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lime doodle: November 2012

30 November 2012

cas-ual fridays challenge 80

So, how's your Christmas gift wrapping coming along? Not so good eh? Well this week at CAS-ual Fridays should help as we want you to make gift tags! Our sponsor this week is Bossie Joscie!

Don't you just love the paper crafting industry? I certainly do and I love how easy it is to combine elements from all the different manufacturers. On my tag today I think I have at least a dozen different suppliers all playing nice together on the same tiny tag!

Bet you are wondering what supplies I've managed to fit in there! Here you go: CAS-ual Fridays (sentiment), Hero Arts (snowman, embossing powder), Lil' Inker Designs (holly die), Echo Park (patterned papers), The Twinery (twine), Ranger (glossy accents, enamel accents), Stampin' Up (green card), Copics, Tsukineko (Versafine, Versamark), Neenah (card for snowman), Papertrey Ink (skater die used for sentiment), Spellbinders (circle die) and I'm sure there are more on there too LOL!

Again, don't you just love the paper crafting industry - we really are spoilt for choice :)

Supplies: Stamps - CAS-ual Fridays snowflake greetings, Hero Arts snow much joy CL629; Inks - Versafine onyx black, Versamark; Card - Neenah solar white, Stampin' Up garden green; Paper - Echo Park winter wishes; Dies - Lil' Inker Designs holly jolly, Papertrey Ink skater dude, Spellbinders circles; Embossing powders - Hero Arts white, Filigree clear; Ranger glossy accents; Ranger enamel accents; Copic markers; Twine - The Twinery maraschino


29 November 2012


Thanks to all those who took part in the gratitude blog hop :) I'm delighted to announce that the winner of the $50 charity donation is:


Oh my these are gorgeous! I really like the rainbow colored doors, the shading is magnificent and I adore the CAS look :) I am grateful for my beautiful 5 year old daughter, the roof over our heads, and my job:)

Renee someone from SImon Says Stamp will be in touch via email :)

Thanks to everyone who commented.

case study challenge 119

Oh my word, we are truly flying through November and I can't believe this is the last week of CASE Study challenges with Angeline as our muse! We have a really original card from Angeline this week - just look at this fab lolly pop!

Although I added a touch of twine to my card as a nod to Angeline's, there was no way I could make twine behave itself to such an extent! Instead I used the card elements as a sketch of sorts - embossing in lower third, focal point left of centre with sentiment stamped to side. Here's my card:

The little rudolph there is from Clearly Besotted Stamps' Merry Little Christmas set which is quite appropriate as CBS are our sponsor this week :)

Stop by the rest of the crew for more inspiration:

  • Amy Wanford
  • Andrea Ewen
  • Christina MacLaren
  • Clare Buswell
  • Debby Hughes - me!
  • Iwona Palamountain (Chupa):Owner
  • Jean Martin
  • Jeanne Jachna
  • Maureen Plut
  • Teneale Williams
  • Teresa Kline
  • and our guest for November Maureen Merritt
  • and our muse for November Angeline Yong

  • Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps merry little christmas, signature christmas; Inks - Versafine smoky gray; Paper - Echo Park winter wishes; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug (an old folder I think may be called snowflake dots); Twine - The Twinery maraschino; Dies - Simon Says Stamp faceted snowflake; Ranger glossy accents; Markers; Stampin' Up rhinestones

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    28 November 2012

    last chance to comment

    Popping in to let you know that today is the last day for comments on my Gratitude Blog Hop post. I will be drawing a winner from comments left up until the end of the day (00.00 GMT/ 19.00 EST) and will announce the winner of the $50 charity donation tomorrow :)

    Can I just say how I have truly loved reading all the comments on this post. In the UK Thanksgiving is not celebrated but my second home is in this International crafty world we all love and I have really enjoyed taking a moment to focus on what I am grateful for and to read your stories too. As National traditions and holidays become Internationally recognised, I hope that Thanksgiving becomes a holiday widely celebrated. To focus on the good things in life is a wonderful thing in itself :)

    css app sneak peek!

