Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  May God grant you His Peace at this special time of year. As we remember our Saviour's birth man His Joy and Love be with you.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”- Isaiah 9:6

God Bless from ours to yours!
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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

More Scrapbooking

Managed to get some more Scrapbooking done this past weekend. With Christmas fast approaching I don't think I'm going to get this album done in time. It is meant to be a Christmas gift, but I still have 2 double lay outs and a single lay out still to do. It doesn't help that I'm also not feeling well. I seem to have finally caught the sore throat that everyone around me seems to have. I hope to have some time to work on at least one more lay out tonight and them I'll have to give them an IOU for the rest.

The first two LOs in the slide show above are done using embossed tissue paper and My Mind's Eye paper from the 29th Street Market range. The last two lay outs were done with Basic Grey papers from the Blush collection. All the LOs were based on sketches from the PageMaps book.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Belated Birthday!

Wow what a surprise I got yesterday. Shortly after I got home from work, the neighbour knocked on our door. She said that she had another package for us. As it's coming up to Christmas, I was expecting it to be another parcel from Canada or one of the items that I've ordered on on-line and still expecting. So Peter went next door to collect it. When he came back he had a big blue shipping bag in his hands and hands it to me on the stairs and say's "Happy Belated Birthday". I was very surprised, as my birthday was now almost 6 months ago. I was expecting to get a combined Birthday/Christmas present actually on Christmas. So I took the parcel upstairs and opened it up to find a nice now Acer Aspire laptop! Wooo Hooo! So I spent the rest of the evening updating, downloading, installing and generally trying to get use to Vista. As today is my day off, becuase I'm working yet another Saturday this week, I get to stay home today and play with my new toy. So this is my first Blog update done on it. Still got a few more things to install and figure out, but so far I'm really enjoying my present. Thank You to my wonderful DH!
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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Penny Black Challenge 27

Penny Black Challenge 27, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Christmas card made for Penny Black Challenge 27. This weeks challenge was to use 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers and 1 ribbon. As it's a Penny Black challenge it must also included a Penny Black image. I've used a Penny Black Stickeroos image from the Joyeux Noel sticker sheet. The papers I've used are from the Basic Grey Wassail range. Also used 2 Got Flowers Prima textured flowers with Basic Grey Wassail glazed brads and a Making Memories Noteworthy crochet flower and a Basic Grey Wassail button stitched together with DMC thread. The ribbon used is from Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie range.

Sketch Saturday 29

Sketch Saturday 29, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Christmas card done for Sketch Saturday challenge #29. Image is Rachelle Anne Miller Moose stamp coloured in with Nick Bantock inks and water colour pencils. I was having some problems with my aqua brush, so the colouring in isn't as smooth as I would have liked. Then the image was stamped with Basic Grey Santa Baby snowflake stamps in Ranger Distress Ink Fire Brick and Peeled Paint. Image background was done using the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder onto Basic Grey cardstock which was then sanded down to expose the white core. Other papers used are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Reindeer, Basic Grey Wassail and My Minds Eye Be Merry. Card was embellished with Basic Grey Wassail glazed brads.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

PaperTake Challenge

PaperTake Challenge, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Christmas card done using this weeks PaperTake challenge sketch. Image is PollyCraft Wilbur Woof in Winter downloaded file decoupaged. Papers used are from the Basic Grey Wassail range. Embellished with Basic Grey Santa Baby snowflake stamps in Ranger Distress ink Fire Brick and Peeled Paint, Basic Grey Stickeroos Joy and velvet ribbon.


ISMKI 43, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Card done for this weeks ISMAKI sketch challenge 43. Done using Stampin Up cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and coloured with Ranger Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Ranger Acrylic paint dabber in Sliver. Also used K&Co K-ology flocked paper and fabric brad, Penny Black Stickeroos Joyeux Neol. Finished off with metal brads, Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Holiday message stamp and metal brads.

Penny Black Challenge

Penny Black Challenge, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Christmas card done for this weeks Penny Black Challenge. Done using Penny Black Holiday Hugs stamp, My Minds Eye Be Merry papers, Basic Grey Wassail cardstock and Poundland 3D element. Image watercoloured and edges inked with Ranger Distress Inks.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

CPS 94

CPS 94, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Just a quicky card for this weeks CPS sketch. Done using Basic Grey Wassail papers, Penny Black stickers and Poundland 3D element.

The second CPS card is NOT a card of my design. I really loved Sherry Wright Happy Holiday card on CPS. I had very similar papers and embellishment, so I've done an almost exact copy of the card. Except I've used My Mind's Eye Be Merry papers and embellishment and added extra Basic Grey Santa Baby snowflake stamps in Weathered Wood Distress Ink.


ISMAKI 42, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

Another Christmas card, this time inspired by ISMAKI sketch 42. Done using Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers and My Minds Eye Be Merry papers. Stamps used are Penny Black Holiday Hug and Basic Grey Santa Baby snowflakes. Also used Ranger Distress Inks, Inktense watercolour pencils, chipboard and brads.

Two 4 One Sketch Satruday

Sketch Saturday 28A, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

I couldn't decide what way to use this weeks sketch on the Sketch Saturday blog, so I've done two cards. The first is a Christmas Card done using Penny Black Holiday Hugs stamp water coloured with Ranger Distress Inks. Papers used are from Crafty Individuals Christmas Backgrounds book 2 and Basic Grey Wassail range. Cardstock was embossed using Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder then sanded down. The card was then finished off used Basic Grey Wassail glazed brads, ribbon and Poundland 3D element.

The second card made using this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge was also done using Penny Black Holiday Hugs stamp water coloured with Ranger Distress Inks. The papers used are My Mind's Eye Be Merry range. The background was stamped using Basic Grey Santa Baby snowflake stamps in Ranger Distress ink Weathered Wood and Antique Linen. Then the card was finished off with Basic Grey Wassail buttons and a Poundland 3D element.

PollyCraft Blog Candy

Wow Pollycraft is offering a great Blog Candy to be won! Pop over to their blog to check out this great offer. Some great stamps on offer to be won. Do it quick as the winner is being picked on Wed 10th Dec. Good Luck!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Pollycraft Challenge

Pollycraft Challenge, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

I've found another sketch page today from following a link on Sandra's blog from Saturday Sketch. It's Called Pollycraft Monday and they are running a competition, so I thought I'd enter. Here is the card I made for the Pollycraft challenge sketch. Part of the challenge was to also to use some Pollycraft product. They had some lovely free papers to download, which I did, but decided to use the Wilbur Woof downloadable file (not free) instead, as I was immediately drawn to it while I was looking around there shop. I printed out a few copies of the Wilbur Woof file and made used it as a Decoupage 3D image, which I embellished with Basic Grey Wassail rub-ons. The papers used are also Basic Grey Wassail Christmas papers. The edges of the papers were inked with Ranger Distress Inks in Vingate Photo and Fired Brick. The sentiment is a sticker I backed onto more BG paper. Three more BG snowflake rub-ons were added at the top corner. Then the rub-ons were then accented with red seed beads. Thanks for looking!