Monday, 27 September 2010

Rainy Day

This was such a fun image to colour, and I got to use lots of stickles! The challenge this week at Karen's Doodles challenge blog is "use 7 of something". I used seven red pearls. The image I used Rainy Days... what a fun image. Jump on over and see what eye candy the DT have done this week, you wont be disappointed.
Lucky for me this post was pre scheduled before the lightening strike. Hopefully this time tomorrow night I will be up and fully running again.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Seems all very complicated

Well as you now know, my modem has been fried. I have a severe case of internet withdrawls, so bought myself a T stick, that will allow me to go online, receive emails, but because it is not with my server, I can't send out emails. gggrrrrrr.
So Deb .. if you are reading this can you flick me area codes with your number... I hear you have been up to secret stuff!!!!!

I am waiting for modem to be sent to me (hopefully in next few days) and also at the same time changing providers... so will send email out once fully up and running with new email address.

What have I been doing....... nothing... cause I am sulking and cant get motivated LOL and missing all you guys!!!

Might have a play later and see if I can upload with my T stick and show you a card!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Arrrrrrrh No Tracy!!!!!!

Trace has asked me to drop by and let all her faithfull followers know that she will be out of commision on the internet for at least a few days, her modem has been fried by lightening and she is waiting on a replacement.
She will return soon and regular programming will resume.
In the mean time though, don't forget to check out the Southern Girls Challenge and play along.


Southern Girls Challenge #2

Wow, 2 weeks have passed since the launch of Southern Girls Challenge, and I am stunned to see over 100 entries on our very first challenge.... lets see if we can keep it up! This next challenge would be great for any SBers out there and also card makers! We want you to use "recycled jewelry". I happened to see one of my girls hair clip on the ground... so I purposely left it there for a couple days to see if anyone would move it.... nope!!!... so in I swooped and now it sits proudly on my card! hehehe.

Up for grabs this fortnight is for you NZ and Aussie girls - a stash of goodies from the lovely Rachel at Embellish It.
For worldwide we have the lovely sponsor - Digital Delights who is offering a $10 Gift Certificate.
Jump over and join the fun.. you have to be in to win!!!!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

DT & DT Leader Call

Cindy-Lynn is having her very first DT call, here's a bit about her images........"I am so excited to select my first design team! The stamps are nearly in production, but are not yet visible to anyone. However, I want to have my DT in place and ready to go for the first week of October. The first release will be a line of a woman with attitude! She is dainty and has a really cute figure. She is just too adorable and easy to color. I know you will fall in love with her! "

Head over and read the requirements and why not apply??? Give it a go!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Star Bear

Another Christmas card this month,,,whohoo, I'm on a roll!! This cutie is called Star Bear and you can get him from Sassy Cheryls shop! The challenge at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog this week is to follow the sketch.
As always, head on over, and see what the lovely Sassy Girls have been up too.

Monday, 20 September 2010


Karen's Doodles is hosting a blog hop today along with our weekly challenge. Visit each team member's blog and leave a comment. We will be awarding random prizes of digi images chosen from the people who comment. If you arrived here from Tanja you are on the right track. If not, start at the Challenge blog for a list of the DT members in hop order. In addition to our normal 3 winners, the Design Team will also pick a favorite entry who will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer for the month of October.
And now it is time to continue on with the hop by visiting Sandy But before you go, there is one more twist, if your name is chosen as a random winner and you have entered into this week's
Lace challenge, your prize will double! And don't forget, if you get lost along
the way, you can always return to the Challenge blog for a
complete list of blogs to visit. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 28th.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Mad for Markers Dt Call

Hi ladies. Do you use copics as your colouring medium? Do you want to have a go on a great Design Team?
Sadly my term has just about ended at Mad for Markers, and due to other commitments I won't be re-applying. Here's what Sammi is looking for........

1. We are looking for 2 Guest Designers (for the month of October)
2. We are looking for 5 more full time Design Team members (for Nov 10 - April 11)

We are looking for:
people who are passionate about Copics!
people who LOVE colouring as much as we do!
people with good colouring skills!
people who blog regularly and are willing and able to post regularly here on the M4M blog!
people who think and create "outside the box"!

•"Off the Page" creators

So what are you waiting for... why not give it a go.. head over to Mad for Markers and see the rest of the information.

My first Skogs Tokiga

I have been stalking my mailman for the last few days waiting for my very first order of my Skogs Tokigas, I love these images, but with the exchange rate it makes them hugely expensive. Lucky for me Petra has a sale tab on her blog! This is the only card I managed to make ALL day yesterday!!!! Viv came around with her famous baking YUM!!! and then Lou skyped, so we ended up talking to her!!!! (gezzz Im surrounded by talented ladies!!) not very productive, but if the mojo is gone, there's not much you can do but gossip with friends!!!
I found a few challenges for this card..
ABC - Distressing
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas colours
2 Sisters - Christmas

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Cuddle Cloud baby

Awwww, isn't this a great image. I paper pieced this little cloud baby to give him a more 3d look.
You can pick up this image and many more of Meljen's images at Whimsy Stamps.
I am entering this card in ...
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything goes
Stamp something - use a digi.
There's a storm outside, so hopefully will be able to colour to my hearts

Friday, 17 September 2010

Scooting By

Hello lovely people. Today at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog, we have a great challenge that everyone needs... "Birthday Card". How easy is that? The image I used this week is called Scooting By, want to know where you can pick up this sweetie from, head here.
I received this stamp from the lovely Deb at Debs Creations in Australia. Right enough rambling, scoot (excuse the pun) over to the challenge blog and see what the fantastic talented DT have done.

