Sunday, September 4, 2011

Halloween & christmas ...Crafting ahead

Hi all

Well what a good weekend we had...apart from youngest being sick. Friday night my mum & i went to a Stampin' up catalogue launch...its the first time Ive been to one of was fun moving from table to table creating amazing cards!! My mum was so funny half way through the 2nd card she asks whats this company called??...ummm mum...where have you been hiding?? So i told her all about it...what info i had anyways & she had big plans to go check out a catalogue when we were done...but when that time came she disappeared for what felt like hours...i placed my order & went in search of find her out in the cold chatting to my friend mykaela, who had said goodbye ages ago!! As i was in my search my darling hubby text to ask where i he came to pick us up & was in the car park! so no catalogue looking for my mum that night! I may let her look at mine :)

If anyone in west Aus needs a stampin' up lady to order from head on over to Ann Gerlach's blog & check out what she has been doing

Here are the cards we made on the night

Im entering the birthday card over at The Paper Players blog ...go on..enter!!

Im also going to enter it over at Birthday Sundaes blog challenge 25...its a great blog just for birthdays!!

I also went to a cheap shop Thursday night & bought some wreaths for Christmas...i got a pack of 2 for $2!! I'm thinking i might need to go back & look around when im kid free....they had a lot of glad products & 3 kids plus me isn't a good mix around glass objects!!

I also got some new Washi tape from Sawyers Place
The Red Starburst Washi tape was perfect for wrapping around the Styrofoam wreath...i was amazed i still had heaps of tape left when i completed it! I then got some poinsettia paper flowers from an old Christmas embellishment pack i had & stuck them down with red berries....So easy!!

So now onto Halloween.....i got the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart for my birthday & finally got to play with it....I made a few witches shoes & a you do!!

The Witches shoes are so easy to make..i added ribbon & added an extra bit at the top that i border punched to make it look like a sock & put ribbon behind that...reminded me of the frilly socks my mum made me wear when i was a kid. Lacing it up was so easy also!! Im entering the witches shoe over at amandascraftsandmore blog for her challenge of using ribbons All tied up challenge

The coffin i cut out of one piece of 12x12..i was going to use my gypsy but she flashed a deathly red & didn't stay as i was already sitting at my computer i plugged in the Design Studio...I'm yet to check out the new craft room! I then embossed it with my cuttlebug with the wood grain embossing folder.

I was going to enter the treat box into a challenge but i cant find the blog at the moment....if i find it will enter lol

Have a great day & hope all the dads out there had a great fathers day yesterday!!

♥ from Me


  1. OMG such awesome projects. Simply Betty had the halloween treat boxes challenge on! GAH! Hate that. Love it though. turned out so well with the embossing. Perfect take on the tied up challenge! Witches shoes look great. How many washi tapes are on the market?! Loving the red one. Such an easy project yet looks so good. Your Stampin Up cards look great too. That flower is awesome. Crafting up a storm!

  2. These are all fabulous projects! The cards are my favorite, though ;) Love the tipped edges of the Fun Flowers Die and the Pennants being used at trees is so clever. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Paper Players!

  3. Such great projects. I really like the simple beauty of your birthday card. Great calming colors. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players.

  4. Great projects! I really like the clean design of your birthday card. The neutral colors really make that fabulous flower take center-stage! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

  5. Fabulous creations.......the flower on your birthday card is so pretty. Love the fun Halloween projects too
    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

  6. Wow, all you projects are fabulous!! I just love your witch shoe.. I'm so glad you decided to join my "Getting Scrappy Challenge" this last week, but I thought I would let you know that my challenge is a layout challenge.. I hope you will join my challenge this Sunday..

    Scrappy Hugs,

  7. hi amanda...i added it to a layout..its in a post above....i will try to relink it later today