Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easy being Green

This little La La Land cutie has been sitting on my desk for quite a while now - along with many other part finished projects. 
Then, a miracle happened .... I was casually and calmly looking for my scissors (yeah right!) and a green paper pack happened to fall out of its plastic sleeve and....
 Hey presto! I had a card. 
Well actually, I had a whole lot of paper on the floor, a stab injury from those scissors and a fair few expletives echoing through the house and then .... after a while .... actually a long while .... I had a card.

I am going to pop little Marci here into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenge Wearing of the Green
Craftitude #60 Add a Little Green
Digi Haven 3 Shades of Green
Cut It Up #40 Green
Kaboodle Doodles #215 Use Green     Top 3
Use Your Stuff #127 Monochromatic Green
Incy Wincy Monochromatic
Corrosive Challenge #195 Go Green     Top 3

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Yappy Birthday!

This cute little guy is Stanley from Digi Stamp Boutique and of course I just couldn't resist him and his pals. Plus they also come with some very cute words as well. I have used paper from Kaisercraft Hidden Treasures Collection and coloured with my Copics. 
I will enter little Stanley here in the following challenges: 
Use Your Stuff #126 Animals 
Love to Create #106 Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart #9 Anything Goes/Fav Colours
Fab 'n' Funky #207 Animals
Card Mania #42 Something New (new image, papers, die, tags and that's it)  Winner! 
Simply Create Too #57 Animals
Digi Stamp Boutique Monthly Challenge

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tree lovin' time

It is Super Saturday over at Little Miss Muffet and the freebie image this week is Shade Tree plus there is a special $1 price for this Christmas Shade Tree
Looks like I have a bit of a tree fetish doesn't it? 
Understandable I guess, considering the whole Christmas thing happening at the moment. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
Inky Impressions #138 Christmas Ornaments
Crafty Catz #211 Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #19 Christmas

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Fairy Tower

Saturated Canary are our sponsors this fortnight for the Southern Girls Christmas challenge
And yes! this is a SC image. 
It is called Sweet Fairy Tower and it looks exactly like one of the fairy houses at the bottom of my garden. (Which of course, can only be seen by the owner of the home - that's me! ...oh and my bank manager - so don't bother peeking over my fence). 
I decided to dress up this little house in Christmas colours and had such fun colouring in. The Copics I have used are: R22,24,27,59, YG01,03,05,06,07,09, G29, E40,42,44,47, C1 and C3. 

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Sketch Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
Delightful Sketches Red and Green
Stampin for the Weekend Use some red
Get Inky Christmas
That Craft Place Christmas
Crafty Boots Christmas
Divas by Design Anything Goes

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Little Penguin

This cute little guy is Dexter - Dexter Caroling from a fun set of new releases over at Little Miss Muffet
Pop on over, get some inspiration from the fabulous DT, have a look at the other images AND check out the SALE which is on til December 31st.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals
The Squirrel and the Fox Summer or Winter
Incy Wincy Let it Snow
Make My Monday A Frosty theme
Party Time Tuesdays #150 Winter Wonderland
Di's Digi Designs Non Traditional Christmas colours
Paper Playtime Winter Fun
Top Tip Tuesday #116 Snowflakes

Friday, December 6, 2013

You've Been Framed

Over at Little Miss Muffet this week - "You've Been Framed" so we would like you to create a project with a frame on it. Plus, in store, there are some fabulous border frames that come with two borders in a set! Click HERE to check them out.
http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/-New-Releases-_c_80.html

I know that I should be making Christmas cards. I will make them. I have made some. I will make more. The problem was that little Jamie here was just way to cute not to colour up.
 OR someone this year might just be lucky enough to receive a 'Happy Happy' .... Orange, Purple and Green .... Christmas card. 
How original am I!!! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Ooh La La #144 Birthday
Crafting for All Seasons #66 Birthday
Digi Galore Stitch Real or Fake     Top 3

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Another Super Saturday

It is all happening over at Little Miss Muffet this weekend. There are freebies, $1 digis, spotlighted images AND a huuuuugggggeeeee sale.
This is Swings and Slides Snowballs and he is available at 40% off. Yes! 40% off. 
I have used the Bo Bunny paper pad Snow Day and all of these Copic markers: E50,51,53,93. 
Y21,23,26,28. 
B0000,000,00,02,91,93,95,97. 
C1,3,5.
Pop on over to the LMM blog and check out what the other gals have made.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs Christmas or Winter
Paper Playtime #24 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #1 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #159 Snowy Winter
Shopping our Stash #129 Holiday or Winter
4 Krafty Girlz #7 Anything Goes

