Sunday 31 July 2011

Bookmark for Bee

Since it is the first day back at school tomorrow, I thought I would make Bee a bookmark to encourage her to read more. I have used a Tickled Pink image, so it is only fitting that I enter it into the Tickled Pink Challenge - Shaped card not square.
Also entering in
Crafts 4 eternity - Anything but a card
Allsorts - Free and easy

Saturday 30 July 2011

Name this stamp???

Hello!!, I have had a creative afternoon today making this card while have Lou on skype and talking to her at the same time, the only thing to shatter my peace is my hubby shaking his head on the other side of the window every time he walks past!!
Right... I have followed a sketch at Oldie but a Goodie challenge site... you must use a stamp that is older than 6 months old.... well I looked in my stash and cant even remember what this is called?? Anyone know??
Also it fits in perfectly with Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July and also Winter Wonderland - Fairies or Angels.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Mood card!

Yep, I decided to take inspiration from a few challenge sites and match it with my mood (friggen cold) and make a card... and this is the end result! I followed the sketch and emboss over at The Pixie Cottage and I also found a new challenge site called Elphine House in Australia that aims their challenges at Elizabeth Bell images, so if you have any of these.. head on over and join in. They have challenged us to use pink and blue.... (mine looks more like lilac in this photo.... but in real life her top and patches are a bit more pinky)

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Sassy Cheryl - Ribbon/Lace

Another week has flown by!!! Are you all ready for our next Sassy Cheryl challenge??? This week we would like you to use ribbon and lace. You can jump over to Sassy Cheryl's shop here and have a look at the new images this week... they are fantastic! Head on over to the challenge blog and see what the amazing sassy sistas have created this week.

Monday 25 July 2011

DDH - Arboretum

Digi Design House have a new challenge this fortnight were we want you to make a card using "black and white". I have used Arboretum which you can purchase from the DDH site here

Sunday 24 July 2011

Cheery Lynn DT call

Another wet cold day here in the Naki! What is a girl to do other than create! So today I have been blog hopping and came across a DT call for Cherry Lynn Designs... what self respecting crafter wouldn't want to join this team???? So yep, I have thrown my name in the hat, I'm not holding my breathe though as there are a lot of amazing entries already. I have used Cherry Lynn Die called Canadian Kaleidoscope and also LG Circle Stitching Tool which I cut down to fit the doily.
While looking for inspiration for this card I have followed the sketch over at A Gem of a Challenge.

Saturday 23 July 2011

The Sugar Bowl

I am ashamed to say the I won these two background stamps from Zoe at Make it Crafty ages ago and I have only just inked them up... and what a difference it makes to my main image. I normally knock up a coloured image in half an hour.... this took well over an hour to do and I even broke out my prisma pencils to do shading, and then got out my neglected pearl x and dusted the clouds and her dress with it so the image has a shimmer to it!!!
I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl.
Also Stampin for the weekend - Paws for thought - animals with 4 legs!

Friday 22 July 2011

WnW - Buttons and Bows

Another challenge fortnight has flown around over at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog. This fortnight we would like you make a project including buttons and bows. The image I used for this challenge is called Snuzzle Love. Head on over and see what the DT have created.

Movies and sketch

I finally managed to get to the final Harry Potter movie today with hubby and kids. Which was a rare occasion in itself! Apart from that I have had a BIG clean of the craft room, which I am happily creating and making messy again! I have made this card using the sketch over at Whiff of Joy challenge.
Right... its getting dark and cold. time to think about what I'm cooking for tea!

Thursday 21 July 2011

Card for a teen!

I have this week on holiday.... have I made cards??? Nope! The only card I have managed to make was late last night with this Simply Betty image called Harley. I have also used chipboard from Make it Crafty which I seem to have a stash off.!
I am entering this card in over at My Mums Craft Shop - card for a teen.

Edited: I was chosen in the top 3

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Sassy Cheryl - Circles

Another week has flown by!!! And I hope you are all ready for our next Sassy Cheryl challenge..... "circles".
So what are you waiting for? This is a nice easy one. I have used one of Sassy Cheryls newer images "Love You This Much", you can get this and many more lovely images here.

