Friday, December 31, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch #18

I thought I'd be quick and get in a post or two before the New Year...hehehe...
Whatever activities you have planned...I hope your celebrations are lovely ones and wish everyone the most wonderful start to 2011, filled with much health and happiness.

On to my latest Cardabilities sketch and card creation...

and also here's something fun to look forward to....

Cardabilities First Birthday BASH!

January 15th – January 17th
It has been one year since Cardabilities began providing you with sketches!!
So be sure to come and join me and the other gorgeous Design Team girls
in our first
Our Hop will be filled with giveaways from our Designers along
with our main Sponsor Giveaway.
Come and Join in the fun…be sure to comment on the
blogs and watch for the secret catch phrase!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Better late than never.....

Well, that is the entire tone of my existence atm...... 
although I seem to be erring more on the never side....
I love Christmas!  I love the celebration, the sense of family, the joy and excitement of my children, all of that, but at this time of the year I loathe the crazy/busy/hysteria that surrounds and takes over in the lead up.
With school finished, I've taken a couple of days to try and get our life back on track.  Sort my home, washing, cleaning....all Mum stuff that doesn't get done by itself!

That said, I have lots of scrapping things to share.  I was going to do individual posts, but have opted for the long winded version instead :)  GO grab a cuppa and come back if you're interested...
Here goes!

Cardabilities Sketch

Here is my take on Sketch #17.  This was a really easy one to work with and despite the papers being oldies, I decided to use some Kaiser Chrissie papers.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the other dt girls have created.  The cards are just stunning!

Get Picky  sketch challenge #3.

This layout is one of my favourites for a long time. It is inspired by a conversation Joshua and I have often!
It came about some time ago, where after being scolded for being naughty, I had said to him, "even when you are naughty, I still love you the whole world".....I wanted him to try and understand that even though I didn't appreciate the behaviour, I still absolutely loved him.  Since then, it's a regularly used phrase, and Josh will often say to me....usually after I've ticked him off about something...."I still love you Mum, even when you're naughty".  Funny how him getting in trouble equates to me being naughty.  Either way, it was one of those conversations I want to remember always!

Here is a little close up of some of the misting, some hand stitching and layering.....

The next two layouts I've created using the gorgeous monthly pack from
Janet owns the most scrumptious little store filled with the most delectable scrapping goodies.  She has invited me to come and play once a month  and create some layouts using the monthly kits. This month was a collection of Cosmo Cricket papers and assorted embelli's.
Here's what I've created....

Well, if you're still here, thanks for your perseverance!
I'll be back a little later on with my final posting of creations for Philippa over at Lime Tart.
See you soon!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch # 16

Welcome to Cardabilities Sketch # 16 reveal.
Here is Karan's gorgeous sketch.
 and my little card creation.

The dt girls have created the most stunning cards.  Be sure to pop over to the Cardabilities Blog
and check out their blogs and also to add your card using the sketch above and be in the running for a great giveaway from Technique Junkie.