Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Stamping Boutique

Here's little Audrey from The Stamping Boutique that I have used on my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. I missed making cards while I was gone for a few days.. although it did take me a while to get back into it. I visited Lou on my way to Hawkes Bay... Man has she got a craft room to die for!! Would have liked more time to sit and look at all her goodies... but kids (and hubby) were keen to get to destination!!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Stationary project

At last, my project has an end to it!!! I have been working on this for the last few days, trying to get it finished before we go away on a little holiday.
It is filled with pad paper, cards, stamped images, and a chocolate fix!!


How lucky am I ??? Look what was waiting for me when I got home from work.
I was lucky enough to win a challenge at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards a couple weeks ago, and Karin decided to send this my way as a RAK.... Wow!!
Sugar Nellies, Hanglars, charms and little cute flowers.
Big hugs and thank you Karin, you made my day.

Copic Buzz - Challenge 27

Have you seen Michelle Perkett images? If not head over there and have a look. She is sponsoring Copic Buzz this challenge with a $10 gift cert.
I was lucky enough to choose one of Michelle's lovely images to have a play with.. trust me, it was hard to choose!!!
So what are you waiting for, ??? head over and give the sketch a go, remember you can flip the sketch if you want.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Sketch Saturday - digi anya

Look - no flowers on this one too!!!! If you want to play along with this fab sketch got to Sketch Saturday and join in.

Sassy Cheryl

Here is another fab image from Sassy Cheryl. Sketch is from Get Sketchcy Card Cahallenge., and if you havent already noticed... I used all paper apart from 1 itty bitty gem!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Copic Creations - Ethnic skin tones

I am pumping the cards out today... just showing you this one card though. I have decided to play along with Copic Creations for the first time and do a image with ethnic tones. I used E11, E13 and E15 for the skin tones on this sweetie.
I always use E00 or E50 for my base, so this was a learning curve for me.
Well enough creating today. Will share a card with you tomorrow.. I'm off to get my butt kicked playing Buzz with Bee.... oh and yes Viv.. chair is destroyed, scrubbed, waxed, now off to get covered sometime this week.

3 in 1 card

I had such fun colouring in this image from Karens Doodles, even my girls want to have a go..sigh.. yep have to share my copics!
This card fits into 3 challenges...
1- Basic grey challenge - Animals (tick)
2- A Spoon Full of Sugar - Layering (tick)
3- and Jana from Copic Buzz Design Team at PCP has organised a weekend technique challenge - using your colourless blender pen , which I used on the grass (tick).
So what are you waiting for?? head over to these great sites and join in.!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Second Post!!!

Decided to have a card afternoon.... this card is for Saturday Challenge who have a photo for inspiration. If you like the image I am using, it is from Sassy Cheryl's called "A load of cake". These digi images are seriously cute and whimsey.

TGF digi

I picked up this image from The Greeting Farm a few weeks ago and have only now just had the time to play. I followed the sketch over at JC&BC. I won last weeks sketch over there, which is a great way to start of the New Year.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tokoyo Boy

I really really really struggle with male cards.... I mean what do you put on them??? This was the most masculine flower I could find LOL!!!
This card is for Dew Drops Challenge (image from Dew Drops Craftz) - lilac and purple. I love these images, they are amazing to colour in.
I also followed a sketch from Truly Scrumptious.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Sugar Bowl

Today I have done a card with the new Sugar Nelli Digi image following the sketch and including Distressing for the Sugar Bowl Challenge.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Chocolate and pink.

This cutie was a freebie from Phindy's Place, isn't she sweet?
I have used her for the challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog - brown and pink.
I am slowly working my way through all my new images I have bought.... didn't realize I had such an addictive habit!!! LOL

Black, White plus one

This is my last week as Guest Designer for Anyone For Anya. The challenge is..... (excluding hair and skin) Use Black, White plus one other colour... which in my case lovely orange!
You can check out what the other designers have done and join the fun here.
Thanks for having me I really enjoyed my stint.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Tokoyo Girl

Following the sketch at Get Sketchy I decided to use one of my many digi stamps that have been begging to be coloured. If you like this girl you can pick her up from Dew drop Craftz.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Karen's Doodles

Here's another new image (digi), from my Karen's Doodle's stash. Being a cat lover I knew I had to have this beauty.
I followed the sketch over at The Pixie Cottage.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Bessie Lulu

How do you like my new stamp - Bessie Lulu from Stamping Bella... I have been buying so many digi's lately that it was great to get a parcel in the post with some new rubba! This card was made for The Character Cafe, and it was really a big challenge for me to only use one pattern paper, ribbon and buttons, but I hung in there and this is the finished result.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Copic Buzz - Red and Pink

Here is my first Copic Buzz card being on the DT. This weeks challenge is to use Red and Pink, it can be for any occasion. Our very own Copic Buzz guru Barbara is going to be sponsoring this challenge, head over and see the yummy prize she has put together, and go see the fantastic cards the other DT's have made.

Monday, 11 January 2010

That's Charming

Here's the second bit of news I wanted to share. I have been asked to be a Guest Designer on Anyone For Anya?. This week the challenge is to use a charm, so head over there and give it a go, and see what the DT members have been doing.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

2 in one day!

Yep, this is another card I have made today. Having a quiet day while hubby sleeping ready for night shift. So have made this card combining 2 challenges - First is for Basic Grey where you have to use a BG item (in this case paper) and take inspiration from a photo. And second challenge is for Saturday Challenge where I followed their sketch.
That's all from me for today.


This summery card was done using a Bildmalarnas stamp that's had little use since I got it! I love these stamps, so much to colour.
I followed the sketch over at Get Sketchy. They always have fab sketches to follow.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Paper Pleating

Yep, I sat down this morning and pleated paper! What fun, but time consuming and I must admit, well worth it. Over at Just Magnolia the challenge is to paper pleat. If you haven't done this before, no worries, head over there and they have a little tutorial.

Friday, 8 January 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - hearts

A rather simple card today. Have had to get myself a "DT Stamping calender" so I could put in my due dates for projects. Phew.. life just got a lot more busier.
Anyhoo... here is a card that called for hearts. Image is from Pollycraft. Challenge is from A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Winter card

I mixed in a couple challenges for this card, firstly I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.. and secondly of course is for Pollycraft Monday challenge (hence the Pollycraft image), which called for winter birthdays. Back to work tomorrow, bummer. Have enjoyed my time off, although not as much crafting as I hoped.

Exciting news to share

Hey everyone.... just wanting to share my great news for the beginning of the new year... I have been accepted onto the Copic Buzz team. I am still buzzing from it knowing how much talent is out there in the big wide world. So watch this space and come join in the challenges with me.
I also have other exciting news to share.... but you will all have to wait!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Green rabbit????

Yep, a green rabbit!!! I couldn't decide what colour to do this poor rabbit, so just stuck with the sketch and colour combo at Truly Scrumptious.
I am finally mastering the art of taking good photos, amazing... it's only taken me a few years!!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Is it just me or is Blogger extremely slow tonight?
Anyhow, happy new year to all my blog readers, I hope you all have a fantastic new year planned out ahead of you all.
I am off to NP tomorrow to spend money, so starting off the new year as I plan to carry on...... broke!!! LOL
Ta ta for now.