Friday, November 29, 2013

Inspiration

SALE! SALE! SALE! Gee I love that word. I just want to keep saying it. I got it on sale. It's a sale item. Honey, it was on sale. It was really! Plus there is the feeling of satisfaction knowing that I snagged a bargain. Love that!!! 
Over at Little Miss Muffet there is a sale, yes I said sale. Check it out here and fill up your shopping cart with happiness. 
This little cutie is Claudia Loves Christmas and the girls over at Little Miss Muffet have some more inspiration cards to show you to make your decision easy.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Minutes #297 Christmas - clean and simple
Crafting by Design Christmas
Bearly-Mine #114 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #195 Cute Critters
The Crafters Cafe #39 Anything Goes

Friday, November 22, 2013

White on White


It is time for another challenge over at Little Miss Muffet and this week they are asking you to create something White on White
Naturally, I approached the challenge in a calm and orderly manner. 
When I had a spare minute, I casually popped on over to Miss Faye and enquired ..... 
DOES THAT MEAN I CANT COLOUR!!!!! 

Okay, so perhaps not so calm. 

But PHEW! all is good. Any colour is okay on the image but the rest of the card should be white. A reassuring shoulder pat and I was able to sleep well that night. 

I am loving these LMM images and this one is called Babe Superstar.
Pop on over to the challenge site and you will be inspired by this talented team.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #57 Little Cuties
Crafty Cardmakers #104 Paper Piecing
As You Like It # What's your fav - Spots. 
(I love the clean crisp look that they create)
Lawnscaping #70 Polka Dots
Natalie and Amy #14 For the Boys
Love to Scrap #18 Boyz Rule
Digi Sketch Paper Piecing

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Circle Fun

This fortnight over at Southern Girls our challenge to you is "Circles". It doesn't make much sense that I made a square card does it! Although there are a fair few circles on top of that square. See .... you can do anything - almost. No triangles tho' :)
We are sponsored by Just Some Lines, Life in Bits and Pieces and Marianne Designs so there are some fabulous prizes on offer.  
I have used an image from Just Some Lines which you can find here.
The paper is from the Cosmo Cricket paper pad called Tea for Two and the circle die is from Memory Box called Loopy Rings.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Created with Love #66 Thank You     Top 3
Love to Create #91 Thanks
Delightful Challenge Thankful
Simply Create Too #50 Give Thanks
4 Krafty Girls #6 Anything Goes
Just Some Lines 3 or more Embellishments     Top 3
Pop on over to Southern Girls and join in. We would love to see you.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pudding Chester

It is release day over at Little Miss Muffett  and I could not resist this little cutie 'Pudding Chester'. I could say that he was my favourite but then I saw 'Sweet Chester' and then I had two favourites. 
Check out the other new releases over at the Little Miss Muffett store and pop on over to the challenge blog to see the girls and their fabulous creations. 
I am entering this little pudding in the following challenges:
2 Sisters #169 Christmas Sparkle
Hobby Cutz #24 Glitter and Sparkle
Creative Creations #23 Sparkle and Shine
Imagination Crafts #5 Glitter and Sparkle


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Super Saturday

It is Super Saturday over at Little Miss Muffet. I think that all Saturdays are pretty super but what makes this one even better is that you can get a Spotlight stamp at a discounted price and a free digi image. Yes! I said free. 
This one is called Sunflower Patch and you can find it here today.
I have coloured with Copics: Y13,15,17,23,26,28,38 YG03,21,61,63,67 E87 B0000,00,01
Check out what the other girls have created with this freebie and the Spotlight image
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine #111 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #5 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #44 Anything Goes     Top 3
Brown Sugar #67 Anything Goes
Marker Pop #34 Anything Goes

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Seeing Dots

The lovely Faye and wonderful, friendly team over at Little Miss Muffet have asked me to be a Guest Designer. Of course, I jumped at the chance cause they have really cute images and are such fun to colour. 
This week the challenge is Seeing Dots - another one of my favourite things - dots!!! I couldn't resist this little cutie called Heidi complete with her own polka dot sash and ribbon.  
The papers I have used are from Penny Black Madison 6 x 6 paper pad and I have coloured with Copic Markers.
Pop on over to Little Miss Muffet challenge site and join in.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Through the Purple Haze Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #44 Anything Goes
Pennys Paper-Crafty Lots of Layers
Divas by Design Use a Digi
Card Mania #33 Anything Goes
Marker Pop #34 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #93 Feminine     Top 5
Seemacrafts Bright and Colourful

