Linky followers - just incase blogger removes follower list

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hap-BEE Birthday

Hello and welcome to my blog today. I hope you are enjoying your Easter - only one more day here.
Church today started at 8 a.m. with a breakfast ( I didn't go to that part) Our youngest daughter came here and went with me to church. The choir sang two pieces of music - one of which I had to sing only by sight reading as I've missed a couple of practises. The girl next to me and myself didn't quite get the last little bit right and I'm not sure about the other ladies, LOL. Our conductor told us (the sopranos) just to sing "Ah..."  for the last few bars and I jokingly said that we would get the last two notes if nothing else and that is nearly what we did, we messed up with one bar. My daughter said she knew I had made a mistake because she couldn't see me singing the words. I've just realised that was because we weren't singing any!!!!
After morning tea, she realised she had her boyfriend's wallet in her bag, so we took a ride to take it to him as he was working today. We went to the wrong place and had to backtrack to find him and then we decided to have some lunch together before coming back here for her to pick up her car. What a day!!!
I've been busy making up some DT cards over the weekend and am now a bit ahead on a couple of blogs. That meant I could sit down tonight and make one just for me. I have had this little image sitting waiting to be used so here is what I came up with.

Front of card:

Blue cardstock for the cardbase from stash
Yellow cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP (orange and white polka dots)  from SU
      (blue and white polka dots) from        Primary Basics
Top Note Die
Image is from Whimsie Doodles and is called Hap-BEE turtle
Flower and pearl from stash
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 - Flowers ( I hope my single one qualifies!)
That Craft Place Challenge Blog -  Animal Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and thanks also to those who left me comments to read. Much appreciated.

Friday, March 29, 2013

A Bird on a branch for Christmas

Hi and welcome. I hope you are having a peaceful and blessed Easter. I went to church this morning for the Good Friday Service and then back home. Had a chat with Mum and had my son and his wife pop in to use the shower. My son came back later on in the day with our youngest son to look for something in the garage and then he came back again later tonight (about 9.30 -10 p.m - He brought take away food with him and ate, watched a bit of tv then hit the shower again!!! I thought I was going to have a peaceful day, LOL.
I've been doing a couple of DT cards today, I want to get ahead a little bit and then tonight I finsihed off making this simple Christmas card using an image that I coloured up a couple of months ago.
Here's the card....
Front only at this stage.

SU Real Red cardstock for the cardbase
White cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft- the green swirls are textured, feels like felt
Nestie Dies - classic circles - small
                  - octagon
Punch -large circle punch from SU
Sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages
Memento Black inkpad

It's late again so off to bed - enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by. please leave me a comment so I know you've been.
Take Care,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome Baby - PSC72: Brides or Babies

Hi everyone, hope your week has been going well so far. Our little grandson has just gone home just as two other of our children arrived - the eldest daughter on a scooter (scary as it's her first time) and our youngest son following her in the car.
I've just realised that I didn't schedule my post for today and am in a flurry trying to type this and sort out tea as we are having visitors.
So .... It's time for a new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment (PSC72) Brides or Babies
Create a card with a wedding or baby theme. Make sure to include your sentiment on the front of your card. 
Our sponsor is the fab 2Cute Ink and this is the cute little image I chose to use on my card.
I'll be back a bit later to add the pic of the inside of the card (apologies)
Here is my card

SU Pacific Point cardstock for the cardbase
White card from stash
DP from Crafter's Choice - Primary Basics
Nestie Dies - Classic Circles - large & small
Image is  Little Owl Digital stamp  from 2 Cute Ink
Copic Markers
Sentiments are from SU set A Word for You and also Warm Words
Memento Black inkpad

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Challenge32 ~ Masculine
Party Time Tuesdays - Challenge  PTT#1130 ~ Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - March 26 -April 1st ~ Anything Goes

Our Sponsor
will award one lucky random winner 3 free digis!

