Sunday 30 January 2011

Old stamps!

I have a heap of stamps that hardly get used... I have decided to ink some of these up and the others will go in the for sale heap... I hate getting rid of stamps, but at least they might get the attention they deserve! Anyhow, here is one I have had stamped off for a while, so out comes my all time favourite BG paper Curio. Here are the following challenges this card is for
Sweet Stampin Challenge blog - followed their sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - vintage/shabby
Basic Grey - Flowers
Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Morning card!

I have just made this card this morning while waiting for the girls to wake up. Poor Cameron didn't get home until 10.30 last night after getting caught by flooding up north and having roads blocked (under water). It was great to finally see her though after being away for a week.. and OMG she has grown!! Is that possible?? she is now eye to eye with me!!!!! scary!!!
Anyway, enough rambling, here is the card I did following this weeks Friday Sketcher's sketch. I have used my new digi from Di's Digi Downloads, isn't he sweet!

Saturday 29 January 2011

Play time!!!

I was lucky enough to have time out today to have a play with some much neglected images that have never been coloured. I had Amanda come in and play with my copics..(yep I am an enabler trying to get her hooked), so all in all, it was a very relaxing afternoon that went by all to fast. I managed to get a DT card done for next week and have done this card following a sketch over at The Stamping Bizaar using a Stamping Bizaar image.
Also I think this fits in with Magical Monday Challenge, using flowers.
Hope you are all have a great day like me!

Friday 28 January 2011

Wags n Whiskers challenge

Another week has flown by and we are now at the end of the month! only 11 months till Christmas!!!! hehehe. I had heaps of fun doing this card, I loved having the free range of picking colours I wanted to use, not picking colours that match dp paper.
Over at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog we want you to do a white card, but the image can be coloured. The DT have done a stunning job once again and have heaps of inspiration for you to look at. I have used Lacey as my image today.

Thursday 27 January 2011

Southern Girls Challenge

Back for another round of Southern Girls Challenge? This week we want you to use embossing.. that can be dry or wet. I am amazed at the support myself and Lou have been getting for our challenge blog down under! I know I have said it before, but our sponsors truly rock!
This challenge I have used Up Up and Away from Digital Delights. So why don't you head over to our challenge blog, see who the 2 lovely sponsors are this fortnight and see what our fantastic DT lovelies have come up with this time.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

2 milestones!!!!

Yep... this is a milestone for me!!! My good friend Viv gave me her sewing machine that she no longer uses (she got a flash one now!)... and I finally got the nerve to go solo and use it!!! Anyone who knows me knows I DON'T SEW!!!!! and the second jaw dropper ...(and I hope Cheryl doesn't mind, cause I feel like I cheated), is I used a ready coloured image from her store!!! Yep no copics used here baby!!!! So for those who are new to the world of card making and want a image that is pre coloured.. Sassy Cheryl has heaps to choose from!!!
Any way.. onto the theme this week is "Love" over at Sassy Cheryls Challenge blog. So head on over...see what the DT have made, and join in!

Monday 24 January 2011

Phone a friend

Button Bonanza is the theme this week at Karen's Doodles challenge blog. The image I used is Phone a friend. This card would be perfect for my 8yr old who has discovered the art of long long phone conversations on the phone to her friends whom she has seen all day at school!!!!! Grrrrrr.

Now.. I just wanted to say that this is my very last posting for Karen's Doodles DT. I have enjoyed it immensely. After serving 2 terms and 47 challenges later I have loved getting to know the super talented ladies on the DT and especially the lovely Sandy who is our team leader.
I feel the time is right to move on and I wish Karen and Sandy all the luck in bringing some new talent on board to showcase Karen's wonderful images.

Sunday 23 January 2011

Rain, rain and more rain

Well the rain has hit us... we have flooding up north and outside is wet wet wet. When the weather is crap, I always think that I will be in my craft room all day and make cards... nup... I just get lazy and watch movies!.. Here is my feeble attempt at making a card today... lucky I had a sketch to follow!
Create 4 Fun - Sketch
Allsorts - Male/boy card

Hope your day has been a bit more productive than mine!!!!

Saturday 22 January 2011

Playing around

I decided to have a little play this morning before I get stuck into the garden. So I grabbed this image, took the sketch from Fussy and Fancy and rotated it (oh and I won a prize last week from them.. thanks ladies)... and grabbed some neglected paper and started colouring. I don't really do boys cards, but couldn't resist this little fella!
Fussy and Fancy - Sketch (rotated)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Blue and Green
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings

Friday 21 January 2011

Fairy Special

This week at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog we have the theme "Fairy Special - use a fairy or angel" I have spritzed my image with distress inks and glimmer and put extra glimmer on her dress. One thing I have learned is I need practice with distress inks!

