Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #66 - New Beginnings!

I am absolutely flabbergasted at the rate at which life is moving right now!  Seriously!?  2 weeks since my last post!  CHRISTMAS EVE ALREADY!!!  Holy moly!!!  I can't believe it!  Not to mention it's been quite eventful in my neck of the woods these last few days!  But before I get to that....

There's a new challenge up and running over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!  #66: New Beginnings.

The Challenge:  Show us something crafty that is new to you either received or bought
THE TWIST: Make the theme of your creation something new or the beginning of something (baby, car, house, marriage, beginning of a race, etc).  Here is my creation!

The sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the pearl embellies are from Prima.  
The sentiment stamp and the pearl pretties are new.  The card is for a new baby on the way!!

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team!  I can't wait to see what you create!

On another note:

We've had quite the ice storm and were without power for over 12 hours.  The world around me is coated with about an inch of ice!  It's absolutely GORGEOUS out there but also incredibly dangerous and destructive.  Trees are down all over the place unable to hold up the weight of the ice and they keep breaking!  It kinda looks like a warzone!  But it is very pretty!

My daughter and I decided to make the most of the ice covering everything and go for a skate.  Our whole street (road and sidewalks) was a virtual skating rink!  Sooooo cooool!
MERRIEST OF MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you!  May your holidays be filled with laughter, love and a lot of warm squishies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Twisted Tuesday #65 - Cutting Corners

Hey Everyone!

Two posts today!!!  For the 123 Get Scrappy Post click HERE!

Can you tell that the holidays are near!?  It seems like I've gone into hyper drive with the busy busy (and it's not like it wasn't busy before!)  It makes for a lot less crafting time (or at least blogging time) which makes me sad but still alot of life goodness going on so all is good!  Last weekend (yikes I guess is was actually 2 weekends ago!) it was a weekend of firsts in my household!  C2 had her First Reconciliation, C1 and C2 had their first piano recital, C1 has her first mass in our church as an alter server and it was also the first day of Advent!  Not to mention this past week was potty training week at my house so C3 had her share of firsts as well!  Potty training sucks but there has been definite progress made in the last week so I'm not complaining!  Yay!

Sooooo....onto what you're really here for....
A NEW CHALLENGE is up and running at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!
This fortnight here's the scoop:
The Challenge: Fussy cut something on your creation.
The Twist: Do something special with the corners of your creation (i.e. rounded, ticketed, etc....)

Since the holidays are just around the corner and its Christmas card making time here is my contribution using this week's challenge:
border punch: Martha Stewart; digital stamp: Angels Landing;sentiment stamp: Hero Arts; mist: Studio Calico, markers: Copics, patterned paper: DCWV

I had a lot of fun making this card! I punched the corners of my panel with a snowflake punch and fussy cut the adorable penguin!  It seems that most of the Christmas cards I made this year have a penguin theme to them.  My little C2 definitely approves!

Most of this card is made from scraps in my stash I've had for a while!  The patterned paper scrap and the green stripy strip (which is packaging from a CTMH stamp) I've had for years!  The silver snowflake was confetti strewn across our table at my work Christmas party c.2008 and I took a whole bunch of it home as they were too cute to leave behind!

I hope I've inspired you to play along!  Be sure to stop my the rest of the DT blogs over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges for more wonderful inspiration!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

GDT Spot and New Challenge at 123Get Scrappy!

Hey Everyone!

This is a double duty post this month.  I was honoured to be chosen as the GDT member over at Use It Tuesday.  As it turns out this is their last challenge (WAHHHHH!!!).  Please make sure to head on over and wish them all well in their new endeavours as well as PLAY ALONG on their very last challenge!  Be sure to send them off with a ginormous BANG!!!  The theme over at Use It Tuesday is:
WINTER and The HOLIDAYS!  How fun and appropriate!
Along with that challenge there is a new bingo board up and running over at 123GetScrappy!  Challenge board #5 has a lot of creative goodness to be had!  Be sure to stop by there as well and join in the bingo fun!

snowflake dies: Impression Obsession; patterned paper: Recollections

I combined the 2 challenges and this layout was so fun to make!  Especially the reminiscing of the snowman C3 and I made that did a hand stand while we weren't looking!! ;)

I used the last column of the board: colour green-scalloped edges-staples

There are quite a few stash busters used here as well!  Happy to have them put to good use!  The hoarded items are the snowman sticker (gosh this is AT LEAST a decade old since I remember buying the package just after I got married).  The silver snowflakes were confetti scattered on the table of my work Christmas party c.2008 (they were too cute to leave behind!).  The corrugated card behind the photos is hoarded from packaging found in a bag of patterned paper I got at a garage sale a couple years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out Use it Tuesday and 123 Get Scrappy to join in all the creative fun!