Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards:)

Over at PaperPlay Challenges this week it's all about Christmas:) So with Tilda from Magnolia Stamps, Copics colouring, Stampin' Up! card and ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing and bits-n-pieces from the craft is my first card to show you today!

I discovered 4 Crafty Chicks this morning and immediately used the Christmas theme to make a couple of cards using CC Designs images, Copics colouring, Stampin' Up card, plus other bits and pieces from the craft stash:)

With a little inspiration from Stampin' Royalty this week...(I was thrilled last week when I was in their TOP PICKS!!!) I used one of my Lori Boyd Images, Copics colouring, Stampin' Up papers, flowers, sentiment, punch and a little Versimark background stamping to create this 'Holiday Greetings' card :)

These next two Christmas cards use this weeks theme over at Cute Card Thursday of Stripes....I just love Edwin in his Top Hat from Magnolia Stamps:) Copics colouring, Stampin' Up! papers, punches, sentiment, ink and bling from the stash!

So with Christmas around the corner...I had a request from my friend at the local florist to pop a few cards in the shop....So it was "Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Off to create I go!"...and here they are!

Hope your preparations for Christmas are coming together nicely!! Have a lovely weekend:)

Yippeeee!!! Top Picks!!!

How exciting that two of my Christmas cards from last week were in the Top 3 Picks at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Stampin' Royalty ...scroll below to have a look at them in the 'December Creations' or just jump to the link here:)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Belated Birthday Cards:)

I popped over to Unscripted Sketches (#136)for inspiration to create two special 'belated' birthday cards...and inspiration I found! Copics colouring, Lori Boyd and Stamp It! images, Stampin' Up! papers, punches, ink, sentiments, Cuttlebug embossing..and lots of love and creativity:) These two cards will be in the mail ( yes...I know...just a little late or ok..maybe a LOT late for one of them) for a special family about 17 or so hours drive away!! Always love catching up..and sending through special things!!! many more sleeps until Christmas??! So many things to little time:)

December Creations!!

The first card I'd like to share is a Christmas one using the latest sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:) I've gone for blues and purples using Tilda from Magnolia stamps, Copics Colouring (from October holidays?!?) Stampin' Up! card, ink, sentiment, punch, plus bits and pieces from the craft stash and just love the way its come together!!

The second Christmas card uses this weeks sketch over at Stampin' Royalty...again using the gorgeous Tilda from Magnolia stamps, Stampin' Up! Card, ink, ribbon, punches, Copics colouring and bits and pieces from the craft stash:) Time is just flying by...and with the lead up to Christmas being as busy as ever...I've managed to create a whole class of flip photo albums showing the highlights of 2011..and as I sit here about to blog some cards I've created over the weekend...I've realised that I haven't even taken one photo of my mini photo album creations?!! Had better take a few photos before they get sent home tomorrow:)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!

WoW!! Where has 2011 gone?!? I managed to steal a creative moment last week....a much needed last minute/night before card was required for hubby's bday?!?! over to much loved Sweet Sketch Wednesday I went a searching for inspiration! And always inspiration I found using the SSW Sketch (which I turned on its side?!); Stampin' Up! image, papers, punches, bling; and Cuttlebug embossing and oops I nearly forgot to blog it?! Roll on the Christmas Holidays!!! A special time for family, friends, relaxing, fun and craft!!!! Aaaah...let me many more school days to go?!? I'm setting out to start to make my annual Mini Christmas Concertina Photo Albums..hope I haven't left my creativeness too late?! hee hee...hope your countdown to the festive season is going to plan and that the beginning of December is a joyful one:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rainy day creations:)

With the weather a little wet and chilly yesterday...I had a chance to escape to the craft desk here @ Sandybeaches:) With Tilda from Magnolia Stamps coloured with Copics...the sketch this week over at Stampin' Royalty (#94) was fun to use to create a 'Just For You' card.

