Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sorry For My Absence!

Hello dear blogging friends. Hope you are all keeping well.
Thank you! to those of you who have asked if I was okay. I'm fine, apart from feeling quite stressed.
I'm sorry for not being around for the past few weeks.  This is mainly due to my dear husband deciding to take on a refurbishing project all by himself.  Just over a week ago, I arrived home after a day out to find that he had boxed up everything in my craft room and moved it into the spare room.  Nothing labelled!!!  Just tons of boxes piled on top of one another!!!  He said he thought he was doing me a favour...LOL!!!  Also, my computer had been disconnected!!!
To be fair, he had been asking me to do this for weeks, but it just seemed too much to take on.  There are over twenty years of stash in those boxes.  I am no where near seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I've come across things I didn't even know I had!!  Our local home for adults with disabilities have said they would welcome anything, and I am now in the process of trying to sort things out for them.
Dear husband has re connected my computer and the modem for today, but I may not be able to get around to visit you as I still have so much to do, replying to emails and trying to help hubby.
At the end of all this up evil, I should have a nice new and tidy craft room.  Goodness knows how I managed before with all the cutter. When I see all these boxes I feel quite ashamed that I had become a hoarder.
Take care everyone.  I hope to be back in Blogland and visiting you all soon!! xxx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop January Challenge - Flowers & Ribbons

Please scroll down for my Flourishes - January Beautiful World Tour Challenge card

Hello dear blogging friends. Hope you are all well.
It's the first Monday in January and time for another challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  This month it  was my turn to host the challenge, and I have chosen flowers and ribbons as the theme.
For my first card I used Spellbinders - 'Fancy Lattice' die as my background. I then stamped and die cut several layers using Justrite stamps and the matching Spellbinder - Labels Twenty dies.
For my second card I used Mariposa backing paper and dies from Spellbinders - French Frills.
I embellished with rhinestones from my stash.  My flowers and seam binding are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

Do stop by the blog and see the beautiful creations from my team mates. It would be great if you could join in with us this month.  As always, you will be in with a chance of winning something pretty.
I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges...

Thank you for stopping by

Flourishes - January Beautiful World Tour - Create A Tag

Hello everyone and welcome to another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour.  This month our host is Meredith, and she has challenged the Beautiful World Team to create a tag.
Once again it's time to join in with us and travel the world and see how each DT member chose how to create their tag using Flourishes stamps.
As always, to join in with us, you will need to leave a comment on each designers blog by 31st January to be in with the chance of winning...A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!
If you arrived here from Naomi's blog in beautiful B.C. Canada, then you are in the right place.  If not, then you need to hop back to the Flourishes blog and start your tour from there.
Here is my creation...
For my tag I cut several layers and a frame on my Silhouette Cameo.  I inked these with Victorian Velvet distress ink and layered them on top of one another.  I then stamped 'Sturt's Desert Rose' three times using Flourishes - 'Blooming Aussie Florals' set of stamps, and coloured with ProMarkers. I cut these out and layered them to create dimension.
On to the bottom of my tag, I cut, inked and layered, Spellbinders - 'Persian Accents'. I then added some rhinestone bling from my stash.  I added a seam binding bow and hanger. Finally, I stamped 'For You' using Flourishes - 'Tag Lines' set of stamps.
Thank you for visiting me today. Your next destination is, Kathy in Beautiful Australia.

I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges...

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Butterfly Magic

Happy New Year everyone!!  I hope you will all have a healthy and very happy 2013!

Thank you so much to those of you who left kind thoughts and words, they were very much appreciated.

Today I have a card made with the Spellbinders 'Butterfly Magic' die that was a Christmas present.  It's quite a large die and it does take a bit of fiddling about with, but it's worth it in the end as I think it makes such a lovely background.....
As you can see I used white on white throughout.  I added some glimmer dust to my butterfly, some tiny heart pearls for the body and some white satin ribbon, both from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I cut an extra butterfly to layer and give dimension, to which I added the glimmer dust.  My sentiment is from Flourishes - 'Inside & Out Just Because'  stamped onto a label from Spellbinders 'French Frills'

Sorry for the poor quality photo's, but it's been like night here for the past three days.  I think I may have to invest in a light box.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Thank You for stopping by
Sasha xx