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shimmer and Shine

This week I have learnt a valuable lesson. After a recent storm we were without power in our home for nearly 24 hours. Luckily for our gas stove top and gas hot water we weren't hungry or smelly however, we were placed under a fair bit of pressure. 
I couldn't tell you how many times I attempted to turn on a light, how I decided to just do a little ironing, how I thought I might watch a bit of telly. I mean ... duh! Finally the power flickered back on and cheers were heard.You just don't realise how much you rely on something until you don't have it. 
BUT, the most valuable lesson I learned was this: If the power ever goes off again, put your 17 year old daughter in the car and drive her directly to grandparents, friends, strangers homes - anywhere - as long as she has power to charge up her iPad and straighten her hair because you don't realise how much you rely on your sanity until you don't have it :)

Over at Southern Girls we are all about Shimmer and Shine this fortnight. Break out the bling, dab on the glitter glue and shimmer away! We are sponsored by Marianne design, flourish with a Bling and Rhoda Design Studio so there will be some fabulous prizes on offer. I have used a Sherri Baldy image, papers from Bazzill Basics and Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #164 Multiple layers
Top Tip Tuesday #112 Black and White with a splash of colour
Emerald Faeries #48 Sparkle

Friday, October 11, 2013

And they called it ....

It is not even my turn ... but I just couldn't resist. Over at Southern Girls, this fortnights challenge with Team Lou is 'Song Inspired'. As soon as I saw this image from Sherri Baldy, I immediately thought of Puppy Love. I would like $1 for each time I listened to that song. 
I would be a millionaire. 
"And they called it Puppy Love 
Oh I guess they'll never know 
How a young heart really feels 
and why I love her so"  
Come on sing it with me. I know you know it! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
My Besties Norge Use Dies
Tammys Scrapin Corner #83 Inspired by Song Title
Besties Challenge Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas #136 Use Brown
Digi Sketch Challenge Love     Top 3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Be Prepared

BE PREPARED! 
That is my new motto. 
(and I can't remember what my old motto was) 
So now, if I ever need a card for a 4, 5 or 6 year old boy - here it is! All prepared and ready to give.
 Come to think of it ... since when do I need a recipient in order to make a card. 
My new, new motto: Make cards! (ah! that was the old one)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions #127 Sports and Hobbies
Crafters Cafe #30 Die Cuts/Punches
Cut it Up #28 Going in Circles    Top 3
Crafty Catz #200 Happy Birthday     Top 3
Card Makin Mamas For the Kids
2 Sisters #163 Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes 4 Kids
Paper Crafting Journey For the Boys
Milk Coffee Paper Piecing
I have used Copic colours: E0000,00,11,31,33,35,37,93, YR04,07,09,B24,26,28,29,C0,1,3,5,7 and Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad Rewind Collection.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vintage Violet

I am certainly loving Washi and have already made a collection of cards with bits of tape all over them. But ... I looked over and saw my neglected Copic markers. I just blurted out to Washi that Copic is where my true love lies. I have to say, Washi took it very well. I am sure Washi knows that it is still high on my favourites list.

Speaking of favourites ... that would have to be anything from Saturated Canary. This is Vintage Violet and I have teamed her with the Basic Grey 6x6 pad Lucille and the following Copics:
E000,00,11,13,93
E04,07,08,09
E31,35 and YG93
BG70,72,75,78
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Pennys Paper-Crafty #145 Use 2 or more designer papers
Divas by Design Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes with a twist of Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey Flowers
Charisma Cards Favourite Colour Combo (It is definitely Teal and Rust ... this week)
Digitally Sweet #54 Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room #116 Lots of Layers
4 Krafty Girls Anything Goes
Saturated Canary Shabby Chic (Not really sure if this fits with 'shabby'. I probably should have 'roughed up' the edges a bit more but my OCD alter ego has only recently allowed 'crooked' so 'roughing up' was out of the question)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Monochrome

I am back from my holiday and refreshed after all that lovely sunshine (and food and just a couple of cocktails). Now I am ready to go with this fortnights challenge over at Southern Girls. Our challenge to you is to create something monochrome.
Our sponsors are Marianne Designs (I have used a flower die) and Rhoda Design Studio so that means some fabulous prizes on offer. Pop on over to the Southern Girls challenge site and check out the fabulous inspiration from the other team members. 