Forest Elf

Isn't this little forest elf cute? Tracey from Spesch Designer Stamps sent her to me, she also has so many other wonderful digital stamps to choose from.
I made this DT card for Mad for Markers blog . Sammi who owns Mad for markers shop has a fantastic selection of copics, and copic related goodies... and she's cheap! Even for us NZers!!!
Image: Forest Elf - Spesch designer stamps
E000, 00, 02
R20, 21, 22
YR01, G00

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Flying High Angel Bunny

Another chance to use my newly acquired stickles!! You can get this sweet image called "Flying High Angel Bunny" from Sassy Cheryl shop!
Jump over to SC cause this weeks challenge at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog is to use a spellbinders die!!! I must admit, I had to dust my poor neglected cuttlebug off for this challenge!

Go see what range of dies the Sassy sisters used to inspire you.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Bigsby Wreath

Over at Karen's Doodles challenge blog this week is "make a Criss Cross card" I used Bigsby Wreath. This is the month where I start doing all my Christmas cards (that I never send out!)
Jump on over and get some inspiration from the KD team, and join the fun.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

The ultimate shoe!

I recently went away with my mother who could open a shop with the amount of stunning shoes she has!, and yes she managed to squeeze in shoe shopping...twice ( I do not take after my mum in that respect... give me my ugg boots anytime!!) Anyway, when I saw this shoe I had to make it for her and fill it with chocolates!
I am going to enter it into One stop craft challenge - fashion.
For you shoe lovers out there in blog land, you can find the template here.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Blog Candy

Over at Feline Playful Karen is offering up this amazing candy. Karen has an amzing blog for all you challenge goers out there... everyday she lists challenges that are happening.. and our very own Southern Girls features every 2nd Thursday. Thanks Karen!!!! Head over and chack out her site, its really cool!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Love you Sis!

Over at Wags n Whiskers this week we want you to use"fall colours" - Orange, green, red & brown. I love this image, but man oh man I need to get rid of the paper I stamped on!!! I decided to try a new brand of water colour paper and it sucks!!!! I didn't get the nice clean crisp image that these Wags n Whiskers stamps always gives you.
The image I used is "Love you sis". Oh I wish that I would hear these words out of my 11 and 7yr old daughters! LOL

Anyway, enough rambling, head over to Wags n Whiskers challenge blog and see what the fabby DT have made then join the fun!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

First Southern Girls Challenge today!!!!

Hey ladies (and gents), do you want one of these?? Here's a heads up that today is the day that Southern Girls Challenges kicks off. First challenge is a nice easy one, so head over at 9.30am (nz time).
Just a re-cap... they are fortnightly challenges, and there are two prizes to for NZ/Aussie girls and one that is worldwide. We have fantastic sponsors and a dream team to inspire. So do head over and join in, it would be lovely to see some familiar names entering.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Watch this space!!! I am in the mood for Christmas cards this month!! And there are plenty of snowmen and Christmas images to choose from Sassy Cheryl shop! Jump over cause this weeks challenge at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog is to use a snowman image plus buttons, ribbon and sparkle!!! what better excuse do you need to go shopping (says the enabler)!! My image I used "Ho Ho Ho Snowmen" sure was a challenge to cut them out.... hummp.. maybe I should have enlargened them .. gotta love those digis!
Oh and best you head over to see what my Sassy sisters have created to inspire you.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Gods Little Angel

Another week has swung by and it is challenge day again at Karen's Doodles challenge blog. This week is for all you ladies who like making Pink cards (not thinking of anyone Lou!!). So Pretty in pink is the challenge! I used Gods little Angel... how sweet is she!!
Head over and see what the very talented KD team have for you to look at.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Teal Beauty

Over at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog this week, the challenge for you is to use glitter. This fits in perfectly with the new fairy's from Wags n Whiskers. I used my new pack from Echo Park... yum!! The other DT ladies have some beautiful cards to show you, so head over, get some inspiration and join in the fun.

Card in a rush!!!

This card was made down to the wire!!! I have been away for the last week, so whipped up this card last night to show you how easy copics are to use! Just like colouring in when you were a kid! I couldnt tell you what image this is, as one of my DT sisters over at Mad for Markers sent it over, but she sure is cute.

E000, 00, 02, 42, 43

R00, 81, 83, 85

Y23, YR21, 23, YG21

There is still plenty of time to enter the pink challenge at Mad for Markers, so get colouring... would love to see what you do.
I am entering this card in A spoon full of sugar - sketch