Avery Elle: Polar Pals and Snow Much Fun

Good Monday to you!  I’m on the Avery Elle blog today with some projects using two cute stamp sets and dies from the latest Fall release .  Heather designed all of these amazing products (she’s a clever cookie that girl 🙂

I used the Snow Caps die collection on both cards and a combination of images from Polar Pals and Snow Much Fun.  These sets all go together so beautifully and give so many different options.  I die cut all my elements and added colour to the mountains, sea and sky using distress inks.  The rest of the colouring was done with Copics.  As a finishing touch I added some Stickles to the snow hills – you know Christmas is coming when the Stickles comes out to play!!

polar pals snow much fun


Thanks for stopping by today xxx


The holidays are coming….

Ok – it’s still August but for a papercrafter that means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming festive holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.  I have to admit that this last three months of the year is my MOST favourite season – I love the Autumn, Halloween, 3 of my children (and myself) have birthdays and then IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!  It’s a wonderful time of year in our house.  So in the spirit of the festive season (soon) I have a dainty little Christmas card to share!!


Today also sees the start of a new challenge today over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and this week theme is everyone’s favourite… ANYTHING GOES!  The design team are featuring products from Memory Box but you don’t have to to enter.

Anything Goes Memory Box

Lately I’ve seen Debby Hughes making lots of cards in a smaller scale (4 bar size) which really appeals to me and is perfect for this little deer die.  I’ve used the Mini Stardust Stencil with some gorgeous silver-glitter sparkle medium with the Leaping Deer die both from Memory Box.  I covered the die cut deer in Versamark and then embossed him in silver fine embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Pretty Poinsettia from Clearly Besotted and is also embossed in silver.


Please pop along to the blog and check out the rest of the design teams fabulous creations and hope you can join in the fun and play along.  As always, one lucky randomly drawn entry will receive a $50 store credit – woo hoo!!  With STAMPtember just a few days away you’re going to want to get that prize for sure!!!




Photography hell!!

A quick post to share one of the cards for Christmas.  I actually wasn’t going to post it because it caused me no end of grief trying to get a photograph of it!!  I used the Winter Wonderland set from Mama Elephant (after seeing on Taheerah’s blog – hence why this card HAD to go and live with her!!).  This photo is awful but believe me, it was the best I could get!  It looks much prettier in real life!

in the lane

I actually decided I would share it as the Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Blog is “Ice Inspiration” and this fits the bill nicely!!  Just ignore the horrendous photography skills!!



The last 10 Minute Craft Dash of the year!!

Hey everyone!  Lordy – has it been 2 weeks since I posted a card on my blog??  I’ve been so busy these last weeks  but all my Christmas prep is now done and I’m as organised as I can be!  Phew!!  The kids break up from school for the holidays tomorrow so it’s going to be fun all the way to the big day now!

The card I’m sharing {sniff} is my last one as a DT member for the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge {sob}.  The current DT term is coming to an end and I just want to say a HUGE big thank you to Paulina for giving me the chance to be part of such an awesome team.  The Craft Dash is such a fun concept and I really hope Paulina decides to pick it up again in the new year.CD 32 Anything Goes


The challenge is being sponsored by Casual Fridays Stamps and our challenge is running along side theirs so why not try combining for two chances to win!!


Thanks for stopping by.

Caryn xxx


10 Minute Craft Dash #31

Hi, here sharing my card for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  Firstly I apologise for the quality of the photograph.  I spent most of the day yesterday with no internet and didn’t get time to get my photo taken until very late!  I might try and retake it in better light!

holiday wishes dogThe colours for this challenge are very festive so I had to use the Come All Ye Faithful set from PTI again!  CD_31This time the challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn who have a fabulous prize up for grabs!!. Cd_31_prizeCan’t wait to see what you come up with!


Caryn xxx


Merry and BRIGHT!

A simple card but that neon ink sure does pack a punch!  I applied the Hero Arts neon pink ink to my card stock and then die cut the Memory Box reindeer – love how bold it looks against the white.  The sentiment is a quote from my favourite Christmas film EVER – Elf!.

neon reindeerRight, these trees aren’t going to decorate themselves are they?!  Catch ya later!


I’m more of a cat person but…….

I HAD to have these stamps and dies from PTI!!   I haven’t bought much from them recently but I couldn’t resist the Come All Ye Faithful stamps and dies – how cute are they?  I know lots of “doggie people” who (time permitting) will be getting a pooch-themed card this year – just got to get them done!bark

Right, we have some friends on their way for dinner and I’m totally exhausted after a great night out last night followed by a day of helping at the school Christmas fair – need a coffee injection!!


10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #30

I know I’m 6 days late posting this as the new 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge went live last Wednesday – oops!  As I mentioned in my last post, crafting had to take a very back seat for me for a wee while but I’m starting to get back in there and didn’t want to pass on my DT commitments!Craft Dash # 30


CD_30All I can seem to make are Christmas cards at the moment so I took the colours and paired them up with the In Stitches and Holiday Sentiments set from Clearly Besotted and Holiday Lights from PTI.  I love that little penguin!!  Please pop by Paulina’s fabulous new look blog for all the challenge details and to gather more inspiration from the rest of the DT girls.  There’s also a great prize on offer too from this week’s sponsor!


The Less Is More Challenge this week is also asking us to create a Christmas project featuring birds – how appropriate for this card!!  It’s also a one-layer card so very easy to mail – may add this to the “mass production” pile!

Right, time’s ticking on and I’ve got work to do – have a great day everyone.

Caryn xxx

ps, Inlinkz is playing up for me today so will pop back later and add my supply list.


Peace on Earth

Happy Saturday to you all.  Sorry I’ve been very quiet on my blog lately – it’s been a difficult time for our family with the very sad loss of my lovely father-in-law a couple of weeks ago.  He was a very special guy and is going to be so missed by us all.

Peace on earth (1)Today I’m sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago that’s basically another version of THIS one!  I quite like this design and it has LOADS of options to change it up – might be a mass production candidate for this year’s holiday cards!

Right, off to get ready – we’re heading to the cinema to see the Hunger Games: Catching Fire this afternoon (v. excited!!).

Hopefully be back to share some more projects again very soon.

Caryn xxx


10 Minute Craft Dash #29 – two for the price of one!!!

CD_29It’s time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge and this time round Paulina’s asking us to feature buttons.  I have SO MANY BUTTONS but they’re not something I use all that much.  Guess this is the perfect challenge to use those supplies that we all have lurking in our cupboards and drawers!

I actually made two cards for this challenge and both were done in super-quick time – especially the second one – just over three minutes!!In Stiches Snowflake button

I’m really whizzing through these Christmas cards – have a good wee stack sitting there now!

The sponsor this time round is Denami Design who are offering one lucky winner a $20 store credit – woohoo!  Head over to Paulina’s blog Pretty Pink Posh for all the deets and for more button inspiration!