Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Happiness...

One of the best things about being on holidays is that I get to play... with my family and with my stash LOL!

I couldn't resist these gorgeous colours from The Paper Players - brilliant for Christmas, and for Valentines Day!  Combined with this weeks sketch from Deconstructing Jen - couldn't resist turning those scallops into hearts :) I used Couture Creations Key to my Heart embossing folder for the main heart, and Heidi Swapp All my love sentiment with Pipe Dream Ink embossing powder in Banksia.

Hope you have time to play too :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Up for a Colour Challenge...


Loved, loved, loved the colour palette at The Colour Room this week, I used their sketch as inspiration too - and it meets the inspiration at Colour Q!!  Just love that magenta.  Christmas baubles are stamped with silver tinsel and the My Favourite Things sentiment is stamped in white seafoam - looks just like fresh snow :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

With thanks...

Now that Christmas dinner is packed away and I have my craft room back, just in time to be inspired by the colours of Christmas at the Play Date Cafe, this gorgeous sketch from Skipping Stones Design and CAS-ual Fridays brown paper and string!!!

I stamped the background swirl with watermark ink and clear embossing powder to create this thank you card - had fun playing with twine from MME to create the butterfly trail.  Gorgeous colours from the PDC to create a non-Christmas card too!

Hope you had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing Christmas - we did!!! Really looking forward to a crafty 2012 too :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

We lost the whole of December...

DD was watching Five Children and It when I overheard the line "a while ago we lost the whole of October", that's how I feel about December!  Not sure where it disappeared to, but it did.

I can't believe my first baby is no longer at primary school (and amazed at how handy scrapbooking supplies are for decorating for graduation!)

Now just putting the final touches to our renos in time for Christmas.

Here's to a safe and Merry Christmas to all and looking forward to a healthy and happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Favourite Things...

Spied the sweetest card over on Karen Girons website today, using one of the latest release stamp sets from My Favourite Things.  Great Pearls of Wisdom :)

My Gradads favourite quote was from Saint Francis of Assisi...
"Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."

Do you have a favourite?