Thursday 20 January 2011

RAK image

I had so much fun colouring this RAK image Joanne sent me. My good friend Lou found my mojo and sent it packing back to me! and I also got to use my new Doohickey Die flowers. Too top it all off, my little miss is heading away for a week... so no sisterly fighting for a week.. ahhhhh bliss!
Here are a few challenges I am entering..
Papertake Weekly - ribbon and pearls
Copic Creations - anything new

Tuesday 18 January 2011

My all time fav, Sassy Cheryl image

Yep, any chance I get, I try to use this image , and what better challenge than to use it for "buttons and bows" over at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog. I have used some old SU paper that I have been hoarding. If you want to join in, there are heaps of sweet sassy images to choose from over at the Sassy shop, so head over grab yourself an image or two and join in the fun.

Monday 17 January 2011

A Friend in Need

I have never attempted a tent topper card before, so I found this really interesting and different to do. If you want to have a go, why not head over to Karens Doodles challenge blog where the theme is Tent Topper cards. I used A Friend In Need for my card this week.

Sunday 16 January 2011

Teddybo & Co

This name seems to be popping up all over the place lately, and who could resist a teddy bear? I had to join in and get a few images and heres a bit of news for you... Teddybo & Co are going to be sponsoring us at Southern Girls Challenges. Whoop Whoop.
Jump over to the amazing Lou's blog and see her Teddybo card which will be up shortly ( no pressure Lou!!)
Better dash and get kids tea ready..

Allsorts - teal and Brown
Cupcake - Something new (image and new Kaiser paper both bought yesterday!)
Paper Play - cutie patootie
Teddybo - Anything goes

Friday 14 January 2011

Love is in the air!

How did you all like the new release Pin Up girls over at Wag n Whiskers? Glad to see you all join in the blog hop. Onto this weeks challenge for Wags n Whiskers challenge blog....with the theme "love is in the air". There are plenty of images that fit this challenge including this sweetie called
"Bubble Fun". So what are you waiting for, we are waiting to see your lovely entries!

Thursday 13 January 2011

New Release - Southern Girls Challenges

Over at Southern Girls Challenge we have a Valentines theme happening. I was lucky enough to have a play with one of Kellie Winnell's images at Tickled Pink that has just been released today!! SO if you like her... jump over at have a look at the store.. we are also lucky enough to have Kellie be one of our sponsors this week along with the oh so cute images of Pink Cat Studio.

Tuesday 11 January 2011


Today's challenge at Sassy Cheryls is "snow". Isnt it nice not doing any Christmas cards! Although, this could possibly pass for one if I add a sentiment!. The image I used is called Catching a snowflake.
Jump on over and see what the super talented DT have created.

Monday 10 January 2011

Born to Ride

Over at Karens Doodles challenge this week is "Monochromatic. I knew what image I wanted to use straight away!!! I have a brother who this card will keep for.!!! I am sure he will get a kick out of it!! Image is called Born to ride.

Wags n Whiskers bloghop & release

Wow, do we have a great blog hop lined up for you!!!! As always the Wags n Whiskers DT have some stunning cards with the 4 pin up girls.

Please leave a comments on my post and all the other DT posts, as there will be 3
random blogs chosen among us. The 3 chosen blogs will then pick a winner. The
winner can then choose 2 Rubber Stamps of their choice. So 3 prizes of 2 Stamps.

This release is rubber only and the stamps will be available to purchase on
Monday at 12pm GMT/7am EST. My image is called Magali

I hope you all have fun and enjoy what the very talented Design Team are about to show you.
Right off you pop to the very talented Vicky..... have fun.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Wags n Whiskers - Peek 2

This Wags n Whiskers Pinup would have to be my favourite out of the 4. I know I should treat them all equally.. but hey.. this one just stands out to me!....mmmmm wonder if I should ear mark this one for hubby's birthday!!!!...

Clean craft room... for now!

