Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mojo Monday 114

Wow another week has flown by so very fast once again. I have been really busy with little time left to play at my desk but I did manage to find a little time to join in with the latest Mojo sketch. This card has been made for a special lady who helps out at our mainly music on our theme days who is very creative herself. I sure hope she likes it! I have used the gorgeous Urban Garden DSP with the Brand New "For Everything" stamp set which can be ordered from the new Summer Mini from 1st December. I love this one already and I have only just mounted it!!!

Here's the sketch

Here's my take on it

Thanks for looking. Have a lovely weekend! After church this morning a group of us ladies are going back to church to start setting up for the BIG party we are having on Tuesday for Mainly Music. The theme is Jesus' Birthday and we are combining both our sessions (100 kids) to celebrate. It is going to be soooo much fun.
LOL Tamara

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mojo Monday 113

Whew just made it!!! The deadline that is, for this weeks Mojo Sketch 113. Here's the sketch and my take on it. I have used skislope DSP and another gorgeous Swiss Pixie. I also cracked open some flower soft to make her hat and pants all furry. Lots of fun to play with.
Thanks for looking and have a great week. LOL Tamara

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gretel and another birthday!

I know! Anyone would think that all we do in our family is attend birthday parties. It is certainly starting to feel this way. I have confessed in the past though that I just love everything matching! The ability to create cards and gift packing that all go together is a real joy of mine which leads me into this ensemble.

This is for a lovely young lady who is turning 8 (Happy Birthday Ollie!!!) I have used the Swiss Pixies Stamp "Gretel" for this one and after colouring her with copics I used sequins stickles for her wings. The photo may not show it properly but it is all very sparkly. I have used a butterfly stamp from a new set in the SU Summer Mini (starts 1st December) called "For Everything" and I can't wait to play more with this set as it is sooo cute. I stamped it in versamark and then heat and stick finishing with dazzling diamonds for a very sparkly background for Gretel. Can you see the button on the top right corner. It is also in the new summer mini from the "Sherbert" Designer button collection. Gorgeous gorgeous colours in buttons in this mini and I can't wait to play with them all. And again I have used the Kaleidescope DSP (it was still on my desk so why not!!!) LOL!

There is a box filled with lollies and a money holder. It is sooo awesome in this day and age that parents are just asking for a monetary gift. It certainly takes the pressure off buying a gift which is never near the limit you seem to set yourself LOL! All I did to create this money holder was measure the note and fold around it. Very simple and had to be last minute as we have been out so many nights lately that I just haven't been fitting in much crafting time.

Thanks so much for looking. Have a lovely day. LOL Tamara

Under the Sea

Oh yay another excuse to use the Sugar Plums "Underwater" set from CC Designs. Another birthday party this weekend with an underwater/beach theme which of course made this set the perfect one to use and coupled with Amy R Stamps "Underwater Sentiments" my card is complete.

I have used Platinum liquid pearls to make her pearls really realistic and mermaid stickles for her bodice.

I must say I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. It will hopefully make a 6 year old very happy.

Again I used the new Kaleidoscope DSP as per the previous post and my copics and stickles. Am starting to think I am becoming far too predictable but I am really enjoying myself.

Here's the card

and the tote that I did in the previous post however of course a change in colour.

Thanks for looking LOL Tamara

For a very special Ballet Teacher

All 3 of my daughters attend ballet and absolutely LOVE their ballet teacher Miss Chere. She is simply fabulous and it was her birthday last Sunday. Here's what the girls presented her with.

