Friday, 9 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Happy Friday! Today I'm joining in the fun of the wonderful Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is –the– festive event of the season! This 'hop with a twist' was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an advent calendar, you'll never know where you're going to be visiting next until you 'open the door'!

And that's not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today is Day 9 of the advent calendar and is sponsored by the wonderful peeps from Simon Says Stamp! I had a dig through my Simon Says Stamp goodies and had fun creating this festive little number featuring the Poinsettia stamp set from the Believe In The Season collection:

Christmas Greetings-2 copy

The background of the card was created by applying gold glitter paste through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil. Who said snow had to be white? I like mine gold! ;)

Christmas Greetings close up2 copy

It's not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today's prize is generously supplied by Simon Says Stamp so you'll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post then head back to and leave a comment there too. You must leave a comment on Taheerah's blog as well as mine to be eligible to win! Don't forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah's blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59pm EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don't forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Happy advent calendar hopping and good luck!


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Altenew November Blog Hop Winner!


Happy Tuesday! It's about to be a super-happy Tuesday for one lucky peep as I'm here to announce the randomly selected winner a $30 Altenew gift certificate from the wonderful Altenew November Blog Hop!

So, without further ado, the lucky winner is:

Denise candelaria said...
Your card is simple and easy to create if I had to make a lot of them. Which since I am new that would be good for me.

Congrats, Denise! To claim your prize, please email Altenew at with the subject line 'November Release Blog Hop Winner from Amy's Blog'. Happy shopping! :D

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us! If you enjoyed seeing the new November release in action, then you may be interested to know that I've whipped up a card featuring the new Hello Sunshine stamp set on the Altenew blog. Here's a sneak peek of it:

Hello Sunshine close up

You can check out the full post here if you're interested. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, 20 November 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Happy Sunday! I'm here today to join Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags on behalf of Altenew who are sponsoring the event today and offering a $30 gift certificate for one lucky peep. Be sure to visit Tracey's blog for the full deets, inspiration, giveaways and the opportunity to join in the fun by linking up your own tags for the chance to win even more prizes!

Have you seen the sponsors for this event? Check them all out below!

For my tag, I decided to have fun with Altenew's Bells and Bows stamp set and co-ordinating dies along with a sentiment from the Modern Deer stamp set.

Season's Greetings tag

I thought it'd be fun to create a bauble-style tag by simply die-cutting a circle of green cardstock and threading baker's twine through the top of it. I then heat-embossed the sentiment from Modern Deer across it and affixed a stamped and die-cut bow to the top. I needed Mr Gray on hand to photograph this tag, literally! He's holding up the twine for me. :)

I hope you find time to check out the full 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a super Sunday!



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