Saturday, December 15, 2012

Addicted to CAS Challenge #3 - SWEET

Hello lovely crafty friends ~

It's challenge time again over at Addicted to CAS.  I'm hosting this week (yay) and my chosen code word for your inspiration is SWEET.  I have quite the sweet tooth so it was a no brainer for me lol.  I hope most of you feel the same way.  Soooo ... let your imagination run wild and remember ... keep it Clean and Simple (CAS).

I've used the yummy little donut image from Taylored Expressions Sprinkled with Love.  After colouring with copics I added lots of luscious Crystal Effects and before it dried I sprinkled an assortment of little beads over top.  What do you think, good enough to eat?

Once again we have the lovely Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping joining us as guest designer and sponsor. Joanna is offering our winner a $20 GIFT VOUCHER.  Pop on by the ATCAS blog to check all the details - please follow our rules so you are eligible for the prize.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the design team inspiration while you're there!

Thanks for stopping by to visit :o)

Friday, December 14, 2012

JAI#148 - Just Add Christmas

Happy Friday lovely friends ~

To wrap up the 2012 year we're adding Christmas over at Just Add Ink this week.  'Tis the Season and all that...

I'm kind of in love with Gumball Green.  Who'd have thought hey?  I've gone for a monochromatic card here and given it lots of shimmer with the Champagne Shimmer Paint - you can see a little of it in the pic, but it never shows up quite as well as it does in the 'flesh'.

This current challenge will be open for two weeks as the design team is taking a much needed break over Christmas.  We'll all be back on 16 January with a super exciting and fun BLOG HOP.  There are some posts scheduled during our absence so be sure to pop in and check the blog now and then.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting the JAI challenges this year, and to wish you and those you love most a fabulous Merry Christmas!

Quick wrist update - I'm healing well.  Physio is gruelling but that's what it's all about I guess.  Looking forward to being cleared to drive again any day soon!  I've received a lot of handmade love from all around Australia these past few weeks.  Thank you to all of my lovely friends for thinking of me - you guys are the BEST!

Thanks so much for visiting my little crafty space and being so supportive!

Friday, December 7, 2012

JAI#147 - Just Add Balloons

Yay it's Friday ~

Over at Just Add Ink this week Trish has given us the challenge to add Balloons.  Gorgeous Kid goes to a few 'boy' birthdays so I decided to add birthday balloons.

This cutie pie guy is from Annabelle Stamps and his name is Li'l Monster.  I cheated a little with the image because normally he holds a really large sunflower.  I omitted that when inking him up.  I've used my copics to colour and heat embossed the balloons from the Party This Way stamp set with White ep.  The balloons have been fussy cut and raised on dimensionals.

Have a look over at JAI and check out the lovely design team inspiration this week.  You won't be disappointed.  I hope you find some time this weekend to get inky and join the challenge fun.  It could be just the break you need from all the Christmas preparations.

Wrist update - got my stitches out on Wednesday.  Hmmmm not so pleasant to have to look at my bruised and swollen wrist with the criss cross cuts in it.  It is nice to be able to wet it now though and I've been lathering on the moisturiser.  Dr hasn't cleared me to drive so I'm still house bound :(

Thanks for stopping by today.  Your comments cheer me up!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Addicted to CAS Challenge#2 - BAUBLE

Happy Saturday evening to you ~

Phew it's been a hot few days in Canberra.  Summer is well and truly here.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!

It's our second fabulous challenge over at Addicted to CAS!  Marie is hosting this week and she has chosen the code word BAUBLE.  So ... let your imagination run wild and have fun with it.  Remember to keep your creation Clean and Simple (CAS).

I die cut a circle in a scrap of c/s and adhered to my Whisper White mat with a post it note.  With a dauber I sponged my bauble with Melon Mambo ink and then heat embossed the little snowflake from Snow Swirled with White embossing powder before spritzing all over with the Frost White Shimmer Mist.  The sentiment is from Bells & Boughs.  Love the pop of pink, don't you?  I'm all for non traditional Christmas colours.

Once again we have our wonderful sponsor and guest designer Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping joining us. Joanna is offering our winner a $20 GIFT VOUCHER.  Head over to ATCAS to check out all the details - please remember to follow our rules so you are eligible for the prize.  You'll find some lovely inspiration from the design team as well.

Wrist surgery update - I had the bandages removed on Thursday and get the stitches out next Wednesday.  I'm wearing a compression bandage now which is much lighter and cooler so I'm a lot more comfortable.  Physio starts next week too so I'll be putting lots of effort into that in the hope I can get good movement and range again.  Fingers crossed!