I have had heaps of fun playing with my new collection of Washi tape and there is a good chance you will see some more Washi cards soon. I just need to get a few more colours because I only have.... 12,13,14 ..... 22,23,24 ..... 46,47,48 ...... Ooops! got distracted by the pretty colours and lost count. That is the story I am sticking with :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle #50 Add some pink
Just Inspirational Die Cuts
My Craft Spot Favourite Technique (sticking bits of Washi tape on stuff)
A Little Bit Crafty Clean and Simple 
Inky Chicks Pretty in Pink
Heart 2 Heart Favourite Things (Washi tape)  
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Warm and Fuzzy

This is my first post as a design team member for Southern Girls Challenge. Wooo Hooo! 
(Oh, I can just hear my daughter now - You are so embarrassing Mum.)
Our theme is Warm and Fuzzy and I thought that this little guy from Digi Stamp Boutique was just perfect cause he is ... warm and fuzzy. 
Our sponsors are JoyBells Scrapbooking, Rhoda Design Studio and 7 Dots Studio
Wow! I think that means lots of prizes.

Pop on over to the Southern Girls challenge site and check out the fabulous inspiration from the other team members. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Jellypark Challenges: Cuddly Wuddly
Creative Corner: Anything Goes
Allsorts: Use your new stash (Loopy rings from Memory Box)
A Gem of a Challenge: Use a Punch or Die
Make My Monday: Its Child's Play 
Paper Playtime: #17 Use Pearls 
Cutie Pie Challenge: #51 Anything Goes     Top 5
Digi Stamp Boutique: August customer competition

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Times

I have very happy memories of my time at school ... Don't be rude ... I can remember that far back. The excitement of being chosen as the milk monitor, my projects proudly displayed on the classroom wall and even inside games during a rainy lunch time. All happy times. Perhaps not so much for the teachers who I now appreciate so much more - they didn't get a break from us on those rainy days. 
See! my memory is perfect. A quick post today 'cause I am off to take the kids to school ..."Has anyone seen my keys and where's my bag!"
I have used a La La Land image called Backpack Marci and papers from Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad 'Shaken Not Stirred Collection' and the following Copic markers:
E000,00,11,13,93
E50,31,25
R02,05,08
C0,2,4,6,8
I am entering in the following challenges:
2 Sisters #156 Favourite Embellishments (anything that I can die cut)
PNDC #10 Back to School     Top 3
Created with Love #53 Back to School
Crafty Boots Die Cuts
Party Time Tuesdays #133 Back to School
Crafty Sentiments Dies and Punches

Monday, August 5, 2013

Enjoy

This is going to be me soon. Off on a sun filled holiday - eating ice cream in my bikini - looking glamorous by the pool - hair flowing in the warm breeze .... And then I woke up.

I am actually off on a sun filled holiday soon (fingers crossed there will be no summer storms) and I should have woken up at that point because all that ice cream, bikini and hair flowing was a sure sign that dreams may be based on fact but they become fantasy very quickly.

The more likely scenario would be: There will be a one piece with a wrap to hide my 'bits'. Ice cream in the heat drips faster than you can eat it so that often results in lots of slurping and mopping up. So now I have ice cream on my wrap, it has flicked in my hair, and then, OMG there is a breeze! Now there is ice cream on the man next to me and my wrap has flown up over my head. That sounds more like it. I am looking forward to my holiday and you may not have noticed, but perhaps I am really neeeeeeding a holiday.

I have used a Saturated Canary image, Summer Breeze paper pad from Kaisercraft and the following Copics:
E000,00,11,13,95
YR12,14,16,18
Y21,35,E99,47
R81,83
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Summer Holiday
City Crafter #170 Summertime     Spotlight
Creative Corner #30 Polka Dots
QKR Stampede #50 Summer Fun
2 Sisters #155 Anything Goes
Dream Valley #62 Summer Days
Creative Belli #175 Summer
Saturated Canary #49 Set Your Creativity Free

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Key to my Heart

I am very excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Southern Girls Challenge Design Team. The Southern Girls Challenge is a fortnightly challenge which is posted on a Thursday and is open to all papercrafters. There are two teams - 'Team Lou' and  'Team Trace'. Pop on over to the Southern Girls site to check out all the amazing talent and don't forget to join in those challenges.  

