Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I am just going to take a wild stab in the dark here and say that there might be a significant day coming up in the US shortly.  Now the 4th of July does seem to ring a bell. Red White and Blue challenges everywhere! Yay! I will join in the celebrations - or at least the blogging celebrations and add a card to a few of those many challenges.  Happy 4th of July everyone!
I am entering this card into the following:
Stamptacular #117 Stars and Stripes
Totally Papercraft #72 Spots and Stripes
Stamp Something 4th July/Celebration
Cupcake Inspiration #117 Red White and Blue inspiration
Card Makin Mammas #23 Red White and Blue
Paper Play #25 Stars and Stripes
Tuesday Throwdown #55 Red White and Blue
Use it Tuesdays  #10 Red White and Blue
Craft your Passion #64 Seeing Red
Paper Playtime #49 Digi and Red White and Blue
Fab'n'Funky #79 Bermuda Triangle

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin! Well ... I am not so sure about that. The temperature here in Melbourne today has been about 16 degrees celcius (approx 60 degrees F). Not exactly favourable for any sort of summer 'sport'.
But, I have been very inspired by all of the 'Summer' challenges on at the moment. So, I turned the heating up to 22C (72F) put on a T shirt and made this card.
The family have been complaining about how hot the house is, but I simply replied "Take off some layers - can't you see that I am making a card" They just don't seem to get the connection.
You all understand. Don't you?
I am entering Fleur Anya from The Greeting Farm into the following challenges:
Stamp and Create June challenge Summer
Try it on Tuesday Here comes the Sun
Papertake Weekly Here comes the Sun
Anything Goes #43 Here comes Summer
Paper Shelter #19 Fun in the Sun
Fab'n' Funky #78 Summer Loving
Delightful Challenges Fun in the Sun

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar

Together with our sponsor for this week - Stamp and Create - Paper Sundaes are having a 'Sundae Bar' challenge. Just use two or more of the following: purple, gems, paper piercing and wings.
When you look at my card the purple should be fairly easy to see, the gems are some of the raindrops (not so easy) and the wings are the butterflies. The paper piercing - I didn't quite manage - although I could claim that the dot paper is self made pierced dots - but that would be a big big fib!
Check out the rest of the design team at the
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamps R Us 1,2,3 Recipe
Crafty Sentiments Monochromatic
Southern Girls #21 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft  #137 Get Well Soon
If the Shoe Fits  #84 War of the Roses
Hooked on Craft #2 Show us your flowers

I really do appreciate every single comment that I receive. 
Thank you all so much.
You make my day.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Easel Card

This week over at Paper Sundaes we would love you to make an Easel card or even a twisted Easel card. Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and you should definitely have a look at that store!
I have used a Hero Arts stamp - Heart Winged Butterfly and coloured it with my penc... just kidding - Copics of course! As if you didn't know that.
Check out the fabulous inspiration that the rest of the design team have given you. Cant wait to see all of your amazing creations.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls #21 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #38 Open
Polka Doodles #24 All of a Flutter
Crafty Catz #87 Fancy Folds
Totally Papercrafts #71 Die Cuts and Punches
Delicious Doodles #30 Things that Flutter
Simply Create #46 Fly with us

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just for you Dad

I am so incredibly organised!
Stop laughing!
Unfortunately I can't take all the credit. The UK have recently celebrated Fathers day then the US is next but Fathers day in Australia is not until the first Sunday in September.
I am not complaining - it just means that I have my Fathers day card all made and ready - clever huh!
Now all I need to do is to pretend that Christmas is in March, Easter is in November and Halloween is in July and I would be set for every other occassion. Off to make cards on this lovely Tuesda.... ooops I mean Thursday. What day is it?

This very cute image is from Annabelle Stamps and I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamptacular #115 Dads or Grads
Oh La La #82 Fathers Day/Special man
Incy Wincy #98 Fathers Day/Masculine
Cupcake Craft #146 Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
Papertake Weekly Dads and Lads
Party Time Tuesday #20 Fathers Day
One Stop Craft #135 Fathers Day
Creatie Inspiration #61 Fathers Day
Hooked on Craft #1 Anything Goes.
I thought that this little guy would be perfect for this brand new challenge blog. Do you see where I am going with this - fishing - hook - hooked on - hooked on craft. Anyway... you should check out their store for fabulous flowers and accessories!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl

The challenge at Paper Sundaes this week is to create a Girly Girl card - super easy! Who am I kidding? This card started off just pink and then it became red with a bit of aqua - and finally when I was happy with the design of that card - I changed it all back to pink and added heaps of green.
BUT, looking at the positive side .... hang on .... I'm thinking ... Oh I know! I now have lots of bits of cut up card and paper to use for another card. I hope there is a 'patchwork' challenge coming up somewhere soon. LOL.

The easy thing was choosing an image from our sponsor, My Favourite Things as I just happen to have quite a few of these really cute stamps to choose from.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Do you stack up #23 Birthday
Aud Sentiments #30 Summertime (notice 'warm' wishes)
Totally Papercrafts #70 Summer (ie: warm)
Stamp Something Something Punched (dont need to explain)
Party Time Tuesday #19 Summer birthday (there it is again)
Prairie Fairy Fridays #54 Summerfun (happy summer colours and for the last time ... 'warm' wishes)

Now - your challenge is to whip up a Girly Girl card in less time than it took me - not hard - and enter it into this weeks Paper Sundaes challenge.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Sideways Step

Bugaboo have some fabulous images - so fabulous that sometimes you don't even have to colour them. They look fine just on their own. I know I know I know - you are shaking your heads and saying "What!!!! Jenny hasn't coloured!" (okay maybe you are not saying that at all) But just in case you are saying that - dont worry, I just decided to step sideways from my comfort zone and I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Anything Goes
Stamp Something Use a Digi
Oh La La #81 Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Must be off now - My Copics are feeling very unloved and I can hear them calling me.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paper Sundaes - Sentimental

This week over at Paper Sundaes we are having a 'Lets Get Sentimental' challenge with Whiff of Joy as our fabulous sponsor. I love this image of Willow with Coffee. She is so very chic and trendy.
She reminds me of me when I was ... DREAMING! LOL. 
I do love the message that she sends - "Hey friend, lets get together for a coffee and chat soon." I can think of lots of people that I like to say that to.
Head on over to Paper Sundaes and see all of the other cards by our wonderful design team and check out the many irresistable Whiff of Joy stamps. Dont forget to enter the challenge too.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Anything goes
Dream Valley #8 Stamp Something
Divas by Design #3 Florals 
Creative Craft Blue Brown and Cream

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Men Rule! ... ???

Men Rule! Well actually - No. Just at the moment they seem to be ruling over my blog. My last post was Steampunk Luca and now, here is my golfing buddy from Karens Doodles. As soon as I saw him - I had to have him. My Dad is a golfing nut! He plays without fail every Wednesday and every Saturday - rain hail or shine! Yes, he is one of those golfers! This picture does not show how he plays (cause he is pretty good) but it probably shows how he feels some days. Oh a man on a bad golf day! :-)
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Karens Doodles #65 Fathers Day
Aud Sentiments #29 Card for a Male
Party Time Tuesdays #18 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #60 What a Guy
Here Comes the Boys #3 Fathers Day
Stamptacular Sunday #113 Bugs or Boys
Crafting for all Seasons #2 Fathers Day
Birthday Sundaes #11 Masculine card