Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crazy Chickens!

Oh my, I'm still working my way through my new Penny Black stamps and this one just cracks me up.  The candles.  The chickens.  The fire extinguisher - ha!  And I found the perfect sentiment to go with it too.  In case you're not psychic the inside reads "the candles cost more than the cake!"


I'm still working on taking good winter photos - I have a light box but I'm just not happy with the colour.  I took my cards to work with me today and photographed them on the windowsill at noon.  My co-workers think I'm nuts but that's par for the course, and although this isn't perfect it's not bad.

Challenges:
Anything Goes - Creative Card Crew
Anything Goes - Party Time Tuesdays
Anything Goes - Through the Craft Room Door
Anything Goes - Tuesday Alchemy
Lots of Layers - Tuesday Throwdown
Anything Goes - ABC challenge blog
Anything Goes - Paper Playtime

Wow, it's just an 'anything goes' kind of week, huh?


Whimsy guest spot hopeful

Eeee - I just found out that Whimsy Stamps is having a guest designer call for their January release, so exciting!  Unfortunately, I didn't have time to whip up a new card before the deadline, so here's one of my fave's from earlier in the year.


I absolutely love the Wee stamps line and would jump at the chance to play with a new release. And of course they have tons of other fabulous stamps too.  Thanks so much for the opportunity, I have my fingers crossed!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm back!

Hi all my sweet bloggy friends, I hope you've missed me cause I've missed you!  It's been a whopping 2 weeks since I last posted and I'm feeling a tad guilty about the neglect.  However, I had a lovely visit with my sister and the new baby, Erin - it's not everyday you get to spend time with a newborn.  Especially when you're not hormonal and sleep deprived!


This card is not a total original - I've see a bunch of these beautiful inked cards around so I decided to whip one up for myself.  I'm thinking these may be this year's Christmas cards - simple and elegant.  If you want to see some stunning cards in this style, check out Heather Telford here - her work is just amazing and I stalk her blog all the time!

Challenges:
Winter Colours - Crazy Amigo Challenge
Winter - Scrap Creations
Winter - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Blue Christmas - Fashionista Challenge
Christmas - Heart 2 Heart

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet baby

Yea, congrats to my sister and my new niece, Erin Elizabeth!  Lucky me, I'm going down to visit them this weekend and see the baby while she's still tiny.  They change so fast when they're little...

So it's pretty obvious who this card is for, and I don't have to worry about her seeing as I unlinked my blog from Facebook.  Really, it's a bit silly to have them linked cause everyone gets to see what cards they're getting!  A very simple card, with a sweet stamp from SU as the focus.

Just warning you, it may be a bit quiet around here in November as things are getting super busy.  Not sure how much crafty time I'm going to get, but I will try!


Challenges:
No flowers - Crafty Creations
Colouring - Little Red Wagon
Special Occasion NOT birthday - Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes - Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Fave Colouring Medium - The Pink Elephant (copics!)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

More Christmas...

Whoop whoop, I think I'm up to a grand total of 3 Christmas cards.  Only 50 days until the big day...gah.  I think a few people may be getting last year's leftovers!

Anyway, this card was a bit of a struggle, the original paper I had picked out just didn't go and the green card on it's own was a little blah.  But then I found this piece of clear packaging (not really sure what's it's from) and embossed it and wow!  I've seen this before but never done it - embossed plastic looks awesome!
I'm afraid I took a few liberties with the sketch from Merry Monday, it was very hard to work with such a loong image!  I hope you can still see the bones of the sketch there...


Challenges:
Sketch - Merry Monday
Cute Christmas - Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Die Cuts - Penny Black and More
Anything Goes - Christmas Stamping All Year
V for Vibrant Colours - ABC Christmas Challenges
Traditional Christmas - Stamping Sensations (not sure if this is quite traditional enough?)