Challenge #133 - Love is in the Air

Welcome back!  I hope you are all ready to kick the new year off with some new challenges.  This months challenge for Let's Craft and Create is an anything goes challenge with a love is in the air option.  I decided to go with 'Love'!  Here's my inspiration piece.

Supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock - Black
Bazzill Cardstock - White
AC Cardstock - Lilac
AC Cardstock - Straw
AC Cardstock - Fountain
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Tinsel
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Blush
Prima Wild and Free Sequins
White Cotton - Standard sewing thread
VersaMark ink
White Embossing powder
MFT - All about you stamp set
MFT - Die-Namics Abstract Heart

I look forward to seeing what you all have created.

Do-Al(1) Kreatives First Birthday Blog Hop

What an achievement! Do-Al(1) Kreatives first birthday and blog hop.  There is not much that can compare to the birth of something new, whether it be a child, a new idea or a new adventure it is a very exciting time. 

Happy first birthday - It's time to celebrate.

Here is my inspiration piece for the blog hop, I've used a cute elephant and mouse digi from this month's sponsor Doortjes Digis

Join in the blog hop fun by visiting my fellow design team members - leave a comment so we know you have been: Do-Al(l) Kreatives Alex Agulek Ella GerJanne Jolanda
Jonnece Kleido Tammy - You are here Twingomaus End here
Happy crafting everyone!

Reminder Post - Challenge #132 Anything Christmas

It's Christmas Time!!!  I love this time of year ...When I was younger it used to be all about the presents and the food, when your a kid what else is there lol.  As I've grown older and had children of my own I love creating the Christmas atmosphere, that feeling of anticipation that something great and magical is about to happen.  I enjoy seeing the pleasure on people's faces when they receive something that they weren't expecting - and so as a family we love giving out Christmas cards which usually have some form of wee gift associated.

This year the kids have been doing a whole of dancing, swimming and sports etc so I had a lot of cards to make.

I went back to a tried and true sketch that I just love it's so versatile - great timing to fit in with the Reminder post for Let's Craft and Create Challenge #132!

Happy Christmas everyone!

Christmas is upon us!

Christmas is approaching fast and I'm quite excited about that.  I love Christmas time and all of the crazy business that comes along with it. So to kick of the Christmas season I have Challenge #12 from Do-Al(1) Kreatives to share with you. 

I've designed this on a craft card base with layers of black dot embossed card and a white wood PL card.  The wreath is a digi stamp donated by DigiStamp4Joy for the purpose of this challenge.

I found this framework of a deer head stamp and loved it, I tried stamping it on some Vellum as I still wanted to be able to see the Wreath in behind it, but I think that some of it gets a bit lost.  Next time I will stamp it on some ash coloured cardstock I think.

Ingredients for 'Merry and Bright'
Kraft card 18cm x 25cm (Folded in half to form card base)
Black cardstock 16cm x 11cm
White wood PL card 15cm x 10cm
Dark music sheet paper 10cm x 7cm to form tag in behind
Corner punch
Gold & Red Liquid Pearls
Foam tape


Challenge #131 Reminder Post

Greetings everyone!  This is your inspiration piece and reminder post for the Lets Craft and Create challenge #131 Anything goes with an option of Fall colours or Thankful.

I've had a lot to be thankful lately - most recently my parents travelled a long distance to come and watch my daughter (7) perform on stage for her school.  She had a small solo part in one of my mums favourite songs.  Mum hasn't been well and much to her disgust is in a wheelchair if she wants to go anywhere, so we were all very thankful that she could make it down with Dad.

Mum's always been a fan of my art and craft and I have so many fond memories as kids 'rescuing' hedgehogs and attempting to keep them as pets, that I knew I had to include one on my project.

Using some texture paste and stencil I added some roses to the background.  Added some splashes of yellow and orange, allowing some of these to soak into the texture paste.
Next I started layering.  I fussy cut the flowers out of a pi…

Do-Al(1) Creatives newest DT Member

It's been a while since I have been on two design teams....and it may seem a bit crazy to take on something new so close to Christmas but, I have agreed to be a part of the Do-Al(1) Creatives design team.  Follow the link and check out their great monthly challenges!

This months challenge #11 Christmas preparations theme

Christmas preparations in my house most definitely include a bit of home baking. This digi stamp has been provided by digital delights.
I look forward to see what you all create and share!

Challenge #130 - Witchy

Halloween is a relatively newly celebrated tradition here in New Zealand, one that has been steadily growing in popularity over the last couple of years.  So while my kids are young and enthusiastic about dressing up I thought I must capture these days!  I started a mini album to keep a record of the kids costumes and any other special halloween activities that we may get up to - one of these pages is my inspiration piece for Challenge #130 over at Let's Craft and Create

I've tried to keep this page clean and simple by only using a few select embellishments.
I've used a wide variety of products though - using all sorts of ranges from my stash!

Album - October Afternoon
Tim Holtz - idea-ology ephemera pack
My Favourite Things - Which way is the candy stamp set (Clouds)
Studio Calico stars
Stella of wink

Happy crafting!