Saturday 31 July 2010

Exciting news and a thank you!

I have my nose out of joint today... my hubby has told me I spend to much time in my craft room and banned me from my beloved room!! Huh.. like that would happen... so to get my fix of that crafty smell I headed around to Denises (she could open a shop with the amount of goodies she has!!!) and spent an hour round there!....
Anyway.. onto the exciting news....Yep, you may have guessed from the image on my card that I am now on Wags n Whiskers DT. I adore these images, this is a digi image (you can also by in rubber) called Tiny Dancer. I was impressed when I printed her out, some digis I find don't print nice thick solid lines... but she printed out perfect. I cant wait to get to know my teamies and share some lovely images with you.
Also I would like to thank one of my close friends Lou ..(who by chance is also on the Wags n Whiskers team for a few months).. I rang her up yesterday arvo and told her my blog was boring and needed a makeover... a couple hours later it had life breathed back into it and look at the result... cool ah??? Thanks hun... your a sweetie.... starting stalking your mailman!!!

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Angry Ballerina

I just had to get this image - Angry Ballerina by Kraftin' Kimmie, when I went online shopping at Debs Creations. It reminds me so much of my daughter who has dance exams coming up!!! I wanted to make her a box that I could fill with goodies and give to her on the day her results are given out.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Let's stump Sassy Cheryl!!!

The Sassy gals have been working behind the scenes to stump the boss. Sassy Cheryl claims that she can tell which design team member made a particular card by just looking at it. So, we are putting Sassy Cheryl to the test.

Want to play along? It's easy... just enter our challenge for this week. Use a Sassy Cheryl image and the challenge criteria "Thinking of you". Link up your post at our challenge page using Mr. Linky. Then take a look at Sassy Cheryl's guess... is she right? Or is she wrong? Just tell us what you think by leaving a comment on the challenge page..then you'll get an extra entry in our random draw this week if you've guessed right. To recap: participate in the challenge and get one entry... participate and guess correctly, get another entry.

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Sassy Cheryl's shop! How cool is that?

So which Sassy Dt member's card have I got here???? Jump over to our challenge blog and have a go.

Monday 26 July 2010

Winter Angel

This would have to be my favourite image from Karen's Doodles. Our challenge this week at Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog is "White on white". You pick any KD image, colour any colours, and everything else on your card has to be white! Great challenge I reckon!
YR14, 24
YG21, 23, 25
R20, 21, 22
B000, BV00

Sunday 25 July 2010

Summer coming??

Looking at the garden today and the snowdrops are starting to flower... does that mean summer is coming?? It was a warmer day today, although it is 2.40pm now and that chill is starting to come back.
I played around with this card this morning and have decided to enter it in Sweet Stampin challenge - vintage. I have distressed edges to give it a more older feel.

Saturday 24 July 2010

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!!!

Isn't this a great image from the new Kraftin' Kimmie "Fairytale" range!
I have had terrible sinus problems for the last few days which has kept me away from the craft room while I have been running a temperature and feeling like a sledge hammer is stuck in my head.... BUT... I did manage to do this card last night. Deb from Debs Creations sent this beauty over for me to have a play with. You should head over and see the fantastic range of stamps and other product she has in her store.
I am entering this card into Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, which happens to ask for a card theme of Fairytales!!!

Friday 23 July 2010

M4M - Colouring White

Today is my turn to give you some inspiration on our "colouring white objects" challenge over at Mad for Markers. I tend to colour any image I want to be white (like the skirt) with C0, C2, then I always add a hint of colour, like here I have added a tiny bit of B000 and R00 in some places on the skirt. I think it just adds a bit of depth to the image. Then to make it stand out even more I always use W0, 1 and 2 around edge of the image.
All week the girls have done a fab job of inspiring me.. I cant wait to see what the rest of the DT has for us to look at next week, and I ALWAYS look forward to seeing the creations all you readers enter for the challenge.

Skin and Hair - E000, 11, 31, 43, 44, R00
White Skirt - C0, 2, B000, R00
Top and flowers - R11, 20, 24, 27, 29, 81, G24
Outside shadow - W0, 1, 2, 3

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Cut it out!!!

