Sunday 30 October 2011

Playing with Neva

Quick simple card today, and this is the last of my favorite MME Stella paper *sob*... oh well I guess it's a great excuse to get some more!
I have been on a digi buying spree lately... I don't know when I will ever get to play with half of them, but they are printed and ready to go anytime I wish to escape from the family! This lovely is called Neva.
Challenges entered:
Simon says - anything goes
A Gem of a challenge - cold and frosty

Paper - MME - Stella
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Friday 28 October 2011

Make it Crafty - Add texture

How excited am I when Zoe asked me to be part of Make it Colourful DT. Only took me a milli second to answer. LOL, but oh the pressure, the team are all so super talented.. I'm going to have to step up me game! The challenge this fortnight that I will be joining for the very first time, is to add texture.
I wanted to sit Alyssa on grass, it is my first attempt to do grass like this, Not bad for my first time..ha.. got to start somewhere I guess.
Jump on over and see the amazing projects the Make it Crafty Team have made here

Images - Alyssa and Tulip Garden
Paper - MME - Stella Rose
Colouring - Copics

Delicious Doodles - Halloween vs Saint

Well, here we are again for the next challenge at Delicious Doodles. The challenge this fortnight is "Ghostly Evil or Saintly Good... its your choice which one! ". Teri has some amazing images that come out weekly so there are heaps to choose from, Why don't you jump on over and see what the fab DT have created

Paper -My Minds Eye - Boo to you
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Sunday 23 October 2011

Sassy Cheryl

Yep, well I tried to tidy my craft room today.. didn't happen, so went and got myself a few digis from different shops. This one is a new Sassy Cheryl image called Polly is a Perfect Angel. Isn't she cute and I noticed Cheryl has a few new images that are just as sweet. Anyhoo... I decided to go back to my old stomping ground and play along with the Sassy gals ...hi girls :-) , and their challenge where Dawn has created a sketch to follow and to "think pink".

Whoop whoop - the All Blacks just won the Rugby World Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Long weekend

Well its Sunday, weather on and off, just perfect for crafting! I'm off for a walk then wont feel so bad sitting in my craft room for the rest of the day!
Here is a card I made last night...ohhh and I had a play with my new Inka Gold rub on the chipboard... yummo!!

Images - LOTV
Paper -Cosmo Cricket
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Marianne Design Ribbon FR1116
MIC - chipboard

Friday 21 October 2011

Finally a Skogstokiga card!!

Man... have I been hoarding stamps!!!! I found this and a few other Skogstokiga stamps in my "stamp" draw (time for a clean up I think!!) I am going shopping for paper tomorrow, so just maybe I will have time to ink another one of these neglected stamps up!!!! (sorry Petra).
Have a great weekend... its a public holiday here in NZ on Monday.. so a nice long weekend to play with stamps!!!!! mmmmm will be back tomorrow to show you something new!

Images - Skogstokiga
Paper - Kaiser
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Chipboard - Make it Crafty

Thursday 20 October 2011

Southern Girls - Stripes and Polka Dots

Another fortnight has flown by at Southern girls challenge. This week we would like to see Stripes and Polka Dots. 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.

Paper - My Minds Eye - Complete Boy
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Gift Card wallet

Here is a little project that I made the other day. I wanted something cute for a gift card to go in at Christmas time. I love how bright it turned out!

Paper - Kaisercraft
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Monday 17 October 2011

Look mum... no hands!!!

Yep.. the title of this post is what I feel like saying except it should really go.... look no copics!!! yep, I gone solo with prisma's only! Its not something I would care to do again... I just wanted to see if I could do it!
Anyhoo... I followed a sketch and entered a few challenges...
Winter Wonderland - Must have a Robin Redbreast
Stamptacular Sunday - You choose - ( my MD flower dies arrived.. so opened the packet and made my very first paper flowers!!!!! mmm I think I need practice!)
The Corrosive Challenge - Flying things

Saturday 15 October 2011

Marianne's Design Divas - Challenge 3 - Dying to die cut

How fast did that month go?? Over at Marianne's Design Divas we have been busy crafting away to bring you amazing projects that showcase some of the fantastic dies that Marianne design has to offer. It is an easy month for this next challenge - Dying to die cut.

I have used
Marianne design Creatable LR0133, LR0107, LR0143, LR0155, LR0186

Our fantastic sponsor this month is Nikki at Bunny Zoe's, and this is what you could win...

Delicious Doodles -Halloween with a twist!