    I have a project on the Clear & Simple Stamps iphone app today! Here's a sneak peek!


    26 November 2012

    the class is live!

    Popping in to let you know that the latest Online Card Class - Holiday Gift Projects is now live! Not only that but ......... gulp ........ contains my first ever video! My project is a teacher gift basket and you can see a sneak peek in the second picture above :) I hope you can join us. I'm off now to see what the other designers have created :)


    tsg183 merry christmas

    Popping in today with a quick share for the latest challenge at There She Goes. We have a stunning inspiration photo to get the old mojo going :)

    I went for a very literal translation of white die cut tree on grey background with pink bling! I added a candy cane from No Peeking and a sentiment (love that font) from Holly Jolly.

    I hope you get the chance to join us this week :)

    Supplies: Stamps - There She Goes merry christmas, no peeking; Inks - Versafine smoky gray, Versamark; Card - Neenah solar white; Paper - Echo Park winter wishes; Dies - Simon Says Stamp mod tree; Rhinestones - Stampin' Up; Shimmer Dots - Papermania; Pearls; Twine - The Twinery maraschino; Embossing Powder - Hero Arts white


    25 November 2012


    Popping in this evening to announce the winner of the place on the latest Online Card Class - Holiday Gift Projects!

    The winner is number 19!


    Love these classes; would love a spot. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Sheryl, drop me an email and I will get this sorted for you :)

    I am really looking forward to the class going live tomorrow!


    24 November 2012

    online card class giveaway!

    Wohoo! I was delighted to be asked to join in with the latest Online Card Class - Holiday Gift Projects Bundle!

    Cost is $20 but if you order this weekend you get a $2 discount! And the best news is that I get to giveaway a spot on the class :) Leave me a comment below before tomorrow night at 8pm GMT (3pm EST) and I will draw a winner. If you've already paid for the class a refund will be arranged.

    Here's all the info:

    Online Card Classes is happy to present Holiday Gift Projects Bundle – 10 handmade, holiday gift projects and creative packaging ideas. The unique gifts, packaging, and more featured in this bundle use paper and products that you may have on hand already. Video and/or photo instructions are included for all projects (12 videos total — some projects have more than one video). And — since we know you’re busy — there are no specific class dates! Simply register, and you’ll get all the projects at once. Cost: $20. On Sale Monday, November 26, 2012. Includes shopping discounts at our favorite online stores and special guests -- including me!

    Save $2 during our pre-sale weekend! Buy Holiday Gift Projects Bundle November 23-25, 2012, and only pay $18. No coupon code required. After you purchase the bundle, you will receive an e-mail on Monday, November 26, to gain access to all of the projects.



    a little bit of cfs

    I've not had anywhere near enough time recently to get my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps inky so today I get to rectify that at least a little bit!

    I have a confession; I might be just a little bit in love with one of the border stamps from the countdown set LOL! I used it on both my cards today. For my first card I used it to ground a stamped panel on my Hanukkah card.

    I stamped the border in Versamark onto the blue card base and it showed up beautifully :) The stamped panel was popped up on foam adhesive and the star again popped up and lots of rock candy Distress Stickles added for a bit of sparkle :)

    Then for my second card I used the same border stamp as a background for a city scene partying in the New Year :) Again stamping in Versamark and then the city scape was popped up as was the sentiment.

    Well that's me for the weekend :) Have a good one!


    Happy Hanukkah: Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 8 happy nights, countdown; Inks - Versamark, Versacolor canary, lapis lazuli; Card - Stampin' Up bashful blue, midnight muse; Distress Stickles rock candy

    Happy New Year: Stamps - CAS-ual Fridays Stamps countdown; Inks Versamark, Versafine onyx black; Card - Stampin' Up basic black, basic gray, Papertrey Ink lemon tart; Die - My Favorite Things skyline border