Morning / Evening, depending on where you are. Today over at Sassy Cheryl's challenge blog we want you to "Cut it out" Yep get those scissors sharpened and get cutting. jump over and see what the fab team have done this week! I used Triple Decker pies as I wanted a card to go with some homemade baking I am giving away.

Monday 19 July 2010

Emma Snow Scene

Hi, this week at Karen's Doodles,we have a sketch for you to follow. I love following sketchs in challenges, they make life so much easier!
Head over to our Karen's Doodles challenge blog and see what eye candy the DT have done, they sure blow my mind every week with their amazing cards!

Image: Emma Snow Scene
W0, 1, C0
E43, 44, 37

Sunday 18 July 2010

Bovine Beauty

Karen's Doodles has amazing images out at the moment that have me all excited!!! For those of you that live outside NZ... I live in this stunning land where there are (as of Feb this year) 5.8 million cows... that's more than one animal for each of the country's 4.3 million citizens. How's that for a bit of trivia!
For those NZers out there that read my blog.. Karen also has possums hanging upside down... how cute... NOT! .....There are about 30 million possums in New Zealand - that's about 7 per person
Full of knowledge I am tonight!!!!
Anyhow, this card is entered in SSDS challenge - animals!

Saturday 17 July 2010

KK - Mae

Decided to add ink to this new stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie) I received from Debs Creations called Mae. She came with a little spade also.. very summery looking, considering its freezing outside!!
I am entering in a few challenges...
Stamping for the weekend - They have a recipe to follow
Secret Crafter Sat. Challenge - Summer holiday
Allsorts - Summer days (don't think she would be wearing that big hat for nothing!!! LOL)
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Ribbon (used my prima stitched ribbon)

Phew!!! I have a pile of new images I want to colour tonight while the All Blacks are playing on TV.. so better get cracking!

E00, 11
R81, 83, 85
E15, 37

Friday 16 July 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie

Deb from Debs Creations sent me this stamp over.. it arrived in my hot little hands yesterday at 9.15... by 11.00am I had this card made... (most of that time cutting it out). Such a cute image, and it isn't something I would normally get, but I really enjoyed doing this card.

BG02, 45
E000, 11
YR12, 14, 21, 24
YG21, 23

Thursday 15 July 2010

Exciting news

I am so excited and thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Designer for Deb's Creations for which I thought was going to be a 1 month stint, but is now 3 months!! Deb lives just across the ditch in Australia and has a shop which stocks Kraftin' Kimmie, Wags n' Whiskers (which are at a discounted rate at the moment) and many more brands at fantastic prices for us New Zealanders and Aussies!. There is also ning group for you to join where there are challenges, and chatting going on... would be great to see you there! Head over and take a peek...

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Inner Tube Snowey

Wow, second Christmas challenge in a week! Today it is Sassy Cheryls challenge blog who requires "Christmas in July"! I had fun with this one cutting out all the pieces, and adding Diamond Dust to give it sparkle like snow. Head over and see what other delectable cards the Sassy girls have to show you, heaps of inspiration there to get you started!

R24, 27, 29
YR61, E15
G12, 14

Monday 12 July 2010

Bigsby Christmas Stocking

Over at Karen's Doodles this week we have the challenge theme "Christmas in July". If you haven't joined us before, this would be a great time to join in and get some of those Christmas cards done.. and in the meantime you could win some images!
Head over to our Karen's Doodles challenge blog and see what the other Dt have done, who knows... you may pick up an idea or two!!
R24, 27, 29, 00
E41, 42
BG93, YR61, 65

Sunday 11 July 2010

S2G challenge

I decided to enter S2G challenge this week following a sketch they provided.
I wanted to keep it nice an simple so didn't add any flowers and frills, only a few brads.

E000, 11, 50, 51
YR15, 18, 21, 23, 24
W0, 1 B000
G12, 14, YG03

Saturday 10 July 2010

DT call

Wags n Whiskers are having a DT call, and since I promised my hubby that I wouldn't apply for anymore DT positions, I figure I can ignore this plea and apply! LOL!!! (Yes Denise .. there is a bit of time in the day that's not filled yet!).

