Friday, 30 March 2012

Delicious Doodles - Texture

Hello.. are you ready for another challenge at Delicious Doodles. This challenge this fortnight is "Texture". I have a new resolution...I am committing myself to using up all the paper I have hoarded over the last few years.... so that when I go to SENZ papercraft expo this July I can happily buy more paper without getting a case of the guilt's! LOL.. Anyhoo.. would be great to see you over at Delicious Doodles joining in, look forward to seeing all your fab creations ;-)

Images -Steampunk fairy
Paper - Prima - Blooming retro
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard - Flower Swirl Frame & Butterflies

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Something to share....

I know I haven't posted a card for a few days, I have been really tied up... But... I have this to share... My girl getting a couple cups last night at club presentations. Very very proud moment... makes all the traveling to swim meets and early mornings well worth it... oh... and the last picture is of her wonderful coach!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Make it Crafty - Create Movement

Are you ready for another challenge over at  Make it Crafty ?? One again we have a challenge to challenge you.... we want you to colour and create movement!! Once again the amazing  DT have some wonderful projects to show you. Oh and before I forget... how would you like to be part of the Make it Crafty team?? Zoe is on the look out for some new talent at all levels of colouring.. so why not give it a go.... here is where you put your card... good luck.
Anyhoo.... if you want some stunning inspiration , jump on over and visit the Make it Crafty Team  here.

Challenges entered...
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Life is peachy (anything as long as it has a digi element)
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Lets get digital
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes

Paper - Prima - Blooming retro
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard - N3 Fancy Frame collection

Friday, 23 March 2012

Mo Manning - Lacie with Ice Cream

Well TGIF !!!!! yep Friday night.. hubby switching between rugby and league.. *yawn* I am debating if I should 1... go to craft room and play with my brand spanking new Grand Calibur (whoop whoop) or 2..... go to bed and read the rest of my sad book ...mmmmm the choices one has to make!!
Anyhoo.. this is another card that was made for "Jackies Scrapbooking" shop in Inglewood... she has this cute stamp from Mo Manning and other fantastic stamps to look at!
Challenges entered
For Your Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Bronte & Bellas Challenge - Bling it on

Images -Lacie with Ice Cream (also in digital form)
Paper - 7 Gypsies - Zanzibar
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard - MIC

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Kitty Lane - Gone Fishn'

Nice simple males card today. The weather outside is miserable again, fire going, ... so not looking forward to going to skating and swimming tonight with the kids! I have so many nice images to colour... just not enough time in the days at the moment! This little man is another stamp from Kitty Lane. Challenge entered...
Crafting when we can - One for the boys

Paper - Random
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard - MIC

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Make it Crafty - DT call

Do you want to have this badge?????
Hey ladies.... Zoe from Make it Crafty is having a DT call....... so what are you waiting for??? 
click HERE for details

New Job, New Home, New Location

One of my close friends has moved away.. so I made this card for her, lucky for me she is only an hour away, so I still get to catch up with her. I found this house template at Kalsbeek, so of course I had to have a play!! And look.... no stamped images, DP paper or flowers!!!!
Challenges entered 
The Crazy Challenge - No Designer Paper
Scrapalicious USA - A Cut Above
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - new house, new home or house warming


Friday, 16 March 2012

Delicious Doodles - Thee Wonder of Life

Hello.. are you ready for another challenge at Delicious Doodles. This challenge this fortnight is "The Wonder of Life". I have used one of Teri's new images for this card - A Mother's Love. I must admit... this was a very last minute card... in fact I did it all in under an hour! Yep... I thought I had a card waiting in the background for this challenge and had a panic attack when I realised that I hadn't even started yet! LOL

Images -A Mother's Love
Paper - Kaisercraft - Chapter ne
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Marianne's Design Divas - Anything with a spring feel

Ok, so we are here with another monthly challenge to all you Marianne Design lovers. We would love for you to create anything with a spring feel to it. I was going to put little Easter eggs in my basket... but thought they wouldnt stay there long enough before I ate them!!! yep.. such a sucker for chocolate!

From Cuddly Buddly
this Amazing prize

And the second prize is this lot from Marianne...

I would also like to say a heartfelt goodbye to the wonderfully talented Kattiz. This is her last challenge with us as a DT member, so please stop by and say goodbye

Here's what I have used for this challenge...Ribbon JU828, Jewel EJ0402, Anja Corner LR0200Branch Garden LR0151Paper Bloc Flower PowerEnglish rose LR0162Daisies basket CR1207,

Southern Girls - Colour Combo

Another fortnight has flown by at Southern girls challenge. This week we would like to see Cards / Layouts using a colour combo - red, blue and yellow. I have used on my card all Marianne Design product..yummo!. The rest of the DT have made wonderful creations, so why not head over, check out the DT lovelies and see who our sponsors are this fortnight are.

