Saturday, 31 July 2010
Today is catch up time. In fact I am going to extend the challenge until
23rd August 2010.
You (and I more importantly) can spend this time to catch up on all of the challenges.
I'm sorry to update the last few challenges a couple of days too late. It's been crazy here of late.
I'm looking forward to sitting quietly and chipping away at the challenges I am yet to complete.
So come on - join in the fun -there is still time!!!!!
Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
On the school holidays Josh and I had a little op-shop hunting day. I’ve been hanging onto them for a while now to show you – here they are
How’s the old Bingo set – it was only 50cents, old patterns 50 cents, old mix master cover, red/white gingham, vintage fabric tape 50 cents and some old books/frames.
Thanks for dropping in.
We picked Wataru up from school on Friday afternoon. He is such a little dude - fine features and such a gorgeous young man. His English is so, so I suppose but he is learning more and more as he goes along which is great.
He immediately fitted in - what a great feeling!!!!!
We arrived home, showed him around - lots to see in our house - I in paticular am a hoarder so he was looking around and checking everything out..............LOL!!!!
He couldn't believe the size of our house, which by the way isn't large but it is by Japanese standards.
He and Josh are sharing a room and they are getting along famously. Just like brothers!!!
We had our normal friday traditional dinner (or tea as we call it) - Fish n Chips. He loved them - especially the fish.
After Fish n Chips we presented him with a gift - a football. He was pumped!!!!! We sat up to show him some of the friday night football match - StKilda v Hawthorn - so he had a bit of an idea how the game was played. Tammy said that when she saw Wataru in the morning he was sleeping with the football - how cute!!!!
Saturday morning was a get up and go morning. We decided to induct him into the good old Australian tradition of going to a football match. So we were all running around packing all sorts of things. We also took our lunch which was a good idea as it's just so expensive to buy food at the ground.
The boys took the early train so they could stand in the queue and wait for the gaits to open. Us girlies took off an hour later because we were still preparing the lunches etc so thought it was best to stay back and get them all done without having to rush.
As it turns out there were railway works going on which meant we had to stop about half way, change to a bus and then back onto another train and the end of the railworks. I don't know what Wataru would have been thinking at this stage. Mad country this!!!! LOL!!!!!
He would be used to the train system though I suppose. It's a matter of all jumping on in Japan, then the squeeze a few more in, literally squeeze them in and then the doors shut. They also have the fast trains over there, so Saturday would have been nothing I suppose.
We got great seats (we didn't book we just queued up). We had a 2 hour wait until the game ,however, there was plenty going on around us to keep us amused.
We have been to 3 football matches with the kids and all 3 games Collingwood lost so the looks on the kids faces when Collingwood won was priceless. They actually got to sing the Collingwood song which they always sing at home. The atmosphere was great and I have to say the Wataru was really getting into it.
After the game we would normally rush to the train station to jump on a train but instead we just took our time. The boys were loving it as they were having a kick of the footy outside the MCG - along with lots of other dads, sons, mates - all kicking the footy. Everywhere you looked there were footies going every which way. I just love going to the footy - such a great family thing to do and not too expensive compared to most things these days.
We had to do the swap over to the bus thingo on the way home too which meant we got home very late. Hence the big sleep in yesterday morning.
We just had a lazy day pretty much yesterday - the boys were kicking the footy again - of course!!!
So today I dropped them off to school - they were both chatting away in the back of the car working out what they were going to be doing after school. Cool!!!
Clip, candles, christmas pudding, chimney
Off you go - your time starts........................NOW!!!!!
Have a great day.
I'm sorry I haven't been around the last few days. Besides being very busy with our Japanese student, Wataru, Sean has been working on my computer, unfortunately I have lost a few things (I don't cope with losing things in real life let alone on my computer) but what can you do? A big fat nothing!!!!
So if you were expecting an email from me or I have forgotten anything - PLEASE send me an email as a reminder as I have no memory of what I was up to. I have lost emails for the last 14 months - pooh cack!!!!!
Today is a NEW day so I hope everyone has a good one.
