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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Challenge #14 Christmas Greetings

It's the last day of May and 7 months till Christmas. Are you getting any Christmas cards made for your stash. Why not join us at Completely Christmas Challenge Blog each Saturday and be in the running for a fab prize as well as growing your stash! Lots of inspiration too!!!
This week our sponsor is Sparkle n Sprinkle and I chose this image to play with.
Here's my card.......

SU Real Red cardstock for the cardbase and mattes and punched piece
White cardstock from stash
Blue/Green cardstock from stash (I haven't used any DP on this card)
White textured card (for my image)
Shimmery white card for the snowflake diecut
Image is Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy from Sparkle n Sprinkle
Memory Box snowflake die
SU punches
Copic Markers
Gems from stash
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

We lots of lovely entries last week and we hope to see lots more this week. I hope you stop by and join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping, please leave a comment so I know you've been
Take Care,

Monday, May 26, 2014

A fun card for a 60th

Hello everyone, did you have a great weekend? I commenced mine early Saturday morning by going to a fitness session. I'm once again doing an 8 week challenge, but this time our son isn't living at home, so I am on my own food wise. Hubby will eat most things so hopefully he will be happy with whatever food he gets. We had to do weigh in and measurements and then do set exercises to see how many we could do in a certain time allotment. Then we are on our own food and exercise wise during the week (some suggestions food wise and lots of set exercises! - I'm going to have to google the different dumbell ones as I can't remember the actions.) In 4 weeks time she does another lot of testing to see how we are going and then the final testing 4 weeks after that. She has an incentive prize of $100 free personal training sessions. I don't think I will be in the running for that as there are several people who are already reasonably fit and active and motivated, lol.
My friend turned the big 60 this past week and had her party on Saturday (also my wedding anniversary). It was a lovely night. The weather was just right - they had forecast rain earlier in the week and luckily it had continued to be fine which is a bit unusual for our Autumn weather. Luckily my challenge starts today or I would have had to not eat any of the lovely supper that she and her family arranged.
I made her a card using an image of some older women riding in a Volkswagen beetle. Fran has just recently acquired one of these and her hubby has been getting it up to scratch for her. It is now roadworthy and passed its inspections and registered to be driven on the road.
Here's the card.....

Blue card from stash
White card from Quill
SU Crumb Cake cardstock
Black cardstock
DP from Sugar & Spice Studio - Outdoor Adventure 12x 12 paper pad
Image is one a friend stamped off for me - I think it is Arty Impressions
Sentiment was an internet find
Sizzix alphabet die for the number 60
Copic markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I cut a piece of DP and added a piece of the crumb cake cardstock to make the background and then cut out 3 trees from another piece of DP and added them in a descending line to create the side of the road. The roadway is a piece of black cardstock with a white line made using a gel pen. I created a stop sign using circle punches and added some die cut numbers. Added the image coming down the road and the sentiment and viola it was finished!!!
I thought the sentiment very appropriate for my friend as her VW is a convertible and also once she stripped off her top and drove home from work in her bra!!!(because it had shaving cream all over it from a prank her and a few friends played on someone who was getting married.) I think the only person that noticed was the bus driver who pulled up next to her when she had to stop at a red light, lol. Luckily she only lives about 5 min drive from her old workplace.
I have Isaac to babysit today so better go and check on him. He is in a movie watching mood and has Monsters Inc on. I also have to get a load of work clothes  washed and dried. Hubby will be away for a couple of days on a work trip and it's not a good day weather wise, we've already had some rain!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Challenge #13 Baby's First Christmas

Time for another challenge at Completely Christmas. It's nearly the end of May and for lots of us there is the need to be making Christmas cards, tags, decorations etc. Sometimes Christmas time can be pretty stressful with all the food organisation and house work (especially putting my craft bits and pieces away for a while!!!)
so I know making my cards throughout the year is just what I need to do and you can to and enjoy entering the challenges as well. There is always a wonderful prize from a sponsor each week too.
Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps and I chose this cute image to make my card with.
Here is the card.....

