Friday, December 24, 2010



Well it's a warm Christmas Day here in sunny Perth, and we are on our way to a traditional family BBQ followed my a swim in the pool to cool down.  The kids have opened there prezzies and the house looks slightly disheveled but that can wait till boxing day!

I would like to wish all of my friends and family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

This is the card I will be delivering to my bestie today, it is also my very first Step Ladder card.  Every year we try to out WOW each other with our birthday and christmas creations and I think this time she might be slightly blown away as I had decided that if I as going to struggle through making this type of design for the first time I was definitely going to add all of the trimmings!!

I used two of my new Christmas digis from Tiddly Inks along with a free clip art tree, the sentiment is also a freebie from Pollycraft Designs.

Once I had the template worked out this card was a joy to decorate and hopefully it will be putting a huge smile on my besties face this Christmas.

Materials Used; Digis from Tiddly Inks & Pollycraft Designs, SU Season of Joy set, SU Riding Hood Red, Garden Green & Chocolate Chip Card stock, Kaiser Craft Christmas Carnival DP, Copic Caio markers, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, SU Rhinestone brad, snowflakes, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter, button from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What Cookie??

What Cookie??
This is the card design I made for my husband from my two boys Nicholas & Jake, especially as they already take after there Dad and always have their fingers in the cookie jar!

I used one of Pollycraft Designs cute little monsters; starring as the abominable snowman, along with a tree from my clip art collection and a sentiment I made up just for this occasion.

Materials Used; Pollycraft Digi image, Copic Caio markers, SU Bashful Blue with other blue card stock, Kaisercraft Christmas carnival DP, white Flower Soft for the snow, glitter on the monsters belly and snowflake & gingerbread buttons from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Pollycraft Monday Challenge; White Christmas
Simon Says Stamp; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous 
Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Musical Card

Santa Baby....

This card was an epic adventure, but I had this crazy idea to make my DH a musical card in the theme of 'Santa Baby' and I could not get the tune out of my head.

The hardest part of this creation was extracting the musical piece from a $2 Christmas bag and working out how to attach it to its new home, luckily I had bought 2 of the gift bags, because I totally destroyed the first one, at least i got to see  the inner workings of how it was put together.

Once attached to the card I set to work with the layers using Cheeky Christmas from The Greeting Farm, the perfect image for my 'Santa Baby' theme.  The idea was that she is sitting under the tree in the dark waiting for Santa to come down the chimney and turn on the lights....SURPRISE!!

Once the card was finished I recorded a verse of the Santa Baby song.

Materials Used; TGF Cheeky Christmas set, SU Season of Joy Stamp, SU Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi card stock, DP; Bo Bunny Crazy Love Collection, Copic Caio markers, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter.

Challenges Entered;

Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous!

Merry Spookimas.....

Merry Spookimas and a Scary New year!

I am sooo happy that I had this week available to get ready for Christmas, I don't know what I would have done if I had to work!  I have spent the last few days pent up in my craft room toiling away, only to be let out for meals and present wrapping (even this card comes with a little Christmas wrap!

This is the card that I made for my son Nicholas, not the conventional Christmas card but then he's not a conventional kid!!  I think he will just love Jack....

Material used;  free digis from Tiddly Inks, SU paper, Christmas Wrap, button, silver elastic & snowflakes.

Challenges entered;
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let It Snow!

 Let It Snow!

I just loved participating in the latest Farm Fresh Friday challenge on Splendid Stampings blog.  Living in Western Australia, the closest I ever get to seeing snow is on the TV, so it was fun to imagine playing in the white stuff while making these wintry cards on a hot summers day!

I made two versions ready for Christmas, I used Toby and his sweet little twin sister Tabitha, they are having sooo much fun cutting it up on the slopes!

Material Used;  Snowboarding Toby digi from TGF, Tree stamp from Stampin Up's Loads of Love set, digi sentiment freebie from Pollycraft Designs,  copic caio markers, card stock from Stampin Up, DP from TGF & Kaiser Craft, glitter on the beanies, Crystalina Kindy Glitz and Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.