...this one is "In Stitches Tia" .. I used Tiny Tia, the buttons AND the roll of cotton to create this little scene...
The current Challenge on Some Odd Girl Blog is a "Love Inspiration challenge" using this picture...

and Here is my card for this challenge using the new stamp set (THANKS KRISTY!!!! ) :)

(hugs) Off to do some cleaning and some work now! lol!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Hark the Herald Angels Sing...

Glory to the Newborn King
Peace on earth and Mercy mild
God and Sinners Reconciled!!!

What GREAT news!! Christmas really is a great thing to celebrate, Jesus Christ come to earth as a man (baby) to live and die that we might live!! :D on this note I thought I would share a journal page I made (using Copics of course) showing what Christmas means to me!!! See below!

Thanks for all your love and comments this year! I love reading them all and really hope you all have a wonderful Christmas day and holidays!!

Friday, 23 December 2011

PIxie's patterns

Good afternoon... I am a day out.. not sure where my brain is just now... but I keep thinking it is Thursday and not Friday!! oops!!

There is a new challenge live at Pixie Dust Studio challenges ..the challenge is to use three different patterned papers... so here is my attempt... Using the image "O Holy Night" from Pixies 15 days of Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

2nd Annual Customer Hol-ODD-Day Hop!

{you can find my post for The Greeting Farm's blog hop just down the page}

Helllooo!! Some Odd Girl (which I just love - as I think you are guessing) are having their 2nd annual customer blog hop and I just had to create some projects to join in the fun ... The Hop starts at the Some Odd Girl blog and you can see all the creations linked up in this post and you can play along linking up your own Holiday projects until Wednesday :)

ooh and there are some Gorgeous prize packs with SOG clear stamps and bundles from

Now onto my projects... First up is the White card I made... now you were allowed to have a coloured image but I had coloured this Warm Wishes Tia elf in light greys .. and thought it would be interesting to have her on the white card... so here is what I have done...

I also have a "non-traditional" project ... I made a Christmas banner to hang in our living room .. Here is a pic of it hanging up ...

and then some close ups...

Between each word I have Some Odd Christmas images ;) Here is a peek... so although HollyDay Gwen (and a couple of the smaller stamps - eg. holly) is in traditional colours the rest certainly isn't so I think this fits that category! :D

Now hop on over the Some Odd Girl blog to see what wonderful creations are linked up :D

a Splendid blog hop

Good morning! It's time for the Greeting Farm's annual customer blog hop! YAY!! :D I hope that you are enjoying the hop and the wonderful creations from all the wonderful crafters participating! If you have not come here as part of the hop make sure you check it out here!

I have a couple of projects to share with you today using some wonderful TGF stamps!! :D First up is the advent calendar I made... I had this ornament display stand and I "altered" it to be an advent calendar ... I used Angel Anya to sit at the top :)

You can't read it properly but I have used the following verse on my advent calendar....

For to us
a child is born
to us a son is given; and the government shall
be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

(Isaiah 9:6 ESV)

Now... I thought I would show you a close up on Angel Anya....

My second holiday project is a candle.. I have coloured up this beautiful Holiday Anya on tissue and then set them to the candle... I also coloured some seambinding red to match...

I am also sharing another TGF project .. this is a Birthday card that I made for my Mum's birthday yesterday... I used the Tea-riffic clear stamps set to create this card :)

Thanks for stopping by ... head on over to The Greeting Farm blog for the full list of hoppers and to see where you are going next :)

Oooh and there are PRIZES.... in addition to the two Grand Prizes that will be drawn for the participant's creations, a random hopper will ALSO win the ENTIRE upcoming January Release! That's 6 sets in all- a HUGE prize...and the only way to win is by participating in the blog hop!

Monday, 19 December 2011

A Christmas wreath

Just thought I would pop on and share my Christmas wreath ... made from pegs ( I was totally inspired by the lovely Carisa and her clothes pin wreath HERE) .. I am using it to display the Christmas cards we are receiving... have got some beautiful ones on there at the moment too :) THANKS girlies :D

will be back later with for The Greeting Farm blog hop and the Some Odd Girl Blog hop :D :D

Thursday, 15 December 2011

in Stitches

Good evening! There is a NEW challenge live at Pixie Dust Studio... and it is to use "Stitching" on your creations!! fun!! I pulled out my machine and used it to create some zigzag and some running stitch outlines... I also did one of my "usual" faux stitches ... around the red triangle!

I have used the image Tin Heart from the Pixie of Oz collection - HERE He is such a sweetie!!
The G45 Wizard Of Oz paper is the perfect accompaniment! :D

Hop on over to the Pixie Challenge blog to see what the Pixies have stitched up for your inspiration this week!!

Happy "Belated" Birthday to Ashlee

Yesterday was Ashlee's birthday!! I sent her a card but didn't share it yet as she had not received it until today... seems Express post takes 2 days to get to Tassie after all! Yup I am very disorganised!!

I made her a card using one of the Nouveau girls... the latest clear stamps from Some Odd Girl.. no wait there are some new releases being previewed right now... so this is the lot before :) hehe!
Anyway enough chattering.. here is my card...

Thanks for stopping by.. why not pop on over to the gorgeous Ash's blog and wish her a belated Happy Birthday!!

Monday, 12 December 2011

a busy little weekend!

Good afternoon .. how are you all? I hope you had a splendid weekend... we had a busy weekend.. drove 2 hours to get Guy's mum from Lake Mac ... took her to his brothers place and then went back towards the city for an Engagement party .. was lovely to catch up with some old Matthian friends although too bad that we could not stay longer... VERY excited for my friend Nat who is engaged to (from all sounds of it) a lovely guy! This is the card I made for them... using an old image I drew back in the days of Crafty Muse.

After that we went back to Guy's bro's place to do a bit of helping before sis in law's spit roast party started! Was a good night and great to catch up with some ppl there too!

Sun was our church Carols event... so Sat morning baked some brownies for the supper, then Sun arvo we went to church and helped out with some odd tasks here and there... Guy was the official photographer and took some good pics of the event! :D

I LOVED this decoration and all the other ones too but this was my fav!!

now to get back to work... Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon everyone... I am back again with a Friday Sketch Challenge post... this fortnight there is a wonderful sketch Geneviève. She has done a super job on the sketch if you ask me... It is one of her first attempts ... can't wait to see more of her sketches and can't wait to see what everyone does with it too!!

Here is the Sketch....

Here is my card...I have squashed it a little to fit it on my rectangular card...

Stamp: Hello Little Friend from Sugar Nellie
Papers: G45 and DCWV