I have used a stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps titled "Ballerina" which is guess is pretty self explanatory LOL! I have used my Copics to colour (I am SOOOO Addicted to colouring now!) and have also used the Spica glitter pens for extra effect.
To top it all off I got to play with the new SU DSP out of the new Summer mini catalogue called Kaleidoscope. Very pretty colours and yep very summery. The new mini starts on the 1st of December and it has some very cool stuff in it! The tote is another of Lauren Meaders and full of "Favourite Chocolates". This tote was big enough to hold a whole box oh yeh except for the one I had to taste test to make sure they were up to standard (teehee).
Well I hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking.
LOL Tamara

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mojo 112 and so much more

Good morning all! Its been another week since my last update but boy what a busy time I have had. There seems to be a HUGE amount of people having birthdays at present and we are in the process of planning for the "silly" season fast approaching. I LOVE Christmas but the leadup is pretty busy. Anyways enough complaints as I wouldn't have it any other way!

Here's my take on the latest Mojo sketch. I have made this birthday card for a very very special young man in our lives. Mason celebrates his 5th Birthday this week and is off to school. Hope you have a fabulous birthday Mason and all the best for your first day of school. I have used the "Dirt Rides" stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps and the Good Morning Sunshine DSP.

Here's the sketch and my take on it with a close up of the bike complete with glitter from the baby blue Spica Pen and the inside

Today is Uncle Tia's birthday and I have used the Billy Stamps from Pink Cat Studios for this one along with the Windsor Knot DSP. Even though he is a grown-up surely he will like this one?

and the inside

I have quite a few clear noodle boxes in my stash so I simply decorated it and added the mandatory chocolates (and yep I had to test a few to make sure of quality control (LOL).

And if you are still with me after all the above I need to finish up with this one which is a Sad to see you go card. This one is for Nicolle and her family who we were priviledged to know while they were on contract in New Plymouth for just over a year. They are off home to sunny warm Perth next week. The SU stamp set called Welcome Home and was just what I needed to create this. I have used the gorgeous Walk in the Park DSP. Just wait til you see the absolutely gorgeous new papers that are in the new Summer Mini. Can't wait to play with them tonight.

Thanks for looking. Have a lovely day LOL Tamara

I MUST APOLOGISE: - I have absolutely no idea why I am having such trouble editing this. It looks atrocious but I am getting so annoyed with it I am posting anyways. SORRY

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas has started

Wow another post for today (gotta make up for not having blogged awhile). I finally made a start on Christmas cards. Would you believe that in the past I would have finished my cards by now (shock horror). This year I have made the grand total of 3 so far! I have a sneeky suspicion that mine will not be sent out on 1 Dec as I am used to not to mention the usual family update newsletter. Bah Humbug! Anyway here are the 3 I have played with this week. I have used the extremely gorgeous Ski Slope DSP and very very cute Angel Emma Stamps (CC Designs). And I may have gone a tad overboard with the kindyglitz but hey "its Christmas". Thanks for looking LOL Tamara

Mojo Monday 111

Hi to YOU! I have so missed updating my Blog on a regular basis. Lets hope this is the start of more to come. I have not been idle though but just busy with full time work, kids stuff, and so many extra curricular items lately. Gee anyone would think that Christmas is coming (LOL). So please let me share my take on the latest Mojo sketch. I took a wee bit of liberty but I guess thats what happens sometimes.

So here's the sketch and my take on it. I have used the Pink Flamingo DSP and Apple Emma Stamps by CC Designs. She is ultra cute and real fun to colour. I have even used Crystal effects to 3D the apples near the sentiment. I love how this card worked out as I was seriously starting to worry that I was "blocked" as the last few nights have seen me looking at the cardstock and having no idea what to do with it! I am sure many of you have felt the same at times??

Here's a close up of the colouring (Copics)

and the "shiny" apples

This is a tiny bag I made to go with it "just 'cause I could"
and this is a wee gift card holder.
I cheated a wee bit as I made 2 cards practically identical! I really don't like to do that but needs must. I have 3 daughters (7, 5, 4 years old) and would you believe all 3 of them have birthday parties TODAY! I will be spending all day ferrying them around. Amazing but I guess that happens occassionally when you have more than 1 child.
So I hope you all have a fab Saturday. We are expecting a lovely Spring day and I can't wait to enjoy it.
Thanks for looking
LOL Tamara