5 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Hello There!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day today?  As promised, today I have some goodies to giveaway in celebrating my blog’s 5 year anniversary in March.

Here is a look at all the goodies one of you lucky followers can win.

5 Year Blog Anniversary Givaway - March 2014

All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog, or subscribe via email, and then add your link to the InLinkz widget below.  This giveaway is also open to international followers.

You have until 11.55pm WST on Wednesday 14 May 2014 to enter.  I will then post the randomly chosen winner here a couple of days later.

Good luck and thank you all for your support these past 5 years.

Have a wonderful day,

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Baby Giraffe

Hi Everyone

Did you all have a lovely Easter long weekend with your families?  We spent Good Friday with our families then had the rest of the weekend to ourselves which was nice, especially after just getting home from a long holiday.

Just a quick post today to share a baby card I created using some dies I hadn’t yet gotten around to using before now.  I’ve had the Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby die in my stash for a long time now and thought I better get some use out of it!

Adorable Baby Giraffe Card

I also used the Full Card Bubbles die by Simon Says Stamp for my card background.  I love that die!  So fun and comes in handy when I need different sized circles for projects as well.

Just before I go, I’ve just realised my blog’s 5 year anniversary was in March just before we went away!  I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already!  Anyway, I will be back shortly with some blog candy to celebrate, so stay tuned!

Happy crafting,

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Ahoy There!

How have you all been?  We are finally back from our big family holiday and the cruise was absolutely amazing!  I highly recommend cruising to everyone.  It’s such a great relaxing way to spend a few weeks.

I’ve been spending this week catching up on washing and cleaning but finally I seem to be on top of it all, so I will share some holiday pictures with you all soon.

In the meantime, seeing as I just returned from a cruise holiday, I thought it would be fitting to share with you all a nautical themed card I created just before we left (I was definitely in cruise mode before we left home, so I guess it was bound to come through in my card making! Lol!).

To create this card, I started by cutting strips of ocean coloured glitter cardstock by American Crafts and adhering them diagonally to my card base working from the bottom up.  Using an alphabet clear stamp set by Hero Arts I then stamped my sentiment along the top strip of glitter cardstock using yellow ink.  Lastly I die cut an anchor from some sunflower coloured glitter cardstock and adhered it over the blue glitter strips.

I saved the negative part of the die cut anchor, so I will share with you all a card I created using it, in the next few days.  I have a back log of creations to share with you in the coming weeks as I ran out of time to schedule them all before we left!  So you will be hearing from me frequently now :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe Easter break with all of your families.

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Soccer Ball Birthday Boy

Hi Everyone

Today is my wonderful hubby’s birthday! We are still away on our cruise so will be celebrating it on the ship with all of my family.

David is an obsessed soccer fan, and it absolutely drives me insane! The TV in the family room always has to be on something soccer related, whether its actual games or just news programs relating to it!

Anyway I created this card for him using a cute digital image from Pink Cat Studios. I coloured the image in Photoshop elements in the colours of my hubby’s favourite team from the Australian League, Perth Glory. I then printed the image out onto some thicker cardstock and cut the soccer boy and ball out before adhering them to a kraft card.

Soccer Boy Birthday Card

I then stamped my sentiment onto the bottom of the card before coating the boy and the ball in glossy accents to give it some dimension and shine. Hopefully you can make out the glossy accents on this close up.

Soccer Boy Birthday Card - Close Up

I can’t wait to see his reaction to this. I hope he loves it.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back soon with another card to share but until then have a wonderful day!

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Grateful for You

Hello There!

This is going to be a really quick post today as I have so much to get done today and packed before our trip tomorrow! I’m so excited! No cooking and cleaning for 3 weeks! It’s going to be heaven just focussing on the girls and relaxing on the cruise with my family.

Anyway today’s card is a quick and easy one I put together the other day and I’d like to dedicate it to you, my readers/followers. I am so grateful for each and every one of you and the amazing friendships I’ve made through this wonderful craft of ours. I love reading your comments and hearing about what you think of my cards so this card is for you.

So Grateful Card

I used some gorgeous chevron patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Atlantic 6 x 6 paper pad and added it to the bottom of my card on an angle. I then followed the edge of the patterned paper with some ribbon and adhered a bow to one side of the card. Using an ink I thought matched the colours in the chevron paper, I stamped my sentiment on to some white cardstock before die cutting it out and adding it to my card using some adhesive foam for dimension. Lastly, I added a few charcoal coloured sequins to the card to add some bling.

It’s time for me to go and start some packing, so thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs

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