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see your wonderful creations over at The Perfect Sentiment this week.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Vintage Christmas

Hello and welcome to my blog. I've noticed a couple of new pics in my followers list, so welcome and I hope you find something here to interest you.
It's Tuesday, which means Adelaide Harmony Choir rehearsal tonight - we finished at 9:45 PM and then by the time we put our chairs away and I drove a friend home and then myself, it was fairly late. I arrived home to find our son and his wife here using our shower again!!! He pulled their bathroom to pieces and is doing a DIY renovation. The plumbing, bath and basin are in and now they have waterproofed and started the tiling. So they have been coming before bedtime to have showers and drive home in their pyjamas, LOL. Luckily they only live 5 minutes down the road.
After they left, about 11 pm I sat down and thought "What am I going to make" I had a little bird image coloured up and started fiddling with that but decided when I started looking at some papers that this gorgeous one didn't need anything else except a sentiment. I haven't done the inside yet as it is now late and I still have a bit of commenting to do so here is what I ended up making.

SU Garden Green cardstock for the base card
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Meg's Garden ~ A Vintage Christmas paper stack (this was a magazine freebie)
Sentiment is from SU - More Merry Messages
Memento Black inkpad

Okay time to go - thanks for stopping by and thanks also to those who took the time to leave me some comments, I always enjoy reading them too!!!.
Take Care,

Monday, March 25, 2013

MIM#133 ~ Mornings with a Goddess

This is my third post in less than 24 hours, I'd love it if you checked out the last two posts. Both are DT cards. One is for a new DT position and that one also uses the same sponsor as today's card.

The weekend has finished and that means the start of Linky Pary #133 over at Make It Monday. Thanks to all of you who joined in last week. So many wonderful creations to inspire, I hope you joined in the spirit of the Party by popping in to some of the blogs to leave a comment. We all enjoy hearing what others think about our work and a bit of praise is good to boost the spirit.
Congratulations go to Rhonda as our featured artist and also to Diana as the winning commenter. Enjoy your prize.
This week we have a new and fabulous sponsor. The very talented Rick St Dennis. I saw some of his images on some cards a while ago and suggested to Michelle(multi talented owner of MIM) that he would be a fantastic sponsor. So.... make sure you pop over to his Etsy shop and check out his digis and his profile. An interesting man!!!
Well, I had better get on and share with you as I have the grandchildren to mind today and at the moment they are in the family room watching the kiddies programmes on tv.
Here is my card.... I decided I would make it an anniversary card and give it to my hubby for our next Wedding Anniversary.

Front of card
 Inside of card
SU Certainly Celery
White card from stash
DP from American Crafts - Amy Tangerine ~ Ready Set Go 12x12 paper pad
Image - Morning Goddess Betty from Rick St. Dennis
Front sentiment is from a DP from Bo Bunny called Family Is
Inside sentiment is from SU - A Word for You and I handwrote the word "Darling" (you can tell!!!)
Nestie Die - Labels Three
Copic Markers
Black Pen
Memento black inkpad
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
No Matter Which Challenges - Challenge #7 ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Challenge #156 ~ Use a Digi
Hiding in My Craft Room - Challenge #90 ~ Happy Anniversary

Another new sponsor joins us this week!
We are so thrilled to welcome Rick St. Dennis to Make It Monday.
Rick St Dennis is a designer of over 100 theatrical productions and is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art.
He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle.
Currently living in the quiet beach comminuity of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows.
St. Dennis has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others.
He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sold his artwork nationally through galleries and shows.
Among numerous awards he won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND.

Rick is generously offering our winner
2 Digi's
of their choice from his store.

Drumroll please.......   Time for POTW
This one is by Betty from Crafting with Betty and you can pop over to her blog and see it here
And a second Pick too.... I'd love to choose them all!!!
This one is by Tracy from I Wanna Build a Memory. Tracy makes fabulous creations well worth spending some time on her blog

 Oh, I'm so looking forward to another fab week of wonderful cards to drool over, so get creative and start linking. Dont' forget to leave some blog love too as the winning commenter will be receiving those two fabulous digis from Rick St. Dennis - you'll enjoy using his wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I know you've been.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Treats - DT card for Gingerloft Challenge Blog

Well, this is my second post for today, please scroll down and see my first DT card for the challenge blog 613 Avenue Create. The weekend always seems to be a bit of a slump here on my blog, which is a shame as a couple of my DT cards fall due on these days.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Gingerloft and the theme this fortnight is to Use Kraft Card on your card. I decided to make an Easter card and chose this fab little basket of Goodies to play with.
I've added some little rabbits stamped with an SU stamp set and a sentiment from an un-named set.
Here's my card....