Pink cardstock from stash - I used nestie grand scalloped circle to make a bauble shaped card.
DP from my scrap pile
White cardstock
Gold shiny cardstock from stash
Image is Baby Baubles - Awww Baby 
Sentiment was made on the computer
Nesties - Grand Circle dies and Classic Circles - large
            - Deckled Oval die
Decorative label punch - cut in half to form top of bauble
Ribbon from stash
Copic Markers
Memento black inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Hole Punch

We would love to see you entering the challenge this week. Don't forget to check out the DT cards and blogs too.
I've got to go get ready for a friend's 60th birthday celebration so will say goodbye for now.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Challenge #107 ~ Day Dreaming

Time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments. This time around, we have a bingo challenge and all you need to do is choose one of the columns from the chart below and incorporate the items into your card.
So pop over to the challenge blog and check out all the details and have a look at all the DT inspirations and we would love to see you stopping by and leaving a comment on our blogs or on the challenge blog.  We are being sponsored by   Stamp Art Design by Kathryn and I chose this sweet image to use on my card. Isn't she adorable?
Here is what I did with her ~ I incorporated die-cuts, 4 word sentiment and ribbon into my design.

SU Pacific Point cardstock for the card base (diecut) 
SU Bashful Blue cardstock for the diecuts
White cardstock 
DP is  from Dovecraft- 12x12 paper stack
Image is Lulu from Stamp Art by Kathryne
Sentiment is from SU Timeless Talk
Nestie Dies - Grand Scalloped Squares
                     - Floral Ovals
                     - Elegant Oval
                     - Classic Ovals Large
Punches - 1 1/8", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circles and 1 1/2" scalloped circle
Sheer White Ribbon from stash
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots
Memento Black inkpad

Here is the bingo chart for you to choose your elements from........

Our sponsor details are as follows........

 Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts.  My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you.  I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you.  Kathryne
 Winner's Prize - Choice of 5 free digi’s from Kathryne's catalog 
at Whimsy Stamps Store

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - Challenge #64 ~ Girly
Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #92 ~ Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge 71 ~ Two or more Die Cuts
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #166 ~ Happy Birthday

I do hope you get the chance to play along this fortnight (plenty of time to get creative!!!)
Would love to see some comments on my card, it's always great to get some feedback.
Thanks for stopping by, 
Take Care,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Challenge # 72 Floating in Space

Well the weekend is nearly over. We are off tonight to have a barbeque at our son and DIL's house to celebrate two of the grandchildrens' birthdays. One is 3 and the other will be 6 soon. We had a good time at our friends' scrub block on Friday night and Saturday. We got home and I decided that I still had time to catch up with some more friends at our Saturday craft get together. I haven't been able to make it lately, so it was great to see everybody.
This week at 613 Avenue Create we have an Anything Goes Theme with an Optional Twist.

Our optional twist is to incorporate 
3 of the following shapes into your design:
Our sponsors are Rick St. Dennis and Jelly Park and I was able to play with this fab image from Rick St. Dennis

Here's my card.......  I incorporated - Stars, Rectangles and Circles

SU Basic Black cardstock for the basecard, mattes and diecuts
Blue cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
Yellow card from scrap pile (SU I think)
DP is from 12x12 paper pad Sugar & Spice Studio ~ Outdoor Adventure
Image is RSD Euro Boy - Cosmo 
Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday - Incredible by Ali Edwards
Nestie Dies - Star Circles
                  - Standard Circles ~ large
                  - Stars Five
Bling from stash

We are looking forward to some fabulous creations this week. So many fun elements to choose from so you should have no trouble in coming up with a design. My card is going off to my cheeky 3 year old grandson today and coincidentally it works well with the comforter set we bought for his bed. It has a space theme too!!!
Better get ready now so catch you later,
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Challenge #12 Christmas Penguins

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's Saturday and we are off visiting friends in the country so I am scheduling my post in case we aren't home in time. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
This week at Completely Christmas, we are being sponsored by Bugaboo. So come and join in the fun and be in the running to win some fabulous images. This week we have a sketch for you to follow.
Here is the card I made.......

SU Real Red cardstock for the cardbase
Green cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP from Francheville 12 x12 paper stach - Calico Christmas
Nestie Die - Floral Oval & Classic Ovals - large
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots.

Well, gotta hurry and finish so I can pack a few things to take with us overnight. We would love to see you joining in the challenge this week. 
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Challenge #11 Shepherds Delight

The weeks are seeming to fly past quickly once more. We have just done our 2012-2013 tax.(should have been in by April) and in another month the financial year will be over and  the 2013-2014 tax return  will need to be organised. Hubby says we are going to try and get it done by August this year.  So much fun......not!!!
Anyway, I did manage to get my DT card done for this week for the new challenge at Completely Christmas. Another one to add to my growing Christmas Card stash.
Here it is using a delightful digi called Shepherds Delight

SU Garden Green cardstock for the card base and diecuts
White cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft 6x6 Paper pad - Gingerbread
Image from Di's Digi Downloads  - Shepherds Delight
Sentiment is from SU - More Merry Messages
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles ~ Large and Small
Marianne flourish
Ribbon from stash