I will pop back in later to give Christmas In July updates and other bits and pieces.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
You will need to create a Christmas Card with one or more of the following
Evles, Enjoy or envelope (mini envelope)
Don't forget to leave a comment to this post with a link to your creation or just drop me an email and I can add it to my blog for you.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Today you will need to create a Christmas Card with something a little different
Knitting - now if you don't knit - that's ok - you can just add wool to your card. I'm not even sure what I'm doing yet.............LOL!!!! But I can knit so that is a good start.........LOL!!!!!
Friday, 23 July 2010
Day 23 calls for a Christmas card with
Altered Alphas - you need to find an alphabet letter/s and alter it in some way. It could be a raw chipboard letter and you can paint it, cover it with patterned paper, ink it or you may have a letter that is ready to use - maybe you could just distress the edges of it. Once you're done - add it to a card and then leave a comment to show us.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Today you need to create a Christmas Card with something
Metal - it can be anything you like - pin, button - anything at all.
Dropped in to visit Nicole at Craft Queen - I still say Nicole has the best set up - the ribbons are just beautiful. Her mum was helping her out too. They were very busy - as were all the other stalls.
I had a nice little catch up with Vicky and she gave me a nice little present of bits and pieces - thanks Vicky - I looked at them on the way h0me in the train - lovely. Thanks heaps!!!!!
So much to see - soo much to buy - I had a little bit of a spend up and will have some new goodies to play with.
Shall share some goodies over the next few days.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
For today's Christmas Card you need to create an
Oval shape - it can be an embellishment which is oval, it can be an oval cut from a card (like a window card) - it's up to you. As long as there is something on your card in an oval shape - that's it.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Tinsel, twine , tree or a toy - you may like to use one or more of these.
Have fun and be sure to share with us what you create.
Monday, 19 July 2010
I created this card using my all time fave papers - October Afternoon - I used all different ranges from OA. Turned it into a rustic looking card distressing it with ink, ripping it and scrunching it.
You need to create a Christmas Card using
Ephemera - I looked the word up and it says: "Ephemera is a paper collectible that was never intended to be preserved, and it can come in the form of greeting cards, newspapers or ticket stubs:'' I think anything that you've collected/recycled would suffice.
N - Noel - the word is on the stamped tree (pps Bo Bunny (scraps from last Xmases collection - I forget what it was called!) stamp is pink Paisley Mistletoe & Co Collection)
J - Joy
L - Loveheart. Hearts on pp
Y - yoyo (tree stamp Kaiser - Merry Christmas, rub on sentiment - Kaiser, embossing folder - QuicKutz snowflake)
Sunday, 18 July 2010
For today's Christmas Card you will need to create a card with
Music – sheet music (vintage would be great), stamp with music on it, cuttlebug music embossing folder
There you have it - you're time starts now.
(P.S. I have been working on some cards today - yay - bout time hey? LOL!!! I shall photograph them tomorrow morn to share them with you)
Saturday, 17 July 2010
I - In Fashion (I'm stretching this one a little as "i" is a tricky letter. You will need to find something that is in fashion at the moment in the world of papercrafting - such as - owls, banners, birds, glimmer mist - whatever you are enjoying at the moment. It's up to you!!!!
Have fun - looking forward to seeing what you think is in vogue at the moment.
Friday, 16 July 2010
So for today being Day 16 we need to create a Christmas Card with a
Tag - handmade/handcut or a purchased luggage tag or even a die-cut tag
Just pop back to this post once you have created your cards so we can check it out.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
For today you will need to create a Christmas card with a
Yo-Yo or Suffolk Puff - it can be in fabric or maybe you would like to create one using paper.
(I found this tutorial here if you're not sure what a yo-yo or suffolk puff is)
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
I can't find it - it tells me what today's challenge is..................hmmmm....
Off to have a look - will update soon.
Yes - I found it - only took me til 8pm to find it - I wasn't having a "girls look" obviously..........LOL.
So - for Day 14's challenge you will need to create a Christmas Card with
Love - it could be the word love or love hearts - up to you.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Unmounted stamp - you will need to take a photo of your card and tell us which unmounted stamp you used (if you don't have an unmounted stamp - that's ok - just take a photo with the stamp that you have used)
You may also have another "U" word you can think of - if you have - by all means share it with us.