Front of card

inside of card

Kraft cardstock from stash
Yellow cardstock from stash
DP from Crafters Choice - Primary Basics
Image - Gingerloft Digi Stamps - Basket
          - SU - the bunnies are from
          - Sentiment from an un-named set of stamps I bought on e-bay
Nestie Dies - Grand Scalloped Squares (for the cardbase)
                  - Grand Circles
                  - Classic Circles - Large
                  - Labels Eleven

I am entering this into the following challenges:
My Sheri CRAFTS - Challenge #106 ~ Easter
2 Sisters Challenge blog - Challenge #136 ~ Easter/Spring
Di's Digi Design Challenge Blog - Challenge ~ Easter/Spring
Speedy Fox and Friends - Challenge 152 ~ Bunnies or Easter
Pattie's Creations - Challenge 64 ~ Easter (must always use an image)
QKR Stampede - Challenge #31 ~ Easter Fun
Raise the Bar - Challenge #136 ~ Spring is a "hop" away
Simply Create Too - Challenge  #33 ~ Easter (or bunnies)

Ok, time to go and get stuck into a bit more crafting and to watch a bit of television. We do hope you will join us this fortnight in the Use Kraft cardstock challenge at Gingerloft. Hope to see you there.
Don't forget to scroll down to see my other post for today.

For a Special Lady and some Special News

Hello everyone, this post is my first one for 613 Avenue Create as part of their Design Team. The team would love it if you popped in and entered the challenge there this week. It's an easy one as it's "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor for this week is the wonderfully creative Rick St. Dennis and you can find all his fabulous  images here. Make sure you pop over and check them out, they are really quite marvellous!!!!
I got to play with this gorgeous image called Euro Girl - HeleNe and I really enjoyed colouring her up.
I've made a Gate fold card to feature her.

Here is my card:

and the inside:

Maroon cardstock from stash
DP is from Kaisercraft  - Dancing Jewel ~ Amethyst
Image is Euro girl - HeleNe from Rick St. Dennis
Sentiment is from Kanban clear stamp set ~ The Cavendish Ladies - Putting on the Ritz
Nestie Die - Labels Eighteen
                 -Ribbon Banners
Copic Markers
SU Rich Razzleberry inkpad
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #34 ~ Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges -  Friday Sentiment ~ Challenge #7
Clearly I Stamp - Challenge #71 ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Card Challenge -  Challenge #11 ~ Diecuts - I've used one on the outside and one on the inside.

Okay, that's it for me. We would love you to pop over this week and join in the fun at 613 Avenue Create.
The team are waiting to stop by and leave you some blog love so hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

An Easter Bunny

I didn't sleep well last night, I actually went to bed before 10 p.m. and that is unusual for me. I got woken up briefly when hubby came home from night shift at 12 a.m and then again at 1.50 a.m by a huge clap of thunder which was quickly followed by a flash of lightning and another huge clap of thunder straight away, so that one must have been really close!!!! We had some rain but not a lot and then today has been very windy, overcast and we've had rain on and off. Spent some time with my DIL and little grandson looking at suits for him to wear at a wedding and then decided it was working out really expensive for just a one off occasion. She said she saw some on e-bay and was going to go home and check them out a bit more.
I've had another bad headache today which just hasn't wanted to go away so after having a meal out with friends, my Mum and brother, I decided not to go to choir. It wouldn't have improved my head especially singing high notes. I've sung with headaches before and you feel like the top of your head is going to explode, LOL.
Anyway, here I am typing away still with my eyes drooping from the residual headache so I am going to get on and share my card.

Front of card - Z fold

 Inside of card - showing other part of the fold and the inside panel

Green cardstock from stash (several years old
DP from My Mind's Eye 12x12 paper pad
Nestie Die - Deckled Ovals
Image is a rubber stamp by Hero Arts
Sentiment is also a rubber stamp from a no name set I bought on Ebay
Black Memento inkpad
Copic Markers
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Challenge #33 ~ Easter (or bunnies)

Well, I really need to get some decent sleep so I'm off to bed and I'm hoping hubby is not snoring too loudly. He's been fairly quiet so far!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PSC71 Smelling the flowers

Another week has flown by since my last DT card for the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog . I hope some of you managed to enter the challenge!!! and if you didn't get there maybe this week you would like to enter a card. The theme this time around is Fairies or Butterflies and of course there must be a sentiment included on the front.
I chose this sweet little kitten rolling in the grass and flowers with a couple of butterflies flying around him.
Here's my card......

Front of card....
Inside of card....