Well, here we are again for the next challenge at Delicious Doodles. The challenge this fortnight is "Halloween - but no orange colour ". Now I know that in this picture it looks like I have used orange, but IRL, the dress and headstone is actually red and the sky is yellow!, Why don't you jump on over and see what the fab DT have created

Colouring - Copics & prismas

Friday 14 October 2011

School holidays!

I should have known that when I took a day off work to be with the girls that I would be a taxi driver again!!! Here's a run down... 6.20am swim squad training, 7.30am pick up, 9.30 - drop both back at pools with friends (I swear Cameron has gills!), 1pm pick up... take out to lunch... then home....and just about to head out again....BUTTTTT I did manage to squeeze a card in.. and I followed a sketch to make it easier.
The Sugar Bowl - sketch (thanks Gayle!)
Easy Craft Projects - thank you project
Flutter By Wednesdays - Use your scraps (old scraps paper... even managed to make a flower!)
The Stamping Boutique - Someone special ( I plan on sending this card to one of the DT ladies who has left SG)
Charmed Cards and Crafts - Use download or stamped image - colour in!
Ahhhh sleep in tomorrow!!! cant wait!

Sunday 9 October 2011


What a beautiful spring day today. Out in the sun planting veges, kids off playing at friends...ahhhhh... then came back to earth with a thud when my eldest who's 12 said there was a bully at the park that was calling her fat ( this is a girl who swims 6 times a week... !!!!) and threatening to beat her up!!!!!... far out.. am I mad now!!! if I knew who this girl was she would have me to deal with!!!!. Anyhoo... here is a card to share...... and challenges I am entering just for the fun of it
Saturday challenge - Anything goes as long as it sparkles
Allsorts - Bear with us (use a bear image... mine is from LOTV)

Images - LOTV
Paper - Kaiser
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Saturday 8 October 2011

Bailee's card

Well here is Bee's card. I have a folder that I have printed out any digi I purchase and any stamps that I have bought are stamped on card just for Bailee to grab as she feels like without having to ask me to stamp or print of images for her.... so anyway... today I introduced her to art of following a sketch. Not bad for her first attempt at only 8.
Bailee here... I love making cards with my mum. I sometimes come in at night into mums craft room and make cards straight away.mum lets me use her ribbons and her flowers,paper and copics. mum gave me a hole set of images.
Right,.... challenges Bee has picked out to enter
Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch (thanks ladies!)
My Mums craft shop - All creatures great and small
The paper Variety - Forest Friends (in Bailee's world !! LOL)

Quick n Easy

Well today has been pretty non productive in the creativity side. I grabbed Viv and we took off to Wanganui for the morning to meet up with Hastings Rubber Stamps doing make n takes etc using Marianne Design Dies. Bought some B plates and one has a bend in it that would make a camel happy! ... and a few other necessities. ... drove home and took girls to park.... got soaked with the black cloud... now in pjs, whipped up this card and Bee has a card for me to post for her shortly too..... she hasn't been in the craft room with me for weeks... and now my little crafter is back!!! Challenges entered:

Colouring - Copics & prismas

Friday 7 October 2011

Christmas card!

I decided to get out all my Marianne Design product and make a card for a few challenges. Everything you see is from Marianne Design except sentiment. I have a bundle of Christmas cards all written up and in envelopes already! (yes I am on the ball!), I just need a few extra!
So, challenges I am entering

Card and scrap - Embossing/distressing
Paper Sundaes - Lots of layers
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
Christmas Challenges - followed their sketch

Colouring - Copics & prismas

Monday 3 October 2011


yep, I had all weekend, no mojo, but at the last hour, made this card! Tonight would have been another good time to play, but its thundering and lightening outside and I am about to turn my PC off in case it gets fried, cook tea nad have an early night!
Challenges entered
Card Cupids - RAK card ( I plan on giving this to a workmate to use for her daughters 21st)
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Allsorts - 5 flowers or more
CES Challenge blog - totally jorjuss / pretty girls

Paper -Pink Paislee - Butterfly Collection
Colouring - Copics & prismas

Saturday 1 October 2011

Emerald Faerie challenge ... Punches and Dies

Are you ready for another challenge at The Emerald Faerie Garden??? This fortnight its Team A's turn to make a project using "punches and/or dies". I have made a baby card with a very "recycled"look... has lots of layers, so the post shop wont like it!!!

Images - Ashee
Paper -Pink Paislee
Colouring - Copics & prismas
Punches - EK, Sullivans butterfly