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21 Dec 2014

Caught In The Act.

Day 21.
Seems like we have only beeen  home 5mins.

The Evidence.

Linking up to :
D.L. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party. Must show 3D Elf in picture.

The Doc is disputing the hotel bill.
We appear to have been charged for 
20 toilet rolls.


I was feeling all pleased with myself
that all cards were sent and presents wrapped.
Wrapped? Eek!
Light bulb moment 
I needed 4 Christmas tags asap.
Now being a hoarder/thrifty person 
I keep all the tags/ribbon that come off new clothes
for just such ocassions so out came the pile to sort through.

Then I raided the snippets box for paper
and already printed out images.
Next I spent a happy hr or 2 'Spudling'
as the The Doc calls my creative outbursts.
Rudolph came all the way over from USA
stamped on an envelope from my good bloging buddy
Darnell.  Well I couldn't just  throw him away could I!
I gave him some sparkly antlers and a sparkly bow.
The post box is a digi  by 'Little Musings' 
that I coloured with promarkers and then liberal
helpings of white and red  Stickles.
The ribbon came with the tags.
Below is the back of them with space
left for the greetings.

Another rudolph digi. This time 'Roddy Reindeer'
by flat friends Emma Canning.
Fussy cut and given a liberal coating of stickles.
Snowman is by  'Digi Stamp 4 Joy' 
The digi is a snowman at the base of a candle.
I fussy cut the snowman out
colouring with my promarkers

 and then added the candle part on the back.
Berries are 2 colours of liquid pearls applied.

Sentiments are Anita's stick ons in 
both gold and silver.

entering into the following:
Shopping Our Stash #181 red alert. use red.
The East Wind #21 Christmas.
Tuesday Throwdown #225. Christmas.
Creative Inspiration  #294  christmas/New Year.
Crafting For All Seasons #92 Anything christmas but a card.
Scrapper's Delights # Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts #208 What ever is still urgently needed.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #156 Use up your snippets.
Crafting Musketeers #20. Use bling (I used copious amounts of Stickles/Liquid pearls.)
Jellypark Friends # Ribbons and or bows. (bow on rudolph/ ribbon on tags.)

20 Dec 2014

Paper Chains.

Day 20.

We did think about leaving him at the hotel
but funnily enough they declined the offer.
Linking up to the following:
D.L. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party . must show a 3D elf in picture.

19 Dec 2014

Balancing Act.

Day 19.

Linking to the following:
D.L. Art's Elb Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party. Must show a 3D Elf in picture.

18 Dec 2014

Gone fishing!

Day 18.

Linking to the following:
D.l. Art's Elf Antics and Annual Linky party. Must show a 3D Elf in picture.

Fairy Land

If you've come expecting  The Elf
his exploits will be in the post above!

It's week 3 over at my  Butterfly Challenge
where the theme is still Fairies.
Can be Christmas or non Christmas, you choose
just so long as they have wings.
The challenge is running until 30th Dec.
and there is a $15.00 gift certificate for the winner

My post for today is an image by 
I coloured back  in April on a Promarker class 
I attended at my local craft store.
Didn't have an  occasion at the time to use it so it has been 
sat in my bits and bobs tray awaiting inspiration to take hold.

I had a 2nd wooden frame that I had bought for 50p from 
the local charity shop so I decided to repaint using the 
colours from the image. 
Base is 'Willow Tree' tester pot in matt paint
left to dry , then given a liberal coating of 
PVA adhesive (by brushing the adhesive on first one way and then
the other you get a much finer crackle appear
see here for the difference) and then quickly covered with another 
tester pot ' Dusted Fondant'.
Fortunately I still had the promarker colour chart from the class 
so I was able to use the same pens to colour the roses with.
I used Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' and 
Die-namics 'Royal Leaves' dies to create them. 
A close up below of the coloured image.
Fairly pleased with my efforts as I'm not a colourist.

Entering into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Everybody Art. #305 Frame.
Creative Card Crew. #77 Anything goes.
Clear It Out # Anything goes with anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #12 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper -Crafty #208 Anything goes.
Divas By Design # Anything goes.
Dies R Us #16 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #155 Use your snippets. (odds of white card for flowers)
Altered Ecectrics # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #12 Anything goes. 
The Mirror Crack'd #4 Reycle/upcycle or a Christmas Gift.

17 Dec 2014

Room Service.

Day 17.

Hello ? Yes . Room service please.
Yes that's right I'm with The Doc  and  Mrs A.
In the Family room.
Yes. I'd like your  largest mixed grill please. 
To drink?
Yes please. Can I have a bottle of that new drink
everyone is raving about?
Yes that's right  Prosecco.
Large bottle please.
Yes please.  Large ice cream with  chocolate sauce.
Yes that's right just for one person.
No,  they're eating out tonight .
Just put it on The Docs bill.
Oh hang on can I have 24hrs wi fi please.
No.  I've used the free 30mins up already.

16 Dec 2014

Tied up in knots.


Not the ribbon box.

Day 16.

The doc and I are away for a few days.
No way are we leaving Elf Boss
alone at home.
He is coming with us.
After all what possible
havoc can he cause in a
Hotel room

Linking to the following:
D.l. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party. Must show a 3D Elf in picture.

15 Dec 2014

Self Portrait.

Is nothing safe!

Who is going to tidy this mess up then!

Day 15.

Linking to the following:
D.L. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party. Must show 3D Elf in picture.

14 Dec 2014

Shut That Door.

There is one door in the house that has been
  firmly closed to Elf Boss.

Now what's that he has just  fetched 
from the garage?

Day 14.

Linking to the following:
D.L. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party. must show a 3D Elf in the picture.

Non - Traditional Colours.

It's time once again for the girls
in the Christmas Card Club
to show our cards for the last challenge 
of the current  year
which was set by Granmargaret.

'Non- Traditional Colours.'

The card that I have made is so not what  I started
out to make but you know what?
I absolutely love the result! 

I matted chestnut brown card stock onto a blank card base.
Design paper was in my stash but I have no name on the back.
More card stock in donkey brown and then
I created this little scene using  'Stampscapes'
Tree Cluster Sm and  small Buck.
I already had the scalloped  die cut circle cut out in my stash .
I used various shades of distress inks in Browns/Wild honey
for sky, sun and hills and stamped the images using  Walnut Stain.
The sentiment is a gold peel off which I stuck onto a scrap of card
which I then coloured to match the secene.
The wording and scene are both popped up on 3D  pads.

I painted diamond Stickles  onto the scene
and this close up shows some 
of  the lovely  sparkle it gives.

Entering into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #186 Christmas.
Crafty Cardmakers #129 Christmas.
Craft Your Passion #243 Non traditional Christmas.
Die Cuttin Divas #195. Non traditional colours. Use at least one die (Sizzix Scalloped circle).
Scrappers Delights #36 Non traditional  Christmas colour.
Inspiration Destination #11 Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky #241 Christmas.
A Gem of a Challenge #134 Anything Christmas.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #155 Use up your snippets.

13 Dec 2014

Ten Pin Bowling.

Day 13.

Linking to the following:
D.L. Art's Elf Antics 2nd Annual Linky Party.  Must have 3D Elf in picture