SU Pacific Point cardstock for the basecard
Green cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP is from DCWV The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack 12x12 paper pad
Image is from Pattie's Creations and is called Tony Kitty playing in Flowers
Butterfly on the inside is from SU
Sentiment on front and on inside is from Close to my Heart - Card Chatter - Sympathy
Nestie Die -  Labels Four
Black Memento inkpad
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
(back later with some)

Our Sponsor
will award one lucky random winner 3 free digis of their choice!

Well, that's it from me, now I would love to see what you come up with. I'm looking forward to visiting some of your blogs for a closer look at your creation.
Happy Crafting

Thanks for stopping by and to those who take the time to comment I really appreciate it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

MIM#132 - Moral of a fairytale with Bugaboo

Monday has arrived with chilly wind nipping at my bare feet as I take a bit more rubbish out before the garbage truck arrives to haul it away!. I've just caught one of  my neighbours from a few houses up in her pyjamas. She's forgotten to put her bins out and they've already picked up the green waste (that's what woke her up, LOL), so she's putting her bin on the other side of the road. The truck goes to the top of the street and then comes back the other side. I suggested she put it in front of the house directly across from me as he hasn't put his out and they won't pick up two of the same bins from the same house unless you have paid extra money to the council!!!
I spent yesterday morning at church and then met our two daughters, one DIL and our future DIL in town. The girls are organising a Hen's night and a few other things as Emma goes back to Vietnam in May and they need to sort some things out before she goes. It will be nice for her to have a Hen's night here so she can celebrate her upcoming wedding with some of the friends she has made here during her time as a student.
Hubby went to Clare, which is several hours drive out into the country, to a swap meet, car parts, motorbike parts, magazines and bits and pieces.He went to sell things, but I'm sure he probably bought a couple of extra things back with him.
The two youngest grandchildren have arrived so I had better hurry up and finish this so I can see what they are up to. (just checked on them, one is watching the tv and playing with toys and the other one is colouring in, so all good - quiet too!!!)

MIM#132 has started and we are all looking forward to another week of wonderful creations to inspire us.
Congratulation this week go to Joey as our featured artist and also to Evelyn as the prize winning commenter.
This week we are being sponsored by the ever fabulous, Bugaboo and I chose this fab saying and image called Block Sentiments - Cinderella.
Here is what I finally decided to do to showcase this fab image.

It's not a fabulous picture as it's been overcast and windy outside the last few days and with that bow on there I wouldn't have been able to do a good scan either. Still thinking what to do with the inside, I am thinking of putting a small piece of white at the toe end of the shoe, just like the inside of our shoes and then leaving it plain.

Pink cardstock from stash for the shoe
SU Early Espresso cardstock for the bottom of the shoe and heel
DP from Grace Taylor - Vintage scrapbooking pad 12x12
Bling from stash
Image is Block Sentiment - Cinderella from Bugaboo
Copic Markers
Bow is from stash
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Forever Friends - Fortnightly challenge 57 ~ Shaped Cards
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Create a shaped card
Love to Create - Challenge  #57 ~ Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenges - Anything Goes

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   atTotally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis!

It's POTW time again and wow so many fab entries to choose from. Don't you just love this wonderful nautical creation by Lorianna. You can visit her blog Lorianna's Corner and check it out and maybe leave her a comment too!!!

I've also chosen this lovely oriental style card by Jean from My Crafty Corner and you can pop over and find it  here on her blog


Time for you to play now, don't forget to pop in and leave some blog love for my teamies and checkout their POTW entries as well. You never know when it is going to be YOU!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and do leave a comment to let me know you've been, It's always good to get feedback from other crafters.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tilda and a flower

A quick post just to share the card I started yesterday and finished late tonight!! No time for chit chat as it's late and have to get up for church in the morning.
Here it is!!!

Front of card
 Inside of card
Purple card from stash
DP from Crafter's Choice - Primary Basics 12x12 paper pad
Nestie Die -
Stamp - Tilda
Flower from stash
Leaves are made using a Nestie die
Large Oval punch
Sentiment is from Hero Arts
Scrap of yellow card
Copic Markers
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
(hopefully back tomorrow with a couple)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!
Take Care,

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Really, I Like You

It's been a full day today, a trip to the dressmaker's this morning to have my dress taken up and a couple of little darts put in. Lunch out with our son's fiancee. Spent the afternoon at craft, back here for a chat with the minister and our son and his fiancee about a service after they come back from Vietnam. Then out for tea with them, our daughter Rachel and my Mum and brother.
It's been another nice day in the mid 20C range so it will be good for sleeping tonight!
Well, as usual I'm up late doing my card and post so will share with you what I've made this evening.