I made this little La La card and coloured her with my Copics
RV52,63,55,66
E000,00,01,11,13,15,18,49,93
C0,2,3,5,6,7 and 0
and I will enter her in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: #52 Love
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #54 Anything Goes with Ribbon
One Stop Craft: #236 Add Flowers and Ribbon
The Kraftyhands Challenge: Pretty in Pink 
Marker Pop #27 Lovely Locks

Saturday, July 20, 2013

All Dressed Up

I know! I know! I know! You have taken one look at this little Miss and I know what you are all thinking. I do, really! 
She is all dressed up in her finest clothes, looking very fancy in her fabulous colours and ... no lippy! 
OMG! No lipstick! 
Not even a smidge of lip gloss - what was I thinking! 
I hope my Mother doesn't see this. 
I guess that I just thought that she was making enough of a statement without the need for gloss :-)

I had lots of fun colouring another Sherri Baldy image and Copic markers just filled my workspace. Love that!
The colours I have used are: 
Y02,04,06,08
YG21,23,25,63
BG11,13,15,18
YR12,14,16,18
R22,24,27
E000,00,11,93 and 0
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Marker Pop Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Use your Markers
Party Time Tuesdays #129 Colour inspiration     Winner
Crafting for all Seasons #56 Bingo (Flowers/Digi/Pearls)
Charisma Cardz #28 Girly
Joanna Sheen Citrus Colours 
Crafty Cardmakers #96 Birthday
Really Reasonable Ribbon #76 Sizzlin' Summer colours and Ribbon
The Crafting Cafe Summers Here
Ladybug Crafts Favourite Embellishment (MFT Flower die)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A fairy happy day

  Sherri Baldy.  
Need I say more... 
I will say one more thing - Pop on over to this Etsy store. Check out these super cute images. Make sure that you take your best friend, Mr Paypal with you. (So that was three things)
The Copic colours I have used are:
BV0000,000,00,01,02
G40,43,82
E000,00,11,93

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge: #96 Checks, Stripes and Flowers     Top 5
My Besties UK challenge blog: Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge Picture
Party Time Tuesdays #128 Wing It
Totally Papercrafts: #175 All of a Flutter
2 Sisters: #152 Make it Sparkle     Top 3
Marker Pop: #26 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Red White and Blue

I have been over to Some Odd Girl and that horrible Paypal monster jumped out at me again. (He is not really horrible. I secretly love him, cause he always supports my passion). 
Anyway, this is Summer Kaylee. I went with a simple style of card cause I wanted to really show off Kaylee in her faded denims and singlet top and that confident look she has. 
The Copic colours I have used are:
E0000,00,11,13
R24,27,29,46,59
B24,26,28,29
C4,6,8 - 0 & 100

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions: #115 Red White and Blue
Crafting by Designs: Show us your colours
Allsorts: Favourite Things (Copic markers)     Winner!
2 Sisters: Red White and Blue
QKR Stampede:  Rock the Red White & Blue
Gingerloft: Red White and Blue
Milkcoffee: Use country flag colours

Friday, July 5, 2013

happy day


Whhh whhhh whhh! .... that is me - blowing the dust off my blog. It sure has settled here recently. 
The reason that I have been so absent is because umm ... I had to umm..... I was going to umm..... I have been umm .... 
I don't even have a good reason. 
I think that 'life' just got in the way of my blogging - how dare it! 
But! I am back and can't wait to see what you have all been up to and catch up on all your blogs.
   
Even while I have been 'away' I have been busy making cards and this is one that I just finished using a Saturated Canary image 'Spring Ball'. Just by the name, it may not appear to fit into the whole 'Summer challenges' but I think that sunshine and outdoor activity are perfect together. I have also used Bazzill Basics Licorice paper pad, the Stacking Star die from MFT and Copic markers. 

