Monday, 10 November 2014

Scrapbook Boutique November Blog Hop and Inspiration Challenge

It's time for a BLOG HOP and Inspirational Challenge from Scrapbook Boutique . 

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Narelle's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Monday 17th November. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Tuesday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

Join the Blog Hop and you could be the lucky person to receive 
a $10 gift voucher to spend in the store.


Join us if you can for our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration.


A Christmas card from me and I've used the wreath and bow as my inspiration.

Die cut the Catalina Wreath from green card stock.
double a length of Washi Tape and tie into a bow.
Using a Copic marker to colour 3 half pearls,
Run a strip of Burgundy card through a paper crimper. (or use a sheet of pre-crimped card stock.)

Click here to take you to the store.

Stamp the sentiment to a 1 inch wide strip of Velum and emboss with opaque white EP

Wrap the sentiment strip around the bottom of the crimped card, securing at the back with tape.
Adhere the crimped card to a white card base measuring 5.5" x 4.25".
Using foam tabs add the die cut wreath to the card front.
Add the 3 coloured half pearls. 
Add the Washi bow with a square foam tab.

Hope you can play along with us again this month. Now on with the hop............

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Snowflakes for LIM 196


Just a quick post to share another CAS card this week. 
This one fits the guidelines for LIM 196 with the challenge theme of Non Traditional Christmas.......How about black and white with a little sparkle?

Black snowflakes....the boss wasn't especially taken with them, but I think using black showcases the lovely shapes.
These dies are called simply 'Snowflakes' and come from  Uniko Studio Stamps.
The sentiment, also from Uniko Stamps, is from a pretty set called Stunning Snowflakes.

I used my Scor-Pal to emboss a border around the die cuts with the sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, with three crystal star embellishments from AnnaBelle Stamps.

Thanks for taking the time today :-)  

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

PURE inspiration..........


I've been going through my book shelves, it's been a while and to be honest I'd forgotten some of the lovely craft books I own.  One of them is a  sewing book called Simple Home and a cushion caught my eye. It was so simple just linen with the word PURE in white centred.  I thought it might make a nice card, what do you think?

I used a die to cut the word, once from the Kraft card and three times from white card.
Not sure it shows but the PURE is 'staked' three high and placed back into position on the Kraft.
I used my score board to add the 1/4" embossed line around the Kraft.
A die cut leaf with the addition of some linen twine to finish off.

I'm linking this card to the following Challenge at Addicted to Stamps

Thanks for taking a look today :)

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Monday, 27 October 2014

The Caring Hearts Card Drive

Calling all Australian card makers....
Have you heard about this awesome card drive now in its 5th year??

The Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about collecting Christmas Cards 
to give to the elderly who live in nursing homes.

The drive is run by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire in the US and there are two Canadian ladies also distributing to nursing homes throughout Canada.

Our Scrapbook Boutique Design Team member Linda Langes is the Australian contact for all the Aussie card makers 
who would like to be a part of this wonderful event. 

Your cards will go to nursing homes throughout Australia.

Here are all the details from Vera's blog -
Christmas is about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes can feel lonely and be missing their families. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could bring a smile to their faces & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? 

A few important details:
  • This card drive will be going until November 28, 2014. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name on the card and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards -standard size with a matching envelope.
  • And please don't use any pins (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional but if you'd like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.

Australian card makers please mail your cards to -

    Linda Langes
    c/o Gilston State School
    588 Worongary Rd
    GILSTON  QLD  4211

  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM.  This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance to win.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, there are some amazing prizes.
There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances :)
Head over to Vera's Blog to see the awesome list of prizes!
Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Winter Wreath - Avery Elle for Scrapbook Boutique

My second share for Scrapbook Boutique this month uses Avery Elle's clear set Winter Wreath.

A CAS card :

I played with my sprays and a die for the tag:

The reverse is very clean to allow for some written detail.

This little set comes with enough images and sentiments to make a huge range of cards, tags, gift wrap you name it...........  I'm thinking this will get a real workout at my house!

Pop over to Scrapbook Boutique for the details today.

Thanks for calling past  :-)
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