Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Creative Inspiration GD creation :-)

The theme this week on the Creative Inspiration Challenge is Make an Item to Decorate Your Home :-)

I love making these Luminaries ,, this is the second one I made and they are so easy to make and so effective ,,, my guests were really impressed when I used them on Sunday !! :-)

The intention was that I would make matching name cards for the table too ,,,, but I never got around to making those :-( ,,, maybe i will make them for Christmas Day ! :-)
You can see the instructions for how to make this HERE. :-)

I used My Minds Eye paper and a Fiskars border punch, a Spellbinders snowflake die and lots of stickles :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)

Are ya Jealous !!!! ;-)

Am sure you won't be jealous of my messy desk ,,,,you'll have to scroll down to see what I am so happy about !!! :-) Any offers to come and tidy up my desk will be gratefully received lol :-) I have seen this on various blogs where people take a piccy on Wednesdays and thought I would let you all see my mess too ;-) When you have taken a photo you link it to this blog and then go and see everyone else's mess ;-) FUN eh !! :-)

As you can see there's a couple of SU punches ,, I just bought these for the Funky Fairys Punchem's because they firt perfectly ,,, there are also a couple of Martha Stewart punches on there from Simon Says Stamp. A House Mouse stamp and a Wild Rose Studio one on there too ,, my next projects ,,, one is shh for a while :-) Think I should clear away all those Greeting Farm ones before I start anything else ,, they are clean ,,, just drying properly !!! :-) Oohh there are a few pairs of glasses too with various strengths of lenses !!! :-( another story which I won't go into ,,,, :-)

Now onto my lovely fantastic gift from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp :-) I have actually had this a few days but had to make sure that all the challenge DT had received theirs before I showed you ,,, didn't want to spoil anyone's surprise :-)

When Heidi and Terra went on their crafty cruise with Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi Heidi asked Tim for a gift to give to her DT !!! How FANTASTIC IS THAT !!!! ;-) Soooo here it is !!!! :-)))))

AND here is the back of it !!! :-)

Fabulous or WHAT !!!! :-) I can't thank Heidi or Tim enough for this wonderful gift ! :-) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :-)

The Spellbinder's Snowflake winner !!

I have just pressed the button and the lucky winner is ,,,, drum roll here cos it is an extra special fabby candy this week !! :-)

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-12-16 09:23:38 UTC

The winner is Chrissie :-) Congratulations :-)

If you email me with your address Steph will post it out to you ,,, hope you get it in time to use before Christmas !!! :-)

My Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy $15 shopping spree winner ! :-)

I really enjoyed reading what goodies you would choose if you won this candy :-) You all had some lovely ideas !! Unfortunately Heidi won't let me choose all of you :-( there can only be one winner and the lucky one chosen by the random generator is ,,,,,,
Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-12-23 08:48:39 UTC

The winner is Lauretta See ( Lady Pou )

this was her comment :

If i am lucky ;))) i would love to win Magnolia TILDA WITH VINTAGE ROSES Rubber Stamp So Jolly 2009
It is not even 15$ so i am very good with you arent I ? hehehe :)
Wish you a happy christmas.. :)) xxx

I think you should add something else in with that :-) You are entitled to $15 !! :-) It is Christmas ,,,, :-)

Merry christmas to you all :-) I will be back tomorrow with some fabulous candy ,,, so check back tomorrow ;-)

Simon Says,,,,, Merry Christmas :-)

What an amazing response we had to last week's challenge of "Let it Snow" ! We had lots and lots of amazing entries, thank you so much for taking the time to enter as we appreciate how busy everyone is at the moment.

This week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge the theme is ,,,


Heidi will be giving away a fabulous $25 shopping spree prize and will pay the shipping costs too ! :-)

As it is Christmas we have invited 2 special people to be in our Designer Spotlight :-)
RIA ,, who I am sure needs little introduction as you ALL know who she is :-) If by some chance you have been living on another planet and haven't visited her blog you really should , it is fabulous ! :-)
We have also invited SYDNEY :-) Sydney is Joey's daughter(AKA Joey's Stuff) and often makes beautiful cards with her mum :-) Christmas is a time for children and so we would like to encourage you all to get your children involved in this challenge :-)

I made my card following Carole's fab sketck on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-) Lovely sketch Carole ,, thank you x

I used a lovely new HM stamp ,, this one is called BEADED TREE I got this one from Simon Says Stamp The papers are My Mind's Eye and the frame was made using a Nellie Multiframe. These will soon be available in Simon Says Stamp too so I'll keep you posted when they re in stock :-)

I coloured the image with copics and dsecoupaged the mouse and the tree,, snip snip snip ,,,, took me ages ! Then I glistened all the beads with Tim Holtz DISTRESS STICKLES ROCK CANDY Clear Glitter Glue
I love this stuff ,, it doesn't have glitter in it so it doesn't distort the colours ,,, also you can dry it with a heat tool so you don't have to wait for ages while it dries !!! Perfect !! :-)

The're was so much pattern going on with the papers and frame that I just added 2 punched fern leaves to keep in with the sketch and left it like that ,,, :-)

I am also entering this into the Tanda Stamps Challenge It's cool to be Square (I only just found this one on Susie Sugar's blog :-))

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek ,,, :-)

Thanks for looking I appreciate your comments and it would be lovely if you would pop by to leave a lovely comment for Sydney and Ria too,, they have both done a fabulous job for us :-) Thanks girls :-) x x The DT appreciate comments too ,,, so don't forget them either !! :-)