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 :)

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

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. 

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

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  :-)
 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Just a little stress relief........

Nothing fancy just a little Christmas card featuring a 'freebie' image from Tiddly Inks.
Coloured with Copic markers and using Prisma pencils for shading.

There is something quite relaxing about colouring an image and I can understand why adult colouring books are becoming so popular.

Talking about books I'm waiting for for this one to be delivered

Not too sure what to expect, have you got one? Let me know what you think.

I'm also starting to think about a December Daily for 2015 I had loads of fun with last years. Anyone else out there journal the fun of Christmas?

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Sunday 12 October 2014

'Ruby' Decorated gift bag

Hi bloggers,

I'm sharing a decorated gift bag today, made with products from Scrapbook Boutique.  The little blue bag is one I had in my stash, I always keep a couple........just in case!  As a paper crafter it's easy to dress up a cheap buy with papers, stamps and ink and it makes for a fun way to give a gift.

Here's how:

  • Stamp the image to X-Press It blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Colour the image using Copic markers and a Spica pen for her beads.
  • Stamp the sentiment to smooth white card using Memento Bahama Blue ink.
  • Die cut the sentiment plus some DP using Spellbinders Labels 8 Die.
  • Adhere the sentiment over the DP (at an angle) and punch a hole in the top right hand corner.
  • Layer 2 strips of DP and trim to fit the width of the bag.
  • Add the coloured image to the front of the bag.
  • Thread some blue ribbon around the bag handles and through the punched hole in the label, finishing with a bow.
  • Add three enamel dots to complete.

That's it today, thanks so much for stopping by.

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Friday 10 October 2014

Scrapbook Boutique October Blog Hop.

It's time for another 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 Friday17th October. 
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 Saturday 18th.

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.

My card uses the pretty colours as well as pearls and a bow.

I've partially stamped a wreath using Versa Mark ink and positioned the pretty Prima flowers adding a few extra pearls.
The sentiment is stamped to velum and using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch Board I've made the small bow which is finished with a pearl.

Making the ribbon bow in one piece:

  • Trim a strip of velum 7/8" wide x 7" long.
  • Punch at the mid section (3.5") on both edges by flipping the velum over.
  • Punch on both edges at 1.5" . Do this on both ends of the velum.
  • Punch in the middle of the 7/8" wide ends to finish of the ribbon tails.
  • Gently roll the bow and adhere in the middle to make the loops, turning the ribbon tails back under the loops.
  • Finish of the centre with a pearl.

Links for bow tutorials HERE   and  HERE 

Thanks for taking the time today, now on with the Hop...........

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png