Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New year, new post & holiday news!


Happy New Year to you all!

Sorry for my absence over the last couple of weeks - my Mum gave me an amazing Christmas present, which was to fly me to Australia for two weeks to spend Christmas with my family over there, and I just got back yesterday! It has been 12 years since I was last in Australia, having moved over here over 14 years ago, so there were members of my extended family that I hadn't seen in 12 years - cousins I remember as children are now grown men that I hardly recognised, but it was great seeing them and catching up after all this time. The weather made a nice change as well!! Not too hot, but I got to wear summer clothes for two weeks which was nice lol. My Mum spoilt me rotten (she is an amazing Mum!) and I ate WAY too much... some sort of diet needed now I think! The reason I didn't post anything about this on my blog before I left was that this was a big surprise for most of my family (only one sister knew along with my mum), and I thought my crafty sister might check out my blog and see what was going on so I had to keep quiet... let's just say that my family have had enough surprises in the last two weeks to last a long time!

Anyway, I'm popping in to share my Friday Mashup project with you... on a Wednesday! (how bad is that?!). This week we've got a great colour combo for you...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project using "Snowflakes".
  2. Or Make a project with the colors "Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Snowflake Project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".

I wanted to make an altered notebook for my friend Helen to let her know how amazing she is, so here's what I came up with...

I used an exercise book from a bulk pack I bought a while back and covered the front and back with Comfort Cafe dsp and the spine with some new dsp coming in Sale-a-Bration. I added a strip of Midnight Muse punched with the scallop trim border punch, then some Pool Party ruffled ribbon, tied in a double bow. The sentiment is from You're Amazing, stamped with Midnight Muse and die-cut with an Apothecary Accents framelit. I coloured the lower half of the 'amazing' letters with a Pool Party marker, then layered this shape onto a black piece cut with the Oval Accent die. I created a flower using the Blossom Party die and Pool Party card and dsp, adding an antique brad in the centre and some Midnight Muse leaves underneath (cut using the Little Leaves sizzlit die). I couldn't resist addings some butterflies to finish!

No mash on this one - sorry, but I couldn't find a way of using snowflakes on this project! Make sure you check out the rest of the team's fab creations over at the Friday Mashup!

It's great to be back... Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Such a beautiful notebook, Amy! I'm sure your friend loved it :) I just love the papers who've used. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday :) All the best for 2013!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful holiday! You have created a stunning and very special notebook!!

  3. Simply beautiful, Amy! I love how you made the sentiment the focal point. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! Wish you a wonderful 2013!!
    Hugs ;)

  4. Sounds like your trip was wonderful!