Have a great day.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Don't forget you can create and upload your creations as you go and as you get time. Even I'm struggling to keep up..............LOL!!!! No - seriously!!!!! LOL!!!!!
Ok for today you will need to create a Christmas Card using
Joy, Jesus or Jingle Bells
Can't wait to see some creations coming in. All you need to do is leave a comment on each daily post letting us know that you have created something and leave a link to your blog. If you don't have a blog - just email me with a photo of your creation and I can share it with everyone.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Great start to her Christmas card stash.
Don't forget to leave Deb some loving comments.
Well done Deb.
Today is Day 11 - you will need to create a card with
Noel, nativity or north pole - pick one, two or all three - it's up to you.
I finally found some time to create a few cards. Gosh it was good getting back into it - it's been a little while.
If you go back over the days you will see that I've updated some.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Still sitting here in my pj's - should get going doing something.
Day 10 - you will need to create a card with
I - now that's a tricky one. How about ice/snow or indigo. Or maybe you have another idea you'd like to share.
Friday, 9 July 2010
Scallops - anything that resembles a scalloped edge - it could be using a die, ribbon, or button - choice is yours.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Day 8 - you will need to create a Christmas Card with
Acetate or an Angel or an Australian theme - once again the choice is yours!!!!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Day7 - you will need to create a card
Merry - you need to creat a card with the word "Merry" on it - how you do it - is up to you.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Day 6 - we are up to the letter "t"
So you will need to create a Christmas Card
"tearing" some cardstock or paper
(Here is my card using some gorgeous paper by My Minds Eye and Pink Paislee - don't ya just love those little trees? I cut them out and added some double sided foam tape to lift them a little - the brown scallop is cut from the bottom of the patterned paper - you know that bit that we normally cut off and throw away - take a look at this strip next time - it may just come in handy for something!!!!!)
You may also use an edge distresser, the edge of a craft knife or just your finger - it is up to you.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Gosh this time is going fast. I seriously need to catch up - I have only created 2 cards so far - but I have plenty of ideas to create my cards - just have to find time.
So for today's challenge you need to
use the following Sketch to create a Christmas Card.
(This sketch is taken from “Go Sketches” magazine. I purchased this earlier in the year. It is filled with lots of great sketches and fantastic samples from people all over the world – priceless. I quite often go to a sketch when I need inspiration. I reckon this one is a beauty.)
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Ink - simple - use ink and a stamp or just smudge some ink around the edges of your card - doesn't matter either way.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
reindeer or recycling or raffia
Leave a comment to this post once you have created your card and a link so we can check out what you've been up to.
Thanks for joining in.
Friday, 2 July 2010
I hope you are having a lovely day - I am as I am still in my jammies - goodness me!!!! Best get dressed though as you just never know when someone will pop in or knock at the door.
Okedoke let's get on with Day 2 of Christmas In July.
For today's card challenge you will need to
Create a card with - holly on it somewhere and/or a handmade embellishment.
Here is my card using one of my fave stamp set by "My Cute Stamps".
TIP: I stamped the image onto green, red and blue cardstock - then I cut out different coloured panels of the tree - that way you will have some extras to make up some other quick cards using alternate colours.
The sentiment stamp is by Kelly Panacci - another great Christmas stamp set.
Good luck and happy creating.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Here they are
2 ribbon packs - (5 metres of ribbon in each)
(1 beautiful embellishment pack - look at the goodies in here!!!!)
All you need to do to be in the running to win some of these yummies is to create some cards in my Christmas In July Challenge.
Come on - what are you waiting for?
Details can be found HERE
Every day I will set a new challenge for you to create a card - we're getting in early with our Christmas cards instead of leaving it all to the very end.........arghhhh!!!!
So for today's card
Create a card using a "Cuttlebug" or dry embossing if you don't have a cuttlebug
(This is my card using my new embossing folder by Tim Holtz - I just love it. I have also used some scraps of ribbon, ric-rac, felt flowers and other bits and pieces - It was funny how this card came together - I was going through my red ribbon stash and found just little bits that I couldn't throw out - I love using up little bits)
You can sign up anytime you like during the challenge and just catch up - as a new day begins I will pop up the new challenge so be sure to keep popping back in to check. I will be playing catch-up myself I'm sure!!!!!
Thanks for joining in.