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Archive for December, 2013

Celebrating 2013

A couple of years ago I decided to pick my favourite top 3 pieces
from my year’s adventures in blogland…and so the tradition continues.
Firstly, a huge thank you for all your support, awesome comments, advice
and your friendship.
I have laughed and cried along with your journeys.
And invite you to continue being part of mine.
Bring on 2014!
Lots of exciting things are just waiting to happen.
My favourites for this year are….

ok…so there were 5 picks…
I just couldn’t decide lol

Raspberry, Choc and Cream…

 It’s a colour challenge at FSC this fortnight!

Raspberry – Chocolate – Cream

(Yummm…sounds like ice-cream doesn’t it)
Which is perfect for our weather down south at the moment. 
It is a scorcher today ~ so Neapolitan  ice cream sounds soooo good!

It has been great to have the time to play with some new stamps and create a collage.
When I added the harlequin stencil I noticed how it makes the face come forward…
that was unexpected, but I quite like it.
I have added some raspberry DI to the stencil and to the butterflies.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful xmas followed by a relaxing few days…
I know that my thoughts are definitely on exercise now 
~ ummm…but I think I need to do more than just think about it…
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


“A Cold and Frosty Xmas”

Cold and Frosty Colours
is the theme this month at Vintage Stamping Challenges
This challenge runs until the new year so it is up to you whether
you make a Christmas card 
or just take a little break from the festive season and play with the colours.
It can be relaxing to just do something totally different after the big day…
However, I’ve gone with a xmas card as I am soooo far behind with these
and added heaps and heaps of sparkle.
A one layer card.

This ripped technique I first saw done by our DT sister Brenda here
and it has quickly become a favourite of mine.
I have used the cold colours of Distress Inks,
used a snowflake stencil, 
the glitter technique is from TH (Day 5 of CC102)…I love the sparkle that it adds.
~ then I’ve finished off with dripping some Fresco Finish paint and addiing a little
rock candy glitter while it was still wet.
The main stamp is from Flonz
and is found here.
My discovery while playing this time is that
when you stamp onto shiny paper with Brilliance black ink
and then over stamp with the same image ~ no masking is necessary as the ink moves aside
and makes it look like you have done the masking anyway!
I hope you take the time to pop over to Vintage Stamping Challenges
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occassional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!