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.

I’m also linking up to Hazel’s challenge

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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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Mama Elephant Sketch Challenge #2

I didn’t get to link this up as I had planned yesterday. Some days are just like that.


I have used Mama Elephant Polar Pals and Believe in Magic stamped with SU Lucky Limeade and Colorbox Lime Pastel. The tag is stamped using Versafine Onyx Black.

I think the background has the appearance of wood grain when it is stamped in multiples. Miss A (8) thinks it would make a nice skirt. Either way it is nice to find a use for Christmas stamps that aren’t Christmassy. Don’t you agree?

I am linking this up to the challenge at Mama Elephant.

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Hope you are surviving the heat if you are around my way. Not that I like the cold – but I would like it a couple of degrees cooler at the moment 30+ for days on end…

Long weekend here this weekend – I hope to get some crafty time. Hopefully a bit of sewing the children have asked me to make a few things – so fingers crossed.



CTS #5 & Jay Gee’s Nook Challenge #25

I have used ME Polar Pals & Believe in Magic along with the sentiment from AnnaBelle Stamps Ornamental Christmas. I coloured using various markers from SU and Marvy Le Plume. CS and ink are SU (tempting turquoise).

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) #5 and I am linking up to that challenge.

I am also linking this card to this challenge at Jay Gee’s Nook.

I think the turquoise matches the baubles. I do like these penguins – even though it is hot here at Christmas – they are so cute!

Hope to be back later with another card.

Have a great day.



+ something new …

I have used a couple of my sets from “last season” + a few newbies to create some gift tags for my book club friends. All the girls have been on a trip somewhere – most overseas to gorgeous places and have bought back lovely gifts for the rest of us. I haven’t been travelling  😦 – I wanted to give my friends a little treat. I was having a play trying to work out what I like best. I still haven’t decided!

I have no idea what colours I used where – here is a pic of my workspace mid way.

UM – don’t really think I need any more markers.

The girls got a little package earlier today at our second book club review. We read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. A few late nights this week trying to get this one finished! I just made it finished at 11.30 this morning for our 3pm get together.

Hope you’re having a great weekend. Another 13th birthday party tonight.

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