My very good excuse of looking out for a new Dt position is this... The set term for one of my current DT's, finishes at the end of the month. Hence why I am on the prowl for a new DT to contribute to. Fingers crossed.


E000, 11

W0, 1 C3

R20, 81, 83, 85

B000, 00

YG21, 23, YR24

Look what I won!!

I was so excited to win a couple images from S2G. I love their images. I must have a play later and showcase them... watch this space!! Urgggg have to get my walk outta the way first!

Friday 9 July 2010

First ever ATC

Yep, I kid you not!! This is the very first ATC I have ever done.. and loved it!. One again I am the lucky last DT member for Mad for Markers challenge blog to post my little gem. I hope you have all joined in our challenge, and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?? You still have time to enter. There is a bonus at the end of this challenge... you have to send in your ATC to Sammi, then you will get one back in the mail from one of us Dt girlies, or maybe another lady who has entered the challenge. Will be time to stalk the postman! Hope those of you that have entered have enjoyed this challenge, I know I have.

E000, 01, 31, 37, 42, 43, 44, 50, V95, BV000

Thursday 8 July 2010

Debs Creations

Quick post before I run out the door for my last day at work today and start my holiday. I made this card for a challenge that my friend Deb is having from across the ditch in Aussie. She owns a shop and has all sorts of things you can join in on... so go take a look and say hi .. especially all you NZers!

Tuesday 6 July 2010

April Showers

Wow, another week has speed by since last Sassy challenge. This week over at Sassy Cheryl's challenge blog we have a sketch for you to follow. My Sassy sista's have done another fab job creating eye candy for you, so head over and share some bloggy love! I used "April Showers" for my card today, which is an older image, but still a goodie!
Oh and count down still continues.. 2 work days left until holiday!!!!!

Monday 5 July 2010

Wedding Dance

Hi. hope you are having a great start to your week. Today is my count down to a well deserved holiday.. 1 day down, 3 to go!
This weeks challenge over at Karen's Doodles challenge blog is "Bling it up"... aren't they a cute couple! Why don't you head over to our challenge, see what the ever so talented Dt girls have done and join in!

E000, 01, 41, 42, 43, 44
YR02, 20, 24
R05, 08
G00, W0, C2

Elizabeth Ballerina

I have been waiting to get home from work to show you my very first Isabella Sketchbook image. Isn't she cute! I have made this card for my daughter who is sitting her grade 4 jazz exams on the 6th August. Here she is at her extra lessons.

Challenges I am entering are
Isabella Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Pearls and pins
ICSketches - sketch
Have a great day

Sunday 4 July 2010

My Favourite card!!!

I love this card!! well not the card but this image, isn't it great! It's so cute! I am having a card day today, as yesterday ended up flying by so fast! I have a heap of challenges I want to do plus my DT cards.. busy, busy.... Oh and I have 4 more days at work then I have a week holiday!! Yiphee.
Anyway, this card is going to get entered into a few challenges
Allsorts - Create a scene
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Animal Crackers
Papertake Weekly - Stitching

V91, 95
G12, 24, YG03
E000, 11, 42, 43, 44
B00, 01
C0, 2, 3, 6

Thursday 1 July 2010

Card withdrawal and RSI??

Yep, I haven't made a card for a few days, and have serious card withdrawal. Now don't laugh, but I think I have RSI in my upper arm from reaching out for my copics, excessive colouring in, and mouse movement for the pc from talking to you lot... so decided to ban myself from the craft room for at least a week (lasted 24 hours) and have a massage to sort this problem out....... now I have added to the pain in my arm and think I have a pinched nerve in my back! I kid you not!

So here is the result of not colouring for 24 hrs! Yep more feathering that I learnt over at Mad for Markers from Sammi! Oh and speaking about M4M... do you make ATC's? We have a challenge going on for two weeks, where you make an ATC, enter it into the challenge then send it to Sammi, in return you will get an ATC from someone else (maybe a DT one). FANTASTIC!! Jump over and join in.