cmp week 45

I love this week’s quote because some days I do find myself doing weird stuff when I’m tired or distracted. I used Dylusions paints, a StencilGirl stencil and Simon Says Stamp inkpad.

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More Christmas cards

I’ve spent this afternoon making a bunch of fairly simple Christmas cards. I’ve used Tim Holtz crazy dog, cat & bird rubber stamps, Dylusions stamps, gel pens, Distress inks, coloured pencils, Glossy Accents (for noses etc), scrapbooking paper, and various dies. Most of these have either Glossy Accents or dimension using foam tape, or some gold ink for a little sparkle. Quick photos with my phone so the background colours look a bit creamy/weird!

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CMP wk 42 & smash journal

I love this week’s CMP quote – I was moved to tears by Australia’s YES vote; my Twitter feed was full of love and gratitude. I used Distress Paints and scrapbooking papers.

The smash journal page uses old scrapbooking supplies. It was inspired by thinking about (loss of) language and memory. Tony’s cousin has dementia and he has PoA. He’s just helped sell her unit and buy a resthome apartment – she moves in a couple of weeks. He (we) need to ensure she changes her phone over and so on, because she has no idea.  Once that’s done we need to tidy up all her paperwork and make sure the rest home is being paid their monthly fee. Then it’ll just be a case of visiting, and making sure her care is ok. I’ve been there, done this with Aunt J – this is less stressful because the relationship is more distant, but it’s never easy.

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CMP weeks 40 & 41, and Auckland

Playing catch up after spending last weekend in Auckland with my sister Ailsa. The flights were my birthday and Christmas present – we shopped, went to libraries, talked, spent time with family, and had a wonderful time. I bought a bunch of summer clothes and got some real bargains.

CMP pages – Dina Wakley & Dylusions paints, stencils, Simon Says Stamp inkpad.

 

Sweet smash journals

I belong to a FB group where we trade ATCs every month. The lovely moderator, Dawn, has started a ‘sweet smash journal’ page as well. Here’s how she describes them:

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This is not how I normally work, but I have some old grunge card journals lying around, and lots of bits and pieces I’d like to use up, so decided to join in the fun. Not quite what Dawn had in mind, but I’m sure she won’t mind! Here are two quick pages I did this afternoon – it was fun to work without thinking about it too much.

 

 

Christmas gift tags

I’ve started my Christmas shopping. Not because I like the fact there’s Christmas ‘stuff’ in the shops already, in fact, I hate seeing it all out so early; I think it dilutes the excitement. But I prefer to shop slowly, so start early.  Christmas crafting takes time, particularly as I make a lot of cards so, again, I start early.

This year’s gift tags are done with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz Distress mica spray in antique gold, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, and rubber stamps by (umm, someone…). I’ll finish them off with fibre & ribbon through the hole, and write on them with a calligraphy pen.

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