Front of card

Inside of card
Pale Purple cardstock from stash
Lime green cardstock from stash
DP are both from My Mind's Eye ~ Antique Dots
Flower from stash
Bling from stash
Sentiment on front from SU Quick Thinking
Sentiment on the inside is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes (2 of 2)
Image is a freebie I think ( didn't write down where it was from when I printed it)
Dies - Nestie Labels seventeen and the leaves are also a die called Olive Branch
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
(back later with some)

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter with Bling PSC70 - The Perfect Sentiment challenge DT card

Hi again, I had a day at home today with my grandson. I decided to give my craft class a miss as I needed to catch up on some housework and today was the only time I have this week to do it. Luckily it is also a lot cooler today after several long days of high temps we have had quite a drop in temperature and also a cooler breeze so haven't been dripping wet while working!!!
Well, I better get on and share my DT card for The Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week.

PSC70: Easter Bling
Create an Easter card and "bling it up". Use rhinestones or pearls; glittered cardstock; anything that shimmers or sparkles. Don't forget to include your sentiment on the front.

We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear and I got to work with this fab image called :"Egg hunt"
Here is what I made....
Front of card

SU Garden Green cardstock  for the front panelled step card
SU Pumkin Pie cardstock
Cream cardstock for the inside diecut
Die - Nellie Snellen
DP was from my scrap pile but I think it is also from SU
Image is from Stitchy Bear and is called Egg Hunt
Basket of eggs is a chipboard element from stash
Sentiment is from a set of rubber stamps that I bought about 2 years ago on e-bay and has no name - purchased as a 1/2 sheet with sticky back for use with acrylic block.
The little eggs on the inside are from the same set
Bling bought from the discount store
Memento Black inkpad
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog - Challenge #41 ~ Bling
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Challenge #77 ~ Easter
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #52 ~ Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Challenge #79 ~ Easter/Spring
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 85 ~ Easter

Our Sponsor

will award one lucky random winner a $10 Gift Voucher to be used on the Vendors from Stitchy Bear that sponsored our challenge: Barbara Jenson & Stitchy Bear
Pop by the challenge blog and see all the fab work by the DT and then get out your crafty bits and pieces and show us your stuff!!! We would love to see your fab creations and pop in to leave you some blog love. 
That's it for me, looking forward to visiting some of you this coming week.

Monday, March 11, 2013

MIM#131 ~Walking in the rain with Nicecrane Designs

Make It Monday #131 has begun.
Congratulations go to Trish as our featured artist this week and also to Lisa T as our winning commenter We are being sponsored by Nicecrane Designs this week and there are lots of wonderful images so be sure to pop over to the shop and take a look. You won't have wasted your time!!! This is the first time the DT have used Ignacio's wonderful images.  I chose this beautiful vintage image of a little girl out walking and here is what I did with her...

This is the front....

and here is the inside.....

SU Soft Suede cardstock for the cardbase
DP - leafy one is from Su paper pack - Autumn Spice
      - floral paper is from Grace Taylor 12x12 paper pad ~ Vintage
Nestie Die -
Sentiment from clear set of stamps by
Image is from Nicecrane Designs- Sugar and Spice DSL1
Pearls from stash
Copic Markers
SU Basic Brown inkpad
SU Creamy Caramel inkpad
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge ~ Anything Goes
My Grafico challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Challenge #5 ~ Anything Goes
Victorine Originals  - Challenge #54 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge ~ Anything Goes with an Optional Sketch
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

A word from our sponsor

I am Photoshop Instructor, and all over I am a passsionated of Graphic Design, Istarting designing scrapbook products and templates for Photoshop and at the end I decided to change to Digi Stamp World,,,,,I am a single man,,,,,,and all over I am surprised to know there are only a few men working on this bussiness it is sound curious to me,,,,,,,,,,,,,I love it.

Ignacio is generously providing a $20 gift voucher to our winner!

I chose two entries to share the spotlight for POTW from last weeks linky party and the first one is this gorgeous creation by Pat from Paper, Markers, Ink, Oh My! and you can check it out here
The second one is by Judy from In Search of My Creative Side and you can pop over to her blog and see what is inside of this lovely project!

