November challenge at Scrapbook Boutique…


Sorry been missing for a little while. One of my part time jobs had the AGM last week and I needed to prepare bits and pieces. Saturday was also dancing dress rehersal day for Ms 9. Tonight Ms 14 and Ms 18 have their dress rehersal. So my spare time the last few weeks has been doing their costumes and making sure we have all the required items. Concert this Friday night. Mr 16 and girlfriend, Ms 14’s boyfriend, Ms 18’s friend, hubby and me are all going to watch. I am delegating a lot of the costume changing to Ms 18. There are 14 costumes between the 3 girls a large number of the costumes this year are premade/bought from home items. For the first time Ms 18 and Ms 14 are in items together. A few years ago when Mr did hip hop I had 17 costumes that was a big year.

Anyway enough waffle.

It is time for a new challenge at Scrapbook boutique and unlike last month where I got all my things in order to create and had them sitting aside before I knew it October was gone and it was November and I missed the link up date.

This is the inspiration

I have gone with a general Christmas theme.

SBB Nov 2014

This card is 15cm square cut from SBB white card stock. I created a mount with SBB Summer colours pack – Grass. The card front is stamped with Mama Elephant Polar Pals and Annabelle Stamps Merry Messages. The sentiment is inlaid die cut (thanks Therese) using Quickutz Merry Christmas die. The baubles were created using glitter paper and Stampin UP! Ornament punch. To finish I drew the strings with a gold pen and a ruler.

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Another Merry Message…

Whilst the two youngest kiddos and hubby were out over the weekend and two eldest kiddos were studying for their exams I had a little time to play with some new stamps.


I started by stamping a string line (for better term) in momento tuxedo black and ME Polar Pals. Onto that I stamped my baubles from Merry Messages in SU Pacific Point, Smoky slate and foliage in Old Olive using my stamp-a-ma-jig. The sentiment is from the same set also stamped in Pacific Point. Layered both these pieces onto SU Pacific Point card stock and attached to my card front. I added a little wink of stella to my silver baubles for some sparkle.


I am linking this up to the following challenges

Annabelle Stamps November Monthly Challenge – Christmas


Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas – November Christmas Challenge

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A Touch of Christmas…

Hi there – sorry this is a picture heavy post


I used a CAS layout which came together quickly with the use of 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ square punches. I stamped my chosen images from Annabelle Stamps Merry Messages with SU Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Colorbox Heliotrope and Versa Color Indigo and punched out with the smaller of the punches. I then layered these onto matching card stock punched using the larger square. Once these were placed on the card front I stamped the sentiment in Memento tuxedo black. The sentiments are from Annabelle Stamps Merry Messages and Christmas Tree Trio and MFT Seasonal Sentiments.

I made 5 of each colour and alternated with 5 sentiments. So each colour has one of each sentiment.

 Miss A has her eyes on these for her teachers and friends.

Here is a close up of some of the cards

Do you have a favourite Christmas colour?

Real Red




coastal cabana




Lucky limeadeI am linking these cards upto

Annabelle Stamps – Monthly Challenge Christmas Theme


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Keep it clean and simple

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything as long as it is Christmas

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