This is a scheduled post as I may be out all day and don't want to forget to post. We would love to see your creations once more so please stop by and link up some of your Christmas creations. Remember, it can be a card, layout or even a decoration......just make sure it is Christmas themed.
Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Challenge 106 - A Sentiment for a Child

Yeah, a new challenge has started at Aud Sentiments and this fortnight the theme is "A Sentiment for a Child"
We are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and there is a fab prize. I chose to play with this fun skateboarding boy called Extreme.
We have another grandchild due in September and our daughter had her scan yesterday and we all got together here last night for a meal and for them to let us all know the sex of the baby. Well..... the baby is a girl. That will mean two grandaughters in 6 months. That will be great for the two mums and also for the two little girl cousins to grow up together.
Well back to the challenge and sharing my DT project.
Here is my card......

Su Pacific Point cardstock for the card base and the die cut
SU Tangerine Tango cardstock for the matte
White  textured cardstock from Quill
DP is a scrap piece also from SU
Image is Extreme from The Paper Shelter
Ticket sentiments - not sure where these come from
Nestie Die -
Karl circle punch
Pearls were white ones from stash (I coloured them with a Copic Marker)
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

Now it's your turn to inspire us, we would love to see lots of wonderful entries this week so get out your cardstock, papers, inks, colouring mediums etc, etc and show us your creations!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Challenge# 70 - "Ba Da Bling" with 613 Avenue Create

Oops, a bit late posting today. We've had the 3 grandchildren over the weekend  and when they went home, I decided to do a bit of sorting through a few boxes of craft bits and pieces and try to cull some stuff. Ended up with most of it back in the box. I should be just ruthless and empty the whole box without looking as what I kept probably won't make it onto any of my projects in the near future!!! Are you in the same boat and keep things because you might just need it? I ended up adding to my card and DP scraps - I think I need some time to do a bit of diecutting to use up some of the scraps or maybe stamps some sentiments for later.
Anyhow, I had better get on and share my card for the design team as it is tea time and hubby's stomach is probably growling by now, lol.
The challenge is Anything Goes (as usual) with an Optional Twist. This week we want to see lots of bling.
Our sponsors this week are Beansie Doodles and Delicious Doodles. The image I got to play with, is from Delicious Doodles. Check out the blog and see the rest of the DT's creations.
Here is my card........ I think this would be suitable for a male or female.

SU Real Red cardstock
SU Basic Black cardstock
White card from stash
DP is from
Image is Valentina from Delicious Doodles
Sentiment is from SU
Bling is from stash (I've used a swirl, a corner bling and also placed bling all along the edge of the DP)
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
Circle Punches
Memento Black inkpad

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge # 55 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks to all of you that entered our last challenge and to the winners, top 3 and honourable mentions. Lots of lovely creations to look at!!! We are all looking forward to what you come up with this week - so get busy and let us see all that bling (if you want to add the twist)
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Challenge #10 - Completely Christmas with Lacy Sunshine

 Hi everyone, it's the weekend once more and I've had an up and down week. I got in on an emergency appointment to the Dentist on Monday morning and had to take our grandson with me as it was one of my babysitting days. Ended up having a tooth pulled after much discussion whether it was actually the right tooth that was causing all my trouble. I've been in pain now for a week with my gum healing. It's still not all closed over and I can't open my mouth fully so it's been fun trying to eat as well, lol. Now I'm wondering if it is the other tooth causing some of the problems too. Just waiting for everything to heal and settle down (hopefully). We had the 3 grandchildren last night, today and tonight again. They were all tucked up and fast asleep as I got stuck into finishing this card late last night. I just have not felt well enough to sit and do much crafting at home this week.
This card is showcasing a Lacy Sunshine image for the start of another challenge at Completely Christmas Challenge Blog. You can make a card, a layout or a decoration, as long as it is Christmas themed. If you've been making cards and playing along with us, you should now have 10 cards for your stash at least, lol.

SU Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the cardbase
Purple cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Forever Friends Kraft Notes
Image is Winter Lizabeth from Lacy Sunshine
Sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages
Nestie Dies - Classic Ovals - Large
                  - Scalloped Ovals - Large
La La Land Heart Banner Die (thanks to Shirley for lending me the die to cut some for future use)
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "F" for Feathers
CHNC - May Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May

Well I had better push off as I'm writing this up in the early hours of today so I don't forget later. With the grandies here that could be quite possible!!!
The Design Team would love to see your Christmas creations so pop over to the challenge blog and link up and one of us will pop in to see you!
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