Sunday, November 27, 2011

JAI 95 - Bah Humbug

Oh boy, it's been a while since I have played along with Just Add Ink. I was determined to sit down and join in on their challenge, which was to create a Christmas project with no Christmas paper or stamp set except for a sentiment. I took the 'no Christmas paper' quite literally, as I also scrapped traditional Christmas colors all together.

I've used melon mambo, daffodil delight and tempting turquoise as my main colours and the trees are old olive and crumb cake. For the background I used "Bliss" stamp set and inked it in melon mambo and stamped using my stamp-a-ma-jig to get every thing looking straight. My trees are from "Trendy trees" and the sentiment is from "Best yet". I had a lot of fun creating this card, as the colours were so summery and kind of fitting for an Aussie Christmas (well I think so :)

Thanks for looking and pop past Just Add Ink to see all the other amazing creations!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Well it feels like forever since I've sat down and shared something! Not sure about you, but life is getting busy! I'm nearly done with Christmas shopping, but all those little extra items I wanted to make for friends and family are still to be done. I have however finished and written my Christmas cards to send out on 1st December. I also feel like my mojo has gone walkabout, so hence my lack in creations and posts. Hopefully with things that I have to get done before Christmas that my mojo will find its way home :)

Any ways, I had promised my girls that I would make them a Christmas hair tie, so we went to the local craft shop and they chose their ribbon.

They were pretty simple, just a length of ribbon that I ran a running stitch along one side and pulled the thread to create the ruffles. I then used a self covering button with material from my stash for the center and finished the bottoms with a piece of felt to make it sit nicely and attached the hair tie to the felt. The girls love them and they were easy and cheap to make. 

I hope all your holiday plans are going along nicely. I'll try and pop past again soon :)
Thanks for looking 

(on a side note, I know I promised that I would show you a reindeer version of the treat toppers, but I honestly haven't done any. Maybe in the next few weeks I'll be able to get around to them - hopefully)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ABSC 043

Hi! I have finally found some time to create! I loved the sketch at Annabelle Stamps, so decided to play along.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I think this is such a sweet image. I coloured the image using my blender pen and ink pads. I add a few more layers than what are in the sketch :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day.