Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Let's December Daily Days 23-24



We've been away over Christmas staying with family having a merry time....
but its always great to get home and back into your own bed!
 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
Still working away on my December Daily over at
 
 
I've had some more fun with a transparency page, jibjab, Viva Inka Gold,
and some cute little pocket photos
 
 
See you over there! :)
 
 
 
 


Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!!!!

 
 
Wishing you a very festive time with your families and friends!
 
 
xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Let's December Daily..... Day's 19-22

 
Time is sure moving on with our December Daily's!
over at
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
 
I've really gotten into the heat embossing with my little trees!!
 
 
It will be great to see you over there!
 
 
and share with us your December Daily's too!
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Let's December Daily.... Days 15-18

 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
 
 
There are some new pages to show!
Pop on over and have a look...
 
Here's a sneak
 
 
See you there!
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Let's December Daily days 11-14

 
 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
Here's a sneaky peeky
 
 
 
Pop on over and see the rest!!
 
And of course join in too!
 
 
 


Monday, 14 December 2015

Our Beautiful World and Frosty Festivities - Festive Glitter Earring Winners....

 
 
 
The theme this week is
 
CONNECT

Weeell, connect the pieces... but even still.....  this is a nutella and icecream pizza Paige and her friends shared after a daunting final German uni exam... which she aced (but didn't think so at the time) so the three girls commiserated over it!   It was lovely for them to connect and support each other... even so, none of them had a thing to worry about!
 
 
 
Share your CONNECT photography stories
 
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Back in November, Frosty Festivities was an event put on by Jennifer Grace..
And as part of the Blog Hop.... I made thes Festive Glitter  Earrings
 
Soooo... for a follower - there was a chance to win a pair of a choice of colour...
And that goes to..........
 
Janis!  - a gold pair!!!
Hi, Mandy!!! I adore both of your projects! That Christmas tree card is unique and wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link for the template. I want to try that!!!
What fun earrings!! Love that non-stop sparkle. What an easy project with a definite WOW impact!! I don't wear jewelry, but my daughter does so please put my name in the hat for a gold pair for her, if I am the lucky winner. Thanks so much for sharing
 
 
And...  I'm also going to send a pair to Jennifer Grace
because I love her commitment to hosting such an incredible event.  It has always jump started me into Christmas - and have really benefitted from the inspirational suggestions she gives.  And as a winner of some incredible prizes in the past with parcels sent to Australia to me. She is always giving gererously.... so .....weeeeell - here's something for you!
 A gold pair!
These earrings are so beautiful, you know I love glitter! I am going to have to get some of these earring 'trays'. And I'd make gold first. They turquoise. Then maybe every other colour of glitter that I own! Thank you so much for taking part in my blog hop, it was lovely to have your blog as a part of the event. x
 
Please email me your addresses - hopefully you might get them in time for Christmas...if not..then there's always next year!
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Let's December Daily Days 7-10

 
 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
Here's a sneaky peeky at some completed pages.
 
Lots of use of transparencies too!
 
Hope you'll pop on over to
 
 
 
because there is a wonderful collection of work from the design team to see!
 
AND
join in too!
 
We've added the 
'Completed Pages' link .....
Hope to see your 2015 pages!
 And you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up
HERE....
 And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE 
And you can even share your  previous December Daily's
HERE
 
We'd love to see them
 
xx
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Let's December Daily.....

 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
Oh boy I've been missing from bloggerland....
Its been an incredibly busy time with work and our production which has now come to the end.
I'm on HOLIDAYS!
That means...more visiting blogs.. more scrapping, more arty-fun!!
 
In the meantime...
I hope you'll pop on over to
 
 
because there is a wonderful collection of work from the design team to see!
 
 
Here's a sneak peek from my latest post....
 
 
Hope to see you over there...
 
 
AND
join in too!
 
We've added the 
'Completed Pages' link .....
Hope to see your 2015 pages!
 And you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up
HERE....
 And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE 
And you can even share your  previous December Daily's
HERE
 
We'd love to see them
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Happy Birthday Paige!

 
 
Happy 19th Paige!!!
 
