Saturday, 6 September 2014

christmas creations have begun :)

I love creating christmas creations and now that the kids are back at school, the colder weather, the darker nights , that can only mean that it's now ok to start the cheistmas creations ha :)
I've been searching for christmas themed challenge blogs to join in with and have found a few :)
Festive Friday have an inspiration pic

Based on this pic I created this card

The stamps I used are a rubber stamp tapestry set, it's such a lovely set fro creating wreaths. I've had it a good few years yet only used it once or twice.why do we shove all those pretty things to the back of our stash. I only came across it as I was trying to organise some christmas stamps. The holly jolly sentiment is su and the Christmas sentiment , I'm not so sure of, it's either a whiff of joy or an elzybells one. I stamped the wreath and sentiment onto a piece of vellum.

Christmas card challenges is anything goes.
Abc christmas challenge want poinsettias 

I now need to surround my desk with all things Christmassy to get in the mood :) ha
Shaz xxx




Tuesday, 2 September 2014

a different look

This weeks SSS Wednesday challenge
Is anything goes.
I've been creating with the SSS September card kit and creating different looks from the same kit.
Here's a couple more cards I made from the kit.

I created the above card using a few bits of paper that are included in the kit, a piece of cs from the kit and one of the sentiment stamps. I really live the way that this turned out. It's given me the idea of what to do with paper scraps now :)

This second card is just simply stamping. All the stamps used are from the kit.
Shaz xxx



to boldly go

This week over on the SSS Monday challenge blog want bold, we there it be a image, colour etc.
I've still been playing with my SSS September card kit. I love how you can sit and create things with the same ik and come up with something completely different to what you came up with earlier.
Here is my bold creation using the kit.

I just repeatedly stamped one of the frame images in a bright red ink. I know the frames aren't all exactly level (but that's ok) but you can definitely see the one that's different from the others :)
Shaz xxx


Monday, 25 August 2014

back to school time....

Not quite for my little one, just yet....but that's what the theme of the challenge is over at Simon says stamp
 I was thrilled on Saturday when my first ever monthly card kit arrived from Simon says stamp . It arrived super duper quick, less than a week all the way from the states, so BIG thumbs up from me for that. It was perfect to use for this weeks challenge too. It was so much better to just pull out the kit and start to create with just that instead of pulling out loads of stash from here there and everywhere! 
Here is what I created for the challenge using just items from the kit (apart from the white cs)

 Thought I would create this for the little chloe monster for when she goes back to school, she's gonna be in year 3 already! How time flies.

I loved the dinky tim holtz ink pad in the kit. So love the wording on those books 'I like big books & I cannot lie' haha so reminds me of shrek :) 
These are the first Simon says stamp stamps that I have ever purchased and I must say that I really like the quality, they stamp fab, will def buy more. So glad that I've subscribed to the monthly kit now. I prob would never have purchased this stamp set had it not been in the kit, but I really like it and it could be used for alsorts of things.
Shaz xxx


Monday, 18 August 2014

pretty packaging

That's what I've been upto. Thought I would decorating some gift bags. I find that having lots of stuff makes it hard to create cos I just never can decide what to use ha .
This week at papertake weekly they wanted spots n dots. So I grabbed a couple of scrap pieces of paper to decorate my bags with.

Over at let's craft and create they are wanting ribbon or twine or both, I've gone with ribbon on my creations.
Over at stamping sensations anything goes

I created my own epoxy type embellies using glossy accents. I created a cute shaker on this bag with some little silver sequins inside.

The oh hello stamp is su.

Hugs & kisses stamp is rachelle miller. The papers are from a really old anna griffin set. I really enjoyed decorating these bags and I think I'm definitely going to be decorating more. How great would they be for christmas. I wouldn't mind doing 24 as a countdown to christmas for the chloe monster with a little gift in each day. These bags are actually just the right size to hold a card too, so you could use these instead of an envelope. I have some smaller glassine bags which maybe better for the Christmas treats :) listen at me talking about christmas when it's only August ha! I love creating at christmas though especially with christmas songs playing ( little to early for the Christmas music yet though hehe) 
Shaz xxx