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lime doodle: November 2010

29 November 2010


Lots of it too! I live in Scotland and we get a bit of snow here, but not usually this early and this is the most we've ever had in one go since I moved here. It started snowing Friday night and has snowed on and off since. In total we have about 24 inches, the schools are closed and we are pretty much snowed in. A few four wheel drives have managed to get out and about but that's about it. I know that in some areas of the world this isn't much snow but for us it's quiet unusual. This area of Scotland is better prepared and more accustomed to snow than some areas of the UK but still this early and this much! So here are some pictures. Looking from our house one way:

The mounds in the front are large plants and the mounds at the back are cars. Looking up our road:

The mound in the foreground is about 6 feet high!


25 November 2010

Papertrey November blog hop challenge

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop! The challenge this month was: 

Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

I created some Tiny Treats Christmas tags:

I never know how to photograph tags as they don't stand up! So here they are on their parcels. All pretty and ready to go!

I CASEd the calendars from the absolutely fabulous Christina of My Paper Secret. I love Christina's clean style and when I saw her cute calendars thought they would make fabulous gifts for parent helpers at the clubs my children attend.

Wow, that was quite a photo heavy post! I hope you enjoy your time as you hop along!


Stamp sets used (all PTI unless stated):

Out on a limb revised
Around & about sentiments
Through the trees
Beautiful blooms II
Round & round
Turning a new leaf
Green thumb
Halloween tags 2009
Tiny treats Christmas
Tiny treats valentine
WMS complements of the season
WMS teeny trees

24 November 2010

Gift card

I found a fabulous tutorial for a gift card holder yesterday. The best kind of tutorial - simple, fast and fabulous! You can find the tutorial here.

I am now in full swing of Christmas gift making. I hope to be able to share some of the things I am making soon. In the meantime I'm off to make more of these gift card holders!


22 November 2010


Here's another pieced shape card. Rudolph this time! I have 3 children so need to think of another soon. Any ideas welcome!


21 November 2010


Just popping in to share a quick card. I think one of my kids will enjoy receiving this one!

I've seen a few of these type of cards on the Internet made using lots of spellbinders dies and embossing folders. Such fun to make.


20 November 2010


Wow, time is short at the moment. I feel like I'm on an uncontrollable roller coaster heading straight for Christmas! Sooooo many things I want to do and yet sooooooo little time! Anyway, I digress. I needed to whip up a little birthday card for my youngest to give to a friend. I called on two fab challenges - the colours from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #56 and I the design of Heather's card from the latest CASE study. Boy do I need a helping hand in getting things done these days! Here's my card.



Stamps - WMS frame it
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Card - PTI simply chartreuse, aqua mist, SU! taken with teal
Ribbon - SU!
Dies - Spellbinders large scallops, large circles, small circles
SU embossing folder
Stickles glitter

17 November 2010

Waltzingmouse November blog waltz

It's time for another Waltzingmouse blog waltz! The theme this month is Christmas - nice and easy, which is just about all I can manage with my hectic schedule at the moment!

I recently received the big blooms poinsettia set and have been itching to use it. When this set was released I particularly loved some of the unusual colour schemes used by the design team. At this time of year I love icy blues, so here you are a blue poinsettia!

I stamped the image in powder ink, quickly threw some clear embossing powder on it and heated it up. I then came in with the powder ink again, this time on a scrap of felt wrapped around my fingers (note to self - must buy one of those felt distress ink tools). I blended from the edges inward, then accented the middle with gems and the veins with glitter. Here's another picture showing the lovely sparkle on there.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the waltz.



Stamps - WMS big blooms poinsettia, frame it
Inks - American Crafts powder, Versafine smoky gray
Card - SU! bashful blue
Dies - Spellbinders large squares, lacey squares
Stickles star dust
Papermania adhesive stones
Clear embossing powder

11 November 2010

Christmas greetings

Another take on yesterdays card, again using PTI's tiny treats Christmas. This stamp set is so cute. On this card I stamped the holly then coloured it with my new Copics before adding glossy accents over it. In real life the shine is so gorgeous and realistic.

I'm going to enter this in to the Caardvarks challenge to make a holiday card using die cuts.



Stamps - PTI tiny treats Christmas, WMS teeny trees
Ink - Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black
Card - SU! real red, PTI new leaf
Ribbon - PTI pure poppy
Glossy accents
Dies - Spellbinders circles, lacey circles

10 November 2010

Cute Christmas thank you

Here's another little Christmas thank you for my children to send after Christmas. I think we need a new acronym - CAC - clean and cute!

I used the colours from the latest Curtain Call Challenge; that felt looks so yummy. Perhaps orange isn't a traditional colour for Christmas, but I think it goes great with the Rudolph and the red accents.



Stamps - PTI tiny treats Christmas, WMS teeny trees
Inks - Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black
Card - SU! pumpkin pie, real red
Ribbon - SU!
Twine - SU!
Dies - Spellbinders circles, lacey circles

9 November 2010

Thank you

Yey, I've had time to sit at my craft table and the best way to get my mojo flowing was to turn to a couple of challenges. I used the delicious colours from the play date cafe's latest challenge along with some inspiration from the fabulous card of Heather Pulvirenti for this weeks CASE study.

Here's my version of Heather's card - I do love a bit of leaf cutting. And please note my PTI forum friends, the SU! embossing folder that I just had to have after seeing your fab creations with it.

And here's Heather's card:

As you can see I stuck pretty much to the original, but this card and post had to be quick today as I have a mountain of unpacking and washing to do!



Stamps - PTI turning a new leaf, round and round
Inks - American Crafts leaf
Paper - PTI bitty dots
Ribbon - PTI melon berry
Embossing folder - SU!
PTI adhesive stones
PTI label die

8 November 2010

Cold turkey

Well I have had a fabulous time with my sister visiting for a week and then visiting my husbands family for a long weekend. However, I feel like I have been going cold turkey with a few things that are important to me. I haven't been at my craft table in nearly 2 weeks! Added to which our visit to family this weekend meant no Internet access and virtually no mobile access either!! Unbelievable! I am now on our way home - writing this from my phone, and am looking forward to making something as soon as possible. As soon as I do I will post here. Thanks for bearing with me during my absence. I now have a lot of respect for bloggers who manage to set up posts before time away from their blogs!


2 November 2010

Snowman poo

Bet that blog title got your attention! Sorry for not being around much over the last wee while. I have visitors at the moment and although I thought I'd get a bit of time to blog, as it turns out I'm just loving having time with family and as a result my craft table has been sadly neglected.

Anyway, I'd like to show you something I shared on A Passion for Papertrey blog - Snowman Poo! Now it's not my idea as Ted suggested it on the PTI forum. I was in stitches when I read about his idea of marshmellows as snowman poo and my children are just the right age to appreciate a little toilet humour. So here you go - snowman poo treat bags!

That's all for now. I will try and pop in soon.