Colouring - Copics & Prismas

Monday, 12 March 2012

Birthday Candy winner and Follower Candy winner

Birthday winner
Winner #7 Jennifer Dunn

Follower winner
Winner #11 - IKE

Congrats ladies, I am happy that you could share my special day with you by spreading a bit of RAK love!
you can contact me at to claim your prize

Saturday, 10 March 2012

New email address

Hey peeps.... just to let you know that I have changed my email addy to

Molly Bloom - Fishing George

Quick post today. Here is another card made for a local shop in Taranaki, "Jackies Scrapbooking" in Inglewood, for her to display. Any Taranaki ladies reading this... head there! Jackie has in stock some super cute stamps called Molly Bloom.
The sun is shining outside, so no craft today... well maybe not this morning!! Yeah for a 3 day weekend, I love these stat holidays!!!
Challenges entered
Polka Doodles - Lets hear it for the boys
Creative Craft Challenges - Boys will be boys

Only a couple days left to enter my Birthday Candy and Follower Candy

Images  - Molly Bloom - Fishing George
Paper - Bo Bunny - Barefoot & Bliss
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Friday, 9 March 2012

Make it Crafty - Colour green

Are you ready for another challenge over at  Make it Colourful ?? The challenge this fortnight, is an easy one - Use the colour Green! Once again the amazing  DT have some wonderful projects to show you.
So, why not join us..... for some stunning inspiration , jump on over and visit the Make it Crafty Team  here


Paper - Kaiser - Chapter One
Colouring - Copics
Chipboard - Make it Crafty - Small Circle Swirl Frame

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Summer Back!

Yep, feels like a beautiful summer day outside. Pity I am sleeping the day away with a sinus infection and feel crappy!. But I do have enough time to share this card with you and enter it into some challenges ...and to remind you of my TWO lots of BLOG CANDY that finish on the 11th!!!! heaps of Marianne Design dies and stamps up for grabs.
Anyhoo, here are the challenges
Papertake Weekly - Anything  goes
Dream Valley - Female themed creation
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday with sentiment
Craft your passion - Anything goes

Paper - MME - Lime Twist
Colouring - Copics

Monday, 5 March 2012

Hooked on Craft - More than one fold

Hello!! This is my very first post as a "Hooked On Crafts" DT member. How exciting. Have you seen all the wonderful flowers, charms, and pins Karen has over at Hooked On Crafts... if you are a flower addict like me, you will love it over at the shop
Well.. for my very first challenge joining the team is " More than one fold". It could be an easel card, stair step card, waterfall card, or even a tag card like mine!.  You have until the 31st March to play along
Images - Little Claire Design - Cutie Patooties
Paper - Little Claire Design - Tag

Bizzy Becs - Sketch

Right, so over at Bizzy Becs challenge this month (yes you get a whole month to play), is to make a project following our sketch. Having a sketch is by far the easiest way to make cards... it takes all the guessing work out of making a card. So why not make a card and join us.

Colouring - Copics & prismas
Marianne Design - Vintage Lace JU0824

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Here is a card that I did a few days ago. Now that the power is back on I can share it with you! The wind is getting up again, and the trees are still scattered around the place.... fire going.... summer is gone!!
Here are the challenges I am entering
Simon Says - Anything goes
Bling it on - Shades of lilac


Images - Tiffany
Paper - MME - A beautiful life
Colouring - Copics
Chipboard - Make it Crafty 

Southern Girls DT Call

For our Current Challenge click HERE

Hard to believe that 6 months has nearly passed since our last call.
We are on the hunt for a few more DT Members to join our happy little group.  If you think you may be interested, check out the following info..........

We are an open blog so any type of paper crafters can apply.  

We are a fortnightly challenge and the team is split into 2 groups so  you are only required to do 1 project per month.

We have lots of fabulous sponsors and they give us images to work with (YAY). So check our sponsor list and if these companies are your thing FANTASTIC.  If you are a scrapbooker or OTP artist you will not need to work with the images unless you want to.

We are pretty chatty, about loads of stuff not just crafting, so be prepared to work those fingers in our group message center.

You will need a blog.

If this sounds like a DT that may appeal to you please contact Lou & Trace at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS LINK!!!!!!  with an email telling us a little about yourself, any current (if any) DTs you are on, fav techniques/ syles that sort of thing and attach your fave 3 projects for us to see and also add a link to your blog please.

We are looking forward to perusing the hundreds of applicants emails and eagerly await all your lovely blog links :)

Call closes 18th March 2012.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Sail away, sail away, sail away by Enya!!!

Har har me hearties...are you all ready for another challenge at Delicious Doodles. This challenge this fortnight is "Music to sooth the soul". I thought and thought about this one and I have a music disc by Enya that I used to thrash, and on that disc is a song called sail away... still love it to this day! I have used 3 of Teri's images for this card - Pirate Polly, Skull & Crossbones and Treasure Map.

Paper - Kaisercraft - Vintage Timeless
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard  - MIC