Sunday, 26 October 2014

Little Shepherd Boy

I’m still in Christmas card mode, must be all the new papers I didn’t need but had to have littering my desk lol.  I love the innocence of this image, Little Shepherd Boy which works really well with the Krafty Christmas papers by Trimcraft.


The trust old copic markers were used on this one

Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Clothing: E43, 42, 41, 40; BG57, 53, 70 and French Grey pencil
Sheet: E51, 50
Sheep: C3, 10, 00
Bear E44, 43, 42, 40 and French Grey pencil
Box: C3, 0; E33, 31, 30

Lace, 40mm wild rose, open roses 15mm, white stamens, pearls and dove are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Saturday, 11 October 2014

Ice Skating

I’m definitely in Christmas cards mode, and here’s another to add to the pile.  I went with traditional colours, I am trying to use up the piles and piles of paper I have but will never see the bottom of lol


I used mainly pencils to colour this image, relying on copic markers for the skin and boots.


And I used some delicious goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Isn’t that corner from the mixed metal embellishments just sublime?  I tarted it up a bit with a vintage cabochon Copenhagen, and added a snowflake from the metal Christmas embellishments set.  And then I used a magnolia (still my favourite flower), some lilies and open roses (15mm) and finished off with some pearls.


The natural cotton lace is also from WOC.


I finished the card off with a sweet sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Holiday Notables 2 set.




Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Whimsy Christmas Hop

Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps October release BLOG HOP!</ b>

The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday October 8th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday October 10th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris’ blog.

For today's project, I have made another ornament, I am loving making these so much and have so many ideas for more.   I have used the SCD Christmas Moments sentiment set for the sentiments on the front and back of the ornament.  I thought the Peace Love Joy sentiment was just perfect for the design.


And a peek at the back


And another look at the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used gold glitter glue on the flowers for a change.  I used a magnolia (my favourite flower at the moment), lilies, cosmos daisy, open roses, spiral stamens, and finished off with some rhinestones and tiny little pine cones that I picked up whilst out walking the dogs. 


And now for the fun stuff!

One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday October 10th. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Donna Rudy (GDT)
Debbie Eastman
Vicki Parson (GDT)
Crissy Armstrong (GDT)
Ellie Stover
Louise Roache
Danni Bindel
Shelby Thomas
Denise Griffith (GDT)
Shannah Bartle
Bev Rochester (moi)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Whimsy Holiday Release Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 2

A few weeks ago Whimsy Stamps released Part 1 of their 2014 Holiday Collection. Today, the DT and GDT are extremely excited to start sneak peeks for the second part of their 2014 Holiday Collection! Over the next 3 days, myself and the team will reveal 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets</ b>. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Stephanne Maraver, Vicki Parson, Denise Griffith, Debbie Jennett, Donna Rudy and Crissy Armstrong as Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Crissy Armstrong and SC Design stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog! For today's project, I inked up Oh Holey Night by Crissy Armstrong, and also used one of the sentiments from the Simple Holidays set by Rainbow Echo Designs. 


I coloured up these cuties with Polychromo pencils for a change, and finished off the card with open roses, die cut holly leaves and pearls all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


And now on to the good stuff Smile

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog</ a> again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Another ornament

Here’s another Christmas ornament that I made last week, this one is for my Grandson who is absolutely penguin CRAZY!  I found the template here, and just enlarged it in Word to the size that worked (18cm).  I didn’t use mountboard for this one because my hubby was in his workshop messing around and I spied a sheet of 2mm plywood that had my name on lol.  He cut me out a whole pile of ornaments just begging to be decorated.  That said, the mountboard works just as well if you don’t have a clever fella to do it for you .

I used black and white glitter paper, added some gingham ribbon, buttons, bells and googly eyes and job done.

I am having such fun making these.  I have another one with a more vintage look that I will be posting on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Whimsy Stamps new release blog hop.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Candy Winner

Maryann Laursen you're the winner of the Christmas Tree Trio stamp set.  Please Email me with your address so I can post them off to you

I have lots more candy to give away (after my mammoth sort out) and will do another give away next week.