Now it's once again your turn to dazzle - we'd love to see your creations!!! and if you pop over to visit the other DT's blogs, maybe you might be surprised and find you've been featured.
PS..... If you didn't see my DT card for Gingerloft please scroll down and maybe leave a comment too.

Thanks for calling in, please leave me a comment to let me know that you've been.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Caterpillar and the Butterfly - Gingerloft DT Card

Time for another challenge over at Gingerloft Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is the "Colour Green"
I chose this cute image of a caterpillar lying on a mushroom for my card and you can find it at the Gingerloft Digi Stamps store. We had lots of lovely entries last week so I hope you will join in with the challenge this fortnight too.

Here is how I used my image...

Front of card

 Inside of card
Green textured cardstock from stash for the basecard
Bright green cardstock from stash
SU Garden Green cardstock
DP is from Grace Taylor 12x12 paper pad called Hello Sunshine
Ribbon from stash
Butterfly is from a Kaisercraft clear stamp set
Caterpillar and mushrooms are from Gingerloft Digi Stamps
Sentiment from a boxed set by Hero  Arts
Nestie Die - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Great Impressions - Going Green - Use green  and/or recycled products
Eclectic Ellapu -  Challenge - Birthdays
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes

 Well, that's me finished so now it's your turn. Looking forward to popping in to see some of your wonderful creations.

Thanks for popping in , Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see my Make It Monday card too.
Take Care,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Quick Christmas card using chipboard diecuts

Halfway through the weekend already - a busy day today, overslept and the poor dogs were still in their beds in the laundry dying to be let out!!! Our youngest son and fiance caught me still in my pj's and wanted me  to go out with Emma to try a cheescake that they may like at their engagement party. Of course being diabetic I shouldn't be eating it at all, but to please them I had some. It was so sweet, there would be no way I could eat it and I suppose since I've cut down on all that sort of thing, it does seem even more sweet to me. He wanted to know whether I could make it, I think all I would need would be to find a recipe. It was an apricot baked cheescake with an almond topping and maybe icing sugar on top. It looked a bit like crumble on a baked apple pie!!!
The craft group that I usually go to on Saturdays met for the first time since before Christmas as people have just had things on and it hasn't been able to get going until now. I got home to find hubby off to the airport to pick up a couple of our friends who stayed with us just over a week ago and left their car here and a few belongings. They shouted us pizza for tea before they headed off to the mallee region back to their farm. A bit of tv watching and then started thinking about making a card, I've missed a few nights this week due to different things going on so tonight I decided to make a quick Christmas card using a packet of diecuts that I picked up about 5 years ago in one of the discount shops.
Here it is.....

SU Garden Green cardstock for the top fold cardbase
DP from
Nestie die - Classic Circles small
Image and square word are diecuts from the discount variety store (at least 5 years old)
Sentiment from SU More Merry Messages
SU Handsome Hunter inkpad
Foam dots
DS tape roller

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.
Take Care,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thinking of you with CTMH

Another full day, left here early this morning with my youngest daughter and my future DIL to go look at some dresses to wear to her wedding. I bought a lovely beaded one and of course (and luckily) it's in my favourite colour purple!!! My daughter thought it looked to old for me when it was hanging in the shop but changed her mind when I tried it on. It's been horrible weather here today, very hot and muggy and not ideal for putting clothes on and off half a dozen times trying different outfits. I also bought a bargain dress, not quite as dressy but will still be worn in Vietnam for the meeting of Emma's parents - it was marked down from $100 to only $15!!! Love it.
I was about an hour late for craft this afternoon and so didn't get much done. Tea out with friends and then home here to watch tv and try and stay cool.
I have done another case of a card which I saw in an old magazine, slight variation to the layout and used different dies etc.
Here it is.....

Front of card... I tried scanning but because things are popped out on the front it was all fuzzy so I've tried taking a photo. It's turned out marginally better but it's not blurry!

