Hello, I hope you are doing well. I feel like I have not blogged in ages, well I guess I have had a little break! I have spoken previously about returning to study as a mature age student at University; I had a few assignments due and that took most of my attention, my little stamp set was feeling a little neglected. Last week I was reunited with my stamping supplies. Craft is totally therapeutic and I am one of those crazy people that LOVE fussy cutting, one of the only times I can totally tune off my brain! My youngest niece is having a birthday this coming week, she asked to have taco’s for dinner the night of her birthday and being that crafty Aunt that I am; we are now having a Mexican fiesta.
This post in linked into the INKspired blog hop, we have 10 stops on this blog hop all using the same sketch to create our cards. If you arrived from Barbara aka my mum, you will have seen she also made a card Ebony’s birthday, we used the same paper and sketch.
Remember when I said I love fussy cutting! Yes, I hand cut the streamers from a sheet of print paper in Festive Birthday DSP and I may have suggested to my niece Ebony that she select Mexican as her cuisine on her Birthday so I could use the Birthday Fiesta product suite from Stampin’ Up! It is so CUTE! I saw the idea of placing little googly eyes on the cactus image from Sarah-Jane Rae at cardsandacuppa. I just spotted that see added a little moustache to hers, which is just adorable and I may just add one to this little guy before Ebony gets the card on Wednesday.
Next blog to stop by is new player Nicole Anderson and we have a returning player Marlene Goulder
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It is very rare when I post two days in a row! I am back to share a card I made for Global Design Projects sketch challenge. I designed the sketch and took a little creative licence with the layout on my card as you will see when you scroll down a little more.
Let us play spot the difference! Yes, you got it I left off the strips along the top; in my defence, I have added a fabulous big bow around the banner layer. I am a LOVER of ribbon and bows but I have not really been using them on my cards for a few years, but I am feeling a return. This bow was inspired by Lissa Carter, yesterday we had a team blog hop and I was taken with the bow she added to her card (see here) and I even went to bed think about her bow…. crazy I know, dreaming of cards but that is me. Anyway I woke this morning and straight to the craftroom to create something for this challenge with a BIG BOW.
I am in full on Christmas cardmaking mode, all my classes are Christmas cards besides one each month and my ladies love it. If you are in Western Sydney, I am having a social cardmaking session with weekend with Barbara Williams (AKA mum) you will make 3 cards for $10.
Welcome the to INKspired blog hop round 41 if you have arrived from Barbara Williams (AKA my mum) then you are already on the blog hop. If this is your first stop, allow me to catch you up; we have six stop on this blog hop all using the same sketch as inspiration to create our cards. See below the sketch we are using:
The photo is horrible! My apologies, the sun was hiding behind all the rain clouds and therefore the lighting was less than ideal. I have a terrible habit of buying LOTS of printed paper and not using it because it is “too pretty” to use! I have spoken about this problem in the past, I think I have overcome the issue but then fall into old habits! I am doing pretty good at the moment using Presents and Pine printed paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalogue, I am LOVING the holly design. Noel was fussy cut from Christmas Pines Stamp set and the little Christmas tree is from the Project Life By Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 accessory pack.
The next stop on the blog hop is with super sweet Lissa Carter
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