Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hello and Happy New Year to all

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
One of my other Secret Santa gifts was a die-cut scalloped Carousel Note in Cameo Coral (now retired but Carousel Notes are available in current catalogue in Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bali Breeze). I cut it in half, that way I get two cards, then wheeled over the Retro Remix wheel, I marked up the flower image from Hello Again. To finish off the retro feel I used some hemp twine as my tribute to macrame.
Happy New Year to all, catch you all in 2010.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My secret Santa revealed

Images:(c)1990-2010 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
In an earlier post I showed you my Secret Santa goodies that I received. My Santa has been revealed as Joanna - thanks so much. Here is a card I have made using the stamp set - Sweet Stems that was included in my gift. The centre image has been raised on dimensionals. I also used my blender pen to do the colouring - I rarely use these pens so it was good to get out and use a different colouring method.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What did you do on Christmas Day?

I spent time enjoying the day with my family. And I did a spot of scrapbooking - here I am helping my sister by designing and planning a page for one of her photographs. Her Christmas tree is full of decorations she has purchased from around the world.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A good laugh

Artist: Laura Bax (USA)
I love all my Christmas cards that I receive and I wanted to share one that came in the mail from a friend in the USA. The greeting "Hope your holidays are as peaceful as ours!" Cute as, thanks Laura and family.
If you are celebrating in snow or or heat my message is the same - Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Christmas, Mate

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Do you love a sale? Well, Stampin' Up ! is having a sale until the 24th January. The card I have made above uses one of the stamp sets that are in the inventory sale. Happy Christmas, Mate is only $28.46 plus postage.
I love this stamp set, in addition to surfing Santa there is a kangaroo delivering presents and a koala sitting on a candy cane.
If you would like to see what else if available, just click here, and if you would like to order anything just email me.
Happy Christmas, Mates.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December Cyberchallenge

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
Last night, Carol set the challenges, her 3rd challenge (I am yet to do challenges 1 & 2) was to use a technique called 'direct to rubber" where you use your SU markers like colouring pencils onto your stamp. I have used another new set from the summer mini Razzle Dazzle. For the background I used the ever popular Weathered Background stamp. Enjoy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Sydney" snowman

Images:(c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Merryl Blacker
Here is "Sydney" snowman. He arrived in my mailbox this week in his special packaging - to keep him from melting perhaps!!! My friend Merryl created him (her original idea) using a Sweet Treat Cups (which has been filled with blue M&M's), a special padded envelope and 4.4cm circle punch available in Stampin'Up!(r) summer mini catalogue. Very cute.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Secret Santa time

Images: (c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
My secret Santa has arrived. Okay, so I showed no restraint and ripped right into it. Thanks SS. You can see a 2010 calender using one of the new stamp sets (For Everything) in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalogue. I now have some new stamps and accessories to play with on Christmas Day.

If you want to order anything in there, just email me.

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