Monday 18 July 2011

DDH - Fun in the Sun

Since it is winter here and swimming is a far distant memory, I thought I would try and bring some warmth into my thoughts!!! So I made this summer card using a digi set from Digi Design House called Fun in the Sun. Dont forget that you still have another week to enter our "summer" challenge and be in the chance to win some digi sets from DDH

Thursday 14 July 2011

Southern Girls - Birthday

This fortnights challenge over at Southern Girls Challenges is "Birthdays". I made this card for a friend who insists she is still in her 20's..... mmmm I know that its closer to double that, but oh well, I guess you are as young as you feel!! LOL I have used an image from Stitchy Bear Stamps, called Birthday Girl.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Sassy Cheryl - Make your own paper ribbon

Wow this last week has flown by!!! Lucky for me I had a couple hours crafting yesterday afternoon so I got my DT card done for our next Sassy Cheryl challenge..... which I must admit I had to scratch my head a bit and think of what to do!! LOL.
Sooooo we would like you to make your own paper ribbon and add it to your project! Sassy Cheryl has a new shop site, you can visit it here and stock up on all her lovely images.

Monday 11 July 2011

DDH - Summer

How could anyone resist this adorable image from Digi Design House?? Its called Fun In The Sun, and fits in perfectly with this fortnights challenge "Summer"..... head on over and see what some of the lovely Dt have to inspire you all!!!

Friday 8 July 2011

DDH - Christmas in July Blog Hop

This months blog hop is a practical one!!! LOL... you can never make enough Christmas cards!!!. I have used an image called Train Collage
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, you should have arrived here at the lovley Teresa's blog.
Since this IS Christmas, we are giving away presents! Three mystery Design Team members will be giving away a Digi Design House Christmas set of your choice just for commenting on their blog post. You have until 6:00PM CST on Sunday, July 10 to comment. At 6:01PM, the number of comments will be tallied, and the random number generator will do its magic to pick the winner. You don't know which team members will be giving away the presents, so make sure you comment on EACH stop in the hop. Oh yes, we are giving away THREE FREE STAMP SETS!

Right... don't forget to leave a comment, then head on over to the ever so talented Christines blog.
Have fun!!!

WnW - Birthday

"Birthday" is the theme over at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog this fortnight. I used this fun image called "Toby's big day" and also broke into my new paper stash that I got on holiday.... mmm..... now I need a bit of online shopping I think!!!!. Anyway, jump on over and join us for a fabby prize.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Sassy Cheryl - Scallops

Hello there. This week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog we want you to create a card using Sassy Cheryls image with scallops. How easy is that? The image I have used is called Special Stork Delivery (girl).
I have settled back down from my holiday now and even managed to do a few cards while the kids were at school. Work tomorrow, so I guess my holiday has officially ended *sob sob*.

Monday 4 July 2011

Birthday Blog Candy

Tracey is giving away some candy in celebration of being another year older.... (why you would want to celebrate that is beyond me!!!LOL) but happy birthday Trace ..... so why not jump on over leave her some love, become one of her followers and post it on your blog!

Sunday 3 July 2011

I'm home.... and better late than never!!

While I have been away on holiday Emerald Faeries Garden announced the Release of 2 brand spanking New Sentiment Rubber Stamp Sets!!! Which are now for sale at Emerald Faeries Garden Online Store

These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 2 of the Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team Ladies- how Brilliant are they!!!!The Beautiful Flourish Sentiment Rubber Stamps have been designed by the very Talented Donna & the most Awesome Ticket Rubber Stamps have been designed by the very Talented Anita Marie . I am sure you are going to Love these new sets & they have been specially created to co ordinate with the Emerald Faeries Garden Stamps!

So I know I am late in posting this...(sorry Deb).
I have come back from holiday checking 377 emails, and unpacked 4 suitcases... phew.! Family had a wonderful time in Aussie and I even got to have some "me time" when the lovely Zoe from Make it Crafty came and whisked me away to take me to an amazing shop in Brisbane.... good thing it was the other side of Brisbane ... we didn't stop talking and laughing.... and Zoe even managed a few scenic tours when she missed a few turn offs!! All in all, I feel extremely relaxed and stress free.... we are now planning our next holiday with the couple we went over with in another 3 years!

Friday 1 July 2011

Emerald Faerie challenge ... Sugar & Spice

This fortnights challenge over at The Emerald Faerie Garden is "Sugar & Spice.
For some reason I thought of spicy pumpkin pie hence the burnt orange, and with the shattered glass on the flowers... the sugar!!! Well yes I do have a big imagination! But at least my daughter was grinning when I gave this door hanger to her with Boo & Snookie on it. Today when this goes live I will be up in the sky winging it back to NZ! So hopefully I get a chance to stop on by later in the day when I get home and see what you have all been up too!