Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Vintage Luca

Is there an old saying that says "Try something new - you might like it"? Well if there's not, then there should be, because I DID and I DO! I did try it and I do like it. 'Vintage' wasn't a style that I naturally leant towards but you may find me falling all over it from now on. I really enjoyed using these subtle coloured papers and embossing those chipboard cogs. Plus, I loooved colouring in Luca with Copics that have not seen much action before.  

This week over at Paper Sundaes we have a Vintage/Shabby Chic theme. Tickled Pink are our sponsors and they have some fabulous Vintage images. Here I have used Steampunk Lad Luca but there are heaps of others to see. Have a look at the Paper Sundaes challenge blog to see the other creations by our fabulous design team.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
2 Sisters #41 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #29 For a Male
Charisma Cardz #21 Boy Oh Boy
For your Inspiration #6 Photo Hot Air Balloons
Tuesday Throwdown #50 Stripes

Friday, May 27, 2011

Too much ribbon?

Do I really need as much ribbon as I have? Do I really need to buy more? Do I really need every shade of every colour - just in case? 
And the answer is: YES I DO.
Luckily for me Shopping Our Stash are having a - use your ribbon challenge. I have been wanting to make one of those twisty curly flowery things for ages. You know the ones - put some tape down on some card, make a knot and place it in the centre then twist and curl and twist and curl and twist and curl (like we did last summer, come on, let's twist again, like we did last year!)
Oooops - back on track now.
It hasn't really made a dent in my ribbon collection but I will work on that.
Also entering this card with:
The ABC Challenge V for Violet and
Crafting for all Seasons Anything Goes

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Pop It Up!

The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is to - Pop it up! and so I did. I 'popped' Tilda, the cherries, the butterfly, the words and finally the card. Do you think I got a little bit carried away :-) 
I had such fun making my first card as a DT member for the Paper Sundaes Challenge blog. I hope that you will all 'pop' over to Paper Sundaes and see the fabulous cards the rest of the team have made.
I will just sit here and breathe a sigh of relief that the first one is done. Phew!
The Magnolia image is called "Cherry Tilda" and the papers that I used were from the Kaisercraft range Nan's favourites. You can find them both here at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More - our sponsor for this week. 
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Ooh La La #80 Fancy folds
Flutterby Wednesday #155 Open challenge
CES #37 Embellish it
Prairie Fairy Fridays #53 More than one fold
The ABC challenge U is for unusual fold 

Thanks so much for 'popping' by.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A quiet week?

It probably appears that I haven't been doing anything all week - re: lack of blog posts - but just the opposite. Three class cards, one challenge card, a birthday card for a friend and another card for a friends friend and now I am ready for a ... shoulder massage.  My partner, Rich is on night shift this week and doesn't sleep all that well during the day so he is walking around like a sleep deprived new mum. I don't like my chances of getting that shoulder massage from him. I am entering this card in the following challenges cause he may be sleep deprived but I am challenge deprived.
Crafty Catz #83 Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles #26 Let the Sun Shine
Totally Papercraft #67 Don't be square
Little Red Wagon #81 Use a Tree
Cupcake Craft #142 In the Garden

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A New Look and .....

I am just bursting with excitement as I have been chosen to be a Sundae Girl with the fabulous team over at Paper Sundaes. I thought that I would celebrate by changing the look of my blog and by making a card to go with the current challenge, Magical and Mythical. Thank you to all over at Paper Sundaes - I cant wait to get started.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Things with Wings
Sir Stampalot #May Challenge Magical Worlds
Divas by Design #1 Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT call

Paper Sundaes is having a Design Team call which you can read all about here. These are three of my favourite cards that I have chosen for my submission. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Great Day

This morning it was just a bit chilly for me to get out my strappy little summer dress like Miss Marci here. It was a very cool 5 degrees celcius when I went to collect the newspaper from our frosty lawn.  There seems to be some confusion between Autumn and Winter here in Melbourne. Let me set you straight - Autumn is the falling leaves, fine days and chilly nights season - nothing there says anything about 5 degrees when I wake up. If someone could just fix that - I would really appreciate it. 
Entering this card in: 
Card Makin Mammas #20 For a Loved One
Incy wincy Design #93 Girlie
The Crazy Challenge #66 Anything Goes
Stamp Something May Digi Day

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Importance of Shopping

 My Mum would have a giggle at this cause we have done our fair share of shopping together. And - it is a fact that shopping is a learned skill!! I know that for sure because not everyone can do it well. It is important to have a good role model to learn from. 
Thanks Mum!
Gave that paper piecing thingy another try.
Note to self: Use a bigger image next time!!!!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Divas by design #1 Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday #32 Open Challenge
Southern Girls Lets hear it for the girls
2 Sisters #37 For a Mom
Stamptacular #109 Mums the word
Tuesday Throwdown #47 Mothers day
PaperPlay Challenges #11 Show us your style
Papertake weekly Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday #14 Mothers day cards
Ladybug Craft #26 Going dotty
Ooh La La  #79 Tres chic
Card Makin Mammas For a Loved One
Cupcake Inspiration #109 Mothers day inspiration 
Craft us Crazy #7 Mothers Day and/or Flowers
Cupcake craft #140 Starting with 'C' (Carrying bags just might be a stretch for this challenge - or - I could call it Carefree and Casual - or - Classy and Confident. But possibly it is more like Clutching at straws - me that is. LOL)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Such a Sweetheart

I had a 'Princess party' at my house last Friday night with my crafting pals. I won't claim that I made this card on that night as most of us were glued to the TV to watch "The Wedding". I did think that this colour scheme and love heart banner just seemed to 'fit' the mood this week - with lots of photos of the happy couple in the paper and on the front pages of every magazine.
Too bad that this little Sweetheart Marci doesn't have a handsome Prince to kiss ;)
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #44 Red White and Blue
Party Time Tuesday #13 Anything Goes 
Top Tip Tuesday #31 Square
as well as the LaLa customer gallery