Friday, 28 August 2009

DT News

I decided to combine two challenges to save some time tonight before I go and pack for Auckland.
This card is for Stampin for the weekend (gray & pink), and La-La Land crafts (stitching). The stamp I used is a digi one from Pollycraft.
AND... onto my big news.. I have been excepted onto a design team for Doodle Palace. I am excited and honoured that they love my work and want me..... so am so looking forward to my 4 month stint with Dee and Robin. What makes it even more special is that my wonderful friend Viv is a Doodle Palace Princess too!!!! Go us Naki girls!!! So go check them out, they are having 60% off sale on their digi images for their grand opening.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Blue Hair!!!

After following this sketch from Sketch Saturday, colouring in this cute Pollycraft digi image, I decided to do something I wouldnt normally do.... colour in the hair BLUE!!!! (How do you like that one Narny!!!!???)

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

All Sorts Challenge

Hello... yep I am on a roll. Back to work tomorrow, and away for the weekend, so best get some of these challenges out of the way and for you all to look at...
I have some really cool news to tell you all... just not sure I am allowed to share it yet... so watch this space.

Onto the card... this sketch is for All Sorts challenge blog... go check out all the other entries.. they are great and the DT cards are fab.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

2 in one day!

Must be on a roll!!! Viv put me onto this digi challenge site called Doodle Palace where she was a guest designer. I added it to the list of challenges I wanted to get done.. and here it is. Go check them out... they have their grand opening on thier shop.

Anyone for Anya??

Hello... I'm back!!! Miss me??? Sorry I haven't blogged in a few days... for the last week I have been popping pills and trying to rest. Had xrays... all OK! So back at work on Thursday.
Have missed doing a few challenges so with the kids now at school and house to myself I am going to try and attempt to get a few done... back permitting!!
This card is for the new challenge site "Anyone for Anya?". If you have Anya stamps... scoot along and go check this site out.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl

Well I managed to sit long enough to do a card... The drugs have finally kicked in and has taken the edge of the back pain... everything is all a bit fuzzy!!! but I have a card!!!!
This is for The Sugar Bowl challenge... make your own flowers and following a sketch.
A BIG thanks to my friend Lou who is a life saver.. just when boredom has kicked in she has sent 8 True Blood books and the season 1 dvd... thanks honey!!! Oh and she sent me these really cool gel glitter pens...i used on this card, but not sure that you can see.
Well I am getting a bit sleepy again, so might put my head down for a nap.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Trip to A&E - and a card!!

Well I have had an interesting morning today... I pulled something in my back last Thursday.. thought it was getting better, woke up this morning barely able to walk on one leg!! Painful would be an understatement. So after getting dressed by my 10 yr old.. off to A&E it was... 7 pills later and jab to arse I am home slightly less focused, waiting for xray to ring. Bugar bugar bugar. Cant even make cards, because it hurts to much to stand up afterwards.
Anyhoo.. enough ramblings.. this card is for Friday Sketchers... loving mine and Vivs new Magna stamps.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Get Sketchy No:1

This is the first sketch for a brand new site Get Sketchy. What a great sketch to start with. I am sure I will play along weekly. Go and check them out and play along.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Another vintage babe

Over at Stampin' for the Weekend they have asked for us to do a vintage card. Yah... my favourite. I searched through my stash of paper and found this yummy Kaiser paper, and guess what... no flowers!!!!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

A Boy card!!!

Yep I can do them!!!!! I thought I had better catch up some challenges.. ( I have 12 I want to do!!) This one being the first for Saturday Challenge "Fancy corners".
Isn't this Magna dude so cute!!! pity I cut a bit off his arm when I mounted him.... sorry Viv!!!

