Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing everybody a warm, safe,
beautiful Christmas
with family and friends 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sketch Reveal Day at SOUS

It's Friday
That means Sketch Reveal Day over at
With a fantastic sketch by our own Sandi
My interpretation of the sketch

Sandi's Sketch

I have used one of the great
 Christmas collections from
 Kaiser "Just Believe"

Lots of distressing and some
curls in the paper

Spellbinders Nestabilities
 "Beaded Circles" and "Classic Circles"
Some Kaiser rhinestones for hanging
the baubles

Some fussy cutting and lots of
Dimensional Magic on the berries

Lots of red and white glitter
 to highlight the designs on the paper
 and even some Puff paint
The flower is by Petaloo
 "Chantilly Collection - Velvet
Hydrangeas - Rose"
Ribbon from stash

The beautiful pick is also by Petaloo
"Canterbury Collection - Poinsettia
& Berries - White"

A wee bit of masking with
a mask from Prima,
which I have removed from
 its packaging somewhere
down the line, and
 do not know its name

Photo is gorgeous middle
Granddaughter, Erin, from
last Christmas.
Loving this layout.
Now, head over to
 and enjoy the work of my fellow DT girls,
such amazing talent on our team.
Have a go at the sketch
and be in with the chance
 of being chosen as Top 3.
We would love to see your work
Be back soon

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hi everybody, 6 sleeps to go....
Are you organized? I am...lol
Today is card sketch reveal over at
with a great sketch by our Sandi
Here is my final Christmas card this year

Sandi's Sketch

This gorgeous image is from
Lily of the Valley
 "Mini Masterpieces"
Another pre-coloured image
 from this great company
I have cut the image,
and its mat, using
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Four"

I have added a wee bit of sparkle
 to the stocking with
 KindyGlitz "Crystalina"
and some shine to the
 berries with Dimensional Magic

The papers are from
 Teresa Collins "Christmas Home"

A wee bit of Christmas ribbon
from Anita's and
lots of distressing

Red Bazzill cardstock
on a white card base
 completes the supplies used

Another cute card done
Now, head over to
and see what my fellow DT
girls have done with this
great sketch - beautiful cards
I'll be back on Friday
with the last sketch of 2012
Bye for now

Friday, December 14, 2012

Altered Book & SOUS

Hello fellow crafters, today I'd like to
 show you a gorgeous project
inspired by my beautiful friend,
and fellow DT member over at
Stuck On U Sketches,
When I was over in Brisbane recently,
she showed me this beautiful book
that she had altered
Well, I could not resist,
 and had to have a go myself
Here is my first attempt at
 altering a book....

Just an ordinary, hard backed book.


I have used beautiful K & Co papers
 and yummy Prima flowers

The beautiful cameo I bought
from a company in USA

I wrote the verse on the inside myself
(click for a better view for reading)

A wee bit of lace and some
little blooms to decorate the inside

I am so in love with the finished
project, which I gifted to a
special friend, I will definately
 be making another one,
to keep...lol
Meanwhile, over at
 it is Die Cut Reveal Day
I am on the Sketch Team
and the Card Sketch Team,
 however, there is another Team
the Die Cut Team
Each fortnight the challenge is set,
to incorporate a die cut
on your project,
 of a specific topic
The topic for the current challenge is
To use a die-cut of a toy or toys
Also on the SOUS Blog
today we are introducing
 two new members to the Die Cut Team
Sylvie Hoobanoff
Holly Hudspeth
So, head on over there
and see what the Die Cut team are up to.
You may even be inspired to
dust off that little Cricut
sitting in the corner collecting dust,
I know mine is -
 poor wee thing...lol
Hope you are all
organized for Christmas
See you soon

Friday, December 7, 2012

SOUS Sketch Reveal

Happy Friday everyone.
It's Sketch Reveal Day at
And what a beautiful sketch,
 by Sandi, we had to play
 with this time around.
Over at the Blog we are also
 introducing three new members
 to the Sketch Team today.

Sandi's Sketch

The gorgeous papers I have used
are from Creative Imaginations
"Night Divine" Collection.

The Holly Wreath around the photo
 is made from a die by
Marianne Creatables.
Sadly this company do not
name their dies,
 they only have a product number.
The beautiful bauble die
 is by Memory Box
"Emma Ornament"
and "Drop Ornament"

The wee rhinestones are by Porta Craft.

The gorgeous flowers, that go
 with this collection perfectly,
 are by Prima
 "Holiday Crimson"
The berry pick is by Petaloo
 "Canterbury Collection"

A few wee bits of gold cord from my stash.

The photograph is gorgeous
 youngest Granddaughter, Emma,
from last winter, with just
 a wee touch of snow on the ground.
It hasn't snowed, yet, this winter,
 but I'm sure it won't be long,
it's freezing here.
Taking a bit of getting used to
 again, I'm usually sweltering
 in the Aussie heat at this time of year.
 No regrets!!

Very happy with this layout,
 and it was fun putting the
 wreath together, but running
 the single die through
 the Grand Calibur a thousand
 (OK slight exaggeration)
 times and then through
 again to emboss each little
grouping of leaves, was quite
 taxing on the right arm....lol.
Now, head over to the
and meet the
 three new girls on our Sketch Team
Laura Gilhuly
Patricia Van Gelder
Carole Wright
and see what the rest of the team
has done with the Sketch
You won't be disappointed.
And you must join in the
 sketch challenge,
this is a beautiful sketch
 to work with.
See you over there.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SOUS Card Sketch Reveal

Evening everyone.
Yes, I'm late posting, again!
It's the first Wednesday of December
 and time for a new card sketch
over at
Not only is the new sketch up,
 but we are also introducing
four new members to the
Card Sketch team.
All their details and first projects
 are over at the
Now to my creation using
 the great sketch from our Sandi

Sandi's sketch

I have gone for a monochromatic
 style this time - not a piece of
patterned paper in sight - which
 is not helping me reduce the stash
 of papers I have...lol.

Only white card used,
cut into five flashes,
 distressed and edged with
 KindyGlitz "Crystalina"

A tag cut from the
 same white card,
again distressed and edged
with KindyGlitz.

The stunning vine is
 by Prima (of course)
 "Holiday Celebration Frost Vine"

The wee sentiment is
 by Craftwork Cards,
 and mounted onto a small frame
 using Spellbinders Shapeabilities
 "Twisted Metal Tags & Accents"

A wee bit of Christmas ribbon
 to finish.

Now, head over to the
 and meet the new designers
Kim Richardson
Margie Calenda
Lizzy Crust
Andrea Parr
And see the beautiful cards
 my fellow DT girls have made
- stunning!
See you over there