Sunday, July 31, 2011

Paper Sundaes #80 Clouds

This week over at Paper Sundaes we are having a "Cloud" challenge sponsored by Letraset. I had great fun making this card. I used two sizes of the Fiskars cloud punch and attached 7 of them to a long strip of card. That way you can move the clouds so that each layer doesn't have to line up perfectly. I sponged along the edge of the cloud template onto my white cardstock using Distress ink Tumbled Glass and Voila! clouds. So teamed with this cute Lili of the Valley stamp and grass and banner die cuts and Voila! again.
You should definitely have a go at making clouds - the template even works if you use different size circle cut outs and attach them to a strip.
Check out Paper Sundaes blog to see what the other girls have come up with.

Thank you all so much for your well wishes. This cold/flu/sinus thing is really hanging around me and I am very sick of myself. Plus it has been very hard to look at all your blogs and leave comments when my eyes keep wanting to shut and my pillow is calling me.
I have decided that I am going to use the power of positive thinking and get better now! I said now! I mean NOW! and possibly just a few drugs just in case that positive thingy doesn't work.  ;)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Polka Doodles #30 In an English Country Garden
If the Shoe fits #87 Summer
Stamp Something Summer Fun
Paper Play #30 In the Garden
Divas by Design #7 Summer
Top Tip Tuesday #44 Make it Girlie
Partytime Tuesday #26 Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts #35 Summer Birthday
Stampin Royalty #82 Summer

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hooked on Cute and Cuddly #4

This is my first card as a new Design Team member for
 - an on line store right here in Victoria Australia.
Thanks so much to Karen for inviting me to be a part of this fabulous team.
Cute and Cuddly is the theme this fortnight so yes, you have plenty of time to enter - no excuses. I have used one of the Hooked on Craft images together with some of their fabulous flowers and coloured in with my Copic markers.  I cant wait to see what you all come up with and dont forget to check out all the inspiration that the rest of the design team have given you.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges: 
Do you stack up #29 Wings
2 Sisters #49 Anything Goes
Allsorts #113 Free and Easy 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paper Sundaes #79 Summertime

There needs to be a 'rule' that women should not get sick. Kids - we can look after. Men - we can sympathise with, sort of.
BUT how can I possibly cook dinner, make cards, clean the house, make cards, go to work, make cards, pick up the kids and make cards when my body is telling me "lie down - lie down - lie down"?
I am definitely reviewing that rule book :)

This week at Paper Sundaes we are having a Beachy/Summertime theme sponsored by Michelles Scrapbooking and More. It did cheer me up to sift through my bright and colourful papers and my summery stamps and create a card that reflects what I am dreaming of during our cold Melbourne winter.
Check out all the great products at Michelles and also take a look at all the inspiration that the rest of the design team have given you over at Paper Sundaes.

Just a bit of advice from a still sniffly woman - don't attempt to put a bow on a card while you are not well. The bow on this card took me longer to tie than it did to make the card.
So, while you are all doing a "Where's Wally" search for the bow, I will retrieve it from the rubbish bin and try again when I am feeling better. Have a good and healthy week all.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft your Days Away #25 Summertime
Fussy and Fancy #41 Summer
Allsorts #113 Free and Easy
2 Sisters #49 Anything Goes
Card Makin Mammas #25 Food and Drink
Craft us Crazy #13 Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts  July Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink July Summer Birthday

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July #78 Paper Sundaes

July! What! It can't be. It was only February just the other day. How does that happen?
This week over at Paper Sundaes we are having a Christmas in .... you guessed it - July - challenge which is sponsored by
This is Sneaky Tilda and the papers are from those fab little 6 x 6 paper pads from Basic Grey. Love those!
 Check out the rest of the Design team for some Christmas inspiration and maybe you might start your Christmas cards early this year.
I have got one done now - only 37 more to go. I am planning to get onto them any day now ... yeah right!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters  #48 Christmas in July 
Simply Create #48 Christmas time 
Stamping with the Dragon Christmas in July
Stamp Something Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad #130 Christmas in July

The next thing someone will be telling me is that it is nearly 2012.
I am not ready!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I am just "Hooked on Craft"

I am so thrilled to now be a Design Team member for Hooked on Craft. This is an Australian store and they sell fabulous flowers, embellishments and stamps. Check out the website here.
There is a fortnightly challenge starting on a Monday and ending on a Saturday night (Australian time) so you have plenty of time to create and enter.  This fortnight, the challenge is "With Love".
I made this card using Small Pink Mulberry Paper Rosebuds. I can't wait to join in the fun of the challenges and be inspired by the rest of the team. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paper Sundaes #77 Paper Piecing

What another great challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes. Who wouldn't like these super cute images from Heather Ellis Pure Innocence range! They are so clean and simple and their outfits are perfect for paper piecing - as you will see when you visit the Paper Sundaes blog and check out the cards made by the rest of the team.
I never thought that I would still be cutting, pasting and colouring at my age. And loving it!
The paper is from My Minds Eye, the white flower is a Cherry Blossom from Hooked on Crafts, the border punch is from Martha Stewart and everything is coloured with Copics (even the flower spray).
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamps R Us There was a little girl
Partytime Tuesdays #23 Square cards
Craft your Passion Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Paper Sundaes #76 Stitching

It arrived, yay! it arrived - or perhaps I should say - They arrived, yay! they arrived. My new Lili of the Valley stamps from the latest collection. Did you really think that I had just ordered one? Lili of the Valley have such adorable images and "Milly Just for You" is my favourite (this week).
What an amazing coincidence that Paper Sundaes are having a 'Stitching' challenge sponsored by LOTV this week. You should check out what the other Sundae girls have done - fabulous!

The funny thing is that, as I ripped the envelope from the letterbox saying "Let this be Lili, let this be Lili, let this be Lili" - my daughter commented "How many other parcels are you expecting Mum?" Oooops!
Note to self: Stop talking out loud!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
LOTV #103 Celebrate
Stamps R Us There was a little girl
Ooh La La #83 Summer Flowers
Craft Room Challenge #3 Summer Birthdays
Divas by Design #5 Die Cuts and Punches
4 Crafty Chicks #27 Stitching
2 Sisters #46 Birthdays
Emerald Fairies #4 Girly