Saturday, 31 December 2011

Allsorts - new beginnings

Happy New Year!!!

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is called New Beginnings. This can be a new birth, new home, new year however you interperet it and his weeks sponsor is


I used a LotV image and some paper from Magnolia to make a card for a christening. I don't know what happened to the picture of the opened card and it can't be helped now cause I've already given it away =).

Other challenges:

Simon says stamp - Anything goes



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Friday, 23 December 2011

SFTW - anything goes

Time for the last Stampin for the Weekend challenge for 2011 and the theme is Anything goes. There are gorgeous prizes at stake so you better hurry over. I made a Christmas card - gasp, what a surprise hehe.

A Magnolia image and a die cut from Die Cut Dreams.



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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Last minute Christmas gift

I made hand scrub and body scrub today and filled some jars - extra decorated of course =) - to give away for Christmas. The hand scrub is so good, a dream for crafter's hands, even distress stains vanish, and the body scrub smells absolutely delicious. (A word of warning though, I used it in the shower this evening and the puppy went absolutely bananas when I came into the kitchen, I thought he was gonna eat me alive, haha )



The scrubs are so easy to make - and you probably have all you need in the kitchen already =)

Hand scrub:
mix 2½ cups of sugar, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Body scrub:
mix 2 cups of brown sugar, 1 cup of regular sugar, 1 cup of sunflower oil and 1 tablespoon of vanilla aroma.


Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas
Just Magnolia - white plus one
Charizma Cardz - Anything goes
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Simon says - Bingo (I chose Ribbon, Gems, Glitter)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Sundays with Crissy - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Chrismas
Vintage utfordring - vintage inspired hostess gift

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Our new family member!!

Our baby came home to us yesterday evening, a Lancashire Heeler boy that we call Socrates - Sokke for short. The cats are not all that amused but they'll come around eventually =).

He's like a sausage on legs and absolutely adorable!!


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Allsorts - blue and brown

This will be Allsorts last challenge before Christmas and it will run for TWO weeks, so hopefully you can find a little time, in between all the festivities, to join us.

This fortnight it's the fantastic Fleur's time to host and she would love to see anything that's predominatly.....

BLUE and BROWN


This is what I came up with, not the amount of layers I normally have, I'm not really pleased with that but I like the image.


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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Allsorts - It takes two

This weeks new theme At Allsorts is "It Takes Two", use only two colours on your creation, although you can also use white as your base colour.

So, together with my base colour I chose red and gold. The image is Penny Black and I embossed regular red cardstock with gold embossing powder and made an accordion flower. It made a pretty ornament for the Christmas tree.


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Friday, 9 December 2011

SFTW - Christmas

It's a very suitable challenge at Stampin for the Weekend this time, the theme is simply Christmas. Shouldn't be too tricky to manage, what do you say? ;)

The image took a while to colour but then again, not much else is needed for decoration when it's finished =)



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Monday, 5 December 2011

DCD - calendar page

This challenge at Die Cut Dreams will last for 4 weeks so you have plenty of time to create something fabulous whilst wrapping presents and making Christmas cookies =).

We want you to create a calendar page for either January 2012 or the entire 2012. I chose January and worked with a Hanglar image.



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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Allsorts - going round in circles

Morning, it's Saturday so it's time for another challenge at Allsorts. This week it's the fantastically talented Deb that has set the theme to Going round in circles.

I chose a LotV image and a card base from Die Cut Dreams. Flowers from Wild Orchid and paper from Pion design.


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