Totally Gorjuss - Childs Christmas thing
This week at Totally Gorjuss we were challenged to create a
Childs Christmas Thing
I really wanted to make a 3D project but I seriously lost my mojo.  My original project was going to have paper pieced snowmen or santa's.  Problem being paper piecing and I really have a love hate relationship.
So..Instead I made a 3D box and embellished it with a vintage feel poinsettia, doily  and tag and added a glass ornament that I had filled with gold shimmer glitter.  I am smiling at how different my concept began and how it finished.  There is not a hint of paper piecing to be found.
My box will contain the ornament and a whole array of sweet treats for a lucky child, either from my own family or a family friend.  Sometimes presents are just a little bit more special when they come in special wrapping or boxing, don't you think?
We are happily sponsored by Bugaboo this week, have you seen their delightful digital stamps?
They have a freebies section where you can try a stamp before buying more.  So easy to print out, colour and create.  The freebies can be found here and they are updated regularly.
Please head on over to Totally Gorjuss Challenges and link up your creations, visit the other DT blogs and read more about Bugaboo.  Have fun, I look forward to seeing what you create
before I sign off completely, my eldest daughter had her end of year farwell last week.  here is a snapshot of the evening.  She looked stunning as did everyone else, a credit to their school and to them all as a friend group. 
and finally... my new housemate.  I just couldn't resist his beautiful little face (and my husband even gave me permission to get him)  he is a terror when awake and oh so cute when asleep.

A quick card

This week over at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge they are all about Cool Colours.
I played around with a few ideas and ended up with a clean and simple and quick card, I quite like how it turned out.

I used My Favourite things Pierced circle stax (they are actually my favourite), remnant scraps of colours and a Paper Smooches sentiment.  I used the left over colour circles inside the card and on the back (I had lots left over)
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Totally Gorjuss - Three Patterned Papers
Totally Gorjuss Challenge theme this week is

3 Patterned papers

I laughed as I made my card, as I met this criteria with last weeks project too.  Did any of you play along with our Remember theme?

I have been wanting to use banners in a card for a few weeks now, as well as wanting to use vellum for a sentiment panel.  So this week both of my ideas were put to work.
I seem to be regularly inspired by Kristina Werner, and I am an avid You Tube follower of hers, unfortunately she tends to make me want to shop online all the time!  Thankfully I had everything I needed this time, except for Vellum which I picked up last weekend at a craft show (phew)

I definitely think I will use the vellum as a sentiment panel again, it does cover quite a bit of the card but it leaves the details showing underneath.  Ive used two sentiments on this card one from Hero Arts and the other is Paper Smooches (Jibber Jabber).  I stamped with my fiskars stamp press (small).  I had the larger version and didn't love it, so I am surprised that the smaller version definitely works how I expected - LOVE IT.

Please head on over to the challenge blog and link up your projects and also leave me a comment so I know you have visited.

Be sure to visit the Card Makin Mama's blog too where our theme this month is Thanks

Have a great day

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More stripes

Another card for paper smooches stripes trend watch chalkenge, I can't help myself my mind is full of ideas all about stripes.

I covered strips of white remnant card stock with various washi tapes, adhered and trimmed down, added the beautiful sentiment and butterfly from paper smooches and wallah, a simple card.   
I even used my CTMH inkpads, love this colour, believe it was hollyhock?

Paper smooches - stripes challenge.

I had fun with this little card, all the papers were from a 6inch echo park pad called splash, I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that it's okay to cut and use cardstock... For some reason I used to act like it was never to be used,

I made this card after seeing the current challenge over on paper smooches, via their Facebook group.
I used the  Chubby Chums set, you can't help but smile when stamping these guys up.

Paper Smooches - Stripes
Pile it on - Animals with Character
Simon Says Stamp - Keep it clean and simple

I hope you enjoyed your visit, till next time 

Totally Gorjuss - Remember
This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is Remember.

I took my inspiration from Kristina Werner and then Amy R (who had been inspired by Kristina)
and after several attempts I was finally satisfied with the outcome.
If you ever try this technique let me tell you that you definitely need a colour layer between your base and your card panel, otherwise the effect doesn't pop.
All of my coloured papers are from the scrap box, so this is definitely worth playing with to use up remnants (who else seems to have a never ending supply of remnants!)
Those that know me, know that I tend to be a little forgetful, im the person that thinks about sending a card to a friend a few days after their birthday, so my take on Remember is actually a kick in the pants for me to be punctual. 
The sentiment in this card is from Amy R - Birthday Sentiments.
I hope to see you all posting on the challenge blog so we can comment on your projects.
REMEMBER to leave me a comment here too, so I know you have visited.

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes

Both of these challenges are having Design Team calls at the moment, a perfect opportunity for people looking to challenge themselves. 
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Totally Gorjuss - Snow and anything goes

Do you all know that I LOVE snow, I mean its just wonderful, especially sharing the joy with your kids as you catch huge snowflakes on your tongue or on snow gloves and look at the detail of flakes. 
Totally Gorjuss is all about snow this week too, they have a new challenge starting and its all about snow and anything goes.  What do you think you can create with this theme?  Head on over to the challenge blog and show us your style.
I used an image I have had for ages and honestly had forgotten about, this beautiful digital stamp is from Karens Doodles and her name is First Taste of Snow.
 I used my Cameo to create the card base and all the other elements including the sentiment on this card, it came together really easily. 
We are sponsored by Craft all Day this week.  Links on the challenge blog.
Looking forward to seeing your creations, I was certainly kept busy looking at the spooky challenges last week.  So much talent out there in crafting blog land.

Thankful at Card Makin Mama's

This month at Card Makin Mama's we would like to see your cards that are all about Thankful Tidings
We are looking for cards that feature ***SENTIMENTS*** of Thankfulness or Gratitude. Feel free to include other design elements as well, but the sentiment is required.

I kept my card very simple this time.  I wanted a fairly flat card that could be posted easily.  As it turns out it will probably be hand delivered to the local Rural Fire Brigade with a cash donation in it for their recent efforts in the Blue Mountains fires.  Usually they door knock but I think that may be called off this year as so many people lost their homes and many of the donations are going to families in need.

I used my Papertrey Ink stamp set and my brand new CTMH ink pads that I love.  The colours are rich and vibrant and I don't regret that purchase, even though it pained me when I put the order in, I had crafters guilt.  Im over it now!  The thanks stamp is from Kaszazz and the twine is from May Arts.

Im really getting back into the crafting vibe lately, I even found a little mojo..

Oh if you are getting an error message on my blog, a no data error, I have no clue how to fix it.  I have deleted all the side bar elements and readded them and the problem persists.  If you have any idea what the problem is, please feel free to let me know.  Its certainly annoying.

Now its time for you all to head on over to the CMM blog and get creating with your Thankful projects.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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