Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Still Going Gangbusters! Part II

Here are several more Christmas cards I wanted to show you before the year was out (which will be any minute now won't it?).   You'll be pleased to know that there are only a small handful of cards left to post as well as several wine bottle tags, and a selection of other holiday bits and bobs remaining to share and that will be this year done. Time sure does fly.  I always say that I wish I had gotten a wriggle on in my Christmas crafting sooner in the year as I do end up having really enjoyed myself when it is all done and dusted.  Yes, I must admit, I do get a wee bit sad about packing up my holiday goodies until next year as quiet as it's kept.  I am forever saying that I will start earlier and just leisurely potter away at making Christmas cards throughout the year, but I don't.  Sigh.  Oh well...maybe one day. 

Thanks so very much for stopping by.  Happy Holidays Lovely Ones!  Much cheer! x

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Still Going Gangbusters!

I am still crafting away at my To Do List and still doing so in relatively good humor too I might add.  Here are several more of the Christmas cards I have created since I last posted about my holiday handiwork.  This is a rather pic heavy post, but what can ya do?  ...Keep Truckin' On! 

Thanks for scooting by as I know you are all so very busy.  Sending you fond regards and, most importantly, wishes of supreme stamina for The Season.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Well Hey There Little Lady.

Still lacking in much by way of mojo these days (talk about crap timing) and with great hopes of jump-starting my crafting mojo with a CASE, I went for a stroll through Waltzingmouse's Gallery which is always full to the brim with incredibly inspiring creations.   Before too long, I fixed upon a "cute as pie" card from Jennifer Holmes cleverly using a onesie die cut and the fun, "Well Hey There Little Lady" sentiment.  I instantly knew I wanted to try my hand at a card inspired by Jennifer's for a wee lass using those incredible colors from this week's CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Coral, Light Pink, and Aqua. Not too sure if I have done Jennifer's onesie card much justice, but I had a hoot of a time trying. Yee Haw!

Edited To Add:   This card was selected as one of this week's CR84FN Top Three!  Woohoo! 

Thanks so much for popping by.  Here's to an inspired day!   


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Back In The Saddle, Offbeat Backgrounds, ans Way Out West.  Hero Arts'Woodgrain Pattern.
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Rustic Cream C/S.
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink Onesie Die, Spellbinders Tags, Tim Holtz for Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Aqua Grosgrain Ribbon (from stash), Vintage corded trim (also from my stash), and Cream Acrylic Paint.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Birthday Wishing Willow.

Apologies in advance for the last minute nature of this post (but you know me).  All week long I knew I wanted to post an entry into this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge, because I thought the inspiration pic was super lovely, but as per my usual...I plum forgot.  I forgot that is, until earlier today, that I had intentions of creating something for this challenge.  You should have heard my scissors clicking and Cuttlebug clanking (yes, it is that old).  Who wants to bet that not a one of The Shabby Tea Room members will even have time to pop over to take a peek before it's too late?  I don't like my chances.  Oh well, what can you do (besides post earlier in the week)?   My mojo has been rather lacklustre of late, so I went to Melissa Phillips' blog hoping for a kickstart via a CASE.  Golly is she ever good for that.  But despite the rev-up I got from ogling her cards, I realized that I didn't have much by way of supplies to match Madame's cards exactly,  so I created my card from a mishmash of "near enough" crafting supplies that I had hanging about.  The willow is from the fantabulous Waltzingmouse Stamps' Blessed By You set.  Talk about a goodie, chock-full of really special sentiments and, of course, that natty willow tree.  The other bits and bobs are from Papertrey Ink.

The brief for this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge is to create a project inspired by the following photograph using White or Cream, Neutrals, Silver and Glitter. Ooh, and if you squint, you might just spy the glitter I placed on the corrugated layer at the top of the card and the willow is bedecked with silver discs, just in case you were wondering. *wink*  I have complied, really.  Bit of an odd time for me to go the less is more route now isn't it?   Talk about a recipe for gorgeousness, that inspiration pic.  Not sure how great mine will taste though.

But most of all, thanks for cruising by.  I appreciate your visits so.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Welcomed Reminder.

I am not going to lie, as much as I have been enjoying crafting for the hoilday season, I am starting to get a bit overwhelmed with the seeminlgly unending perparations in advance of Christmas.  I can generally stave off the hardcore angst of the holidays but everything seems to go pearshaped once December 1st actually gets here.  And true to form it's the 1st today and I can feel it in my waters that things are about to head south.  Eek! Deep breath, deep breath.  In a feeble attempt to hold it together a bit longer, I went for a stroll down Memory Lane and found this card I made earlier in the year.  Its sentiments seemed apt and was a welcomed and ever so timely reminder to not let my racing mind and its tendency to stress get too far ahead of me.  Today is today and not tomorrow, right?  No need to put the cart before the horse just yet.  So, I am off to smell the roses a bit today while quietly chanting "keep it together, keep it together" to myself.  Crazy days! Oh darn it!  There I go again!  Keep it together, keep it together...Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff........SNIFF!