My Life through out December

Where are your Christmas photos?
Last year I started a Project Life Christmas Album about all the things I did in December leading up to Christmas…..

In all I probably only did 20 pages (one day a page)…this year I have been very busy and by tomorrow will have done nearly every day for December…WOW!
Here are some of the pages completed.

Project Life 1

All is calm, all is bright……Global Design Project #GDP013

Global design project have set us another beautiful challenge…

and this week its a colour challange

GDP013 Colour ChallengeIts so much fun…you should give it on this link to find out more…..HERE

Today I have been having so much fun..a friend came over and we talked and made cards all day.

I think we did more talking than card making, so great to catch up.


So here is my card…very simple. Lots of layers..tearing…singing..keeping calm..mmmm. Not sure on that one but fun YES!

Come and JOIN us on Global Design Project

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Embellished Ornaments and Global Design Project #GDP012

This next challenge with GDP  is ‘CASE the Designer’…. CASE-ing the amazingly talented Brian King!

(CASED/Copied from GDP)…….LOL!

How does this challenge work?

There are many definitions of CASE (Copy And Steal Everything, Copy And Share Everything), but in this situation the definition is

Copy And Selectively Edit. This means you can be inspired by ANYTHING on this card. What inspires you in this card to make it your own, what will you copy and what will you edit?

Here are some ideas of what you could be inspired by –

Theme – Winter or Christmas

Layout – The layers with the diagonal slope

Colours – Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Whisper White (or you could use colours that are similar, doesn’t have to be exactly the same)

Stamp set – Snow Place

GDP012 Case the Designer

Now, I have to make something clear…for years I have been a “Scrapbooker” and have always considered myself “Clean and Simple”

But it seems lately with cards I’m doing a bit more “Grunge to Antique” Now this is not always easy….I have also discovered I like to see what I can do with colour.


with this challenge I have playing with a few ideas…not sure what to do the colours ….but …they complement each other but do they blend?

So I tried a few different ideas out, not happy with what I’d done but kept playing because I had this idea. Then, the other day while having a peak on Pinterest,

I found a card done similarly to the effect I wanted to achieve.

Here is what I came up with.


I inked the stamp with Pool Party and then sponged (using daubers) on the lower half with Coastal Cabana (Discontinued), working towards the bottom of stamp with Bermuda Bay

and adding Cherry Cobbler to the tip and some to highlight the center decoration.

I then gave a light mist with water and stamped onto Shimmery White paper.

What I learnt from what Hermine Koster did on her card (Pinterest) was to go around the edges with a marker to highlight them.

I tried using black but found it too dark so with the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write, I very lightly went around the edges and white areas in the stamped image. Then with my Aqua Painter and watered down ink I added some splatters.

The sentiment was inked up with Pool Party and lower edges of the 3 “script” words touched with Cherry Cobbler.

I am really pleased with how this card has turned out..and my wonderful Husband (my GREATEST critic) has also agreed that he likes it too.

Now if you want to have a go at this Challenge and the challenges in the coming weeks then check out Global Design Projects HERE


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All Yea Faithful – Global Design Project #GDP011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store
And the prettiest sight to see is the
Is the projects that will be
On the G-D-P!
Did you sing it? I hope so!
GDP011 Theme - ChristmasThis is the challenge this week by GDP…….
and sing, yes I do and I love to sing for my Lord, Jesus Christ.
And what’s a better time to raise our voices to him but at Christmas time in celebration of his birth.
Not sure if this is a great card…or not. But I had a very stressful day yesterday with the thought of having to drive to
Sydney today to pick up one son from Hospital and not being able to be at home to help another son get ready for his Yr 10 Formal.
So I put this card together …….
Music – because I love singing to Christ and through him I can sing
Christmas Balls – because I love decorating the Christmas Tree.
Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus – JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.
A bit of Gold – to remind us he is KING

“Home for Christmas” and Global Design Project #GDP008

“Home for Christmas….Hand-drawn imagery, evokes the nostalgic feelings of Christmas past.”

This is how Stampin’ Up! have described this Designer Series Paper and how true that is.

As soon as I saw this paper I could see myself as a little girl enjoying Christmas.

I love the Deer’s and I found Rudolf with his Red Nose. There’s Santa “Round and Jolly with sacks full of presents” and Christmas Tree’s decorated with presents too!

Its such a beautiful and tradition paper series…so I decided to use it for my GDP this week.

I’m running a class using this paper so why not use the “Case the Designer” as one of the class cards. Case the designerI love the card Kylie has done so keeping to the same layout here is my card for this weeks challenge.


I did say I found “Rudolf”

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Oh What Fun


What fun we had today!

What do you think, looks like fun that’s because it was fun and its called “Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit”.

We made 10 different tag and 3 in each design, 30 tags altogether. They were so simple and not many products required. All we needed was

1  kit, 3 stamp pads, some adhesives and don’t forget the clear stamp blocks. Everything else is provided in the kit.

Lots of chatting, coffee (made by wonderful son – Robert) and FUN!

If you are interested in having your own Class contact me.

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