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy: Summer Lovin'
Marker Pop: #25 Summer Fun
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Summer Fun     Top 3
Penny's Paper Crafty: #134 Spots and Stripes
Little Miss Muffet: #64 Seeing Stars
Jellypark Challenges: Celebrate Summer
Saturated Canary: #47 Celebration     TOP 3
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Birthdays

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

And yet again ... a Boy


Once again, here is that image that reminds me of my brother, just a mere 43 years ago. Cool Dude Joe from Digi Stamp Boutique. And yes! he did have a skateboard and then a go kart and then a bike and then a motor bike (I think Mum is still recovering from that one) and then a car. What is it with men and their obsession with things!!! 
I, on the other hand was perfectly happy with playing schools, Barbie dolls and Donny Osmond. Of course I am over all that stuff now. 
Got to dash, I am off out and have to find my purple cap and I am distracted by one of those old songs playing on my ipo ..... I mean, the radio "..... and they called it puppy love, I guess they'll never 
know ... ". 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:  
Southern Girls Going Spotty Dot
2 Sisters #144 1-2-3 (1 image, 2 words, 3 clouds)
Kaboodle Doodles #172 Stripes and/or Circles
Stamps and Fun #152 Card for a Man/Boy
Love to Create #66 Something for Kids
ABC Challenge N for not just one 
As You Like It #2 Favourite Colour Combo  - Blue and Green should never be seen except with a colour in between - I never did understand this rhyme. I love blue and green together.     TOP 5
Card Mania #21 Spots and/or Stripes
Digi Sketch Cute

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

And again with the Boys

I've always liked the saying ..."When you are on a good thing - stick to it" and these cute Digi Stamp Boutique images are definitely a 'good thing' in my book. 
Luckily for me, I purchased the '3' set of images cause I love 3's of. 
Perhaps not so lucky for you - cause there is another one on the way. Stay tuned for 'skateboarding Joe"! 
The paper pad is MME All Spice and the Copic colours I have used are: E31,33,50,51,53,55,57 and 93
R20,22,24, and 27
YG91,93 and 95
BG70 and 72

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters #143 Mothers Day
The Squirrel and the Fox #43 Mothers Day
Cupcake Craft #242 Lots of Layers
Fab'n'Funky #171 Your Favourite Embellishment (Well with this card, the last card and quite probably, the next card - my favourite embellishment would be those cloud dies from Memory Box.)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Boys!!!

This little fella, 'Joe and Present' from Digi Stamp Boutique, looks exactly like my brother used to look... about 43 years ago. 
That cute, adorable, 7 year old, sandy haired kid, who could do no wrong. 
(If you believe that then you have never had a younger brother) 

I thought that he might like to give this card to Mum for Mothers Day. All I have to do now is to go and choose, buy and wrap the present for him to give Mum. I am sure that I will be greatly appreciated with a - "Oh good! Thanks for that. What did I get her!" 
Brothers! 
I think that my sister and I created a monster. A lovable monster that is. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Moving Along with the Times One for the Guys
Stampin' for the Weekend Use Die Cuts or Punches
Created with Love Mothers Day
Pile it On #18 For a Mother
Love to Create For Mum
My Craft Spot #96 For Mom
As You Like It Favourite Dies (Love these Memory Box clouds and banner)
Cut it Up #18 Mothers Day and Die Cuts
The Squirrel and the Fox #43 Mothers Day     Top 3

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Country Mama

I have discovered that I have a big problem. Okay, maybe more than one - for those who know me - BUT, my problem this week was the challenge to colour something pastel. 
I realised that pastel means: put down those Copics, stop colouring, don't add any more! 
What! 
It just goes totally against my normal: choose another colour, add more depth and only stop when the family needs to be fed!
I am so stressed now, I think I need a lie down ... on second thoughts, I think that I will get out B21,23,24,26,28,29 and even 39. Phew! I feel better. 
The Copics I used for this Country Mama image from Saturated Canary are:
B21,23 and 24
C00,2 and 4
RV91 and 93 
E31,50,51,53,55,57 and 93
the flower dies are from Joycrafts and the paper is from Kaisercraft Lavendar Haze range.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Galore One for the Girls
Ladybug Crafts Spring
Sarah Hurley #79 Projects with Character
Allsorts #203 Passion for Flowers
Crafts for Eternity #120 Spring Flowers
Raise the Bar #140 Friendship
Stampin for the Weekend Friendship
Milk Coffee Welcome Spring
Saturated Canary #41 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #105 Punches/Dies     Top 3

And for my dear Aunty June, who loved a glass of wine, a good book and a giggle. Cheers to you! With lots of Love. RIP.