Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paper Sundaes #84 Magnolia

This week at Paper Sundaes we are sponsored by Stamp and Create. They are stocking the new Winner Takes All Magnolia range so we thought that we would celebrate 'Maggie'. Any excuse to use our Magnolia stamps.
On this card I have used flowers from Hooked on Craft, paper from Kaisercraft, lace and ribbon from Green Tara, punch by Martha Stewart, a Dienamics die, a Just Right word image, some gemstones, some glitter and ... Copic markers. Oh and also there is a Magnolia image.
You should see my work space!!!!!
On second thought - I am glad that none of you can see my work space. If I sit at my desk - I dont think that anyone would be able to find me next to all the STUFF!!!
Now there's an idea! (LOL)
Check out all the inspiration from the other girls here while I go and see if I can actually disappear for a little while.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #63 Dimension and Texture
Shopping our Stash #14 Red OR Ribbons OR Roses
Ladybug Crafts #36 Favourite Stamp
Flutterby Wednesdays #168 Open challenge
Crafting for All Seasons #8 Bingo - Flowers, Glitter and Ribbon
Aud Sentiments #35 Anything Goes
Just Magnolia #121 Bingo - Gems, Flowers, Ribbon and Lace
Card Makin Mammas #27 Pink
Stamps R Us Anything Goes
Have a great week!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hooked on Things with Wings #6

Things with Wings - that is the challenge this fortnight over at Hookedoncraft challenges. I have chosen this cute owl stamp and flower from the Hookedoncraft on line shop.

Owls are a bit of a favourite of mine. I love the "Dont bother me, I'm resting" sort of attitude that they have. I have been trying to perfect that look for years with my kids but I just can't seem to manage it. Or ... maybe I have perfected it and they just ignore me. 
I am just going to have to learn to 'Hoot' louder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #35 Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #13 Weakest link (have to be flowers at the moment)
Flutterby Wednesdays #167 Use punches (those leaves are from my Martha Stewart leaf punch)

The prize this fortnight is a $10 voucher to the Hooked on Craft on line store. So check out the other design team members for some inspiration and join in the fun.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paper Sundaes #83 Sundae Bar

This week at Paper Sundaes we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamps.
The challenge is to create a card using two or more items from the Sundae Bar of: Green, Twine, Banners and Buttons. I managed to use all four - with my meticulous and careful planning - Ha! more like a bit of good luck.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Anything Goes
Incy Wincy #106 A Recipe
Aud Sentiments #35 Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #13 Weakest Link (have to be flowers and these are from Hookedoncraft)
CES challenge #50 Buntings Banners or Flags
Divas by Design #8 Birthdays
Anything Goes #47 Happy Birthday

AND don't forget that Paper Sundaes is having a Design Team call so look here for all the details.
You have until August 24 to let us know that you would like to be a part of this fabulous team. Go on .... give it a go!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paper Sundaes #82 Just Saying Hi

This week over at Paper Sundaes the challenge is
"Just Saying Hi"
and our sponsor is Pink Cat Studio.
Pink Cat Studio have some fabulous stamps and digital images. This image is 'Betty holding flowers'.
One of the best things about these images is that they are so clear and simple and just perfect to colour with my Copic markers (or even your Copic markers).

I recently purchased 'Copic Colouring Guide' by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker and in the intro to the book it says that:  "The act of colouring itself becomes a meditation that relieves stress, relaxes the body and clarifies the thought process".
Well at the moment I am super relieved, incredibly relaxed and amazingly clarified 'cause I have 16 images of Betty all coloured differently.
Looks like quick and easy pasta for dinner - again .... (he he)

Pop over to Paper Sundaes and see what the other girls have come up with - amazing as usual.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just swingin' by

I really miss swinging! I wish I had a dollar for every hour that I spent on our swing as a little girl.
I miss that - not a care in the world - where your only decision was either: will I go higher, will I spin around or will I try to touch the fence. 
So on my manic day of dropping kids off, food shopping, picking kids up, driving in the rain, cooking dinner between deliveries and putting on a load of washing  - I would really like to do some swinging.
I have realised - it is not the same without an actual swing.

This adorable image is from Lili of the Valley and I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley #108 Roses
2 Sisters #51 Colour challenge
Make it Colourful #29 Colour with Pink
Divas by Design #8 Birthday
Simply Create #49 Favourite Animal
Birthday Sundaes #21 Birthday card
Tuesday Throwdown #61 Birthday  
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hooked on Sweet Treats #5

Sweet Treats - Yes please! I would say that I am a little partial to the odd piece of chocolate. Maybe that is not quite true ... what I meant to say was that 
Just the other night I baked a batch of brownies - (say that fast 20 times) - and so it was really easy for me to get into this challenge at Hookedoncraft this week. (Luckily there is not a chocolate smudge on my card - although YOU can't see the back).
Both the image and the doily are from the Hookedoncraft on line shop and the papers are from My Minds Eye Life of the Party paper pad. Check out the hookedoncraft challenge blog to see what yummy things the other girls have come up with AND don't forget to join in!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy #14 Anything Goes
Stampin for the weekend #14 Spots and Dots
Allsorts #115 Red card

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paper Sundaes #81 Tickled Pink

The Paper Sundaes challenge this week is sponsored by Tickled Pink and we have a sketch for you all to follow. Check it out here. The image I have used is 'Christina' from Tickled Pink and the papers are from the 'American Made' range of My Minds Eye.  
I have just recently bought myself a pair of mid length black boots, which I had been looking for for ages, so all I need now is Christinas hair, figure and spunk and you wont be able to tell us apart. I will be the one without the red glasses :)
Check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team over at Paper Sundaes.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft your days away #26 Birthdays
Stamps R Us Happy Birthday
Partytime Tuesday #27 Birthdays
Card Makin Mammas #26 Birthday cards
Craft us Crazy #14 Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend #14 Spots and Dots
Stamp Something August Digi Day
Allsorts #115 Red card