Yep, I managed to clean my windows... and clean the floor in my craft room... I can now work in tidiness... for at least 2 days anyway before it goes back to its normal mess.
I baked today since I got about 4 cookbooks for Christmas... these yummy morsels have hazelnut spread in the middle with Cabury mint chocolate crumbed on top!!!, I thought they would make a great gift.. if the kids don't get to them first!
Here's the challenges I am entering
Friday Sketchers - followed their great sketch
Fussy and Fancy - Card and matching gift... (thought the brown and green of the cookies matched perfectly)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Use something old.... (I am ashamed to say that I acquired this DP when I started doing cards about 3 years ago!!!! Yep paper hoarder!!! I don't even know what its called!)

Lucky me!!!

Look what was in my post yesterday!!!! The lovely Joanne from Timaru sent me this fantastic card and some cute as images. How lucky am I??? Thanks hun, I am sure I will get nothing done today that I planned to do, as I will be like a big kid colouring in!

Oh and just a reminder to all you NZ/Aussie ladies out there that are reading this... any project you have made and are planning to put on your blog in the next few days, why not link it up to Southern Girls Challenges.... we have fantastic sponsors that provide prizes, and it would be great to see you all play along!

Friday 7 January 2011

Wags n Whiskers - Pinup Girls sneak peek

Yep, for the beginning of the year Wags n Whiskers have a new release called "Pinup girls" I am going to showcase 3 out of the 4 over the next few days until there big release day on the 10th. This is completely different from any other Wags n Whiskers images I have ever seen... they are actually really easy to colour in and make a nice quick card with.... tune in tomorrow and will have another peek for you.

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Discovery of Stamp Fairy!!!

The first great thing that has happened this New Year is I have discovered the images of The Stamp Fairy! There is only one word.....CUTE!!!!! And to top it off, The Stamp Fairy is going to be sponsoring Southern Girls throughout the year.
Anyway... I decided to whip up this card for The Stamp Fairy Challenge blog. They have a bloghop happening and a challenge theme of ....

Color Explosion Recipe
2 DP, and 3 embellishments – use as many colors as you can to make your card stand out.

So what are you waiting for... jump over, buy yourself an image and join in... Lou has also done a fantastic card with a completely different image.

Wedding card!

Thanks to all that emailed me, I decided to go for this Mo Manning image. I wanted something natural looking almost vintagy, as I didn't want to colour it just add a few light shading here and there, although the shading doesn't really show in the photo. I am really happy how this turned out. Looks great IRL

Tuesday 4 January 2011

The colour blue

Onto the first Sassy Cheryl challenge for 2011. Wow last year has flown by! Today's challenge we want you to "Use the colour blue". Blue happens to be my favourite colour, so I was pretty happy to see this challenge. The image I used is called Sundays Sundae.
Jump on over and see what the super talented dt have created.

How am I suposed to make cards??

Just feed kids, had shower, and settling down to do another card.... and up jumps trouble! I did have a sheet of nice white card with some images on it.... not anymore!!!! has paw prints on it now!!!! Wonder if Charlie Brown wants to go for a play date with Vivs dogs!!!

Another peaceful day!

Yep, the youngest has gone to play again somewhere else, and the eldest had a friend sleep over, so they are tired and blobing in front of the tv now!
So yep you guessed it.. I have peace to play again..... here's todays card
Cupcake Craft Challenges - White is White
Sentimantal Sundays - Celebrate Friendship (The saying is a free download from their blog created by the talented Ann at Raindrop Echo Designs)
Stampinsanity - Sparkle
Hope you are all having another great day like me.!

Monday 3 January 2011

Need Help!!!!!!

I have hunted around and desperately need a really nice digi image with bride and groom, something vintagey would be amazing.. just cant find what I'm looking for, but will know it when I see it! Can anyone point me in the right direction??? Either leave a comment or email me (on the side of my blog)
Thanks for any help you can give, I need to make a card tomorrow!!!!!!!

Glitter it up

Our first Karen Doodles challenge for 2011 is "glitter it up". Now I know you all have glitter out there.. what crafty person wouldn't??? So why don't you head over and join in. I have used a Karen Doodles image called Beautiful Queen.

Another Tickled Pink image!

Hubby at work, kids with friends... *sigh* yep the house is peaceful.... home alone.... so what is a girl to do??? Viv has just been for a cuppa.... and yep, into the craft room! Apart from finding sponsors for Southern Girls Challenges, the day is alllllll mine!
SO here is the first card for 2011.
Challenges entered
Allsorts - Thank you
Phindys Place - Thanks with scraps (always have plenty of them lying around!)
Paper Sundaes - Something new (Viv just gave me some pearls on a stalk!)
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Hope you are all having a great relaxing day like me!!!