Inside of card - this one's scanned 
Maroon cardstock from stash for the basecard
White card from stash
Scraps of green card 
DP from Grace Taylor 12x12 paper pad - Hello Sunshine
Chipboard flower from Craftworks
small flower from stash, inked around the edges with Pink Pirouette
Brad from stash
Nesties - Classic Circles - large and small
               Big Scalloped circles - small
Cheery Lyn Design - Olive branch die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
(back tomorrow with some, LOL, it's too late)

Thanks for popping in today, Hope you are having a wonderful day and maybe getting some time to craft too!!!
Take Care,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PSC69 Going green with a touch of Grey

I've had a mucky day today, trying to phone people and organise a few things. Today sees the start of a new challenge at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog. This week we are being asked to create a card using Green with a touch of Grey, and don't forget the most important part - that's right, a sentiment on the front!!!
Our sponspor this week is Robyn's Fetish and I chose to use this image called Primitive Pitcher

Here's my card.....  I paper pieced the watering can

Inside of card...

SU Old Olive cardstock - top fold card base
DP from kaisercraft 61/2x61/2 Paper pad called Chapter One
Martha Stewart doily lace punch
Image is Primitive Pitcher from Robyn's Fetish
Sentiment is from SUA Little Greeting
Copic Markers
Nestie Dies - rectangles and scalloped rectangles
Flower from stash
Pearls from stash
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Feeling Floral (card,pearls, flowers and brad are all well over 6 months old)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT#110 - Use Die Cuts

Our Sponsor
will award 5 free digis to one lucky random winner!
Okay get out your cardmaking goodies and show us your stuff!!!
Don't forget to pop in to see the other DT's creations and leave them some blog love.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stylish Lady in Blue

A quick post as it's late and I need to do a bit of commenting!!! I saw this layout in a magazine recently and loved it so I've cased it and done my version of it.
Here's the card:

Front of card

Blue card from scrap mountain!!! I think it's one of the SU blues
DP are both from Grace Taylor Vintage scrapbook pad 12x12
Image is froma set of rubber stamps by Darkroom door called Just My Style
Black Memento inkpad
Copic Markers
Sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Flower is from cre8tiv (comes complete with bling!)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges - Challenge Week 42 ~ Anything Goes
Lady-Anne's Challenges - Vicky's Challenge -  4th Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I enjoyed reading the comments left for me.
Take Care,

Monday, March 4, 2013

Look at that Hair!!! - MIM#130

Did you find time last week to link up some of your creations to Make It Monday, if not you're in luck as the new Linky Party starts today and we are looking forward to loads of marvellous entries.
Congrats to Paula as our featured artist and also to Franka as the winning commenter. I hope you enjoy your prize.
This week we are being sponsored by Saturated Canary and I chose this fab image of this cutie called Frizzy Jynx - isn't she sweet. There are lots of lovelies on the Saturated Canary shop site.

Here is what I did with her!!!

Front of card...
 Inside of card... I've used the paper on both sides on the inside and then added the extra heart and embellies on the right side so it can be used for the greeting.
SU Real Red cardstock
White Cardstock
Scraps of SU Pink Pirouette cardstock
DP is from Grace Taylor's Vintage Scrapbook 12x12 paper pad
Image is Frizzy Jynx from Saturated Canary
Nestie Die - Classic Hearts
Cuttlebug Die - Hearts $ Stamps
Sentiment is from SU - It's your Day set of two
Punches - Word window  and Decorative tag (I think)
Copic Markers
Pearls from stash
Black Memento inkpad
Tacky Glue
DS Roller tape

I am entering this into the following challenges:
ABC Challenges - ABC 19 ~ Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges - CWLC 31 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Challenge #5 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge ~ Anything Goes - optional Tic Tac Toe ( I used die cuts, digi and free (pearls) )
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #15 ~ Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge -  Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Vicky's Challenge -  Anything Goes

Hello friends! My name is Krista and I design Saturated Canary digis and rubber stamps.  I love drawing quirky little characters!!  And I love even more seeing them colored in by you fantastically talented stampers out there!!  What an inspiration... The coloring brings them to life!  I'd love if you stopped over to my blog and said 'hello.'  It's a place full of family, art, crafts, and the occasional outfit post...hopefully you'll find something there to make you smile!  Happy coloring, lovelies!! x

Krista is generously offering
2 Digis
to our winning commenter.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Here is my POTW it's from Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and it's an up-cycled box. I've always been a fan of Audrey Hepburn and just love this fab project Lovely work, Julia

Well, that brings us to the start of MIM#!30 and can't wait to see what you come up with to share with everyone. Don't forget to pop by the other DT member's blogs to get a closer look of what they've made too.
Thanks for stopping by,

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...