Friday, 14 August 2009

SB Layout - Winni the Pooh

Here is challenge 3 for crafty tart. The overlay I used on top I have had sitting around for about a year now, so good to finally use it!
Friday today... yah for the weekend!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Vintage beauty

I love this card, once again I have used distress inks on WC paper but this time I tried it with a SU blender pen. It turned out better than I thought it would and the prima flowers just make it! This card was made for Allsorts Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar

Here's my take on the great sketch that was given over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar. Once again I have coloured my Anya in copics on Watercolour paper. Halfway through the week... yah!!! bring on the weekend.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Feathers the dragon and twins!!!

First of all I would like to say sorry for my shocking photos... they are "night" photos, which I try to avoid... (mornings are the best I find!!)
Ahyhoo.... first card is for Delightful Sketches... promise I will do better next time ladies!! and second card is for Tash who's cousin just had twins.... I think that by looking at these that my mojo has gone missing... if you find it... send it back!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Copics on watercolour paper!!

This is the first time I have tried using my copics on wc paper... pretty cool, it makes the colours really stand out. This card is for Friday Sketchers, I had heaps of fun with this sketch.
I have just picked up Cameron from her grade 3 dance exam... she came out looking like a fire engine she was that hot.... first thing I ask... how many mistakes did you make?? What a bad mother I am!!! So anyway, I guess we will get the results in the next couple days. I have promised her a pandora charm for her bracelet she has if she does well. Pity they dont have ballerina charms!! (I think I'll get her a charm anyway cause she tries so hard)

Cute as a bug

Cute as a bug was the set challenge over at Saturday Challenge. I'm not really happy with this card, something doesn't seem right.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Pretty in Pink!

Hello out there, another beautiful sunny winter day here in the Naki! I decided to join in on the Just Magnolia challenge this week in which we had to follow a sketch. I managed to do three cards yesterday... today the plans are to do my SB challenge for Crafty Tart... although I do have other projects I should be doing!
Have a great day

Saturday, 8 August 2009

An Autumn card

Over at Papertake Weekly we have a challenge to make a card reminding us of a season. I made this card with intentions of it being summer, but I am thinking it is more Autumn colours!.
Its a beautiful sunny winter day here today, Cam has dress rehearsal today for her dance exam on Monday, the nerves havent hit yet... but I'm waiting!!!

Friday, 7 August 2009


Here is my scrapbook entry for Crafty Tarts second challenge. I must admit I am really enjoying these challenges... it just makes life easier and I somehow find that with little effort you end up with a page like this!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I'm Back

Just a quick post before I head to work this arvo to say I made it back... loved Christchurch / Timaru.. I could easily live there. I was however lucky to make it... I caught a bug the morning I was to go... so by the time I had to get on the plane at 7pm... holding tightly to both ends of the body for the hour trip... hitting a few airpockets along the way.. I amazingly didnt explode!!! (probably more info than you needed to know).
Thanks to Viv (my resident druggy), I had some pills to help me through the travelling. UNFORTUNATLY... I passed onto Tash.. so needless to say we were both a bit under weather!!, didnt enjoy ANY food.... and had early nights!!

Onto the card... this is for Allsorts challenge..... oh and I managed to get well enough to buy some goodies from Artful crafts and Scrapin' Patch on my travels!!!! ((Hhehehehe... mustnt been that sick!!!!)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Friday Sketchers

Heres a card to leave you with while I am away for the next few days. This is my first attempt at colouring in my image with distress inks I bought from Crafty Tart.... OMG, I love the vibrant colour they give.
This card sketch was for Friday Sketchers.
Till I get back, have a great week.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Splashing Maggie

This card was a reflection of what it was like yesterday. Raining and cold. It's from a sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. She is finished off with my Ranger Mini Mister that has Broken China distress ink and perfect pearls mixed together to give this whole card a sparkle of rain!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Candy Winner

Well I have tried and tried to copy and paste the thingy from that showed the winning number... but buggar I cant!!!!

Anyhoo.. winning number that came up is


So Linda from Canberra Australia, could you please send me your addy and I will send over the ditch to you!!!

Catch you all back tomorrow with some cards I have been making