Sunday, 21 December 2014

Exciting News!!

Welcome to The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop!
12 amazingly talented designers are joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Team! 

 We have been sworn to secrecy for the past few months, and today we finally get to spill our beans!
I'm a Girl Friday!

 Can you say.......


(why is there no bigger font in Blogger for me to use??)
To introduce myself, (science nerd, book worm, very busy chorister at Christmastime and avid cardmaker), I've made this clean and simple Christmas card, using CASual Fridays stamps from the set, Merry Kiss-mass

We could just make a regular old team announcement, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun as a mystery blog hop filled with awesome creative inspiration, clues and prizes...would it?
To join the fun, you'll need to start at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog where you will be given the link to meet the first Girl Friday and collect your first clue. Then continue through our mystery blog hop, meeting the team, gathering clues and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win prizes!

                                                                    Yes, prizes!!
Each new Girl Friday has a prize up for grabs!
At the last stop on the hop, you'll have one more chance to win a prize by using the clues you've gathered to solve the mystery. The hop ends at noon on December 27th.
If you'd like a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, make sure you leave a comment here, and at every stop on the mystery blog hop! 

So, here's your clue:
Now on to your next mystery stop - just click HERE

 If you get lost, make sure you return to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

CASEing Christine's bookmark

I'm over at A Blog Named Hero today with my favourite post from 2014 - please make sure you check out my post at ABNH, and also go to Christine's original post HERE to see her video.
I wanted to CASE Christine's bookmark to make a little gift I could send in the mail. Here's a skeak peek:

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Gift card holder

I needed a quick gift tag holder - whipped this up the other day.
I used brand new Hero Arts stamps, just out of the package, and sometimes you need to clean the stamp or rub it over with an eraser to get the ink to go on evenly - I didn't do this, so I got teeny little dots of ink on the holly image. I liked the effect for this card, so I decided not to re-do it. 

And here's how the gift card fits in:

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Merry Christmas wreath

A couple of the presents I'm giving next week for Christmas are tickets to a show, so I had to make a couple more cards to put them in! (just when I thought I was done with Christmas cards for this year!)
Not the best Copic colouring - don't look to closely! I was in a hurry, and the fussy cutting took too long!
I'll be sharing this card over at Lawnscaping, where there is a "Merry Christmas" challenge.
 Thanks for visiting ;)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Easy Peasy Christmas tags

I always find that December creeps oup on me, and then when it arrives, I have NO TIME!! I managed to get all my Christmas cards made and written out in November (yay me!), but I always forget to make Christmas tags until I come to wrap the presents! (one year, I put post-it notes on the presents until I had time to make tags!)  This year is no different - so I pulled out my PTI tag die, a bunch of scrap patterned paper, and a couple of punches and got busy.
 I kept them very simple, because I had a few of them to make, and very little time.  In a perfect world, I think I would have added some Distress Ink blending to the edge of the tag and the edge of the stocking, and I would add flocking to the top of the stocking, and I would add some Stickles (or maybe Glossy Accents) to the holly, and and and and - I had limited time, so none of those things happened!
Thanks for visiting - have a lovely day :)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Addicted to CAS - Codeword: Family

Babies are always welcome additions to families, so I decided to make a new baby card for this challenge at ATCAS.

Many thanks to our sponsor:
This will be my last post for Addicted to CAS - thank you to all the design team at ATCAS, especially our fearless leader, Kylie, for inviting me to join them this year.  I've had a ball letting my CAS out to play :)

I've got some exciting card-making and blogging news coming in the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!

 Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Watercolour and salt

What do you get  when you saturate a piece of watercolour paper with water and colour, and then sprinkle some salt over it and let it dry? Something like this:

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Another Christmas card

I made a Christmas card during the most recent Online Card Class, using inspiration from Kristina Werner (you can see my card HERE).  I decided to make a few more, but with this one, I liked it so much without adding the darker colours around the edges, I left it with just the green radiating out from the centre - I let the water do all the work.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Fusion #25

Merry Christmas, and welcome to another Fusion challenge - our last for 2014!
 Make sure you drop in to the Fusion blog to check out all the fabulous DT creations - and link up your own! 
Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine is closing - this makes me very sad, as this magazine has provided so much inspiration for cardmakers and scrapbookers over the years.  I have learned so much from the pages of PC&S. Though I never had a card published in the magazine, I have participated in challenges at Moxie Fab World, and I was honoured to be a Moxie Fabber of the week back in October 2013

To say thank-you to the wonderful team who made the magazine and websites happen over the years, Taheerah Atchia and Veronica Zalis have organised a very special blog hop.

You should have arrived from the wonderful blog of Kelly Griglione. (The full list of hoppers can be found at the bottom of this post - just scroll down.)
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented 

Thanks for visiting :)