Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time to Celebrate

Good morning, I have had a nice little blogging break over Christmas while I celebrated the holiday with family and friends. Today is New Year's Eve and that means that it is time to Celebrate. What will you be doing?

I have had a chance to play a bit in my craft room with all of my new Tim Holtz Christmas goodies and I have created a card suitable for the New Year's celebrations to share with you today.

Thanks for stopping by today, I want to wish you all a Happy, Safe and Health New Year.
See you in 2012!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We Wish You a Zingy Christmas!

Oh my goodness it has been a while since I last posted anything to my blog. Thank you all for coming by for a visit, it is great to have you here.  Somehow I started out so far ahead back in October with most of my shopping already done but somehow I have fallen behind and now there are only 4 days to go.

We have a new challenge for you this week on the ABC Christmas Challenge and this week our theme is
Z for Zingy Colours

We are sponsored this week by


The good folks at Bugaboo were kind enough to provide us with some great images for the challenge this week and I have coloured this super cute Snowman Polka Scarf up in some very traditional Fuschia Pink and Lime Green. How is that for zing?

I have paired it with these great papers from MME and some Coordinations cardstock in that great lime green which I have embossed and sanded to reveal the core colour. To finish off the front of my card I dug around in my stash and came up with some sparkly ribbon and buttons that matched the colour scheme perfectly.

I hope that you will join us for our challenge. I look forward to seeing your zingy creations. Don't forget to stop by the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and see the other fun, bright creations from the rest of the DT.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

I want to share with you the new Barry's Countdown to Christmas collection.  He'sis my favorite Barry collection yet, all decked out for the Holidays and so darn cute.  And remember, everything in the StampFairy Shop is 50% off for the month of December, including these new images.  While you are there, don't forget to grab todays freebie which is the gorgeous ornaments.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yippee, It's Almost Christmas

Good Morning, I have a quick post for this week's ABC Christmas Challenge to share with you this week. We have reached the letter Y, just a few more weeks to go.
Yippee, It's Almost Christmas
That is our theme this week which means that you can do anything you want as long as it is a new Christmas project.

We have three great sponsors this week.
The Fabulous Dustin Pike

who is offering
3 Dustin Pike digi images
The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store

has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice

I have been watching the 12 Tags of Christmas over on the Tim Holtz Blog and have decided to have a go at creating a tag of my own.

As I don't yet have any of the Distress Stains I have pulled out my Distress Inks and aged this tag in various shades of blue and then flicked the whole thing with a bit of water.  I have then stamped on all of my images and heat embossed the angel image using a blue metallic embossing powder which has a really pretty shimmer IRL.

I inked some ribbon to match and added a charm with some tinsel wire. The silver snowflakes are peel off stickers and the acrylic snowflake has been accented with flower soft to give it the look of real snow.

I hope that you will join us. I look forward to seeing your Christmas Creations. Be sure to pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog and see the rest of the wonderful DT creations.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stamp Fairy Sketch and Birthday Peeker Fairy

Oh my goodness, I just realized that this did not post yesterday. 

This is week 2 of the current StampFairy Sketch Challenge and these week all of the DT have used the gorgeous Peeker Fairy that you can all win just by completeing the Blog Hop.

I have kept it simple this week using co-ordinating papers from a couple of Basic Grey collections.
I have coloured my Peeker Fairy to match the lovely reds and aquas in the papers and then matted her on a Doily that has been tinted using distress inks.

For the inside I have used the matching paper and the same punch to accent my little Birthday sentiment.

Don't forget that you still have until sunday to join us. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

StampFairy Birthday Hop

We have a special post to delight you today. Stampfairy is celebrating its first birthday, so Gerda and the Stampfairies are hosting a blog hop, with a difference - EVERYONE who completes the hop will win a prize.

Gerda has released two very special collections showcasing two of her delightful characters.  These collections showcase the characters in 12 monthly themes throughout the year and the Stampfairies have each created a Calendar using some or all of the images.  Some of us are teasing you with only a month or two of our calendar, but other teamies will share the whole calendar if you're lucky!

Ensure you leave a comment on each teamie's blog and collect a letter from each teamie along the trip.  The letters are randomly placed but will spell a short phrase.  Once you have completed the hop, left your comments and collected your letters, work out the phrase and email it to Gerda (  This will get you a Freebie image. Yes that is right, a Freebie image for everyone who completes the hop and emails the correct phrase.  And let me tell you a secret: the image you will receive is ADORABLE !!

So, lets get on with the hop.  

If you've arrived here from Martina's blog, then you're in the right place.  Otherwise, please pop back to the Stampfairy Blog to start at the beginning and ensure you don't miss anyone.

My calendar showcases Barry and I'm sharing my page for the month of December. This is actually the Barry that was intended for January but I thought that he looked like he might be at the North Pole and I've coloured him in Christmas Colours to use for December. I have chosen to make a simple wallmount calandar that I can pin to the bulletin board in my craft room by mounting the pages to a larger piece of cardstock for stability using brads. I have adde a ribbon bow for a simple decorative touch.

The next stop along the hop is Celine, but before you disappear, note down this letter 
  Now hop on over to the next teamie,
and don't forget to leave me a comment to ensure you qualify for your freebie.

Thanks for stopping by. The blog hop ends on Dec 31 so get hopping before the deadline.  If you get lost along the way, hop back to the main blog where there is a list of the full hop links.

Stamp Fairy Birthday Releases

Gerda has been busy making some wonderful new collections to celebrate the first Birthday of StampFairy. Be sure to stop by the store and see all the great new images and pick up the freebie. The best part is that all images are on sale, 50% off for the month of December.