Hello everyone, another card made for my Christmas stash. But some of you maybe wondering why I named this post the way that I have.
Well at the moment there are cards to be made but at the moment I don’t have my space to make them. I am in the midst of changing the location of my craft room and it’s taking so long. Not because I have more commitments than I have in the past but now I am fighting my chronic pain all the way. It’s hard because I remember when I could change things around in a couple of days. Sometimes my family would walk into our family area and find that things had changed while they were at work and school.
I am making progress and that is a good thing. But during this I needed a distraction and crafting a card for my Christmas stash was the perfect excuse. So I went onto my computer and looked at a favourite blog of mine to see what the next challenge would be. And since it is the first week of the month it is Sketch Challenge time over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog and this is the sketch
The only change that I made to the sketch this time around is the orientation and the elements are further apart than on the sketch. I only noticed this after I had stuck everything down because I didn’t have the sketch with me. That will teach me not to print the sketch and make my notes before making it … OH I want my craft space back.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always on all my blogs I would like to leave you with this last thought
I am 2 years today since I got the news that I had lung cancer.
I was very lucky on 3 accounts.
- That this was found at all. It was while I was having a scan for something totally different that this was detected
- That it wasn’t aggressive. It was found out later that this spot was on a previous scan that I had in 2003, but it wasn’t picked up for some reason
- That surgery has advanced; we were informed that this was operable and that I didn’t have to go through a lot of the bad side effects. Before this they wouldn’t have operated and put me through courses of Chemo and Radiotherapy instead.
BUT this experience has changed both how I see things and also how my family sees things. We are grateful for the advances in medicine but also in God’s timing. Things would have been so different if it was detected back in 2003.
Have a Happy Crafty Grateful Kind of Day,
Hello Everyone. A Christmas card that is inspired by the Christmases that I know. Not a snowflake in site. Maybe I should have named this one “Santa’s Holiday”. After he has finished his delivery rounds he decides it’s time to relax somewhere that is a warmer than his home.
Today I made this card based on the challenge from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog and I am also entering to be a part of their upcoming Design Team. Their October Technique Challenge is Masking
They are asking for Christmas cards that feature Masking of any kind. So this leaves things quite open for people to get creative. For my card I decided to use “Digital Masking” – so in my computer I placed the digital Aussie Santa image on top of the Aussie Outback Shack digital image – so in effect “Masking” the image. Both of these images are from Make It Crafty. This is one of my favourite things about digital images being able to combine images to make a scene.
This card also utilised a sketch for pulling the card together and it is Sketch Saturday #534 – it’s fast becoming a favourite of mine.
The card this time around use this sketch but with only minor changes. The main image ended up being 9cm X 9cm this was the only change though.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my card project today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
Oh my – I am so behind in my card making! This countdown is till the day of Christmas. But for sending cards I have only – 31 days until I need to have my cards in the post!!! :0
Have a Happy Crafty Making Kind of Day,
Hello everyone. I had so much fun making my previous card that I had to colour another one of the fun cat images that I have. When I have some down time I colour images that make me smile and then I have images ready to put onto cards. I have 2 favourite mediums that I like to colour with – Copic Markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. This image I coloured with my Copic Markers.
Then over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge their theme for October is Christmas pets so I had the perfect image coloured for this challenge.
And if you been to my blog before you know that I love making cards using a sketch. So I searched my favourite sketch sites and found #536 by Sketch Saturday that I thought would suit my cute cat image.
The papers that I used are by Kasiercraft. This paper pack was called Mistletoe and the scalloped border came from this paper pack as well. The sentiment I actually made on my computer and printed it at the same time as the cat image.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
Oh this gave me just the giggle that I needed today. But I will admit that sometimes I am that person who does pull a push door. Have a great day no matter which side of this quote you are on.
Have A Happy Crafty Opposite Kind of Day,
Another Christmas card finished and I am really happy with how it turned out. On my Christmas card list is a bunch of cat lovers and I am sure one of them will love receiving this.
This card was actually inspired by 2 challenges. The bunch over at Time Out Challenges are asking us to be Colourful for challenge #120 and then I have found a lovely sketch site over at Feeling Sketchy and this is sketch #203
The first is the image from their site the 2nd is my copy with the measurements included.
I think that I have covered the Time Out requirements for being colourful. When I saw that challenge I thought of this image, I’m not 100% sure where I got this digital image from. But I printed it out and coloured it in with my Copic markers. The papers are from my Christmas stash which is shrinking a little but I need to shrink it a lot more.
Hope you like my take on both of the challenges. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
Oh Snoopy my pal you don’t know the half of it and its not even the end yet! This has been a really really rough week. Hope that your week is going a whole heap better.
Have a Happy Crafty Smooth Kind of Day,
Today was a good day I got to colour some images and I also got to make some cards. So today even though it started rough it has ended good. I looked at my Christmas card stash and it is very low considering how many I need each year.
So I saw the sketch up at Sketch Saturday #535 and I decided that I would make some Christmas cards.
Plus I also decided to make a 2nd card since I had printed 2 of the same images. I used my favourite image from Just Me the Fa La La La Llama image. I sized the Llama so that it would sit on a die cut tag nicely; this is one thing that I love about digital images. This time around I used my Copics to colour in these images. Christmas papers from my stash and some green paper for the matting layers and this finished off my card.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would love to leave you with this last thought
I have found that on my hardest days I need to get some crafting done. Even if the results aren’t something I could use just the act of being creative helps me to feel better. So I now try to be creative in some way each day.
Have a Happy Crafty Creative Kind of Day,
Today the card I am bringing to you is featuring one of my favourite characters -Sunbonnet Sue. I have been in love with her since I was a little girl because she seems to be able to do everything. Today she is doing a little sewing.
To start the card I went looking on my favourite sketch sites and found Sketch #358 from Freshly Made Sketches which looks like this
Once I found this sketch I went through my 6X6 paper pads and found one from Kasiercraft called Needle and Thread. To cut the papers into circles I used my stitched circle dies from Uniquely Creative. The backing paper is a Royal Blue by Quill; I used my scalloped circle die to make the small circle elements seem a little more substantial. My Sunbonnet Sue type image called Sewsun (retired image) from Bugaboo I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
I sitting here typing this and I am listening to rain on a tin roof. It is such a soothing sound – I hope to spend time just sitting reading, possibly crafting, drinking tea and listening to the rain.