A bit of Sparkle…

This is the sketch challenge at Tecnostampers this week

I am also linking up to

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes as long as it is Christmas


http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/chnc-challenge-144-use-three-main.html – Christmas 3 main colours


Just add Ink – add a bow


I have used Stampin UP! Winter Frost DSP, SU  Pool Party CS & ribbon along with Annabelle Stamps Cuts by Design Border 1 die cut in Sparkle glitter paper (source unknown). I have also used 1 3/4″ circle punch, SU Artisian Label punch, SU Label Love stamp (Smokey grey ink), 3/4″ circle punch and SU mixed medley stamp set in Coastal cabana ink.

Hope you have had a great weekend

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek




Gingerbread House Challenge #61…

IMG_2961I have made a tag for a pressie still to be shared. I will be linking this up to the challenge over at the Lollipop Ladies.  I think I should just make it.

I used Die namics tag stax die, AnnaBelle stamps digi paper and dies from Lifestyle crafts. I drew the features on the gingerbread people with white gel pen. I can’t believe I haven’t had ink on my fingers for days now!

Sharing a few pics of my Christmas tables before everyone arrived. Hope you all had a great Christmas/Festive Holiday.

IMG_2960bIMG_2959b My husband and the children made these Christmas trees using chicken wire and tinsel with an MDF base.

Thanks for taking the time to have a peek.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!



AnnaBelle Stamps Challenges

Another post for today. Sorry bit long with the photos today.

I made this flower following the tutorial by Sue K at Annabelle stamps. http://stampembellishcreate.ning.com/profiles/blogs/topical-tuesday-tt029-paper-flower

I don’t have the matching stamp for the die yet so I cheated a little and used spotted paper from Gelati Basics. I don’t mind how this flower turned out. I have added a pin to the back so it can be used as a birthday badge. The matching card is below. I used AnnaBelle’s Boys Party set and stamped the sentiment using SU Real Red and Night of Navy. I used red cardstock and blue spot paper from Gelati basics and punched out circles using Fiskars 2″ , EK Success 1 3/4″, 1 1/4″  and Carl 3/4″ circle punches. I embossed the red cardstock using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing Folder.

Not sure if you can notice the slit in the card just below the birthday cake. I put that there so I could attach the badge like this …

I am going to enter this into two challenges at AnnaBelle Stamps the first being the August challenge of Flowers and the second being the weekly challenge of spots and round.

Tradies have arrived so must go check how things are going.

Bye for now. Thanks again for stopping.