For my second card, I used the same Tilda image and popped over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#124) for inspiration and sketch. All in all a great way to end my holidays as it was back to work today:) I have a few birthday cards to create and stay tuned this week for some more creativity here @ Sandybeaches!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Holiday fun:)

Wow! How time flies when we're having fun!! We have had the most relaxing set of school holidays..spending time with fabulous friends visiting to explore and enjoy this wonderful part of the world with us! Lots of family fun time for all:) Camping, crafting, fishing, coffee, squiding, relaxing, eating, canoeing, swimming (well the kiddlywinks managed to take the plunge?!) the dads even had a chance to go boating and flying...and of course just in case we were going to get hungry - eating some more!! lol:)

With birthday celebrations today...I had a chance to Copic colour this fabulous Edwin Magnolia image that I was able to stamp when our visitors were here:) I popped over to Stampin' Royalty for colour inspiration and Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the sketch...a bit of Stampin' Up! paper, ribbon, sentiment, brads, punch and Cuttlebug embossing..and a cute card to take tonight to the pizza party!!

I had so much fun creating the first card that I made a second card also using the same image and sketch...just different colours:) Hope you are also having an awesome day!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Snippets of creative fun:)

With a sympathy card needed this week I went over to Sweet Sketch Sunday (#136) to check out the latest for inspiration:) Using this weeks sketch, Cuttlebug embossing, Stampin' Up! papers, stamps, inks, punches & ribbon I set out to create this simple yet effective 'Thinking of You' card.

I've had my cute Kraftin' Kimmie sketch (#97)ready and waiting all week and finally had a chance to play this morning! Copics colouring, Cuttlebug embossing, Stampin' Up! papers, ribbon, punches and a cup of coffee:) Fun! Fun! Fun! Stay tuned for some other cards in the pipeline:)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Holiday Creations:)

Here are the latest creations to jump off the craft table here at Sandybeaches...the first one is for a friend who is celebrating her birthday today...along with giving of a card & pressie - a yummy coffee & lunch was had to celebrate!! I used Unscripted Sketches (#125) for design inspiration, Stampin' Up! Stamp set, spinner, card & ribbon...and wahhlah...a simple but super 'birthday' card:)

The second card uses this weeks sketch over at Cute Card Thursday (#183), Lori Boyd digi image, Copics colouring and Stampin' Up! papers, ribbon, sentiment and label punch this 'Just For You' card came together oh so nicely:) Aaaah....its just oh so nice to be able to spend time at the craft desk!! Stay tuned for more creative holiday projects:)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Add Ink #86 :)

With my new Stampin' Up! stamp set and groovy spinner bling I was set for an afternoon of creative fun:) I popped on over to Just Add Ink to see the latest inspiration and found this fun sketch that fit so perfectly with the spinner concept!! Cuttlebug embossing, Stampin' Up! papers, stamps, embossing folder, ribbon and ink..and wahlahhh the all purpose card for any occasion:)

Stampin' Royalty #90 :)

With my new Stampin' Up! stamp set and spinner bling I was on a roll with my creativity this afternoon and went over to Stampin' Royalty to check out their latest sketch challenge:) Here is what I came up with - the latest Birthday Card to emerge from the craft desk @ Sandybeaches;)

Crafty Fun:)

With an afternoon of relaxing up my sleeve...I cleared the dust from the craft desk and went straight over to check out the latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Along with my new Stampin' Up! Stamp set and groovy spinner bling I set to create! Using my favourite colours of Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry, Cuttlebug embossing, flower punching, ribbon and is one of my creations from my relaxing, crafty afternoon:)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Craft + Coffee + Chat = Inspiration:)

Here is a card I made this afternoon using the three C's - Craft/Coffee/Chat:) A sympathy card for someone special...with a little help from this weeks sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and my crafty buddy's stash of Stampin' Up! paper, stamps, ink, embossing folder, and ribbon:)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet Birthday Creation:)

Wow!! It's been sooooooo l o n g since my last blog post?!?! Busy, Busy, Busy!!! I had a snippet of time to create a special birthday card last week so cleared the craft desk and I popped on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see the latest for inspiration...and here it is:)