Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December Unstampabelle's challenge - KIS - A Christmas card

Hello friends.

It is December, that magical time of year. Except I made my card for this challenge back in October, as you do. Plus, it is my second Christmas card I've made this year.

The challenge at Unstampabelles this month is to keep it simple. We are all busy so very apt. I'm sure you can make one or even two projects for this. Could be a card, or some other crafty thing. Surprise us.

I did make a card. I started with an American Crafts pre printed card. It had a snowflake and Let It Snow written on it. Well, here in sunny Australia, I can't really use that so I used it as a base.

I had a pleated flower in my stash. These are fun and easy to make. Here is a link to a tutorial if you'd like to try it yourself or maybe make some with your kids/grandkids. Pleated flower

I added some patterned paper which I had distressed the edges of. I have a nice little set of Christmas washi. Are mushrooms Christmassy? Anyhow, good colours and adds a little interest. Then I just added a sentiment, the flower and a pretty holly sticker.

A quick and easy card.

Hope you're enjoying the start of the festive season.

Dale x

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Space themed layout for December Archi-scraps challenge


My oldest son, in particular, loved Space growing up. We were lucky enough to attend The Kennedy Space Centre on our US trip back in 2010. I bought a scrapbooking kit in their gift shop. Perfect for my photos.  Look at my cute hand made tag too!

This is my DT example for December's Archiscraps' challenge. Here is your inspo pic:

A Futuro House getting transported in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England - 1971

There was a "spaceship" a bit like this near Rossmoyne and I always knew I was close to my Grandparents house when I saw it. A great landmark. Not there any more of course.

The theme is space or futuristic. See what you can do. Join in.

Dale x

ARTastic December 2021 Design challenge

Wow, it's December!

Hope all are well. I'm looking forward to Christmas.

Here is a cute challenge for you. 

This challenge blog is an Australian one. This month's inspiration is:

Adrienne Higgs with "Christmas Kangaroos".

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Why not have kangaroos (boomers) as we three kings?

You must add stars to your creation.

Here is my card and I'll explain what inspired me.

I saw that there were stars in the background. I've added stars in the background using chalk and a stencil.  The chalks I used are by Pebbles and they are iridescent. They look very pretty in real life.

There are also stars in the polar bear scene. 

All the animals are facing right. I definitely have a lot more than 3 and they're not kangaroos, but I figure that is AOK.

This was the first Christmas card I made for the year (back on 29 September). 

I wonder how you will be inspired. Head over to the facebook page to enter here.

Dale x