We've just finished our end of year ballet production and Paige's birthday always falls either on it or close to it, soooooo her birthday is often - a quick make do!  Luckily she's totally fine with it.
Her girlfriends took her to lunch today - and Tuesday she's off to Melbourne for a week to catch up with friends - her birthday present from us.  She deserves it, for years of make-do birthdays, very high uni results and a godsend for helping out at the ballet school....
My baby girl....where did that 19 years go!
 
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The theme is:
'Decorations '
 
Blackie was being very patient with me propping a tin soldier and a bit of tinsel near him
He does look slightly grumpy!
 
Click HERE to show us your 'decoration' photography stories
 
xx
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Friday, 4 December 2015

Let's December Daily

 
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
 
Here's a sneak peek for one of my newly added pages!
 
Hop on over!  The design team have been busy!
Have you started yours yet?  We've got loads of ideas!
 
 
We've added the 
'Completed Pages' link .....
Hope to see your 2015 pages!
 And you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up
HERE....

And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE

And you can even share your  previous December Daily's
HERE
We'd love to see them!
 
 
 
xx


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Let's December Daily.....

 
 
Let's December Daily is now off and running!
http://letsdecemberdaily.blogspot.com.au/
 
I've managed to put together 'Day 1' to get started
 
And you can find it HERE
 
A little sneaky-peeky....
 
 
You can join in too!
 
 We've added the 
'Completed Pages' link .....
Hope to see your 2015 pages!
 
 And you can link your pre-planning or stash photos up
HERE....

And if you have your Covers done....
upload them  HERE

And you can even share your  previous December Daily's
HERE
We'd love to see them!
 
 xx
 
 


Monday, 30 November 2015

Our Beautiful World....

 
 
 
Our Beautiful World theme this week is
 
 
'WHITE'
A beautiful cockatoo at our local wildlife park.
Most of the residents have been brought in injured or orphaned and find a safe haven here.
 
Just beautiful!
 
Click HERE to show us your 'white' photography stories
 
xx
 
 
 
 


Friday, 27 November 2015

Frosty Festivities and Sketches in Thyme PL Style

 
 
Just humming along getting some little projects done...
 
First up is this festive jar!
 
Here's the inspiration:
Wrap twine around a large part of a project
 
 
Next is ....
Put washi tape on white card then punch a shape from it
 
 
And then:
Stamp an image then outline it with black pen
 
 
You can find Jennifer Grace's
Inspirational Jar and explanations
 
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 are some inspiration criteria I've used to get some little pages done for my
2008 December Daily 
 
Inspiration suggestions:
 
 
 
 
 
And this little page....

 I started with 'white' glitter, but by the time I glued it on... its was 'green' looking
against the black.... ho hum.... so stuck the Glitter Snow to it - and it worked well!
 
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November 15-21, Sketch #3
A little Christmas PL card
 
 
 
November 22-28, Sketch #4
 
 
 
 
 
There.... all done!
 
Am now waiting somewhat patiently for the 1st December to click over so I can
 
Hope you can join us over at
 
 xx
 
 


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Frosty Festivities - Christmas Elf.....

 
 
Oh what fun!

Isnt this little Christmas Elf just gorgeous!!
Its part of
 
 
 



And Jennifer Grace has this fabulous template and instructions to follow
Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates
 
Except I wanted it to be more than an ornament, so I tinkered a little and made it a 'stand-alone'!
The reason being - I made this fabulous Santa last year for the same blog event and it seemed fitting to have a mate! Though the Santa will be bigger.  (Would have loved to have photographed them together but 'Santa' is still put away with decorations)
 
 
I also enlarged the template of the elf a little too....

 
 
I got to this stage when I had a thought to make it more 3D
I also moved the sleeves out a bit, and cut two extra of them for the back part
 
 
 
Cut out a little gusset just by sort of measuring it might fit (and did!)

 
 
And broke off a skewer and propped it through the middle to the top of the hat
 (just in case it goes floppy)
And also padded the insides with some scrap felt


 
 
Gusset sewn in... truly simple as!


 And a little bag of rice for the bottom
(learned this from the Santa instructions last year!)

 
 
 And here she is!
Just love the hand-sewn effect on this... nothing too neat and tidy!
haha... she actually looks like she has a shawl on rather than sleeves!

 
You can join in the
 
xx